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.

Aug
25
Sat
The Next Act Sabbatical @ Leaves and Lizards
Aug 25 – Sep 9 all-day
The Next Act Sabbatical @ Leaves and Lizards

WE ALL HAVE A STORY

Our experiences, our lives, our moment.

As in a play, the early ”Acts of our lives prepare our character and set the stage for our Next Act.

What story do you want your Next Act to tell?   

The Next Act Sabbatical will guide you to reflect on the previous stages of your life and create a vision for the next one.  YOU have the power to write the award winning script….and our team knows how to help you do that.

Click for the Full Brochure: The Next Act Sabbatical

In her TEDx talk, Jane Fonda, explains it well…. 

 

 

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.

Full Brochure Click Here

Oct
28
Sun
Introduction to Sand Play Training For Healing Arts Professionals @ Leaves and Lizards Retreat
Oct 28 – Nov 1 all-day
Introduction to Sand Play Training For Healing Arts Professionals @ Leaves and Lizards Retreat

Introduction to Sand Play Training Course for Healing Arts Professionals
Presented by Gretchen Morgan, LCSW
Lighthouse Counseling Services, New Jersey
Gretchen Morgan has been using in her practice and teaching Sand Play for over 20 years and is offering this 3 day, 18 hour course, for persons in the healing arts community. Health care professionals will earn 18 CEU’s for the course.

Details (4 nights)
Participants arrive on or before October 28th, 2018.
Arriving flights should come into SJO or LIR airports by 2 pm on October 28th. Airport transportation is not included but will be organized by Leaves and Lizards.
$1300/person/double occupancy
Includes: Sand Play Training Tuition, Lodging, all on site meals.
Not included: Airfare, airport transfers, soda pop, alcohol and tips.

This can be an add on to the Heal the Healers Retreat starting on November 1st.

Nov
1
Thu
Healing the Healers Retreat @ Leaves and Lizards
Nov 1 – Nov 8 all-day
Healing the Healers Retreat @ Leaves and Lizards

You the Healer….

As a Healer your soul has been called to give, to heal, to provide comfort to others during difficult times; with selflessness and compassion. Your needs are often set aside and life consists only of giving and can you may find it hard to receive.  Eventually the giving becomes a strain, both physically and emotionally.  The depleted healer becomes vulnerable to burn-out, and can begin to perceive their healing gift as a burden.  Recognizing it is essential to take time for self-care, to renew and to learn to receive can restore light and energy back into the soul of the healer.

Full brochure please click here: Healing the Healers 2018

Nov
8
Thu
Intermediate Sand Play Training for the Healing Arts Professional @ Leaves and Lizards Retreat
Nov 8 – Nov 11 all-day
Intermediate Sand Play Training for the Healing Arts Professional @ Leaves and Lizards Retreat

 The Lighthouse Sand Play Therapy Technique


Intermediate Sand Play Therapy Training Series

Presenter: Gretchen Morgan, LCSW
For those who have completed our three-part Introduction to Sand Play Therapy Series, we offer an Intermediate Level of Sand Play Therapy Training. The format is small group and highly experiential.  Some topics that will be covered include: Complex Trauma, Defense Mechanisms, Resource Development, Somatics and Symbolism. All intermediate trainings are approved for CE  for 18 CE’s by NJ CE Collaborative, APT and NBCC .

$1500/person double occupancy  (guaranteed single occupancy is $700 extra)

  • Arrival to Leaves and Lizards is on or before November 8th. Class is on Nov. 9,10,11th, 2018.
  • Departure is on or after November 12th (departing flights should leave after 2 pm).

Additional nights at Leaves and Lizards are offered at  $180/night plus tax*

Includes: Food and lodging, tuition

Not included: Airfare, airport transfers, tips, soda pop, or alcohol

Consider this as an add on to our Healing the Healers Retreat Nov. 1st to the 8th.

*extra charge for the Tree House, Butterfly or Hummingbird

 

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.