Costa Rica Self-Mastery Retreat

Join me for a Three-day Self-Mastery Workshop in Costa Rica May 2-6

Combine Reiki energy & aura work with exploration in gorgeous Costa Rica

The Self-Mastery Workshop, taught/led by Kimberly Naugle Long, will feature daily guided meditation, energy awareness training, chakra balancing through energy work, singing-chanting, creating and maintaining healthy energy boundaries, and aura maintenance. Our goal is to learn to increase flow and vitality for wellness. We will use Reiki meditations and energy awareness of the energy meridians.

Kim Naugle Long at the Private Pool Oasis

Alajuela City Stay


We’ll center our practice at an adorable small hotel in Alajuela, a small city adjacent to capital city San Jose, only minutes from the international airport. Daily excursions will be made to a city spa’s private pool, tree canopy zip line, and swinging bridge tour with hot springs immersion. We will practice staying open and curious while pushing our sense of adventure. Staying in the flow with Reiki and other practices in real life adrenaline rush situations is a challenge. How fun to put the practice to test!


The energy of this sweet town is quaint as there as many parks as there are little boutiques for everything you can imagine: clothes, school supplies, shoes, books, baked goods, and more. Each purchase you make helps a local family which in turn helps this community stay abundant and enjoy the beauty of their country.

While staying here I was amazed at the energy that flows through each of the shop keepers here. Most everyone feels very centered, relaxed, and filled with loving energy. It’s such an amazing feeling to explore and sense the love of this country from an energy healing perspective. The hotel I knew would be perfect for our get away as I saw The Four Agreements of the front desk in both English and Spanish. I will be thrilled to guide you through this amazing country in our short stay.

Parks are every few blocks through the city

Hot Springs Energy Experience

Extend your stay and enjoy several days at the hot springs near resting active Arenal Volcano. This area features more than 12 hot springs. Our extension includes 2 overnight stays here. The hot springs feature pools of a variety of temperatures with waterfalls for a natural massage. We will focus on checking our energy flow before the hot springs and afterwards. Each hot springs area have an on-site restaurant and bar so everyone can enjoy their stay without having to leave. Depending on the participants, we may rent a van or hire a driver to bring us around the various hot springs and rappelling excursions.

Estimated Costs:

Self-Mastery Workshop, Hotel, and Excursions (breakfast and lunch included) – US$850

Superior ​Room has a queen bed and small private bathroom with A/C. 

Cost includes three nights at host hotel, ​three days of training with Kim, light breakfast (Plato típico), and travel and destination fees ​to excursions.

Optional add-on: 

Two days at hot springs resort at Arenal (breakfast only) – Add approx US$550

​Enjoy two additional nights in a private room at the Paradise Hot Springs. Breakfast only included. 

Shuttle to the airport will need to be booked ​individually along with return COVID test if still required by USA and is not included in price.

*Deposit $450 due by March 15th. 3% credit card use fee not included. $150 of deposit may not be refundable depending on various companies and their deposit requirements and fees. 

Register by March 15th


Please let me know if you would like to join and I will get registration form to you. I will have final costs by March 21st once I have total head count to calculate excursions. 

**Please plan on booking your flight by March 20th at the latest for best price. Book a changeable ticket just in case of illness or family emergency-all airlines offer this and is much cheaper than refundable.

***Passport is required and must not expire within 6 months of May 2022.

Personal costs:

​Airfare, taxi/shuttle to and from airport, lunch & dinners are not included in above costs.

​A nice dinner at a local restaurant will cost about US$20 with tip (10% is customary). 

Flights are $280 ​(Spirit) to about $475-700 (Delta), and are direct nonstop from Atlanta airport.

If you chose Spirit, please do not check your luggage as it’s hit or miss on it arriving. 

Tentative Itinerary

May 2, Monday:

• Day 0. Arrive Monday night at Alajuela City Hotel for a workshop meet and greet 7pm & receive workshop materials. Prepare for an early start on Tuesday! Dinner on your own.

May 3, Tuesday:

• Day 1. 7:30 breakfast, 8am start meditation, 10:30am- Walk together to a private pool oasis. Spend the day doing moving meditations and mind, body, energy awareness, including wading into a private stone-lined pool to help you connect with energy flow sensations. Connect with energy fields and chakras, then learn proper grounding for staying present and increasing energy flow. Bring your notebook for a journaling prompt; lunch is provided. Enjoy free time for dinner and shopping. Return and connect in courtyard for an evening grounding practice and recheck.

May 4, Wednesday:

• Day 2. Rise early to catch our group shuttle to a zipline and/or rappelling adventure. We will begin with healing meditation and energy grounding practice for good flow then test it out at either zipline or waterfall rappelling with post-event meditation and energy awareness.

