Join Matthew Human and Paul, the food yogi on an inspirational food yoga, soul music retreat in Costa Rica at the world famous Punta Mona retreat center where you will be immersed in the natural elements and enriched with the healing powers of nature, vegan cuisine, and soul music.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

Early Bird Discount is valid until April 30. After that, the price is $1950. Hurry, there are limited spots.

DETAILS OF THE RETREAT

puntamonabeachJune 19th

Arrive in San Jose and meet at Hotel Aranjuez. 6 pm – Evening dinner and introductions.

June 20th

Day 1: ORIENTATION

ACTIVITIES

  • 7:00 am – Breakfast at hotel
  • 9.00am – Leave by bus to Manzanillo (There will be stops along the way)
  • 11:30 ish – Stop for Costa Rican lunch at Fogon de Lola
  • 3.00pm – Take a boat to Punta Mona. Register and allocation of rooms.
  • 6.00pm – Dinner at Punta Mona retreat center.
  • 7.30pm – Orientation and greeting in the lounge room. Introduction to Food Yoga and Soul Music.

June 21st

Day 2: EARTH

EARTH200We will connect with Mother Earth today and do a tour of the local eco farm and later learn the fundamentals of permaculture. In the evening, Matthew will lead us through music to ground us through healing the root chakra.

ACTIVITIES

  • 7.00am – Morning Yoga class focusing on stabilizing and strength-building postures.
  • 7.30am – Breakfast (all vegan).
  • 9.00am – Grounding exercise and Earth meditation led by Paul
  • 10:30 am – Eco farm tour (2 hours)
  • 12.30pm – Lunch (all vegan)
  • 2.00pm – Earth Food demonstration by Paul (1 hour)
  • 3.00pm – Permaculture Basics led by Matthew. Practical and theory. (2 hours)
  • 6.00pm – Dinner (all vegan)
  • 7.30pm – Earth Music healing led by Matthew to restore the root chakra

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June 22nd

Day 3: WATER

WATER200Morning Yoga class that will focus on asanas that flow like water, then after breakfast we will connect with the divine feminine energy of water at the beach. We will learn how to make coconut milk and soak in the healing mud pools. In the evening, Matthew will lead us through music to activate the sacral chakra.

ACTIVITIES

  • 7.00am – Morning Yoga class focusing on flowing postures.
  • 7.30am – Breakfast (all vegan).
  • 9.00am – Water connection and meditation led by Paul
  • 10:30 am – Visit the mud baths for a water/earth healing experience
  • 12.30pm – Lunch (all vegan)
  • 2.00pm – Water Food demonstration by Paul (1 hour)
  • 3.00pm – Making coconut milk (1 hour)
  • 4.00pm – Kayaking 6.00pm – Dinner (all vegan)
  • 7.30pm – Water Music healing led by Matthew to heal the sacral chakra

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June 23rd

Day 4: FIRE

FIRE200We have an early start today with greeting the sun at sunrise and learning the 2600-year-old tradition of sungazing. After breakfast, we will learn about sun-dried foods and in the afternoon, we will detox with a traditional sweat lodge. In the evening, Matthew will lead us through music to inspire the heart and activate the naval chakra.

ACTIVITIES

  • 5.30am – Sungazing meditation
  • 7.00am – Morning Yoga class focusing on heating and energizing postures.
  • 7.30am – Breakfast (all vegan).
  • 9.00am – Fire connection and meditation led by Paul
  • 10:00 am – Sun drying cacao, mango, and other fruits
  • 12.30pm – Lunch (all vegan)
  • 2.00pm – Fire Food demonstration by Paul (1 hour)
  • 3.00pm – Sweat lodge (2 hours)
  • 6.00pm – Dinner (all vegan)
  • 7.30pm – Fire Music healing led by Matthew to open naval chakra.

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June 24th

Day 5: AIR

After breakfast,AIR200 we will learn the ancient tradition of pranayama and then use our breath to connect deeper with each other through a sharing circle. We will then learn In the evening, Matthew will lead us through music to activate the heart chakra, the central point for the life airs.

ACTIVITIES

  • 5.30am – Sungazing meditation (optional)
  • 7.00am – Morning Yoga class focusing on breathing postures.
  • 7.30am – Breakfast (all vegan).
  • 9.00am – Air connection through Pranayama and meditation led by Paul
  • 10:00 am – Sharing Circle
  • 12.30pm – Lunch (all vegan)
  • 2.00pm – Air Food demonstration by Paul (1 hour)
  • 3.00pm – Aromatherapy led by Juliana (1 hours)
  • 4.00pm – Aromatherapy lotion bar making (1 hour)
  • 6.00pm – Dinner (all vegan)
  • 7.30pm – Air Music healing led by Matthew to open our heart chakras.

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June 25th

Day 6: ETHER

ETHER200Before breakfast, we will learn the ancient tradition of Japa meditation and then after breakfast Juliana will do personal angel readings for everyone. In the afternoon, we will experience a tradition cacao ceremony. Evening talk on “Intention” and the Food Yoga Offering meditation by Paul, followed by Matthew leading us through intentional music to activate the throat chakra.

ACTIVITIES

  • 5.30am – Sungazing meditation (optional)
  • 7.00am – Mantra meditation (japa) class led by Paul.
  • 7.30am – Breakfast (all vegan).
  • 9.00am – Personal angel readings by Juliana
  • 12.30pm – Lunch (all vegan)
  • 2.00pm – Cacao making led by Paul
  • 3.00pm – Cacao ceremony led by Matthew
  • 6.00pm – Dinner (all vegan)
  • 7.30pm – Food Yoga Offering meditation led by Paul and then intentional music lead by Matthew for the throat chakra.

