Come experience your yoga by venturing off the grid and exploring one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems. We will practice yoga and meditation daily, and relax into the abundance of Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean jungle. Join us for 9 full days of snorkeling, kayaking, medicinal plant & farm tours, sensory experience meditations, cooking, hiking, mud baths, chocolate making, leatherback sea turtle expeditions, dolphin tours, and more!
The retreat will begin and end in the mountains above Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose, in a town called Heredia. Danielle’s alma mater, Whitworth University, operates a stunning 27-acre campus alongside Costa Rica's renowned Braulio Carrillo National Park, a dense virgin cloudforest that is home to more than 650 bird and mammal species as well as the 9,534-foot inactive Barva Volcano. We will then continue on to Punta Mona, an 85-acre off the grid, family owned environmental education center, botanical collection, permaculture farm and eco-lodge, dedicated to sustainable ways of living.
The early registration deadline is November 15, 2013. A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to reserve your spot. Airfare is not included. Price includes all group meals, lodging and transportation in-country, as well as daily yoga, meditation and all group activities at Punta Mona & Whitworth University.
Danielle Wegman is a yoga teacher, wellness coach, and birth doula. Committed to facilitating inner growth and transformation, Danielle invites her students into a practice of presence and mindfulness and encourages students to cultivate their ability to access the transformative voice of wisdom and guidance within. She has a background in international policy and education, and has led groups on tours and immersions through Central America and Colombia for the past 7 years. She speaks Spanish, and enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors, and good friends. Danielle lives in Monterey, California and teaches for Seaside Yoga Sanctuary.
Jungle Goddess Camp
Sustainable Art & Farm Experience
Classes offered - Cacao indulgence, Jungle to Plate, Kitchen Remedies, World of Coconut, Fermented Foods, Medicinal Plant Walk, Sketchbook Making, Jungle Printmaking, Kitchen Alter Building, Abstract Painting, Yoga, and few surprises.
You will enjoy sea kayaking, mud bathing, wandering extensive gardens and orchards, fishing, laying on the beach and indulging in amazing jungle organic gourmet cuisine. We will offer Daily Yoga, Art Time, Organic Cooking Classes, and opportunities to gain a better understanding of permaculture.
Gain the power of community, imagination, organic living, and jungle relaxation!
Trip goal: Destination Journey is excited to extend this fabulous opportunity that combines a love for food, education, health and art in a stunning place that is Costa Rica. We want to offer you an experience that will last a lifetime. You will walk away with a wealth of knowledge!
Costa Rica Plant Spirit Medicine Retreat
A week-long course in plant spirit healing and tropical plant medicine, located at Punta Mona, an 85-acre organic farm and Center for Sustainable Living and Education located on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Two week long courses are being offered to those interested in learning about the medicine of tropical plant species from around the world, exploring their cultural history and ancient medicinal uses.
Each course will focus on the ecology, history, and ethnobotany of culturally significant tropical plants, hands on medicine making, and an experiential process of forming relationships with the plant spirits of the rainforest. Courses will be a combination of plant walks, medicine making, plant spirit journeys, and explorations in ethnobotany.