Raves for Gentle Earth in Costa Rica
Buff -- Mar 05, 2014 08:46 pm
This place changed my life and the life of my daughter. Not only is the retreat Paradise, complete with pool and delicious juices ... but the evening classes taught us about nutrition and helped us understand and do the best things for our bodies. And it was fun!!
Groups are small and attention is personal. I defy you to attend and not leave with new best friends ... guests are like-minded, trying to fix their health issues ... but you will also leave being friends with the owners/creators Jeff and Kathy.
All guests are treated like adults. You can take yoga classes, outdoors next to the pool under a sheltered open-air room. Or sleep in if tired. Or hike. Or read. Or catch up on your emails. Or watch a movie ... they have a huge library of DVDs to loan out to you.
You can have structure if you want it or do your own thing if your body and mind want more rest.
You will fall in love with Pedro, the chiuahau, who thinks he runs the place. I have great pictures of him trying to climb a rustic wooden ladder to get to the roof where his mistress Kathy is doing repairs after a tropical downpour.
The rooms are adorable, comfy and perfect, each with it's own private bath and each unique.
I have only fantastic things to say about Jeff and Kathy and this magical retreat they have built, and all the lives they have changed, with gentleness, love, knowledge, awesomely tasty juices and various nut soups for dinner. I love these people, this place, the things I learned and still do at home and I promise you will too. I paid for my daughter to go the first time just because I knew it would change her life. Ditto for my son on a separate trip.
Can't say enough. Wish I were more eloquent. I love these people, who saved their own lives by learning juicing and nutrition, then wanted to share. They have become part of their community in Costa Rica, and have their own two-person band that sometimes performs at a restaurant in Cabuya, the closest town a few miles from the retreat. Hope you get to hear them ... sometimes they will practice during your retreat. This place is truly alive and helps bring that vibrance into your life as well.
Plus, everyone loses weight, in a healthy way, and you're pretty much never hungry. I am not kidding and I love to eat.
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