This retreat is led 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.
Luis Gabriel is our main ceremonial musician. He plays the violin, guitar, flutes, percussions, piano and uses his voice. Luis Gabriel has been studying music since he was 9-years-old and has been working with plant medicines for over 15 years. It is an amazing opportunity to meet a being with such power to heal through sound! Luis Gabriel works directly with your Spirit to help heal blockages, traumas and energetic imbalances as to help us come back to our true essence.
During this retreat Luis Gabriel will be playing music in our sacred ancestral ceremonies, will be offering sound healing sessions, ancestral dance classes and various forms of musical accompaniment during the retreat! It is such an honor to have him on this retreats with us! A true musical genius and one who sings and plays right from the heart and to the heart allowing for the deepest healing.