Costa Rica Women’s Retreat: February 2019

 Relax, Restore, & Renew Women’s Retreat

Mindful Movement for Self-Regulation

with Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT and Larry Cammarata, Ph.D.

Sunday, February 24 to Saturday, March 2, 2019

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THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM 


Mindful Movement for Self-Regulation with Dr. Larry Cammarata

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to  sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 9 continuing education hours upon completing this program.

This educational program integrates the application of mindfulness, mindful movement, and body awareness in the treatment of medical and psychological disorders. The skill of enhanced body awareness can support the presence of both client and clinician. Mindful movement can add dynamism and energy to the treatment process, literally “moving” our clients towards the experience of wholeness while facilitating embodied insight.  We will examine mindfulness, mindful movement, and body-oriented strategies designed to facilitate self-regulation, mood stabilization, and enhanced concentration. The application of mindful movement and body-oriented interventions in the treatment of various psychological disorders will also be covered.

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:  

Describe the essential elements that define mindfulness.

List the key components of mindful movement.                                          

Summarize the status of current research in the field of mindful movement.                                                                                   

Assess how the practice of mindful movement can be applied in the treatment of psychological disorders.                                                                               

Define self-regulation and mindful movement, explaining their relationship to one another.                                                                                                            

Explain how acceptance-based interventions such as self-compassion meditation complement mindfulness-based interventions.                            

List the benefits of mindful movement and body-awareness practices in the context of mindfulness-based therapy.                                             

Explain why mindfulness is not always sufficient to reduce suffering and distress.


Yoga Platform Sugar Beach

In addition to the educational program described above, this uplifting retreat is designed to support and inspire women in living a mindful life with a focused mind, open heart, and a relaxed, joyful body. You are invited to explore the art of self-care through: gentle yoga, mindful movement, and mindfulness meditation. You will learn the art and science of sleep health, and enjoy time for deep relaxation in nature. Your senses will be enhanced by: delicious cuisine, taking leisurely walks along the beach, and experiencing the sights and sounds of nature. You will learn how to restore your energy and balance your inner strength while cultivating kindness, gentleness, and equanimity. 

Restaurant Sugar Beach


Sugar Beach Resort is located within a secluded cove in Guanacaste province on 24 acres of natural beauty. This area of Costa Rica is known for long days of sunshine, beautiful beaches, wildlife, and clean, warm water. Practice yoga and qigong in the open-air pavilion overlooking the Pacific. 



Master Suite Sugar Beach





Enjoy swimming right outside of your accommodation. Awaken to the sounds of the exotic birds and howler monkeys. 








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Experience captivating sunsets on the beach.










Retreat Includes:

Beautiful accommodations at the Sugar Beach Resort Villa

Yoga and qigong classes with Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT

Mindful movement for self-regulation: Mindfulness and mindful movement classes with Dr. Larry Cammarata 

Breakfast and dinner

Visits to local beaches

Sailing excursion that includes snorkeling

Local hikes

Optional massages

Round-trip transportation from Liberia, Costa Rica to Sugar Beach Resort (approx. 90 minutes each way).

7.5 CE credits for massage therapists through NCBTMB.

For qualified health professionals who complete the educational program, a total of 9 CE credits are offered to Professional Counselors, LCSWs, Licensed Psychologists, and Registered Nurses. It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. 

Questions? Email Linda Cammarata


Retreat Fee, Registration, and Contact Information

$ 2450 (USD check, per person, double occupancy, airfare not included).                                                          Single Occupancy Fee: $ 2850. (USD check; space is limited for single occupancy)

$ 2550 (USD credit card, per person, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Registration and Contact Information: Please email Linda Cammarata to register prior to submitting your payment, to ensure that there is space available. After registering, you may pay by credit card by clicking on the "Pay Now" button below. 

Phone: 828-712-8421 


"I have referred about 4 people so far, to your website, telling them about…the retreats I have attended, as well as, about the others offered. You and Linda have created something truly rare, and deeply valuable. It can help change an individual’s entire way of being in the world. And, oh does the world need many more of us. After learning Qigong at the retreat, I am in love with Qigong. I realize my sense of time, while in Sugar Beach, was so present. I never thought about how many days were left, or what life would be after—I was just there-—with myself and each of the individuals in our group. Thank you again for such a beautiful experience." 

C.C., psychotherapist, CA


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Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT & Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. have been teaching mindful movement practices for over 20 years. Linda is a Registered Nurse and Registered Yoga Teacher who specializes in the healing benefits of yoga, qigong, and meditation as applied to self-regulation for stress, mood, and sleep management. Her classes are uplifting and supportive. Larry is a clinical psychologist practicing in Asheville, North Carolina who specializes in mindfulness-based psychotherapy and education. He is a co-author of a book entitled, A Year of Living Mindfully: 52 Quotes & Weekly Mindfulness Practices. His work on mindful movement was presented at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He is an instructor of Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and Qigong who has received advanced training in China and in the US. Both Linda and Larry teach at yoga teacher training programs and have facilitated international mindfulness-oriented retreats for several years.

  


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