Art Therapy & Ayahuasca Retreat

  • Casa Antorcha Casa Antorcha
  • Cocles, Limón, Costa Rica
  • May 4 - 11, 2019 (8 days)

About This Event

During this 7 day immersion we will explore the sacred medicine accompanied by art therapy in an intimate space surrounded by the Caribbean jungle. There will be cleansing, ayahuasca ceremony, daily art therapy sessions, optional morning yoga, one on one therapy sessions, body work to ground and plenty of time to integrate and rest.

We believe in nature's ability to heal and bring us to our essence, this retreat is just for that.

All meals are cooked by a dedicated medicinal food chef who creates slow food using local, organic, and all vegan ingredients. This chef pours his heart and soul into his creations. 

The medicine that you will receive is grown, harvested, and cooked by a local medicine man on his farm a few kilometers from our retreat space. He himself will serve us the medicine and hold the sacred ceremony. He has years of experience and you will have time with him to share your experience and ask questions.

We, Luna and Wies, will be holding the sacred space throughout the retreat and will support you through your personal process. 

Luna is an Art Therapist and will be holding group and individual art psychotherapy sessions. 

Wies is Yoga Instructor and has 7 years of experience actively supporting and working in ancestral healing ceremonies focusing mainly on the female lineage. Main ceremonies for reference are Moon Dance, Sundance and Sweat lodge(temazcal). She will offer yoga, energetic cleanses, song ceremony and general support.

I came to visit the jungle and I leave having healed myself and my heart

Event Highlights

  • This is Your Sacred Time. We are here to guide you through a process of self discovery and healing.
  • - Individual Art Psychotherapy
  • - Personalized Cleansing Ceremony
  • - Group Art Psychotherapy
  • - Sacred Ayahuasca Medicine Ceremony
  • - Time spent talking and sharing with Medicine Man
  • - Meeting the Sacred Plant
  • - Time sitting in Nature
  • - Personalized Yoga Practice
  • - Locally Sourced Food


We will start by arriving slowly and landing on the property. We sill visit the Ayahuasca plant and meet all of the facilitators and participants. This evening we will have a group art therapy session and start with individual art therapy sessions as well. In the morning there will be yoga and meditation, breakfast, and we will continue with individual art therapy sessions as preparation for the first Medicine Ceremony that evening. In the afternoon there will be an optional Movement class. The meals this day are designed to support your journey with the medicine. The morning after the Medicine Ceremony there will be group Art Therapy and time to rest. We will continue on with these activities and have two outings to a nearby beach to also connect with the ocean. All activities are optional and are here to support you with your personal process. Please get in touch for any questions.

Venue Highlights

Casa Antorcha (Spanish for Torch House) is a space held by the lush Caribbean jungle. The house is surrounded by toucans, cacao trees, monkeys, flowers, bananas and butterflies. A peaceful place where the sounds of the forest create a symphony for the senses.


Casa Antorcha has intimate shared and private rooms for you to rest during your retreat. All four rooms are entirely made of local wood and have windows with views of the surrounding jungle providing a rustic while elegant natural environment for your intimacy. In each room you will find small original artworks that we've created and collected, giving the rooms touches of color and love. There are two shared bathrooms with clean rainwater showers inside the house and one delicious outside shower to cleanse in as well.

The beds have colorful mandala covers, comforting blankets and a mosquito net so you can dream in peace. There is also a drying rack and shelves to store your belongings.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


All meals use local, gluten free and all plant based ingredients. Lots of fruit, vegan cheeses, sprouted lentil patties, fermented kefir drinks, big salads, cacao deserts and more.


From San Jose International Airport (Juan Santamaría) there are several options. You can take a direct shuttle using (contact info blocked) You can also take a taxi to the center of San José and take a local bus (bus company name is Mepe). For this option, take a taxi to the Transportes Mepe Terminal (also called "parada de San Carlos") and take the bus to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Buses leave at: 6am, 8am, 10am, 12md, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm. This bus costs approximately $12. Once you get to Puerto Viejo you will take a taxi to: calle olé caribe, Casa Antorcha. The taxi ride is around $10. From San José, it should take you 5-7 hours to get here. You can also look at possible local flights from San Jose to Limon which would leave you with a 1hr bus ride to get here.

Tags: art therapy ayahuasca dance healing medicine nature psychotherapy therapy vegan yoga

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