reminding you of who you be, 

so you may live your best possible life!


"Participating in the Embracing Magic Retreat changed my life.  

For me, the work started before I even left for Costa Rica, and it just kept building, peaking while I was surrounded by the sounds, energy, and vitality of the rain forest.  Joanne created such a safe, open environment - fertile ground for transformation - I felt empowered.  I became aligned and balanced with my own energy, power, and sense of calm.

A few practical notes - I found the accommodations comfortable, homey, and wonderfully immersed in the jungle.  The food was delicious, nourishing, and prepared with love. 

It's a struggle to convey in words what this retreat meant to me.  I honestly feel I came home a different person than I went.  The result: I am!

If you're on the fence about this, do it.  It was such a gift to myself."

Julie P.  (Embracing Magic 2014)

Darien, CT

  • An experience that cannot be described in advance, and will likely create a positive imprint to last a lifetime.
  • The opportunity to appreciate the rainforest and how its richness can support awakening the depths within us.
  • Nine days and eight nights outside of the "usual routine" - creating space to see things in a new way.
  • Seven days of in-person guidance and coaching, in a small group setting, with Joanne Lutz, the creator of the Embracing Magic Retreat and all of the What's Next?! Programs
  • Preparation assignments to support your growth and challenge you to approach this retreat experience (and experiences to follow) from a fresh ground.
  • A variety of practices and tools to support your ability to welcome, allow, and embrace magic.
  • (3) follow-up group phone coaching sessions after you return home.
  • An opportunity to share the experience with an intimate group of people, committed to delving to the deepest places with the intention of manifesting their most authentic selves, while embracing magic.


Your personal retreat experience is likely to begin before you ever set foot in Costa Rica - so be open to this possibility!

June 29th - Participants fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose, Costa Rica, and board a free 24 hour shuttle to the Holiday Inn Express.  Included in the price of your retreat fee are two transition overnights - this one, and the bookend, when you return to San Jose.

June 30th - Participants will be picked up at the hotel at about 10am.

June 30th - July 6th -On your ride to the coast, your invitation to allow, welcome, and embrace magic begins!  During this seven-day retreat window, you will be encouraged to be open, flexible, and curious.  Events will unfold in ways that we cannot exactly plan - that is the very nature of this experience.  To get still, hold an intention, and free yourself from the burden of attempting to control an outcome.  Through your surrender, the magic may be witnessed, enjoyed, and embraced.

July 6th - All participants will be driven back to San Jose on Monday, July 6th.  Included in the price of your retreat fee is another overnight at the Holiday Inn Express near the airport.  This is designed to support your gentle re-entry into the modern world, armed with your newly discovered tools and experiences.  We will likely arrive in San Jose between 1-2pm.  So, while it is possible to fly out this evening, you are encouraged to take this transition space to practice your new learning, before you re-encounter your known routine.

July 7th - Travel day for participants to fly home.


Register with paid deposit by November 14th save $300 - $2,295 per person

Register with paid deposit by January 14th save $150 - $2,445 per person


$2,595 per person (does not include airfare)

Registration closes April 1st or when available participant space is full.

"Save My Space" deposit due with application to secure your spot.

Balance of payment is due April 30th.

Please note, if you pay via PayPal, there is a small additional fee (about 3%).  If this is your payment method of choice, you will note the adjustment reflected in the "Buy Now" drop down menu.


The $500.00 "save my space" deposit is non-refundable.  All remaining balances are due to be paid by April 30th, and will be not be refundable for any reason after that date.  If you pay in full prior April 30th, and elect not to participate, you must submit written notice of your cancellation.  Written cancellations received prior to April 30th will be refunded all but the original "save my space" $500.00 deposit.  No refunds of any kind will be available for cancellations received on May 1st or later.

Costa Rica Retreat accepts payment in the form of cash, check (payable to Joanne Lutz - mailed to: 4 Country Club Road, Woburn, MA 01801), or credit card via PayPal.  Click for more payment information.

Still have questions?  Contact Joanne Lutz by phone: 617-827-0803 oremail

2015 Registration Information

June 29th - July 7th 2015

Registration Deadline:  April 1st