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Playa Grande, Costa Rica

SOULful Sanctuary: Reset, Renew, Release

With Tonya Smith
March 30
- April 5, 2025

About This Retreat

Do you want to create a life that is wondering, miraculous, and soul-fulfilling? Are you ready to prioritize your dreams, goals, and vision for your life?

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Soulful Sanctuary welcomes you into the heart of nature’s embrace, inviting you to immerse yourself in a week of intentional relaxation and self-discovery.

When “life is lifing,” it’s easy to become anxious and lose sight of the present moment, or become overwhelmed and dismiss our own needs. I know what it’s like to get caught up in life’s obligations and expectations, only to feel lost and disconnected from everything around me. I knew joy was attainable but wondered where to find it and how to keep it. Yoga and meditation were a big part of my personal healing journey. Through a practice of movement and stillness, I gained better awareness of my thoughts and emotions and developed a deeper intuition and understanding of my potential. I hope you allow me to show you how to land in a place of steadiness, presence, and freedom.

For you, I’ve designed an unforgettable escape to the serene shores of Playa Grande, Costa Rica March 30-April 5, 2025. This is your personal invitation for a transformative adventure where you’ll deepen your connection to your own intuition and re-envision your future. You will also unlock your full potential by embracing your own “soul power” through yoga and meditation, mindful art, creative journaling, lots of play, and many empowering activities.

You will soak in the pura vida as you immerse yourself in this lush natural paradise. Enjoy the sounds of nature as you cultivate self-awareness and inner balance through the mindful practice of yoga. Rejuvenate your spirit and rediscover your creativity in transformative sessions rooted in the Neuro-linguistic Programming Method.

What to expect:
  • New Moon Opening Ceremony – Embrace the energies of the first New Moon of spring, a time of fresh beginnings and rejuvenation, to set intentions and nurture them into reality.

  • Daily Yoga & Meditation – Sync your breath to the rhythm of the waves with a gentle yoga flow each morning, followed by an opportunity to connect with yourself through silent meditation.

  • Nourishing Meals – Indulge in three delicious meals a day, prepared with love and featuring locally sourced ingredients to nourish your body and soul.

  • Transformative Workshops – Dive deep into interactive sessions like Expressive Art and NLP Coaching, designed to enable you to reach your personal goals and transform your life.

  • Sound Bath – Awaken deep layers of restoration within the physical & emotional body with this is a relaxing immersive meditation experience.

  • Cacao Ceremony – This isn’t your ordinary Cacao Ceremony—it’s an experience bathed in the energy of the new moon and the newness of Spring. We will radiate love, set intentions, and dive into the heart-healing magic of cacao.

  • Adventure & Connection – Enjoy a sunset sailboat trip and plenty of free time to discover more and create connections with like-minded souls.

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At Soulful Sanctuary, we’re all about pampering your mind, body, and soul. This retreat is your ticket to a life-changing adventure that’s all about finding your happy place, exploring who you are, and reconnecting to joy!
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First 3 sign ups get $500 off!

Use Code EARLY500

Meet Your Retreat Leader

Tonya Smith

Tonya is an advocate for holistic wellness. She’s an NLP Practitioner, a Yoga Teacher specializing in hatha, yin, and the Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method. She is also a Meditation and Breathwork Coach, Reiki Healer Level 2, Blogger, Master Educator, and Freelance Instructional Designer. Tonya enjoys incorporating different modalities into her classes, such as sound healing, reflexology, somatic movement, and expressive art. She loves creating safe spaces where people can reconnect with their inner wisdom and remember how to love and trust themselves.

Tonya approaches her work from the following spiritual truth: “When you live according to your true nature, you can navigate life with more freedom, more connection to others, and more lightness of mind and heart.”

Tonya’s interest in hosting retreats began with her advocacy for holistic wellness and her belief that it should be accessible and available for all. She believes that the higher self is constantly directing us toward creating the life of our dreams, and we can tap into that wisdom at any time. With Soulful Sanctuary, she hopes to introduce you to the “life coach” that resides in every one of us.

As an NLP practitioner, she offers effective tools and tips that promote positive changes in mindset and behavior. By the end of the retreat, you will take away 5 Self-Actualizing Soulful Strategies (Awareness, Acceptance, Appreciation, Adventure, Activation) to implement in your own routine for continued transformation. These simple strategies transformed Tonya’s life and led her towards the path of healing and wholeness. She’s excited to share them with you.

Sample Schedule

  • 7:00am – 8:00am Sunrise Yoga
  • 8-8:20am Morning Meditation
  • 8:30-9:30am Breakfast
  • 10-12pm Soulful Circle
  • 12-1pm Lunch
  • 1-5pm FREE TIME (optional gentle yoga 3-4pm)
  • 5:30-7:30pm Dinner
  • 8-9pm Soulful Soundscapes

About The Venue

Boutique Beach Hotel

This boutique beach hotel is the perfect spot for a Playa Grande vacation with close proximity to the beach and consistent surf. Visitors can enjoy the two onsite yoga studios with year-round retreat offerings and the Playa Grande restaurant located in the treetops which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a sunset happy hour.

