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Sustainable Living Expedition with Upward Spirals

March 4, 2019 - March 12, 2019


Sustainable Living Expedition


Are you looking for an inspiring educational experience?


Do you want to explore new ways to thrive sustainably?


Want to learn how to transform your life and regenerate your world?


Do you want to visit successful sustainable farms and communities in Costa Rica, to see ‘how they do it’?

If you answered YES to any of these questions,
the Sustainable Living Expedition might be the right next step for you!


Register HERE

March 4th – 12th 2019

9 days / 8 nights for $1,680


Topics can include:


* Natural Building

* Permaculture

* Renewable Energy Systems

* Growing Organic Food

* Food Forests

* Finding and Living in Community

* Developing a sustainable business

* Regenerative Community Development



Learn from:


* Pioneers and innovators

* Successful intentional communities and homesteads

* Sustainable solutions and regenerative lifestyle experts

* Permaculture demonstration sites

* Ecological preservation projects

* Regenerative business leaders

* Health and wellness coaches





Your educational adventure includes:


 * Participating in multiple daily workshops, presentations and classes, customized to group preferences

* Adventuring through some of the most beautiful and biodiverse places on earth

* Visiting many permaculture farms, intentional communities, homesteads and impact centers, and experiencing new ways to live

* Learning from diverse experts with years of experience in a wide range of sustainable solutions and regenerative lifestyles

* Thriving through gourmet organic, local, meals and tropical fruits



You will graduate empowered with:


* Resources, tools, knowledge, and inspiration to organize regenerative projects

* Understanding of what is means to be a part of a collaborative community

* A clear vision for how to transition to a thriving, fulfilling, and sustainable lifestyle

* Connections to a network of passionate and effective innovators and social entrepreneurs

* A deepened ability to create your regenerative future




What Expedition graduates are saying….






“I came to learn more about organic farming and sustainable building practices. To see how a community could be laid out and designed. I left with more love for myself, the earth, fellow humans and all the creatures, trees, plants and animals of the world. I made a life-long bond that is priceless. Learning community and feeling its love.”

– Derrick Mulcahy









Are you ready?!

Join us on the educational adventure of a lifetime!




What’s included?

Almost Everything!!

* All Accommodations (8 nights) in shared rooms

* 3 meals a day – mostly organic and local, and unbelievable tropical fruits

* Food at restaurants visited during the Expedition is also included

* All workshops, presentations and hands on experiences

* Education from multiple experts, and one on one coaching

* Private transportation on daily excursions

* All wellness activities, yoga, meditation, Qigong

* Transportation to San Jose airport (On the 12th)

* Transportation directly to Envision Wednesday (March 4th 9am)

* Flash drive with world’s largest sustainability resource library, guides, tools

* Reduce your carbon footprint!
Every ticket comes with a tree planting sponsored by Community Carbon Trees


Not Included

* Envision tickets

* Optional add-on: Flying Trapeze

* Private room upgrade (Details below)

Lodging at beautiful Somertime Inn

Nestled among lush jungle, permaculture gardens, and refreshing rivers, this charming retreat offers your guests a wonderful “home away from home” experience.

This retreat center is at Somertime Inn where there are multiple bedrooms from 2 – 6 people in each room.

Explore several hiking trails on site, as well as a refreshing river with swimming holes and little waterfalls just a few steps from the front door. If you’re looking to venture off site, some of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls in Costa Rica are just a short drive away. However, there is so much rich biodiversity on site (including over 250 species of birds), your group might just prefer to simply stay “home”. The house contains lots of books and fun board games, a variety of instruments available to play, and plenty of hammocks. There is also laundry service available and free wifi.

Enjoy the “pura vida” lifestyle in one of the most popular places to stay in the area. At this warm and inviting venue, you may just want to stay!


March 4th – 12th 2019

9 days / 8 nights for $1,680



Private Room Upgrade
at Shala Sol



Upgrade from your shared room at Somertime Inn, to a deluxe private room at Shala Sol next door. Shala Sol is beautiful 3 story glass house, with spectacular views.


These rooms have 1 or 2 beds in each. Room upgrades are an additional $40 a night per room ($320 total) for 1 or 2 people to share.


There are only 5 private room upgrades, so reserve your upgrade soon!
Once you purchase a ticket (link above), you can reserve a private room upgrade.



Join US


You will enjoy an inspiring educational experience!


You will explore new ways to thrive sustainably!


You will learn how to transform your life and regenerate your world!


You will visit successful sustainable farms and communities to see how they do it!

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