Join us in a Regenerative Future.
June 13 - July 4, 2022
A 21-Day Rewilding in Costa Rica
As a collective, we gather to be in service and connect deeply with our wild nature alongside Mother Earth, creating a high-magnitude ripple effect on many social and environmental levels.
This experience is designed to awaken your connection to the Earth and create an intimate space to connect to one another. We will explore a hands-on and diverse curriculum constructed to expand the attendee’s practical permaculture skill sets while thriving in community, regulating our nervous systems, and giving back to Costa Rica on indigenous lands.
We can and will ignite a better future together.
As seen on Down to Earth with Zac Efron!
A Full-Spectrum Permaculture Experience...
Join our vast network of folks beaming with earth-centric knowledge. From compost to green building, breathwork to ecstatic dance, our curriculum will teach you about the earth, ecosystems, community, and yourself. 𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙚 𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚.
Calling all kinesthetic learners! It’s time to get your hands dirty. See teachings come to life as you engage in natural, live regenerative living.
Costa Rica is the home of Pura Vida; the beauty of simplicity. With many tropical fruits, butterflies, and bird songs, abundance flows throughout the jungle.
Experience playful learning with the best of the best! Form lifelong friendships with teachers and build your network of support.
Develop your knowledge and skillset to bring back to your community while giving back to those who have come before. This is how we change the world.
Explore Our Diverse,
This adventure was crafted through a regenerative lens. Every day will be threaded together by daily workshops and activities, cultural immersions, and authentic relations within our community. This curriculum will provide endless opportunities for niche deep-dives as we learn from each other and share our gifts.
• Land as Community: Symbiosis with living ecosystems.
• Indigenous Wisdom & Ancestral Stewardship Methods
• Homestay immersion & local community giveback
• Regeneration vs. Sustainability
• Permaculture Principles and Application
• Organic Agriculture & the Perpetual Harvest
• Observe, Interact & Honoring the Land
• Soil Composition & Composting
• Plant Propagation & Grafting
The Art of Food
• Cacao and Chocolate Making
• Regenerative Nutrition
• Food Sovereignty
• Recycled & Functional Home Art
• Garden to Kitchen
• Bamboo Building
• Waddle & Dob
• Design Process
• Bench Building
• Cob Stove
• The Medicinal Garden
• First Aid Plant Medicine Making
• Soap & Healing Salve Making
• Hydrosols and Essential Oils
• Natural Dyes
• Distillation and Tinctures
• Sacred Plant Walks: Seeing Medicine Through the Trees
• Sacred Water Prayers
• Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Chinampas
• Greywater, Blackwater, Bioremediation
• Dr. Masaru Emoto’s Sacred Water Prayer
Personal Ecosystem & Leadership
• Daily Rituals & Visioning
• Embodied Leadership & Nervous System Regulation
• Emotional Literacy &
• Non-Violent Communication
• Human Design
• Holotropic Breathwork
Movement & Play
• Yin, Vinyasa & Yoga Nidra
• River Meditation, Mud Bath, & Cold Plunge
• Beach & River Walks
• Ecstatic Dance & Primal Prancing
• Waterfall Hike
• Silent Disco
• Community Passion Show
The 3-Week Regenerative Permaculture Residency
is designed to reawaken and remember our birthright as humans on this planet - to live in harmony with the land and each other.
Our schedule integrates the elements Earth, Fire, Water & Air.
Together, we connect to the Earth: ancestry, grounding, and place. Together, we connect to Fire: our creative spark, who we are, and how we create. Together, we explore Air: traveling with the wind to connect to our higher selves and the collective community. Together, we connect to Water, the flow of life running through each of us on this planet.
Sample Daily Itinerary
7-8AM: Morning Movement
8-9AM: Jungle Breakfast
9:30-12PM: Morning Workshop
12:30-1:30PM: Tropical Lunch
1:30-3PM: Integrate, Rest, Connect
3-5PM: Afternoon Workshop
5-6PM: Integrate, Rest, Connect
6-7PM: Jungle Dinner
8PM: Communal Evening Offering
Week by Week, we dive deeper into the community, learning
and regulating our nervous systems.
Together we travel to Vida, a 65-acre retreat-center & hidden oasis with expansive views of the Pacific. Here we anchor into place, each other, and travel inward for an educational immersion and rejuvenation.
Onward to the Caribbean coast. Here we venture to the town of Gandoca, a Costa Rican indigenous community. They told us they needed the river cleaned, so together, we will rise to the occasion while we take breaks to swim at sea & learn together.
