Have you been dreaming of yoga, nature, or writing retreats—reconnection, rewilding, and reintegration with your inner reality?

Are your body and mind begging you for play, earth, salt water and deep listening?

You’re not alone. Venture into the wild—and into yourself—with an intimate community of like-minded humans, and immerse yourself in nature, yoga, and creative exploration.

All of my upcoming retreats are listed below. Explore, consider, and find the experience that’s right for you!


The NuMundo NuLiving Experience | Puerta a la Vida, Costa Rica <<>> 18 – 28 February

Co-Work, Live & Play in the Jungle

Dreaming of working on your passion project with jungle views? Want to start your day with yoga, community, and organic meals before you dive into work? Need to escape winter for a few weeks of sun, saltwater, and fresh, wild air?

Don’t just dream it. Live it. Experience the NuMundo lifestyle with two weeks of co-living in the Costa Rican jungle.

Join the NuMundo team to chill, connect, and grow in conscious community. We’ll take care of the plans, the vibe, and the tribe. You just bring you.

Rewild Retreat | Punta Mona, Costa Rica <<>> 24 – 30 March

Venture into the wild jungles of Costa Rica with an intimate community of like-minded humans, and immerse yourself in nature, yoga, and creative exploration.

We will share a week immersed in nature, movement, and exploration at the remote Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design in Costa Rica. With daily yoga and meditation classes, jungle and ocean adventures, workshops in dance, storytelling and breathwork, and sharing circles, fire and ceremony, your facilitators will guide you on a journey beyond your known world, and into your self.

Travel to the edge of the world—and meet yourself.

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Dreaming Wide Awake | Mykonos Island & Delos island, Cyclades, Greece <<>> 13 – 20 May

Set your Soul Free, and Dance your World into Being!

We invite you to join us in an immersive, transformative journey into the full potential of your divinely exceptional soul. Our peaceful hideaway in sun-kissed Mykonos will become our serene Cycladic home for 8 days while we unfold our rolling flow practices in Delos one of Greece’s most powerful sacred sites.

During our enchanting retreat week, as the Full Moon’s silverlight rises from Delos Island, the birthplace of Apollo the Sun God, we will meticulously guide you to become a Dreamer of Dreams, so that you can manifest miraculous events for yourself, your loved ones, and your community.


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Facilitator, Storytelling Workshops

  • “Communicating Your Story” — Babson College (July 2018)
  • Storytelling for Professional Vision — Center for Executive Education, University for Peace (January 2018 and 2019)
  • Storytelling for Academia — University for Peace (October 2017)
  • Storytelling for Social Justice — Cape Town (March 2016)

Creative Facilitator, Transformational Experiences

  • Yoga & the Art of Listening — Yoga & Mindfulness Immersions (Costa Rica)
  • Find Your Flow Retreat (Costa Rica, 2018)
  • Tuning into Transformation Press Trip (Costa Rica, 2018)

Community Organizer, Festival and Event Planning

  • PURA BLISS MICROFESTIVAL, co-founder (Costa Rica)
  • OUT LOUD OPEN MIC NIGHT, founder (Costa Rica)
  • COSMIC CONVERGENCE FESTIVAL, social media manager; Journey Portal Coordinator (Guatemala)

Chief Storyteller, NuMundo

About Me

I came to Costa Rica in 2017 to complete a master’s degree in Peace & Media studies, and I haven’t left yet. I’ve worked as an editor and writer for mindful media outlets and clients around the globe, and now I’m seeking to share my love of mindful movement, storytelling, and creative expression as a creator and facilitator of transformational events and retreats.

When it comes to yoga, I have been teaching for over seven years, everywhere and anywhere.

From open fields in Sicily and beautiful studios in Vermont, to attics in Helsinki and rooftops on the stunning Zanzibar coast, I bring this practice wherever I go. Since completing my 200-hour TTC with Tribe Yoga in Goa, India in January 2013, I have developed my own style of teaching that combines the rigor and tradition of Ashtanga philosophy with the joy, playfulness and flow that characterize my lifestyle. I also share partner yoga, yin, acro, and meditation techniques—always with a focus on listening to our inner teacher and learning from our body’s wisdom.

Students describe my classes as challenging yet accessible, calm but engaging, and respectful but firm. I find great joy in holding space for others to deeply connect with their breath, their bodies, and their minds.
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I am also a trained ESD (Empowerment Self-Defense) Instructor

I believe, passionately, that we all have the right to feel safe, confident, and powerful in our bodies. That’s why I’m working with ESD Global to transform the conversation about violence against women.

Learn more about my courses here: Empowerment Self-Defense (1)

Or contact me for information on my upcoming offerings in Costa Rica.