Joy of Life Yoga and Creativity
New Year, New You Refocus
Retreat Schedule
Get Lost and Find Yourself in Costa Rica
by Refocusing your Intentions
and Discover how Joy is your Natural State of Being

January 21-28, 2022

~ Pacific Gold Coast, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

(Other Destinations coming soon, too!)

We invite you to spend 8 days/7 nights and discover the absolute sweetness and wildness of Costa Rica as we explore...
Joy, Beauty, Fearlessness, Inspiration, Meaning, and Wellness
and how to Integrate it all into your everyday Joyful Life
and the
the Power of Mother Nature as we Nurture Ourself

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The following is your custom curated
New Year, New You Refocus retreat schedule...

Note:  Weather or other scheduling may cause us to change the order or substitute

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Friday, Day 1
Joyful Arrival Day
Theme:  Joy

Welcome to your Beautiful Refocus Retreat Center for the week!

Arrival, Check-in, Unpack, Rest

Orientation, Introductions, Intro to Journaling and Intention Setting with Tanya

Opening Joyful Cocoa Ceremony with Marian

(please no food or drinks 2 hours before)

Welcome Joyful Dinner to Reset our Bodies from Traveling

Free Evening to continue getting to know each other and settling in

Dinner on Property

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Saturday, Day 2
How to Truly See the Beauty Around Us
Theme:  Explore

Morning Beautiful Yoga and Altar Building

(with items brought from home) 

Off-property Exploration to Tamarindo Organic Farmer's Market

To gather items needed for cooking class (tomorrow night’s dinner), personal shop at the market

Lunch on the Beach

(Lunch Not Included:  Pay individually) 

Visit a Pottery Studio,  Jewelry Shop, Art Studio

Sunset Drinks and Appetizers at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp

(Sunset Drinks/Appetizers Not Included:  Pay individually)

Evening Journal Activity = Practice Seeing what is Beautiful Around Us

Beautiful Evening Meditation

Come back to center, observation of day, integration of beauty, mindfulness, reset senses for a beautiful night of sleep

Breakfast and Dinner on Property

Lunch off property (pay individually)

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Sunday, Day 3
The Joy of Being Fearless
Theme:  Fearless

Fearless Chanting Circle and Yoga Session

Fearless Art Making Exercises with Mark-Making Prompts

Off-site Fearless Activity:  Visit Local Zip Line

Fearless Cooking Class Demonstration and Dinner

Restorative Fearless Meditation Practice

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Property

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Monday, Day 4
The Power of Nature as Inspiration for your Intuition
Theme:  Inspiration

Morning Inspirational Yoga and Walking Meditation on the Beach

Inspiration collecting around property in journals and in Bags

Intuitive Art is all about connecting with your creative intuition and allowing it to guide you through the process of creating art.  It's about self discovery and renewal through a spontaneous, fearless approach to art.  It's about playing with paint in a safe environment, free from evaluation or comparison.

Free Afternoon, Rest, Read, Journal, Swim, Sun, Nap….your choice!

Optional:  Make advance reservations for massage appointments, Mani-pedi’s

Learn how to make Eco Dyes and Eco Prints

Evening Inspirational Full Moon/Moon Cycle Ceremony

Breakfast, Lunch, and Diner on Property

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Tuesday, Day 5
Learning to Appreciate the Meaning of your Joy
Theme:
 Meaningful

Meaningful Yoga and Natural Mandala Ceremony with Collected Items

Introduction of the power of Mandalas and their Meaning Journaling 

A mandala is a symbol of the universe and most mandalas have colorful, detailed geometric patterns or designs. The word mandala itself simply means "circle" in Sanskrit.

Free Time, Rest, Read, Journal, swim, sun, nap….your choice!

 Make advance optional massage appointments, make mani-pedi appointments,

Excursion to beautiful La Senda

Meaningful Meditation Walk thru the Double Labyrinth and Paint Mandalas in the center

Dinner at La Senda under the Stars by Candlelight

Breakfast and Lunch on Property

Dinner at La Senda (included)

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Wednesday, Day 6
The Power of Intuition on our Wellness
Theme:  Wellness

Wellness Yoga and Meditation

Cooking Class on how to make traditional Gallo Pinto

The Power of Creativity on our Wellness

Wellness Sail and Sunset Dinner on boat

Free Evening

Option to go into town to go dancing or listen to music

(price of taxi and drinks not included)

Breakfast and Lunch on Property

Dinner on Sailboat (included)

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Thursday, Day 7 
Final Full Day Integration and Closing Ceremonies
Theme:  Integration

Morning Integration Yoga and Meditation

Integration of all Creative Skills with Group Creative Activity

Journal Making and Sharing Circle

Travel to the Beach for the last sunset, Integration Yoga, Beach Bon Fire 

Closing Dinner

Closing Integration Meditation Under the Stars

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Property

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Friday, Day  8
Joyful Full Circle Departure Day
Theme:  Joy

Morning Joyful Yoga and Meditation

Departures begin

Breakfast on Property

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Marian and Tanya will provide a path and framework for 
your yoga and meditation practice, creativity, art-making, 
dreams, and unrealized gifts and aspirations…
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