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You are invited to embark on a personal journey of healing and integration in the jungle of Costa Rica. You will find yourself immersed in a community of supportive individuals that are healing and growing alongside you. Feel completely safe and contained as you explore the depths of your mind, body, and soul with the guidance of your hosts. Do all of this in nature, surrounded by wild animals and rescue animals at the center where you will stay in the jungle. Rise to the sounds of the ocean waves and howling monkeys, start every morning with meditation and positive vibes, connect to nature by playing in the ocean, indulge in organic, local cuisine, learn what it means to build community, integrate your experience with a licensed psychotherapist, and give yourself space and time to heal.
During this holiday, you will stay at Wild Sun Retreat Center and Animal Rescue - Cabuya, Costa Rica.
The Deluxe rooms contain either a king bed or a queen and twin bed. Each contain A/C, private bathroom, patio space, hot water, satellite TV, digital safe, and mini fridge as well as boasting pool and ocean views.
The three shared, simple rooms sit near the front of the property. The Green and Purple rooms each have a bunk bed and a twin and sleep up to three people. They face the ocean and exhibit stunning sunrises during the winter months. The Blue room has a double bed and may be reserved by couples. Each of the simple rooms has mosquito nets, fans, and share a bathhouse with hot water showers.
It is time to leave the past behind, and instead, live your best life as you spend a week healing in paradise alongside a group of caring individuals. Heal, connect, and play the pura vida way. Experience first-hand why Costa Ricans are some of the happiest people on earth as you explore plant medicines in this supportive, lush environment.
Leave your phone behind as you feel what it is like to be in the moment and connected to your surroundings. Feel lifetimes of pain and karma melt away as you sit in ceremony, meditate, integrate, breathe, play, unwind, and release.
Angela 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 co-founder of Rumi Wasi Sanctuary in Harpers Ferry, WV, and The Heart of the Mother Retreats in Peru and Costa Rica.
She is also well known as a visionary musician and Sound Medicine practitioner, and incorporates sacred sound into all her healing work. Angela visions a world where people live in balance and harmony with themselves, with each other, and with the natural world.
This is not a "yoga retreat", so you will not be doing anything too crazy! But each morning, you will wake up and meet outside to enjoy the fresh morning air. You will gently stretch your bodies to work out any kinks and then you will practice various simple meditation techniques.
You will experience the benefits of being able to calm your mind and rest your heart, a skill you will take into ceremony with you and that you will surely find useful back home. One evening, you will go off-site to experience a crystal bowl healing bath with other special instruments intended to provide deep healing vibrations to your being. This all is part of the process of rejuvenation, exploration, and fulfillment.
Enjoy working with a licensed psychotherapist! Integration is what brings the work together. Rima the Jungle Girl have found that their guests enjoy and benefit from their integration sessions as much as or even more than ceremonies themselves!
You will gather as a group the day after each ceremony to process your experiences and to be of support to one another. You also have the option of meeting with Rima one-on-one throughout the week and continuing your work on-line with a therapist that understands your unique experience once you go back to your normal life.
Group and one-on-one integration sessions with a licensed psychotherapist are included, as well as pre-screening / technique / tips and post-integrations services.
Enjoy your free time by jamming together. Music and singing are so closely linked to healing and community, and Rima the Jungle Girl loves to encourage their guests to play instruments and sing. They provide epic musical accompaniment throughout the whole event and offer opportunities and space to jam together as a group during free time.
Their retreat guests often sing in ceremony even when they have never sat in ceremony before (they feel that supported and comfortable!). You will learn songs together. Come find your voice and be inspired with them.
Your ceremony leader will take you on a unique ride that has been described as “a magical, personal music festival of transformation”. The music acts as a facilitator to the medicine work and is the perfect complement. You will sit in three ceremonies as a group filled with music and singing, and you will have instruments to play throughout the week.
You will work closely with Rima the Jungle Girl's support team, which has over 25 years combined experience with plant medicine, including a world-class musician / ceremony leader, a licensed psychotherapist, and a vegan chef.
Rima the Jungle Girl's ceremonies are small and intimate! Safety and security is their top priority, as with as creating a safe container within which the guests can go on their journeys. Rima the Jungle Girl never has more than 12 guests maximum per event (versus other centers in Costa Rica that have over 80 people per ceremony!).
Integration is of utmost importance to Rima the Jungle Girl's team! The work truly begins once you go home. The worst-case scenario is for their guests to go home feeling lost or confused about what to do next or where to go, so they incorporate strategies to ensure you return home with the tools you need to implement the changes you want to make in your life while doing so confidently and peacefully.
