Jewels of the Golden Shadow - Costa Rica Retreat with Monica & Arin

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Monica Pelayo - Intuitive and Shadow Work Coach
Monica Pelayo is a certified life coach, experienced shadow work expert, and mother of two boys. At the age of 4, she became aware that she was unconsciously connected to an intelligent source, and constantly receiving messages and images through this power greater than herself. She has been able to see and communicate energies from this young age.

Monica has been a student of A Course In Miracles (ACIM) for over two decades and was personally trained in the work of the Shadow by Debbie Ford. Monica has found that our biggest gifts have been darkened by our rejection of our own shadows and believes that our purpose in this life is to become whole again.

Her mission is to guide individuals to embrace their whole self by finding the gold behind the Shadow – the part of us we’ve been disowning, hating, or hiding – so we can bring this into the light and shine brighter.

She is the founder of The Jewels of the Golden Shadow International retreats, host of Un ratito Con Monica (A moment with Monica), and is well known in the personal and business development industry for her signature VIP 1-on-1 program, 'Finding the Gold Behind the Shadow', for coaches and thought leaders.

Arin Rosa - Invited Guest Master Teacher 
Arin Rosa is a ceremonialist, singer-songwriter and certified Kundalini yoga instructor. 

Her integrative yoga classes are intentionally crafted with movement and sound to allow you to come into deep awareness of your mind, body, and soul connection. As a master sound alchemist she leverages the healing power of crystal bowls, gongs, and her guitar to inspire and soothe you.

She is also dedicated to the power of shadow work, and through it has been able to overcome many challenges and obstacles in her life.

Truly moving from darkness into light, she found clarity in her soul’s purpose to invite more compassion and consciousness into the world. She creates spaces and experiences for others to realize profound truth and the unique wisdom of their hearts. 

Arin Rosa is the owner of Mamasita Yoga and her music can be found on all major platforms.

Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

Nov 19 – 25 , 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

8 – 10

Transportation

Airport transfers

Tour Price

USD 3,800
/ person
USD 500 deposit only
Early bird: Get USD 700 off
Valid until Jul 31, 2024, 9:59 PM local time (GMT -06). Discount applied automatically and subject to availability.

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

21+

Travel interest

Transformation, shadow work, healing & empowerment, yoga, nature

Fellow Travelers

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Your Local Guide

Aves Hotel and Resort

Aves Hotel and Resort in Costa Rica is a luxurious tropical paradise nestled amidst the lush hills of Montezuma. This eco-friendly resort offers guests a perfect blend of comfort and nature, featuring spacious and elegantly designed rooms with stunning jungle views. The resort boasts a variety of amenities, including an infinity pool, a full-service spa, and multiple gourmet dining options that highlight local flavors. Guests can partake in a range of activities such as guided rainforest hikes, bird-watching tours, surfing, and yoga classes. Aves Hotel and Resort is dedicated to sustainability and provides an unforgettable experience that combines relaxation, adventure, and natural beauty.

Costa Rica>Jewels of the Golden Shadow - Costa Rica Retreat with Monica & Arin

Join Monica Pelayo an intuitive, shadow work coach, and international retreat leader, and Arin Rosa invited as a guest master teacher, on a 7-day journey to the Costa Rican heartland where the mystical and lush energy of the land will guide us on a transformative odyssey of empowerment and healing.

When we are not living at our full potential, or feel overwhelmed by life’s circumstances, it may feel hard to show up for ourselves and others in the frequency of joy. Shadowwork offers a beautiful opportunity for us to bring forward the things we usually do not want to openly acknowledge. All shadows have something to offer us, it is a sacred gift.

When we take the time to gather in sisterhood, away from our day to day living, we can authentically be ourselves and relax into a space of unconditional love and acceptance. That is when we will finally be able to see gold in a space where there was only shadow before.

Costa Rica is calling you this fall, come meet your sacred shadows, understand their wisdom and leave with the courage to live your life authentically and abundantly.

