“Radiance in the Rainforest”
A Women’s Writing and Renewal Retreat
on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica
with Janet Lucy and Eileen Cavanaugh
Sunday, April 30 ~ Saturday, May 6, 2023
“Walk towards what you don’t know, and the moon will take you there.” ~ Kathleen Jesme
Through the portal of the Full Moon we’re called to Luna Lodge, a luscious eco-resort and wellness retreat on the Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica. Here in the jungle overlooking the sea, we’ll lose ourselves to the wild nature within and all around us during a week of deep re-sourcing and renewal.
This exotic peninsula teeming with wildlife is home to at least half of all species living in Costa Rica, including jaguars, sloths, monkeys, and macaws. Hiking trails weave through Luna Lodge’s landscape to natural waterfalls and swimming holes. With no excess electricity, noise or light pollution, Luna Lodge is the perfect place to stargaze and moon bathe, breathe in and listen to the sounds and rhythms of the rainforest. Here, we will drop in to the depths of our bodies and souls, connecting with what yearns for renewal.
We invite you to join us for an inspiring and enchanted week of sunrise yoga, breath work and meditation; to write each morning to the trill of birds in an intimate sacred circle, witnessing and reflecting each other; express our inner and outer realms through art; and explore mystical and enchanting evenings in our surroundings, including “Forest Bathing,” known as “Shinrin-Yoku,” a Japanese relaxation practice to reconnect with nature, with your body, your senses, feelings and emotions. Together we will remember we are our most radiant female selves when we honor our natural rhythms, attune to the seasons and cycles of nature and phases of the moon, and celebrate our divine feminine essence.
We will also spend a morning at nearby Tortugas de Osa, Playa Rio Oro, a sea turtle conservation project, where we will learn about this precious nesting ground and meet the hatchlings making their way to the sea.
- 7 days / 6 nights stay at Luna Lodge
- 3 nourishing meals daily, locally sourced and from the Lodge’s organic garden (can accommodate vegan, vegetarian, and GF diets)
- Daily morning gentle yoga, breath work and meditation
- Daily writing circle
- Guided art activities
- Full Moon Opening Ceremony
- Forest Bathing
- A private visit to www.tortugasdeosa.org
- Bird watching (over 460 species live in Osa Penninsula, and many on the Luna Lodge property, including Scarlet Macaws and Toucans)
- Stargazing nightly free from light pollution (telescope onsite)
- Hiking to waterfalls on the property
- Sunbathing and swimming at the Luna Lodge pool
- Optional guided day-long hike in Corcovado National Park and other excursions
- Hikes through the rainforest on the private Luna Lodge property
- Free time to rest, relax, enjoy the pool or beach, and other activities: lunalodge.com/activities
- Additional spa treatments and adventure opportunities are available for purchase through the resort upon arrival
Cost includes: Single & Double Room Accommodations ($3995; $2895) ~ each of the six bungalows where we will stay offer a private deck and lush private garden, and a private bathroom with shower and bathtub; three locally sourced nourishing meals / day; sunrise yoga, breath work and meditation; daily morning writing circles; guided art activities; sketchbooks for writing and artistic exploration; Forest bathing with guide; Full Moon opening cacao ceremony; closing circle and ritual. Not included: Airfare; travel routes will be recommended and ground transportation to and from the Puerto Jimenez airport will be arranged by facilitators at traveler’s expense; optional spa treatments and optional add-on activities through the lodge.
Deposits & Payment Terms: Single / double accommodation choice available with deposit (two singles available). A non-refundable deposit of $1500 will reserve your choice of single or double accommodation. Final balance due by February 24.
Trip insurance is required as all payment terms and conditions must be accepted with deposit.
Janet Lucy, M.A., has been facilitating women’s international writing retreats for the past 15 years in Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Italy (including Sicily.) She is the co-author of Moon Mother, Moon Daughter ~ Myths and Rituals that Celebrate a Girls’ Coming of Age and the companion Moon Mother, Moon Daughter Moon Circle facilitator’s Guide (November 2022); the award-winning author of The Three Sunflowers, Mermaid Dreams, Makana is a Gift. Janet is the Founder of “Women’s Creative Network” in Santa Barbara, CA, where she offers intuitive consulting for spiritual and professional development, women’s weekly writing groups, trainings and retreats. Janet guides and facilitates “Divine Ink ~ Illuminating the Heroine’s Journey,” a divine feminine path to transformation. Janet loves to share her divine inspiration with other women. Visit janetlucyink.com and follow @janetlucyink on Instagram for offerings, updates and new book publications coming in fall 2022.
Eileen Cavanaugh is the owner and creator of Palomar Farm in Ojai, CA, where she celebrates the seasons and cycles of transformation. Eileen explores and expresses all realms of creativity through art, writing, and flower growing. She offers seasonal women’s writing circles, an after school Art & Garden Club for Kids, and teaches a hybrid of Kundalini and Yin Yoga under the shade of an old oak tree. Follow the daily adventures @palomarfarm on Instagram, and visit: palomarfarm.com for a full menu of offerings.