March 9-15, 2023
FEED YOUR CREATIVE SOUL, IN STYLE!
Welcome to Dominical, Costa Rica
Costa Rica: a feast for the senses! Riotous color, the textures of sand and sea, sounds of bright birds and waves, aromas of salt and strange flowers, a refreshing sip of pipa fria!
Join us for a week of luxury, with chef prepared meals, a gorgeous pool, inspiring expressive art projects, yoga, a guest herbalist and optional surfing lessons, waterfall hikes and other local adventures.
Our 18,000 sf home - Casco Amarillo - is on 5 acres on a ridge 100 ft above Playa Dominical and the Pacific Ocean. The property is surrounded by heavy jungle and there is a wide variety of animal and bird life on the grounds including sloths, white face monkeys, toucans and scarlet macaws.
Our trip philosophy is simple and wonderful: you have a beautiful bedroom of your own, with many options for time to yourself and engagement with the group. Meals are healthy and delicious and prepared by a local chef. We and our facilitators encourage and excite you to engage your creative self in a variety of ways, all optional. Disengage from your routine and let yourself dream and have fun!
OUR CREATIVE ITINERARY INCLUDES:
Tropical Plant Dyes With Katie Browning
Discover the beautiful rainbow of colors that surround you and learn how to make gorgeous, natural plant dyes for oil and water bases. From the deep red of Achiote to the brilliant orange of Turmeric root or dreamy blue of Butterfly Pea, the tropical plants will dazzle you with their colorful beauty!
Yoga and Dance with Nicole Setty
We will explore yoga poses without pushing or forcing, and undo patterns of holding and tension - We will also move to fun, upbeat music to get our bodies awake and moving for the day. Nicole will offer this every morning, for whoever wants to join! For all levels.
Expressive Art with Abby and Cindy
We will facilitate a project inspired by the incredible nature surrounding us. Using foraged items found on the beach and in the jungle, we will create beautiful, abstract, mixed media pieces!
OTHER BEACH & JUNGLE ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE
(optional, at extra cost)
Hiking To Waterfalls, Surf School, Jungle Tour and more!
We are excited to welcome Katie Browning and
Nicole Setty to our Costa Rica retreat team!
Katie Rose Molina Browning is a Certified Herbalist, Flower Essence Practitioner, Earth-Centered Ceremonialist and Mother based in the Arenal region of Costa Rica. Katie lovingly stewards Casa Vida Flor, her family's jungle home and herbal education center near Chatchagua, Costa Rica alongside her husband Eddy and their beloved daughter, Hana Ilana. Katie hosts medicinal plant classes and workshops, curated tropical herbal mentorships and community circles and also is starting a line of tropical flower essences from the region. Through Vitalist, Wise Woman and Earth Centered herbal traditions Katie helps guide others on their journey to connect with the profound wisdom of the plant realm.
Nicole Setty is an Embodiment Practitioner and founder of the Yoga of UnDoing, a practice of Yoga based on the lineage of Vanda Scaravelli and Diane Long. Nicole has trained in BodyMind Psychotherapy where she supports clients to access the language and wisdom of the body. She is currently studying and training to become a coach in Organic Intelligence™ a modality that harnesses our innate intelligence.
Your Hosts With The Most
Thursday, March 9
Arrive 5 PM
Friday, March 10
Optional Yoga Nicole Setty
Begin outdoor project
Pool, relax, continue project
Saturday, March 11
Katie Browning Plant walk
Optional Outing, pool, beach
Sunday, March 12
Katie Browning plant dyes
Pool, relax, walk, beach…
Monday, March 13
Outing - surfing
Tuesday, March 14
Outing, beach, pool
Wednesday March 15
Depart 10 AM
We are partners in Bohemia, a community art studio in Boulder, Colorado. Abby has been empowering people creatively and leading art retreats all over Colorado for years. Cindy has led many informal trips to her childhood home of Paris, and has lived and traveled extensively abroad. We have led wonderful retreats in Paris, Tuscany, locations in Colorado and have many other destinations in the works!
We love bringing art to people, and people to art!
ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
THE COSTS AND DETAILS
All meals, snacks and wine at the villa are included. Meals out are not included. Several dinners will be prepared at the villa by a private chef. Each guest will have a luxurious private bedroom.
All art instruction and art materials, yoga and plant workshop are included. Airfare is not included, nor transportation to the villa from the airport. Optional surfing lessons and some excursions not included.
The retreat cost is $3650 - single occupancy.
Double occupancy $3200 per person.
Limit is 10 people. A non-refundable $1000 deposit is required when you register; the balance is due January 15, 2023. There are no refunds after the balance has been paid. Travel insurance is highly recommended. We reserve the right to cancel up to one month in advance if we don't fill the trip; in that case you will receive a refund for the full amount you have paid. Payments are by check or Zelle.
Click here to register, or contact us by email or phone if you have questions.
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