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The REAL Retreat in Costa Rica

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REAL: The Power of Authentic Connection Retreat with leaders Duane & Catherine O’Kane and Lori Myles-Carullo at the beautiful Mystica Lodge and Retreat Center in Costa Rica!

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
— Joseph Campbell

A Unique and Powerful Workshop Retreat in the Heart of Costa Rica

In this exclusive REAL Retreat, based on Duane & Catherine O’Kane’s best-selling book REAL: The Power of Authentic Connection, we invite you to discover the JOY of being fully alive through authentic, vulnerable connection. Depression, anxiety, mental and physical illness, low self-esteem, high divorce rates, and all the myriad ways we explain our pain are a result of a lack of authentic connection. We don’t know how to truly connect, and the ways we go about attempting to do so often contribute to the problem. We hide, pretend, and defend instead of being REAL. We are strategic instead of authentic.

During the REAL Retreat at Mystica, Lori Myles-Carullo will guide you daily in Essence Awakening Meditation and Yoga, helping you to release built-up tensions and stresses in the body & mind, and assisting you in connecting powerfully and lovingly with your True Self. These practices are based in the Hatha, Vinyasa, and Kundalini traditions, and are suitable for all levels of experience.

Duane and Catherine O’Kane will be leading you in lectures and group processes during the retreat week. They will take you through an intimate journey using examples from their personal lives to illustrate how we get stuck, and how to move through our blocks. With great wisdom and compassion, they will assist you in correcting the self-limiting beliefs and feelings that lie at the root of your dilemmas. You will leave with practical tools to continue along this path of growth and awakening.

Who you are, real or strategic, determines how you feel. Who you REALLY are is more expansive, powerful, and amazing than anything you could ever manufacture. Come discover who you really are in the company of supportive, like-minded and like-hearted

• Roundtrip airport transportation to and from Mystica (Liberia airport) on March 22nd and 29th (Airfare is not included)
• 7 nights accommodation at the magical Mystica Lodge
• Delicious & nourishing meals beginning with dinner on March 22nd and ending with breakfast on March 29th
• Daily practice of Essence Awakening Meditation & Yoga led by Lori Myles-Carullo
• Lectures and Group Exercises led by Catherine & Duane O’Kane based on their best-selling book REAL: The Power of Authentic Connection
• A trip to the warm & soothing Ecotermales Hot Springs at the base of the Arenal Volcano
• A Hike to the Viento Fresco Waterfalls

Take time away from the stresses of daily life to relax, breathe deeply, let go, and be renewed with energy, vitality, and Soul-full Authenticity. Reserve your spot TODAY for this amazing retreat because space is limited. There will be a maximum of 16-18 participants to ensure optimal personal attention within the group setting.

To register, email Lori at

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