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A Healing Journey in Paradise in El Castillo, Costa Rica

Animal Communication, Energy Healing, Horsemanship and Riding with ROTH in Costa Rica

February 9th-16th, 2020

Join Anna on an adventure in the Tropical Paradise of Costa Rica!

Anna has brought you to the mountains of Wyoming, the desert of the wild west and the exquisite landscape of the French countryside. Now she is excited to announce her next retreat in Costa Rica, and she is pulling out all the stops to make this a special trip for all who join her.

Located in Costa Rica’s tropical Rain forest, Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano are a sightseer’s dream, while traveling within this part of the country. Immersed in the jungle, this amazing retreat provides you with an opportunity to experience the Rainforest at it’s fullest! Howler monkeys, Toucans, Sloths, Pizotes, hundreds of species of birds, as well as the beautiful tropical flora, make this location a nature lover’s paradise!

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During this weeklong adventure, you will learn one of the most popular healing arts in the world, Reiki, and explore the world of Animal Communication, all while vacationing in one of the most beautiful vacation spots in the world.

What is in store for you when you join us in February:

Day 1/Sunday February 9th - Arrive in Costa Rica
Arrive at Rancho Margot in beautiful El Castillo, Costa Rica, your home away from home, in the tropical Rainforest! This tiny village is nestled in a cove on the Lake Arenal with spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano.    After arriving, enjoy a cocktail and have dinner in our open-air dining area.  You will sleep in a cozy room in the rainforest and awake to the beautiful sounds of the various, tropical birds, and the morning call of the nearby Howler monkeys.


Day 2/Monday February 10th - Learn the Most Popular Healing Art in the World!
Start the day with a “typical Costa Rican breakfast" followed by a day learning the popular healing art of Reiki with unimaginable views and extraordinary energy!

Reiki, translated from Japanese as "Universal Life Force", is already used in clinics, private practices and hospitals around the globe; people are waking up to the amazing benefits that Reiki can provide.

Developed as a healing art in early 20th century Japan, Reiki is a holistic, non-invasive technique that heals on all levels of body, mind, and spirit. In addition, it can enhance other modalities of healing, both traditional and alternative, alleviate pain and has been proven to reduce stress in both humans and animals.

With this unique style of energy healing you can:

  • Alleviate stress, fears, worry and frustrations

  • Assist the body in cleansing different types of toxins

  • Help people break unwanted habits or conditions like smoking, overeating, and alcoholism

  • Work on anything from your pets, houseplants and even your computer!

  • and more...

You will discover exactly what Reiki is, how to use it to heal yourself and others and be certified and attuned to Reiki I certification.

Topics that will be covered over the workshop include:

  • Level I Attunement

  • Reiki registers and energy movement

  • The Proper Use of Reiki

  • Starting a Reiki Practice

  • Body and Energy Scanning

  • Chakras: What they are and how to use them

Everyone who attends the workshop gets a full Reiki healing session so you can experience the amazing power of Reiki for yourself. Through Anna's fun, powerful and nurturing style she will guide you to your full potential and help you discover what you might never even have thought possible! Whether you haven't worked with Reiki before, feel it's time to take the next step or you want to take your Reiki practice to the next level, this is the perfect location to begin your journey of Reiki.

Reiki with Nan and Shiva

Reiki with Nan and Shiva

Day 3/Tuesday February 11th- Morning - A little bit of TLC! 
Spend the morning horse whispering! Experience Anna’s unique ROTH methodologies based on a step-by-step safety system.  Become intimate, support in their relaxation, come to understand your horse’s past experiences and pave the way to get to know them. Incorporate visualization, body language, feel and timing as you explore these trust-based exercises.  

Jungle Ride!  While the rainforest ride will take you far up into the mountains and through the tropical rainforest to capture beautiful views of nature and pastureland. Be prepared to see an array of tropical wildlife, Toucans, Monkeys, Sloths, Pizotes and various species of birds. The views of the Arenal Volcano and natural rainforest can’t be beaten!

On the way into the jungle, we will stop for lunch at Rancho Margot, a totally self-sustainable eco Ranch. Almost everything they serve is grown on the ranch and all their meat comes from their own free range chickens, and free-roaming cattle. The lunch is an open buffet, with fresh salads, vegetables, meats, and pizza.


Day 4/Wednesday February 12th - Dance with horses
After enjoying a fresh and healthy breakfast, we will jump into the deep end" of equine communication.   The obstacle course is one of the most effective instruments in horsemanship and you will join your equine partner at liberty to discover your authentic self!  

You will learn how to communicate effectively with your horse energetically as well as through intricate movements, truly gaining the partnership and connection your heart desires.   

