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YACUMAMA is an eco village in Costa Rica.  

A space for community & connection to the deepest parts of ourselves and all life.

A center for transformational experiences for the evolution of humanity.

 

We are so happy that you found your way here and we get to share a little about Yacumama with you. 

 

Creating Yacumama is a response to a spirit mission given to many of us to create ecovillages, sanctuaries, food forests, temples, places we can come together in connection and remember.

Our deepest prayer for Yacumama is to create a living field of unity where the illusion of separation dissolves, a place to remember who we truly are and together create a powerful ripple by shifting the collective frequency of humanity from fear to love.

This living field is alive, growing and evolving as we listen. We are exploring new and ancient ways of living in community rooted in sacred reciprocity, connection & regeneration.

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"It is possible the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community, a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living."

Thich Nhat Hanh 

Yacumama means "Mother of the Waters" in Quechua. This pristine place offers a deep immersion into nature - just being here connected to the pure energy of the land and waters is healing in itself.

 

1000 feet above sea level on the Pacific coast, Yacumama is surrounded by lush verdant mountains.  The land is blessed with vast ocean vistas and abundant spring water that feeds a creek on the west, flowing parallel to a river with cascades & pools on the east. Pristine beaches where the jungle meets the ocean are a 10-20 minute drive to swim & surf in warm crystal clear waters.

 

About half of the nearly 100 acres is forest, home to abundant wildlife with mature trees and incredible biodiversity. We have ocean breezes throughout the day and cool air from the forested mountains that descends in the evenings.

This is powerful land, where we have found many relics from the original inhabitants of this area - the Boruca tribe, one of the eight indigenous tribes of Costa Rica. We are weaving connections and learning from the ancient ways of indigenous peoples from around the world including the Wixarika, Yawanawa, Huni Kuin, Shipibo, Kogi, Balinese and the Boruca. 

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COMMUNITY

At Yacumama we create a vibration of love and unity such that there is a deep feeling of home and connection.

 

One of the deepest longings that humans have is to belong to something that is greater than ourselves. It is important for us that everyone who comes here feels that they are a part of the tribe. 

We have lived in community for many years and know first hand how important it is to have a village to raise our children.

 

We've also learned that coming together to sing, dance and commune with the elements on a regular basis benefits our overall wellbeing and is as essential as any daily vitamin.

 

Over the past few years we've been bringing the community together to sing, dance and pray in the beauty way.

ECO VILLAGE

The first phase of our eco village has been creating spaces for community to gather for events and transformational immersions.

 

The second phase will be creating the residential eco village, estimated to be completed in 2025.

Over the past 3 years, we have been planting a food and medicine forest, regenerating the soil and reforesting the land with native trees for the birds and wildlife.

Using the principles of permaculture design, we are creating closed loop systems where rather than creating waste, everything is giving back and regenerating creating sustainability from within.

Eco for us means leaving as light of an imprint as we can on the precious ecosystem we have come to be a part of with everything we design, build and every step of how we live our lives.

EXPERIENCES

Our vision is to create and host experiences that allow us to restore our innate wholeness and remember the truth of who we are.

  

We have been facilitating retreats around the world for many years & are passionate about creating spaces and experiences that cultivate connection and expansion.

We pray that everyone who comes to Yacumama will feel a deeper connection to nature, ourselves, each other and be inspired to step into greater service to all life.

The retreat space for transformational immersions is opening February 2023.

 

See below for the amazing offerings we have coming up as well as the free dates for you to bring your groups.

Upcoming Transformational Experiences

  • Vocal Embodiment
    Vocal Embodiment
    Sat, Jun 01
    Ojochal
    Jun 01, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Ojochal, 485X+8J4 Tortuga Arriba, Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas Province, Ojochal, 60501, Costa Rica
    Jun 01, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Ojochal, 485X+8J4 Tortuga Arriba, Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas Province, Ojochal, 60501, Costa Rica
    Vocal Embodiment is a full spectrum, highly immersive experience that weaves voice and dance together. A sacred container in which you will be able to give free rein to the expression of your voice hand in hand with the expression of your body movement.