Sign up today and let’s find the gold behind our shadow together.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until September 8, 2024. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date 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 September 8, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Your TourHero

Image provided by Monica Pelayo

Monica Pelayo - Intuitive and Shadow Work Coach
Monica Pelayo is a certified life coach, experienced shadow work expert, and mother of two boys. At the age of 4, she became aware that she was unconsciously connected to an intelligent source, and constantly receiving messages and images through this power greater than herself. She has been able to see and communicate energies from this young age.

Monica has been a student of A Course In Miracles (ACIM) for over two decades and was personally trained in the work of the Shadow by Debbie Ford. Monica has found that our biggest gifts have been darkened by our rejection of our own shadows and believes that our purpose in this life is to become whole again.

Her mission is to guide individuals to embrace their whole self by finding the gold behind the Shadow – the part of us we’ve been disowning, hating, or hiding – so we can bring this into the light and shine brighter.

She is the founder of The Jewels of the Golden Shadow International retreats, host of Un ratito Con Monica (A moment with Monica), and is well known in the personal and business development industry for her signature VIP 1-on-1 program, 'Finding the Gold Behind the Shadow', for coaches and thought leaders.

Arin Rosa - Invited Guest Master Teacher 
Arin Rosa is a ceremonialist, singer-songwriter and certified Kundalini yoga instructor. 

Her integrative yoga classes are intentionally crafted with movement and sound to allow you to come into deep awareness of your mind, body, and soul connection. As a master sound alchemist she leverages the healing power of crystal bowls, gongs, and her guitar to inspire and soothe you.

She is also dedicated to the power of shadow work, and through it has been able to overcome many challenges and obstacles in her life.

Truly moving from darkness into light, she found clarity in her soul’s purpose to invite more compassion and consciousness into the world. She creates spaces and experiences for others to realize profound truth and the unique wisdom of their hearts. 

Arin Rosa is the owner of Mamasita Yoga and her music can be found on all major platforms.

Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

Nov 19 – 25 , 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

8 – 10

Transportation

Airport transfers

Costa Rica>Jewels of the Golden Shadow - Costa Rica Retreat with Monica & Arin

Join Monica Pelayo an intuitive, shadow work coach, and international retreat leader, and Arin Rosa invited as a guest master teacher, on a 7-day journey to the Costa Rican heartland where the mystical and lush energy of the land will guide us on a transformative odyssey of empowerment and healing.

When we are not living at our full potential, or feel overwhelmed by life’s circumstances, it may feel hard to show up for ourselves and others in the frequency of joy. Shadowwork offers a beautiful opportunity for us to bring forward the things we usually do not want to openly acknowledge. All shadows have something to offer us, it is a sacred gift.

When we take the time to gather in sisterhood, away from our day to day living, we can authentically be ourselves and relax into a space of unconditional love and acceptance. That is when we will finally be able to see gold in a space where there was only shadow before.

Costa Rica is calling you this fall, come meet your sacred shadows, understand their wisdom and leave with the courage to live your life authentically and abundantly.

Sign up today and let’s find the gold behind our shadow together.

Timeline

Details

Day 1 · November 19, 2024

Welcome to Paradise

Welcome to the beginning of your soul's transformational experience in the heart of Costa Rica. An individual transfer will whisk us away from the airport to our sanctuary, where nature's whispers along the drive will guide us toward alignment with our higher selves.

Upon arrival at the lodging, we will briefly settle our luggage and then enjoy a nourishing welcome dinner. A feast for body and soul!

Afterward, we will gather as a group for an opening circle, a beautiful way for us to get to know each other and to begin this wonderful retreat journey together.

Please note that there are no direct flights to Cobano Airport. You will need to book a local flight from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).

Day 2 · November 20, 2024

A Day to Remember

We greet the day with a rewarding heart opening yoga session. This will be followed by breakfast and some free time before we gather in our sacred circle to set our intentions. Here, amidst the mystical atmosphere and with support from one another, we delve into the depths of our shadows. With authenticity as our guiding light, we set forth on our journey in earnest.

Lunch provides us with the energy we need to confront the hidden parts of ourselves. Our work continues with a meditation session during which we journey inward, unraveling the threads of our inner child and reclaiming fragments of our soul's essence. We conclude the day with dinner before resting for the night.

