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  Joy in the Journey Women's Retreat
IN beautiful Uvita Costa Rica November 26- December 2, 2023


about the LUXURY ZEN centre


My name is Emma and I am a Creator, Space Holder, Energy Facilitator and Embodied Movement teacher who primarily works with women seeking to find their way back home to their bodies, bring harmony to their nervous system and find belonging through movement, ritual and community.

I love weaving Mysticism and Astrology into my offerings along with the energy of the Moon. There is so much wisdom to be gained by awakening to the phases of the natural world around us.

Whether it’s through a movement class, sound journey, private session or Women’s Circle, I am here to hold space and witness you. I will meet you where you are at and support you as your journey unfolds.



I believe that life itself is a lesson to encourage us to grow in love and self awareness. I use my time on my yoga mat to practice for life. I have learned a lot about myself by noticing how I approach, respond, resist, and settle into my yoga practice and believe that these same patterns show up in all aspects of our lives. Yoga has offered me the space to figure out what was most important to me and provided me with the tools to transform the way I felt, both on the inside and out.


It is my intention to provide a safe and inclusive space for others to find their way back to themselves and to offer the tools they need to experience themselves differently than they are able to elsewhere. I am relatable and warm and make others feel at home regardless of how much experience they have on their mats. I believe in whole hearted living, in getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, in growing and learning, in finding balance, in having gratitude, and in practicing peace as a state of mind. I have found that the more I practice these things on my mat, the more I am able to live them off my mat as well. 

I love spending time with other people encouraging them in their own growth and sharing the tools that helped me find freedom and peace in my own life. I believe that we all have the ability to heal through breath, movement, and a deeper awareness of ourselves. Let the journey begin! 



This newly-built retreat center is nestled within a lush, blooming equatorial garden and is located on the outskirts of  the coastal town of Uvita, Costa Rica.  The property backs onto the Uvita river and is a short drive to the soothing surf of the Pacific Ocean.

From the moment you settle into your suite you’ll instantly be in relaxation mode. Wifi, quality bedding, and bedroom air conditioning will maximize your comfort and guarantee a great night’s sleep.

The expansive open-air 360 degree yoga deck gives a feeling of spaciousness and a sense of freedom.


An atmosphere of peace and serenity is created by the warm tropical breezes, and the gentle music of birdsong. And complete with mats, blocks, blankets and small weights.

Meet us at Synergy Retreat Centre in Uvita, Costa Rica where the lush,
mountainous rainforest meets the ocean and the sound of the birds soothes your soul.

We have found a special, private, retreat centre that backs onto the Uvita River, is a 10
minute walk from a waterfall and swimming hole,, and only a 10 minute drive from the

We will have exclusive access to Synergy with a private chef and concierge,
making it feel like our home for the week as we spend time together building a strong
sense of community and friendship.

Retreats offer a special opportunity to rest and receive nourishment on all levels
(physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) by being connected to nature, movement,
breath, and fresh, nutrient dense food. The location, the sounds of the jungle and nearby river, the gourmet meals, the theming of each practice, the soul session inquiries, and the activities we do will all be thoughtful, meaningful, and offer the chance to heal, grow, and relax all while maintaining a sense of joy and freedom to be yourself, and have fun. We are here to help you find joy in whatever journey you happen to be on when you arrive.

Synergy website can be found here:
Browse the beautiful photos of the many private lounge spaces, expansive yoga deck,
pool, and gardens.

Included in the retreat:

  • Transportation to and from San Jose and Synergy Retreat Center in Uvita

  • 1 group shuttle is provided each way and will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel near the airport. This is a 3.5 hour drive but is the beginning of your adventure. The drive includes a stop at the Tarcoles Bridge to see crocodiles, drink fresh coconut water, another stop in Dominical for lunch, to plunge in the ocean, hang out on the beach, and pick up anything that you may have forgotten to pack.

  • 6 nights, 7 days in comfortable accommodations of your choice, shared, private, or semi-private dorm with luxurious bedding, a/c, and hot water

  • 3 abundant, locally sourced, nourishing, organic vegetarian meals per day  fish/chicken may be served a few times during the week if it can be locally and sustainably sourced.

