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8 Day Women’s Retreat + Plant Medicine Costa Rica 2023

Retreat to Costa Rica in 2023!

Welcome Sister,

I am so glad you found your way here, and I know it is no coincidence. It is in fact a most perfect alignment and a reflection of your commitment. Your unique presence and gifts are an intricate part of our circle. Thank you for being here.

I am so excited to share with you that there are two opportunities in 2023 to choose from to join me in Costa Rica for my 6th and 7th annual women’s retreat at Farm of Life.

It is an absolute honor to be sharing these retreats with you, year after year. The vision for this year’s retreats is VERY special to me and it exists because you are ready; we are ready.

We are in times of great transformation and the spirit of the land at Farm of Life is calling us forth, along with our soul’s own readiness and commitment, to REMEMBER together.

It is time.

In overflowing gratitude,
Lace
y

Join us for the 6th annual
8 Day Women’s Wisdom & Ancestral Arts Retreat

Women’s Wisdom & Ancestral Arts Retreat
January 25th – February 1st 2023
Farm of Life
Diamante Valley, Costa Rica

We welcome you to take your seat in a circle of women who are remembering the ways of our feminine wisdom & sacred traditions.  

For 8 unforgettable days, you will be immersed in nature, sisterhood and a safe container for sacred transformation, all while experiencing the beauty and magic of Farm of Life and Costa Rica.

The retreat is an intimate group size and open to 13 women who are devoted to their Self discovery.

Book a complimentary 20 minutes discovery call to see if this retreat is for you!
Book Now

Offer yourself this peaceful time, and precious gift to step away from your day to day routine, and come home to yourSelf in the jungles of Costa Rica.

Recharge as you connect to the elements of our Mother Earth:
revitalize your strength & vitality as you walk barefoot on the earth ;
renew and purify in nearby crystaline waterfalls;
dance and play in radiant ocean waves;
bask in and receive the sun’s healing glow;
hydrate and refresh from living springs & fresh coconuts;
nourish & cleanse with high vibrational foods from the land;
breathe deeply & fill your lungs with clean fresh mountain air.

Retreat Highlights

Natural Accommodations with breathtaking jungle & ocean views
Daily yoga, movement & meditation
Sunset beach trip & Waterfall experiences
Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony with Indigenous Bri Bri Cacao
Hands on pottery workshop
Elemental Song Circle around the campfire
8 Days of Transformative Guidance by Lacey
3 Nourishing meals prepared for you daily (with exceptions for ceremony)
Private Waterfall Blue Clay Spa Experiences
Inspiring Women’s Wisdom Circles
Breathwork & Crystal bowl sound bath Journey

When we gather in sisterhood, we remember together with each woman as a sacred reflection and witness. Our ancient soul and feminine self is calling us home to nature; calling us home to sisterhood. The time is now to connect more deeply with the earth, the elements, and her plants as they carry the wisdom needed to move forward in these times. 

We are remembering that we can heal ourselves with the feminine wisdom and traditions that live within us and are ready to be reawakened.

We are remembering the simple beauty and power of singing songs around the campfire, being awed by the stars, feeling the healing force of the shining sun, bathing in her cleansing crystalline waters and breathing in her fresh air. 

Our ancestors are knocking on the doors of our hearts, and we are answering the call. Our life truly is the answered prayers of our great great grandmothers. We are here to carry forth the healing in our lineage, as we heal ourself. 

Retreat Flow

Each morning after greeting the sunrise, we gather in the open air yoga shala to share in a movement and meditation practice as you take in the vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the serenity of the surrounding jungle. Lacey will guide you through a variety of styles of yoga, dance, and meditation inspired by the daily theme which has been carefully curated to offer you an intentional and transformative experience.

After a deliciously fresh breakfast, we will hike to an epic nearby waterfall or gather in sisterhood circle to explore and remember the ancestral ways of our feminine wisdom. Together we will remember what it means to be a woman of the earth who is deeply rooted in her center and deeply connected to nature.

We will remember the wisdom of our great grandmothers and bring back the traditions and practices that support us as women and mothers throughout the many initiations in our life. We will reawaken our inner maiden, mother, matriarch and crone wisdom so we can be of service to ourself, our family and the world. We will reawaken our inner medicine woman and connect with the wisdom of our womb as we honor ourselves as cyclical beings.

A healthy lunch is enjoyed on campus, at the waterfall or the beach. The afternoon allows space to rest, read in a hammock, enjoy the all natural pool, or treat yourself to a massage. Grounding dinners are served after witnessing the mezmerizing sunsets.

Book a complimentary 20 minute discovery call to see if this retreat is for you!
Book Now

The retreat also includes three very special ceremonies and a variety of ancestral arts workshops.

