Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hippie Camp

Whoa, so sorry for that last gross post!
Also, did we all know that w-h-o-a is the proper spelling?
Even if it is, I still don't like it.
Give me woah, any day. 
If I'm trying to calm a bucking bronco, I want the 'h' to be on the end of my woah.
Just saying.

So, I'm feeling much better, thank you.
And have now moved on from the tree house to...
well, another tree house.

That's right,
I've checked in at hippie camp for the next 10 days.
 It's a beautiful place called
(which means Mother Earth)
nestled up in the mountains over the beaches I was just staying at.

So far the weekend has been just checking in,
finding out where my cabin is,
making new camp friends (and just like in junior high, they don't wear deodorant!),
and getting a tour from my Pachamiga.

The real activity gets going tomorrow.
Instead of campfire singalongs and archery, 
we have daily yoga and silent meditation.
Although there are some campfire drum circles...

So, here's a little photo tour of my new digs:

Welcome center! Campers moving in and out this weekend.
I'm in the Racoon cabins! 

Woohoo! Racoon #1.

My treehouse.  So far I've only seen one bat in my cabin, but no racoons.
My shower, which, although it doesn't look like much, is honest to god the most amazing shower I've ever encountered.  High-pressure, cold water during the hot, dry Costa Rican season is like nectar from the gods.

Meal schedule!

Mess hall!  Kind of the most beautiful mess hall ever!

Complete with cushions, because obviously the tables are the low ones you have to sit on the floor for.  And you have to take off your shoes.

Wild Treats Raw Food and Smoothie Bar if you need a fix in between meal times.  I need one of these in my life. Forever.

What? Your camp wasn't tropical??

Where good campers clean up their dishes after meals.
Jungle Shop!  In case you forgot your organic lavender soap or botanical toothpaste. (Don't worry, I remembered mine.)

Daily Schedule Board! We'll see if I make it to the 6:30am yoga manana!

This is a board about Satsang...which is kind of like devotional time. Except ours is in a big marble floored hall in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle.

Standard Camp Buddha.  Typical.

Activities boards!  Not sure what I'm going to sign up for yet...

Silent meditation or Reiki or yoga?  So hard to choose!
 Ok, off to Silent Meditation hour before dinner!


  1. What the... where did you find this place? Ok, so it's not like it's that weird or remote, but still. This is like your own mini eat-pray-love! (or a combo of pray and love, not so much with the food given the puking.) This looks like an amazing camp that is possibly even more treehuggery than GRP! Definitely more meditative.

    Also, I can't believe you didn't know how to spell whoa.

  2. I actually just found it on the internets! And I knew how to spell whoa...I just don't think it's right. :)

  3. I'm so excited that you are there! I admire your bravery and courage to take on this experience by yourself. you're so awesome (but come back soon!) xoxo

  4. Whoa (I agree it seems wrong!) this place looks slightly unbelievable...and so very,very you...I'm glad you found it! I had a 5 hr me time journey back from Wales today...I did a lot of thinking...and hopefully you will be able to top it up this week...happy meditating xxx