Retreats & Trips

Rest & Renew – Jungle Style!
A Wellness Retreat at
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers
in Cabuya, Costa Rica

February 25-March 4, 2023
with
Joyce St. Germaine, M.Ed., CH.t, RYT-200 and
Leslie Gordon, E-RYT-500


The past few years have been both challenging and draining for most of us. Opportunities to rest and renew have been scarce.

We are about to change that!
Join us for a wellness retreat.

ANYONE feeling the call of the jungle is invited to experience the magic which awaits!
You WILL return fully relaxed and restored.

Your highly experienced, award-winning instructors have lovingly created a retreat with offerings such as meditation, sound healing, yoga/yoga nidra, past life regression, guided imagery, journaling, shamanism, art, journeying, reflexology, and palmistry.

Participate in whichever activities you wish, explore on your own, or relax by the pool. No experience of any kind is needed to enjoy these offerings.

The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is a private, solar-powered eco-retreat center, nestled on 40 acres of nature preserve, with luxury treehouse lofts and studio lodging, organic gourmet vegetarian and vegan food, open-air yoga/ meditation studio, and Wellness Center located in the mountainous jungle of Costa Rica. The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is highly rated by Vegetarian Times, New York Times, Self Magazine, Fitness Magazine, and Yoga Journal. MINDBODYGREEN.COM ranks it as “#1 in the Five Amazing Yoga Getaways in the World”! Visit www.thesanctuarycostarica.com to learn more about this extraordinary location!

 

Limited spots are available.
Reserve yours soon!
After our recent info session,
10 of 16 spots filled up. Only 6 are left.


Rest & Renew Retreat Includes:     

  • 6 Nights & 7 Days in Solar Powered Tropical Luxury Treehouses on 40 Private Jungle Acres
  • Morning and Evening Wellness Activities or Workshops with Joyce and Leslie
  • Breathtaking Yoga, Workshop, and Meditation Spaces
  • Use of Sanitized Yoga Mats, Straps, and Blocks
  • Organic Artistic Gourmet Vegetarian and Vegan Food
  • Water, Tea, Coffee, Snacks
  • Secluded Waterfalls, Tropical Gardens, Beautiful River, Hiking Trails, Lush Forest, and Local Wildlife
  • Relaxing Hammocks, Swimming Pool
  • Costa Rican Taxes

Optional Activities (additional charge)

  • Private Sessions with Leslie or Joyce
  • Zip Lining Adventure, Horse Spirit Healing, Montezuma Shopping, Santa Teresa Beach Excursion, Surf Lessons, Tortuga Island Boat Ride, and More!
  • Sanctuary Wellness Spa Services

*$2300-Per Person/Double, $3300-Single 
NOT Including Airfare, Ground Transportation, and Gratuities

 

  • Non-Refundable Deposit of $750 due ASAP to hold your space.
  • Payment of $750 due September 1, 2022
  • Balance of $800-$1800 due November 1, 2022
  • Canceling within 60 days of retreat-50% forfeiture, within 30 days-full forfeiture (unless we can fill your spot)

*It’s important to note that we will arrive in Costa Rica one day before the actual retreat. We strongly suggest spending arrival night near the airport in San Jose, then taking a morning 20-minute flight on Sansa Airlines (average12-seats), to Tambor. (There is a 5-hour ferry ride if you prefer.) The Sanctuary will arrange our pick-up in Tambor. If you book a Sansa flight the same day that you arrive from the US, you will very likely miss your Sansa flight due to airport delays in the US or customs in Costa Rica. Upon registering, you will be given our travel agent’s contact info to book your flights and help with other arrangements. He has the greatest availability at the best prices.

Questions:
Joyce (860) 675-9706  jsgermaine@aol.com or Leslie (860) 970-4944 lesliewintergordon@gmail.com

Payment:  

Checks: Make payable to:
Leslie Gordon; mail to 11 Berta Lane, Avon, CT 06001

Venmo: @Leslie-Gordon-15 (4494 to confirm)

 

 


Sacred Sedona Retreat

A Shamanic Experience

with Joyce St. Germaine, M. Ed., CHt., RYT-200

November 2-8, 2022

Join us to explore the best of Sedona, including sacred rock formations, energy vortexes, stunning vistas, and renowned spiritual sites!

