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Knowing Love
with Grandmother Medicine

Chirripo, Costa Rica
November 6th - 13th, 2023

Join our loving and soul nurturing retreat focused on bringing awareness and compassion to ideas, beliefs, and traumas that may be holding you back from living life with a deeper knowing of love and presence within yourself.

 

While enjoying the pristine mountains and rivers of Costa Rica, you will connect and be supported by nature and its relaxing presence. You will connect more deeply with yourself and others, as we journey into the mind and spirit with the support of compassionate inquiry, breathwork, ancestral teaching plants, meditation, and traditional ceremonies such as Temazcal (sweat lodge).

 

You will be provided with tools and an additional awareness of your mind that will continue to support your journey of self-discovery and the infinite potential that resides within long after our time together.  Our intention is that each of our guests leave rested, inspired, and with a deeper knowing of love within themselves.

3 Ayahuasca Ceremonies

Be met by the sacred plant medicine in this intimate ceremony held by our teacher & dear friend who has been working within the Peruvian lineage of Don Solón for over 15 years. Experience 3 nights of the traditional Icaros that carry the healing vibrations of the plants and has been used within these indigenous traditions for thousands of years.

Temazcal (Sweat Lodge)

Enter into prayer as you work with the spirit of fire, earth, water, wind and the four directions. In this ritual, we invite deep reflection and connection with our ancestors as we release and clear that which no longer serves us from the past, connect with and give gratitude for our ancestors and put forth prayer and intention for what we are calling into our future. We pray for not only ourselves but for all our relations in this tradition. This ritual can be a profound rebirth and support the integration process after deep work with other medicines we offer. 

Somatic Release Workshops

Created to support the work of the plant medicine, these workshops aim to allow a deeper level of  awareness to be present around one's emotions and thoughts. Starting at the foundation allows one to become more aware of the inner workings of the mind and how it impacts the body and life experience. Break through fears, welcome love, free yourself from shame, guilt or any emotion that keeps you from being free. 

Holotropic Breathwork

All of life is experienced with breath. Let this powerful, therapeutic breathwork practice be an additional opportunity to expand your awareness or move any stuck energy within the mind & body. Our offering was developed specifically to help promote emotional and energetic release that may come up during retreat. 

Rapé Ceremony (Sacred Tobacco)

Experience this sacred Amazonian Tobacco medicine in this deeply  meditative and releasing ceremony. Rapé has been used for centuries to clear the energetic field, open the pineal gland and release emotional buildups. 

Cacao Ceremony

Open your heart with the Sacred Cacao medicine and weave the sound of music into your being during this ceremony of love and connection.

Integration Support

Working with plant medicines is a process that is best supported through time and integration. ​ 

  • Post Ceremony Integration: After each ceremony, we hold in-person integration sessions.  

  • One-one sessions: Are available throughout the retreat to offer support whenever you are moving through an emotion or trigger. 

  • Post Retreat Group Calls: We connect with each group for up to two hours a week or so after the retreat ends and then again a month or so later. We weave our lives back in with the lessons and teachings of the time spent together to help bring clarity and solidity to our foundations. 

Authentic Connection

A process through which one is able to get to the root of all ideas and stories around who and what we believe we are. This is done in the moment, in authentic expression to allow for one to really look, with honesty and genuineness at what seems to be happening in any given moment within oneself. Inspired from the Buddhist tradition and popularized by many mindfulness teachers, this practice is another way to become hyper aware of the mind and all of its inner workings. We approach this with a radical lens where everything you believe you are, have been or could ever be is brought into question and placed under the microscope of awareness.

Meditation & Movement

Bring in the practice of meditation and movement into your day to help bring focus into the mind and lift the vibration of your being. 

Explore The Land

Delight in beautiful trails and a river within steps of your room. Cleanse in these healing waters and allow the energy of the Chirripo mountain to revitalize your soul. The National Park is only a short walk away. Chirripo was named after the indigenous language in the area meaning "Land of Eternal Waters".

8 Days & 7 Nights

Relax for 7 nights into this luxurious, all-inclusive retreat center that's nestled next to the vibrant rivers of the Chirriopo mountain. Enjoy the warmth of the hot tub or a dip in the pool during your retreat.

Vegetarian Meals

Revitalize your body with impeccably crafted farm-to-table meals that help nourish the body as we work with these powerful plant medicines.

Transportation

To ease the journey of travel, included with the retreat is a round-trip shuttle. The shuttle departs from San Jose on arrival day and returns to San Jose on departure day.

Massage (Additional Cost)

Support all of the deep emotional, mental and physical work with a relaxing & healing massage provided by one of our therapists. 

The Retreat Center

Find yourself in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica near the Chirripo Mountain, also know as the land of eternal waters. Allow the flowing river and nearby waterfalls to wash away the past and all that no longer serves you. Experience the luxury that's been carefully curated for decades in this space with plush, warm beds and creatively curated meals. Walk through the vibrant surroundings as you reconnect with nature and welcome the essence of life back into your day and night. This retreat center will help you disconnect with the outside world to reconnect more deeply with yourself and your partner. 

Sample Schedule

Day 1

Arrive to Retreat Center

Dinner

Welcome Ceremony

Day 5

Breakfast

Integration

Workshop

Lunch

Workshop

Dinner

Day 2

Breakfast

Building Connection

Lunch

The Art of Communication

Ceremony

Day 6

Breathwork

Breakfast

Integration & Workshop

Lunch

Workshop

Ceremony

Day 3

Rapé Ceremony

Breakfast

Integration

Workshop

Lunch

Workshop

Dinner

Day 7

Temazcal

Lunch

Welcoming love

Cacao & Closing Celebration

Dinner

Day 4

Holotropic Breathwork

Breakfast

Integration

Workshop

Lunch

Ceremony

Day 8

Breakfast

Depart Retreat Center

YOUR INVESTMENT INTO YOU

Private Lodging: $3297

Shared/Couple Lodging: $2897

We request a $500 deposit to hold your space

Facilitators

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Jessica & Andrew

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