Punta Mona is a beautiful and inspirational location to host and participate in a retreat or educational workshop.
Listen to the crashing waves from the warm Caribbean Sea, surrounded by lush and diverse rainforest, and with food grown from the land and sourced locally organic. We have mud bathing by our tannin rich fresh water river, a yoga shala just steps from the beach, sea kayaking, turtle and dolphin watching, edible body scrubs, temporary guyatil tattoos and cacao making are just some of the fun activities we offer!
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We look forward to seeing you Monkey Point side!
Immerse yourself in the permaculture lifestyle, living off-the-grid with us in the jungle of Costa Rica! During this 2-week course you will learn the fundamentals of ecological design, climates, soil science, earthworks, water management, food forests, annual food production & edible landscaping, closed-loop waste systems and much more.
This unique course blends two broad interdisciplinary studies, exploring the impact the health of our environment directly has on our personal wellbeing, specifically working with and alongside medicinal plants. PDC for the Herbalist Path includes the classic 72-hour permaculture certificate curriculum, as well as an in-depth study of herbal medicine. Master herbalist Sarah Wu will take students through topics such as botany, anatomy & physiology, the human micro-biome, patterns in health & disease, free clinics and Herbalism as Activism, and hands-on exercises in medicine making, wild crafting, and plant spirit walks.
Plant Lover’s Journey to Costa Rica
with Jane Bothwell and Rosemary Gladstar
Truly a plant lover’s paradise, Costa Rica is an amazing country of unsurpassed beauty and wondrous diversity. A small but vibrant country it includes a diverse range of habitats from lush tropical rainforests to towering mountains which are home to over 9,000 vascular plants!
Jane Bothwell & Rosemary Gladstar, herbalists extraordinaire, guide you into the heart of this country doing what ‘plant lover’s love best to do’! Trip will include forays into gorgeous wild places, visiting herb farms and farmers, meeting herbalists and traditional healers, learning about traditional medicine, participating in ceremonies~ and, of course, having an endlessly good time! Inquire early as this trip will fill up.
Jungle Goddess Camp
The ultimate jungle overnight camp for women of all ages and from all parts of the world, with an open invitation to disconnect to reconnect collectively and individually. Explore how creative and brilliant you are by sharing your unique gifts at our table. Journey, off the grid and on the beach, away from the excessive artificial light and sounds, at one of Costa Rica’s most developed and diverse botanical gardens and organic permaculture farm.
Experience guided meditations, organic jungle gourmet cuisine, teatime with intention, indulge in natural mud baths and homemade body care, nature crafts, chocolate making, medicinal plant remedies, permaculture, dance, song, focused open discussions and so much more!
We are asking that each woman bring a specialty to the table, in any shape or form. Perhaps it is your writing, drawing, dancing, cooking, the ability to calm another with the touch of your hand… all talents are welcomed.
Activites in: Daily Yoga, Guided Meditations/Journeys, Jungle Exploration, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking, Holistic Cooking, Organic Body Care and Medicinal Plant Recipes, Natural Mud baths, Creating Sacred Spaces, Journaling, Art/Crafts, Dance, Song and Focused discussions on feminism, food, family, global communities and sustainability.
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.
Yoga. Meditation. Interconnectedness.
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.