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Journey Forward® to Fulfilling Relationships

September 28 – October 5, 2024 | Pura Vida Retreat and Spa | Costa Rica

7 days in idyllic Costa Rica. Curated Experiences. Healing wellness treatments. Adventure excursions. Daily practices to heal, grow and connect.

How would your life be different if your relationships were more connected, intimate and authentic?

The myth of relationships is that love is enough.

Truth is, love is the easy part.

Staying happy, fulfilled and connected throughout the years and different seasons of your life and relationship is the hard part.

And more often than not what prevents a relationship from thriving doesn’t always have to do with the relationship itself, and while current relationship challenges need attention and healing, the past can negatively impact the present.

In our experience as a coach and therapist, what’s often at the root of unhappy relationships is the unresolved personal work that gets in the way of being open, staying open or trusting that you can be loved and respected while being authentically yourself and feeling safe enough to be vulnerable.

We all want to be seen, heard, validated and accepted.

And yet, we often don’t validate and accept ourselves, which can interfere with intimacy with others and create an unrealistic expectation for our partners.

Your unhealed past, such as traumas, family-of-origin dysfunction, insecurities, shame, feeling a lack of self-worth, unhealthy past relationships, attachment challenges (and more!) can make it difficult to effectively be in a healthy, mature and fulfilling partnership in the present.

Without facing our own stuff, it’s easy to project our issues onto our partners, which means we are blaming or shaming them for what is still active within ourselves.

It can also be tempting to expect our partners to heal or complete us, which isn’t actuallytheir work. It’s our own individual work.

The great news is that…

When you do the healing work on yourself, it benefits all aspects of your life and relationships. You no longer look to your partner to validate your inner needs, which leads to greater happiness and peace, internal and interpersonal fulfillment, effective communication, deeper connection (both sexually and emotionally) and safety in partnership.

While love is an essential foundation, we know love is not enough to weather all seasons of your life and relationship, so we are here to guide you in the heroic journey of healing yourself so that you can be open and available to cultivate the fulfilling relationships you desire.


What to expect

Mindful mornings

Start the day grounded and centered through guided meditations, which will serve as a foundation for self-insight, self-awareness and self-compassion. You will also cultivate a variety of mindfulness practices to incorporate greater presence and acceptance into your life.

Choose your own mid-day adventure

Excursions to top Costa Rican destinations
Relax at pool or
wellness center
Sign up for 1:1 coaching sessions with Joree & John
(additional fee applies)

Afternoon group sessions

Engaging and experiential workshops to shift away from recurring patterns keeping you stuck so that you can live more fully and intentionally. You will also gain relationship skills and tools that will strengthen all your relationships, starting with relationship to self

Each evening, we will enjoy dinner as a group while we allow the conversations and relationships to deepen during our transformational time together in this sacred space.

About Joree & John

Dr. John Schinnerer coaches men to greater success and happiness at work and at home. Dr. John graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a Ph.D. in psychology and was an expert consultant for Pixar’s Inside Out. His areas of expertise include high performance, stress management, Man Box Culture, positive psychology, anger management, and creating thriving relationships. Dr. John hosts The Evolved Caveman Podcast to coach men to find success and happiness. Over 16,000 people have taken his online anger management course. Visit to learn more about the podcast. Dr. John recently received awards for Best Executive Coach and for Leadership in Healthcare.

Joree Rose, MA, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, transformation coach, mindfulness and meditation teacher, author, speaker, and she also leads mindfulness retreats around the world. Joree has helped thousands of people to live happier and more fulfilling lives through living with greater awareness and compassion, allowing them to decrease their stress, anxiety and shed unhealthy habits, patterns and mindsets. Joree is host of the podcast ‘Journey Forward® with Joree Rose’ and has authored the newly released A Year of Gratitude, Daily Moments of Reflection, Grace and Thanks as well as 2 mindfulness books, Squirmy Learns to be Mindful and Mindfulness, It’s Elementary. Joree has been featured in prominent media outlets such as,, Business Insider, KTLA News, and so many more!