We will stay in Cornville, just 15 minutes from Sedona, on a stunning mixed elevation, 11+ acre private retreat with two separate houses, surrounded by breathtaking sunrise views over the lush Verde Valley. Features include fully equipped kitchens, beautifully appointed décor throughout displaying the traditional architecture, textures, patterns, and colors of the southwest, a central great room, wi-fi, 75” smart TV, fireplaces, washer/dryer, enclosed patio, and a huge roof top deck for star gazing. Five-star rated on VRBO, this magical, secluded outdoor refuge is an inviting place to relax in the stunning views of the rich natural surroundings, just minutes from unforgettable sacred sites.

Our days will begin with a shamanic ceremony to set the tone and intention for our day together, and a healthy catered breakfast. After exploring various sacred and not-to-be-missed sights of Sedona by private van, we will return to our oasis in the desert to a delicious catered dinner and end our day with a shamanism workshop and/or journey. There will be ample time during the week for group discussion, self-reflection, journaling, and exploration of the property. Enjoy a perfect blend of group dynamics and solitude; expect your Sacred Sedona Retreat experience to be powerful and transformative!

We are filling up quickly! Reserve your spot ASAP! Eight spots are already taken.
As of 6/22, only TWO Single Rooms with a queen bed (for singles or couples) and
ONE Double Room with two queen beds are left. They will fill soon.

$1500 Triple                            $1800 Double                          $2200 Single

 

Included:

  • 7 Days/6 Nights at a stunning private estate on over 11 acres in Cornville, AZ, (15 min from Sedona)
  • Airport Transfers and private van on all excursions in Sedona (gas costs will be shared)
  • Shamanism Workshops/Journeys & Ceremonies daily
  • Delicious Catered Breakfast & Dinner on non-air travel days

Not Included:

  • Airfare (contact me for our travel agent’s info) As of 6/22, round-trip Airfare is $526.20 including taxes and fees.
  • Lunch will be on your own as we will be on daily excursions
  • Entrance fees if required for all destinations and sites
  • Gratuities
  • Gasoline Costs (will be shared by the group.)

Tentative sites include Bell Rock, vortex Airport Mesa for sunrise or sunset views, Chicken Point Overlook and Boynton Vista, the Birthing Cave, Cathedral Rock, Holy Cross Chapel, and shopping for crystals and local crafts. These are all weather permitting and as time allows.

 


The Well at Mayflower Inn Introduces Visiting Master,
Joyce St. Germaine, M.Ed., CHt., RYT-200,
March 26 & 27, May 21 & 22.

I am honored to be the invited Visiting Master at The Well  at The Mayflower Inn for a series of workshops focused on intuitive development that will give you the tools to connect more deeply with yourself and live the most meaningful life. Through these workshops, part of single day and weekend retreats, you’ll tap into your subconscious through Palmistry and Energy Healing in Weekend 1 and  Pendulums and Spirit Guides in Weekend 2. 

Please visit The Well at The Mayflower Inn
using the link below
for more information or to register. To book, please call (860) 619-7016

https://aubergeresorts.com/mayflower/experiences/joyce-st-germaine/


The Well at Mayflower Inn in Washington, CT is an exquisite country destination, nestled in 58 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland. It is renowned as one of northeast America’s most distinguished luxury hideaways.

 

WEEKEND 1
Becoming Your Own Spiritual Guide
Saturday, March 26 & Sunday, March 27, 2022

Join us for one day or both!
Day 1:

  • 9:30-10 AM ~ Meet and Greet, Teatime
  • 10-10:30 AM ~ Meditation and Intention Setting ~ The day begins with a light-filled meditation and intention setting. This session will connect you with the group while also giving you the tools to set individual intentions ~ a practice for living more joyfully.
  • 10:30 AM-12:30 PM ~ Workshop ~ Learn the Language of Your Hands – There are many aspect of one’s hands which, when understood, can help shape a more joyful and meaningful life. In this workshop you’ll discover what mysteries lie hidden in your hands-by learning the basics of palmistry.
  • 12:30-1 PM ~ Ceremony of Release and Gratitude ~ Time for self-reflection
  • 1-2 PM ~ Lunch
  • 2 PM on ~ Spend the rest of the day relaxing at THE WELL. Book a treatment, hang out in the Garden Room or schedule a private session with Joyce to dive deeper into your inner journey.

