Dive into the Matrix
with Freedom Doula Kalah Hill
a day long retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica
Where there is water there is life.
and because I am alive, I will go to the water.
If you were someone I knew, I would say that you are a lover, a person who feels deeply. If you were someone I knew, I’d feel confident in saying that you enjoy deep conversation and learning. If you were someone I knew, I’d say you enjoy turning on your senses to new and creative things.
If you were someone I knew…
I’d say you are invited.
If you were someone I knew, I’d tell you to RSVP as soon as possible. I’d tell you to go with your gut instinct. If I knew you, I’d say you are meant to be a change agent and conduit for inspiration. I’d say you are someone who is drawn to the waters, pulled towards remembering. I’d say you long for truth and are wanting to wake within and start living the dream.
You may be the person who needs to be known and The Waters day long retreat is an opportunity to be known.
The Waters retreat is an extensive day long journey. We begin in the morning. in my loft studio office, with pen and paper in hand we will begin the day with a private 90 min session to assess the path. As we allow the direction of the day to come through we are then guided towards a theme. The theme is anywhere from one word to a sentence, an archetype, and/or a specific relationship. As I engage in active listening, and you engage in telling your truth, we begin to create and unmask the lesson of the day. The mystery begins to unfold and the teaching starts to come through.
The afternoon consists of an organic vegan lunch, packed by Naked Foods, of Playa Guiones. We head towards low tide, down in the south end of playa guiones, this area of beach untouched, soft and rugged. At low tide we get to see the intertidal zone and explore areas that are typically underwater and now exposed. It’s in the intertidal zone that we will explore the tapestry of what tends to stay below the surface and learn how to navigate a space that involves presence. The tide pools give life to many juvenile marine life. Like a womb these baby sea creatures are given a safe haven to develop and grow. Tide pooling involves a bit of snorkel, discovery of what lies beneath, some sun bathing, chatting, observing, floating and restoring. All the while, building our creativity in play, inspiring connection, guided and unguided learning and spontaneous discoveries. We will enjoy our lunch on the beach and practice a slow moving meditation to digest and integrate what we’ve uncovered.
The evening eases in with a sunset dinner and space for reflection. Any openings that may have manifested throughout the day or moments of ah-ha that have come online are discussed at this time. Indulging our senses at La Luna, of Playa Pelada we explore taste, smell and texture. Increasing our capacity to hold pleasure in our system takes practice. A picturesque, beach front sunset, is truly the way of pleasure practitioners. By slowing down you give yourself the space needed to remember the fullness of life.
The following morning we have a brief check in over coffee to discuss Needs, next steps and support for continuing your path.
How being near, in, on or underwater can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do.
Blue Mind is the surprising science behind people’s connection to the water. The surprising neurological and phycological benefits of being around healthy water has been collected into a book written by Dr. Wallace J. Nichols. In Blue Mind, Nichols uncovers significant findings. Each year at the Blue Mind Summit, these the topics of water and well-being are discussed. Water is Medicine was the theme of the 2018 Summit in Miami, FL. Having attended four summits to date, I found this most recent one quite eye opening. Also, having the privilege of living in a Blue Mind beach community, I came to the decision that I wanted to give access to the healing blue space of Nosara through my work. Blue Mind can be defined as the common sense knowledge of the benefits of healthy waterways and the necessity to keep these spaces protected because the benefits are far reaching and now scientifically proven.
Benefits include the following…
Neuroscientists and psychologists add that waters and oceans are a wellspring of happiness and relaxation, sociality and romance, peace and freedom, play and creativity, learning and memory, innovation and insight, elation and nostalgia, confidence and solitude, wonder and awe, empathy and compassion, reverence and beauty — and help manage trauma, anxiety, sleep, autism, addiction, fitness, attention/focus, stress, grief, PTSD, build personal resilience, and much more. Chronic stress and anxiety cause or intensify a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. Being on, in, and near water can be among the most cost-effective ways of reducing stress and anxiety.
Heaven on Earth…
Nosara, Costa Rica is an example of a blue mind space and a community of healing. I have been travelling to Nosara Costa Rica for respite and rejuvenation since 2010. Making it my permanent home in October, 2017 was one of the best choices of my life. As a marine biologist I have been privy to some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Travelling and studying in spots like Tahiti, Madagascar and Catalina Island, none can compare to the essence that Playa Guiones holds. It’s unique 7 kilometers of protected coastline, aids in one of the healthiest most robust beaches I’ve seen. Located in the Guanacaste Peninsula, this special spot is considered a blue zone. One of the top five places in the world where people’s average life expectancy of high. Water is life and the proof is found in the life of the people here.
Will you Step into the blue with me?
A 90 min private session with Kalah
Organic vegan lunch from Naked Foods
Sunset dinner at La Luna
3hr tide pool exploration, snorkel, and play
Blue mind healing and emotional benefits
Support and nurturance for yourself
Ocean ceremony/guided meditation practice
Magic and unfolding mystery of the senses
Wisdom and direction towards self liberation
Integration and realignment of values
Recalibration of nervous system
Pura Vida vibes and simple pleasures
Investment of $1111
***Payment plans available upon request***
Contact Kalah for inquiries and availability
Open bookings starting January 2019