Reset, Relax, Rejuvinate

Retreats to Renew Your Joie de Vivre

Welcome to Metamorphosis Retreats, where we invite you to embark on a transformative journey that transcends the ordinary. 

In the midst of life’s hustle and bustle, we understand the importance of carving out sacred spaces for self-discovery and reflection. Our belief is simple but profound: by stepping away from the daily grind, we open ourselves to the exploration of deeper facets within – the very core of what inspires, motivates, and brings pure joy. 

At Metamorphosis Retreats, our mission is guided by three foundational pillars: unparalleled hospitality, holistic wellness practices that embrace the entire body, and an insatiable wanderlust that fuels our passion for exploration. Immerse yourself in our curated experiences, which include invigorating yoga sessions, soul-soothing hikes, transformative meditation practices, and excursions dedicated to creating a harmonious work-life balance through life coaching. An abundance of additional experiences awaits.

As you journey with us, you’ll not only indulge in unforgettable moments but also leave with a purposeful intention on how to live each day fully engaged. We firmly believe that travel and self-care are inseparable companions, and we are here to seamlessly blend the two into an experience that is not only stress-free but also eternally memorable. Whether you’re seeking profound connections, yearning for adventurous escapades, or simply craving the warmth of a comforting hug accompanied by a homemade feast, Metamorphosis Retreats is your sanctuary – a haven dedicated to nurturing your mind, body, and soul. Join us on this uplifting journey, and let the metamorphosis begin.

Our Team:

Michelle Carroll

Founder & Chief Experience Officer

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Founder & Chief Experience Officer

Greetings! I’m Michelle, and I am thrilled at the prospect of spending a few transformative days in this journey with you.

As an entrepreneur and proud mother of two, I’ve personally navigated the delicate dance of achieving work-life balance while nurturing my insatiable wanderlust. Over the past two decades, my heart has been drawn to the enchanting landscapes of Costa Rica, and it brings me immense joy to share my wealth of knowledge and experiences with you.

The allure of this magical place is bound to leave you breathless—in the most delightful way possible. Together, we’ll embark on a journey to refresh and replenish ourselves, returning to our lives with a newfound sense of transformation and the readiness to conquer all our dreams. I’m excited to be your guide on this uplifting adventure, and I can’t wait to witness the metamorphosis that awaits us in Costa Rica…and beyond!

Jennifer Gannon

Founder & Chief Experience Officer

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Co-Host - Director of Mindfulness & Certified Yoga, Reiki & Breathwork Facilitator

Greetings! I’m Jennifer, and I am delighted to be your co-host for this extraordinary journey.

From crafting my first manuscript about a talking owl at seven to navigating the realms of Business School, where I fueled my passion for strategy and entrepreneurship, my eclectic journey has led me through Fortune 500 corporations and tech start-ups. 

Recognized for branding expertise and award-winning copywriting, I discovered yoga and breathwork during my undergraduate years—a small step that profoundly changed my life. As a certified Yoga and Breathwork Teacher, I blend strategic creativity with a deep, innate mindset. My purpose is to channel this unique blend to inspire and transform individuals like you. Join me in unlocking creative potential, where intuition and open energy channels fuel the journey of exploration and transformation ahead.

Melissa Wijngaarde

Founder & Chief Experience Officer

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Co-Host - Director of Guest Relations

Hello! I’m Melissa, and I am delighted to be your co-host for this extraordinary journey.
Melissa Wijngaarde is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked for over 20 years as a therapist, reflective supervisor, and evidenced based trainer in trauma treatment. Melissa has expertise in the field of child parent psychotherapy and has training in Mindful Based Stress Reduction.  She has worked for many mental health agencies throughout Florida including the University of Miami helping therapists focus their practice on addressing relational, emotional, developmental, and maternal health needs, supporting the needs of women and their families. She works with women to treat depression and anxiety using mindfulness practice, meditation, and yoga. Melissa is passionate about her social work background and her expertise working with women and especially mothers. She provides many services in her community to underserved populations and is an advocate for social justice. She is excited to bring her clinical work in mindfulness, stress reduction, treatment of depression and anxiety, and grounding techniques to others and is dedicated to making this journey for our guests both relaxing and fun! 

