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About Us

Reset your life to Revive your Soul Signature Method

Have helped us and over 200 clients worldwide achieve lasting wellness transformations.

Our Story

Del Alma Retreat is owned by a Costa Rican couple with over 16 years of experience in holistic health, and we are ready to share our knowledge with you.

In 2009, my fiancé (and now my husband), JC launched a Surf and Yoga Retreat encompassing healthy food, lots of surfing and yoga and guests thrived in that environment. We noticed they were delving deeper and finding their authentic selves within the daily framework provided so we requested feedback.

Collectively we learned their real desire was to reframe their habits to create a sustainable, healthy way of living for more than just one weekend.

The four pillars to focus upon were mentality, emotionality, physicality, and spirituality not just for one weekend but for life. This was exciting news for us, and Del Alma was born. The foundation of our Costa Rican Wellness Retreats are holistically transforming.

Success can be a two-way street and guests win by transforming their lives and unlocking their unique gifts and talents, and we win by creating templates for their success. Overall, nothing is as satisfying as identifying a need and filling it.

We feel genuine passion for helping others discover (and maintain) their unique paths that propel them forward. In the end, everyone has what it takes to break old habits and morph into the healthiest versions of themselves. Sometimes all it takes is connecting with someone who values you and your trajectory for wellness and happiness as much as you do.

 

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Hola! I'm Catalina

An enthusiastic Primal Health Coach, certified RYT 250 Yoga instructor, and Fitness coach. My mission is to guide and empower you on a transformative wellness journey using our distinctive Reset your body to Revive your soul Method. This holistic method is a comprehensive approach that harmonizes your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, paving the way for a vibrant and fulfilling life.

Wondering why I’m so dedicated to helping you? It’s because wellness holds a deep personal significance for me, and guiding your transformation is my true calling. I’ve invested decades in education and certifications in holistic and fitness coaching, driven by a belief that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to good health—rather, a multitude of ways to craft a sustainable, balanced healthy lifestyle.

Remember, there’s no instant solution for well-being, but there are countless paths to creating a lasting positive change. 

Meet JC

Our dedicated surf coach who lives and breathes the waves. With a genuine passion for surfing, JC thrives on sharing this exhilarating sport with our guests. His teaching approach is crystal clear, breaking down each step into an easily understandable process, ensuring that everyone can relish the joy of riding the waves.

But JC’s talents don’t stop there. He’s the culinary genius behind our incredible recipes, blending his culinary expertise with Catalina’s holistic nutrition knowledge to craft our outstanding menu. Beyond the surf and the kitchen, JC is a true enthusiast of life. He’ll inspire you to shift your mindset and step beyond your comfort zone, just as he does in the water.

In JC’s eyes, every fall in surfing is a lesson in living. Just as in life, a fall doesn’t mean giving up; it means getting back up, learning from the experience, and finding the silver lining. JC’s vibrant spirit is contagious, empowering you to approach challenges with newfound strength and a positive outlook. Join us, and let JC guide you not only through the waves but also towards a more resilient and joyful you.

The Holistic Reset your body to Revive your Soul Method 

The foundation of our retreats is framed in 4 pillars of health that take into account the whole person's Mentality, Emotionality, Physicality and Spirituality.

Is a comprehensive, multi-faceted wellness journey designed to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. This program integrates holistic health coaching, nature surrounding, outdoors activities, yoga, mobility training, pescatarian-anti inflammatory cuisine, offering a transformative experience that promotes lasting well-being.

At Del Alma Retreat, we believe that your body is a temple, and we’re committed to helping you nourish it from the inside out. We follow a holistic approach that focuses on clean and healthy eating habits, which not only improve your physical health but also support your mental and emotional well-being.

We believe that food is fuel for the body, and we’re passionate about helping you make healthy choices that will leave you feeling energized and vibrant. Our diet philosophy is a combination of Pescetarian anti-inflammatory, Pegan, and Primal diets, which emphasize whole, nutrient-dense foods while minimizing processed and artificial ingredients. We prioritize colorful vegetables, seasonal fruits and berries, healthy fats such as nuts, avocados, and olive oil, fresh fish, eggs, herbs, spices, and reasonable amounts of starchy foods, legumes, and grains. We avoid processed foods, sugar, soft drinks, most dairy products, artificial sweeteners, vegetable oils, margarine, and trans fats.

The Wellness and Nutrition pillar emphasizes in gaining insights into creating a diet that supports overall health and vitality, learning how food choices impact your energy levels, body composition and overall well-being.

