Retreat to Costa Rica

Costa Rica Retreat

Isn’t it time to… 

Live the Life you Love & Love the Life you Live 

Hosted By Debbie Dixon 

-Imagine the life you've always dreamed of living, with no barriers or boundaries. Imagine a life rich with success and achievement, endless physical vitality, heartfelt personal relationships, and a deep sense of spiritual fulfillment. - 

Start Your Journey to JOY HERE 

 

-Realizing Your Dreams Retreat- 

At the Beautiful Samasati Eco-Resort 

Retreat to Costa Rica http://www.samasati.com/           

 

Join Debbie Dixon Life Coach, inspirational speaker, yoga teacher and Author of “The Path to Freedom Your guide to living the life of your dreams” An avid yogi who stumbled into her first yoga class in 1997. Having studied and taught yogic philosophy for many years before being formally introduced to the asana, taking her studies to the mat gave her the opportunity to experience with her own body, mind and spirit, the miracles this practice is capable of creating in ones’ life. Her journey into asana began with Ashtanga Yoga and eventually her passion expanded into Hatha, Kundalini and Yin yoga. Nine years ago she taught her first yoga class and shortly after she opened (Seven Hot Yoga) a studio/community she owned and ran for over four years.  

She Has been holding “Realizing your Dreams” workshops and seminars for over 12 years now inspiring, motivating people to step outside of their comfort zones and into a life filled with freedom, prosperity, joy, happiness and infinite possibilities. Now she guides people into their own self-discovery everyday as a yoga teacher. She also leads guided meditations and does yoga retreats all over the world. These retreats allow people to use yoga, meditation and her techniques to reconnect with their purpose and deepest desires, the essence of their being, while disconnecting from their everyday routines and finding themselves in a setting of paradise.  

Her ultimate goal is to offer a guide out of the mundane cycle of waking up, working, going to bed and into a passion driven, purpose filled life where wishes are granted instantly, prayers are answered and love, light, peace and happiness exist in every breath. She provides an easy to use instruction manual for creating a life where you are no longer an observer of the life of your dreams but, a participant. 

-What you can expect to experience - 

You will Immerse yourself in this Lush, tropical, ecological reserve and escape from the day to day routine into a true hidden paradise tucked away in the Caribbean. Nestled within the absolute perfection of this insanely beautiful Retreat center is one of the most bio diverse eco systems on earth.  

Allowing the soothing sounds of the rainforest lull you to sleep and wake up to the calls of howler monkeys; lounge in a hammock on your terrace with views of lush vegetation and the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy our fresh, locally sourced food, sip a drink in the lounge or relax in the outdoor Jacuzzi. Attend daily yoga classes in our resort or let us arrange ecological or adventure excursions in the vicinity. 

A short drive from the bottom of our mountain lies Puerto Viejo, a culturally rich Caribbean town with laid back vibes, stunning beaches, delightful local cuisine and an unspoiled environment. 

MEDITATION& PRANAYAMA 

Practices which merge ancient wisdom with everyday life. Explore the vast & limitless terrain of mind, body & breath through guided techniques that naturally reveal inner peace. Realign with grace to become a conduit for abundance & joy. 

HEALING WORKSHOPS 

This. Is. Soulfood. Explore the depths of heart & wisdom within the body. Modern science meets traditional teachings as support for living with fierce intent & unbound passion. These will include discussions, practises & take–home materials to facilitate healing on every level. 

NATURE, DAYTRIPS& DOWNTIME 

Nurturing Costa Rican vibes & richness of spirit creates unforgettable moments to let go & let be. Ample downtime to soak up the beauty that the island has to offer in your own special way. Whether the pool or ocean, reading or writing, spa treatments or exploring sparks your soul… we have got you covered 

 

-The goal of this retreat is LASTING CHANGES in all the areas you desire to see a shift in your life and a renewed sense of PASSION as well as a better sense of WHO YOU ARE and WHAT IS YOUR UNIQUE PURPOSE!! 

Reawaken your most empowered self and return to the call of your heart. Here it is — this is what you have been seeking. Join us for daily yoga and meditation as well as a true path to rediscovering yourself and find the answers to these questions.  

Who are you?  

What is your passion?  

What are you here to do?  

What makes your soul happy? 

