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Tap Into the Power of Your Heart


Explore the depths of your heart and tap into the guidance of your inner goddess as we commune in sacred sisterhood atop 3 acres of healing coral stone on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.


For 4 magical days, you’ll activate and strengthen your connection to the innate higher wisdom of your heart through healing modalities including breathwork, meditation, plant medicine (ceremonial-grade cacao), intuitive dance movement, and so much more. 


Heart Coach Shelsea Sanchez will lead the way as you venture within, but the expansion that will follow in your life as a result of this heart-opening experience will be all you


We all have the intention to be successful, make a difference, and follow our dreams. But without living from our heart-centers, this journey can be overwhelming, stress-including, or even lead us away from our true, inner selves. 


Nurturing and honoring our body - mind - spirit is vital when it comes to operating from the heart, but we’re not automatically taught to do this, and it isn’t always in congruence with our outer, daily world. 


When you learn to shift into your heart, everything changes. 


Living from the heart means going within, truly connecting with your inner self, and working through subconscious patterns and beliefs in a new, love-based way. 


When you have the techniques and emotional tools to understand and work with your inner world from a heart-centered way, you’ll navigate life through a new lens. As you learn to go inward and truly, divinely honor and nourish yourself, you’ll find that your life is of your own creation, and that creating from your heart is your most powerful tool.


Work Heart // Play Heart | The Retreat was crafted intentionally to help gain access to a new level of healing and self-awareness through the power of opening, exploring, and living in-tune-with your heart.

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just imagine...

Being in a state of complete flow…that feeling where your heart, mind, and body are one and you’re deeply connected with your inner self and those around you.


Not only is this expansion the transformation you’ve been craving, it’s a divine birthright that you’re worthy of energetically claiming. 


reconnect with your heart 

renew your vision of who you truly are 

refresh your soul as you unplug from the day-to-day

this is for you if

❀ You’re ready to say YES to living a true heart-centered life.


❀ You desire to connect with your inner wisdom and surrender to a plan far greater than your own.


❀ You’re intrigued by heart intelligence and the wisdom of this lifelong inner intuitive guide.


❀ You crave genuine human connection and a supportive container of like-minded women.


❀ You’re open-minded to healing modalities and practices like breathwork, meditation, plant medicine, yoga, and light therapy.


❀ Your soul is calling you to dive deeper into your most authentic self.


I've created this retreat for the woman who feels ready to tap into her inner wisdom, to explore the inner space of her heart...


You'll gain access to a new level of healing and self-awareness through the power of opening, exploring, and living in-tune-with your strongest energy center: the heart. This healing is amplified by the communion of sacred sisterhood and the magic of the surrounding natural elements.

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your retreat includes

  • Daily guided meditation to tap into your inner world.


  • Daily healing breathwork with certified facilitator Shelsea Sanchez to facilitate deep emotional healing.


  • Heart-opening pure cacao ceremony led by certified cacao practitioner Shelsea Sanchez so you’ll receive ultimate heart-coherence effects.


  • Massage (for those staying on property) with local Puerto Rican masseuse to relax and rejuvenate your body.



  • Sound Healing led by facilitator Shelsea Sanchez to create harmony and repair disorders within your physical and energetic bodies. 


  • Yoga + Intuitive Movement so you can experience full mind-body-spirit healing. 


  • Guided heart-coherence workshops led by heart-coach Shelsea Sanchez and heart-centered therapist, Erica Thomason to teach you scientifically proven strategies for increasing heart-coherence. 


  • Heart-coherence measurements taken daily using state of the art equipment from the Heart Math Institute so you can gain a grounded connection to the power of your heart.

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attendee pack included


Fair trade blanket

Commemorative retreat green bag

Heat-centered goodies + swag!

special events

Experience the culture of puerto rico with gastronomic plant-based Chef Vegan Pau

Breathwork dance experience

Special guest speakers

Heart opening cacao and sound bath


Goddess ceremony dinner

Ocean recharge activity

rainforest hike at El Yunque rainforest

Cold exposure cold plunge

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about Shelsea Sanchez

heart coach


I’ve always been driven by inspiring and empowering others. After a decade of owning a luxury Dallas salon, I made the pivot to course creation, and after going through my own transformative wellness journey, which included meditation, breathwork, and yoga, I launched Commune and Bloom, a conscious lifestyle and wellness brand. 


My mission is to facilitate heart-centered, nurturing environments where women can connect, collaborate, grow, and share together. Commune and Bloom embodies the paradigm of leading with love. In this reality, business is about so much more than just making money, and being a leader has nothing to do with being a traditional “boss.”


My passion is holding space for others on their journey of consciousness expansion. I LOVE helping others tap into their own power, greatness, and personal toolbox of wisdom that lies within. When you realize you’re connected to a power that’s greater than any challenge you could face, you realize your infinite potential. That’s what I want you to feel and know is inside of you. 


I’m a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and Breathwork Facilitator. I’m also trained in Holographic Sound Healing and am a Ceremonial Cacao Practitioner. 


YOU’RE the one changing your life – I’m just the facilitator.


♡ Shelsea Sanchez 

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the retreat  


Our first inaugural retreat in beautiful Isabela, Puerto Rico was an incredible, transformative experience. 


For three days, we gathered in sacred sisterhood to open our hearts, renew our spirits, and nourish our bodies. 


As we tuned in to ourselves and the essence of the Earth around us, we reconnected with our heart-coherent nature through daily yoga, 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 Workshops, play, and breathwork. We invited in vulnerability and authenticity, and we left with lifelong friendships and connections. 


The ultimate purpose behind having this annual retreat in Puerto Rico 🌺 is to give back to the island. Over $10,000 was spent empowering Puerto Rico! 


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The Work Heart // Play Heart Retreat was the most powerful experience I've ever had in my life. Every detail was carefully thought out and magically put together. Shelsea and her team put so much of their heart into every activity from the breathwork and sound bath to the cacao ceremony, rooftop yoga, aromatherapy massage, Lucia Light session and so much more.  


I created incredible friendships and came home feeling empowered and uplifted. I can't recommend this trip enough and feel every woman should have this kind of spiritual experience at least once in their lifetime! 


Gigi B., Breathwork Facilitator 

My intention for this retreat as a whole was to heal. Heal my heart, heal my insecurities, release and surrender. To come back home to myself. The sisterhood and sacred safe space Shelsea facilitated for us during Work Heart // Play Heart transformed me on a cellular level. I feel like I have literally rewired my brain. I’ve learned strategies and unlocked power inside of me that’s always been there, but now I know how to tap into it in a way I’ve never done before. 


I am so grateful for these healers and teachers. I have fallen back in love with my own body, breath, heart, and the little playful girl inside. Shelsea’s guidance through breathwork was a major highlight for me. Her authenticity and heart pours out of her during these healing practices and creates such an atmosphere to receive breakthrough and true healing. She has such a gift and heart for women and I am still bursting with gratitude for all the wisdom and strength she flooded my heart with.


Madison B., Yoga Teacher

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