Experience a heart opening cacao (raw chocolate) ceremony with music, song, dance, and ritual guided by Lacey. The cacao is sourced locally from the local Indigenous Bribri people and is truly a gift for your body, mind, heart, womb and spirit. The intention of this ceremony is to release, cleanse, heal, reawaken, rejoice and expand your self love.

The second ceremony, will be a sunset beach ceremony.

We will connect with the great mother ocean and share in a special womb healing journey that has been passed down to me by my teacher Monika Nataraj, and her teacher, Marcela Lobos. This ceremony, originating from the Shamans from the Peruvian Andes and Amazon Jungle, is an initiation given by lineage of women who freed themselves from suffering and they want us to remember that we did not come to suffer, but to be powerful creatresses.

The third ceremony will be a powerful group breath work and crystal bowl sound journey where you will be held in safe space to relax, release, purify, tune into your higher wisdom and receive insights and guidance, all through the power of breath and sound. Connect to body, mind, heart and spirit.

Throughout the entire retreat we will be connecting with nature, the elements and the wisdom of our ancestors. One special workshop will be a hands on pottery experience where you will be able to create your own power piece that you can take home with you.

Other practices include drumming, elemental song circle, fire building, barefoot jungle hike, making a herbal wand, womb dance and so much more!

The retreat offers ample time and support for deep rest, relaxation and integration. One of the annual retreat highlights is the private waterfall all natural spa day with healing Costa Rican blue clay full body treatments and fresh aloe vera hair masks.

Take this time for you and dedicate this retreat to your holistic well being and remembrance of Self. Recharge physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Immerse yourself in the healing jungles and waters of Costa Rica and fill your cup.

Apply to receive pricing, accommodation options & registration details.

APPLY NOW

Our Sanctuary: Farm of Life

Farm of Life, nestled in the middle of the jungle at the top of a mountain, makes it the ideal location for our retreat. This gem is located in the Southwest coastal region of Costa Rica near Dominical Beach. During your stay at Finca de Vida, bask in the high vibrational elements of the farm, feel the nourishing tropical breeze, listen to the symphony of innumerable birds & insects, watch the mesmerizing dance of the butterflies, dragonflies & hummingbirds.

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This magical property bursts with radiant, fragrant flowers and lush gardens, towering ceiba trees, and flowing crystalline waters. Connect with Mother Nature and be nurtured by barefoot walking, sun gazing, breathing in fresh mountain air, hiking through the jungle trail, eating off the land and drinking pure spring water. Witness unforgettable sunsets and the mystical, shapeshifting clouds. Every moment at the Farm, everywhere that you look, all that you hear, touch, taste, & smell is an opportunity to experience pure wonderment and awe of this magical slice of paradise.

Take an Aerial tour of the Farm of Life

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Accommodation Styles:
Deluxe Cabin – Coconut & Monkey suite

two queen beds, exquisite ensuite bathroom with outdoor shower, view of the entire valley, large balcony with rocking chairs and hammock. Offered as semi private (2 share accommodation)

Cabins in the Orchard – Ceiba & Ylang Ylang

two twin beds or 1 king, ensuite bathroom with outdoor shower, fruit orchard view, balcony with hammock & rocking chairs. Offered as private or semi private 2 share

Jungle View Cabins : Toucan & Macaw

two twin beds, ensuite indoor bathroom, epic jungle view, balcony with hammock and rocking chair. Offered as semi private (2 share).

Apply to receive pricing, accommodation options & registration details.

APPLY NOW

Meet your Inspiring Guide!

Lacey lives a passionate, vibrant, natural and holistic life in the jungles of Costa Rica. She loves to nourish and nurture, and lives a devotional life of service as birth & postpartum doula, sacred ceremonialist, plant based chef, holistic nutritionist, yoga teacher, retreat facilitator and women’s womb guide.

Her embodied presence is inspired from over 10 years of seeking – inwardly within her own Being and traveling around the world to sit at the feet of masters – truth, wisdom, and harmony with the natural world. She has humbly come to recognize that nature is her greatest teacher and provides her with everything.

Lacey puts ALL of herself into every offering she shares and is beyond grateful to share the wisdom and practices that have been passed down to her from many incredible teachers.

“Lacey is a living example of being in connection with spirit, service and the divine feminine.
~ Jody Calvi, Farm of Life Owner

8 Day Retreat Includes

7 Nights/8 days Accommodation at the Farm of Life.  
with semi private (2 share) or private cabin (limited).
All cabins include a balcony with an epic view, hammock, ensuite bathroom, linens, towels, and fibre optic internet.  
*
Daily Morning Meditation, Yoga & Movement
The practice is for all levels and combines Lacey’s years of experience as a teacher and student of yoga and feminine arts. She has learned a variety of styles and approaches from various teachers, and during retreats utilizes yoga, movement and meditation as a tool for inner transformation. All props provided!

