Lisa Li is a Breathwork facilitator also trained in the Usui Reiki system, Qi flow massage, yoga teacher, spiritual explorer and believer in freedom and true health. After realising early on how she was not compatible to the current system, Lisa embarked on nearly a 10 year journey around the world studying different healing methods, ancient yogic practises and her own inner world. She is now bringing with her the exciting practise of Biodynamic Breath and leading many women's circles across the world. She wishes to share what she has learned with those who suffer unnecessarily in an attempt to help people get closer to their wholeness and happiness.
Caroline van Hamme is a humanitarian at heart, trying to actively be and catalyze the change she wants to see in the world. She professionally worked for many years for international development and humanitarian NGOs mainly in South America and Africa, but has also been many years actively involved in communities and eco-villages all over the world and studied various spiritual philosophies, practices and healing techniques from many different traditions in many different countries in a holistic approach, such as Tantra, Shamanism, Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, Reiki, Deeksha, Astrology, Pathwork, Life-coaching and Theta-healing. Like Lisa Li, Caroline is a soul nomad who has traveled more than 60 countries and who is literally ‘at home’ everywhere on the planet for the last 11 years. She has taught yoga in India, got trainings and initiations in Brazilian shamanic schools, organized and guided a conscious travel tour in India and is currently completing her holistic studies in Sustainable Design. Since the last years, Caroline has been passionately working with women circles and for true global sisterhood.
Jolyn Hope has dedicated herself to exploring the body and unearthing the wisdom that comes from knowing it and inhabiting it fully. Her explorations illuminate the ways the physical and metaphysically are woven together and she offer ways to find ease within our every cell. An expert in the field of wellness and movement education, she teaches dance, anatomy, yoga, principles of grounding, and embodied meditation practices. She is a certified in Embodied Anatomy & Yoga, and Embodied Developmental Movement & Yoga from the School of Body Mind Centering. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Dance and is a certified Thai massage therapist. She is also the mother of Milo Jamil Connor (age 5), who is both her practice and her teacher.
Jonathon’s passion, wisdom, and knowledge of ethnobotany, forest ecology, tropical nature, indigenous wisdom, deep ecology, and permaculture are inspiring as he seamlessly integrates his vision into the creation of Guaria de Osa with an auspicious team of family, staff, and friends. His zest for life is contagious and courageous. As an ethnobotanist and rainforest conservation advocate and guide, Jonathon has spent more than 25 years in the Ecuadorian Amazon among 5 distinct Indigenous communities. His book, Rainforest Medicine, Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon is an inspiration respecting the plant paradigm of the Amazon and her People. At Guaria de Osa, he will introduce you to the medicinal and useful plants growing in the Ethnobotanical Garden. Forest hikes with Jonathon are not to be missed!
Guaria means orchid and the retreat center is both simple and sublime. The structures were build by hand with love and grit. It is a sanctuary for turtles and seekers of truth alike. See more images of what happens at the Ecolodge here:
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