Book now and get $200.00 off listed prices! Limited early bird spots available.
  • $10,000 Research Study Sponsor | Private Deluxe Cabin – $0.00
  • Private Deluxe Cabin – $3,700.00
  • Private King Cabin – $3,525.00
  • Shared Twin Jungle Cabin – $3,000.00
  • Shared 4 Bed Jungle Cabin – $2,475.00
  • Camping (Gear Provided) – $2,125.00
  • Camping - Bring Your Own Tent – $1,985.00

Date & Time Details: July 7 - 14, 2024

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

Address: San José Province, Tinamaste, Costa Rica

Contact: Team
[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: A shuttle to and from SJO airport will be provided. The shuttle to the Jungle Gayborhood will leave promptly from San Jose International Airport (SJO) at 10:00AM local time on Sunday, April 21st, 2024. Please time your flight arrival accordingly. The return shuttle bus will leave the Jungle Gayborhood at 8:00AM local time the morning of Sunday, April 28th, 2024. If you are flying out that day please book your flight for departure no earlier than 4:00PM. For those who wish to make their own way to the Gayborhood or those who wish to travel outside the times above we're happy to recommend our local taxi service partner.

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

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 before April 1, 2024 to ensure it's consideration. If you are able to, please consider a contribution to our scholarship fund.

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Queer Birds: An LGBTQ+ Wellness Retreat with Bird Tribe

With Tony Moss, Shireen Jarrahian, David Daniel, Diana Carr, Donovan McGrath and Etheric Medicina

July 7 - 14, 2024

We invite you to join a community of queer adventurers for a 7-day experience of wellness in the glorious Diamante Valley of Costa Rica. This experience will bring in the best elements of sacred plant ceremonies led by BIRD TRIBE; and embodiment practices: daily yoga, mediation, movement, breathwork and philosophy.

Hosted in the Jungle Gayborhood, enjoy staying in our exquisite hand crafted bamboo cabins in the rain forest of Costa Rica, as you spend your days immersed in the spectacular natural wonderland of our property, with several kilometers of forest trails leading to pristine natural waterfalls, rock pools and rivers. Surrounded by the abundance of nature and supported by queer community, this retreat is open to all queer gender expressions and all levels of practice and experience with yoga, meditation, and sacred plant ceremonies.

In addition to the scheduled elements of the retreat, we will have plenty of time to relax and savor the exquisite natural settings, and process our learnings, and grow from the supportive community we will create.

The booking price includes selected accommodations, all meals, embodiment practices, nature excursions, and transportation to and from San Jose airport. Sacred Plant Ceremonies are optional, and offered at no charge to retreat participants.

Invitation to Participate in Optional Research Study

As a part of this retreat, we’ll be partnering with our friends at Unlimited Sciences to conduct a clinical study that is deeply aligned with some of our core values as a queer wellness center. The goal of the study is to learn more about the positive and/or negative outcomes of sacred plant ceremonies in naturalistic settings (meaning outside a research laboratory), and any potential factors that could affect those outcomes, in a group of queer-identifying individuals. The study will involve filling out a set of online surveys over the period of 2 weeks before and up to 3 months after your experience at the Gayborhood. Your participation in this study could instrumentally shape our understanding of the therapeutic potential of sacred plant ceremonies amongst the queer community. Read more about the study here.


✔ Included:

  • Accommodations
  • 3 meals / day
  • All workshops and practices
  • Group Shuttle Airport transfer to and from the Jungle Gayborhood (at specific dates/times)

✗ 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
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BIRD TRIBE is an established meditation circle that brings together traditional and contemporary North/South ritual practice and music. It’s a fusion, or hybrid, of traditional and contemporary ceremonial styles and traditions we refer to as, “Eagle Condor” – a harmonious and progressive blend of North & South.
The ceremonies are lead by Tony Moss with a very experienced crew of assistants and musicians. Tony is a trusted facilitator with over 28 years experience and a reputation for quality and integrity. The Bird Tribe ceremonies are renowned for the safety of the container held, their integrity, and for the beautiful live music – all offered in an open, safe, and nourishing space to do psycho/spiritual exploration with sacred plants. 

Photo: The Upper Falls, Jungle Gayborhood, Diamante Valley

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.

 

Leaders

Tony Moss
TONY MOSS is a recording artist, producer, and creative director at I.AM.LIFE MUSIC. With 28 years experience of study and facilitation with plant medicine work, his focus is “music as medicine” and it’s contributions to traditional and contemporary ceremonial, psycho-spiritual, and related therapeutic uses.
Learn more about Tony Moss
Shireen Jarrahian
SHIREEN JARRAHIAN is a sound healing practitioner, multi-instrumentalist musician and psychedelic integration specialist. She’s also an event producer at I AM LIFE Music, building and connecting community through ceremony, music and conscious events in the Los Angeles area and internationally. 
Learn more about Shireen Jarrahian
David Daniel
DAVID DANIEL/“Yancun Wishtin” is a founding member of Bird Tribe with 10 years of devotional service and apprenticeship under Maestro Tony Moss, as well as the Shipibo and Lakota traditions. David has woven a potent prayer for harmonizing the traditions and technologies of North and South, mind and heart, eagle and condor.
Learn more about David Daniel
Diana Carr
DIANA CARR, a founding member of Bird Tribe, is a healer, singer/song writer, mom, recording artist, and ceremonialist with over 10 years of devotional service to the plants. Her legendary and classic ceremonial music anthems are synonymous with the healing container of Bird Tribe.
Learn more about Diana Carr
Donovan McGrath
Donovan is the founder of Amplified Yoga, for which he travels the world sharing his positive vision. His motivation is to encourage you to Amplify the greatest parts of yourself, using ancient yogic technology, presented in a modern & accessible way. In 1996, at the age of 20, he took his first yoga class in New York City. Struck by the clarity, vitality and peace he felt, this ignited a lifelong passion. He immediately completed his first teacher training at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, started meditating and began teaching.   Since then, he has trained and become certified in the traditions…
Learn more about Donovan McGrath
Etheric Medicina
A queer person of color, Etheric grew up with practices of sacred ritual introduced to him in his early formative years. A natural ceremonialist carrying a longstanding relationship with spirit, prayer, and instrumental music, he found purpose when he began working with entheogenic plants for healing & spiritual enlightenment over 7 years ago.
Learn more about Etheric Medicina