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Retreats & Trainings

Escape the grind for an unforgettable wellness adventure or teacher training. Balance, unite and invigorate your mind, body and spirit in paradise with our 3-30 day all-inclusive retreats and immersion programs featuring internationally renowned experts. We specialize in creating deeply transformative small group experiences designed to teach you the skills required for radiant health and longevity. Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Thailand are the gorgeous environments and cultures we explore.

All Inclusive

From the moment you land everything is taken care of. We pride ourselves on covering all the details so you can fully relax & enjoy the journey.

Personal Coaching

Holistic nutrition, mind-body fitness, and sacred plant medicine integration coaching are pillars to our programs and guests transformations.

Movement Classes

Daily mindful movement classes include pilates, yoga, myofascial release, and various styles of fitness led by our experts.

Day Adventures

Explore the waterfalls, beaches and lush rain forests. Snorkel, hike, swim, surf, stand up paddle, zipline and more.

Upcoming Programs

July 1st – 6th, 2018 (Sold Out)

December 16th – 21st, 2018 (Sold Out)

March 4th – 9th, 2019 (4 Spaces Open)

A powerful intimate group retreat experience incorporating pilates, yoga, myofascial release, meditation, 100% organic superfood plant based cuisine, two sacred plant medicine ceremonies, and two day adventures to Nauyaca Waterfalls and the famous Manuel Antonio National Park.

Nov 7th – Dec 7th, 2018  Thailand

Jan 14th – Feb 14th, 2019  Costa Rica

A groundbreaking program that fuses our Epic Living Academy Business Training with 200 hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, plus website design and build.

Includes luxury accommodation, two sacred plant medicine ceremonies, Temazcal sweat lodge, pilates mat, SUP yoga and SO much more.

February 12th – 14th, 2019 (3 spaces)

A short and sweet three day weekend retreat to sip the mother of all plant medicines, heal, and reset.

Enjoy a traditional Temezcal sweat lodge, followed by two back to back sacred plant medicine ceremonies.

Includes shared cabin accommodation and organic vegan meals at shamanic retreat center.

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Meet Amber

Amber Zuckswert is an international pilates and yoga teacher, professional contemporary dancer, holistic nutritionist, and business coach from Santa Cruz, CA. She is the founder of EpicSelf.com and loves nothing more then empowering people to dramatically upgrade their life through mind-body fitness, peak performance nutrition, cultural immersion and adventure.

As a contemporary ballet/modern dancer with over 25 years of technique, performance and teaching under her belt, Amber turned to the pilates method, vinyasa yoga, and plant based nutrition to stay in peak mind-body condition and injury free.

Over the last 10 years she’s taught for some of the worlds most revered clubs, retreat centers, and festivals including Equinox San Francisco, Sports Club LA, YogaWorks, Rancho LA Puerta, The Bali Spirit Festival, and The Envision Festival. She is an adventurous entrepreneur deeply passionate about positivity shifting the world through full throttle conscious living.

Read through her entire bio here.

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Rave Reviews

“I had been following Amber/Epic Self online for several months, and was intrigued by Epic Self retreats. They almost looked too good to be true! I chose to sign up for the Epic Awakening because I felt a calling to experience plant medicine, and I appreciated that Epic Self highlighted the safe space they hold in ceremony. I sensed that their involvement with the medicine came from pure intentions.

As soon as I connected with Amber on the phone, I felt comfortable and very well taken care of. The whole experience was beyond my expectations. One of my favorite aspects of the retreat was how accessible Amber was. She spent plenty of time with the retreat guests just hanging out, available for questions and deep discussions.

The whole Epic Self team was phenomenal. It was evident that every member of the team does this work as a calling, not just a job. The schedule was a perfect blend of yoga, meditation, clean eating, adventures, and relaxation. What more could you ask for?! I never felt bored or overloaded. It was just enough of everything. I was really blown away by the entire experience. I can’t wait to go back!

I am set on retreating with Amber and Epic Self again in whatever capacity I can, because I know it’s going to be a top-notch transformational time!”- Madeline Charles, Colorado

“So often we see people living a life on social media that they are not actually living in their everyday lives. It’s rare to find people who are authentically themselves in both worlds. When I was offered a fellowship position by Amber, I was nervous about accepting for fear that what I seeing portrayed was not actually going to be what was offered. What I quickly learned once I arrived at EpicSelf, is that Amber is one of the most authentic people you will ever meet. Every image Amber portrays on social media, she also embodies in real life. Every message and quote she posts, she lives by everyday. To be able to live, work and learn from the both of them for a month was the most profound experience of my life. They radiate love, support and guidance, every single day.

Looking back on this experience, I cannot believe how much my life has changed in such profound ways and in only one month. I learned nutritional information and raw recipes that will change my health and the health of others, who I can now share this information with. I built a business and website thanks to Amber’s social media, blogging, and SEO expertise.

My yoga, pilates and meditation practice evolved tenfold thanks to Amber, who I’m also convinced is the best instructor on this planet. But what sticks with me the most about my experience is that I found a completely awesome new tribe of friends and mentors who live their lives the way I want to live mine and who truly and deeply care about my personal and professional growth. I’m so grateful to have had such a life changing month. Thanks you two, for bringing me to Costa Rica and not only accepting me into your tribe but embracing me with such supportive and loving arms.”- Courtney Thorn, Vermont

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Epic Moments

Now is all we’ll ever truly have. The present moment is where life happens. Where fulfillment and happiness blooms. These are Amber’s moments. Enjoy healthy lifestyle, nutrition tips, and her adventures as they happen real time.

Featured Articles

Browse over 800 articles written by Amber and other epic team members over the last ten years. Our wellness library is packed with how-to guides, raw and vegan recipes, expert interviews and lessons learned as a digital nomad entrepreneur. Below are the most popular articles from each of the categories: Move, Nourish, Be, and Lifestyle.

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