We created the SomerTime Healing Center on the most gorgeous organic permaculture fruit farm surrounded by lush primary rainforest, medicinal plants, spring rivers and waterfalls.
We love and respect nature and understand that, without it, we are fundamentally lost and sick, so we preserve this land and sacred space through facilitating our healing detox-yoga retreats.
Our vision is to provide a heartfelt safe space where people can purify their mind, body and spirit by connecting with nature while enjoying world class yoga and eating high vibrational foods.
We also invite those of you that are in alignment with our vision to co-create a unique retreat of your own here at the SomerTime Healing Center.
Our long-term goal is to continue preserving land and creating organic permaculture and sustainable farms. We want to assist in a future of health, happiness and abundance by preserving as much nature as possible. Helping to save the planet and allowing us to harmonize with nature indefinitely for all generations of species to come.
Know that, with gratitude, 100 percent of your proceeds go back into our loved SomerTime Healing Center and preserving this sacred land.
Location: We are located in South Pacific Costa Rica right outside the quant farm town of Tinamaste, Costa Rica, in the magical Diamante Valley. This area has several organic fruit farms and has an organic farmers market close by with our community of conscious creators coming together to share their gifts. This is a powerful healing valley along side a beautiful mountain and only a 25 minute drive down to the surf beach Dominical.
See here, Short bios on the creators of SomerTime Healing Center.
Diagnosed at age 15 with kidney disease during a routine sports physical, Kosi grew up like an average American teenager. He enjoyed partying and quickly found himself drinking excessively and using recreational drugs to cope with the institutional system of schooling and life he found himself in. After high school, he University of South Carolina where his substance abuse escalated.
After college he followed the herd to get a good job and landed an insurance gig which paid well for just being out of college. Unhappy with his job, he and his childhood best friend started a mattress company.
This was great except, he had more freedom to dive into his vices and eventually the substance abuse lifestyle with the freedom of entrepreneurship causes depression.
One day, by the grace of God, Kosi found himself in a yoga class and afterwards in savasana while listening to a Krishna Das song, he experienced a peace he had never felt before.
In divine timing, shortly after the bliss of his first savasana, he met his next yoga teacher and mentor Jeffrey Cohen. Kosi had tried to buy a new yoga mat from Jeffrey, but Jeffrey wouldn't sell it to him. David Life, Jeffrey's teacher and founder of the Jivamukti Yoga method, was coming to town that coming weekend to teach master classes. Jeffrey insisted that Kosi buy a ticket to the master class before he would sell him the yoga mat. Kosi obliged and bought both. The master class with David Life forever changed Kosi’s life. It gave him a mental awareness of spaciousness—bliss, ecstasy, and the feeling of deep contentment, which he had never experienced. Afterwards, he practiced consistently for several years at Jivamukti Yoga, Charleston until 2012 when he discovered Blue Spirit in Costa Rica where he completed 300 hours of Jivamukti Teacher Training. After qualifying as a Jivamukti instructor, he taught ten classes each week for four years while also maintaining the operation of his mattress business.
In 2015, Kosi was feeling the need to deepen his meditation practice and was lead to study Parayoga with Rod Styker(aka Yogarupa) in Colorado. He spent 2 years traveling back and forth from his home in South Carolina at the time to Colorado. Yogarupa taught him amazing meditation techniques and hatha yoga practices that kept him in touch with his souls journey.
By 2016, Kosi’s kidney disease had reached “stage 5”, and he was advised to consider a transplant. He had also battled gout as a result of his kidney condition and was at a loss for what to do. By the grace of God, Dr. Robert Morse was recommended and taught Kosi the power of raw foods, fasting, and detoxification. Currently, his diet is 80% raw and has enabled him to reverse his kidney disease and eliminate gout from his body.
In 2018, after detoxing and fasting for a couple years, Kosi decided to obtain Levels 1 and 2 certifications from the International School of Detoxification, so he could better understand detoxing, fasting and iridology more thoroughly.
