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The time has come to re-awaken the divine feminine within, to remember your place in the world as lovers, healers, wild women, and powerful space holders for radical shifts in uplifting consciousness. In contrast to men, women crave attachment and connection and are threatened by autonomy and separation. Join forces and listen to each other's stories in a safe and supportive environment
The accommodation options are on private, double, and triple room basis at Hotel Los Mangos. The hotel is beautifully set in a mango tree groove and aside from the rooms, it also offers bungalows and a pool with a Jacuzzi in front of the ocean. Los Mangos is just a few steps from downtown Montezuma and beaches.
The bungalows are scattered under the cool shadow of mango trees and just in front of the ocean. The owner has designed the bungalows to resemble the architecture found in Bali, connected by walking roads. The buildings have an octagonal structure, made of Nazareno wood with cathedral ceilings and wide roofed porches.
Each bungalow has a double and a single bed, safe, shower with hot water, and fan. At the balcony hammocks, rocking chairs and a little table are provided to enjoy a fruit or have breakfast. Enjoy the refreshing breeze from the balcony while sitting on a rocking chair.
On the ground floor, there are four big rooms for four persons, each with one double bed and two single beds, private bathroom, and hot water. The outside patio is comfortable with rocking chairs to relax by the ocean and the garden. On the second floor, there are four double rooms with a shared bathroom and two more big rooms with private bathrooms and hot water.
The balcony is great to chill out and enjoy the view and the breeze from the ocean and the river. The hotel is right in front of the ocean and close to the pool.
Through this retreat, you will wake up to the sounds of the jungle and head to practice a mindful morning Vinyasa yoga flow followed by fresh fruit, free range eggs, gourmet Costa Rican coffee, and other local delights at Hotel Amor De Mar. You will have ample time to relax, read a book by the ocean-view pool, go shopping in the quaint little town, or take a waterfall hike.
Finish your day with a nurturing Yin yoga session followed by a gourmet, local, and vegetarian or fish candlelit cuisine right at the beach at Playa De Los Artistas Restaurante.
Men and women contain both male and female energies within them, these energies are exquisitely equal yet opposite from one another. Male energy is represented by a blade, it is sharp, direct, decisive, focused, and penetrating. Female energy is represented by a chalice, it contains all life and is formless, indirect, expansive, wild, chaotic at times, and it is a life force energy itself.
During this retreat, you will honor the very nature of women by being the space holder through creating a container with your presence for the unfolding of your own truth, for the healing and the reformation and embodiment of your deepest desires. You can go deeply into the mysteries of what it means to be a woman, you can get real with each other, and in the presence of other women you can connect with one another over the trials and tribulations of womanhood.
Man's deepest desire is freedom and separation, while women crave connection. This retreat will allow you to be seen, felt, and heard as a woman so deeply in the presence of women. If you were born into this life as a woman, the greatest gift you can give is your open heart, your presence as a woman, and to tap into your dream seeds and birth them into the world as your creations.
To create is to be a woman and that action far exceeds birthing a child. Participate in yoga classes, deep sharing and listening, artistic expression through artwork, journaling and movement, ceremonies, live music, and breath work to help you tap into and fully embody your divine feminine.
Receive the rite of the womb, a rite that comes from the 13 rites of the Munay-Ki, created by a group of women from the Amazon, who in connection with nature and the spirits of the plants and the jungle, have freed themselves from suffering and wish to pass on the healing. Become a holder of the rite and register in a database of women who can pass this sacred rite on to other women.
As a woman who has led yoga teacher training for women only, studied the mysteries of priestesshood and womanhood, as well as goddess embodiment, Barbara can testify that there is nothing more powerful than retreating with women only.
You will be hiking to a Montezuma waterfall and you will also have a trip to the lively and beautiful surf town of Santa Teresa.
Barbara wants to live in a world where people can live mindfully and artfully through this beautiful journey called life. Born and raised in Venezuela, she has been teaching yoga, workshops, and retreats since 2010. Her Caribbean roots influenced and spiced her teachings giving it a smoother and more rhythmic flow.
Serra Lynn Smick
Serra leads workshops, retreats, classes, and teacher trainings locally and globally. She weaves together, for each client, a unique blend of practices to provide a powerful pathway to unlock the true potential hidden within each individual.
The retreat will be held in Montezuma, Costa Rica. There are several places to grab a cold drink, dance, and mingle in Montezuma. You will go with the group on Thursday night to see the local street show, a spectacular fire dance.
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All breakfasts and dinners are included in the package. During the retreat you can expect gourmet and local meals. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or carnivorous Barbara Campins got you covered. For breakfast, choose from fresh fruits, local granola and yogurt, or eggs at Amor De Mar.
For lunch, you are on your own and can expect to find many local restaurants with a variety of cuisine, mostly Costa Rican. For dinner, the group will dine at Playa De Los Artistas on gourmet, local, and seasonal foods that do not disappoint.
You can book a massage at an additional cost.
After 2 p.m.
Before 11 a.m.
Wi-Fi is available at the hotel's lobby reception.
It is hot and humid in Costa Rica, pack shorts, shorter skirts, tanks, shirts, and yoga clothes, all of lightweight materials. In case you plan to go out dancing or mingling after dinner, pack a few nice outfits, again, think lightweight and that less is more.
There are mats at Montezuma Yoga so you do not have to bring your own unless you want to. Bring your bathing suit. Although there are laundromats around, it is sometimes nice to bring a little detergent and just wash your dirty items in the shower. Also, you will want to bring a journal and possibly a book and music to enjoy yourself outside of the retreat and to integrate the journey. Lastly, you are encouraged to bring an item you cherish such as a stone, charm, etc., to add to the group altar.
You can arrive at Costa Rica the night before and spend the night in San Jose, there are many nice hotels and even safe hostels to stay. Let Barbara Campins know if you need any information.
For more information, ask your questions directly to Barbara Campins, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
Drive along Highway Del Sol for about an hour or Panamerica road for about two hours and take a ferry to Puntarenas.
Please book your flight to arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJC) or Tambor Airport (TMU). Transfer from San Jose International Airport (SJC) is included. Barbara Campins will pick you up from the airport.
From Puntarenas, take a ferry at the Tambor II or Tambor III terminal for one and a half hours to the Paquera dock.
If you arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJC) before 10:00, you can hop on the group shuttle to Puntarenas.
If you arrive at Tambor Airport (TMU), a taxi can be coordinated to pick you up. From Tambor, the journey will take about 45 minutes to reach the hotel.
"Barbara brings passion & structure to every yoga class she teaches. She illustrates how specific poses are suitable for not only the body but how they relate to improving your outlook on life. Barbara embraces each practice with a well-thought out intention. Each time I take her class, I walk away with a stronger practice."
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"Barbara has been my instructor from basics all the way to level two for the last to years. Her classe are fun, challenging and sometimes just silly, I love that I can be myself and that she makes anyone in class comfortable wether the advanced yogi or someone joining the class for the fist time. Her voice is calming and her energy keeps you focused through all of class. I constatly look forward to the next class with Barbs"
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"I feel honored to have a yoga teacher who puts her heart and soul into every class for every student. For me Barbara has believed in my practice when I did not. She is compassionate and dedicated to her students. I feel honored to expand my yoga practice with such an amazing teacher."
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