Costa Rica·August 11 - 18 2024
A three stage journey of release, silence, and celebration cultivating transformation through loving kindness in the heart of the jungle.BOOK NOW
Our Signature and third annual MettaMorphosis Retreat will take place in the enchanting jungles of southern Costa Rica. A slice of paradise resembling the Garden of Eden, offers a lush, vibrant, and thriving environment. Our retreat offers a distinctive and unique experience as it touches base with a variety of wisdom's around the world to explore the depths of inner peace while immersing into the native culture and nature surrounding us. Metta : Loving - Kindness Metamorphosis : Transformation MettaMorphosis takes you three three transformative phases : Release, Silence, Celebration Drawing inspiration from diverse wisdom traditions worldwide, including Buddhism, Sufism, Vedic Wisdom, and Abrahamic Traditions, we incorporate a variety of practices that guide us into the innate nature of the self. Additionally, we actively integrate the local community throughout the experience to provide a taste of the exotic culture around us. The journey overall leaves one feeling reborn and rejuvenated. You will return home with a deeper knowledge of sustainable, accessible, and free tools that may sustain the sensation of harmony and balance cultivated throughout the experience.
Immerse yourself in the heart of the Costa Rican Jungle, with the magnificent and breathtaking Mountain View. Our venue offers a range of exceptional amenities, including an infinity pool, a private chef, a tranquil yoga shala, refreshing hot water, reliable wifi, convenient laundry facilities, and much more.
Embrace the beauty of the fire through a traditional Costa Rican sweat ceremony - an experience that is guaranteed to detox both mind and body.
Immerse yourself in a tapestry of traditions that encompass Zen Buddhism, Sufism, Indigenous Practices, various branches of Abrahamic faiths, Vedic Wisdom, and more. Engage in practices derived from these diverse wisdom's of the world all of which are aimed to ease suffering in the physical, mental, and emotional bodies.
An accessible hike to one of the largest waterfalls in Costa Rica where we will swim into and through the beautiful waters.
An educational experience that will be filled with adventure as we embark and embrace a brave exploration of the jungle at night!
Visit a local farm of a family within the valley of Costa Rica, where they will show us their culture, rituals, music, while providing an amazing dinner meal - rich in experience and nutrients.
We will enhance the experience by providing meals and food that are high in quality, nutrients, and vitality. Pescatarian, Vegetarian, and Vegan diets will be available. Our chef is top tier with quality, presentation, personality, and service - all allergies and dietary necessities will be accompanied to.
Be guided through practices led by local guest teachers to fully experience the spirit and the heart of the culture and the jungle.
James and Kristin Ratliff of Satsang Adventures + Local Guest Teachers
M.Div Interfaith Studies Candidate, EOLD, E-RYT 500
James is 700HR RYT specializing in Hatha Yoga.
He is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Interfaith Divinity studying the many truths of the world and has completed an intensive study of End of Life Care.
James believes that all spiritual paths spring forth from the same well of divine being and brings the essence of many traditions to his yoga classes. James has served and studied in various parts of the world having finished his yoga studies in Nepal and being a member of Performers Without borders in Africa.
His main teachings focus on how to cultivate a healthy body, a peaceful mind, and a joyful heart.
M.A. Yoga Studies Candidate, E-RYT 500, AHA
Kristin specializes in teaching what it is to live an integrative lifestyle of peace in the physical, mental, and emotional bodies.
She believes in living a life led by the heart and has dedicated her life to studying what it is to cultivate tools for Inner Peace.
She received training in a variety of Yoga styles studying in Nepal & the US -- including Adaptive Therapeutic, Hatha, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Bikram.
Kristin has studied Ayurvedic Medicine through Hale Pule and is a current student in a Yoga Therapy Graduate program through Loyola Marymount University.
She has studied practices of OSHO meditations, Indigenous Wisdom teachings, and Abrahamic Faith practices through immersive experiences worldwide.
Arrive to San Jose, Costa Rica
Depart to Puerto Viejo
Dinner upon Arrival
Jungle Night Hike
Spiritual Warrior Practice
Igniting your Inner Fire through Ayurveda
Trauma Release Breathwork
Rising Vipassana Meditation
Series of Silent Interfaith Meditations
Depart to Nuayaca
Short Hike to Waterfall
Lunch at local restaurant
Return to Venue
Decompress + Rest
Cacao Ceremony + Ecstatic Dance
Return to Venue
Rest + Reset
Rising Meditation and Practice
Depart to Local Market
Return to Venue
8 days/7 nights Inter-spiritual Retreat Experience
8 days/7 nights Jungle Villa Accomodations
High Quality Organic Meals
Transportation to/from San Jose, CR Airport
BriBri Tribe Visit + Waterfall Hike
Jungle Night Hike
Zipline + Gear
Dinner in Puerto Viejo Town
All Additional Transportation
Airfare to San Jose, CR
Additional Personal Desires (Souvenirs, Extra Food/Beverages, etc.)
Finca Bella Vida
A lush environment filled with incredible hospitality, private catering, and all the magical sounds and sights of the vibrant jungle.
