Dr. Randi Raymond, Integrative Medical Doctor & Director AKA– Soyla
Dr. Randi started out as an adrenaline junkie working in the OR and racing Motocross. After a serious bike accident and a cancer diagnosis, she redirected her medical career to include a more Holistic and Integrative approach. She holds an M.A. in Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and a Doctorate in Integrative Medicine from the University of Natural Medicine in Santa Fe.
She has been creating customized Integrative Health and Wellness Retreats in Costa Rica for the last 10 years. She specializes in one-on-one personalized medicine with the intention of getting to the root of your problem.
Dr. Randi’s emphasis on educating her clients sets her apart in her field. She is passionate and real in her work to empower clients to make lifestyle changes and seek treatments that truly work for them.
Clients will experience daily sessions to examine their complete medical history, current diet and lifestyle, and extensive Q&A time all with Dr. Randi in order to map out their health plan at Eden and afterwards. Your sessions may include:
- Conscious Nutrition
- Longevity Fitness
- Lab Work, Allergy & DNA Testing
- Health Spa Services
“Every BODY is different. The best method and medicine is the one that works for the individual. I have studied many modalities in order to create the best treatment & lifestyle plan for each individual”
– Dr. Randi Raymond-
Rev. Dr. Judith Arnold
Jude has worked as a natural health and wellness professional since 1984. An ordained Sufi minister and published author, Jude’s academic credentials include B.S. and M.S. in Nursing and Ph.D’s in Educational Psychology and Natural Medicine. Believing in the body’s ability to heal itself, she has been educating her clients for 30+ years on how to make their own medicines out of food, exercise and attitude. Her expertise is in changing behavior patterns, digestive reprogramming, and transitional care.
Jude is the founder of our non-profit 501c3 organization Eden Wellness Institute. Our non profit raises funds to support our volunteer project, promote health education, and protect our resources through sustainable projects. Click here to learn more about Jude.
Culinary Guide and Kitchen Assistant
Natalie has been exploring South and Central America for over five years as a food journalist and cultural tour guide. Passionate about connecting people to sustainable food practices and intercultural wellness, she co-creates Eden’s S.O. L. (seasonal, organic, local) daily menu, cookbook, and nutrition-based cooking classes. She also leads the Peru Culinary and Plant Medicine Tours and oversees our plant medicine partnerships.
Olga comes from the heart of our nearby jungle farm Bijagual and is the heart center of Eden’s culinary experience. Our hospitality mama, she accommodates any demanding diet restriction while still serving up Costa Rican classics for guests and even our furry friends to enjoy. Don’t miss her gallo pinto, flaxseed pancakes, baked plantain sandwich, and the daily special fusion dish with Natalie
The Wellness Team
We rely on a diverse team of health and wellness experts to provide the best care for our guests. Certainly, we will work together to create the most effective treatment plan for your unique needs. No matter which Costa Rica retreat you choose, healing hands are never far away.
Grommets and Furry Friends
Our grommets are Dr. Randi’s kiddos. When present at Eden they are skilled art & activities directors, lego building experts (it’s quite meditative), and surprisingly good at dispensing pearls of wisdom from time to time. Eden boast a fun and friendly crew of furry friends as well. Our golden boxer Cashew, chubby chihuahua Princessa Peanut, and two snuggly kittens Luna and Tigress. They help guests connect, relax with some petting, and feel at home in our intimate setting. However, they can also be tucked away for any reason in order to accommodate guest’s request.
Our jungle man, Jack-of-all-trades, get anything in 30 seconds extraordinaire, Keylor is Olga’s life partner and also comes from nearby Bijagual. He brings balance to this mostly female crew and also sources much of our Seasonal, Organic, Local S.O.L food from his small farm. While he maybe not be the one telling you the importance of detox, you’ll learn a whole lot about Pura Vida by just watching him.
El Verva is our peaceful and smiling behind the scenes woman. She keeps Eden retreat center clean and organized. She’s even been known to take a toothbrush to Dr. Randi’s sons white shirts, which is not small task. Originally from Nicaragua, she’s a treat to have in the kitchen and loves to share her knowledge of S.O.L. food from her homeland.