The Light in Lyme

Kambo, Ayahuasca, Bufo & Breathwork

A spiritual healing retreat for women with Lyme disease & chronic illness in Nosara, Costa Rica

JANUARY 25 - FEBRUARY 1, 2020

FEBRUARY 1 - 5 KAMBO COURSE ADD-ON

 a wave of transformation

Kambo Casita welcomes you to Nosara, Costa Rica, to journey through a week of deep release and transformation. 

Your experience is led by Nadine Purdy who has healed her chronic Lyme disease with plant medicines and spirituality. Our family at Kambo Casita creates a safe, attentive, and supportive space for your emotional cleansing and growth. 

Our week together is designed to balance and guide you through your experience of release, joy, and deep connection to self. Your week incorporates three Kambo, two Ayahuasca, one Bufo, and three Clarity Breathwork ceremonies, alongside gentle activities during the day to move and process energies.

Integration

Integrating your experience throughout the week allows the space to process and receive lasting growth. The medicines blend together with other modalities throughout the week for you to somatically and consciously incorporate your shifts and messages. Integration shifts your experience from a week of your life into a clear path forward into health.

Workshops


Each day, there will be space to discuss and learn about the medicines, spiritual healing, and creating a life of health. This is a space for you to learn to align your body, breath, mind, and energy based on wisdom traditions from around the world and science-backed methods. We will also engage in purification rituals such as flower baths and a fire ceremony to facilitate release.




Clarity Breathwork


Breathwork is a gentle yet powerful process to clear old patterns, conditioning, and emotions so that you can open into greater levels of consciousness and love. Most of us don’t breathe fully - since birth when the chord was cut too soon, we have been holding our breath, especially during times of stress. We are able to clear trauma and emotional debris by breathing through emotions so that we can connect more deeply with our essence. Breathwork during this retreat is specifically designed for integration: it brings messages and insights from the subconscious into your awareness in union with the medicines. Paige will lead you through three group Clarity Breathwork sessions, one of which will take place in the water.




integration circles


Integration and bringing the ceremony into life is an opportunity to release and process our individual work. A level of integration involves speaking about our experiences - oftentimes, when we allow words to flow through us, we come to profound realizations and clearer perspectives. Courtney Jeffery (Registered Psychotherapist, Ecotherapist, and Holistic Yoga Therapist) will also be providing group and optional individual support. Her approach, Art of Awareness Therapy, bridges yogic and Ayurvedic psychology, body-centered and talk therapy, and practices for processing chronic and acute physical and emotional health challenges.




meditation


Finding stillness allows us to rejuvenate and practice the art of focus, which trains us for ceremony. When we can attain silence in our minds, we calm triggers that cause chemical reactions and manifest in our bodies. We will gather together each day for group healing meditations concentrating on relaxation and centering. We will utilize a variety of techniques such as guided visualization, mindfulness, conscious movement, and mantras.




Yoga


Led by Courtney Jeffery, our two yoga sessions will incorporate breath, meditation, and gentle movement to help smooth our energy and ease our hearts, to foster a feeling of presence, and to support the integration process. Drawing from evidence-based practices, Ayurvedic Yoga theory, and Courtney’s passion for nature-connection, this yoga is specifically designed for people with Lyme disease to activate the vagus nerve and balance the nervous system. Courtney has over 20 years of experience teaching yoga and leading Yoga Teacher Trainings encompassing Yogic and Ayurvedic philosophy and psychology. Courtney's approach is trauma-informed with medical- and individual-focus. These practices are designed to deepen and enhance your experience, as well as provide you with tools you can integrate into your lives upon returning home. Courtney's ongoing work as a Psychotherapist, Birth and Death Doula, and Yoga therapist throughout Canada, USA, India and Bali have shown her that each person has vast inner resources of which one is often unaware. Her work aims to support people in connecting with these parts of themselves.




Movement


Movement is a practice to free energy and express whatever emotions may be arising. It is also a way for us to come home in our bodies and allow ourselves to be fully seen. We will have the space to move through light dance and exercises to witness what is coming up within us and embody our transformation.




Rest & Renewal


Our retreat home offers plenty of space for rest, rejuvenation, and renewal. Our schedule is designed for both group and personal processing time. Allow your body and mind to heal in Costa Rica's peaceful jungle, floating in our infinity pool, or strolling down the road to the beach.




conscious community


This retreat was birthed from the vision to unite women with chronic illness who are ready to move beyond an identity of "dis-ease." Seeing the wholeness in each other is a beautiful reminder to recognize that within ourselves. This is an important opportunity to honor the past while giving each other the support to move forward into health. We will unite and connect in person, sharing sacred ceremony, delicious meals, and a lasting community.




Personal Astrology Reading


At the exact time of your birth, the planetary alignment tells us a story about who you are and who you are destined to become. By becoming conscious of your birth chart, a reading can be an enlightening and healing experience. Often, the patterns in our charts can help us better understand circumstances around dis-ease and ways to start moving forward. An hour reading includes the beginning of self-awareness through your natal chart, the cycles you are currently in, and the year ahead.





