Leaves and Lizards Retreat/lēvz and lizərds rəˈtrēt/
Lodging & RatesWe offer 10 unique private deluxe cabins spread out on 30 acres of rolling hills ALL OPTIONS offer amazing views of the Arenal Volcano.
Vacation PackagesWe can streamline your vacation planning by creating customized experiences for individuals, couples, groups or families.
Tours & ActivitiesThere’s so much to do in Costa Rica! At Leaves and Lizards, your activities and tours are personalized and can be customized to meet your needs.
Escape from the ordinary at Leaves and Lizards…
We’re not just another Costa Rica rain forest hotel. Choose one of our unique cabins and immerse yourself in the local Tico culture. Take in breathtaking views of the Arenal Volcano as you watch toucans from your private porch. Collect eggs, milk a cow, or brush a horse on our working farm. Enjoy fresh farm to table food and delicious Costa Rican coffee. Experience the best horseback riding in Costa Rica, let us plan a zip-line or rafting adventure for you, or simply relax by the pool and enjoy a signature cocktail.
Leaves and Lizards Retreat
Travel can heighten our senses and inspire us to pay closer attention to what’s going on around us. When we allow ourselves to slow down and be present, we can begin to explore our own story. We can engage our creativity and decide what it is we want to say. Yoga can teach us how to tune in to our stories. Photography can be the language we use to share those stories. This Creative Immersion retreat provides the opportunity and the guidance to explore your own inspiration, style, and vision with like-minded travelers in a unique environment.
A creative journey…
You’ll explore concepts such as visual storytelling, mindful photography, and photographic intent. Use Costa Rica as a backdrop to engage your creative side while you explore your unique viewpoint. This tour is not just about philosophy though. This is also a Costa Rica photography workshop. Rob and Kelly will provide hands-on instruction, presentations, and demonstrations throughout the week to help you unlock your creativity and create your own compelling images.
~ Horse selection (your horse picks you for the week) ~
~ Follow trails through the rainforest with your horse to swim in our private waterfall ~
~ Gallop along rolling hills in the shadow of the Arenal volcano ~
~ Join a “Cabalgata” (community ride with 100s of local horses through wild, natural countryside) ~
~ Discover what your horse can teach you about yourself ~
~ Build trust with your horse partner on a full moon night ride (weather permitting) ~
~ Play team rodeo games with local “Tico” cowboys ~
~ Swim and play with your horse in the Arenal river ~
~ Watch the sun set over the Arenal volcano each night from our infinity pool or Tiki bar ~
Well known intuitive and animal communicator, Phoebe Hoffman returns to Leaves and Lizards for her 5th retreat in April/May 2019! She works with humans and their animals, both living and passed, connecting them to each other, illuminating the lessons the animals in our lives are teaching us.
Animals are enlightened and here to teach us. Their behavior contains valuable clues, which, if interpreted thoughtfully, can profoundly change the way we see ourselves, interact with one another and relate to the world we live in. If you are ready to dig deep and discover the power of YOU come and join us!
Early Bird Special Register with a $500 deposit by Feb. 1st and receive a $500 discount!
Space is limited to ensure one-on-one experiences.
Full Brochure: Discover the Power of YOU with Phoebe Hoffman 2019
Eponicity is pleased to announce our next collaboration with Danielle MacKinnon!
Danielle MacKinnon has been named an expert TV psychic medium, intuitive, animal communicator, and foremost expert on soul contracts. She has appeared on numerous radio shows, TV and taught along side some of the world’s most renowned psychics, mediums, healers and TV experts. She will joining forces with our herd of healing horses for this life changing retreat. Limited space to ensure personalized one-on-one interaction with Danielle.
“…I came into the retreat not really knowing what to expect. Having read and/or heard accounts from people who have been at L&L for a retreat and exclaimed it to be “life changing” was daunting to me. I like my life! The thought of having a life changing experience was scary to me. Luckily, those thoughts went away once we got started on the actual “work”. I’m someone who reads A LOT about making changes, becoming more mindful, improving yourself, you name it. All with good intention, but reading something in a book or magazine and wanting it is one thing – you need to know HOW to make it happen to understand and change. To me, that is where the horses came in. After going through the process of being chosen by my horse, it seemed that he knew just what it was that I needed to work on. And in very real & tangible ways, he was able to show me how to change. That being said, the facilitators (Debbie, Sally, Danielle) was really what created the space in which I was able to feel safe enough to allow myself to be vulnerable and share my “stuff”. I can’t say enough how meaningful it was to have facilitators with the compassion, understanding, energy and knowledge to help pull all the pieces of me out and then guide me on putting myself back together. The combination of the horse and human facilitators is, I believe, what made my experience so essential to conquering the real lasting change I have been seeking for so long.
I did enjoy all of it – what I enjoyed most (maybe not in the moment, but looking back at it definitely) was the sense of accomplishment when I was pushed (gently nudged) to do something uncomfortable. The facilitators’ (collectively Debbie, Sallie, Danielle) ability to know just how much to push was so helpful.
I believe the things I learned about myself have changed me on a very deep level, and they changed the way I look at myself and how I am living my life. I have a new belief in myself and who I am that can’t help but alter the way I live my day to day life now.
Life-altering! :)” ~ Kathy Rumsey, U.S. (April 2017)
Please contact us for more information about attending this retreat. Space is limited and will fill quickly.
In the fall of 2018 Felicia Steriti-Smith discovered a magical place with a special yoga instructor at the base of a smoking volcano in the Costa Rica rain forest. This place is Leaves and Lizards, their retreat program is Eponicity and the yoga instructor is Eric Kolesar, founder of Higher Living Now. Eric has studied and practiced a wide variety of yoga in his 20+ years of experience. His personal style brings connection, peace, light ~ illuminating an awareness of the possibilities of what lies within us during his yoga classes. Join Felicia in Costa Rica in October 2019 and experience the magic yourself!
Click Here for the Full Brochure: Felicia Yoga Retreat October 2019