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.
Jolyn and Lisa met at this amazing place years ago.
They knew they wanted to return and create a sacred time for women. They were moved by the spirit of the nature and her great call to heal. They are following that call by joining together to make space for women where they can approach their own integration from a place of support and connection to their own intuitive sources.
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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