Nosara, Costa Rica

AWAKEN

A Women's Self-Discovery Retreat

February 15-22, 2020

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If you're a woman who yearns for personal growth, inspiration and the space to reconnect with yourself, then join Brie for our transformational Retreat of Self-Discovery in Nosara, Costa Rica

February 15-22, 2020.  

Imagine waking up to the gentle sound of bamboo clinking together in the breeze.  A monkey greets you from the trees as you make your way to morning yoga and meditation lifted up high in the jungle shala, while the sun comes up.  

After yoga, you wander over to the juice bar to grab a fresh carrot, apple, ginger elixir before heading to your morning Heart Curriculum class that encourages you to go deeper into yourself in ways you haven't in years, maybe ever.

With each passing day you start to relax a bit more.  It's been ages since you've felt this grounded, powerful, and alive. 

 

After a sacred fire ceremony on the beach by the light of the full moon, you retire to your luxurious room with your book and your journal where you lie finally at ease with the world, but most importantly, with yourself. 

 

You can't shake the feeling that you were called to be here, exactly where you are, right now.  

You are here for a reason.  You NOW know exactly why.

Ah, the secrets that a sacred retreat in Nosara holds!

So why should you join us?

Because you do it all.  And so often it's for everyone else around you and never YOU!  

You deserve this time to reconnect with yourself.  You don't need to justify or ask permission from anyone.  By remembering what it means to live from the highest expression of yourself, you're doing all those at home a great service.  

 

YOU are meant to be the inspiration in your world back home.  Your glow will shine on to all those around you. 

 

It's time to remember your own wisdom and connectedness... 

What is possible by the end of this journey?

At the close of our week together, you will be bubbling with possibility - mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.  

Imagine going home to your partner, your children, your workplace and friends with tears of gratitude for having them in your life.  You not only feel like the best version of yourself, you feel deeply connected to your sense of purpose and ready to share your newfound frequency with everyone around you.

You are rested, inspired, connected, rooted and calm.  You smile more, laugh more, appreciate the little things.

 

You've felt this before.  But it took stepping away to find it again.  You're so glad you did.

 

People at home comment once you return.  Are you eating something different?  Is it what you're reading?

But you know, it goes much deeper than this.  As all women know, when we take care of ourselves, we're much more able to take care of those around us.

Finally, you feel full again.

My Heart Says Yes...

WhYNOSARA?

Nosara, Costa Rica, a village on the Nicoya Penninsula is one of the world's six Blue Zones.  It is in these sacred spots where people are said to live much longer than average.  

Each night, the entire town makes their way down to the ocean to watch the sunset with ritualistic devotion.  Something in our hearts slows and breath deepens when we abide by the rhythms of Mother Nature this way.

Is it the attention to the all natural lifestyle?  The amount of fresh produce grown and enjoyed with every meal?  Maybe it's the pura vida (pure life) attitude you can't help but embody after a few days embraced by sun, sand and luscious jungle that make Nosara so special.

 

It is only by experiencing Nosara that a person can understand the longevity secrets she holds...

THEVENUE

Held in the foothills of Nosara just steps from world class beaches, the Bodhi Tree Resort represents the finest in jungle luxury.  

With 3 beautiful, open-air yoga shalas raised high in the jungle for practice, a salt-water infinity pool, a juice bar, spa and gorgeous Balinese-inspired decor, the Bodhi Tree was creatively designed around nature, leaving the surrounding jungle as it was meant to be.

Here you'll experience the finest of Costa Rican hospitality.  Whether you wish to dip your toes in the pool while sipping your fruit smoothie, share a bebida (drink) in the shade with one of your new soul sisters, wander down the resort path to the beach, or retreat to your room to rest in privacy and recharge until our next gathering, anything is possible at the Bodhi Tree.

The Food

Participants fantasize about The Bodhi Tree's food long after they leave Nosara!

To start, enjoy the fully stocked fruit and salad bar with local produce: freshly grated beets, sweet potato, carrots, sprouts of all kinds, seeds and homemade dressings, watermelon, papaya and more.  Yum!   

