GORUCK Misogi Retreat


Mar 13 - 17 2023

GORUCK Misogi Retreat

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.

The rules of Misogi.

Rule 1: Make it really hard.
Rule 2: Don’t die.

— Michael Easter


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.


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.


You must be able to swim half a mile (.9km) and have experience carrying weight over time and distance. A 12 Mile Ruck with 45/30lbs in under 3:30 is a good baseline test for you to pass.


You’re not supposed to know it all – additional details not forthcoming.

DAY 1 // March 13

5PM – Welcome Session with Q&A by Michael Easter, followed by local cuisine*

DAY 2 // March 14

  • Mobility / Yoga Class*

  • Water Exposure x Beach Ruck

  • Waterproofing Class

  • Fish Preparation Class

  • Optional Sandbag Training, Speed & Strength, with Michael Easter*

DAY 3 // March 15

  • Mobility / Yoga Class*

  • Boat Tour to Golfo Dulce (swim to shore)

  • Jungle Familiarity (waterfall hike with local naturalists and regional experts)

  • Mind Session with Michael Easter*

DAY 4 // March 16

  • Hike / Ruck through Corcovado National Park with Local Guides and Experts (including the global thought leader in jaguars)

  • Additional Misogi Activities

  • Celebration Dinner & Misogi After Party*

  • Patch Ceremony and Concluding Remarks from Michael Easter*

$6995 PARTICIPANT FEE // Misogi Seekers

  • 4 Night Stay at Botanika Resort
  • 3 Meals Per Day
  • Domestic Transfers
  • Welcome Session
  • Morning Mobility / Yoga Classes
  • Michael Easter Speaking Sessions
  • Workouts with Michael Easter
  • Off-site Activities & Classes
  • Misogi Adventure
  • Misogi After Party

$995 deposit due at time of registration. You must pay in full to secure your spot.


$995 PER ADDITIONAL GUEST // Family & Friends

  • 4 Night Stay at Botanika Resort
  • 3 Meals Per Day
  • Domestic Transfers
  • Welcome Session
  • Morning Mobility / Yoga Classes
  • On-site Speaking Sessions & Workouts with Michael Easter
  • Misogi After Party

Guests will have access to all on-site activities, but will not be able to participate in off-site activities.


Your retreat is entirely customizable and we encourage you to extend your stay beyond the outlined activities, especially if joined by family or friends. Botánika offers a truly immersive coastal rainforest experience with a host of guided eco-adventures on land and sea.


Mar 13 - 17 2023


5:00 PM - 11:00 AM


995 - 6995


Botanika Resort, Costa Rica
Botanika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton, Costado Sureste del aeropuerto, Aeropuerto Oeste, Puntarenas Province, Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica


(904) 372-0184

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