Your Ideal Life 7- Day Costa Rica Retreat

Vibrate Higher & Live Your Ideal Life


Duration: 7 days, 6 nights at the luxurious Imiloa eco-sanctuary

Location: Savegre, Costa Rica *All-Inclusive*

Upcoming Retreat Dates:

Nov. 7 -13, 2020

Suitable for: Men, Women, Couples welcome

Vibrate Higher & Live Your Ideal Life

Conscious Living Teacher, 7x best selling author, Dawn James, invites you to vibrate higher at her signature retreat – being held in 2020 at Imiloa – a 22 acre tranquil eco-sanctuary. Get ready for a life altering experience as Dawn will empower you to design your ideal life, define who you want to be and how you want to be treated. It’s never too late to be who you want to be! This transformational retreat will encompass healing your past, getting clear on what you need and designing your ideal life for maximum fulfillment! Together we will create the blueprint to navigate your life in alignment with your core values, passions, gifts and personal power. This is your time to strengthen your sense of self-worth, self-image and purpose. Give yourself permission to vibrate higher, dream, design and to plan a life you deserve!

Joining Dawn is Lura Doebler Shopteau M.A,, L.P.C., E-RYT500, MBSR, C-IAYT. Lura has been teaching yoga for 19 years, and specializes in working with busy professional people, people with cancer, chronic illness and chronic pain – giving them the tools to learn to live in the moment.  She will lead workshops in Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Her workshops, includes individual, tailored instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, as well as group discussions, gentle yoga and stretching, and other relaxation practices.  Lura will also teach Vini yoga to support your self-empowerment transformation, and offer you opportunities to make discoveries through self-inquiry, reconnecting to mind, body and spirit for personal growth and developing a deeper level of self-awareness.

Return home refreshed, with stress reduction techniques and self-care skills that support your ability to vibrate higher and live your ideal life!

What You Will Receive:

Manifest Your Thoughts

Our retreat program includes:
Daily Vini yoga, the yoga of the individual with Lura
Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshops with Lura

Harmonic uplifting Sound baths with several instruments played by Dawn
Session on healing the past – led by Dawn
Clarity and Living in Alignment workshops – led by Dawn
Designing your ideal life blueprint – led by Dawn

Goal setting and commitment to implement your blueprint to live and love your ideal life


Ample personal, and silent time to encourage opportunity for self-discovery, clarity and reflection.


You will come away with a renewed sense of purpose, a new life plan and a personal commitment to vibrate higher and live the life you have designed.

This Retreat is ideal for anyone who:
  • Wants to create positive, sustainable change in their lives
  • Feel drained with never enough time for yourself, and want to change
  • Want a healthier lifestyle (personal and or business), but struggle to achieve it
  • Crave time to rest and rejuvenate in a luxurious space, just for you


What Satisfied Attendees are Saying. . .

What’s Included/Venue highlights:

  • 7 days of luxury accommodation in a tranquil gated 22-acre eco sanctuary, with private waterfall
  • Healthy, mouth-watering meals prepared with love, passion and attention to detail by highly sought after Ayurvedic Celebrity Chef Pedro
  • A heavenly spa treatment
  • Accommodation choices: a 200-year old hand crafted Bali home imported from Java Islands; an elegant waterfall Jungalow or a Surreal Geodesic Dome
  • Breathtaking views of mountains, valleys  and the Pacific ocean in one of the most bio diverse places on earth
  • 2 Guided excursions
  • Luxury transportation to & from the airport (SJO)
What’s NOT Included:
  • Round trip airfare from home
  • Meals & alcoholic beverages off-site the Villa
  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance

Excursion Days:

Together as a group we will select 2 excursions that resonate with us.

Choose Two from: Horseback riding to waterfall, hiking, whale & dolphin watching, zip lining, SUP(stand up paddling) or kayaking, beach day.

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

Where many attempt to climb the so-called corporate ladder, she created her own along the way. In her 20+ years in the corporate workspace, change agent and entrepreneur Dawn James not only became one of the youngest controllers for a Fortune 500 company—she also was fortunate to serve as the Director of Finance, HR & IT by the time she was 30. Within those next ten years, she was honored to serve as General Manager for an international corporation before she stepped out into full-time entrepreneurship. Whether she was designing ERP systems for multi-million dollar IT projects, or working shoulder to shoulder with CEOs and Presidents to develop strategic business plans, Dawn brings a unique breadth and depth of business savvy and acumen to clients, large or small. Today she applies her business transformational experiences to individuals as she trains and empowers them to design and live their ideal life.  She has lectured and taught workshops across the globe including North America, UK, Mexico and Costa Rica. Dawn is passionate about teaching others how to align their goals, values, skills and heart space to build successful, sustainable businesses and a fulfilling personal life. She has designed a location independent lifestyle and is a mentor to many. When she is not hosting retreats, she is writing and managing her company Publish and Promote.

Lura Shopteau

Lura Shopteau – M.A., LPC, E-RYT-500, YACEP, C-IAYT, MBSR Lura has valued the Pura Vida Costa Rica lifestyle for over 24 years and feels blessed to call this magical place home.  She moved full time to Uvita in 2013 and opened her dedicated yoga school and training center, Bienestar. With almost 20 years of teaching experience, Lura has earned her E-RYT-500, which is the highest recognized designation for a certified yoga teacher, making Lura certified to train other teachers at all levels.  The practice of yoga brought her to train as a professional counselor (LPC), yoga therapist (C-IAYT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher. She is specially trained to apply psychotherapy, yogic, and meditation techniques to treat medical issues. With yoga, Lura has worked with integrative medical professionals helping clients with an array of health problems. She has taught in medical schools, hospitals, yoga centers, and trained other yoga teachers while maintaining a private practice in holistic counselling.

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Retreat fees are based on private or shared occupancy as well as Accommodation style

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


Geodesic Dome:

 Five Buckminster Fuller inspired Geodesic Domes, among the best made in the world, boasting sacred geometry in its design, partially solar-powered in the Jungle, along the river where you can experience the soothing sounds of water and experience nature unlike anywhere else on the planet.

Private accommodation: $4,200; Shared (2) people: $3,900

Waterfall Jungalows:

Six Jungle Bungalows built on the side of the mountain on the pathway to our very own private waterfall. Bali inspired, the interiors feature natural finishings and a gorgeous exposed shower and bathtub.

Private accommodation: $4,200; Shared (2) people: $3,900

Hard crafted Bali homes:

Two luxurious Bali Homes imported from Indonesia and boast hand-carved architecture, with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean.

Private accommodation: $6,200 Shared (2) people: $5,800

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

Step 2. After our call, to secure your spot, please make your $1,200 non-refundable deposit on the registration page HERE.  Balance due August 31. Call Dawn at 1.587.315.9972 to discuss payment plan availability.

BONUS* You will also receive:

  • A Pre-Trip Individual call – 30 minutes of 1:1 time with Dawn so she can get to know you personally and best support you on the retreat
  • Post-Trip Individual Call – Dawn will touch base with you for a post-trip 30 min follow up call to encourage you to move forward with your plan and commitment to your new ideal life!

Ready for a Soulful Experience?

CALL 1.587.315.9972 or CLICK HERE to schedule a Discovery Call

Contact Dawn