Journey to Heart Center

A Blissful 3-Day Yoga Retreat for Women Seeking Inner Peace in Costa Rica


Join us in Pilas, Alajuela región, Costa Rica 


Retreat Dates:
April 25-27, 2024
May 30 – June 1, 2024
June 27-29, 2024

Girls trips boost your well being, build bonds and enhance your overall well being.

Grab your girlfriends and book a Retreat together, Now!

Escape the chaos of everyday life and embark on a transformative journey to rediscover your inner harmony and reconnect with your heart’s true essence.

We Invite you to come away and finally “GET IT TOGETHER”
Explore a complete holistic experience, a place to just stop and think and feel…
to gain clarity about what you really want to explore in your life.

Discover how to easily integrate a Holistic lifestyle into your current life with a tribe of like minded supportive women who may turn into your biggest fans and lifelong friends.

Lux Life Retreats were created to show you the way back to your base, that glowing self that brings the world to you, rather than you having to reach for it.


When you get clear on what you want, you tap into your courage & connect with your inner wisdom so that you can have confidence, fulfillment and better relationships.

Women who have been through our programs leave with clarity and the ability to integrate healthier habits & make better choices.

Discover how to shift your perspective, and lay the groundwork to the path you want to most explore in your life.

The teachings you’ll encounter during the weekend in Costa Rica are based on insights gained from 25 years of study and exploration.


By the end of this retreat, you’ll finally understand SELF LOVE, COMPASSION FOR YOURSELF AND ACCEPTANCE

and gain deep conviction to create the life you desire and deserve!!

Ahhh - Connecting To The Rhythms of Nature Feels So Right.

  • Reconnect with nature in beautiful lodgings surrounded by the incredible mountain side in the Central Valley in Costa Rica.
  • Delicious meals with our Farm-to-Table experience.
  • Guided morning breath work & meditations
  • Personal Development Workshops
  • Group work to cleanse your negative thoughts for deeper self connection, clarity and goal setting so that you can show up in your fullest potential.
  • Daily movement to build body awareness and mind connection.
  • Quiet time for personal reflection and journalling.
  • Community building to feel supported and make lifelong friendships.

OH – The Flavours !


Get excited for our curated menu of mouthwatering traditional Costa Rican dishes highlighting the flavors of the region. You’ll be delighted by the beauty and flavors of each uniquely designed meal. We believe that food is an essential part of our retreat so the chef has created dishes that will nourish your body, spirit and taste buds!

As you savor each bite, you will be blown away by the stunning views from our mountain side dining area. Fresh morning breezes, Scarlett Macaws and beautiful sunsets are all included! 

All meals will include options for different dietary needs. Vegetarian, vegan, grain free, gluten free, dairy free?

We’ve got you!

This retreat is designed to fill up your entire being!


This retreat is designed to nourish your body each and every day!
Morning sunrises overlooking the mountain side will help open, support and ground you for the day ahead. 
You will be nourished with delicious, healthy authentic local cuisine.
 You can lounge as desired by the relaxing  pool or have a siesta on your own lounger.
Take advantage of the pampering services with a healing massage?!


Imagine several days without a to do list of tasks – this is time for you to focus solely on yourself.

You will be challenged and inspired with powerful coaching questions and activities.

Being immersed in another culture may open your mind beyond the status quo as you experience Costa Rica.

You’ll have engaging conversations with like-minded women who are all gathering for the same purpose.

Daily circle time will allow you to drop into your heart and access your deeper emotions in a safe space for women (this magic doesn’t usually happen in our everyday busy lives!).
You’ll have the spaciousness to listen to your heart and what she truly wants you to know.
There will be plenty of  time to nurture yourself through rest, massage, alone time and even some delicious intentional silence.
Be deeply seen and heard by women who want to connect with you at a soul level, who want to witness your most authentic emotions.


Fill and overflow your cup with connection to your wisest self who truly holds all of your answers.

Enjoy sacred circle, ritual and co-create ceremonies in the gorgeous natural environment of Costa Rica.

Experience a mystical, local Blue Falls that purifies you inside and out in an extraordinary place filled with magic. (personal day trips available)

Allow the peacefulness, serenity and breathtaking sunsets to infuse your spirit.


Your Retreat Benefits​

You’ve authentically shared your truth and you’ve been seen and heard by other intuitive women. 

​You’ve absorbed the deep wisdom of the group so you can finally feel worthy of self-love and acceptance.  

