Retreats & Trips


Yoga & Shamanism Retreat 

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

March 6-12, 2022
 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.
Free Informational Zoom Session, Thursday, January 20, 6-7 PM
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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.
Double Accommodations: $2290  per person
(each treehouse has two beds)
Single Accommodations: $3590
For more details or to save your spot, contact Kristin at  www.beyogainavon.com16 maximum participants including Joyce and Kristin; only 7 spots left!$500 non-refundable deposit due ASAP to reserve your space
$750 due December 15
Balance due January 1
Canceling will result in forfeiture of all payments unless that spot can be filled.We will be the only group at The Sanctuary. If we need to cancel the retreat due to Covid complications, it WILL be rescheduled at no additional cost.Travel insurance is required. Ask us for suggested companies.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




Contact Joyce at (860) 675-9706 or

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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.


Contact Joyce at (860) 675-9706 or

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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, 


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.                                                         (860) 675-9706