Spend some time with Rancho Delicioso and Anamaya in the jungle and learn to design a bountiful garden that supports all life! With the era of consumerism, the world faces many challenges from loss of habitat, to environmental degradation and social disconnection. Rancho Delicioso believes its time to cultivate opportunities for positive change and learning. Permaculture - derived from the words permanent and culture - is a design science based on mimicking efficient patterns and relationships found in nature. Permaculture is yoga for the land, as yoga is permaculture for the body.
The "River Palace" is one of the most spectacular buildings in Costa Rica. Built over the intersection of three river valleys, you access it from one of the three bridges. Most of the beds inside are round, hanging "nest beds". Imagine a luxury Tarzan experience and you'll be halfway there.
Introduction to permaculture daily workshops:
Understanding the principles of permaculture
Observing microclimates and learning to listen to your intuition
Mimicking nature to create a sustainable garden design
Learning the important first stages of gardening - seeding, transplanting, creating raised bed lasagna, mulching, as well as how to polyculture the plants
Creation of a mandala garden with plants and flowers
Investigating medicinal plants, and those that can aid survival and homesteading
Ever wonder what its like to dance in the air? This workshop teaches how to move with the silks using breathing techniques that prevent muscle exhaustion. This is a fun way to activate all muscle groups, while learning a few tricks to show your family and friends back home.
You dont have to be a ballerina doing split handstand to be able to practice yoga. Whether you are a beginner just wanting to stretch, or an advanced level yogi, Rancho Deliciosos daily classes will allow you to connect with your body.
The yoga decks at Rancho Deliciosos partner resort - Anamaya - are truly spectacular. With views over Montezuma and out to the ocean, it is a wonderful place to practice at the beginning or end of the day.
The truth is we can all cook like Nigella Lawson without using ingredients from the whole world. Learn to live sustainably by using local seasonal produce to create magic on your plate. From kefir to sauerkraut workshops and making dehydrated chips coated in cashew goodness, these workshops will leave your mouth watering and your body craving more.
09:15 Fitness Class (optional)
10:00 Permaculture Class
13:00 Siesta, Free Time, Swimming Pool, or Various Activities
16:00 Permaculture Class
19:00 Free Time. Movies, bonfire, various extra activities
21:00 Time to sleep
The program will include eight permaculture courses, from 90-120 minutes long each, throughout the week, earning you an “Introduction to Permaculture” certificate from Rancho Delicioso. These classes will be:
No trip to Costa Rica would be complete without a chance to dive in, balance your body, and feel the power of the ocean. Surfboards and surf classes, boogie boards rentals, etc., require an extra fee, but two trips to enjoy the beach are included. You will also go down to Montezuma to experience the music, dance, and nightlife of the town's vibrant bohemian scene on Thursday night. Sometimes you will go Monday too, if anything special is happening there. And as though it wasn't all enough, you will also go hiking to the famous Montezuma waterfall, where you can jump or dive into one of its three deep warm pools.
Rancho Delicioso is a twenty-five-hectare (61 acres) property in the center of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula, which is the prettiest beach area of Costa Rica, and includes the beach towns of Montezuma and Santa Teresa. At the heart of Rancho Delicioso is an organic farm, part of which is owned by Anamaya Yoga Resort. Anamaya is investing in its own lots (1.25 acres) and is using other 2-3 acres for orchards and additional gardening. The idea is to grow the food for the yoga retreat guests, to provide local, fresh, and organic produce.
You will be served three meals each day that showcase healthy fresh cooking from the farm or local providers.
You will have an opportunity to chill with your newfound family beside a cozy bonfire. Enjoy Rancho Deliciosos salt-water swimming pool to cool off from the tropical heat. Stargazing included.