Welcome Courageous Brilliant Heart!


How much could one week of learning, playing, growing, laughing, and basking in luxury shift your life to one of even greater Ease, JOY, Abundance, and Love?


You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t know how important self-care is to your wellbeing.  You are a woman who values rich, luxurious experiences and understand the importance of surrounding yourself with other positive and uplifting women in spaces that support your soul’s growth and personal development.


You are a soul seeker who loves to travel to new destinations and discover new insights about yourself through meaningful experiences and inner work.


This is an experience that will leave you more compassionate and loving towards yourself and believing that anything is possible for your life.

You will go home feeling more fearless to take the steps you’ve been afraid of taking in your life so that you can shine more brightly than ever before!

Watch the video and see what some of the past participants had to say about their experience at the Empower ME Costa Rica Retreat in 2018…

Close your eyes, stand tall, breath in deeply, exhale and let go.  You’re here.

What you’ll experience….


◊ Daily Morning Revitalizing and Awakening Yoga Sessions with Catherine

◊ Daily Evening Relaxing and Restoring Fireside Yoga and Meditation Sessions with Host Catherine and Guest Teacher Jasmine

◊ Healing Sound Bathing Class with Local Costa Rican Sound Healing Artist in the Yoga Shala

◊ Special Mindful Nutrition Workshop with Guest Facilitator Lauren Duffell RHN

◊ Daily Self-Care and Empowerment Workshops on Movement, Nutrition, Mindset, Meditation and more with Catherine & Jasmine

◊ Daily Nature Walks and Forest Bathing Sessions with our Costa Rican Nature experts Martine and Jason

◊ Relaxing Energy Healing Sessions in the natural beauty of our surroundings to relax your mind and body by Catherine & Jasmine

◊ Daily Excursions and Activities including the Secret Gardens, The Cloudbridge Nature Reserve, Organic Chocolate Tasting Tour, and The Dolphin and Whale Boat Tour and Beach Day*

◊ Plenty of Quiet Time to read, relax, sit by the pool or the river, and take in the beauty of your surroundings

◊ Delicious and Healthy Meals made with Love and Care 3 x per day

◊ Special Spa River Day with Martine of Rainforest Reef Escape using Natural Local Ingredients

◊ Connection with other amazing women in one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places on earth

Your Host: Catherine Hull ~ Self-Care & Empowerment Coach and Energy Healer

For over a decade, I have helped women just like you to invite more fun, ease, joy, and healthy movement into their lives.  I believe that within each of us lies the power to create the life we desire.  Along my journey, I’m going to share with you my favourite tools such as functional movement, posture therapy, yoga, energy healing, and meditation that have helped me to be in a state of peace, calm, ease, and joy even when life is chaotic around me.  I am passionate about helping you to find your inner state of peace and learn to love and accept yourself unconditionally.

During our special time together, I will create a loving and uplifting space to help you let go of those things that are keeping you from stepping into your power and living the life you dream of living.  My intention is to have you go home feeling like you can be more authentically yourself and true to your heart and purpose on earth.

You will be guided into deeper awareness and exploration during our rejuvenating and relaxing yoga and meditation sessions, soulful group energy healing sessions, adventurous daily excursions and activities, and empowering self-care circles.

This retreat experience is for you if….


  • You want to learn effective self-care tools to help you deepen your daily practice

  • You are on a journey of self-discovery and want to connect with other women who can appreciate and honour this path with you

  • You love luxurious places and settings and want to give your inner queen the indulgence she desires

  • You are ready to rise to a new level of greatness in your life, career, relationships, and health

  • You are not afraid to try new things and are open to new experiences

Guest Teacher – Jasmine Moore

Learn powerful physical self-care movements and tools to help you embrace your body for the amazing vehicle it is and shed layers of judgment, powerlessness, and shame as you dance, move, and become tuned into your own natural rhythm and a higher vibration during a special Mindful Movement Workshop led by Jasmine. 

Jasmine is a Biomolecular Scientist turned Energy Healer and Personal trainer. When she first started her career Jasmine wanted to help people live healthier and happier lives, and she realized that there was a more direct way to do just that. After competing in the world of bodybuilding and working with amazing coaches, Jasmine decided to “quit her day job” and start helping others with their fitness.  Jasmine has evolved her coaching styles to a more awareness-based fitness practice that honours the breathe and its connection to the body.  


