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Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat

BBTRS Sacred Rainforest Medicine New Moon Journey

Costa rica, Bbtrs and Yage

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BBTRS Sacred Rainforest Medicine New Moon Journey
BBTRS Sacred Rainforest Medicine New Moon Journey

Time & Location

Feb 01, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – Feb 09, 2024, 11:00 a.m.

Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat , 800 meters north of San Josecito school, Rincón de San Josecito Beach Puntarenas Province, Drake Bay, 60506 Osa Drake Bay, Puntarenas Province, Osa, 6

About the event

join us for a Transformational Retreat: Biodynamic Breathwork, Yoga Dance, and Sacred Plant Medicine Journey

Date: February 1st - February 9th, 2024 Departure: San Jose at 6:00 AM on February 1st Return: San Jose on February 9th

Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and transformation? Join us for an unforgettable retreat with three incredible facilitators: Brain, Chris, and Megan. This retreat is designed to help you release trauma, connect with your body through yoga dance, and explore the profound healing power of sacred plant medicine, Yaga.

Retreat Highlights:

  • Biodynamic Breathwork for Trauma Release: Explore the power of your breath to release emotional and physical tension, allowing deep healing and transformation.
  • Yoga Dance: Connect with your body and spirit through the joy of movement. Experience the liberating energy of yoga dance in a supportive and nurturing environment.
  • Sacred Plant Medicine Journey (Yaga): Embark on a journey of inner exploration and spiritual awakening with the guidance of Jonathan. The new moon adds a special dimension to this profound experience.
  • All-Inclusive Package: Your retreat package includes transportation from San Jose, including a bus and ferry ride to the retreat center and back to san jose, accommodation, delicious meals, and access to all retreat offerings and medicines.

Pricing Details:

  • Canadian Price: $4,444.00 CAD
  • Deposit: $550.00 CAD
  • Early Bird Discount: Book with a full payment by January 1st, 2024, and receive a 20% discount!  that's 888.00 leaving a total of 3556.00
  • if US use the following link to book.
  • Don't miss this opportunity to invest in your well-being and personal growth. Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today and take advantage of the early bird discount. We can't wait to share this transformative journey with you!

To secure your spot or for more information, please Etransfer a 550.00 deposit and email to

Note: Please check travel restrictions and health guidelines in your area regarding plant medicine journeys and COVID-19 precautions. We prioritize the safety and well-being of all participants.


Although the names ayahuasca and yagé both refer to essentially the same potion made from similar plants, the approach varies greatly between ayahuasca and yagé. Ayahuasca is usually prepared leaving the bark on the vine and is only slightly rasped and pounded. Like this the vine will be boiled, thereby leaving more tannins in the brew and gaining a more powerful purgative effect (i.e. it makes one vomit). Yagé is prepared by pounding off all the bark and leaving only the woody bone of the vine to be boiled. Consequently these brews have far less tannins and cause less vomiting.

According to Secoya traditions, before drinking yagé the participants consume the yagé leaf emetic, which balances the body’s pH. This is crucial to any healing or detoxification program. Then, some days later, when they are ready to drink proper yagé, the body is prepared for the ceremonies to come. Ayahuasca prepared with the bark makes one vomit more during a ceremony, and thus it is difficult to hold in enough of the brew to gain its full effects and see the celestial visions . Another notable difference in these two traditions include the fact that a typical ayahuasca ceremony begins at sunset and ends after midnight, with the healing work occurring between 10 PM to midnight. Whereas in a ceremony of yagé the drinking begins just after sunset, but the fullness of the ceremony really takes place after midnight and closer to three in the morning. From 3 AM to sunrise is when the healing occurs. According to the elders, between 10 PM and midnight is when the primal energies of the Earth and the earth spirits are present; from 3 AM to sunrise is when the celestial spirits descend. Therefore one could generalize that most ayahuasqueros work mainly with earthly spirits, while yagé drinkers call the Yagémopai (the people of yagé), which are celestial immortals, also known as Wiñapai (always new-people) and Matëmopai (heaven people).

Here is a recorded zoom link with a Q and A about this retreat. with Megan and  Brian 

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