refresh & rebuild

BUILDING BETTER BOUNDARIES IN PARADISE

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica / February 4-11th, 2023

refresh & rebuild

BUILDING BETTER BOUNDARIES IN PARADISE

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica 

February 4-11th, 2023

On February 4th, join Kira in Costa Rica for 8 days of pampered luxury, amazing wildlife, delicious food, magical experiences, & incredible people.

 

On February 4th, join Kira in Costa Rica for 8 days of pampered luxury, amazing wildlife, delicious food, magical experiences, & incredible people.

 

STAY IN LUXURY

A completely renovated & expanded estate property nestled in the tropical rain forest & positioned in one of the most private & secluded areas of Manuel Antonio. 

STAY IN LUXURY

A completely renovated & expanded estate property nestled in the tropical rain forest & positioned in one of the most private & secluded areas of Manuel Antonio. 

Meet our own fully staffed private villa

 

Nestled in the rainforest of Manuel Antonio, our villa is the perfect place to refresh, restore, connect, and surround yourself with wildlife.  Personal on-site Concierge, Private Chef, Housekeeper, and Vacation Coordinator to help set-up any tours for the afternoon.

This Villa is surrounded by a tremendous amount of wildlife and is only 5 minutes from Manuel Antonio’s main beach and very popular National Park. However, it is also walking distance to the very secluded beach of Playa La Mancha providing guests a unique experience as it is at times like having your own private beach.

Meet our own fully staffed private villa

Nestled in the rainforest of Manuel Antonio, our villa is the perfect place to refresh, restore, connect, and surround yourself with wildlife.  Personal on-site Concierge, Private Chef, Housekeeper, and Vacation Coordinator to help set-up any tours for the afternoon.

This Villa is surrounded by a tremendous amount of wildlife and is only 5 minutes from Manuel Antonio’s main beach and very popular National Park. However, it is also walking distance to the very secluded beach of Playa La Mancha providing guests a unique experience as it is at times like having your own private beach.

Our villa has:

LIFE -CHANGING SESSIONS

LIFE -CHANGING SESSIONS

Daily morning group sessions

 

Every morning, we gather together to dig into some of the deeper parts of love.

This retreat’s theme is Building Better Boundaries. 

“A boundary is a limit or space between you and another person; a clear place where you begin and the other person ends . . . The purpose of setting a healthy boundary is to feel seen, heard and loved in all of your relationships.

Daily morning group sessions

 

Every morning, we gather together to dig into some of the deeper parts of love.

This retreat’s theme is Building Better Boundaries. 

“A boundary is a limit or space between you and another person; a clear place where you begin and the other person ends .

The purpose of setting a healthy boundary is to feel seen, heard and loved in all of your relationships.

Signs your boundaries may need work:

  • Trusting no one or trusting anyone. 
  • Telling everything to everybody or anybody whether they have proved their trustworthiness or not.
  • Talking at an intimate level at first meeting. 
  • Falling rapidly in love with a new acquaintance. 
  • Falling in love with anyone who reaches out. 
  • Being consumed or preoccupied with another person. 
  • Being sexual for your partner rather than for yourself.
  • Going against personal values or rights to please others.
  • Not noticing when someone invades your personal boundaries.
  • Accepting food, gifts, touch, sex, advice that you don’t want.
  • Taking from others more than you give.
  • Giving as much as you can give even if others are not reciprocating.
  • Allowing others to define you and decide your reality and values.
  • Believing others can anticipate your needs or know how to treat you without you telling them.
  • Expecting others to fill your needs automatically.
  • Falling apart so someone will take care of you
  • Self-abuse – sexual, food, physical abuse.
  • Self pity, a “poor me” attitude, getting attention through your own “victimization”.

After the retreat, you will walk away fully understanding boundaries. 

How to set them, how to stick to them, & scripts you can use when you get stuck.

After the retreat, you will walk away fully understanding boundaries. 

