Costa Rica Self-Love Retreat with

See the power of community, connection, and adventure while cultivating unconditional self-love...



December 7-12, 2022

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Join us on this magical 6-day retreat where you will fall in love with yourself…over and over again.

You are DONE struggling with self-love and you’re READY to start creating confidence in all areas of your life

There’s no better way to cultivate self-love than to form a sisterhood in a sacred, supportive, and accepting environment. 

This retreat is for you if…

Traveling to new places, experiencing new cultures, and stepping outside your comfort zone EXCITES you

You yearn to bond with genuine, like-minded women and make friends who really appreciate you for who you are

if this is you, fill out an application!

You aren’t willing to let your guard down, break your heart open, and challenge your deepest insecurities. My tools have helped thousands of women feel empowered and love themselves unconditionally...but they don’t work unless you do!

This retreat is not for you if…

You’re only interested in checking Costa Rica off your bucket list, but don’t care about doing deep emotional work, challenging your comfort zone, and connecting with others

You have unmanaged mental health concerns such as severe homesickness, social anxiety, an eating disorder, or depression. Although this experience will be incredibly healing, it is not made for mental health treatment of any sort. By joining the self-love retreat, we all promise to hold a safe, non-triggering space for ourselves and others.

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december 7-12, 2022


An immersive self-love retreat in Costa Rica filled with transformational body-image, confidence and self-love workshops, excursions out in nature, sisterhood bonding, and relaxation!


YOU, your retreat leader Mary, and a community of 20 retreat sisters

What’s my investment?

The investment starts at $3,250 USD depending on the accommodation option and payment plan chosen. This includes everything besides airfare and optional services such as photoshoots and massages.

What’s included?


Because you’re worthy of immersing yourself in self-love and going on an adventure-filled retreat of a lifetime!!

5-night accommodations at our eco-luxury retreat venue, a 22-acre jungle oasis
Daily self-love workshops and integration with Mary
1:1 private coaching session upon sign-up
Transportation to/ from the airport via private plane
Ayurvedic plant-based meals, snacks, and desserts ;)
Daily excursions and activities
Classes with guest teachers (yoga, movement, etc)
Option to book a massage, spa treatment, or photoshoot with Mary's photographer
An immersive, expansive, and extraordinary self-love retreat of a lifetime!

6 days of self-love, baby!

8 am

morning yoga class followed by nourishing breakfast

A day in the life of a

retreat sister

9 am

transformational, self-love workshop with Mary

12 pm

plant-based lunch made by our amazing retreat chef

1 pm

hiking to a breathtaking waterfall and swimming in it

4 pm

spa treatment, massages, or self-love photoshoot session 

6 pm

sunset dinner (and dessert!) with your retreat sisters

7 pm

sacred sharing circle (Mary’s personal favorite part)

8 pm

embodied dance ceremony with a master movement practitioner

9 pm

stargazing and bonding with your retreat sisters

Other activities at the Costa Rica Self-Love Retreat may include classes led by guest teachers, indigenous rituals, beach time, city tours, bonfires, R&R and so much more!

I have already recommended Mary's retreat to every woman in my life and will continue to do so! This retreat was truly life changing. Hands down the best investment I've ever made in myself.

- Carleen Hoover, Spain Retreat Sister

the retreat includes…

- Transformational self-love workshops focusing on healing body-image struggles, building self-confidence and creating the life you dream of
- Daily self love rituals that you’ll practice forever
- Body-image tools that’ll help heal your relationship with food and your body
- Movement activities to let loose & connect with your body to your body's sensuality
- Meditative yoga that connects you to your body and clears your mind 
- Waterfall hikes through the jungle
- Nightly sharing circles around a bonfire
- Beach time- relax, recharge, and reconnect 
- Optional massages or spa treatments to treat yourself
- Optional professional photoshoot- feel empowered and capture the moment

Did we mention that we are staying at the luxurious …

“Imiloa is a place where you can reconnect with the childlike wonder inside of you. Think about your favorite book when you were 7 or 8 years old… the hero of that book is who you get to become at Imiloa. Transformation ought to be playful and profound and in service to communities beyond just your own. That is the Hero’s Journey, after all.”

- The Imiloa Institute

What our self-love retreat sisters are saying …


Sharon; 55

Justina; 21

Iliana; 30

Alice; 29

Leslie-Anne; 34


Click on a name below to read our retreat sisters' experience.

“I was struggling with my body image and doing things for other people before consulting with my own needs. Mary’s workshops helped me realize what I really wanted and needed by accessing my subconscious needs.It is easy to hate on ourselves, but it’s harder to work through our problems.

Now, I am excited to use my newfound beliefs, my self-love promise, and to set intentions daily, monthly, and for my life. I know that I am deserving of the self-love and respect that I so freely give to others.”

Master’s in Psychology student, Sedona Self-Love Retreat Sister


I was struggling with my body image and doing things for other people before consulting with my own needs. 

“I’ve been told I am some pretty appalling things… “fat.” “disgusting,” not worthy of love, etc… BUT being in Bali amongst some of the strongest and most resilient women I’ve ever met has taught me that other people’s beliefs don’t define who I am. I will forever be grateful to Mary for organizing this self-love retreat to help the 16 of us collectively heal and eventually overcome our traumas, whatever they may be. This has been the most emotional, yet joyful week of my life!