Day 2:

  • 9:30-10 AM ~ Meet and Greet, Teatime
  • 10-10:30 AM ~ Meditation and Intention Setting ~ The day begins with a light-filled meditation and intention setting. This session will connect you with the group while also giving you the tools to set individual intentions ~ a practice for living more joyfully.10:30 AM-12 PM ~ Workshop ~ Energy Healing: Ignite Connection – In this workshop you will learn about the universal energy system and simple direct and remote technique – scanning the physical and energy bodies,  channeling energy, working with crystals and gemstones, and more – to channel the Divine essence. Appropriate for all experience levels.
  • 12:30-1 PM ~ Ceremony of Release and Gratitude ~ The group session ends with time for self-reflection and gratitude. Self-practice ideas and suggestions will be offered for continued personal growth.
  • Lunch
  • Spend the rest of the day relaxing at THE WELL. Book a treatment, hang out in the Garden Room or schedule a private session with Joyce to dive deeper into your inner journey.

Price:
1 Day $400
2-Day purchase$700
Includes $50 credit towards a treatment at The Well, a picnic lunch, and a private, 30 minute reading with Joyce.

WEEKEND 2

Tap into Your Spiritual Guide
Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22, 2022

Join us for one day or both!

Please visit THE WELL at The Mayflower Inn
using the link below
for more information. To book, please call (860) 619-7016

https://aubergeresorts.com/mayflower/experiences/joyce-st-germaine/

Day 1:

  • 9:30-10 AM ~ Meet and Greet, Teatime

10-10:30 AM ~ Meditation and Intention Setting ~ The day begins with a light-filled meditation and intention setting. This session will connect you with the group while also giving you the tools to set individual intentions ~ a practice for living more joyfully.

  • 10:30 AM-12:30 PM ~ Workshop ~ Pendulums for Spiritual Seekers ~ Practice one of the oldest and easiest methods of divination. Learn to use a pendulum to answer questions, measure energy fields or locate lost people, animals, or objects. Discover how easy it is to get answers and see how these simple tools can become your everyday helpers. You will receive a beautiful stone pendulum.
  • 12:30-1 PM ~ Ceremony of Release and Gratitude ~ Time for self-reflection
  • 1-2 PM ~ Lunch
  • 2 PM on ~ Spend the rest of the day relaxing at THE WELL. Book a treatment, hang out in the Garden Room or schedule a private session with Joyce to dive deeper into your inner journey.

Day 2:

  • 9:30-10 AM ~ Meet and Greet, Teatime
  • 10-10:30 AM ~ Meditation and Intention Setting ~ The day begins with a light-filled meditation and intention setting. This session will connect you with the group while also giving you the tools to set individual intentions ~ a practice for living more joyfully.10:30 AM-12 PM ~ Workshop ~ Spirit Guides: Understanding the Spirits ~ You are surrounded by a team of caring and loving beings who have committed to assist you on your spiritual path. They usually make this commitment  at the time of your birth and sometimes before. Through this workshop you’ll learn to become more aware of their presence and more open to their messages.
  • 12:30-1 PM ~ Ceremony of Release and Gratitude ~ The group session ends with time for self-reflection and gratitude. Self-practice ideas and suggestions will be offered for continued personal growth.
    • Lunch
    • Spend the rest of the day relaxing at THE WELL. Book a treatment, hang out in the Garden Room or schedule a private session with Joyce to dive deeper into your inner journey.

    Price:
    1 Day $400
    2-Day purchase$700
    Includes $50 credit towards a treatment at The Well, a picnic lunch, and a private, 30 minute reading with Joyce.


 

Shamanism & Jungle Adventure Retreat
August 14-20, 2022 

     

in Beautiful Belize with
Shamanic Practitioner & Yoga Instructor,
Joyce St. Germaine, M.Ed., CH.t, RYT-200
August 14-20, 2022, in San Ignacio, Belize

Join us for an extraordinary adventure to celebrate the energies of the Central American jungle! This unique, lovingly developed retreat is designed to invite exploration of “All-That-Is”. Daily ceremonies, activities, journeys, and workshops will help you to experience life joyfully on all levels. Free gentle, shamanically-inspired yoga classes will also be offered, each day aligning with the Maya Calendar.

This is for anyone wishing to open to the mysteries of shamanism. Any level of shamanic or yoga experience is welcome. All shamanism and yoga offerings are optional; join whenever and whatever you wish or create your own adventure!

Pine Ridge Mountain Lodge is a family friendly, authentic jungle eco-lodge, situated on the stunning Pine Ridge Nature Reserve. It is home to a 1,000-foot waterfall, two rivers, three creeks, hundreds of bird species, stunning tropical gardens, and orchid-lined paths. The entire lodge is ours with dedicated gathering space. We have planned guided visits to the ancient Maya Caracol Ruins and the sacred Rio Frio Cave, waterfall playing, moon whispering, birdwatching with

 my dear Maya friend, Philip, known as “The Birdman of Belize” including a visit to his organic farm, home to a 500-year old Ceiba tree, and a colorful artisan’s marketplace. Fishing, hiking, biking, and horseback riding are available on your own. We will have free wi-fi and delicious, mostly organic food. Then we will fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the jungle in nicely appointed cabanas and rooms.