How to set them, how to stick to them, & scripts you can use when you get stuck.

Who is this retreat for?

 

  • ALL women (single or coupled) who want to build better boundaries and explore Costa Rica.
  • Ladies who feels like they need a break from the stresses and overwhelm of life.
  • Women who want to hang out with other incredible women who are also working on themselves.
  • Are ok with swear-bears (I believe there are plenty of bad words out there, I don’t think fuck is one of them).
  • Ladies who do not have major allergies  or very specific diets. We only have one private chef who will be doing the majority of our cooking, so we can only support vegetarian/flexitarian diets.
  • Have a valid passport that does not expire for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS from date of return.
  • Are over 21 years old and 100% vaccinated
What a day looks like

The refresh & rebuild experience

Rise & MEDITATE

You will get a group of short meditations to download on your phone that you wake up with, so you are refreshed & ready for your day! 

8 am BREAKFAST

Our private chef will whip up our daily breakfast that will be loaded with the best of Costa Rica! Fresh fruit, gallo pinto, and juices!

9 AM MORNING SESSION

Join Kira & the other participants for morning conversations on learning boundaries. We will be talking, laughing, learning, bonding, growing & becoming happier people with boundaries!

11: 30 AM LUNCH

Want to hang out by the pool? Go to the beach? Go on a tour snorkeling or zip-lining? A spa service?  Afternoons are for you and our vacation concierge can help you set-up whatever you want to do!

12 pm FREE TIME

The afternoons are yours! You can head down to the beach, sit by the pool, or go on a tour set-up by our Concierge. You can do as much or as little as you want. 

4:30 SUNSET GRATITUDES

We will reconnect as we watch the sunset from our private deck and talk about the best parts of our day. 

 

5:30 PM DINNER

We will get together at thee end of the day for a beautiful 3 course meal by, you guessed it, our private villa chef!  A few nights we will head out as a group to some great restaurants in Manuel Antonio.

FREE TIME

Want to take a dip in the pool?  Play some board games? Dig into that book you’ve been reading? Or head to bed early since you had a fun day of learning and adventure?  It’s free time, baby!


Meet your retreat leader Kira

Kira is a positive psychology practitioner + healthy dating and relationship educator who has been helping people around the globe build mindsets and skills since 2007. This will be my 26th retreat, so you know you have an experienced leader who will keep you safe, happy & relaxed.

Currently obsessed with: Ted Lasso, neuroscience, Phoebe Bridgers, Up and Vanished podcast, easy mindfulness, AP Bio, Cody Fry, smarty podcasts, Brene, Icelandic Music, and the book Burnout.

Always obsessed with: foster kittens, Danny (the Hubs), Burt's Bees lip balm, Parks & Rec, When Harry Met Sally, strong-ass coffee, my fur-babies Rex & Ruby, MCU, sloths, documentaries, amazing chips & salsa, GBBO, unicorns, 80s movies, sparkling water, Trader Joe's, swearing, Imogen Heap, and cheese.

why go with me?

This will be my 26th Retreat!  26!  I have taken groups of amazing women all around the world.  Costa Rica, Greece, Italy, Mexico, cruises, and multiple cities around the US.  I have actually lived in both Mexico and Costa Rica in the last 5 years.

Why does that matter?

Because traveling (especially in the winter) can bring up its own set of challenges. Late flights, lost luggage, language barriers, all of it.  I set these retreats up for ease.  You just have to get your flights and show up!

DISCOVER MANUEL ANTONIO

Meet Costa Rica’s Paradise

 

Manuel Antonio is home to a namesake national park full of unspoiled beaches and world-class views. Enjoy adventures as diverse as snorkeling and jungle hikes.

See a variety of Costa Rica’s animals when you peek into tide pools and hike through forests; experience the subtle thrill of birding when you cross a variety of species off of your ‘seen’ list. The best part? This is just the beginning of all of the beauty, excitement, and adventure awaiting you in Manuel Antonio.

