Breathwork and Shamanic Medicine Journey in Costa Rica - BBTR Institute Retreat

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A Unique Journey into Breathwork and Shamanic Medicine:

This lush rainforest environment, teaming with animal and bird life provides an incredible setting for this very special BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release Retreat. This is a holiday with a purpose. A unique opportunity to discover world class rainforests and pristine ocean eco-systems. Our aim and hope beyond this is to impart some of the age-old qualities and traditions of world cultures of which we at BioDynamic Breath & Trauma Release Institute have been lucky enough to experience. Our belief is that the vital and important relationship between these ancient world traditions and the primacy of nature can enliven, heal and rejuvenate mind, body and spirit!

Please note: This is not a practitioner training. This is a special opportunity to experience trauma healing breath therapy combined with traditional Amazonian rain forest medicine in a safe, supported environment with highly skilled facilitators. We find this combination of breath and natural medicine therapy produces results which are nothing short of incredible! The degree of trauma healing and expansion that takes place on many levels is simply remarkable. This retreat is both a personal and group experience and is recommended for those who wish to explore their own inner world, work with healing their own personal trauma, free long held physical tension, come into a deeper sense of feeling and connection with body, spirit and with other people. And those who wish to immerse themselves in nature and self-inquiry.

The highlights of this retreat and price will include:

BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release sessions

Daily meditations

3 Sunrise Renewal Ceremonies with Amazonian Rain Forest Medicine to cleanse and prepare our bodies for a full night journey

Full night Amazonian Shamanic Medicine Journey facilitated by our host professor ethnobotanist and author Jonathan Miller (Ecuador, USA)

Daily group processes

Group sharing’s

Cacao Ceremony

Trance Dance Journey

Guided nature tours and experiences to enhance your program. These include: Rio Claro canoe trip; an interpreted tour of Guaria De Osa’s Ethnobotanical Gardens; a presentation on cultural and biological diversity; and a transfer route via the river town of Sierpe to experience the most intact mangrove reserve in tropical America.

Three daily delicious meals with vegetarian options

11 nights stay at Guaria De Osa Eco-Lodge

Domestic group bus transportation from San Jose to Osa Peninsula

Domestic return flight from Osa Peninsula to San Jose

Osa Peninsula round trip marine transfer to/from the venue

Proceeds from your fees channelled to non-profit Fundación OSA rainforest conservation in the Ecuadorian Andes & Amazon and our marine turtle rescue project on the Osa Peninsula.

In addition, Guaria de Osa is located in “The Little Amazon by the Sea” – home of one of the great stands of Central American Tropical Rainforests, where wilderness coast and paradise beaches borders a sparkling and pristine Pacific Ocean. Our retreat location is in the heart of the Osa Peninsula endorsed by National Geographic as the most biologically intense place on Earth! This description is a reference to the incredible abundance of wildlife on the Osa Peninsula – not only in its rainforests, but in its surrounding marine environment as well.

The Osa Peninsula remains Costa Rica’s last wild frontier even twenty-five years after its first national park – Corcovado – was created in the peninsula. With its pristine beaches and virgin forest, it is without a doubt, the most unique area in all of Costa Rica. The Osa is a place where Jaguars still roam the jungle and Scarlet Macaws fly around in the towns. And campesinos from the mountains still ride a horse – something you will rarely see anywhere else in the country.

Highlights of the Osa Peninsula include:

“Our front yard” – 1 1/4-mile-long secluded coconut laden tropical beach

“Our back yard” – pristine rainforest

Important Scarlet Macaw nesting site

Exuberant Ethnobotanical Gardens

Abundant Wildlife

Pristine Pacific Ocean

Neighbouring Corcovado National Park and Caño Island Oceanic Reserve

Beach rainforest trekking

On site birding, monkey viewing and nature adoration

Ocean swim, snorkel, boogie board and surf

Marine turtle nesting site

Rest, Relax and recharge!

Other activities available at extra cost

Guaria de Osa offers a multitude of nature tours with expert naturalist guides to amazing locations

SCUBA or snorkel at Caño Island Oceanic Reserve

Canopy Zipline

Corcovado National Park Tour

Horseback riding

Dolphin and Whale Encounters

Ocean and River Kayak and Canoeing

Deep Jungle Explorations

Total Cost includes: Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma release sessions, 3 Shamanic Medicine ceremonies, one nature outing, accommodations & meals, Costa Rican hotel tax for Guaria de Osa plus all Domestic roundtrip transportation.

Additional expenses: International Airfare, one night stay in hotel in San Jose (approximately $50 based on double occupancy), two optional nature outings = $140.

Please book early. Spaces are very limited!

The BioDynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release System:

The BioDynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release System® is built on a new revolutionary approach to trauma healing therapy. It skilfully combines breathwork, trauma release exercises, conscious movement, touch, non-cathartic emotional release, bodywork, energetic expression, somatic experiencing, myofascial unwinding and meditation to release stuck patterns in the body, emotions, mind and spirit. This trauma healing modality is recognized and accredited by:

The American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)

The National Ministry of Education in Poland

The International Breathwork Foundation

The Global Professional Breathwork Alliance

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

For more information on the BioDynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release Institute, our trainings and events, please visit

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at Guaria de Osa (Orchid of the Osa) EcoLodge & Ethnobotanical Gardens

  • Feb 4, 2018 - Feb 15, 2018 (12 days)


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