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Chosen Collective Reset Retreats is a space for folks of color, and/or LGBTQIA+ folks, who are administrators, advocates, DEI practitioners, educators, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and/or those with aspirations to do so. Chosen organizes yearly retreats to Costa Rica and also curates retreats for individuals and groups with the purpose of relaxation, connection, exploration, and preparing to take on transformative work ahead.Interested in a retreat for self or your organization?

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2024 Reset-Retreats

“Día Del Afrodescendiente” Costa Rican Caribbean Tour
               August 28th- September 3rd, 2024

Nowhere like Limón, Limónense is the land of freedom” are the lyrics written by famed calypso artist Herbert Linky Glinton. The Limón province, located on the Caribbean/Atlantic coast is rich in Black & Indigenous culture and histories of thriving and community organizing. Here, Marcus Garvey dreamed and initiated his plan for the “Black Star Line” – his response to exploited Black labor and discrimination in the Western Hemisphere. This organizing work was done in the backdrop of beautiful beaches, rich soil, and lush green landscapes. Limón is beauty and magic.

We will visit during Día Del Afrodescendiente– when the country honors and celebrates Black Caribbean history, culture and communal impact. Tours will include the Afrodescendiente Parade & Celebration, the cacao plant and its significance to Black people and initial caretakers of the land, the indigenous Bribri. You will also have the opportunity to indulge in self-care practices like massages, swim under waterfalls and lay on Black sand beaches while being nourished by Chosen family.
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Reset-Retreat Testimonials

“From beginning to end, we moved through beautiful lush Costa Rica in style, experiencing so much love and joy in abundance. Our excursion guides were knowledgeable, personable, and warm. They made sure that every day, every activity, every meal was meaningful. They created this retreat with intention and it showed."
Dr. Sy and Dr. Danielle Simmons, Gender & Social Work Professor and & Therapist

“The Chosen Collective Retreat is an act of love. The love between guides, husband and wife, Dio and Kris who showed up for us each with joy, readiness and seamless adaptability. Together they crafted a space for healing and exploration with what felt like divine timing. The love for the diversity and lush nature of Costa Rica, met with the generous spirit of its people.The love for given family, those past and present in Limón, felt in celebrations, in passing, and in the warm friendly shores of the Atlantic. The love of chosen kin in the twelve of us— Black, Brown, trans, queer— a community made and extended with such ease. I moved through the days, through the tours, lessons, beaches, performances, meals, waterfall, national park, massage, nights out dancing- and can’t believe it was only six days. This experience was transformative and poured into me in ways I couldn’t anticipate. Until next time, thank you! Pura vida.
Elizabeth Mudenyo, Arts Administrator & Poet

"Chosen Collective offered a lovely retreat experience that felt like a sanctuary. Their attention to detail in planning one's travel, lodging, and food was top quality! The experiences of visiting different areas of Costa Rica, and learning various stories of the nation's past, including the stories and contributions of black Costa Ricans, offered enriching perspectives. Book with them if you are interested in a safe, culturally-rich, and fun-filled retreat!."
-Dr. Yveline  Alexis, Caribbean Studies Professor & Author