Delicious Organic Vegetarian Gluten Free Meals
served in the open air dining hall, including fresh coconut water and medicinal garden tea! The menu is a beautiful blend of raw high vibration foods (think the best tropical fruit and smoothies you’ve ever had and fresh leafy greens from the organic garden!) ansoul nourishing home cooked meals to support your journey. Yes, coffee is available at breakfast, served with fresh coconut milk.

Sample Menu
Breakfast
Tropical Green Smoothie
Strawberry Vanilla Chia Pudding topped with hemp seeds & cacao
Fresh Fruit Salad & Boiled eggs.

Lunch
Rainbow Kale Wraps with Tahini Dressing
Chickpea Hummus & homemade crackers
Garden Salad with honey mustard dressing

Dinner
Fragrant Basmati Rice & Lentil Dhal served with Apricot Chutney
Roasted Ginger Turmeric Cauliflower
Sesame Garlic Sautéed Garden Greens

Fresh coconut water and medicinal herbal tea available throughout the day

Women’s Wisdom Circles & Ceremonies including a cacao ecstatic dance ceremony, sunset beach ceremony, and a breathwork + sound journey.
*
Ancestral Arts workshops in including pottery, fire building, sun gazing, barefoot hiking, and herbal wand making
*
3 Waterfall Adventures & 3 Beach Trips
*
Spa Day with healing Costa Rican Vida Blue Clay & garden fresh aloe vera
*
Farm of Life Medicinal Prana Tour

Campfire & Song Circle
*
Sungazing Instruction with Farm of Life Co-Creator, Brian.
*
Healthy Fibre Optic Wifi to stay connected to loved ones.
*
Group Shuttle Transfer to/from San Jose Airport Hotel
*
Mid-Week Laundry Service

Book a complimentary 20 minute discovery call to see if this retreat is for you!
Book Now

+ Bonus +

Group Preparation Call before the retreat
*
Group Integration Call after the retreat with Lacey
*
Private Group Chat for connecting with sisters and sharing resources
*
Welcome Letter with full details (ie: current travel policies, what to bring, how to prepare, airport hotel listings, retreat schedule, etc.)

Apply to receive pricing, accommodation options & registration details.

APPLY NOW
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Not Included

Airfare to San Jose International Airport (San Juan Maria)

Accommodation in San Jose the night before the retreat (January 24th 2023).

PLEASE NOTE: The retreat beings at 8 am on January 25th in San Jose. All guests are required to arrive  in San Jose at least one day prior. The hotel meeting point in San Jose will be shared upon registration. The retreat ends on February 1st at 10 am in Dominical, then a complimentary shuttle will transport you to the San Jose airport or hotel. All flights must be booked after 5pm or consider spending the night in San Jose and flying out the next day.

Beach Lunch on ceremony day

Massage Therapy or Breathwork with Sound Healing ($90)

Staff Gratuities

Sister Praise from past Women’s Retreats

Memories from Past Retreats

Apply to receive pricing, accommodation options & registration details.

APPLY NOW

8 Day Women’s Retreat in Costa Rica 2023

Retreat to Costa Rica in 2023!

Welcome Sister,

I am so glad you found your way here, and I know it is no coincidence. It is in fact a most perfect alignment and a reflection of your commitment. Your unique presence and gifts are an intricate part of our circle. Thank you for being here.

I am so excited to share with you that there are two opportunities in 2023 to choose from to join me in Costa Rica for my 6th and 7th annual women’s retreat at Farm of Life.

It is an absolute honor to be sharing these retreats with you, year after year. The vision for this year’s retreats is VERY special to me and it exists because you are ready; we are ready.

We are in times of great transformation and the spirit of the land at Farm of Life is calling us forth, along with our soul’s own readiness and commitment, to REMEMBER together.

It is time.

In overflowing gratitude,
Lace
y

Join us for the 6th annual
8 Day Women’s Wisdom & Ancestral Arts Retreat

Women’s Wisdom & Ancestral Arts Retreat
January 25th – February 1st 2023
Farm of Life
Diamante Valley, Costa Rica

We welcome you to take your seat in a circle of women who are remembering the ways of our feminine wisdom & sacred traditions.  

For 8 unforgettable days, you will be immersed in nature, sisterhood and a safe container for sacred transformation, all while experiencing the beauty and magic of Farm of Life and Costa Rica.

