Upcoming Events

Workshops, classes, and more

There’s something going on at Leaves and Lizards.

Leaves and Lizards hosts retreats, workshops, and other events throughout the year. Stay up to date with our own events, as well as community and cultural events nearby.

Apr
29
Sun
Danielle MacKinnon with Eponicity – Horse and Soul Retreat Level 1 @ Leaves and Lizards ~ Eponicity
Apr 29 – May 6 all-day
Danielle MacKinnon with Eponicity – Horse and Soul Retreat Level 1 @ Leaves and Lizards ~ Eponicity

FULL Our 4th collaboration between Eponicity/Leaves and Lizards and animal communicator 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)

May
8
Tue
Horse and Soul Retreat with Danielle MacKinnon Level 2 @ Leaves and Lizards ~ Eponicity
May 8 – May 16 all-day
Horse and Soul Retreat with Danielle MacKinnon Level 2 @ Leaves and Lizards ~ Eponicity

Announcing our 5th collaboration between Eponicity/Leaves and Lizards and animal communicator Danielle MacKinnon

This retreat welcomes individuals that have already attended a workshop here at Leaves and Lizards with Danielle in Costa Rica.  One spot left.

 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.

 

May
21
Mon
Yoga Retreat with David Romero @ Leaves and Lizards
May 21 – May 27 all-day
Yoga Retreat with David Romero @ Leaves and Lizards

INSPIRATIONS

While David has had successful careers as both an Officer in the U.S. Air Force and as a Medical Device Sales Representative; teaching yoga has provided him with the perfect life balance. David is constantly inspired and encouraged by the local and worldwide community of yogis dedicated to selflessly helping others rediscover and find a deeper connection with themselves on the yoga mat.

Full Brochure Click HERE

Jun
2
Sat
Eponicity’s “Feel the Change – Be the Change” @ Leaves and Lizards Retreat
Jun 2 – Jun 10 all-day
Eponicity's "Feel the Change - Be the Change" @ Leaves and Lizards Retreat

“To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.”  ~ Eckhart Tolle

Activities include: (no horse experience is necessary)
~ Horse selection (your horse picks you for the week) ~
~ 7 days of experiential learning activities, both on the ground and in the saddle ~
~Guided by your horse partner, learn how to understand emotions as information, trust your intuition, tap into your
true leadership potential, create authentic relationships, move through whatever may be blocking you, and
much more….
~ Learn to embody the Power of the Herd* principles ~
~ Swim and play with your horse in the local Arenal river ~
~ Follow trails through the rainforest with your horse to swim in our private waterfall ~
~ Watch the sun set over the Arenal volcano each night from our infinity pool or Tiki bar ~

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Sep
1
Sat
Eponicity’s Brush Up and Ride Workshop @ Leaves and Lizards
Sep 1 – Sep 9 all-day
Eponicity's Brush Up and Ride Workshop @ Leaves and Lizards

“I frequently dream of being on these horses’ backs and running across a field. And the horse and I are one.”  ~ William Shatner

Join us in Costa Rica for our Brush Up and Ride horse workshop and retreat. Learn to ride, improve your skills and create a better understanding of relationship based horsemanship.

Activities include:

~ Horse selection (your horse picks you for the week) ~

~ 6 days of equine activities, both on the ground and in the saddle ~

~ Learn to embody the ‘Power of the Herd’ principles ~

~ Swim and play with your horse in the local Arenal river ~

~ Follow trails through the rainforest with your horse to swim in our private waterfall ~

~ Watch the sun set over the Arenal volcano each night from our infinity pool or Tiki bar ~

~ Enjoy optional spa services during your stay ~

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Sep
16
Sun
Eponicity and Susan Crimmins present: Illuminating Our Spiritual Intuition – Guided by Horses @ Leaves and Lizards Retreat
Sep 16 – Sep 23 all-day
Eponicity and Susan Crimmins present: Illuminating Our Spiritual Intuition – Guided by Horses @ Leaves and Lizards Retreat

“We live between the act of awakening and the act of surrender. Each morning, we awaken to the light and the invitation to a new day in the world of time; each night, we surrender to the dark to be taken to play in the world of dreams where time is no more.”

John O’Donohue”

                                   Feeling called to Awaken your Divine Self?

Come and join us in Costa Rica for this enlivened adventure of living our questions, as we illuminate our unique, intrinsic wisdom (spiritual intuition) with horses as our guides

In communion with our sentient, four-legged guides, both on the ground and mounted, our time together will extend an open-hearted invitation to: spiritually ground meditate and pray cultivate awareness of signs and symbols differentiate intuitive guidance from emotions and projections identify obstacles and opportunities explore ambivalence to embrace knowing and learn how to listen when our soul is speaking.

We ask that you be open to the possibility that whenever horses are serving as guides our Divine guest, Mystery, is invited. When she arrives, we simply never know what she will offer to each of us; however from experience, we do know that it will be exactly what we need….

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Oct
13
Sat
Journey into the Soul – Horses and the Medicine Wheel @ Leaves and Lizards
Oct 13 – Oct 23 all-day
Journey into the Soul - Horses and the Medicine Wheel @ Leaves and Lizards

“The sacred duty of being an individual is to gradually learn how to live so as to awaken the eternal within you.” ~ John O’Donohue

Join Eponicity and Mike Bodkin of Rites of Passage in Costa Rica for this soul filling retreat of connection and introspection. The Native American Medicine Wheel lays a path for us to follow, through cycles of birth and rebirth. If you are ready to go deep into this exploration, this journey into what lies ahead and what is in this moment and what must be healed and let go of…then let your horse take you on this journey.

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Dec
10
Mon
Higher Living Now ~ Horse and Yoga Self Empowerment Retreat @ Leaves and Lizards
Dec 10 – Dec 16 all-day
Higher Living Now ~ Horse and Yoga Self Empowerment Retreat @ Leaves and Lizards
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:

 5 Kosha:

  • Annamaya  “Food or Physical”
  • Pranamaya “Energy”
  • Manomaya “Mind”
  • Vijnanamaya “Wisdom”
  • Anandamaya “Bliss”

Jan
19
Sat
Costa Rica Adventure Photography Workshop ~ Rob Knight and Leila Pages @ Leaves and Lizards
Jan 19 – Jan 26 all-day
Costa Rica Adventure Photography Workshop ~ Rob Knight and Leila Pages @ Leaves and Lizards

Award winning photographers Rob Knight and Leila Audrey Pagés have designed this photo workshop to be different than your average Costa Rica photography tour. Of course you will visit beautiful locations, meet friendly local people, and see amazing wildlife; and you will have experienced photography instructors to help you make the most of every opportunity. Rob and Leila want to take you further. They want to show you what can happen when you truly tune in to your environment and focus on the images you want to create.

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 truly a Costa Rica photography workshop. Rob and Leila will provide hands-on instruction, presentations, and demonstrations throughout the week. You will learn photography and image processing techniques to help you create your own compelling images.