Costa Rica·December 10 - 19 2021
A Plant Medicine Prayer Retreat at Posada NaturaENQUIRE
10 days, 9 nights of a truly holistic experience of healing and contemplative practice with specific focus on integration. This is an opportunity to be deeply nourished by the wisdom of nature with traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine Ceremonies, spiritual community, and our supportive integration practices. Three Amazonian Plant Medicine Ceremonies are guided by highly experienced facilitators and complemented with ample time for rest and reflection. Integration is supported through individual and group spiritual direction sessions, immersion in nature, and structured daily time for yoga, meditation, and sacred silence. Organic nutrition-focused meals, immersions in pristine rainforest, waterfalls and ocean, daily instruction in contemplative practices (yoga and meditation) and individual consultations are combined to create a safe, nurturing container for your healing and prayers.
We place great importance on each participants individual needs. Healings take place during the plant medicine ceremonies, and are intended to assist each person to release blockages specific to that individual. 1:1 counseling and integration sessions are offered as needed throughout the retreat.
Our food is sourced from local, organic farms to create fresh, plant-based meals for every retreat. We believe in nourishing the human temple with nutrient dense, fresh ingredients cooked with love and intention.
Our focus in plant medicine work is on integrating the experience. Our program is designed to specifically address each person's unique process.
Our team of medicine facilitators have 20+ years experience and training in traditional indigenous lineages.
Joy Quevedo is an experienced facilitator that weaves her interdisciplinary training from various backgrounds and lineages into her healing practice . She has studied and co-facilitated ayahuasca retreats in Brazil, was a leader in a Brazilian ayahuasca 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.
In 2001 Joy was captivated by her experience with ayahuasca in the Brazilian Amazon. She then dedicated her PhD studies at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology to deepening her understanding of transformation and healing. She completed her dissertation research entitled, “Psychospiritual Integration of an Ayahusaca Retreat Experience” (2009). She remains convinced that integration of the ayahuasca experience is an integral part of the journey.
3 plant medicine ceremonies
1:1 counseling sessions
Individual energy healing sessions
Group integration circles
Trip to Manuel Antonio Beach
Daily yoga & meditation
Rainforest & waterfall excursion
Farm-to-table nutrition focused meals
10 days, 9 nights at our rainforest sanctuary
Cost of Transportation
Private cabina with queen bed, private bathroom and kitchenette.
Private room with queen bed and balcony in shared cabina. Shared bathroom with cabina.
Single bed shared with one other in private room of cabina. Shared bathroom with cabina.
Situated alongside an enchanting river and surrounded by rainforest, our spacious, open-air palace is the epitome of jungle luxury. Each retreat has exclusive use of our space to maintain a close and harmonious container for each group. Our cabinas, two yoga decks, peaceful lounge areas, ceremonial temple, pool and medicinal forest garden are situation steps away from the healing river and pristine rainforest.
Posada Natura felt like Eden! The nature and facilities were immaculate. I made incredible connections with people during my stay. The staff were warm and accommodating. Yoga and massage treatments were glorious. The food, healthy and fresh, and my cabin delightful.
True healing is aided by the act of people coming together to build Loving connections, and support each other with open hearts and minds. Posada, along with the help of a staff that cares for each guest fully from the heart, provides a beautiful sanctuary for that process to take place.
Everything at Posada Natura is created with care, thoughtfulness and love. A beautiful oasis - a place to nurture your mind, body and soul. I cannot imagine a more welcoming, nurturing spot to attend a retreat. Both the people and the place create a sanctuary for self-care.
Two story river-front cabinas are nestled in the bamboo and lush rainforest. Each of our four cabinas has an upstairs private bedroom with queen bed and an open air balcony overlooking the river. Across the hall is another bedroom with two twin beds, which is used either as private accommodations or our premium shared accommodations. Located on the first floor is our standard shared accommodations with two twin beds. Each cabina shares a private bathroom, shower, and common seating areas.
Our stunning property runs alongside Rio Naranjo, one of the cleanest rivers left on earth. Our sanctuary is nestled into the banks of this enchanting body of water. The presence of the river emphasizes a deeper experience of healing and enchantment throughout the land. Steps lead from our center to our private river beach, where you can bathe, swim, and relax.
Our open yoga decks are surrounded by rainforest gardens and overlook the river. The song of the forest and river creates a consistent energy of peace during yoga, meditation and other ceremonial practices.
Spacious, open-air architecture is the epitome of jungle luxury.Yoga decks, ceremony sites, lounge and dining areas are woven into lush tropical gardens along our river. Our structures were designed and built to create a harmonious relationship between our living spaces and nature.
Our pool and jacuzzi are nestled into lush tropical garden. Swimming in our pool feels like swimming in a clear, freshwater lake. Flowers, and plants surround the perimeter, and are home to colorful birds, butterflies and iguanas.