I feel so grateful to have had some beautiful, strong and brave clients over the years. Thank you all for allowing me to guide you on your journey. I appreciate your kind words and sharing your transformational experiences with others.
“I met Andrea while teaching SUP yoga in Belize, and was immediately drawn to her warmth and kindness ? She is an approachable, intuitive, wellness-focused individual, who genuinely connects with others. I got to know her and was grateful to have spent time with her over the course of a few days, where we had some great soul conversations on the beach ♡ I felt comfortable sharing my dreams with her, and she listened supportively. She encouraged me to pursue my dreams and provided guidance and support on how to begin. Andrea provided me with some beautiful, tailored options for unique retreat locations in Costa Rica, including contacts, and nearby activities for each location. She suggested places that were instinctively what I was looking for. She also provided a very helpful review of my social media accounts, including suggestions on how to move forward. I look forward to continuing to work with Andrea and make my vision reality! Thank you for your support, and encouragement Andrea – I would never have felt empowered and capable of doing this without you!!”
“If you’re thinking about going on a solo adventure, Andrea from Souljourn Adventure is the best person to guide you! She took me to all of the best spots in Costa Rica and went out of her way to show me all of the hidden gems along the way.
She took the time to have soul chats over a glass of wine (or green juice), do yoga, and create a beautifully safe space for me to grow and get the most of my solo adventure.
During my trip, Andrea also helped me conquer my fear of heights and I went zip-lining through the jungle thanks to her! I would recommend anyone going to Costa Rica for a wellness inspired trip, or any trip for that matter, to get in touch with Andrea and let her help make your trip magical.”
“It was so Divine & a blessing to have dear Andrea guide me in my Costa Rica plans.
I felt like I was in really good hands and she was so present listening to my vision and she was intuitively suggesting and connecting me with Retreats & people in Costa Rica.
I felt them out & actually ended up choosing one of them and it is literally the perfect fit.
I’m so grateful for Andrea & this beautiful service & would highly recommend connecting with her if you want to have a trip aligned with your soul & purpose.”
“Andrea is a wonderful liaison when traveling! We recently went to Costa Rica with Andrea’s help & expertise she created a wonderful off the grid experience, showing us amazing restaurants, beaches and areas that we would not have normally seen!
Costa Rica is a wonderful place with so much to do!
“My entire life I have been striving for the next best thing. An obvious Type A personality, I was never content just sitting still and relaxing…enjoying the little things life had to offer. I was so focused on moving to the city and getting that big corporate job and working my way up the ladder. I was always on the go, never stopped to smell the roses.
I landed that big job with a leading company in the medical/surgical industry. Two weeks into the job, the unexpected happened and my life has been completely changed ever since. I got a very bad concussion/head injury.
About a year into the concussion, things took a turn for the worst. In addition to the pain, tingling, numbness, visual issues and the loud ringing in my ears (daily…it never stops, not even to this day), I experienced my first panic/anxiety attack, and my whole world changed again. Just when I thought “I can manage this”…“It’s ok, I can push through and try and live the life that I was living before – even with the pain”…”it will pass, it’s just a concussion”, within a minute I was unable to leave my house because of the fear and anxiety that I experienced and when I did, it was a short period of time and an anxiety attack was always on the verge. That tight tingly feeling in your chest…the flutter, the deep breaths and thoughts of passing out or dying…knowing that you have to get out of here right now or something bad is going to happen. I now had a full blown anxiety disorder associated with my concussion. Sitting still caused more anxiety not to mention depression and lack of interest in life.
I moved home with my parents, thank goodness I have such an amazing and loving family that was there to help me and support me when I needed it the most. Every morning I woke up with pain and symptoms and uncertainty…everything in my life I questioned “should I do this today” “I can’t do this it’s going to make things worse”, “I don’t feel good but I really want to do this…what should I do?” How can one person live their life questioning every single feeling they have and every event in their day? Something had to give.