Day 3 · November 21, 2024

The Cleansing Waters

An inspiring yoga session is followed by a delectable breakfast before departing on our beautiful excursion to a secluded local waterfall. Once we arrive, we'll immerse ourselves in the healing power of the water and admire Mother Nature's stunning handiwork.

After we allow the waters to cleanse and purify our spirits, we will spend the remainder of the day back at the retreat venue at our leisure. Embrace the gift of free time and allow your soul to wander and explore the depths of your inner landscape.

A beautiful dinner followed by a reflection circle will end the day.

Day 4 · November 22, 2024

Letting Go

We gather in the morning at yoga to open our hearts to miracles. With each breath, we surrender to the endless possibilities that await us, embracing the transformative power of the present moment.

After breakfast we will explore what the past few days have surfaced that we may have hid from ourselves.

We will focus on the process of forgiveness. Whatever we might have uncovered about ourselves, we are going to come to terms with them and learn to let go.

A nourishing dinner and post-meal circle will cap off a very transformative day.

Day 5 · November 23, 2024

Grounding our Roots

Let your soul invite the gifts of the universe during a restorative morning yoga session. After, savor a nutritious breakfast, then enjoy free time to relax, make use of the pool, and unwind.

After lunch we will immerse ourselves in the act of journaling, exploring the depths of our hearts to uncover how we truly desire to be loved. Following this, a workshop on contracts, money, and success will enlighten us on how we can achieve our goals.

After a day of self-discovery and wisdom, we gather in a circle to find strength in vulnerability. Dinner caps off another soulful day amidst the nature of Costa Rica.

Day 6 · November 24, 2024

Glimmers of Gold

Open yourself to miracles this morning — allow positive energies to flow through your being as we reflect on this wonderful journey that has brought us to this moment of empowerment and transformation.

Today's yoga awakens your spirit and breakfast will taste extra rewarding, considering how far we've come spiritually. After the morning meal, we come together for a workshop centered on finding the gold within ourselves and honoring the sacred essence of our beings.

Pausing briefly to nourish our bodies with snacks, we then delve into a journaling session, allowing our pens to guide us inward as we explore the depths of our souls.

Following a delicious lunch, we embrace moments of free time.

As evening descends, we gather for a final dinner, marking the culmination of our journey to seek out and embrace all parts of ourselves.

Day 7 · November 25, 2024

Until We Meet Again

As we gather for one final breakfast together, we express gratitude for the transformative journey we've shared. With our souls healed, selves restored, and hearts open, we bid farewell to the sanctuary that has held us safely in its embrace.

The transfer to the airport will depart after breakfast.

Please note you will need to book a domestic flight from Cobano Airport to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).

Accommodation

  • Aves Hotel & Resort

    Nestled in the hills of Montezuma in the emerald jungle is the Aves Hotel & Resort. This consciously designed property was built with wellness in mind and caters to groups of yogis and spiritual seekers. On site, relax by the pools, chill in the tropical gardens, wander along the lush trails to the river, or simply rest in paradise. At night, you’ll do just that in your Balinese-style rooms, all featuring plush bedding, kitchenette, Wi-Fi, TV, AC, and ample deck space. The resort also features one of the largest shalas in Costa Rica, offering incredible views of the jungle all around. Room configuration: Single occupancy – King bed.

Included

  • 6 nights at Aves Hotel & Resort
  • Single occupancy in accommodation
  • All meals
  • Individual airport arrival transfer from Cobano Airport to Aves Hotel & Resort
  • Individual airport departure transfer from Aves Hotel & Resort to Cobano Airport
  • Daily Transformative Shadow Work Sessions led by Monica Pelayo
  • Daily Integrative Yoga Sessions led by Arin Rosa
  • Beach day
  • Waterfall hike

Not included

  • Flights
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

FAQ

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

Please check the cancellation policy section 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

Special offer: Pre & post retreat session with Monica Pelayo (90min)

Meet with Monica before and after the retreat for 90 minutes.

Price: USD 333

10 spots left

Add-on: Pre & post retreat session with Monica Pelayo

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until September 8, 2024. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date 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 September 8, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

USD 3,800
Per person