Escape to the Natural Wonders of the Belizean Jungle!
*$1650 (double, per person) *$1850 (single)

Included:

  • 6 Nights Lodging
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Daily 3-Course Dinner
  • Airport Transfers
  • Shamanism & Workshops & Ceremonies
  • Gentle Yoga Classes

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Lunches
  • Fees for Optional Activities and Excursions
  • Gratuities

Please contact Joyce: jsgermaine@aol.com or (860) 675-9706 (land line) with questions or to register. 

Non-refundable deposit of $500 is due ASAP to hold your space. (a refund will be issued if we can fill your canceled spot.) Convenient payment plans available.

*If gasoline prices continue to rise sharply, there may be an additional cost for ground transportation.

Joyce St. Germaine, M.S. Ed., CHt., RYT-200, is an award-winning Teacher, Certified Cross-Cultural Shamanic & Shapeshifting Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Counselor, Certified Hypnotherapist & Past Life Regressionist, Energy Worker, and International Retreat Leader. She combines over 40 years of experience as a teacher and spiritual explorer to develop unique workshops and experiences for open-hearted students of all ages. 

 

 


Questions?

Contact Joyce at (860) 675-9706 or  jsgermaine@aol.com

Check back for next Costa Rica and Belize Retreats!

 

Wellness, Rest and Play on the Emerald Island

Tipperary, Ireland

Check for Possible Future Dates

with Joyce St. Germaine, M.Ed., CHt., RYT-200

and Leslie Gordon E-RYT-500

Note: The trip we had planned for this year has been postponed for one year due to the COVID-19 virus. We have a couple of spaces available! If interested please contact me or Leslie as soon as possible.

Ireland is calling Us: Our Retreat

Ireland is known for its beautiful landscapes and shorelines, its friendly people, pubs and interesting castles. Join us at beautiful Bansha Castle located in Tipperary, Ireland, close to many of Ireland’s most beautiful and interesting attractions. This castle is one of Ireland’s best kept secret get-aways. A former home of the Butlers of Ormonde, Bansha Castle is now ours to experience as a haven of rest and relaxation for the week. This lovely old country house, dating from the 18th century, is set in private grounds with mature gardens, backed by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee mountains. There are many places nearby to visit and explore, and there will be ample time for yoga, meditation, journaling and other modalities of self-awareness and relaxation, as well as time to explore the energies of the stunning Irish countryside.

Questions?

Contact Joyce at (860) 675-9706 or  jsgermaine@aol.com

Check back for next Costa Rica and Belize Retreats!

 

PAST RETREATS


Sacred Sedona Retreat              

Yoga & Shamanism Fusion

with Joyce St. Germaine, M.Ed., CHt., RYT-200

New Dates Coming Soon!

Join us to explore the best of Sedona, including sacred rock formations, energy vortexes, stunning vistas and other spiritual sites. We will stay at the amazing Grace Grove Retreat Center in Cornville to enjoy daily yoga classes and shamanic workshops and ceremonies.

Located on 25 acres, Grace Grove is an organically elegant retreat center. Features include a private outdoor sauna, certified organic mattresses, Oak Creek waterfront, trails, fireplace, & volleyball court, roof top deck for star gazing, Yoga Barn w/wood burning stove. Five-star rated on Airbnb, the property is secluded behind an electronic gate and only 20 minutes from Sedona. An oasis in the desert, Grace Grove is an inviting place to enjoy docile wildlife and lush green landscape next to the rushing waters of Oak Creek.

  • 6 Days/5 Nights at the lovely Grace Grove Retreat Center, Cornville, AZ
  • Airport Transfers and Private Van on all Excursions in Sedona
  • Yoga Classes, Shamanism Workshops & Ceremonies
  • Excursions to Powerful Energy Vortexes, Stunning Vistas, Spiritual Sites and Unique Cultural Attractions
  • Vegetarian, Ayurvedic Meals prepared by our Private Chef

 

For registration, flight info and payment details, contact

Joyce (860)675-9706, jsgermaine@aol.com 

 