The hotel hosts special events and several weddings each year, but it is the people and the overall vibe that make it truly special and worth experiencing. Just 75 meters from one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world, Playa Grande’s three-mile stretch offers numerous surf breaks for visitors to explore.

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First 3 sign ups get $500 off

Use Code EARLY500

What’s Included

Included in the Retreat Package:
  • Six nights lodging at Rip Jack Inn in Playa Grande, Costa Rica
  • Three healthy and delicious meals every day
  • Daily yoga and meditation, as well as group activities with Tonya
  • Art Supplies & Soulful Journal
  • Shuttle service to and from Liberia (Costa Rica) airport
  • Sunset sailboat excursion
  • Concierge service
  • High speed WiFi
What’s NOT included:
  • Airfare to Liberia
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tips
  • Extra Excursions
  • Laundry
  • Spa Treatments
  • Travel Insurance

Things To Keep In Mind

  • A $750 deposit is require to hold your spot
  • First 3 sign ups get $500 off (use Code EARLY500)
  • Final payment is due 12/20/24
  • Due to the financial responsibility of Panacea Retreats for booking and holding the retreat property, all payments are non refundable. It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance within 14 days of booking to access “Cancel Anytime” coverage (Travelguard, Squaremouth, Tinleg and Good Allianz are good options).
  • Fly into Liberia (Costa Rica) airport ideally by 3pm
  • Currently, there are no COVID requirements to enter Costa Rica or the United States (for US citizens)
    Please reach out to Erin at erin@panacearetreats.co with any additional questions.

Accommodations

Pick and choose your preferred room below. All rooms have private bathrooms, air conditioning, in-room safe, and ceiling fans. Pricing includes lodging, three meals a day, airport transfers, a sunset sailboat excursion and daily yoga and meditation. We will do our best to place you with a suitable roommate, if you’re looking for one. If we’re unable to find one, you’ll be placed in a single room accommodation.

Prices are all *PER PERSON*

Standard Room Single

Standard Room Single

$3295

$2795 for first 3 sign ups

These rooms are located under the restaurant so they are the most budget friendly rooms due to some noise (possibly until 10pm). They are each tastefully and individually decorated. Each hotel room has a small outdoor patio and a hammock hanging out front. The hotel rooms have one queen and one single bed.

*It is very hard to hear sounds of the restaurant with A/C or fan on.

Includes: Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries and an In-Room Safe.

Standard Room Shared

Standard Room Shared (For Two)

$2895pp

$2395 before first 3 sign ups

These rooms are located under the restaurant so they are the most budget-friendly rooms due to some noise (possibly until 10pm). They are each tastefully and individually decorated. Each hotel room has a small outdoor patio and a hammock hanging out front. The hotel rooms have one queen and one single bed.

*It is very hard to hear sounds from the restaurant with A/C or fan on.

Includes: Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries and an In-Room Safe.

Deluxe Room Single

Deluxe Room Single

$3695

$3195 for first 3 sign ups

These rooms are located in a stand alone building that include an outdoor patio space. They are each tastefully and individually decorated. Rooms include either a Double, Queen or a King Bed.

Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries and an In-Room Safe.

Deluxe Room Shared

Deluxe Room Shared (For Two)

$3295pp

$2795 for first 3 sign ups

These rooms are located in a stand alone building that include an outdoor patio space. They are each tastefully and individually decorated. Rooms include either a Double, Queen or a King Bed.

Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries and an In-Room Safe.

Bungalow

Bungalow (For Two)

$3275pp (ONLY 1 AVAILABLE)

$2775 for first 3 sign ups

The bungalow has two queen size beds in a room separated by French doors. The front room comes with a comfy couch. The bathroom has an open spa type shower with smooth river rocks on the floor to massage your feet after a day at the beach. The bungalow has beautiful Costa Rican hardwood throughout.

Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries and an In-Room Safe.

Suite (For Two)

Suite (For Two)

$3455pp (ONLY 1 AVAILABLE)

$2955 for first 3 sign ups

Suites have one large bedroom, and a large living room with kitchenette. Each family suite has an outdoor patio that overlooks one of our two swimming pools.

Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries and an In-Room Safe.

Suite (For Three)

Suite (For Three)

$3125pp (ONLY 1 AVAILABLE)

$2625 for first 3 sign ups

Suites have one large bedroom, and a large living room with kitchenette. Each family suite has an outdoor patio that overlooks one of our two swimming pools.

Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries and an In-Room Safe.

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