3rd Annual Renew your Body, Mind & Spirit Retreat

Alajuela, Costa Rica

January 15-18, 2021

Renew Your Body

OMG! After holiday parties and festivities, you know you’ll need a detox! Spend 4 days eating only fresh, local and organic fruits and vegetables and drinking fruit and veggie juices & smoothies cleansing your body temple and giving it the nutrients, vitamins and fuel it craves…Trust me,  your internal organs are already doing the happy dance!!!

Renew Your Mind

You are the Creator of your Life so why not take time to create an amazing and joy-filled one? For 4 days, you’ll do just that. Together, I’ll support you in setting your intention to use your gifts and talents given to you by the Ultimate Creator and map out your dream plan for a fabulous 2021; all based on your values and priorities.

Renew Your Spirit

Your Spirit craves quiet, reflection and connection. During this time of renewal, you’ll give your Spirit what It needs with our daily meditation, yoga and your sacred time alone in nature (Costa Rica is the perfect place for that).  And with your new sister-friends, you’ll connect and support one another as you create your amazing 2021.

Venue

We’ll be spending 4 relaxing days in the Costa Rican mountains on a beautiful mountain resort and spa.

Imagine waking up to the sun rising on horizon, with breathtaking views of the mountains, trees and the vast ocean underneath.

Each villa is fully furnished with modern ammenties so you can relax and enjoy your comfortable space.

The resort features a relaxing swimming pool, plenty of lounge furniture, amazing rooftop views and all of the comforts of home.

Appreciate some quiet time walking in a beautiful zen garden, enjoy a good book in their moroccan style tea room, then inhale that fresh mountain air in the yoga shala, and finish up your day with a refreshing dip in our salt water infinity pool.

Vision Mapping & Goal Setting

Picture what your year and life can be when you set your intention to create a vision and goals from the highest vision of who you are. I’m not talking about S.M.A.R.T. goals or vision based on what you think you should do, but rather, what would it look like if your vision for your year was inspired by a deep connection to the Divine within you.

During our time together, we’ll engage in powerful exercises, where you’ll connect with your inner most wisdom, that part of you that can see more that you can possibly imagine and create a vision that is bigger, bolder and braver than you have before.

I’ll challenge you to dig deep and then examine where you’re stuck, confused or doubting of what’s possible for you. At the end of the process, you’ll have a vision map and goals that make you feel joy, inspired and optimistic about your exciting 2021!

                And we’ll use the power of sisterhood to support one another, fill in any gaps and make sure that we WIN TOGETHER!

Fruit & Veggie Cleanse

Let me start by saying that I’m not a doctor or dietician, I just know that you’re body loves fresh fruits and vegetables. I know I’m not saying anything you don’t already, which is why you’re here, right? Well, that being said, let me also add that this isn’t a doctor approved regiment. What is it, is simply 4 days of eating fresh local fruits and vegetables–that’s it. We’ll eat the rainbow as much as possible, whatever is fresh and available.

But in a country where the life expectancy outperforms the U.S.; whose motto is “pure life” and takes environmental conservation seriously, I think you’ll be just fine. But in case you want to know more, this is what the daily breakdown will be: Breakfast will consist of fresh juices or green smoothies and fruit salad. Lunch will be more juice, salad and dinner will  consist of mixed vegetables and soup or salad. If you get  hungry in between, you’ll have plenty of fruits and veggies to snack on.

There goes your pancreas, doing the electric slide…oh yeah!!! If you have any concerns about eating fruits and vegetables, please consult your doctor.  Once you register, I’ll send you some information on how best to prepare your body to start and end your cleanse. Questions? Feel free to ask me.

