Retreats

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If youโ€™re a driven and ambitious woman who is seeking to create balance, let go of self judgments, and create daily rituals that will strengthen your connection with yourself and others, join us for a transformational retreat in San Jose del Cabo where you will walk away with clarity, confidence, and serenity.


The sun rises, creating magnificent rays and arrangements of colors as it casts upon the ocean.  Youโ€™re awakened by the sound of nature, stepping out your door you’ll smell the soft scent of jasmine, and your attention will be drawn to flowers blooming, full of color.


Imagine sitting in your favorite spot, the warmth of the sun wrapping your body, with a gentle breeze keeping your cool, as you indulge in your favorite book, no interruptions.  Just time by yourself doing whatever it is you desire, no expectations from others.  With a quick glance to the left youโ€™ll see the picturesque pacific ocean and to the right glorious mountains.


Time to connect with your new friends, who you find comforting as they embrace your true nature, may that be with shared laughter, tears, movement, or even silence.  They accept you with no judgements or expectations.  You are, just who you are.

A glimpse of all the retreat center has to offer including gardens, pool, and quiet places to sit and watch nature unfold in front of you.

A quiet space overlooking the ocean perfect for contemplation, meditation, and introspection.

One dining area looking over the property and out beyond to the vibrate blue pacific ocean.
A quiet comfortable space filled with glass hears that represent the love and compassion that we should show ourselves and others.

Your tummy rumbles as time nears towards the next meal, delightful fragrances come from the open kitchen, you’re treated with a meal that is both appealing to the eye, and the belly, full of colors, textures, nutrients, and something to satisfy every taste fresh from the garden.


You settle into the perfect cozy spot made just for you, ready to sit in stillness, to focus on your deepest desires, barriers that restrict you from moving forward, and contemplate the next step you must take to return prepared to live the life you have always dreamed of.


You participate in a healing Ayurveda spa treatment where you are supported in letting go, freeing up, relaxing into, that one thing that you have been struggling to let go of.

Here are just some of the amazing benefits you’ll receive…

On this serene week-long retreat, through guided meditation, and special ceremonies designed to let go of regrets and negative thoughts, you’ll learn how to change your mindset creating inner peace and focus every day to come.

On your journey, through connecting with nature, spending quiet time alone, away from electronics, and pampering yourself, you’ll learn ways to simply note self-doubt while quickly shifting it to self-love, letting go of those feelings of guilt, while embracing those of worth.

A beautiful view of the property with pool, walking paths, gardens, and quiet spaces to rest.

On this pivotal retreat, you will recharge, and transform through eating wholesome foods, moving your body, freeing stored negative energy, and challenging yourself to dive into old, embedded beliefs. You’ll learn ways to create everyday habits that align with what you truly want from this day forward.

On this rejuvenating retreat, through learning techniques designed to help you celebrate yourself, recognize all your magnificent accomplishments, and accept yourself to the core.  You’ll learn to let go of self judgements and feelings of not being enough once and for all.

You will dine in nature with vibrant flowers, sound of hummingbirds flying by, and the smell of jasmine.
Beautifully designed room for ultimate relaxation with views of the ocean and mountains.

The Serene Venue

The moment you enter the gates of Rukhsana’s Wellness and Heavenly retreat center youโ€™ll be surrounded by tropical flowers blooming, native fruits ripening, a gentle warm breeze, and a sense of calmness and peace.  Your senses will be drawn to the natural beauty that exist, and the serenity that comes from just being.

Youโ€™ll be drawn to beautiful water features that encourage you to be present, to just listen to the sounds of nature as they gurgle, bubble, and flow.

Youโ€™ll notice seating areas, in open garden spaces, that will embrace your presence and allow you to be still, one with yourself or with others if you so choose.

Looking out off the balcony at the majestic pacific ocean watching the sun rise.

As you enter your room, youโ€™ll notice they have paid close attention to every detail.  Luxurious bedding, Spanish tile work, large windows for natural light, air conditioning in every room, everything you need to rest, relax, and gain clarity.

Youโ€™ll be encouraged to explore the meditation room, yoga room, library, and pool to find spaces to rest your mind, release your tension, and gain connection with yourself.

 As you walk the grounds youโ€™ll find surprises around every corner, from a beautiful perfectly designed labyrinth, there to ease your mind, to a reflexology walking path, there to release tensions in your body.  Theyโ€™ve thought of every detail to ensure you’re well cared for.

Every morning youโ€™ll have the chance to watch the sun rise off the ocean with a beautiful array of colors, and in the evening the sun sets over the mountains, both of which you can view from many spaces on the property.

palm heart tacos with avocado sauce

Delicious Cuisine

Youโ€™ve just completed yoga and your stomach is rumblingโ€ฆ You step out of the studio, pulled by enticing smells emanating from the open kitchen. Once there youโ€™re presented with a variety of deliciousness, a meal made to satiate the senses while also supporting all aspects of your health through foods carefully chosen to provide optimal nutrition while aiding in digestion and detoxification.

One of my favorite dishes includes palm heart tacos, crispy, savory, drizzled with a cilantro cream, served with savory pinto beans, and fresh crisp salad.  Your senses will be pleasantly surprised as you are presented with a beautiful arrangement of foods full of colors, shapes, textures, and tastes. 

We will take time to practice mindful eating throughout the week strengthening the minds ability to recognize when the belly is full. Mindful eating helps us recognize patterns and beliefs we hold with food, and encourages stronger digestion.

