Come and retreat in Costa Rica

Let me take you to the sea and to the jungle. Let’s connect and wonder and talk about wild and magical things…


Finding the Magic

February 13 – 18, 2018

This retreat is sold out.

Please contact me if you would like to go on the waiting list. This retreat sold before it went out to the public, so if you would like to join my mailing list and be first to know about future retreats, please sign up here.


Finding the Magic is not about retreating.

Finding the Magic is about embracing.

It is about taking a bit of time for yourself so that you can return to your life feeling more full and more nourished and more connected than ever before.

It is about spending time in lush, abundant surroundings, all of which whisper to you that anything is possible.

It is about being part of an intimate circle of women, creating community, journaling, creating, making magic, holding space for each other, and believing in our dreams.

It is about learning how to not only find the magic but how to actively participate in it.

It is about eating nourishing food, spending time with the sea, living in the jungle and laughing with the Howler Monkeys.

It is about you remembering how powerful and glorious and divine you are.

It is about Magic*.

It is about you.



  • A circle of women all coming together to enjoy paradise and to find their magic.
  • 5 nights in beautiful jungle accommodation.
  • Delicious home-cooked meals
  • A guided walk in the rainforest
  • Visiting the local hot springs
  • Time to explore the surf town of Dominical
  • Journalling/ creating/ exploring/ digging/ delighting
  • Playing with Magic and Gratitude and Wonder
  • A morning on my favourite beach followed by a delicious barbecue lunch.
  • Gentle yin yoga sessions (perfect for beginners!)
  • Time to hang out by the pool or to explore the river.
  • Lots of space just for you to pause, to dream, and to rest.




  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners (when you register, I’ll send you an email asking about allergies)
  • Entry fee for rainforest walk
  • Entry fee for the hot springs
  • Yoga sessions
  • All retreat materials
  • Travel from San Jose to the accommodation and back if you take the one available. (One shuttle will leave SJ on Tuesday morning and one shuttle will return to San Jose on Sunday morning. Only these transfers are included. There are other ways to get here and I can help you choose one if you’d prefer to get here on your own.)





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The motto for Costa Rica is ‘Pura Vida’. In English, this means ‘pure life’, and there isn’t a better way to describe this country! Even though Costa Rica only takes up 0.03% of the planet, it hosts more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity. It is impossible to come here and not see or eat something remarkable.

When we moved here in 2015, I had never even been here! But now I have fallen completely in love with this country, with the people, and even with the weather! Not a day goes by when I don’t stop and wonder at the beauty surrounding me.

I am so excited to share this beautiful country with you.

Did you know that there are 52 species of hummingbirds in Costa Rica?


It is a place made for dreaming. It is a place that will stir your senses. It is a place full of magic and miracles.

Join me…




Imagine yourself waking up in the morning to the sounds of birds singing and monkeys howling. The place we are staying is deep in the jungle, but just close enough to town that we can come and go easily. It has its own yoga deck, a fire circle, a swimming pool, a river, and three villas that we will make our home.

There is an enormous deck where we can sit and circle, and deep couches for you to sit and wonder. Magic will happen here, I just know it.




Airfare, airport transfers*, 2 lunches (although I will have lots of suggestions for you), alcohol, spending money, accommodation before or after the retreat, and sunscreen.





I will email you all with lots of travel suggestions once you register, but please remember that travel is not included* in the price of the retreat.

*There will be one airport shuttle from Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría in San Jose on Tuesday morning, and one back to the airport after breakfast on Sunday. These and only these shuttles are complementary. Any airport transfers apart from this shuttle are not included. I strongly recommend that you fly to San Jose the day or a few days before and stay in one of the hotels nearby. Then you will make the shuttle and be refreshed and ready for the retreat. Or you could rent a car at the airport and spend time exploring this beautiful country before and/ or after the retreat.

(Juan Santamaría airport is approximately 3 – 3.5 hours away from the accommodation, depending on traffic.)




This retreat is sold out.

As there are only seven places for this retreat, and each room is different, please email me with your first and second choice of accommodation (see below) and your payment choice. Rooms will be let on a first-come, first-served basis. I will get back to you with a paypal invoice.

When registering, you can choose between two options:

    1. Pay full tuition now.
    2. Pay $500 deposit now. After you secure your spot, I will be in touch with you about paying for the remainder. All retreat fees must be paid in full by January 1, 2018.

You must either pay a deposit or pay in full to secure a spot at the retreat. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use Paypal, as they will process all major credit cards and cheques.

Please read the CANCELLATION POLICY below. By emailing me, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the policy.



This retreat is sold out.




Your own private villa with King-sized bed. The villa is fully equipped with a kitchen, jacuzzi, washer/dryer, hammock and safe. This villa also has a large veranda with river view.

When you book this villa, you get the entire place to yourself.

Whole Villa: $2100 (SOLD!)





This is a beautiful 2 bedroom villa. This villa is equipped with a full kitchen, outdoor lounge, jacuzzi, washer/dryer, hammock, safe, and a large veranda with a river view.

Master Bedroom ~ $1800 (SOLD!)

Twin Bedroom ~$1400 (SOLD!)






This is a stunning 4 bedroom villa. The villa has a river view, AC in every room, a large kitchen, washer/dryer, safe, inside lounge and enormous balcony. This is where we will be meeting to do most of our group sessions.

Master Suite (one available) ~$1900 (SOLD!)

King Bedroom (one available) ~$1800 (SOLD!)

Queen Bedroom (one available) ~ $1700 (SOLD!)



passion flower meghan gengeI will not and can not change your life. Nobody can do that except you. But I do know that if you can get clear on how you want to feel, give yourself the space and the tools to create a vision, and practice opening to the Magic, your life will change in ways that you cannot possibly imagine.

I know this because I have been there. I have done it. And I would like to share what I have learned with you.

You can do it too.


Come to Costa Rica. Come and spend time with me in this sacred and beautiful place. Come, change your life.



Because of the nature of this retreat, cancellations will not be fully or partially refunded, but your spot is transferrable. This means that if you find that you can’t come, you can sell or gift your spot to someone else. If the retreat is full and there is a waiting list, I will help you make contact with the next person on the list.
There will be no exceptions to this policy.


In the event of acts of God, war, disaster or unforeseen circumstances, the organiser reserves the right to reschedule this retreat.


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