Body Love Women's Retreat

Love your body, mind and soul. . .

WHEN IS OUR RETREAT DATE?                   August 1 to 7, 2020

WHO IS IT DESIGNED FOR?*                        Women 25 years and older

WHERE ARE WE GOING?                               Uvita, Costa Rica

See details below or Book your DISCOVERY CALL with Dawn now

*Coming soon – Solo Retreats and All Are Welcome Retreats!!  Check back soon for details!

Love your Body/Mind/Soul Retreat

Are You Ready To

Learn to LOVE the skin you are in?

Make YOURSELF your #1 priority?

 Create a HEALTHY active lifestyle, through movement?

 Discover new SELF-CARE principles and practices to enhance well-being?

 Nourish your BODY with gastronomical delights made with love by our private chef?

Have FUN and PAMPER yourself?

And what better place to do this than the magical destination of Costa Rica – where the mountains bow down to kiss the Pacific Ocean and Mother Nature whispers soft healing sounds and she cradles your soul.

Reconnect with Nature

Be lulled to sleep by the gentle OCEAN waves.

Emerge from your slumber with a morning SERENADE from the toucans, cusingas and humming birds

Choose from the many walking trails that lead to the stunningly beautiful private WATERFALLS on this scenic sanctuary.

Welcome the warm SUN on your body and feel it ignite your passion for living life to your fullest potential.

BREATHE in and become one with the  splendors of Nature at its finest.

ENJOY the Panoramic OCEAN views, breathtaking  sunsets and 30 acres of lush gardens and trails.

What to expect

This perfect GETAWAY has been designed for you feel nurtured, energetic and revitalized.

Take a Look at the Itinerary

Are Your Ready to Transform Your Life?

With Dawn’s SIGNATURE self-care workshop  you will be inspired to establish or deepen a daily practice for your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being

Enjoy ample personal time to unwind, quiet the mental chatter, breathe deeply and tune into your inner WISDOM

DISCOVER the power that lies deep within you.  Practice regular self-reflection to realign you with your passions and purpose

RECONNECT  to nature, as you reconnect to yourself, your dreams, your desires and your passions

Are Your Ready To Transform Your Body?

Participate in Outdoor Zumba, Aquafit, Aquafit Zumba with CANFIT PRO personal trainer Brenda Barker.

Try not to be distracted by the infinity pool that overlooks the Pacific Ocean – there will be time for that later

JOIN in on the informative and motivating Destress and Detox workshops offered by the passionate Suzanne Margolis-Gray

At the end of this unique journey, you will not only feel relaxed, rejuvenated and reconnected, but carry with you life-long practical tools, tips and techniques for your daily self-care practice.



  • Round trip airfare from home
  • Alcoholic beverages purchased offsite
  • Personal, medical or trip interruption/cancellation insurance

Note: A valid passport with at least one blank page is required to enter and exit Costa Rica. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after arrival. Visas are not required for US or Canadian citizens. You must have a return ticket to exit Costa Rica.


Our self-care retreat takes place at a private villa in the COSTA BALLENA (Whale Coast) region in the town called UVITA. Enjoy 7 days and 6 nights in a tropical oasis on 30 acres with private waterfalls and breath-taking views of the Pacific Ocean. There is no other place on earth that compares.


  • Private group airport transfer to/from San Jose airport (SJO)
  • Delicious and nutritious meals prepared by a private chef
  • A heavenly spa treatment
  • Dawn’s signature self-care workshops
  • Body movement such as Aquafit, Zumba and or AquaZumba.
  • (2) Guided outdoor activities/excursions to further enhance your experience of Costa Rican culture
  • 2-3 online discovery meetings with participants to help customize the meals and excursion plans, as well as to get to know your fellow retreaters.
  • Fees for all-day trips and excursions
  • Enjoy ample space and time to meditate, journal, and daydream!
  • Private or Shared accommodations are available

Are You Ready?

  •  IGNITE your passion for maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  •  TREAT yourself to some fun and some pampering
  •  RECONNECT to nature and to yourself


Book Your Discovery Call with Dawn here

Hurry as space is limited and this retreat fills up quickly!

Why Costa Rica?

COSTA RICA has always been a top destination for needed getaways. It has the perfect balance of ocean and mountainscapes, hiking trails, nature and scenic views. What better place to transform your body, ignite your soul’s passion and learn to maintain a 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. She has been certified as an Aquafit Instructor (2006), a Canfit Pro Certified Personal Trainer (2007), a Zumba Instructor (2008) and Aromatherapy Touch Massage Therapist (2013). She is also 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…

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Fees include 3 nutritious and delicious meals daily, luxurious accommodations, exciting excursions, relaxing spa treatments, private shuttle airport transfers with your group.

Shared/2-person room $2,699 US

Private Room $2,999 US

*$600 deposit; Payment plan available.  Call Dawn Now to Arrange

Register HERE

Ready for a Soulful Experience?

CALL 1.587.315.9972 or CLICK HERE to schedule a Discovery Call

Contact Dawn