The retreat is an intimate group size and open to 13 women who are devoted to their Self discovery.

Book a complimentary 20 minutes discovery call to see if this retreat is for you!
Book Now

Offer yourself this peaceful time, and precious gift to step away from your day to day routine, and come home to yourSelf in the jungles of Costa Rica.

Recharge as you connect to the elements of our Mother Earth:
revitalize your strength & vitality as you walk barefoot on the earth ;
renew and purify in nearby crystaline waterfalls;
dance and play in radiant ocean waves;
bask in and receive the sun’s healing glow;
hydrate and refresh from living springs & fresh coconuts;
nourish & cleanse with high vibrational foods from the land;
breathe deeply & fill your lungs with clean fresh mountain air.

Retreat Highlights

Natural Accommodations with breathtaking jungle & ocean views
Daily yoga, movement & meditation
Sunset beach trip & Waterfall experiences
Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony with Indigenous Bri Bri Cacao
Hands on pottery workshop
Elemental Song Circle around the campfire
8 Days of Transformative Guidance by Lacey
3 Nourishing meals prepared for you daily (with exceptions for ceremony)
Private Waterfall Blue Clay Spa Experiences
Inspiring Women’s Wisdom Circles
Breathwork & Crystal bowl sound bath Journey

When we gather in sisterhood, we remember together with each woman as a sacred reflection and witness. Our ancient soul and feminine self is calling us home to nature; calling us home to sisterhood. The time is now to connect more deeply with the earth, the elements, and her plants as they carry the wisdom needed to move forward in these times. 

We are remembering that we can heal ourselves with the feminine wisdom and traditions that live within us and are ready to be reawakened.

We are remembering the simple beauty and power of singing songs around the campfire, being awed by the stars, feeling the healing force of the shining sun, bathing in her cleansing crystalline waters and breathing in her fresh air. 

Our ancestors are knocking on the doors of our hearts, and we are answering the call. Our life truly is the answered prayers of our great great grandmothers. We are here to carry forth the healing in our lineage, as we heal ourself. 

Retreat Flow

Each morning after greeting the sunrise, we gather in the open air yoga shala to share in a movement and meditation practice as you take in the vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the serenity of the surrounding jungle. Lacey will guide you through a variety of styles of yoga, dance, and meditation inspired by the daily theme which has been carefully curated to offer you an intentional and transformative experience.

After a deliciously fresh breakfast, we will hike to an epic nearby waterfall or gather in sisterhood circle to explore and remember the ancestral ways of our feminine wisdom. Together we will remember what it means to be a woman of the earth who is deeply rooted in her center and deeply connected to nature.

We will remember the wisdom of our great grandmothers and bring back the traditions and practices that support us as women and mothers throughout the many initiations in our life. We will reawaken our inner maiden, mother, matriarch and crone wisdom so we can be of service to ourself, our family and the world. We will reawaken our inner medicine woman and connect with the wisdom of our womb as we honor ourselves as cyclical beings.

A healthy lunch is enjoyed on campus, at the waterfall or the beach. The afternoon allows space to rest, read in a hammock, enjoy the all natural pool, or treat yourself to a massage. Grounding dinners are served after witnessing the mezmerizing sunsets.

Book a complimentary 20 minute discovery call to see if this retreat is for you!
Book Now

The retreat also includes three very special ceremonies and a variety of ancestral arts workshops.

Experience a heart opening cacao (raw chocolate) ceremony with music, song, dance, and ritual guided by Lacey. The cacao is sourced locally from the local Indigenous Bribri people and is truly a gift for your body, mind, heart, womb and spirit. The intention of this ceremony is to release, cleanse, heal, reawaken, rejoice and expand your self love.

The second ceremony, will be a sunset beach ceremony.

We will connect with the great mother ocean and share in a special womb healing journey that has been passed down to me by my teacher Monika Nataraj, and her teacher, Marcela Lobos. This ceremony, originating from the Shamans from the Peruvian Andes and Amazon Jungle, is an initiation given by lineage of women who freed themselves from suffering and they want us to remember that we did not come to suffer, but to be powerful creatresses.

The third ceremony will be a powerful group breath work and crystal bowl sound journey where you will be held in safe space to relax, release, purify, tune into your higher wisdom and receive insights and guidance, all through the power of breath and sound. Connect to body, mind, heart and spirit.

Throughout the entire retreat we will be connecting with nature, the elements and the wisdom of our ancestors. One special workshop will be a hands on pottery experience where you will be able to create your own power piece that you can take home with you.

Other practices include drumming, elemental song circle, fire building, barefoot jungle hike, making a herbal wand, womb dance and so much more!

