Chris and Tracie Couples Retreat

The Pause Retreat with Sonia Azad


If you feel like your day consists of rushing from place to place, taking care of others and working your Tail off only to wake up and do it all again tomorrow, it’s time to hit the pause button.

Take a deep breath. Life isn’t meant to be rushed through. It’s meant to be enjoyed and savored. If you’re tired of operating on autopilot and need to be reminded about life’s wonders, The Pause Retreat with Sonia Azad is made for you.

In the tranquil Puerto Rican surroundings, you’ll take time to notice the small things and the pleasure of doing less and being more. You’ll have the space to reassess your aspirations and realign with your dreams. You’ll spend your days engaged in meditation, journaling, yoga and cultural activities, with plenty of free time for you to simply do you.

This retreat is for you if:
  • You are tired, stressed or anxious
  • You feel like you’re stuck in a rut
  • You want to reconnect with who you are and your dreams
  • You’re in desperate need of some “me” time

You’ll leave the retreat with:

  • A renewed zest for life
  • A deeper understanding of how to align your life with your aspirations
  • Tools to live a more balanced life
  • A new community of likeminded friends



4:00 pm Check-in and Welcome
5:30 pm

Opening Circle and Introductions

Create a safe and supportive space for all to share your intentions for the retreat.

7:30 pm

Dinner and Socializing

Enjoy a delicious, nourishing meal together and connect with fellow travelers.


7:30 am Lite Bites and Coffee
8:00 am Gentle Movement, Breathwork + Meditation; Journaling (Reflections)
10:00 am Brunch
11:00 am FREE TIME – Massages
2:30 PM Beach time!
5:00 pm Yin Yoga Class
7:30 pm Dinner


7:30 am Lite Bites and Coffee
8:00 am Gentle Movement, Breathwork + Meditation; Journaling (Planting Seeds)
9:00 am Breakfast
11:30 AM Waterfall Hike
2:30 PM Return for a light lunch and rest
5:00 pm Deep Stretch + Yoga NIdra
7:30 pm Dinner


7:30 am Lite Bites and Coffee
8:00 am Gentle Movement, Breathwork + Meditation; Journaling (Facing Fears)
10:00 am


Free Time

4:00 pm

Cacao Ceremony

Experience a ceremonial cacao ritual which focuses on opening the heart, led by a trained facilitator.

Reflect on intentions, gratitude, and personal growth

7:00 pm


Moon/ Fire Release Ceremony


7:30 am Lite Bites and Coffee
8:00 am Gentle Movement & Meditation + Closing Ceremony
10:30 am Brunch
12:00 pm noon Departures



Casa Alternavida is a boutique wellness retreat center in Puerto Rico offering a high-touchpoint, guided retreat experience for curious, growth-minded individuals and groups.
Located just 30 minutes from the San Juan airport, the property is nestled between the ocean and the El Yunque National Rainforest. The property has been featured in Travel & Leisure, AFAR, Time and Cosmopolitan.


  • Overnight Accommodations
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation with Sonia (twice daily)

  • Massage

  • Fire Release Ceremony

  • Time with Sonia
  • Delicious locally curated, nutrient dense multi course meals.
  • Spa time (additional cost)


  • Alcoholic Beverages
Meet Sonia

Sonia is a two-time Emmy award-winning journalist, globetrotter, and micro-influencer based in Dallas, TX.As a seasoned credentialed yoga and meditation instructor, Sonia teaches in-studio classes, leads corporate wellness programs and hosts wellness retreats worldwide.
Sonia has practiced yoga and meditation consistently for 20 years, and has taught for a decade. A lifelong learner, Sonia has completed additional coursework in: yin, AcroYoga, anatomy and study of fascia, transformational breathwork. She is trained in 23 lineages of meditation.
Sonia began leading retreats in 2016, Her science-based approach to yoga and general mindfulness makes her retreats accessible to all bodies, all ages and all experience levels.

• “Going on one of Sonia’s retreats was the best decision I’ve made. As I am going through big shifts in life, this retreat helped me to clear my mind, put things in perspective and go back with confidence and excitement about the changes I want to make.”

-Dina A

• “I have been on numerous yoga retreats, but my memories from Sonia’s retreat stand out and will last a lifetime.”

-Alison P






Payment Plans

Customized payment plans are available and can be arranged by contacting Tammy Petersen directly at 312-961-3280

Travel Assistance

If you need travel assistance please contact Barbara Khan from Pro Travel, Inc. Ph: 305-361-0707

Hotel Incidentals

A credit card must be presented at the time of check in for incidental charges (including spa treatments, additional excursions, alcohol, etc)

Deposit Policy

To reserve your spot, a non-refundable deposit of $750 per person is required. The balance must be paid 30 days prior to the start date of the retreat.

Flight Details

Please Fly into San Juan, (SJU) Puerto Rico.
Ground transportation is not included in the retreat price. Please contact Tammy so we can group you together on resort trips. Round Trip Transportation is extra.

Roommate Requests

If you desire a roommate, please indicate this on your form upon sign up. If we are unable to pair you with one, we will adjust your rate to Single Occupancy, and collect the difference one week prior to the event.
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