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Upcoming Programs

Yoga Teacher Trainings

Marianne Wells 200 RYT Yoga Teacher Training

  • December 5 - 19, 2015
  • January 9 - 23, 2016
  • January 30 - February 13, 2016
  • March 5 - 19, 2016
  • April 2 - 16, 2016
  • July 30 - August 13, 2016
  • December 3 -17, 2016

Frog Lotus Yoga 200 RYT Yoga Teacher Training

  • October 10 - 31, 2015

200 Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training

  • February 11 - 28, 2017

Retreats

Jin Shin Jyutsu Seminar

September 12 - 16, 2015

Yoga Retreat with Francesca TerPoorten

September 26 - October 3, 2015

Yoga Retreat with Marianne and Marie de Canada

October 3 - 10, 2015

Women's Wellness Retreat with Lisa Nielsen and Leslie N. Smith

November 7-14, 2015

Yoga Retreat with Adi Shakti

November 28 - December 5, 2015

Core Essence Yoga with Shayne Broadwell

January 2 - 9, 2016

Singing Retreat with Brendan Taaffe

January 2 - 9, 2016

Contact Improvisation Retreat with Moti Zemelman

January 23 - 30, 2016

Eco Yoga Retreat with Jeannine Plaiche

January 23 - 30, 2016

Yoga Retreat with Roy Holman

March 18 - 27, 2016

Yoga Retreat with Chandra Cantor and Robin Shaw

March 19 - 26, 2016

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About Us

The Goddess Garden is a yoga retreat center and yoga teacher training center located in Cahuita, Costa Rica.

 

The Goddess Garden Staff

Jacqueline Bürkler - Owner

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Jacqueline was born in Switzerland where she grew up and achieved a pH. D. in natural sciences from the prestigious Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. She always liked to travel and in early years traveled through Europe, Asia and the continent of America. She lived 13 years in Colombia before changing her home to Costa Rica in 1999. The serenity of the rainforest and the pristine beaches of the Caribbean Sea inspired the idea to create an intentional place for transformation: The Goddess Garden Retreat Center.

Marcelo Ruiz - Keeper of the Land - Owner

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Marcelo was born in Ecuador and at the age of nineteen went to live in Chicago where he got a degree in Art. He also attended Northwestern University where he obtained a teaching certificate. He taught algebra and geometry in public schools.

Among his interests are spirituality, meditation, shamanism, films, poetry,indigenous tribes, community service and Argentine tango dancing.

John Jairo Ocampo - Professional Therapist of the Ayurveda

Born in 1965 and growing up in Colombia, John Jairo made a point of helping others and sharing his healing gift with the people around him.  He moved to Switzerland at the age of 19 where he joined the First-Aid Association, eventually becoming president of the local branch.  He also enrolled in the volunteer fire fighters in his village at the age of 23.  He was in charge of first aid training for 10 years.  During a short stay in the Indian sub-continent in 2002, he contacted the Ayurveda and decided to dedicate the rest of his life to this philosophy.  Shortly after his return to Europe, he started his training and was soon recognized as an intuitive therapist by both of his teachers and his peers.  In 2005, he opened a successful Ayurvedic practice within a yoga center of the Geneva region.  John Jairo Ocampo moved to the Caribbean region of Costa Rica in 2007.  Locals and visitors may now enjoy the great benefits of his Ayurvedic treatments.

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