Working from the Inside Out - a full experience women's retreat

Costa Rica

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The Do Good Movement
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Feb 1 - 8, 2020
Group size: 10 - 15
Working from the Inside Out - a full experience women's retreat
Costa Rica

The Do Good Movement
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$1788
Deposit: $500
Feb 1 - 8, 2020
Group size: 10 - 15

About this trip

Join us for a 7 day retreat like none you've heard of or been on before. We will be traveling Costa Rica, getting disconnected from the world we once knew to take a deeper dive within ourselves. This retreat is about working on YOU, from the inside out. 

Your Retreat Leaders: This retreat is led by Erin Stevenson, creator and founder of The Do Good Movement, and a 200hr Experienced Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance, as well as Kathleen McShane, MA, LCPC, CCTP, the director and founder of Begin Within Therapy Services and psychotherapist specializing in women's issues, trauma and attachment. Together we will help you achieve your next level of personal growth and improve your overall better well-being. 

Yoga And More: Each day we will begin with a yoga practice led by Erin and will end the evening with a restorative/meditative practice and group discussion. What makes this retreat different from most is that our discussions will be led by Kathleen to work on your mental well-being. There will also be opportunities for intensive therapy sessions with Kathleen at an additional cost. After an initial phone call, a customized plan will be developed for an issue or topic you would like to work on.

Kindness Karma Project: Additionally this retreat is like no other because we will be taking our yoga off the mat and giving back to the local community in Costa Rica by participating in The Do Good Movement's Kindness Karma Projects. Two days during our retreat we will be visiting the Wild Sun Wildlife Center and a local Elementary School to provide support and help create different supplies and structures to help make an impact with their groups. Get ready to be inspired, moved and touched by the souls, children and animals of Costa Rica. 

Plenty of time will be available for you to take leisurely walks, swim in the ocean or lodge's pool, watch the magnificent sunsets, stargaze, learn to surf, get a massage and explore the many adventures of Costa Rica. We will provide a list of excursions such as surf lessons, ziplining, horseback riding on the beach and snorkeling. These excursions are an additional fee.

And of  course we will be experiencing the lovely estate of The Cabuya Lodge, a 5 -minute walk to Los Cedros Beach. The lodge is composed of different small "lodges" to be shared by 3-6 people. And have we mentioned the private chef? Your meals are all included in your stay at the lodge.

Transportation: Cabuya Lodge is located in the fishing village of Cabuya (de Cobano) on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica. We are only minutes away from Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve, about 20 minutes from Mal Pais and Santa Teresa and 10 minutes from Montezuma.  You will book your international flight into either San Jose  or Liberia international airport. We will work with you for options for transportation to Cabuya Lodge from the airport. Please note that airfare is not included and travel insurance is encouraged.

Cancelation Policy

We run our cancellation policy to be consistent with that of the Cabuya Lodge. The retreat center is a small place and by booking with us, and we reserve your room, or the entire cabin for you, then there’s not much chance of us being able to fill your space at the last minute. So please be 100% sure that you want to book for the retreat and travel to the Cabuya Lodge before you submit your deposit.


Our policy applies in all situations, whether it’s caused by your own fault, medical emergencies, or acts of God.


If you need to cancel your reservation more than 30 days before your scheduled arrival date, then we will refund half of the money you paid for deposit.


If you need to cancel your reservation 30 days or less before your scheduled arrival date, then you will lose your deposit.

Excursions and add ons

We are excited at the opportunity to include some extra add ons to your Women's retreat. Below is a listing of additional items and adventures you can include within your trip. Once you register we will send you additional information on how to add this on to your retreat as well as the additional payment for the excursions and timeline of the week:


Hike - $15: This is a hike in the national park Cabo Blanco. Danes Trail takes about an hour (depending very much on how fast people walk, how often they stop etc.) it’s 1.5 km and is a loop. This hike is technically easier. 

These are true hikes and depending on the season it could be muddy or have some tricky footing. 

Wear hiking footwear and bring lots of water (you can refill at the entrance). There are bathrooms at the ranger station. 


Surf Lesson - $50: A 2 hour lesson, which includes land instruction and time in the water. The lesson will take place at Playa Grande in Montezuma, which is a beautiful 30 minute walk along the jungle and beach. Including the walk it’s about 3 hours. Once you factor in transportation there and back, this activity is about 4 hours. Often a little bit of time is added to enjoy the town of Montezuma. There are little shops for souvenirs, gelato shop, cash machine etc. 

The time for the surf lesson will depend on the tides. We can check well in advance what the times would be so you can pre-plan which day(s) you’d like to offer the surf lesson. 


Zipline Canopy Tour - $45: An exciting circuit with 9 cables distributed across 13 platforms will take you through the mountains of Montezuma. From the air, you’ll enjoy adrenaline and see the richness of wildlife found in Costa Rica from panoramic viewpoints, with the Pacific Ocean in the foreground.

That’s what the intense ziplining experience is all about, and you may see howler monkeys and capuchin monkeys, parrots, iguanas, and much more. Also, during the tour, you will visit famous waterfalls, where you can take photos or swim in the natural pools that the waterfalls have carved out.

