Retreat InfoAbout the Retreat:
There are many gaps left in the healthcare system when we speak about oncology and support to the patient. With this residency in the lush nature of Costa Rica we offer a solid bridge and a homely hub for sustaining the whole person and her uniqueness, whilst facing challenging phases in the cancer journey. Indeed, this is not a classic retreat. Here we aim to create dynamic reflections, joyous times and precious learning.
The boot camp concept remind us that we all need to work towards dynamic advancement, following a process of learning and practicing, failing and growing. The interactive nature of the experience gives inspiration and training in form of multiple activities and dialogues, both in group and individually, with the aim to reach more clarity and gain precious skills in 4 steps of one week each.
Every step marks a successful evolution when dealing with different aspects of cancer. We chose the tree analogy to envision the cycles of growth; roots, sprout, trunk and flower.
Every step consists of a series of designed workshops (Edusphere), physical engagement (Somasphere) and practical work with plants along with ceremonies (Ritualsphere).
At any time we will be able to offer personal advice and tailored natural therapies in line with the holistic approach.
Every 3 months we will host a boot camp with a different purpose. It is not necessary to follow all the steps. It is suggested to enroll accordingly to the phase you resonate to or the aspects you want to deal with. During the green residency nothing is left meaningless; the food you eat will teach you the right diet and herbs to introduce in your daily meals, the routine will show you the flow of circadian rhythms and the energy management, the wilderness and silent times will bring you the inner reflections and spontaneous growth.
Like a plant which aims to be a tree you will learn which tools and resources are needed to flourish.
A multidisciplinary team of professionals is brought together to work on the physical, emotional and spiritual sphere at once in an orchestrated manner.Description of Services:
The Boot Camp is designed to reply to questions and face doubts normally not explored by general practitioners and conventional medicine. It is substantially a complementary and more complex work in the field of oncology and psychology, where the person is at center of the action. Training and personal sessions are held every day, and new skills are learnt for overcoming difficult phases.
Workshops and interactive seminars are designed for facing the different phases of cancer, and somatic work and self-expression sessions are brought to learn playfully the healing and creative arts together.
Several ceremonies are organized accordingly to circumstances and personal needs. Integration and elaboration of the experience is an essential part of the retreat.Practitioners:
Pamela ChambersTeam/Medical Staff:
DetailsFounder(s) / CEO: Elisa FusiGroup Size: max. 10Price Range: $2800-$3250Specializing In: Anxiety, cancer, chronic disorders, Depression, end of life treatments, Meditation, natural medicine, Nutrition, pain medicine, quality of life, and Trauma
Our ProcessOverview of Experience:
You will be hosted in a gorgeous syntropic farm nested in La Fortuna-Arenal Park of Costa Rica, surrounded by forest paths, natural pools, waterfalls and the richest biodiversity. You’ll love the spacious rooms with all comforts, privacy and spectacular mountain views. Meals are served everyday from farm to table, organic and freshly prepared with care by local people. Workshops and seminars will be held in the big conference room, while meditation, yoga and somatic work will be at the beautiful bamboo pavilion inside the forest.
Different therapies such kambo sessions and mushrooms ceremonies are also offered accordingly to purpose and needs.
The educational seminars will lead you to understand the intricate web of illness, how to increase vitality and quality of life and manage symptoms and stress with skillfulness.Intake Process:
The boot camp is open to anyone undergoing cancer treatments, post-treatments and recovery and to cancer survivors. A questionnaire is mandatory in order to participate. This is to guarantee the harmony of the group and the best outcome.Psychedelic Substances Offered: Different ceremonies are available depending on needs and personal circumstances.How does this Center source medicine?:
Locally in Costa Rica or from indigenous villages as part of community outreach programs.Practice reciprocity with local communities?: Yes