The retreat offers ample time and support for deep rest, relaxation and integration. One of the annual retreat highlights is the private waterfall all natural spa day with healing Costa Rican blue clay full body treatments and fresh aloe vera hair masks.

Take this time for you and dedicate this retreat to your holistic well being and remembrance of Self. Recharge physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Immerse yourself in the healing jungles and waters of Costa Rica and fill your cup.

Apply to receive pricing, accommodation options & registration details.

APPLY NOW

Our Sanctuary: Farm of Life

Farm of Life, nestled in the middle of the jungle at the top of a mountain, makes it the ideal location for our retreat. This gem is located in the Southwest coastal region of Costa Rica near Dominical Beach. During your stay at Finca de Vida, bask in the high vibrational elements of the farm, feel the nourishing tropical breeze, listen to the symphony of innumerable birds & insects, watch the mesmerizing dance of the butterflies, dragonflies & hummingbirds.

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This magical property bursts with radiant, fragrant flowers and lush gardens, towering ceiba trees, and flowing crystalline waters. Connect with Mother Nature and be nurtured by barefoot walking, sun gazing, breathing in fresh mountain air, hiking through the jungle trail, eating off the land and drinking pure spring water. Witness unforgettable sunsets and the mystical, shapeshifting clouds. Every moment at the Farm, everywhere that you look, all that you hear, touch, taste, & smell is an opportunity to experience pure wonderment and awe of this magical slice of paradise.

Take an Aerial tour of the Farm of Life

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Accommodation Styles:
Deluxe Cabin – Coconut & Monkey suite

two queen beds, exquisite ensuite bathroom with outdoor shower, view of the entire valley, large balcony with rocking chairs and hammock. Offered as semi private (2 share accommodation)

Cabins in the Orchard – Ceiba & Ylang Ylang

two twin beds or 1 king, ensuite bathroom with outdoor shower, fruit orchard view, balcony with hammock & rocking chairs. Offered as private or semi private 2 share

Jungle View Cabins : Toucan & Macaw

two twin beds, ensuite indoor bathroom, epic jungle view, balcony with hammock and rocking chair. Offered as semi private (2 share).

Apply to receive pricing, accommodation options & registration details.

APPLY NOW

Meet your Inspiring Guide!

Lacey lives a passionate, vibrant, natural and holistic life in the jungles of Costa Rica. She loves to nourish and nurture, and lives a devotional life of service as birth & postpartum doula, sacred ceremonialist, plant based chef, holistic nutritionist, yoga teacher, retreat facilitator and women’s womb guide.

Her embodied presence is inspired from over 10 years of seeking – inwardly within her own Being and traveling around the world to sit at the feet of masters – truth, wisdom, and harmony with the natural world. She has humbly come to recognize that nature is her greatest teacher and provides her with everything.

Lacey puts ALL of herself into every offering she shares and is beyond grateful to share the wisdom and practices that have been passed down to her from many incredible teachers.

“Lacey is a living example of being in connection with spirit, service and the divine feminine.
~ Jody Calvi, Farm of Life Owner

8 Day Retreat Includes

7 Nights/8 days Accommodation at the Farm of Life.  
with semi private (2 share) or private cabin (limited).
All cabins include a balcony with an epic view, hammock, ensuite bathroom, linens, towels, and fibre optic internet.  
*
Daily Morning Meditation, Yoga & Movement
The practice is for all levels and combines Lacey’s years of experience as a teacher and student of yoga and feminine arts. She has learned a variety of styles and approaches from various teachers, and during retreats utilizes yoga, movement and meditation as a tool for inner transformation. All props provided!

Delicious Organic Vegetarian Gluten Free Meals
served in the open air dining hall, including fresh coconut water and medicinal garden tea! The menu is a beautiful blend of raw high vibration foods (think the best tropical fruit and smoothies you’ve ever had and fresh leafy greens from the organic garden!) ansoul nourishing home cooked meals to support your journey. Yes, coffee is available at breakfast, served with fresh coconut milk.

Sample Menu
Breakfast
Tropical Green Smoothie
Strawberry Vanilla Chia Pudding topped with hemp seeds & cacao
Fresh Fruit Salad & Boiled eggs.

