Eco-wellness wanders with Rebecca! Wow it’s time to start planning for two amazing Holistic Journeys this upcoming winter. Hopewood Holistic Health is teaming up with two Wise and Wild Women this winter to offer, The Art and Science in Wellness Feb. 4-11, 2017. Join me, Lura Shopteau, Yogi and Integrative Medicine Practitioner and director of Bienstar Yoga Shala in Uvita Costa Rica along with Valerie Dearing, Yogi and Omega Inst. Artist in Resident, founder of Valerie Dearing Yoga, for a truly special 8 day/7 night eco-wellness adventure. The tropical paradise of Costa Rica will set the stage for this exploration of wellness, nature and art , all designed to nurture your heart, your mind your soul.
Your trip begins with transportation from the San Jose International Airport to the sustainable bio-dynamic eco-lodge, Finca Luna Nueva near Volcano Arenal. We will spend 6 nights here, exploring the grounds through Farm, Sacred Seed, Waterfall tours and night hikes. While at Finca Luna, we will explore tropical plants and food as medicine through healthful, ‘localvore’ meals, workshops on Tropical Medicine, Flower Essences and Hydrosols! You are guaranteed to have fun and deepen your understanding of Pan American and Tropical herbs, their healing possibility, scared foods (chocolate) and the history of Sacred Seeds.
Every morning, Lura, Val or I will offer an opportunity to explore various Yoga and Qi Gong techniques. This is a chance to test the waters with something new or delve deeper into your existing practice. We will offer Yin, Kundalini, Hatha Flow, Iyengar, Partner and MRF (Myofascial Release) selfcare classes integrated with Qi Gong breath and flow. You can schedule privates in yoga, Qi gong or MFR if you wish to deepen your skill or have personal needs and questions. Lura, Val and I will also be sharing afternoon or evening sessions in meditation, art exploration and Chakra Awareness & Balancing. All workshops and classes are open to participants and scheduled around various eco-tours to ensure you experience as much as there is to offer, but know, you can join in or just take time for yourself as this is your chance to let go, relax and be present in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
We will transfer on the morning of our seventh day to the boutique accommodations of Hotel Bougainvillea. This will give us a chance to reflect, rest, relax and enjoy the shear beauty of Bougainvillea’s grounds, gardens and pool. The hotel is situated a convenient 20 minutes from the International airport so your last day shuttle will be worry free. We will enjoy one last eco-adventure along our three hour journey to Hotel Bougainvillea so you can experience one more tropical delight that the tiny county called the Cost of Riches has to offer, but your have to be there to know what it is. This experience is all inclusive once you arrive in county at the San Jose International Airport, all for the Amazing Price of $1,475.00-1,575.00 based on double or triple occupancy. A $300.00 non-refundable deposit due by Nov. 1st . Pay in full upon registration, save $100!, you can’t beat that. A sir charge of $100.00 applies after Nov. 1st . Round trip air, tips and gratuities not included and we request you have your own international travel & health coverage.
For Information or to register Contact Rebecca Wood at 740-590-3954 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.hopewoodholistichealth.org and on facebook/hopewoodhealth!
For more specific information on teachers and programs contact Lura Shopteau at 506-8505-1369 or email@example.com and Valerie Dearing at 330-397-1250 or www.valeriedearingyoga.com Find and follow us on facebook and instagram for updates, pictures and specials! Once you register a full daily itinerary will be sent to you.
For our second Central American Adventure of 2017 Rebecca and Hopewood Holistic Health is thrilled to join the incredible offerings of Arts and Cultural Travel for an UnBelizable experience Belize; Through the Lens and Beyond! Join me and Botanist, Herbalist, Author, Photographer Steven Foster and special guest Herbalist, Author Dr. Rostia Arvigo Feb 12-19 2017 (yes, I am a busy gal this winter, but how lucky am I. As Rumi said “Travel brings power back into your life” ). Steven and I will share our love of tropical plants, nature, birds, Mayan history & culture from the Rain-forests of the Cayo District to the Reefs of Southwater Caye.
The backdrop for the first five days of this Eco-Botanical & Photography Adventure extraordinaire is the lovely DuPlooy’s Rain-forest Lodge. Explore the surrounding grounds of The Belize Botanical gardens and hikes and tours of neighboring Eco-Resort, Chaa Creek. Daily field sessions and adventures with Steven will sharpen your photographic skills, be it with camera or I-phone, helping you to capture the beauty of plants, nature or landscapes. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned photographer…in Steven’s words “You do not need sophisticated, expensive equipment to take great photographs. It’s more about understanding simple concepts – lighting, being in the right place at the right time, and patience. I will show you have to get great photographs with whatever camera you own.” Steven is an old, dear friend and herbal mentor, I know your will love spending time with him as much as I do. All workshops and adventure outings are designed to capture the culture, botany and exquisite natural beauty of Belize and a glimpse of neighboring Guatemala. Tours include; Barton Creek Cave canoe tour, Mayan archaeological sites in Belize and Guatemala and the inland Blue Hole.
Ahh, but, we aren’t done yet. You will spend your last two nights on Southwater Caye, one of the most pristine cayes on Belize’s Barrier Reef. Listen to the waves lap the shore under you cabana, tour the surrounding cayes and reefs by boat and kayak and for be sure to just take time to sit, ponder, wonder and wander…..
Pricing for this trip is just about done, it is all dependent upon the numbers of participants minimum 6 max 15 but we are looking at $2,700-3,200. So, if Photography, Herbs, Wellness, History and or Culture are your interest, grab a friend and sigh up now! It’s an amazing opportunity to travel, explore and learn form the talented, skilled and fun hosts. Let us and our local expert guides will share our love of Belize’s Botanical, Natural and Cultural secrets. This is all inclusive adventure once you are picked up at the Belize International Airport and you’ll love the flight back from Dangriga to the airport mid morning of your last day, making for a spectacular and EZ transition from Belize to home.
To register or get more information on pricing and workshops or tours please contact http://artsandculturaltravel.com/portfolio/photography-workshopbelizefebruary-12-19-2017/ For more general questions or to get to know your hosts check out www.stevenfoster.com or hey, me Rebecca at www.hopewoodholistichealth.org.
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