“Surround yourself with only people who are going to take you higher.” Oprah Winfrey

On your first day, we’ll start our cleanse (I’ll be instructing you on how to start from home). Ridding your body of the toxins and the heaviness you get from the American diet has a miraculous way of helping you gain clarity and insight on your inner life. There’s just something about feeling lighter and cleaner that translates into being light and clear enough to access more of that Divine good stuff within you waiting to come out. We will also make a commitment to be fully present and not on our telephones, tablets, computers, etc. During the weekend, I’ll ask you to turn off your phones and leave them in your room during the day. As we come together, we’ll set our intention to be open, present and available to hearing the Still, Small Voice, and following It’s guidance. You’ll spend time getting to know your new sister-friends as well as some alone time soaking up your beautiful surroundings.

On your second day, you’ll rise early and together, we will practice meditation overlooking the mountain landscape. After having a refreshing and clean breakfast, I’ll invite you to reflect on your priorities and dreams for the coming year. (Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of guidance). As you walk along the beautiful estate, wade in the pool or take a stroll on the beach, you’ll be given a special vision quest to  uncover and find answers to any burning questions.

After enjoying lunch, we’ll start diving deep and visioning your amazing 2021 year. Using your (not anyone else’s) dreams, goals, priorities and values, you’ll start to map out the non-negotiables for yourself. In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy our relaxing yoga flow class using mindfulness and awareness to get deeper in touch with your Divinity.  After dinner, you’ll have the evening to enjoy the grounds and work through your 2021 plan.

Today begins with our group meditation, followed by guess what, sis? More fruits and green smoothies…You’ll continue your creative process and today, we’ll use the power of the mastermind to fill in any holes, help us see any blind spots and be each other’s cheerleaders.

During our afternoon yoga class, I’ll ask you to dive deeper still and learn how to listen to every pulsation in your body.   One of the highlights of this retreat is our on-site vegan cooking class taught by a heart centered foodie. She’ll walk you through the value and benefits of medicinal superfoods, how to prepare simple, wholesome and healthy dishes and treat yourself to tasting delicious, organic natural foods. You’ll feel so amazing after this experience and be ready to include some easy favorites to your menu.

As you prepare to leave today, we’ll close with our daily meditation and a powerful closing ceremony armed with a beautiful plan to make 2021 a magical year, as well as opportunities to support you throughout the year so you stay on track, stay connected and stay renewed throughout the year. As with entering the cleanse, you’ll be given instruction on how to prepare your body to acclimate it back to your regular diet (which will hopefully include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables). You’ll go home feeling renewed, revived and like the winner that you are…  

What’s Included

  • Beautiful accommodations– twin, double or single occupancy for 3 nights
  • All meals (strictly juices, smoothies, fruits & vegetables)
  • Daily Meditation classes
  • Daily Yoga classes
  • Daily  workshops and exercises
  • One massage in the resort spa
  • A powerful cleansing session in the steamroom
  • Unlimited use of saltwater infinity pool and jacuzzi
  • One vegan food cooking class
  • A Mini coaching session to support you in your transformation

What’s Not Included

  • Your airfare from home to and from San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
  • Required travel insurance
  • Other non-included items would be spa treatments, excess baggage charges & alcoholic beverages, personal items, and souvenir shopping or excursions
  • Tips, gratituties and any other expense not listed in inclusions
  • Round-trip ground transportation to and from the airport to the Villa*

* Ground transportation can be arranged and cost will depend on how many women are arriving and departing at the same time
** Interested in extending your Costa Rica stay? Contact me for details.

Don’t just take it from me…

“Phenomenal women retreat was wonderful. It was a life changing experience for me.  Once I uncovered what was going on with my life, I realized that I need to change my mindset and create an action plan for the things that I wanted in my life. I learned new skills that I can continue to use in my everyday life. Now, I have a vision for myself. My family and my love life. I feel so renewed. Thank you, Regine, for the Phenomenal women’s retreat.”

Cherline C.

Traveling with Regine has been absolutely life changing. She chooses locations with the intent of opening your heart. She serves as an excellent guide while giving the space to grow and learn on your own throughout the trip. Her guidance allowed me to find out so many things about myself and I will never be the same.”

Liz G.

