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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
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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!
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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.  
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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.
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Ancestral Arts workshops in including pottery, fire building, sun gazing, barefoot hiking, and herbal wand making
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3 Waterfall Adventures & 3 Beach Trips
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Spa Day with healing Costa Rican Vida Blue Clay & garden fresh aloe vera
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Farm of Life Medicinal Prana Tour

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

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

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

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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

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Gather in sisterhood in Costa Rica ~ February 2021

“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

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Strawberry Shortcake Chia Pudding

Seasonal Recipes to Honour Mother Nature

Inspired by local organic strawberries, this recipe creation became a fusion of “chia pudding meets overnight oats dessert style.”

This recipe is super easy and decadent and a yummy treat for a summer breakfast, lunch or brunch! I loved blending the milk with banana and cashews to make it extra thick and creamy.

Makes 2 portions

Ingredients

1.5 cups dairy free milk (coconut, almond, etc)

2 tbsp local honey or maple syrup

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Pinch of salt

Splash of vanilla

1 ripe banana

2 tbsp whole cashews

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/2 cup of your favourite granola or 1/3 cup of rolled oats and 2 tbsp of pecan pieces

1 cup strawberries, diced

Method

Blend together milk, cinnamon, honey, salt, vanilla, banana and cashews until smooth.

Mix in a bowl with chia, granola and strawberries and mix well.

Place in one glass storage container or divide the 2 portions into medium sized mason jars.

Place in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight!

Optionally, top with shredded coconut, bee pollen, dried fruit, or cacao nibs.

Moroccan Peanut Stew {vegan}

Moroccan Peanut Stew with Chickpeas

Moroccan Peanut StewServes 10-12

Ingredients

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.

spices
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

broth
8 cups of fresh, or canned, coconut mylk, broth and/or water (any combination of your choice, depending on what’s available.).  See: How to make homemade coconut milk  

1 cup of natural smooth or crunchy peanut butter

Directions:

  1. For dry chickpeas: soak chickpeas overnight.  Rinse out soak water and cook in a pressure cooker with salt and turmeric, for 20 minutes. 
  2. In a big saucepan over medium heat, add coconut oil, 1 tsp salt and onions.  Sauté and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes
  3. Add ginger, onions, red pepper and celery.  Continue to cook and stir until cooked through.
  4. Add  tomatoes, along with turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, paprika, chili powder, star and anise. Combine well.
  5. Add the coconut mylk/broth/water to cover the veggies, and the bay leaves. 
  6. Add carrots, starchy veggies, other veggies.  [If adding broccoli, wait about 20-minutes before you add them.]
  7. Stir everything together well.  Cover the pot, reduce heat slightly, and cook for 30 minutes. 
  8. Add in peanut butter and use whisk to to mix it all in really well. 
  9. For the final 15-minutes of cooking, add in chickpeas, 1-cup of peanuts, raisins and leafy greens and up to 1 tsp of salt.
  10. Garnish your bowl with peanuts and cilantro.

    Best enjoyed with Millet, Couscous or Brown/Wild  Rice

Vegan Black Bean & Quinoa Burger

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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!

Ingredients

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 

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Method

  1. Cook quinoa and black beans according to package, let cool enough to handle. 
  2. Prepare flax egg and let side for 5 minutes.
  3. 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. 
  4. In a large bowl, add cooked  black beans, mash with a fork or potato masher (I like to  leave some beans whole)
  5. 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.

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  6. 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.  
  7. Allow the burgers to sit in the fridge for 1 hour before cooking.
  8. Cook all or Freeze some and cook at a later date. 
  9. 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.

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Sunflower Seed Red Pepper Hummus {Raw}

Raw Sunflower Seed Red Pepper Hummus

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!

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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
handful parsley
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
2 Tbsp Tahini
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 cup water

Ayurvedic Apricot Ginger Oatmeal 

Ayurvedic Apricot Ginger Oatmeal 

Makes 3- 4 servings | Vegan

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Ingredients

1.5  cup gluten free rolled oats
1 cup filtered water
2.5 cups fresh or canned coconut milk
1/3 cup unsulphured dried apricots, quartered
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp fresh ginger root, grated
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2  cup pecans, roughly chopped, preferably dry toasted in a pan for 2 minutes
pinch sea salt
2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup

optional toppings : shredded coconut, flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, fresh fruit slices, coconut yogurt.

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Directions:

In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine water, coconut milk, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Bring to a boil and add in oats. Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring often. In the last 2 minutes, add in apricot pieces. Remove from heat, add in pecans and honey/maple syrup.

Serve warm and garnish with your favourite toppings.

Vegan Food on Koh Phangan & Ubud Bali

5 Delicious Plant Based Meal Ideas … inspired from my travels in Thailand (Koh Phangan Island) and Bali (Ubud) 

 

Teriyaki Tempeh Bowl

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Terriyaki marinated tempeh, mixed greens, hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, caramelized onions and brown rice served with tahini sauce.

Eat. Co Restaurant – Koh Phangan
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Creamy Vegan Caesar Salad

Screen Shot 2019-05-13 at 15.34.37Mixed greens in a cashew salad dressing, sun dried tomatoes, raw parmesan “cheese,” nutritional yeast, mung bean sprouts and a raw crackers.

Orion Healing Center – Koh Phangan Thailand  

See the full menu

Have you tried my homemade creamy vegan caesar salad dressing yet?


Pumpkin and Black Bean Burrito

served with cashew sour cream and spicy salsa  

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Karma Kafe Koh Phangan Thailand

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Design your own vegan pizza 
with homemade cashew cheese and veggies of choice! 

