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Marcela Morales

Marcela is a certified Forest Therapy Guide and Trainer with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy ANFT, USA   (

She has studies in Anthropology and a degree in Management of Natural Resources. For over 20 years she has worked as a Naturalist and Bird-watching guide, holding a license as a guide from the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). She has worked as an internship supervisor in the Sustainability and the Environment Program at CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) and as a collaborator for the Environmental Education Department at TSC (Tropical Science Center) at Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.

In 2007 she got her certification as a Hatha Yoga and 5 elements QiGong instructor and ever since has been exploring diverse holistic health and wellness practices, taking complementary courses in Accupressure based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reiki, Ayurvedic Massage, Aromatherapy and Herbalism . She has a certification as an EcoNidra instructor ( and as a Sound Healing Therapist from Spain’s Institute of Sound Therapy (  

She has been living and working in the Cloud Forest mountains of Monteverde, Costa Rica for more than 20 years, where she offers her wellness experiences at Arboressence Studio and the Jaguar House airbnb, a couple of  unique spaces immersed in the heart of the Monteverde forests, designed to experience art, well-being and nature connection.

Currently living in the Caribbean coast (Punta Uva-Manzanillo), Marcela offers her wellness experiences & nature retreats in this jungle and beach paradise.

"For me there is only the travelling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length - and there I travel, looking, looking breathlessly"

                  Carlos Castaneda

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