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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


Date: February 27 – March 5, 2022

Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Presenter:  Elizabeth A. Stanley, Ph.D.

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


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How to Embody Resilience, Authenticity, and Connection Each Day

Come join us for a week of rest, recovery, reflection, and personal exploration in a beautiful beachfront setting in Costa Rica. Take a break and recharge, while learning new skills for balance and well-being that you can carry back with you into your daily life.

    • Do you wish you could embody resilience and inner balance while navigating daily-life challenges?
    • Are you ready to improve your relationship with stress, anxiety, traumatic memories, addictive behaviors, bad habits, or physical symptoms?
    • Would you like to strengthen and deepen your relationships, while holding healthy boundaries?
    • Are you ready to create a more intentional life that prioritizes what’s most important for your long-term success and well-being?


    We live in such a chaotic, stressful, and uncertain time—and it often feels like the world’s suffering is escalating. Even the planet itself is stressed, by the effects of human imbalances and climate change. How can we live in this world with balance, strength, resilience, creativity, joy, open-heartedness, and love?

    This workshop is about learning how to embody resilience, authenticity, and connection—with ourselves and with others—by living from our depth.

    When we engage in the constant spin and busyness of daily life, we tend to live in the surface levels of our consciousness, often in our heads. Unfortunately, these are the levels where we’re most susceptible to feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, disconnected, isolated, resentful, and burned out. This workshop will explore why this happens—in terms of our social wiring, the dynamics of energetic resonance, and the choices we tend to make when we operate from this level.

    There is a different way of moving though the world which comes from living from our depth—fully in our bodies, in touch with our deepest inner wisdom, and connected to an endless source of creativity, joy, love, clarity, inspiration, and stillness. When we move through the world in this way, we can act with intention, speak and live in our truth, share our unique gifts, connect deeply with others, and serve the greatest good. This workshop will explore how we can do this, through leveraging the power of awareness and the potential inherent in repeated experiences.

    We’ll be staying at the stunning boutique luxury Santarena Hotel in Guanacasta, right on the beachfront, surrounded by lush greenery and magnificent rooftop views, particularly from its lavish terrace and 377-square foot pool. Our hotel is a short stroll from the tropical, car-free town of Las Catalinas, with an array of charming plazas, shops and restaurants. We’ll be steps away from scenic hiking and biking trails, with sweeping ocean views, shaded areas for meditating or yoga, and an array of water sports.


    Program Intentions


    During this retreat, you will learn how to:   

    • Create a felt sense of inner safety and groundedness, so that our minds and bodies can recover from stress, anxiety, trauma, toxic emotions, and addictions
    • Use awareness to access inner wisdom and intuition
    • Break through unhealthy habit patterns and replace them with beneficial ones, so that we can manifest our deepest intentions and create the life that we want
    • Respond with resilience, flexibility, balance, and ease—even in the face of stressful situations, uncertainty, unexpected events, and periods of tremendous change
    • Establish and hold energetic boundaries so that we can speak and live authentically in our truth
    • Open our hearts to others with non-reactivity, compassion, presence, and care—without absorbing their dysregulated states and creating imbalances in ourselves
    • Develop more satisfying and connected relationships
    • Deepen our connection with the world around us, so that we can live with open-heartedness and joy

    This workshop explores and extends concepts and skills introduced in my book Widen the Window and in the Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)® course. We will spend one day reviewing the neurobiology of stress, trauma, and resilience, but most of our week together will be focused on taking your understanding and embodiment to the next level—with new material and new experiential exercises that will offer “advanced moves.” Thus, while not formal prerequisites, participants will likely get the most out of this retreat if they have read Widen the Window and/or completed the online MMFT course before attending.


    At all times it is requiured that you have a valid passport to enter Costa Rica. Arriving from the U.S. a visa is not required. If you are arriving from another country, check with your consulate to see if you need a visa or not.

    As of July, 2021, the following is required to enter:

    Completing the HEALTH PASS online form available at

    The Health Pass can only be completed within the 48 hours prior to departure. It must be accessed on up-to-date browsers, with the exception of Internet Explorer. One form must be completed per person, including minors, without exception.

    Acquiring Medical Insurance

    Tourists must acquire mandatory travel insurance that covers lodging in the event of quarantine as well as medical expenses due to contracting COVID-19. IMPORTANT…If you have proof of being fully vaccinated, this insurance is not required.

    Regarding returns into the U.S. At this time it is required that you have a negative Covid test within 3 days of travel time. Test labs are operating at the Liberia airport offering rapid test results within an hour, and Santarena hotel is also offering regular Covid testing. Check with your home country.

    The Costa Rican government requires all travelers arriving into Costa Rica to have specific travel insurance in the event of any Covid related issues. Link: Entry Requirements | Visit Costa Rica | Costa Rica Tourism Official website  These are special forms/documents required to present upon your arrival into Costa Rica. So please consider this when you purchase your travel insurance.

    In addition, as of now, we require that each participant has proof of one of the following:

    • being fully vaccinated
    • a test showing you have antibodies against Covid
    • a negative Covid test within 3 days prior to arrival at Santarena Hotel.


    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.

    Getting There

    The Santarena hotel is located on Playa Danta in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, also known as the Gold Coast. From the Liberia International airport it is approx. 50 miles. If you wish to extend your stay, it’s best to do it through Global Journeys. There are available rooms for an extended stay prior to the start of the retreat on February 27th, and also after the end of the retreat on March 5th. Let us know your wishes and we will work with you.


    Please make flight arrangements to arrive at the Liberia airport (LIR) between noon and 3 pm on February 27th, 2022 and depart after 1 pm on March  5th, 2022. We will have a shuttle pick you up at the Liberia airport and bring you to Santarena and at the conclusion of the retreat, we will get you back to the Liberia airport. Within these time frames the shuttle is included as part of your cost. If you arrive and/or depart at a different time, we are happy to arrange transportation for you at an additional cost.


    Schedule for the week

    Each morning you will have an opportunity to join a Meditation and Yoga session and/or you may take an early morning walk on the beach before having a delicious breakfast in the open-air restaurant. The sun-rises in this area are vibrant and as the ocean and land critters awaken, you can feel the energy of life all around you.

    Click on the button below to see the general schedule for the entire week. You will have lots of time to learn amazing and practical information from Liz that you can use to empower and enrich your life as well as ample time for exciting adventures, playful activities, sharing time with others and time to relax and absorb the beauty of this splendid tropical paradise.


    About us and our presenters

    Deepen your personal awareness and development as you explore intriguing countries throughout the world. We offer you a unique opportunity to learn from internationally prominent speakers and authors as you immerse yourself in fascinating places.

    We provide you with loving care and attention as you travel to splendid villas, chateaus and retreat centers to be with world-known lecturers and speakers who will support your personal development. These retreats are created to combine the pleasure, fun and excitement of travel with opportunities for unleashing your magnificence so you may experience a more fulfilled and happy life.


    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 COVID travel information, go to the home page to see details.

    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 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 27, 2021. The final payment is due on December 27, 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 Electronic Deposit Only”. Take a clear picture of the front and the back of the check on a dark background, 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 “Void” 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 or postpone this retreat, you may request an immediate refund, or we can apply your total amount you have paid towards a future retreat with Liz Stanley. 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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