Almost two years into the injury with little or no relief and no end in sight, I decided that I couldn’t let this control my life anymore.
My friend Andrea, after going through her own personal hard times, had been living part time in Costa Rica for over two years…learning and living the Pura Vida lifestyle.
I always knew I wanted to go to Costa Rica WHEN I was healed and she kept telling me how amazing it would be for me and for my health, but I knew I couldn’t travel. I could hardly leave my house and interact/function on a daily basis, how was I going to get on a plane and travel 6000 km to go to a destination where I didn’t know the language, and only knew one person. What if something happened to me while I was gone??
After sitting on the couch one day unable to do much, just feeling the tingling and numbness and pain in my head and hearing the loud annoying ringing in my ears and feeling that anxious feeling in my chest, I said enough is enough! I’m a 35-year-old successful woman with her entire life ahead of her, why am I letting these symptoms control me? I got on the computer (something else that is very hard for me to do still to this day without pain and an increase in symptoms) and started looking at condos for rent in Costa Rica. I messaged Andrea and she found me the best condo I could have ever imagined, a short walk to the beach and isolated, so quiet. She hooked me up with the owner of the condo and within a week I had sent a wire transfer for one month’s rent, got a plain ticket and booked my shots. This was happening…I was going to Costa Rica in less than 3 weeks! Thanks to Andrea’s guidance and encouragement, it was finally happening!
The day came, I was a little nervous for the craziness of the airport and the flight…hoping my anxiety wouldn’t get the best of me. But it made it a lot easier knowing that Andrea would be there on the other end waiting for me to help me get to my condo and get settled in. A great help! I survived the airport and the flight and as I knew she would be, Andrea was right there waiting for me with a big sign when I arrived in Liberia. My condo was amazing, something I would totally live in back in Canada. Once I got settled in, Andrea showed me around the neighborhood, made sure I knew where to get groceries and helped me rent a bike so I could get around. She also introduced me to some others in the area, which really helped to make me feel comfortable, and at home. She was so knowledgeable about the area and the country (and so many other countries!) and travelling in general, that it was great to have her with me throughout my journey.
Always a message away and I was lucky enough to travel around and experience Costa Rica with her.
Costa Rica was definitely the most amazing and life changing experience thus far. It gave me the strength and courage to face my limitations and symptoms and to accept them as part of who I am now vs. being angry or afraid of them. It taught me that it’s OK to slow down, to relax and take time for yourself…that nothing needs to get done right away and it’s OK to do absolutely nothing. It also gave me my sense of independence back…that feeling of knowing that despite how I feel and how afraid I may be, that I will be ok on my own.
The Pura Vida lifestyle is something that everyone needs to incorporate into his or her lives, no matter what your story or situation. Take things one moment at a time…and one day at a time. This life is yours and you are the only one who can create your reality and the life that you want. Don’t let anything hold you back.
I can’t thank Andrea enough for all of her support, guidance and encouragement throughout my journey. Her knowledge, passion for travel and helping people along with her outgoing, kind and understanding nature truly makes her someone that you can trust and someone that you will want to put your faith into while planning a life changing adventure of your own. I highly recommend Andrea to anyone looking to travel…anywhere and for any reason!”
Julie Alison, Life Coach and Speaker
“Thank you so much for supporting us in Costa Rica and showering us with all of your local knowledge and love. You are a beautiful soul.
Your journey is very inspiring and I’m so thankful you shared it openly with us. Plus it was so much fun to connect with you!
Thank you again for sharing your many gifts and talents with us last week, I really enjoyed getting to know you.”
Sending love and light,
“I was very much inspired by Andrea’s life in Costa Rica.
First it was the photos that attracted me, and then it was her authentic blissful smile and sense of freedom I would feel when I’d read her posts about life while she was there. She spoke so highly of this magical place and not only of its beauty but of the Pura Vida, (simple life) lifestyle. I was craving the adventure and inspiration that her journey was reflecting.
