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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 in
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 worlds 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.

For price information and to register today, call (813) 531-4900 or send us an email to . We have only 2 spots left.

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 ourselves also felt stressed, overwhelmed and fatigued carrying that type of lifestyle. It was then when 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 peoples full return to vital health. For over 10 years we have used food and diet to transform peoples health. After studying with many masters, continuous research, 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 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 qi gong breathing exercises.

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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.

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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 to



  • 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 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 card. If you wish to pay with your credit card there is a 2.5% processing fee.

Refund policy: Full refund if cancel by April 20th. 50% refund if cancel 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.

Book your room to arrive on Friday May 20th, and depart on Friday May 26th.

Come a day early or depart a day later and enjoy more time at 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 in order to receive the group rate. Reservations past April 1st, 2023 at the Hotel’s prevailing rates and are based upon availability only.

These rates per room per night are subject to applicable state and local taxes, currently 14.88% per night.

Cancellation Policy: 72 hrs prior to check-in to avoid 1 Night plus tax


  • Airfare to and from Costa Rica 

  • Lodging and meals 

  • Optional group activities: Other hot springs and La Fortuna waterfall hike field trips. Ask for a flyer with cost and detailed description of optional activities.

  • Individual activities and on site amenities: zip lining, horse back ridding, 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 @

Day 1

Saturday 5/20

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

Day 2

sunday 5/21

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

Day 3

monday 5/22

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 

Day 4

Tuesday 5/23

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 

Day 5

wednesday 5/24

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

Day 6

thursday 5/21

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!


Beverly N.

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 🌍 ♥️🐞 ❣ 🥰.

Rolly M.

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. ♥️♥️ 🌿😍🌋😍🍝🧘‍♀️.


Kim D.


To see all the details, services and amenities of Los Lagos Hotel Spa and Resort click here ​

COVID-19 Update

These are no longer required: COVID Travel Insurance and a negative Covid-19 viral test to get back to the US.


See info @

For price information and to register today,

call (813) 531-4900 or send us an email to

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