Balanced Living Retreat

Balanced Living 6- Day Costa Rica Retreat

February 2019 – TBA

If you feel like you’re living on an emotional roller coaster, you are overwhelmed with worry, you lack passion or you crave balance. If your relationships are hanging on by a string, and you do not have enough hours in the day to find a peaceful moment to yourself — then this retreat is just what you need.

Balanced living is not easy. We juggle many roles, obligations and choices throughout the day. Sometimes it takes a major setback for us to realize the importance of finding and living in balance. This retreat is designed to show you how to live effectively and efficiently in a wholehearted way.

Join Dawn James and Betty Franklin as they deliver their teachings and share their knowledge through activities and conversations that are fun and light-hearted yet thought-provoking and transformational way.The end goal: to help you embrace a healthy, balanced and abundant lifestyle.

Together we will explore the 6 F’s of balanced living: Family, Friends, Fitness, Finances, Fun, Faith



You will experience a mind-shift and heart-shift as you realize what it takes to make your life better than “good enough”, by:

Knowing, being and loving you

Identify your inherent human needs

Questioning your priorities

Learning the art of mindful living

Challenging yourself

Heart opening and energy exercises by Lightworker Dawn James

Integrated Life and Wellbeing program delivered by Author and Coach Betty Franklin

Movement exercises delivered by former Olympian Ian James

Ample personal and silent time to encourage opportunity for self-discovery, clarity, reflection and AHA’s

Each attendee will also receive a personal sound/energy healing session with Dawn (optional)

Each attendee will also receive a  coaching session with Betty (optional)



Nature excursions including a horseback riding tour to the scenic Nuayaca Waterfalls, Ziplining, Nature hike to explore the diverse flora and fauna, beach day and more.


You will come away with a deeper sense of self and a commitment to live a healthy, balanced and abundant lifestyle.

This retreat is ideal for anyone who:

  • Wants to deepen their connection to self

  • Is looking to get away from the hustle and busyness of everyday life

  • Wants to understand how to co-create positive change in their life

  • Is ready to live more consciously

  • Is open to self-discovery, trying new things and having good safe fun

Extra Extra!!

You will also receive:

A Pre-Trip Individual call – 30 minutes of 1:1 time with Dawn so she can get to know you personally and best support you on the retreat

Post-Trip Individual Call – Dawn will touch base with you for a post-trip follow up to encourage you to keep feeding your heart and soul!




  • 6 days, 5 nights at the luxurious Casa Libelula in Uvita Costa Rica


  • Delicious and nutritious gourmet meals: All refreshments, brunch/lunch and dinners made by our resort chef

  • Three guided outdoor activities to further enhance your experience of Costa Rican culture

  • Fees for all day trips and excursions

  • Welcome Wellness Goody Bag

  • Ground transportation to and from San Jose airport at the designated date and time to the Villa OR Ground transportation to/from Quepos airport on the designated date at various times.


  • Round trip airfare from home

  • Local airfare to/from San Jose to Quepos airport, if you choose that option

  • Meals off-site from the Villa

  • Souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, taxis

  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance


Dawn James is the founder of an organization dedicated to providing education, inspiration and support related to understanding and enhancing vibrational frequency for overall health and well-being. In 2003, Dawn opened her eyes and heart to the world of spirituality, higher consciousness, and vibrational frequency following a spiritual awakening and series of life-changing spiritual events and teachings. Shortly after her awakening, Dawn became a sound healer and writer. Today she shares her knowledge and her gift of healing through retreats. She is an international speaker, green living advocate and mentor.

Dawn has lectured and taught in Canada, USA, UK, Costa Rica and Mexico.She is the author of several books on conscious living and audiobooks available worldwide and on her personal website


Betty Franklin is a Mental Fitness Expert, Coach, Author and Registered Nurse. She’s passionate about helping people discover their strength, contentment and energy; to take command of their lives and to become the best they can be.

As a thought leader, Betty delivers programs focused on an integrated, positive approach to life and well-being. Her distinctive “F Words” system provides simple, yet effective strategies and tools so that participants can unearth the power and perseverance it takes to live with purpose and achieve their dreams.

Betty’s book, GUTS – Get Uncomfortable To Succeed, asks you to embrace health, balance and abundance. It offers valuable insights with a practical, down to earth approach. It is friendly, informative and well written, as it challenges and inspires. Brian Tracy, well-known author and motivational speaker observed, “GUTS shows you how to move out of your comfort zone, expand your boundaries and imagination, and achieve more than you ever thought possible.”

Today, Betty delivers a unique, proactive wellness program that focuses on mental fitness and holistic well-being to maximize personal effectiveness and enhance relationships, careers and overall contentment.