Wholeness Journey

Wholeness Journey to Costa Rica


Do you long to make an impact? Hungry to break out of your day-to-day and connect with God, yourself, and others in a deep and powerful way?

This is an invitation to embark on a journey outside of your comfort zone, emerge into a new culture, and give of yourself. To adventure, serve, and experience the beauty of wholeness in mind, body, and spirit… in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is an adventurer’s paradise, known for its stunning beaches and beautiful rainforests. Outside of the tourist destinations, however, are large pockets of poverty, family brokenness, and abuse.

During Wholeness Journey Costa Rica, we will partner with Casa Transforma. Casa Transforma serves vulnerable women living in extreme poverty, women who have suffered physical and emotional abuse, women coming out of prostitution, teenage and single mothers and their children, vulnerable elderly women, and undocumented migrant women fleeing political upheaval in neighboring countries. Through their personal and community development programs, Casa Transforma offers a Christ-centered environment for healing, empowerment, and transformation.

God gave the founder of Casa Transforma, Vanessa, the word “holistic health” for 2019. Vanessa was noticing that the graduates of her programs were professionally equipped to do their jobs and run their new micro-businesses, but many were only physically working 3 weeks of each month…because they were running themselves ragged and getting sick! Casa Transforma needed to integrate education on wholeness and wellness: how to care for ourselves in mind, body, and spirit.Enter Wholeness Journey Costa Rica!  

We are going to have the unique opportunity to pour into both the women and staff of Casa Transforma — making a lasting impact in the lives of women in need. Casa Transforma believes that when you transform a life, you transform a community.

Join us and help write a new story in the lives and communities of hurting women in Costa Rica — a story of redemption, restoration, and hope.

Your trip leaders, Christina Barnes and Jessica Dahl, are trained in leading on the mission field and as yoga & wellness instructors. They bring combined experiences from ministry and the beauty and wellness industries to lead you in this unique combination of mission trip and yoga retreat.  You will be using tools such as story-telling, art, and yoga, to minister to the hurting women of Costa Rica.

Your Team Will:

  • Host mini-retreats for the local women creating a space for God to bring hope, restoration, and redemption
  • Be equipped to share about topics such as worth, identity, healing, and forgiveness through storytelling and vulnerability
  • Learn to share your unique story, giftings, and wholeness journey with others
  • Delve into how to cultivate Christ-centered wholeness, wellness, and beauty
  • Build meaningful relationships with your team and the women we minister to
  • Gain a deeper understanding of who God is and who you are as His daughter
  • Enjoy rejuvenating yoga classes and fresh, local meals
  • Adventure in the natural beauty of Costa Rica

*For most of our time together we will be staying with the ministry host on our mission trip portion, then we will head on our own yoga retreat for 3 nights to a beautiful eco resort feel. We will press deeper into the things God is speaking to us through our body, mind and spirit, debrief and refuel as we prepare to take everything we learned for kingdom purpose back home.

Includes all costs on the ground: lodging, transportation, food and team supplies
(Does not include airfare)
COST: $1,295
Includes all costs on the ground: lodging, transportation, food and ministry gifts for women we serve
(Does not include airfare)

Are You Ready?

Are you ready to embark on a journey outside of your comfort zone, experience other cultures and serve those that have been affected by abuse, trauma and/or human trafficking?

Why Yoga?

We were created as body, mind, and spirit. The exercise of yoga can help us:

  • Become more connected with our physical body
  • Increase mental clarity
  • Attune our spiritual ears in meditation and listening prayer to become more sensitive to hearing God’s voice in our lives

Attune our spiritual ears in meditation and listening prayer to become more sensitive to hearing God’s voice in our lives

Through this unique missions trip and personal retreat experience you will delve to new depths of faith, adventure, and wellness. You’ll step out of your comfort zone, serve women in need, and press into the wholeness God has for you as well. 

How to Apply?

  1. Fill out the Application Form
  2. E-mail with Application Fee of $25 will be sent to you
  3. Create Fundraising Page
  4. Meet your Wholeness Journey team & raise funds
  5. Embark on your life changing experience!


Are you ready for your Wholeness Journey?

Contact Us

The Wholeness Journey is about helping others cultivate wholeness in mind/body/spirit, connection with God, and service to those in need.  We  focus on the themes of identity, healing, wholeness, purpose, and community. 

We achieve this by offering unique experiences that are a blend of missions trip, yoga retreat, spiritual journey, and self-development workshops.  The unique tools we use are story telling, yoga/wellness, art, and beauty so those who join the experience teach those we serve.  Both the participant and the one we are serving both have life changing experiences.

It’s important to be aware that it’s not only about a life changing experience but how you take your experience and infuse it to live purposefully back home.

Can’t go on a Wholeness Journey Trip? There are other ways you can still join our team by prayer and donations HERE!



Testimonial, Anna Murphy

The Wholeness Journey was an unparalleled experience of providing a space to live into fullness of self. It was a combination of allowing the Lord to speak to and heal me while also an opportunity to share life and healing with women hungry to be reminded that God sees them- And that they are his beloved. This time in Guatemala was a beautiful fusion of awakening and walking out purpose. It's hard to put into words what my soul experienced, but it shifted me. It gave me a taste of heaven kissing earth in such a personal way that I will never forget.

Things I love about The Wholeness Journey:

FREEDOM! Gosh so much released both with the women we served and those on the trip.. nothing like watching chains break off in a room.
The combination of self care and service to others is truly life giving.
Women on the team being so raw and vulnerable for the first time in some instances.. being allowed into that space to share that with them was an honor.

Seeing the women we were serving allow themselves to act silly and join us in song and little yoga movements. It was really cool to see them so clearly get out of their comfort zone and then love it!
--Anna Murphy 

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