John Schinnerer
Joree Rose and John Schinnerer
Joree and John
In addition, Joree & John have been in a relationship since 2015, and have been engaged since 2019. Not immune from their own relationship challenges, despite both being mental health professionals, and having all the tools, they know what it means to do the work, both individually and relationally. They also do couples work together and highly value showing up authentical and vulnerable to share and show what it looks like to put the very tools they teach into practice.

Joree and John have heard heart-rending stories for over 20 years of their clients feeling alone, defeated and disconnected in their lives and relationships. And they have taught hundreds of people simple and powerful tools to improve their lives. We promise you’ll leave this retreat feeling empowered that you are capable of having happy, thriving and supportive relationships.

“Each of the techniques you teach are extremely powerful and effective. God bless you for allowing me and others like me to benefit from your life’s work and better my life. You have made a much calmer life possible for me. It is worth living like this.”

~Dr. Dragos

“Thank you so much for your knowledge, for your time and your help. You have allowed me to grow and to better handle myself in situations to help others and to help my health!”


“I learned that I did not have an anger issue, I had a positivity issue – I only saw the negative in my life and I put that on the ones I love the most. You have made a tremendous difference in my life. My outlook is so much more positive and friendly.


“Joree feels like my personal Oprah, making me feel cared for by the questions that she asks, and helps me to draw things out of me in a safe and mindful way.. She helps me shift my perspective and mindset, helps me see what I’m not seeing, and guides me to develop self-trust and worthiness, which helps me to level up. Joree is a role model in every way, demonstrating her own vulnerability in her life and relationships.”

~Kristin F.

“Joree is an expert at mindfulness and meditation. She is more than someone who is going to listen while you have a “bitch” session – she’s a good teacher and has taught me better communication skills, emotional recognition and has helped me to identify my feelings and how to name my emotions. I used to be more depressed, anxious and drained when we met, and more closed off; now I am less wrapped up in trauma being my identity. She is always inspiring to be around.”

~Becky B.

“Joree is really down to earth and not a traditional therapist. She shares about herself, which shows me that she gets me; it resonates and yet it’s practical. Joree has helped me approach life in a more open and honest way, she’s been a great sounding board, and supports me in uncovering the next aligned step. Together our work is like putting a puzzle together.”

~Emily M.

“Joree helps me feel safe, like I can bring my authentic self and be open no matter what. She responds in ways to help me figure out where I’m stuck and how to move forward. Our work together feels like partnership, like teamwork. She gives me the tools that I can take with me that will help me with any situation. Joree cares for my best interest and brings so much knowledge regarding mindfulness; I’m always learning and improving how to be authentic. I’m grateful for how Joree brings a human experience to her work.”

~Danya L.

“Joree looks at a situation from different angles that I might not have looked at on my own. She takes a step back from the situation with acceptance, a lack of judgment, creating a very safe space.”

~Wendy G.

“For my whole life I have been stuck feeling like I had to be a victim of the way my mind works, constantly thinking negative thoughts or trapped in old mindsets and old habits. Then I found Joree — wow what a change! I now have an entirely new outlook and relationship with my thoughts. Joree guides from a place of realness and authenticity. She has helped me to find myself and how to listen to my own inner guidance.”
~Morgan P.

“Joree is an expert at connecting so that you feel comfortable to be who you are. That connection lets me feel safe. Focusing on the future has been helpful rather than spending all our time dwelling on the past.”

~Liz L.

“Joree is a light and soft landing for when I need support; she’s a good listener and holds a neutral space to honor what I’m feeling. She models determination, courage, and intentional decision making.”

~Mindy B.

“I highly recommend Joree’s mindful parenting and meditation courses. Her approach is authentic, compassionate and relevant. She provides tips and tools that are easy to incorporate into my busy schedule as a working mom – and they really work. As a result, I’ve learned to be more patient and present in my daily routine.”

~Vanessa P.

