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  • Katrina Julia

Experiencing Costa Rica + Pura Vida


Over the past few months, I've been working on Influencer Retreats starting with Costa Rica last week + Pura Vida (Pure Life) leading to Cuba, Brazil, Thailand, Greece, and Egypt into 2018.

Last week, we just experienced our first Influence2Inspire: Influencer Retreats in Costa Rica.

I encourage you to check out Part I on the last blog on creating the retreats and more.

As I introduced the strategy and vision of the brand and how the retreats integrate,

I've gotten questions on the following:

How did I set up these retreats on my own?

What is the agenda for each retreat?

What did you do for Costa Rica?

I. How did I set up these retreats on my own?

I started with determining the locations of which countries I wanted to visit within the next year.

The list I created for 2016-2017 include Costa Rica, Cuba, Brazil, Thailand, Greece, and Egypt. I am a firm believer in creating a limitless life you love yourself.

I was in Costa Rica from 10/12 to 10/17 with Marissa Pedersen and Mandee Flanders.

After integrating and interviewing various influencers for the past two months, I selected these two entrepreneurs as a result of purpose, positivity and future potential growth.

The three of us got to spend time on creating a life and business we love together in Costa Rica. The healthy lifestyle immersion retreat experience included:

Private villa stay

Healthy chefs

Herbalife nutrition supplements, Six Pack Bag Meal Bags (all part of our programs)

Service visiting and donating with Las Pumas Rescue Center

Workshop peaks into academies from Purpose to Profits to Billions in Our Brains and more

Adventure with zip lining and snorkeling at Diamante Eco Adventure Park

Glow Spa Party with Herbalife Skin Care

PLUS opportunities for future business building with creative and collaborative options.

This provided an opportunity for each person to personally experience creating a life + business they love, while also experiencing an immersion experience with our brand.

So what did each day look like?

Immersive. Out of the Box. Creative.

Here's an example of a Creating Retreats workshop the FLC way.



Here is an example of our photoshoot with Leo Parias.

Day 1: Wednesday, 10/12/2016

The first day I arrived as the leader with our photographer from the U.S. to make sure that all was set up with the villa, grocery shopping was done, and any final details were taken care of. The transportation with our private driver was right on time, and the visit to the grocery store seamless.

I loved being able to practice my Spanish the entire time with the driver, chef, and staff. They were all super sweet!

I set up things for the influencers, unpacked, and chilled by the beautiful pool at our incredible villa.


Day 2: Thursday, 10/13/2016

I woke up super excited in the amazing master suite with accompanying outdoor shower peacefully. I loved the sound of the howling monkeys and birds all around us in our sanctuary. We stayed right outside Playa Del Coco near Liberia.

I later got a surprise with a family emergency with the photographer who ended up having to leave back to the U.S. as the influencers arrived. What is life without something to truly test your release of control and peace? That is how you know it exists within.


The influencers arrived without a hitch and we brought them back to the villa.

Their welcome consisted of a dinner, swag bag, and binder. Their swag bag included a Six pack meal bag, Herbalife #1 Global Nutrition meal replacement, bars, athletic performance, energy drinks, and skin care samples, and a business building binder.

The first day, and every day, we had incredible Costa Rican Cuisine with a health focus of tilapia, rice and beans, pico de gallo, and fresh fruit juices.

We then had workshops on Purpose 2 Profits and Space Creating. These covered pulling out what you love, passions, gifts, talents, abilities and more while creating space. We all shared about setting boundaries and creating space in life whether with stuff, space, sanity, technology, and relationships.

Day 3: Friday, 10/14/2016


In the morning, we had another incredible Costa Rican meal along with a smoothie bowl I created. I used gluten free certified Banana Caramel and Vanilla with Herbalife. (Items are all part of our programs)

We then had a workshop on Fly By Nutrition. We covered healthy habits, grocery shopping, meal prep, tips and tools. Here are some freebies.

Everyone provided their input, feedback and insight on progressing step by step with health while having wealth impacts.

We then moved on to an awesome workshop on Creating Retreats by the pool. Now, I don't know about you, but I believe workshops and conferences should also involve forms of Vitamin D. It is essential for us!