Do I need immunizations ?
Check this with your doctors back home.
How many people are there?
Varies; generally 10 – 20.
How fit should I be?
We live active and healthy lives here because we choose to, and also because the environment fosters it. Be prepared for daily walking in hilly terrain, manual tasks, and rewarding sleep. We have had people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities stay with us, but please keep in mind that the nearest medical care is increasingly far away, depending on the severity of one’s condition.
How far is the nearest medical care?
Two of us are trained in wilderness first aid/EMT, there are caregivers nearby in Pavones capable of dealing with minor injuries, and there is a snakebite clinic in Comte and a hospital in Golfito. In the case of severe injury, evacuations to San Jose can be arranged. We will do anything we can in the event of an emergency, but please know your own limits and needs in regards to your health.
What should I bring?
Less than you think – pack lightly! You will not need jeans at the Yoga Farm. Also, keep in mind, we live in a rainforest. Please do not bring items that take days to dry. Bring a Flashlight/headlamp, a good book, and any personal medications or toiletries you may require. Bathing suit is a must have. Please try to bring biodegradable soaps, shampoos, and only hygiene products that contain natural ingredients when possible.
We do have sufficient solar power to charge ipods, cameras, small computers etc., but please don’t bring anything too big, noisy, or things that you don’t plan to take back with you.