“This transformation was awesome! Through this experience I’ve learned to journal my gratitude, gain self-awareness, feel more connected to life and my every day environment, to trust my thoughts and feelings as they are a part of who I am. I walk lighter, talk better and feel a sense of greatness. I am awesome, wonderfully made and blessed to have had this opportunity. Thank you, Regine, you are a beautiful soul.”

Stayce G.

I’M COMMITTED TO CREATING AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE FOR YOU TOO.

THIS IS WHAT I WAS BORN TO DO!!!

Regine 

Your Sister Guide on Your Journey of Self-Discovery My life can mainly be divided into two categories–before consistent spiritual practice and after consistent spiritual practice. When I am practicing my spirituality consistently, by which I mean, consistent meditation, journaling, gratitude, visioning and positive affirmations, etc., my life works. When I don’t, it doesn’t. Simple as that. What I have been able to figure out after years of trial and error, taking short cuts, pleading and begging for someone or something to fix it is that creating the habit of being who I want to be and loving myself through it, is the best way to go.

When I figured that out, I mean really got it, everything changed.  It was like some doors were unlocked and I got answers to long seeking questions. I became more aware of my own stuff; but not like before where I would feel defensive or guilty and play the same silly game, it’s my fault, it’s their fault, it’s his fault, it’s her fault, over and over and over again. Not like that at all; more in an empowering way, like “okay, I see that, now how can I make changes.” No fuss no muss –just practice.

And then I began to feel joy like it was a fountain inside of me that I could increase whenever I wanted. That was very cool. And things started to happen to me. My relationships got better. The focus of my purpose and career changed and best of all, I found love without looking for it. After I got back on track, I decided that never again would I allow myself to drift away from what’s important to me. Around that time, I began going on retreats again, for things like yoga, meditation and detox. However, on these retreats I seldom saw any women of color.

So I decided to create retreats for myself AND my sisters, because I know many of you have experienced exactly what I went through. Now I’m creating a sort of “ecosystem for fun and learning” –off the beaten path, including enriching, luxury retreats for women of color who want to disconnect from their hectic lives and reconnect with their true selves. And my greatest joy is to see these women return home feeling as rejuvenated and transformed as I felt, with all the tools and techniques they need to live a healthier, more empowered and beautifully balanced lives. My vision for you is to realize who you are. To see yourself as unstoppable. To let yourself shine!

Does this sound like you? Then join me. 

Let’s nourish our souls; travel the globe & inspire the world together.

You have questions, I’ve got answers!

What airport should I fly into; what time should I arrive and how will I get to the villa?
You should fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and try to arrive by 3pm.  The villa is located approximately 90 minutes away from the airport and I will arrange transportation at your cost depending on how many women arrive together.  The cost depends on how many women in a car or van.
Is my roundtrip flight to and from San Jose included?

No. Because women will be flying from all over the US, it will be challenging to include air.  If you want to lock in an affordable price and pay in installments, then check out Air Affordable. For a reasonable fee, they purchase your ticket for you and you pay them in monthly installments. If you use this link, you’ll get $25 through their referral program: http://bit.ly/air-affordable-rm

What are the accomodations like?

We will be staying in beautiful two bedroom villas in a large retreat villa.  Each  house is fully furnished with modern appliances in a very comfortable setting. Each house has a full bathroom with walk in showers. You’ll enjoy your patio, terrace, pool and mountain views.  There are also one bedroom rooms available as well.

Do I need a roomate? I'm traveling solo.

Not to worry. I”ll match you up with the perfect roommate for your weekend. If you are coming with a sister-friend and want to room with her, let me know. If not, I got you. You’ll find a new sister friend to connect with. If you want to stay in a room by yourself, you can do that too.

How do I know if this is for me?

Well this is not for you if you’re freaked out by being in a developing country and around nature, animals or bugs. This is also not for you if you’re not interested in only eating fruits or vegetables or if you think it will be a problem for you to do so.

