March 22 – 29th, 2023
Playa Buena Vista, Samara, Costa Rica


Step away. CONNECT. Explore. Expand. Heal. Transform.

You’re Invited. . .

There are times in life when you need to step away from what you are doing and get a new perspective.

Change your pace, slow down, recharge and CONNECT with your truth, your inner guidance,  with your mind, body and soul.

CONNECT with your deepest levels of  inner peace and wellbeing. With your next level of clarity about who you are and what you want.

It can be hard to do that in the midst of a busy life (no matter how wonderful it is) or, if you are in a toxic or unsupportive environment.

The Connect Retreat is an opportunity to step away… and come back more powerful.

You will tap into the power of slowing down, of being intentional, the power of relaxation and connection.

You will experience…

  • The amplifying power of being in a new environment and the new possibilities it opens up.
  • The healing power of letting go what no longer serves and being supported
  • The rejuvenating power of laughter and fun
  • The spiritual power of learning to receive more… love, peace, joy, money, support

Here’s what’s possible when you Connect: Mind, Body and Soul

  • If you are feeling exhausted (even though you sleep at night), or restlessness, you leave energized and reinvigorated, having experienced the power of letting go and letting in (receiving)

  • If you are feeling unmotivated and sapped of your joy in life, you will find renewed energy and inspiration, having experienced the healing power of connection, laughter and fun!

  • If you are busy all of the time or have forgotten how to be still, you will ease into relaxation and learn to hear the whispers of your soul amidst the stillness;

  • If you are searching for meaning in life, a new mountain to climb or a sense of purpose for the next phase in your life, you will find clarity through the meditation, enlightened conversations and making a deeper connection with your soul.

  • If you are seeking a greater sense of health and vitality, you will learn to understand your body’s messages and how to practice greater self care.


  • If you want to unlock your creativity and amplify your power on a new level you will experience the ease of doing so through focused intention, movement and soul art.

  • You will find inspiration connecting with your heart and soul in a luxurious and supportive environment.

    Your Retreat Facilitator and Guide

    Helen MacMillan

    Cliff Notes Version:                                                                                                              
    Helen MacMillan, founder and CEO of SovereignMinds LLC, has been facilitating transformational retreats for the past 30 years.
    She brings a wealth of experience, wisdom and knowledge from a background as an intuitive healer, life coach, physical therapist, reiki master, massage therapist, yoga teacher, energy healer, somatoemotional release expert, RIM practitioner, Louise Hay Heal Your Life Facilitator and Canfield trainer.
    Helen’s extensive and on-going journey of personal growth, self healing and spiritual practice, has prepared her to powerfully hold safe, sacred space with impeccable integrity and alignment – allowing each participant to have the level of transformation they are ready for.

    Deeper Truth:
    I love the magic of transformation. I have been leading personal development retreats for over 30 years.
    I’m a shape shifter. I started my career as a physical therapist. My practice evolved over 15 years into a thriving complementary wellness center. I transitioned to life coaching 13 years ago.
    I’m a spiritual rockstar. I am here to help change the consciousness of people on this planet at this time. I have come to understand that my greatest contribution to the planet is not what I am doing, but who I am being.
    I am a witch. I am deeply spiritual and not religious. I’ve been helping people heal their physical, mental and emotional pain for over 38 years. I have an extensive tool-kit of training, information, knowledge and areas of expertise in mind-body and energy medicine, spiritual practices and emotional healing that I draw from when working with clients, however I consider my greatest assets to be my ability to make people feel safe, as well as my ability to be fully present and connect, channel and trust divine guidance.
    I’m a truth teller. I am in service to your soul, not your ego mind. So I may piss you off from time to time. I’m ok with that. I always endeavor to come from love and trust implicitly that if I come across as ‘not loving’ at any time, it is in service to you in some way.
    I have important shit to share. I am the author of the book “The a Gift of Pain: An invitation to shift your perspective, reclaim your power and transform you life”. (You can purchase a copy here) I said yes to the dress…twice. I believe in being happily married – not just being married – so I address issues when they arise and don’t let them sit and fester for too long.
    I’m accomplished AF. I am a certified yoga instructor, Louise Hay ‘Heal Your Life’ facilitator, and Jack Canfield trainer. I’ve had 3 successful businesses. I consider my greatest accomplishments to be: healing my childhood emotional wounds and the relationships with my parents (before they died); successfully raising 3 boys (one of whom is my business partner) and liberating myself so I am free to create a life I love to wake up to every day.
    I’m the founder and CEO of SovereignMinds, a personal development and life coaching company committed to helping our clients transform the way they view and value themselves so they show up as the magical badasses that they are.

