Start 2023 by doing what makes your soul happy! Come join us to learn how you can do hard things and thrive. Discover the freedom within to release stuck patterns and develop a heart of radical acceptance. We will journey together and revive our collective soul callings to reclaim lives of purpose & peace. REVIVE from fear to freedom!
Intimate Luxurious Setting:
10 - 15 participants
3 Jungle Medicine Ceremony Offerings:
Heart, Spirit & Body plants (Kanna, Blue Lotus, Sassafras, Psilocybin, Dendrobium Orchid - subject to availability)
Kambo (heal & cleanse the body by strengthening natural defenses in the lymphatic system & ward off negative energies)
Bufo (the God Molecule)
Included Wellness Experiences:
Wim Hof Theory & Breathwork
Farm to table organic meals
Ocean front Casitas
Shuttle to/from LIR
Optional on site Spa Services:
Massages on demand
Sound Healing table session
PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields) Sessions
Far infrared Sauna
Together we will
journey release breathe accept heal play dance relax trust love transcend grow recover recalibrate integrate
The new year is a time for rebirth, transformation and letting go of what was to make space for what is possible. We are taking this journey together to let go of our fears and find freedom within our souls. We chose the Phoenix as a symbol for this retreat to embody the reviving of our spirits by lifting ourselves from darkness into light. The phoenix rising represents a complete life cycle and we want to start this new year giving ourselves the best gift we can – the gift of a reborn love; a deep love that transcends all, an all-encompassing love for ourselves as individuals and as a collective. The medicine offerings have been thoughtfully chosen and prepared to allow for deeper opening within ourselves as the week progresses. Each medicine ceremony will expand your consciousness and allow you to truly find whatever you need. Everyone’s journey will be different and the beauty lies in the vulnerability and surrender in trusting that the medicine is our ultimate teacher. This retreat has been curated with all of our favorite trusted jungle medicines, healers and teachers to create transcendent healing and soul expansion experiences in safe luxurious surroundings. This week is an opportunity to connect and grow with amazing new friends in the sacred jungles of Costa Rica and revive your life.
The retreat will be held in the jungle of Nosara, Costa Rica. Tierra Encantada which translates to “Enchanted Land” is really a special place, surrounded by untouched nature, amazing ocean, mountains and Rio Montana Views. Here you can really feel the energy of the Costa Rican jungle, with lots of exotic birds, monkeys, plants and trees. The space was built with sustainability in mind. The Casitas were built using eco materials like recycled wood, hemp, sugar cane fibers and lime. It is equipped with a Bionest septic tank which recycles, cleans and reuses the water for irrigation, solar and rain water collection systems. Food is grown on site using permaculture and biodynamic principles, with 100’s of fruit trees, bananas, plantains, yuca, papayas, guanabana etc. Our yoga, meditation and medicine ceremonies will take place in an amazing open Shala with sprawling ocean views high up in the tree tops. A ceremonial tipi will be used for fire ceremonies. For some downtime, a salt water infinity pool with ocean views can be enjoyed at your leisure as well as the optional spa amenities.
This is a general itinerary so you can get an idea of what our daily schedules will look like. The complete itinerary will be presented upon check-in.
Sunday, Jan 15
For those of you flying, after arriving in Liberia you will be transported in a private shuttle 2 ½ hours to our magnificent retreat space. For those of you who are local, we look forward introducing you to a unique experience in Nosara. We will get settled into our accommodations and provide an exceptional tour of the retreat space. You will have some time to explore or rest before we will gather in the kitchen for dinner and meeting new friends. After dinner we will gather in the Shala for opening circle, an intention setting meditation and a medicine preparedness session.
Monday, Jan 16
We will start the day with sunrise yoga, followed by breakfast. This will be a free day to explore the grounds and if desired go to the beach, surfing or attend the spa. Lunch will be provided. Our evening will open with sunset breathwork and an intention setting circle. Afterwards we will meet in the Shala and Ron Nikel and Paul Jarred will begin our plant ceremony around 7pm. In ceremony, we will work with a range of plants that fall into three categories: heart, body and spirit. The heart medicines are derived from flowers and trees that originate from Asia, Africa and North America. The body plants are flower medicines from plants largely found also in Asia. Spirit plants come from fungi found in North and South America.
- Blue Lotus
- Psilocybin Mushrooms
- Dendrobium Orchid
If you have never worked with these plants before, please read more about these medicines here. Each person working within this blended tradition has an opportunity to work with a range of plants that work on reconnecting the individual with the energy of the heart, the body and spirit. Each person will meet with the facilitator to determine the plant or combination of plants they will take during ceremony that will meet each individuals needs and intentions. Plants offered are subject to availability.
