During your retreat experience you will have the opportunity to choose
from these relaxing and rejuvenating therapies.
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LA TONIA TAYLOR
Ms. Shakira Franklyn, CNM, RN, MPH, MS is a women’s health care professional with over 20 years of experience in maternal, child and reproductive health. She is currently a health and wellness coach committed to supporting women in overcoming their challenges and barriers to whole living. As a certified nurse midwife, Shakira lives by the principle “With Woman”. Ms. Franklyn’s commitment to providing culturally competent women’s health care has been strengthened through her extensive global travel and understanding the impact of supporting women across the lifespan. Ms. Franklyn obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Syracuse University, Master of Public Health from George Washington University and Nurse-Midwifery from Georgetown University. Shakira met Sondra on one of her personal healing retreats to Puerto Viejo, apart from the amazing connection, Sondra became a role model for living a courageous life, a life you do not need to take a vacation from!
Sondra is a Holistic Bodyworker from West Texas. Fourteen years ago she embarked on a life changing adventure and relocated to Costa Rica in search of a more simple and relaxing way of life. In 2004, while still living in Houston and working as a cosmetologist, she opted to change careers and obtained her license as a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT). Sondra specializes in Relaxing Massage while incorporating Aromatherapy with Guided Breathwork. She also specializes in Deep Tissue, Pressure Point, and Therapeutic massage. In 2009 She completed courses in 1st level Reiki and 1st level Thai Massage techniques. In her free time she is happy being in the magnificence of nature, gardening, studying and learning to use healing plants and herbs, beach walks and biking. In the last six years Sondra has included practicing yoga three times a week and has made it an integral part of her wellness regime.
This lifestyle helps her stay grounded and balanced and is a key element to why she felt inspired to create Sister Circle Healing Retreats. “I feel inspired to share with others what I’ve been blessed to live and experience every day!” In 2007 Sondra met her husband in Costa Rica and they have made the village of Puerto Viejo their home.
Tassie is a licensed Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Designer of a creative clothing line called IAT Couture. She began her natural journey over 17 years ago by manufacturing her own natural hair and skin care line. In order to expand her knowledge within her practice she became a licensed esthetician. Tassie’s practice as an esthetician specialized in treatment of various dermatitis conditions, including eczema, rosacea and acne prone skin. She is also a Natural Hair Care Specialist. Currently she is focused on assisting women who are choosing to live a more harmonious and balanced lifestyle, by guiding them along their personal path to Holistic Wellness, Self-Discovery and Self-Mastery. After several years this has now become her passion. She believes that in order to form lasting changes in our lives we must start with our own mindset. Everything that Tassie does touches the mind, body, soul, and spirit. Tassie is a wife and mother of four from the DC/MD/VA area and for the past year they have called Costa Rica home.
Jorselda is from the capital of Limòn province. She has lived in Puerto Viejo for the last 11 years. She studied Integral therapeutic massage in San Josè and has more than 10 years working as a therapist at Pure Jungle Spa. Jorselda also studied advanced massage techniques, such as Reiki and Emotional Healing Massage in Rome, Italy. She lived in Rome for more than 6 years and is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and English.
She returned to Costa Rica and studied natural skin and body care and is an expert in restorative treatments such as facials and body wraps.
She has developed her own line of natural skin care products called Pureza. All of her products are made with local natural ingredients and are based in therapeutic grade essential oils that help increase our feminine energy. Not only do they uplift the feminine divinity but they help instil calmness and peace in the soul.
A Holistic Health Counselor, certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Rachel Thomas has an honors degree from Brown University and 20 years of experience with alternative therapies. With more than 20 years studying natural medicine, native New Yorker Rachel Thomas works passionately to integrate ancestral healing and multi-cultural perspectives into the field of alternative medicine. She lovingly supports her clients in reaching their own health goals, using modern science, natural remedies, spiritual guidance and ancient wellness techniques. Rachel offers workshops on Women’s Health, Caribbean and Latino Traditional Medicine, healing with plants, cultural sustainability and community development. Together with her team at Hidden Garden Wellness Center in Costa Rica, Rachel has created an ancestral medicine conservation project to preserve local medicinal plants and the traditional knowledge that surrounds them.