Your stay

Tucked into the hillside of Garza, our property overlooks the sea and vibrant jungle. The space is woven with love and high vibrations to be a part of the medicine you receive. Wake up to a vision of morning fog lightly settling on the lush jungle mountains as monkeys swing by and eagles soar overhead. Kambo Casita offers a quiet, comfortable space for our guests to immerse themselves in profound healing.

Our guest house includes a kitchen, private and shared room options, indoor and outdoor living and dining spaces, and an infinity pool. We are a short walk to Garza beach and a 15-minute drive to the central surf and yoga town, Guiones/Nosara.

Each day, organic meals with fresh juices and coconut water are served by our chef. The food is cooked to provide for gluten free and vegan diets, infused with superfoods, detoxifying ingredients, and love.

tentative schedule

Day 1

Arrive by 4pm. Opening circle. Dinner.

Day 2

Kambo & light snack. Rest. Lunch & rest. Group meditation. Workshop & movement. Rest. Daime.

Day 3

Group meditation. Yoga. Integration sharing circle. Rest. Brunch & rest. Workshop & movement. Breathwork. Dinner.

Day 4

Optional Kambo & light snack. Rest. Lunch & rest. Group meditation. Workshop & movement. Rest. Daime.

Day 5

Group meditation. Yoga. Integration sharing circle. Brunch & rest. Workshop & movement. Rest. Breathwork in water. Dinner.

Day 6

Optional Kambo & light snack. Rest. Lunch & rest. Group meditation. Workshop & movement. Rest. Daime.

Day 7

Group meditation. Integration sharing circle. Brunch & rest. Bufo. Dinner.

Day 8

Breakfast. Closing circle. Departure by 12pm.

Following our week together, we offer the option to stay for an additional four days for our Kambo Self Application Course. Using Kambo in small, regularly applied doses is a manageable, affordable way to receive its benefits on a weekly basis. For more more information, please contact us.

Meet your facilitators

Nadine Purdy

Nadine was drawn to the medicine path after experiencing challenging events that caused her to search for new modalities of healing. After Kambo saved her life, there was no question that her journey would be to serve it; as she likes to say, she didn't choose to do this but the medicine chose her. Nadine left the high-intensity fashion world to follow her ancestry's path of medicine women - holding these medicines is in her blood.

Nadine has over 15 years of experience with plant medicines and has trained with many traditions, including those from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Mexico. Though she has learned from many sources, her foundation is the Santo Daime, an Ayahuasca-based spiritual group that returns to the pure essence of love and light. Nadine draws from these teachings in combination with her own knowledge of Western dis-ease to create a personal, safe space based on the individual receiver. She has experience in supporting the healing of many conditions, from chronic illnesses and cancer to addiction and those looking for spiritual growth.

Nadine is highly skilled in facilitating a safe and sacred space. She incorporates sound and energy healing techniques as guidance throughout your experience. She has been initiated into and holds a sacred contract with each medicine she serves. All the medicine used is ethically sourced from longstanding relationships that have been developed on a mutual respect for the medicine spirits, the energy put into harvesting, and the planet.

Paige DiPrete

As a high-functioning student at Georgetown University, Paige DiPrete was brought to her knees by severe chronic illness. After trying what seemed like every conventional, holistic, and innovative treatment from around the world, a miracle came in the form of plant medicine and breathwork. These modalities opened her eyes to spirit, freedom, and infinite love. From going through her own deep initiation into awakening and healing, her life path and purpose became clear: to guide others to this same remembrance of their pure, whole essence.

 

Paige has been blessed to study with medicine lineages and healers both Western and indigenous, in the Amazon (Matses, Shipibo, and Santo Daime), Costa Rica, Nepal, and the US. She is also certified in Clarity Breathwork, a gentle style of energetic release and a fusion of Eastern practices, the energetic lightbody, and Somatic Experiencing. Paige also has trained in the energy healing modalities of Reiki, Axiatonal Alignment, and the Emotion Code.

Ivo Juhani

Ivo Juhani is a native of Estonia who lived in New York City for 14 years. He opted for a radical lifestyle change in 2015 when he moved to Costa Rica, where he met the Grandfather Iboga medicine and never looked back. As a veteran of the restaurant and events industry, his experience catering to world visionaries has inspired his eye for sensory design and alternative hedonism, as taught by Elizabeth Destouches. His channeled aesthetics invigorate our space with mindful luxury and nourishing cuisine, influenced by temple and ethno-global simplicity.

 

Ivo specializes in guest services and works intimately with the medicines to provide a balanced masculine-feminine energy to Kambo Casita. He is certified in Breakthrough Breathwork, a method of meditative breath healing utilizing a circular breathing technique and gentle touch. He is also a veteran of percussion school and a certified provider of Axiatonal Alignment. 

