Mastering Retreats

Discover what it takes to plan and host your successful retreat

February 25 – March 4, 2023
Playa Buena Vista, Samara, Costa Rica

Come experience this magical and sacred place to learn, play, and grow with like-minded souls. We are introducing Con Smania CR to retreat leaders and transformational event planners. Once you experience the property, we are confident you will fall in love and consider us for your future retreat venue!

You will gather inspiration from the raw, unfiltered nature of the place; chirping winged ones; boasting howler monkeys; roaming horses and dogs; the unique structures of the property; and the like-minded souls who have joined in the adventure to Costa Rica.

From the pre-retreat call to breakfast on the last day, your time at Con Smania will be spent relaxing, contemplating your craft, learning new ways to grow and excel. You will challenge limiting beliefs and boundaries co-creating with other retreat leaders, whether seasoned or brand new. We all have something to share and learn from each other.

Your guides for the week, Lisa, Cathleen and Bobby seek and celebrate growth and transformation in their lives and it is their honor to work with retreat leaders to assist in honing their skills and messages.

You will feel the lightness that comes from being fully supported to do your best work and getting to release the overwhelm of hosting a retreat… as you take time to relax into your mind and creative juices with exercises such as “Regenerating Images and Memories” (RIM), chakra energy balancing, and shamanic journeying.

We are inviting you to bring your spark and to tend to the fire growing within you and share with the Collective to ignite something far greater than ourselves.

Does this sound like you? 

  • Your work moves hearts, energy, and emotions, and the world needs more of your special gifts.
  • You are dedicated to providing the very best of yourself to your clients.
  • You are inspired and inspiring and people are magnetically drawn to you.
  • You love to explore the world and the special places that spark the imagination.
  • You have learned you cannot do it all and there is power in seeking support.
  • You want more time to focus on crafting just the right transformational experiences.
  • You love to be involved in the conversation and welcome the chance to shape a new dialogue.
  • You recognize the state of the world and believe that it is part of your life’s work to deepen your connection with its people and its nature.

If you find yourself energized now, we invite you to take part…

…in Retreat Leaders week February 25-March 4 at Con Smania CR.

A week to tap into our collective business expertise and pull back the curtain on what it takes to host a retreat with all the support you deserve.

Connect with other participants and open up potential collaboration.

Converse with the on-site staff and tap into the magic they create.

Learn what it takes to host a retreat – and how much can be handled on your behalf.

Understand our pricing model giving you exclusive access to the entire property while holding just 10 beds.

Experience the kinds of gatherings that establish safe and sacred space, facilitated by masters. And share your gifts in our UnWorkshops.

Explore the area, participate in a group beach meditation and cleanup, enjoy locally prepared meals, and give yourself space.

What are you going to walk away with?

So what can you expect after spending 7 inspiring days and nights:

  • To clearly understand your gifts as a retreat leader and your mission in leading a retreat. And how Con Smania can provide the perfect setting to meet your goal.
  • Learn how to effectively address emotions that arise during a retreat.
  • Identify and release patterns, blocks, or limiting beliefs that might be holding you back.
  • Become intimate with the spaces of Con Smania, local vendors and how they can facilitate your retreat.
  • You will have access to the strategy and logistics wizards that can support your vision.
  • You will be able to take the time and space you need to plan it all out to make the magic happen. Release the overwhelm of hosting a retreat by depending on the capable staff at Con Smania CR.
  • Understand what stage of development your business is in so you can effectively sell out your retreat.

Would THAT be worth visiting a new space in Costa Rica?

Yes, without a doubt!

Here’s the thing: BEFORE you even step foot on the plane you’ll be part of our firemakers, the visionaries who bring energy wherever they go! And to make sure you get the absolute MOST from this amazing experience, we’ll get together on a group call BEFORE the event to prepare you for the journey.

This is a FAM TRIP — so that means we want you to explore and get intimately familiar with our property, the community, and our facilitators. Dive right in and get connected. Familiarization!

Join in on the group sessions that will have you re-imagining the possibilities for your own life and future offerings.

By the end of the week, you will have planned your future event, spent time speaking directly with our managing partner and retreat coordinator, and have a timeline for moving forward while addressing your invisible blocks. All while enjoying a relaxing pace and soaking up the Pura Vida vibe that we all love.

We welcome your participation – on any and every level. You can’t help but open your heart and mind when you experience Con Smania – a life with passion.

Are you ready to be a part of it?

The Venue…

Transform into your best self in one of Earth’s most restorative destinations, located in one of the world’s Blue Zones… the Nicoya Peninsula in beautiful and vibrant Costa Rica. Con Smania is the ideal place to activate your greatest potential and honor your deepest purpose.

Each casita on our sacred ground positively invites personal transformation while strolling winding paths and lush native landscaping. Guanacaste trees shade the property and provide home to a variety of wildlife, including the howlers, parrots, iguanas and so much more.

Our private landing strip provides a unique opportunity for walking meditation and breathing space. This safe and sacred space is also just a 10 minute stroll to the Pacific Ocean.