After time visiting the Caribbean coast, we will travel back to Vida to integrate, dive deeper, and have a BIG celebration in the jungle. Think musicians, artists, and jungle scapes. It's time to play and celebrate.
Take the Journey to Regeneration and come back brighter than ever.
Be delighted by the possibilities. Our curriculum will teach you about the Earth, ecosystems, community, and yourself, from compost to green building, yoga to ecstatic dance.
Discover the way of Pura Vida, which translates to “simple life.” Costa Rica is rich in love, beauty, and deep knowledge.
Form lifelong friendships while flexing communication skills within an international community. Grow with a collective of diverse people who share the same vision. No one is the odd one out, here.
Experience play like never before. Learn how to foster the sacred. Rewilding is all about the return to the earth; relearning its cadence and going with its flow. Be guided in how to invite ritual into your daily life.
Give back to indigenous land. Show up for our brothers and sisters and be nourished by acts of service that form a symbiotic bond.
Surprise yourself with new tastes, sights, ideas, sounds, and connections. You’ll be amazed by who you can become when held in community.
This is an investment in yourself but also a service to the world. Dive into personal, cultural, and community development that you can take back to your home grounds.
Meet Your Mentors, Guides & Teachers
This is your rotating cast of teachers, permies, educators, facilitators, yogis, and wisdom keepers during the residency.
Stephen Brooks has been living for the past 25 years in Costa Rica. He is a world leader in creating thriving ecological communities, promoting permaculture practices, and fostering sustainable food production models. He is the co-founder of Ecoversity and Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design & Botanical Studies & Envision Festival. In 2006, Stephen co-founded and developed La Ecovilla, a 45 home community in San Mateo, Costa Rica. His most recent addition is Alegria Village, which neighbors La Ecovilla.
Over the last ten years Deva has held retreats on emotional well-being and inner relationship in Europe, Asia, US, and Central America. At the same time he has taught Permaculture Design Courses twice a year along with advanced Permaculture courses and teaching trainings with teachers like Rosemary Morrow. Currently, he is building a 50 acre food forest and developing an Edible Landscaping and Fruit tree Nursery in Miami. Known for hosting festivals, performing shows and being on Netflix 'Too Hot to Handle', he touches lives through entertainment as much as he deepens connections through regenerative actions.
Penny has been teaching internationally and working professionally in the land management, regenerative design & permaculture development fields for 30 years and has extensive experience in all phases of ecological design and construction using natural, non-toxic building materials. She is a co-founder of the Regenerative Design Institute. She is also a certified instructor from the Permaculture Institute of North America and Permaculture Institute USA.
Alexa Rosenthal is the Chief Ecosystem Officer and co-founder of Ecoversity. An entrepreneur and activist for 10 years, she's passionate about activating others. Certified positive psychologist, yoga instructor, and permaculture designer, she will combine nervous system regulation, movement & permaculture principles into all of her offerings in the residency.
Arnaldo, Costa Rican Master in Organic Agriculture, ran the organic farm at the Earth University in Costa Rica for 7 years. He will be teaching about organic fertilizers and pesticides, garden design and care, harvesting & so much more.
Ecoversity’s Costa Rican Operations Manager, is a sunshine and sand-loving wellness enthusiast based in Cocles, Costa Rica. She is passionate about protecting animals and creating authentic connections. Her life mission is to spread light and love to all beings. She is elated to welcome you to Costa Rica and share the exciting regenerative work being done around the country Sunny is your right-hand gal for any and all support regarding your Regenerative Permaculture Residency.
Dave grew up an only child and built community through teamwork and play. He tried on many careers before finding his way to managing people, systems, and community dynamics. He spent time as a preschool teacher, social worker, massage therapist, crew lead, and handyman. He has always enjoyed learning new things and sharing what he learns with others. In his free time, he loves diving into the esoteric realms and exploring the infinite space of the human experience to continue to expand my perspective on life. Philosophically, he tends toward Taoism, and finds his strength from an ever-deepening trust in himself, his biological and his chosen family, the world around him, and humanity as a whole.
Leah is a trauma-informed Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner, Certified Behavioral Breathing Analyst, and Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki Master Practitioner. She is also trained in Numa Somatics Breathwork Therapy, and soon to receive her Diploma in Behavioral Breathing Sciences. Her work is rooted in curiosity, compassion, and love. For the last 7 years, she has traveled throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, and beyond to share transformative experiences with individuals, groups, festivals, and recovery centers. Leah guides people to source wisdom, freedom, and power from within. Resourced and resilient, we can each walk our unique path connected to our heart, soul, and highest purpose.
