NATURA CARE INTEGRATION PROGRAMS
1-2 weeks for integrating plant medicine experiences and other life transitions by providing healing experiences, nature immersion, and holistic tools and spiritual practices that can be implemented into
Developed in collaboration between Natura Care Programs and Posada Natura.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Anyone interested in a supportive setting that nourishes the soul and encourages wellness on all levels.
Participants include people integrating plant medicine experiences, those navigating life transitions (new beginnings and endings, grief, loss, and new diagnoses), individuals in addiction recovery, cancer recovery, and individuals interested in habit change.
This is an opportunity to deeply reflect, recalibrate, integrate, and reset.
The program is a balance of unstructured time for deep rest, relaxation, and reflection complemented by optional classes in contemplative practice (yoga, meditation, conscious movement), nature immersion, ecstatic dance, inward reflection periods, and optional individual and group counseling. Nutritious, nourishing, and delicious organic meals complement the experience as well as deep support from nature through the surrounding rainforest and the pristine Naranjo river. The goal is to support individuals to gently cultivate a more cohesive, wholesome, joyful, and balanced state of being.
WHAT IS INTEGRATION?
Integration is a practice of harmonizing our life experiences and by doing so finding more balance and joy in our mind, body, spirit, and relations. Sometimes life experiences, ideas, feelings and attitudes may be at odds with one another. We may not know how to reckon with the many facets of our life and our being. Unprocessed experiences can affect the nervous system, create unhealthy behavioral and thinking patterns, and create deep imbalances in our physical and emotional body.
When we integrate, we learn how to process the unprocessed into harmony with all aspects of who we are. Our program not only offers healing experiences, we share tools for ongoing integration that you can use for the rest of your life.
Our program offers:
Contemplative practice instruction
1 traditional amazonian plant medicine ceremony per week (optional)
Wholesome, nutritious, and nourishing meals
Sacred silence inward reflection periods
Nature adventures (rainforest hikes and beach trips)
Individual and group counseling (optional)
Opportunities for guided nature based ritual and prayer
CORE PROGRAM ELEMENTS
Opening ourselves to draw in the support of nature and connect our bodies to the earth is a powerful form of healing. Our program celebrates nature as medicine and offers immersive experiences in our pristine rainforest reserve. You will work with the elements of the rainforest to ground, heal and discover new ways to draw in the support of nature. Part of this immersive experience also includes opportunities to give back to the land through active participation in land stewardship.
Counselors with ample experience in psychedelic integration, trauma informed care, and therapy are available for 1:1 support and group support. Group counseling circles led by experienced facilitators for community support are also a foundational aspect of this program.
Yoga and conscious movement practices are offered to release tension and trauma stored in the body, calm the nervous system, and get our body's vital energy flowing. Movement release endorphins, and takes us out of intense thinking spaces into an embodied and grounded state.
Meditation is guided daily by experienced practitioners in contemplative practice. This element of integration is crucial to the process of unifying the aspects of our psyche into a harmonious state. True meditation is a tool to accept ourselves as we are, and live in a state of genuine compassion for self and others.
Incorporating balanced nutrition into our daily lives is a wonderful ally for mental, emotional, and physical healing and wellness. Traditional medical systems from all of over the world celebrate this and modern science is catching up! The gut-biome contains millions of nerves that connect to the emotional centers in our brains. Feeding our bodies with healing foods helps to establish balance physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Healing therapies from various traditions as well as massage, breathwork, and sound healing are offered as effective wellness promoting practices to calm the nervous system and support balance and healing. When the nervous system is calm we are better able to process and integrate our emotions, feelings, and experiences.
Swimming in the warm pacific ocean and sunbathing on the soft sands of a tropical beach is pure medicine. Trips to Manuel Antonio beach offer the opportunity to enjoy the central pacific coast of Costa Rica where the rainforest pours onto the coast.
The water that flows through our lands is some of the cleanest water in the world. It comes from springs deep within the earth, purified and charged through rich minerals of our primary rainforest conservation lands. Our ancient water is potent for healing and restoring the body and mind to clarity, harmony and optimal health.
DATES & COSTS
Week 1: May 1-8th, 2023
Week 2: May 8-15th, 2023
Shared Room, Two Single Beds - $3,100 per week
Private Room, Single Bed - $3,500 per week
Private Room with balcony, Full Bed - $3,700 per week