Personal Development Adventure Trips
Next Adventure – Costa Rica October 2018
“This trip changed me – it opened my mind to some new experiences. And the food was some of the best I ever had.”~M.B. (male client)
“Costa Rica was breathtaking! I learned so much from the rainforest, so full of life. I shared this trip with the best life coaches, Stephen & Susan. Thank you for investing in me and reminding me that it’s ok to live uninhibited! Pura Vida!”~V.M. (female client)
- All ground transportation in Costa Rica
- 2 nights in San Jose (based on double occupancy) including one breakfast and one dinner
- 6 nights in a well-appointed house near the beach in Dominical, Puntarenas (based on double occupancy)
- Chef-prepared gourmet breakfasts and dinners in Dominical with the opportunity to sous chef and learn new cooking techniques and recipes
- All group activities, guided excursions and lunches in the Dominical/Uvita area with the opportunity to interact with locals and volunteer in the community
- Two individual coaching sessions
- Daily guided meditation and group discussions
- Note: participants are responsible for flight to San Jose, optional trip insurance (recommended), alcoholic beverages, tips, optional individual tours, and any other incidental purchases.
“I think it was a nice combination of activities, group connecting, time alone and relaxation.”~C.S. (female client)
“I loved being at the ocean and rainforest and getting a glimpse into the local culture. I didn’t feel like the typical tourista.”~P.C. (female client)
The Bahia Ballena de Osa District is a 22 mile (35 km) stretch of coastline in Costa Rica’s south Pacific province of Puntarenas with the towns of Dominical and Uvita in the middle. Described by many as one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, this area has plenty to offer. Going for a long leisurely walk along the various beaches, exploring the rain forests, scuba diving, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, sport fishing, ziplining, whale watching, and cultural tours are among several activities available.
Charming Tico neighborhoods abut some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, and one of the only marine national parks in Costa Rica, Marino Ballena. A stop here will give a glimpse into real Tico life and show you why Costa Ricans are some of the happiest people on earth. Dominical is a strip of beach famous for its surfing that stretches over 4 km, with several area hotels and restaurants. Bring some binoculars while you’re waiting for the swells to grow and take in some of the hundreds of bird species that you can see in the lush forest greenery and palm trees that encroach upon the beach. Playa Uvita, situated within the Marino Ballena National Park, is among the most stunning beaches on Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. With palm trees swaying in the wind, this tropical hamlet possesses great charm in an unspoiled, serene atmosphere. The waters are excellent for swimming, snorkeling and diving offshore. During the months of May to October, it may be possible to witness Olive Ridley and Hawksbill sea turtles coming ashore to nest.
“Connecting with the people made the biggest impact.I loved the diversity in people’s backgrounds and perspectives. I loved the commune concept, being close to everyone, cooking together, sharing even when it might have been uncomfortable for some people. I loved the house – loved it! I liked sleeping in my Eno, the pool…all of it.”~D.F. (male client)
Various activities designed to get you deep into contemplation will challenge you emotionally and spiritually as you all work on your physical fitness. Then jump into the inviting 80-degree ocean and play with the ocean’s waves. The rains fall, anointing the fertile land that gives birth to mango, pineapple, coconut, and papaya as well as hidden waterfalls which we hike to through the red clay, witnessing trains of leafcutter ants collecting foliage for their home. Your organic alarm clock (the various birds and howler monkeys) is a welcome sound that brings you forward into this paradise adorned with palms, banana trees, and hibiscus flowers. Coaching sessions and meditations bring focus to your personal discoveries as you learn to let go of those things in life which do not serve you.
You will also participate in other spirit, heart, and mind expanding adventures such as working the land and breaking bread with locals, a hands-on Coco Tour with a local farmer to learn where your coconut (oil, milk, water, sugar, and dried coconut) comes from and what it takes to produce it. Take part in a sacred Cacao ceremony – delivered with healing prayer and song to get you in touch with mother earth with a “high” from the purest and freshest cacao you’ve ever experienced. Explore the power of the voice you hide from others with the Wolf ceremony. With personalized homework, individual coaching, and the whole group gathering on the beach to “howl” with the rest of the “pack” supporting you in your personal transformations, you’re sure to break through your comfort zones as you learn to honor your feelings that need to be heard.
These trips, though designed by Coach Susan and Coach Glitz, are most impactful because of the inspiration and participation of individuals with a vast array of experiences, faiths, and goals. Each person, as they have different takeaways, leaves an impression on your invaluable new memories that can be reflected upon and explored throughout the rest of your life.
“All activities brought their own relevance and message so hard to distinguish because I got something different from each one. Zip-lining was facing fears and letting go. Coconut farm tour was connecting with earth and all the ways it provides and centering on what’s important, and the rain forest was truly getting to be in Costa Rica and just appreciate the beauty of the country and prove you can overcome a tough challenge.”~S.C. (female client)
“My favorite times were just hanging at the beach and playing in the warm water. I very much enjoyed meeting Sara and Travis, helping out and learning about their farm and vision. I also liked the time spent with the Coco farmer.”~P.C. (female client)
Be Coach/Chef Glitz’s Sous Chef for the night as he prepares vibrant healthy and delicious meals. Using fresh and local ingredients, Coach Glitz spontaneously crafts nourishing meals that satisfy the palate and the body. From freshly caught red snapper to fried plantains, you are welcome and encouraged to get in the kitchen as he leads you in discussion on nutrition, food energetics, cooking techniques, and beyond while creating a masterpiece you get to enjoy and then can replicate at home and share with your loved ones!
“The meals were delicious and healthy! The ingredients were fresh and local – especially the huge red snapper we bought off the fishing boat on the beach. Stephen loves to cook and is creative and inspired in the kitchen.”~P.C. (female client)
“The food was fun, delicious and I always walked away feeling fulfilled and light. A lot of love goes into that food!”~S.C. (female client)
Taking part in the Uninhibited Spirit Adventure is an exploration of another country, a different culture, language, cuisine, and most importantly, an exploration of self. After stretching yourself through coaching sessions, physical activities, deep discussions and self exploration you’ll find yourself going home with a deeper understanding of your needs and how to feed your spirit in your daily life. With this understanding, you can create your uninhibited life in which you can impact your love ones with a heightened version of yourself, because you allow yourself to be fed more than ever. Departing Costa Rica and the Uninhibited Spirit Adventure will leave you hungry to taste life in a different way with the tools necessary to find the fulfillment you seek!
“Going on the Uninhibited Spirit Adventure trip was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. The trip gave me an opportunity to work on things in my own life that were giving me stress, explore new perspectives, and push my body and mind to new heights! The trip was a perfect balance of physical activity, self-reflection, and interpersonal communication. Through planned activities and individual coaching sessions, coaches Stephen and Susan did an incredible job of showing what it means to live uninhibitedly and how to navigate this world as your best self. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to find more peace and balance within while going on an exciting adventure in paradise.”~E.L. (female client)
“The trip reminded me of how important it is to remain connected to my true self and celebrate my uniqueness, to live life in the moment and sense everything with a mindful spirit, to tap into all of my senses in the moment. I knew these things and practice them from time to time. The trip reminded me of how important people are over things and ‘success’.”~D.F. (male client)