Whether you want to transcend the ego sense of separation, stop the internal chatter, or rid yourself of the drama you do in relationships, you will have to address what your mind does to sabotage, distract, and create illusions causing suffering. No matter your issue or goal, the mind is holding the obstacles. Those obstacles look like thoughts and fears, but behind them are unconscious beliefs and held emotions. To move forward and live a life you want, you will have to build the skills to change thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. The key to these changes is doing them from a state of conscious awareness instead of from within the limiting beliefs of your mind.
In simple terms it is about developing a peacefully quiet mind, with emotions of self acceptance and unconditional love. Those good feelings begin with yourself, and then grow allowing you to connect with others in conscious presence in relationships. This is Maslows’s quest for self actualization, Jung’s individuation, Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey to find your bliss, and the Buddha’s quest for expanded consciousness. At an early stage in your awareness, these words might just be empty concepts. During the week event in Costa Rica, they become felt experiences. You go from intellectual information to knowing in a way that you feel it in your body. Continue reading
Re-scheduled for 2021
Come back soon for new dates.
A typical day:
(Everything is optional as we respect individual choices as some people like to sleep in a bit more.)
8:00 Yoga/body awareness time/meditation
9:45 Excellent food
11-2 pm Class
2 pm. Lunch
3:00 pm. Free time to explore beach, rain forest, and reflect
5:30 Class – Walking meditation, Mindfulness work. Inventory of Beliefs
8:30 Evening class, music.
This is a guideline of what to expect for a typical day. There is the inclusion of time for you to enjoy the outdoors during the day, reflect and integrate the changes that are happening. With the understanding that dancing and music may break out at any time.
Price includes accommodations, meals, and tuition.
Lodging will be at the beautiful Samasati Yoga and Wellness Retreat Center.
Your choices of accommodations are:
Triple Casita or Namaste Guest House lodging $1,775.
In the guest house you have your own modest room and share a bathroom.
In the Triple casita you have two roommates and share a bathroom.
Double Occupancy Casity $1,885
You and your room mate share a bathroom.
Single Occupancy Casita $2,395
There is limited space for this option.
The lodging descriptions are on the lodging page for the Samasite Resort.
Together we bring 65 years of experience transforming ourselves and others. If there is something you want to change about your life, we have either done something like it, or guided someone through it.
Gary van Warmerdam has led numerous Spiritual Journey’s for almost two decades. His experience comes from years of personal study with don Miguel Ruiz. Miguel Ruiz is a Medical Doctor that studied the spiritual traditions from Mexico as well as traditions from around the world. He is also the best selling author of “The Four Agreements”, and others. Gary’s experience and teachings from his Mentor are both extensive and with deep understanding.
Eva Beronius, along with her deep work through the Self Mastery process, brings experience from years of meditation, yoga teaching, body and energy awareness work. Her own journey has brought her in alignment with deep compassion, patience, and trust in life, and unconditional love.
Neil Bjorklund. Neil is a Certified Integral Coach, coaching the practice of self-mastery. Extensive training and experience in Hakomi mindfulness-based somatic therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, transformative group process, and self-mastery practice as taught by Miguel Ruiz and Gary van Warmerdam. Learn more: www.practiceofselfmastery.com.
Regardless of our diverse backgrounds we share a inner drive for the Truth, an honest willingness to face the obstacles in front of us, with unconditional love and compassion, and joy for life.
Samasati Yoga and Wellness Retreat Center in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica
In one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet, the rain forest of Costa Rica.
Over looking the warm Carribean waters a short 15 min drive down the hill.
The weather in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica is consistently in the low 80’s during the day, and cooling into the 70’s deg F at night during March. Just the right temperature to go swimming in the warm Caribbean water if we want to cool off at any time of the day.
Clouds and showers are likely given that it is the tropical rainforest.
You can see some past weather here
This event has been re-scheduled for 2021. New dates and ability to sign up will be added soon.
Base price is $1775 for lodging in shared house and triple occupancy Casita
Additional $110 for lodging in double occupancy Casita
Additional $600 for a single occupancy Casita.
Detailed description of lodging on Samasati website
Yes, this trip can be for you. You can be as private as you like. There are no requirements to share. You could spend the whole week in silence and do the process as a silent retreat. You are invited to be a part of every process, but not required.
We offer a process, and respect how each individual wants to do it.
If you want to go off on your own at different times, or not show up for a class, you are free to do so. All we ask is that you let your group leader know so we know you are taken care of and not looking for you when you don’t want to be found.
You don’t have to share about your own process. You are allowed to be as private as you wish. It is entirely optional.
We open up sharing opportunities during the day, or at evening class. Often someones realization or question helps another person with some issue they were wrestling with.
However we are very careful to steer away from what would look like group therapy sharing. That is not the path or processes we work with. You are more likely to be invited to spend parts of the day in silence, or to be guided inward for deeper self inquiry.
I recommend the events over any individual coaching. The amount of instruction for your dollar (peso, euro, crowns, or kuna, etc) go about 8 times farther at events in person. The exception to this is if you are working through trauma issues. If you are triggered into trauma reactions of freeze, or panic, then be more gentle with yourself and do coaching sessions, or work with a professional in this area. At these events, such as Mexico, we do many new and different approaches to challenge, change, and to move consciously past your belief systems. For a person recovering from trauma this may be too triggering to be helpful.
The commitment involved in showing up, and the focused attention for several sustained days allow breaking through many more issues in a shorter time than you will do on your own. The processes are much deeper. Your connection and support in a group environment are more conducive to learning and change as well.
The whole experience of being in that setting, with everyone - the relaxation I felt being around such a group - my fear lessened, I felt more open, relaxed, not held back, more free - just such a good experience of being around other humans...
It has given me momentum to carry on with my personal work (which is what I hoped to gain), as well as a greater understanding of the process and how to go about this journey. I feel like I also gained tools to tackle resistance that may come up. Before I was also practicing more in isolation, so it has been very valuable to connect with others doing the same work, something I also feel will be very beneficial in terms of carrying on and staying motivated.
Since coming back home I've moved to a new level of happiness and awareness, particularly around compassion for myself and others
Appreciated the different approaches, perspectives and gifts that you each brought to the experience.
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