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Detoxify Your Body & Nourish Your Spirit
Retreat at Con Smania CR

with Dr Crystal Dawn and Jill Sessa
October 23-30, 2024
Playa Buena Vista, Samara, Costa Rica

If you are a busy professional in need of a reset, this retreat offers a transformative experience for those committed to embracing wellness from the inside out. Escape to Costa Rica for a 7 night transformative retreat led by Lifestyle Medicine physician Dr. Crystal Dawn and Con Smania’s own Creator of Magic, Jill Sessa. Join us in the serene setting of Playa Buena Vista on the Nicoya Peninsula, one of the world’s Blue Zones, for a rejuvenating experience tailored to health-conscious beings on a spiritual journey towards wellness.

As you step onto the sun-kissed sands of the Nicoya Peninsula, a sense of serenity envelops you, transporting you to a world of tranquility and natural beauty. Nestled between the vibrant coastal towns of Nosara and Samara, this enchanting region beckons you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and renewal.

Surrounded by lush tropical forests and the gentle rhythm of the Pacific Ocean, Con Smania CR offers a sanctuary for those seeking solace and rejuvenation. Here, amidst the vibrant colors of exotic flora and the soothing melodies of tropical birds, you’ll find yourself immersed in a haven of peace and relaxation.

Step into profound support by giving yourself
the time and space to learn, grow, and BE.

As you explore pristine Playa Buena Vista and the verdant landscapes of the Nicoya Peninsula, you’ll discover a profound connection to the natural world. Whether you’re strolling along the shore at sunset or practicing Clarity Breathwork while howler monkeys feast in the surrounding trees, each moment invites you to embrace the present and awaken your senses.

At our retreat center nestled within this idyllic setting, you’ll find a welcoming oasis where you can nourish your body, mind, and spirit. From comfortable accommodations to serene meditation spaces, we provide the perfect environment for reflection, rejuvenation, and self-discovery.

Join us for the Detoxify Your Body & Nourish Your Spirit Retreat at Con Smania CR and experience the transformative power of this enchanting destination. Allow the gentle breezes and the rhythmic waves to guide you on a journey of inner exploration and renewal. Here, amidst the beauty of nature, you’ll find the peace and inspiration you seek.

Welcome to Costa Rica – your transformation awaits.

Are you ready to treat your own mind, body, and spirit the way you treat others? Can you find your way to taking care of your highest needs for your greatest expansion?

Our retreat offers a holistic approach to detoxification, combining nutrition, mindfulness, movement, and community support. Through a carefully curated protocol, we aim to cleanse your body and mind, promoting physical, mental, and emotional well-being. With expert support to implement these changes in your life moving forward, you will create ease.

Gift yourself the time and space to create deep connections with others who are also evolving, growing, and exploring their edges. Con Smania CR has proven to be a magical place where friendships are formed that float beyond the physical retreat container. In the exploration of why people in the Blue Zones have such longevity, connection and community repeatedly show up as major reasons. 

What YOU Are Going to Walk Away With…

Holistic Detoxification
Embrace organic whole plant-based foods and nourishing green smoothies. Experience a 24+ hour green juice fast and daily colon cleansing for deep detoxification. Supplement your journey with probiotic-rich foods and beverages to support digestive health.

Mindfulness & Inner Exploration
Cultivate mental clarity and emotional balance through daily meditation. Enhance physical vitality and flexibility with daily movement practices and yoga. Dive deep into inner exploration through plant medicine ceremonies and breathwork sessions.

Community & Support
Connect with like-minded individuals in group integration sessions and Lifestyle Medicine workshops. Receive personalized support and guidance from experienced facilitators throughout your journey.

Safety & Quality Assurance
Your well-being is our top priority. We ensure a safe and supportive environment for all participants, with trained facilitators available during plant medicine ceremonies and breathwork sessions. Consultation with Dr. Crystal Dawn beforehand is recommended, especially for those managing any health conditions.

With all aspects taken care of on your behalf, you can focus on nourishing yourself, mind, body & soul.

The Venue…

Tantalize your senses and transform into your best self in one of Earth’s most restorative destinations… the beautiful and lush Costa Rica. The air is cleaner and fresher, the sun is brighter, the energy is more vibrant. It’s the ideal place to activate your greatest potential and honor your deepest purpose.

You’ll join us at a property that has been experiencing it’s own transformation… from hotel to retreat center:
Con Smania CR. Each structure is unique and positively invites exploration through the winding paths and gorgeous landscaping.

Bordered by our own landing strip – often visited by a herd of free-ranging horses – and very few neighbors, this safe and sacred space is also just a 10 minute stroll to the Pacific Ocean.

Guanacaste trees shade the property and provide home to a variety of wildlife, including the howlers, parrots, iguanas and so much more.

You can never be bored here… and you can also deeply rest and nest.

From hidden meditation spots to the grand and magnificent main building we call Haven, there is so much to explore on the property. And then take some side trips into the nearby towns of Nosara and Samara for even more fun. Kayak to an off-shore reserve, ride a horse along the beach, or just lounge at our unique and fun pool for the rest you deserve.

The Food and Meals…

Inspired by the ingredients that make this one of the world’s five Blue Zones, our Costa Rican cooks create vegetarian-focused meals that burst with flavor and texture. Gluten-free always, dairy free mostly, and all allergies taken into consideration.

You’ll be experiencing our detox protocol and raw food choices with some special meals to welcome you and close the week together. We believe in honoring the land through connecting closer to source in all ways. Buffet style, we encourage you to take what you need knowing you can always return for more.

Breakfasts in our front restaurant and dinners may be served in the main building, our poolside lounge, or up at the restaurant. Let us surprise you!

