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JULY 14-24 2022

CIRCLE OF SACRED NATURE

A Plant Medicine Immersion in Costa Rica

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What You Will Experience

10 days, 10 nights of a truly holistic healing experience and spiritual pilgrimage in the heart of the rainforest. This is an opportunity to be deeply nourished by the wisdom of nature with plant medicine ceremonies and our supportive integration practices.

 

Three Plant Medicine Ceremonies are guided by highly experienced facilitators and complemented with ample time for rest and reflection. Integration takes place through individual and group counseling sessions, immersion in nature, and daily yoga and meditation.

 

Organic nutrition-focused meals, immersions in pristine rainforest, waterfalls and ocean, daily yoga and meditation classes, and individual counseling are combined to create a safe, nurturing container for your healing.

What's Included

  • 3 plant medicine ceremonies

  • 3 or more individual counseling sessions

  • Individual energy healing sessions

  • Group integration circles

  • Riverfront accommodations

  • Farm-to-table nutrition focused meals

  • 10 days, 10 nights at our rainforest sanctuary

  • Daily yoga & meditation

  • Optional bodywork

  • Rainforest & waterfall excursion

  • Manuel Antonio beach trip

Circle of Sacred Nature Facilitators

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Celina De Leon

Celina is the founder and director of Circle of Sacred Nature 501(c)3 church. Her training as a ceremony facilitator draws upon 20 years of experience with Amazonian plant medicine and a foundation in yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. As an apprentice of Taita Juan Agreda Chindoy from the Kamentsa indigenous community of the Putumayo of Colombia, her ceremonial practice is grounded in a traditional lineage and amidst that she leads with a very feminine approach. She is also a Stanford grad, a Fulbright scholar, has a Masters in Divinity from the Graduate Theological Union, and has received professional training in spiritual care through the art of chaplaincy. Her greatest inspiration and influence comes from being the mother of her three children.

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Erika Salazar

Erika Salazar is a Colombian woman of indigenous ancestry and custodian of the Healing Altar of the Amazonian Kamentsa Nation. She has over 17 years of experience working with Plant Medicines and Healing Arts under the tutelage of Traditional Medicine Man Taita Juan Bautista Agreda Chindoy. The ancient traditional ceremony passed on to her is solely dedicated to the healing of body, mind, and soul. Erika is also a professional medical herbalist In the Vitalist Tradition with the NAIHM. She is the mother of two children and Minister of Circle of Sacred Nature 501(c)3 church.

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Joy Quevado

Joy is a minister of Circle of Sacred Nature church. She is an experienced facilitator that weaves her interdisciplinary training from various backgrounds and lineages into her healing practice. She has studied and co-facilitated plant medicine retreats in Brazil, was a leader in a Brazilian plant medicine church, studied Yoga traditions in Divinity school, has advanced certificates in Humanistic Existential group process and creative expression, and is trained in energy healing and hypnotherapy. She is also a Registered Nurse and worked in the fields of hospital nursing, Integrative Medicine and Hospice. At the foundation of her work, Joy believes that nature is sentient, intelligent, and sacred. 

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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Highly Trained Facilitators

Our plant medicine programs are led by highly skilled and experienced ceremony leaders with a minimum of 15 years of experience. We draw about diverse backgrounds and expertise and are grounded in solid practice and experience with plant medicine. You will be held in great care throughout the entire process of your journey with us. 

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Circle Of Sacred Nature

We are a 501(c)(3) church in the United States and we consider this retreat a sincere expression of religious and spiritual practice. We welcome people of all orientations and faith backgrounds. Our mission is rooted in celebrating the interconnection of nature, indigenous wisdom, spirituality, and wellness. 

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Integration Focus

Integration is an essential component of this retreat. We believe that the true benefit of attending this type of retreat happens afterward- when you are able to integrate the teachings from the ceremonies into your daily life, create more harmony with all your relations, and be of greater service to your community.  

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Safe Container

Each group is capped at 20 participants, with exclusive use of the retreat center for the duration of the program. The communal experience at Posada Natura creates a sense of family and safety for each group. The land and space is a true sanctuary in nature that supports a container for deep inquiry and reflection.

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Nature Immersion

Our retreat center is nestled in lush rainforest, alongside a bounding river. At our backdoor is 7,500 acres of rainforest that Posada Natura's partners, Eco Era, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization has been protecting for 30 years. The ceremony work is uniquely supported by the healing pulse of the land and the symphony of the rainforest.

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Ethics of Reciprocity and Access

Circle of Sacred Nature is committed to engaging in indigenous reciprocity. As an organization we support the roots of where our founding lineage originates in Sibundoy, Colombia. We also have a scholarship initiative to increase access to our programs. By attending a CSN retreat at Posada Natura, you are supporting causes beyond yourself.  

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THE RETREAT CENTER

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Private Room in a Cabina

Single bed in private room of cabina. Shared bathroom with cabina.

$3,500

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Standard Shared Space in a Cabina

Single bed shared on first floor of cabina common area. Shared bathroom with cabina.

$3,300

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Private Studio

Private studio bungalow with queen bed, private bathroom and kitchenette.

$5,000

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Private Room in a Cabina

Private room with queen bed and balcony in shared cabina. Shared bathroom with cabina.

$4,000

BENEFITS OF PLANT MEDICINE

Supported by Scientific Research

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Relationship to Self

Increased self-knowledge. Motivated to care for yourself emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

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Sustained sense of well-being

Improved cognition, mood, behavior, and consciousness. Helps to overcome past trauma and create a lasting sense mental harmony.

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Relationship to Others

Greater empathy and love for others, overcome triggers, and improved relationships.

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Positive Mental Health

Helps shift mental attitude. Useful for treating various emotional issues and unhealthy mental patterns.

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Relationship with the world

Enhanced clarity of your purpose in the world. A sense that all things are connected.

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Opens New Neural Pathways

This results in the therapeutic potentials of plant medicine and its potential as a fast-acting treatment for depression and related issues.

TESTIMONIALS

Michaela Maselli

Maricar Ronas

Lauren Wuscher

Adam Bowers

Alex Olshonsky

Grace Parker-Guerrero

 
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APPLY TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM

Please fill out the form below and we will contact you with the application process. 

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