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Fri, Feb 03



Women's Authentic Relating Retreat

Deepen into loving connection with yourself, discover transformative communication practices, and experience what radically honest, healing and nourishing sisterhood can be like!

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Women's Authentic Relating Retreat
Women's Authentic Relating Retreat

Time & Location

Feb 03, 2023, 9:00 AM – Feb 04, 2023, 4:30 PM

Uvita, C. Garcias, Provincia de Puntarenas, Uvita, 60504, Costa Rica

About the event

When: Friday February 3rd and Saturday February 4th

  • Workshop from 9am-4:30pm with a 1.5 hour lunch break
  • Friday from 7-9pm: Co-created Fire & Cacao celebration with poetry, music and dance!
  • Optional
    • Awake group meditation on both days from 5:00-5:45pm

Where: Surya Shala, Awake, Uvita


  • Early bird (until Jan 20th): $222
  • From January 20th onward: $272
  • CR nationals: $172

What to expect:

✓ Relax into presence and deep self-connection through guided meditations, embodiment and nervous system self-care practices

✓ Learn communication skills for daily life, like how to listen so that others feel deeply heard, how to skillfully interrupt when you’ve reached capacity, and how to bring a “withhold” to someone

✓ Explore the themes of body image, comparison & competition and how to talk about them in a way that fosters greater safety and trust

✓ Practice making confident requests and co-creating contexts of connection that are most nourishing to you

✓ Experience healing rituals and expansive celebration in sisterhood!

This workshop is open to all: it’s accessible to those who are just discovering the Authentic Relating practice, and stimulating for those with more experience.

Your facilitators

Maud is passionate about supporting women on their journey of deepening connection to themselves, others and nature, so that they can experience ever greater aliveness and serve to their fullest potential in these times of great transition. She offers conscious communication training & coaching, women’s circles and retreats in Costa Rica and internationally. She draws on her years of training & practice in NonViolent Communication, Authentic Relating, Focusing, Souluna Life Coaching, and various movement medicines (Kripalu Yoga RYT, Yoga for Women, conscious dance.) Maud is one of Awake’s core residents; you’ll often see her facilitating the weekly Authentic Relating workshops and shaking it out at Sunday Dance Church.

Sarah is a holistic healer. She was initially trained as a physician in psychiatry and her practice has transformed over the past 25 years to include many different forms of healing including meditation, somatic therapy, IFS (inner child work), intuitive healing, integrative psychiatry, Authentic Relating, and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE). She feels called to support people to tap into and trust their own Inner Wisdom and Inner Healer.  Sarah feels particularly lit up by co-creating spaces to heal the sisterhood, both as individuals and the bonds between women.

Sarah is passionate about bringing people together to relate on deeper levels through authentic relating practices as an antidote to the current crisis of disconnection and separation in our culture.  She believes in the healing power of deep presence and connection.

Items to bring for the workshop:

  • a journal & pen
  • water bottle & snacks
  • bathing suit & towel to enjoy the river
  • your poems, songs and instruments for the fire ceremony
  • if possible, a yoga mat for guided relaxation
  • anything else you need for your comfort (cushions will be provided)

Food options

High vibe buffet vegan meals at Cafe Cora (Pay by weight - vegan, mostly organic, mostly gluten free - average 30-40$ a day) - 2.25$ /100g

Communal kitchen (buy & prepare your own food and clean up after you cook - storage fridge available but limited) $15 for the weekend

Bookings and payments

Please contact Katherine to reserve your spot for the workshop and to ask about pricing with accommodations:

  • By phone or whatsapp at +506 86127513
  • By email:

Payments options:

  • Wise
  • Bitcoin
  • Paypal (Send a friend)
  • Cash at Awake Uvita
  • Bank transfer (Costa Rica, US, Canada, or EU)
  • Credit card (3% extra charge)

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