Transformational Retreat

Transformational Retreat

If your spark has fizzled out lately or you’re going through one of those big life transitions, come kick up your heels in the tropical beauty of the Costa Rican Jungle and reclaim your enthusiasm for life and trust in your path!
October 24 – October 29th, 2020

You are about to enter one of the most life-changing experiences of your life.  An experience that has the power to uncover your creative spirit and show you the most potent gifts you have to offer. In a culture that is spinning out of control, this is your salvation.

The next chapter of your life starts here.

I see you…

Maybe you have been feeling exhausted, overextended, spent, your radiance feels like it’s drunk under a table in Tijuana somewhere. Maybe you’re tired of trying to make everyone happy, have had your heartbroken, or feel stuck and just finally want to feast on the amazing wonder of who you really are.

Your intuit has led you to the right place. The Mermaid Sisterhood wakes up that spark of brightness deep inside, This is the retreat that brings out the ecstatically, happy aliveness, that’s been there all along. . .



5 incredible days at a stunning Balinese bungalow by the sparkling clean, tropical Costa Rican ocean. Listening to the Scarlett Macaws at dawn, surfing the waves of Hermosa Beach, eating ripe papaya, sipping fresh coconut smoothies, doing yoga to the sound of howler monkeys, and telling your story to a tribe of supportive new sisters who will turn into not only your biggest fans but life long friends.

The Mermaid Sisterhood was created to show you the way back to your core essence, that glowing easeful self that brings the world to you, rather than you having to reach for it.


This isn’t just luxury…

I love luxury and this retreat is verrrry luxe.

It’s also deep.  The teachings you’ll encounter during these 5 days in Costa Rica are based on radical insights gained from a dozen years of spiritual study and exploration. 

The techniques you learn shift your perspective, you will vibrate in a higher  place than most people ever know. You will experience genuine abundance, 

Women who have been through this retreat leave with the ability to attract sweet love, engage in true friendship, and invite exciting invitations and opportunities into their lives. 


The Mermaid Sisterhood changes you. Women who have been on retreat often feel heads turn when they walk into a room: Who is this RADIANT WOMAN?

It took almost a decade to curate this once-in-a-lifetime experience.  I can’t wait to share this powerful week with you. You deserve so much….

Anxiety and exhaustion disappear as freedom and inspiration become your compass directing you to a life you love!


You will nourish your radiance with:


Enjoy 3 delicious organic, locally-sourced, plant-based (with some fresh fish), nutrient dense meals a day. You will also be treated to delicious detox elixirs selected to clean your liver, strengthen your kidneys, and reduce inflammation.

This week heals and nourishes the gut, which is responsible for 80% of your immune system. It’s also the foundation of optimal health, gorgeous glowing skin, a fast metabolism, a clear mind and a happy mood :). 


Spiritual Awareness: 

You’ll come away with:

Δ A radical shift in perspective along with powerful techniques that will empower you and boost your confidence so that you can navigate life’s transitions with greater ease and grace.
Δ A revolutionary method for transforming self-talk into a potent resource for manifesting what you most want.
Δ The secret lens that actually flips life’s hardships into powerful resources for creating intense liberation in your life. 

Passion: IMG_3992

Discover the inspired creator inside you with daily Gateless writing salons–no experience required! 

Why? Because even if you aren’t currently putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) you are still sharing intimate stories with your friends and family. You are an innate storyteller.

Certified in the Gateless Writing Method, I will lead you through through a scientifically proven process to access, nourish and galvanize your creative passion.

Through daily writing salons, you will connect with your muse (i promise she’s there!), which is absolutely essential for your radiance. Something very special happens when women gather to speak their truth. The Gateless salons are the soul of the retreat and the secret sauce that creates reunions, on-going group text chats, continental adventures and life-long bonds.

Flow: Flow state is your ticket to the present moment (the only place joy exists!)

Δ Surfing is far more than an entertaining sport; it’s a power experiential therapy. As you learn to navigate the ever changing tides of the mother ocean you reprogram your neurotransmitters to ride the waves of your on-land life with the ease and grace, you gained in the water, allowing you to more easily cope with whatever comes your way. Not only that, you also get to unleash the sheer joy of your inner child! It’s a natural high like no other! 


Δ Yoga: Connect to your breath and your physical body with a sense of wonder and curiosity. Using guided meditation, energy medicine tools, mantra (sounds), gentle yoga movement and we will open and balance our chakras. Together, we will gain a deeper sense of feeling our energy centers and explore how these subtle energies are a part of us.

Guided by certified Breathworker Cristina Kaylani, you will use the power of your breath to enter a trance state to heal old traumas and wounding patterns, bring the subconscious to conscious and explore higher states of awareness. This powerful healing modality experience results in profound shifts. 


Δ Find your tribe: 
There are few things as nurturing, empowering and rare as a having a genuine sisters who your back through the ups and downs of life. Despite this time of constant connection, people are feeling more alone than ever before. The Mermaid Sisterhood’s unique process bonds women hailing from different places and spaces in life in an easy organic way to create life long friendships. 

Yes, I’m ready to register!


As the gate to your 5 Star Balinese Oasis slides open, your heart rate slows and you feel your body relax. The sweet smell of hibiscus and the breathtaking beauty of this hidden treasure welcomes you back to nature.

Nestled amongst traveler palms and bananas plants, Casas De Agua’s elegance is the perfect backdrop for this intimate, secluded retreat. Just a few footsteps away from sparkling pacific (Voted #4 best beach (FORBES) in Costa Rica!).


Your gorgeous bungalow with vaulted bamboo ceilings, air conditioning, and outdoor shower provides the deep comfort and relaxation you long for. All rooms are shared with one fellow mermaid. If you have someone that you’d like to room with please let me know!

You’ll experience the magic of nature in an elegant, minimalist atmosphere with all the luxuries and benefits women like us appreciate!

Reflections from Past Mermaids


To say this retreat changed my life would be the understatement of the century. I heard Emily on my favorite podcast, That’s So Retrograde and I knew after 40 minutes that I had to meet her and experience The Mermaid Sisterhood. Since the retreat, I’ve fallen in love, created an amazing community of conscious sisters, and have been promoted 3 times! But most exciting … I’ve fallen in love with myself. This woman knows things… things I promise you’ve never heard anywhere else. All of the activities are super fun and don’t feel like “work”, but I assure you they are working. The Mermaid Sisterhood is a MUST for anyone looking for a radical upgrade.
-Claire McClung: Fashion Exec, Philly PA

IMG_6010 It took me a few days to process what I can only call last week’s magic and gifts. I’m still wrapping my head around it, but wanted to send you a note to say THANK YOU. Many people would keep the lessons from their personal journeys to themselves but you’ve made the very admirable choice to share and empower other women to connect to their true nature. I am forever grateful for that. I am enamored by each and every woman on that retreat and it is a testament to the light you attract in your life.    Candidly, this was the very first time in my 30 years that I’ve felt truly encouraged and supported in my creativity. I am so incredibly blessed to have a loving and supportive family, but creativity has never been a focal point to explore. I’ve suppressed it an resisted it and have short-changed myself as a result. Seeing what came through our morning practices (i.e. dancing freely by the third day); surfing (i.e. overcoming the mental obstacles); writing (who knew I had it in me!); and the incredibly positive and encouraging space to explore and discuss…what a gift!   You are vibrant and radiating the lessons you share with others. That kind of authenticity is so rare these days and I am very honored to call you my friend. The life you manifest for yourself everyday reflect the tremendous inner work you have done and continue to do. Your writing is spectacular, I can’t wait to read what I know will be a spectacular published piece. Your partner is so warm and kind and clearly loves + respects you to no end. Witnessing your co-creation is pure magic.
-Diya Chopra: Lawyer, Venice CA

Almost seems like a few lifetimes ago, from the amount of growth I experienced and breakthroughs I continue embrace as a result of the Mermaid Sisterhood. The bonds between females without any competition was so healing and safe. Emily curated this support with fearless grace, encouraging each of us to simply be ourselves and she led by example. She floats through the day, clearly the leader, yet effortlessly allowing time to chat, share, sing, dance, play, connect, dream andtruly IMG_8585experience a freedom most of us women never have before. The days were structured and full, yet not rigid or forced, we flowed with the rhythm of nature, up with the sun, surfed with the tides, and rested when we got tired. Nourishing our spirits, minds and bodies in so many ways. One of the most important and tricky is food, and Manex exceed our expectations, serving with a smile, clean, fresh and absolutely delicious meals. The word abundant, scratches the surface to describe my week, overflowing with joy. This was no superficial slumber party, we all dove deep and excavated treasure well beyond my wildest dreams. I am so grateful, looking forward to the next!! And now a year later, a few more lifetimes ago… I can’t even imagine my life if I didn’t go on that magical journey, which sparked my deep love affair with the written word. In our writing salons I began to pour out stories, deeply locked and protected, which began to breakdown a fortress that blocked me from self. Building a new relationship with myself, based on truth by releasing stories, drama past perspectives shifts into miracles. Now I’m also trained at a Gateless teacher and teaching writing groups in treatment centers, in development process with more than one manuscript- like actual books that all began in this sacred sisterhood!!
-Alysa Osvog: Yoga and Writing Teacher, Orange Country CA (a year later)

Before this retreat I must admit I was in a place of stagnation, feeling deeply exhausted, all alone, and pretty darn sad. My sparkle was gone and it was nowhere to be found. The biggest issue was that from the outside my life seemed pretty “perfect”.  I had it all didn’t I? The loving husband, the nice home, the beautiful baby, safety and security. I was like seriously, there must be something wrong with me!

This was the life I dreamed of, and I was embarrassed to admit it wasn’t enough. Dullness and boredom were my constant companions. When my soul-sister Emily reached out that she had a dream I was crying, I confessed I was down but didn’t know why. She invited me to come on the retreat.

At first I had a gazillion excuses. I couldn’t possibility leave the baby for a week, my husband wouldn’t be on board, but I knew deep down my excuses were hiding the truth that I didn’t think I deserved to go. I’m so relieved I broke through my illusions and gave myself permission to go.

I know this is a dramatic statement but I think this retreat saved my life. It reconnected me with my passion and purpose and reminded me that I am a creative spirit who longs to express herself. I faced my fear of the ocean and can actually say I’m a real surfer now! The breath work session was very emotional for me and had one of the biggest breakthroughs of my life! I created a new tribe of supportive, inspired sisters! We laughed, danced, sang and poured out hearts onto the page.

Emily has such unique, expansive wisdom that returns you to your feminine essence and power in such a fun, light-hearted way.  It doesn’t feel like work, but I am living proof it works!

I left Costa Rica with a renewed of self and truly knowing there are many more possibilities for my life than I could see before. My husband was like who is this new woman I’m married to, and has started calling me his jungle cat! We literally can’t keep our hands off each other (after 8 years together) this is an exciting new development!

Thank you so much Emily. I already told my husband I will be returning next year!
-Yael Alysworth, Feung Shui Expert, Brentwood, CA

Words can’t do this mermaid sisterhood retreat justice, but I will attempt to put this miraculous & life changing experience into words. I can’t even remember how I found Emily on Ig, but I remember her sharing her health journey on several of her posts. She was so raw, authentic, knowledgeable & inspiring! I felt an immediate pull towards her and when I saw that she was offering a retreat in Costa Rica in the next coming months, I was instantly on board.
IMG_3989When I arrived, I was living in a space of self-doubt, feeling like I was not enough & was bit confused about my path. I couldn’t see my self-worth for the life of me, it was so disheartening & had caused me to feel stuck. Like I couldn’t break through the ceiling of my limiting beliefs.

Costa Rica is the perfect place for this transformational experience- just enough of an adventure but still easy to get to and on of the most magical places I have ever been to. Emily has a special gift in creating a beautiful container for women to be witnessed, to be vulnerable & to express themselves without judgement. I felt like all of the beauty & strengths within me were being mirrored right back to me from the gorgeous women that were also on this retreat. I was able to see & feel my true authentic self on a whole new level. It was beautiful!