As a Bioconstructor Engineer and Natural Resources Manager, Christian has been dedicated to promoting Bioconstruction in Costa Rica for over 10 years. He has participated in the creation of intentional communities and was the Engineer in charge of La Ecovilla, both in the creation of the concept and in the development of the infrastructure. Christian has led the design and construction of naturally built houses in that community and others. He is a specialist in bamboo structures, natural materials, clay building techniques, natural repellents, living ceilings, and other sustainable and alternative building techniques.
also-known-as Francoco Loco, Ecoversity chef and Permaculture Enthusiast! Hailing from England, Frankie has lived in Central America for the past three and a half years, living and loving at Punta Mona for the majority of that time. He’s extremely passionate about fruits, the living arts, movement, and expression of the highest. Frankie is excited to support and be in service for the residency - mainly bringing his gifts to the jungle kitchen & the movement floors.
Tasha Blank curates planet earth’s wildest dance experience - coming back in ways you’ve never seen before. She leads stressed-out humans back to brilliance with joy as the official movement guide. Including hardcore coaching for movers + shakers who want to increase their wealth + impact with pleasure, efficiency and ease. Tasha is an international DJ, Minister of Sound, Speaker, Catalyst and Coach. Also, the Founder of The Get Down.
Tijana, mostly known as TJ, hails from Western Australia but has called Punta Mona her home for the last 3 years. She is a farmer, herbalist, and cook who is passionate about food, nutrition and finding unique ways to incorporate permaculture principles into her cooking. She is an expert at compost systems and maximizing the usage of all plants and food while minimizing the impact on the land. She’ll be heading the jungle kitchen with Frankie while teaching compost and farming workshops. We’re lucky to have this firecracker.
Ecoversity's Copywriter, Social Media Manager, and Storyteller Extraordinaire. She grew up in small-town North Carolina but has spread her wings since graduating college in 2016; flying away to live in yoga retreat centers in Mexico, National Parks in the Wild West of the US, farms, and hostels in Hawaii, and most treasured to her, Punta Mona in Costa Rica. Punta Mona gave her endless opportunities to step deeper into her creative process through regenerative agriculture, herbalism, and community resilience. Her passion lies in cultivating deeply nourishing food and friendships and is happiest when the two are intertwined (especially if there’s dancing involved.)
Ecoversity's Lead Teaching Mentor, is based in the Garden State, New Jersey. She left behind the corporate education world to pursue being in nature and helping to educate others about the environment. She is certified in Reiki and a licensed Esthetician. Nikki enjoys building meaningful connections with people. She loves to laugh, dance, be silly, and give hugs. Nikki is here to support your needs to ensure you have an amazing experience; whether that is to connect, share feedback, confide in, or just need an epic hug!
Ecoversity's Operations & Marketing Manager, is an experienced digital marketer and live music enthusiast currently based in Colorado. Driven by using her skills to help fight climate change, she uses her marketing expertise on heart-centered missions centered around community gatherings. Her passions in the sustainability industry are deeply rooted in developing and living a zero-waste lifestyle. She is excited to ensure a smooth guest experience and facilitate deep connection between all attendees at the Regenerative Permaculture Residency
Currently based in Mexico, Erica is our US backpacker with a Brazilian soul. She has traveled to 16 countries, learning and enjoying how humans can connect and thrive together with nature. Recently, she journeyed around Brazil, observing Mama Earth’s beauty, teaching yoga, and helping create solutions at eco-villages and farms. Last August, she graduated from Ecoversity’s PDC course and joined her classmates in Costa Rica for jungle graduation. Moved by Ecoversity’s mission and the hearts of the staff, she joined the team as a Marketing Intern and now serves to support the finance department.
The Jungle Experience Of A Lifetime...
Stay tuned for next booking dates.
re·gen·er·a·tion /rəˌjenəˈrāSH(ə)n/ From the Latin derivatives re (again) generare (create): renewal or restoration of a body, bodily part, or biological system (such as a forest) after injury or as a normal process. (Merriam Webster)
Pricing Model for the
Costa Rica Regenerative Residency
Our residency program is offered on a scaled pricing model that recognizes differences in wealth, income, and privilege. To regenerate our ecosystems, we must look to the roots of all systems, including financial ones. That's why we have three pricing options for this experience: Abundance Access, Regenerative Access & Restorative Access.
Abundance Access: is a way to acknowledge your privilege and generosity in supporting someone in our community who would not otherwise be able to access these programs. By purchasing Abundance Access, you help cover your participation, another student’s direct cost, and support Ecoversity’s mission to create regenerative educational experiences.
