Packing List for Rythmia
– Sunscreen, hats, bathing suits, t-shirts, shorts. Our dress code is casual. I like to have some slip-on sandals or slippers that you can wear outside and might get rained on.
– For the medicine ceremonies: Wear loose, light colored clothing. It’s important to be comfortable.
– Natural, DDT Free Mosquito repellent. We recommend All Terrain Herbal Armor DEET-Free Natural Insect Repellent.
– Soap and shampoo are available in your room. Limited additional personal care products are available for purchase in our gift shop.
– Strongly consider bringing a journal along with you. Start your entries a few days prior to your visit, perhaps expressing what you would like to achieve during the retreat as well as to record your dreams. In sum, what is your intention for this trip.
-Any sacred objects you might like to have with you. I like to have a simple altar in my room and/or by my bed in ceremony. A stone from your garden, anything of significance to you…
-You don’t need much in terms of stuff. What you do need is a mind open to being changed. You must be willing to ask for what you want, and expect to get it all, plus more.
I like to bring a light blanket, eye shades and pillow from home. I have a fragile neck, so I bring everything I need to be comfortable. Maybe my next ceremony I’ll ask Mother to help me with that.
And that is really all that you need, unless of course you plan to continue your journey. In that case, you will need to add on other section(s) depending on where you are going and what you’ll be doing.
For Costa Rica (or anywhere with a similar climate).
If you are planning to extend your stay I suggest including a rain jacket and maybe hiking boots/socks (depending on your plans.) Also, you will likely need shampoos, etc…personal care products.
You also might like to include a sarong or travel towel. If you are a water person planning on spending time swimming or going to hot springs, consider bringing two bathing suits – one to wear and one to dry.
You might need another, warmer layer if you are planning on spending time in the mountains. It can get cool and damp in the mountains.
If you are planning on spending time in the jungle or southern beaches, cool, lightweight clothes will be perfect for hot, moist air.
For foreign travel it is always a good idea to carry photocopies of your passport and ID, itinerary’s, credit cards (can black out number for safety), tickets, reservations… I create a packet with everyone’s info for each person. That way, if one person’s packet is lost or damaged, we still have their info.
Depending on your plans an adapter (depending on country), water filter, small flashlight, gloves, hat, chargers & cords.