The Epic Awakening Sacred Plant Medicine + Yoga Retreat

About us

Awaken new levels of mind, body and spirit connection by letting go of emotional baggage and physical toxins that hold you back from shining your most authentic empowered self to the world.

Let go of fear and ego. Discover deep personal peace and connection to the universe. Join us for an extremely special small group retreat experience incorporating pilates, yoga, myofascial release, meditation, 100% organic superfood plant based cuisine, two sacred plant medicine ceremonies, and traditional sweat lodge set amongst the pristine beaches and rainforest of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

Space is limited to 10 guests max and by application only. Once registered all guests will receive dietary guidelines, educational resources, and shuttle confirmations. This experience is offered only one time per month. Specific dates are flexible depending on the group. Advanced application and booking is require to ensure a five star experience for all guests.

Amber designed this unique program to align, open and strengthen the body, focus and clear the mind, awaken the spirit fully, and have a ton of fun along the way with adventures in gorgeous environments.

What's Included:

~ 5 Nights Private or Shared Accommodation

~ 3 Organic Superfood Plant Based Meals Daily

~ Daily Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and Myofascial Release with Amber

~ Day Adventures: Manuel Antonio National Park and Nauyaca Waterfall Hike

~ Two Sacred Plant Medicine Ceremonies

~ Dietary Guidelines and Educational Resources for Ceremony

~ Group and Personal Integration Coaching

~ Ground Transport to and from San Jose International Airport

Mindful Movement:

Amber’s daily 60 min pilates and yoga classes are woven with uplifting meditation, imagery, and visualizations. She brings an energetic, creative, fun and fluid approach to all classes and private sessions. Focus on breath, precision, and mindfulness, infuse each class. Building a balanced, toned and pain free body while challenging the mind with breath and body coordination, dynamics, balance and grace is her forte. She uses everything in her extensive tool kit of pilates, yoga, meditation, myofascial release and dance techniques to keep her students moving one exercise to the next while weaving in cues and corrections. She loves to see the positive changes of strength, flexibility and awareness in her students.

Each class and day of the retreat have a theme and are coordinated to match the energy of the group in relation to ceremony. Themes include: Pilates Fundamentals, Vinyasa Yoga Fundamentals, Back Care, Heart and Hip Openers, Energizing and Relaxing Breath Techniques, Ignite Your Core Power, Full Body Massage with MyoFascial Release and more. All levels are encouraged and welcome. Amber offers levels and modifications for all guests.


“The Epic Awakening Retreat was beyond anything I could have ever imagined!! It was the MOST transformative, enlightening and inspiring experience I have been through to date and taught me more about myself than I was prepared for.

It brought me to my knees, offering new heights of understanding, empathy, awareness and deliverance in ways I have been craving all my life and I am so deeply honored and grateful to be given the uniquely rare opportunity to partake fully in the magic that was created through the deep and riveting connections that were made during this profoundly loving and eye opening experience!! All the while, being able to pursue our own individual journeys, embarking into the deepest parts of our beings in ways that brought us to points of realization that we all needed was indeed, truly remarkable.

Coming away from it feeling completely renewed, recharged, revitalized and reconnected, I would highly recommend this retreat for anyone looking to dive deeper into themselves so they may BE their healthiest, happiest and truest version, so they may be fully equipped to take on anything this world might need in order to harmonize and heal.

A special thank you to Amber Zuckswert and Daniel Finnerty for their continual love, guidance, leadership and service and may we all continue to love ourselves so that we can love one another in the ways we all deserve.”- Stephanie, California

“The Epic Awakening Retreat changed my life in so many ways. I was just entering into a transition with my job, location, and my inner journey when I felt the calling to go. If you are feeling this same calling, please follow that guidance. There is no better way (in my opinion) to heal than in the environment of this retreat. 

Every aspect of my being – mind, body, soul – was rejuvenated and surrounded by love. I made lasting friendships and memories, gained a deeper understanding of my Self and the collective, and was able to step further into sacred self love, healing & authenticity. My body was rebooted, my mind became more clear & my heart was expanded to a level I’ve never felt before.

Leaving the retreat I felt more supported and capable than ever to pursue my next adventure and to use what I’ve learned to make the world a better place. Since then I’ve been able to maintain a healthy lifestyle without difficulty and my outer world has aligned with the gratitude and abundance that was cultivated at the retreat.

This retreat was a true catalyst to stepping into embodiment, purpose, finding my tribe and a creating a vibration I could have never imagined. I cannot express with words the amount of realizations, miracles & love that has taken place since being in Costa Rica. I encourage you, no matter your intention of going, to follow that calling – something beautiful is awaiting for your soul.”- Sarah, Oregon

Pricing & Details

All inclusive price ranges from $1,600 – $2,200 depending on your choice of accommodation.

Shared Dorm with Queen Bed and Shared Bath: $1,600

Standard Queen Bedroom with Shared Bath: $1,800

Master Queen Bedroom with Private Bath: $2,200

Arrivals and Departures: Manuel Antonio is 2.5 hours drive by car from San Jose. Once your dates with us are confirmed you’ll need to book your flight to land no later then 12pm noon on the day your program begins. Once we have your flight times the epic team will book your shuttle pick up from the airport and send you confirmation via email.

Check-In at EpicSelf Headquarters begins at 3pm on the day your program begins. If you’d like to purchase additional nights before and/or after your retreat please inquire with an epic team member via email.  Check-Out is 11am on final day.

Cancellation Policy: A 25% deposit is required to book your space. Full balance is due 30 days prior to start date. All payments are non refundable once made. Email Daniel for payment plan options at Financing also available through PayPal for up to six months with no interest.

Price Includes: Five nights accommodation, 3 meals per day, transport to and from airport, two day adventures, two sacred plant medicine ceremonies, transport to and from all activities. If you would like extra day adventures our team can help you align them easily. All guests will receive dinner the night they arrive and breakfast before they depart. Additional meals outside of your program can be purchased separately.

Not included in package price: Your flight. Transport costs while staying in Manuel Antonio. The EpicSelf staff will assist you with all logistics and planning once you register. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. We are happy to assist.

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at Posada Natura Rainforest Retreat Center

  • Aug 6, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017 (6 days)


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