From hidden meditation spots to the grand and magnificent gathering casita, there is so much to explore on the property. 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, enjoy a private massage or just lounge at our unique and fun pool for the rest and rejuvenation you deserve.

Learn what it will be like to host your own offerings at this incredible and unique property, while tapping into your own passion and unique gifts. Embrace your heart’s calling as a transformational retreat leader.

The Food and Meals…

Inspired by the ingredients that make this one of the world’s five Blue Zones, our Costa Rican chef designs vegetarian focused meals that burst with flavor and texture. Get a chance to taste your way through the possibilities on offer. 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 tiki bar and 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. Grab a snack – never know what we may conjure up.

What’s Included:

  • A full week, Saturday to Saturday, to experience the magic of the property and all the land has to offer.
  • The collective energy of the participants and retreat leaders
  • Group call prior to arrival
  • Housing in unique casitas
  • Housekeeping and laundry services – you choose the level according to your daily needs.
  • Breakfast from our local cook served buffet style. All food needs are accommodated.
  • Chef prepared dinners
  • Unlimited smoothie and snack bar
  • Sound Healing
  • Optional spirit journey at an additional cost
  • Group Shamanic Journey
  • Group Exploration for your business
  • Group RIM sessions -emotional and energetic process
  • Group Sanskrit Chakra Energy Clearing
  • Free time to explore the surrounding communities (Samara, Nosara, excursions, etc.)
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from LIberia Airport
  • Two chef prepared meals a day and smoothie/snack throughout the day
  • Fire Ceremony
  • Sacred beach walk and cleanup


*all experiences are covered by your retreat fee and are optional, no refunds will be offered on any experiences you choose to not to participate.

What’s Not Included:

  • Your round-trip airfare from home
  • Spa treatments

  • Tips for extraordinary service
  • Personal, medical, or trip cancellation insurance


Arrive into the Liberia Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR) on February 25th before 3pm if possible so we can pick you up and get you settled in before dinner.

Departure any time on March 4th or arrange an extension. We take care of arranging this for you, round trip, don’t worry.

If you want to come earlier or stay later for some exploring – please let us know, we can likely accommodate you and would be delighted for a bit more time to get to know one another.


Lisa Bryer

Curious about her spiritual path, Lisa began her healing journey mid-life with a past life regression to answer some of life’s questions. Realizing the influence of the unseen world as a transformative guide in this world, she became a certified Past Life Regression Guide, a Reiki Master, a skilled intuitive and Spirit Guide Messenger and trained and initiated as a Shamanic Healing Practitioner.

Lisa’s extensive Shamanic and intuitive training, practical experience and involvement with plant and amphibian medicine have created an opening into her heart and other dimensions that have allowed her to assist others with their healing journey. Lisa has two grown children and lives in Rhode Island with her husband Jim and Maisie; the love of her life Tennessee covid-pup.

Cathleen Elle

Cathleen Elle is a #1 International Best Selling Author, Transformational Speaker, Suicide Loss Expert, Master Certified Success Coach and Healer, and Podcaster.
Cathleen guides parents through their healing journey after the shattering loss of their child with powerful healing techniques so they can live a fulfilled and joyous life.

She has coped with multiple traumas, but the death of her 19-year-old son from suicide was the catalyst that changed her life forever. Today, she assists in changing the trajectory of parents’ lives by providing the tools that aid them in moving through the emotions accompanied by complicated loss and challenging experiences.

After 25 years of political service and extensive experience as a suicide awareness advocate, today, Cathleen is a global speaker and healer who has been featured on national media outlets including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, as well as ModernMom, Authority Mag, Pop Culture. Top podcasts and radio shows within the emotional wellness space have featured her as the expert in sudden loss.

Dr. Roberta (Bobby) Pellant
Dr. Roberta (Bobby) Pellant is a Professor, Consultant, Entrepreneur, #1 International Best-Selling Author, and Tedx Speaker looking to transform leaders one business at a time. Most recently, Bobby founded The Business Success Institute, which was developed as a holistic approach to business.
Bobby has 30 years teaching as a Professor, including international lecturing, in management, marketing, human resources, and communication. She is also the owner of Roberta Pellant Consulting, which helps Fortune 500 leaders with strategy planning in management, marketing, and other unique projects. She is a Certified professional development trainer and is sought after for her executive leadership coaching.
Bobby is considered a top business financial success expert across all industries, and she helps leaders and businesses embrace failure to rise to the next level of their success, and has been featured on ABC Chronicle, Wall Street Select, Yahoo! Finance, Market Watch, and International Business.

The Cost

$1295 for the first 5 people to sign up, then it is $1495 per person

We can’t wait to welcome you to our Retreat!

7 nights, 2 meals a day, smoothie and snack bar by the pool, round-trip airport transfer, and transformational many activities.
We are so grateful you have stepped into expanding the infinite possibilities for you and your retreat business with us at Con Smania CR

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Retreat start date February 25, 2023

Due to the special nature of this gathering, your deposit is non-refundable. Canceling after December 25, 2022, will allow 50% of the amount paid to be applied to a future event.
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