Joyce St. Germaine, M.S. Ed, CHt., RYT-200

Joyce is a Certified Shamanic & Shapeshifting Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapist & Past Life Regressionist, Spiritual Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher, Intuitive Reader, Artist, Art Teacher and TV Show Host and Producer. Highly trained in various Shamanic traditions, she blends the teachings of many cultures in traditional and non-traditional ways.  Joyce brings over 40 years of teaching experience into her private practice, offering services and instruction to all types of learners and all levels of experience. Joyce will offer daily group activities designed to celebrate and deepen our connection with “All That Is”. She has taught Shamanism, Yoga, Art and Spiritual Studies throughout the US, in Canada, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica and Italy. Joyce is owner of The Sacred Journey Center for Spiritual Studies in Burlington, CT.

www.thesacredjourney.biz                              jsgermaine@aol.com                                     (860) 675-9706


Yoga & Shamanism Retreat 

“Shedding Layers” at The Sanctuary
at Two Rivers in Cabuya, Costa Rica

 with Yoga and Meditation Instructor, Kristin Cork of Be Yoga in Avon
and Shamanic Practitioner, Joyce St. Germaine of The Sacred Journey
No prior shamanism or yoga experience is needed.
Join two award-winning, dynamic instructors, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Kristin Cork and Shamanic Practitioner, Joyce St. Germaine to experience shamanic ceremonies, journeying, meditation, and all-levels yoga practice which focus on increasing vitality, decreasing fatigue, and sustaining balanced energies in body, mind, and spirit.. No prior shamanism or yoga experience is needed.

Walk into the jungle with Kristin and Joyce and dive inside, reconnect to yourself, move, meditate, journey, participate in sacred ceremonies, and explore the landscape within and around ourselves, whether on the beautiful yoga pagoda decks, in your exquisite treehouse, by the pool, the two rivers, or the waterfalls.

Experience the magic of The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, a private, 40-acre, eco-resort off the grid, nestled between two rivers on the southernmost tip of the Nicoya peninsula of Costa Rica. Hiking 20 minutes from the ocean, you will cross rivers, meet the jungle, and experience the layers of life sliding off your back. Bright blue butterflies, birds, monkeys, and more to gaze at… daily meditation, yoga, shamanic journeying, ceremonies, hiking to sacred waterfalls, swimming in the Pacific, relaxing in garden hammocks. Sound incredible? It is! And wait until we eat…each meal better than the last with gourmet, award-winning, vegetarian, and gluten-free cuisine. Wine is included with dinner, if desired.

Your Retreat Includes:

  • 7 days/6 nights in in a modern, Zen jungle loft treehouse set amongst picturesque tropical gardens with observation decks, hammocks, and jungle vistas. All rooms have private bathrooms, double sinks, and waterfall showers.
  • 3 incredible meals per day, artistic and gourmet, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free cuisine. Meals are designed around the seasons using ayurvedic principles while incorporating the best and freshest local ingredients, herbs and spices, all organic produce from local Costa Rican family farms. Wine with dinner if desired
  • *Daily morning yoga practice and meditation for all levels with Kristin
  • *Daily late afternoon or evening shamanism activities, workshops, and ceremonies for all levels with Joyce
  • Waterfall wellness ritual led by Liz Lindh, an empowering adventure including a full-body cleansing and exfoliating treatment using indigenous fruits, flowers, oils and herbs, a guided river hike, optional waterfall climb, meditation, sacred mineral pool plunge and healing self-massage with jungle flower infused fresh pressed coconut oil.
  • An evening sound healing gong bath to enjoy a transcendent experience to balance, ground, relax, nourish, and cleanse in the powerful jungle air.
  • Unlimited access to yoga pavilion and screened-in meditation rooms.
  • 40 acres of private and to explore with hiking and walking paths, waterfalls, and rivers to enjoy.
  • Coral lined saltwater pool.
  • Hammock snoozing, bird and butterfly watching, and amazing stargazing!
  • Costa Rica taxes of 23% included

* On excursion days, the schedule will change

Additional Costs:

  • Airfare to and from Costa Rica. Flight from San Jose to Tambor Airstrip, airport transfers to and from The Sanctuary, taxi from airstrip to The Sanctuary, and ground transportation, gratuities for staff (suggested $10 per person per night), optional excursions, and required travel insurance, and any Covid-related costs associated with traveling. Ask us about suggested flights.
Optional Activities: 

  • Zip Lining Adventure, Santa Teresa Beach Excursion, Shopping in Montezuma, Sanctuary Wellness Spa Services, and more!

 

The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is highly rated by Vegetarian Times, New York Times, Self Magazine, Fitness Magazine, and Yoga Journal. MINDBODYGREEN.COM ranks it as “#1 in the Five Amazing Yoga Getaways in the World”! Please visit www.thesanctuarycostarica.com