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Preparation for our Costa Rica Retreat:
There are quite of few things to consider for your journey.
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Hello and Warm Welcome,
It is an absolute joy to share the upcoming retreat in the Guanacste Province of Costa Rica with you!
In addition to our time spent practicing yoga daily and enjoying freshly-prepared meals, we will each escape into the world of Intuition Painting® and discover our colorful inner worlds. The experience will deepen our connections to ourselves, to our creative side, and to each other.
As you prepare for your trip, please know you can reach out at any point to ask questions or seek advice. Simply call (US: 505 695 1375 or Italy: +39 347 687 7062) or email (email@example.com) as you prefer.
The retreat takes place at:
100m al sur de oficna de Minae,
Playa Grande, Costa Rica
SCHEDULED SHUTTLE SERVICE:
Pickups from the Liberia airport are available on the start day and again on the end day of the retreat for $20 each way.
RipJack offers a variety of accommodations on site. Rooms are assigned according to registration preferences.
You will have access to WIFI. There is limited cell service in the countryside, so please let your loved ones know calls may be infrequent.
You are invited to think of this retreat as an inner vision quest and a timeout from your everyday life. Please consider the following:
Being in your natural state as you paint enhances your experience and allows you to go deeper. Limiting substances such as caffeine, alcohol, refined sugars, and/or nicotine in advance of and during the workshop can benefit your experience.
Be mindful of what’s coming up for you before the workshop - - you may begin to feel excited, have interesting dreams, or even feel a little nervous in the weeks prior. Take note of your feelings and expectations about the retreat.
If you do start to feel any anxiety or resistance, please know that this is normal. Allow yourself to experiment with meditation or exercise to help quiet your mind.
Take care of all of business, home, family, childcare, pet care before you arriving. Subject to reality, prepare to turn off your cell phone. Advise loved ones they will not hear from you often if at all during the retreat. This one really pays off for your experience - it will free up time truly for you.
Be sure no one is expecting you to come home with a painting to share. You may decide to burn it ceremoniously after all - - or it may become more personal than you wish to share. Either way, it is important to be free of any performance expectations.
Bring comfy clothes and/or smock to paint in. Don’t wear anything that you would not want to get paint on. Some people stay in their old sweats during the retreat.
Bring any meaningful object, photo, or item to place in our painting circle.
All art materials are supplied, but occasionally people like to bring their own paintbrushes. If so, bring round watercolor brushes that come to a point and put an identifying mark on your brushes.
Be mindful that you do not wear perfumes, scented lotions, aftershave, etc., as some people are allergic.
Intuition Painting® is designed to facilitate the personal, creative, and spiritual growth of people who are physically, mentally, and emotionally well. It is not intended to serve as a treatment for any type of physical or mental illness. Intuition Painting® is not a substitute for counseling, psychological therapy, or a drug and alcohol treatment program.
1-hour or 2-hour massage sessions will be available for booking once you arrive.
Rules & Requests:
Please let the facilitator, a staff member, or an assistant know if you need any assistance or support.
Please do not play loud music or media in the common areas when others are already present without asking permission.
Please do not expect to create business connections, gain clientele, or have networking goals for this experience. Coming with an agenda can sully the experience for others, limit your own authentic journey, and lead to less trust among the group.
People who are not participating in the retreat or assisting the retreat are not allowed to be on the grounds unless otherwise agreed previously.
You are welcome to read the primer before the retreat begins so that you and all the other participants are starting from the basis of understanding. Find the Paint Awake™ primer here:
Intuition Painting Primer: Paint Awake™
A copy of our daily schedule - of course these times subject to change as the group finds its preferred rhythm:
Packing for the Retreat:
Items available onsite:
food including: water, coffee, tea, snacks, all meals
Pack for warm weather:
a rain jacket
short and long sleeves
clothes for stretching and yoga
light, comfy clothes for painting
walking/hiking shoes (comfortable tennis shoes are fine)
a celebratory outfit for wine tasting/dinner night
a flashlight or headlamp (your phone may be adequate)
a journal for your thoughts
a special pen or pencil to write with (optional)
a token of meaning from home (a photo, a locket, a reminder of a goal or loved one) to put in our circle
allergy medications (if sensitive)
What You Won't Need:
Scented body lotions or perfumes
Stress or worries
Final payments are due two months before the retreat start date. You will receive an invoice with your personal total due and payment instructions.
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