7 Days Andean and Amazonian and Yoga Retreat in Chirripo Mountain, Costa Rica

  • Rio Chirripo Retreat Rio Chirripo Retreat
  • Rio Chirripo Lodge, Canaán de Rivas, Perez Zeledon, 50 metros noreste del cementerio de Canaan de Rivas, San José, Pérez Zeledón, 11904, Costa Rica
  • Nov 24 - 30, 2019 (7 days)

Event Highlights

  • 7 nights eco-luxe accommodation
  • 3 x daily delicious conscious meals
  • Various spa treatments
  • Healing arts and transformative shamanic sacred ceremonies
  • Free time to relax or experience outdoor activities
  • Pricing (includes lodging, meals and ceremonies)
  • SACRED 7 PILARS
  • Movement
  • Radical Change
  • Purification
  • Sacred Ceremony
  • Nature
  • Consciousness
  • Oneness

Schedule

-Daily schedule
*07:00 Meditation and yoga
*08:30 Vegan/vegetarian breakfast
*09:00 Morning ceremony or free time
*12:30 Vegan/vegetarian lunch
*16:00 Integration/talk
*19:00 Vegan/vegetarian dinner
*20:00 Ceremony

About This Event

Join us in this sacred spiritual retreat to embrace and embody true love and expand consciousness in the magical Rio Chirripo Lodge, Costa Rica Mountains. A unique retreat with indigenous healing modalities of yoga, Andean and Amazonian sacred plants, and medicines for transformation. Reconnect to the heart pulse of life with daily conscious movements and more, with lead facilitators Pablo Lucero and Sarah Taggart. Explore Andean Cosmovision and Amazon ceremonies facilitated by experienced medicine man Eran Faqir through life-changing sacred medicines, San Pedro (Huachuma) and Kambo, surrounded by the lush nature and beauty of Costa Rica. Live life pure, whole, and content.

SACRED 7 PILARS

Movement

Daily movement, yoga and workshops to revitalize the body, mind and spirit.

Radical Change

Life lesson workshops on topics such as managing fears, uncovering blind spots and limitations, creating a clear space for change.

Purification

3x daily meals (vegan, vegetarian, keto)

3 Kambo (frog medicine) treatments

Remove energy blockages and negative emotions

Sacred Ceremonies

Kambo

One San Pedro (Huachuma) Grandfather ceremony

Cacao ceremony

Rapé ceremony (Sacred Tabaco snuff)

Fire ceremonies

Nature

Experience the delight of life in the spectacular natural surroundings of this unique mountain lodge in Costa Rica. The perfect place to relax, explore and be one with nature.

Consciousness

Expand your consciousness through the intelligent alchemy of these wise, ancient healing arts and indigenous modalities, medicines and ceremonies. Meditation, Breathwork, Conscious Talks.

Oneness

Experience union of mind, body, spirit and divine as ONE. Learn to live in equanimity with all.

ABOUT KAMBO

KAMBÔ or SAPO

(Phyllomedusa bicolor)

Kambô has been used for thousands of years by native tribes in the Amazon to kill bacteria, boost their immune systems and sharpen senses for hunting. Kambo contains over 200 bioactive peptides, providing deep healing for various conditions. Phyllomedusa bicolor is a large green nocturnal frog that lives in the trees of the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon Basin.

Adult frogs secrete a venom which is used by the native Mayoruna and Matses Indians of Peru and the Yawanawa and Huinikuin (Kaxinawa) tribes of Brazil, as a hunting aid. The secretion is introduced into the blood and lymphatic systems through small breaks in the skin, after which the active peptides contained in the secretion can produce short lasting, somewhat severe gastrointestinal and cardiovascular side-effects, followed by increase in strength, heightened senses, and resistance to hunger and thirst.

Kambô is used to help lift “panema” or bad luck due to irregular heart rhythm. Supports immune system disorders, diabetes, preventive against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease, depression, aches and pains, migraine headaches, low energy, skin disorders, lymes disease and many other conditions.

There are NO psychoactive effects from taking Kambo.

