A 7-Day, 6-Night Yoga Retreat

 Vida Asana 

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Lead by 

Chelli Pumphrey, MA, LPC, 

Brandy Wade &

Stan Ajemian

January 5-11, 2020

Reclaiming the Feminine

 

-Reclaiming The Feminine Retreat-

 

Vida Asana Retreat Center

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

January 5-11, 2020

NURTURE.  HEAL.  EMPOWER. 

  • Are you a woman who is tired of doing, forcing, fixing, and striving, only to feel DEPLETED and EXHAUSTED?

  • Maybe you're a bit of a badass in your career or day to day life, but feel like you're falling apart on the inside.

  • Do you struggle with allowing yourself to RECEIVE love, support, and kindness from partners, friends, or yourself?

  • Have you been WOUNDED by a culture where it seems like sexual assault, disrespect for women, and the silencing and dismissal of women's voices is rampant and accepted?

  • Have you been a victim of sexual assault or harassment, incest,  domestic violence, or other abuse?

  • Do you feel DISCONNECTED from your intuition, your emotions, or your body?

  • Would you like to learn to LOVE your body, your emotions, and your authentic self?

 

  

  • The concept of masculine and feminine energy, and how this impacts your life, your relationships, and the planet. These energies have nothing to do with gender, but instead describe how we express ourselves in the world and in relationships. 

  • What it means to access and EMBODY feminine energy to help you HEAL, RECEIVE, TRUST, so you can live a life of FREEDOM and an OPEN HEART.  Sound intimidating?  Weird?  Sexist?   Completely foreign to you?  Read on.... 

  • Reclaiming the Feminine does not mean becoming a submissive, powerless woman.  It is also not about gender or sexual orientation.  Feminine energy is a powerful, RECEPTIVE, INTUITIVE, LOVING and CREATIVE energy inside all of us, regardless of gender. 

  • Feminine energy has been DISMISSED and abused for centuries, and is definitely being denied in our current political and cultural climate.  When this happens, many women tap into a more dominating, goal focused, "get shit done" masculine energy that we often believe is necessary to survive in a masculine world. 

  • On the flipside, many women fall into the unhealthy aspects of the feminine which often manifests as a denial of your needs, an INABILITY TO USE YOUR VOICE, submissiveness, CODEPENDENCE, and a loss of sense of self.  Many of us fear the idea of feminine energy due to the cultural messages we've received for generations about the need to be strong, independent women.  Embodying and awakening the feminine allows you to be strong and independent in a way that helps you embrace the flowing, receptive feminine energy within. 

  • As we explore our masculine and feminine sides, you will learn how to use both energies for different needs or situations in your life.  As we learn to nurture the wounded feminine, you will find that it can help you HEAL and LOVE YOURSELF, OTHERS, and our PLANET.  

  • You'll identify whether you are denying the masculine or feminine sides of yourself due to SHAME, cultural and familial messages, being wounded and afraid, or feeling INADEQUATE, or not good enough.  

  • Experience SAFETY, ritual, and community with a group, as we transform our relationships from wounding ourselves and others to LOVING and SUPPORTING ourselves and each other. 

  • Your retreat leaders will create a SAFE and SACRED space to explore the awakening of feminine energy.

  • Yoga, meditation, and guided experiential exercises will be used to help us CONNECT WITH BODY, HEART, AND SPIRIT, to discover the body as a temple, to HEAL THE WOUNDS of the feminine, and to AWAKEN AND EMBODY SELF-LOVE.

Join us for 7 days and 6 nights as we immerse ourselves in the healing powers of the jungle and ocean, and dive into what it means to become fully connected to the feminine.  

Early Bird Discount!

Register before October 1, 2019 for $100 off!

Your Retreat Leaders

Chelli Pumphrey, MA, LPC

As a therapist for 25 years, a trauma expert, yoga nidra instructor and relationship coach, Chelli brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading personal growth retreats.  Her retreats are known to go deep... get real... and to create an experience that will leave you feeling like you've opened your heart and mind to possibilities in life that you never imagined.  With a focus on the connection between mind, body, heart, and spirit, Chelli 's work will help you focus on healing the whole you.  

Chelli is the founder of Trilogy Holistic Mental Health, where she leads a team of holistic, mind-body-spirit focused healers.  She is also an internationally recognized dating and relationship coach, and was recently featured in the documentary "Leap: The Coaching Movie".

 

She has been practicing yoga, meditation, and developing her connection to the Divine Feminine since she was a teenager, and brings these concepts into her therapeutic work to help people become more present, surrendered, and at ease with life.  

If you answered yes to ANY of these questions, then Reclaiming the Feminine is for you!  

In this 7 day intensive retreat, we will learn:

"I learned that I have so much love, connection, and goodness inside.  I haven't felt more calm, clear, and confident in a very, very long time." -Past Retreat Participant

Brandy Wade

Brandy wade discovered yoga eighteen years ago during a transition from her competitive soccer career into the deep healing art of somatic movement.  Influenced by many styles and traditions of yoga including anusara and the pulsing flow offered by Shiva Rea, brandy's heart lies in the teachings of the tantric hatha yoga path.  Shannon Paige Schneider, Aditi Devi, and Sofia Diaz have been her most influential teachers and continues to this day to study with her teacher Sofia Diaz.   

