Awakened Hearts Women’s Retreat
With Lily Russo and Ivy Lau
Costa Rica - February 8th-16th, 2020
Join Ivy and Lily for an incredible week in Costa Rica at The Goddess Garden, where the rainforest meets the Caribbean Sea. Soften into the nourishment offered by a women-only retreat to give yourself some much needed self-care, with special workshops to help you reconnect to your inner joy, reestablish healthy daily practices, and renew your sense of wonder at life’s mystery and beauty.
During this week-long retreat in paradise you will have the opportunity to:
Practice yoga each morning to the sounds of the rainforest, breathing in the fresh clean air of a million trees surrounding the open aired yoga studio
Eat 3 delicious, fresh, Carribean and Ayurvedic inspired, mostly vegetarian meals a day, with some meat options
Spend time each day on a pristine beach 300 yards away from the retreat center
Enjoy the big beautiful pool just steps from your room and soak up the healing sun rays
Delight in the company of women, joined by the intention to be deeply nourished
Take part in a ceremony to honor the elements and the sacred nature within each of us
Included in retreat fee:
First and last night’s lodging in San Jose, Costa Rica
Transportation from and to San Jose to The Goddess Garden in Cahuita (by group shuttle, 4-5 hours drive)
6 nights accommodation at The Goddess Garden, Caribbean inspired bungalows nestled in the midst of the rainforest.
3 healthy meals each day
Daily yoga sessions
Special workshops with Ivy and Lily:
Divine Feminine Full Moon Circle: (with Ivy and Lily)
On our first night at The Goddess Garden we will be blessed with the resplendence of the radiant full moon. Ivy and Lily will facilitate a sisterhood ceremony to welcome the energy of healing and connection for our week together with various heart awakening practices.
Restore Your Nervous System & Let it Unwind (with Ivy)
Restorative yoga helps reset the nervous system for optimal health. Allow yourself to be nurtured by letting your body unwind fully during this extended practice. Discover which restorative poses and props work best for relaxing your body, and learn to recreate them with at home. Deepen your connection with your inner wisdom and strengthen your ability receive support with an open heart.
Ayurvedic Self-Care (with Lily)
Learn self-care practices from one of the world’s greatest and oldest health traditions,and yoga’s sister science: Ayurveda. These include morning cleansing rituals and Abhyanga: self-oil massage. Abhyanga stimulates the lymphatic system, purifies the body, nourishes the adrenals, and leaves us feeling grounded, whole, and vibrant. Ayurvedic oil will be provided for a self-oil massage.
Root to Rise - Connect to your Pelvic Floor and More (with Ivy)
The pelvic floor is the foundation of stability and fluidity in your body. Learn basic anatomy and some of the misconceptions around common pelvic conditions. Reconnect with your vital source and build awareness around your sacred pelvic floor. Deepen your understanding of how to engage and relax your Root to move energy held in your pelvis. Explore the emotions and intuitive wisdom that arises through playful movement and reflection to enliven your core.
Partner Yoga and Thai yoga massage (with Ivy and Lily)
In this fun and gentle practice, you will be guided in partner yoga exercises that promote connection, trust, and surrender. Then enjoy guided partner Thai yoga massage, and ease your way into full and utter relaxation.
Awakened Heart Divine Feminine Ceremony (with Ivy and Lily)
On our final evening at The Goddess Garden, strengthen the divine feminine within you in a ceremony that will connect you to your divine nature through meditation, partner work, intentions and offerings.
Not included in retreat fee:
Air travel to/from San Jose, Costa Rica
Taxi from/to airport and San Jose lodging (Uber in San Jose is very reliable and affordable, or the hotel can help you arrange a taxi)
First night’s dinner (most flights arrive late)
Tips for hotel staff
Additional excursions: You will have the opportunity to go on additional excursions, set up through the Goddess Garden, including horseback riding on the beach, visit to a Bribri indigenous village, healing session with a local shaman, visit to Cahuita National Park, Rainforest Canopy Adventure (zipline), Tree of Life gardens visit, surfing lessons, jaguar rescue center, sea and river kayaking, Alma Verde Medicinal Garden tour, and white water rafting.
All prices are per person and include three meals per day and all retreat activities listed above.
Get $40 off by paying with cash or check. Please email for instructions.
Learn about our cancellation policy here.
*Payment plans are available with a minimum $500 deposit. Please email for payment plan options.
Early bird discount of $100 off available until November 8th!
This initial deposit will secure your spot on the retreat. The remainder of the balance is due November 8th. If the balance is not paid on time, your spot will no longer be guaranteed and attempts will be made to re-book your spot. The initial deposit is non-refundable.