Open Dates For Your Group

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Yacumama is available for retreat bookings from:

December 10-31 2023

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Yacumama is available for retreat bookings from:

February 4-11, 2024

March 4-20, 2024

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Yacumama is available for retreat bookings from:

March 26, 2024 - 

onwards

Tortuga Templo View.HEIC

Mariposa Movement Training with Aliza

December 2-9, 2023

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Open Dates for your Group

December 9-31, 2023 

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Open Dates for your Group

January 1-4, 2024 

Hexagome ocean view.HEIC

We the Medicine Immersion

January 5-12, 2024

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Women’s Herbalism Retreat with Jacqui 

January 13-19, 2024

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Generations Mother & Daughter Retreat with Ixchel & Amanda

January 20-27, 2024

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Private Retreat

January 28-31, 2024

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Wixarika Retreat with Don Eugenio & Family

February 1-4, 2024 

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Open Dates for your Group 

February 5-11, 2024 

Blue Clay Ritual at River.HEIC

Return to Love with Ellen & Ixchel

February 12-18, 2024

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Yawanawa Retreat with Chief Nixiwaka, Puttany & Family

February 20-24, 2024

Secret Beach near Yacumama.HEIC

Music Retreat with Larissa & Brent

February 25 - March 1, 2024

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Alchemy of Sound Retreat

March 4-11, 2024

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Open Dates for your Group 

March 12-20, 2024

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Men’s Retreat with Allen & Friends

March 21-25, 2024

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Open Dates for your Group 

March 26-April 6, 2024

Yacumama River Pool.HEIC

Living in Liberation Retreat with Ixchel

April 7-14, 2024

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Open Dates for your Group 

April 15, 2024 - Onwards

LOCATION

Yacumama is in Ojochal, a small town near the Pacific Ocean, known for its international fine dining, which is part of the Ballena (whale) Coast.

We are 30-40 minutes south of Dominical and 15-20 minutes south of Uvita, where the Envision Festival has been held for the past ten+ years. 

 

Yacumama is a 3-4 hour drive southwest of the international airport, SJO.

 

From San Jose or other airports in the country you can also take a 45 minute flight on a small plane or even hire a small private plane to Quepos airport which is about an hour drive from Yacumama.

