When is the last time you took a day for yourself to RECEIVE? to be NOURISHED? to REFLECT? RELAX? PLAY?
When is the last time you took a WEEK for yourself? Have you ever done this?
Have you ever truly allowed yourself to CHOOSE YOURSELF first?
Have you ever given yourself permission to REST even when there are a million things to do?
It can be SO EASY, especially for women and mothers, to put others needs before our own.
You are worthy of self care and self love, and you deserve it!!!
You are WORTHY of investing in yourself… in your health your happiness your self discovery your joy your pleasure your passion your need for deep rest your need to commune with nature and sisterhood.
A retreat is an opportunity for you to claim space for yourself, to press pause and step away from your day to day routine of life, family, work, errands, appointments, shopping, cooking, cleaning (…the list goes on) and focus on YOU.
We know life doesn’t stop. There will never be the perfect moment to take time for yourself.
What you do have is the CHOICE to choose this for YOU from a place of deep self love. It may even feel uncomfortable to choose yourself, but you’re the only one who can.
When we take time for ourselves, there is an automatic ripple effect that moves into our family and home, and everyone becomes refreshed!
I invite you to boldly, courageously, compassionately CHOOSE YOU!
If you feel the call in your heart, it’s the right time for you.
Welcoming you to join us in the jungle for my 6th annual 8 day women’s retreat in Costa Rica at the Farm of Life.
Come Experience 8 unforgettable days at Farm of Life with Holistic Lacey 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 🌱 Full Moon Shamanic Plant Medicine Ceremony (March retreat) 🔥 Ancestral Arts like pottery making, fire building, barefooting and sun gazing (January retreat) 🍉 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!
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, Lacey
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accommodation Styles: Deluxe Cabin – Coconut & Monkey suite
Cabins in the Orchard – Ceiba & Ylang Ylang
Jungle View Cabins : Toucan & Macaw
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!) and soul 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.)
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 amin 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)
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 home, nurturing, 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
“We’ll walk the paths where the old ones walked And we’ll dance the dances they taught us and we’ll sing the songs the old ones sang for the magic now has caught us” woman of the earth by spiral dance
Have you experienced the magic of the ancient ways? Of connecting with the elements and spirits of the land? Have you sat in circle with your sisters and sang the songs that have been recorded into each of our cells? Have you been witnessed by your sisters in your dance of wildness, liberation and ecstasy?
A “new” way of being together in sisterhood requires a remembrance of the ways we have been before. A devotional, mindful way of living in harmony and connection with the earth and her elements as sacred vessels and bridges between heaven and earth.
Inviting you to experience nature and reconnect to her magic… To reconnect to the magic that lives within you and the power of women gathering. We ARE gathering at the Farm of Life in Costa Rica for 8 magical days of Remembrance, Reclamation & Celebration.
February 17th – 24th 2021 Awaken & Restore: Women’s Self Care & Self Discovery Retreat