ORIENTAL FOOD THERAPY CONFERENCE
La Fortuna - Costa Rica
May 20th - 25th, 2023
Earn 26 CEU's!
21 General and 5 Biomedicine
Are you looking to get better clinical
results by integrating food therapy into
your practice? Join us in Costa Rica to
learn a step-by-step process that you can immediately implement while creating
an additional revenue stream in your business.
We are so glad that you are here because we have designed an incredibly revitalizing, rejuvenating, and healing Oriental Food Therapy Conference in a pristine and secluded location in one of the world's Blue Zones, Costa Rica! Keep reading to find out why this is an "Ultimate Healing and Learning Experience” that makes this 6-day conference unlike any other.
Nearly 6 years ago, after working with thousands of patients at our Acupuncture clinic and observing how they are experiencing many health problems, we realized that the current fast-paced, immediate gratification, and tech-oriented lifestyle we live in, is becoming a huge contributing factor to the poor health of industrialized countries. We also felt stressed, overwhelmed, and fatigued carrying that type of lifestyle. It was then that we decided to embark on a journey to find a place where we could recharge our mind, body, and spirit in a way we never experienced before.
We visited many places such as the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rocky Mountains, Ojo Caliente in New Mexico, and though out Peru, but it was not until we landed at a very special spot in the rain forest of Costa Rica that we realized we found what we were looking for. This was it, the first time we came back home feeling a sense of well-being we had not felt before This caused us to return just 3 months later for another experience. Upon returning we immediately started brainstorming how others could benefit from the amazing gifts this place has to offer and so we created our first Conscious Mind Mastery Retreat experience in March 2020. Since that first visit we have been back 9 times and of those have hosted 5 healing retreats.
It has been our life’s work to understand what the body needs to experience profound healing. Since 2005 when we started practicing, we immediately realized that food is a crucial pillar to super health. Seeing patients' health and evaluating their lifestyle, diet, habits, and emotions we found food choices and diet to be less than ideal. After treating thousands of patients we concluded this to limit people's full return to vital health. For over 10 years we have used food and diet to transform people's health. After studying with many masters, continuous research, and studying Tibetan, Ayurvedic, and Chinese food therapy we have created a 9-step system to use food as a therapy based on body types.
After teaching this system to acupuncturists and patients, we have combined the best of two worlds, the wisdom of oriental food therapy and the best of our Costa Rican healing retreats. We have created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn the whole oriental food therapy system while immersing yourself in one of the world's blue zones, right here in Costa Rica.
Ultimate Healing and Learning Experience:
Exclusive Conference Location:
Our conference is held at our favorite healing hot spring resort, Los Lagos. This is where we bring all of our healing retreat participants. Los Lagos has one of the only conference rooms in La Fortuna. It is a world-class resort with some of the most exotic hot springs on the planet. With views of the volcano from within the rainforest, your mind will elevate as you breathe some of the cleanest air full of oxygen and negative ions making it ideal not only for your health but also for qi gong breathing exercises.
Permaculture, Sustainability , and Organic Farming
View over 100 different medicinal plants and trees, which are maintained with strict organic techniques, and taste fresh-picked vegetables, exotic fruit, and herbs. Culminating with a traditional Costa Rican homemade meal from the finest and freshest farm-to-table ingredients picked that day. This will delight all your senses.
Rejuvenating Hot Springs
Experience the ancient healing benefits of balneology. As you bathe and relax in these healing waters, located within tropical forest vegetation, your body will absorb high levels of negative ions and minerals that promote health and longevity, while detoxing and lowering your stress hormone, cortisol. Soaking in hot springs may provide pain relief, clearing of your skin, and cleansing your body.
Chocolate and Coffee Tour
Visit our friend's farm, located 10 minutes from our premises. Enjoy seeing how cacao is grown while learning about its benefits and history. Let your taste buds excite as you sample and taste a variety of chocolates, including an ancient Aztek cacao drink. Have fun crafting your mix of chocolate with traditional spices and flavors of Costa Rica. You will also learn how coffee is grown, harvested and traded. You will see all stages of coffee production from planting to the roasting process and sample several brewing styles from around the world.
La Fortuna Waterfall
One of the largest waterfalls in the whole area is located just 15 minutes from where you will stay. The crystalline water of the Arenal River tumbles from a height of 70–75 meters over a cliff to form this beautiful waterfall. You will be amazed by the beauty nature provides: birds, monkeys, orchids and high concentrations of pure raw oxygen and negative ions that will elevate your senses and open your heart. The waterfall produces an amazing 5,000+ negative ions per cubic centimeter. Negative ions can restore your health at a cellular level and also boost your immune system.
Boost your Qi while learning:
It is when you submerge your body in the pristine rainforest, healing hot springs, and breath taking waterfalls, that nature delivers the healing you are looking for at its best. This is a synergistic transformation from immersing yourself in a place with the highest amount of negative ions, oxygen, and phytoncides that allows your body to create maximum resilience.