Kambo benefits:

Detox and purification

Supports with depression

Helps cure migraines

Blood circulation problems

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

Vascular insufficiency

Organ diseases

Cancer

Fertility problems

Deeply rooted toxins

Parasites

Chronic pain

Drug and Alcohol addiction

Fever and infections

Negative energies (known as “panema”)

Living out of rhythm

Lymes disease

Auto Immune System Disorders

Thyroid Issues

Concentration issues

ABOUT SAN PEDRO (HUACHUMA)

SAN PEDRO

(Huachuma) Grandfather

San Pedro is known as the “Abuelo” or “Grandfather” teacher plant. Huachuma grows in the Andes of South America. Huachuama gives us the opportunity to come out of the mind to "see" with the heart, bringing us into the present and helping us to connect with the stillness of nature. In this heightened state of awareness we are able to connect to our true divine self that is within each of us and feel the interconnection to all that is.

Huachuma is a magical plant with consciousness intelligence expanding abilities that take us into the mystery of all through the silence where all is born. Grandfather helps us to heal, grow, and attune to our higher states of consciousness and realize that we are all One.

Reconnect to the heart pulse of life

What's Included

  • 7 nights eco-luxe accommodation
  • 3 x daily meals (vegan, vegetarian, keto)
  • All Healing arts and transformative shamanic sacred ceremonies

What's Not Included

Flights
Transportation
Spa Treatments

Venue Highlights

Free wi-fi in the common area
Extensive garden and pool
River access
Hot Tub
Yoga Deck
Fire Place
Spa
Laundry Services

Accommodations

Guanacaste Suite
The Guanacaste suite is a uniquely designed room that includes rustic and contemporary elements to create a wonderful comfortable space. This spacious suite is set in a great location with a grand view of the forest. It’s sliding windows and doors make the room a bright yet cozy space.

Casa Café
This room can lodge up to four people. It has both a queen and a double bed, a single bed can also be provided. This Casita has a balcony overlooking the beautiful scenery, private bathroom with high quality biodegradable Costa Rican made soaps and 100% cotton sheets and towels. This apartment is ideal for families.

River Cabin
Our cozy River Cabin has the perfect setting, overlooking the tumbling Chirripo river, close to the pool and the hot tub, with awesome views of the jungle and the Chirripo river. It has a gorgeous private porch to relax to the sounds of the river. The room is equipped with one double cozy bed with 100% cotton sheets, and coffee maker with our local coffee. This room is the perfect romantic getaway, meditation nest or both.

Rio Vista
This unique room allows you to enjoy the sounds of the river and grants amazing views of the mountains. Relax in the hammock of the wooden deck perched right over the Chirripo River. The room comes with two double beds, private bathroom and a kitchenette where you can prepare quick meals or tea and coffee. It is set in a private location. Due to its location you have to go up some stairs so we recommend this room for people who are adventures and are ready to go up and down some stairs.

Ceibas
These are small yet cozy rooms set on the second floor, allowing great views of the forest from their private balcony. Each room can lodge up to two people and comes with 100% cotton towels and sheets and one of the best quality soaps available in Costa Rica as well as private bath.

Caraos
These are small yet cozy rooms set on the first floor. They can each lodge up to two people and come with 100% cotton towels and sheets and one of the best quality soaps available in Costa Rica. These rooms are recommended for people who are looking for value and want to enjoy the beauty of our area.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Meals at Rio Chirripo Retreat and Lodge

We invite you to join us for delicious meals in the mountains of Costa Rica. Our meals consist of healthy, fresh, local, organic ingredients arranged into tasty dishes. All of our menus are fixed and offer only one option in each meal time depending on what is the freshest option available. The culinary herbs and greens we serve in our plates are grown right at Rio Chirripo Lodge’s greenhouse. The menu can have fish or chicken or be completely vegetarian.

Breakfast: Wake up to the soothing sound of the Chirripo River and into our beautiful breakfast display. Rio’s breakfast consists of a buffet of fresh Costa Rican fruits, homemade granola, bread and jams, locally produced cheese and yogurt, eggs, fresh squeezed orange juice and Costa Rica’s most famous breakfast: Gallo Pinto, amongst other yummy dishes. Breakfast is served from 7:00 am to 8:30 am.

