New Year Vision Retreat in Costa Rica

January 23-30, 2021

Launch the new year with vision – a clear intention about who you are and what matters most to you.

Join us for a week of clarity, creativity and connection at nature’s edge, on the Osa peninsula in Costa Rica. In this uniquely vibrant place, we will blend the practices of yoga, free writing, play and communion with nature to create your personal Life Brief, a living document that captures what matters most to YOU. This is an invaluable tool for making decisions and taking action in your relationships, your work and for yourself.

Your discoveries will be captured into language that you will take home with you in the form of The Life Brief – along with a clear set of actions, and a fire in your belly. This is your north star, your deepest wisdom, and the starting place for all that you create for yourself and the world.

With the New Year’s Vision Retreat, you will enter your next chapter with courage, clarity and creativity.

Who: An intimate gathering of 20 women 

When:  January 23-30, 2021

Where: Luna Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Pricing Options (Includes a round trip charter flight between San Jose and Luna Lodge):

Safari Tents

with full bathroom (double occupancy) – $2680 per person | $500 deposit 

Completely enclosed nature-lover tents have two single beds, a private bathroom with hot shower, electricity and a porch overlooking the rainforest canopy. Situated at the top of the hill above the yoga platform.


Hacienda Room

(double occupancy) – $3,037 per person | $500 deposit

Closer to the main lodge and fully enclosed. This spacious colonial-style room has a private bath, one double-bed and one single-bed.



(double occupancy) – $3,429 per person | $500 deposit

Two double beds, a private deck, and a private bathroom with shower and bathtub. Large windows and a high thatched-palm roof provide for ample air circulation.

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What’s included:

  • Round trip charter flight between San Jose to Luna Lodge
  • Lodging overlooking the rainforest
  • 7-day retreat program
  • Your personal Life Brief workbook
  • 3 nourishing meals daily (can accommodate vegan, vegetarian, and GF diets)
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Hikes through the rainforest on the private lodge land
  • Free time to rest, relax, enjoy the pool or beach, and other activities

Additional spa treatments and adventure opportunities are available for purchase through the resort upon arrival.

Travel (*not included in retreat pricing):

*Suggested accommodations in San Jose close to San Jose International Airport: 

If you have additional questions, please contact Alesha Hanson at

Retreat Teachers

Bonnie Wan

I’m Bonnie Wan, a career brand strategist who has spent the last three decades working with companies to articulate the essence of who they are and why they exist through a tool called the Brief. This simple and sharp articulation of purpose is used to keep brands anchored in who they are while offering a springboard for creative action.

In 2010, I applied this approach to my life and everything changed…my career, my marriage, myself. I call this The Life Brief and have designed a workbook and workshop to help you write yours.

Sarah Pemberton

Sarah is a teacher, a writing group facilitator, and the founder of Write Now Portland, which offers writing groups to women and children, supporting them in creativity and self-discovery as they develop their writing skills. She has studied shamanism for 5 years at Lightsong School of Shamanic Studies and is passionate about transformation and holding space for others. Sarah guides students in accessing their own wisdom through journaling, creative prompts, and shamanic journey.

Alesha Hanson 

Alesha believes that at our core we are all desire connection….to ourselves, each other and the greater world. Yoga takes us there through body, breath and awareness again and again, where we find there is no separation. She inspires students to practice from a place of authenticity with respect for individual skeletal structure, muscular strength and flexibility. Her teaching style is slow and soulful, woven with inspiration and playfulness.  Teaching is one of Alesha’s greatest joys along with deep belly laughs with her family and friends and exploring everything in the natural world.