DARE TO THRIVE
A SELF-EMPOWERMENT RETREAT FOR WOMEN
FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 3, 2024 | COSTA RICA
SISTER, I SEE YOU.
You're a brave, strong, powerful woman. You know how to do the "survive" thing. You're good at the hustle. At making things happen. At running the ship. At "go go go". At putting your needs last.
And you're SO ready for a shift.
You've outgrown your current life paradigm.
That job, that relationship, that way of being... it's time.
This is YOUR time. You feel it.
It's time to finally choose YOU and thrive.
It's time to finally prioritize your joy.
It's time to be the one in your lineage that liberates.
It's time to come fully online into your power!
This retreat is for the women saying yes to themselves.
Through dance, a cacao ceremony, a sweatlodge, a mushroom journey & more, we'll nourish the seeds of our thriving, together.
Will you join us?
WHAT WE'LL DO...
Dance, embodiment & movement medicine are at the core of this retreat.
Enjoy daily dance & embodiment journeys guided by our host Aliza to move stagnant energy and connect you more deeply to your body's wisdom.
Nourish yourself in some of the most beautiful nature on the planet (majestic waterfalls, giant Ceiba trees & visits to the Pacific ocean...)
Additionally, this retreat includes a cacao ceremony, a temezcal (traditional sweat lodge), a microdose mushroom ceremony & a sound healing with the best facilitators in the area, hand picked by Aliza.
Each ceremony is intentionally placed throughout the week to support your personal evolution and expansion.
Our week together is a rite of passage in itself - a ritual from start to finish - curated with care to strengthen your resolve as you choose to thrive.
"This magic that happens when dancing with Aliza… I let go of my mind and I’m just fully in my body. I saw myself as the woman that I’ve been trying to see for the last couple of years. That was so so powerful."
Katie Edwards, Student & Client (UK)
Release the old stories + dance into the life that is waiting for you!
WHERE WE GATHER
YACUMAMA RETREAT & ECOVILLAGE | OJOCHAL, COSTA RICA
The exotic dreamland of Costa Rica is not only known for its beauty and spectacular nature, but also for its typically friendly and genuinely happy people. The “mantra” of Costa Rica is “pura vida” which means “pure life” – a mantra you can’t help but melt into upon arriving. This is what makes Costa Rica the prime destination for our retreat. Because being in this magical place, you can’t help but begin to THRIVE.
You’ll be staying at Yacumama Retreat & Ecovillage, located in Ojochal, in the beautiful province of Puntarenas in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.
Yacumama means "Mother of the Waters" in Quechua. This pristine place offers a deep immersion into nature – just being here connected to the pure energy of the land and waters is healing in itself.
Wake with the howler monkeys, meditate beside gentle streams & be serenaded by the symphony of the jungle. Feast on the breathtaking jungle & ocean views, dine with your sisters & dance in the tortuga temple.
6-nights accommodation at Yacumama
3 daily home-cooked organic meals (pescatarian, locally sourced, vegan options available)
Daily guided dance journeys with Aliza to support your THRIVING
Guided ceremonial journeys with the best facilitators in the area, hand picked by Aliza: including a cacao ceremony, a temezcal (traditional sweat lodge), a mushroom ceremony (microdose) and a sound healing, to support your personal evolution & expansion
Visits to the beach, rivers, Ceiba tree + waterfalls
*Optional excursions + massages are available
but not included in your investment.
SAMPLE SCHEDULE #1
8:00am Rise & Shine Cacao Ceremony + Ecstatic Dance!
10:00am Energizing Breakfast
11:00am Free Time, Journal, Rest, Enjoy the River
1:30pm Nourishing Lunch
4:00pm Sunset Beach Excursion
7.00 pm Evening Feast
8.30 pm Sound Journey: Unwind, Decompress, Transcend
SAMPLE SCHEDULE #2
7:00am Morning Movement with Aliza
8:30am Energizing Breakfast
10:00am Waterfall Excursion
1:00pm “To Go” Lunch at the Waterfall
3:00pm Return to Yacumama, Rest, Integrate
5:00pm Sunset Ecstatic Dance with Aliza
7:00pm Evening Feast
8:00pm Optional Gather ‘Round the Fire
MEET YOUR GUIDE
Aliza Rivka, Dance Therapist & DJ
Aliza Rivka is the visionary force behind Mariposa Movement - a movement modality & global community here to further our personal and collective awakening through dance.
With over 15 years as a dance/movement therapist, DJ, ritual curator, and embodiment guide, Aliza has helped thousands of people access liberation through dance. Her unique approach to movement helps her clients rapidly & radically shift the stories that no longer serve as they remember their true essence.
Aliza is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist with the American Dance Therapy Association, an ordained Kohenet Hebrew Priestess & officially a DJ Witch (graduate of Tasha Blank’s PhDJ program).
A valued leader of the dance community in Costa Rica, Aliza is the co-founder of the Imiloa Institute’s “Soul Sundays”, a weekly dance event that nourished the community in 2020 during the pandemic. She is a sought after DJ for local events and ecstatic dances, and her Flight School Dance Leadership Training continues to change women’s lives (enrollment is now open for the 2024 cohort).
Or Hargil, Art Therapist (Toronto CA)
This was such a special, magical experience! So grateful to you, Aliza, for dreaming it into being. It was a true highlight of my year, showing me what me body, heart and soul need to feel supported, vibrant, and seen.