Spring is Here but the Memories of The Art & Science in Wellness are held dear…

Revisiting our 2017 Holistic Journey in Costa Rica

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The Art the Science of Wellness in Costa Rica

It was an honor and an extraordinary adventure in Wellness, Culture, Yoga, Herbs and Art, to host this past February ‘s Holistic Journey in Costa Rica.  The group smiled from day one and each participant brought their own unique personality and gifts to compliment our goals of ‘Finding Ourselves through the World’ and rekindling our commitment to health, yoga, meditation, healthy food and habits, laughter and cultivating a creative spirit.

Contemplating our Creativity

We could not have been more fortunate to land at Finca Luna Nueva (please take time to check them out  – you can’t go wrong incorporating their amazing sustainable, bio-dynamic farm to table venue into your next Costa Rican Adventure). The staff and guides were attentive, knowledgeable, and FUN.  The food and kitchen staff, OMG…yes, it was hard to leave and know I had to return home to cook for myself (and I love to cook!)


The rooms, be they private bungalows or shared spacious doubles, were comfortable and quaint when quiet time was needed or  time just to relax and reflect.  The amazing pool, hot tub (fed with mountain fresh water,) dining area, massage room, hiking trails, and on-site workshops offered something for everyone at all times.

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It’s all about the focus

Our daily yoga was shared by skilled  and unique instructors Valarie Dearing, Lura Shopteau and myself. Afternoon meditation, art, and herbal explorations offered more than the experience of your average yoga get-away.

I particularly resonated the tropical beauty of Costa Rica and with each person’s own inner ability to pull images from their mind and surroundings to place on paper with ink, flowers, or paint during Valerie’s incredible guided art explorations.  I will continue this technique in my home in the foothills of Appalachia, as art is an amazing meditation technique for being fully present and aware of the beauty that surrounds us.

So, thanks to all who joined in the journey and see you all, new and old followers of ‘Holistic Journeys’ in next year’s Costa Rican Adventure (and a new experience in Guatemala!)  Watch our website and Facebook for dates and details.  Be sure to take advantage of early bird registration!! Remember it’s time to take time, and find yourself through the world.

Holistic Journeys Costa Rica 2017 Waterfall
Adventure Explorations