  •  Morning coffee, tea, and fruit.

  • Group cooking class with private chef.

  • Group excursion to Marino Ballena National Park to walk nature trails, spot animals in their natural habitat, and explore the famous whale's tail beaches, with options to snorkel and SUP.

  • Day trip on Friday to the beautiful town of Dominical to explore the farmer's market, beaches, optional excursions, and visit to a local studio for a private yoga class.

  • 2 yoga classes per day:

  • Vinyasa/Hatha or LYT style Yoga in the mornings.

  •  Restorative Yoga in the evenings.

  •  Lunar Bloom and Anthems class.

  • Daily Soul Sessions.

  • Crystal singing bowl sound bath during one restorative session.

  • Sunset dinner at Aracari Restaurant in Uvita.

  • Access to a waterfall with natural swimming holes.

  • Unlimited access to pool and many private lounge areas on the property.

  • Access to the Uvita River which will be perfect for wading in.

  • Free WiFi.

  • Onsite guide to help us with anything! Rides into town, booking spa treatments, and extra excursions, etc.

Not Included:

  • Flights to Costa Rica.

  • Hotel in San Jose the night before the retreat, and the night before your flight home.

  • Alcoholic drinks at Aracari Restaurant at the sunset dinner. (The meal is on us, but feel free to enjoy a drink on your own tab).

  •  Optional spa services.

  •  Extra excursions that are not listed above.

  • Extra rides into town during the week (about $6 USD per person for a taxi into Uvita). We will have someone to help arrange rides.

  •  Your own purchases at the market or in town, etc.


Pricing for the retreat is based on the accommodations that you choose upon
registration. There are several options for private, shared, and semi-dorm style rooms all with varying prices. Prices range from $2075-$2375 USD all inclusive.
Accommodations are limited in quantity and we are only releasing 13 beds at this time!
You can choose both your suite and your bed, so there is an advantage to signing up
early and getting the room of your choice. Please let us know upon booking which room you would like. Some are great for sharing with a friend and others offer more privacy.
Photos and descriptions of the rooms can be found here:


Bamboo Suite: $2375 based on double occupancy SOLDOUT
The Bamboo room is situated on the ground floor of the Master Suite and consists of 2
single beds, or 1 King bed (put together) with extra-thick, deluxe pillowtop mattresses,
private bathroom, and a large closet. It shares the Master suite’s large downstairs
lounging areas and kitchen.

Flower of Life: $2375 based on double occupancy
The Flower of Life is a comfortable and stylish room with a private bathroom. It contain
two stacked beds with extra-thick, deluxe pillowtop mattresses, a large closet with
shelves and drawers, a couch seating area and a private bathroom. It shares a patio
with the adjacent Hamsa room, a secluded nook to relax and to enjoy the sights and
sounds of the lush surrounding nature.

Hamsa: $2375 based on double occupancy
The Hamsa room is stylishly decorated, with modern and eastern motifs. There are 2
stacked beds with extra-thick, deluxe pillowtop mattresses, a large wooden storage for
your things, and a private bathroom. There are comfortable places to relax inside and
out, whether on the sofa or on the patio shared with the Flower of Life room.

Kogi: $2275 based on double occupancy
The Kogi Temple is architecturally delicious with its hexagon design, lots of windows
and elevated cupola for beautiful light and refreshing natural airflow. This space has 2
beds, 1 twin and 1 double, with a shared bathroom a few steps out the front door.

Private Single Rooms: $2275 SOLDOUT
2 new private rooms in their own building, each with a single bed. These two rooms
share a bathroom with joined doors at the back of the building. They are so new we

don’t have photos yet.
(Synergy has plans to build 4-6 more of these rooms by April and we may be able to
release a few more beds before the retreat)

Semi-Dorm: $2075
On the ground floor of Synergy’s expansive elevated yoga deck are 3 ‘semi-dorm’ rooms, with 2 full sized beds, and 1 twin. Beds are separated by a partial bamboo wall and called ‘semi-dorm’ since they each have their own doors for privacy but they share the same central area and bathroom.

REAdy to book?

Fill out the form and we will send you a financial waiver and make arrangements to receive your $400 USD deposit to hold your spot.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Rhonda and Emma

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