Soul to Soil Retreat

Yoga, Permaculture, Herbalism, Personal Development and Regenerative Living

With Sarah Wu and Eduardo Terzidis

 

April 5th – 9th, 2022
Costa Rica

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Overview

The Soul to Soil retreat is 5 days retreat to help you reconnect to an authentic way of living, remembering of the interconnectedness that we embody and learning how to express it in our daily lives. Principles of Permaculture, Herbalism and Yoga will be integrated in daily practices, seminars, workshops and hands on activities with the aim of exploring new ways of being in a changing world, bridging the remembering of the ancient with the creation of the new. 
This retreat is open to everyone, as there is no beginner when it comes to reconnecting to our truest selves. All that is needed is a yearning for reconnection and curiosity to meet new ways of being, new people and new experiences.

Communicating with the land, you will be immersed in ecological living and transformative learning embraced by the wild tropical forest. Each day we will practice yoga, meditation and rituals to connect to our bodies and the natural rhythms. During late mornings and afternoons, you will experience permaculture living through seminars and activities, learning what it means to live a regenerative life on this Earth. Sarah will bring you into the magical world of herbal medicine, diving into the practice of working with medicinal plants for health, wellbeing and seasonal ritual, while Eduardo will guide you through a process of understanding how to find your role in the world through some personal development activities.

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The program

 

 

Seminar Topics:

Adaptogenic Plants and Mushrooms for Personal Resilience
Ethics & Principles of Permaculture
Gaia Theory & Eco-Psycology
Garden Design
Home and Community Herbalist
Intro & History of Permaculture
Intro to Herbalism
Intro to Social Permaculture
Non-Violent Communication with Self, Others and Nature
Patterns in Nature
Personal development: Finding One’s Life Mission in Service
Plant Care & Propagation Techniques
Trees and Food Forest Ecology

 

Hands-On Practicals:

Garden Project
Medicine Making
Sacred Space Making

Meditations, Movement, Rituals and Other Activities:

- Daily Rituals 
- Deep Ecology Meditation
- Embodiment Practise: Express and Embody the Interconnection of All Things
- Facing Fear
- Guided Visualisations
- Plant Spirit Medicine  Meditations
- Sharing Circles

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Daily schedule

 

7.00–8.30: Morning Yoga, Meditation or Ritual

8.30–10.00: Breakfast
10.00-12.30: Morning Seminar
12.30-14.30: Lunch
14.30-17.30: Afternoon Seminar/Activity/Free Time
18.00-19.00: Dinner
19.30–21.30: Occasional Evening Session or Activity

We begin each morning with guided meditations and yoga. After a nutritious breakfast, we flow into the morning workshop session. Starting with and open forum of discussion of relevant topics, dreams, sharing and announcements. Seminars are lecture and dialog format, with active white board drawing and demos, outdoor hands on activities as well as demos.

With a two hour break for lunch for siesta and integration, dinner is followed by evenings of music, movies, fire, rest and meditation.

The Venue

During this retreat you will have the special opportunity of spending time in Sarah's homestead! Part of an established private ecological neighbourhood, Sarah's home sits in the middle of the Costa Rican lush nature. Spending time here you will have the opportunity to dive deep in the world of community living, experiencing what it means to be a part of a growing permaculture project and being an active part in the establishment of part of the gardens that will supply Sarah will food and medicine.

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The Facilitators

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Sarah Wu is a clinical herbalist of 20 years and a practicing permaculturist for near a decade. She facilitates learning with a planetary perspective on natural medicine, integrating large scale systems such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as diverse folk traditions and ethnobotany, with a foundation in Deep Ecology and modern Witchcraft. Sarah has participated in and taught 25+ Permaculture Design Courses, annually curates six simultaneous stages of educational and spiritual content for Envision Festival as well as the Village Witches experience, and has developed a 150- hour unique curriculum: Permaculture for the Herbalist’s Path. Founder of the Envision Festival Herbal Clinic training program and has organized and worked herbal clinic relief. Sarah is a passionate biophiliac, educator and mentor.

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Watch our interview to know more about the Soul to Soil offerings!

Tuition

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! $750 for own tent accommodation

(for glamping option reach out to us!)


Place a deposit by February 15th and SAVE $255 OFF YOUR TUITION

Full price per student: $965

Tuition for the 5-day Soul to Soil retreat includes:

– All practices, workshops, seminars and activities
– Cacao party
– Three vegetarian meals per day plus coffee, tea and snacks.
– Includes all course content, materials, and activities
– Lodging in Tents

We ask for a €300 ($365) NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to be sent to hold your space.
Final payments are made in cash upon arrival.
In the case of closure or any COVID related delays, all deposits will be held and available as a credit for one year to go toward another course with Eduardo and Sarah. In the case rescheduling is not possible, 50% of the deposit in addition to all bank and transfer fees will be retained and the balance returned.

Want to join?

Fill in the form at the end of this page and send me a message to book your spot!