Explore Our Upcoming Retreat Locations

Each location is carefully selected to offer a distinctive experience, blending the natural beauty and cultural richness of each destination with the transformative practices and hospitality that define Metamorphosis Retreats. Explore, rejuvenate, and transform with us at these upcoming retreats.

Costa Rica - November 2024

 

Embark on a transformative journey in the enchanting landscapes of Costa Rica this November. Nestled between the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, Costa Rica is a haven of biodiversity and natural beauty. Join us in this tropical paradise, where lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and vibrant wildlife converge to create a backdrop for your metamorphic experience.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - December 2024

Beautiful young girl the beach at sunrise doing yoga exercise

In December, we invite you to bask in the sun-drenched beauty of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Known for its picturesque beaches, cultural attractions, and vibrant culinary scene, Fort Lauderdale provides the perfect setting for a retreat that balances relaxation and exploration. Join us in this coastal city, where the warm breeze and rejuvenating atmosphere await.

Napa
- January 2025

 

Welcome the new year in the heart of California’s wine country – Napa Valley. This retreat in January promises not only a celebration of new beginnings but also an immersion into the lush vineyards, world-class wineries, and serene landscapes. Let the rolling hills and exquisite wines be the backdrop to your transformative experience in Napa.

Sedona -
April 2025

Welcome Sign To Sedona Arizona With A Scenic Background 

As spring blossoms, join us in the mystical and awe-inspiring landscapes of Sedona, Arizona. Known for its vibrant red rock formations and spiritual energy, Sedona is a sanctuary for those seeking renewal and connection with nature. Immerse yourself in the unique energy of Sedona, where the earth’s beauty harmonizes with your inner journey.

Bali -
October 2025

Young woman  at the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Bali. Hindu temple surrounded by flowers on Bratan lake, Bali.

Close the retreat calendar for the year in the captivating island paradise of Bali. October brings you to a destination where lush landscapes, ancient temples, and a rich cultural tapestry create an atmosphere of serenity and transformation. Join us on this magical island, where the spirit of Bali aligns with our mission of self-discovery and rejuvenation.

Testimonials

Embark on a Journey with Our Monthly Blog Posts!

Stay connected with us through our insightful blog posts, where we unravel the tapestry of traveling, rejuvenation, and mind-body-spirit experiences. Each month, we curate content that mirrors the uplifting tone of our retreats and offers a glimpse into the transformative possibilities that await.

 Nurturing Your Body, Mind, and Spirit in Costa Rica

 Nurturing Your Body, Mind, and Spirit in Costa Rica

In our fast-paced and demanding world, finding balance and nurturing all aspects of our being has become essential for overall well-being. The tranquil beauty of Costa Rica, with its lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and abundant natural wonders, provides the...

Wellness Adventures: Combining Travel and Self-Care Experiences

Wellness Adventures: Combining Travel and Self-Care Experiences

In our fast-paced world, finding time to prioritize self-care and relaxation can be a challenge. However, there is a growing trend that combines the joys of travel with the benefits of self-care: wellness adventures. At Metamorphosis Retreats, we understand the...

Retreats for the Soul: Spiritual Getaways and Sacred Sites

Retreats for the Soul: Spiritual Getaways and Sacred Sites

In today's fast-paced and hectic world, finding inner peace and nourishing the soul has become more important than ever. A spiritual getaway or retreat can provide a much-needed sanctuary for individuals seeking solace, rejuvenation, and a deeper connection with...

Let’s Stay in Touch!

If you’re ready to take positive action to change your life and stop living someone else’s dream rather than your own, then you’ve got to join me for this heart-opening retreat into designing your best life. Maybe you’re in a job that is unfulfilling and you’re not sure how to make a change, or in a relationship that’s no longer making your heart sing. If you’re feeling frustrated, depressed or even trapped by your circumstances, it’s time to get clarity and a rock-solid plan for moving forward so that you wake up every day excited and ready to do what you’re meant to do.

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