DARE TO THRIVE
A WOMEN'S DANCE RETREAT
OJOCHAL, COSTA RICA | FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 3, 2024
FOR THE WOMEN WHO ARE READY TO THRIVE!
Join dance therapist & DJ Aliza Rivka in the jungles of Costa Rica for a life-changing retreat that will nourish you on every level, awaken the wisdom of your body & renew your zest for life.
This retreat will offer you opportunities to explore movement as ritual in some of the most beautiful & pristine nature on the planet.
Release your past & dance yourself into a new chapter.
Enjoy daily dance journeys, plus yoga, breathwork & meditation. Swim in majestic waterfalls & bask in the glow of Pacific ocean sunsets. Experience a sound healing, a cacao ceremony and a temazcal (sweatlodge). Forge lifelong friendships with amazing women and nourish your best self.
Discover where you’ve been limiting yourself & dare 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)
In a world that wants us to believe we’re broken, the greatest act of courage & resistance is to THRIVE. To choose to be happy & whole. Here. Now.
Through the spiritual practice of DANCE, liberate yourself from limiting beliefs and plug into the wisdom of your BODY, THE EARTH + THE NOW.
Embrace this unique opportunity to prioritize your well-being, fill your cup & leap into a new reality as you embody a lighter, brighter version of YOU!
Between workshops, enjoy massages & beach excursions as you melt into the bliss of Costa Rica. The pristine ocean waters will cleanse you of any negative excess, so that you emerge feeling revitalized + ready to THRIVE.
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 (locally sourced)
All workshops led by Aliza & Guest Experts to support your THRIVING
A Cacao Ceremony & Temazcal (Sweatlodge) led by special guests to quiet the mind, open the heart & help you hear your soul's purpose
Daily movement, breathwork & meditation practices to remove stagnation and energize the body
Visits to the beach, rivers + waterfall
And MORE to be announced!
*Optional excursions (ziplining, etc.) + 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.