I took the time to reach out to her and ask her more about it in-depth. She was extremely friendly and encouraging about it all, her sense of excitement made me also feel excited. So I took the step in the direction to plan a trip to Costa Rica with Andrea. She asked me a bunch of personal questions, like what I was looking for in a trip, what I was craving to experience or hope for. Yoga being my greatest passion, she recommended I travel to Nosara, Costa Rica where she had previously spent time and mentioned it as one of her favorite and most magical, transformational experiences.
She intuitively knew that this place was for me and I trusted her with it. I checked out the website and retreats that they were offering, and I felt very drawn to experience this beautiful place she spoke of with such love and sincerity.
I booked my trip in August 2015, and headed shortly after in November for a yoga retreat called “Find your Essence.” As a new yoga teacher at the time this sounded exactly like what I needed and was searching for, and surely it was! Upon arriving there I connected with many amazing, beautiful, strong and independent women who were all searching for this type of place to connect with their selves on a spiritual, emotional level to find some peace and also do some inner work.
I stayed in a cute little eco-cottage, which looked like a little tree house or cabin in the jungle. At first when I walked into the room to unpack I felt afraid and confused. It wasn’t what I had expected or hoped for; I thought to myself “What the heck am I doing here?” … I remember walking to the lobby and feeling very afraid and alone, it was very silent and I was stuck to sit in this place with my thoughts, demons and all other things that I had been too distracted to deal with or face at home because of my very busy work and life routine. I had sat down on a bench facing the trees and tears welt up in my eyes. I didn’t know what to do, my first reaction was to get on the first flight home, to run away.
I immediately remembered that Andrea told me I could contact her at ANY time of my trip and she would be there for me.
I picked up my phone and sent her a message. She replied almost instantly and asked me why I was feeling the way I did, she listened to what I said very intently and offered me comforting advice having shared that her experience felt similar to mine in the beginning. Andrea encouraged me that this was all apart of the process. Being afraid, being unsure, feeling out of place. Andrea encouraged me to just breathe, to find people to talk to, try a smoothie or delicious snack from the local café. After drying my tears and calming down, I did just what Andrea suggested. I realized I couldn’t run from these scary feelings, I am here and have to face them. So I tried to connect a little deeper, to open up and let go of wanting to stay closed off and afraid- afraid of others, afraid of this unfamiliar space, afraid of every thing around me. I stopped and told myself it was going to be okay, this is a journey and I asked to experience this.
As the week went by more emotions and thoughts happened to stir up, constantly. I learned so much about myself in learning my reactions to my own emotions and experience. I learned so much about the people in my group and that it is okay to soften, to open up and be vulnerable… once you share with others and they share with you, you realize you really are all apart of the same thing. Not separate but rather all one.
Andrea checked in with me continuously, she even pulled angel cards for me one day on the trip and it made me feel truly special and connected to her the whole time. Almost as if she was there with me on my shoulder like a guardian angel. Every time I was afraid she encouraged me to let it go, every time I was sad, she encouraged me to let it out, to journal and reflect. Every time I needed guidance she was there to provide it.
Andrea did not let me down once. I am so thankful to her for having experienced this incredible once-in-a-lifetime-journey. I wouldn’t have done it without her. Thank you Andrea for your patience, inspiration and guidance every step of the way.
You truly have a gift for connecting others to experiencing something amazing and meaningful that they will never forget. Andrea is able to answer any and all of your questions and worries that you may have, she will be open and honest with you. If you are looking for an inspirational and transformational journey or just a trip to a beautiful place, Andrea is the perfect person to help you organize your travels. She will provide you with information and tune into whatever you need. I encourage you to book your trip today, you will come back a little bit lighter, brighter, and blissed out with memories that will last you a lifetime.”
“Andrea helped with the planning of our family adventure to Costa Rica. She listened to my requests, concerns and intentions for our trip and recommended some incredible accommodations, restaurants and services.
She had many local connections that provided reliable service and pleasant experiences.
