Boxing with a Purpose with Dani Burrell & Aliyah Sims

Welcome to DNA Retreats!

D – Develop (skills + relationships)

N – Nurture (self growth + discovery)

A – Attract (Meditation + Manifestation)

If you’re drawn to adventure, magical sunsets, working up a sweat under the Costa Rican sun, and exploring new cultures with like minded people, then this retreat is for you.

Join us for a 5 day transformative escape to Tamarindo, Costa Rica, where you’ll be staying in a Boutique Hotel, from beach to jungle. These 5 days will be filled with boxing workouts, meditation, amazing organic foods and exploration.

Meet Your Hosts

Dani Burrell is from Oakland Ca, where she grew up playing various sports as well as training in Martial Arts. She later moved to New York where she started her fitness and wellness career. Her skill set is in boxing, strength and conditioning and pre and post natal training. Dani has a passion for helping people, especially women, feel empowered & confident through movement. Dani’s style of coaching will tap into your inner fighter and leave you feeling like you can take on anything.

Aliyah Sims hails from the Sunshine State, and is known to cheer people on and get them strong! Aliyah is a sweet&sassy fitness instructor with a specialization in boxing and strength. She has turned her passion for fitness and helping others into a career. Aliyah strives to bring light to others in class and in life, as that is what fills her soul. After putting in the work herself and overcoming her childhood trauma, she works actively to advocate for mental health and the benefits of therapy/movement.

Trip Highlights

Daily meditation and boxing workouts with Dani & Aliyah

Horseback Riding

Sunset Catamaran Cruise



Mindful Luxury in Costa Rica. Imagine waking up every day in paradise. This is how each morning begins at Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas. From beach to jungle, the mysteries of Costa Rica are revealed at the pace you choose.

Upscale and boutique-inspired yet intimate, organic and magical; Cala Luna is one of the only hotels in Guanacaste, Costa Rica that remains green all year round. There are few barriers between you and the untouched natural beauty of Tamarindo. Open-air social areas and secluded accommodations seamlessly meld into a lush jungle that draws more wildlife than anywhere else in the area. Your neighbors are curious monkeys, raccoons, exotic iguanas and birds.

Mar de Jade is a Yoga, Wellness & Vacation Retreat Center nestled between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala, México. This is an intimate place offering groups and individuals a relaxing, supportive, and inspiring environment in a peaceful fishing village.


Double Deluxe Queen Room

Single Deluxe King Room


  • Arrive and settle into the beautiful Boutique Hotel Cala Luna, your home for the next 5 days. 
  • Enjoy a nice drink and meet with the group 
  • Welcome Dinner

  • Morning meditation with Aliyah, followed by a nutritious breakfast
  • Group workout with Dani
  • Lunch at your leisure and free time to relax and explore
  • Farm to table dinner at Labrynth

  • Morning meditation with Dani, followed by a nutritious breakfast
  • Group workout with Aliyah
  • Lunch at your leisure
  • Horseback riding tour
  • Dinner at the hotel

  • Morning meditation with Aliyah, followed by a nutritious breakfast
  • Group workout with Dani
  • Lunch at your leisure
  • Sunset catamaran cruise (includes drinks and snacks)
  • Dinner at the hotel

  • Morning meditation with Aliyah & Dani
  • Breakfast
  • Departures

  • 4 nights Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Dinners
  • Daily Meditation and Workout with Dani & Aliyah
  • Horseback Riding Tour 
  • Sunset Catamaran Cruise
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional speciality beverages 
  • Additional nights accommodation
  • Airport Transfers

Cancellation Policy

25% Down Payment Additional Payments
Spot Pending

Spot Confirmed

Not Refundable*
60 Days Pre-Trip
Not Refundable
Not Refundable

*If you cancel when your spot is confirmed and outside of 60 days until departure, you can receive a trip credit for your down payment minus the $100 cancellation fee.

Why book this trip?


Trips built around and for you, led by passion and genuine care.


We are professional travel managers who are also passionate yogis, footballers, and surfers.


All payments and trips are ABTA-protected, the gold standard in consumer protection.


Change of plans? No worries, we got you, for life. Just give us a new date when you are ready.


“I can’t even begin to explain how Adrienne’s approach has made the difference for me. I have finally found a sustainable way of training that I love and makes me feel strong and good in my skin again.. It really helped me heal.” —Erin S

“I just have to tell you how obsessed I am with Adrienne’s workouts! Her creative sequencing is delicious and my back has never felt better. Craziest thing of all, I’m seeing more physical results with all those tiny lifts then I ever did with heavier lifting and her words are so uplifting. I feel strong and sexy. Thank you Adrienne, you’re a true gift to the fitness world.” — Sarah B

“I’m obsessed with Adrienne’s workouts! I especially love her body affirming language. I have some trauma with exercise & the language used in exercise culture and I always find Adrienne’s classes to be such a safe space for me to move my body intuitively and feel strong and supported. Thank you for being so mindful. I’m here for it!” — Wendy Y


The retreat will officially start at 16:00 on May 21st and end after breakfast on May 25th, 2023.

You will fly into Liberia (LIR) or tamarindo  airport (TNO)

You can book airport transfers as an Add -on :

1 way airport transfer - Liberia $122 private car 1-4 pax

1 way airport transfer - Tamarindo $32 private car 1-4 pax

You will need to bring your boxing gloves and comfortable workout gear. For your information, hand wraps, mats and hand towels will be available on site.

Yes, we will be having all of our meals at the hotel which will provide 3 meals per day.  Vegan and gluten free options available on request. Please let us know at least 21 days in advance of the retreat start date if you have any special dietary requests.

Yes! Traveling alone is a great way to meet new people, and on this trip we’re all in it together and you’ll be part of the gang in no time.

Absolutely! We will always schedule down time in our daily itinerary for you to use as you wish. 

Please contact us so we can assign you to an unaccompanied guest that also wants to travel in a double occupancy room. We will do our best to accommodate.

Rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Each room is unique. Changing to a different room at the retreat is subject to availability and additional costs may apply. 

Please note: all rooms are equal in terms of comfort and cleanliness. We will do our best to assign you the nicest available room at the time of your deposit.

In the unlikely event that WE have to cancel the retreat for any reason then we will offer you the following options:

  • A full refund of all monies paid, including your deposit
  • Transfer of your booking, free of charge, to a future retreat of the same value

If you are unable to attend the retreat for any reason, including because of a last-minute positive Covid-19 test, or restrictions in your region or country,  you will need to make a claim with your travel insurance provider to claim any trip or retreat costs..

  • Please ensure your travel Insurance provider covers you for the following:
    • Cancellation fees
    • Positive Covid-19 test preventing you from traveling
    • Local and destination restrictions preventing you from traveling

We do not include travel insurance as everyone’s needs are different. However, having travel insurance in place for each person is a condition of your booking. Please ensure COVID-19 cover is included. If you haven’t purchased cover yet, you can do so here:

For other International residents link here

The Deposit is a non-refundable deposit, used to secure your spot on the trip. If you decide to cancel your trip, we cannot refund your deposit. Please ensure you purchase adequate travel insurance to cover any fees you may incur if you have to cancel your trip.

The balance payment for your trip will be due on March 18th, 2023. You will be notified by email.

This trip is being sold and operated by Seek Dharma Ltd, a company registered in England & Wales (company number 13127983 and members of ABTA, no. Y6752).

Seek Dharma is collaborating with Dani Burrell and Aliyah Sims to build an incredible experience for her community.

You can reach out to us directly via email at