You can do and see all of the best of Costa Rica in Manuel Antonio.

Meet Costa Rica’s Paradise

 

Manuel Antonio is home to a namesake national park full of unspoiled beaches and world-class views. Enjoy adventures as diverse as snorkeling and jungle hikes.

See a variety of Costa Rica’s animals when you peek into tide pools and hike through forests; experience the subtle thrill of birding when you cross a variety of species off of your ‘seen’ list. The best part? This is just the beginning of all of the beauty, excitement, and adventure awaiting you in Manuel Antonio.

You can do and see all of the best of Costa Rica in Manuel Antonio.

What's included:

meet & greet at airport

You will fly into the San Jose, CR airport on February 4th whenever you want. Someone will be waiting for you after customs to get you in a private transfer to our boutique hotel. You just have to show up! 

BOUTIQUE HOTEL

The night of the 4th (& the night of the 10th)  you will spend a night at the Studio Boutique Hotel. There is a rooftop pool & bar, plus a restaurant if you get hungry. You will have everything you need. Shared accommodation included. Single upgrade option available.

PRIVATE BUS

After your breakfast at the hotel, you and the rest of the participants will hop on our private bus transfer and head to our private villa in Manuel Antonio!  You will ride there in air conditioned comfort and get a chance to meet all the other ladies on the way!  You will also take a bus back to San Jose on the 10th.

MOST MEALS

We will have a private chef at the villa who will be making our delicious meals from local foods grown & fished in the region. Lots of fresh fruits, rice & beans, plantains, red snapper, etc.  Due to the fact that we will have ONE chef we can only support vegetarian, pescatarian (fish/seafood), & flexitarian (meat & veg). We will not be able to support extreme allergies or the vegan diet.

ALL SESSIONS

All group sessions with Kira are included.  We will be working on building better boundaries and practicing them. There are no one-on-ones included in this retreat, but if you want a session before or after, all participants get a one-on-one session discount.

SUNSET SAIL TOUR

I have researched and found the #1 tour in Manuel Antonio and we will be doing it as a group!  One of our afternoons, we will head to the Marina to get on a 54 ft yacht to go whale/dolphin watching, snorkeling, and then dinner as we watch the sunset from the ocean.  Sounds awful, right?

WELCOME GIFT

I love to spoil my retreat participants. There will always be a gift to help you make the most of your experience.  You will get a mix of luxury essentials and some luxury items to make your experience more relaxing and fun!

WILDLIFE

You & I both know I can’t guarantee that you will see certain wildlife from our place, BUT Manuel Antonio is FULL of wildlife and I would be gobsmacked if we didn’t see some wildlife right from our villa. If there are certain animals you hope to see, I can help direct you to the right tours to see them.

What's not included:

  • Your flight to and from San Jose, Costa Rica 
  • Optional afternoon tours exploring the area.  Tours usually run about $50-$120.
  • Travel Insurance (it is mandatory) 
  • Spending money for a few meals, shopping, etc.  
  • THAT’S IT.  I HAVE YOU COVERED!

COVID & CANCELLATION INFO

 

At this time we are so excited to offer a retreat due to vaccinations and the excellent precautions of CR and our villa.  We are also aware that things can change so we want to have a solid and fair policy in place.

Decisions will be made by myself and the group using up to date information from the World Health Organization, CDC and travel restrictions from Costa Rica and countries that you are traveling from.

You may choose one of the two options below if you need to cancel BEFORE Sept 1st.  After Sept 1, bookings are non-refundable and non-transferrable. For this reason, we STRONGLY encourage you to purchase travel insurance. 

Option 1: Transfer your payment to a different retreat date and/or destination (subject to a $100 retreat Booking Transfer Fee) taking place within the next 18 months. If you have paid in full, we will refund you the difference in price of the retreat if the new retreats costs less than the one you had booked originally, or invoice you the difference if it is higher.

Option 2: Put your payment on account as credit with us and no expiration date to be used for coaching, classes, or other RQ future events.

