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COSTA RICA PLANT MEDICINE JOURNEY

Punta Mona, Costa Rica



DAILY ITINERARY
November Course, 2011

All classes are optional, morning circles everyone is asked to attend. 



Monday, November 1st  DAY ONE - Earth

6 am  7 am  Yoga with Nancy  Grounding & Centering

7 am  8:30 am - Breakfast 

8:30 am  9:30 am - Welcome Circle, Introductions, and Prayer  The Medicine Wheel Journey

9:45 am  11:45 am - Plant Journeys:
Meditations with 2-3 plants,  medicine making, plant walks, discussion, storytelling, hands-on explorations with each plant. Patchouli, Gotu Kola, Vetiver. Theme: Earth

12 pm  Lunch 
	Fruit of the day  Breadfruit & Jackfruit

1 pm  2 pm  Afternoon Break 
Swim, nap, walk, rest, yoga, kayak, silent meditation, etc.

2 pm  4 pm  Day Activity (Earth) -  Plant Walk & Farm Tour

4 pm  6 pm  Afternoon Plant Journeys: 
	Relaxing afternoon teas and meditations with 2-3 plants.
	Guava, Cacao, Sugar cane.

6:30 pm  8 pm - Dinner

8 pm  9 pm  Fire Circle: 
	Storytelling, Song, Dancing, Ritual, Ocean & Fire offerings, Star gazing



Tuesday, November 2nd  DAY TWO  Air

6 am  7 am  Yoga with Nancy  Clearing & Opening the Breath

7 am  8:30 am - Breakfast 

8:30 am  9:30 am  Morning Circle, Guided Meditation and Breath work.

9:45 am  11:45 am - Plant Journeys:
	Meditations with 2-3 plants,  medicine making, plant walks, discussion, storytelling, hands-on 
	explorations with each plant. Coffee, Guarana, Yerba Mate. Theme: Air

12 pm  Lunch 
	Fruit of the Day  Citrus fruits

1 pm  2 pm  Afternoon Break 
Swim, nap, walk, rest, yoga, kayak, silent meditation, etc.
	
2 pm  4 pm  Day Activity (Air) -  Guided Jungle Walk & Bird Watching

4 pm  6 pm  Afternoon Plant Journeys: 
	Relaxing afternoon teas and meditations with 2-3 plants.
	Tea Tree, Verbena (Juanilama), Lemon Balm. 

6:30 pm  8 pm - Dinner

8 pm  9 pm  Opening evening for swim, reading, rest, night walk along the beach...




Wednesday, November 3rd  DAY THREE - Fire

6 am  7 am  Yoga with Nancy  Energizing & Awakening

7 am  8:30 am - Breakfast 

8:30 am  9:30 am - Morning Circle, Guided Meditation.

9:45 am  11:45 am - Plant Journeys:
Meditations with 2-3 plants,  medicine making, plant walks, discussion, storytelling, hands-on explorations with each plant. Ginger & Galangal, Cinnamon, Turmeric. Theme: Fire

12 pm  Lunch 
	Fruit of the day  Papaya & Mangosteen

1 pm  2 pm  Afternoon Break 
Swim, nap, walk, rest, yoga, kayak, silent meditation, etc.
	
2 pm  4 pm  Day Activity (Fire) -  Body Painting with Guatil (non-permanent red dye)

4 pm  6 pm  Afternoon Plant Journeys: 
	Digestive tonics, afternoon teas and meditations with 2-3 plants. 
	Bitter melon, Jackass Bitters, Senna, Chanca Piedra. 

6:30 pm  8 pm - Dinner

8 pm  9 pm  Fire Circle: 
	Storytelling, Song, Dancing, Ritual, Fire offerings



Thursday, November 4th  DAY FOUR - Water

6 am  7 am  Yoga with Nancy  Releasing & Opening the Heart

7 am  8:30 am - Breakfast 

8:30 am  9:30 am - Morning Circle, Guided Meditation. 

9:45 am  11:45 am - Plant Journeys:
Meditations with 2-3 plants,  medicine making, plant walks, discussion, storytelling, hands-on explorations with each plant. Ylang Ylang, Hibiscus, Vanilla. Theme: Water

12 pm  Lunch 
	Fruit of the day  Passionfruit, Pineapple & Miracle fruit

1 pm  2 pm  Afternoon Break 
Swim, nap, walk, rest, yoga, kayak, silent meditation, etc.

