Soulful Living Retreat

Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you. – Marsha Norman

2021 date to be announced
Couples, Men, Women invited.


Treat yourself to a fabulous week of tuning in to your soul and exploring your dreams. Together we will explore the creative, revealing and healing aspects of dreams in the serene & naturally beautiful Pacific coast region of Costa Rica. Leading this retreat is dream analyst Layne Dalfen, Founder of  The Dream Interpretation Center in Montreal. Layne has a Certificate in Gestalt Counseling, is a former Board Member of The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) and lectures at Concordia University. She is the author of the book set Have A Great Dream Book 1; The Overview and it’s companion titled Have A Great Dream Book 2; A Deeper Discussion. PLUS: Enjoy a harmonic sound baths and guided meditations with Dawn James, Conscious Living Teacher, Wellness/Sound Energy practitioner. Workshops will be interspersed with a group excursion.


Did you know that at the first level a dream is the conversation you are having with yourself concerning a very specific current issue in your life you are attempting to problem solve? Well, it is! In fact, it is a waking-life situation that triggered this morning’s dream.  If we know how to tap into the resource of our dreams, anyone can gain insight and clarity about relationships, work, family and life. The week of workshops will give you – the tools to decode and understand why we have certain dreams on a particular night and how that knowledge can enrich our lives. – new ways to look at and work with symbols, emotions, and noticing the atmosphere in the dream space – cues on how to recognize and apply the strength in the dream – a road map to uncover the solutions your unconscious introduces before your conscious mind catches the message! Propel your problem-solving skills! Did we mention the luxurious accommodations at a 5-star villa National Park and minutes away from the Pacific Ocean?

What’s Included:
  • Airport transfers in private group shuttle to San Jose (SJO)
  • Luxury accommodations
  • Delicious and nutritious meals made by a private chef
  • A full day excursion to further enhance your experience of Costa Rican culture
This Retreat is ideal for anyone who:
  • Wants to learn how to decode their dreams and become more aligned with their true self in deciding how they can best respond to the people and situations that come up in life.
  • Is ready to live more consciously and make healthy choices
  • Wants to understand how to co-create positive change in their life
  • Is open to self-discovery, trying new things, and having good safe fun
What’s NOT Included:
  • Round trip airfare from home
  • Meals & alcoholic beverages off-site the Villa
  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation/interruption insurance

  • Hiking at the famous Manuel Antonio National Park
  • A heavenly spa treatment
  • Beach days at the Pacific Ocean
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:

Layne Dalfen

Featured on ABC, NBC, FOX, Global, CTV, WGN and other TV networks, on over 200 radio shows and podcasts and in magazines in the U.S. and Canada, Layne Dalfen is a renowned expert in helping ordinary people decode their nighttime dreams. With 45 years of dream work behind her, Dalfen operates The Dream Interpretation Center in Montreal, where she has been providing guidance on dream analysis for individuals and professionals since 1997. She has been a lecturer for the counseling students at nearby Concordia University since 2005. A member of The CG Jung Society of Montreal, Dalfen is also an active member at the International Association for the Study of Dreams, where she served on the board. While she continues to do private consultations on the phone or via Skype, Dalfen also offers workshops for those wishing to learn her unique system. In addition, she reaches a general audience eager to interpret their own dreams with her two-book series, Have a Great Dream. Layne explains, “My study and experience in dream work has led me to develop a method of approaching dreams that is eclectic. The main focus and discussion in my books is how you can apply some basic philosophies of Jung, Freud, Adler and Perls to analyzing your dream and get a prize no matter whose ideas you use. In fact, they each had their own brilliant point of view. Each framework can bring you to a different and fuller understanding of your dreams, especially if you apply them all.” Layne can be reached at

  • Instagram: @layne_dreamanalyst
  • Twitter: @dreamanalyst
  • FaceBook: dreaminterpretationcenter

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 caused her to miss many family dinners, sporting events and school plays—memories she could never recapture. Eventually, the physical, mental and emotional stress took its toll on her, bringing her elaborate corporate career to a screeching halt! 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 fun movement days to enjoy in Costa Rica!

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Retreat fees are based on private or shared occupancy.

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


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