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Welcome to Expansion
From January 7th - 16th, we will be spending 8 soul-expanding days and nights in the Diamante Valley of Costa Rica. The last two years of Expansion have been an incredible, magical and heart opening experience and we can't wait to see how this year will evolve and expand.
We will be staying at the beautiful Florestral Retreat Centre, where our medicine facilitators, Vismay and Nicole live. On this land, they grow the vines, harvest the leaves, make the medicine and perform ceremonies. It is a space dedicated to the expansion of the soul and spirit through the connection with grandmother Ayahuasca.
The OM Temple at Florestral is a beautiful open air temple, where we will have 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies, enveloped by the sounds of the rainforest. We will also be partaking in a Sweat Lodge ceremony guided by the grandfather plant medicine, San Pedro. During our stay, we will enjoy dawn and/or dusk meditation services in the Babaji Fire Temple.
Florestral has plentiful shared accommodations. The vast facilities include showers with incredible views of the jungle, an expansive outdoor temple, a private river, waterfalls and numerous hiking trails.
The center of Florestral is the beautiful communal Kitchen and lounge where we gather to connect, eat, sing and share.
Your package includes 3 nourishing high vibe meals a day, made with locally grown organic fruits and vegetables, and prepared with love to keep us balanced and clean throughout our stay.
Why journey with us?
Woke AF’s team of Holistic practitioners and tribe of participants will be with you to support you before, during and after your journey. We are big on building community and over the last 2 years have gathered over a hundred people throughout our retreats, offerings and ceremonies around the world.
Your journey starts with an orientation and meeting with our facilitators in Canada. This can be in person if you are based near Toronto, or can be done remotely through skype, whatsapp, etc. During this meeting, we can address any questions, intentions or thoughts you might have on the upcoming journey, and ensure you are preparing properly in the weeks prior to the retreat.
We will help you find the perfect flight to fit your schedule and arrange for transportation from the airport to Florestral (flight + airport transfer not included in price of retreat). During your stay in Costa Rica, we will be coordinating a daily schedule crafted especially to enhance the healing experience. All of our activities are optional, so you can feel free to stay in your flow.
After the retreat, we will hold integration circles based out of Toronto and shared online, where the group can touch base and connect and share on their progress after the ceremonies. We will always be available if you have any questions regarding integration!
2 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
1 Sweat Lodge Ceremony with San Pedro
Babaji Fire Temple Services
Sound Healing Meditations
Sacred Fire Ceremony
Sacred Medicine Ceremonies
This profound healing journey is centered around two Sacred Medicine ceremonies and a Sweat Lodge ceremony, which are lead by world-renowned energy workers and shamans with over two decades of experience. These healers specialize in facilitating growth and expansion, using ancient knowledge to break societal habits and reprogram emotional patterns.
We have also arranged for expert healers from several modalities to provide further support for our guests. (optional and extra)
This holistic package can be enhanced with:
The medicine ceremonies and daily programming are just the beginning of this trip of a lifetime. During our stay, we will embark on several excursions in order to connect with the land around us. We have carefully chosen these experiences to support the integration process that we believe is the a very important part of a sacred medicine ceremony.
Expansion 2020 Excursions
Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
Enjoy some time on the ocean, while we spot whales and dolphins in one of the most beautiful areas of Costa Rica. During this tour we can see humpback whales, spotted dolphins, bottle noses, turtles and sea birds. After the tour, we’ll enjoy snorkeling (weather permitting) in the tail of the whale or whale island where we’ll get up close with different types of reef fish.
The tour goes through the Marino Ballena National Park, Isla Ballena (Whale Island), Las Rocas Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters Rocks), Cavernas Ventanas (Windows Caves) and the Tombolo of Punta Uvita. We visit a seabird sanctuary, Whale Island, where we can see resident and migratory birds as well as reptiles like green iguanas and lizards.
We’ll also be enjoying a delicious and nourishing lunch at the end of the tour!
Uvita is famous for it’s warm and safe waters, making it the perfect destination for Expansion!
Every Tuesday Morning locals gather to share, sell and trade their organic foods, essential oils, soaps, sweets, jewelry and instruments with other locals and travellers.
We will be picked up from Florestral and bring you to experience this authentic Costa Rican atmosphere!
This uplifting and heart warming experience allows you to really feel the Pura Vida Vibe that Costa Rica is known for. Spontaneous musical acts, lots of hugs and great deals on many beautiful gifts.
We will be travelling by 4x4 jeep to explore these incredible waterfalls! Our trip begins with an incredible open air ride to the top of the falls. The views during this drive up are absolutely stunning, don’t forget your camera!
Once we get to the falls, we will explore two different places, the first of which allows us to see the very top of the falls up close and personal. We will then take the trail down to the bottom of the falls, where we can swim in the big pool. More adventurous guests can climb the falls and safely dive into the clear deep waters.
Our waterfall experience will end with a delicious and nutritious lunch!
Nauyaca Waterfalls is the ideal place for lovers of nature and adventure where we’re free to walk, swim, climb, jump, take pictures and enjoy a wonderful day, in one of the most beautiful places beautiful of the pacific south of Costa Rica.
We will be visiting a dear friend in the Diamante valley, Chris, who has been maintaining a library of medicinal plants through an initiative called the Living Library. He has been collecting medicinal plants of the region for the past few years in order to maintain the knowledge of the area. Truly inspiring work!
We will be enjoying a delicious healthy lunch picked right from the Living Library garden!
Preparation: What to Pack
Daypack/carry-on bag – for day trips and nature excursions
Sneakers and/or hiking shoes
Sandals or flip-flops
2-3 pairs swimming gear
Casual/active hot weather attire
1 Warm sweatshirt (just in case)
1 Rain jacket or poncho
Money belt/passport wallet
Passport (valid for at least six months)
Sunscreen (30+ SPF Recommended)
Medications (Insect bites, headaches, muscle pain, etc.)
Camera & Memory cards
Personal reading material
Notebook / Journal
Crystals, personal tokens
Dates: January 7th - 16th 2020
Location: Diamante Valley, Costa Rica (Fly into San Jose- Juan Santamaria Airport)
Donation: 8 days shared accomodations - $1740 USD
WokeAF Price and early bird until September 1st, 2019 - $1595 USD
Includes: Accommodations, Dieta Compliant Menu, Two Sacred Plant Ceremonies, Sweatlodge Ceremony, Excursions, Transportation to and from excursions, All Offsite Meals, Yoga, Meditation, Sound Healing.
*The option for private rooms is available but limited to first come first served. Please email for availability and pricing.
*Does not include flight to Costa Rica or airport transfer.
Optional Private Services: Acupuncture, Energy Healing, Private Chakra Balancing, Body Work/Massage, 1 on 1 Sessions with facilitators
We require a $300 deposit to hold your space. Deposits can be sent through e-transfer to email@example.com or an alternate arrangement can be made with WokeAF Facilitators by contacting the same email.
Participants must fill out a medical form and waiver in order to be fully registered.
If you are certain you would like to join us but need financial assistance please let us know and we are more than happy to work out a payment schedule.
Full donation is due by December 15th, 2019.
The WokeAf Team Is Here for You!
You can count on us to guide you through this process! We have over a dozen retreats under our belts and over a decade of medicine work experience. We are happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the ceremonies, the sacred medicine, our experiences or anything else you might want to know.
We are also here to help you sort out anything you need to know in regards to planning your flights, arranging an airport transfer and booking your sessions with our healers!
The last two years have sold out, and we anticipate another sold out retreat, so please connect with us as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.
We can't wait to connect, evolve and journey with you!