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Retreat N’ Rise Foundation is a unique, non-profit organization, providing retreats for artists, scientists, and all creative seekers. Purpose of the retreats is to offer a guidance and support to unfunded, creative people of all ages from around the globe. When they need to strengthen their voice of inspiration, increase motivation, or unblock their creative flow they can come for our fully, or partially paid by the foundation retreat, and return to their work with recharged energy and a new purpose. Artists often need an aware witness to clarify their insight, an educated healer to encourage their self-healing, or a wise presence of another to find a new direction. This is the main reason for creating our Foundation. Another reason is to utilize a unique set of my skills, where my education in fine art and psychology, the experiences in and outside of my 40 years of psychotherapy practice of assisting people in their creative evolution, come together. My teachings are rooted in love and wisdom granting me a strong and open presence. They are based on experiences of guiding others, self-examination, and continuous education giving me a solid awareness in the world of instability, which in itself is a rarity.

The European upbringing, combined with pursuing an education in art, marked the importance of artistic expression in raising my children; now all three are successful writers, musicians, and performers. Creative people often question the point of their work, especially when external and immediate rewards are missing. At that time, they search for a view from a greater perspective, where the purpose of their work becomes clear, because it fits in the big picture of social and personal meaningfulness.

That’s why this work is so needed, and yet, most of the creative people are underpaid and have no funds to come for a retreat. With the arts and creativity being nearly eradicated from school programs in North America and the many other parts of the world, it is essential now to invest in the most human expression – creativity.

Without creativity, we are not humans and most of the time in learning institutions and workplaces creativity is not reinforced, supported and expected.

While we are organizing fundrasing for partially or entirly supported by our foudation retreats for creative people,
Retreat n Rise ® is now open for booking! 


Come and participate in amazing retreats in two amazing locations in Costa Rica!
Retreats are designed for groups, couples and individuals,
who are searching for a solid encouragement to stay on the learning path:
1. of knowing yourself
2. learning about the Universal design
3. finding own contribution
4. the meaning of our collective reality.
We need courage to overcome human, conditioned limitations.
We need courage to unlock from one's social settings,
not to become a dead weight to the human evolution.
It is not easy to do it on your own, and to stay on your path without a support.
I know it all too well.

In our retreats you will not only have a solid support and guidance from me,
but you will have a company of pilgrims in the fit conditions to stick to the fast pace,
and willing to outgrow their designated by others place in society.
The connection you will make here will last the lifetime!

You are invited to try.


One on the ocean in Villa Durazno http://villadurazno.com/

The second one on the lake in: http://www.lakearenalretreats.com



See you in Costa Rica! You will have the best and most rewarding time of your life!

Retreat n Rise website

If you want to organize a retreat for co-workers, friends, family of 8 - 12 people for a week of learning and rest,
please contact Stef Beattie

Email to Stef

Retreat n Rise Foundation website

I will also keep my retreat page on this site up to date and we will be posting on Facebook when we have spots left for specific dates.

Please check Retreat n Rise® Facebook page and give us love and support. 

Retreat N' Rise with Yaga Bialski