Annie Ladino

Annie Ladino moved from Chicago to New York when she was 18 to pursue a career in fashion. Her creative expression through styling bloomed while working at Elle Magazine and personally styling celebrities. During her Saturn Return, Annie discovered astrology while working alongside Susan Miller, the resident astrologer at Elle Magazine. Her world and spirituality expanded through this understanding of planetary energies. The significance of awareness of cycles and personality expression through astrology in Annie’s own life inspired her to deepen her studies with Rebecca Gordon, the astrologer at Harper's Bazaar. After moving to LA, she continued her studies at Carrol Wrighter Astrological foundation in Hollywood where she met her current mentors.

 

Annie met Nadine and came to the medicine during a period of her life when she was seeking deep emotional and physical healing. Her passion is to spread this beautiful modality with an accessible, grounded approach to her family, friends, and anyone looking to walk a path of healing and awakening. Now, Annie has the freedom to travel the world and live between Costa Rica, LA, and NY because she was lucky enough to choose a sister who works for an airline. 

Courtney Jeffery

Courtney Jeffery is the founder of Art of Awareness Therapy and is a Registered Psychotherapist, Ecotherapist, Holistic Yoga Therapist, and public speaker. Additionally, she underwent a 3-year apprenticeship and over 18 years of study in yogic and Ayurvedic psychology which has taken place in Toronto Canada, Rishikesh, India, and throughout the United States. Throughout most of her childhood, Courtney experienced severe chronic pain and lost many of her faculties due to undiagnosed Lyme disease. By facing her own mortality at a very young age, she began to identify less with her body or memories and instead recognize a truer sense of Self and her deep connection to nature.

 

Courtney today specializes in helping people with trauma, grief, chronic illness, and depression learn to shift their awareness and relationship to pain. She will co-lead integration support and share medicine through yoga, meditation, and tools for accessing nature for healing.

Your Investment

Included:

  • 1 private Kambo ceremony, 3 group Daime (Ayahuasca) ceremonies, 1 private Bufo ceremony

  • 3 group Clarity Breathwork sessions

  • Daily workshops, meditations, and movement opportunities

  • 2 yoga practices

  • Post-ceremony integration circles and access to support with our staff and psychologist

  • 1-hour private astrology reading

  • 7 nights (8 days) accommodations

  • 2 organic meals per day

 

Early Bird Rate (Before December 10):

Shared Room: $3,150

Private Room (shared shower): $3,750

Just a Bird Rate:

Shared Room: $3,550

Private Room (shared shower): $4,150

A deposit of $600 is required to hold your space. Prices do not reflect the VAT charge of 13% if paid through PayPal.

Limited scholarship discounts are available on a case-by-case basis. Please apply here.

Additional Services

Private Breathwork Sessions


In addition to the group Clarity Breathwork sessions, private 2-hour sessions are available. Each session includes 45-minutes of grounding and sharing, and then over an hour of guided breath. The breathing period includes integration support and energy work to release emotions in a gentle, safe way.




Axiatonal Alignment Energy Work


Axiatonal Lines are energetic meridians that supply our physical bodies with subtle and vital energy. Additionally, they filter other energies we encounter on a daily basis and connect us to the planetary and universal grids. Throughout our lives, these lines become clogged with emotional debris. During the session, light-encoded energy is channeled into your Axiatonal Lines to clear blocked energies and upgrade your body to receive higher energies. This is an evolutionary healing system that can activate spontaneous healing, alleviate physical and emotional ailments, and release karma.




Emotion Code


The Emotion Code takes physical symptoms or past traumas and identifies then releases the responsible emotions. While the conscious mind only has access to about 5-10% of information, this method is a proven way to communicate with the subconscious and other levels of universal awareness. Trapped emotions are brought to your conscious awareness and then cleared through energetic pathways in your system with the use of Nikken magnets, guided meditation, Ho’oponopono forgiveness, shamanic teachings, light frequencies, angel healing, and channeling.




Additional Medicine


Should you wish to experience more medicine during your stay, we offer the option to participate in a Kambo Self Application Course or additional medicine the following week. Please contact us for more information.




Pranassage Bodywork


Pranassage is a synthesis of yoga & bodywork. It is an experience that incorporates assisted streched and body postures. In Pranassage, relaxation is the field in which intuition, meditation, concentration, awareness, integration and healing emerge. A wonderfully healing and intuitive practice rooted in the artful practice of sacred space for human connection.




Detox Treatments


We have a number of detox treatments available at Kambo Casita to support your body. We have found that clearing the body physically of toxins while working with the medicines facilitates the process of emotional release. Available treatments:

  • Daily celery juice
  • Ozone (rectal & vaginal insufflation, water enemas, oils, water, ear treatments)
  • Coffee enemas & suppositories
  • Ionic Footbath
  • Biomats
  • Parasite Zapper
  • Cupping





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