This is your invitation to join me in my home, where the wild jungle meets the Caribbean ocean, for an intimate, authentic, transformational week to remember. A week to remember your wildness, your power, your softness, your tribe, your purpose, your true nature. A week to step up into your light, so that you can start walking the path you were born here for.
If you feel the calling, it’s time to answer.
"To call it a retreat really doesn’t do it justice. I’ll call it an arrival. An arrival to the self, to nature, to community, to your truth. Be ready to show up in ways you never knew you could, to transcend your limitations and to fall madly in love with life." - Sonja, Jungle Bliss 2016
This Retreat is for You if...
You are ready to make a big change in your life. You know it’s time to show up for yourself and the world more fully, and you’re ready to do the inner work to shine as brightly as you know you can.
You desire to live a free, soulful life, connected with community and nature, making the world a more beautiful place by doing what you love.
You want to feel healthy, vibrant, full of life. To awaken your senses, nourish your body, and reset your rhythm with the pace of nature.
You enjoy yoga, movement exploration, dance, and want to dive deeper into spiritual practices. You’re ready and excited to unravel your old patterns, face your inner demons, and learn how to love yourself like you’ve never been loved before.
You want to heal the wounds of sisterhood, not just for yourself but for our collective, by being vulnerable and compassionate in a safe group of women.
You want to show up fully, challenge yourself, lean into discomfort, and face your fears for the sake of your personal growth.
You know you’re born to do something positive in the world and are seeking the inspiration and empowerment to step even more fully onto your path.
Something in your heart is telling you yes right now. Your intuition knows best, listen to it!
"I signed up for the retreat to relax a bit and practice yoga. What I got was so much more than I could ever expect or even imagine. I laughed, cried, loved, and grew with amazing women whose bonds I will carry with me for the rest of my life. The adventures in the jungle, at the beach, with the wild life, with the culinary delights, within myself and with the other women on this retreat made this an amazing, unforgettable experience." - Liz, Jungle Bliss 2015
7 nights accommodation in our beautiful and private jungle chic home across from a stunning beach, this is our sanctuary and sacred space.
Transportation to and from the airport in San Jose, Costa Rica as well as all local transportation. Plus you get your own beach bicycle cruiser to explore the area in your free time.
Daily organic, vegetarian, gluten-free meals made by our personal natural food chef (also a beautiful goddess yoga teacher friend of mine). This food is not only innovative and delicious, it’s genuinely healthy. Women who come on these retreats consistently ask for the recipes at the end because the food is SO good.
Daily yoga practices that go deep into the multi-dimensional layers of you. Explore relevant life themes through physical movement and meditation, accessible for all levels. These are taught by myself and some of the best teachers in Costa Rica.
Unique and transformational dance meditations crafted and developed by yours truly, based on the practice that has changed my life. Expect to go deep into your sensuality and free your wild child.
Compassionate listening and sharing circles to open and connect in safe, loving ways. I cannot explain enough how tremendously healing this can be, you’ll just have to experience it for yourself.
Magical nature excursions to my favorite places in the area (nature beaches, waterfall hike, chocolate forest, and more)
Women’s circle and cacao ceremony. We’ll drink the sacred medicine of cacao which is indigenous to the area and share in a powerful women’s circle guided by my dear friend Hannah who has led these healing circles all over the world.
One bodywork session with a local healer. Puerto Viejo has some of the best healers in the world and women on past retreats have expressed that these sessions are tremendously awakening.
Nurturing alone time. I feel that one of the most healing things you can possibly do is just walk in silence down a deserted beach. Surrender yourself to the ocean, let the sand hold you, and remember your true nature. You’ll have plenty of time to do this on your free days.
Real deal sisterhood. Since you read my blog you know how important authenticity is to me. This is 1000x more evident on my retreats. We truly show up for ourselves and one another in genuine, powerful ways.
My full attention, support, and mentorship as your facilitator, sister, and friend for an entire week. If you’ve ever wanted to learn from me, this is the deepest way.
Intimate small group setting. To foster trust, intimacy, and depth there’s space for just ten special women on these retreats.
"I cant express how immensely happy I am that I chose to do this retreat. I now have 7 new amazing lifelong friends I wouldn’t have had prior to coming, and a brand new perspective to life that I know is only going to bring in more positivity. I highly recommend this retreat to anyone who needs to hit the reset button, who wants to unleash their inner child, and who is seeking to really find out their truth which has been lying within you all along." - Tyler Renee, Jungle Bliss 2016
7am Dynamic Yoga Flow for powerful intention setting
9am Organic healthy breakfast and magical oracle cards
10am Bicycle ride to wilderness beach, play time, and picnic lunch
5pm Dance meditation to shed what’s not serving you and awaken bliss in your body
7pm Organic vegetarian dinner in our beautiful home
8pm Stargaze on our private beach, pull oracle cards, lay in the hammock, journal, whatever helps you sink in the day
10pm Lights out
Our Magic Team
Our team is made up of loving, inspiring women who are all living their unconventional dream lives here in Puerto Viejo. They are also some of my favorite humans and closest friends.