Lunch
Rainbow Kale Wraps with Tahini Dressing
Chickpea Hummus & homemade crackers
Garden Salad with honey mustard dressing

Dinner
Fragrant Basmati Rice & Lentil Dhal served with Apricot Chutney
Roasted Ginger Turmeric Cauliflower
Sesame Garlic Sautéed Garden Greens

Fresh coconut water and medicinal herbal tea available throughout the day

Women’s Wisdom Circles & Ceremonies including a cacao ecstatic dance ceremony, sunset beach ceremony, and a breathwork + sound journey.
*
Ancestral Arts workshops in including pottery, fire building, sun gazing, barefoot hiking, and herbal wand making
*
3 Waterfall Adventures & 3 Beach Trips
*
Spa Day with healing Costa Rican Vida Blue Clay & garden fresh aloe vera
*
Farm of Life Medicinal Prana Tour

Campfire & Song Circle
*
Sungazing Instruction with Farm of Life Co-Creator, Brian.
*
Healthy Fibre Optic Wifi to stay connected to loved ones.
*
Group Shuttle Transfer to/from San Jose Airport Hotel
*
Mid-Week Laundry Service

Book a complimentary 20 minute discovery call to see if this retreat is for you!
Book Now

+ Bonus +

Group Preparation Call before the retreat
*
Group Integration Call after the retreat with Lacey
*
Private Group Chat for connecting with sisters and sharing resources
*
Welcome Letter with full details (ie: current travel policies, what to bring, how to prepare, airport hotel listings, retreat schedule, etc.)

Apply to receive pricing, accommodation options & registration details.

APPLY NOW
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Not Included

Airfare to San Jose International Airport (San Juan Maria)

Accommodation in San Jose the night before the retreat (January 24th 2023).

PLEASE NOTE: The retreat beings at 8 am on January 25th in San Jose. All guests are required to arrive  in San Jose at least one day prior. The hotel meeting point in San Jose will be shared upon registration. The retreat ends on February 1st at 10 am in Dominical, then a complimentary shuttle will transport you to the San Jose airport or hotel. All flights must be booked after 5pm or consider spending the night in San Jose and flying out the next day.

Beach Lunch on ceremony day

Massage Therapy or Breathwork with Sound Healing ($90)

Staff Gratuities

Sister Praise from past Women’s Retreats

Memories from Past Retreats

Apply to receive pricing, accommodation options & registration details.

APPLY NOW

COSTA RICA: Postpartum Doula Care

 

Holistic Birth & Postpartum Care and Sacred Ceremonies
with Lacey Budge

Lovingly serving families in Costa Rica
Diamante Valley|Tinamaste| San Isidro| Chirripo | Dominical | Uvita | Ojochal

Overview of Offerings 

Holistic Birth & Postpartum Care
Pregnancy & Postpartum Sacred Ceremonies
Childbirth Exploration Group Workshops 
Womb Wisdom, Pre-Conception & Moon Cycle Awareness
Abortion & Miscarriage Support  
Pregnancy Nutrition Consult

Enter Site 

2022 Costa Rica Women’s Retreat: 8 days of Self Discovery, Yoga, Dance, Sister Circles, Ceremony, Womb Wisdom, Self Care, Nature, Hikes, Waterfalls, Beach Trips, Nourishing Plant Based Meals, Rest & Rejuvenation!

Retreat to Costa Rica for the Awaken & Restore Annual Women’s Retreat with Lacey Budge

February 26th – March 5th 2022
at The Farm of Life in the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica

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Offerings: Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony

What is Ecstatic Dance?

Ecstatic Dance is a moving meditation and an energetic journey through the chakras. The dance is slightly guided, but with a focus on natural and intuitive movements that are inspired from within. The eyes are closed, or in a soft gaze, and the awareness goes inward. It is a beautiful and freeing opportunity to go beyond the thinking mind and to merge in oneness with the dance. As dancers, our job is not to judge the music or even listen to the music with the physical ears, but instead to feel into how the music moves us. The safe and conscious environment allows you to be completely free, to let go of any masks and release any stagnant energy in your body.

About the Practice

The practice begins with grounding and centering breath work accompanied by a constant drum beat. This encourages you to bring your full awareness and presence to the moment and to let go of any mental distractions.

We then begin to awaken the body, either standing or on the floor, with gentle stretching movements. These slow songs are a conscious way to warm up the entire body in a way that suits the needs of your body in that very movement. This includes rolling the neck and shoulders, moving the hips and rib cage in all directions, stretching the arms, and even doing some yoga postures. We continue to focus on our breath and bringing fresh prana or life force energy into our body, mind and spirit.

Once the body is awakened and energy is flowing, we break out into ecstatic dance with a journey through the chakras. Specific music is selected which resonates with the energy of each chakra from tribal music, songs that make you want to move your hips and open your heart and finally songs that remind us of our connection and unity with Source. As we dance, we focus our energy on the element, colour, and qualities of each chakra.

The entire practice, including the warm up, building up of inner fire, and the cool down with Savasana and Integration is 75 minutes.

