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Living from Our Depth

Resilience, Authenticity, Connection

Elizabeth Stanley Ph.D.      Costa Rica

February 27 - March 5, 2022To Register, Scroll to the bottom of the page


$3,175 – $3,945 per person Dbl. Occupancy, depending on accommodations selected.


Santarena Hotel

Danta Beach

Guanacaste, COSTA RICA

Santarena is a splendid boutique hotel on beach-front property with guest suites, premium rooms, deluxe rooms, and classic rooms. With these combinations, we can accommodate various tastes, ensuring privacy, intimacy and personalized service.


In a formal sense, Santarena is an homage to the old mansions of the great coastal cities of Havana and Cartagena, a traditional gem where sun-kissed days revolve around blossoming courtyards and lounging on timeless terraces with marveling picturesque archways surrounded by lush greenery and constant views of the sky. Views from our rooftop are incomparable, especially when it is paired with our 35-square-meter pool.

Stylish accommodations and inviting public spaces are seamlessly woven with gracious hospitality to make this the ideal home base, captivating guests with an authentic laid-back warmth throughout.

All of the guest rooms/suites have been designed with your comfort in mind, located just steps from the shores of the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and the soothing sands of Playa Danta.  The resort shares the dry forest with monkeys, iguanas, coatis, raccoons, and the beauty and abundance of Costa Rica’s Natural World.

Almendro Suites 

Rate per person, double occupancy – $3,945


Our Corner Suites, totaling 602 square-feet, offer high ceilings and an extended double balcony or terrace, allowing extra natural light to greet you. Enjoy Cuban-style tile floors, a plush king bed, a spacious bedroom with a seating area, and impressive views of both the ocean and mountains. The Suites’ oversized bathrooms, with double sinks, and showers, come fully equipped with seasonal, locally sourced toiletries.


  • Both ocean and mountain views
  • High ceilings
  • Oversized bathrooms
  • Double sinks
  • Shower
  • Extended, private double balcony or terrace
  • Seating area
  • Plush King bed, double occupancy, you will be sharing this bed with another person
  • Hand-made, Cuban-style tile floors
  • Locally made toiletries
  • WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan

There are 2 Suites

Ocean View Premium Rooms 

Rate per person, double occupancy – $3,545


Our 344 sq. ft Premium rooms are located on the top floors, some offering sweeping ocean views and with balcony to take in every ounce of beauty around you. All rooms have king beds and come fully stocked of locally made toiletries, WiFi, cable, television, air conditioning, fan, and artisan crafted, hand-made balcony tile floors.



Large Balconies

  • Spacious bathrooms
  • Larger balconies or rooms
  • King bed, double occupancy, you will be sharing this bed with another person
  • Hand-made tile floors
  • Locally made toiletries
  • WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan

There are 5 Ocean View Premium Rooms


Plaza Balcony Deluxe Rooms 

Rate per person, double occupancy – $3,345

Our 344 sq. ft Deluxe rooms are conveniently located on the second and third floors, offering spacious bathrooms and some with partial views of the ocean and others of Las Catalina’s main plaza. All rooms come fully stocked of locally made toiletries, WiFi, cable, television, air conditioning, fan, and picturesque wood floors.



  • Ocean or Plaza views
  • Spacious bathrooms
  • King bed, double occupancy, you will be sharing this bed with another person
  • Wood floors
  • Locally made toiletries
  • WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan

There are 11 Plaza Balcony Deluxe Rooms 

Danta Standard Rooms


Rate per person, double occupancy – $3,175

This 344 sq. ft category king room boasts high ceilings and is conveniently located with easy access to common areas. All rooms have spacious bathrooms, some have balconies, while the others have a peaceful, small garden to enjoy. All rooms come fully stocked of locally made toiletries, WiFi, cable, television, air conditioning, fan, and easy access to Calle Ronda.



  • Peaceful garden or balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms
  • King bed, double occupancy, you will be sharing this bed with another person
  • High ceilings
  • Locally made toiletries
  • WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan

There are 22 Danta Standard Rooms


FIRST FLOOR                                                                                                       SECOND FLOOR














THIRD FLOOR                                                                                                              FOURTH FLOOR

Included in the Price

  • Accommodations for 6 nights as listed including taxes
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners.
  • All presentations/workshops by Liz Stanley
  • Optional Morning Yoga and Meditation sessions
  • All evening offerings
  • Optional Community Service Project
  • Transportation from and to the Liberia Airport within set time frames


  • Air Fare, Tips, Optional adventure activities and Alcoholic Beverages

What People are saying about Liz and her work:

“I don’t think I have ever read a book that paints such a complex and accurate landscape of what it is like to live with the legacy of trauma as this book does, while offering a comprehensive approach to healing that is simultaneously based on both on the author’s own personal experiences and journey into health, as well as on a thorough scientific understanding of the underlying issues about the ways that mind, brain, and body are affected by traumatic stress.”

