a tiny glimpse of my simple but content mornings in costa rica. more of my trip will be documented in an upcoming documentary of the trip with jiggytv.
living in the mystery is challenging but i can’t remember feeling happier, more connected to nature, community or myself. making a simple living in a foreign country is a big change from the first world and the corporate environment i left over a year ago. i love meeting inspiring people who have also left the first world and have made it work in costa rica, whether that means opening a bakery, cleaning up and running a haunted hostel, making chilli sauce or opening the only organic store in town. their success stories motivate me to make one of my own!
to my pleasant surprise i welcomed aspects of myself that were awakened as a result of being forced to creatively survive, living on the fly with little to spare. in essence people who live on the fringes live out darwin’s theory of evolution. i now speak spanish, dance 5 latin dances like a local, cut hair for travelers, among other things, none of which i did before i got there.
i return to costa in september to expand a healing practice i started there last april when i went on a healing tour. it took me from salt spring island b.c. to the cloud rain forest. at rancho margot eco-retreat & wellness resort, i taught somatic yoga, meditation & sound healing to people i will be happy to now know and love for life. i also taught dance, did natural art & dream classes with children & became a wedding singer, which was so much fun!
i then followed the tropical coast to a little town of 1071 people called samara, where i worked with elders of the land getting versed in the sacred art of wildcrafting, making healing teas by using the natural herbs of the land. my healing work also took the form of hypnotherapy, intuitive movement therapy, stone massage, channeled healings & heart healing card readings. i worked with the terminally ill & recovering addicts, as well as locals & travelers looking for deep relaxation.
june unexpectedly brought me home, where i witnessed my grandfather release peacefully into the after life, before i returned to salt spring island to run wellness workshops and organize community events with live music.
my intuitive and multi-disciplinary approach toward healing, brings people face to face with their deep intuition, divine selves and inner healer. i would love my family and friends to experience my work first hand. so before august is over please come visit me at utopia’s cozy healing space on 18th & lonsdale. the next two weeks, on mondays & tuesdays, between 12-6pm will find me in the healing room working on clients needing body work, postural alignments, pain relief, & healing relaxation. i’m also stoked for sunday, aug 26th, where i lead a workshop for friends, family & community at a delicious little yoga studio in deep cove http://maayogastudio.com/. in this joyous workshop, from 2-5pm you will be led through a guided healing meditation, a sound toning & balancing of the chakras & a yoga dance massage that will leave you sweaty, opened & relaxed. it will be a blast so i hope to see some loved ones there before i leave for costa in a few weeks.
pura vida, means pure life in costa rica. the locals often say it for no other reason than to wish me well. so pura vida to you & your journey, wherever it may be taking you…may it be somewhere good!