Radical Reconnection: Healing the Queer Heart 🍄

06/24/2024 - 06/28/2024

In-Depth Retreat Overview

[This retreat is open to all LGBTQ+ identified people- inclusive of all backgrounds and gender identities] Nestled within the lush embrace of the Costa Rican jungle, immerse yourself in an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and profound healing. Welcome to "Radical Reconnection: Healing the Queer Heart," where the sacred tapestry of nature will intertwine seamlessly with the essence of your body, heart and spirit. This transformative retreat is meticulously crafted to guide you on a path of rediscovery, leading you back to the core of your existence. At the heart of our endeavor lies the profound acknowledgment of interconnectedness – a potent catalyst for healing and growth. Here, amidst the vibrant energy of the jungle, you will reclaim your innate birthright: a profound, nurturing connection with your authentic queer self, with others, and with the boundless and inherent otherness of the more than human world. Anchored in compassion and understanding, our program is designed to honor the unique journey of each participant, providing a safe and supportive space for exploration and healing. Embark on a carefully curated experience featuring two sacred plant 🍄 ceremonies, expertly facilitated individual therapeutic preparation and integration sessions, and immersive intercultural healing practices. Engage in somatic practices to reconnect with the wisdom of your physical form, and embrace moments of serenity through contemplative practices such as yoga and meditation. Nourish your body and spirit with a diet designed to optimize both mental and physical well-being, while enjoying exhilarating excursions into the embrace of nature that offer opportunities for profound introspection and renewal. Guided by ancestral wisdom and a rich tapestry of contemporary therapeutic modalities, this retreat invites you to embark on a healing journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Join us and experience the power of radical reconnection – a journey that transcends boundaries, ignites the soul, and encourages a deep sense of joyful thriving.  

✔ Included:
  • Accommodations
  • 3 meals / day
  • All workshops and practices
✗ NOT included:
  • Flight
  • Any visas that may be required
All Prices are in USD$. A 50% Deposit payment is required to book your space. The remaining 50% will be processed 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please note: 13% tax will be added to all costs. Jungle Gayborhood Retreat Cancellation policy: 90+ days prior to the start date of the retreat: Full refund 89-30 days: 50% refund 29 days or less: No refunds We know that life can be unpredictable, and sometimes plans need to change, but our cancellation and refund policies are absolute. We recommend trip insurance that includes coverage for cancellations made for any reason. We recommend insurance companies such as: Travel Guard, World Nomad or any other well-known travel insurance company.
Photo 1: Yoga Practice in our Shala 
Photo 2: Group excursion to Nauyaca Waterfall
Photo 3: Shala at night
Photo 4: Cabin accommodations
SCHOLARSHIP OPTIONS Participants who would like to join the course but are facing financial challenges and difficulties can opt for one of a limited number of scholarship option. They will be able to access the course at a greatly reduced price. Accommodation will be in a camping tent rather than a cabin. In order to qualify for this, a participant needs to send us an email speaking of their motivation for joining the course as well as describing the nature of their difficult financial situation. PRECIO TICO For Costa Rican nationals we offer a 50% discount on listed prices. Please email [email protected] for further information. A Costa Rican passport or identity card is required. Doggo Notice: We have two very loving and friendly pups - Bodhi & Luna - who live here at the Gayborhood. Aside from the occasional barking spree at incoming cars, they are quiet, harmless, and very sweet. If you have any concerns about dogs being onsite, please reach out to discuss.  

All Details at one Glance:

$1,360.00 – Private Deluxe Cabin
$1,260.00 – Private King Cabin
$1,020.00 – Shared Twin Jungle Cabin
$912.00 – Shared 4 Bed Jungle Cabin

DATE & TIME DETAILS: June 24 - 28, 2024

LOCATION: 'The Jungle Gayborhood' San Salvador de Baru, Diamante Valley, Costa Rica

CONTACT: Gabriele
[email protected]

Accommodation: The retreat will be hosted at our own dedicated retreat space for the LGBTQ+ community, the Jungle Gayborhood in the Diamante Valley of Costa Rica. All accommodations are in comfortable bamboo jungle cabins. Pictures of the retreat center and cabins are shown when selecting your accommodation type. Private and shared options available.

