Ritual + Rest "Empower" Retreat: Jan 18-25, 2025

If you are looking for deep and meaningful connections in an incredible community, personal time for reflection, transformation and rest, this powerful week-long immersive holistic wellness retreat is for you.

Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

Rooms are filling fast!

Imagine with us for a moment...

It's a warm and sunny day in January. You just finished up an enlivening early morning hatha yoga class and you walk out onto the balcony. You cast your gaze outward and overlook the Central Valley of Costa Rica and feel the warmth of the sun on your face.

The weather is PERFECT - not too hot - just a gentle tropical breeze on your skin. You take a deep breath and smell the aroma of tropical flowers in the air as a flock of chattery parakeets flies by overhead.

For the first time - in a long time - you have an open schedule, with a day almost entirely to yourself. After taking in the stunning view, you wander toward the dining hall and pour a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee. You fill your plate with fresh tropical fruits, a gourmet version of "gallo pinto", and plantains and walk out to the balcony to take a seat with your new - found community of friends.

Your body and heart feel warm and alive, as you feel the purifying volcanic energy coming from the Alajuela hills. "There's something special about this place" you think to yourself, as if you are picking up on a vibrancy that is carried by the people and the land. Today, your itinerary consists of only yoga, pool time, perhaps a visit to the spa... and some much needed downtime for REST.

This is your week to immerse yourself in a sea of holistic wellness.

And your dream of a deep drink of downtime is about to come true at the Pura Vida Retreat and Spa. It may be the first time - in a LONG time - that you've given yourself a gift like this.

So imagine for a moment, hitting the 'pause' button for a week all to yourself. Take yourself on a new adventure where you can finally prioritize YOUR needs - to invest in yourself and your health.

Pura Vida, which translates to "pure life", is more than a saying; it’s a lifestyle. And this retreat is your gateway to embracing it. On this 8 day, 7 night transformative journey, you will be guided to merge with the elements, balancing the fiery energy of hatha yoga mornings with the calming waters of restorative evening workshops.

And when the spirit calls for adventure? The Costa Rican terrain awaits, from thrilling zip-lines to waterfall-hiking eco-adventure tours.

Yet, this retreat isn't just about movement; it's also about stillness. World-class massage and healing therapists are on hand to guide you towards unlocking your deepest potentials.

And as each day unfolds, facilitated group circles will weave a tapestry of connection and sacred ritual, ensuring you depart with a heart full of memories, friendships, and an invincible sense of self.

Dive DEEP into the Heart of this Empowering Women's Retreat

Which one of these sounds like you?

  • You've been craving time for yourself to re-boot and re-charge

  • You've forgotten what it feels like to prioritize yourself

  • You're desiring a transformative, holistic wellness experience

  • You appreciate warmth and stunning natural beauty

  • You're in a big moment - on the brink of something and ready for whatever is next...

  • You feel called to reconnect with the simple joy of being alive living

  • You're craving community, intimacy, friendship, and connection

  • You’re ready to create space for yourself and to connect with other open-minded women to exchange ideas and possibilities

  • You're ready to RELAX and REST

  • You're open to experiencing something new and exciting

If you answered yes to 5 or more of these questions then this

Costa Rica Retreat is designed specifically for you!!

This is exactly why you are going to LOVE this empowering and healing retreat! This curated experience is designed especially for women just like you who are ready to grow, heal and step into something that is new.

This women's retreat has become annual ritual for many who attend. From the accessible therapeutic yoga practices to the warm, multi-generational community of women, this retreat is a nurturing environment that will foster your growth and transformation into the next phase of your best self.

Held at one of Costa Rica's oldest and most celebrated yoga retreat centers, you'll spend your week at Pura Vida Spa in the Volcanic Alajuela Hills. Nestled at a staggering 4,900 feet above sea level, this award-winning spa overlooks the enchanting Central Valley of San Jose, promising both panoramic views and a deep inner gaze.

Be prepared to breathe, stretch, and explore.

This week is the DREAM Holistic Wellness Retreat that You've ALWAYS wanted to attend.

The Wellness Center at Pura Vida Spa beckons all seeking profound wellness, transformation, and rejuvenation.

Steeped in the age-old wisdom of holistic healing and harnessing the potent energy of volcanic mountains, there are world-class bodyworkers, therapists, and healers of all kinds at the Pura Vida Spa.

Every unique therapist practices healing that comes from a place of profound love, presence, and genuine heart-touch. They don't just provide treatments, they channel the age-old traditions and contemporary practices, ensuring a dance of energies that leaves you transformed.

This trip is guaranteed to fill your cup .