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Experiences

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Spaces

Upcoming Transformational Experiences

  • Vocal Embodiment
    Vocal Embodiment
    Sat, Jun 01
    Ojochal
    Jun 01, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Ojochal, 485X+8J4 Tortuga Arriba, Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas Province, Ojochal, 60501, Costa Rica
    Jun 01, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Ojochal, 485X+8J4 Tortuga Arriba, Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas Province, Ojochal, 60501, Costa Rica
    Vocal Embodiment is a full spectrum, highly immersive experience that weaves voice and dance together. A sacred container in which you will be able to give free rein to the expression of your voice hand in hand with the expression of your body movement.
  • Vocal Embodiment
    Vocal Embodiment
    Fri, May 10
    Ojochal
    May 10, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Ojochal, 485X+8J4 Tortuga Arriba, Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas Province, Ojochal, 60501, Costa Rica
    May 10, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Ojochal, 485X+8J4 Tortuga Arriba, Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas Province, Ojochal, 60501, Costa Rica
    Vocal Embodiment is a full spectrum, highly immersive experience that weaves voice and dance together. A sacred container in which you will be able to give free rein to the expression of your voice hand in hand with the expression of your body movement.
  • Ceremonial Songs
    Ceremonial Songs
    Fri, May 03
    Ojochal
    May 03, 2024, 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Ojochal, 485X+8J4 Tortuga Arriba, Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas Province, Ojochal, 60501, Costa Rica
    May 03, 2024, 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Ojochal, 485X+8J4 Tortuga Arriba, Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas Province, Ojochal, 60501, Costa Rica
  • Community Dance
    Community Dance
    Fri, Apr 05
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Apr 05, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village, Ojochal
    Apr 05, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village, Ojochal
    The Yacumama family is honored to invite you to a community dance with our dear brother YoZéF, Costa Rican born ecstatic dance DJ to guide us through a movement journey that will conclude with an optional dinner and time to connect and integrate.
  • Temazcal Ceremony
    Temazcal Ceremony
    Thu, Jun 08
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Jun 08, 2023, 11:00 AM – Jun 12, 2023, 3:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Jun 08, 2023, 11:00 AM – Jun 12, 2023, 3:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Between 2-4 hours including an introduction customized to your intention and group needs
  • Shipibo Ceremonies
    Shipibo Ceremonies
    Thu, May 04
    Yacumama Eco Village
    May 04, 2023, 5:00 PM – May 05, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    May 04, 2023, 5:00 PM – May 05, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Contact Viki for details +506 8647 5540
  • Kambo Ceremony
    Kambo Ceremony
    Sat, Apr 29
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Apr 29, 2023, 8:30 AM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Apr 29, 2023, 8:30 AM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    A healing session with the sacred medicine of Kapun (Kambo).
  • Huni Kuin Ceremony Retreat
    Huni Kuin Ceremony Retreat
    Fri, Apr 28
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Apr 28, 2023, 3:00 PM – May 01, 2023, 11:00 AM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Apr 28, 2023, 3:00 PM – May 01, 2023, 11:00 AM
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    With gratitude and excitement, we invite you to join us in prayer with our relatives from the Brazilian Amazon, Spiritual leaders, Biruany, Bixku, and Nawa Sia of the Huni Kuin People.
  • Hapé Circle
    Hapé Circle
    Thu, Apr 27
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Apr 27, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Apr 27, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    An evening with the Huni Kuin where they will be serving the medicine of Hapé and their traditional prayers along with music and dancing.
  • Lotus Rising with Adrian Freedman
    Lotus Rising with Adrian Freedman
    Fri, Apr 14
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Apr 14, 2023, 2:00 PM – Apr 15, 2023, 12:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Apr 14, 2023, 2:00 PM – Apr 15, 2023, 12:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Join us for one night of ceremony with Adrian Freedman at Yacumama.
  • Permission Retreat
    Permission Retreat
    Sat, Mar 11
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Mar 11, 2023, 3:00 PM – Mar 17, 2023, 1:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Mar 11, 2023, 3:00 PM – Mar 17, 2023, 1:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Private Womens Retreat
  • Tribal Song & Dance Immersion
    Tribal Song & Dance Immersion
    Thu, Mar 09
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Mar 09, 2023, 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Mar 09, 2023, 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Join us for a night of song and dance with the Yawanawa!
  • Soul Harmony Retreat
    Soul Harmony Retreat
    Tue, Feb 14
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Feb 14, 2023, 3:00 PM – Feb 20, 2023, 11:00 AM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Feb 14, 2023, 3:00 PM – Feb 20, 2023, 11:00 AM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    With Anura, Leti, Shahaf & Dustin
  • Forest Path Immersion
    Forest Path Immersion
    Thu, Feb 09
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Feb 09, 2023, 3:00 PM – Feb 13, 2023, 11:00 AM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Feb 09, 2023, 3:00 PM – Feb 13, 2023, 11:00 AM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    This pristine retreat centre offers a deep immersion into nature - just being here connected to the pure energy of the land and waters is healing in itself.
  • Wixarika Ceremonies
    Wixarika Ceremonies
    Tue, Jan 17
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Jan 17, 2023, 7:00 PM – Jan 21, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Jan 17, 2023, 7:00 PM – Jan 21, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Yacumama Eco Village
    Ceremonies with Don Eugenio around the Sacred Fire.

Open Dates For Your Group

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Yacumama is available for retreat bookings from:

December 10-31 2023

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Yacumama is available for retreat bookings from:

February 4-11, 2024

March 4-20, 2024

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Yacumama is available for retreat bookings from:

March 26, 2024 - 

onwards

Tortuga Templo View.HEIC

Mariposa Movement Training with Aliza

December 2-9, 2023

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Open Dates for your Group

December 9-31, 2023 

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Open Dates for your Group

January 1-4, 2024 

Hexagome ocean view.HEIC

We the Medicine Immersion

January 5-12, 2024

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Women’s Herbalism Retreat with Jacqui 

January 13-19, 2024

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Generations Mother & Daughter Retreat with Ixchel & Amanda

January 20-27, 2024

Beach near Yacumama 3.heic

Private Retreat

January 28-31, 2024

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Wixarika Retreat with Don Eugenio & Family

February 1-4, 2024 

Beach near Yacumama.jpeg

Open Dates for your Group 

February 5-11, 2024 

Blue Clay Ritual at River.HEIC

Return to Love with Ellen & Ixchel

February 12-18, 2024

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Yawanawa Retreat with Chief Nixiwaka, Puttany & Family

February 20-24, 2024

Secret Beach near Yacumama.HEIC

Music Retreat with Larissa & Brent

February 25 - March 1, 2024

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Alchemy of Sound Retreat

March 4-11, 2024

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Open Dates for your Group 

March 12-20, 2024

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Men’s Retreat with Allen & Friends

March 21-25, 2024

Twin Hexagome.jpeg

Open Dates for your Group 

March 26-April 6, 2024

Yacumama River Pool.HEIC

Living in Liberation Retreat with Ixchel

April 7-14, 2024

Yacumama Passionfruit flower.heic

Open Dates for your Group 

April 15, 2024 - Onwards

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