6 Days of Nature Magic and Immersion in a Private Forest Reserve in Costa Rica

 

Reconnecting, communing and working with nature and nature spirits is foundational to healing our planet and our humanity.

And it’s a sad fact that most people have a stronger connection to the internet than they do to nature.

Here at my family’s guest lodge and private forest reserve, it’s the opposite.

In fact, there’s NO internet and a 20+ mile network of trails woven through 1,000 acres of old growth forest.

Here, it’s possible to hear the nature spirits whispering.

And to whisper back.


Your Geomystic™ Retreat is a nature magic and immersion experience specifically designed for professional healers and mystics.

The Retreat synthesizes nature connection and communication with ritual, magic, healing techniques, and spiritual development. It’s the perfect chance to unplug from tech and re-member all of the ways you’re connected to nature. The skills you learn this week will help you heal and prevent burnout, help you find the inspiration for your next Big Idea, connect with new peers and friends and learn valuable nature magic skills that you can take home and take to your clients.

The next Retreat is February 4-10, 2020

at my home and guest lodge in Costa Rica

After your 6-day immersion you will have the skills and experience to competently begin to include nature magic as part of your spiritual and healing practice.

Retreat Curriculum

During the 6-day immersion we will spend part of each day learning new skills and part of each day putting them into practice out in the forest. These skills include:

  • Grounding into the four layers of the Earth
  • Calling back our energy from the past and the future and into the present
  • Cycling energy with plants and trees
  • Understanding the “language” of nature and nature spirits
  • Learning how to approach guardians of the land
  • Making and leaving offerings for nature spirits
  • Initiation into the Earth Element
  • Initiation into the Four Directions
  • Your First Line of Protection
  • Using Nature Magic in your personal and professional healing practice

 

Sample Daily Itinerary

7 a.m. Optional group “sip and walk” along select nature trails

8 a.m. Breakfast

10 a.m. First Circle

12 p.m. Break

1 p.m. Lunch

2 p.m. Forest Work

4 p.m. Break

6 p.m. Dinner

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Second Circle

By The End Of The Retreat You Will:

  • Have a deep and familiar relationship with the natural environment around you and feel confident in nature
  • Know how to approach the natural world for consent, resources and other help in your spiritual practice
  • Be initiated into the Earth Element and know how to use it as part of your personal spiritual care
  • Know how to invoke the Earth Element in healing sessions that you are facilitating for others, for deeper access to healing
  • Know which forms of nature reverence and connection come easiest to you and your bloodlines
  • Be able to contact the Guardian of the Land you are on and introduce yourself
  • Know if, and in what capacity, the Guardian of the Land could use your help in tending the land
  • Know how to approach the Guardian of the Land for permission and aid in hosting rituals or ceremonies on the land
  • Have direct experience with the four directions and understand their spiritual attributes
  • Know how to invoke the four directions in personal rituals or for others in healing sessions
  • Learn several different forms of protection rituals for yourself, your family or for your clients

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  • Deepen into communion and relationship with other Geomystics™
  • Have the opportunity to step away from your everyday life and deepen into nature connection in our private 1,000 acre forest reserve
  • Receive 1:1 and tailored guidance for your questions, concerns, blind spots and strengths
  • Practice your new skills and receive direct and immediate feedback and guidance
  • Make special memories you’ll never forget
  • Learn extra curricular skills and tools not mentioned above (totally optional and totally a surprise)
  • Have the opportunity to help dream Geomystic™ into being (more on that below!)
  • Have the opportunity to receive dream guidance on your own path and practice (more on that below!)
  • And more

There’s no other mystic or healer program like this.

There’s no other nature school quite like this either.

If you’re feeling the call to combine ecology, conservation, nature connection, animism, the elements and the directions with your personal or professional healing practice, join us in February  for the inaugural  Geomystic™ Retreat experience.

 

Special Retreat Guest!

Oracle In Residence, Dyana Valentine

Dyana is a professional dream oracle. She will be holding the dream space throughout the entirety of our inaugural 2020 retreat at my family’s farm and guest lodge in Costa Rica. Dyana travels around the world dreaming for retreats, gatherings and immersions, bringing forward the symbols, imagery, divine guidance and spiritual allies laying wait in the wings. This is not Dyana’s first lifetime as a dream oracle and I am honored and thrilled that Dyana will be holding this space for the vision of the Geomystic™ Retreat and its inaugural cohort.

Save Your Spot Today!

Only 10 spots left

Payment plans are available. Prices are in USD.

When you click the button above you will be taken to our secure checkout system where you can choose your perferred payment plant and then review and process your enrollment. After your successful enrollment you’ll receive next step instructions for preparing for your TRIP TO COSTA RICAAAAAA!