We will focus on healthy energy boundaries and maintenance with a Q&A, enjoy meditations on energy flow and expansion work. Dinner on your own near the hotel, then rejoin in the courtyard for art doodling with energetic flow and watercolors. Receive a journaling prompt for evening reflection.

May 4, Thursday:

• Day 3. Rise early to catch our group shuttle to a Swinging Bridge Canopy tour with hot springs soak (2 hour drive each way where we will discuss energy awareness and more!). Bring your luggage if you opt to add on a two-night stay at the hot springs resort. We will close the workshop together before parting ways!

May 5, Friday:

• Day 4. On your own: Take a COVID Test (not included, about $40-65) and fly home, or add nights to the hotel, or choose to extend your visit with a trip to Costa Rica’s many beaches or jungles. Let me know if you’d like more info about areas to chose!

Activity order subject to change based on weather.

What to know/bring:

•  Costa Rica is equatorial with sunshine from 6am to 6pm, so all driving will occur between those hours. Direct sun is very strong, take precautions as needed.

•  Arenal Área features at least 12 different hot springs areas, Canopy tours, ziplines, and rappelling excursions. Our Thurs excursion will be at one of the original Hot Springs park Tabacon Hot Springs, which has a resort hotel of $550 & up overnight. These springs are in the jungle along hiking trails,& worth enjoying for the pictures opts, adventure, and fun. 

The opt add-on over night is located at a more quiet, private Paradise Hot Springs established in 2011 with lovely large hotel rooms for $200/night. They have 7 different temperature pools, waterfall, and swim up fresh juice bar. 

• There’s a fast lab for a 1-hour COVID test required to re-enter the U.S. It’s a quick walk 1 block away, on the square across from Alajuela City Hotel, and opens at 6:30am. There’s also one at the airport.

• Bring a journal, bathing suit, small towel, water shoes, and walking shoes in addition to your summer clothing. I recommend a long sleeve, light jacket and pants for cooler nights. Bug spray and sunscreen can be brought or purchased locally (pack liquids and lotions under 3oz if doing carry-on.)

• Use a local ATM to draw out cash in Costa Rican currency – colones – or pay with an international (no-fee) credit card at most places. Check with your bank and credit card company to ensure your cards allow international transactions with no fees. If not, you may chose to bring cash to exchange at the local banks. The hotels all accept US dollars, while restaurants & shops typically accept colones or credit cards. 

 Website for workshop hotel: https://www.alajuelacityhotel.com/

Website for recommended hot springs overnight option 

Reiki Classes Offer a Deep Healing for Each Student

After practicing Reiki for many years, I love to point out to all of my students how deeply healing the class is for each of them. The attunements that we go through during class allow for heavy, stuck energy to fall away. This enables the energy body to flow into a more elevated and harmonious frequency for optimal wellness. While learning the history of Reiki is important for reverence, the technique and foundation for proper practice is essential. 

Reiki classes are a healing


With Reiki, staying open and being grounded is the key to good flow. I like to imagine that I am like a waterfall, tapping into the higher frequencies of the heavens above and allowing it to flow all the way down through my body out into the earth. My hands are just simply that connector that provides that connection of elevated frequency to my clients. I can also use my eyes to channel Reiki as well as my voice as I chant and sing with focus on the person for whom I am holding space for a deep release and healing. I teach all of these practices in class.

During class, not only does a student learn about the practice of Reiki, but each student also has an opportunity to dig deep into self awareness. The goal is to learn how to walk with love and compassion to allow for the deep wisdom and grace to flow through and ripple outward. The more I practice Reiki the more I learn the importance of identifying where I am on my path and respecting others journey as their own.

As a Reiki teacher, I strive to be always learning more to help each person in a way that makes sense to them. Each student will gain more clarity the more they practice. This is the foundation of a Reiki practice, daily self-treatments to have more insight into the inner way of being. The more we practice, the more we are present, the more clarity we have. This is the way of Reiki.

The key to healing the subconscious and reprogram how I react to situations is by visualizing healing myself. While in a deeply meditative Reiki state, I make sure Reiki flows through my entire being starting with hara centering. If I am unable to sense a nice flow through that area I will go through a Reiki self-treatment starting at the root chakra, just below the tailbone, then moving up after I sense the flow.