You'll also find an array of hot and refreshing cold soups, an excellent buffet of warm veggies, organic chicken, fish and vegan options.  Organic wine and artisanal beer are available for purchase with your dinner.

Can't eat this or that?  Vegetarian?  Vegan?  Gluten Free?  No dairy?  No problem.  The Bodhi Tree is used to accommodating for all dietary needs and ready for your requests at the highest American standards.  

Our last night, we'll celebrate by sharing dinner and drinks together at a local favorite, La Luna, just another beach away.  Order ceviche, yummy salads, freshly caught fish, or pizza while gazing out at the ocean at sunset right next to the ocean.  

Sample Schedule

The daily schedule is designed with the intention to leave time open for your own particular interests. Whether that includes taking a surf lesson, zip lining or taking a nap in your bungalow, our hope is that you have plenty of space to take your retreat experience at your own pace and settle into your own rhythm.

  • 7:00am-8:15am — Morning rise yoga & meditation

  • 8:30am — Breakfast

  • 9:30am-12:00pm —  Heart Curriculum Workshop

  • 12:00pm-1:00pm — Lunch

  • 1:00pm-3:30pm — Free Time

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm — Yoga/Pilates/Beach jog*

  • 5:15pm — Sunset walk

  • 6:30pm — Dinner

  • 8:00pm-9:30pm — End of day circle and media

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* Optional

My Soul is Ready to Go!

More about Heart Curriculum...

We spend so much time focusing on our physical health, but what about our mental and emotional health?  Based on years of retreating experience, we've designed curriculum that addresses the inner journey of a woman while on retreat.  

In our Heart Curriculum workshops, we explore topics including but not limited to:

  • Contextualizing in a new culture

  • Grounding

  • Attachments

  • Self-Awareness

  • Creativity + Play

  • Manifesting

  • Transmuting

  • Forgiveness

  • Embodying

"Each day Brie guided us through unexplored layers of ourselves in a way that brought clarity and perspective for every participant.  For me, these days revealed unexpected treasures to take home and integrate into my daily life.  Not only have these new insights been a gift for me, but I am already seeing how they are trickling down to my husband, children and family."

                                                 -Dana 

HOW THE TRANSFORMATION HAPPENS

Seeking more MAGIC in your life?

We thought so!

When a group of women gather all with a higher spiritual intent, you'll be amazed at what happens...  

We believe each woman experiences different psychological phases during the course of a retreat.  The focal point of each day is tailored to the specific step in our inner process during the week to create the deepest awakening.

We begin the week by becoming an observer of our patterns that prohibit growth and joy in our lives so we may understand where and why we might be stifled. Though allowing vulnerability, we make authentic reconnections to ourselves and to others.

Throughout the week we delve deeper into an understanding of self.  We experiment with optional and mild ascetic practices (a guided day of silence will be offered) to uncover and realign some of our non-beneficial habit patterns.  ​

As the week comes to a close, we celebrate.  Regularly.  We celebrate together and alone.  We celebrate by relaxing, by connecting, by reading a book or enjoying a sunset.  There is nothing more worth celebrating than a coming home to our highest selves.

By the end of our week together, you will have experienced greater self-awareness, renewed inspiration for your life back home, benefitted from a strong sense of community and embodied an overall positive shift in consciousness.​

OMG...Me, Me, Me!

This journey is TOTALLY for you if you...

  • Desire more space for yourself

  • Want a break from distractions

  • Need a good night's rest, finally!

  • Are looking for a place for personal reflection, relaxation & affirmation 

  • Are seeking inspiration

  • Are in a transitional period in your life

  • Value diversity & learning from other cultures

  • Need personal healing

  • Want to try something new

  • Just plain need a breather!

This journey is not for you if...

  • Aren't open to inner work and examining your beliefs

  • You believe outside circumstances are what make you happy

  • New connections, personal growth and major breakthroughs bore you

The Bonuses

We care about you and your experience.  Because of this you'll also receive...

  • A Clarity Call – 20 minutes of 1:1 time with Brie so she can get to know you personally and best support you on your journey

  • Access to a Private Retreat Facebook Group – so we can connect pre-trip (you can ask questions and receive update-to-date trip info) and then we’ll stay connected post-trip – and of course swap photos!