“Having Joree in my life has meant so much to me. Her influence has made such a difference in how I now face my life. Given the tools to apply Mindfulness everyday…breathing, forgiveness and self gratitude, has helped so much, especially in times of stress. When times get tough, I ask myself ‘What would Joree say?’ and I breathe!!”

~Carol F.

When you learn to be in a better relationship with yourself, you are more able to develop satisfying, connected and fulfilling relationships with others.


Falling in love is easy. Staying in love, as well as deepening your love takes time, awareness, attention, energy and intention.


We look forward to you joining us on this heroic journey into self-awareness and relational awareness so that you really can cultivate and maintain the fulfilling relationships your soul and heart desire.


The breathtakingly beautiful resort of Pura Vida will aid you in feeling relaxed and present; by stepping out of your day-to-day busyness you will make the commitment to yourself that you and your relationships are a priority.

Beautiful Costa Rica awaits…

John and Joree look forward to joining you at Pura Vida Resort and Spa, a unique destination dedicated to healing the mind, body & spirit.

Pura Vida sits atop an amazing mountain, and boasts four yoga halls with spectacular views, an on-site Wellness Center, heated pool & Jacuzzi, gardens, and world class massage therapists and body-workers.

This eight-acre retreat center is surrounded by coffee-draped hills and is only 20 minutes from Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).

Pura Vida offers 48 nature-friendly rooms with lush garden or epic mountain views, ranging from luxurious suites with wrap-around porches to A-Frame Cottages.

Their event planner can help you arrange the details of your visit including lodging, transportation, and options for outstanding once-in-a-lifetime recreational opportunities, such as river rafting, zip lining over rainforest canopies, coffee plantation tours, hot springs adventures, skywalks via suspended bridges, wildlife boat adventures and much more.

This all-inclusive retreat includes:

  • Airport transportation to/from San Jose airport, conveniently located only 20 minutes from Pura Vida Retreat & Spa
  • 7 days/nights accommodations in room option of your choice
  • 3 delicious and healthy meals per day
  • Opportunity to explore Costa Rica with day trips such as: waterfall gardens, ziplining in the Cloud Forest, white water rafting, natural hot springs or tour of local coffee farm and more!
  • Yoga classes and nature walks
  • Over 15 hours of invaluable time learning with John and Joree to cultivate and maintain the relationship of your dreams

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Spa treatments at the top-rated Wellness Center
  • Additional fees for daily excursions
  • Snack / bar items: smoothies, snacks or wine

This retreat is right for you if…

  • you seek growth, both personally and interpersonally
  • you know that you have unresolved or ongoing internal work that could be preventing intimacy, vulnerability and fulfillment with significant others
  • you have done the “typical” work, and you haven’t experienced the change you’re seeking; i.e. individual therapy, couple’s therapy, read self-help books, listened to podcasts, complained to your friends…
  • your relationships are not as satisfying or as connected as you’d like
  • you are open to gaining insights and skills that will strengthen all your relationships
  • you are in a long-term relationship that is not meeting your needs, or simply needs a tune-up; or if you aren’t currently in a relationship and would like to one day be in a satisfying relationship

Pricing and Availability

Starting price for double occupancy

Price varies based on room selection and includes all taxes, resort fees, airport transfer and 3 meals/day. Price listed does not include airfare, optional excursions, wellness center treatments, alcohol or snacks

$4513/ person

Fees breakdown:


Room rates range from $1180-$1394/person

Starting price for single occupancy

Price varies based on room selection and includes all taxes, resort fees, airport transfer and 3 meals/day. Price listed does not include airfare, optional excursions, wellness center treatments, alcohol or snacks

$4977/ person

Fees breakdown:


Room rates range from $1644-$2072/person

Three Simple Steps to Register

Step 1

Fill out this registration form to secure your spot and pay your 50% deposit to Joree and John ($1666.50/person). The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival (we will send you a reminder to make the payment).

Step 2

Fill out waiver & email back to Joree.

Step 3

Then call Pura Vida to reserve your room! Please do NOT book using their website. Just call and mention that you are with the Joree Rose retreat. 50% is due upon booking and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.