Dr. Randi Raymond,
Integrative Medical Director
Dr. Randi Raymond specializes in intensive health transformations. Her practice is built on changing unhealthy behaviors and patterns through intensive coaching and integrative medicine.
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.
She created Eden, a Costa Rica Retreat Center in Jaco, Costa Rica to provide the safety, space, and time to get to the root of your problem and create a positive shift.
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
- Detox Specialist
- Chinese Medical Practitioner
“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-
Alan Christopher, MA.
Integral Counselor and Transpersonal Psychologist
Alan Cristopher specializes in life transformation experiences designed to fit your unique needs. His work is grounded in ancient traditional practices carefully integrated with the most advanced psychological techniques.
Alan was raised near the peyote gardens of south Texas and at the age of 15 began annual pilgrimages to the high desserts of Mexico to be immersed in traditional cultures.
After moving to Los Angeles he began a career in board sports and the rock and roll industry. The hedonistic lifestyle took its toll on Alan until he had no option but to recreate himself.
California Institute of Integral Studies is where Alan received his formal training beginning with restorative justice (RJ) practices working with youth at risk and the formerly incarcerated. He is co-founder of Entheogenic Integration, Research, and Education (ERIE), Medicine Heart Recovery Ibogaine Detox, and EntheoHealing. With 8 years in the field Alan’s specialty is healing inherited epigenetic trauma, PTSD, and addiction using somatic mindfulness therapies, ecopsychology, and shamanism.
Alan’s focus is on personal empowerment through action oriented therapies, psychological development, education, and creativity. Working with Alan will help you deconstruct your needs, wants, and desires to clear limiting beliefs and behaviors.
Incorporating Alan’s scope of expertise at Eden makes it a truly holistic and transformational center. Session may include:
- Psychological and Spiritual Assessment
- Psychotherapy and Integral Counseling
- Art and nature therapy
- Systemic and Ancestral Family Constellations
- Somatic therapies, Reiki, Cranial Sacral, Sound Healing
- Guided plant medicine journeys
“I foster the maturation of the soul”
-Alan Christopher, MA.
Marisa Pollock M.A., LGSW.
Marisa is a certified psychotherapist and received her masters from the University of Maryland in 2014, graduating with honors. She has extensive experience helping clients overcome trauma, grief, PTSD, body image, addiction, anxiety and depression.
She uses an eclectic counseling approach tailored to the unique needs of each client and is trained to use various treatment methods such as Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), family therapy and play therapy. She implements a holistic approach and teaches mindfulness in a non-judgmental setting. Marisa can also incorporate her knowledge and skills of Reiki and guided meditations to better serve her clients needs. She also strongly believes and teaches the law of attraction, which is “the belief that positive or negative thoughts bring positive or negative experiences into a person’s life.” Using this modality of positive thought and scripting one can expect great change in a short amount of time.
Marisa believes a positive and empathetic therapeutic relationship between a therapist and client is essential to the growth process.
Prior to joining Eden, Marisa worked as a psychotherapist at various private practices and grade schools where she facilitated the healing process of a wide variety of patients. One of her roles included being a Prevention Specialist in an inner city middle school assisting children of drug-addicted parents. Her interest in the field began as a teenager when she worked with orphans in Odessa, Ukraine through Universal Aid for Children.
~Psychological and spiritual evaluations
~Treatment plans/ after care follow ups
~Art and play therapy
“Let’s embark on the journey to emancipate yourself from mental slavery. I can assist you in freeing your mind, body, and soul through change and acceptance”
Marisa Pollock M.A, LGSW
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.
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.
Elvira 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.