 As an Energy Healer, Jasmine has many tools to help you increase your health and happiness in all three realms, body, mind and soul.

Mindful Nutrition Workshop

with Special Guest Lauren Duffell RHN

The right food choices can help you feel and look like the best version of yourself. The tricky part is that there is no one eating style that works for everyone. Lauren Duffell, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, will go through the basics of different eating habits for different metabolisms. She will focus on how to maintain a balance of responsible eating and treats by focusing on habits, not restrictions. She will also lead you through a guided meditation on food appreciation that will tantalize your senses. Lauren’s workshop will leave you feeling awesome about making choices that are good for you!

Lauren is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and real food enthusiast who helps clients simplify healthy choices. She loves myth busting and helping people differentiate between products and food. Her approach to nutrition is finding a balance that brings optimal health, but encourages love and enjoyment of food and eating. Showing people that eating healthy can be really simple and delicious is her passion.

Your Accommodations


Head to the heart of the Talamanca Mountain Range in the south central portion of Costa Rica. It is here, nestled between wooded hills and the fast flowing Chirripó River that you will find Rio Chirripó Lodge, a refuge from the pressures of a busy world, a place of refreshment for mind and body. Throughout its grounds the vivid hues of abundant tropical flowers and shrubs beguile the eye and enchant the spirit. Indulge in healthy, inspiring dishes, incorporating a wide selection of locally sourced fresh organic ingredients, providing a culinary experience that will nourish, satisfy and make your Costa Rican yoga escape as perfect as nature intended.

“There is no place I’ve ever been that I’ve had the feelings I’ve had here.”


“I did something for me, and it’s one of the best decisions of my life. Work, family, life gets so busy and we just get wrapped up in the rat race. Coming here just completely opened up my heart and my soul.”


“I’ve travelled a lot and I can say that this was the most enriching experience. I felt at ease, relaxed and present in every moment.  This was the best gift I have ever given myself.”


“Becoming simultaneously peaceful and energized in the most idealic mountain setting imaginable.”


“I’m going back with an improved attitude and I know that it is going to make a huge difference for my family, friends and my business.”


“I’m going home with peace and a lot more love. I think I’ll be a better person for it. I hope you’ll be able to give yourself this gift, because it’s one of the best gifts I’ve ever given myself.”


“The way they’ve looked after us, they’ve wrapped us up and hugged us tight. I’m bringing that back to share.”


“If you see a retreat come up and it sings to you, say “Yes!”. As a wealth adviser I can tell you you’ll figure out the money to get here, just do it.”


Your Investment


Travel Dates: Saturday March 30th – Saturday April 6th, 2019 ( 8 Days , 7 nights)

What’s Included

Travel Dates: Saturday March 30th – Saturday April  6th, 2019 ( 8 Days , 7 nights)


  • Transfer from airport to hotel in San José on arrival.
  • Meet & greet with Catherine at your lovely boutique hotel in San José followed by a group dinner (meal optional).
  • First and last night private accommodation in San José with complimentary breakfast.
  • Private microbus transfer to Rio Chirripo Lodge – Scenic 3 hour drive through mountains with panoramic views.
  • Shared accommodations at Rio Chirripo Lodge in a beautiful mountain view room (upgrade to a private standard room for an extra US$175 or US$300 to upgrade to a private suite or cabin ). Those that book early may receive a FREE upgrade at Rio Chirripo Lodge.
  • Three delicious meals per day including unlimited tea, complimentary fresh juices with meals and coffee at breakfast. Specialty coffees, juices and alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
  • Morning Yoga & Sunset Empower ME Workshops and Daily Sessions with Catherine in our beautiful yoga room at Rio Chirripo Lodge.
  • Private microbus transfer to hotel in San José
  • Your very own RR Escape host to help you plan optional tours, fun onsite activities and lead scenic hikes and walks around the property.
  • A basic gratuity for the staff at Rio Chirripó Lodge
  • Guided hike to the Primary Forest Cloudbridge Reserve
  • An inspiring guided walk through the secret gardens
  • A fun chocolate tasting workshop featuring locally grown cacao


What’s Not Included

  • International flights and exit taxes if applicable (We can advise)
  • Speciality coffees, juices, and alcoholic beverages available for purchase at the lodge
  • Optional Day at the Beach and Dolphin Boat Tour can be added to your package for an additional $150 USD (based on min 4 people)

A deposit of $500 USD is required to hold your spot. For details on making your deposit fill out the form below:

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