  • Pre-Trip Newsletters – beginning 4 months prior to trip with details and tips for our time together!

  • Access to the Brie's Skillful Transitions program – Brie's post-retreat follow up program that details how to get the most out of your week long retreat after you return home!

What's Included...

  • Luxury accommodations at the Bodhi Tree Resort for 7 nights/8 days

  • 7 solid days of Heart Curriculum Workshops, guided meditations, ceremonies, rituals and check in's all week

  • Daily Rise & Shine yoga classes

  • 3 free additional Pilates, yoga or cycle classes at the resort

  • 3 healthy, delicious meals per day for entire stay

  • Heart Curriculum Workbook

  • Unlimited access to the salt-water infinity pool

What's Not Included...

  • Your roundtrip airfare from home

  • Shuttle ride to and from Liberia (LIR) airport 

  • 13% Costa Rican Hotel Tax

  • Gratuities

  • Spa Services

  • Libations or any outside excursions

  • Final dinner at La Luna Restaurant

I'm SO coming with you!

About Brie...

Brie has worn many hats that inform her role as your hostess: teacher, yoga teacher, facilitator, tour guide, writer and mom.  Core to her beliefs is that we are each our own greatest teacher so long as we continue to evolve.  Brie’s main objective is to create the causes and conditions for self-discovery.  She believes that while we can absolutely learn and be inspired by one another, our greatest work must be done alone.  She believes that if a woman has a positive shift in consciousness, an entire community benefits.

Brie’s strengths lie in curricular development, skillful facilitation, creating meaningful ritual, and connection with intuition.  A devout meditator and yoga practitioner for nearly twenty years, Brie believes these practice (and like practices) to be at the cornerstone of mental and emotional health.  Based on years of taking solo retreats herself, she has designed a course that will elicit transformation for a woman in any stage of life as she detaches herself from back home and embodies her new surroundings, both internal and external.    

Her greatest wish is that you return home renewed, inspired and able to share your glow with all those around you. 

Alicia, age 38

My time in Costa Rica changed my life, all for the better. Forever and ever and ever. I'm crazy-amped inspired to chase down my soul's mission in this life - and will not be going back to how I was, or how my life was, before the retreat. I'm in deep now. All in. So f'n in and alive and blissed out. Every activity and interaction with Brie during retreat was so intentionally loving and supportive that it was so effortless for me to drop-in fully and really take the time her womens-only retreat provides to figure some sh*t out for myself. What she's created with She Glows Retreats will undeniably have positive ripples for each and every woman who goes - along with their families and their communities - for weeks and years and generations to come.  

Ayu, age 40

Brie is truly a brilliant teacher! She thoughtfully designed activities and executed them in ways that touched the core of your being. You will become a whole new person or goddess, take your pick. Brie's retreat is phenomenal. She's pure gold. Thank you so much for your teaching, Brie!  

Patricia, age 67

I find it hard to describe how transformative this experience with Brie was. She has touched every woman here in profound ways. I truly believe she could be the next Gary Zukav. She shows us the way, makes it safe by sharing her own vulnerability, and allows us the space to do our own work. Her wisdom is beyond her years and her spunk and sassiness make it very contemporary.   By the end of Monday it felt like we had been here a week because we had done so much emotional work. But her beautiful morning yoga and meditation sessions keep us fueled and inspired to keep going each day.  Brie helps us continue on our path to breakthroughs I didn’t even know I could have. 

One last message from Brie...

Dear Incredible Woman,

 

I know it is hard to leave.  Believe me, I've used every reason myself for why not to go on retreat.  But in all the retreats I've taken, I've never regretted a single one.

 

The truth is, every single retreat has something new to teach me that I only discover because I took the time away.  Retreating is the best way I've found to really know myself and my deepest intentions.  It's my most meaningful form of self-care.

 

I know you do EVERYTHING for those around you.  I know how much you give because it is in a woman's nature to give of herself.  

 

I hope you consider taking this time to give to yourself now.  You absolutely deserve it.  I'd be so incredibly honored to have and celebrate you.

 

With love,

Brie 

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