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off.  Dance when you’re perfectly free.” Rumi

Ecstatic Dance is also offered with a beautiful authentic cacao ceremony with sageing, drumming and rattling. The superfood cacao is a perfect match for the dance as it allows us to relax into the body, open the heart, release inhibition to to connect with the beautiful energy that surrounds us and that which is within.

TESTIMONIALS

Tracey, Oregon, USA
“I was free to be who I am. I haven’t been that One with myself in a very long time…it was so freeing and liberating. This is something I will remember forever and choose to practice for the rest of my life”

Angela & Evan, British Colombia, Canada
“It was such a good way to open up my heart and be comfortable with who I am and the people around me…such a beautiful experience…I need to do this every week!”

Regina, Ottawa, Canada

“I am a very shy and timid person, and I was nervous about this, but I decided to give it a try…It was a beautiful experience and I am glad I took the courage to do it. At one point, she invited us to dance with your Beloved and I could envision myself dancing with my Beloved, Jesus Christ.”

Jessica, Maine, USA

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“The ecstatic dance [and cacao] ceremony was incredibly healing for me. It was a chance for me to let go completely and tap into my true self. The experience was an eruption of emotion and energy. It is a memory I will cherish forever. Lacey is an incredibly gifted in many ways, especially in leading this moving meditation.”


Lacey is currently offering this practice in Southern Costa Rica.
Please contact her if you are interested in having her share this practice  at your retreat, workshop or gathering. Cacao Ceremony with Ecstatic Dance is also available.

Offerings: Cooking Classes


Join Lacey for a group cooking class or gather a group of friends or couples for your very own personal “cooking class” party!

Lacey specializes in plant-based meals prepared with local, seasonal and organic ingredients.  “The food itself becomes the ‘star of the show’ as it is already so tasty on its own! The food is grown and harvested close to home, so it is naturally more nutritious and delicious!”

Learn the basics to prepare nourishing meals at home which are wholesome, quick and easy!

Choose from a variety of classes…

Vegan and Vegetarian Cuisine (Thai, Indian, Greek, Chinese, comfort foods, Italian, etc )

Gluten & Grain Free Goodness

Simple & Gourmet Raw Food

Decadent Desserts (gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, all natural)

Cleansing with juices, smoothies and superfoods

Cooking Classes for Kids

For more information, upcoming cooking classes or to hire Lacey, please contact her via the website contact form

Offerings: Body, Mind & Spirit Consultation

A Holistic Mind, Body and Spirit consultation is unlike most traditional health care “appointments.”  Lacey combines professional knowledge (Registered Holistic Nutritionist, self-taught chef, yoga and meditation instructor, inspirational guest speaker, spiritual life coach) and personal experience to create an approach and lifestyle that works for you. She  invites you to take a look at your life from a perspective that you may have not considered.

This style of consultation may benefit anyone who has tried conventional medicine, but is not feeling satisfied with the options, treatments or service, and would like to get to the root cause of the imbalance, instead of merely covering the symptoms of the physical body.

Consultations are available via phone, skype or in person.

Holistic Mind, Body and Spirit Initial Consultation (60 minutes)

During the consultation, you will feel in a safe and positive environment to discuss any topics, goals (physical, personal, spiritual)  and/or concerns that are hindering you from living your best life…the way you imagine it.

You will begin by looking at and discussing any imbalances that have manifested in the physical body (disease, inflammation, weight gain, back pain,  poor digestion, insomnia, depression, etc), which may have resulted from an imbalance in the emotional, energetic or spiritual body.  For a holistic approach, the consultations includes a discussion of overall health, medical and family health history, lifestyle, diet habits, exercise, stress level, emotions, environment and anything that may be going on in your life.

One of the intentions of the consultation is to shine light on any reoccurring patterns, habits, choices, etc that continue to hold you back in various areas of your life (health,  career, relationships, true purpose, etc). This increase in awareness can result in an improvement of your lifestyle, overall feeling of well-being and quality of life.

With holistic nutrition, you can get to the root of the imbalance and learn how to make changes that last.

After the initial consultation, you may continue to work with Lacey to develop an individualized wellness program which works for you based on your goals and intentions after the initial conversation.  That may be balancing the physical, mental, emotional and /or spiritual body. With an understanding of the interrelationship of the mind, body and spirit, Lacey offers a variety of follow up packages that can focus on  menu planning and diet/lifestyle changes, cleansing and detoxification, personal life coaching, intention setting, yoga, meditation, stress management, digestive healing, allergies and food sensitivities, hormone balancing, holistic pregnancy, weight loss, anti-inflammatoryy lifestyle, improved sleep, longevity, spiritual health, etc.