The tour begins with the guides providing instructions, and putting on the equipment. The correct positioning of the equipment is very important so that you can have an excellent time on the tour.

Wear closed toe shoes and insect repellant. You may also wish to wear a swimsuit to enjoy the waterfalls 


Snorkeling - $65: More detail to come with location and time. 


Massage 60 min/90 min- $60/$75: Openings will be based on first come first serve basis. Once you register for the retreat we will be sending out the available time slots for the massages. 


***All add on items will be booked after signing up for the retreat. This will help us see who is interested in what and the best way to fit it into our week's schedule. Payment will be made either in person during the retreat to the vendors of the excursion or to the Cabuya Lodge. If you are interested in one or more of these items, make sure to identify during the final part of the on-line registration for the retreat***

What’s included

  • Yoga
    2 classes per day, one hatha/vinyasa in the morning and one restorative/meditative in the evening
  • Group Reflection
    Daily group discussion and reflection led by a licensed clincial professional counselor on topics to better one's wellbeing.
  • Kindness Karma Project
    2 volunteer projects during the retreat where we will go to a local school and wildlife center to help them with areas of need to support their mission.
  • Meals
    3 meals per day by a private chef
  • End of Trip Celebration
    On the last evening of our trip we will end with a special dinner and send off
  • Journal
    To help you reflect during your journey, you will recieve your own personal journal to process all that you experience during the trip.
  • Book club book
    In advance of the trip you will receive a book in the mail to read prior to of one of our wellness group discussions.
  • Pool
    There is a pool at the lodge for us to enjoy.
  • One on One Therapy
    You will have the option to add on two-hour intensive therapy sessions with Kathleen to work on an issue you need to address. You will have a call with Kathleen to disucss the best approach.
  • Airfare
    Flights to the retreat are not included. We will work with you on suggested flights as well as a shuttle to the resort from the final airport.
  • Gratuity
    Tips for the staff of the lodge is not included in the overall price.
  • Alcohol
    This is an additional add on and can be organized through the lodge if interested.
  • Travel insurance
    We encourage participants to consider the purchase of travel insurance. We are not responsible for travel issues related to weather, aiport schedules or any other last minute delays or cancellations.

Available Packages

Double occupancy - Single bed
Available until Dec 01, 2019only 3 left

Below are the different lodge locations for double occupancy rates. Room placements are on a first come, first serve basis. If you wish to room with a certain person or group of people please add this in the "NOTES" section of the registration questions. We will do our best to honor requests.


Accommodation options are as follows:

- Guatusa Cabina accommodates three guests. The open concept main level has two single beds. The lodge has air conditioning and a kitchenette.

- Pizote Cabina accommodates three guests. The open concept main level has two single beds. The lodge has air conditioning.  There is an open air shower so guests can enjoy stargazing while they shower.

- Ganesh Villa accommodates four guests. There are two single beds in the open concept main level.  This lodge includes a full kitchen and sits poolside. The villa includes a common area for all guests. Please note there is not air conditioning in this lodge. In February the average daily high temperature is around 79 degrees and the average daily low temperature is around 64 degrees.

- Kaysita lodge accommodates three people. There are two single beds in the open concept main level. There is air conditioning, a private deck and a kitchen

$1788
Deposit: $500
Single occupancy - Queen or King
Available until Dec 01, 2019Sold Out

Below are the different lodge locations for single occupancy rates. Room placements are on a first come, first serve basis. If you wish to room with a certain person or group of people please add this in the "NOTES" section of the registration questions. We will do our best to honor requests.


Accommodation options are as followed:

-Guatusa cabina accommodates three people. There is a queen bed in a loft area. There is air conditioning and a kitchenette.

- Pizote Cabina accommodates three people. There is a queen bed in a loft area. The lodge has air conditioning. There is an open air shower so guests can enjoy stargazing while they shower. 

- Kaysita lodge accommodates three people. There is a king bed in a loft area. This lodge includes a private deck, air conditioning and a kitchen.

- Ganesh Villa accommodates four people. There are two separate king beds in the villa. The lodge sits poolside and has a kitchen. This villa includes a common area for all guests. Please note there is not air conditioning in this lodge. In February the average daily high temperature is around 79 degrees and the average daily low temperature is around 64 degrees. 

$1938
Deposit: $500

Available options

60 minute Massage
$60
90 minute massage
$75
Surf Lessons
$50
Zipline
$45
Guided Hike
$15
$1788
Deposit: $500

Double occupancy - Single bed

Itinerary

Saturday, February 1st
Welcome Day

Arrival day- settle in- visit private pool, beach.

Evening yoga, dinner by private chef

Your Organizer


TD
The Do Good Movement
Erin Stevenson is the creator of The Do Good Movement, an organization focused on yoga and taking yoga off your mat to impact those around you. Erin is a 200 hr E-RYT, 95 hr RCYT and YACEP through yoga alliance. Life before yoga for Erin consisted of a decade of philanthropic work with organizations such as The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Erin's goal is to educate people of all ages the power that they have to change the world in which they live by spreading kindness.