A 7-Day Intimate Retreat Nestled in the Lush South Pacific of Costa Rica

Led by Shirlee Williams and Laura Foster 

Feb 10-17, 2024

Are you ready to take the

deepest breath of authenticity

in Pachamama?

One of the most potent offerings the land of the South Pacific of Costa Rica has to offer is her energy.

It’s wildly engaging and deeply soothing. It’s one of the reasons Laura and her family live in this area. It slows down time and helps you press back from the noise. Clarity is her gift and grounding and unwinding is the journey.

This retreat is an incredible 7-day eco-luxe immersion with daily yoga, meditation, breath work, mindfulness and self discovery led by Shirlee and Laura.

We are hosting our fourth co-creative retreat in a stunning two-villa property here in Dominicalito, Costa Rica.

SACRED is a 7-day spiritually enriched, soulful journey for an intimate group of women who are ready to experience the land, the energy and themselves in a new way.

This is the perfect retreat to let go of the reigns and exhale into what’s possible. We have curated this experience to marry the best of the ocean, beaches, mountains, sunsets + sunrises together with the magic of what we have to offer.

Hey Sister, have we met?

If not, we would love to count you among the many incredible women who have come home to themselves in our retreat experiences.

We often arrive as strangers and we leave as soul-sisters. It’s the magic of saying yes to an experience that calls to you.

If you feel called to this retreat it’s because you know that something truly extraordinary will unfold.

We are both personal development coaches who come with different backgrounds (that’s the cool part – read our bios) who unite on so many levels in the way we work, teach, practice and lead. When we create a retreat we come together with a very specific intention that weaves together the energy of what’s coming up in the collective for women.

We are soul-sisters that each shine in our own individual way … kinda like you do.

What’s emerging for both of us is the theme of SACREDNESS:

  • Sacred truth
  • Sacred space
  • Sacred intention
  • Sacred land
  • Sacred sisterhood

This is an invitation to expand into what’s possible, as a woman and as a human, to receive the initiations that are coming through at this retreat.

We will be exploring various aspects of self and deepening your relationship to who you are and have always been.

Are you ready to make the mundane sacred? Simplify the complexity? Infuse intentionality and devotion into your daily life?

It is our knowing that each woman will leave this retreat with a deeper sense of personal sovereignty — seeing herself as the sacred curator of her own path.

What to Expect

Along with the magical location and serene villas and vistas, your retreat will be highlighted with:

  • 1-2 daily yoga classes and daily meditation and breathwork sessions on the open-air lanai and covered poolside space. There will be late afternoon or evening sunset restorative classes offered on some days.
  • We weave self discovery, personal leadership and soulful practices into our week — a chance to explore, enquire, learn and integrate a greater sense of self. These practices will be a natural extension of our daily meditation, movement and mindfulness practices.

Various forms of integrative breathwork classes led by Shirlee and Laura.

We are both Elemental Rhythm certified breathwork facilitators with a passion for holding space for sweet surrender and inner transformation.

Be prepared to experience your breath as medicine leading you to release tension, re-regulate your nervous system and let go of hidden blocks and resistance.

  • We have a private chef at this retreat that will be preparing local, organic farm-to-fork cuisine. Fresh tropical fruit, freshly squeezed juices, coffee/tea, granola, yoghurt and light bites will be available upon waking. Mid-day brunch and an exquisite dinner prepared by the chef and served overlooking the Dominicalito Bay and Pacific sunset.
  • Expect to be wowed. Some of the details of this retreat have been held back so that you can enjoy the element of being pleasantly surprised and graciously accommodated by Shirlee, Laura and the beautiful humans of Costa Rica.
  • Time to integrate, unwind, swim, explore and step into the pace and rhythm that calls to you. There will be plenty of time to book your own optional surf lessons, excursion or afternoon on the beach.

What's Included?

  • 7-night’s accommodations in one of two glorious private villas.

    Casa Louie is a newly renovated 3-bedroom villa that opens up onto a floating deck where you can sip your favorite drink and journal with the monkeys and toucans in the forest canopy or watch the sunset on the shimmering ocean beyond.

    Casa Frenchie is a newly built 4-bedroom villa on the same property. Modern, majestic and truly exceptional.

    The chef, pool, yoga and group gatherings will take place at Casa Frenchie.

