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Welcome to 3-2-1 Tuesdays with Better Wellness Naturally- Exploring Healing Retreats

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"Within the tranquility of retreat lies the gateway to profound healing."

-Thich Nhat Hanh

3 Keys to Unlocking Your Potential at Specialized Retreats:

Actualizing your potential at a specialized retreat involves more than just showing up. Unlike a typical vacation, our retreats are designed for continuous learning and deep personal growth, providing benefits that extend well beyond the retreat itself. By focusing on three key areas, you can maximize your experience and enjoy lasting benefits that will continue to support you long after the retreat. Here's how you can make the most of your time at retreat:

  1. Intention Setting: Setting clear intentions for your retreat experience can make a tremendous difference in your “take aways.” Are you seeking inner peace, a digital detox, pampering, accelerated healing, physical rejuvenation, or fast-track learning? (Our retreats offer all of those!)

  2. Embracing Self-Care: Specialized retreats provide a specific, inclusive, and very nurturing space for self-care practices. We always encourage our attendees to take advantage of opportunities of the “riches in the niches” of each retreat and find the space for relaxation, self-care, reflection, playtime, and emotional nourishment.

  3. Connecting with Community: One of the most powerful aspects of specialized retreats is the sense of community and support they offer. The time we spend together is intentional and intimate and we’re holding space for one another to be, learn, heal, and grow. Building trust with yourself and others is a key part of the journey, and together we create a nurturing atmosphere where mutual support and encouragement can thrive.

A Couple of Concepts:
  1. Holistic Healing Approach: The retreats we offer through Better Wellness Naturally promote a holistic approach—we address the interconnectedness of mind, body, emotions, and spirit with purpose. We don’t offer just yoga or meditation retreats, nor do we offer just educational retreats, either. Our retreats integrate various practices to ensure a comprehensive experience that supports your overall well-being.

  2. Neuroscience of Healing: Scientific research has shown that engaging in healing practices can have tangible positive effects on the brain and body. Practices like mindfulness meditation and restorative yoga have been found to reduce stress, improve mood, and enhance overall well-being by promoting changes in brain structure and function. (And did you know that you learn faster when something is fun?)

A Quick Overview: Why Go on a Retreat Instead of a Vacation?

Specialized retreats, such as the ones we offer through Better Wellness Naturally via Better Wellness Retreats, provide more than just a break from daily life. Held at the beautiful Imiloa Institute in Costa Rica, our retreats offer a unique chance for personal growth, transformation, and healing in a safe, supportive, and very nurturing environment.

One of the key benefits of our retreats is the opportunity for accelerated learning. Immersing yourself in a supportive, fun, and focused learning environment allows for deeper engagement and quicker absorption of new skills and knowledge. Whether through specific learning activities, mindfulness meditation, restorative yoga, nature intensives, or holistic workshops and targeted therapies, our goal is for participants to recalibrate, rejuvenate, and become more empowered to tackle life's challenges.

So, why retreat instead of just vacation? While vacations offer a temporary escape and (maybe) relaxation, retreats provide a deeper, more meaningful experience that goes well beyond simply unwinding. Our retreats are structured to facilitate inner growth, healing, and learning in a way that vacations typically do not. During a retreat, you’re not just taking a break; you’re investing in your personal development and well-being. (And, yes, our retreats also incorporate playtime and time for relaxation.)

At the Imiloa Institute, every detail is taken care of from the moment you arrive. You'll be greeted by our concierge team at San Jose International Airport and guided to a private plane that will take you to the stunning gated retreat center nestled in the Costa Rican jungle on a mountain overlooking the ocean. The “Welcome Home” staff is there waiting for us with gourmet goodies, hugs, and mocktails, too! The accommodations, whether in Balinese homes, geodesic domes, or bungalows, are designed to offer both eco-luxurious comfort and a very deep and beautiful connection with nature. You'll enjoy 5-star plant-based cuisine, breathtaking views, and most importantly, you’ll feel like you really have been welcomed home.

And we’d love to have you join us!

PS: Our retreats offer 35+ CEUs for Yoga Professionals!


The Next Empowered Transitions Retreat is scheduled for Late Spring, 2025 at the Imiloa Institute in Costa Rica


by Laura Weber Garrison, PhD

From the publisher…

"Damaged Rudders" emerges as a vital guide for those traversing the turbulent waters of trauma and seeking pathways to recovery and wholeness. Authored by Laura Weber Garrison, PhD, this book introduces a transformative approach that melds creativity, restorative yoga, artistic expression, and profound spiritual insights to foster deep healing.

Here, Garrison shares her own compelling journey alongside practical, evidence-based strategies that empower readers to reclaim their lives. Each page resonates with her commitment to nurturing creative resilience, promoting self-discovery, and facilitating transformational change.

This is not just another narrative on overcoming adversity; it's an invitation to reshape your life through unique, science-based integrative practices that reconnect you to your inner strength and divine purpose. "Damaged Rudders" is a must-read for anyone ready to restore their spirit, renew their passion for life, and rediscover the joy of living in alignment with their deepest truths.”


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