Becoming Your Own Guru: A Journey of Self-Discovery Costa Rica Retreat with Sara & Adrian

Your TourHero

Collage of TourHeroes Adrian Skinner & Sara Schoenecker

Sara Schoenecker realizes that true healing comes from within and believes everyone is a healer in their own right. She strives to help her clients recognize their own unique power through various Energetic Wellness practices. Sara practices a variety of healing modalities including Shamanism (she carries the Peruvian Q’ero Incan Medicine lineage), Reiki (she is a certified Reiki Master Teacher), Pranic Healing, Sound Healing, Intuitive Healing, Crystal Healing, Aromatherapy and Meditation. To learn more go to SaraSchoenecker.com

Adrian Skinner has spent most of her career in a corporate training space, however when she became a mother she went on a journey to heal herself. During her journey she found a desire to help others heal from things they may not have shared. Adrian is an intuitive tarot reader, medium, practices Shamanic healing (she carries the Peruvian Q’ero Incan Medicine lineage),Wellness Coach, Certified Personal Trainer and Baptiste Yoga Level 1 Certified. To learn more go to bellaviragollc.com

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Jan 22 - 27, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

12 – 21

Transportation

Airport transfers

Tour Price

USD 2,424
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

21+

Travel interest

Wellness, culture, sightseeing

Costa Rica>Becoming Your Own Guru: A Journey of Self-Discovery Costa Rica Retreat with Sara & Adrian

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and reclaim your inner Guru. Join Sara Schoenecker and Adrian Skinner as they lead you on an epic Costa Rican Retreat. Daily breathwork, fire breathing, meditation, energy healing sessions, planned excursions, and various ceremonies allow you an opportunity to “come back home” and recognize that you are your own Guru and carry all of the internal guidance needed to navigate your unique journey in life. Unlock your full potential and leave with the tools needed to incorporate these practices into your daily routine once you return home. Have you been yearning for a journey of self exploration? Then this is a retreat you won't want to miss!

Please note: Itinerary subject to change based on group's energetic needs.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until October 19, 2023. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by October 19, 2023 and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip by October 19, 2023 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. To change or cancel your trip, please email travelers@tourhero.com.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Collage of TourHeroes Adrian Skinner & Sara Schoenecker

Sara Schoenecker realizes that true healing comes from within and believes everyone is a healer in their own right. She strives to help her clients recognize their own unique power through various Energetic Wellness practices. Sara practices a variety of healing modalities including Shamanism (she carries the Peruvian Q’ero Incan Medicine lineage), Reiki (she is a certified Reiki Master Teacher), Pranic Healing, Sound Healing, Intuitive Healing, Crystal Healing, Aromatherapy and Meditation. To learn more go to SaraSchoenecker.com

Adrian Skinner has spent most of her career in a corporate training space, however when she became a mother she went on a journey to heal herself. During her journey she found a desire to help others heal from things they may not have shared. Adrian is an intuitive tarot reader, medium, practices Shamanic healing (she carries the Peruvian Q’ero Incan Medicine lineage),Wellness Coach, Certified Personal Trainer and Baptiste Yoga Level 1 Certified. To learn more go to bellaviragollc.com

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Jan 22 - 27, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

12 – 21

Transportation

Airport transfers

Costa Rica>Becoming Your Own Guru: A Journey of Self-Discovery Costa Rica Retreat with Sara & Adrian

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and reclaim your inner Guru. Join Sara Schoenecker and Adrian Skinner as they lead you on an epic Costa Rican Retreat. Daily breathwork, fire breathing, meditation, energy healing sessions, planned excursions, and various ceremonies allow you an opportunity to “come back home” and recognize that you are your own Guru and carry all of the internal guidance needed to navigate your unique journey in life. Unlock your full potential and leave with the tools needed to incorporate these practices into your daily routine once you return home. Have you been yearning for a journey of self exploration? Then this is a retreat you won't want to miss!

Please note: Itinerary subject to change based on group's energetic needs.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Uvita
  • Arrive at airport
  • Group transfer from airport to accommodation
  • Check-in at Synergy Retreats
  • Welcome
  • Introductions
  • Journaling exercise to set individual intentions for the retreat
  • Meditation to sink into your heart center
  • Dinner
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Day 2 · Uvita
  • Breakfast
  • Fire breathing
  • Morning meditation
  • Journey for a Spirit Animal
  • Lunch
  • Head out to the river for the day
  • Water ceremony in the river
  • Explore the river
  • Return to Synergy
  • Dinner
  • Free time
  • Day 3 · Uvita
  • 8:30 am — Breakfast
  • Head to beach
  • Meditation/energetic wellness session
  • Journey to meet Spirit Guide
  • Picnic lunch at the beach
  • Ceremony at the beach
  • Head back to Synergy
  • Dinner
  • Free night
  • Day 4 · Uvita
  • Breakfast
  • Breathwork
  • Head to the beach
  • Journey to meet higher self
  • Lunch
  • Free time or optional activity (see add-ons)
  • Head back to Synergy
  • Dinner
  • Free night
  • Day 5 · Uvita
  • Breakfast
  • Head to waterfall
  • Fire breathing
  • Silent walking meditation nature hike
  • Picnic lunch
  • Head back to Synergy
  • Dinner
  • Free night
  • Day 6 · Departure
  • Breakfast
  • Fire breathing
  • Meditation with energy balancing
  • Closing thoughts – tools to continue to use at home, integration and group share
  • 11:00 am – Check out of accommodation
  • Group transfer from accommodation to airport (for 5:00 pm onwards)

