Annual Women’s Retreat Costa Rica

Our 2023 Costa Rica Women’s Retreats are now complete!

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Join Lacey Budge for her 7th Annual
Costa Rica Women’s Retreat at Farm of Life
+ Plant Medicine Ceremony with Grandmother Ayahuasca
March 4th – 11th 2023

Come Experience 8 unforgettable days filled with

Costa Rica’s Pristine Natural Beauty and Tranquility
Transformative Women’s Circle, Self Care & Ceremonies guided by Lacey
Inspiring Movement Practice Overlooking the Jungle & Pacific Ocean
A Full Moon Ayahuasca Ceremony under the Stars guided by Local Shaman
Delicious Living Foods Menu with Chef Ariana
Farm of Life’s Healing Energy
Invigorating Nature Adventures like Waterfall Hikes & Beach Trips
Meaningful Sisterhood Connection
and so much more!

Is your ancient soul and feminine self calling you back home to nature, to sisterhood community, to connect more deeply with the earth, the elements, and her sacred plant wisdom?

We welcome you to take your seat in a circle of women who are remembering the ways of our feminine wisdom & sacred traditions.  In this sisterhood, we will remember together with each woman as a sacred reflection and witness.

Sneak Preview of What to Expect during the Awakening Inner Wisdom Retreat with Lacey in Costa Rica

The retreat is an intimate group size and open to 13 women who are devoted to their Self discovery and intrigued to deepen their relationship with sacred plant medicine and sisterhood.


Book a 20 minute discovery call with Lacey to see if the retreat is a fit for you!

Our Sanctuary : Farm of Life

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.

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.

Meet your Inspiring, Experienced & Embodied Retreat 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 the reflection of the 12+ years committed to her spiritual path filled with trainings, study with incredible teachers, spiritual travel, pilgrimages, sitting at the feet of masters, witnessing birth, living intimately with nature and Self inquiry. Lacey is devoted to truth, wisdom, sacred union, and harmony with the natural world. She has humbly come to recognize that nature is her greatest teacher and provides her with everything.

This will be Lacey’s 7th retreat at the Farm of Life in Costa Rica, and she has hosted countless retreats, workshops, and circles across Canada. Lacey puts ALL of herself into every offering she shares and has a unique way of delivering wisdom through lightness, sincerity and authenticity.

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

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The Retreat Daily 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, traditions and practices that support us as women throughout the many initiations in our life. 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 reawaken our inner maiden, mother, matriarch and crone wisdom so we can be of service to ourself, our family and the world. We will explore the archetype of the Priestess and how she lives within us all. 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 20 minute discovery call with Lacey to see if the retreat is a fit for you!

The retreat also includes two very special ceremonies.

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, guided by local medicine woman, will be a life changing evening with Grandmother Ayahuasca.

We are remembering that we can heal ourselves with all that is gifted to us on this abundant earth, especially these sacred master plant teachers.

Under the illumination of the Virgo full moon, we will gather in ceremony around the campfire at Farm of Life, and be graced with the presence of a female shaman and the wisdom of the jungle vine plant medicine. In sisterhood, we will experience a night of song, prayer and healing in all ways.

Virgo represents the Priestess, and the Virgin – she who is whole unto herself. The Priestess is an energy alive within us all, and her consciousness is very strong on the planet at this time. The Priestess is She who is dedicated to her own healing and remembrance. She is of service to the spiritual well being of her community as she shares her Great Mission here on earth. The Priestess expresses her service in the world in many unique ways, and is here to bring forth clarity and confirmation for you. She is a bridge between heaven and earth, and a carrier of feminine wisdom traditions and arts. She invites you to reclaim your wholeness and sovereignty.

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.

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.

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Recap of Retreat Highlights

Natural Accommodations with breathtaking jungle & ocean views
Daily yoga, movement & meditation
Beach trips & Waterfall experiences
Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony with Indigenous Bri Bri Cacao
Full Moon Sacred Visionary Plant Medicine Ayahuasca Ceremony with local shaman
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
Crystal Bowl Integration Sound Journey

Book a 20 minute discovery call with Lacey to see if the retreat is a fit for you!


More about the Retreat

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. 

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.

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. A special simple diet will be offered the day leading up to the ceremony. Coffee will be served only on the final days after the plant medicine ceremony.

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

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

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 and a full moon forest medicine song circle guided by local shaman.
3 Waterfall Adventures & 2 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

Discover Farm of Life

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.

Take an Aerial tour of the Farm of Life

Accommodation Styles:
Deluxe Cabin – Coconut & Monkey suite
– 1 space remains –

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
– sold out –

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
– 3 spaces remain

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

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+ Bonus +

30 minute private, complimentary discovery call with Lacey to discuss your unique retreat journey.

Live Info Call + Q & A Call to answer all your questions and to learn more about the sacred medicine ceremony.

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.)


Book a 20 minute discovery call with Lacey to see if the retreat is a fit for you!

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Not Included

Airfare to San Jose International Airport (San Juan Maria)

Accommodation in San Jose the night before the retreat (March 3rd).

PLEASE NOTE: The retreat beings at 8 am on March 4th 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 March 11th 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.

Massage Therapy or Breathwork with Sound Healing ($90)

Staff Gratuities

A Heartfelt Note from Lacey

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.

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,

Book a 20 minute discovery call with Lacey to see if the retreat is a fit for you!

Sister Praise from past Women’s Retreats

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Memories from Past Retreats