At Sibú you will have access to plenty of services & activities that will integrally complement your experience in our retreats, and help you reach a unique sense of well-being.
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
Yoga sessions are focused on connecting movement and breath to awaken the energy and move it through all energy centers (chakras). Authentic and creative practice will include mantra, meditation, purifying breathing practices and well-rounded body movement that will bring you back into the present moment and help to release deep sited tension in the muscles and tissues. Surrender and relax through a restorative practice, activate meridians along the whole body and balance the flow of energy. Cool down the nervous system, find stillness and dive into a deep meditative state. The practice concludes with profound full body relaxation.
Yoga is step-by-step guidance that takes you way beyond good physical workout but to a new level of consciousness. Every practice is different and adapted to the group and their level.
“Kundalini” is an ancient Sanskrit word that literally means “coiled snake.” In early Eastern religion (long before Buddhism and Hinduism) it was believed that each individual possessed a divine energy at the base of the spine. This energy was thought to be the sacred energy of creation. This energy is something we are born with, but we must make an effort to “uncoil the snake,” thereby putting us in direct contact with the divine. Kundalini Yoga is the practice of awakening our Higher Self and turning potential energy into kinetic energy.
The primary objective is to awaken the full potential of human awareness in each individual; that is, recognize our awareness, refine that awareness, and expand that awareness to our unlimited Self. Clear any inner duality, create the power to deeply listen, cultivate inner stillness, and prosper and deliver excellence in all that we do.
Kundalini is known as a niche form of yoga. But Kundalini, perhaps more than any other yoga, has a long and fascinating history. Unlike most ancient religious philosophies, Kundalini does not hold onto any strict rules or dogmas. The pure nature of Kundalini has allowed each generation for thousands of years to find personal meaning in the practice. The objective is decentralized and selfless – help people actualize their Higher Self. Kundalini does not claim to be the way; it is simply a way, one tool on each individual’s journey to personal discovery.
PROPER FOOD PLAN
We provide you all the meals while you stay with us. You’ll be eating delicious simple but healthy vegan organic diet, where every meal is cooked using locally grown ingredients, totally free of pesticides and any other chemicals traditionally used in industrial agriculture. To get the best of natural medicines, it is important to cleanse your organism from all toxins, and this includes food that is hard for the body to digest/processed food such as meat, dairy products and sugar/salt saturated food.
We are responsible to consume locally grown, farm-to-table organic food and provide our guests with three meals a day.Our Menu changes every season to take advantage of Costa Rica fruits and vegetable abundance of the season its created to help you maximize your benefits and growth.
If you need a special diet please let us know, also if you have any allergy.
PLANT MEDICINE RETREATS
Plant medicines have been at the core of human health care as far as human history dates back. The indigenous of all tribes consider the plants to have spirits, and those spirits to be the source of great power and healing. The plants help us guide towards understanding how to free ourselves from internal blockages and connect to the energy and essence that lives within us. The plants help us to reconnect us to the love of nature and our physical health.
At Sibú, we create a safe space for participants to continue their journey of transformation and experience the ancient wisdom and healing potential of plant medicines.
Our Retreats are created to help you connect with your personal reasons, intentions, mission, and goals. Those traumas or bad memories you want to process, heal, overcome. Or maybe those hidden, unknown places within your consciousness you want to explore and understand. If you have your mission clear, we will focus our attention on it. If you are still wondering, we will help you finding out what you are looking for.
Working with ancestral plant medicines is an intense, profound, and almost always a highly transformative experience that can facilitate real healing on all levels of your being – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. This plants are a doorway to inner worlds that allows us access to higher states of consciousness and experience of spiritual awakening.
Our retreats are created to help participants get the best spiritual experience while experiencing t ancestral plant medicines in the best setting to heal and connect with the supreme being dwelling in us and every nature by choosing our retreats you will not only experience plants but also the medicine of the nature our location is a place with high potential to re-connect to mother earth and your inner being.
Ceremonies and retreat activities address all aspects of your being and are created to support you on your journey towards living a life filled with more peace,love, beauty, joy and compassion. The ceremony is just the beginning, this is an experience that awakes the soul who you are.
SUSTAINABLE NATURAL BUILDING
Sibú is an education center, working permaculture principles, rooted in environmental sustainability and Bioclimatic design. We are here to host natural building courses on the land where people can come to learn and experience the process of building in a more sustainable harmonious way!
Houses and buildings are the center of any site, through which the majority of energy and resources flow to be either wasted or maximized for best use. And yet, most permaculture courses barely touch on physical structures! We believe that your house and other structures deserve more attention as integral and essential parts of your overall permaculture design.
The Natural Building Course, a one-week course founded in the permaculture principles and covering natural building. you’ll learn a wide range of natural building styles and techniques which can be put to use in any climate or region of the world. Learn how to reduce your footprint and maximize your efficiency all while creating beautiful, durable structures! Our working center, and our team make Sibú such a unique place to learn.
Local tours and activities
As a part of our commitment – When it comes to things to do and places to visit in the south pacific of Costa Rica, this part of the country is a hidden gem, you will be filled for many choices, especially when youre at Sibu we will offer you to chase for the coast lines of Pacific or climb the highest mountains, the most amazing waterfalls and the most diverse areas of Costa Rica.