Brandy is devoted to mindful, heart centered teaching, exploring the subtle and energetic realm of the heart, prana, and breath, supporting herself and others into the feeling center of the body and awakening to deeper levels of awareness.

Brandy is a certified Reiki 2 practitioner, is the subtle sound keeper of the singing bowls, has spent the last three years in shamanic earth based ceremonies, has a dedicated practice in meditation and deep relaxation, and has spent the last decade immersed in the teachings of the feminine.  

Stan Ajemian

Stan is Chelli's fiance, and he brings a container of masculine energy to our retreat.  After spending a career in the medical device field, Stan had a serious bike accident that changed his life and his perspective on what is truly important and meaningful.  He has since been developing his coaching career and pursuing a life that inspires him and others to live in passionate, authentic ways.

 

Stan is deeply connected to nature and will serve as a guide in the jungle and in occasional meditation practice.  He is an avid practitioner of Buddhist meditation and will represent a balance of the healthy masculine with our group.  In past retreats, participants have sung his praises as a positive role model of what the healthy, supportive, safe masculine can look like.

Accommodations

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This 7 Day, 6 Night Inclusive Retreat Includes:

  • 7 days, 6 nights shared occupancy at Vida Asana Eco Lodge and Yoga Shala.  All rooms include a private bathroom, hot water, fridge, air conditioning, and ceiling fan.

  • 2 Daily Yoga or Meditation classes taught by Brandy or Chelli, including: Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Pranayama, and meditation or Yoga Nidra.  Yoga classes are suitable for all levels and abilities.

  • Daily experiential group exercises to help you learn about the Feminine, heal, and embody this profound energy to help you feel more connected to yourself, other women, and the earth. 

  • Connection with a group of like minded, supportive women who will support you in ways you never imagined.

  • Daily support and guidance by a team of highly experienced, supportive leaders who are here to help you feel safe, comfortable, and ready to grow. 

  • Round trip group transportation to/from San Jose airport.

  • 3 fresh, healthy, home cooked, local meals per day

  • Quick walk to the beach (with daily free time to explore it).  

  • Ample time to explore Playa Hermosa and nearby Jaco.

  • A heart centered sweat lodge ceremony.

  • Snoozing in hammocks under palm trees.

  • 24/7 Access to the entire Vida Asana 3 acre facility including pool, jungle yoga shala, lounge, gift shop, restaurant and gardens.

  • Free Wifi, although we highly encourage you to disconnect while you're here.

  • Stop at the famous Crocodile bridge.

  • Sangria night group celebration.

**Roundtrip airfare is NOT included.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE (Not included in cost):

  • Brandy will be offering her signature Maya Abdominal Massage to help you connect and heal with the Feminine within, or an Orthobionomy massage to help you deeply relax.  

  • SUP (stand up paddle boarding)

  • Surfing

  • Jungle hikes

INVESTMENT

Early Bird Discount $1895: (Receive $100 off if you register before October 1, 2019 and pay in full by this date).

 

$1995 (After October 1, 2019).  

 

Refer a friend who signs up, and you each receive $50 off your registration.

To hold your spot, we require a non-refundable $250 deposit.  

FAQ'S

1) I've never been to Costa Rica. Is it safe?   Yes, Costa Rica is probably one of the safest countries you can visit south of the border.  Chelli has traveled there extensively and knows the area well.  You may even find that you feel safer there than at home. 

 

2) Why do you have a man leading a woman's retreat?  This an intentional part of our process in teaching about the aspects of the masculine and feminine.  While we will have "sacred" women's space during the retreat, there will be times that we bring Stan into our group to learn about the masculine.  You will learn that he is an excellent example of a healthy, safe masculine energy that many women are not accustomed to.  In past retreats, women have shared that this was an important part of their learning experience. 

3) Will there be free time?   Yes, we will have free time every day where you can choose to relax alone, walk to the beach or town, get a massage, or sit by the pool with new friends. We like to strike a balance between relaxation and "work" in this retreat.

4) I've never done anything like this and feel afraid!   This is a common fear for many participants.  We have not had someone leave who regretted their investment of time and money in this retreat.  We like to say, "life begins at the end of your comfort zone".  If you're feeling called to do this, then perhaps its time to listen to the whispers inside and trust your journey.  

5) I would love to come, but don't want to share a room with a stranger.  We understand this fear, but have learned over time that the magic of a retreat like this happens when you are not expecting it.  You may find a new life long friend, or be surprised at how nice it is to have supportive women around you.  We live in a society where women are taught to compete, judge, and fear each other.  You will learn in this retreat that we can love and support each other in ways that make us feel more secure. Having a roommate is part of this process. 

6)  This is a lot of money! Is it worth it?  Well, this is a personal decision that only you can make. We certainly don't encourage people to make unwise financial decisions.  However, spending a week away from your life where you can truly disconnect, offer yourself the time to go inward, heal, and have an intensive personal growth experience can be a truly priceless experience for someone.  When was the last time that you truly invested in your well-being?  

7)  Do you offer payment plans?  Yes, we can offer a payment plan.  Please let us know if you need more details. 

Is your heart calling you to join us? This retreat sold out last time, so don't wait!  If you want to register or find out more, please connect with Chelli here:  

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