Our Amazing Trip to Costa Rica 2015
Fermentation for your Mind, Body & Spirit Retreat
with Trish Carty and Cathy Eason
February 7-14, 2015
$1795.00 (Save $200 with Second Tier Pricing until 11/1!)
Join Trish Carty and Cathy Eason in beautiful Costa Rica for a week of Fermentation and Holistic Nutrition Workshops. Hosted at Finca Luna Nueva, a sustainable eco lodge and certified organic biodynamic farm.
This course it 100% hands on. Early on in the retreat we will identify what is growing on the farm and what is in season. You will be guided in making your own cultured veggies like, cortido, sauerkraut, water kefir sodas, kombucha, dairy kefirs condiments and more. By doing this during the first few days of the retreat, we will be able to enjoy them before finishing the week out! Join us to learn how to maximize your health and well being with delicious fermented foods!
~Fun-filled Fermentation Workshops
~Expert-Led Nutrition and Health Education
~Rejuvenate your health, inside and out
~Mind, body and spirit renewal in the heart of winter
~Excursions to explore beautiful rainforests and waterfalls
~Nutritious and delicious organic meals from a biodynamic farm
~Travel experience of a lifetime!
The retreat will take place at Luna Nueva, one of True Nature Education’s favorite retreat destinations. Luna Nueva is a Sustainable Rainforest Eco-Lodge Hotel providing comfortable accommodations situated amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails and a secluded jungle, and views of the magnificent Arenal Volcano. The atmosphere of the retreat center is simple, healthy and relaxed. Rooms are double or triple occupancy with fans and hot water and the eco-lodge has beautiful chlorine free swimming pool and jacuzzi. It is an ideal secluded inspirational setting for our retreat.
- 7 Nights Accommodations at a Beautiful EcoLodge in Costa Rica
- 3 Whole Foods Meals a Day
- All Transportation within Costa Rica including R/T Airport Transport
- All hands on fermentation classes and health workshops
- Optional Daily Meditation and Yoga Classes with Guest Teacher
- Luna Nueva Biodynamic Farm Tour
Intrigued but don’t know much about fermentation and its benefits? Click on the articles and videos below to learn more.
Trish Carty has been a Professional Chef for over 30 years. It has been her passion, as she now incorporates nutrition and healing with foods. She leads workshops locally and globally. Trish is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner. As a Certified Healing Foods Specialist, she has taught fermentation cooking classes to hundreds of students. Find her as local Fermentation Festivals speaking on digestion and more. Digestion and the adrenal connection is a passion of hers, combining diet and functional medicine assessment techniques to find her clients underlining issues. Finding the correct diet protocol for each client to begin the healing, is key to her approach. She is currently studying to become Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. Food and the connection of a healthy lifestyle can be found on her blog and as a guest blogger for others. You can follow her at: www.keepthebeet.com
Cathy Eason is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition and has worked as a holistic health practitioner for over 20 years. She has combined her love and knowledge of the human body with her passion for using a nutritious and delicious quality whole foods diet to heal the body from within. A Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified GAPS Practitioner, Cathy tailors nutrition protocols to her clients unique and specific health needs, always teaching the motto: “Love Your Gut!” In addition to her clinical practice, Cathy has also trained hundreds of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners as a Lead Instructor for the Nutritional Therapy Association for the last eight years. A Certified Healing Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist and former Personal Trainer, Cathy now enjoys her additional roles as a traveling holistic health educator and international lecturer, guest author, home gardener, occasional athlete and all- the- time healthy eater. Find Cathy online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I am working with Trish to lose weight and address digestive issues. Since starting with Trish in September 2013, I have lost 15 pounds! The supplements that Trish recommended have helped to ease my digestive issues. Trish is easy to work with and always makes herself available to answer questions and make suggestions to keep me on track. I would not hesitate to recommend Trish.”
-Heidi Hansen of Santa Rosa, CA
“I learned how sugar, grains, dairy and caffeine had a negative effect on me.
With years in an toxic overload due to my work environment, and dietary pitfalls, I needed to understand how to support my liver instead of causing undue stress.I am happy to report with her knowledge and the work of many others, I am feeling so much better and have so much more vitality and energy!” -Don English of San Jose, CA
Photo Credit Andrea Kessel Fabry
Luna Nueva is a Sustainable Rainforest Eco-Lodge Hotel providing comfortable accommodations situated amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails and a secluded jungle. The atmosphere of the retreat center is simple, healthy and relaxed. Rooms are double or triple occupancy with fans and hot water and the eco-lodge has a beautiful chlorine free swimming pool and jacuzzi. It is an ideal secluded inspirational setting for our retreat.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options along with fish and/or chicken. The food is organic and local when available, and prepared with nourishing ingredients and lots of love.
We will have a limited number of single individual bungalows and rooms for this retreat.
The cost of a single room is $280 for the week. Rooms are reserved on a first-come basis.
While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions.
Some of the possible options include:
- Volcano Hike
- Hotsprings Excursion
- Night Rainforest Hike
- Hanging Bridges
- Waterfall Tour
- Sacred Seed and Plant Tour
*Price of Activities are not included in Tuition
Bringing balance and harmony to your spirit in Luna Nueva’s Rain Forest Spa. Spa treatments include a variety of massages, therapeutic body treatments, skin care services, and aromatherapy sessions using only the highest quality organic oils and extracts derived from fruits, herbs, flowers, and botanicals.
Payment and Online Registration
In order to register go to our Online Registration Platform by Clicking Here.
At the checkout you will have the option to choose your payment method. The minimum payment you can make is the $250 Deposit which will “Hold Your Spot” and Lock in Your Price for your retreat.
*If paying via paypal or credit card a 3% service fee will be added to your payment. Tuition Payments following the deposit can also be made by checks payable to: True Nature Education, 109 Fisher Lane, Asheville, NC 28804
Deposits are non-refundable.
1/2 Tuition is refundable up until 90 Days.
After 90 Days prior to a program tuition is non-refundable.
Full Tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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All international flights will arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJO). True Nature Education has a Group Travel Agent that will be happy to help you with booking your flights, just ask us if you are interested. Some of our retreats also have a Group Flight Option so you can travel with your fellow retreatants. From the airport we will organize one group transport for all retreat participants. Before booking tickets please contact us to discuss flight arrival and departure windows for the retreat and to confirm if the retreat minimum enrollment has been reached.
True Nature Education
True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips to Costa Rica each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of affects it has on ones growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests. It is True Nature’s goal to strive meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land in Costa Rica, and until you return home from your journey.