Regenerative Access: this is the price listed to ensure staff are paid fair regenerative rates and cover the costs of the experience and industry margins of experiences for Ecoversity to grow as an Ecosystem. We hope most guests will fall within this access point,
Restorative Access: is for those with currently limited financial resources which will benefit from access supplemented by the community.
Please consider purchasing Abundance Access if 1 or more apply:
· You have a high degree of earning power.
· You own the home you live in.
· You work for an organization with significant resources.
· You have investments, inherited money, or access to family resources.
Please make the best decision for you based on your unique circumstances. We have a limited number of scholarships & restorative access available. If you need additional financial support outside these options, please email [email protected] .
Abundance Access: $6497
Regenerative Access: $5297
Restorative Access: $4497
*Private housing includes your own space and queen size bed for up to two people.
Very limited quantity!
Abundance Access: $5797
Regenerative Access: $4597
Restorative Access: $3797
*Shared housing includes up to three single mattresses.
Abundance Access: $5237
Regenerative Access: $4037
Restorative Access: $3237
*BYOT includes a tarp & saved space (10x10FT) for set-up.
in your 21-Day Regenerative Residency:
(June 13 - July 4)
🌴 21 nights of accommodations throughout your stay.
📚 21 days of programming, workshops, and materials (1 Movement, 2 Workshops, 1 Community Gathering/per day) *Except for rest days
🌈 5 Night Indigenous Homestay Experience in Gandoca on a secluded beach, including 4 service days, a lagoon tour, cacao & coconut oil making, a community celebration with host families & much more.
🥗 3 Jungle Chef made Meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) *We will ask about your dietary restrictions via email after purchase.
⛺️ Jungle Bell Tents will include:
🛏 One (1) queen or three (3) twin memory foam mattresses
🧖♀️ Linens, towel, and pillow
🪑 Bedside table w/ chair
🔅 Bell tent lighting
🚎 All in-country transfers throughout (except for arrival and departure from residency)
🌿 Take home tinctures, salves & natural dyes for clothing (BYO clothes)
🧳 Luggage transfers between locations
🌊 Secluded Ocean & River Access
🌀 1 Waterfall Visit
🏝 2 Different Beach Visits
🌅 1 Whitewater Rafting Day Trip
🚤 1 Caribbean Boat Ride
🎉 1 huge jungle party! (and many mini-ones in between) 😉
✨ All support staff will be non-violent communication trained and ready to hold space.
*Your booking does not include airfare, transportation to and from the airport, or private housing. If you would like private accommodations, there will be an option at check-out. Each pricing option is for ONE Individual. To purchase for your +1, you will need to purchase another package.
Email [email protected] and [email protected], your graduation concierges, with any questions.
See you in Costa Rica!
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Venue Highlight | Vida Selina
Disconnect to discover a new level of inspiration, energy, and harmony at Vida by Selina. Leave the noise behind and find peace at our 65-acre retreat center for this event.
The energy at Vida by Selina will refresh your mind and spirit. Secluded in the foothills of Costa Rica’s Montes de Oro, Vida by Selina is a hidden oasis with expansive views of the Pacific. Greet dawn with a peaceful vinyasa. Venture down to the fruit orchard to pick fresh mangoes and bananas. End the day with a bonfire by the Giant Banyan tree. The retreat hosts a farm-to-table restaurant capable of seating up to 200 people, a swimming pool and yoga deck, workshop spaces, and peaceful nooks for optimal relaxation. Nearby, you’ll find some of the world’s most pristine beaches, cloud forests, and river systems.
Accommodations & Spaces
The Regenerative Residency all includes shared housing.
If you would like private accommodation (limited quantity), choose that option during checkout.
FAQ & Packing List
If you have more specific questions regarding purchasing or your package, email [email protected]. A more detailed FAQ will come in your welcome email series leading up to this event.
Can I bring a +1?
What is and what isn't included in the trip?
Do I need travel insurance?
Is it possible to join a trip late or leave early?
I have special dietary requirements - will they be catered for?
What is the refund and cancellation policy?
What is a sliding pricing model?
The Ecoversity family is built on a legacy of teachers, guides, land, and spirit. We want to acknowledge the principles of our founding co-stewards. We want to recognize the Huetar, Maleku, Bribri, Cabécar, Brunka, Ngäbe, Bröran, and Chorotega of Costa Rica and the land we will gather. Thank you to Lois Reiss, Sophia Thom, Elisa Blynn, Bill Molison, Seraphina Carpomos, The Lenape & land stewards of Pennsylvania, Myaamia, and Shawnee people from Miami.