Leaves and Lizards Retreat/lēvz and lizərds rəˈtrēt/
Lodging & Rates
We offer 10 unique private deluxe cabins spread out on 30 acres of rolling hills ALL OPTIONS offer amazing views of the Arenal Volcano.
We can streamline your vacation planning by creating customized experiences for individuals, couples, groups or families.
Tours & Activities
There’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
The retreat will be centered around the 5 kosha bodies and have experiences designed to bring balance, regain strength, renew spirit and rediscover our power. Through a framework of an ancient system designed to look at levels of consciousness, we can become more of our most authentic selves. We will be using this system as a tool kit to check in and see where we are coming from and areas that we can focus on to improve our life. This will provide the framework of the each day’s activities.
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It will include the following days:
- Annamaya “Food or Physical”
- Pranamaya “Energy”
- Manomaya “Mind”
- Vijnanamaya “Wisdom”
- Anandamaya “Bliss”
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.
Astonishing. Exhilarating. Revealing. Transformational……
In our every day lives, we hope to learn about ourselves in bits and pieces. We try to grow in small ways hoping they’ll add up, eventually, to something bigger, something meaningful. But imagine doing all this in one week.
Enter Eponicity. I arrived afraid – what if I couldn’t keep up with the “horsey stuff”? I hadn’t ridden since I was 12 when I was told I was awkward and untalented. What if I held the group back or worse…..(it) isn’t about riding or being horsey. It’s about the beauty of animals – and the magnificent relationship between horses and humans. In fact, only one member of our group could ride. One member had never even sat on a horse. It didn’t matter…….. It’s hard to describe because it’s an evolution……. It starts with sitting blind-folded in a circle and waiting for a horse – your horse – to choose you…Your horse lovingly gives you what you need and, in turn, requires that you shed what you do not. Today, I describe myself as arriving in Costa Rica a garden snake and shedding so many skins, I left as a python.
It’s not just the horses. It’s also the people – Danielle, Debbie and Sally….They are more than a team, rather a seamless interweave of talents able to work with each of us to tease out our raw, beautiful humanness and, from there, dip our toes into the pool of our authentic selves.
I am home now, a different person. No one around me can quite name it. Some say I’m gentler, others prefer ‘more directed’ or ‘better grounded’. The words don’t matter because the truth is I’m more me. And becoming me is a never-ending process that I’m honored to have begun with Eponicity at Leaves and Lizards.
Julie Davidson, CEO, U.S. (May 2017)
Please contact us for more information about attending this retreat. Space is limited and will fill quickly. A $500 deposit will hold your spot.