Cracking Open; A creative journey to nourish your body and soul.

Molly Carroll & Charlotte Hardwick

January  10 to 14, 2016

What's Included
  • Transportation to Manu Villas Retreat and Return from San Jose
  • 3 Freshly-prepared meals by a private chef
  • Daily Workshop Sessions with Molly Carroll
  • Daily Yoga Classes
  • 1 Beach Trips w Picnic Lunch
  • 1 Surf Lesson
  • 1 Zip Line Tour
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Laundry Service Mid Week
General Information

This retreat is for YOU. It is a time for you to rejuvenate and nourish your body and soul. In this unique and creative workshop you will explore the nature of your fears and habits that are not serving you anymore with loving kindness, gratitude, compassion, laughter, and creativity. In this retreat you will crack open physically through yoga, emotionally through going deeper into what is holding you back from your authentic self, and spiritually through meditation and mindfulness techniques. Life is full of transitions, these moments of change are perfect opportunities to crack open into your deepest power. It will be four days of relaxation, growth, creativity, and living a healthier lifestyle while have fun in Costa Rica. You deserve this gift to restore your body, mind, and spirit to its purest form.

This retreat is about making space to slow down to reflect on what is true for each of us. It will include topics around nourishing your mind and body. It will be about strengtening your self-esteem, fulfillment in work, and life balance. We will approach these areas through creativity, writing, yoga, nutrition, meditation, and therapeutic tools that will guide you to a deeper way of living.

The Teachers
Molly Carroll and Dalai Dama

Molly Carroll is a non-fiction writer, artist, educator, and therapist who holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. She is an expert in her field with over 20 years of experience in education and mental health. Molly wrote and developed the artistic self-help journal Cracking Open, which draws on her own professional and personal experience as a therapist, mother, and daughter, as well as her life in the small community of Bend, Oregon. Molly conducts popular workshops with women and families throughout the West Coast. She is a successful public speaker for teachers, administrators, and physicians, and was a speaker at the 2013 Muse conference: http://www.museconference.org/. You can find out more about Molly at her website: http://www.molly-carroll.com/.

Charlotte Hardwick has studied over 100 dietary theories with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Her teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Katz, and Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University. Charlotte empowers her clients to make changes in their lives and in their diets. She offers holistic health counseling, meal planning, and cooking classes. Charlotte guides her clients towards a healthier lifestyle by slowly crowding out unhealthy foods and replacing them with seasonal whole foods. Charlotte teaches yoga with compassion towards each individual. Her approach is to gently guide students to connect to their breath and movement in order to find freedom in their postures. The heart of her work is inspiring people to slow down and give their bodies what they need-both on the yoga mat and in the kitchen. Working this way, we learn grace around our health, our diet, and the way we feel about our bodies. www.flowandnourish.com

The Itinerary
  • Arrival day! 1St night Hotel in San Jose not paid for…
  • Flight into San Jose, Costa Rica: we can give you suggested hotel list orpeople can use their own miles, clubs etc…

Encouraged Hotel options:

  1. Holiday In Express
  2. Hampton Inn & Suites:
  • Early morning breakfast at hotel
  • 7:00- Shuttle to Manu Villas (3 hour ride)
  • 10:00 Arrival and check-in
  • 12:00 Lunch at Manu Villas – healthy & fresh!
  • 2:30- Yoga
  • 4:00- Lecture by Molly : Introduction
  • 6:30 Light Dinner
  • 6:00 Wake Up
  • 7:30- Yoga practice- Vinyasa Flow
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30- Cracking Open; Setting daily intentions, journaling, painting, hiking, theraputic tools and processing.
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 2:00- Beach Time
  • 4:30- Yin and Restorative Practice/ Healing Sessions
  • 6:00 Sunset gathering
  • 6:30 Light Dinner
  • 6:00 Wake Up
  • 7:30- Yoga practice- Vinyasa Flow
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30- Cracking Open; Setting daily intentions, journaling, painting, hiking, theraputic tools and processing.
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 2:00- Zip Line
  • 4:30- Yin and Restorative Practice/ Healing Sessions
  • 6:00 Sunset gathering
  • 6:30 Light Dinner
  • 6:00 Wake Up
  • 7:30- Yoga practice- Vinyasa Flow
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30- Cracking Open; Setting daily intentions, journaling, painting, hiking, theraputic tools and processing.
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 2:00- Surf Lesson
  • 4:30- Yin and Restorative Practice/ Healing Sessions
  • 6:00 Sunset gathering
  • 6:30 Light Dinner
  • Final Day
  • 6:00 Wake Up
  • Optional early Breakfast or Yoga
  • Light Breakfast
  • Shuttle to San Jose and Airport, Noon Arrivial
The Prices

PAYMENT INFORMATION

We also offer a Early Bird Discount with 10% off if you book up to 60 days before the beginning of the retreat. Please use the coupon rbird10%

By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.

All prices are per/person and include a non-refundable $500 deposit.

Total

$1,200.00 per person and week $1,400.00 per person and week $2,100.00 per person and week $1,700.00 per person and week $2,400.00 per person and week $2,000.00 per person and week $3,400.00 per person and week