Esthetician, Mom, Bali Self-Love Retreat Sister


This has been the most emotional, yet joyful week of my life!

“Before the self-love retreat Mary hosted in Sedona, there’s been a lot of negative talk in my life the past 3 years as I’ve gone through my divorce. The constant messages of “I am enough”, reminders to love myself and have compassion on myself have helped me so much. Now, I feel more grounded. I respect myself more. I won’t give of myself to anyone who doesn’t deserve me.”

Physical Therapist, Mom, Sedona Self-Love Retreat Sister


I feel more grounded. I respect myself more.

“Mary’s self-love retreat showed me how much I was struggling with hanging onto the past…heartbreaks, family struggles, inner battles, etc. What helped me the most was doing group activities where we all contributed and we finally felt that none of us were alone in our struggles. Now, I’m happy to say that I am setting myself free!”

Business student, Sedona Self-Love Retreat Sister


I’m happy to say that I am setting myself free!

“I am so thankful for this week of experiences that gave me the space, strength, and support to truly let go of some shit that was buried so deep, but yet still affecting my daily thoughts and actions. I cried so many tears that I genuinely thought I was done with, but this time instead of crying from sadness and pain, the tears brought me cleansing, peace, and clarity. Self-love is magic!!”

Social Worker, Mom, Bali Self-Love Retreat Sister


instead of crying from sadness and pain, the tears brought me cleansing, peace, and clarity.

“I was struggling with my family, work, life, and how “me” fits into all of that. The entire self-love retreat process helped me because each activity was intentionally geared towards transforming inner struggles into inner peace and learning how to deal with daily issues that we all go through.”

Nurse Practitioner, Mom, Sedona Self-Love Retreat Sister


I was struggling with my family, work, life, and how “me” fits into all of that.

“If someone is thinking about joining the retreat, I would tell them to take the leap of faith. I’m glad that I did. Investing in yourself is important, even though it might feel scary… If there’s something that’s making you think you want to come, listen to that voice because I’m definitely glad that I did.”

Actor, Mom, San Diego Self-Love Retreat Sister


If someone is thinking about joining the retreat, I would tell them to take the leap of faith.

After healing my body, mind, and spirit, I started traveling to breathtaking places to host my worldwide women’s self-love retreats (Bali, Sedona, Spain, Costa Rica, you name it!) so that you too can connect with like-minded women, heal body-image struggles, cultivate true self-love and create the life you’ve always dreamed of. I love sharing my heart with you through my writings, videos, and social media platforms - connect with me via @maryscupofteaa on Instagram! 

Today, I am the host of the Mary’s Cup of Tea podcast, author of The Gift of Self-Love, and creator of worldwide self-love retreats. 

But it wasn’t so long ago that I had no idea what self-love was and the thought of loving myself scared the shit out of me.


I’m your guiding force on this journey

During the Costa Rica Self-Love Retreat, I’ll be hosting daily workshops for you and your retreat sisters on healing body-image struggles, building self-confidence, creating your dream life, and most importantly, loving yourself, deeply, fully, unconditionally. We’ll also adventure around the Costa Rican jungle, spend intimate time with each other, and share a transformational experience of a lifetime.


MUCH love,

What's the cancellation policy?

$950 USD is non-refundable under any circumstances. If the cancellation is made at least 60 days before the start of the retreat, then you may receive the difference between the amount you paid and $950. If cancellation is made less than 60 days before the start of the retreat, then we will retain the entire amount.

Please carefully review the retreat terms and conditions found here.

Let’s cover a few FAQ’s

Is traveling to Costa Rica safe?

Costa Rica is incredibly secure; it's the top tourist destination in the world. We will be staying just outside the beach town of Dominical, nestled in the mountains. Our retreat center has a full-time staff, 24/7 security, and all the excursions we’re doing are the perfect combo of challenging, yet suitable for all fitness levels. You are in good hands!

How does the payment plan work?

We use a secure payment processor called Stripe that will reserve your spot and deduct the first payment once you press the ‘Register Now’ button. From there, the second payment will be automatically deducted 30 days after your first payment and the final payment will be deducted 30 days after that.

Note: the application fee is separate from the retreat investment.

If I have an eating disorder, can I come to the self-love retreat?

The retreat is not intended for anyone with an eating disorder or actively in recovery from an eating disorder. With that being said, your retreat sisters may have past struggles with food and body-image and thus, the retreat will hold sacred space for healing around those topics. All attendees must be emotionally aware of where they’re at in their journeys and be certain that they can maintain a safe, non-triggering space for others.

sorry, this retreat is already full

Do I need a visa or vaccines to travel to Costa Rica?

Americans do not need a visa to travel to Costa Rica. However, you must have a valid passport and a return ticket from Costa Rica. This goes for Canadian passport holders and most European countries too. Please consult your government’s website to confirm the visa requirements.

Travelers should have all routine vaccinations. Please visit, or your local government's website, and consult your physician to see which vaccines you need. Given the Covid-19 pandemic, we require ALL retreat attendees to be fully vaccinated.

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