Community Days July – Finca Amrta


Fun begins at 8:00am

8:00 - 10:00am

Build a simple bamboo swing set

Guided by Trey, Tim and Tessa


10:00 - 12:00pm

Relationships: Individual and Collective Agents of Evolution?

with Russ Giles and Sheri Cooke



Come join us for a lively exploration of how relationships impact us individually and collectively and how they affect the evolution of consciousness.

We'll be focusing in this gathering mainly on our relationships which we call romantic or committed, yet which includes those relationships that are familial, in the workplace, and with friends and foes.

Facilitated by the husband and wife team Russ Giles and Sheri Cooke, this exploration will occur within an agreed upon safe space for the purpose of sharing, inquiring, and experiencing a larger, more diverse, authentic and harmonious way of relating. Our intention is for quickening our own personal growth and becoming more conscious agents who impact the whole of humanity and evolution at large.


10:00 - 12:00pm

NIA Yoga - The Joy of Movement

with Beth Corwin


A mind body technique which incorporates the healing arts.( Feldenkris, Alexander technique ) Martial Arts ( Aikido, tai chi) and the Dance Arts ( Duncan Dance, Contemporary Expressive Dance). Nia tones your body while transforming your mind.A wholistic fitness practice integrating mind body and soul.


1:30 - 3:00pm

Body Based Approaches
To a Healthy Nervous System

with Brandi Wilcox


We will learn how the nervous system functions, specifically the autonomic side. Learning how threat responses protect us and how they continue to circulate if not released. We will look at how to navigate our personal internal landscape through body based exercises. Emotional triggers are old threat responses that were unable to complete and how to resource ourselves, freeing up space so stressors big or small have less effect on our daily lives.


1:30 - 3:00pm

10 Ways to add clean, inexpensive, whole food, plant-based protein to your diet

with Eric Rivkin



Science settles the debate…Whether you’re getting ripped like a bodybuilder or athlete, providing for a growing child, or maintaining a healthy regimen for you and your family, learn the secrets how a whole food, plant-based diet is an ideal choice, even for medal-winning athletes of all ages and cultures with NO meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, gluten, processed foods and protein powders necessary.

Internationally acclaimed plant-based Chef Eric Rivkin will show you examples of high protein foods available in Costa Rica that are easy to prepare, delicious, and inexpensive, AND do the most to reduce pollution, eliminate deforestation, save our water, and build healthy, vibrant bodies. A sample high protein plant-based dish will be served as part of the pot luck at Community Days.



3:30 - 5:00pm

Regenerative Business: Creating Upward Spirals of Personal, Community, and Ecological Regeneration

with Eric Baudry


The current global economy is based on imbalanced values and agreements that are corrosive to personal health, our communities, and the environment. A variety of factors indicate the old economy is in its final stages of decline, failing to serve the majority of the people using it, and devastating communities and nature as unsustainable resource consumption precipitates large systemic, societal, and environmental changes.

By developing regenerative sharing economies to replace the old one and sharing our models and knowledge with others, we contribute to one of the most important and effective solution possible towards creating a regenerative society and restoring balance with nature.

Join Eric Baudry, Sustainability Strategist and Co-founder of Upward Spirals, to explore how we’re designing the future of our economy; the core challenges, the biggest opportunities for growth, and the tools we’re using to build the regenerative world our hearts know is possible.


4:00 - 4:30pm

Vibrational Attunement

with Vyola Myst



Relax and reset with crystal bowls and vocal resonance.

Bring a yoga mat and layers for your comfort.




Community Potluck

Bring a dish to share


6:30 - 8:00pm

Flow Workshop: Beginner Poi

with Boarhead


We'll learn the basic concepts underlying most flow arts, specifically focusing on Poi. Core practice fundamentals which build synaptic brain function will be presented then manifested through both symmetric and asymmetric rhythmic patterns traced in 3-dimensional space. Fun for all levels of previous experience with flow arts.

(There will be beginner poi for the first few, first come first serve)


6:30 - 9:00pm

Music Jam

Bring instruments



Are you feeling inspired to contribute?

We have a few roles that would be really great to have help with.

Send us a message if you can help with the following:


  •  Help set up from 7:00 - 8:00am (1 -2 people, very light set-up)
  •  A friendly greeter or two from 8:00 - 10:00am
  •  Video / Photography (looking for at least 2 people)
  •  A few people to contribute veggies / ingredients for a community stew
  •  Stew chefs! Looking for 3 people to prepare a stew with donated ingredients for potluck
  • Fire alchemist to start and keep the fire going from 6:30 - 9:00pm
  • At 9:00pm, help put back chairs/tables, clean trash, sweep River House and leave Amrta better than we found it (2-4 people)

    We will also have a sign-up sheet when you arrive for other ways to contribute.
    Thank you for contributing your time.


Important Notes



 ** Bring your own lunch and snacks, you can use the kitchen and fridge
 ** POTLUCK dinner (bring a dish to share)


** Suggestions to bring: yoga mat, travel chair or sarong for workshops, poi/flow toys, instruments, flashlight, gifts,  smiles and fun


** This events ends at 9pm, though you are welcome to stay the night and leave in the morning. Amrta has a few mattresses (first come first serve), and she is asking for a 5mil donation if you stay the night. Bring bedding!!!


** Must have a 4 x 4 vehicle to drive down to the farm. Otherwise park by the front gate and walk down.


** Pets by invitation only



Community Days Intentions, Pictures and Information HERE

Directions and a map

If you would like to share your gifts at a future Community Days!, please get in touch!

We look forward to sharing some great time and space together!


The Upward Spirals team

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