Girarte is born from a desire for a safe and nurturing creative space that facilitates deep connection, while inspiring conscious health focused living in an empowering manner. The intention is to offer a retreat where we can enter into the sacred awareness that allows us to experiment with our divine artistic expression.

At Girarte, for three weeks, we give ourselves the opportunity to dedicate ourselves to our art. We will be living as a small community up to eight people in a shared Caribbean style house in the jungle with time for individual projects, collaborations and workshops. We will be sharing vegetarian meals and gather in circle daly. At the end of the residency we will be sharing our creations with the surrounding community through a one day event of exhibition and performance.


Most of our days will be filled with time for working on our personal projects. We will have daily sacred circles where we come together to share our creative process and explore how we can collaborate. There will be three "official" workshops offered a week. Participants can also offer each other workshops during our time here. We will also cook and clean together. 

Workshops offered:

Empowerment Kundalini Inspired Yoga - Amanda
Iyengar Yoga - Mariela Viquez
Ashtanga Yoga - Mariela Viquez
Medicinal Plant Walk - Amanda
Medicine Making - Amanda
Live Foods - Tahnya
Holistic Singing - Aldonza
and more!


  • Time to immerse in art
  • Share and co-create with artists
  • Connect to nature and real food
  • Explore and Understand Art as Healing

Living Conditions.


  • shared rooms
  • private room

Vegan Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals


  • slow: emails only

Ongoing classes

  • yoga
    3-5 times per week
  • plant medicine
    1-2 times per week
  • nutrition/cooking
  • meditation

Getting here.

You can get here from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by Taxi, Walk, Bike or calling me to pick you up. There are buses from San Jose to Puerto Viejo daily.


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