  • 1-2 daily yoga classes, meditation and mindfulness classes led by Shirlee and Laura. These sessions are all-levels and accessible for all attendees.
  • Our classes are fun, inspiring and infused with many of our teachings.
  • Three delicious, organic chef-prepared meals are included daily
  • Daily morning meditation
  • Elemental Rhythm Breathwork
  • Group waterfall hike
  • Optional surf lessons, surfing and excursions will be available at an additional fee
  • A Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage [60 minutes] is included in your retreat experience. You may opt for longer or additional massages for a fee
  • Included shuttle transfer from the AC Marriott Heredia Belen in San Jose to the retreat in Dominicalito and return shuttle

The Investment

  • All rates are listed in USD and include all details listed in “Your Accommodation” section.
  • A $500 USD nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your spot in this retreat. Balance can be split into two equal payments depending upon time of reservation [discuss with us for specific details on this]. Payments can be made by etransfer, wire transfer or via credit card [additional surcharge for CC].
  • Retreat rates are non-refundable. If your plans change you may find a suitable replacement to take your spot ($150 USD admin fee). If we are able to find a suitable replacement we will refund your money less the $150 USD admin fee.

What's Not Included

  • Airfare, travel and health insurance
  • Optional excursions and additional massages (your retreat includes one massage)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Airfare from SJO to Quepos if you decide not to take the included 4 hour group shuttle

From The Mouths of Goddesses

Your Accommodations

Indulge your beautiful self and choose whatever room style matches your soul desire. We encourage you to happily say yes to sharing accommodation with another amazing women that are saying yes right alongside you. We will pair you with your roommate and let your beautiful souls take care of the rest!

If you are used to having your own space please be aware that there are many private, quiet areas on the beautiful expansive property and there will be ample time for you to find solitude if that is what you need and want during this retreat.

A note: These properties have been recently built/renovated, and we are awaiting professional photos.


This property houses 2 villas, the first of which is the brand new, Casa Frenchie – located right next to the Casa Louie (below). Honestly, we’re not sure what one we like more. The chef, pool, yoga and group gatherings will take place on this part of the property. The pics are few and far between right now because the villa owners are waiting to put the finishing touches on the decor and landscaping before doing professional photos. Trust us when we say, jaw-dropping amazing. The views and vista and the “outside brought indoor” feeling is so zen.


1 King Bed | Casa Frenchie

King size bed, private en-suite bathroom, upscale modern finishes, double shower and double vanity (also an outdoor shower for all the Costa Rica vibes).

Single Occupancy: $4900USD
Double Occupancy: $3900USD/person


2 Queen Beds | Casa Frenchie

Two queen size beds, shared bathroom, upscale modern finishes, single vanity, walkout to pool terrace, ocean views, air conditioning, ceiling fan, WIFI.

Double Occupancy: $4100USD/person
Triple Occupancy: $3600USD/person
Quadruple Occupancy: $3200USD/person


Casa Louie is a newly renovated three bedroom villa with a beautiful kitchen [you don’t need to cook anything on this retreat, but you can definitely prep an early morning coffee or cup of tea if it calls to you] and dining area that opens up onto a floating deck where you can sip your favorite drink and journal with the monkeys and toucans in the forest canopy or watch the sunset on the shimmering ocean beyond.

Casa Louie is right next to Casa Frenchie where all the group gathering and festivities will occur. If you’d like a little more space and solitude without compromising a single thing, this villa is for you.



1 Queen Bed | Casa Louie

Queen Bed, Private entrance, en-suite bathroom and luxurious outdoor shower. Air conditioning, ceiling fan, desk and WIFI. Appropriate to share for two girlfriends, mother/daughter or sisters.


2 Queen Beds | Casa Louie

Queen bed, shared bathroom, air conditioning, ceiling fan, desk, WIFI and spectacular jungle views.

Single Occupancy: $4400USD
Double Occupancy: $3600USD/person

Your Food

Three delicious, local, organic, farm-to-fork inspired meals are available daily. We can accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. Please advise us when booking if you have any restrictions.

Your Hosts

Shirlee Williams

Certified Coach | Registered Yoga Teacher | Breathwork Facilitator | Energy Amplifier

I have always been a seeker of “WHY”. Curiosity has led me down a spiritual path of yoga, meditation, breathwork and entrepreneurship. I opened and directed a successful yoga and spin studio for 14 years. I have been teaching Yoga Trainings for over a decade and running international retreats through out Mexico and Costa Rica. I am a certified Life Coach and host a podcast called Becoming You.