    The Venue…

    Transform into your best self in one of Earth’s most restorative destinations, located in one of the world’s Blue Zones… the Nicoya Peninsula in beautiful and vibrant Costa Rica.

    Con Smania is the ideal place to activate your greatest potential and honor your deepest purpose.
    Each casita on our sacred ground positively invites personal transformation while strolling winding paths and lush native landscaping. Guanacaste trees shade the property and provide home to a variety of wildlife, including the howlers, parrots, iguanas and so much more.

    Our private landing strip provides a unique opportunity for walking meditation and breathing space. This safe and sacred space is also just a 10 minute stroll to the Pacific Ocean.

    From hidden meditation spots to the grand and magnificent gathering casita, there is so much to explore on the property.

    Then take some side trips into the nearby towns of Nosara and Samara for even more fun. Kayak to an off-shore reserve, ride a horse along the beach, enjoy a private massage or just lounge at our unique and fun pool for the rest and rejuvenation you deserve.


    The Food and Meals…

    Inspired by the ingredients that make this one of the world’s five Blue Zones, our Costa Rican chef designs vegetarian focused meals that burst with flavor and texture. Get a chance to taste your way through the possibilities on offer. We believe in honoring the land through connecting closer to source in all ways. Buffet style, we encourage you to take what you need knowing you can always return for more.

    Breakfasts in our front restaurant and dinners may be served in the main building, our tiki bar and poolside lounge, or up at the restaurant. Let us surprise you!

    Anytime you need more nourishment, blend yourself a smoothie from local fruits and greens and nutritious add-ins. Grab a snack – never know what we may conjure up.

    What’s Included:

    • A full week, Wednesday to Wednesday, to soak in all the property and the group have to offer.
    • Group call before arrival, begin to CONNECT before you arrive in Costa Rica.
    • A home for the week you aren’t likely to forget any time soon, each casita is unique! (single or shared accomodations available).
    • All meals prepared by local chefs and served buffet style. All food needs accommodated.
    • A full body massage with a gifted healer
    • Daily movement and Meditation
    • Breath work and Sound Journey facilitated by masters
    • A sacred creation ceremony facilitated by an experienced shaman
    • Wisdom Healing Circles, fire ceremony, workshops and mind-opening experiences throughout the week.
    • Day trip to Nosara for souvenir shopping and sunset dinner by the beach. 
    • Round trip airport transportation – your magical trip begins as soon as you pass through customs.
    • Housekeeping and laundry services – you choose the level according to your daily needs.

    *all experiences are covered by your retreat fee and are optional, no refunds will be offered on any experiences you choose to forgo.

    What’s Not Included:

    Your round-trip airfare from home

    Tips for extraordinary service

    Personal, medical, or trip cancellation insurance


    Arrive into the Liberia Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR) on March 22nd before 3pm if possible so we can pick you up and get you settled in before dinner.

    Departure any time on March 29th or arrange an extension. We take care of arranging this for you, round trip, don’t worry.

    The Investment

    This is an all-inclusive transformational experience.

    You get 7 nights accomodation, 2-3 meals a day, treats and smoothies, round-trip airport transfer, Circle, Fire and Beach, and all the transformational coaching and healing sessions we facilitate during the week…

    Your investment: $5997 per person (shared accomodation) or $6497 (single) – ALL INCLUSIVE (except airfare and travel insurance)

    You’re in, right?

    Click the button below to register 

    *PLEASE NOTE – Due to the special nature of this gathering, all payments are non-refundable. In special circumstances please reach out and we can discuss individual options.

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