Wellness in Bird Watching

The Wellness in Bird Watching When was the last time you let the soft pink and blues of sunrise gently wake you? Did you have time to sleepy watch the colors melt into morning and hear the first sounds of birds from your bed. That’s the thing about the ocean view from Eden Retreat Center in Monte Eden, Costa Rica: it reveals these little pockets of beauty and time you didn’t know existed before. While the view overlooking the sliver of land across the Nicoya Gulf and the curves of the Rio Tarcoles emptying into the Pacific is stunning any time of day, something special happens during sunrise and sunset.… Read More

8 questions to ask yourself before becoming a yoga instructor!

Teaching yoga requires a great amount of passion, consistency and focus. It also requires you to be very committed to the art of sharing. But atop of all these, the most important qualities are emotional stability and patience. The truth is that not everyone is ready to become a yoga teacher who wish to. Are you? Let’s find out! Here are eight questions you`ve got to ask yourself if you`re considering becoming a yoga teacher. 1. Are you practicing yoga reguarly? I`m just going to say it, if you don`t have a regular yoga practice, you’re not ready to be a teacher yet.… Read More

What is PTSD and how do we begin to heal?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a life threatening or terrifying event- either experiencing it or witnessing it. Most people who go through a traumatic event may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping that can last for months or even years. There is hope! With time, a supportive team, a healthy environment, and good self care the symptoms will become manageable and life can get better. Getting effective treatment after the PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. Common causes for PTSD are: Experiencing intense long lasting trauma like combat exposure, or emergency first responders Having experienced an abusive or traumatic childhood Physical or Sexual Assault Being threatened with a weapon Other traumatic events such as an accident, fire, natural disaster, robbery, plane crash, torture, kidnapping, life-threatening diagnosis, terrorist attack, or other extreme life-threatening events.… Read More

Work in paradise as a digital nomad!

3 Benefits of being a Digital Nomad If you are lucky enough to have a internet based job then you have the ability to work from anywhere in the world that has decent wifi. What a gift! As infrastructure is improving globally your office space is only limited by your imagination. Are you ready to hit the road and take advantage of the opportunities life has to offer you? Here are the top three reasons for you to become a digital nomad! 1. Travel– It’s your time to get out and see the world. Extended stays abroad can be the most affordable way to travel.… Read More

What is concierge medicine and medical tourism all about?

Have you ever considered traveling for affordable world class healthcare? Where do you start? Who do you call? How do you know if you can trust the health care provider? Allow our team of caring professionals at Eden Retreat Center to help you through this process with ease. Costa Rica is a world leader in medical tourism and is known for providing excellent and affordable health care. Millions of tourists flock to Costa Rica every year to soak up its natural beauty and enjoy all this topical paradise has to offer. Here at Eden we combine a healthy vacation with all the medical care this country has to offer.… Read More

What does it mean to be toxic?

One of our recent guests was at Eden to get healthy before a shoulder surgery. When his shoulder pain completely vanished after one week of his detox retreat, he was astonished and in disbelief. After a short conversation about toxicity in the body and the importance of maintaining a healthy functioning body we saw his light bulb come on. The following explanation convinced him of the sound science behind detoxification as surgery prevention. There is an intimate relationship between all body fluids and the anatomy and physiology of the digestive and elimination systems. The mucous lining of our digestive tract, from mouth to anus is a semipermeable membrane facilitating the movement of nutrients into the blood and waste products out of the blood.… Read More