​You’ve connected to your wise leader within and you KNOW you’ll use her wisdom to guide you in your relationships, work and home life.  

​You put yourself first and make time in your life to go within and nourish your soul. HOORAY! You are at the top of the list where you belong. 

​You committed to your dreams and goals. Period.

No more playing small!

​You’ve learned to dance with your inner critic so you can stop letting that voice run your life.

Fun, joy and laughter have returned to your spirit and your zest for life is overflowing.

This profound transformation will bless your life, your family and all of your relationships. Many will wonder where this determination and radiance are coming from.  

The possibilities are endless.

This journey is ABSOLUTELY for you if:

You want to take charge of your life and your mindset

You are craving rest and need to recharge away from your busy life

You are open to being vulnerable with other women to grow, connect & learn

It’s time to put yourself first and get clarity on your goals and dreams

The idea of this journey and adventure makes you both excited and nervous

You are secretly (or not so secretly) wanting more sacred energy in your life

You are ready to get clarity and embrace your self worth 

This journey is NOT for you if:

You aren’t willing to try new things

You’re not interested in doing your inner work 

You don’t want to challenge your limiting beliefs/inner critics

You aren’t willing to cry, get real and share your feelings with others

You’d rather stay stuck and exhausted

Extras Services

There is limited booking for some services

 Massage 60 minutes

Coaching Call – 45 minutes of 1:1 time with Penny Hounsome or Lisa Balsdon

Make your own Mala/Bracelet as a wonderful souvenir


What’s Included

The teachings and carefully curated embodiment practices you’ll encounter during these 3 days soothe your inner critic so you can feast on the riches inside and feel truly free inside your spirit.

(*no previous experience with any of the modalities is necessary)!

3 powerful days of sacred circles and coaching, guided meditations, ceremonies + lots of deep connections and laughter all week!

2 nights of luxury accommodation at Honey Bee BnB – a fabulous mountainside retreat spot with amazing Sunrise and Sunset views overlooking the valley.

All meals-  delicious sunset dinners,  healthy lunches and  yummy breakfasts

 morning movement or yoga classes to start the day off just right

2 experienced soulful facilitators to hold the space for this kick ass journey! mystical experience .


What’s NOT Included:

  • Your round-trip airfare from home
  • Souvenir shopping, spa services, taxis, laundry.
  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance (STRONGLY recommended)
  • Transportation to and from airport 


Arrive at San Jose International Airport on the first day of the Retreat. We will be welcoming guests as early as  9:00 am and depart on the last day by 6:00 pm. 



Please do NOT make any travel arrangements until you receive your confirmation from Penny & Lisa.


WE ARE your hosts for this magical event

and also long-time besties who are both known for being soulful,

wise, fierce, fun and we love great hugs!



WE SUPPORT women to find their voice, power and clarity, to examine old patterns and create new value-based behaviors, to speak their truth and access their authentic inner wise woman – in sacred, safe, healing spaces together with other women.

WE BRING  25 years of commitment to our own self-awareness and growth. As experienced facilitators & coaches we passionately pass along what we’ve learned by guiding hundreds of women through their own journeys.

WE KNOW that when women gather with open hearts, curiosity, authenticity and intention, we can create lasting changes. Women create magic simply by showing up in their truth.  

WE DESIGNED this transformational retreat for YOU as we’ve both been challenged by a lack of clarity, inner critic BS, not putting ourselves first and the self-sabotage trap. How amazing would it be to free yourself  and commit to what you really want and crave?

WE BELIEVE in you having, being and creating a life that you truly love! Our commitment to transformation with humor and joy is what keeps us together and what sets us apart. This kind of connection is a rare gift from the Universe and we’re committed to sharing it with as many women as possible.

Join us!

Take a tour of the Honey Bee

The Honey Bee is a quiet and serene space for our retreats.

 $650 USD ($875.00 CDN) for the shared space.

There are limited Private Rooms available. Contact us @

[email protected]


April 25-27, 2024

May 30-June 1, 2024

June 27-29, 2024

Cancellation Policy

Payment due in full at time of registration. 

Any cancellation made less than 30 days before the event will result in a loss of 50% of the trip fee. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do so you will be refunded in full). We reserve the right to determine if you are a good fit for this trip (if not, your funds will be refunded in full). Reservations must be paid in full.  

​Trip cancellation insurance is ALWAYS recommended whenever making travel plans.  You can use any online  company and choose from several policy options.

This cancellation policy is firm therefore please do NOT make any travel arrangements until you receive your registration confirmation from Penny & Lisa.