Day 1: Arrival + Welcoming
Day 2: Trip to Manuel Antonio State Park + Temazcal Ceremony
Day 3: Nature Ceremony 1 + Plant Ceremony 1
Day 4: Nature Ceremony 2 + Plant Ceremony 2
Day 5: Integration Day + Closing Ceremony
Day 6: Depart
Optional daily yoga, guided meditation, yoga nidra, and integration counseling.
Jennifer Kearney: Founder of AwakenToZen, RY-200, Awakening & Integration Mentor, Ceremonial Space Holder.
Jenn serves as mentor and integration coach for sacred plant medicine ceremonies. Using her soothing presence, deep strength and vast knowledge of integration she holds space for the group. Whether it’s your first time with plant medicine or you’re a novice and ready to go further with your integration, Jenn will meet you where you are and help guide you.
Jenn was called to plant medicine after a number of terrible losses including her 19 year old son to suicide, the ending of her 22 year marriage, loss of brother & mother and a challenge with skin cancer. Trying to keep herself together emotionally, mentally and physically, she explored many alternative health avenues before discovering plant medicine. From her first ceremonies, Jenn found new calmness & clarity. The medicine experience was profound as it provided not only physical healing but release of deep inner trauma. Not only did the medicine experience provide healing, but it opened channels to spirit, mother earth & the universe that created a curiosity and need to continue learning & living in a calm and spiritual way. On a 7 week stay in Costa Rica, Jenn received her 200-hour yoga teacher training and on a number of stays in Costa Rica she started studying the integration process that accompanies plant medicine ceremony. Seven years later, Jennifer holds sacred space and offers integration counseling both in and out of ceremony with loving compassion. “I’m continually amazed and humbled by the powerful healing received by plant medicine. Each person’s medicine journey reminds me of the magic that unfolds when we give in to the power of nature and realize we are here to heal and live free from pain and suffering.”
Ashley Barba, MSW, LSW, RYT-500:
My mission is to empower clients so they can experience a calm mind and a vibrant body. Over the past 8 years I’ve instructed yoga, meditation, pilates, specialized yoga therapy classes, and have held healing sessions for adults, children, individuals with special needs, and celebrities throughout the Chicago area.
While on a personal plant ceremony retreat, yoga and light movement was offered but I felt a disconnection from what it was doing and all that it could do to help along the healing process. During a plant ceremony retreat, the layers that we shed, the profound effects that we can experience are beautiful but can also be scary for some. Using my knowledge of psychotherapy and my advanced training in yoga therapy, I intertwine these wisdoms to move the energetic programing that is stirred up from ceremony helping you transform and move it out with grace and ease. My classes include a combination of breath work, mantra, asana, somatic exercises, restorative, guided meditation, visualizations, and yoga nidra.