WHAT IS INCLUDED 

  • 8 days, 7 nights accommodation at a world class jungle Retreat Center 
  • First night stay at Adventure inn in San Jose 
  • 3 local, delicious, vegetarian meals per day 
  • Meditations 
  • 2 Yoga classes daily 
  • Workshops to deepen and enhance your LIFE 
  • Fire Ceremony to release old habits and align with new 
  • Transportation to and from Airport 
  •  Luxury Villa or Chalet Lodging 
  • Tour to explore the Indigenous Reserve of Talamanca Indigenous Life & Customs, Shaman Visit, Chocolate Tasting & Waterfall! 
  • Use of mats and props 
  • Friendships that will last a lifetime 

WHAT YOU WILL PROVIDE 

  • Your flight 
  • Additional excursions 
     

    COST

    The Samasati Guesthouse-   with 3 person shared occupancy is $1488

    The Samasati Dragon house- with 5 person shared occupancy is $1488

    We also have Some lovely Casitas which can be both Single occupancy or double - the single occupancy price is $2088 and the double is $1488

    Please contact Debbie @ realizingyourdreams@hotmail.com to get more information about any of the housing options!

ITINERARY 

 

Day 1 – Friday, March 9th, 2018 

Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica and hotel transfer will escort you to the 4.5-star hotel, Adventure Inn.  Relax and unwind from a long day of travel in the hot tub, spa or pool! Get settled in your new surroundings and enjoy! Depending on your arrival time this hotel is close in and offers a lot of different activities. 

 

Accommodations: 

 

Day 2 – SaturdayMarch 10th, 2017 

 

7Am- 8AM breakfast is provided 

8:15 a.m. group will depart for Samasati Nature Retreat near Puerto Viejo.  We will pass through the chilly heights of Braulio Carriollo National Park, the steamy lowlands of Guapiles, the Caribbean port town of Limon, many banana plantations and then follow the palm fringed coastal road south by the beach of Cahuita and to Puerto Viejo. 

 

12:00pm to 1:00pm We will arrive in time for lunch.  The food is gourmet vegetarian and each meal is a treat.   

waterfall hikes, dips in a natural pool, bird watching and daily yoga classes. Or, relax and let go, master the art of doing nothing in your hammock or lose track of time soaking in the hot tub. 

 

THINGS SAMASATI HAS TO OFFER… 

AS ALL WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES ARE OPTIONAL  

 

If culture, beaches, sun, surf, social connection and shopping are more your thing, our shuttle service drops guests off just a few miles away, in the lively Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo. Here you’ll find some of the best beaches, snorkeling and surf spots in all of the world. In addition to sun and sand, this laid back yet lively town is home to outstanding array of international restaurants, boutiques, bars, coffee shops, farms, tours and excursions. 

 

Each day your adventures are fueled with delicious, fresh meals and round the clock coffee and tea served in our open air restaurant. After sunset, fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the Rainforest and wake up refreshed to the breathtaking sight of sun reflecting off the Caribbean Sea. 

 

 

3:00 Pm- A special workshop on “Yoga and Spirituality” will be offered by Debbie Dixon  

5:15-6:30 p.m. a gentle yoga class to allow the body to unwind from the burden of travel and soak in your surroundings  

6:30 -8:30pm a welcome and introductory dinner in the open air restaurant.  

8:30pm return to the studio for a deep guided yoga nidra meditation and intention setting for our week ahead (This is when you will receive your special Realizing Your Dreams Journal). 

 

The intention is to give a gentle and peaceful practice after a long day. The beautiful studio, the sounds of the rainforest and the gentle cueing will ease you into a rhythmic flow of meditative movement to transition to a blissful state of be-ing.   

 

         Day 3 – Sunday, March 11th, 2017 

6:30-7:45- Yoga at the open air studio- breath in the fresh air and beautiful rain forest sounds 

8:00 am Breakfast 

10:00am-12:00pm Realizing your dreams workshop 1 (Who am I and what is my purpose?) 

12:00pm to 1pm Lunch 

3:00-5:00 Realizing your dreams workshop 2 (Exploring the comfort zone with an expansion exercise designed to align you with a clear vision of what you really want) 

6:30pm- 8:30pm Dinner 

8:45pm- meet in the studio for a beautifully relaxing and deeply cleansing yin (restorative Yoga) practice  

 

Day 4 – Monday, March 12, 2018 

 

6:30-7:45- Yoga at the open air studio- breath in the fresh air and beautiful rain forest sounds 

8:00 am Breakfast 

12:00pm to 1pm Lunch 

1pm to 6pm Free time (Spend your time in the resort taking advantage of the tranquil environment for reflection and rejuvenation; explore nearby towns and beaches, or engage in one of the many tours and adventure excursions in the vicinity.) 