2 pm  4 pm  Day Activity (Water) - Kayaking, Dolphin/Turtle watching, Fishing

4 pm  6 pm  Afternoon Plant Journeys: 
	Relaxing afternoon teas and meditations with 2-3 plants.
	Plumeria, Biriba, Cashew.

6:30 pm  8 pm - Dinner

8 pm  9 pm  Opening evening for swim, reading, rest, night walk along the beach...



Friday  November 5th  DAY FIVE - Underworld

6 am  7 am  Yoga with Nancy  Deepening & Going Inward

7 am  8:30 am - Breakfast 

8:30 am  9:30 am - Morning Circle, Guided Meditation. 

9:45 am  11:45 am - Plant Journeys:
Meditations with 2-3 plants,  medicine making, plant walks, discussion, storytelling, hands-on explorations with each plant. Hombre Grande, Ayahuasca, Salvia. Theme: Underworld 

12 pm  Lunch 
	Fruit of the day  Guava, Biriba, Guanabana

1 pm  2 pm  Afternoon Break 
Swim, nap, walk, rest, yoga, kayak, silent meditation, etc.

2 pm  4 pm  Day Activity (Underworld) -  Sand burials or Mud baths

4 pm  6 pm  Afternoon Plant Journeys: 
	Relaxing afternoon teas and meditations with 2-3 plants.
	Dormilona, Guanabana (Annona)
	
6:30 pm  8 pm - Dinner

8 pm  9 pm  Fire Circle: 
	Storytelling, Song, Dancing, Ritual, Fire offerings



Saturday  November 6th  DAY SIX - Above

6 am  7 am  Yoga with Nancy  Rising to Spirit, Creating Spaciousness

7 am  8:30 am - Breakfast 

8:30 am  9:30 am - Morning Circle, Guided Meditation. 

9:45 am  11:45 am - Plant Journeys:
Meditations with 2-3 plants,  medicine making, plant walks, discussion, storytelling, hands-on explorations with each plant. Tilo, Passionflower, Santa Maria. Theme: Above

12 pm  Lunch 
	Fruit of the day  Starfruit & Miracle fruit

1 pm  2 pm  Afternoon Break 
Swim, nap, walk, rest, yoga, kayak, silent meditation, etc.

2 pm  4 pm  Day Activity (Above) -  Silent Jungle Walk

4 pm  6 pm  Afternoon Plant Journeys: 
	Relaxing afternoon teas and meditations with 2-3 plants. 
	Blue Vervain,  Cecropia.
	
6:30 pm  8 pm - Dinner

8 pm  9 pm  Fire Circle: 
	Storytelling, Song, Dancing, Ritual, Fire offerings



Sunday, November 7th  DAY SEVEN - Center

6 am  7 am  Yoga with Nancy  Coming to Center

7 am  8:30 am - Breakfast 

8:30 am  9:30 am - Morning Circle, Guided Meditation. 

9:45 am  11:45am - Plant Journeys:
Meditations with 2-3 plants,  medicine making, plant walks, discussion, storytelling, hands-on explorations with each plant. Coconut, Life Everlasting, Aloe. Theme: Center

12 pm  Lunch 
	Fruit of the day  Banana & Coconut

1 pm  2 pm  Afternoon Break 
Swim, nap, walk, rest, yoga, kayak, silent meditation, etc.

2 pm  4 pm  Day Activity (Center)  Herbal body care & Herbal bathing

4 pm  6 pm  Afternoon Plant Journeys: 
	Relaxing afternoon teas and meditations with 2-3 plants. Connecting with plant allies. 

6:30 pm  8pm - Dinner

8 pm  9 pm  Fire Circle: 
	Storytelling, Song, Dancing, Ritual, Fire offerings



Monday, November 8th  ENDING CIRCLE

7 am  8:30 am - Breakfast 

10 am  12 pm  Ending Circle & Ritual, Prayers, Offerings. 

*** Participants can depart as they desire on the 8th, or stay longer at Punta Mona. 


OTHER PLANTS USED DURING COURSE  

Tea plant, Taro, Bay Rum, Noni, Irish Moss, Clove, Anisillo, Basil, Maidenhair fern