Congratulations for Registering – FYSM Retreat

Congratulations for Registering – FYSM Retreat

We are so excited to host you 

Here is a list of things you really should bring:


  • Tall socks
  • Sandals
  • Bathing suit
  • Towels & Sarong
  • Biodegradable shampoo, soap, etc.
  • Band-aids
  • Medical supplies
  • All-natural bug repellent ( All Terrain, Herbal Armor)
  • Light weight, long-sleeved shirts and pants
  • T-shirts and shorts
  • Rain coats with hoods
  • Headlamps and flashlights
  • Yoga Mat
  • Rubber Boots
  • We highly recommend bringing tea tree oil and lavender essential oil – it solves a variety of jungle issues
  • Mosquito Net (preferably “no-seem” ) – optional
  • Gardening/Work gloves (optional)

Useful things, but not absolutely necessary:

  • Plastic bags to keep clothes and electronics dry
  • Rechargeable batteries and charger
  • Snorkel mask and fins
  • Ipod speakers
  • Beach towel
  • Books (donations always welcome)
  • Mp3 players / ipods
  • Musical instruments!
  • Cameras / camera chargers
  • Hammock
  • Travel Mug and Water Bottle
  • Sketch book & art supplies

And last, but not least: bring a good attitude, enthusiasm, and an open heart!

Here is the retreat WISH LIST, if you feel inclined and oh so generous:

  • Seeds (plants that will grow in the tropics)
  • Dr. Bronner’s and other green cleaning products (Simple Green cleaner)
  • Coffee mugs
  • Organic nuts (almonds, pecans, pistachios, etc) and nut butters
  • Tupperware with lids
  • Lighters
  • Natural candles
  • Headlamps and flashlights
  • Medical supplies
  • Tea tree oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Natural medicines (Chinese medicines, ayurvedic medicines, etc.)
  • Natural bug repellent
  • Mosquito coils
  • Mosquito nets for beds
  • Books – about permaculture/sustainable agriculture, solar power systems, learning Spanish, a good fiction, alternative medicine, plant identification, etc.
  • Art supplies
    • contact paper!!
    • scissors
    • sharpies
    • paint brushes!
    • paint
    • hemp string
    • beads for jewelry
  • Tall socks
  • Scrap material for sewing
  • Ziploc bags
  • Your favorite aged cheese (seriously people will love you)
  • Musical instruments – anything from guitars to drums! We are sadly lacking in musical instruments, especially drums, ’round here.
  • Guitar strings and picks
  • Drum heads

Please contact Matthew with your flight details


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