 

At Samasati, you move at your own pace, explore and discover with guided nature treks,  

6:00pm to 8:00pm Meet for dinner with group 

8:00pm – meet at studio for light practice and further Realizing your dreams discussions 

 

 

Day 5 – Tuesday, march 13th, 2017 

6:30-7:45- Yoga at the open air studio- breath in the fresh air and beautiful rain forest sounds 

8:00 am Breakfast 

 

lunch and relax or participate in other activities.   

Group trip to the beach… and nearby town for shopping and exploring. Or you can hike one of the many trails, get a massage, relax in the Jacuzzi, take a nap or read in a hammock. 

 

The rest of the day is at your leisure.   

6:30 to 8:30 Dinner  

8:45 yoga nidra at the studio  

 

 

Day 6 – Wednesday, march 14, 2017 

6:30-7:45 a.m. breakfast,  

 

8:00am Depart for our tour  

we will go toward de Bribri Reserve, the biggest indigenous community in the country and also Talamanca´s headboard, where we will begin our visit to the indigenous community of Watsi.  

 

Our journey starts with a visit to the Awa, the Bribri´s doctor, who will receive us at his ranch with his family. There he will demonstrate some customs and history of the Bribri´s, as well as a purification ceremony for all participants. 

 

The trip will proceed with a visit to an indigenous family where 5 generations live together under the same roof. This will be a real close contact with this family´s lifestyle. You will get to know their houses, cooking, medicinal plants, chocolate production and many other aspects about their lives. 

Also, you will taste chocolate with different aromas and flavors. You will have the opportunity of grinding your own chocolate and get to know the secrets behind this old process. After the chocolate demonstration, you will join the family for a delicious home-cooked meal that will include typical indigenous ingredients.  

 

After lunch, we will move forward to one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the area: the Rio Catarata Waterfall. After freshening up in its pools, we will begin our way back to our respective hotels. 

We will meet again for dinner  

7:00pm to 8:00pm And finish our day with an evening meditation and contemplation  

 

Day 7 – Friday, march 16th, 2017 

6:30-7:45- Yoga at the open air studio- breath in the fresh air and beautiful rain forest sounds 

8:00 am Breakfast 

8:00pm- Fire ceremony where we will transition away from old behaviors and prepare to return home renewed 

 

 

Day 8 – Saturday, march 17th, 2017 

6:30-7:45- Yoga at the open air studio- breath in the fresh air and beautiful rain forest sounds 

8:00 am Breakfast 

After breakfast, transportation will be arranged based on your return flight home.  We hope you return home rejuvenated and inspired by all you experienced. 

ITEMS TO BRING: 

  • Passport: Valid minimum 6 months no visa required for US residents.  
  • Light Clothing for warm and hot weather.  
  • Bathing suits Sunscreen  
  • Bug repellent  
  • Hair dryer 120 volts  
  • Sandals for beach or pool and walking shoes for hikes.  
  • Money: USD or Colones (Never exchange money at the airport you will lose 20% of value) USD can be used just like local currency and exchange rate is fair at most merchants.  

Excursions: 

There are many excursions available and all can be booked with at most 1 days notice some even same day Below is a small outline of tours and costs:   

  • Catamaran Sunset Sailing - Cost U$85 includes transport to beach, lunch and open bar. Leaves 1pm returns at Sunset.   
  • Crocodile Nature Tour: Cost US35 includes transport 4 times daily  
  • depending on tides.  Surf lessons: $45 per person less per person for group lessons.   
  • Horseback Riding: Cost $25 per person next to the Lodge so no transport needed.   
  • Zip Line: Cost $55 including transport.   
  • All day Adventure Tour at dormant Rincon Volcano: Cost $135 includes Transport (1:30h),  
  • Horseback Riding, Zip Line, Water slides or tubing, Volcanic Mud Bath, Volcanic Hot springs and Lunch  Wilderness adventure Park: Cost $135 includes transport (1:30)  
  • Animal rescue tour including Sloths, Super Zip lines Ocean-view and Longest in Costa Rica as well as lunch.  

