Have the Ultimate Trip for Relaxation


We’re going to Costa Rica - Pura Vida Baby!
November 14-19, 2024



"Pura vida" is a Spanish phrase that translates to "pure life" in English.


It's commonly used in Costa Rica to express a philosophy of living life to the fullest, embracing a relaxed and laid-back attitude, and appreciating the simple joys of life.


It embodies a sense of optimism, gratitude, and contentment with what one has.

Leave all the details to us, so you can relax into the sights, sounds and flavors of Costa Rica, all the while getting to hang with phenomenal people and treat your body to bliss.


Stress? Busyness?

That stays behind - this is all about the JOY and PEACE of being alive.


12 participant spots available for this intimate experience with 3 facilitators/teachers



James, Amy and I jumped on Zoom and, we got a chance to tap into the energy of these 5 days,
the fun adventures we have planned for you, and the synergy of everything being offered -
from yoga, to sensory sound journeys, to rafting and more!


Catch the replay below!


EL LUGAR RESORT,Sarapiqui, Costa Rica


 Spacious Bungalows with Heavenly Beds & Bespoke furnishings

 Outdoor Pool with swim-up Bar, Sundeck, and Sunset views

 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided each day

 24-hour Security

 High-speed Wifi

 Attentive, bilingual staff

 In the Heart of the Tropical Rainforest

 Horse stables & Nature trails on site

The itinerary

 Arrival Evening

Day 1



Arrive in Costa Rica and be driven with your new friends to your relaxation oasis at El Lugar. We’ll kick off the evening with a Costa Rican dinner and conversation to connect and get to know each other.

Day 2



The first day is ripe with possibilities to recalibrate and discover the beauty of the people around us and the earth.

We’ll start the day with gentle morning yoga, breathwork and meditation with James. After breakfast in your rooms or at the pool restaurant, we will head out together with experienced guides to raft a nearby river. The waves are easy and fun as we float by the local birds, animals and rainforest.

Our sunset session today will be a Inner Dance sound, sensory, and healing journey with Amy where you get to lay down and journey into the dreamscape.  An inner dance session isn’t what you may think - you get to lay down on your mat and just receive a sound bath with any or no movement at all. Our evening meal will be enjoyed together overlooking the pool and rainforest.

Day 3



It’s easy to wake up with the sounds of the birds and the smell of the forest at El Lugar.

Before the day reaches its heat peak, we will set out early to explore the 1200 acres of land at El Lugar. You have your choice of horseback riding or a bird and nature walk with guides to point out all of the sights you are taking in.

After a shower or swim, we’ll head to the yoga deck and stretch our sweet bodies and calm our minds with James.

This afternoon, you’ll be free to read, sleep, or book a coffee-scrub massage or private energetic session with Emily or Amy or an Ayurvedic Consultation with James. At sunset today, Amy will offer energy activations with an immersive sound journey that weaves frequencies, energies, and rhythms together. These inner journeys have a powerful ability to catalyze deep healing, accelerated growth, and profound shifts in consciousness. Finally, we’ll enjoy our group dinner outside. Ahhhh…..

Day 4



Today is a casual day for you to rest, lay by the pool, get another massage, and just BE.

Emily will be leading 2 small group sessions - one in the late morning and one in the afternoon to facilitate and expand the gift of this embodied experience. Refine your asks and amplify your creativity in any area from relationship to business to you name it!

Morning breathwork and yoga with James will be on the yoga deck. 

Before dinner, enjoy Sunset Chakra Movement with Energy Activations & Innerdance with Amy. Inner Dance is not a physical dance. The dance happens within you. It is a Sound & Sensory Healing Journey assisting you to shift into heightened perceptions, deeper states of awareness, and awakens the innate power to heal from within.

Day 5



Today after morning yoga and some relax time, we will head to the town of La Fortuna to dip in the eco-thermal springs heated by the nearby volcano, enjoy some shopping time, and then a group dinner together at a great local restaurant.

Delicious food, company, and conversation will have us laughing, smiling and feeling grateful for these days together as we enjoy Costa Rica for our final full day together.

Day 6



Enjoy one last Costa Rican breakfast and then drive through the beautiful scenery of Costa Rica in your shuttle to the airport.

We can’t wait to hear what unfolds for you as you take the space of this retreat with you going forward into your life.

Joining us for the retreat


James was exposed to yoga in 1996 through his first spiritual mentor Jeri Lucas, who continues to inspire him today. With a growing love for the practice, James participated in the 2001 Ana Forest teacher training. In 2003 he traveled to Kiev, Ukraine for a four-month intensive training in Universal Freestyle Yoga with Andrey Lappa.

After a couple of years of teaching and studying in Chicago, he took an 8-month sabbatical to study with the beloved Dharma Mittra in New York, NY. His interest in Ayurveda then took him to Albuquerque, NM. There he studied Ayurvedic Medicine at the Ayurvedic Institute with the renowned Dr. Vasant Lad, M.A. Sc. James is also an ordained reverend through Ron Brown Grayson, PhD in Universal Studies, co-founder of Source Legacy.


James will have a few spots available for private Ayurvedic Consultations. More about this in later communication.

Amy Shine

Amy is an Embodied Movement Facilitator & Energy Alchemist who loves to inspire others to awaken the joy & sensualness of their bodies. 

She helps people release trauma, regulate their nervous systems, and come back to pleasure in their bodies and lives.

Amy uses many modalities & approaches in her practice that include Somatic Movement, Sound Healing & Breathwork, Chakra wisdom, Trauma Resolution, EMDR, InnerDance, Earth Elementals & Spirit world awareness. Amy has over 12 years of experience studying energy as an Access Consciousness Facilitator.

Amy’s vision is to live in a world of Oneness where body, mind, soul and earth are all in harmony and life is a dance. She is the author of the book ‘’Dancing with the Fairies’’ and invites you to a world of magic embodied.

Amy will have a few spots available for Private Sessions.
More about this in later communication.

Emily Russell

Emily is a single mom, multi 6-figure business owner, and a Master Mindset & Life Coach. Her target is to teach others how to harness their energy and uniquely design their lives so that they can manifest a fulfilled, joyful AF life and never have to settle for ‘fine’ again.

She has her master's degree in teaching and has trained in Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), yoga, and has been a Facilitator of Access Consciousness for 10 years. The tools and perspectives Emily shares - a mix of subconscious mind hacks, perspective shifts and simple energetic upgrades - are anything but traditional, yet they are wildly effective.

Emily will have a few spots available for Private Sessions.
More about this in later communication.

WHAT'S Included:

You're going to





5 Nights Accommodation in a shared Casita with 2 Queen beds

 Airport group shuttle

Shuttle transfer to & from
El Lugar


Breakfast in your room or by the pool (5 days)
Group lunch (4 days)
Group dinner (5 days)

daily sessions

Morning yoga, breathwork and meditation with James
Sunset somatic sensory journeys with Amy
Small group session with Emily (2 hours on day 3)



All excursions + Tip for the guides - Rafting, Horseride or Nature walk

Transformational toolkit

Downloadable meditations & activations to expand the space before, during and after the retreat


Private Group to engage & contribute to you & fellow retreaters throughout your transformational trip

All Inclusive Price: $4000

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