This jungle queen (center) is with us all week to make sure everything runs smoothly and we’ve got what we need. She’s a Jane-of-All-Trades, knows Puerto Viejo inside out, owns and runs a sweet hostel in town, and has a great love for this community. She’s a massage therapist, shamanic trigger point healer, Reiki healer, modern mystic, fire dancer, and a protector of all the Earth’s creatures.
Claudine Private Chef
A woman of many talents, Claudine creates our delicious food every day and infuses it with so much love. She’s passionate about natural wellness, lives off-grid on a permaculture farm in Puerto Viejo, works with local organic farmers to source our ingredients, is a single mama, and opens coconuts with a machete to make fresh coconut milk for our tea and coffee.
Avani Guest Teacher
One of my fave yoga teachers in the entire world, Avani opened her own yoga studio in Puerto Viejo almost 10 years ago before even turning 30. She leads yoga teacher trainings internationally, and has an incredible gift of fusing yogic wisdom with creative fun flows. She’ll be dropping in to teach some of our yoga classes.
Hannah Space Holder
A unique goddess who has devoted her path to uncovering sacred female history and traditions to help women reawaken their magic and power. She leads cacao ceremonies and women’s circles all over the world, offers feminine awakening online workshops, and leads women’s festivals. She’ll be guiding our cacao ceremony and offering other magic during our retreat.
Camille (aka This American Girl aka ME!) Creator, Facilitator
You probably already know me as This American Girl, blogger and solo world traveler. On this retreat, you’ll get to know me on a much deeper level, as a yoga teacher, meditation guide, ecstatic dancer, sister, woman, and friend. I created this retreat to share the beautiful way of life I discovered in Costa Rica and the healing practices that have shaped my path. It’s a gift and an honor for me to offer that to you. I give my full presence and attention to our retreat all week long and stay in the house with you to keep it super intimate. I love going deep with you! xx
“I had so much that I needed to let go of and I felt that Camille was the first person who was telling me through her words that it was ok to just surrender. It was magic and exactly what I needed in life! Camille knows how to touch your soul through her teachings and encourage that healing process so we can become the best version of ourselves. ” - Krista, Jungle Bliss 2016
You Can Expect to...
Get grounded in your body, tune in with yourself, and surrender to the support of nature.
Awaken your magical child. Play, express, liberate, dream, and heal wounds from your past.
Embrace your sensuality, connect with your femininity, and enjoy the juicy sweetness of being a woman.
Empower yourself to step forward, face your fears, and walk the courageous path you were born for.
Soften into the tenderness of your heart, trust your deepest desires, allow love to liberate you.
Understand your highest purpose and how to free yourself to bring it into form.
Receive the support of sisters in a space of unconditional love and acceptance.
Experience the magic of one of the most beauiful places on this Earth.
"What Camille has created with this retreat can hardly be put into words. Just sitting here thinking about it my heart fills to the brim and overflows. While on this retreat I experienced so much more than I expected or knew could be possible. I went not knowing what I was looking for and taking home with me exactly what I needed. Every moment, every plan, every excursion and even meal put together in this retreat was built with her entire heart and soul. Go on this retreat it will be the greatest gift you can give yourself!" - Amber, Jungle Bliss 2016
**Registration is pending application approval and receipt of your $500 non-refundable deposit**
$2499 for shared dorm *EARLY BIRD RATE*
($2699 after November 31st, 2017)
$2799 for shared double *EARLY BIRD RATE*
($2999 after November 31st, 2017)
*Payment plans available!* *$500 nonrefundable deposit required to secure your spot*
Q: What’s the best airport to fly into and how do I book the best deal?
A: You will need to land in San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) at the latest the morning of November 5th. The shuttle will pick you up near the airport at 12 noon to bring you to our retreat house. On November 12th the shuttle will bring you back to San Jose by 11am (plan to spend a night in San Jose or take a late night flight). To get good flight deals I recommend using Google Flights and checking flights in and out of major hubs near you.
Q: I’m over 50, am I too old for this retreat? The women in your photos look very young.
A: The typical age range of women who attend these retreats is 20 – 40, however we have had women 50-65 years old come. We create a loving, inclusive environment no matter your age. What’s more important for your safety and comfort is your physical condition. These retreats are very active and we will be immersed in the natural elements. Are you able to ride a bicycle for half an hour? Can you hike up a muddy trail and walk across slippery rocks? Can you walk down a beach with lots of fallen branches and trees? Are you up for doing yoga twice a day? Are you up for being in tropical heat? There are women who are 20 who will say no, and women who are 80 who will say yes. What does your body say? If you need a more gentle, nurturing retreat which is totally beautiful and valid, this may not be the right experience for you.
Q: Will there be free time?
A: Yes! Free time is very important to me and I want you to have the space to explore and rest and be alone. We’ll typically have one full adventure day followed by one free day for a nice balance of group connection and personal freedom.
Q: I want to come, but I’m concerned about the cost. Do I have options?
A: I want to make this retreat as accessible as I can, while still honoring the tremendous value I offer. To make it more affordable, I offer custom payment plans. A $500 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your spot, from there you can pay your balance monthly. The retreat must be paid in full before October 1st.
Q: How do I sign up?
A: Registration will go live on June 6th, 2017. If you want priority sign up before it’s public, sign up for my VIP list here.
Q: I’m still not sure. Can I contact you with questions?
A: Absolutely. Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll personally get back to you as quickly as I can.