1/16 - 1/23 

2021

The Sleep

Retreat

@ Cascada Elysiana

Postponing The Sleep Retreat in 2020 was certainly unexpected. We know 2020 brought you all a lot of surprises and hope this moment finds you in good health, eager to get back on track like we are! We know you're looking forward to 2021. It will be a New Year like none other, and The Sleep Retreat will be an opportunity like none other to serve your best sleep and health, so it is important we hold a space for the retreat to take place in 2021. 

You can now save your space @ The Sleep Retreat to take place from Jan 16th thru Jan 23rd, 2021! 

Please know that we will fully refund your deposit if any circumstances surrounding Covid-19 prevent either your ability to travel or our ability to host the retreat as planned. 

Here's to a wonderful retreat and a bright sleep-filled future for all of you! May humanity be blessed!

   

- Lauren & Derek 

"Tell me and I'll forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I will learn."   -Benjamin Franklin

GET LOST IN PARADISE, FIND YOUR SLEEP

 

The Sleep Retreat @ Cascada Elysiana provides you the opportunity to heal your sleep, both now and in the future, all amidst the peace and beauty of the Costa Rican jungle.

This retreat will provide you 1 on 1 support, sleep workshops, group activities, local organic food, yoga, nightly sleep meditation sessions, and many more resources. But most of all, it will offer you the time and space to integrate it all.

By trading in everyday life for a week in Costa Rica, your body will experience the circadian reset, and your mind the conceptual change necessary to overcome insomnia.

WHO IS THIS FOR? 

 

This retreat has been carefully curated for the insomniac who has chronically struggled with sleep and feels like they are out of options. If this is you, the retreat experience will support your sleep, not just as an escape, but in transforming your relationship to sleep on the deepest level. 

You will walk away from the retreat with a new understanding of your sleep and a tool box of new skills to take into your regular life. Most important to the insomniac though, this retreat is not just a place for you to celebrate sleep, but be supported to transpire in a new way if and when sleep doesn’t go as planned. Often times these moments yield the greatest sleep victories.

This sleep retreat cannot guarantee a transformation out of insomnia, no retreat can. But it will bring you the most thoughtful experience you can find related to sleep, by two sleep experts who care deeply about insomniacs and want for them what they have experienced themselves. 

Accommodations

11/01  -  11/07

The Sleep Retreat

@ Cascada Elysiana

Deluxe Cabinas

11/01 - 11/07   '20

Double Occupancy, private washroom. Each Deluxe Cabina features two twin beds and a private washroom with a view of the bamboo forest.

Total Retreat Package:

Earlybird Offer:

$1940 USD

$1740 USD

* Earlybird deadline July 1st

Deposit:

$575 USD

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This is our most luxurious accommodation. Enjoy a view of the bamboo forest while relaxing in a hammock on the balcony​!

Mango House

11/01 - 11/07   '20

Each Mango Bedroom has a full size bed, shared balcony, shared eco toilets and shower

Total Retreat Package:

$1840 USD

Earlybird Offer:

$1640 USD

* Earlybird deadline July 1st

Deposit:

$575 USD

11/01  -  11/07

The Sleep Retreat

@ Cascada Elysiana

The Mango Cabina got it's name because it's right beside a big mango tree. The view is of the pure jungle. Beautiful and pristine!

1/5
11/01  -  11/07

The Sleep Retreat

@ Cascada Elysiana

Camp out with extra comports; a real bed and electricity. Enjoy views of the garden and jungle!

Glamping Tent

11/01 - 11/07   '20

Double Occupancy, private washroom. Each Deluxe Cabina features two twin beds and a private washroom with a view of the bamboo forest.

Total Retreat Package:

$1840 USD

Earlybird Offer:

$1640 USD

* Earlybird deadline July 1st

Deposit:

$575 USD

1/3

The Bunkhouse

11/01 - 11/07   '20

Double Occupancy, private washroom. Each Deluxe Cabina features two twin beds and a private washroom with a view of the bamboo forest.

Total Retreat Package:

$1740 USD

Earlybird Offer:

$1540 USD

* Earlybird deadline July 1st

Deposit:

$575 USD

11/01  -  11/07

The Sleep Retreat

@ Cascada Elysiana

Private sleeping area, single bed with shared eco washrooms and showers.

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Camping is also available, if interested, please send us a message to discuss!
*Deposits are non-refundable; however, if there are boarder closures or flight cancellations due to covid we will certainly offer refunds. 
11/01  -  11/07

Your

Retreat

Hosts

@ Cascada Elysiana
2020

"We are all unique and there is no one size fits all cure to insomnia. Each person's 'aha' moment will be a little different."

"The most important part of a sleep transformation can be achieved without needing to see significant improvements with sleep first."

​Derek is a sleep coach who works with insomniacs to discover their internal resistance to sleep. An insomniac of several decades himself, he used intuitive living and radical thinking to start sleeping and transform his life. 

 

Now, as a coach, he uses a deep understanding of sleep science and customizable sleep concepts to help people intuitively re-create their sleep.

Derek has developed a unique approach to sleep coaching that integrates the body, mind, and spiritual energy through one system.

Listening to the body, discovering your own patterns, and reducing stress through education are Lauren's favourite sleep tools. 