Anna developed the course over 18 years ago, and since then thousands of her students from all over the world have worked with the Obstacle Course for a myriad of purposes. You will apply this safe and effective training approach to all interactions with your horses, while at the same time determine a deeper understanding of your horse's learning style. Not only will Anna show you how to read the subtleties of your horse's body language and direct your horse on the ground but she will enlighten you to the specific life lessons your horse wants you to know!

Enjoy a cocktail in-hand at the hot-tub before another mouthwatering dinner!  Contemplate the life lessons the horses brought to you this day.

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Day 5/Thursday February 13th – The waterfall ride is a must!

Animal communication – just a belief away! Anna will introduce you to the amazing world of Animal Communication.  Explore your inherit gifts, to discover how to telepathically connect and communicate with a being of another species. With this heart-to-heart connection, a new language of love appears without words but instead thoughts, images, feelings, emotions and other intuitive senses. 

We will join Lilander and our horses and go on a Horseback ride to a beautiful waterfall tucked deep in the jungle. After about a 2-hour ride up, up, up, into the primary Rainforest, we will reach the top of the mountain where you will tie up your horses and hike down to the waterfall.

Here you can enjoy a refreshing swim, and relax with the bountiful nature. The flora and fauna to be seen is spectacular.

In the afternoon we head back returning to Rancho Margot for a refreshing swim and relax before dinner. 

Day 6/Friday February 14th - Reiki; Energy Healing for Horses.
One of Energy healing's most effective and astounding uses is in the healing of animals. Horses, and animals in general are great clients for energy work because they don't have any preconceived notions or skepticism that often get in the way of human receptivity. An animal is simply present to the experience. Anna developed Reiki; energy healing for horses and is now bringing her decades of knowledge and experience directly to you.

We have found that most horses love Reiki and other forms of energy work. They will quite often relax into the healing session, lower their heads, keeping a leg cocked in a relaxed position and even close their eyes as they enjoy the sensation. Many times you can even hear their stomachs gurgle as the healing energy flows through them, clearing energy blocks as it goes. And when they have had enough, they will often let you know by "waking up" and sometimes even walking away.

  • Ask for "permission" from your animal companions

  • Set up a safe energy healing session

  • Scan your horse's body

  • Locate the energy centers of the body, known as the chakras

  • Listen to your horse and read his body gestures

  • Learn “love lessons”

  • Recognize the duration of sessions

  • Share experiences and stories to further enhance your practice

Anna will show you the most effective way to apply your practice and your skills to the horse. This is also a great opportunity to review your skills if you are a little rusty or maybe feel like you need a little more instruction. Improve your skill set, increase your confidence, and heal some horses!

Day 7/Saturday February 15th – Ride with ROTH on the Lake Arenal Trek!
You will be treated to a stunning rainforest trail ride with your equine partner. Your guides will show you all the amazing flora and fauna along the way! We will travel the lake road taking in the vibrant green rainforest that surrounds us. We will cross over Rio Cano Negro River and head down into the river belt and its lush grasslands and abundant birdlife.  Nature here is peaceful with a calm dignity. The low hum of the cicadas reminds us of ancient times. You will experience the deep feeling in the core of your center, living in the moment, in tune with nature. 

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Day 8/February 16th- Depart Costa Rica or CHOICE ADDITION; Relax in the tropics!
Heading back to San Jose the sadness you may feel as you head back home can easily be allayed by getting busy planning your next trip with us!

As you can see, this is a trip of a lifetime that you don't want to miss. We have very limited space and we are confident that this adventure will sell out very quickly. So if you are interested in joining us I wouldn't wait long to make your reservation.

*Schedule is subject to change (especially during rainy season).


Double Occupancy - $3195 per person

Single Occupancy - $3440 per person

This inclusive 7-day Reach Out to Horses Retreat includes clinic days, treks, lodging and meals. Beverages outside of meals, alcoholic beverages and transportation not included.  We can help organize your transportation to and from our hotel from the airport.  

We accept up to 10 guests.  

What Is Included for Retreat Guests

• 7 nights accommodations

• Three delicious meals per day with beverages

(alcoholic beverages available with dinner, but not included in price)

• Pairing with one of our wonderful Costa Rican

horses for the week (western tack) *Feel free to bring your own saddles if you wish

• Volcano and jungle rides

• Clinic participation, Reiki I attunement & Reiki for horses

• Optional: booking of outside activities such as ziplining, hiking, rappelling down waterfalls, white water rafting, kayaking, hot springs.

Other Important Details:

Max rider weight 190lb (86kg)

The itinerary is flexible. Changes may occur due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

This is a group clinic.  if the clinic does not have sufficient attendance then we guarantee a 100% refund.  Please purchase refundable tickets or wait until we notify you that the clinic if full before purchasing your tickets.

We reserve the right to make changes to accommodations AND itinerary if necessary.

For more information contact: Nancy Zintsmaster at