Body Love Women's Retreat

Love your body, mind and soul. . .

Retreat Date: 

Aug. 1 – 7, 2020

Suitable for: Women over 18

Location: Uvita, Costa Rica


We have designed a perfect getaway to make you feel nurtured, energetic and revitalized. Enjoy body movement activities with CanFit Pro personal trainer Brenda Barker, and learn self-care and wellness practices with Conscious Living teacher Dawn James, and de-stress and detox with Suzanne Margolis-Gray in the tropical setting of Costa Rica. Transform your body while enjoying:

  • Outdoor Zumba with breathtaking panoramic views  in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world
  • Low intensity sustained movement through excursions and sight- seeing activities
  • Aquafit in an infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean & much more

Love your Body/Mind/Soul retreat is all about creating a healthy active lifestyle, through movement, learning self-care principles, nourishing your body and having good safe fun. Transform your life, while taking:

  • Empowering workshops to cultivate (deeper) self-care and self-love
  • Ample personal time to reflect and realign with your passions and purpose
  • Time to reconnect to nature, get grounded and reconnect to self

At the end of the retreat, you’ll learn the tools and skills you need to love all aspects of being YOU! You’ll feel relaxed, rejuvenated and reconnected.

What’s NOT Included:
  • Round trip airfare from home
  • Meals & alcoholic beverages off-site the villa
  • Personal, medical or trip interruption/cancellation insurance
What’s Included:
  • 7 days, 6 nights at a 12,000 sq ft luxurious villa in Uvita, Costa Rica overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • Relax on this 30 acre oasis with walking trails to private waterfalls and ample space to meditate, journal, daydream and rejuvenate!
  • Private group airport transfer to/from San Jose airport (SJO)
  • Body movement such as Aquafit, Hiking, Yoga and Zumba
  • Empowering self-care and wellness workshops
  • Delicious and nutritious meals prepared by a private chef
  • A heavenly spa treatment at the # 1 spa in the region
  • Guided outdoor activities/excursions to further enhance your experience of Costa Rican culture
  • Fees for all-day trips and excursions

Sign Up if:

  • You are ready to ignite a passion for maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • You love treating yourself to some fun and some pampering
  • You want to reconnect with nature while enjoying medium & low-intensity body movement

Body Love Excursion Days:

Body Movement includes: Aquafit and Zumba

Eco adventures may include: horseback riding, hiking or whale watching

Body Pampering: a heavenly spa treatment

Chillax time: at the beach, in meditation, ample free time

Why Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a top destination get away, and with the perfect balance of ocean, mountain, hiking trails, nature and scenic views – what better place to transform your body and ignite a passion for maintaining a balanced healthy lifestyle!

Your Retreat Hosts:

Dawn James

“Sometimes you need a heart stopping event to get you to realize you are not really living, you are merely existing.” ~ Dawn James After building a successful corporate career with 20+ years in executive leadership roles, Dawn James realized that her success came with a high price tag—a price she was no longer willing to pay. Her 70-hour work week was intensely stressful. After a heart stopping ‘ wake up call’ she walked away from her corporate career, she spent 18 months of intense soul searching, which jump-started her writing career. Having now authored seven books on conscious living, Dawn knew that she had to share her gift with the world at large. In 2010, she founded Publish and Promote, a medium by which she teaches new and aspiring authors to do what she did: share their story in excellence and connect to their best audience! Her spiritual journey guided her back to her first love – music. After studying several healing modalities, she now specializes in sound healing for individuals and small groups. Once she and her husband became empty nesters, they combined their talents and passions to create transformational retreats for people worldwide. A highly sought-after international speaker and mentor to many, today Dawn teaches others how to live in the flow of life with health, wealth and inner peace, through wellness, empowerment, business and writing retreats.

Brenda Barker

Brenda Barker is a fitness enthusiast with an innate ability and passion to lift others up in a fun and upbeat way through her fitness classes. Aquafit instructor since 2006 Canfit Pro Certified Personal Trainer 2007 Zumba instructor since 2008 AquaZumba Instructor since 2013 Aromatherapy touch massage and CPR certified She enjoys teaching 7 upbeat classes every week in her hometown of Belleville Ontario (did we say fitness enthusiast?!) Participants are guaranteed to work out with a smile, raise their heartbeat and feel great! You’ll love it so much you’ll want to do it again, which you will, as we have 6 fabulous body love fitness days to enjoy in Costa Rica!

Suzanne Margolis-Gray

Suzanne has been practicing massage and colon hydrotherapy in the Tampa Bay area for 30 years. She emphasizes the relationship of the colon to overall health, which includes detoxification, digestive care, and lifestyles possibilities. She incorporates massage, acupressure, reflexology, aromatherapy, frequency and light energy work.

Years after receiving Master’s Degree in Education from the University of South Florida, Suzanne found her passion in holistic health and later founded Renew Life Wellness in Tampa, Florida.

Suzanne is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives through the many modalities integrating body/mind /spirit.

She is a certified I-ACT and GPACT instructor for colon hydrotherapy; has served on the Board of Directors of I-ACT for 8 years, and received the President’s Award in 2011.

Suzanne firmly believes that health begins from the inside out…

Registration closes



Retreat fees are based on private or shared occupancy.

Fees include meals, accommodations, excursions, spa treatment, private group shuttle airport transfers.

EARLY BIRD (ends Feb. 15, 2020)*

Private Room $3,499 US

Shared/2-person room $2,999 US

*$600 deposit; Payment plan available.  Call Dawn to arrange. 587.315.9972


Private Room $ 3,799 US

Shared/2-person room $ 3,299 US

$600 deposit; Balance due May 31

Step 1. Complete the Retreat Registration Form HERE, and we will call you within 24 hours

Step 2. After our call, I will send you a paypal invoice for your deposit of $600. Deposits are non-refundable deposit.  Balance due May 31. Call Dawn at 1.587.315.9972 to discuss payment plan options.

Ready for a Soulful Experience?

CALL 1.587.315.9972 or CLICK HERE to schedule a Discovery Call

Contact Dawn