You will get the memorable experiences of visiting various bio-diversities, Nature and Wild life. From thrilling dolphin and whale watching adventure to the majestic Cerro Chirripó, to scenic jungle journey with us enjoy Costa Rica will be easy as we take care of you.
Destinations choices and guides to give you a local feeling. So, start planning your Costa Rica adventure with us now!
At the end of the road, and high above San Gerardo de Rivas , Cloudbridge Reserve offers a number of stunning trails through virgin forest and newly planted slopes. You count the waterfalls, and watch out for the amazing vegetation as well as birds and bees! Start from the Welcome Center where you will find a map and well marked trails.
This reserve has been developed to preserve and reforest an important gap in the cloud forest adjoining the Chirripó Pacifico River on the slopes of Mt. Chirripó.
Cloudbridge adjoins the primary forest of Chirripó National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We offer guided tours for groups or individuals, usually lasting between 2-4 hours. The difficulty and length can be adjusted to your ability and interest. You will explore waterfalls, primary forest, and areas of reforested land with one of our naturalists. You can choose between a general tour of reserve or one focused on primary forest habitat, birds, or nocturnal wildlife. Details on our tours are provided below.
Cloudbridge Reserve Tour: Hike along a river trail past two huge waterfalls, spotting birds and other wildlife, while learning about this special cloud forest and the reforestation work that has evolved over the last several decades.
Start time: 8 am
Duration: 3-4 hours
Hike through an old growth (primary) forest that is home to unique wildlife including Resplendent Quetzals, Ornate Hawk-eagles, wild cats, rare butterflies, and beautiful orchids. This is a strenuous hike and will go at your pace and stop to admire the flora and fauna along the way.
Start time: 7 am
Duration: 4-5 hours
There are 300+ bird species in the Reserve, many of which are unique to this region and high elevation. Hummingbirds, toucans, and brightly coloured tanagers are abundant. Resplendent Quetzals, Red-headed Barbets and others seasonal visitors are also frequently seen.
Start Time: 6:30
Duration: 3 Hours Minimum
Our keen-eyed guide will help you spot glass frogs, pit vipers, tarantulas, and other nocturnal wonders, and will provide interesting insights into the nightlife of the cloud forest. Bring a headlamp or flashlight and spare batteries, and rain gear (Apr-Dec).
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Duration: 1.5 – 2 hrs
These majestic waterfalls are one of the main attractions of the southern region in Costa Rica, not only for their natural scenic beauty, which offers the tourist moments of recreation and fun, but also to participate in different activities such as horseback ridign tours, swimming, climbing, jumping and to observe much of the beauty of the tropical rainforest, among others.
Nauyaca Waterfalls is the ideal place, not only for those in search of tranquility and nature, but also for adventure and excitement lovers. They are a reference point for adventure ecotourism as they are recognized worldwide for their beauty.
The Nauyaca Waterfalls are located in a canyon approximately eighty meters wide. One of the falls is forty-five meters high in free fall and the other twenty meters high in stepped fall, forming at the foot of it, a pool of a thousand square meters and six meters deep. Then there are other natural pools of smaller size, which can be used for the enjoyment of the whole family.
Nauyaca Waterfalls in Costa Rica is the ideal place for lovers of nature and adventure where the tourist can expand the cavalcade, walk, swim, climb, jump, take pictures and enjoy a wonderful day, in one of the most beautiful places beautiful of the pacific south of Costa Rica.
This is one of Costa Rica’s wilder national parks, but relatively accessible by foot. Much of the rugged terrain has been protected from development and exploitation by its inaccessibility. Besides the challenge of climbing Costa Rica’s highest peak (Cerro Chirripó) there are miles of trails that wind through more ecological zones than you will find in most entire countries.
The number one attraction in Chirripó national park is climbing Cerro Chirripó Grande, the highest peak in Costa Rica. The views are spectacular, on a clear day, you can see the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean sea simultaneously.
As you climb higher, the vegetation hugs lower to the ground. If you look down into the crystal water of the streams, you will see trout. Above tree line, you see cactus and scrub. Conditions become harsher and by the time you reach the refugio, you wonder if you are somewhere else.
If you feel called to hike the Chirripó let us know we will help you make this adventure and unforgettable experience.
Eco-tourists and wildlife enthusiasts will be blown away in our exhilarating Whale watching and Dolphin encounter. The Marino Ballena National Park is home to one of the most biologically diverse marine habitats in Costa Rica.
From observing large pods of bottle nose, spotted, common or spinner dolphins performing acrobatics to witnessing a Humpback Whale teach its baby to breach, this tour is for everyone to enjoy! Whale Island and Punta Uvita “Whale tail” to explore the marine life of Marino Ballena National Park! Later, visit to the gigantic natural sea caves of Playa Ventanas as your captain carefully approach to the caves, giving you an awesome perspective of this wonderful place of Uvita Bahia Ballena.
Come join us on a boat tour & best whale watching experience in Costa Rica , where you can combine your five senses to create a powerful experience connecting you with nature!