Earth Wisdom Retreat
Nature Spirituality, Sacred Power & Earth Ecstasy
Jan. 30 - Feb. 6, 2010
"I found this experience life transforming. ~ Lisa
Join founders of The Living Centre, Lorenna and Shantree Kacera D.N., Ph.D. as they masterfully guide you on this powerful journey of self-discovery.
Enter the womb of Mother Earth, one of the most beautiful, pristine and healing nature oasis in the world. Let Her speak to you, nurture you and guide you into the mysteries of creation. Explore each Element and how it shapes and heals you. Reclaim the power gifted to you by the Earth to heal and transform your life.
Sink into the Mystery; discover Nature's teachings and the forces of Life will be at your disposal.
Through a 'Sevenfold Process' the Earth Wisdom workshop guides you into an inspirational exploration of your Self through the teachings of Nature and the Five Sacred Elements.
Experiential sessions include Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Dance, Movement & Sonic Healing, Earth Meditations and Rituals and dream work with Lorenna Kacera. Learn powerful daily practices based on the earth-wisdom teachings of ancient traditions and shamanic practices.
Plant Energetics and the conscious partnering with Nature through the Earth Wisdom teachings of Ayurveda provides specific guidelines for incredible health, how the Elements shape your body, emotions and consciousness. These precepts are taught by renowned expert Shantree Kacera, D.N., Ph.D.
Through our deep communion with Nature we discover the teachings and the medicine that Nature holds for you.
"We do not bring nature to life, nature brings us to life."
You will not find an other place like this in all of Costa Rica. Unique and stunningly beautiful Diamante Verde is nature's sanctuary. It offers the invitation to return to the arms of mother earth and be renewed.Diamante Verde Sanctuary is situated in 200 acres of pristine cloud/rain forest with pasture lands, mountain ranges and river valleys, 2 mountain ranges, 12 waterfalls, 4 swimming holes, over 15 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, and accommodation in a fully equipped cave/overhang behind a 90 foot waterfall.
Diamante Sanctuary extends a powerful invitation to come back home to all that we know is true and real.
A natural haven, carved by the Elements, free of electronic energy and worldly distractions, the Earth Wisdom Retreat is a time to revive your connection to the foundations of Self and Earth, and return to the sacred centre that is at the heart of all things.
"The cave (Diamante Verde) brought forth such profound dreams and hidden manna within myself. I came home to a new world, a world I changed and made a new. Thank you to both." ~ Roxanne
What you will Experience
• The healing power of Nature
• Renewed spiritual connection with the Earth
• Re-charge physically, mentally & emotionally
• Awaken self-knowledge, intuition & creativity
• Your sacred ecological journey
Daily Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings
- Primordial Movement
- Earth Rituals & Ceremony
- Breath work & Meditation
- Sonic Healing
• Hiking excursions to rivers, waterfalls and ocean
• Sunrise and Sunset Meditations
• Journaling and sharing circles
• Questions and answers.
You will Learn:
• The Sevenfold Peace
• Constitutional Elemental Medicine
• Health secrets for vitality & longevity
• Emotional, psychological & spiritual nutrition
Rituals will include:
• Water rituals for cleansing & purification
• Fire rituals to transform the old & bring in the new
• Air rituals to create positive dreams for yourself & the Earth
• Earth rituals to manifest your dreams
Delicious, tropical organic vegan live-food meals will be served to enhance your vital communion with Self and Nature.
"Did you know the trees talk? Well they do. They talk to each other, and they'll talk to you if you listen. I have learned a lot from trees; sometimes about the weather, sometimes about animals, sometimes about the Great Spirit." ~ Native American Walking Buffalo
Who Will Benefit?
Anyone who wants to deepen their communion with Nature, re-charge their spiritual connection with Self and Nature, and learn to absorb the healing power of each Element to revitalize body, emotions and mind, Earth Wisdom is for you.
How You Will Be Supported
You will be greeted by the Living Centre and Diamante Verde team, who will help you release all your worldly concerns and get you settled in.
You will be guided to a better understanding of your unique elemental constitution to support you making the best choices for yourself in all aspects of your life.
FAQ about the Retreat:
You will be treated to the highest quality organic live-food cuisine, green smoothies and juices. Our chefs are dedicated to creating exceptionally tasty organic vegan living food dishes that support vibrant health and higher consciousness. Made with love and awareness this tasty cuisine and high vitality juices activate the spiritual life-force.
"He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened." ~Loa Tzu
• You will be picked up on Saturday at 4pm. at Hotel Chirripo in San Isidro (2 hrs. south of San Jose) and taken to 'The Casanada' where we will spend Sat. & Sun. night.
• Sunday -
- am. Shamanu Movement class & Meditation & Sevenfold Path class
- pm. Water Ritual - excursion to 'Nauyaca' - one of Costa Rica's most spectacular water falls.
• Monday leave at 6 am. for the 2 hr. hike to Diamante Sanctuary (the Cave)
- settling in, enjoying the spectacular surroundings,
- pm. class & hike to waterfall
- evening Fire Ritual
- am. Shamanu Movement & Meditation & hike
- pm. class & rest time
- evening Air Ritual
- am. Shamanu Movement & Meditation & class
- pm. free time
- evening -Cacao Earth Ritual
- am. Shamanu Movement & Meditation & class
- pm. begin our descent to return to 'The Casanada'
- evening - open for conversation & relaxation
- am. Shamanu Movement & Meditation & beach excursion
- evening class
- am. leave after breakfast for Dominical where you can arrange a shuttled to San Jose
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"I cannot begin to thank you enough for my time with you. It was profound. I have learned so much. On every level --spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical. I am most grateful for that. And equally important, I shed so much weight (physical and emotional), and outdated ideas and emotions. In short, I had a life-changing experience. Thank you for everything. And I look forward to our next gathering. We will have much to celebrate." - Pat
"I said to you that my visit with you felt as important to me as meeting a mate. I know what that means now. I have met the person I am going to spend the rest of my life with --- myself. Before, aloneness felt empty, like sensory deprivation. Now aloneness is full of me and very full." ~ Lori
"The experience was profound, the knowledge Lorenna and Shantree put forth with their ability to hold space was enriching. The places they took us were breath taking." ~ Julie
"The cave brought forth such profound dreams and hidden manna within myself. I came home to a new world, a world I changed and made a new. Thank you to both." ~ Roxanne
"I found this experience really life transforming. I learned many important lessons on the trip. I let go of ego wanting what it wants "to fill its quota" and started really listening to what my soul longed for which is beauty,love, peace, and intimacy." ~ Lisa
Jan. 30 - Feb. 6, 2010
Early Bird -
$1350 US. before Nov. 30
Thereafter - $1550. US
Includes: pick-up in San Isidro de General, Costa Rica, meals,
accommodations, workshops, excursions. Does not include air travel and
transportation to and from San Isidro and taxes.
To guarantee your space a deposit of $500 is required. See link above to pay through credit card, or payment by certified cheque. When paying by cheque, make payable to 'The Living Centre' and send the address below.
'The Living Centre'
5871 Bells Rd. London, Ontario, Canada, N6P 1P3.
Balance of payment is due Jan. 10, 2008