Individual &
Couples Retreats

There comes a time when we know we can’t continue doing the same thing expecting different results. When we know that the only option is to make a significant shift in order to evolve. Maybe it’s a nagging voice that keeps telling you that you have more to offer the world and you’re playing small. Maybe a life-changing event like having a child, leaving or entering a relationship, changing jobs, or recovering from illness, propelled you into action and you’re determined to create a life aligned with your deeper calling.

Air & Water

You know you can’t do it in your current setting, energy, or location. You need a change of scenery to open your mind and body to shift your perspective.

That’s when you come to us at Air & Water in Costa Rica. Where you explore nature up close and personal. Where the jungle sounds and ocean waves help you rediscover your true essence. Where, with the help of your personal master coach, you create a tactical plan for making the most profound shifts and begin living the life you most desire.

Our individual retreat is specifically designed for people who:

  • Prefer an intimate learning experience (vs. a group setting) to explore current habits and beliefs to transform as individuals AND as a couple.
  • Are self-motivated, need a kick start or re-boot, and are committed to sustaining changes once back home.
  • Are ready to challenge their current assumptions, perceptions, and narratives to develop meaningful lives and relationships.
  • Recognize the power of integrating intellectual learning within the body to create permanent change.
  • Want to combine deep work with fun activities to integrate the mental, physical, and emotional sides.

“Surprisingly, the luxury is how cared-for you feel. From the moment we arrived to after we came home.”

During your stay, you will explore a combination of mental and experiential activities. This will incorporate your learning deep within the mind, body, and heart.

Choose from a 4-day intensive or a 7-day retreat experience.

Jacó, Puntarenas
4-Day Intensive

The intensive program is great for individuals or couples that want a re-start, boost, or energizer and are clear about what they want to work on. Because of the intensity of this program, those who attend it love the Costa Rica locale but it’s less of a vacation and more of a working retreat.

Punta Uva, Limón
7-Day Retreat

The integration program is perfect for individuals or couples want a more comprehensive program and are ready to go deep. In this program, there is ample time for trips, activities, and to integrate and align what is learned in the sessions.

Day 1

Grounding

Airport pickup and travel to the location. This day is a mix of settling in, fun, and relaxation with one afternoon session.

Grounding

Airport pickup and transportation to hotel in San Jose. The following morning (bright and early) you will be picked up and transported to our gorgeous Air & Water property in Punta Uva, Limon.

Day 2

Emotions

Each day begins with a sunrise session and a home cooked breakfast. Afterwards, there is a morning session followed by an integration activity. We break for lunch, with the afternoon open for relaxing and processing. There is one evening session and dinner.

Contemplation

The shuttle picks you up for a scenic ride through the mountains and volcanoes until you get to Air & Water. You’ll settle in and we begin to our work after lunch.

Day 3

Thoughts

This day we start with an early sunrise session followed by an activity. It offers more time for reflection, deep conversations, and one-on-one and couple coaching sessions. We share lunch together and the afternoon is followed by integration activities before we meet again for dinner.

Emotions

Each full day begins with a sunrise session and a home cooked breakfast. Afterwards, there is a morning session followed by an integration activity. We break for lunch, with the afternoon open for relaxing and processing. There is one evening session and dinner.

Day 4

Creation

The last day follows the flow of Day 3, and we create your plan for implementation for your return home. Too many retreats leave out the critical part “how do we make sure this works when we get home?”

Free Day

Free Day to integrate and reflect

Day 5

Departure Day

The last day follows the flow of Day 3, and we create your plan for implementation for your return home. Too many retreats leave out the critical part “how do we make sure this works when we get home?”

Thoughts

This day we start with an early sunrise session followed by an activity. It offers more time for reflection, deep conversations, and one-on-one and couple coaching sessions. We share lunch together and the afternoon is followed by integration activities before we meet again for dinner.

Day 6

Free Day

Free Day to integrate and reflect

Day 7

Integration

This day we explore how to integrate the materials on an individual and couple basis. It focuses on personal accountability and alignment. We offer extra coaching sessions separately and/or together to ensure integration when returning home.

Day 8

Creation

This day follows the flow of Day 3, and we create your plan for implementation for your return home. Too many retreats leave out the critical part “how do we make sure this works when we get home?”

Day 9

Departure Day

We transport you back to the San Jose and the airport to catch your flight (which usually leaves in the afternoon). Should you leave later or decide you want to stay longer, we are happy to arrange this. If you wish to stay in San Jose overnight (to catch an early flight), please note that this is NOT included in the investment.

Maja and Alice come from two vastly different perspectives and merge their experiences, styles, and energies to create an unforgettable experience.

Maja doesn’t believe in limiting herself or her clients. On the contrary, her mission is to activate leaders who change the world – one small action step at a time. Born in Göteborg, Sweden, Maja moved to the United States in her 20s to earn a masters degree in Instructional Design/ International Business.

Today, a master-level executive coach, Maja holds numerous certifications in the field of leadership and human behavior and is the author of the book, Taking the Pain Out of Managing One Day at a Time. True to the philosophy of living an expanded life, Maja is a former World Champion amateur ballroom dancer and author of the instructional books Competing Like a Pro and The Ballroom Dance Coach.

Embracing her “no limitations” take on life, at 43, Maja signed up for a surf camp in Jacó, Costa Rica. She had a “head over heels” experience with surfing and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) racing and decided to make Costa Rica her permanent home.

Maja lives in the small beach cove of Punta Uva on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica where she is fulfilling her life’s dream by constructing the intimate Air & Water retreat center for groups and individuals who want to expand their lives and reinvigorate their businesses.

Alice brings a unique blend of head and heart to everything she does. Her years of disciplined practice as a musician, scuba diving instructor and business owner have sharpened her mental acumen, which she uses to help her clients achieve extra ordinary results. Using a non-traditional mindset and thinking process, she targets clients and businesses with challenging problems and helps them uncover and activate their hidden talents and opportunities.

Alice is trained in a variety of cognitive therapies including Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy. She is also a certified coach and Behavioral/Motivators Analyst.

She is passionate about the correlation between neuroscience and spirituality and is currently studying with several key practitioners to learn how to combine the two perspectives in order to help maximize her clients’ success.

Originally from Antibes, France, Alice now resides in Jacó, Costa Rica where she runs the popular bakery/cafe, Panaderia Artesanal. She’s an avid surfer, free diver, and nature-lover.