Along with starting other successful businesses, Kosi is a great mentor in teaching how to open our energy to the abundant flow. He has received his masters in Reiki, and knows how to protect his energy field, how to be open and to always choose love.
He discovered that life in the US and the material world was not the life he desired any longer.
Over the past 10 years, Kosi learned that his purpose in life is to embody the divine masculine role and uplift the divine feminine. He is here to protect the earth and our mother nature. His mission is to save as much precious land as he can. This is where his name Kosalanath Das is derived from, which means protector of earth and servant of God.
He is a gourmet raw vegan chef and takes the fun of eating raw to a whole new level. He embodies all that he teaches and is a wonderful mentor for self care, happiness and abundance. He is all love and light and holds a safe and fun space for detoxification.
In 2018, Kosi moved to Costa Rica where he surfed, meditated and practiced yoga daily for a year to nurture a transformative part of his being and his life. In search to further aid his healing journey, he knew he needed warm weather, the best ripe fruits in the world and the medicinal and botanical plants that healed him.
After living in Guancaste, Costa Rica, he found himself drawn to Somertime. There he fell in love with the abundance of fruit, rivers, beaches and all that the primal rainforest of Costa Rica has to offer.
Upon arrival to SomerTime Inn, he found that Somer had been running the farm and healing hotel on her own and trying to buy the place but needed a business partner.
Without question, Kosi was on board 100 percent.
Somer had never met another person that is ready like she is to commit to this beautiful dream, and it happened to be a dream of Kosis as well. In divine timing and with Kosis healing knowledge, they are able to transition the hotel into the healing center it was always meant to be!
Entrepreneur - started Sleepingorganic.com in 2011, a health conscious organic mattress and bedding company.
Jivamukti Yoga teacher - completed 300 hours of training in 2012 at Blue Spirit in Costa Rica.
Parayoga teacher - completed 280 hours of training. Studied 2015-2017 with Yogarupa, Rod Stryker.
International School of Detoxification and Regeneration Level 1 - 2018
International School of Detoxification and Regeneration Level 2 - 2018
Somer grew up in Houston, Texas. She grew up in the culture of work hard play hard. While growing up, like the majority of us, she consumed processed and packaged foods and fruits and vegetables that had been sprayed with pesticides as well as meats and chicken that had been injected with hormones and antibiotics, without understanding the self harm or the harm to the animals that she was eating. Somer also was raised in a large fun family that enjoyed to party. Somer went to college and even after college continued to drink and eat unhealthy foods. Her journey to understanding the spiritual path as well as the energy in foods had begun.
In 2013, Somer was employed in Colorado and noticed something different in the Latin guests at the ski resort where she was. There was something different in their eyes, a unique spark and charm; something she felt was missing in her. While in Colorado somer was beginning to learn to not use tooth-paste with flouride and that makeup was actually bad for our skin. She also was starting to realize that alcohol had a huge negative effect on her happiness and was amplifying her depression.
Somer felt her heart calling out and booked a one-way flight to Honduras and began backpacking Latin America in search of happiness and peace with in her self. She backpacked alone with her hammock for 2 1/2 years from Honduras down into Peru. She had many realizations and learned so much.
Important knowledge she gained:
- The more simple life is, the more loving and fulfilling it is. Then fewer material things she had to worry about enabled more love and connection all around her.
-Medicinal plants can heal all cuts and wounds, headaches, stomach aches and more severe diseases. She witnessed plants curing aids and cancer.
-Chemical products are toxic, and we should not put chemicals on or into our bodies.
-Our bodies are sacred temples and need to be clean and pure for energy to flow properly and allow our intuition to guide us.
-Energy work and clearing energy are powerful healing modalities.
-The power of prayer and positivity are crucial on her journey.
By simply walking in the nature and jungles of Central America, she received-intense healings and awakenings. The trees energy healed her heart and allowed her to open, and she began to love herself. She stripped away layers and layers of false assumptions and lifestyles that had accumulated growing up in the western world. This big release and opening in nature allowed her to begin a new life.
