Misogi Retreat at Botánika

with Michael Easter

MARCH 13 – 17, 2023

GORUCK Events and Botanika Present a 3 Day, 4 Night Retreat in Costa Rica with Michael Easter – MISOGI Edition

The Misogi Retreat is a deep dive into the art and science of breaking new boundaries in the body and mind. Participants will take on an epic jungle Misogi adventure led by Michael Easter, the global thought leader on the benefits of doing hard things, in a place that National Geographic called “the most biologically intense place on earth.”

A Misogi is a modern recreation of an ancient practice. It’s the act of deeply challenging yourself in nature, and it was used until recently across cultures to help people build an unbeatable mind. Beyond the lessons of your Misogi, over the week you’ll learn other new practices you can take home to improve your resilience and performance across the board.

Michael Easter is an author, professor, and adventurer. His work has appeared in over 60 countries and can also be found in Men’s Journal, New York, Vice, Scientific American, Esquire, and others. He lives in Las Vegas on the edge of the desert with his wife and two dogs. If you want to read more, subscribe to his newsletter and read his book, The Comfort Crisis.

Two people in a kayak in Costa Rica.


You’ll explore virgin rainforests, surrounded by 463 species of birds, 140 mammals, and more than 700 species of trees. Forms of transportation include boats, kayaks, swimming and, of course, your feet with a rucksack on your back. The sounds of howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, and waterfalls become the soundtrack as we push on the boundaries of life.

Couple sitting on a sofa in a cabana next to the pool, holding drinks


You’ll have five star accommodations at the Botanika Resort, Osa Peninsula, including local cuisine prepared by world class chefs, and other luxuries in this part of the world: hot showers, A/C, and warm beds. The sounds of the rainforest are all around, making it a hell of a place to recover and refit for the next day, after an honest day’s adventure.

You can expect to eat plenty of breakfast and dinner at Botanika each day (at varying times) — lunch will be offsite.

Note: Family and friends are welcome to join you. If they’re not into Misogis, Botanika has a multitude of adventures they might find more suitable, and a world class pool on site. They will be able to join you at breakfast and dinner every day along with other on-resort activities.

More Details

For more details, pricing, & how to sign up, please visit the GoRuck site: