Are you ready for a one-of-a-kind retreat?
Science meets ancient wisdom. Our retreat leader, Jamie Cromer Grue, LCSW, brings her 28+ years of experience as a leading therapist & psychoanalyst to bring you a self-discovery experience unlike any other.
This experience was crafted and born from Jamie's experience working with hundreds of people from all over the world & merging all of her extensive knowledge and applying it to one rewarding retreat experience.
Wherever you are on your lifelong growth journey, find personalized guidance and proven expertise to inspire a more balanced, fulfilling lifestyle.
$130 SPA CREDIT
Relax in the spa with a healing massage or facial.
Luxurious accommodations are part of all packages.
That's right, all meals, snacks, coffee, smoothies, and non-alcoholic beverages are included.
YOUR RETREAT JOURNEY
All sorts of luxurious amenities so you can be sure your mind is fully open and clear. Our inclusive retreat packages are curated to get the most rewarding experience.
Access to schedule of planned excursions.
Complimentary Windows to Wisdom ® tote gift bag & more...
Full access to all resort amenities like the pool or spa.
Ground, shared shuttle transportation from SJO Airport.
No tips needed. Pura Vida is a gratuity-free resort.
"I love how immediately you feel comfortable and open. Jamie provides a beautiful environment you can be vulnerable and open up with ease! We learned so much about ourselves and tools to use in the future. Overall a great experience!"
Go from burned out to balanced.
Finally have tools and techniques to help yourself and all those in your life get unstuck, overcome barriers to change, and take ownership of your own story.
This is for you if...
Something needs to change, but you have no space to do it because you’re stuck in your routine.
You know you need new ways to manage it all and balance your life… you know you need time to reset, time for a real pause, to learn new skills, and a plan to put it into action.
You know that there are things getting in your way… but you don’t have time to even reflect and do the work.
You have been feeling more exhausted & you find yourself counting down the days till the weekend.
You're ready to move forward into the next phase of your life but you don't know what the next step is.
"Wow! I did not expect this. I felt pretty good already and there is so much more available to me now. To know how much growth is possible and how supportive and loving a group of women can be."
What to expect...
TIME & SPACE
Indulge in quiet time & space just for you to rest, relax, and reflect with planned "me-time" breaks.
Learn powerful & proven self-discovery techniques to develop a stronger sense of self through curated workshops on topics like letting go of guilt & shame, resilience, self-care, purpose, and relationships.
FUN & ADVENTURE
A vacation isn't truly a vacation without it. Get out there and find your joy again with exciting and powerful excursions like zip-lining and hiking. Re-ignite the spark in your heart & harness your inner child.
PURA VIDA RESORT & SPA
It's the growth getaway you deserve.
Pura Vida Retreat & Spa is a revitalizing wellness getaway located on an eight-acre gated retreat property surrounded by coffee-draped hills.
Dedicate time back to yourself through rejuvenating yoga classes, specialty wellness treatments and nourishing cuisine from the Holistic Garden.
Relax nestled amidst verdant, lush gardens with lovely panoramic views.
Does this sound like you?
Are you wishing you were more present with your friends & family?
Are you looking for courage to face the things you know you need to?
Are you struggling to truly find your voice and speak up more?
Are you unable to create enough space in your life for the next best chapter?
Are you unsure of what you might even need right now?
If you answered yes to any of these, you're in the right place.
past retreat guests report...
Pick Your Getaway, Your Way
You're probably already spending money on self-care...
You've been trickling out your self-care budget piecemeal style. Between massages, mani/pedis, and skincare products, you are no stranger investing in yourself.
What would happen if you put your self-care budget into one life-changing immersive experience?
You're ready to step out of your comfort zone...
Maybe you don't have much experience going where you've never gone before. Pushing yourself to get out and grow. Jamie Cromer Grue creates a safe space & environment that makes it easy to open up to create vulnerability. Her extensive knowledge & experience with the therapeutic process ensures a comfortable space to be yourself (or find yourself).
You know you need to take a real pause...
Your work & family responsibilities have kept you from truly taking a real pause meant just for YOU. Rest assured - your family and your job will manage without you for a single week. This rejuvenating time is essential for you to show up as your best self for those you love.
MEET YOUR GUIDE
Industry-leading therapist Jamie Cromer Grue knows how to host a meaningful retreat. After 28+ years of practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Board-Certified Psychoanalyst, she's helped so many women find the answer to this crucial question: What do you most need right now?
Aside from attending multiple personal growth retreats herself, she has been hosting her own women's wellness retreats for over 3+ years now. She offers a unique East-meets-West integration of both Ayurvedic & Psychoanalytic techniques aimed at providing total mind-body wellness and balance.
Through her in-depth courses, step-by-step guides, and transformative retreats, Jamie Cromer Grue is redefining self-care. Caring for yourself starts with knowing yourself – self-awareness is self-care.
Jamie proves that by integrating simple psychoanalytic concepts & mind-body techniques, you can remove any roadblocks on your journey to living a more fulfilling and balanced life.
Her private practice is in New Orleans, and she serves on the Faculty and as the President of the New Orleans Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center. She's also a member of NASW, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Psychoanalytic Association, and she is a Board-Certified Training & Supervising psychoanalyst through the American Board of Psychoanalysis.
what past retreat guests say
"Keep up this amazing work!"