I N  C A P T I V A T I N G  S A M A R A,  C O S T A  R I C A

FEBRUARY 12-17, 2022









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If you’re a woman who’s overwhelmed by the unraveling of your relationship & unsure about how to let go of the past and boldly blaze a new path forward - full of courage, confidence & joy in this chaotic world - then it’s time to get traveling again and join Julie & Beth for a heart-soothing, soul-quenching beach retreat adventure in sun-filled Samara, Costa Rica.


Feeling the warm breeze caress your cheeks as you gaze out into the endless ocean, your shoulders drop and you let out a deep exhale. Ahhhh, the craziness of the past year is melting off of you, once and for all, and it feels so good.


It’s never too early to push self-exploration. This trip taught me to question my ways and be open to new, challenging thought processes that will only benefit me in my future.

Finally...’s nearing the end of a soul-filled day of swimming in the calm seas, sipping just-squeezed fruit juice & dining out with new friends. This is just what you needed to move past the challenges of last year, get back to yourself, and sink into what it is you deeply desire next.  Yesss…

Your relationship worries seem to fade into the distance as you slip into your comfy bed and turn off the light. It’s time to put yourself first, and the week ahead soaking in the soothing Costa Rican sun will be completely about you. Finally

Thank goodness you’re here, right now.

Let me tell you more...


Samara is the perfect place

... learning the secret formula to help you deal with all of life’s challenges – even the messy, hard relationship stuff.  Yep, even heartbreak!

getting clear on what you deserve in your relationships – no more tolerating partners who don’t support and nurture you. Enough already!

creating a vision for your life & a path towards manifesting it – hanging in limbo just isn’t a fit for you anymore. That’s what last year was for!

… defining your boundaries, clearing your plate, and feeling empowered to say “no” when people are making too many demands on your time and energy. Buh-bye overwhelm!

… rekindling the fire inside you and rediscovering your joy – the time to boldly move forward towards your future with a sense of joy, ease and excitement is now.  Thank goodness!



You heard us right.

This must-do retreat experience was carefully crafted for YOU to combine the very best - tried and tested - relationship & life strategies with a heart-quenching travel experience that you will remember in the years ahead.

2020 was so hard for so many of us! After endless months hiding away in our homes and watching our everyday lives crack away, it’s time to get out into the world again & uplevel how we live - body, mind & spirit!

This magical, dreamy beach retreat will have you feeling relaxed and in tip-top shape for crafting your NEW LIFE, fast!


Plus you’ll be able to pick our brains on:

... letting go of your anxiety, disappointment & heartache while you recharge your spirit and finally start to feel like yourself again – imagine that!

... rediscover your passions and redefine your purpose so you can find the clarity you need to confidently move into this next phase of your life – joy awaits you!

... kicking those bad habits you picked up during quarantine to the curb while regaining your footing for having a healthy, feel good lifestyle – watch out world!

... feeling rejuvenated as you discover simple ways to bring more self-care into your days so you feel cared for, seen and loved – you deserve it!

... cultivating a whole new sense of freedom in your life as you learn how to release what’s been zapping your time and energy – recharge time!

Being able to talk out what you’re going through while being witnessed and held is CRITICAL!

(Plus, there will be plenty of time for mindless fun, long naps and whatever else your heart desires. We are in Costa Rica after all!)


Sámara is a village in Guanacaste province on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. It is about two hours from Liberia International Airport (LIR). The drive from the airport is along all paved roads, making it an easy destination to reach.

Known for its palm-lined main beach with light tan sand and picture-perfect scenery - Playa Sámara - you’ll be delighted by just how beautiful and tropical this slice of paradise is. Offering tons of local flavor from food to shopping, you’ll be immersed in beautiful Costa Rican culture with gorgeous views, relaxing activities, trendy boutique shops and unique art stores that inspire & enchant you. How wonderful!

If you like to swim & enjoy the ocean, this is the beach for you. Playa Sámara typically enjoys relatively calm water due to a coral reef just offshore. So make sure you pack your bathing suit, flip flops and snorkel gear... ahhh swimming in the refreshing ocean water!

