- Costa Rica
Nada Brahma Healing Center – is a small healing center located in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica which offers intense plant medicine healing retreats as well as détox, meditation and yoga retreats. During all of our retreats, Carlos, our spiritual guide, and ceremony facilitator utilizes different plant medicines such as Ayahuasca, Kambo, Yoppo, Rapé (tobacco) and Huachuma “San Pedro” to assist you on your journey within and begin the inner-work, to expand your consciousness and to re-discover who you are. The variety of plant medicines utilized not only cleanse the mind, body, and spirit but also are healing both physically and emotionally. Carlos, our spiritual guide, and ceremony facilitator decides which medicines are needed daily depending on your needs and the energy of the group.
This is a place to disconnect from the modern world and re-connect with nature and yourself. Carlos and our staff work with an open heart, sensitivity, and compassion. Our staff is passionate about the work and committed to providing the support and guidance needed for each guest so that they leave with clarity, present awareness, a deeper connection to themselves, inner peace and emotional healing.
Our retreats are generally limited to 5-8 guests. This allows for more time to work one-on-one with each guest and for more of an intimate atmosphere. We try to make each guest feel at home while staying at our little piece of paradise.
The retreat is comprised of:
– 2-3 powerful Ayahuasca ceremonies guided by Carlos, our experienced spiritual guide. A third ceremony is optional and depends on how you feel and your energy level.
– 1 Kambo Ceremony
– Additional plant medicines as tailored and recommended by Carlos according to your energy and needs which may include Yopo, Huachuma “San Pedro”, and/or Rapé (sacred Amazonian Medicine).
– Temazcal (sweat lodge) ceremony
– Individual one-on-one integration work with Carlos
– All meals in line with the recommended plant medicine diet
– Transportation to and from San Jose (SJO) airport
– Various day activities and at least one special relaxing day trip to one of Costa Rica’s popular destinations
– Nature walks to our own private waterfall
Before your retreat: Prior to arriving for your retreat you will want to follow the recommended diet that we send all retreat participants. Although we are flexible and can accept last minute reservations, we recommend if you are thinking of one of our retreats to contact us at least one (1) week before the retreat so that we can send you the dietary restrictions and conduct a brief medical screening.
After your retreat: For many, our retreat is just the beginning of their spiritual journey. Although many are motivated to return home with a deeper connection and understanding of themselves and their lives, some find it difficult to integrate back into their habitat. For that reason, we have begun to offer 1-2 additional private integration sessions following your retreat at no additional charge. Your session is scheduled approximately 1 month after your retreat.
I came to Costa Rica specifically for the retreat all the way from South Africa, where I lived at that time.
I had 3 ceremonies with Carlos and Harold, with 8 people.It was honestly one of the best experiences of my life. It healed me to my core and was everything I was looking for. Especially the second ceremony on my birthday in which I transitioned from 19 to 20.
These shamans were in it not for the profit but to genuinely heal me, and I felt that every single moment I was there. From the people, to the setting to the environment I was constantly surrounded by, I felt loved and was given the direction I needed.
Please check these guys out if you’re seeking, they’re the real deal.
If you are planning to come here to just trip balls this may not be the place for you… if you feel like you are stuck in a rut or as Carlos explains it best “to connect with your true self” this may be the place for you. Before I had come to the retreat I was stuck in a vicious negative feedback whirlpool that I could never seem to swim out of… until I had taken Ayahuasca. Ayahusca did NOT cure anything – she just showed me the fallacy of the way I looked at the world and in a way showed me what I already knew in my sub-conscious mind. She cleared the bullshit fog of ego and negative self perception I had about myself and let me be my TRUE self for the first time. It was the most liberating thing in the world. My spirit felt as light as ever and my mind felt like it was at true peace for the first time since I exited the womb. Now don’t get me wrong I don’t want to make it seem like the plant medicine is all butterflies and sunshine as it can be very physically and mentally demanding depending on how much baggage you go in with. What do I mean by that? I guess you could compare the plant medicine to Santa Clause – she KNOWS whether you’ve been good or bad to yourself; have you neglected taking care of your body? She will show you in a tough love kind of way that you need to take care of yourself better. And the same can be said about your mental state.
As far as the location of the place I would be hard pressed to find a better setting especially at such a price point as Nada Brahma. The staff was on top of keeping the place very tidy and catered to our needs whenever we were hungry or thirsty. We always had fresh homemade meals which was always delicious. Thank you Jessica! Throughout my week stay at NB I got the feeling that Carlos and Jessica weren’t in it for the money but to genuinely help the people. The smaller group setting also feels a lot more intimate and I am grateful for all the knowledge and wisdom Carlos shared with us.
In the end if you come with good intentions Mother Aya will take care of you. 🙂
Special shout out to Harold, the staff, Ruff, and the kiddos for putting up with the guests rummaging in and out of there place at all hours of the day.