 

I had an amazing time while at this retreat. I wasn’t ready to leave and I feel like I connected with everyone on some level. It was an amazing experience. Thank you Debbie for everything, you are simply amazing!

Andrea

Debbie,
What an amazing weekend at the Abundance and Prosperity retreat! The location you choose could not have been more perfect for us to explore our dreams, and that we did! The work we all did together as a group, by ourselves, and one on one with you definitely left me with a plan to realize my dreams. I left the weekend, with a sense of confidence, and an understanding of why I do the things I do, and how to change it. You are a truly amazing teacher and I am so grateful you have chosen to share your gifts. I can’t wait for the next retreat!

Darryl

I was so impressed by the content and level of depth that we explored in such a short time at Realizing Your Dreams. Debbie’s expertise was invaluable and I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is looking to make positive changes in their life.

Natalie

We are all cut from the same cloth, all here to help each other. I thank you as well for helping to live from my heart by your example. I now extend love to everyone I meet. Even when I am angry at them. For now I understand that maintaining anger towards another is like drinking the poison I intended for them. I have choice and choose to just love them instead.

Keep spreading your light!!

Jason

I landed my dream job!!! I work as a building engineer for the Columbia center!! With the tools I learned from this group I have made it through some hard times! THANK YOU DEBBIE!!!!!!!!

Patrick

I know! This path to my new life has been so exciting! It’s almost happening faster than I can keep up with. So much power in Realizing your dreams and believing in yourself! Thank you Debbie you have helped so much!

Cindy

Thank you for your guidance it has meant A LOT to me. You truly are an inspiration to so many people, including me. We are so blessed that you will have an outlet through your studio and your workshops to pass on the mental and physical clarity that has influenced you. I plan on sweeping all of my insecurities and excuses out of my way and allowing myself to dedicate my soul to your life transforming processes! thanks again!

Amy

I can feel it! I would love to come to one of your realizing your dreams workshops. This book is exactly what I need right now and its just so inspiring.

Robin

Debbie,
I wanted to tell you, once again, how much I loved the workshop. It was the exact message I need at this time. My coworker, ******, recommended it to me. She currently does hot yoga at your studio. I am so happy that she gave me the information about this work shop. I could go on and on, but instead, I want to wrap this up, so I can do some reflection on today’s points.

You mentioned that you took today’s topics from a weekend-long event. Do you do the weekend event?
If so, when are you doing your next one?

You have a gift in this work. Thank you for sharing it!

Wendi

If you are thinking of joining Debbie in Costa Rica for the 2nd Annual Realizing your Dreams Retreat at Blue Spirit, don’t hesitate, you won’t be disappointed! This was my first time to Costa Rica and I didn’t know what to anticipate. I only was sure that traveling abroad with our two amazing hostesses and a group of like minded souls would be an adventure.

The accommodations leave nothing to be desired…Blue Spirit gifts you with stunning views, comfortable quarters and delicious, healthy meals. There are so many unique little niches to discover via trails and walkways, a great space for doing self exploration! There is also a lovely pool and amazing spa services available. All located on a near deserted beach and a short walk from the town of Nosara where you will find lots of shops and outdoor dining. The locals are very kind and relaxed and it’s easy to see why their mantra is Pure Vida. There is also the option to go on day excursions like horseback riding at sunset, visiting the animal refuge, zip lining and surfing.
If I wasn’t going to be staying home with a new addition to my family during the upcoming trip dates, I would readily sign up. I’m
looking forward to the 3rd annual trip!

Shauna

What a beautiful day – the sun is shining, birds singing, and life is transforming and growing at a rapid pace. Time is moving faster! So
fast, that important, noteworthy, actions or potential actions could be missed and opportunities lost. That being said, I want you to know that I appreciate the positive impact you had on our lives and how your life-changing philosophy influenced us and the way we live.

This is Chris now 🙂 I hope you are well. Mike and I already miss you, even though we haven’t really left yet. We talk about some of the things we learned from you everyday. You have had a tremendous impact on our lives and I want to thank you. I will be there to help if you decide to do the recording on Sunday or Monday so we can chat then too 🙂 Have a beautiful week and see you soon.

Mike & Chris

I was not sure what to expect when I attended. I thought it might be a networking affair.It was much more because it was a learning experience. There were definite training tools to use in everyday life and also to be able to show others how to be happy. I thought Debbie ran an excellent workshop that was comfortable, informal and well organized. I was impressed and transformed!

Anthony
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