Details

Day 1

Settle into a jungle haven in Costa Rica: welcome to the first step in attaining your higher self and becoming your own Guru

Welcome to Synergy Retreats, a sanctuary nestled deep within the magical mountain rainforest of Uvita, where lush tropical jungle surrounds you, and the only sound you'll hear is the symphony of nature. As you step into this serene space, you feel your body and mind relax, and your soul awaken to the possibility of a deeper connection with yourself. Here in the heart of this high-vibe retreat center, you're greeted by warm smiles and a sense of belonging fills your heart as you join a community of like-minded individuals who are also embarking on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

After settling in and embracing this warm welcome, we'll begin with introductions. As we mingle with each other, we invite you to share your story and to open your heart to the community. We'll then move into an essential journaling session that allows you to set your individual intentions for the retreat — tap into your soul purpose and chart your journey to attaining your higher self. A meditation session will follow this, giving you the much-needed opportunity to sink into your heart center and gain a sense of peace and clarity.

We'll then sit down together for a delicious dinner. Being our first meal as a group, we'll celebrate the start of this transformative journey together. The night is capped off with a cacao ceremony, a sacred practice that invites you to open your heart and connect with the wisdom of the earth. As you sip the warm, rich elixir of cacao, feel it nourish your body and spirit, and fill you with a sense of inspiration and purpose.

Day 2

Embrace the Mystic within you: partake in fire breathing, connect with your Spirit Animal, and be present during a water ceremony at the river

Rise and shine to a beautiful day — we hope you had a restful sleep last night. Start your day with a nourishing breakfast and fuel your body with healthy, nutrient-dense foods to support your healing journey. After breakfast, we'll dive into the mystical practice of fire breathing, harnessing your courage to awaken your inner flame and ignite your passion. As you exhale deeply, you feel your body come alive, your senses sharpen, and your spirit soar.

We'll then move into morning meditation. Use this time to connect with your higher self and tap into your inner wisdom. Following this, you'll be led on a journey to discover your Spirit Animal, a powerful symbol of your unique gifts and strengths. Feel its energy infuse you with purpose and inspiration.

After lunch, we'll head out to the river for a day of exploration and healing. Immerse yourself in a water ceremony, connecting with the spirit of the river and allowing its energy to cleanse and renew you. We'll then take some time to explore the river, taking in its natural beauty and feeling its healing energy wash over us.

Back at Synergy Retreats, you're filled with a sense of peace and connection, knowing that you've tapped into something truly powerful and transformative today. Sit down to a delicious, nourishing dinner, savoring each bite and feeling gratitude for the abundance in your life. You then have some free time to reflect on the day's experiences, journal, or simply relax and soak in the healing energy of the space.

Day 3

Oceanic renewal: take a mystical journey to the beach to meet your Spirit Guide, enjoy a beautiful picnic, and participate in a ceremony

Begin your day with a nourishing breakfast, filling your body with healthy, wholesome foods to fuel your spirit for the day ahead. Today, we head to the beach for a day of connection and renewal. Once we arrive and dig our toes into the sand, we'll begin with a meditation and energetic wellness session. Feel the energy of the ocean infuse you with peace and tranquility. You're guided towards a journey to meet your Spirit Guide, who will enlighten you and support you on your journey towards empowerment.

After the session, enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach, surrounded by the natural beauty of the ocean and the sand. Following this, you are invited to a special ceremony on the beach, where you'll connect with the energy of the elements and the spirits of the land and sea. As you participate in this powerful ritual, feel your heart open and your divine spirit soar.

When we arrive back at Synergy, we'll unwind at dinner and savor each bite, feeling gratitude for the abundance our your lives. The remainder of the night is free for you to enjoy at leisure.

Day 4

Enjoy morning breath work before returning to the beach to meet with your higher self, then indulge in an optional activity during your free time

Ready for another day of self-discovery and healing? Begin the morning with a nourishing breakfast, fueling your body with healthy, delicious foods to set the tone for the day ahead. After, we’ll participate in a breathwork session, harnessing the power of mindful breathing to gain clarity and focus. This will lead into a beach trip and journey to meet your higher self. Connect with the deepest parts of your being and unlock the wisdom and guidance that lies within.

After this, we'll enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach, feeling nourished and energized by the natural beauty that surrounds us. With renewed energy, we will then have some free time that you can spend on your own or with an optional add-on. (See add-on descriptions below.)