Brockell is a very

gifted yoga teacher. Her verbal cues and knowledge of kinesiology and

hands-on adjustments help me fully feel the benefit of the poses. Beyond yoga - in retreat

Brockell is attentive to the whole experience and create a supportive and safe container for

individual growth.

-Patty J, Chicago, IL

Brockell is talented facilitator and an incredible teacher who brings a wealth of training and

experience to the studio. Brockell brought women of all the backgrounds on yoga and life

together on retreat to explore their own inner radiance.

-Linda, G. Columbia MO

Brockell offered a special yoga retreat week. She has the knowledge to see her students

abilities and limitations and can offer exactly the adjustments that she needed to encourage and

support. A true gift.

Brockell's warm personality and infectious laugh sets the tone to explore

the possibilities that yoga holds.

- Lorreta K, Bradenton FL

The benefits that you'll receive throughout our week together include:

  • Practicing accessible and enlivening morning yoga classes so that you can intentionally re-connect with your breath and and your body every day

  • Enjoying deeply restful and nourishing restorative movement sessions in the evening so that you can indulge your nervous system in deep rest

  • Experience community and connection from an open and intimate community of women

  • Engage with adventure on optional eco-adventure tours so that you can revive your spirit and empower your soul

  • Indulge yourself in downtime by lounging at the pool, receiving bodywork, or taking time to simply rest

  • Feeling emotionally refreshed and physically rejuvenated so that you can re-prioritize yourself and reclaim your health

  • Experiencing deep and profound nourishment so that you can be ready in your life to gracefully navigate any challenges in life that come your way

A glance at our schedule for the weekend. . .

Daily Schedule (Sample Only)

6:30-8:00 am - Awakening Hatha Yoga

8:00-9:30 am - Nourishing Breakfast

10:00 am-noon - Transformative Program Workshop or Eco-Adventure

12:30 - 1:30 pm - Lunch & Reflect

1:30-4:30 pm - Personal Time: Dive into the pool, siesta, explore, or opt for a healing massage

4:30-6:00 pm - Evening Restorative Practice /Workshop

6:30-7:30 pm - Heartwarming Dinner

7:30- 9:00 and onwards - Hot tub, journaling, reflection, or a glass of wine.


Your Holistic Wellness Journey Includes:

  • Roundtrip Transportation from SJO (San Jose International Airport).

  • 8 Blissful Days & 7 Tranquil Nights at the award-winning Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

  • Soulful Opening and Closing women’s circle and ceremony

  • 3 Gourmet Daily Farm-to-Table Meals (vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options crafted)

  • Daily Energizing Morning Hatha Yoga Sessions

  • Daily Seep, Eeflective Wvening Yoga And Movement Workshops focusing on the subtle body

  • Rejuvenating Dips in the Salt Water Pool and Hot Tub

  • Precious Moments to nourish, heal, and rest


  • Airfare

  • Travel insurance

  • Massages & Bodywork

  • Eco-Adventure Tours


Pura Vida Retreat and Spa is located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica.

This retreat has a

variety of rooms to choose from

depending on your budget.

With budget-friendly 'glamping' tentalows to Luxury eco-suites,

this wellness retreat can truly suit any budget.

You can create a curated experience

by choosing the accommodation style that will truly fill your cup.

Accommodation requests are filled on a first-come first served basis.

Due to the limited number of rooms, early registration is strongly recommended to ensure your rooming selection.


All Prices are Per Person and Include

All Accommodations, Retreat Inclusions (as stated above) and All Meals:

Scroll down to see photos and descriptions of each rooming option

Single Rates:

  • Tentalow: $2607

  • Double - $2220

  • Vista: $3293 SOLD OUT

  • Kiva: $3382

  • Tri-Level: $3501

  • Suite: $3769

Double Rates:

  • Vista: $2638 SOLD OUT

  • Kiva: $2683

  • Tri-Level: $2792

  • Suite: $2876


Still have questions?

We've got answers! Book a free inquiry call with me here to see if this retreat is a good fit for you.


You can secure your spot right now by clicking on any of the "book now" or "save my spot" buttons with a deposit of $300

All deposits are non-refundable but eligible for transfers to another event within the same calendar year.

On the next page you'll be redirected to the full registration form where you can indicate your room choice. Once you have submitted your deposit, someone from our team will reach out to you within 48 hours via email to finalize your reservation and send you your contract.

Cancellations beyond 90 days from the retreat start date are eligible for a refund of all moneys paid minus the deposit. Any cancellations within the 90-day window of the retreat start date are not eligible for any refund and you are responsible for paying the total amount due.

Please keep in mind that rooms are extremely limited. All rooms will be first come, first serve. For more detailed outlines and photos of each room please scroll down to read more.

About Your Facilitator

Brockell Briddle (LMT, RYT 500) - FOUNDER- is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Therapeutic Registered Yoga Teacher, avid traveler, and Experienced Group Facilitator.