Transport: Transportation to the Gayborhood is included and will be arranged individually with guests after registration. Please plan to be at SJO airport and ready to depart for the Gayborhood no later than 8am on Monday, June 24. Return transportation on the morning of Friday, June 28 will also be provided. We suggest booking your return flight no earlier than 4pm out of SJO (or 12pm if flying out of Quepos Domestic Airport). rnrn

Food: All meals are provided daily during your stay. rnBreakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared fresh in house by our amazing kitchen team.rnrn

Booking Process: Please submit your booking to secure your spot. We will follow up with a screening questionnaire to evaluate physical and emotional safety for the sacred plant ceremonies. And a consultation call with our facilitator may be scheduled before your place has been confirmed. Please do not book non-refundable travel until after your application has been approved. If for any reason this retreat is not a good fit for you, a full refund will be issued.

Reduced Price / Scholarships: We intend to make this experience as accessible as possible for people so we have set aside some scholarships to reduce the price of the retreat. Some of these scholarships are specifically set aside to make the retreat more affordable for Costa Ricans. If you are unable to afford the full price, please email [email protected] and explain your situation and what price you are able to afford, and we will do our best to accommodate your situation. Please submit your request for a scholarship as soon as possible to ensure it's consideration. rnrnIf you are able to, please consider a contribution to our scholarship fund.

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Authentic Connection

Why Retreats with Jungle Gayborhood?

Dive into an experience that goes beyond just a getaway. Our retreats are crafted to provide you with a safe and welcoming space, where authenticity and connection take center stage. Whether you’re looking to unwind and recharge or eager to forge new friendships in an inclusive setting, our Jungle Gayborhood retreats offer a unique opportunity to connect with yourself and others in a meaningful way.

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Expert Facilitators:

experienced facilitators who will guide enriching experiences, helping you discover more about yourself and your connection with others.

Inclusive Community:

Join a diverse community that celebrates authenticity and diversity.

Exceptional Environment:

Immerse yourself in the lush nature, creating a unique backdrop for your moments of relaxation and reflection.

Holistic Well-being:

Enjoy activities designed to nurture your mind, body, and spirit.

What’s it like to attend a retreat at the Jungle Gayborhood?

Our Retreat Amenities include

Luxurious accommodations, holistic wellness facilities, adventure opportunities, and an experienced team for an unforgettable experience.

Spectacular waterfalls

  • Enjoy six major waterfalls within walking distance along the Diamante River.
  • 11 Gorgeous Bamboo Cabins (25 beds sleeping up to 28)

  • 3 Deluxe Cabins (1 king/queen bed)
  • 5 Jungle Cabins (1 king bed or 2 individual beds)
  • 3 Bunk Cabins (4 individual beds)
  • All cabins include power, lights, fan, super comfortable beds and nice linens, and are fully enclosed in mosquito mesh netting. A/C is unnecessary in our region.

    Camping area

  • able to accommodate 10-20 people
  • Beautiful yoga shala

  • Our Shala Space is a beautiful covered bamboo structure reaching out into the jungle with a direct view of the Diamante waterfall
  • Communal bathroom and showers

  • All cabins share a beautiful bamboo bathhouse with hot water.
  • Communal 5 person outdoor shower
  • 3 private individual showers
  • Kitchen + dining to accommodate 30+

  • Gourmet meal plan available
  • Gym

  • Comprehensive collection of free weights (machines and cardio not available)
  • Pristine Nature

  • Located on a gorgeous 300 acre property in one of the world’s most biodiverse places in Costa Rica.
  • Abundant hiking

  • Explore several kilometers of private hiking trails right on the property.
  • On-site bodywork

  • Relax and care for your body with massage with the soundtrack of nature (additional cost)
  • Offered right in your cabin or in our massage temple.
  • Accommodations include

    All cabins are handmade primarily from locally-sourced bamboo, and while they are protected from the elements and enclosed in mosquito netting, they are open air and have spectacular views of the jungle. Private and shared accommodation options are available.