Returning home after an amazing adventure with Satsang Adventures. There was so much beauty and good times that I am still processing. I feel blessed beyond measure. The healing that was put into motion is exactly what I need to move forward in my path. There is a lot to integrate and the amazing group of humans I met is certainly one of my favorite gifts. It’s nice to find my tribe of like minded people.
“Kristin and James have created the most nourishing environment with Satsang Adventures. Their retreat allowed me to get out of my comfort zone in order to release, process, heal and celebrate my own journey at a beautiful venue surrounded in nature. The itinerary was packed full of different healing methods and modalities some of which I’ve already began to use at home. Kristin and James make healing easy with their knowledge, wisdom, love, joy and compassion. This adventure was exactly what I needed and allowed me to deepen my own spiritual practices as well as network with other likeminded individuals. I was able to release fears of judgement and let go in order to heal on many different layers. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to experience one of James and Kristin’s retreats. Satsang Adventures was an incredible experience for my mind, body, and soul. Thank you guys! I Love you!! <3”
The work we did to clear my energy was life changing. Every event was incredible. The mettamorphosis retreat was perfectly planned and the events flowed smoothly and complimented each other. It’s a process and if you just trust it, the results will blow your mind. Kristin and James are so talented and I’m eternally grateful to them for sharing their gifts with us. I recommend any event they sponsor or host.
Ometepe will forever hold its special place in my heart. Some of the ways I’ve tried to explain or describe the adventure to the island for retreat were as follows: Transformational, Profound, Peace & Bliss, Death & Rebirth. Deep gratitude for Satsang Adventures who held space and facilitated such an incredible journey.
Just finished an absolutely beautiful & transformative retreat put on by Satsang Adventures. There was so much beauty, connect back to nature, love, connection, learning, and FUN! I work so deeply in the medicine space, and it is certainly needed by so many, but this was a powerful reminder of the medicine we use and have at our disposal every single day, and I NEEDED THAT! Breath. Peace in stillness. Quieting the mind. Not attaching to the thoughts. Allowing them to pass without emotional attachment. Deeper internal knowing that all is in divine orchestration and order. Most of all for me, truly taking in as MANY moments I can every single day with deeper awareness and gratitude. Every moment is a gift. Every one. This experience, your body, your mind, its all going to pass one day. I am so much more grateful and aware and present in my day, and I have so many more tools to incorporate in my daily practice. I love you Kristin & James. THANK YOU.
Beautiful and profound experience of self exploration & spiritual insights. Incredible journey of stepping through this process connected in community only to extend beyond the realm of group/self experience and integrate into daily world living. Diversity in teaching and experiences invited curiosity to expand and continue. The elements and immersion in nature was an incredible setting for these experiences enhancing peace and meditation. Many thanks to the loving and beautiful couple, James and Kristin, for sharing their beautiful souls and their passion to reach out and help ease suffering.
This week long container was an incredible experience that will stay with me forever. From new friends becoming family to being introduced to new healing practices that are practice and replicable back at home, this Satsang Adventure is one for the books. I can’t wait to join the next retreat, and can’t wait to bring others along with me. I would highly recommend anyone in search of adventure and healing to give these guys a shot. You won’t regret it.
This is a retreat in which we teach modalities of cultivating inner peace and joy & we pull these modalities from many different cultures and philosophies around the world.
We believe in cultivating community and connection to the self and others by bringing the many truths of the world together as one.
San Jose International Airport
*Please double check that you book to Costa Rica and not San Jose, California.
We will provide transportation from this Airport to the venue in Puerto Viejo.
If you arrive at another airport it will be your responsibility to find transportation to the venue.
There are currently no mandates or requirements for entry into Costa Rica.
You do not need a Visa for travel to Costa Rica if you are staying less than 180 days.
We will provide transportation to and from the airport.
Prior to departure you will receive notice to provide airfare information and we will contact you with further information on pick-up information.
We are blessed to have hot water showers along with wifi and daily cleaning in the rooms.
Each room will have a fan & windows for the breeze, but will not have AC units.
The venue is kind enough to offer laundry services to each guest - we ask that you coordinate loads & limit to one load for the week.
Tips are not required but encouraged for the staff providing the service.
We like to use WorldNomads.com for our insurance. Please note that travel insurance is not included or required, but it is highly recommended.
We will be in the tropics so you can expect warm and humid temperatures. While we cannot predict the weather, we are going during a season that is likely to be sunny and dry, but rain is possible so please be prepared.
Please visit www.weather.com for forecasts closer to the date.
In the unlikely event you do get sick, our venue will be able to call a nearby hospital and/or doctor.
Please be sure to double check that you bring any medications that you normally take - the pharmacy in foreign countries can be tricky and you should not rely on receiving what you need there.If you are on regular medication or have any allergies we require that you inform us. All medical information will be kept confidential and is only used to keep you safe and in case of emergency.
US Dollars are likely to be accepted by most within the area, however it is not guaranteed.
We highly recommend exchanging at the airport or pulling from an ATM upon arrival to obtain the local currency - this usually makes things cheaper as well!