Samara Costa Rica Weather

Demi Radeva

The retreat was an eye opening experience. I highly recommend it for anyone who needs to get away from a mundane schedule and who is interested in finding themselves. Julie took care of all the details and made it very easy to make time for everything. From this experience I walk away with life-long friendships and experiences. I am grateful.



We’ll be staying at the funky & fun Pension Playa Samara - a lovely little spot just a two minute walk from the beach.

A gathering place for residents and visitors alike, this wonderful little slice of heaven features simple and clean rooms (did we mention comfortable beds and air conditioning?) with all the basic, welcoming amenities.

Helpful and attentive staff, a relaxing open-air lounge area, on-sight hammocks and a pool with restroom facilities make this a memorable, easygoing place to land and chill out.



We have the ENTIRE hotel all to ourselves. Privacy & extra protection against any lingering virus concerns. Yasssss!

Given that you’ll be spending most of your time outside soaking up the warm sun & exploring the vibrant beach town, we imagine you’ll only be in your room for showering up and sleeping (recent travelers noted how strong the water pressure is!) This hotel is just perfect for that. 

Both single and double rooms are available.

Given Covid-19, retreat attendees will be staying in rooms solo unless they sign up for the retreat and travel with friends or family (in which case, expect to share a bathroom -- there are a few rooms that share bathrooms). All other rooms have private baths.

Even if you’re traveling solo, you might also notice a few potential roommates wandering around the hotel property (howler monkeys and iguanas!)

It is Costa Rica after all.


We will enjoy a delicious, deluxe breakfast at the hotel each morning to start the day off right.

Featuring Costa Rican style beans & rice called gallo pinto, farm fresh eggs, fluffy just-prepared pancakes and the sweetest local fruit, you’ll be satisfied and nourished from the inside out.  After you wash it all down with freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee and an array of local teas (available at breakfast and all day!), you’ll be ready for whatever you wish to do next.

Lunch will be enjoyed daily on your own at any one of the incredible restaurants in town.  Featuring cuisine from all over the world - from Italian dishes to fresh salads to Middle Eastern staples - whatever you’re craving, you’ll be sure to find it just a short distance from our hotel.  Our personal favorite - LuvBurger - is right on the beach and has the best Vegan burgers we’ve ever tasted (yum!)

In case you desire a snack in between lunch and dinner, no worries - we have you covered. Light snacks will be served at the hotel each afternoon for your convenience.

Dinner is included each night during your stay (ahhh how wonderful!) The location for dinners will vary, as we will mix it up with restaurants in the area. By the end of our time together, you'll have experienced an array of tastes, flavors & cuisines. 

Variety really is the spice of life!

And speaking of spicy, the food in Costa Rica tends to be very flavorful, but also very mild when it comes to spiciness. Hot sauce and the flavorful Costa Rican sauce Salsa Lizano are typically available on every table. To balance it all out, fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables are plentiful and oh so tasty.

And of course, if you have ANY dietary restrictions, we got you. Just let us know, and we’ll make sure your needs are taken care of (no worries, anywhere!)


Celicia Thomas

Finding YOU in Costa Rica is a perfect balance of exercise, activities, and personal growth in a safe environment. One of the beauties of the experience was exploring, sharing, and realizing what holds you back from goals with like-minded people. 


You'll leave Costa Rica with:

… A renewed sense of confidence & clarity about where you’re headed next - YES!

… A new set of tools you can use anytime you feel challenged or stressed - YES!

… A deep sense of rest & relaxation with a new set of self care strategies just in the nick of time - YES!

… A heart-fluttering excitement about who you are & what you offer the world - YES!

… A body-tingling sense of connection to new like-minded women just like you - YES!

… A limitless well of energy that’s irresistibly attractive & deeply satisfying - YES!

On your journey, you will:

Traveling International Right Now

It’s been a crazy year. We get it. Nerves are natural as we continue to pivot in these changing times. As of November 1, 2020, Costa Rica opened its borders to citizens from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. -- who can enter the country on flights departing from the United States.

