Words cannot express the incredible experience we had facilitating our February Conscious Couples Retreat!
We were humbled by the risk-taking, open heartedness, and deep connections that we had the gift to witness over the course of a week.
There was no acro yoga. No “advanced” asana. The retreat participants with yoga experience were in the minority. We didn’t revive the comedic 2009 movie, Couples Retreat (although we did laugh quite a bit- even during a yoga practice).
Attending was a farmer, a navy seal, small business owners, and healthcare workers. Twenty- somethings and fifty-somethings. Parents of young adults, toddlers, and those who with no children at all. Fiscal and social conservatives left oriented liberals, and self-proclaimed anarchist. All different faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. It was human meets human meets nature. Everyone was stripped of their usual nuances, mechanisms of control, and 24/7 access to tech gadgets, and constrictive ligatures of everyday life.
The beauty of a couples retreat is that there are group classes, meals, and activities that offer connection to other like-minded individuals; however, there is also ample time to unwind and spend quality time on a 1:1 basis in your own sacred space with your loved one. Time to also hone in and reflect on the ((( self ))).
During past trips to the Nicoya Peninsula, we observed many epiphanies, break throughs, and discrete “nirvana moments.” There have also been occasions when visitors experienced a metaphorical unraveling…. gripped by raw emotion and upheaval. Instead of inviting in fear, anxiety, or apprehension, know innately that this upheaval is a signal. The beauty of spiritual transformation is on its way to you.
On our last trip, an interesting discussion transpired with an energy healer in Montezuma who was elaborating on the pyramidal structure of the peninsula and how this serves to create a powerful energy vortex. Whether you buy into this new age notion or not, the influential properties of this area are evident to even the most stringent of skeptics.