Anytime you need more nourishment, blend yourself a smoothie from local fruits and greens and nutritious add-ins. 

Want to Explore More?

Join us at the Samara Feria (farmer’s market) on Saturday and shop like a local. From artisans to local fare, it is a sight to behold.

When you take this time to focus on yourself…

Can you envision starting each day feeling refreshed and revitalized, ready to tackle your goals with a newfound sense of clarity and purpose?

Imagine experiencing a surge of energy coursing through your body, empowering you to seize every moment with vitality and enthusiasm. How would that transform your daily life?

Can you picture yourself achieving your physical goals effortlessly, nourishing your body with delicious, nutrient-rich foods while learning new ways of supporting yourself? How would that impact your confidence and self-image?

Envision a mind free from mental fog and distraction, where every thought is clear and every decision is made with unwavering focus. How would that enhance your productivity and overall well-being?

Picture yourself immersed in a state of inner peace and emotional balance, able to navigate life’s challenges with grace and resilience. How would that enrich your relationships and bring greater fulfillment to your life?

At this Detoxify Retreat, with all aspects taken care of on your behalf, you can focus on nourishing yourself, mind, body & soul.

What’s Included:

  • Daily organic whole plant-based meals and green smoothies
  • 24+ hours green juice fast
  • Plant medicine ceremonies and breathwork sessions
  • Daily meditation and movement practices
  • Group integration sessions
  • Lifestyle medicine workshops
  • Optional trip to Samara market and kayaking to Chora Island
  • Plus: Four Virtual group calls for pre- and post-integration support, extended support also possible.

We take care of your round trip airport transfer, on-site housekeeping, laundry fairies at your service, and cuddles from the dogs of Con Smania CR.

What’s Not Included:

You have the option to add-on massages from our extraordinary massage therapist ($130-170), complete acupuncture and reiki healing sessions ($220) from our licensed healer, private sessions with Dr Crystal Dawn for an additional fee.


Arrive into the Guanacaste Liberia Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR) on Oct 23th before 2pm if possible so we can pick you up and get you settled in before dinner. Departure any time on October 30, 2024. We take care of arranging transportation to Con Smania CR for you, round trip, don’t worry.

Your Retreat Leaders

Dr Crystal Dawn and Jill Sessa met at Con Smania CR in 2023 and a deep connection was made, with commonalities of plant medicine experiences, life paths, and a deep respect for the role food plays in our well-being. When Crystal Dawn came to host a retreat, the idea was sparked for Jill to join her in another offering as we chatted about gut biome (yup, this is their idea of fun chat topics… it might soon become yours, too!)

Partnering on a retreat offering is their way of honoring each other’s wisdom and passion, weaving together an experience before, during, and after the retreat in the highest good of our attendees. They are so looking forward to supporting you on your own journey.

Read more about their individual backgrounds below.


Dr Crystal Dawn

As a Medicine Woman, Dr Crystal Dawn’s journey is an intricate tapestry woven with threads of Earth-Based Spirituality, Sacred Ceremonial Practice, and a commitment to Holistic Healing.

Rooted in the ancient wisdom of the earth, she brings a unique perspective to the realm of functional medicine and family medicine. Her path is one of integration, seamlessly blending the sacred with the scientific. Board-certified in family medicine, her expertise extends beyond conventional approaches, guided by a functional medicine philosophy that delves into the root causes of health issues.

Crystal Dawn’s commitment to personalized well-being is amplified by the transformative power of Clarity Breathwork, nutrigenomics, wellness retreats, lifestyle medicine counseling, and ketamine-assisted therapy.

It is within this sacred blend of practices that she guides individuals toward a holistic and enduring state of wellness, honoring the interconnectedness of mind, body, spirit, and the healing energies of the earth.

Jill Sessa

Jill is the Creator of Magic at Con Smania CR and steward of the project and property. A passion for supporting heart-centered entrepreneurs, you will often hear her say to “focus on your genius, let others focus on theirs” as a way for people to recognize how they can release control and work at the innersection of what lights them up and what they excel at. Retreats are her own place of deep contentment.

After many years of working with plant and being allies, Jill is most fascinated with the science of neuroplasticity and the spiritual expansiveness of journeying, breath, and meditation that can allow us to move through our own and generational trauma. A long time Pilates and fitness instructor turned business strategist, Jill’s background and blend of logic and loving awareness have led to this moment and this place in extraordinary ways.

Having crafted the menu at Con Smania CR from a place of insight of the impact of food on bodies, communities, and the planet, she is honored to step into this work with Dr Crystal Dawn in this retreat. Showing how we can nourish ourselves in beautiful ways is one of her passion projects.

The Cost:

With two pre-retreat calls and two post-retreat integration calls, this experience is way more than 8 days and 7 nights. The on-going community support and integration of all that you will learn will extend into your life for a long time.

Focused time on-site for detoxification and nourishment, journeying and being still…. you are investing in your growth in ways you cannot even yet imagine!

With access to these two high level facilitators at a sacred and safe space in Costa Rica, the pay in full registration fee for the week plus the additional support is $3800. 

Payment plan available:
$1500 deposit and $2300 due September 15, 2024.

Add a guaranteed private casita for just $1000 more or a specialty casita upgrade for $750.

Take $300 off by registering by July 15, 2024.

BONUS for quick action takers:
The first 5 to register and pay in full receive a complimentary 1 hour massage ($130 value!) plus a one hour consultation with Jill ($300 value) to discuss your intention setting for the retreat and craft a pre-retreat plan.

Due to the special nature of this gathering, refunds are only allowed for 3 days after registration. Should you need to cancel after this time, you can transfer your registration to another attendee or apply 50% of the amount paid to a future event. We will maintain a waiting list and can assist with a transfer but this is not guaranteed.
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