I will definitely use Andrea’s services again for any retreats or adventures we plan in the future.
Thank you Andrea for making our family adventure just that…an adventure! 😍”
“Andrea Elizabeth is a gem! She is incredibly skilled in her work, personable and a huge asset to have in both planning a wellness retreat and in my case she was even on hand to help facilitate it. In addition to being someone wonderful to work with, she is simply a great person to be around. My clients loved her and she proved herself invaluable smoothing over a reservation snafu at a nearby restaurant. I highly recommend her services and honestly planning my retreat in Costa Rica would have been SO much harder without her guidance and support. 100% worth the investment!”
“Andrea was wonderful to work with. She took the time to listen to what I was looking for in a vacation and provided a number of recommendations for tours, services and locations that would meet our needs.
She has an in-depth knowledge of the area and took extra time to answer questions I had and provide feedback and great advice.
She was always super quick to respond and was great at following up with me to make sure everything was working out as planned.”
“Thanks for your help planning our Costa Rica adventure! Nosara was definitely a highlight including The Gilded Iguana and a sunset dinner at La Luna. Also – La Carolina Lodge was a wonderful real Costa Rica Experience. Terrific to have seen so much of the country and thank you for your insight!”
Rena Mistry, Corporate Executive
“Andrea helped me plan the most perfect vacation. It was definitely a trip of a lifetime. She was so knowledgeable and really took the time to understand what I was looking for when helping me plan. I would highly recommend using Souljourn Adventure when planning your next vacation!”
“When your friend Andrea Elizabeth who runs Costa Rica Wellness travel concierge, Souljourn Adventure surprises you on your last day of your #puravida vacay with a massage ?????? Thank you Andrea!! You’ve helped make our Costa Rican adventure a vacation to remember ???. If anyone is planning a trip to Costa Rica – Andrea is the one to contact!!”
Andrea was an absolute delight showing us the beauty Costa Rica has to offer! Her extensive knowledge of the country and passion for sharing it really heightened our experience and made it enriching.The time we spent with her was both relaxing and adventurous, and full of great laughs and interesting talks. We were shown beaches, scenic look outs, and points of interest we would never have found on our own and Andrea also had a ton of advice for the rest of our travels. I would highly recommend that anyone travelling to Costa Rica get in touch with Andrea – it will truly be a highlight!
“What a great connection to all things “Adventure” and “Travel”, but on a very soulful level. Andrea has provided me with the best advice and direction when making travel plans. Thank you very much for your immense knowledge and attention to detail. Your kindness and care shines through. Thank you.” Ken Childs
Laura Durrant, RYT 200 Yoga Teacher
“Andrea and I met several years ago through our love of yoga and travel!!! I was travelling alone for the very first time and was super nervous . Andrea planned the most incredible 3 week yoga retreat/ adventure for me in Costa Rica. …I now have the travel bug!!! Andrea has such a passion for travel and helping others live their dreams… I look forward to the next adventure she will create for me!!”
Melissa V., Law Clerk
When my husband and I decided to take a trip to Costa Rica with my two year old, we knew who to speak with right away! Andrea helped us make a decision on an affordable place to stay, what to see, and where the best beaches are… All recommendations proved to be great ones! We had a wonderful time! Andrea knows her stuff!
Kathryn James, Business Owner
I met Andrea recently and she absolutely made my day! Not only did she listen attentively, but she assessed my situation perfectly and gave me great suggestions and advice. Since she’s been on her own journey too, it made her even more relatable and understanding!!
Adele and Dave, Business Owners
Just a little note to say how grateful we are for making our first (and definitely not our last!) trip to Costa Rica so memorable.
Thank you for taking care of all the details from arranging airport transportation to booking the sunset cruise. Your warm welcome on our first morning and taking us a on a walking tour of Playa Potrero was so helpful. Your detailed emails and quick responses made us feel well taken care of.
You made the whole experience so pleasurable, thanks again!
Adele and Dave