 Warning:

The Geomystic™ Retreat is not for spiritual beginners. A belief in the spirit world and a willingness to experience it are a must for this course. Enrolling in the Geomystic™ Retreat is a serious commitment and will change your life. Please consider carefully and read the FAQs at the bottom of this page.

Geomystic

/ˈjēōˈmistik/

noun

a healer, spiritual worker, seeker or holistic coach who centers their relationship with, and the healing of, the earth in their spiritual practice and health.

About Las Vueltas Lodge:

The Lodge was begun by my husband and his sisters, nearly 20 years ago, as a high mountain eco lodge and educational farm. We have 1,000 acres of private and old growth forest reserve, a 20+ mile trail network and are a sanctuary for quetzals, tapirs, ring-tailed cats and many other creatures.

It is our intention that your stay here will be nature immersive and will change your life. It certainly will change the direction and potency of your Sacred Work.

You can learn more about Las Vueltas Lodge here.

“From comfy, clean beds, fantastic organic meals straight from the land, happy stories around the wood stove, to the peace of woodland trails and the astounding panoramic ever-changing views . . . know that I am longing to return.”

Amy Haines

Professor and recent Las Vueltas guest, Carthage College, Wisconsin

“Thank you so much for your hospitality. Your lodge is a wonderful and unique place– I still can’t believe it’s real. You are all such lovely hosts and I appreciate your knowledge and passion for the Earth.”

S. Rosen

Student and recent Las Vueltas guest, USA

About Darla

The Geomystic™ Retreat experience has been created out of my lifelong connection with the earth as a source of spiritual wisdom. I was raised in the land of my maternal ancestors, surrounded by the beauty, memory and abundance of our connection with the land . . . but completely disconnected from the direct knowledge of these gifts. As Okanagan tribal members, or Syilx people, my grandmother had been placed in an Indian Board School when she was a child. These years at this school forcibly assimilated her to White Western culture, taught her English and, on the surface, erased my lineage’s spiritual connection to the land. But the land remembers. The soul remembers.

When I unexpectedly found myself homesteading on a new land, on a high mountain farm in Costa Rica, I found it necessary to reach for my roots like I’d never had to reach for my roots before. For the first time in my life, I also had to work at feeling grounded to a place. The journey, skills and rituals that I’ve learned are now being offered in the Geomystic™ Retreat experience.

There is an urgent need for cultural and land reparations in our modern world. There is an urgent need for people to reconnect and re-member with the land. There’s also an urgent need for spiritual workers and healers to know how to reconnect their clients with the land to facilitate their healing. Connecting to nature with a consent-based, animistic spiritual practice is part of what you’ll learn during the Geomystic™ Retreat.

As for my credentials? I’m a homesteader, a tribal member, expat and naturalist. I’m also a certified ancestral healing practitioner, am actively being mentored as a spiritual worker, and I am a Forest School educator in-training. This is what I know:

We no longer have time to “wait and see” how humans will find their way back to nature. If you’re feeling the call, please join us.

Special Retreat Guest!

Oracle In Residence, Dyana Valentine

Dyana is a professional dream oracle. She will be holding the dream space throughout the entirety of our inaugural 2020 retreat at my family’s farm and guest lodge in Costa Rica. Dyana travels around the world dreaming for retreats, gatherings and immersions, bringing forward the symbols, imagery, divine guidance and spiritual allies laying wait in the wings. This is not Dyana’s first lifetime as a dream oracle and I am honored and thrilled that Dyana will be holding this space for the vision of the Geomystic™ Retreat and its inaugural cohort.

Save Your Spot Today!

Only 10 spots left

Payment plans are available. Prices are in USD.

When you click the button above you will be taken to our secure checkout system where you can choose your perferred payment plant and then review and process your enrollment. After your successful enrollment you’ll receive next step instructions for preparing for your TRIP TO COSTA RICAAAAAA!

 Warning:

The Geomystic™ Retreat is not for spiritual beginners. A belief in the spirit world and a willingness to experience it are a must for this course. Enrolling in the Geomystic™ Retreat is a serious commitment and will change your life. Please consider carefully and read the FAQs at the bottom of this page.

“I’m such a practical and physically oriented person that I originally worked with Darla because I respected her knowledge. As we started to dig into my family lines, I began to see the deep healing that comes with connecting with my ancestors and bringing relief into the generations. This work creates ripples within that is hard to define without experiencing it firsthand.”

Audrey Holst

Fortitude & Flow®

“The information I learned in my work with Darla has given me more protection and guidance than I could have ever imagined. She clarified experiences from my childhood that I had always wondered about and helped me connect with and heal my family lineage. I’m grateful for her work and highly recommend her services.”

