April 13 - 20, 2024

Taita Juanito, Eli Rechtschaffen, Rick William

Ancestral Shamanic Medicine Retreat

Embark on a transformational journey with “The Path of Insight” retreat at Blue Spirit led by Taita Juanito, Eli Rechtschaffen, and Rick William. This week-long retreat is part of a larger 14-week hybrid container which also consists of a 13-week online educational program. Merging eastern contemplative practices, western psychology, and shamanism, this container has been intentionally designed week by week to set you up for a life-changing transformation.

After seven years of hosting retreats at Blue Spirit, our programs have become a cornerstone of the community. For the first time, we are offering an extended support program surrounding this retreat to enhance and deepen your journey. If you’ve ever contemplated joining a medicine retreat, our program provides an unparalleled opportunity. Through a variety of tools, practices, and assignments, we develop a deeper connection with ourselves and the earth to create a strong foundation to work with the plant medicines.

During the retreat, we weave together many different healing modalities to further stabilize our practice and to maximize the healing potential of our ceremonies. In this container we can let go of old belief systems, emotional burdens and obstacles hindering us from living fully. Within this week-long retreat, we share two ancestral Ambiwaski ceremonies which are the cornerstone of our healing journey. We hope you feel the call in your heart to join us and feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Taita Juanito

Taita Juan Chindoy is a medicine man, healer, and botanist who was born in the Condagua indigenous reservation in the Putumayo jungle of Colombia. Taita Juan was born in the Inga community, where he learned their traditional botanical remedies.

Later he began his study of plant medicines with the elders of the Siona tribe. Taita Juan was recognized at a young age as a wisdom carrier of his tribes. Since then, he has dedicated his life to serving mankind and delivering the teachings of his ancestors in their purest form. He guides us on a journey in which we can return to our essence and see that all is spirit.

Eli Rechtschaffen

Eli was born in upstate New York and since a young age, he has felt a strong connection with the spirits of nature. In his journey, he found that the paths of meditation and shamanism have provided him with the most supportive awakening tools. Eli is a long-time practitioner of meditation where he has studied in many lineages and spent intensive time in retreats and in silence. He also frequented the Amazon jungle and there he studied the medical plant medicines through the tutelage of the Ingano tribe. Eli is the founder of The Nature Within and leads medicine retreats in Costa Rica with the Taita Chindoy family. His life intention is to bring these sacred healing tools to all beings in order to support the collective awakening.

Rick Willliam

Rick supports many high-performing business owners, artists, investors, coaches, and change-makers. After Rick exited his start-up at age 25 that served over 200,000 members he traveled the globe meeting and supporting some of the world’s most influential thought leaders and spiritual teachers who were featured on his hit YouTube series “Stories That Matter™️”. Since a young age, Rick has been interested in consciousness, personal development, and spiritual growth. Today Rick helps support many heart-led high performers to master their internal state so that they can create real freedom in their lives, relationships, and business. Rick’s passion is bringing together the best of Eastern/Western Psychology, alongside Shamanic practices to support the collective heart awakening that is underway. Rick uses a multi-modality approach combining the latest in human behavioral psychology, spiritual wisdom, and innovative life and business strategies to help his clients achieve lasting fulfillment in their lives, relationships, and business.

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