Plant Medicine is a tool that allows us access and reconnect to ourselves in spiritual form, as well as to respect and appreciate the spiritual connection of all life. Recognizing and truly embracing what makes us unique and beautiful is part of the journey to self-love.
This retreat will begin with a 2 night Sacred Plant Medicine Ceremony led & facilitated by Argentinian-born Shaman, Gustavo Caldarelli from Posada Natura Costa Rica. Plant Medicine is a tool that allows us access and reconnect to ourselves in spiritual form, as well as to respect and appreciate the spiritual connection of all life.Recognizing and truly embracing what makes us unique and beautiful is part of the journey to self-love
Following the ceremony, we will continue our journey and be led into Digestive Therapy© workshops and a cooking class led by our retreat facilitator Caspar Poyck and the creator of Digestive Therapy© . These workshops will focus on how psychology, spirituality and emotions affect both emotional eating behavior and the processing of the food by the Autonomic Nervous System.
SCHEDULEDue to the nature of this retreat, please send us an inquiry and we will be happy to discuss the schedule.
This working 60 acre Costa Rican Farm is nestled between, Playa Avellanas, and Playa Negra. Villa Shambalah comes complete with ocean views at every turn, a wraparound patio and an awe-inspiring infinity edge swimming pool.
The villa has much to offer its guests, private organic gardens, herb garden, fruit trees, grape vines and an abundance of wildlife from monkeys, birds and even whales. This private property also has a 24-hour on site caretaker.
Villa Shambalah features three bedrooms each with its own private bath . The house has three connecting circular structures that open on to an expansive 180°plus ocean view. The villa has two-ocean view, master bedrooms & a third bedroom that can be shared up to 4 people with an ocean view as well. All bedrooms have their own private bathroom.
The first master suite, upstairs, features 1 queen bed, master bathroom with a custom bathtub, walk in closet, and its own private balcony.
The second master suite is located downstairs and features 1 double bed, walk in bathroom with custom bathtub, walk in closet and access to the medicinal garden and pool.
The 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds and 1 queen bed and own bathroom.
Casa Sol Y Luna Guesthouse
This cozy home has 2 bedrooms with 1 queen bed in each room and a shared bathroom and a full kitchen. There is a lovely porch where you can lay in the hammock and watch the many species of birds and the Howler Monkey family that's been living on this property for many years.
Roundtrip Airport Included from/to Liberia International Airport
Arrival into Liberia on the 17th no later than 2:00 pm
Depart the Villa on the 23rd no later than 12:00 pm
Caspar F.C.M.Poyck C.Ht.
Creator of Digestive Therapy©
Caspar lectures at schools, teaches retreats in Europe, Costa Rica and the United States, is a speaker at transformational festivals such as Lucidity and Lightning in a Bottle and is a proud facilitator and Ambassador to The Foundation for Living Beauty.
•American Association of Drugless Practitioners
•ACCET accredited therapist
•Consultant at drug and alcohol treatment centers
•Ambassador to The Foundation for Living Beauty
•Retreat leader in the United States, Europe and Costa Rica
Argentinian Born Shaman Gustavo Caldarelli
He is deeply committed to environmental preservation, longevity practices, and has spent much his life studying the spiritual traditions of South American shamanism as well as Taoist QiGong and Tibetan Buddhism. A true guardian of the Earth, he has protected over 1,000 acres of rainforest in Costa Rica that was, at one time, scheduled to be clear cut for cattle farming.
Chiara>Primary ceremony facilitator, Chiara has dedicated her life to working with plant Medicine and her beautiful singing voice carries our ceremonies to the heavens. When she’s not holding space behind the altar, she can be found making delicious goodies in the kitchen, being a mother to her beautiful little girl,
"Caspar provides the most tremendous gift of awakening, perspective, and LIFE. Without his lecture and words of truth, I very likely would be dead."
~Vera, survivor of stage 4 breast cancer with lesions in pelvis and spine.
Gustavo and Chiara have changed me forever in the most profound ways. I have healed things I didn't even know existed until they were shown to me. I have been able to let go of what feels like a life time of emotional baggage. I have felt what some would call "enlightenment" or complete connection to universal source energy for hours. My heart opens more every ceremony. I walk away reset with new eyes. Eyes of compassion and complete trust in the universe.
I am forever grateful to Gustavo and Chiara for their powerful work and sacred land. I will continue to return again and again for more insight and revelations. The layers just keep peeling off. The support they provide for pre and post ceremony integration is absolutely wonderful and so important.
If you are seeking the most comfortable safe haven for spiritual awakening with renowned shaman and stunning rainforest immersion look no further. This is your sign. Jump. You will never regret taking a chance on what could be. You are what you have been waiting for.
An absolutely unbelievable space and experience at Villa Shambala...the food, the people, the activities, the yoga, the massages, the swimming, the SUP yoga, the horseback riding, the locals....amazing, all of it, and Elisa does a great job coordinating it all....must go!
Retreat Price will include:
2 Nights Sacred Plant Medicine Ceremony
Digestive Therapy Workshops
Biodynamic Farm Tour
Delicious Farm to Table Meals
Visit to the worlds Largest Labyrinth
Infinity Swimming Pool
Horse Back Riding ( separate charge)