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Join OrpheusB on a nurturing journey of self-exploration in the jungles of South Pacific Costa Rica. Understanding and feeling the depth of the elements and creating transformational change in oneself are the essences of this retreat. It is designed so you can completely immerse into this experience surrounded with the most suitable nurturing environment: mother nature! All activities in this retreat are related to health, healing, energy, balance, relaxation, and distress. This retreat will definitely allow you to feel an increased level of vibration, higher frequency, and deeper connection to the self.
During the retreat, you will be staying in a luxurious tent structure. You can choose between a shared tent, a private tent or you can bring your own tent. Orpheus B offers accommodation before and after the retreat (based on room rates) and an open kitchen for self-cooking. Accommodation is dependent on vacancy. From cabina to shared room, shared open space beds, or tents.
Immense yourself in a connection to the four natural elements:
The activities are designed to help you feel this connection, inside out. You will find the right environment to connect to yourself and your body, soul and spirit. Daily tai chi session stretching from yoga, Qigong, meditation, healthy and nurturing food, nature walks, workshops on breathing and body massage and various ceremonies (fire, shamanic, cacao) will allow you to feel an increased level of vibration, higher frequency and deeper connection to the self. You will enjoy music nights, fun activities and free private time in nature. Find your own true path and receive clarity about life matters.
Tai chi is the best exercise that you can do. It’s a soft gentle exercise that is built of several movements that flow into a rhythmic dance. It is regarded as “meditation in motion” and its principles will assist you to bring focus and awareness. Orpheus describes it as the “the dance of life, the dance of Tao.” Through tai chi, you can connect to a higher flow of energy and let your body move with it in unity.
Qigong is an energy-boosting exercise. This is the basis to all internal martial arts. It is an exercise that combines the awareness of movements and breathing in harmony. The movements focus on opening the channels of energy in the body and increase blood and qi flow.
Orpheus describes Qigong sessions as a state when you plug yourself to the source and charge your body, just like you charge your phone. The exercises include standing postures and gentle movements. It is a very relaxed exercise, though it builds up your energy. At the end of a session you will feel warm, calm and de-stressed, light and awake.
Similar to the astral journey or lucid dreaming, the shamanic journey is a gentle guided meditation process that lets you to enter the other dimensions of mind and spirit in order to strengthen the connection to the body and soul. The ancestors used the tool of lucid dreaming to find answers and get direction in life, by the aid of the animal world and powers. They bring a unique message by their example. Your totem animal can guide you and assist you in understanding your path in this reality.
In the journey you will meet your spirit guides and totem animals, which are individual to you.
You will use the knowledge and power of the animals and the shamanic wisdom as a way to communicate with yourself. You will receive messages to help your development and growth or answers to inner questions you hold. Orpheus gives interpretation at the end of your journey.
Orpheus will take you in his own unique style, to reveal what it is that holds you back and why you are stuck. Via conversation, he learns about your past and present. He understands and explains in a clear and bright way the elements that are causing blocks in your body and mind complex. He tunes into your needs and you can ask his guidance for the best healing method for your condition. He then shares it with you and together you will go on a healing journey that usually combines different healing modalities from his vast knowledge.
In this retreat, you will take a long walk to beautiful waterfalls and a shorter walk that can be done daily to the local river stream and waterfall.
This retreat will be held in the Jewel of the Sun (La Joya del Sol) farm in the village of Las Tumbas, Diamante Valley, Costa Rica. The farm sits on a 70-hectare natural reserve. It is located next to the Diamante Waterfall, the biggest waterfall in Costa Rica, about 600 feet (183 meters) tall. Although this area is just 35 minutes from the beach town of Dominical, the landscape differs widely, with lush, rolling mountains that are sometimes enshrouded in clouds. The farm is surrounded with wildlife like monkeys, sloths, lizards, a big variety of colorful birds including toucans. The farm is designed with permaculture techniques, allowing an abundance of fruit trees to grow happily and organically without pesticides. There are sweet lemons, tangerines, native bananas, coconuts, sugarcane, cacao, cinnamon, vanilla, mint, holy basil, mustard greens, mamgosteens, jackfruits, biriba, breadfruit and many other tropical fruits and vegetables you have never seen before. The venue has a river flowing on the land, a greenhouse and many more interesting structures.
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During the retreat, you will be served three raw vegan and vegetarian meals a day, prepared by the house chef, Eric Rivkin, as well as fresh fruit straight from the land, and natural spring drinking water.
The international living foods master chef, Eric Rivkin, will show you how easy it is to awaken the highest “chi” energy possible in food to gain control of your wellbeing. Improve your divine connection to the mind, body and spirit, and save nature with the experience of truly healthy dining with Eric’s glowing, inspirational recipes: all whole, plant-based low fat nutrition with organic, local, garden-fresh, and exotic super food ingredients.
Orpheus B offers a variety of private treatments that you can enjoy during your retreat. Private treatments support the group activities and enable you to progress further on opening and clearing energetic blocks. The treatments include:
About halfway on the paved winding road no. 243 from San Isidro to Dominical, you come to the village of Tinamastes. About 100 meters downhill from the big white church on the south side, or 100 meters uphill from the pulperia Abastecedor Elizabeth, turn south onto a major gravel road into the Diamante Valley. Go through the village of Las Tumbas to the village of San Salvador, about 20 minutes, or 7.1 kilometers.
At the cemetery in San Salvador at the first “T” intersection on the left, you will see the sign that says “Bienvenidos A San Salvador”. Turn left to “Camino a La Florida”. Viva la Raw / La Joya del Sol’s iron brown farm gate is about 2.9 kilometers uphill on the right where the road levels out, with an upright rock next to the public road.
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Flying into Liberia International Airport (LIR) is also possible. You can request an airport pick up at an additional cost.
Take a taxi ride from the airport or your hotel to the MUSOC bus terminal and buy a ticket to the city of San Isidro del General. The cost is about 6 USD. Buses run each hour on the half hour from 05:30 to 17:30. The ride to San Isidro is 3 hours, with 50 minutes more to the farm from the MUSOC terminal there.
Once in San Isidro, take a 4WD taxi from San Isidro to the farm about 55 minutes away or you can take a regional bus from San Isidro at the Quepos station to Dominical, and ask the driver to let you off in Tinamastes (pronounced Tea-Namaste).
The recommended taxi service to get to the retreat venue is from Carlos. It can take you directly, anytime, from the airport to the Viva la Raw farm, arriving about four hours after you leave customs. Carlos will travel along the scenic beach and mountain highway, stop to see the crocodiles in Matapalo, and fruit / coconut stands.