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Sustainable Living Expedition

March 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2018 @ 8:00 am


Do you want to be inspired by ecologically harmonious living?

The educational adventure of a lifetime! You’ll see successful sustainable solutions and learn from regenerative lifestyle experts at many amazing projects across Costa Rica. A transformative and inspiring week where you’ll be invited and supported to design a thriving life.

This tropical paradise is home not only to the world’s greatest biodiversity, but also to hundreds of regenerative projects; groups working to build a more beautiful future for themselves and all life. These pioneers, communities, homesteaders, permaculture demonstration sites, ecological preservation projects, and social benefit organizations want to share their successes and what they have learned in the process of becoming more sustainable.

“The difference between what we are doing and what we are capable of doing would solve most of the world’s problems” -Gandhi

Your customized Expedition can include Natural Building, Permaculture, Renewable Energy Systems, Organic Food Production, Food Forestry, Community Living, Regenerative Business, and Regenerative Community Development in action.




Workshops are woven throughout your Expedition to give you resources and tools to organize regenerative projects and build collaborative communities.

 You will learn with Upward Spirals and the local network of regenerative experts how to design a thriving lifestyle that goes far beyond sustainable.



You will connect to a community of passionate and effective innovators and social entrepreneurs, and become an engaged part of co-creating a regenerative world.

 You will leave the Expedition empowered with the knowledge, network, inspiration, and ability to live in greater harmony with nature.


“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” -Joel Barker


Curious what a day on Expedition looks like?  Check out the SAMPLE ITINERARY


Stay at the beautiful Diamante Center in one of the most breathtaking regions of Costa Rica. This land has been caringly restored and developed with permaculture principles, natural buildings, reforestation and many open spaces. Eat amazing local organic produce and enjoy tropical fruit from hundreds of fruit trees. Immerse and connect with nature on 55 acres of food forest and lush rainforest.

Center yourself through daily yoga and meditation on the rainforest yoga deck.

This amazing piece of paradise borders the majestic Baru river with pristine natural swimming pools nestled right above the Baru waterfalls. A nature lover’s dream, photograph the incredible views from atop this stunning waterfall, or turn towards the sun-speckled jungle behind you. Among the most spectacular mountains, waterfalls, and beaches in the world, this is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and magical places in the country.

Come on a transformative exploration of yourself and what is possible.

“I don’t want to protect the environment, I want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protecting.” -Unknown


Let the Adventure Begin

Meet the Expedition Team


Lead Facilitator and Program Developer
Eric Baudry


“I believe we can teach humanity to be peaceful, cooperative, and ecologically balanced. And I believe we have to BE those qualities ourselves to achieve that result.” -Eric Baudry

Passionate about: Environmental and Social Sustainability, Regenerative economics, Strategic planning


I am empowering and facilitating a societal transition to a regenerative relationship with nature.  


I co-founded Upward Spirals, a regenerative think tank and consulting company, to magnify the sustainable solutions community’s ability to co-create a regenerative future. We build tools, templates, guides, business plans, and social benefit programs for leaders of regenerative projects, to help them accelerate the co-creation of a sustainable culture.


As the director of the Diamante Solution Center, a regenerative wellness and education center, I have the pleasure of working with some of the most heart-centered educators, healers, and community builders in the world, and love this beautiful world we’re all creating together.


During our time together on the Expedition, I will ensure the models and concepts we learn are as clear and directly usable as possible. My role in the week will be successful when you leave empowered, excited and ready to create a regenerative life, for yourself and your community.

Program Coordinator and Developer

HappE Roberts

Passionate about: Compassion for All life, Ecosystem preservation, Animal welfare, Event planning and design

In Los Angeles, I worked for many years as a booking manager and logistics coordinator for a circus troupe, organizing large events featuring dozens of performers. I loved creating an exciting and inspiring experience, and weaving together the talents and magic of the community to create transformational adventures. 

5 years ago I moved to Costa Rica, co-founded Upward Spirals, and now focus most of my time on capacity building; helping to increase the ability of organizers, project leaders, the local community, and our own organization to achieve our eco-social goals. In my work as the Operations Director for the Diamante Solution Center, I support producers, organizers, educators, healers and artists to create impactful programs that build community, and a regenerative world.

My goal for our week together is to ensure your Expedition is a seamless experience, supported in every way so you can learn from the experts, immerse yourself in nature, and create space for you to accelerate your transformation.

Throughout the week we will connect with a successful network of sustainability innovators, permaculture experts and community builders. Visionaries and social entrepreneurs on an inspiring transition towards personal and community sustainability, all passionate to show us how they’re creating their regenerative dreams.

Meet some of the experts HERE


Praise from people transformed by the Expedition…

 “Wow, the people! Making the relationships and connections. Eating a healthy and delicious vegan diet. All the information I can use to apply to my life, and the valuable resources for future involvement. All of it was a completely life-changing experience. My life and my perspective has changed. I am inspired and fueled with this drive to help the world and its paradigm shift.”


What’s included


  • Stay at a beautiful 55 acre eco-retreat center in one of the most breathtaking regions of Costa Rica
  • Enjoy a pristine river with natural swimming pools and the amazing Baru waterfalls
  • Daily excursions to Sustainable Farms, Communities and Impact Centers
  • An educational Expedition customized to the interests of the group
  • Daily yoga and meditation on the rainforest deck
  • Flash drive with massive sustainability learning library, guides, tools, and much more
  • Three mostly organic vegetarian meals a day with amazing, diverse tropical fruits
  • A trip to an amazing tropical beach to have lunch and enjoy the warm pacific ocean
  • Transportation from / to the SJO airport and on all excursions during the Expedition
  • 8 days and 7 nights lodging in shared cabins at the Diamante Center



All-Inclusive: $1,325

8 days / 7 nights
All-Inclusive: $1,325
(In shared cabins)

Upgrade from shared to private cabin: additional $350

Proceeds support regenerative community development locally and globally.


33% Discount for people living in Costa Rica

Those in need of financial assistance,
please fill out THIS FORM


Diamante Center
San Salvador, Tinamaste Costa Rica
View Venue Website


Upward Spirals
800- 259-6061 / CR 506 8521-6016
View Organizer Website

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