Mon, Feb 20



Healthy Healers Retreat in Costa Rica

Healthy Healers Retreat in Costa Rica

Time & Location

Feb 20, 2023, 11:00 AM – Feb 25, 2023, 3:00 PM

Liberia, Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica

About the event

Hello Healers!

We have been observing the overwhelm, fatigue, and burnout present in our healing community over these last couple of years and we decided to do something about it!  We are putting together a Healthy Healers retreat in the lush Costa Rican jungle of Rincon de la Vieja aptly named for us as we intend to reignite the fire and passion that led us all to this work in the first place; long before we knew what 2020 had in store for us.

Your 6 day/ 5 night retreat experience will include transportation from Liberia Airport, your stay in the single or double casitas of the Blue River, Individual and group sessions with EMDR, Brainspotting, Joyful Movement, and Somatic Experiencing. Other offerings include Mud Bath Sacred Circle, Hot Springs, Sunrise Yoga, Soundbaths, Delicious traditional Costa Rican fare, and your choice of two included jungle adventures, and a one hour massage for the total price of $2800-$3400.

Discover a “Paradise on Earth” inside a lush rainforest with grand waterfalls, natural mineral hot springs and sparkling “blue” rivers. Soak in 3 hot springs pools and 2 fresh water pools. Wander the botanical gardens with 700 varietals, fish, turtle & caiman ponds, hummingbird sanctuary and more. Indulge in a spa treatment; visit the butterfly gardens; take a natural mud bath and sauna; exercise in the gym or enjoy a massage in the spa.

Read on to learn more about your hosts...

Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW has been in the helping field for over 35 years. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the areas of trauma, mindfulness, work with healers, executives, and in the field of suicidology. Norine currently owns a group practice in Westlake Village, California and is also a Clinical Consultant, EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant, and

Brainspotting Clinician. Norine has developed programs and trainings for the last 20+ years. She loves to engage with other healers to help provide support in work life balance and help heal vicarious trauma.

Elizabeth Weiner, LMFT founded Canyon Creek Family Therapy in Agoura Hills, Ca where she and her team are passionate about supporting individuals to achieve the most profound change in the shortest period of time. She has worked in residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and private practice. There she has primarily focused on working with clients experiencing complex trauma with emphasis on attachment trauma, personality disorders, body dysmorphia, and disordered eating. She is certified in Brainspotting and offers Somatic Experiencing as well as EMDR. 

“My own journey to having a mind, body, and spirit connection really began after I moved to the Big Island of Hawai'i in 2003 and started a family. That's where I discovered some of my greatest passions. They included dancing Hula/Tahitian and free diving with dolphins in the day & manta rays by night. Now that we are back in California, my family still continues to make outdoor "playtime" a top priority.” Come play with us! 

Pura Vida!

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Your hosts Elizabeth Weiner, LMFT and Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW