July 8 - 15, 2023

Taita Luis and Eli Rechtschaffen


First we always give our gratitude to the Great Spirit, to Mother Nature, to the Grandfather Sun, to all the Spirits of Nature, to our Ancestors, to the tribes and guardians of these sacred plant medicines, to the lords of these plants, and to our teachers Taita Juan, Taita Luis, the Grandfathers and Grandmothers, and we give thanks to all of you whose hearts are open to heal yourselves and to bring this light to all beings around the planet!

Along with this transformative intention the week will include time for swimming in the ocean, bodywork, space for non-doing and visiting our world class longevity center. We hope you can join us to reconnect with your Nature Within so that you can live your life from a deeper place of purpose, clarity and love. This retreat will be a balance of deep inner work, rest & rejuvenation and a lot of joy!

During this retreat we uncover the medicine man and woman within. In this healing we work we know that all of us are helears and during this retreats we tap into our souls purpose and into our deepest connection with nature using the sense of our soul. In this retreat you will be learn many new spiritual practices through nature that will support you to awaken your inner healer and to come back to your life empowered and ready to be in service to all beings!

Teacher Bio

Taita Luis The lovable Taita Luis Chindoy, brother of Taita Juanito, is from Southern Colombia’s Inga tribe. Taita Luis’s at a young age was adopted into the Siona tribe and lived there studying with elders of this tradition.

Taita Luis studied most of his life under the elders of the Sionas tribe and also holds his roots from the Inga tribe who are botanists and holders of the Yage/Ayahuasca. Taita Luis is a potent healer and seer with an infectious laugh and a gentle heart. His gifted council comes from plants, animals, and a place of deep wisdom of the earth. We are beyond grateful and honored to have Taita Luis joining us. This level of integrity and compassion is hard to find in the modern day it is such a pleasure to have Taita Luis to guide us.

This retreat is facilitated by Eli Rechtschaffen. Since a young age Eli has been drawn to self-exploration and has felt a strong connection with the spirits of nature. This connection led him to explore the world of Shamanism and to intensively study with indigenous people in South America. His journey has taken him to the depths of the Amazon jungle to learn about their medicinal plants and to learn a way of healing people in the truest form as our ancestors teach. The lineage that Eli follows is carried by Taita Juan from the Ingano tribe of Colombia.

Each year Eli leads healing retreats in Costa Rica with people from all around the world. Eli lives year-round in Costa Rica and there he has his own shamanic healing practice and leads medicine ceremonies. Every year Eli visits Colombia to further his studies and dive deeper into the teachings of the Amazon and the sacred plant medicines. His life intention is to bring these sacred healing tools to all beings whose hearts are open and to support the collective awakening of all human beings.

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