This is for you if you’re open to new experiences, are flexible and easy going. This is for you even if you’ve never done a cleanse before but are willing to try it on.

This is also for you if you are interested in being supported, supporting others and are willing to take time for introspection and reflection. This is will not only be a physical detox, but we will also be detoxing from cell phones and computers and social media.  This is not for you if you’re not able to stay off of your phone during the weekend. (of course, when you’re room, you can ride out on FB if you want), but I ask that you put your phone away during the day.

Will I need to exchange money?
It’s not necessary as the US dollar is widely accepted.  Credit cards not so much. In terms of spending,  you’ll only need money for round-trip airport or ground transportation and any excursion or activity you desire.
What if I want to stay longer?
Costa Rica is a beautiful country and there’s so much to do. Plus, staying for a few days will be a great place to break your cleanse. Let me know and I’m happy to arrange something for you.
I have a few more questions, can we talk?
Absolutely! I’m here to answer any of your questions. Email me at regine@blackbutterflyjourneys.com
What is your cancellation policy?

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation.

Naturally, no one books with the intention of cancelling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen, so travel cancellation insurance is required once deposit is made.

TRAVEL AND CANCELLATION INSURANCE

To join the retreat, you must have travel insurance.  Please be sure that your insurance policy covers you for all relevant activities you will be engaging upon on your retreat & TRIP CANCELLATION. You can go to: http://bit.ly/get-travel-insurance-quote or the insurance of your choice.

Depending on the policy and conditions, travel cancellation insurance will pay for some or all cancellation fees.

With most agencies, insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation.

GUEST CANCELLATION POLICY

If you cancel your trip, Black Butterfly Journeys Retreats does not offer refunds for any reason.  All deposits are non-refundable and will not be returned. A portion of your payment may be used as credit for another retreat to be taken within one year of your original retreat date.

RETREAT CANCELLATION POLICY

Any cancellation received in writing until 8/1/20 will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price. Any cancellation made between: 8/2/20 and the trip departure will result in a total loss of funds.

While we have never cancelled a retreat to date, if Black Butterfly Journeys Retreats must cancel a booked retreat date for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat, or you may request a FULL refund of your payment to us, constituting a full settlement.

If we reschedule a retreat for a future date, your retreat payment will automatically be transferred to the new date. If you are unable to attend the new retreat, your payments will be refunded.  Depending on the reason for the reschedule, Black Butterfly Journeys has the discretion to return the initial deposit.

Black Butterfly Journeys Retreats is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.

What about COVID 19?
As of November 1, 2020 Costa Rica will extend their tourism reopening to include visitors from ALL U.S. states.   That being said, there are certain protocols that must be followed. As of today,
1. All travelers must fill out an electronic Health Pass before departure.
2. All travelers entering Costa Rica will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to the flight departure time. (Many airlines and companies are offering on the spot testing)
3.The government of Costa Rica has stated that no tourist can enter without having the proper travel insurance that also covers covid. 

There are two national insurance providers they suggest:

Tourists can also choose their own insurance provider, as long as the policy meets three particular criteria: 1- It is in effect for the full length of the trip, 2- $50,000 USD worth of Covid-19 medical coverage, 3- $2000 USD coverage for lodging expenses as a result of the pandemic.  

The insurance is about $30

4.  All visitors must follow these COVID-19 health requirements while in Costa Rica:

  • Wearing a mask in all indoor public spaces and on public transportation
  • Follow social distancing markers and instructions
 
We will be staying tucked away in the mountains and have the entire facility to ourselves.  The facility has and will continue to follow COVID protocols that I will share with you. 
 
Traveling for the foreseeable future will be more complicated than before, but with patience, we’ll get through it.  
 
I know you may have additional questions, I’ll be scheduling a pre-retreat call in December to go over all the details for our trip so that everyone is comfortable and on the same page.  As more information is shared, I’ll update you regarding travel. 

Life chips away at happiness. After this retreat, now I have tools to be whole, complete and content with my life. Dajuana

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