The ceremony is conducted in a safe container with Ron Nikel as the facilitator and two trained assistants to hold space and support the group of individuals working with the plants. Each individual experience is an inward experience with the eyes covered to encourage each person to go inward and follow the wisdom of the plant. Each person is encouraged to work with all emotions and experiences that arise during the ceremony. This is facilitated by encouraging each individual to use mindfulness techniques with awareness and curiosity to turn toward or surrender to what arises during the entire journey experience.
Throughout the evening a combination of sound healing from Paul and sacred ceremony music will be used to assist the journeyer navigate the plant medicine experiences.
After the ceremony ends, each person will spend the rest of the evening sleeping at the ceremony or if desired, return to their Casitas. There will be no dinner this evening, however fruit will be offered during and following ceremony.
Tuesday, Jan 17
We will have a leisurely morning and meet in the kitchen for a refreshing breakfast at 9 AM. After breakfast, Ron and Paul will lead us in a sharing and integration circle. This will be a day for grounding and going inward to reflect on ceremony experiences. The activities for the day may include: rest, journaling, spa, waterfall hike, pool, meditation walk. Lunch and dinner will be provided. Following dinner, we will connect, play and let go through ecstatic dance in the evening.
Wednesday, Jan 18
We will start the day with sunrise yoga, followed by breakfast. Your morning will be free to take in the pool, spa or spend time connecting with new friends. Optional silent meditation will be offered in the Shala at 10 am. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am. We will leave the retreat center together at 1 pm for our private catamaran charter. The Sailing Catamaran comfortably cruises the serene waters of some of the nicest coastline on the Guanacaste Peninsula. You'll appreciate the comfort and space of our private catamaran. Its large, open deck is perfect for sunbathing and taking in the natural beauty that the Costa Rican waters have to offer. Together we will enjoy the breathtaking sunset while sailing the beautiful waters in Nosara. Soak in the sun on the spacious deck, paddle out on the SUP board, enjoy a dip in the middle of the ocean, visit secluded beaches and enjoy a breathtaking sunset only seen by a voyage at sea! On the sunset voyage we will enjoy delicious snacks and finger foods, prepared daily on the boat, as we sail to the perfect location for you to enjoy the breathtaking sunset to a synchronized music playlist. Operated by a knowledgeable Coast Guard-licensed captain with over a decade of experience. Our charter will end around 6 pm and will head back to Tierra Encantada for the rest of the evening. Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm. Your evening will be free to rest, rejuvenate and recalibrate.
Thursday, Jan 19
We will start the day with sunrise yoga, followed by fruit and juices in preparation for our Kambo ceremony. It’s best not to have a full stomach.
If you have never worked with Kambo before, please read more about this medicine here. Kambo is the venom from the back legs of Amazonian Tree Frog Phyllomedusa bicolor. The frogs are unharmed so it is vegan friendly. This frog and his venom are safe and nontoxic to humans and the detox that can be achieved cannot be compared to anything else. Science has been trying to synthesize these peptides since their discovery! The ceremony will begin with an intention and working on what area of your body you feel needs clearing. The facilitator will make small burns on the first layer of skin (in the areas you’ve chosen), a portal through which the medicine can access. It doesn’t “hurt” but feels like a little spark flying up from a firework! It’s quick. The medicine comes on instantly lighting up your whole body! You feel hot and your heart rate increases and your body, ears, limbs and head pulsate and vibrate. This is when the frog is said to be scanning your body, mind and spirit for toxins and impurities. You may feel as if a spirit-guided source is moving through your body, organs, lymphatic and nervous systems, cleaning you from the inside out.
After about 15--25 minutes of this cleaning, you will begin to feel very nauseous... and the purge will begin! (sometimes from both ends). A purge feels different from being “sick". A purge is an experience when you are releasing what no longer serves you: trauma, unprocessed emotions, toxins, energy etc. This purging process lasts another 15--25 minutes. All necessary comforts will be provided during the purge including an individual bucket and tissues.
Kambo can assist you in detoxing from many conditions:
Depression · Anxiety · OCD · Bipolar · Physical pain · Energy blocks · Infertility · Sexually transmitted Disease · Vaccine toxicity · Heavy metals · Migraines · Blood circulation problems · Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease · Vascular insufficiency · Organ diseases · Cancer · Fertility problems · Deeply rooted toxins · Chronic pain · Addiction to opiate or prescription painkillers (Kambo reduces physical pain, thus helping people kick their addictions to other painkillers) · Fever and infections · Negative energies (traditionally known as “panema”)
This is the medicine of the warrior. Kambo will detox and purge all of your body systems: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and energy. It will detoxify all your organs flushing them of toxins, free radicals, heavy metals, medications, drugs and much more.