You will enjoy group and one-on-one integration sessions with a licensed psychotherapist after each ceremony. Plus you have the option of continuing your work on-line after the retreat ends with a therapist that understands your path and experience.
Music is integral to any ceremony experience. Our ceremony leader, Angela Blueskies, is a well-known ceremony musician and leader who‘s music is inspired by the medicine and is a song-keeper for the music.
All of Rima the Jungle Girl's events are 100% waste-free and eco-conscious. They make sure not to use single-use plastics. They use only biodegradable cleaning products. 100% of the produce used is local, organic, and plant-based. They personally recycle anything that remains after the event ends.
You will stay at a resort that is located on a wild animal rescue center, so your money goes towards benefitting animals in need and you get to be surrounded by the energy of beautiful wild animals!
The center is located right outside of the lush Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve where wild animals are abundant. You will enjoy outstanding ocean views from the infinity pool outside of your deluxe room.
If being part of a supportive, intimate community while you undergo your personal journey in a tropical paradise sounds appealing to you, then this retreat if for you.
Just get yourself to and from the retreat center, and Rima the Jungle Girl takes care of the rest.
Enjoy an ethical and informational tour of a wild animal rescue center. Where you will stay is also a fully functioning and ethical wild animal rescue center. Animals are routinely released back into the wild as soon as they are able to be and only kept at the center if their release would endanger their life. You will learn about all of this and more on your tour of the rescue center. Rima the Jungle Girl got lucky last time and got to experience a release of a howler monkey into the wild!
Taking selfies or touching the animals is not beneficial for their well-being so please do not expect to interact with animals in this way! You will only view them from a safe distance and in ways that are approved and legal.
Go on an adventure to a local waterfall that tourists rarely get to see! As a group, you will take a trip to a local waterfall that is on private property and rarely gets visitors! You will enjoy lunch by the natural freshwater pools, rope jump, and dive into the cool water, and heal from the waterfall’s power.
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.
Imagine taking a small plane that lands on a landing strip that meets the ocean. Your taxi awaits you and takes you down the peninsula to the rustic road that runs through Cabuya, a sleepy coastal farm town on the Nicoyan peninsula. Your driver turns up a road and you begin to ascend into the jungle, higher and higher.
Soon you arrive to Wild Sun Jungle Resort, nestled in the foothills of the Cabo Blanco National Park in Costa Rica. You enter, and the first thing you notice is that you are surrounded by lush green jungle, breathtaking ocean views, wild animals, and gorgeous accommodations. The photos do not do it justice, as many of previous guests said!
You are taken to your bedroom and you set your stuff down to relax. Ahhh... you have finally arrived. Plop down on the luscious bed, kick off your shoes, take a shower, and relax with a tropical fruit smoothie before meeting the group.
Throughout the week, you'll awaken with the howler monkeys as you enjoy the comfort of luxury within the peace and quiet of the wild and enchanting Costa Rican jungle. Savor the jungle views during breakfast or from the stunning pool. Look out to the horizon and let your worries melt away as the waves of the ocean roll into the shore.
Spend the afternoon bathing in the sun and dipping in and out of the beautiful pool. It is time for dinner, enjoy gourmet food prepared by your private chef poolside and dine to the sounds of nature and the crashing waves in the distance.
Wild Sun is also a rescue center, so you will tour the center and all profits to the center go towards the animals and projects!
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Savor daily fulfilling plant-based meals cooked from locally grown, organic produce by Chef Russell. You will also be provided with fresh juices each day. All included.
Unhealthy eating habits can affect the quality of your emotional and physical life. Discover how delicious and fulfilling eating healthy can be, and you will be surprised at how good you feel. You will not be "cleansing" by any means, just enjoying clean, gourmet organic, locally-sourced food from a personal chef (Russell!) all made with love and gratitude. You will find that eating healthy is not only good for you, but it is also a fun thing to explore! One guest even like 10 pounds after one of these retreats, accidentally!
Juan Santamaría International Airport
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). From there, make your way to Cabuya either by commuter flight (recommended) via Sansa Airlines, Costa Rica Greenways, Aerobell, or shuttle.
You would fly to Tambor Airport (TMU) and from there, Rima the Jungle Girl can arrange a taxi to the center in Cabuya.
If your flight out of San Jose leaves very early in the morning, it is best to book it for the next morning to enjoy the full benefit of the retreat. From there, you can make your way leisurely to San Jose and stay near the airport in comfortable, affordable, and safe accommodation.
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