Currently, visitors traveling to Costa Rica will need to provide proof of a medical insurance policy to cover any COVID-19 related medical treatment or quarantine lodging while in Costa Rica. We will continue to monitor the details and more information about this will be sent to you by Julie & Beth after you sign up for the retreat.

All visitors must also complete an online Health Pass (pasa de Salud) 48 hours prior to travel to Costa Rica. A link to the Health Pass will also be shared prior to travel.

In addition to the coronavirus-related measures, U.S. tourists must also have a valid passport and proof of intent to exit Costa Rica within 90 days.  

Proof of a negative Covid-19 test is NOT required to enter.

We will continue to monitor the situation in both countries very closely.

Your Safety is Our Top Priority

We expect this retreat to be a GO!

And, in the unlikely event that Costa Rica closes its borders to American travelers prior to our scheduled departure dates…

We got you!

We will have alternative travel dates in August 2022. If we cannot travel to Costa Rica in August, we’ll go in February 2023 (and your deposit and any funds paid will automatically be rolled over to the new dates). If you want to OPT OUT of the automatic rollover and receive a refund, you must let Julie and Beth know by email within 14 days of notification of the change in trip dates.

Prior to departure, you will receive a travel safety kit, including a bottle of hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes and a mask. It is highly recommended that all of these protective measures be used by travelers throughout their stays in Costa Rica.

We are limiting the number of participants to 10, with an absolute max of 14 based on situations where people are traveling together and sharing a room. In addition, we’ll have the entire hotel to ourselves. And all group transportation will be private too. We’ve arranged this to give you the most amount of protection possible.

We ask that you use your common sense when dining out, shopping and going out and about. We will do everything we know to keep you safe, and we trust you will, too


  • 30-minute private 1:1 coaching call prior to the retreat

  • In-country transportation between the Liberia airport (LIR) & Samara at designated times only

  • Accommodations for five nights

  • Five nourishing breakfasts at the hotel

  • Five scrumptious dinners out and about in town

  • Afternoon snacks complete with unlimited coffee and tea at the hotel

  • Daily walk n’ talks on the beach

  • Pool time at the hotel

  • $60 credit towards one massage with a local masseuse at a nearby location

  • Membership to a private Facebook group for participants

  • Private 1:1 coaching session (60 minutes!) with Beth or Julie during the retreat

  • Wi-fi (we encourage you to unplug as much as possible -- and, we get it that you may want to hop on here and there)
  • A very special gift!


You will want to arrive into Liberia Airport (LIR) on February 12, 2022 between 12:00-2:00pm so we can pick everyone up together and get you settled in before dinner.

For your return flight, you will want to depart after 1:00pm on February 17, 2022.

(Please do not fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)).

We’ll have only one airport pick-up on February 12, 2022 and if you are not arriving in time to be on that transport, we can help you arrange your own transportation to the hotel (at your cost). Same situation going home.


  • Your roundtrip flight to and from Liberia airport (LIR)

  • Daily lunch

  • The optional additional massage services, spa treatments, snorkeling, surfing, horseback or other tours that are available

  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance

  • Souvenir shopping, phone calls, laundry


Meet Julie Loomis

Julie Loomis is a Certified High Performance Coach™ and certified Jack Canfield Success Principles trainer. She works with clients to identify and breakthrough what is keeping them stuck as well as discover how to create the radiant, intentional life they’ve been dreaming of. With 20 trips to Costa Rica under her belt, Julie has a deep love and appreciation for the positive, peaceful, pura vida energy that this incredible country offers. She creates the opportunity to cultivate a much deeper connection with the healing energy of the country.

Meet Beth Barbosa

Beth Barbosa is a family law attorney and divorce coach. Beth applies Jack Canfield’s core Success Principles into her coaching & work with clients -- offering a unique, integrated approach to navigating difficult relationship transitions. She empowers and strategizes with clients on their life transformation journey to create success, independence and security with confidence and determination.

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