About Gnosis

Creating journeys in the Costa Rican jungle in concert with sacred plant medicines. We set out to find true connection. To ourselves, to each other and to the source.

Our Gnosis Team

Daniel Yepez

I approach life as a continuous stream of opportunities for growth and learning through human interactions and personal exploration.  In my quest for sharing a positive, dynamic, and nuanced perspective on world affairs, I founded The Costa Rica News in 2007, where we shed light on topics encompassing culture, environment, technology, economics, society, politics, and health. This came out of an internal drive to create a news source free from hate and negativity and to connect our readers with a fresh and unique worldview based in love. 
In 2012 I was selected by Shell Oil as one of the top 25 global energy entrepreneurs for my involvement in a cutting edge biofuels program developing biodiesel feed stock for the energy markets. Note: Learned patience, creation using mother nature as a way to fuel our economy and industry. Now I am turning this work inward to more deep-dive into personal exploration through plant medicine and experiencing the power of mother nature in a different way… Daniel’s purpose in life is to create transformation in communities worldwide, helping people to live from their deepest heart. As the transformation grows and expands, so does his humility and gratitude. 


Tish Natashia Steenkamp

Originally from South Africa, she now calls Costa Rica her home. Tish has been fortunate to have lived in multiple countries and traveled around the world exploring different healing practices. She journeyed to Peru where she completed her RYS 200h yoga and meditation certification to deepen her connection to self. She studied ancient healing techniques with elders from Guatemala to Colombia.  

She is passionate about health and wellness and accredited as an Eco-Chef and wellness coach. She is a certified Moon Mother©, Reiki practitioner, doula and weaves in her magic with soundhealing and crystal therapy.  Living her vision of being of service with joy and love, she creates transformational healing retreats, is part of Envision Festival production and facilitate Yoga Teacher Trainings internationally.  She leads genuine, energetic, and inspirational yoga practices, holds women’s circles and facilitates cacao & plant medicine ceremonies. She reminds her students that personal growth is not only powerful and self elevating, but also has the potential to be fun and joyfully integrated into everyday living.  She honors all of her teachers and mentors for offering a deep and expansive well of teachings that inform her daily life as a student and teacher. To Tish, yoga is about trusting the connection to our true selves and knowing that we are our greatest teacher. She is committed to supporting her students in reaching individual awakening and deep internal bliss remembering of our Divine Truth. Read more about Tish’s work at www.followyourblisscr.com