Arshad and Sameena take great pride and pleasure in ensuring their guests are perfectly pleased with every meal providing an array of creative vegetarian entrees, a little something for everyone.  Their cooking has been highlighted in local magazines, and it is not uncommon for guests to ask if they have created a cookbook.  You are sure to be satisfied and pleased with every meal.

Vibrant greens, fresh cut strawberries, red onions, and candied pecans make the perfect healthy salad.

What to Expect on Your Healing and Transformational Experience

From the moment you enter the property your sole purpose will be to relax, rejuvenate, connect to yourself, and gain clarity on goals and next steps.  Every activity is designed to help you accomplish this.

We will start every morning with meditation for the purpose of gaining clarity, clearing the mind, connecting to breath, reducing anxiety, and releasing stored emotions.  It is through meditation that we will establish the mindset for the dayโ€™s activities.

Yoga will be provided twice a day to support strengthening the connection between body and mind. It will be through focused breath, intentional movement, and awareness of physical and emotional connections, where you will have an opportunity to ground and reestablish a relationship with thy self.

The buddha sits in the distance reminding us to be still and present.

Group sessions will provide space, time, and opportunity to explore beliefs that keep you in your box, reflect on values and desires, explore barriers that prevent you from taking that step you so desire, and develop skills and strategies for you to take home and implement in the form of daily rituals.

Each afternoon you will have free time to rest, reflect, seek clarity, walk the grounds, sit in nature, swim in the saltwater pool, receive an amazing treatment from the spa, or venture into town as you so choose.

This is your retreat, a time to withdrawal to a place of safety. A place to explore and find comfort in yourself and in connecting with the tiny spaces of the world around you.

Looking out from the top deck onto the pool, with the ocean and mountains in the background.
Imagine yourself walking upon a perfectly set labyrinth clearing your mind along the way.

Whatโ€™s included:

  • Pre-retreat call both with me and with group
  • 6 nights in a beautiful retreat center designed to comfort your soul
  • 6 Fruit platter breakfasts
  • 5 Mouthwatering brunches
  • 6 Dinners that will appease every taste bud while healing your body
  • Access to the yoga center, meditation room, and salt water pool
  • Up to 9 guided yoga classes
  • Up to 5 guided meditation sessions
  • 2 hour Ayurveda cooking class
  • Group activities designed to relax, bring clarity, and focus
Your off to Cabo flying just above the clouds on a beautiful sunny day.

Whatโ€™s NOT Included:

  • Your round-trip airfare from home
  • Transportation by taxi to and from the retreat center from airport
  • Personal phone calls, spa services, taxis, and laundry.
  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance
The palm trees reach high in the sky gently blowing in the warm breeze.

Bonusesโ€ฆWhatโ€™s Also Included

20-minute pre-retreat call with me to answer questions, explore intentions, and desires of retreat

You will have an opportunity to get to know other participants prior to the retreat by participating in a pre-retreat call.  You will have an opportunity to share about yourself, learn about others, and share any set intentions for your week away in paradise.

In addition, you will be invited to be a part of a Facebook group, only for those that have attended a retreat with me.  The focus is on connecting and supporting each other in maintaining clarity and taking action in achieving personal goals.  This group is there to support, gently hold accountable, encourage, and share knowledge and experiences to help each other grow in reaching our highest potential.

Sara DeVaney is a LCSW and transformational coach.

About me:

It is my strongest belief that change is possible, that we control our destiny, that we are not trapped in the outcomes of the past but that every day brings an opportunity to create a new and different you. 

I believe this because I have lived it. Growing up in a home where there was abuse, neglect, addiction, trauma, and criminal activity, which was generational, I saw what was possible when people decided to make different choices. I learned that choices really do matter. That when we choose to do those things that are truly hard we are rewarded. I have also learned that so much goes into the choices we make. For myself, and so many others I have worked with, looking at core beliefs, defense mechanism, and the why we do the things we do, brings great understanding. With awareness and understanding brings the ability to create change. We store our experiences physically, which is why incorporating meditation, yoga, and mindfulness are such powerful tools. Developing daily rituals and habits is the only way to create long lasting change.

It is my passion and desire to help others create their own ideal vision of self and life, to break down barriers, to set goals, and to create a step-by-step plan to achieve whatever it is you so desire.

At my center, I am a healer and guide. For over 20 years, I have honed my clinical skills in mental health, treating a variety of conditions as a highly trained and licensed clinical social worker in both Oregon and Washington. Through this work, I have been honored to witness and assist numerous individuals in addressing their challenges to facilitate personal growth.

More than a therapist, I am a mother of two teenagers, daughter, wife, and a woman who strives to live my best life every single day. It is going through my own trials and tribulations that I came to recognize the importance of establishing a vision for oneโ€™s life, letting go of self-doubt, expectations placed on you from others, and that staying true to yourself is the best thing you can do, not only for yourself, but for otherโ€™s you treasure and love. Valuing yourself, honoring your true nature, and being authentic in what one desires most allows one to be present, focused, and connected. It is with self-reflection, hard work, creating daily habits, and consistently challenging myself that I have been able to develop a life that is truly remarkable.

Sara DeVaney doing the extended warrior pose looking out onto the ocean.

 

Not sure if this trip is for you?
Please make an appointment to chat with me to review all the glorious details.

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