Rediscover your body’s innate harmony as you engage in activities that celebrate movement.

During this phase, you’ll cultivate a deep understanding of how movement can elevate every aspect of your life. Our retreats offer tailored combinations of strength training, mindful yoga, mobility modalities, endurance exercises, weight lifting, high-intensity interval training, surfing, and hiking for total body transformations.

Get ready to elevate your body and mind and unleash your full potential!

 

Engage in revitalizing meditation, yoga sessions and deep breathing, honing your skill to stay rooted in the present, deftly manage stress, and uncover a serene oasis amid life’s trials. These guided sessions offer more than a mere practice – they’re an opportunity to forge a profound connection with your inner thoughts and emotions. What’s more, you’ll be encouraged to capture this introspection in a journal, turning each entry into a personal treasure. This isn’t just about finding calm; it’s about discovering a world of self-awareness and peace that’s yours to embrace.

Welcome to the final pillar of our wellness retreat – the cornerstone that ties everything together. Just picture it as the heart of our mission – a place that offers you the same sense of belonging as home, a haven for self-care that goes beyond the ordinary. Imagine this pillar as the weaver of your daily routines, crafting a complete picture of well-being that seamlessly fits into every part of your life.

Within this unique space, you’ll uncover the art of self-care and experience personal growth by stepping outside your comfort zone. Here, a diverse array of activities awaits, from invigorating outdoor adventures to the power of breathwork and the rejuvenation of revitalizing yoga sessions. Your body will thrive on nourishing, clean, and delicious healthy food, and your energy will soar as you engage in invigorating fitness pursuits and more. You’ll also have moments of reflection – times for introspection and realignment with your personal path.

Every moment is thoughtfully curated to envelop you in a cocoon of care, ensuring that your holistic wellness experience is truly extraordinary.

Remember, at the core of holistic well-being lies the foundation of restful sleep, rejuvenating recovery, and the pure joy of play. This pillar, which embraces these principles, becomes the rhythm guiding your transformative wellness journey.

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HAVE QUESTIONS?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a wellness retreat?

A wellness retreat is like a refreshing getaway with a purpose. It’s a chance to take a break from your regular routine and focus on your well-being in a holistic way. These retreats are designed to help you recharge physically, mentally, and emotionally. You might experience activities like yoga, meditation, healthy meals, outdoors activities and more.

The goal is to learn new ways to take care of yourself and find a better balance in life. It’s a wonderful opportunity to step back, relax, and invest in your health and happiness.

How can I book my retreat?

To receive more information, please reach out to us through our booking form or by emailing us directly. We will respond to your inquiry and provide you with all the necessary details.

 
Would it be possible for me to request a WhatsApp call to have a virtual tour of the place?

Certainly, we would be delighted to virtually meet you and give you a tour of our facility. You can schedule a free consultation with us to arrange a convenient time for the call.

Is flexibility a requirement to practice Yoga?

Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga are both suitable for practitioners of varying levels of flexibility, including beginners and those at an intermediate level. With consistent practice, practitioners can gradually improve their flexibility and overall physical fitness. It’s wonderful that your yoga classes cater to a range of flexibility levels.

What are the available payment methods?

There are three payment options available:

  1. Wire bank transfer
  2. PayPal
  3. Credit cards are not accepted.
Can practicing Yoga aid in weight loss?

Yes, practicing yoga can aid in weight loss. Regular yoga practice can improve metabolism, increase muscle tone, and reduce stress, all of which contribute to weight loss. Some types of yoga, such as power yoga and hot yoga, are particularly effective at burning calories and increasing heart rate. However, it’s important to note that weight loss results may vary depending on various factors such as diet, lifestyle, and level of physical activity outside of yoga practice.

What precautions should I take when practicing Yoga or working out?

One of the most important precautions to note when practicing yoga or working out is to listen to your body. It’s essential to be aware of how your body feels and avoid pushing yourself beyond your limits. Ignoring pain or discomfort can lead to injury and hinder progress. Instead, honor your body’s needs and limitations by modifying poses or taking breaks as needed. This will allow you to have a safe and effective practice that benefits your overall physical and mental well-being. Remember, every body is different, and it’s essential to practice in a way that feels right for you.

What types of wellness activities are offered?

We offer a variety of activities, such as yoga, meditation, hiking, nature walks, massage, spa treatments, snorkeling, surfing, ATV, horse back riding and workshops on nutrition, mindfulness, and stress reduction.