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Ground + Growth 

March 4-9th 2024 - Costa-Rica

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Ground + Growth

In Playa Negra Costa-Rica

Join us for year two. Align with your highest self during our 5 night, 6 day wellness retreat in sunny Costa-Rica this winter.  Holding space for you to reflect and grow at Peace Retreat. 

Don't just imagine change – embrace it. Costa Rica's sunlit shores and Peace Retreat's tranquility await your arrival. It's time to step into a life of purpose, growth, and authenticity. Seize this moment to rewrite your story, and embark on a path illuminated by the transformative power of self-discovery.

About Your Retreat Facilitator


Born in the heart of Pembroke, I embarked on a journey that defied odds and expectations. A teen mom faced with challenges, I held onto a powerful vision: the woman I aspired to become. Driven by unwavering determination, I yearned to shed the limitations of my circumstances and emerge as a hardworking entrepreneur, the creator of my own destiny.

The path to my dreams wasn't without its trials. A few years ago, the flame of my hairstyling and business venture was momentarily extinguished by burnout. It was a pivotal moment that forced me to recalibrate. In the silence of introspection, I found clarity. My true desires emerged, and at the core was a simple yet profound aspiration—to live authentically.

Turning to spirituality, I immersed myself in growth. I eagerly devoured knowledge through manifestation courses, sound bath workshops, cacao facilitator training, and the study of reiki. Through dedication and resilience, I stand today as the proud owner of a wellness storefront. I've discovered the secret to harmoniously balancing my passions and pursuits, without sacrificing my well-being.

My heart rejoices as I reflect on my evolution. What began as a personal journey has blossomed into a calling. Holding space for women, witnessing their metamorphosis, and gifting them the tools for healing and transformation has become my life's purpose. Each step I take aligns with the destiny the universe has intricately woven for me.


Among the threads of my existence are a few endearing quirks. I wear a lemuinam quartz necklace, a gift I bestowed upon myself as a symbol of self-love and growth. My devotion extends to my two cherished dogs and my teenage son, who fill my life with boundless love and joy. The ritual of daily smudging empowers my spirit, while subconscious manifestation has become second nature.

I stand in awe of the life I've manifested, eagerly embracing all the universe has in store. With anticipation, I look forward to the prospect of meeting you, of guiding and facilitating your journey in Costa Rica. As we weave our stories together, remember that I am not just a facilitator; I am a kindred spirit, walking beside you on this voyage of discovery and transformation.

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Ground & Growth

Hosted by Portia Strang & Guest Teachers 

Escape to a Tranquil Oasis of Wellness and Transformation in Costa Rica.

Join us this March for a soul-enriching wellness retreat nestled in the heart of the captivating Playa Negra at Peace Retreat. Our carefully crafted retreat is designed to guide you on a journey of grounding, growth, reflection, releasing, and healing. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of Costa Rica as you disconnect from the hustle of everyday life and embark on a profound exploration of self.

Themes and Intentions


Experience the power of five transformative themes:

  • Grounding and Growth: Engage in daily yoga sessions to align body and mind, fostering personal growth.

  • Reflection: Embrace moments of quiet contemplation and guided workshops to delve within.

  • Releasing: Ignite transformation through our sunset release bonfire ceremony, letting go of what no longer serves you.

  • Reconnecting: Rekindle your connection to nature through surfing, horseback riding, and more.

  • Healing: Delve into ancient practices with a local shaman specializing in cacao ceremonies and sound baths.

What is this retreat?

Imagine a retreat that takes you beyond the ordinary – a journey designed to redefine your life's path. This is your exclusive invitation to immerse yourself in an experience that transcends relaxation. It's a chance to rediscover your purpose, ignite your passions, and connect with the essence of who you truly are.

How will this benefit me?

Guided by seasoned facilitators and nestled in the serene embrace of Costa Rica's Peace Retreat, you'll embark on a personalized journey of workshops, ceremonies, yoga, and introspection. Dive into your passions, immerse yourself in nature's tranquility, and harness ancient wisdom to pave a way for personal growth.

Why do I need this?

Your well-being matters. This retreat is your sanctuary, a pause from the fast-paced world, and an opportunity to invest in yourself. The benefits are limitless: a deeper sense of purpose, the resilience to overcome challenges, and the tools to shape your reality. It's about stepping into a life that aligns with your core desires.

