True Nature Travels Blog

The New School Montessori created a blog to highlight their travels to and service learning projects in Costa Rica. They are having a blast! Here are some posts from the past few days:

Day One:

We’re finally here!!! We arrived late last night and we were so happy to wake up in such a beautiful place. We woke up and had a Tipico (“Typical”) Costa Rica Breakfast, rice, beans, eggs, and fresh fruit from the trees. After breakfast we headed to the monkey sanctuary where we made breakfast for the monkeys. It was so fun seeing so many different monkeys. Ben’s favorite was the capuchin (“white face”) monkey. Then after we were done we headed back to get ready for lunch and the pool….
Pura Vida from Costa Rica!

Day Two:

Following an awesome pool party we went back to visit our monkey friends. Now that we knew the monkeys for our second visit we had an opportunity to feed them. We split up into different groups and fed the marmosets and tamarans. We fed the them worms and bananas. Bella, the marmoset, snatched a banana out of Christy’s hand (see the picture) and Marley played hide and go seek with Jesse, another marmoset.

By the time we fed the monkey’s the afternoon rains had come and gone. We headed to the Labyrinth. For a short time we walked in silence, saw the sunset, and even saw beautiful rainbow over the mountains. After a long day we ate dinner and watched the wizard of oz. (Well the boys watched Indiana Jones!) There is no place like home…but this place is pretty cool…

Stay tuned for more updates!

True Nature Travels Blog

True Nature Education’s experience’s are multifaceted journeys which utilize the natural environment of Costa Rica while nurturing the True Nature which lies within all of our participants. In the final days of the Mind|Body|Fitness|Yoga Costa Rica Experience participants had the opportunity to explore a wide range of activities which helped to culminate this wonderful retreat. A highlight for anyone who visits Costa Rica is the Canopy Zipline. Soaring high above the jungle and river’s below is an unforgettable and sometimes heart wrenching experience. Still, after many years of ziplining I still feel the rush of energy as I pick up speed and feel my feet leave the ground. Pushing our limits often helps us break through barriers in our life. This Costa Rica experience is a key example of this.

Reflection is an important element in life and on retreat. As the week began to come to a close we had the opportunity to reflect on our full and rich week together. We revisited our intentions and began to look forward at the tools that we can take back to our lives at home. The closing circle was a moving opportunity to share our reflection, our intentions, and our tools that we will take with us to support our integration. Although the retreat is now over, it is an opportunity for a new beginning as we return home, with new insights, wisdom, and experience to share with the world.