John Perkins Workshop, 7 or 14 Night Stay, Costa Rica

About us

Johns life was saved and forever changed by ayahuasca, deep in the Amazon rain forest in 1968. Like most people, he had never heard of ayahuasca at that time.

“I learned”, he says,” that first night that plants have a consciousness and that, at this time of global crises, they are insisting on sharing it with us humans. 

Plants teach us to alter objective reality by changing our perceptions of reality – by shapeshifting – making the impossible become possible. Just as a tiny seed breaks through cement, we can break through the cement that has held us in destructive patterns – individually and globally”.

 Workshop Benefit: John will describe how plants teach us to do what indigenous shamans refer to as touching the jaguar – confronting our obstacles, our blockages, and using the energy of those obstacles to realize our greatest potentials, follow our bliss, and rise to a higher level of consciousness.

He will take you on a shamanic journey deep into plant spirits where you will follow your soul to set priorities for your life; you will touch the jaguars that have held you back and now will empower and inspire you to move forward and act in ways that resonate with your higher consciousness.

John Perkins focuses on transformation – personal, communal, and global. His books have been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 70 weeks, are published in over 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies.

A leading authority on shamanism, he learned about the power of using perceived reality to change objective reality – shapeshifting – from ayahuasca shamans beginning in 1968 in the Amazon rain forest – where he was initiated as shaman. After that, he studied with shamans on five continents.

"What I experienced at Rythmia will never be forgotten...the gems of truth I've gained from my stay at Rythmia are still unfolding. I am still in awe of what I learned there... During our stay, we had the most delicious plant based food that felt nourishing to my body and spirit." ~ Amanda M

Venue Highlights

Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, one of the five Blue Zones of the world, where its natives live the longest and happiest lives. It offers the most current breakthrough modalities for life transformation including Plant Medicine by Dr. Vanessa Grillo using the sacred plants native to the area, Dr. Michael Beckwith’s renowned Life Transformation Program, The Answer Is You, which provides inspirational teachings and tools to help transcend self-limiting beliefs, Prana Vinyasa Yoga by Shiva Rea in a beautiful, safe and private haven in a first-class resort setting on 4500 gated acres of magnificent beachfront property, Gerard Powell reveals his secret to manifesting abundance with his course in Truthenomics and The Dead Sea Cleanse, a hydrotherapy colon cleanse.

When booking at Rythmia, guests choose between either a 7 or 14-night retreat package that includes each of Rythmia’s five world class programs as well as:

Rythmia pool
Health club
Spa - massages, volcanic mud baths, and more
Guided meditation
Breathing class
Nightly music
Farm to table organic meals
*Rythmia is currently offering a special rate of $299 per night (a $599 value).

Guests begin and end their journeys with a live blood cell analysis, aura photo, a medical doctor and a life coach. Their goals are defined and individual programs are developed to achieve them.

The many benefits of the comprehensive program at Rythmia include healing of emotional trauma, a greater sense of purpose, genuine and sustained happiness, natural healing of physical ailments, detoxification, elimination of addictive tendencies, inner and outer balance, and improved interpersonal relationships.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping
  • Bicycles For Rent

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Our on-site restaurant, ROOTS, serves locally sourced, farm-to-table organic foods. Our culinary program has been designed to help you maximize your healing and growth at Rythmia and teach you the possibilities that a truly healthy diet can bring into your life. Delicious organic food is prepared daily by first class chefs from locally grown ingredients.

Our food is sourced from Huerta Organica, a local, organic and sustainable farm. Rythmia LAC presents foods that are of the highest vibration, innovative and creative, and of course nutritious and healthy. We’re committed to organic and sustainable local sourcing practices for the foods that we serve. That means that we do employ a “farm to table” mentality with our dishes. We provide every variation of diet from Vegan to sustainable meat consuming diets. All animal products that are served come from local farms using the highest levels of integrity around the treatment and practices of animal welfare.


We provide luxurious and spacious accommodations in a serene, quiet setting. Your room will invite you to relax and reflect, enjoy the stunning views of the forest and the enchanting songs of native birds. All rooms are furnished with original art, therapeutic beds and luxury resort decor.

Our rooms are all situated within casitas (small houses) with private bathrooms and plenty of air-conditioned space. Guests can book either single, double or triple bedrooms. Most of your time at Rythmia won’t be spent in your casita but it’ll be a perfect place to take a break, read or meditate, take a shower in some of the cleanest water in the world, or take a nap. Casita rooms are individualized in order to provide privacy, quiet and rest which will be so important as you’re relearning how to love and treat yourself right during your stay at Rythmia.


Fly into Liberia airport (airport code LIR). There are direct flights from a number of major cities in the U.S., such as Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK). The resort is a one hour and twenty-minute shuttle ride from the airport and shuttle rides are available.

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