Private Healing Retreat

For individuals or couples to heal, rejuvenate and recharge in the gorgeous Costa Rican countryside


This retreat is designed for individuals or couples who would like to experience deep healing and transformation. Through shamanic bodywork, breath work, plant medicine ceremonies, and trauma resolution techniques, you will access transcendent altered states of consciousness, confront deeply held emotional limitations and become one with your body. 


This personal retreat is fully customizable to meet your needs and desires. You can choose the balance of healing sessions, activities and excursions, and time to relax.

This retreat is perfect for people who want to:


  • Relax and de-stress

  • Heal from a recent illness or surgical procedure

  • Get reacquainted with yourself and your body

  • Embrace a new phase of life after the loss of a partner or separation

  • Resolve the impact of past trauma

  • Contemplate a career change or other significant life choice

  • Pursue a program of learning to support your Florida LMT, LCSW, LMHC, or LMFT license (With approved CEs)

Enjoy a Customized Program of:

  • Breathwork sessions

  • Shamanic bodywork

  • Sound bowl meditations

  • Ecstatic dance

  • Plant medicine ceremonies

  • Massage

  • World-class trauma resolution therapy

  • Mindful Movement

  • Yoga

Optional Activities for Couples:

  • Couple massage lessons

  • Communication skills

  • Touch and intimacy in relationship

  • Energetic roles

  • Growth through relationship

Retreat Includes:

  • Healthy, fresh meals

  • Accommodations in a Beautiful Local Retreat Center, or a lovely local Air BnB, depending on availability for your chosen dates and your personal preferences.

  • 10 hours of private healing sessions per person (more time available at an extra charge)

This 8 day, 7 night retreat starts at only $1995 per person, and $2495 per couple. Book by December 1 and save $200 !


Michael Bechtel, MEd, JD, LMT is a Certified Traumatic Incident Reduction Facilitator and Trainer. As a Massage Therapist and Educator, Michael specializes in shamanic bodywork. Michael also facilitates breath work and sound bowl meditation.


Michael is an engaging transformational educator, author and empath. Michael has been teaching about trauma, self-care, ethics and intimacy for the past decade.


A massage therapist since 1999, former Director of Education at Educating Hands School of Massage in Miami and Professional Massage CE Provider since 2004, Michael holds a BS in Secondary Education and an MEd in Vocational Education, as well as a Juris Doctor. He has taught public school, community college, massage therapy, and continuing education for massage therapists and licensed mental health professionals. 

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Lake Arenal, Costa Rica, Central America

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