 

Lauren uses well researched lifestyle tools proven to work better than drugs to help clients improve their sleep. She teaches how thoughts, actions and habits during the day set the 'stage' for the sleep to be had that night.

 

There are many impacting factors when it comes to sleep. Lauren's goal is for you to capture new skills that will help you for the rest of your life. 

Retreat Details

FLYING IN:

*Flights are not included* We recommend you land by 4pm on the Nov 1st to give yourself time to meet the group for dinner and introductions.

 

Fly into the San Jose airport in Alajuela (SJO airport code). From there you can take a shuttle to Hotel #TBD#  (PS I am looking into hotels and costs, as well as shuttle options).We will meet for dinner, introductions and outline our process for the retreat. 

 

WHAT is INCLUDED:

Nov 1st - Shuttle from the airport?? tbd

Nov 1st - Hotel in San Jose Night of Nov 1st

Nov 2nd - Breakfast in San Jose and transportation to the ecolodge on a private bus

Nov 2nd - We will arrive at the retreat centre for dinner

All meals and workshops at the retreat centre are included.  *do we want this to be an alcohol free retreat... perhaps that is best*

1 lunch outing and swimming excursion is included, mid retreat

Nov 7th - Last day! Breakfast is included and transportation back to San Jose. Please inform us if you would like to stay longer at the retreat centre, Cascada Elysiana, or if you will be travelling elsewhere and do not need the shuttle back to San Jose on Nov 7th. If you do use the shuttle bus to San Juse on Nov 7th, it is included.

 

 

WHAT is NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights

  • Dinner on Nov 1st and lunch on Nov 2nd

  • The retreat ends in the morning (before lunch) on Nov 7th. All meals after that are not included. If you choose to stay a few extra nights at the centre, please organize this with Lauren directly (lauren.cascadaelysiana@gmail.com). Anything after breakfast on Nov 7th is not included. 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

 

Costa Rica is lush. You will get lots of sunshine, see beautiful sights and hear amazing sounds of nature. It is the end of rainy season so the waterfalls and rivers will be amazing for swimming. Expect that it could rain the afternoons or evenings. It is a place of peace and healing. The food is as fresh as it gets and the flavours will make you never want to leave. The air at the retreat centre is amazingly clean and when the wind is right you can smell the ylang ylang blossoms at night. 

 

A typical day as part of The Sleep Retreat will look like this:

 

  • wake to the sun and sounds of nature

  • daily morning movement

  • breakfast 

  • group workshop

  • free time

  • lunch

  • afternoon workshop

  • free time

  • dinner

  • some nights have an evening group meditation

In your free time at the ecolodge, we invite you to rest, read, relax in a hammock, go for a hike or play cards wit your new friends. Integrate what you have learned by relaxing in between. Destress.

 

WHAT TO PACK:

- summer gear: hat, bathing suits, clothing for warm weather

- refillable water bottle!

- clothes you can do some movement in like hiking, exercise, yoga

- good runners or hiking shoes

- good sandals (with straps is best)

- flashlight separate from your phone, a headlamp is good if you have one

- 1 or 2 long sleeve shirts incase it is cool in the evening

- travel sized umbrella

 

Soaps, shampoos and conditioners are provided at the lodge. We use only biodegradable products. You may bring your own if you like, but please choose something biodegradable that is safe for use in lakes and rivers. No perfumes please. We live in the jungle, please pack mindfully to not bring items that come in layers of packaging and create unnecessary garbage. Many thanks!   

LEARNING & WORKSHOP OUTLINE

The Art of Falling Asleep

Hi our name is LaurenDerek

Sleep Reiki

- individual sleep reiki sessions

- identify timeline blockages

- practice for chakra balance

- spiritual concepts for sleep

The Science of Creating Sleep

- what causes sleep

- how to create more 

- the role of sunlight 

- the influence of blue light

Reducing Sleep Anxiety

- where pressure comes from

- the influence of focus

- sleep confidence

- sleep meditations  

Tracking Your Sleep

- the power of awareness

- the influence of focus

- sleep confidence  

The Take Home Tool Box

- action items summar 

- take home reads

- Dormi's blue blockers

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Testimonials

"Before seeking Lauren's help I was trying random things on my own to try and sleep. I honestly had a long bedtime routine which I thought helped, but it actually added stress. I learned that other things I was doing and stressing about had a bigger impact and I can now see how I was accidentally making my sleep worse because I was resting too much in the daytime. My sleep is much better after a couple months of my new routine which also takes stress off my relationship. I'm seriously thankful! - Margot, ON

Thank You!

We are beyond excited to offer this life changing program in the beauty of the Costa Rican jungle. We are honoured to host and support each of our guests on this journey. We know you may have questions, concerns, feel excited or worried. If it stirs up emotion, its a sign that it's the right time for you.

 

Please reach out to us at lauren.cascadaelysiana@gmail.com for any additional information or clarifications. alternatively you can CLICK HERE to book in.

 

Once signed up we will send you a questionnaire to fill out so that we can get to know you a little better. We know how hard it is and are here to guide and support you. Let's do this! We are in it together.

 

In honor of your sleep!

Lauren & Derek