A Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica

April 20, 2009 at 4:22 pm


It has already been several weeks since I’ve returned from my “well-cation” to Costa Rica. This rainy spring day in Baltimore has me dreaming back to the sunny skies just ten degrees from the equator in the Guanacaste Province. This was my second year retreating to the peace-filled resort of Panacea de la Montana where I was greeted with open arms by the gracious hosts Mary, Debbie and Peter. Together they have created an calming oasis for rest and rejuvenation. Days at Panacea begin with a warm greeting from the early rising sun into your private cabina, followed by yoga class guided by Mary’s soothing and supportive instruction. Debbie meanwhile has prepared a delicious vegetarian feast that awaits your now growling stomach. The rest of the day may find you lounging by the pool, catching a ride to the nearby beach, joining in water aerobics class, heading off for an adventure in zip-lining, receiving a restful reflexology session from Peter, and enjoying more phenomenal whole foods cuisine. Sharing this experience with my mom and sister only brought more joy, laughter and peace to my stay at Panacea. Visit: www.panaceacr.com to learn more…

img_0073You don’t have to journey all the way to Central America to experience a “well-cation” of your own. Honoring yourself with a several hours or a long weekend designated as time to reconnect with your own wellness can serve as a personal retreat without going far from home. Try a new yoga or meditation class, visit a park that you’ve never been to before, or create a small space in your home that nourishes your spirit. Retreating allows your own well of health and vitality to replenish so that you can give more fully to the people and projects that support and inspire you.

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