I am a spiritual mindset coach and I am deeply committed to living and helping others live a full authentic life.

Showing up as my true authentic self in the world is my magic. The intentionality I bring to life, is the sweet spot. My open heart and resilience keeps me evolving and growing. This unwavering inability to never quit is how I show up in the world.

I wholeheartedly believe that anything is possible. The more we connect with each other and walk our own authentic path, the brighter we shine. My mission on this planet is to remind you of your own greatness. ❤️

Laura Foster

Women’s Coach | Yoga Teacher | Breathwork Facilitator | Experience Maker

I’m Laura [Dr. Laura Foster if you want to get all formal] – personal leadership coach, retired chiropractor, yoga teacher, podcaster, retreat leader and founder of Soul Inspired Gurl. I’m compassionate, bold and fiery as hell and I see the fire that’s within you – ready to break through the old to create the life, love and legacy of your dreams.

I wholeheartedly believe that we are each meant to walk our own sovereign path, alongside other women and incredible humans who also have the courage to walk their own. As the New Earth and unity consciousness comes forth we each have a roll to play and I deeply honor whatever is coming through you to be seen, witnessed, healed and expanded.

If I had to sum up my purpose right here, right now I would probably say something like this: I’m on a mission to lead women back to themselves and transform the way they show up in the world, one sovereign step at a time.

Shirlee and I love collaborating on retreats that hold space for Sisterhood connection,laughter, adventure, self discovery and remembering who we truly are. If you feel called to say yes to RECLAIM, we welcome you with both arms and our full heart. I can’t wait to meet you.

Frequently Asked Questions

We welcome all beginner yogis and no experience is necessary. Please bring your yoga mat and anything else you desire for your own personal practice. On a side note, although this property does not have a lot of stairs, we will be doing some walking and exploring areas that may include trails and uneven terrain. If mobility is an issue please discuss with us prior to booking.

If you are a single registrant – awesome! We have found that over 50% of the individuals who sign up for our retreats are coming alone so do not worry if this is something you’ve never done before. We may arrive solo, but we will move throughout the week as a mini-tribe of beautiful souls. Many of the people you meet during this weekend will likely become life-long friends.

Absolutely! Everyone can enjoy three delicious, local, organic, farm-to-fork inspired meals are available daily. We can accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. Please advise us when booking if you have any restrictions.

To be completely wowed and leave feeling like you’ve given yourself the biggest gift ever. That’s a bold statement – we know, but after hosting many retreats in various settings we are accustomed to the magic that happens in a retreat.

Retreats are inherently different than vacations. On the surface it may look a lot like an all-inclusive style vacation, but once you arrive you’ll start to settle into the glorious routine of taking space and time to unroll your yoga mat, breathe deep, expand outwards and enjoy the process that unfolds. The workshops and classes are like icing on a soulful adventure.

Bring your open heart and sense of fun and you’ll be sure to have an incredible time (and if you feel inspired to truly unplug – be prepared to set down your technology while you are here).

We have included an optional private group shuttle that will pick you up at the AC Marriott Heredia Belen in San Jose at 12 pm CST on February 10th and drop you back off on February 17th at 3 pm CST. This trip is a relaxing 3.5-4 hour drive in an air-conditioned van. If you prefer to fly from SJO to Quepos airport on Sansa Airlines or Costa Rica Green Airways (30 min flight) you can book that directly with the airline. We can arrange shuttle from the Quepos airport to the retreat villas (30 minutes away) for approximately $40 each way.

The retreat is in Dominicalito, Costa Rica and begins at 4 pm on February 10th and concludes at 10:30 am on February 17th.

Your retreat fee includes a private group shuttle that picks you up from the AC Marriott Heredia Belen Hotel in San Jose at noon (12 pm) on Feb 10th and brings you to the retreat. It also includes a drops off at 3 pm CST on February 17th at the same hotel. The hotel has a free shuttle to and from the SJO airport. You have the option of purchasing your own domestic flight ticket on Sansa or Green Airways from SJO to Quepos at your own expense. Please coordinate your flights to and from SJO accordingly.

Let Mother Nature Hold Space For What's Possible

Our heart’s are giddy with the knowing that this retreat is small, intimate and wholly potent and whomever says yes to this experience will be forever changed … in all the best ways.

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