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JULY 14-24, 2022

CIRCLE OF SACRED NATURE

A Plant Medicine Immersion in Costa Rica

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Program Overview

What You Will Experience

10 days, 9 nights of a truly holistic healing experience with specific focus on integration. 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 emphasis 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, 9 nights at our rainforest sanctuary

  • Daily yoga & meditation

  • Optional bodywork

  • Rainforest & waterfall excursion

  • Manuel Antonio beach trip

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.

FACILITATORS
 

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.

Joy Quevado

Joy 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. She is now a recognized ceremony minister of Circle of Sacred Nature Church.

Taita Juan Bautista Agreda Chindoy

Taita Juan is a traditional healer from the Kamentsa indigenous community of the Sibundoy Valley, Alto Putumayo, Colombia. He is a life-long practitioner of traditional plant medicine shamanism, who is recognized both within and beyond his native Colombia as an experienced traditional healer and an indigenous authority. He brings over 30 years of experience of working with medicinal plants. In addition to being a gifted healer, he is known for his warmth, good humor, and leadership within his community, having been elected governor on two occasions. He also has significant experience working with individuals from all different backgrounds and from various countries as he has traveled extensively both within Colombia and internationally.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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Highly Trained Facilitators

Our plant medicine programs are led renown experts and leaders in their fields. They have deeply immersed and practiced in their traditions for 20+ years. Our medicine work is also supported by a team of mental health professionals whose work is dedicated to studying the healing effects of plant medicine.

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Traditional Lineage Practice

Our work with plant medicine is done within traditional lineage practices. This is to ensure the ancient knowledge of correct preparation, conduct and facilitation for successful healing and safety.

Integration Focus

Integration is an essential component of this work. The healing and revelations that people undergo in plant medicine work requires support. Our program includes supportive integration practices facilitated by trained professionals.

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 sanctuary in nature that supports the container of safety.

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Nature Immersion

Our retreat center is nestled in lush rainforest, alongside a bounding river. At our backdoor is 2,000 acres of rainforest that we ourselves have protected for 30 years. The healing that takes place is deeply supported by the experience of connection to the pristine nature that surrounds us.

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Continued Support

We are connected to a large network of facilitators, mental health professionals, and leaders in groundbreaking plant medicine work in the United States. We will continue to support you as needed after the program ends. .

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THE RETREAT CENTER

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Premium Shared Room in a Cabina

Single bed shared with one other in private room of cabina. Shared bathroom with cabina.

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Standard Shared Space in a Cabina

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

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Private Bungalow

Private octagonal bungalow with queen bed and private open-air bathroom.

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Private Room in a Cabina

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

TESTIMONIALS

"What I noticed right away as soon as I arrived was that this felt like a second home here, it felt warm and safe. That was the most important thing for me because the level of work here is very deeply personal."

Michaela Maselli

"Being able to go through this experience in sanctuary that provided safety, comfort, compassion, support - I could not have written a more perfect story of how my experience was here."

Maricar Ronas

"This was the most incredible week I have ever had. I am going to share this experience with everyone that I know who went through the traumas and PTSD that I went through because there is a better place. And it's within you."

Adam Bowers

"After this week I feel deeply grateful to come here and do this work with such trustworthy and inspiring guides. My life has exploded into an entirely new direction and I feel that I have discovered my true path."

Alex Olshonsky

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.

PRICE

$3,500 - $5,000

Depending on Accommodations.

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