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Ancient Wisdom for Modern Balance: Heal and Transform in Costa Rica 

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Balance: Heal and Transform in Costa Rica 

Join us in the heart of Costa Rica’s spectacular “Blue Zone” for a week of deep rejuvenation and ancient teachings. Nestled on a hill in the lush valley overlooking the vast Arenal Lake and impressive active volcano, this magical retreat is medicine for the heart, body, and soul.

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Saturday, January 29, 2022
Schedule:
January 29, 2022
February 5, 2022
Contact Phone:
Contact Email:
retreats@nhhealthwellness.com

7-Night Retreat

January 29th - February 5th, 2022

Mystica Lodge & Retreats

Join us in the heart of Costa Rica’s spectacular “Blue Zone” for a week of deep rejuvenation and ancient teachings. Nestled on a hill in the lush valley overlooking the vast Arenal Lake and impressive active volcano, this magical retreat is medicine for the heart, body, and soul.  This beautiful sanctuary is located in the midst of a vortex of energy that deeply supports personal growth, transformation, and inspiration.

Your retreat will be a mindful blend of energy healing classes, workshops, excursions and practices designed to rejuvenate you to the deepest levels and awaken your own “inner wisdom”.  Be prepared!  You will return home with a profound awareness of your own healing potential and abilities.


Ayurveda

Known as the “Science of Life” or the “Wisdom of Longevity”, this 5,000 year old body of knowledge is still the most widely practiced medicine in the world. Delve into the basic yet deeply profound principles of Ayurveda with interactive workshops focusing on:

  • Your personal “constitution”/ true nature
  • Daily routine ~ Dinacharya ~ for improving and maintaining health
  • Self-body massage with warm oil ~ Abhyanga
  • Kitchen demo with a professional chef to experience The Six Tastes of Ayurveda
  • Vedic Psychology ~ Mind & Body Connection

Yoga

Go beyond the traditional yoga class and delve deeper into awareness of Self as we weave together the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda, the “Sister Science” of yoga, and the timeless teachings of Masters across numerous styles of practice.  Expect deep relaxation and rejuvenation, enhanced life force energy and profound self-awareness as we explore:

  • Pranayama
  • Asana
  • Inquiry
  • Meditation
  • Ayurvedic constitution-specific yoga practice  


Qi Gong & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Qi Gong, an ancient Taoist practice and foundation for modern acupuncture, martial arts, and Chinese Medicine, combines intentional breath, movement, and meditation to powerfully move and strengthen the “qi” (life force energy) in one’s body.  This gentle yet potent practice invigorates the vital Qi, helping to correct imbalances and dis-ease at all levels: physical, emotional and spiritual.  

During this retreat, we will learn foundational Qi Gong practices for:

  • Self-healing, grounding, and improving energy levels
  • Energetic protection and clearing
  • Managing oneself as an empath / highly sensitive person  

Additionally, we will learn some foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory as it relates to personal constitution and energetic balance.

Meet Your Retreat Leaders!

Laura Chan, ND, LAc  

Dr. Laura Chan is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Acupuncturist (LAc). She is passionate about health and wellness and loves helping her patients experience more wellness in their own lives. Dr. Chan is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors & New Hampshire Acupuncture and Asian Medicine Association.
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Janelle Salzman, OT/L, CAP, LMP

Janelle Elyse Salzman, OT/L, CAP, RM is a Nationally Board Certified and NH Licensed Occupational Therapist, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Lyme Magnetic Protocol Practitioner. In 1996, Janelle graduated summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Janelle has over 20 years of experience in the medical fields of Pediatric Sensory Integration, Acute Rehabilitation, Home Health Care and Hospice. She has been trained in the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) at the Brazelton Institute.
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Karen Cerato, RMT, RYT, LMP

Karen Cerato, OT, RMT, RYT is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher, a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, a National Board Certified Occupational Therapist, and a Lyme Magnetic Protocol Practitioner. In 1990, Karen graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and worked in physical rehabilitation hospitals for over ten years. Karen is Certified in Neuro-Developmental Technique (NDT) and Advanced NDT of the Upper Extremity.
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Retreat Package Includes:

  • 7 Nights Accommodation at Mystica Lodge & Retreats
  • All daily workshops and classes
  • Delicious and nourishing meals starting with dinner on January 29th and finishing with breakfast on February 5th, 2022.  Mystica’s restaurant is a place for guests to enjoy delicious cuisine, and to savor the magical view in a relaxed and inspired setting. The spacious restaurant, with its rustic charm, offers seating both inside and outdoor on the veranda. Most of the dishes are made with fresh ingredients from the Organic Garden.
  • Round Trip Group Van Transportation from LIR (Liberia, Costa Rica airport) to Mystica on January 29th and from Mystica to LIR (Liberia airport) on February 5th, 2022
  • Day Trip to Ecotermales Hot Springs (includes transportation and lunch at the hot springs)
  • 3 Hour Sunset Cruise on the Toucan Catamaran on Lake Arenal (includes transportation)
  • Unlimited use of Mystica’s Yoga Platform for group activities.
  • Unlimited Use of Mystica’s Meditation Labyrinth
  • Unlimited Use of Mystica’s Natural Dipping Pool
  • Easy access to local hiking trails:  half-hour hike to the mythical, gigantic Ceiba tree; explore the peaceful village of Sabalito; or venture via a 15-minute car drive to Coter Lake, a small lagoon surrounded by woods.  A very peaceful and powerful setting where Indigenous Maleku Indians tribes still reside.

A La Carte Options:

  • Private Ayurvedic bodywork, Acupuncture or Reiki sessions available in Mystica’s Treetop Healing Space
  • Kitesurfing/Windsurfing rentals or private lessons on Lake Arenal
  • Beer/Wine available

Accommodations

The Lodge:

SAPO ​- 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin bed (2 people)

$2,950 per person/double occupancy

ARMADILLO  - 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin bed (2 people)

$2,950 per person/double occupancy

MARIPOSA ​ - 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin bed (2 people)

$2,950 per person/double occupancy

MONO  - 1 Queen bed and 1 Bunk bed (2 people)

$2,950 per person/double occupancy

COLIBRI ​ - 1 Queen bed

RESERVED

TUCAN - 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin bed ( 2 people)

$2,950 per person


Jungle Cabins:

HAMSA CABIN - 1 king bed or 2 twin beds ( 2 people)

$3,150 per person/double occupancy

CORAZON CABIN- 1 King bed or 2 twin beds (2 people)

$3,150 per person/double occupancy

* All rooms have a private, full bathroom.


Registration:

We would love you to join us! Space is limited. Please email us at retreats@nhhealthwellness.com with any questions or to reserve your spot in this life-changing event.


Namaste!

Laura, Janelle & Karen