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June 26th

Day 7: FREE DAY

Feel free to explore the area and relax. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be at the same time.

June 27th

Day 8: SPIRIT

FoodYogi-LEVEL-ONEAfter breakfast, Juliana will lead us through Angel abundance therapy, followed by a Numerology workshop by Paul where he will reveal your potential and challenges. Afternoon talk on The 5 Noble Truths by Paul and a gifting ceremony led by Matthew. After dinner, there will be kirtan led by Paul and Matthew. Everyone will also get a signed copy of The 5 Noble Truths from Paul.

ACTIVITIES

  • 5.30am – Sungazing meditation (optional)
  • 7.00am – Mantra meditation (japa) class led by Paul.
  • 7.30am – Breakfast (all vegan).
  • 9.00am – Angel abundance therapy led by Juliana
  • 10:00 am – Knowing our strengths and weaknesses with numerology led by Paul
  • 12.30pm – Lunch (all vegan)
  • 2.00pm – The 5 Noble Truths – Unleashing your brilliance as a soul
  • 4.00pm – Eye gazing and gifting exercise led by Matthew
  • 6.00pm – Dinner (all vegan)
  • 7.30pm – Kirtan music lead by Paul and Matthew for opening all the chakras.

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June 28th

Day 9: BACK TO SAN JOSE

earlybirdspecialAfter breakfast, we will take a boat back to Manzanillo. We will load up the bus and head back to San Jose and Hotel Aranjuez. Paul and Human will host a farewell dinner celebration at Tin Jo Restaurant, featuring Asian fusion cuisine in San Jose.

ACTIVITIES

  • 5.30am – Sungazing meditation (optional)
  • 7.30am – Breakfast (all vegan).
  • 9.00am – Catch boat back to Manzanillo
  • 10:00am – Stop in Puerto Viejo for snacks/beach/cafe/lunch
  • 12:00 pm – Meet at Bus and head back to San Jose
  • 4:00 pm – Arrive at Hotel Aranjuez and check in.
  • 6.00pm – Dinner celebration at Restaurante Tin Jo After dinner taxi back to the hotel and enjoy a good night’s rest!

June 29th

Day 10: FAREWELL!

Wake up at Hotel Aranjuez, and for the last time enjoy one of the finest and freshest breakfast buffet’s in San Jose  or sleep in and dream about the previous week’s magic and envision your new life to come!

Your Hosts

Matthew Human

matthew240Rooted in the best of country music traditions, Matthew Human’s music is about the simple life, and what’s truly important – healthy food, clean air and water, true love, and community. It’s that kind of hippie country rock that you probably haven’t heard since the early days of the Eagles. 

No stranger to the road, Matthew Human toured with his country-rock dance band The Human Revolution from 2003 to 2012, becoming one of the best-loved acts on the West Coast festival circuit. 

His 2006 award-winning pro-hemp video “Tree of Life” has garnered over 600,000 views on social media and a following among the cannabis crowd. In 2009, he opened for Willie Nelson’s labor day show, and he has led three US-based tours in support of GMO labeling initiatives, including a 315-mile march from Brooklyn NY to Washington DC culminating outside the White House on International Food Day in 2011. In 2014, Matthew Human joined an elite group of compassion-driven artists when he performed for the inmates at Folsom Prison in Northern, CA.  

For his eighth studio album, a pop-country project that breaks musical barriers and brings fresh new energy to the country world, Matthew Human returns to his roots in Nashville, TN. Human currently divides his time between touring, and Costa Rica where he has built a simple home and grows food on 80 acres of cooperatively owned land.

More info at www.MatthewHuman.com 

Paul, the Food Yogi

Paul is a food yogi and Juliana is a healer
Paul is a food yogi and Juliana is a healer

Also known as the “Food Yogi” was a celibate monk for 14 years from age 19-33. He lived simply, slept on the floor without a pillow, took cold showers, arose at 3.30am every morning, meditated for 2 hours and studied the ancient Vedas of India. He has traveled to 66 countries, appeared on radio, television and newsprint, and hosted presidents and leaders of the world. During Paul’s travels, he visited three war zones-Chechnya, Sarajevo, and Sukhumi. In 2005, Paul led an international team of volunteers to set up makeshift kitchens in villages across Sri Lanka in response to the Asian tsunami, where volunteers served freshly cooked vegetarian meals to tens of thousands. Paul is a vegan chef, public speaker, numerologist, billiards instructor, holistic life coach, spiritual guide and the international director of Food for Life Global, the world’s largest food relief that serves up to 2 million plant-based meals daily.

Juliana Castaneda Turner (Jaggy)

Juliana Castaneda was born in Colombia, where from an early age she was introduced to ancient Vedic wisdom through her aunty who had decided to become a Hindu nun. Juliana’s love for animals was solidified with her now deeper understanding of the spiritual equality of all beings, as taught in the famous Bhagavad-Gita. Juliana co-founded and directs the only animal sanctuary in Colombia. She is a certified animal reiki and aromatherapy healer and has been a student and practitioner of bhakti yoga for more than 26 years. She is currently the coordinator for FFL in South America and assistant to the director of Food For Life Global, the world’s largest vegan food relief.

REGISTER NOW with the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $200 off! Only $1750 (ALL INCLUSIVE)

Early Bird Discount is valid until April 30. After that, the price is $1950. Hurry, there are limited spots.

WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES

  • All 9 nights / 10 days accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners (All vegan)
  • Bus to and from San Jose to port
  • Boat ride to and from Punta Mona
  • All retreat facilities
  • Morning yoga
  • All workshops and activities described in program (above)
  • Vegan snacks

For more information contact Paul or Matthew