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Shakti Awakening: Healing Yoga Retreat for Women in Costa Rica

  • Mystica Lodge & Retreat Center Lake Arenal Costa Rica (map)


As featured on the Bliss Blog, visit Mystica Lodge & Retreat Center for a Shakti Awakening Retreat in magical Costa Rica! Experience the incredibly powerful act of joining together in the name of invoking, activating, and embodying Divine Feminine Energy, and to bring healing to the shadow parts of ourselves that have kept us in bondage for far too long.

This week-long healing yoga retreat was created by Lori Myles-Carullo to give you the space and time in the heart of Costa Rica to share in a sacred circle of like-minded and like-hearted women seeking to rise into a more powerful and passionate way of Being.

Shakti is a Sanskrit term meaning Primordial Cosmic Energy or the Female Principle of Divine Energy. Shakti is associated with the goddess and with creative capacities in women. Each day of this retreat is dedicated to a goddess from a spiritual tradition: Durga, Kali, and Lakshmi from Hinduism, Aphrodite from Ancient Greece, Quan Yin of the Buddhist tradition, and Mother Mary from Christianity. What is most important is the powerful, healing qualities each of these Divine Feminine Deities offer us through an energetic blueprint, and how we connect with and embody those forces within ourselves in order to come to a greater sense of wholeness, authenticity, and freedom.

For women especially, tuning into the goddess is a way of honing in on aspects of our own life-energy that we may never have understood or owned.
— Sally Kempton, author of "Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga"


  • You are ready to lovingly gift yourself with a divine and delicious week in the tropical paradise of Costa Rica to take time and make space in a safe and sacred circle of women, re-connecting with the truth and power of who you really are.
  • You know you have so many resources within you and yet it is hard at times, with the various demands and stresses of life, to tap into those energies and could use some guidance, support, and powerful inspiration.
  • Life has been moving at warp speed (or so it seems) and you need time to slow down, breathe some pure, sweet air, feel what it feels like to be in your body, and to listen once more to your wise, loving Inner Voice.
  • Everything in you says ‘YES!’ To the call and possibility of connecting to the energies of protection & strength, beauty & pleasure, wisdom & compassion, abundance & blessing, transformation & liberation, and radical love & healing.


  • Essence Awakening meditation and yoga connected to the specific Shakti/Goddess inspired theme of each day, including Mantra Meditation, Pranayama (breathing exercises), Asana (physical postures), Vinyasa (sequenced flow), Savasana (deep, healing relaxation), and Kundalini Meditations & Kriyas (purifying actions).
  • Shakti Awakening Workshops inspired by and devoted to the various Goddesses, including oracle card readings, ecstatic dance experience, guided meditations and visualizations, personal journal work, sacred ritual, full moon Abundance ceremony, and more…
  • Day Trip to La Fortuna, a nearby village for a delicious Chocolate Tour, lunch, and afternoon at the healing hot springs of Ecotermales.
  • Beach Day at Playa Hermosa, a beautiful beach on the Pacific Coast.


  • 7 nights of accommodation at the beautiful Mystica Lodge & Retreat Center.
  • Roundtrip group transportation via van from the Liberia airport (LIR) to Mystica on February 15th and from Mystica to LIR on February 22nd.
  • All delicious and nourishing meals starting with dinner on Friday, February 15th and finishing with breakfast on Friday, February 22nd, 2019
  • All meditations, yoga classes, Shakti Awakening workshops, and inspired leading by Lori Myles-Carullo, a certified Transpersonal Psychology, Reiki Master, and registered yoga teacher and trainer.
  • Day trip to the Don Olivo Chocolate Tour & Ecotermales Hot Springs
  • Beach Day at Playa Hermosa
  • Full use of Mystica’s magical property including the ‘La Esencia’ Yoga Sanctuary, the Mystic Star Meditative Labyrinth and the Dipping Pool with a Waterfall


  • Double Accommodation in the Main Lodge: $1,890
  • Double Accommodation in a Jungle Cabin: $2,065
  • Double Accommodation in the Private Villa: $2,100
  • Double Accommodation in 1 Bedroom of the RAMADASA 2 Bedroom House: $1,995
  • Triple Main Lodge and Single accommodation prices for all rooms are also available upon request.

To register, contact Lori at All payments are made via Paypal to or via bank transfer. Note that all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Full payments are due by February 1, 2019. Mention Bliss WIthout Bother at registration and receive our exclusive Bliss Box!


One of Lori's greatest passions in life is helping and supporting people in becoming liberated from that which causes them suffering, and witnessing them rise into living a life full of meaning, connection, radiant wellness, and soul-purpose. Her first dream for my life was to become a professional dancer (and she was headed in that direction), however she became ill in her teen years. Living with a chronic illness completely changed the course of her life and destiny. Her own healing journey, in its heights, widths, and depths, transformed her deeply and inspired her to become greatly skilled in all of the wellness modalities that helped her rise from hardly- even-surviving to truly-and-amazingly-thriving.

Lori is honored to have over two decades of experience in the field of Transformational Wellness. Over the years she earned her Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology, became an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance, founded a Yoga Teacher Training School called Mystic Yoga Academy, was led into Reiki Mastery, and wrote and self-published her first book, Beauty’s Way: Inspiration on the Path of Awakening.

Lori feels deeply blessed to live most of the year in the heart of Costa Rica at magical Mystica, a retreat centre her Italian husband Francesco co-founded 25 years ago. This country has radically changed her life and has brought deep layers of healing - and it is a great joy for her to share the beauty of Costa Rica and these powerfully transformational experiences with you.