January 26-29 2019
Sugar Beach, Costa Rica

Includes a visit to La Senda, the World’s Largest Labyrinth

Praise for The Flourish Retreat

“Everything including the location, content, and coaching awakened my senses to a new level.”

I wanted to feel spacious and connected with nature. Achieved! After the retreat, my mood was light, inspired and gave me clarity that I’m on the right path doing this specific work.  My outlook on life, in general, got a boost of encouragement and momentum to keep moving onward and upward. Qi gong was helpful, working Enneagram was extremely impactful, integrating meditation and intentions throughout the retreat were very effective. Seeing everyone’s Flourish Formula was also very powerful! My favorite elements where the content and culture, especially all the amazing nature time: boat ride, an afternoon on the private island, hammock,  yoga overlooking a volcanic crater lake etc. I would definitely recommend this retreat if you are looking for a space that will give you the opportunity to feel loved, nurtured, inspired and challenged all at once.



“A Beautiful Mix of Nature and Nurture Time.”

At first I was concerned about travelling alone in Nicaragua and wondered was gifting myself this experience “indulgent” and would my stomach issues be OK? But the experience recharged me! It was a huge treat to be given the VIP treatment by Courtney and her team from the moment I said “yes” to this experience. As the person who’s typically the planner for family and friend vacations, as well as wellness retreats of my own, it was food for my soul. “Community is the new guru” – I think you’re really onto something with that. It feels like I’m on the cutting edge of something big! Thank you for taking such good care of us, and for sharing your love of Nicaragua so beautifully! Everything was really wonderful, and I feel fortunate to have had the experience. I don’t remember the last time I felt so instantly connected to a group of women. There’s a like-mindedness that is at once inspiring and comforting. I have a renewed dedication to my Flourish Formula, and am loving working through the Mastermind process with my new friends. The Enneagram work, especially the Visual Enneagram, was also very helpful for me. It inspired me to dive deeper into this tool and having the chance to visit one-on-one with others who share my personality type was an incredible gift.


—Christy Nielson, Owner, Christy Nielson Communications, Phoenix, Arizona
The Experience
Flourish LIVE is a bonus celebratory retreat for clients in my 8 step Flourish Formula Coaching program and includes a chance to gather within a wonderful small group community of open and thoughtful women committed to their own growth. This boutique retreat includes delicious, fresh local food (daily breakfast and lunch) and the opportunity to craft your own specific blueprint or custom Flourish Formula as well as fun group coaching sessions and classes on fresh mindbody tools to help you anticipate and step over obstacles to the changes you desire in your life.

You will enjoy ample free time to explore, to rest, to lay on the beach or go for a walk or run, to share, to listen, to read, to write, to participate in yoga classes, or enjoy a massage. To drink fresh fruit juices or delicious local coffee. To enjoy.

The Rooms

Spend time on your private balcony, the perfect place to rest, to write in your journal, or to dream.

The Details
From the moment you arrive, you can expect a consciously-curated experience where alone time is balanced with meaningful conversations with other women and lively small group coaching sessions, where you have the opportunity to enjoy the lush natural beauty nearby, to relax and enjoy a beautiful sunset, to listen to yourself and to be deeply heard, and to enjoy the daily siesta with an actual nap (because we hear ourselves better when well rested) or by exploring the shore on a solo adventure or with new or old friends.

Each participant in the retreat gets to enjoy her own room, designed to be both luxurious and light on the earth. Each room comes with a private balcony.  Set on Playa Pan de Azúcar and only a few steps from the sandy shore, Hotel Sugar Beach is located on the northern Pacific Coast of Guanacaste, the most desirable beach zone in Costa Rica. They share 24 acres of dry tropical forest with monkeys, motmots, iguanas, tree sloths, and a bevy of other indigenous fauna. I am so excited to travel with you to this unique setting, where tropical forest and sandy beach embrace. We’ll also enjoy a meal at a local organic farm and a trip to a labyrinth!

The retreat starts on Saturday Jan 26 at 4PM and ends on Tuesday Jan 29 at 10AM. Fly into Liberia airport, Costa Rica and shuttle one hour to the secluded beach hotel.


Sugar Beach is located on a secluded beach in Playa Pan de Azúcar

Sugar Beach Hotel is the perfect place to renew and rejuvenate. They offer complimentary yoga classes and a variety of massage treatments, available every day by request.

Want to learn more? Schedule a complimentary call here.

I will be honest, this Flourish coaching program and retreat is not for everyone. Like all supportive services — massage therapist, midwife, yoga instructor — fit matters. For that reason a quick phone chat allows us to get to know each other better, for me to hear a bit about what is stirring in your life, and to answer any questions that you have. I can also offer you a little taste of coaching if you would like!

Click to schedule your Call today.

You can also email team@courtneypinkerton.com with questions.

Praise for The Flourish Retreat

“The Flourish Retreat and program was a magical experience.”

I was nervous to go so far away without knowing anyone. I had never done anything like this and was concerned about the logistics (sleeping arrangements, dining, etc) However, underneath that it was really about trusting myself and folks I did not know to open up and discuss a subject/topic that was so intimate and personal. That is not a side of myself that I share openly and I could fell that discussing this subject matter would be like opening Pandora’s box. The retreat was a magical experience. Being in nature and beautiful surrounding felt like being wrapped in a nurturing hug as we were growing through the process. The materials are wonderful but combined with the setting took it to another level. For me, I had to flip the script (although I would not have been able to verbalize that before). Being in a totally different environment, language, food, culture helped me “do it differently.”


—Becky Keane, Boston MA

“All I could want is more.”

I’ve been to many trainings and I can say I have never felt so loved and cared for… All of the time and intention you put into the retreat were noticed and appreciated. All I could want is MORE.

—Aimee, Marketing Coach + Speaker

“Courtney brings expertise while being approachable.”

You have such a beautiful teaching presence. I find it absolutely amazing at how you manage to bring full expertise and skill, all the while being approachable and invitational and empowering. You are a true teacher. Also, I loved hearing you speaking Spanish!


—Skyler McGee, Visual Artist

“One of the best gifts I have ever given myself.”

At first I had a slight hesitation about the location. After a little thought I decided Nicaragua would be an exciting adventure! I felt nourished, nurtured and pampered every step of the way. The group of women was outstanding. What an amazing opportunity to learn and share with like-minded women at different stages of this journey. I loved the real-time opportunity to consciously interact with many different Enneagram (personality) types. And I learned small ways to pause, do a body scan and discern the next action. These make a big difference and allow me to make clean decisions in my life.

—Karen Cameron, Quilter + Non-Profit Leader


Courtney Pinkerton is a certified holistic life coach and the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Flourish Formula: An Overachiever’s Guide to Slowing Down & Accomplishing More. Courtney is a student and a teacher of the Enneagram who has helped hundreds of busy women slow down and accomplish and enjoy more in their life. She holds dual master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is the creator of the eight-step Flourish Formula Coaching program, and hosts international retreats for women. After selling their house and all their belongings and spending a year adventuring in Nicaragua and being tutored by their neighbors in the art of slowing down and living more, Courtney and her husband Richard Amory and their three children are making a new home in Asheville, North Carolina.

*Photo Credits of resort from Sugar Beach, photos of the laybyrinth from La Senda Costa Rica, and photos of participants from previous retreats courtesy of Eileen West photography.