She is passionate about guiding others toward finding their deepest expression of themselves and uses a variety of movement, mindfulness, trauma-informed communication, and connection to the natural world to facilitate this process.

As an experienced yoga teacher and outdoor adventure guide for over a decade, Brockell is skilled at facilitating transformational experiences of all kinds. As a yoga teacher, she excels at offering accessible yoga classes that accompany all bodies, ages, and abilities.

She is deeply interested in yoga as a contemplative art and a tool for self-growth and transformation. She has been leading retreats globally since 2014 and has guided retreats in Costa Rica, the United States, Switzerland, Greece, and Iceland.

Now she currently lives as a digital nomad and is following her dream of living abroad in Costa Rica. She's working daily on creating the best version of herself and her life on the Guanacaste Coast. She loves surfing, horses, and adventures of all kinds


All room descriptions and full details are listed below with pricing information.

You can request the room of your choice once your secure your place with a deposit on the registration form on the last page.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us with an email at info@wanderlustwomen.org

Lila Suite

Soaring ceilings, rich natural materials, rustic woods and creamy natural fabrics lend the spacious Lila Suite a crisp, modern air. The Lila Suite has a large private balcony with two hammocks surrounded by lush, verdant foliage. A favorite for honeymooners.


King-size bed


Bath tub


Lounge area

Coffee maker

Price: Single - $3769 Double: $2876

Prana Suite (SOLD OUT)

The Prana Suite (previously known as the Villa) is modern and sleek with sliding picture windows that open to a private balcony with spectacular views.


● Private Balcony

● Bathtub with skylight ceiling

● Mini Refrigerator

● Coffee Maker

● Sitting Area

● King size bed


Zendo Suite (SOLD OUT)

The Zendo Suite features a wraparound balcony and huge picture windows with magnificent panoramic views. A glass shower surrounded by greenery brings in the beauty of nature while still affording privacy.


King-size bed

● Mini-fridge

● Bath tub

● Shower

● Lounge area

● Coffee maker


Tri-Level (1 LEFT)

An open floor plan with three defined living spaces cascading down from each other. Private balconies/patios offer lovely views of gardens and coffee plantations. Option of 1 king-size bed or 2 twin-size beds. Max occupancy 4 guests.


● Private Bath

● Coffee Maker

Price: Single - $3501 | Double: $2792

Kiva (2 left)

These mountainside rooms offer plenty of space and comfort, with both king-size or two twin beds available.

The Kiva building houses six total units – two units on top floor, two units on middle floor and two units on lower floor. The top and middle units are called “Kiva Upper” and the lower floor units are “Kiva Lower.” Kiva Upper units have
balconies overlooking the Central Valley, while the Kiva Lower units have private patios overlooking tropical gardens and greenery.


● Sitting area

● Private bath

●Coffee maker

Price: Single Kiva: $3382 | Double Kiva: $2683

Vista - SOLD OUT

These deluxe style rooms feature private balconies with gorgeous views. Approximately 250 square feet, these rooms are great for single occupancy, but spacious enough for a comfortable roommate set-up. King-size or two twin beds available.


●Private bath

● Coffee maker

Price: Single Vista: $3293 | Double Vista: $2638


A-Frame (SOLD OUT)

Our bright A-Frame cottages with private balconies offer panoramic tranquil coffee plantation views. Soaring ceilings add spaciousness and light.


● Private bath

● Coffee maker



Our hybrid tent-bungalows are the ultimate in eco-chic accommodations for nature lovers. Spacious six-sided tent bungalows contain the same comfortable beds and relaxing lounge areas as other rooms, electricity (no candles, please), space to store clothes, and of course, plenty of fresh mountain air.

Attractive and clean shared baths surrounded by gardens are steps away. Option of 1 king-size bed or 2 twin-size beds.

Single Tentalow: $2607

Tentalow Double - $2220

Fine Print:

To secure your space, a $300 non-refundable deposit is required. All deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred to another event within the same calendar year. Full balance payments are required via check or certified check at 90 days before the event start dates. Cancellations beyond 90 days from the retreat start date are eligible for a refund of all moneys paid minus the deposit.

Any cancellations within the 90-day window of the retreat start date are not eligible for any refund unless we are able to fill your spot with another participant. Otherwise, a cancellation within 90 days you are responsible for paying the total amount due.

Travel insurance, with full medical coverage, is required for you to purchase to attend this trip.

This is a yoga-based trip and the property is not handicap accessible. Moderate mobility to walk up and down stairs and walk on uneven sidewalk and rock path terrain is required. Though all of our yoga classes are accessible to all levels but please note and understand the physical nature of this trip.


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