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February 11 – 18, 2023  - Waiting list
February 25 – March 4, 2023 -
Waiting list

The retreat takes place at Pura Vida Spa, a mountaintop oasis of beauty and tranquility in Costa Rica.

Due to the popularity of these Somatic IFS Retreats in Costa Rica, for 2023 I will offer two week- long retreats where you will explore your internal system with the practices of Somatic IFS. Through guided exercises, journaling, live demonstrations and small group experiences you will listen to your parts through sensations, movements and touch.  Your experience of Embodied Self will transform your personal and professional life.


Three delicious meals are served buffet style with both vegetarian and fish and chicken options.  Pura Vida chefs use locally sourced, seasonal, and wholesome ingredients and try to accommodate special dietary needs.


There will be ample time to enhance and integrate these explorations with a variety of optional experiences—exceptional bodywork and spa treatments, yoga classes, and a choice of eco-adventures to explore whitewater rivers, waterfalls, active volcanoes, hot springs, and abundant wildlife.


This retreat is open to IFS graduates and IFS-informed people and is limited to 28 participants.

IFS CE Credits are available for this Somatic IFS Retreat. 

Non-participating companions are welcome to accompany you and enjoy Pura Vida’s amenities.

You can view the location of this retreat, as well as learn about room options at   

There is a range of prices, depending on the accommodation you choose. The cost includes tuition, room, board, and transportation to and from San Jose Airport (SJO).  Air fare to San Jose, excursions and body work sessions are not included.  


We are not accepting applications at this time.

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Contact Nancy for more information about each of the rooming options and for assistance with your selection, including accessibility considerations.

PLEASE NOTE that this retreat is currently planned as an in-person program.  Any changes due to COVID-19 restrictions will be posted here as soon as they become available.

What other participants have said about this retreat...

“The bodywork and opportunities for yoga and getting out to explore in our excursions were wonderful and allowed everything to sink in in a truly magical way. I can’t wait to return.”


“I have been deeply touched by how honoring Beth and Susan have been. I have felt completely supported and cared for from Day One.” 


“Susan creates a sacred container for our embodied learning that allows me to be in Self energy—it is in my spiritual as well as “somatic” memory.” 


“I am returning with a renewed sense of my own strength, a new awareness of ways in which I diminish my strength and a much stronger sense of my own light and the Source.” 



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