Rates:

Initial 75 minute consultation: $90

60 minute follow up: $80

30 minute follow up: $45

During a follow up, Lacey provides you with your individualized plan, guidance, support and answers any other questions you may have.

Full Moon in Aquarius – July 23 2021

Namaste and Happy Full Moon in Aquarius!

The full moon is exact Today, Friday July 23rd 2021, at 10:36 pm EST and falls in the zodiac sign of Aquarius, and the element of Air. In yogic philosophy, the air element is connected to the heart chakra – anahata.

How is your heart?

My heart is present to tenderness, gratitude, forgiveness, and devotion (at the moment! – as we know emotions are always shifting. They can bring a lot of information and medicine with them, and yet they are energy in motion, and not the true us)   

So much is shifting within me, that the true self observes and witnesses. 
I am curious, are you feeling energies of being reborn?
Of layers shedding and witnessing new energies emerging?

What is being illuminated and amplified in your life at this time of the full moon?

What is being illuminated for me:
INTUITION

The power of intuition/instinct and how invaluable it is to cultivate this relationship with our inner compass, to be guided by it and trust. There is a responsibility to use discernment and know the difference between true intuition or choices/guidance made from emotional reactions.

Intuition is connected to our 3 sacred seats : third eye, heart center and womb/gut/lower belly.

Where and how do you connect to your intuition? 
Clear seeing and in-sight of your third eye, ajna chakra?
Your heart’s wisdom and true knowing? Did you know the heart can energetically sense something before it even happens!
Your gut instinct or womb power. 
All of them!!!

CREATIVITY
I am the Creatrix of my life. My creativity and passion is my life force energy.

How have you been expressing yourself creatively? When we connect to our creativity, we connect to the 2nd chakra – our inner waters. I am noticing a surge in creative energies lately and it feels really life giving.

How do you like to express your creativity? art, dance, music, creating projects, bringing forth a vision, working with plants, making natural products, cooking, etc.


The symbol for the Aquarius sign is the water bearer. Imagine the goddess with her sacred chalice overflowing with water (ie: creativity, wisdom, knowledge).

 I invite you to take some time during this full moon time to create, create, create and feel all that you are offering through your divine presence.

Dear One, what is overflowing forth from your heart’s cup or womb chalice?

With Lunar Love,
Lacey 

New Moon in Cancer ~ July 9 2021

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Namaste and New Moon Love

This month’s new moon lands on Friday July 9th at 9:17 pm EST. A reminder that the energies of the new moon can be felt days before and after the exact date of the new moon.

The new moon is a beginning of a 28 day cycle and a supportive time for you to pause, slow down, reflect and listen.

This new moon is in the zodiac of cancer and connected to the water element.

The sign of cancer can be an invitation to reflect upon the theme of homenurturing, nourishment and our connection to Mother Earth. 

What comes to mind when you reflect upon the word, home? The physical home you are living in; the land you are living on; your body temple and sacred vessel;  Mother Earth; a soul family; or the felt sense of belonging and feeling “at home”  within yourself?

Journal Questions to connect with the theme of home, nurturing, nourishing, mothering, connecting:
How do I nurture my home?
How do I nourish myself?
How do I mother myself and others?
How do I compassionately care for the earth?
Do I feel at ease in my home, in my body?


The mother, the feminine, is the dark. 
She is the nutrient rich soil below us,
the cosmic night sky above us,
the fertile womb of creation within us.
We all come from and grow in the dark.

With the new moon in the watery sign of cancer, this is also a beautiful time to connect with, tune into and witness the inner emotional waters and tides. Are the emotions flowing, stagnant, powerful, peaceful, effortless, graceful, forcing, allowing?

What is your inner emotional landscape revealing to you at this time of the new moon?


Goddess Embodiment Practice

Stand with your bare feet on the earth.
Feel your feet rooted below you. Drop your tail bone to the earth, bend the knees gently.
Stand centered and balanced.
Soften your belly, and muscles of the jaw
Breathe into your feet.
Breathe the energy of the earth up into your feet.

Breathe the energy of the earth up into your feet, your legs, yoni and womb.
Feel the energy of the earth spiraling all the way up to your heart and throat. 
Repeat this with 7 deep breaths, absorbing the energy into your entire being.

On the 8th breath, open your mouth with a relaxed jaw and allow the sound of the earth to sing through you. Set aside any judgements of your own voice and allow the sounds of the earth to be released up and out your mouth like a soaring eagle. Repeat for as long as feels good.

When you feel complete, bring your hands to your lower belly and take 3 breaths to integrate and settle the energy.

What song is the earth singing through you?

Practice inspired by Aliya Galim @earthtempleweaver

With Lunar Love,
Lacey