THE iJOURNEY RETREAT

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WHEN WOMEN GATHER, MAGIC HAPPENS!

Live Your Sat Nam

Commune with nature and learn about alternative therapies and modalities for healing mind, body and spirit after breast cancer. 

 

Our goal is to empower each woman to live a life that is authentic.

 

Become the creator and author of your own story, so you can reclaim your power, thrive and discover your true authentic self moving forward, after breast cancer. 

 

YOU get to chose the life YOU want to live. 

 

Feel inspire,. Feel supported. Together let's rise and heal! 

Pura Vida

RECLAIM YOUR POWER!

BECOME THE CREATOR & AUTHOR

OF YOUR STORY!

THRIVE MOVING FORWARD!

RISE TO DISCOVER YOUR TRUE AUTHENTIC SELF!

To begin the 6-month iJourney program, participants will come together for a spiritual healing and restorative retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica, with select members of the Wellness Collective and Wellness Experts from the surrounding area. The retreat will allow for experiencing alternative forms of healing after breast cancer while communing with nature. Together the group will bond and discuss individual progress and challenges. Women have the opportunity to share and offer emotional and motivational support to one another, and create friendships to last a lifetime. 

Learn how to:

  • Take charge of your healing

  • Strengthen your immune system 

  • Identify your strongest reasons for living

  • Access and strengthen your intuition

  • Release suppressed emotions held in your body

  • Increase positive emotions in your day-to-day life

  • Accept love and support from others

  • Develop a daily spiritual practice

NOSARA, COSTA RICA

WELLNESS COLLECTIVE TEACHERS 

Ana Alvarenga

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Elizabeth Amara Rose

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Angela Howell

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Julia Przybilka

Ceibo Fellers

Ceibo Fellers

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Katie Tovar

ALTERNATIVE WELLNESS OFFERINGS TO HELP HEAL AFTER BREAST CANCER

ACUPUNCTURE

The art of acupuncture uses the energetic system to heal, activate and improve the body. Consultation may include diagnosis, personal strategies to overcome health issues or improve the body using natural medicine, easy kitchen remedies and recommendations of acupressure points you can use at home. Acupuncture is good for cleansing the mind and balancing the emotions, strengthening muscles, bones and tendons, recovering from trauma or accidents, relieving chronic pain and improving your health and body functionality. 

AERIAL FIT

An exciting way to get in shape while using the aerial hammock as a support prop. The session starts with warming up using stretching and breathing techniques and working its way up to a core and cardiovascular workout. Bodhi Tree wellness experts go into optional inversions throughout the class to lengthen and decompress the spine. Finishing off with a cool down and a final Sivasana cocooned in the silk hammock. 

CACAO CEREMONY

Known as the food of the Gods, Cacao is a medicine that has been used by Olmec, Mayan, and Aztec civilizations for over 5,000 years, to bring healing on both a spiritual and physical level. Potent in magnesium it allows for total relaxation and as a vasodilator in permits blood to flow more freely through the body. Via the theobromine present in cacao, chemicals, such as, dopamine and phenethylamine are released, creating sensations of heightened empathy and pleasure. In opening our heart space, we are able to release old patterns and traumas, helping us to embody our intentions and achieve higher states of consciousness. Through sacred song, meditation, and group activities, individuals will enjoy an enriching and genuinely uplifting event.

EASY OCEAN STRETCH 

Deepen the connection between mind and body and fortify your core with this combination of flowing Vinyasa sequences and Pilates exercises. Vinyasa yoga promotes flexibility, balance, and breath control, while the Pilates strengthens and lengthens muscles and encourages spinal, shoulder, and pelvic stability and mobility.

LETTING GO ("BURNING") CEREMONY

A burning ceremony is a transformative ritual used as a way to release the past, negativity, or pain. During a burning ceremony, fire is portrayed as a powerful symbol of wisdom, knowledge, passion, and purification. It is a way of releasing old resentments, hurt, grudges, regrets, negative energy, a bad mindset, a negative thought process, or suffering, and focuses on what is more significant to us. It’s the time to leave it all behind and start fresh. It’s essential to be honest, open, and sincere with what you choose to release.  When you let go of expectations, the world becomes full of opportunities. If done correctly, you will likely be surprised by how the ceremony can leave you feeling lighter, relaxed, and happier. 

LYMPHATIC DRAIN MASSAGE 

Encouraging the natural detoxing process of our body, this massage helps reducing inflammation and promoting self-healing. Lymphatic drainage is one of the most relaxing yet therapeutic therapies. Your therapist will gently press and move her hands in directional movements, rhythmic circular and brush like strokes to stimulate relaxation and lymph flow. It also includes direct activation of the lymphatic body centers, such as stomach, armpit and neck which will boost your immune system. Best recommended on an empty stomach. 

