We Invite you to join us in beautiful Costa Rica for
From January 18th to 29th, we will be spending 10 soul-expanding days and nights in the Diamante Valley of Costa Rica. This is our 5th annual EXPANSION Retreat which has been an incredible, magical, and heart-opening experience and we can't wait to see how this year will evolve and expand.
We will be staying at the beautiful Florestral Retreat Centre, where our medicine teachers/facilitators, Vismay and Nicole live. On this land, they grow the vines, harvest the leaves, make the medicine and perform ceremonies. It is a space dedicated to the expansion of the soul and spirit through the connection with the grandmother spirit.
The OM Temple at Florestral is a beautiful open air temple, where we will have 2 sacred plant medicine ceremonies, enveloped by the sounds of the rainforest. We will also be partaking in a Sweat Lodge ceremony guided by the grandfather plant medicine, San Pedro. During our stay, we will enjoy dawn and/or dusk meditation services in the Babaji Fire Temple.
Florestral has plentiful shared accommodations. The vast facilities include showers with incredible views of the jungle, an expansive outdoor temple, a private river, waterfalls and numerous hiking trails.
The center of Florestral is the beautiful communal Kitchen and lounge where we gather to connect, eat, sing and share.
Your package includes 3 nourishing high vibe meals a day, made with locally grown organic fruits and vegetables, and prepared with love to keep us balanced and clean throughout our stay.
Why Journey With Us?
Our team of holistic practitioners and tribe of participants will be with you to support you before, during and after your journey. We are big on building community and over the last 5 years have gathered hundreds of people throughout our retreats, offerings and ceremonies around the world.
Your journey starts with the moment you answer the call. We aim to prepare you and have you ready for smooth sailing. We offer an orientation and meeting via Zoom with our facilitators and participants. During this meeting, we can address any questions, intentions or thoughts you might have on the upcoming journey, and ensure you are preparing properly in the weeks prior to the retreat.
We will help you find a flight to align and arrange for transportation with the group from the airport to Florestral (flight + airport transfer not included in price of retreat). During your stay in Costa Rica, we will be coordinating a daily schedule crafted especially to enhance and support the healing experience. All of our activities are optional, so you can feel free to stay in your flow.
After the retreat, we hold integration circles, online, or in person where the group can touch base and connect and share their progress after the ceremonies. We also offer a one on one check in call to ensure you are supported. We will always be available if you have any questions regarding integration!
During our stay, we will have some days for excursions and some days to explore the beautiful forest, river, waterfalls and temples of Florestral. All of our programmed activities are optional, so you can feel free to be in the flow of your experience.
2 Sacred Medicine Ceremonies
1 Sweat Lodge Ceremony with San Pedro
Babaji Fire Temple Services
Sound Healing Meditations
Permaculture Land Tour
Sacred Fire Ceremony
Private healing sessions available (extra)
Sacred Medicine Ceremonies
This profound healing journey is centered around two Sacred Medicine ceremonies and a Sweat Lodge ceremony, which will be led by world-renowned facilitators with decades of experience.
These healers specialize in facilitating growth and expansion, using ancient knowledge to break societal habits and reprogram emotional patterns.
We have also arranged for expert healers from several modalities to provide further support for our guests. (optional and extra)
This holistic package can be enhanced with:
-Acupuncture (Esoteric, Sacred Geometry)
The medicine ceremonies and daily programming are just the beginning of this trip of a lifetime. During our stay, we will embark on several excursions in order to connect with the land around us. We have carefully chosen these experiences to support the integration process that we believe is a very important part of the sacred medicine path.
Expansion 2022 Excursions
Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
Enjoy some time on the ocean, while we spot whales and dolphins in one of the most beautiful areas of Costa Rica. During this tour we can see whales, spotted dolphins, bottle noses, turtles and seabirds. After the tour, we’ll enjoy snorkeling (weather permitting) in the tail of the whale or whale island where we’ll get up close with different types of reef fish.
The tour goes through the Marino Ballena National Park, Isla Ballena (Whale Island), Las Rocas Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters Rocks), Cavernas Ventanas (Windows Caves) and the Tombolo of Punta Uvita. We visit a seabird sanctuary, Whale Island, where we can see resident and migratory birds as well as reptiles like green iguanas and lizards.