Buying Travel Insurance can help make emergency situations easier.  I recommend worldnomads.com

We will not cancel the retreat except for Force Majeure, natural disasters, pandemic, travel bans, war, civil unrest or other unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside our control. 

When a retreat is canceled by us before the agreed date of departure for any reason, you have a number of options

Option 1: Accept the retreat’s new dates for which it was rescheduled

Option 2: Keep your retreat payments as credit (never expires) to apply to any future coaching, classes, or events/retreats.

Option 3:  Request a full refund you less any credit card processing fees or cancellation fees.

You'd be nutso in buttso
not to join us!

8/7 nights in paradise starting at $349

You'd be nutso in buttso
not to join us!

8/7 nights in paradise starting at $349

How to claim your spot!

  • Decide your room choice (single or shared) below and click on the link.
  • Choose the way you want to pay -payment plan or in full (for a discount!)
  • Understand the cancellation policy and agree in our terms and conditions.
  • Watch for the confirmation email.

ONLY

12
SPOTS LEFT

THIS RETREAT IS

SOLD OUT!

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“Wait, I Have a Question!”

 

You’re in luck: Answers are my specialty.
Here are some of the most common questions I get asked about the event!

NOPE. This is for ALL womxn over the age of 21 who would like to work on boundaries and explore Costa Rica.

Yup, we sure can!  This is a first-come, first-serve situation so the first people signing up for a shared room will be placed with another person.  If you are signing up with another person, please let us know right away.  There are only 3 shared rooms.

INCLUDED

  • Daily deep dive sessions with Kira
  • Single or shared accommodations according to your choice 
  • Most food and non-alcoholic drinks made by our own private chef
  • An awesome welcome gift from Kira 
  • Transportation to and from the villa on a nice bus transfer.
  • Meet and greet at the airport to get you to the hotel safely and easily.
  • Access to a secluded beach near our villa
  • A transformative experience!

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Your flight to and from San Jose Costa Rica
  • Travel Insurance 
  •  Tours, spa, and extra charge activities in your free time 
  • A few meals out in Manuel Antonio

Unfortunately for this retreat it probably isn’t a good match.  Since we have one private chef doing all of our cooking, we can only accommodate the flexitarian (meat and veg), pescatarian (fish and seafood) and vegetarian diets.  We can not accommodate most allergies or specialty diets.

Nope. In fact I will not be supplying alcohol for the villa or retreat.  You are welcome to BYOB and can grab wine and booze from the airport or in MA.  

However, this is not a party retreat.  If you are coming to live it up, get drunk every night, party…this is not the retreat for you.

If you are coming to hang out with me, other cool women, hang out in the jungle, eat delicious, fresh food, watch for wildlife, swim, and have a glass of wine or cocktail with dinner, then we are good.

I will be sending out a packing list later this fall so you can ask for fun things for the holidays!  You will need the basics that you need for any tropical environment: cool clothes with layers, swimsuit, closed toe shoes for the jungle walks, etc.  You will not need anything that different.

Of course you are nervous!  That is 100% normal. 

Getting real with ourselves and vulnerable with others can feel super scary!  But let me tell you this.  Getting real and getting vulnerable are crucial for all relationships, so why not practice in a completely safe and supportive space.  

You will be encouraged to speak up, connect, share, laugh, open you mind, dig deep…all of it!  But that is how you walk away a better person!

Juan Santamaría International Airport

 

SJO

Arrival flights – February 4th

Departure flights – February 11th, 2023

YES!  Most women coming won’t know anyone and you will have the chance to make friends before you arrive in a private group for retreat goers!

Nope.  At this time all events are for women or anyone who identifies as a woman.

Yes!  You have to be 21 to attend the retreat.

Don’t take my word for it! (anyone get that Reading Rainbow reference?)

Go take a look at all my testimonials here!

Go read the cancellation policy here.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Email Kira at [email protected]

 

I will answer in within 48 hours!

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