April 21 – 26, 2015
Pura Vida Empowerment Retreat on the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula
Recognized as the #1 Happiest Place on Earth, Costa Rica is rich in natural wonders and extraordinary biodiversity. On the wild Nicoya Peninsula you’ll find yourself far from tourist hordes, on miles of unsullied beaches.
What better place for you to recharge and come home incredibly empowered, happy, focused, and unstoppable?
Pura Vida is the profoundly optimistic life philosophy of the world’s happiest people – a Pacific jungle version of “hakuna matata.” Pura Vida translates as “pure life”, and Costa Ricans use the phrase as a common greeting that roughly means life is wonderful no matter what challenges you face; enjoy it to the fullest.
Join Life Strategist Samantha Biron for her Pura Vida Empowerment Retreat where you’ll experience living a peaceful, simple, uncluttered, and purposeful life with a deep appreciation for nature, family and friends, and learn how to bring the pura vida state of mind home to your “real life” in Canada. Samantha will give you the tools to live out your dreams – read more about course content in the Empowerment Program Synopsis below.
Spend 5 nights immersed in pura vida living by the wild and peaceful Playa Buenavista beach at the whimsical Flying Crocodile jungle resort, with ample opportunities for bird and monkey-watching, and relaxing in the surf and sand. Enjoy daily yoga, delicious meals made on-site from fresh local ingredients, nature hikes and epic sunsets, and activities including canopy ziplines, surfing, horseback riding and more!
Pictured here: The relaxing Flying Crocodile Resort with its whimsical, totally unique architecture.
What you can expect from your empowerment:
- 5 nights lodging in the architecturally impressive Flying Crocodile Resort, nestled in a tropical nature reserve surrounded by mangroves and monkeys
- Expert guidance in your empowerment journey:
- daily workshops that provide powerful individual and group processes, targeted to your needs and goals
- a safe, confidential environment in a beautiful and peaceful setting
- a small number of participants to ensure individualized attention and personal support
- All meals, including:
- On-site breakfast of delicious fresh local fruit & traditional options
- Gourmet buffet-style lunches offering a variety of healthy choices
- Dinner offered in a variety of locations (on-site, in the nearby beautiful village of Samara and in a surprise rustic location with special wild guests
- Daily sunrise Yoga classes will be offered in view of the stunningly untouched and relaxing Playa Buenavista beach
- Daily beach time after lunch
- Charitable Activity – making a contribution locally
You may also choose 2 of the following three exciting group activities during your stay:
- horseback riding
- jungle canopy exploration (zip lining)
- or a wild river kayak adventure!
Pictured here: Buenavista beach – our wild and beautiful retreat location!
Empowerment program synopsis:
This life-changing program is designed to enable you to create the life you most want! The premise of the Empowerment Life Coaching program is that our beliefs create the conditions in our life. If we wish to change our life, we need to reframe existing perspectives, envision new possibilities, transform limiting beliefs that create our current situation and then come up with a realistic plan.
This multi-day program will take you on a transformative journey through a variety of liberating group, written and visualization exercises.
You will be given the opportunity to explore the 7 core areas of your life in a supportive, non-judgmental, space. They are:
3. Health, Sexuality & Wellness
4. Work & Career
5. Money & Finances
6. Recreation & Play
7. Spirituality & Personal Growth
You will also leave with the following 4 transformative life tools:
• a stronger vision of your ideal self and how to create a life you value by designing your very own Personal Life Map!
• learn how to better nourish your body and mind to feel healthy and be at your very best.
• gain communication tools to assert your needs to loved ones to convey the changes you wish to sustain going forward.
• learn how to better manage stress and get into the driver seat of your life!
You will also be given the opportunity to give back!
Happiness Studies at Harvard show that giving of our time and resources makes us happier.
In addition to replenishing together, we will also be giving back by volunteering a few hours with a local group in need.
A personal message from Samantha
Hi, I’m Samantha Biron. I live in Chelsea Quebec and my work is helping ordinary people reclaim their power, self-love, and belief in themselves. I am the founder of The Motivational Learning Company and a Life Coach Certified by the internationally renowned Empowerment Institute in Rhinebeck, NY – though I prefer to think of myself as a Life Strategist.
I’m also a professional speaker and workshop facilitator, mother to a 7 year old daughter and part-time singer/songwriter. So I really understand busy. I also understand the difference between good, excited, happy busy versus exhausted, dragging my ass, dreading each day kind of busy.
About 18 years ago I made a decision to start my life over from scratch. I found myself divorced and depressed, without any real support – so I moved to a new city and began a new life. Needless to say there were many ups and downs. I loved and lost several times. I fell into a deep depression. I wanted to end my life. I tried a wide variety of careers that failed before I found the right one. Worst of all, I lost a child I was carrying in my 5th month of pregnancy. Through all the pain, I learned to persevere – and I learned valuable life lessons that I’m grateful to be able to now share with others facing their own obstacles.
These life challenges have not only shaped the woman I am today, but they also enabled me to create a meaningful life for myself and for my daughter. I’ve been gifted with the opportunity to empower others to create their lives by design and overcome even the most heartbreaking of challenges. In other words, odds are pretty good that I get how you really feel.
It’s funny because I often hear from participants who had no idea what to expect from my workshops – sometimes they are even forced to attend by their managers. But ironically, it’s often the participants who least thought they needed it that end up benefitting the most!
I so look forward to spending this life-changing week with you!
The cost of this amazing experience is $1,900+HST. Everything from April 21st to the 26th is included minus your airfare. (you can message me for recommendations on this) A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to retain your space with the balance due no later than April 15th.
As the Flying Crocodile is a boutique resort, there are a limited number of spaces available so you will want to act fast.
To join Samantha on this retreat, simply email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: I WANT TO JOIN!
You will then receive a detailed program agenda along with more information to help you book your trip.
If you are unable to join Samantha in Costa Rica but are still interested in attending a program with similar content in the Ottawa area, simply reply with Local Info instead and we will forward you information on the next upcoming local retreat.
Here’s what some of Samantha’s clients have had to say about her coaching program:
‘Coaching with Sam was the best investment of my time and money I could have made to forward my life. (…) Empowered, I feel that I now have the tools to overcome the challenges that lay before me and to live out my dreams the way I have always envisioned my life could be.’ Nathalie, Cornwall ON, Police Services
Sam took me on a journey that I will never forget. (…) I cannot express the gratitude and respect I have for Samantha. A. Baillie, Cambridge, UK – Manager, Engineering
There are so many words to describe Sam…kind, energetic…fun, amazing! I’ve had the privilege of participating in both her training workshops and life coaching. I don’t think there is a single person I know that has had such a profound influence on my thinking, and overall purpose in life. She engages you in a way that you can only embrace and love. Her wit and wisdom are so contagious, you can’t help but share with others. Anyone having the opportunity to learn from her will no doubt feel empowered and benefit.” Jennifer Ferris, Canadian Federal Government
For more testimonials about Samantha’s workshops, please visit: http://www.samanthabiron.com/testimonials/