UPDATE: Our Costa Rica Retreat!
Things switched up!
UPDATE: Y’all! Of course this would happen right after I email you details, but I just got a call from my TrovaTrip account manager and the itinerary that was my first choice (the one that gave me a full-body YES) is now available. We’ll still be going to Costa Rica, but obviously some details will change. I will update you as soon as I know more information. I’M SO FREAKIN’ EXCITED AND SO HAPPY I LISTENED TO MY GUT.
I know everything is moving really quickly. Some of you might be like, “Wait, what retreat?!”
Imagine how I feel! But, this is very aligned with the guidance I’ve been receiving. So many readings and messages that I’ve been receiving these last few months pointed to travel, career change, it all happening very fast and to trust it. And here we are, so I’m surrendering, because what kind of hypocrite would I be if I didn’t?
TrovaTrip recently reached out to me to ask if I’d ever considered hosting retreats, to which I laughed, because duh. And before I knew it, we were finalizing the first retreat within a couple of weeks. Alignment be like that.
*The initial email included the itinerary we agreed upon yesterday, however things have changed in the last few hours after the original itinerary I really wanted opened availability. I’ve edited the below content to reflect these changes.
With that said, I’m going to be very transparent with you, and I encourage you to please hit my inbox with any questions you may have if this is something you’re interested in.
As someone who experiences anxiety when it comes to travel (and yet wants to travel as much as possible), I totally understand the apprehension. I had it even with booking this trip, but you know what? We deserve to see the world.
Here are the details I can tell you right now:
Where are we going? Costa Rica!
When is this happening? The tentative date for this retreat is April 29-May 5, 2023.
What will we be doing? I will report back once details are confirmed, but it’s divine.
Regardless, I will be facilitating a number of workshops and experiences, including a soul-gazing and intuition workshop, a Holy Fire Reiki Healing Experience and a Full Moon Ritual.
How much? Prices are being confirmed, but I’m trying to keep everything around $2,000.
What does that include? That includes all of the excursions and accommodations included in the itinerary, a shuttle to and from the airport (assuming you arrive during the window of time it’s available) and almost all meals (some meals are not included to encourage exploring the cities and trying different spots). A more detailed breakdown of the itinerary will be available once the new itinerary is confirmed.
I’m also working hard on putting together the swaggiest of swag bags for everybody, because that’s just my style. If you know of any brands, creators or companies that would like to donate product, please let me know!
What does that not include? Your payment does not cover any passport or visa fees you may need, anything you choose to eat or purchase outside of what’s already included and your flight. The great thing is that since we know the dates ahead of time, you can snag some roundtrip flights for around $300-$400 depending on your location and the time. Whoever is booked for this retreat will be included in a group chat, which will also help travelers travel together if that’s something you’d like to do.
It is also highly encouraged to purchase traveler’s insurance, and make sure it has a COVID clause, because WTF is even going on? We don’t know.
You do not need to be vaccinated to go on this trip. You will need to test negative up to 72 hours prior to the trip (more details on this in another post).
Do I have to pay all at once? Absolutely not. You can if that’s an option, but in order to hold your spot, you just need to pay a 25% down-payment. From there, you can explore payment options or financing through TrovaTrip’s partnership with Affirm if you’d like more time to pay-off the trip. You can find a lot more information on your payment options here.
What is the cancellation policy? It varies depending on how close to the trip it is. You can find the breakdown and more information on booking here.
Is it safe? As with any travel, you always want to be conscious of your surroundings, but yes. Part of the reason I chose to partner with TrovaTrip is their priority to safe travel through ethical tourism. Additionally, we’ll have our own local guide with us the entire time to help us navigate each city, let us know what spots to check out, help us out when our Spanish sucks and make sure we’re not venturing into anything that we might regret.
Is it just for women? No, anyone is invited to come! However, there will be no co-ed sleeping arrangements. Also, if you are LGBTQ+ and would feel safer in your own room, we can absolutely accommodate that for you.
If you’re interested, make sure you’ve signed up here to get the notification in your inbox once this trip is live!
Pura vida, baby!