Having already captured an impressive lineup of music, yoga, and speaker talent for the 2016 gathering in Uvita, Costa Rica this February 25th to 28th, Envision Festival - Costa Rica aims to further connect with its international audience beyond the reach of the four day lifestyle festival by announcing the launch of a series of specialized Educational Retreats. These retreats are part of a new branch of Envision Productions focused on bringing the transformational qualities of the festival into everyday living through immersions, retreats and trainings.
Envision Education and Retreats offers a variety of events that unites the Envision Core Values of community, art, health, spirituality, movement, music and regenerative design in a smaller, more intimate setting. World renowned teachers, picturesque locations and cutting edge content will come together to provide real tools and world-class experiences that nourish the spirit, inspire creativity and cultivate lasting connections.
The inaugural series of retreats will feature a total of 5 events surrounding the festival:
Jungle Herbal Field Clinic - Feb 15th - 29th, 2016
Taking place prior to and on-site at the festival, Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design & Botanical Studies, Costa Rica’s most renown off-the-grid permaculture farm and education center welcomes 7Song, a leader in the medicinal plant renaissance, to guide an immersive educational opportunity for intermediate to advanced herbalists seeking to dive deeper into their clinical and first aid training. With a focus on physio-pathology, field first aid, formulations and herbalists as community first responders, students will offer services on the festival grounds at the first annual Envision Herbal Free Clinic, providing a truly integrative and holistic healing experience. Tuition is $1,000 with tickets available here and includes all workshops, meals on site, lodging at Punta Mona, class materials, bus travel to Envision from Punta Mona, and admission to Envision as a volunteer in the clinic. Be sure to check out the detailed course outline here.
Embody Dance & Movement Immersion - Feb 19th - 24th, 2016
Taking place in Uvita just before the festival, experience an in depth immersion into the overlap of dance, yoga, somatic intelligence, self-care, nature’s patterns, living rhythm, and intimacy with life-energy flow. Facilitators at Embody include Michelle Nayeli Bouvier, creator of Vinyasa of the Hoop & Circle Sadhana, and pioneer in the global Hoopdance movement, Deb Rubin, internationally-acclaimed teacher and performer of tribal fusion bellydance aka “The Queen of Slink” and more world-renowned movement instructors. Passes include 5 nights of accommodations, 3 meals/day, free shuttle to Envision with Wednesday Early Arrival Pass (must purchase 4-day pass). Early bird tickets are $1,450 and are available here while supplies last.
Grow Your Roots: Ecology and Regenerative Living - Feb 19th - 24th, 2016
A pre-festival retreat at Finca La Marea in Pavones, this immersive experience will be an exploration of regenerative living and deep dive into the ecology of Costa Rica and the universal principles and applications of permaculture! Attendees will find out first hand what life is like on a working permaculture farm and will connect with other Envisionaries who desire to live in harmony with the Earth. In addition, participants will get the opportunity to prime their bodies for their Envision adventure with yoga, surfing, massage and superfoods straight from the land. Explore holistic living from the ground up with permaculture expert Loren Luyendyk, Adrian C and Chris Frost McKee. Click here to purchase tickets which include 5 nights accommodation (options include camping, single room and shared room), 3 meals per day, transportation from San Jose to Finca La Marea, and Shuttle to Envision with Wednesday Early Arrival Pass (MUST purchase 4-day pass)
Shamanik Yoga and Longevity Now Retreat - Feb 29th - March 2nd, 2016
Located on the Envision grounds immediately following the festival will be the Shamanik Yoga and Longevity Nowretreat led by world renowned super foods and health expert David Wolfe and Costa Rican Yogi Juan Pablo Barahona. Attendees will submerge with the five elements in nature through holistic Vinyasa, chakra activation, core awakening, alchemical pranayama, tantra philosophy and explore Mayan and Poltec techniques. All of this while indulging in the latest and most activated superfood elixirs and the latest Longevity secrets with David Wolfe. Experience an intimate cacao ceremony featuring live music and open the portal of your heart chakra to feel the vibration of the universe in a Merkaba Activation with Gregorio Avanzini. Tickets are $200 and include 2 nights onsite camping or upgraded VIP onsite housing plus 6 jungle gourmet meals crafted by David Wolfe. Click here to purchase tickets.
Reboot Camp: Cleanse, Yoga and Surf Retreat - Feb 29th - March 6th, 2016
Directly following the festival in the lush primary rain forest of the Osa Peninsula is the luxurious Reboot Campdetox retreat in Mataplo. This six day retreat is a reboot for the mind, body and spirit. The relaxing week includes a gentle cleanse meticulously planned by Naturopathic physician Dr. Cory Reddish, world-class surf for all levels, therapeutic yoga and meditation taught by gestalt therapist and movement facilitator, Jorja Rivero and former adidas global yoga trainer, Ashleigh Sergeant. Tickets are available for purchase here.
To purchase tickets or for more information about Envision’s official Educational Retreats, pre & post festival tours, and the after festival Decompress in Paradise event, visit the Envision Festival website. Come early or stay longer and enjoy an ethnobotanical, magical and musical journey through the beautiful Costa Rican country beyond Envision Festival.