Next I move up to the hara center point which is the Tan den (aka dantien) 2” below and behind the bellybutton. Once I can feel an expansive flow of Reiki, I move out to the hips and be sure that the flow moves out from the center point. The 3rd chakra receives some love next. I pause here at the base of the sternum until I can sense flow out the front and back of the chakra. I love to imagine a powerful yellow geyser of light out in front as well as behind me. Once the back feels flowing, I draw in healthy energy from behind me. 🌟

 The 4th chakra or the heart-center is my next area of focus. I love to stay here and make sure it expand both out the front and the back and then scan to be sure the entire aura at all the layers are nice and flowing. Then the 5th Throat chakra receives a good Reiki Session. I check the way out to the sides of the aura here as well for good flow and release of heavy slow energy that may be stacking up causing neck and shoulder pain. After this is the 6th or third eye. Again here I will check front and back with scanning to be sure there is good flow and around to the sides especially. Here I will sit to be sure I sense good flow to both the throat and entire head for best connection to intuition and my guides.

Finally I bring my awareness to the entire crown and check for flow up and out the back of the head and center crown and sides to the front. Once this has been completed I am able to work on others. This is essential to start the day so that stress or emotions do not get stuck and begin to stack up causing pain or aches.

In class we cover the importance of all these things. I highly encourage each student to carve out time daily for self-care with Reiki self-treatment because it’s the best way to get to know oneself and stay on the path to healing through self-awareness. Level I continues to awaken senses until 21 days out. Level II attunement does the same. Practice continues to deepen that healing and is very essential to the heart of Reiki practice.

There is so much covered in class I do recommend each student make time to come out to Reiki Circles and practice. This time offers so much learning and support for everyone, especially me. 💖🦋🌸 If you are ready to begin your inner journey, reach out!

Reiki Will Always Be My Go-To

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When I began practicing Reiki full-time, I had no idea where this would lead me. With a giant leap of faith I quit my steady paycheck job of more than 17 years back in January of 2020. I had been trying to grow my own Reiki Energy-Healing practice while working part-time, and finally realized I would only get the energy back that I put into it. And with that, I leapt…

My journey with Reiki practice began with an Usui Reiki attunement in 2002. I was skeptical, but my mom had just had her twisted ankle healed by Reiki at a party a few months back and she was amazed by the results. I had a deep conflict between being very much needing physical proof while at the same time being captivated by the spiritual healings we studied in Anthropology. While auras, biofields, energy-bodies were talked about, I questioned that they were anything palpable, treatable, healable, or visible. So I went into the attunement with a curious but “prove it” attitude. And prove it she did…

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After over a decade studying and learning more about the subtle-body through Reiki, with Sound, using energy meridians, different types of Energywork, I have learned to sense disruption in the biofield not only with tuning forks, but with intuition, Reiki, Quantum Healing and Angel guidance. I have tested what I was sensing and repeatedly found my intuition to be correct. My Reiki students have also been able to sense similar things. This has opened up a whole different aspect of the work as I have allowed for guidance to flow through me. My initial focus was on understanding how energy flows through the physical body and how to improve that flow. I focused on Tuning forks and Reiki to help clear blocks in the physical body. This is powerful but I realize I limited the energy flow in the past. All these methods can work on so many levels. The bigger energy perspective that allows big shifts is the aura level work. 

Now my focus is on Aura clearing at all levels. I can now check at every level and be sure everything that is healthy and gentle to clear has been accomplished. Using Reiki is lovely because it is gentle and powerful. After a full reiki session, I go back and check it with aura clearing and find it to be well healed in most cases. I still check both the chakra (aka major energy centers) flow well, and I also tune in to the meridians within the physical body and verify they are clear and flowing well. I have come to see how our energy should flow quickly like a waterfall which carried away the “blocks” and hard “energy” that can begin to block the flow and over time stack up and create a dam. Once this happens, fatigue, anxiety, stress, lack of focus will result. 

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Aura-focused work shows me how important it is for each client to do daily work for themselves to maintain it if possible. Even one day can cause someone to hold enough hard energy blocks to stack up and cause trouble. Sleeping will help repair this but if there’s enough perceived stress, sleep may be difficult. I include mini-lessons for my clients to continue to maintain their grounding if they are interested.

The key is to be sure to connect to the Earth and release stress out of the body. The key is to take time to breathe, expand awareness into the entire body and then connect to the Earth and release stress blocks down and out of the body. Being able to visualize it and guide the flow of energy is essential. This is why I am creating videos and a book of mini-lessons so that all my client can continue the work at home and practice! It’s so important, now more than ever. Please share these from my YouTube channel if it helps you. It’s time we all work together to help each other rise and be our best. Every day our best will look different and that’s ok too.

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Reach out for a private session, using reiki or other methods, if you’d like additional help. Otherwise enjoy my mini-lessons. Much love.