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Song of the Hummingbird journey + retreat

December 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - December 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm


$360 early Hummingbird

$388 after the 18th Nov

$404 after Dec 1st

Members of our Patreon community reserve the $360 price – email [email protected] for purchase link 

Only 8 spaces ~ first come first served

This is the first in a series of Soul Seed Gathering x Stibrawpa Journeys

Song of the Hummingbird

For simplicity, cultural connection, and ancestral reclamation.

We are entering into the Stibrawpa way of life.

We will learn the story of the women who build Stibrawpa, swim in the river, learn about their work with cacao, their medicinal food gardens, visit to the Usure Cosmic House, and possibly a visit to a sacred pool (depending on group and the community).

~ every time I visit it’s a slightly different experiment and in-sight into their way of life.


80% of the food served is from their land. Vegan/vegetarian options available.

Song of the Hummingbird invites us all to sing our own song of remembrance and reclamation. To weave with one another with presence, connection and the pleasure of simplicity.

The Journey will invite us to reset, restore, and to remember what we are here for.

Price includes:

  • Pick-up and return from your place in Puerto Viejo area to boat dock
  • Return Boat journey (1.5hrs up river one way)
  • 3nights and 3 days at Stibrawpa in Yorkin
  • All activities on-site
  • All meals during our stay

   + Support of Soul Seed Gathering & Stibrawpa school project.

Expect simple accommodations maintained with love.

& a high level of service by all community members who take great pride in their roles and welcoming you there.

Bring additional cash if wanting to purchase crafts, cacao or cacao fruit jam.

Stibrawpa means ‘women of craft’.

Founded by 3 women, after the fungal infection destroyed 80% of their cacao crops in the late 70s ~ which was previously their main source of wealth as a community. Many of the men had to go work for the banana plantations, and for the first time experienced many health issues due to pesticides and change in diet. They also brought back with them the machismo culture, including violence and power-over the women.

3 women came together to find a way to restore their community and bring back a healthier way of life where they can tend to their own lands.

Bernarda, one of the founding members, journeyed to San Jose to study for a year to learn how to set up their own tourist organization. With the help of ATEC they began receiving tourists shortly after.

Bernarda describes visiting the national museum in San Jose and witnessing the exhibition of Bri Bri culture and history, and for the first time recognized that they were an important people. She returned to her community to share this empowerment in identity, and for the first time learnt the Bri Bri language, which had for many years been forbidden in schools.

Her grandmother who only spoke Bri Bri then told her to protect their 3 pillars

  • Their Bri Bri role as caretakers of the Earth
  • A Healthy Economy and good flow of money
  • Cultural identity – including language and spirituality.

Their story is one of profound community reclamation. Restoring health, wealth and identity.

The women now continue to be voted in as leaders because their trusted as doing so best for this community.

For full transparency:

70% is cost of shared shuttle bus + Stibrawpa tourist fees.

15% of cost supports Soul Seed Gathering for our work in preparation, admin and storytelling ~ for more in the world to learn about this community.

A further 15% supports directly the Stibrawpa Bri Bri school project – to build a dedicated space for Bri Bri language, culture and spiritual teachers for the future generations. Currently the school on-site focuses on Western education and only superficial Bri Bri teachings.

You are welcome to visit Stibrawpa in Yorkin, without Soul Seed Gathering, at any time, and plan your own travel to do so. We recommend booking directly (reach out for contact) or via. ATEC non-profit.



December 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am
December 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
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