The retreat-style life coaching certification course is the newest member of our family, with the first course starting in 2020.


The apex of the course happens for a full week in April at Blue Spirit Costa Rica. The week-long retreat will consist of an opportunity to deepen coaching skills, support mindfulness, meditation, and yoga tools of self awareness and stress reduction, and nourish brain health and wellness. Students of this life coaching certification course will begin their training in February with a series of online class meetings ( to discuss course content that is delivered through our course website (total of 5 90-min classes). The students will continue their training in May and June upon returning home, for an additional 4 online classes, and then complete a 6-month practicum on each’s own time. All students are welcomed at the CAN Community Weekend in Toronto (spring) or Halifax (fall).

Upcoming Course Dates

  • Online Portion: Mondays, 7-9pm ET, March - June, 2020

    • Before Retreat: March 18th & 25th, April 1st & 8th, 2020

    • After Retreat: May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, June 3rd, 10th.

  • Costa Rica: April 18 - 25, 2020

  • Individual Practicum: Jun - Nov.

  • CAN Community Weekends in Toronto (May 22 - 24, 2020) or Halifax (TBD). - All Students are encouraged to attend one of the Community Weekends.


There are two sets of fees associated with this course.

  1. The course tuition fees are $3800 CDN +Ontario HST (13%), which are paid to the Centre for Applied Neuroscience.

  2. In addition to tuition fees, students are required to choose and pay for their accommodations through our Travel Partner, Wassermann Retreats, an affiliate of Vision Travel, TICO 50023504. Students may review accommodation options and prices here.


Course Fees: Applicants who are accepted into the course will be required to pay a non-refundable $500+HST (CDN) reservation fee to secure their spot in the course upon acceptance. The remainder of the tuition payment ($3300 +HST) will be due October 1st, or can be split as two payments on Sept 15th and November 15th.

Accommodations: Within 2 weeks of securing a spot, students will work with our travel partner, Wassermann Retreats, to secure their accommodations and will be required to pay non-refundable $750 USD reservation fee to secure accommodations. The remainder of the accommodations payment (i.e., the specific room rate less $750 reservation fee) will be due March 2nd.

Early Bird Discount

Students who apply before the May 31st will be eligible for an early bird discount of $400 applied toward the tuition fees, upon acceptance into the course. 

Total Costs

The total cost of the retreat-style course includes tuition fees ($3800+HST CAD), accommodations (starting at $1475 USD), flights (varies, depending on location), shuttle ($120 USD), and books (~$200 CAD).


We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 course. Please visit our application process page to complete your application.