Mariah, Charlotte, NC

Harvest and Moon

“Working with Darla is the perfect mix of working with a mentor, professional and kindred spirit. She shares her knowledge and wants to nurture you to find your own spiritual path by giving you the tools and holding your hand on the journey. You will be excitedly waiting at your inbox for the next lesson. When you speak to Darla, it is like talking to an old friend, who never judges and gives you gentle suggestions to assist you on any issues you may have. Darla is a magic worker; the work she does is transformational and empowering. I have enjoyed my time with Darla and I would highly recommend her to anyone.”

Mary De Silva

Australia

“I have worked with and learned from Darla in a multitude of capacities. Everything I hear from her is such medicine and teaches me so much: how to protect and cleanse my energy and the energy of my space; how to heal myself, my family and my ancestors and continue that healing in everyday practices; how to connect to the world around me and myself more wholly; how to do genealogy research in a way that recognizes my privilege; how to connect with my ancestors in ways forgotten to me through white supremacy’s stealing and suppression of ancient cultures; and more. And she does all of this without any spiritual bypassing, without any glossing over, and as someone who recognizes that we all have a shadow self and go through dark nights of the soul. I would highly recommend Darla and her work. You’re in for a beautiful ride.”

Melissa Elaine

Writer, USA

FAQs

 

Is the Geomystic™ Retreat for me?

The Geomystic™ Retreat is for healers, spiritual workers, spiritual practitioners and mystics who have already done a considerable amount of personal healing and are able to take personal responsibility for themselves.

The Geomystic™ Retreat operates on the following assumptions:

1) Spirits are real

2) Everything  has consciousness

3) This consciousness can be communicated with

4) Interactions with Spirit must be based on consent

5) Spirituality is everywhere, and not in some foreign land or culture (if you come to the retreat it is only to have direct communion with me, Darla, and the other retreat goers, at my home here. We will be interacting with the spirits of the land because the retreat is here. Not because these spirits of the land are any more powerful or special than the spirits where you live)

6) Our ancestral bloodlines hold great power and wisdom and it is our responsibility to learn how to access this power

7) Connecting with nature on a spiritual level is key to human and earth health

8) This connection means being able to sit with grief and other uncomfortable feelings (we’ll also learn how to not take on more than we need to)

9) This program is going to push your growth edges

10) You are a spiritual adult

If any of those assumptions sound silly, weird or even frightening, chances are that this program is not for you.

 

What does the payment plan look like?

There are four, six and one-time payment options. You may cancel your payments at anytime but they are non-refundable. However, you can transfer your payment to a different offering or person.

If you need a different payment plan, please email me at darla@darlaantoine.com

What’s the refund policy?

You may cancel your payments at anytime, however, payments are non-refundable. Your payments can be applied to a different offering or a different enrollment period of Geomystic™ Retreat.

Please DO NOT enroll unless you are 100% certain that this is for you. Sit with it. Do some divination. Sleep on it. Read “Is the Geomystic™ Retreat for me?” FAQ above and read it again. Then make your decision.

 

How can I get the most out of this program?

Be prepared to really go there. Really cultivating the ability to ground into the layers of the earth, move stuck energy, heal your lineages and connect with the other-than-humans is transformative. Your life will not be the same after this. Your life will be more magical and powerful, but first it’s going to get messy and topsy turvy. Be prepared for this, allow it to happen and you’ll look back even a year later and  marvel at how much you and your life have changed in marvelous and magical ways. But marvel and magic doesn’t always mean easy and breezy. This work will teach you how to go with this flow but how to also mitigate and slow it down a bit if it becomes too much, too fast.

This program will make you a better healer, spiritual practitioner and human.

What do I need to know about the retreat?

More information about the retreat will be sent to your inbox in October, 2019. For planning purposes, you’ll want to fly into San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) on Monday, February 3, 2020 or early in the morning on February 4th. A shuttle will be picking you and the other Geomystics™ up at the airport around 10 a.m. on the 4th. A shuttle will also drop you off at the airport on the evening of the 10th.

I recommend flying out back home on the 11th to avoid possibly missing your flight on the 10th.

If you fly in on the 3rd or earlier, I advise using a hotel shuttle or Uber to get to your hotel. Taxi drivers often overcharge tourists. The airport has free WIFI.

Don’t forget to tell your bank that you will be traveling so they don’t freeze your debit and credit cards.

Where can I learn more about Las Vueltas Lodge?

Visit the website: lasvueltaslodge.com

Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/lasvueltascostarica

Or follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/lasvueltaslodge

 

More Questions?

Would you like to schedule a free 20-minute phone call to talk more

about the idea of you becoming a Geomystic™ ? You can schedule here.