Lunch: Rio Chirripo Lodge’s lunch menu is mostly a light vegetarian meal. Lunch is served from 1:00 to 2:00.

Dinner: Dinner is a four-course meal that includes fresh bread, soup, salad, vegetables, a pre-established option of fish, chicken or vegetarian and dessert. Dinner is served at 7:00 pm.

Directions

By Car…
From the North
Once you arrive in the city of San Jose start heading south on route 2 towards San Isidro del General. Once you’re in the city of San Isidro del General take the Pan-American highway heading south, go through the city of San Isidro, over two bridges and you’ll see a sign on your right that says PARQUE NACIONAL CHIRRIPO and Maxi Bodega supermarket on your left. Take the road on your left that goes parallel to the highway. Follow that road for approximately 12 kilometers until you get to the town of Rivas, once you pass the center of town (church will be on your right, bars on your left), turn right (DO NOT continue straight ahead) and go for about 9 kilometers on a, mostly paved, road until you get to the village of Canaan, go past thecemetery of Cannan and 50 meters more you’ll see a paved driveway and a sign that says “RIO CHIRRIPO RETREAT“, we’ll be waiting for you.
From the South
If you are coming from the south pass the Monte General Mall on your left and going north you’ll pass three traffic lights, once you pass the third one start looking for a sign that says PARQUE NACIONAL CHIRRIPO and immediately after that a road on the right side that goes parallel to the highway, follow that road for approximately 12 kilometers until you get to the town of Rivas, once you pass the center of town (church will be on your right, bars on your left),turn right (DO NOT continue straight ahead) and go for about 9 kilometers on a mostly paved road until you get to the village of Canaan, go past the cemetery of Canaan and 50 meters more you’ll see a paved driveway and a sign that says “RIO CHIRRIPO RETREAT“, we’ll be waiting for you.
Flying to San Isidro del general
You can get to Rio Chirripo Lodge by taking a Sansa Plane to San Isidro del General. This is a new service the Sansa airline recently made available. Once you get to the city of San Isidro we can arrange transportation to bring you right over to our lodge.
Flight schedule for the high season (December 2016-April 2017):
From-to Departure Arrival
San Jose- San Isidro 07:55 08:30
San Jose- San Isidro 13:00 13:30
San Isidro-San Jose 08:40 09:15
San Isidro-San Jose 13:40 14:10

By Bus…
If you are in San Jose or nearby areas:
There are buses leaving from the Musoc bus station in San Jose every hour starting at 5:30 am until 6:30 pm. Click here to see map of bus stop location.
The bus you take at Musoc will bring you to the city of San Isidro which will normally take about three to three and a half hours. From San Isidro you can take a taxi or another bus to Rio Chirripo Retreat.
If you take a taxi from San Isidro to Rio Chirripo Retreat it will cost about $30 and takes about 30 minutes. There are taxis where Musoc bus stops. Take the red ones as those are the official ones. Tell them you are coming to Canaan/kaanan/.
If you take another bus to Rio Chirripo Lodge(Canaan) you must walk or take a taxi to the central market in San Isidro, a taxi will cost about $3 or $4 to the terminal. It is usually a blue bus and it has a screen in the front of the bus that says San Gerardo- Canaan- Chimirol. It takes approximately one hour. The fare is 1000 colones (roughly $2). Click here to see map of the terminal.
If you plan to take the bus let us know so we can send you the most current schedule.
If you are coming from any other location e-mail us and we can send you the bus instructions to arrive here
By taxi…
If you are not planning on driving a car, taking a taxi is the easiest way to get here. You can take a taxi from the Juan Santa Maria airport in Alajuela or any other location in the Metropolitan area to Rio Chirripo for about $150 to $180 each way. We can recommend reliable taxi services from San Jose, please let us book your trip or contact us for their phone numbers.
Renting a van…
If you have a group of up to 14 people traveling with you, there is a van service for about $245. This price is one way from the airport to Rio Chirripo Retreat & Hotel. The price can change, please contact us for the price at the time that you need the service.

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