Emily created a space where every layer of my being felt supported & nourished, it felt like pure bliss! My intention going into the sisterhood was to create deep connections with others, connect to my creativity & connect to my greatness that was tucked so deeply with in. This sisterhood surpassed my wildest dreams & my dreams are pretty wild!! I’ve always thought I was an introvert that needed a lot of alone time, but found myself not needing time to myself like I normally do (even thought there is plenty of chill time) and realized how energized I am when I doing activity that GIVE life force energy. I still feel like I’m floating on cloud 9 & it has been more than a week since the retreat. I’ve never felt this good for this length of time, ever, up until now. I made deep, loving and genuine connections with the women who journeyed with me on this retreat and I am so grateful that our paths have crossed. I know these women will be lifelong friends, the tribe I’ve been dreaming about has come to fruition! Thank you Jesus! I feel like I have pushed through the ceiling of my previous limiting beliefs, which is freaking AMAZING!! I am connected to the Abundance of Power, Creativity & Joy that were laying dormant in me for so long. I have so much clarity & focus now, I feel like a race horse at the gate. I am so inspired & so excited to live the life of my wildest dreams! The Mermaid Sisterhood is a priceless experience! I am forever grateful to Emily & my sisters for holding space and sharing this incredible experience with me! Anita Marie Parr, Yoga Wellness Practitioner, Long Beach

The beautiful, warm and safe space you created deep in the jungles of Costa Rica where women can heal and be authentically broken was the greatest gift I have ever gifted myself. No purse, no jewelry and no drug can compete with the high, revelations and healing that happened this week. A time and space where “enough-ness” existed, where imperfections were celebrated and where laughter healed deep deep wounds. Thank you Emily Pereira for introducing me to a sisterhood of fiercely strong and fiercely courageous women who will indeed be my lifetime mates. – Alexandra Russell, Human Trafficking Activist, Playa Carmen.

Yes, I’m ready for a magical journey!


What’s Included:

The retreat begins at 10am on October 24th and ends at 10am on the 29th.
You cover the travel to get to and from the retreat, and The Mermaid Sisterhood covers EVERYTHING while you are at the retreat!


Commonly asked Questions:

Q: What if i’ve never surfed and am afraid of the ocean?
A: It’s totally normal to be nervous of the ocean. You will be with a trained surf instructor and guided every step of the way. Surfing is one of those sports where nobody shows up and is great. It takes time to understand how the ocean works. Every single person who is a great surfed started in the white wash (where you’ll be). So far there hasn’t been a single mermaid who hasn’t gotten up… even the most terrified and resistant!

Q: Is Costa Rica safe? I’m nervous about traveling alone, especially since I don’t speak Spanish. 
A: Costa Rica is very safe and most people speak English. There are many solo women travelers and you’ll be with the group as soon as you land.

Q: What if I’m not a writer? 
A: Regardless if you identify as a writer, you are telling your friends and family stories all the time. I will guide you through a powerful process that takes you to the raw seat of your creative passion. Take it from a girl who thought she didn’t have one creative bone in her body until she was 32 years old!

Q: What is I have a food sensitivities?
A: Becuase we have private in house chef, we can accommodate most diets.

Q: What if I don’t do much yoga?
A: There is yoga everyday on the retreat, but The Mermaid Sister is so much more than a yoga retreat. Not to worry.

Q: Are there a lot of creepy crawlers and bugs I need to be scared of? 
A: At night and early morning there can be mosquitos but nothing extreme. You may see some geckos and the occasional ant, but they aren’t too interested in you!

Q: What about Zika if I’m pregnant?
I 100% understand being concerned about Zika, but it’s really nothing to be concerned about. Santa Teresa is full of the most beautiful, healthy children that were all born here. In fact, the Brazilian Government came forth admitting the birth defects were from dumping pesticides in the water, not from Zika.

No question is silly… reach out if you want to ask me anything at all! X