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Caring for Caretakers: Retreat for Veterinarians and Animal Lovers
Your Retreat Leaders: This retreat is co-led by Erin Stevenson, founder of The Do Good Movement 200 hour certified yoga instructor. Joining her is Kathleen McShane, MA, LCPC, CCTP, founder and therapist at Begin Within Therapy Services specializing in women’s issues, trauma, and attachment. Together they will help you achieve your next level of personal growth and improve your overall better well-being.
Yoga And More: Each day we will begin with a vinyasa style yoga practice led by Erin and will end the evening with a restorative/meditative practice. Erin works to make adjustments to all yoga postures and practices for all levels of yogis and for all bodies. No matter the day or time, each yoga class will be made to work best for YOU for what you need in the moment.
What makes this retreat different from most is that we have structured group discussions led by Kathleen to work on your mental well-being. There will also be opportunities for intensive therapy sessions with Kathleen at an additional cost. After an initial phone call, a customized plan will be developed for an issue or topic you would like to work on.
Kindness Projects: Additionally this retreat is like no other because we will be taking our yoga off the mat and giving back to the local (animal) community in Costa Rica by participating in The Do Good Movement’s Kindness Projects. Come get wild with us! We will be helping build a new home for Costa Rica’s neediest monkeys at the Wild Sun Rescue Center. We will also be providing veterinary care to the community, as well as the stray dogs in the area. Woof!
Plenty of time will be available for you to take leisurely walks, swim in the ocean or lodge’s pool, watch the magnificent sunsets, stargaze, learn to surf, get a massage and explore the many adventures of Costa Rica. We will provide a list of excursions such as surf lessons, ziplining, horseback riding on the beach and snorkeling. These excursions are an additional fee.
And of course we will be experiencing the lovely estate of The Cabuya Lodge, a 5 -minute walk to Los Cedros Beach. The lodge is composed of different small “lodges” to be shared by 3-6 people. And have we mentioned the private chef? Your meals are all included in your stay at the lodge.
Transportation: Cabuya Lodge is located in the fishing village of Cabuya (de Cobano) on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica. We are only minutes away from Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve, about 20 minutes from Mal Pais and Santa Teresa and 10 minutes from Montezuma. You will book your international flight into either San Jose or Liberia international airport. We will work with you for options for transportation to Cabuya Lodge from the airport. Please note that airfare is not included and travel insurance is encouraged.