MODERN KUNDALINI

Using the Empowering, Dynamic, and Detoxifying Kriyas of Kundalini Yoga and making them more modern. Every class is unique and supported by inspiring, fun music to hold space for you have a deeper experience with SELF. Break Free of limiting beliefs, toxic programming, and connect to Truth inside your Heart. Learn how to apply the techniques of Kundalini Yoga off your mat and in your Life, in order to more consistently Live from a place of Love, Peace, Happiness and Alignment. 

PRANASSAGE 

Pranassage is a synthesis of yoga and bodywork, an experience that incorporates assisted stretches and body postures. In Pranassage relaxation is the field in which intuition, meditation, concentration, awareness, integration and healing emerge. A wonderfully healing and intuitive practice rooted in the artful practice of sacred space for human connection. This massage is done on a mat, you must bring comfortable stretchy clothes. 

 

REIKI

Reiki is a Japanese technique for used for detoxification, stress reduction, relaxation and to move the energy in the body. Energy that is stuck can create disease, stress, tension and disharmony. Reiki is administered through hands on touch to create an experience to nourish and connect the body, mind and soul. 

RESTORATIVE YOGA + REIKI

Restorative Yoga is known for its calming effects on the nervous system. In combination with Reiki Practitioners this experience invites you to recharge your energy levels and enter a state of relaxed awareness.

SHAMANIC ENERGY HEALING 

By detecting imbalances and abnormalities within the energetic field, this therapy aims to cleanse, balance and align the subtle energy bodies to restore optimal physical health. Utilizing a variety of modalities such as Reiki, crystals, somatic and polarity therapies, toning and shamanic techniques, this treatment will manipulate the etheric fields, clearing stagnant or harmful energies from the aura. In doing so, you’ll be able to heal old traumas and break negative patterns of behavior that prevent you from serving your highest and best self. 

SOUND BATH HEALING 

An enchanted sound meditation that encourages the awareness of the natural self through the use of mystical instruments of the world. These include instruments such as Crystal Tones alchemy singing bowls, tuning forks, temple bells, Tibetan singing bowls, Indian Shruti Box, wind chimes from Japan and shells from Peru and Africa. Melt into this unique sound journey and observe the dissolving effect on the barriers that block you from your natural flow. Using the teachings from nature to offer you a meditative, calm and relaxing sound healing experience. 

 
SUNSET YIN

An exploration of the deeper layers of the body. In this practice we are working with releasing and subtly softening the facial tissue which can stiffen over time. This is a practice of long holds, deep openings and working with the edges of the physical body, emotional body and the psyche, through witnessing, allowing and surrendering.

VINYASA YOGA

A powerful yoga that connects fast and slow movements with the breath and free flowing movement. Vinyasa means to flow from posture to posture with the breath. The practice becomes, over time, with practice, a moving meditation.

 

WOMAN'S WOMB HEALING CEREMONY

With the assistance of plant medicines, such as Blue Lotus, Skullcap, and Kava-Kava combined in a Lucid Dream Tea, we aim to reach deeper into ourselves and achieve altered states of conscious, utilizing breath-work, sound, and meditation to enhance the effects. In this ritual we will call in the support of the elements to cleanse and prepare ourselves for healing past traumas in our lives and in our female ancestral line. Using a Shamanic Reiki method called the “river of time” we will go backwards to heal a particular time in our past that has caused trauma in our DNA, creating a toxic pattern of behavior that holds us back from following the path of our higher self. We will participate in an ancient rite of the womb, the 13th rite of the Munay-Ki, passed down from the female wisdom keepers of the Q’ero tribe from Peru. Receiving this rite in turn will heal not only ourselves but 7 generations forwards and backwards of our ancestral lines. NOTE: (photo of younger self required)

YIN

This class combines simple breathing techniques and Qigong energy work with the stillness of Yin Yoga and Zen meditation. Join us and explore these time-tested practices of going within to reconnect to your vital center and free your mind. Nothing to prove. 

YOGA GROOVE 

Yoga GROOVE is a style of asana practice that intentionally combines the transformational powers of yoga and music to help us move closer toward the light inside us all. By engaging the body, mind, heart and soul through a musically charged class we honor both systems as different paths up the same mystical mountain. The intention behind Yoga Groove is not to play ambient, background music for your yoga class but rather recognizes not only the very real effect music has upon us but also the scientific theories that prove how music lives inside us.

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