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Awaken Retreats Costa Rica

Awaken The Goddess Within Retreat

Join Us for Our Upcoming RETREAT

Awaken The Goddess Within
September 9-16, 2023


We are so happy to share with you this wonderful healing and transformational journey through the chakras to heal, empower, and reconnect with your true self, your Inner Goddess, Mother Earth, and everyone in it. As we explore and share this experience, our intention is to inspire and assist you on your healing journey to holistic health and wellness for your body and your mind alike.


We offer our knowledge and experience through the daily activities and the private time we can have together for a deeper, closer connection and assistance. We want you to find what best suits your lifestyle, needs, and goals while gaining a deeper understanding of your life path so you can navigate it as gracefully as possible, manifesting your true potential and gifts to share with the world.

Laura and Julie, Awaken Retreat Founders

Delight in our thoughtfully orchestrated daily activities…

Yoga, meditation, rituals, chakra dance, herbal sauna, watsu workshop, ice bath and breathwork, aromatherapy, crystals, oracle reading, and personal massage and therapies offered in site are intended to activate our energy centers and assist in the reconnection and liberation of your true self.


The food is a very important part of our retreat. We come for a body mind detox and this is reflected in the food along with the activities we offer. We organically grow most of the food and herbs we offer and also have connection with providers that complement with their organic products if needed. All the menus are scheduled to match the journey though the chakras and the activities; like the cycle and rhythms of life.


Plus, chocolate is a big thing for us… from the cacao trees planted in the retreat center, though the process to get it ready to nourish our body, heart, and soul. Each day cacao and chocolate treats, drinks or therapies are offered as an ancient healing element, a gift from Mother Earth for us to heal and enjoy.


This retreat is an invitation to delight all your senses, to bring yourself back to joy, enjoyment, play and pleasure. The intention is to have fun as we dive deep within ourselves and open up to new ways of being, living, healing, and transforming!

In our retreats, we love to take care of every detail…

To start, the place where we sleep and where the activities take place is selected for reconnecting with nature while keeping a safe distance from it. Each room has bathroom and shower in separate spaces for your best comfort in sharing. The bungalows are made of natural materials, wood floors and walls, very well ventilated (no AC needed), and with screens in every opening to keep out any unwanted visitors. Wi-Fi is available to stay connected any time you need. The spaces for activities are open and comfortable, all the equipment necessary is provided. The gardens are absolutely magnificent, created with love and dedication, all the trails are safe for you to wander freely and explore the luscious jungle around us. Just a 5-minute walk from the beautiful Caribbean Sea, you can take a walk (and a dip) anytime you desire!

Meet Your Awaken Retreat Hosts

Julie Hickey

Julie Hickey

Awaken Retreats Co-Founder & Facilitator

Julie moved to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in 2000 – drawn to the area for the nature, the ocean, and the pura vida lifestyle. She is a surfer, skater, advanced yoga teacher, healing practitioner, Watsu therapist, Reiki master, cranial sacral and Thai massage specialist, and an educator too. On top of that, Julie is a proud mother of two amazing men who were born and raised in the jungle of Costa Rica.

Over the past few years, she discovered that Breathwork and Ice baths had a profound effect on her life; allowing her to go deep within to find the strength and power within to show up as her highest self. Julie loves sharing what has helped heal her own mind, body, and spirit. She’s made it her mission to help others feel good physically, mentally, and spiritually, through natural therapies while feeling safe in a loving, healing environment.

Julie is excited to welcome you to this sanctuary!

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    Laura Holistica

    Laura Holistica

    Awaken Retreats Co-Founder & Facilitator

    Laura was raised in Argentina but always dreamed of living by the sea. She worked diligently to become certified in nutrition, yoga instruction, and therapeutic massage. Over the years she’s learned a range of healing modalities, such as Reiki, bamboo therapy, sound healing and vibrational therapy, magnified healing, bioenergetic, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition, yoga, tantra, and chakra dance.

    Cahuita has been Laura’s home since age 24 where she’s thrived by being receptive to the opportunities this magical place provided. Connecting with nature allows her to live in communion with Mother Earth’s medicine, food, energy, elements, and life force. As a highly sensitive person and gifted empath, Laura knows it’s her journey to share her knowledge and experience via workshops, retreats, and personalized holistic sessions.

    Laura'd love to assist in manifesting your heart's desires!

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      How To Get In Touch



      Phone | Text | WhatsApp

      Laura +506 8588 3097
      Julie +506 8719 4654





      All-Inclusive Retreat Pricing & Accomodations



      Daily Yoga & Meditation


      Daily Activities For Each Chakra To Connect With The Different Elements & How To Take/Use Nature As Part Of Our Healing Process


      Healthy Food: 3 Daily Vegan & Vegetarian Meals


      Nutritious Food Specific For Each Chakra, Drinkable Water, Herbal Tea


      Lodging At Wildlife Lodge Cahuita (wildlifelodge-cahuita.com) (view map)


      Transport From San Jose Airport & Back


      Group Support To Sustain Your Process After The Retreat


      IMPORTANT NOTE: Your airline ticket to/from San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) is not included in the retreat cost – please purchase separately.

      Sample Daily Itinerary


      Morning Chakra-Themed Yoga & Meditation


      A Balanced Breakfast


      Ocean Therapy in Natural Pools, Setting Intentions, Meditations & Rituals


      A Leisurely Lunch


      Free Time


      Fire Ceremony & Chakra Dance


      A Delectable Dinner


      We’ll focus on a new chakra each day – and color coordinate too!

      3 Room occupancy levels*


      Single Occupancy $2700

      Double Occupancy $2500


      Triple Occupancy $1800


      *Choices Based on Availability –
      Please Inquire Prior to Payment.

      Payment Plans are Available – Just Ask!

      Available Add-ons

      During the retreat, you’ll have access to some extra activities if you wish, including and educational session about medicinal plants, a chocolate workshop, a night frog tour, and massage options! Julie & Laura both offer an exciting array of theraputic services.


      View Laura’s Massage Menu  •  View Julie’s Massage Menu


      Please contact us at awakenretreatscostarica@gmail.com or via our respective phone numbers to inquire about adding any of these services to your time at the Awaken Retreat. We’ll work to schedule during the free-time portions of the day.


      Thank you!

      Awaken the Goddess Retreat was a week to be inward; healing, dancing, eating delicious food, and reconnecting with Nature, Spirit, and Love. I made beautiful connections with the organizers, Laura and Julie… they were very knowledgeable on their practices like yoga, meditation, and chakra work. I can’t thank them enough for such an amazing experience and I can’t wait to be back for the next retreat in September!!


      In this retreat, I learned about the connection with myself, understanding that I can go very far, to always trust the impossible… and I overcame my fears. I ate healthy and rich every day, and I met a group of empowered girls; I felt very loved and formed nice friendships. It was worth it to me to do the retreat. I am filled with good knowledge and acceptance and a very empowered woman!

      ~Jacky (Translated)

      A very valuable week of exploring our inner goddess through chakra energy. It’s a beautiful retreat in an enchanting coastal rainforest setting with gourmet healthy food and interesting people to share with. I was privileged to participate in this retreat, and I highly recommend this opportunity.


      Thank you for trusting us and for treating yourself to this restorative and enriching life experience.

      It brings us great joy to share this magical environment with amazing people just like you. We are confident you will have an excellent time and we are here to support you in your journey. Please reach out to us via phone, text, whatsapp, social, or email with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you and taking you on the experience of a lifetime here in the the tropical Costa Rican forest!


      Julie & Laura

      Julie & Laura - Costa Rica Retreat Leaders - Reiki Masters & Yoga Instructors.