Rapid transformation · Increased stamina · Abundance · Psychic abilities · Clarity · Focus · Happiness · Positivity · Joy · Understanding · Acceptance · Overall health and well-being · Increased sex drive and sensitivity · A deeper connection to self · A deeper connection to nature and spirit.
Following ceremony, you will be invited to take a bit of a rest -- settling back in to a cleaner body and life! We will enjoy the Kambo reset by journaling, hiking, taking a dip in the pool, going to the spa, resting and/or meditating. Dinner will be offered at 6 pm. After dinner, we will be enveloped by a magnificent group sound healing ceremony by Paul with his vast array of sacred sound instruments and his multidimensional voice toning. He will guide participants to transverse into deep meditative states as well as guide journeyers to connect more fully to their energy body.
Paul will also be offering optional individual sessions throughout the week. The treatment is a one-of-a-kind experience using a VibroAcoustic sound bed. The sound bed has speakers and transducer technology that produces smooth and consistent bass frequencies that create a consistent and stable vibration. These vibrations will help you overcome any chaotic energetic vibrations that you may be experiencing due to stress, anxiety or emotional discord. The treatment works specifically on the energy body by creating a more harmonic vibration that will leave you feeling more “in-tune,” relaxed and at ease in your body, mind and soul. Throughout the session Paul will also use a full spectrum of sacred instruments including crystal singing bowls, an array of other crystal instruments, gongs and a unique blend of singing and toning, as he channels light codes and healing frequencies through the timbre and vibration of his voice. If interested in a private session, please let us know!
Friday, Jan 20
This is our Bufo ceremony day! The God Molecule (as Bufo is also called) will take us each out of our egos and to a place of full surrender to all that is good and light and peace. If you have never worked with Bufo before, please read more about this medicine here. Each person will have an individual ceremony privately in the Shala, starting at sunrise and proceeding one at a time for the entirety of the day. The ceremony will be a safe container for you to fully surrender and release anything holding you back. You will be held as the medicine is shared with you. You will be given several doses. Immediately following the 2nd dose, you will feel like you are falling into a dream. Then for about 5--7 minutes this time will be the dissolving of ego. Next, you are ready to break through to source -- a blissful and euphoric experience like nothing else. Some call the experience meeting God, a divine encounter, the world's most powerful entheogen, a spiritual path towards the divine light. This lasts about 15--20 minutes and then you will start to return to your body. You may feel like a newborn baby, rebirthed to a newness of life, full of gratitude and love. Once you are safely grounded, Susan will guide you to a comfortable space to integrate your experience.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. When you are not in ceremony, you are free to integrate with one of the facilitators, journal, meditate or swim. You are encouraged to take in all of the beauty that is around you following ceremony. Once everyone has finished their ceremonies, we will gather in the Shala for group integration and a sharing circle. Following our integration, we will have a late-night fire ceremony celebration of our Bufo rebirth in the tipi!
Saturday, Jan 21
We will start the day with sunrise meditation, followed by breakfast. After breakfast, we will meet in the Shala for our integration and sharing circle. Lunch will be provided. At 1 pm, Yati Or will begin our Wim-Hof Theory breathwork class. After we have mastered the breathing techniques, we will individually ground ourselves in an ice bath, guided by Yati. We will learn breathing technique, cold exposure and commitment. We will utilize oxygen and cold exposure to optimize body and mind and learn about the underlying physiology. Breathwork is possibly the most important pillar of the Wim-Hof Method (WHM). Breathing is a constant in our lives, yet we rarely pay attention to it. We will learn how to unleash the power of heightened oxygen levels in our bodies to get more energy, reduced stress levels and a strong immune system. As stated by Wim Hof, ”the cold is your warm friend.” We will unlock the myriad of benefits proper exposure to low temperatures provides our bodies while learning about the science behind this wonderful method -- how it works together with our bodies and minds to improve our overall health and capacity.
Grounding is an important technique to lock in all of our ceremonies from the week. We will experience high vibrational consciousness exploration that may bring up some tough emotions, and it is necessary to feel solid and recalibrated in our newborn bodies. Releasing fear, trauma, stuck emotions, negative energies and anything else that needed to go, leaves our bodies very open and raw to receive what we wish for our new selves. The ice bath experience is designed to take our profound ceremony downloads and couple them with Wim Hof breath, to allow for a full integration back into our physical, spiritual and emotional bodies – free and fully revived.
We will spend our last evening dancing and playing freely together with a dance party! Live sets by Ocaso’s favorite local house DJ - Alex Orias!
Sunday, Jan 22
Breakfast provided. Closing circle in the Shala at 10 am. Checkout 11 am.