    All cabins come with:

    All cabins share a gorgeous bamboo bathhouse and shower facilities.
    A/C is unnecessary in our region.

    Price includes accommodation, use of facilities, and morning embodiment classes (such as yoga, meditation, etc) offered several days per week.
    This price does not include the cost of meals ($50/person/night).

    Meals include

    We have an in-house chef who prepares fresh and delicious meals daily, using local, organically grown ingredients whenever possible. We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions.




    Includes Meat


    Gluten Free

    Dairy Free

    Nut Free

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    What participants say

    Kyle Philipp QJan 06, 2023
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    This trip helped me to ground myself in the beauty of nature, to shed the veil of constant distraction of life, technology. social media and the city and really 100k at myself. The compassionate nature of the facilitators, the community coming together each on their own healing journey and the delicious local food came together perfectly,
    Rafael GMar 30, 2022
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    This retreat was one Ot the most transformational oxporioncos thot hod in my ontiro life, If you aro looking to build community, connect with yourself, and tap into your solf worth and power. this experience is for you. Looking forward to the next one already.
    John l.aUG 6, 2023
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    I was going through a rough patch with my mental wen- being and finding those that shared the same desire to better themselves. This experience introduced rne to a healthy gay community of men that were more than their trauma, without judgment or prejudice. I felt liberated, free, loved ond heard. There were so many beautitul souls here that shared their stories with me. I found that the key was to take a leap Of faith and come with on open heart and
    Dale D.Dec 19, 2022
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    I'm so glad I attended Remembering Wholeness- The food. the shelters. the facilities, the movement, the ceremonies, and the natural environment were worthy Of accolades_ Mostly, basked in the cornpany Of other queer men. all of us sharing our joy and spirit with each other. 1 highly recommend the retreat and stays offered by the Queer wellness Collective.

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    frequently asked questions


    Got questions about our retreats in Costa Rica? Read the FAQs or get in touch via the contact form below.

    Our retreats take place at the luxurious and bohemian Jungle Gayborhood in Diamante Valley, Costa Rica, offering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all couples.


    The Jungle Gayborhood offers a paradisiacal oasis of calm, seamlessly integrating the natural beauty of Costa Rica with the peaceful practices of yoga. It’s not just about the asanas here; it’s about tapping into the serenity of an untouched paradise and reconnecting with one’s inner peace.

    Costa Rica’s yoga retreats in the vibrant Jungle Gayborhood are designed to cultivate wellness by harmonizing the vitality of the lush rainforest environment with the restorative power of yoga. It’s wellness with a pinch of wild charm, and a whole lot of soul!


    Yogis rave about Costa Rica’s retreats because they provide a tranquil setting that fosters both personal growth and relaxation. The country’s reputation for top-ranked retreats stems from their ability to deliver transformative experiences that go far beyond just the physical aspect of yoga.


    Sacred sexuality is a practice that elevates sexual experiences to a spiritual level, aiming for a deeper connection with oneself and one’s partner.


    Our retreats aren’t just set in nature; they give back to it. The eco-friendly practices and sustainable living ethos are woven into the experience, ensuring that your journey towards inner peace also contributes to the health of our planet.


    The Jungle Gayborhood is more than inclusive; it’s a celebration of diversity. It’s a place where the LGBTQ+ family can find unity and peace, an environment that resonates with the essence of ‘Pura Vida’ and welcomes every individual with open arms.


    Yes, Costa Rica has a good track record in terms of safety, and its growing social acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community makes it a relatively safe destination.


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