If you are ready to learn an effective food therapy system in one of the world's blue zones while having fun, this is for you!
We have limited spots available. For price information and to register today, call
(813) 531-4900 or send us an email at email@example.com.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES
26 CEU's - 21 General and 5 Biomedicine
Transportation to/from Airport - La Fortuna
Permaculture and sustainability farm guided tour (transportation included)
Chocolate and coffee farm guided tour (transportation included)
Closing dinner with a certificate presentation
Early bird - individual registration: $1,280
Early bird - two people registration: $1,130 each
Early bird - group rate (three or more people): Call 813-531-4900 for pricing
Early bird ends February 24th, 2023
Regular - individual registration: $1,530
Regular - two people registration: $1,380 each
Regular cost applies after February 24th
We accept checks and credit cards. If you wish to pay with your credit card there is a 2.5% processing fee.
Refund policy: Full refund if canceled by April 20th. 50% refund if canceled by May 5th. No refund if cancel after May 15th.
Be sure to check your passport's expiration date. If you need to renew it, be sure to do it right away to ensure
receiving it before your travel date.
THE PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE
Airfare to and from Costa Rica.
Lodging and meals.
Book your room with a special group rate (call us at 813-531-4900 for details).
Come a day early or depart a day later and enjoy more time at the beautiful Los Lagos Hot Springs Resort (discounted rate offered pre- & post-event based on availability).
All reservations need to be made by April 1st, 2023 to receive the group rate. Reservations past April 1st, 2023 at the Hotel’s prevailing rates are based only on availability.
Optional group activities: Other hot springs and La Fortuna waterfall hike field trips. Ask for a flyer with the cost and a detailed description of optional activities.
Individual activities and on-site amenities: zip lining, horseback riding, spa services, etc.
Charges for personal services (i.e. laundry, drinks, telephone calls, personal clothing)
Gratuities to tour guides, bus drivers, waiters, and the host of where we are staying.
Any item that is not specified as being included.
These are no longer required: COVID Travel Insurance and a negative Covid-19 viral test to get back to the US. See info @ https://cr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
8:00am -12:00pm -Building a solid foundational approach using Oriental Food Therapy Therapeutically
12:00pm - 3:00pm -Lunch and free time to visit Los Lagos Hot Springs
3:00pm-6:00pm –Environmental and Seasonal Energetics
8:00am-12:00pm – Body Typing (Introduction to clinic paperwork/group practice)
12:00pm - 2:30pm - Lunch/Relax
2:30pm - 5:30pm – Organic Permaculture and Sustainable Farm Tour
8:00am - 12:00pm - Using food therapeutically based on: temperature, flavors, and channels entered/ (group practice)
12:00pm - 2:00pm -Lunch/Relax
4:00pm - Optional Tour: Restorative Therapeutic Hot Springs field trip with dinner
8:00 - 12:00pm – Microbiome, Pyschobiotics, Glutathione, and Telomeres/Telomerase
12:00pm - 2:00pm - Lunch/Relax
2:00pm - 5:30pm - Cacao (chocolate) and Coffee Farm Tour
8:00am -12:00pm – Advanced Glycation End Products, IGF-1, food categories, and cooking methods
12:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch/Relax
2:00pm - Optional Activity – Waterfall and rainforest hike
8:00am -12:00pm –3 treasures of the Body: Jing, Qi, and Shen in relation to self, patient development, and healthy longevity
12:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch/Relax
2:30pm-6:00 -Restorative Therapeutic Hot Springs field trip to a famous world-class resort
6:30pm - Certificate presentation and closing remarks at an organic farm with a farm to table super dinner.
Testimonials From Our Past Events
The Retreat is definitely near the top of my "Grateful List" for 2021! You provided well-organized, non-stop adventures that stretched my imagination as well as my physical capacity. I really enjoyed being able to visit so many beautiful places in one week and the modern, air-conditioned buses you provided made it so comfortable. Thanks for an amazing time and for your sensitivity in caring for any special needs I had on the trip. You two are the Best!
Thank you Claudia and Justin, this was the best vacation I ever had, the memories will last forever. I felt connected with Mother Earth in Costa Rica Pura Vida! I really enjoyed with all the group, including your children, little angels 🌍 ♥️🐞 ❣ 🥰.
Thank you 🙏 Justin and Claudia for this amazing trip and everything you have done. Because of you I have found more home land that I fell in love with 😍, learning all the wisdom, Taichi, qigong and exploring the land of opportunities. ...Thank you, each and every one of you in the group, we had such a wonderful journey together. May we all keep the fresh clean air and the rain, the waterfalls, the volcano, the stunning flowers 💐 with us here. ♥️♥️ 🌿😍🌋😍🍝🧘♀️.
These are no longer required: COVID Travel Insurance and a negative Covid-19 viral test to get back to the US.