Change. It is the only constant there is – so why is it so hard for us to embrace it?
If anything 2020 taught me, it’s that nothing is guaranteed. Each day, month, week, day, hour — things can shift in a heartbeat.
How we move through change is important. Do we dig in and refuse to see? Do we ignore and pretend its not happening? Or do we open through caution to the wind and walk forward in full acceptance of the moment at hand.
Our past is here to inform. It is not meant to be lived in. The ability to view our past as teacher takes skill. To view it objectively, without judgment takes practice. Only then can it be used as it was intended — to make us stronger and wiser.
Maya Angelou said, “I come as one, I stand as ten thousand.”
Out of the smoke and fire, we as women must rise up. It is what we have done and always will.
Join me on this journey to rise from your past and stand stronger. In a place of sacred land and wisdom deep from within the earth. We will connect with ancestors, commune with nature, and embrace the beauty of each other through ceremony, meditation, storytelling, and movement.
- 7 nights accommodations
- 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from San Jose Airport to Retreat Center
- On-site Biodynamic Farm Tour
- Daily yoga practices
- Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
You will stay at a sustainable, rainforest eco-lodge hotel providing comfortable accommodations amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails, and a secluded jungle. The atmosphere at the retreat center is simple, healthy, and relaxed. Rooms are single, double, or triple occupancy with fans and hot water. The eco-lodge has a beautiful chlorine-free swimming pool and jacuzzi. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options. The food is organic and local when available, prepared with nourishing ingredients and lots of love. We do our best to honor your registration type. If enrollment pairings are such that we cannot honor the occupancy type you have selected, we will contact you 90 days prior to your trip. Feel free to contact us in the meantime if you have concerns.
Candace Glass, E-RYT 500 with certifications in hatha yoga, children’s yoga, yogahour, prenatal yoga, and mindfulness.
Candace’s teaching is informed by the knowledge, experience, and wisdom that over 20 years of teacher experience provides. She continues to teach children, educators, yoga practitioners and those who want to teach yoga.
As a student, on her mat and off, Candace delves deeper into self-growth, with a strong emphasis on mindfulness and meditation as a practice. Yoga combined with mindfulness lead Candace to greater clarity, purpose, and self-love. Candace remains a student first, which she believes is vitally important to being a strong teacher.
Candace believes in joy, in practicing yoga with humility and effort, doing your best, and giving yourself some grace along the way. Off the mat, she can be found playing in the dirt (gardening) and spending time with her 3, four-legged babes.
“I fell in love with this retreat! Not to mention I fell in love with myself. Self-care is the most important way to boost and maintain all states of your health. Candace organized everything. All I had to do was get a passport and pack a suitcase. I am so grateful for this experience. Everything exceeded my expectations from travel to food to mindfulness.” – Mary B.
“I had an amazing, Life altering time! Thank you everyone for this magical trip!” – Helen A.
“I feel as though it was thought out very well to ensure that, if you were open, it could guide you on your journey of healing. Each day required a new building block and each building block was thoughtfully planned; it all made sense together. ” – Sarah M.
While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:
- Horseback Riding
- Volcano Hike
- Hot Springs Excursion
- Nighttime Rainforest Hike
- Hanging Bridges
- Waterfall Tour
- Sacred Seed & Plant Tour
*Price of activities are not included in tuition. Availability subject to change.
Bring balance and harmony to your spirit at the Rain Forest Spa. Spa treatments include a variety of massages, therapeutic body treatments, skincare services, and aromatherapy sessions using only the highest quality organic oils and extracts derived from fruits, herbs, flowers, and botanicals.
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A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
You will be booking your flights for the San Jose International Airport (SJO). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle. The drive time to the center is approximately 2.5 hours.
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We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip.
We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). For Non-U.S. Residents this policy with Trawick insurance is available: Safe Travels Multi-National.
We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.
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Shared Accommodations – $2195 USD
Single Accommodations – $2695 USD
A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration. For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
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