What will the outcome be?

By the retreat's end,your fu you'll be equipped with the clarity to chase your dreams, the resilience to navigate life's twists, and a community of kindred spirits who've shared your journey. This is about emerging as your best self, armed with the tools to manifest your deepest desires.

What`s Included:

5 nights & 6 days at Peace Retreat

Peace Retreat is located in the town of Playa Negra, along the stunning Pacific Gold Coast in the Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, near Tamarindo. They are a thriving, intimate, boutique-style retreat center. Just a 75-minute drive from Liberia International Airport. 

Yoga & Wellness

Morning yoga classes in a private jungle shala, group ceremonies and guided workbooks. Access to beach, surfing, horseback riding, and all of our Wellness Offerings loated below.


Enjoy and unwind in a luxe jungle double bungalow with a/c, wifi, and your own single bed with a view of the jungle. No bugs in these bungalows!


Eat nourishing, fresh, locally sourced foods from our private chef, provided daily is a morning breakfast & coffee, and a fresh evening dinner. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Offerings Included

Sound bath

Sound bathes are waves of soothing, echoing sound from traditional wind and percussion instruments, also known as a “sound bath,” may help with stress, fatigue, and depression symptoms

Face Massage

Spa Service Of Your Choice

Relax & restore while experiencing a private spa service of your choice in a boutique jungle spa. Time to unwind and focus on your wellness.


Beach Bonfire Ceremony

Reconnect and ground yourself during our evening sunset and bonfire. Find your deepest intention for this year, let go of what is no longer serving you. Write it down, and watch it burn away to make room for new growth.

Cacao Ceremony

Cacao ceremonies are a celebratory ritual that opens the heart through the use of cacao. Cacao ceremonies are a facilitator of self-reflection and spiritual awakening; allowing one to consider who you are, analyze ones hopes, wishes, and dreams, and let go of the past in order to grow from it and build a better future for oneself and others.

Things to know


This package does not include the cost of tranportion to Costa-Rica, you will have to purchase your flights, Shuttle from airport is included.

Come prepared

An itinerary and packing checklist will be sent out after booking along with a group chat to we can all connect before the retreat

Book now to get early bird pricing

Early bird pricing will only be available for a limited amouth of time! Purchase before Nov 1st to reserve the pricing of $1,799 USD. That`s a savings of $200


The majority of our meals will be vegetarian, with some fresh fish, and eggs. Three meals served daily with fresh juice. Coffee and tea is included. 2 meals a day are included. Lunch can be purchased at the retreat or beach bar!

Please advise us of any dietary restrictions or allergies in your application. Most can be accommodated.

Shared accomodation

Rooms are double suites, with 2 single beds, with ensuit washrooms (book & share with a friend and save $111 each) wifi & A/C included!


Arrive no later then 4pm EST on March 4th. We will have dinner and proceed to our group opening circle at 7pm!


Sample Day


Rise & enjoy coffee or tea


Morning Yoga Class




Spa Treatment/ceremony


Free time from 12-4 pm


Sound bath ceremony




Group Circle - Yoga Nidra


DATES: March 4-9th 2024

Pricing in USD, all taxes included.

Payment plans are available if needed, just contact Portia, and we can set up a payment plan that works for you!

If registering after Jan1st 2024 payment is due in full and amount is 1,999 USD.

Payment Plan Example:

    •            Initial Deposit: Secure your spot with an initial deposit of $300 USD by August 15th

    •            Payment 1: Begin your journey with the first installment of $300 USD by October 1st, 

    •            Payment 2: Continue your commitment with a payment of $300 USD by December 1st,

    •            Payment 3: As the retreat draws nearer, make another installment of $300 USD by February 1st, 2024

    •            Final Payment: Complete your payment plan and secure your spot with the final payment of $599 USD by March 1st, 2024



Early bird 1,799 USD

Contact us to book your space or click the link below to get your deposit in!

Contact Portia directly for any questions you may have. And to set up a monthly payment plan that works for you!

Give me a call
(613) 312-9363

Email me for more info

"If your looking for a sign, this is it"


Im ready to <RE> treat myself in Costa-Rica

putting down my 555$ deposit down now!

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