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Sanctuary of Self Retreat

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Februry 22-27 2025

Join Monica & Renee as we go back to the beautiful Sunrise Mountain Retreat Center in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica for this 5 night 6 day yoga retreat. 
Join us and deeply connect to self, nature and the power of a sisterhood.

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Do you feel like something is missing?

As women, we often prioritize everything and everyone else ahead of ourselves, leaving little time for our own needs. We get caught up in the hyper-masculine energy of doing, always in motion, and forget the importance of just being. This constant hustle can leave us feeling overwhelmed, deflated, and disconnected.

Feeling relatively happy while sensing there's more to life than just doing things, going places, and making others happy is normal...or is it?

It's time to reconnect with yourself, to prioritize your own well-being, and to embrace the feminine qualities of softness, receptivity, and beingness. Let go of the constant need to do, and allow yourself to just be. Take care of yourself and find the deep connection within. You deserve it.

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It's time to stoke the fire within you and rekindle and build your relationship with YOURSELF.  It's time to prioritize YOU and fill your cup as you grow and develop into the WILD woman you were born to be.

 TITLE HERE will guide you back to your soul and realign you to your purpose, your body and your pleasure.

February 22-27, 2025

Momma..... I see you

We are at the stage in our lives where we are questioning whether we have done enough with our kids, with our families, with our friends, in our careers and in life.  Yet we never ask if we have done enough for ourselves. 

  Our whole life has been about pleasing, helping and nurturing others. We have whole heartedly shown up each and every day in our roles as moms, sisters, wives, partners, daughters, friends & colleagues! 

And....we are tired!

But what does pleasure, happiness and self care look or feel like for us?  What do we do for ourselves that brings us joy?  What stimulates our passion and satisfies our desires? 

Most importantly, what do I do for myself that nurtures my essence ~ the essence that is strong, confident, independent, courageous, adventurous, passionate and connected?

Our bodies, our relationships and our perspectives are all changing.  In this time of change we are left feeling a little empty, wondering what to do now.

And the time is now for you to nurture your BADASS self.  All you need is YOU!

We all want to feel seen be happy feel alive feel connected be a part of something great!

It took me over a year to find my first retreat, one that spoke to me.  I felt like I was at a standstill in my life and needed a boost.  I didn't even know what I was looking for, I. just knew I needed something.  I was feeling all the things that made me question what I was doing and why am I settling for being content.

So I booked my first retreat and immediately felt like I did something wrong and started to panic.  I felt like I was being selfish in taking time for myself in this way, like I was letting everyone down that counted on me.  

It was the best decision I could have made.  After 5 days in the jungle of Costa Rica I came home a changed women.

I found HER again, the woman that was trapped inside for so many years.  I felt like I even glowed differently.  

At the moment I realized that my fire and passion for connection extended beyond just me.  It will illuminate the way for other women like me on their journey back home to themselves...back home to their sanctuary of self. 

It was from this place of illumination, inspiration and deep soulful connection with myself that I created the Sanctuary of Self Retreat... I was inspired and intuitively guided to create this sacred space for other women like you and me.  

Be inspired and connected with me.  Cannot wait to share this experience with you


How would it feel to be FREE?

We all want to feel free, to be our AUTHENTIC True self but what does that mean?

Who am I?

I have been that girl that desperately tried to fit in, the one that everyone liked. I got lost in being a mom of 5 children, a Nurse, a Healer, a Yoga teacher and a Wife. Who was I under all these hats I wore? I knew there was more to me than taking care of everyone else, putting everyone else first and feeling so empty, depleted and burnt out at the end of the day. 

I began this self discovery journey a few times in my life usually with a big life change like a divorce. The last time was the final time when I said "I am IMPORTANT" I realized that the most important relationship is the one we have with ourself. If I am on empty I have nothing to give my kids, my partners, and my clients. Who am I? What do I actually DESIRE? 

This journey began with that question. The unravelling, unprogramming and REMEMBRANCE of who I am began. 
Now every morning I give to myself first with embodiment practices that FILL My heart, soul and body. This is the way of the FEMININE to BE, to SOFTEN, to OPEN, to PLAY and be FREE. 

I left a toxic marriage, I moved to my dream home, I left my soul sucking career and I am now living the life of my dreams with a FULLness. 

I want to share with you how. I want to empower you to know that you can do this too. We are the Creators of our own reality. 

Who are you? What do you desire? How do you want to spend your life? 

What to expect during your 6 days in the magical Costa Rican jungle...

What is Included:

  • exclusive access to the luxurious & intimate retreat centre and rejuvenating salt pools for the entire experience

  • 3 delicious, organic, locally sourced meals & snacks each day at the retreat centre - catered to any dietary requirements (one breakfast on the beach)

  • daily curated yoga, mediation, breathwork & rituals to connect deeply to your body & soul

  • daily sisterhood workshops for enlightenment, transformation, healing & growth

  • daily free time to explore and connect with the power of the jungle & town

  • daily adventure that connect us to nature and ourselves

  • a sacred and nurturing space to fully explore your inner self and connect with a sisterhood of women exactly like you!

  • Special Activities are included Sweat Lodge, Horse Back Riding, Surf Lessons and a tour of the WaterFALL. 

Generally flights, transportation, accommodations and alcohol are not included in packages.  Due to travel policies, pricing for experiences like this, pricing is not allowed to be posted.  Contact me for complete package info.  I am  not a travel agent, I am a guest facilitator at the retreat center and will direct you to the appropriate channels for payment.

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"...mission in life is not merely to survive but to THRIVE and do so with some PASSION, some COMPASSION, some HUMOUR & some STYLE
 -  Maya Angelou

Excitement & Adventure are waiting for you....

Every day we will invite play, new experiences, exploration, adventure, connection and excitement into our day.  Here are some ways we will do that!

Vinyasa & Yin Yoga


Plant Medicine

Fire Ceremony

Waist Beads Ceremony

Cacao Ceremony

Sisterhood Connection


And much more...

Please contact me for full information about your experience.

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Meet your facilitators!

Renee & Monica are light workers, healers & passionate guides for all souls on their journey to embodied healing and wellness.  

Your home away from home...

Sunrise Mountain Retreat & Wellness
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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We are so honoured to be a guest facilitators at this incredible retreat centre.  For 5 nights and 6 days you will be pampered in luxury at this exclusive and intimate jungle top retreat centre.  


This Balinese style retreat sanctuary is perched in the luscious jungle above the eclectic surf village of Santa Teresa.  Every inch was designed to nurture and support your every need in ultimate relaxation and luxury. Rejuvenate as you suspend from the edge of the salt pools enjoying the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.  

Modern open-air design meets the cool touch of rustic jungle elements in 3 unique Balinese style Villas, each one with its own integrated swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens.  


To learn more about the retreat centre click here.

**Due to the guidelines that are in place, pricing packages for your experience are available by request.  

Are YOU Ready?

Are you ready to reconnect to the woman you were always meant to be?

Are you ready for true connection, transformation and growth?

Are you ready to reclaim & feel your power, happiness, passion and purpose?

Are you ready to fall back in love with your life and live free and happy?

Are you ready for fun, adventure, freedom and pleasure?

YES you are ready for the Sanctuary of Self Retreat!


Click the link and book your 1:1 call to discuss full information package