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The Eco-Mindfulness Experience At Kalu Yala

1. When

A 5-day experiential learning journey from Monday, February 24th to Friday, February 28th, 2020.

2. Where

Selina Coliving in the eco-community of Kalu Yala, 35-minutes south of Panama City's airport.

3. Why

Learn eco-mindfulness and reconnect with nature on a group learning experience in the rainforest.

Experiential Learning Through All Your Senses

Explore the tropical rainforest ecology and learn about the birds and wildlife, medicinal mushrooms, regenerative culture and eco-mindfulness practices in an off-the-grid community.

Unplug from the hyper-stimulation of digital screens and busy urban environments in the rainforests of Panama and experience peace and tranquility exploring your sensory experience in the jungle.

Our next experiential learning retreat is at Selina Kalu Yala, a coliving community within an off-the-grid village nestled in the mountains south of Panama City.

Surrounded by a tropical mountain preserve on the western edge of Chagres National Park, we will explore the hiking trails, natural swimming pools, bird language and tropical wildlife.

Each day we will embark on eco-mindfulness learning adventures that combine mindful awareness, following your curiosity and tuning into all your senses to learn about the tropical rainforest ecology.

Eco-mindfulness involves a variety of conscious breathing, embodied movement and flow triggers for grounding yourself in the "felt presence" of your immediate experience.

About The Kalu Yala Eco-Community

In a spectacular mountain valley in the dense tropical jungle south of Panama City, an off-the-grid village is growing.

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Learn more about the fascinating biodiversity of the Panamanian isthmus.

What You Will Learn

Each day, you will explore your senses through eco-mindfulness and learn about your interconnectedness with the ecology of Planet Earth.

1. Eco-Mindfulness

Experience the living, breathing world with eco-mindfulness by grounding yourself in the "felt" presence of your immediate experience.

2. The Web of Life

Learn about how the interconnected web of fungi mycelium creates the rich soil conditions necessary for tropical rainforests to thrive.

3. Wild Ecology

Discover the wild ecology of mother trees, bird language, and the large mammals that roam the dense rainforests of the Panamanian isthmus.

4. Regenerative Culture

Explore the Kalu Yala eco-community and how this village is built around permaculture and off-the-grid power.

5. Ancient History and Cosmology

Learn about how different cultures have seen their place on Planet Earth and in the Cosmos throughout the ages.

The Daily Schedule of Activities

Join us for a 5-day experiential learning adventure dedicated to studying the living wisdom of nature through eco-mindfulness practices.

The first morning, you will learn eco-mindfulness and triggering states of embodied immersion in the jungle.

Eco-mindfulness involves a variety of conscious breathing, embodied movement and sensory immersion triggers for grounding yourself in the "felt presence" of your immediate experience.

In the afternoon, you will learn about bird song and be able to spend time relaxing and listening to the tropical birds between dips in the cooling river.

On the second day, you will learn the natural history of the kingdom of fungi and how fungal mycelium terraformed the Earth and made terrestrial life possible.

Discover the fascinating ancient history of medicinal mushrooms and how modern science is probing the invisible world of mycelium and testing the healing properties of mushrooms for both our health and environment.

You will see some of the most amazing tropical jungles and learn about the mother trees and the huge diversity of plants and mushrooms found in this region.

Enjoy a free day to relax with your new friends and explore the Kalu Yala village, meditate, swim in the river and wandering the local trails.

On the 4th day, we will learn about off-the-grid living, permaculture and building regenerative culture at the Kalu Yala village.

Meet the people living in the village, growing their own food and conducting what may be the largest eco-community and most innovative experiment in the Americas.

On the last day, we will go deeper into our exploration of eco-mindfulness by exploring how to develop animistic ways of perception.

Learn about sensory gating practices and how to experience yourself as an integral part of your environment rather than as a detached observer.

You will learn about the invisible web of interconnected spirit that your ancient ancestors once believed connected all life together as one.

We will explore animistic practices for connecting with the spirit of the Earth and the Cosmos across the world's ancient civilizations including the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Celts, Hebrews, Chinese, Vedic Indo-Aryans and the First Nations cultures in the Americas.

About The Guide

Kyle Pearce is from Vancouver, British Columbia and he has been designing and leading experiential learning adventures through Animist Ecology since 2015.

He studied ancient and modern history at the University of Victoria and has spent the last decade traveling the world studying ancient civilizations, regenerative ecology and meditation practices.

For the last 7 years, he has run an online learning website called DIY Genius helping people educate themselves using the Internet and design their own education.

About Selina Kalu Yala

We will be staying as a group in shared accommodations that are completely off-the-grid and immersed in the jungle.


About The Food, Accommodations and Transportation

Learn about the food and accommodations provided at Selina Kalu Yala.

Once you arrive in Kalu Yala at Selina Coliving everything is included. It is a 35-minute shuttle ride from Panama City's airport.

Inexpensive flights are available from major Canadian and American cities to Panama's Tocumen International Airport (PTY).

We ask that everyone arrive on Sunday, February 23rd for an opening circle at 9:00 PM.

Surrounded by howler monkeys, and toucans, we’ll enjoy the farm-to-table kitchen at Selina Kalu Yala and a comfy dorm bed in shared accommodations immersed in sounds of the jungle.

If you still need to connect to the Internet during your downtime, that's no problem thanks to Selina's unique solar-powered Internet setup.

You will also get access to range of yoga, meditation, Qigong and breathwork workshops provided throughout the retreat.

You will come away from this retreat with practical knowledge for integrating eco-mindfulness, medicinal mushrooms and a deeper nature connection into your lifestyle.

All of the transportation and ecology guiding at the retreat is included.

We care about reducing our ecological footprint. For every participant we will plant 100 trees on your behalf through a reforestation project in Madagascar that we crowdfund.

This will help offset the carbon footprint of your flight.

The Eco-Mindfulness Experience At Kalu Yala

Join us in Panama from Monday, February 24rd to Friday, February 29th, 2020.

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5 Day Eco-Mindfulness and Experiential Learning Retreat

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5 Days Farm-To-Table Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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5 Day Eco-Mindfulness and Experiential Learning Retreat

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The Eco-Mindfulness Experience At Kalu Yala

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