La Tonia Taylor
La Tonia Taylor has cultivated her life experience, community service, professional training and faith walks into a spiritual testimony. Born and raised in the deep South, La Tonia is naturally inspirational! La Tonia has her own testimony, tests and triumph that required her to demonstrate “The Art of ReBirth and ReInvention”. Now, a Purpose, Pleasure Passion Coach, Healing Educator and Spiritual Mid-Wife, who leads others to her signature blend of Spiritual Psychology and Transformation. Beginning at Southern University in Baton Rouge to focus on Elementary Education, her student journey led to Mastery of the Inner Journey. La Tonia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Development from Union Institute and University, she is also an Inaugural Graduate of The Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development, founded by Reverend Dr. Iyanla Vanzant. In addition to being a Master-level Trained Life Coach and an Ordained Minister, La Tonia holds Certifications in various Healing arts; such as Reiki, Iridology, Tantric Massage, Goddess Rites and Holistic Nutrition. Thus, she is affectionately known as; The RevCoach and A Priestess of Passion and Pleasurable Living. With clients Worldwide, La Tonia encourages Uninhibited Living, Spiritual Freedom and Quantum Technology in the lives of all she encounters with ReBirth International’s Suite of Programs and Services.
A native of New Orleans, Adero has always had a passion for physical movement, the alternative healing arts, and general fitness. Adero was introduced to yoga while recovering from a knee injury. It was during this time that she discovered not only the physical and mental benefits of yoga but also how, with continued practice, yoga plays a holistic and integral role in improving our lives and overall well being. Ultimately She went on to pursue her studies in numerous trainings and certifications in the healing art and science of yoga. As a Yoga Teacher and Practitioner, she offers the opportunity to learn, grow and practice to a diverse population of students ranging from the novice to the advanced. She finds joy in offering guidance to her students so that they may honor and eventually move beyond any perceived physical or mental limitations. She does this with down to earth instruction, in a friendly, non-threatening and judgement-free environment. Above all, her practice focuses on alignment based Hatha yoga with Vinyasa flow combined with guided meditation. Adero Believes that when practiced consistently, yoga can be an empowering tool for creating long term mental and physical sustainability in our overall health and wellness.
Flora is a Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Therapist, specialized in Lifestyle and Nutrition. In 2008 she obtained her Yoga Shiromani title from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram in Neyyar, Kerala, India. In 2011 she graduated as an Ayurvedic therapist from the Academy of Ayurvedic Studies in Amsterdam. Her final thesis was on psychological trauma and its treatment in Yoga and Ayurveda versus modern therapies. Beginning at the age of twelve Flora was blessed by growing up in a Yoga conscious environment. Its teachings immediately suited her multi-ethnic background. Since then, she has been influenced in a profound way and has strived to integrate this practice completely into her daily life.
Flora’s education in Ayurveda has been equally blessed with an array of internationally known teachers such as Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Frawley, Vaidya Robert Svoboda, Dr. Claudia Welch, Vaidya Atreya Smith, Donald Vanhowten as well as many renowned doctors from India. Her goal is to share the wisdom and benefits of both Yoga and Ayurveda generously and authentically with all those around her.
A Jungle Revival: Rebirth of the Soul
Holistic and Restorative
Sister Circle Healing Retreats was created to provide a holistic and restorative retreat for the full-grown woman. For the progressive Woman of Color. Redefining what true wellness is for US! Our goal is to create an experience where we as WOC can construct ways to renew our faith in our own divine feminine power. We aim to lead you out of your comfort zone, inciting adventure, fun and a lust for life you may have put somewhere on a shelf and forgotten about.
We will relax and unwind, re-discover ourselves, and recharge energetically, through yoga, meditation, age old breathing techniques, healthy eating, daily journaling, healing therapies, arts and crafts, herbalism and creating our sister circle. Our circle is our Bond! A safe haven. A sacred space where we can open up, share, and let go. A space where we uplift one another with just enough love and compassion. This space is where we inspire one another, create, manifest, and validate our strengths as women without fear.
While immersed in the tropical rain forests of the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica we will reaffirm our connection to
Mother Earth by exploring the beautiful and lush terrain by way of nature hikes, waterfalls, biking, stargazing, and a moon ritual.
As well, you will be introduced to the vibrant culture and diaspora of the local people of the village of Puerto Viejo. There we will indulge in the sights, sounds, cuisine, music, art, and laid back vibes of the Southern Caribbean.
“When we heal ourselves, others are healed. When we nurture our dreams, we give birth to the dreams of humankind.
