Casa de la Luz - Ayahuasca Costa Rica

About This Center

 

We were born in the midst of the night, from the crepuscular rays of the sunset. Life is poetry, we want to encourage others to find their purpose, and to enjoy with less anguish in this dance that we all call life. 

Utilizing different styles, methods, therapies, cultures, we are integrating the world in a wild location, where you can develop your inner self to a higher level of consciousness. 

Our staff has been providing ceremonies in different retreat centers and locations as a full-time job for over 3 years.
Casa de la Luz was founded in 2018 as a response to the need for a base location.
We would like to create an environment dedicated to having different kinds of personal journeys.

We want to be a place where you can be open-minded, stimulate conversation, and cooperation. 

We want to discover life to it's fullest, to it's deepest.

OUR STAFF


Our ceremony leader and founder, Andrés Campos, has been in a big number of ceremonies (over 100 as facilitator) at the age of 31. He is Costarican and his first experience with Ayahuasca was in Cartago, Costa Rica back in 2012. He speaks perfect English, Spanish as native and basic French.
He is a former IT Tech, who worked for big companies in the past, Tarologist, Writer, and Poet. Facilitating ceremonies is what fulfills him the most, but his set of skills makes him ideal to go beyond the ritual, including organizing retreats, business consultations, marketing, and content writer. 

Rocío Campos is the administrator and chef, with a degree in tourism and accounting. She is 51 years old and is the co-founder of Casa de la Luz.
Emmanuel Guerrero and Jean Sergio Mora are our musicians from Costa Rica. They bring different instrumental music, percussion, singing, and other instruments. Adelina Quirós is one of our ceremonial assistants, also local. She is a Yoga Master & Holistic Therapist. Antonia Selvan is a Clinical Psychologist from Russia who helps prepare the journey with the use of dance and singing therapy sessions previous to the experience. She is also a ceremonial assistant.
The volunteers that visit us from all over the world, always bring new surprises to the team. 

The educational part is another important aspect of the experience and the volunteering program has been very helpful in providing skills for people to understand more of the medicine and about the art of shamanism and how to integrate with modern therapies. 

 


INVITATION FROM OUR CEREMONY LEADER, ANDRÉS.
  

This place was chosen itself by the plant, I had nothing to do with it.
The same way that the plant chooses me to work with her. Later she told me that this house and land give more power to the medicine due to its roots and my connection with them. This is something that had to happen exactly like that. It’s not about me but happens through me.
It’s hard to explain, the mystery brings light.
This beautiful Finca has been in the family for many generations, holding the energies of many of my ancestors who were from land workers to sorcerers, healers with natural medicines, guides in the forest, fishermen, and my maternal grandparents, who were my biggest teachers in life.
I am not the owner, I am the land keeper.
I don’t do anything special or magical, I let things make me. The connection I have developed with the master plant Ayahuasca during the years has helped me immensely, and now I can share with others my perspective and experience. I am not a shaman, they only exist within the ancient context and are only born in the jungle. I represent a new lineage of the medicine man, I can feel it in all my senses every time I am leading a ceremony and working with the plant. She is like me, in a sense.
I honor all my ancestors, my family, and the master plants by working in this land.
It is sacred to me.  

  

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Venue Highlights

Secluded location with dense nature and peaceful vibe. Located in a rural town of Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Ideal location for Ayahuasca experiences, deck open to the elements, plenty of green zones and even a hill with 360 views.
Option to visit a natural pool or river, walkings to close locations and lakes.

Accommodations

Shared Room with fan, shared bathroom and showers. Option to a private tent.
Outdoor tables and inside corridors with hammocks.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Locally grown fruits and vegetables, no artificial condiments, costarican dishes, natural juices, and teas.

Directions

Located in Cebadilla, Alajuela, Costa Rica. 30 Minutes from SJO Airport.

Reviews  
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  • Emily Obenour   June 16, 2020

      Lovely Retreat

    Oh my goodness, I fell in love with Costa Rica at this retreat. The food, house, land- all perfect. Andres showed up around as well. It was almost fairytale like. I went with this resort as it is private and I did not want to be surrounded by strangers. I wanted to be able to focus on myself and not other people/energy. I fell in love with the country and will be back!

  • Ashely Dipchan   March 01, 2020

      Introspective journey

    I had a relaxing and amazing journey. Andres and his mother were soo kind. I will definitely come back again! The land is huge and I loved meditating on top of the hill. It felt like living like a local for a few days, which helped with the aya journey. No words can give justice to the amazing time that I had and for the amount of things that I learned about myself during this quest. Thank you again Andres, it felt like home in your presence.

  • Byron Pérez   March 01, 2020

      A special place for intimate experiences

    This is a great place for relaxation and experiencing sacred ceremonies with Ayahuasca. The nature around it and the hill are incredible. The level of service provided has high standards and they have a team of dedicated people, depending on the retreat that you book. I would strongly recommend booking more than one Ayahuasca ceremony to get more of the known benefits of the medicine and include more staff in the experience. If you book three they bring a quite special medicine musician for the last one from Costa Rica to literally make a concert with his guitar and songs about the elements of the earth, love, and humanity. This all feels that they are making a strong effort and are committed to providing a remarkable experience. My experience with plant medicine was very gentle and full of love that I am still feeling. It helped me understand most of my habits and have more universal thinking and acceptance about myself. Thank you, Casa de la Luz, for what you do. I felt very identified with what´s happening there. Big hugs!!

  • Gerald Gaarsland   March 01, 2020

      A transforming experience

    I spend three nights in Casa de la Luz for a private retreat for me and my partner, this was our first time and we wanted to have a more accessible place than the Amazon jungle. The staff was very helpful and communicative all the time and most of them speak perfect English. The location is the typical big yard in Costa Rica, which features an antique style house with an open deck, hammocks, nice amenities, fresh fruit all the time picked up from the trees in the property and nature. They take you on this journey with the help of different tools and specialized staff. Andrés the ceremony leader knows how to work in the Ayahuasca ritual at his best and always providing nice and comfortable space to be. He is highly experienced in Ayahuasca ceremonies and has a natural empathy with the people quite rare to find, he really enjoys doing his work. I could feel that happiness and love are the two main things that encapsulate this place. The chef and food were great, healthy and balanced, using typical dishes from the country so you can have the Costarican experience as well. The ingredients are based on Ayahuasca Dieta and they offer other types of medicine. There was also a psychotherapist on-site that helped us prepare for the ceremony with dance therapy and special meditation sessions. This was very helpful indeed. Having that kind of support really makes the difference. I hope to come back soon and continue my journey with the help of these beautiful people. Thank you for everything.

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

After having just completed my RYT 200 I have been inspired to further my yoga journey and my own personal journey inward. I have fallen in love with yoga and how it has changed my life and I just want to continue to explore so I can share this beautiful gift with as many as possible. Jessica
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.