Bessel van der Kolk, MD, author of The Body Keeps the Score

Widen the Window is a comprehensive overview of stress and trauma, responses to it, and tools for healing and thriving. It’s not only for those in high-intensity work, but for everyone.”

Mindful Magazine 

“This high-octane book could give you back your life. When we experience dysregulation, we have to reclaim our core capacities and develop them to serve our health, performance, and quality of life. Liz Stanley expertly maps an inner adventure through training our attention and ability to stay grounded in highly stressful situations.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, author of Full Catastrophe Living and creator of mindfulness-based stress reduction

This book should be read by all national security professionals desiring a sustainable, productive career in a high-octane environment…. Rarely does a book come along that is readable, yet grounded in scientific research, that has the ability to literally change lives.”

Tammy Schultz, Ph.D., review in War on the Rocks

“A remarkable, thorough, and important work, tackling the traumas and difficulties of modern times, and offering truly wise and empirically proven remedies for the individual and for our society.”

Jack Kornfield, PhD, author A Path With Heart

“Our frantic culture generates trauma and stress that limit our capacity to live full and healthy lives. Widen the Window is a clearly written guide into our shocked physiology and a time-tested, practical method of regaining power over it, through awareness and attention.”

Gabor Maté, MD, author of When the Body Says No: Exploring The Stress-Disease Connection and In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts

“Our ‘suck it up and drive on’ culture has seriously impaired both our country and ourselves. In Widen the Window, Liz Stanley give us the tools we need to recover from challenges, perform at our best, and create a better way of being, both individually and collectively. This book is a must-read for everyone who cares about our future together.”

Congressman Tim Ryan, author of Healing America

“Liz Stanley has opened a window onto a promising new vista for human healing and thriving. Her powerful insights transform the narrative of how societies and organizations approach (and often ignore, dismiss, or deny) trauma. She offers a state-of-the-art understanding of how traumas are formed as well as effectively repaired. For people whose work routinely puts their lives on the line––and pay a terrible price for it––she offers a ray of hope.”

Jeremy Hunter, PhD, Founding Director, Executive Mind Leadership Institute, Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management





This retreat is limited to 90 participants, so register today!

Please note, if you register and then you cancel, there will be NO refunds given under any circumstances, so be sure to obtain proper travel insurance. If we, Global Journeys, need to cancel because of any issues related to but not limited to Covid 19, please note that we will transfer your  payments to another Liz Stanley event in Costa Rica  within the next year. Refunds will not be given, we will only transfer funds to another retreat.


For the total cost of this retreat and to see what is included, please click on: COST

Before you register, email us at or fill out the form below to make sure there is space available for your preferred accommodations.


Once we confirm availability, follow these two simple steps:

1. Send us a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per participant via one of the four options below. Half of the remaining balance is due October 27th, 2021. The final payment is due on December 27th, 2021.

2Wait until you receive an official registration confirmation from us before you book your flight.


Payments, Dates, Terms and Conditions


Payment : You have 4 payment options…

Option #1 – Recommended form of payment with no fees… Write a check with the appropriate amount made out to Global Journeys Inc. On the back of the check, on the endorsement line write- “For Deposit Only”. Take a clear picture of the front and the back of the check, and send both images to either 516 906-2133 or to  After we receive your images and your check clears our bank, we will inform you and you can then write “Deposited” on your check so it doesn’t get used again.

Option #2 – Wire the money in U.S. dollars to the following bank account: Name and Address – Global Journeys Inc. P.O.Box 21092  Floral Park, NY 11002
Bank:   JP Morgan Chase   770 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10065
Bank Account Number  3061935109
Routing Number  021000021  (if Domestic payment)
Swift/Aba Code   CHASUS33  (if International payment)

Option #3 – If your account is at J.P.Morgan Chase or another commercial bank, you may make a ‘Quick Pay’ or ‘Zelle’ payment to the account of:

Option # 4 -You may pay by using PayPal. If you select option #4, please note that you are responsible for paying the processing fee: 3% if paying from the U.S and 4.5% if you are paying from outside the U.S. Through PayPal you may use your credit or debit card. Our account for a PayPal payment is:


Cancellations and Refunds

If you choose to cancel your participation in this retreat, we will not refund any deposits or subsequent payments regardless of circumstances. Given this policy, we strongly suggest that you purchase travel insurance in case of emergencies or unforeseen circumstances that may arise at your end.

Travel insurance will protect your investment in case of unforeseen situations or emergencies. If you choose to purchase travel insurance, which we highly recommend, you must do so on your own. We have been working with Travel Guard International at 800 826-1300, and have received positive feedback.

In the unlikely circumstances that Global Journeys Inc. is forced to cancel this retreat, we will apply your total amount you have paid towards a future retreat with Liz Stanley in Costa Rica. This credit must be used within one year of the beginning date of this present retreat.

If the presenter is not able to attend the event due to a serious illness or emergency, an appropriate substitute chosen by the presenter will deliver the sessions and the retreat will go on as scheduled.


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