We’ll also be enjoying a delicious and nourishing lunch at the end of the tour!
Uvita is famous for it’s warm and safe waters, making it the perfect destination for Expansion!
Living Library Tour
We will be visiting a dear friend in the Diamante valley, Chris, who has been maintaining a library of medicinal plants through an initiative called the Living Library. He has been collecting medicinal plants of the region for the past years in order to maintain the knowledge of the area. Truly inspiring work!
We will be enjoying a delicious and healthy lunch picked right from the Living Library garden!
Enjoy the tranquil and warm waters of the calm Pacific Ocean during our day trip to a beautiful, secluded beach in the Uvita region. For lunch, we will have a delicious picnic on the beach, complete with an array of local fresh fruit!
Swim, splash, walk down the coast, or just lie around on your blanket taking it all in! This is a day for you to integrate however you feel best. We'll bring instruments and a speaker to enjoy some daytime music, and then watch the incredible sunset together to end the day.
Nauyaca Waterfall 4x4 Tour
This half-day tour consists of an incredible open air ride in a 4x4 pick up truck, winding through 12 km of paths and trails where we can enjoy the beauty of the landscape, as well as observe some of the wonders of the tropical rain forest.
Half an hour later, we arrive at the Nauyaca Waterfalls where we can swim and enjoy the spectacular grandeur of 2 beautiful waterfalls.
The first waterfall is at the very top of Nauyaca, giving us a breathtaking birds-eye view of these incredible cascades. We then walk down to the second waterfall, which has a large pool for swimming and some spots for diving, for the more adventurous among us!
Preparation: What to Pack
Daypack/carry-on bag – for day trips and nature excursions
Sneakers and/or hiking shoes
Sandals or flip-flops
2-3 pairs swimming gear
Casual/active hot weather attire
1 Warm sweatshirt (just in case)
1 Rain jacket or poncho
Money belt/passport wallet
Passport **(must be valid for at least another six months from the date you enter Costa Rica)
Sunscreen (30+ SPF Recommended)
Medications (Insect bites, headaches, muscle pain, etc.)
Camera & Memory cards
Personal reading material
Notebook / Journal
Crystals, personal tokens
Dates: January 18th - 29th 2022
Location: Diamante Valley, Costa Rica (Fly into San Jose- Juan Santamaria Airport)
Retreat Price Includes: Accommodations, Dieta Compliant Menu, Two Sacred Plant Ceremonies, Sweatlodge Ceremony, Excursions, Transportation to and from excursions, All Offsite Meals, Yoga, Meditation, Sound Healing, Breathwork.
*The option for private rooms is available but limited to first come first served. Please email for availability and pricing.
*Does not include flight to Costa Rica or airport transfer (we can help arrange a group transfer).
Optional Private Services: 1 on 1 Sessions with healers are extra as well.
10 Nights Shared Accommodations - $2222USD
**Limited private accommodations are available for an additional cost, please inquire for availability
EARLY BIRD- Send your deposit before June 15th and receive $100USD off!
We require a $300USD deposit to hold your space. Deposits can be sent through e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or an alternate arrangement can be made to pay in full. Please check the exchange and send the according amount in CAD if paying through e-transfer. If paying in cash, please bring USD.
**We require the entire payment in USD. It is the responsibility of the participant to get the money exchanged in order to facilitate this process. We thank you for understanding.
Participants must have a discovery call with one of our facilitators, and then fill out a medical form and waiver, as well as send in their deposit, in order to be fully registered.
If you are certain you would like to join us but need financial assistance please let us know and we are more than happy to work out a payment schedule.
Full donation is due by December 1st, 2021.
The Luminus Collective Team is here for you!
You can count on us to guide you through this process! We have over a dozen retreats under our belts and over a decade of medicine work experience. We are happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the ceremonies, the sacred medicine, our experiences or anything else you might want to know.
We are also here to help you sort out anything you need to know in regards to planning your flights, arranging an airport transfer and booking your private sessions with our facilitators!
The last four years have sold out, and we anticipate another sold out retreat, so please connect with us as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.
We can't wait to connect, evolve and journey with you!