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: During your free time today, you can choose between a whale and dolphin watching excursion, led by Sara, or stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), led by Adrian. The whale and dolphin excursion is a powerful experience that allows you to connect with the wild and embrace the beauty and healing power of nature. Seeing these magnificent creatures up close fills you with awe and wonder, reminding you of the power and mystery of the universe. Alternatively, stand-up paddle boarding is a journey of connection and empowerment, allowing you to tap into your inner child and find joy and freedom in movement. You release the fear of failure as you get used to navigating the board, finding strength and resilience with each new fall or challenge.

Back at Synergy, we'll sit down to a delicious, nourishing dinner. And a free evening caps off the day.

Day 5

Expound upon your understanding of nature: discover the natural world around you

Start your day with a wholesome breakfast, filling your body with healthy foods to prepare for the adventures ahead. Today, embark on an excursion to a waterfall, a magical place of healing and transformation. This is followed by a fire breathing session and then a silent walking meditation nature hike. Connect with the natural beauty around you and find peace in the stillness. After the hike, enjoy a picnic lunch to recharge.

Back at Synergy, enjoy a delicious and rewarding dinner tonight, and spend the rest of the evening freely.

Day 6

Embrace your transformation: closing your journey of self-discovery and empowerment

It's the final day of your wellness journey at Synergy Retreats and you're filled with a sense of gratitude and peace. You start your day with a nourishing breakfast, savoring each bite and feeling the energy of the morning infuse you with healing and renewal. Today, we begin with a fire breathing session followed by meditation with energy balancing, allowing you to connect with your inner self and find harmony within.

As your journey comes to a close, participate in a group sharing circle as we conclude with closing thoughts. Reflect on the tools and practices you've learned and how you can continue to use them in your daily life. After this retreat, we hope you will leave filled with a sense of unlimited possibility, knowing that you have the power to create the life you want.

We'll check out of the accommodation by 11:00 am. As you journey home, you take with you all that you've learned, ready to continue on your path towards empowerment.

Accommodation

  • Synergy Retreats

    Nestled in the magical mountain rainforest of Uvita is eco-chic Synergy. This high-vibe retreat center is hidden away from the world with lush tropical jungle all around. The property features a 360-degree, open-air yoga shala, a variety of lounges and meditation spaces, pool with loungers, and so much more, creating the perfect environment to move, heal, and grow. Enjoy healthy gourmet organic meals, dedicated support staff, and a wealth of wellness and adventure activities to choose from. The luxury extends into each guest room all featuring private en suites, AC, plush bedding for a comfortable night’s rest, sitting areas, and rustic decor. For a truly transformative experience, from yoga teacher training to an array of retreats, you’ll call Synergy your home away from home after just one night. Room type: Double occupancy. Room configuration: Twin, double, Queen.

Included

  • 5 nights at Synergy Retreats
  • Shared double occupancy in accommodation
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • One group airport arrival transfer
  • One group airport departure transfer

Not included

  • Flights
  • Additional food and drinks not mentioned in inclusions
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

FAQ

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

Please check the on this itinerary page for specific details.

Will TourHero or the operator take care of my visa (if applicable)?

Travelers are responsible for researching visa requirements and obtaining a visa if needed. Please check government websites to ensure you have the necessary documents, along with passport requirements, before your departure date. This includes necessary transit visas, permits, and vaccinations required prior to travel and any required reciprocity fees for the destination. TourHero will provide a booking confirmation document after purchase, which may be needed to obtain a visa.

If your visa is denied for any reason, TourHero will issue a refund based on the cancellation policy. However, we are unable to provide a refund after the cancellation due date has passed.

Do I need a passport for this trip?

A full and valid passport is required for all persons traveling to any destination outside of one’s home country. Most international tours require a passport that's valid for at least six (6) months beyond the scheduled end of your itinerary. TourHero will not issue refunds based on passport issues such as renewals or lost passports.

What's included in the price?

Please check the inclusion and exclusion sections above. You'll find information about included meals, transfers, flights, and activities. If you have any questions or need support, please contact hello@tourhero.com.

Available add-on

Whale and dolphin watching

The whale and dolphin excursion is a powerful experience that allows you to connect with the wild and embrace the beauty and healing power of nature. Seeing these magnificent creatures up close fills you with awe and wonder, reminding you of the power and mystery of the universe.

Price: USD 105

21 spots left

Whale watching

Stand-up paddle boarding

Stand-up paddle boarding can be a journey of connection and empowerment, allowing you to tap into your inner child and find joy and freedom in movement. You release the fear of failure as you get used to navigating the board, finding strength and resilience with each new fall or challenge.

Price: USD 90

21 spots left

SUP

15-minute tarot or mediumship reading with Adrian

Book a 15-minute reading with Adrian where you can choose from a tarot spread or mediumship experience.

Price: USD 50

12 spots left

Tarot or mediumship reading with Sara

15-minute energetic tune up with Sara

Book a 15-minute energetic tune up with Sara to align your energy and find balance.

Price: USD 50

12 spots left

15 minute energetic tune up with Sara

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until October 19, 2023. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by October 19, 2023 and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip by October 19, 2023 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. To change or cancel your trip, please email travelers@tourhero.com.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 2,424
Per person