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Organic Love Whole Food Kitchen – Koh Phangan Thailand

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“BLT” Wrap

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Grilled tempeh “bacon”, black bean hummus, avocado, carrots, tomatoes, lettuce and hot sauce!

Clear Cafe, Ubud Bali
See the full menu

 

More vegan food in bali coming soon! 

Awaken & Restore: A Self Care Retreat for Women at Shanti Retreat

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Friday September 6th – Sunday September 8th, 2019

Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island

Self Care is Self Love. Join Lacey Budge for an inspiring and nourishing weekend retreat to savour the end of summer. Step out of your daily routine, and create space to fill your cup before diving into a busy fall schedule.

Retreat to an Island Getaway! Relax, rejuvenate and unwind at Shanti Retreat located on beautiful Wolfe Island, near Kingston, the gateway to the Thousand Islands. To reach Shanti, board the Wolfe Island Ferry conveniently located in the heart of downtown Kingston. It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island sanctuary.

Awaken & Restore the inner Goddess with a weekend of yoga (Flow, Hatha & Restorative), meditation, sacred movement to open the body and heart, self care practices, countryside walks, soul nourishing vegetarian cuisine, inspiring gatherings and an evening bonfire. Experience the special energy of the yurt during our daily practices and gatherings.

Choose from semi private, shared or tenting accommodation. You’ll feel at home in Shanti’s spacious century inn and waterside cabins. This beautiful property has stunning views of the St. Lawrence River and sunsets from the waterfront patio are memorable. The inn’s timbered ceilings and wood stove provide a natural country charm.

Your body and soul will be nourished with Shanti’s delicious and nutritious meals. With the utmost love and respect for animals and the earth, vegetarian meals are served. We strive to use locally grown Wolfe Island organic produce whenever possible. Shanti can accommodate a gluten free and vegan diet. See a sample menu!

Reconnect with the beauty, freedom and infinite joy that dwells within. Immerse yourself in Wolfe Island’s natural beauty with time outdoors swimming in the Brown’s Bay, sunbathing, walking the labyrinth, cycling, reading in a hammock, or simply sitting waterside with a journal and herbal tea. You may also choose to book a massage with Jack during the afternoon free time! 

Connect with nature, Self, and sisterhood. All scheduled activities are optional – it’s your retreat!  We will have a magical weekend together, and you will leave feeling reconnected, reawakened and restored.

Retreat Includes :

  • 2 nights accommodation in semi private, shared or tenting
  • All yoga classes, guided meditation, and sacred movement practices guided by Lacey
  • All yoga props. No need to bring your mat, unless you can’t leave home without it!
  • Nourishing afternoon self care practices
  • A magical evening gathering to awaken the Goddess within
  • Welcoming bonfire, drumming and sacred songs
  • 5 Delicious, locally inspired vegetarian meals served buffet style
  • Silent mornings to support relaxation and inner contemplation
  • Use of Shanti’s amenities: infrared sauna, labyrinth, walking routes, canoes & kayaks, hammocks, wifi, wellness tea bar, and slack line
  • Ample time to enjoy the natural surroundings, take a nap, connect with like minded women or book a massage

Retreat Schedule 

Friday
Arrival between 2:00 & 4:30 pm
5:00—6:30 pm Self Care  & Restorative Yoga
6:45 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Welcome Gathering & Bonfire (weather permitting)
with drumming & sacred songs    

Saturday
7:30—8:30 am Silent Self Serve Breakfast
8:30 am Silent Nature Walk
9:30 am Awakening Flow Yoga, Inspiring Movement
& Meditation
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00-4:00 pm Free Time for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sunbathing, reading in a hammock, taking a nap, enjoying the infrared sauna, connecting in sisterhood, or book a massage!

4:00 pm – 6pm Yoga & Nourishing Self Care Practices
6:30pm Dinner
8:00 – 10 pm Evening Gathering

Sunday
Silent Light Breakfast available upon rising
8:00 am Silent Nature Walk
9:00 am Yoga, Inspiring Movement & Closing Circle  
11:00 am Shanti Signature Brunch
12:00 pm Check Out of Rooms. Enjoy the Property Until 2:00pm

Rates

Shared Accommodation (3-4 women per room or cabin) $415  + hst

Semi Private Accommodation (2 share) $465 + hst

Shanti Tent (private) $390 + hst

Personal tent $365 + hst

Registration

To make a booking and reserve your space, please contact Shanti Retreat.

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Roasted Asparagus & Radish with balsamic glazed leeks and walnuts

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Serves 4
Roasted Ingredients

1 bunch asparagus
1 bag or 2 bunches of radishes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt + pepper

Sauteed Ingredients
1 tbsp spoon virgin coconut oil
1 leek, sliced finely
¾ cup walnuts
½ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup balsamic vinegar

For the dressing
1 large handful of arugula
Juice and zest of 2 lemons
1 tbsp dijon
1 tbsp honey
Generous handful of fresh mint, chopped
Pinch of cayenne

More salt, pepper and oil as needed

Optional garnish with garden chives
Instructions

Preheat oven to 400.
Place parchment paper on 2 baking sheets
Cut off asparagus ends and cut veggie into 3 inch pieces
Toss in a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet.
Trim radish tops, and if they are large cut into 4, or leave whole if smaller.
Toss radishes in a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper and place on baking sheet
Bake veggies until soft.

In a pan, melt coconut oil and add leeks and salt. Sautee for 5 minutes, or until soft and brown. Add balsamic vinegar, walnuts and cranberries and sautee for another 5 minutes.

Set aside.

Once veggies are roasted, toss in a large bowl with leeks, walnuts and cranberries.
Add arugula, and all dressing ingredients.
Stir or mix with hands until well combined.
Add additional oil, salt and pepper as needed.

Optional, to garnish with chives.