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!
Some guests have come on retreat at the Farm of Life for the food, and that is a totally valid reason- it’s beyond delicious!
Regardless of what brings you to the farm on a wellness retreat, the nourishing meals prepared by chef Ariana will be a highlight of your stay- and will leave you feeling inspired!
As women, we are often caring (and cooking!) for others. We are naturally nurturing and nourishing that which we love, and what matters to us. It’s absolutely beautiful, AND can also be exhausting.
When you come to a women’s retreat, you get to enjoy 10 days without cooking and cleaning! Yes you heard me- no chopping, stirring, blending, sautéing or best yet, washing up.
A retreat is an opportunity to step away from your day to day life and dedicate this time to fill your cup, to nurture yourself and to be nourished.
Opening and allowing to receive is not always easy as we have been programmed to always be giving. Receptivity is a beautiful feminine quality that can bring greater balance to our lives.
Food is only one way to be nourished on a retreat. You’ll also be nourished by nature’s jungle beauty, pristine waterfalls, sunshine, meaningful connection, silence, movement, stillness, self care and simply being.
We have space for you to come and be nourished in Costa Rica during my upcoming women’s wisdom retreats.
Choose from January 25th-February 1st or March 4th- 11th
Retreats include three wholesome and delicious vegetarian and gluten free meals a day – with exception for special ceremony days- as well as fresh coconut water and medicinal teas with herbs from the greenhouse.
“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”– Zen Shin
🌺 How beautiful are these flower images taken at @farm_of_lifein Costa Rica!?! 🌸 One of the main reasons I’ve continued to host retreats here since 2016 is because of the absolute and exquisite natural beauty of this place. This land used to be cow pasture when purchased, and it’s now transformed into a sanctuary and true garden of Eden! 🌹 I cannot put it into words, but just by stepping foot on this land and being in awe of all nature’s beauty, you CHANGE AND TRANSFORM. It sounds too easy I know, but simply witnessing beauty with presence shifts something within our inner tapestry. 🌼 When you combine the beauty and stillness of the land + being surrounded by incredible women in scared sisterhood, the transformation deepens! 🌻 Like the flower, you will not compete with other women in your blossoming. We will not compare ourself to another’s journey. We will not gossip, or judge or uphold jealousy or insecurity. 🌷 During the upcoming WOMEN’S WISDOM RETREATS, we will REMEMBER together how to honour each woman, including ourselves, in her beauty and perfection.
We will ELEVATE CELEBRATE HONOUR LISTEN SUPPORT RESPECT HEAL DANCE CRY PRAY SEE EACH OTHER AS GODDESS 🥀 For too long, we have been stuck in a cycle of competition and comparison with other women, even our own friends! 👯♀️ Most women I work with have never experienced being with other women in this way, and once you experience the beauty of it, there is no going back! It actually becomes impossible to sit in a conversation with gossip and drama! 🌟 If you’re feeling ready to shift your relationship with nature, yourself, your partner and the women in your life…
I INVITE YOU TO JOURNEY TO COSTA RICA FOR ONE OF MY UPCOMING 8 DAY RETREATS! 🌴 January 25th-February 1st (registration closes the 18th) or March 4th-11 2023 Awakening Inner Wisdom retreat with ayahuasca ceremony. ✨ Learn More Here ✨ Are you ready to bloom? 🌹
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)
“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
2.5 cups chickpeas, dry and pressure cooked or 6 cups canned 2 T coconut oil 2 tsp Pink Himalayan salt 2 onions, white, diced 5 garlic cloves, pulsed in food processor or chopped finely 2 inch piece of ginger, pulsed in food processor (you can pulse it with garlic) 3 tomatoes, blended in food processor to be liquid
2 red pepper, diced
3 carrots, sliced 5 stalks celery, diced on the half moon 4 cups of cut up mixed veggies (zucchini, broccoli, green beans)
4 cups of cubed starchy veggie (potato, sweet potato, butternut squash)
4 cups (packed) of cut up collard leaves or any dark green leaf 1/2 a hot pepper, diced (optional)
2 cups of peanuts (set aside 1 cup for a garnish bowl)
1 cup of raisins or chopped dates
1 head of cilantro, finely chopped for garnish at the end. Fresh mint also works.
2 T chili powder 1 T ground turmeric powder 2 T ground cinnamon 2 T cumin powder 2 T paprika 5 star anise, whole
3 bay leaves
This recipe makes 16 large, delicious burgers. It’s always great to make this amount so you can freeze the patties and de-frost them when you’re craving a burger night!
This dish was originally created for Burger Night during the 2020 retreat season at the Farm of Life in Costa Rica, and was absolutely enjoyed by many!
1.5 cup Quinoa dry, 3 cups cooked – can be prepared in water or veggie stock
3 cups Black Beans (dry, soaked and prepared in pressure cooker) or 7 cups cooked/canned
3 cups mushrooms of choice, diced – I like cremini for this recipe
6-8 Garlic cloves, depending on your preference
2 medium leeks, sliced and soaked in water to rinse out dirt. Can be substituted for cooking onion if you dont have any leeks on hand.
2 red peppers, diced
Juice of 3 limes or lemons
3 Tbsp ground flax + 6 Tbsp warm water, let sit for 5 minutes
1 – 1 1/4 cup oat flour (ground from gluten free rolled oats)
Cayenne pepper as desired
3 tbsp chili powder
3 tbsp ground cumin
3 tbsp paprika
2 tsp Salt
2-3 tbsp virgin coconut oil to sautée leeks, mushrooms, etc as well as to grease the pan.
Taste mixture and add more spices, lime or salt as needed
Cook quinoa and black beans according to package, let cool enough to handle.
Prepare flax egg and let side for 5 minutes.
Sautee chopped and cleaned leeks in oil for about 3-5 minutes on LOW to MEDIUM heat. Add minced garlic, mushrooms and red peppers and sautee for another 5 minutes. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add cooked black beans, mash with a fork or potato masher (I like to leave some beans whole)
Then add in flax, oat flour, sautéed vegetables, cooked quinoa, salt, and seasonings. Mix all ingredients together. Texture should be wet and slightly sticky, but not too sticky to be able to make the patties. Add more oat flour if needed.
Fill a 1 cup measuring cup to 3/4 full with the burger filling, and make a patty with your hands. Make the patty thicker to start and once you cook it in the plan you can flatten it out with a spatula.
Allow the burgers to sit in the fridge for 1 hour before cooking.
Cook all or Freeze some and cook at a later date.
On the flat electric pan or in a pan heat oil on LOW to MEDIUM heat – sear black bean patties for 4 minutes on each side or until burgers are cooked through and brown on each side.
The perfect dip to switch up the classic chickpea hummus, plus it raw! Enjoy with veggie sticks, raw crackers, in wrap or add it to greek night!
Fully Raw Vegan Greek Night Served at Farm of Life featuring tabouli, greek salad, heart of palm “feta” cheese, olives, kraut and of course…the hummus!
Add all ingredients in blender or food processor
2 cups sunflower seeds, soaked for 1 hour
2 garlic cloves
2 red peppers
1 Tbsp lemon juice / or Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
2 Tbsp Tahini
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 cup water