Rima is an entrepreneur, psychotherapist, and yoga teacher from LA. She hosts the "The Rima the Jungle Girl" podcast from her jungle house in Santa Teresa.
Yoga Retreats (1)
Rima's from California but now lives in the jungle of Costa Rica. She first came to Santa Teresa in 2012 and knew immediately she was "home". She's a licensed marriage and family therapist (in California-LMFT# 82229) and she's been studying relationships for many years. She uses Dr. Gottman's methods and is a certified Gottman Leader. He is often called the "love doctor" because of his decades of extensive research on love and relationships. She loves teaching "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" methods in this retreat setting because it's so powerful.
He first came to Mal Pais, Costa Rica, in 2006 from the south coast of England. Lured here by the waves, he soon fell in love with the lush jungle, beautiful beaches, and array of organically grown, local, fresh foods that were available. He originally worked as a surf instructor while he ran a guest house with his uncle, but his hunger for good food and passion for sharing it with others led him to cook for guests and to host many dinner parties. He went on to work with some of the best chefs in the area and created his private event and retreat catering company, Sourced Cooking.
Angela Blueskies is an initiate of the Q’ero healing tradition from the high Andes Mountains and has journeyed to Peru for over a decade to learn directly from shamans, mentors, healers, and medicine men and women. As an energy medicine practitioner, she holds space for the healing and awakening of all those who are called to the path, no matter where they are on the journey. She is the co-founder of Rumi Wasi Sanctuary in Harpers Ferry, WV, and The Heart of the Mother Retreats in Peru and Costa Rica.
Managing Director of Heart of the Mother Retreats, and has been a gifted intuitive all her life. Having no context in western culture for how to work with her gift, and finding herself often overwhelmed in the midst of a world filled with suffering, she began to seek greater understanding and wisdom. Immersing herself in exploring the world’s great wisdom traditions, she longed to experience the truth that she knew deep inside: there is something in the universe much, much greater than us.
from Costa Rica, November 2019
The retreat with Rima and Russel was incredible and life changing. They did an amazing job hosting and planning everything. I couldn't be happier how everything turned out. Before I went to the retreat, I didnt relieze how negative and disconnected my perspective was and the dramatic effects it was having on my life. My girlfriend and I were even on the verge of calling it quits. After the retreat I feel completely new and redesigned from the inside out. The amount of love and compassion we carry through out our day now is unreal. I've never felt more connected to myself and others and my environment. I have a strong sense of direction now, and I keep finding deep connections in things all around me that I once just simply never noticed. If you are reading this review you're on the right track. I would highly recommend Rima and Russel as host. They are not only well equipped in guiding ceremonies but they both can sing and play instruments that will sooth your soul. And Russel makes excellent vegan meals and plenty of it! The shaman we had too was nothing but an angel. My life literally took a dramatic change in directions to dimension I didnt know existed. Lots of calm waters and love. Thank you Rima and Russel and Angela ,our Shaman, and the group I spent the 8 days with. An experience I'll never forget. And thank you Aya. Namaste