Somer worked on organic permaculture farms throughout her journey. She was blown away by the amount of food you can be grown on the beautiful land. Once she learned the organic farming lifestyle, she knew there was no other way for her to live. She immediately felt compelled to open a healing center where the doors were open to everyone to come out and experience the powerful healings in Costa Rica.
In 2016, she discovered an amazing 60-acre organic fruit farm, Fuente Verde—a dreamland where she opened SomerTime Inn with the intention of hospitality and healing. Her mission was to connect people with their true self in the nature of the most comfortable and loving environment that she could possibly create. She cares deeply for the well being of others and leads by working on herself by living a healthy lifestyle and creating an amazing space for healing. She cares for the plants and maintains the land. Putting her hands in the earth’s soil keeps her connected. She is in awe of all the delicious vegetables and fruits growing on the farm. She prepares and serves fresh, farm-to-table meals and enjoys teaching others about the plants and fruits: harvesting, preparation, and making amazing medicinal teas.
Somer spent more than a year in the sacred valley of Peru connecting with two of the most powerful healing plants on earth—Ayahuasca and San Pedro. She facilitated healings through art therapy and those medicinal plants. Being in this environment, she also adopted a vegan diet, becoming a proponent of love for the animals and understanding the healing benefits of plants. She also began to realize how toxic alcohol is to the body, mind, and spirit. Without consuming toxic chemicals and choosing love, she was able to focus on what she really wanted to do for the planet and to serve others with love while she is here on earth. So her relationship with the spirit world developed in Peru and has continued. She understands that there is more to life than the “controlled” eye can see or the “conditioned” ear can hear.
Somer began writing down her vision and telling everyone back home about this life we should be living. Through divine manifestation and listening to her highest self, she was able to begin her dream.
During the past three years with the help of volunteers and a few Costa Rican employees, she has successfully maintained the SomerTime Inn and has managed the healing hostel and retreat home on her own. The SomerTime Inn has hosted hundreds of people from all over the world.
In April of 2019, Somer felt financial pressure to purchase the place where she had put her energy, heart, and soul into—her dream. As her contemplation continued, Kosi arrived as a guest and held a healing space for Somer, a space of love. She had been accustomed to maintaining space for everyone else, and this was the first time the responsibility had been taken off her shoulders by having someone else offering to do the work. It was a miracle that she had found her partner for the healing center in the jungle of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica has transformed Somer and Kosi’s lives, and they are thrilled to share with you the sacred land and all it has to offer.
2010: Degree in Hospitality Management, University of Mississippi
2008-Present: worked in the hospitality service industry in Oxford MS, Houston TX, Jackson Hole, WY, Aspen CO, & Breckenridge, CO, and in Central and South America
2014 – Present: volunteered on permaculture farms in Central and South America
2014 – 2015: Worked with indigenous medicines in Peru
2016-2019: started and managed the SomerTime Inn.
2017: Trained in holotropic breath work
2017 – 2018: Hosted silent meditation retreats
2018 Anasazi Foundation trail walker as a behavioral health therapist for at risk children and adults
2017 – Present: Vipassana meditator
Somer and Kosi’s visions aligned, and they are so grateful for each other and the property. Together, they can’t wait to share their love and hold space for these beautiful, raw transformational experiences with all who come into their lives.
Degree in hospitality management with
over 10 years of hospitality service experience.
Worked on permaculture farms all over central and South America 2014 to present.
Worked with indigenous medicines in Peru, 2014-2015.
Somer trained in holotropic breathe work 2017.
Hosted silent meditation retreats 2017-2018
Vipassana meditator 2017- present
Trail Leader with the Anasazi Foundation in Arizona as behavior health paraprofessional in 2018.
Young-life youth group leader 2005
Somer and Kosi's vision aligned and they are so grateful for each other and the property.
Together Somer and Kosi cant wait to share their love and hold space for these beautiful raw transformational experiences with all who come into their lives.