When we walk as loving aspects of the Earth Mother, we become the fertile, life-giving Mothers of the Creative Force. When we honor our bodies, our health, and our emotional needs, we make space for our dreams to come into being. When we speak the truth from our healed hearts, we allow life abundant to continue on our Mother Planet.” ~ Jamie Sams “ 13 Original Clan Mothers”
Our retreat will be hosted by the Om Retreat and Training Center. Om is a peaceful sanctuary for yoga, holistic wellness, movement, meditation, breathwork, and conscious awareness. The center sits just atop a quiet jungle hill overlooking the quaint village of Puerto Viejo. Surrounded by nature, you will find yourself in the midst of howler monkeys, green parrots, sloths, toucans, hummingbirds, butterflies and a host of other amazing wildlife. Although seemingly secluded in the heart of the jungle, it’s still only a few minute’s walk to the ocean and all the amenities that the village has to offer.
The center’s main attraction is the Maha Shala yoga platform, which hosts an incredible ocean view. It is the perfect space for our Sister Circle gatherings and our morning yoga sessions.During your free time take a refreshing dip in the pool which features a relaxing waterfall. Om’s kitchen crew will also provide our group with three healthy vegetarian meals daily, prepared in house with many of the ingredients grown on site in the permaculture garden. It’s the perfect retreat getaway to reconnect with ourselves through the majesty of nature!
Price of Retreat $1,897
Take advantage of our EARLY BIRD SPECIAL and receive 10% off of your Retreat
when booked and paid in full before June 7th, 2019
‘A Jungle Revival: Rebirth of the Soul’ retreat will have space for twelve Sisters so please fill out and submit the REGISTRATION FORM expeditiously as we anticipate a favorable response.
Relaxing Jungle Massage
Enjoy one hour of full body restorative muscle therapy work with our local pure coconut oil or one of our aroma therapy blends. Your tired, achey muscles will be allowed to release pent up tensions and be regenerated as you are lulled into a meditative state by the surrounding jungle sounds. Modern day massage therapy has been passed down through generations from ancient civilizations and has been used throughout history as a remedy for the mind, body, and soul.
Organic Replenishing Facial
Following a brief consultation with your therapist she will be able to recommend which natural ingredients best suit your skin type. Delectable things such as a ginger/mango cleanser, pineapple polish, detoxifying and nourishing seaweed masque, or a rich, moisturizing chocolate scrub. Your face, neck, and shoulders will be given all the nurturing and attention they need while your skin absorbs all the enhancing benefits of this luxurious experience!
Sound Bath Therapy
(By appt. only; not included in your package)
By way of a guided water flotation you will completely surrender and flow with the vibrational resonance of singing bowls made with the 7 metals. You will experience a deep relaxation that will align both hemispheres of your brain. This Alignment aids in the cleansing of your physical, energetic, and emotional being. You will experience a meditative state that will promote emotional clarity.
Sonorous Vibrational Massage and Crystals
(By appt. only; not included in your package)
A vibrational healing massage and crystals assists in the alignment of your energy centers, also known as Chakras. When the Chakras are attuned it eliminates blockages and disharmony within your physical, mental, and emotional bodies which in turn awakens the body’s own natural healing capacities and reinforces self awareness.
Some benefits you may experience from these therapies include:
A Heightened sense of your connection with nature
Reduced stress, anxiety, and insomnia
Strengthening of the immune system
Stimulation of the alpha waves in your brain which encourage a meditative state
Balance of the endocrine system by stimulating the pituitary gland
*Improved concentration and creativity
Improved intuition and higher personal and planetary consciousness
*Improved circulation and movement
September 7th - 14th 2019
RETREATS & WORKSHOPS
• Yoga, Meditation & Breathing
• Intro Afro-Botany Includes
Cooking Class and Yoni Steam
• Gandoca/Manzanillo Nature Hike
• Waterfall Tour and Picnic Lunch
• Moon Ritual & Bonfire
HOLISTIC & HEALING THERAPIES
During your retreat experience you will have the opportunity to choose from these relaxing and rejuvenating therapies.
• Relaxing Jungle Massage
• Organic Replenishing Facial
• Sound Bath Therapy
• Sonorous Vibrational Massage and Crystals
In the midst of beautiful wildlife and nature, the retreat center sits up top a quiet jungle hill with amazing ocean views.
"A peaceful sanctuary for yoga, holistic wellness, movement, meditation, breathwork, and conscious awareness."
Sister Circle Healing Retreats. Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Women of Color coming together, giving back to ourselves, indulging in the healing embrace of Mother Nature. Allowing for Spiritual Growth, Adventure, Fun, Connection!
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Sister Circle Healing Retreats
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca COSTA RICA
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