THE WELL at Hacienda AltaGracia
Immerse yourself in holistic wellness led by best-in-class healers, world-renowned thought leaders and industry experts.
Lunch & Learn: The Tenants of Body Harmony
Join wellness maven and recipe developer, Nicole Berrie, for a live lecture and Q&A accompanied by a specially designed menu to bring the tenants of her recent book, Body Harmony, to life. The lunch will touch on intuitive eating, the practice of trusting your body’s cues - not any perspective or restrictive diet - to govern what you eat. This conversational mid-day session will be led by Nicole and moderated by Lauren Ferioli, Health Coach at THE WELL at Hacienda AltaGracia.
The Art Of… Food Combining
Discover the theory and practice of food combining in this interactive workshop, led by Nicole Berrie. Learn simple tips and guidelines to help optimize digestion, energy and elimination, and trial Nicole’s signature smoothies, which are as healthful as they are delicious.
- Moving Meditation & Forest Journaling | Connect mindfulness and movement with this walking meditative practice. Through a guided nature hike and forest journaling experience, you’ll learn how to bring attention to your breath and body, and focus your mind on the intersection between the physical action of walking with the natural surrounding landscape. (60 minutes)
- Breathing for Joy | A breathwork practice designed to oxygenate and energize the body, mind and soul. Awaken your entire system and unlock the power that comes from consciously connecting to the breath. (30 minutes)
- Release Burning Ceremony | Let go of what no longer serves you with our signature intention setting and burning ceremony. (30 minutes)
- QiGong | An ancient Chinese wellness practice that involves fluidly linking deliberate, meditative movements and rhythmic breathing. (60 minutes)
Crystal Sound Bath
- 60 minutes
- 30 minutes
NYE Event: Guided Sound Journey
- 60 minutes
Laurent Baldeon & Asher Lafond
Traveling wellness enthusiasts and yoga practitioners Laurent Baldeon & Asher Lafond will offer a variety of specialized movement and meditation classes including aerial yoga, coffee meditation and vinyasa flow.
A descendant of German and Chinese ancestry, Yamuna Jivana Das learned eastern healing therapies from his Cantonese grandmother. He has spent the past 25 years studying additional forms of healing techniques from countries such as Brazil, Peru, India, Mexico and Costa Rica, where he currently resides. His work spans from Chakra Balancing and Reiki to Aura Readings and Energetic Massages. His main focus is to help clients with physical pains, emotional blockages and spiritual connections.
Lauren Ferioli is a pilates, ballet barre and fitness trainer, movement therapist, integrative nutritionist and wellness curator based in Costa Rica. She strives to connect deeply with each and every client in order to facilitate true transformation. Lauren specializes in classical and rehabilitative pilates, women’s health in movement, prenatal and postpartum movement, the aging body, injury prevention and recovery for athletes, gait analysis, full body movement and postural assessment, alignment reeducation and energy medicine principles in rehabilitation and functional movement education. Weaving together modalities of healing, acquired through study and experimentation over more than two decades, Lauren’s ultimate goal with clients is to offer freedom from pain and limitations and an expansion into a life of ease and enjoyment.
Luca was born and raised in Italy and had two great passions since childhood: sports and wellness. After working for 9 years as an ocean rescue lifeguard in Northern Italy, he also became a swim instructor and a fitness trainer specializing in weight training and calisthenics. Luca holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Genoa, Italy in Sport and Health Exercise Science and a specialization in Science and Technique of Preventive and Adapted Motor Activity. Luca is a licensed massage therapist certified both by AIM (Italian Academy of Massage and Holistic Disciplines) of Milan and Praxis Institute of Miami, where he completed advanced certifications in MLD Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue techniques and Neuromuscular therapy. Luca's approach combines the highest standard of practice with his 10+ years of experience in the wellness and sports industry.
Born and raised in Italy, Valentina is a Yoga Alliance RYT-E 500 certified yoga teacher based in Miami Beach. Valentina was on the training faculty of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa in Costa Rica for three years. Known for her clearly articulated instruction, Valentina’s classes weave together precise alignment and a meditative, powerful focus. Her well-thought-out sequences, intermixed with longer-held postures create the right alchemy for empowering each student to become more centered and self-aware. Valentina’s style and delivery are practical and applicable, making yoga accessible and useful for all. Valentina also owned a yoga retreat company for over five years, where she blended her love of travel and yoga to co-create and lead international retreats characterized by a positive, light-hearted and open-minded atmosphere where each participant could thrive.
Darren Austin Hall
Darren Austin Hall is a Sound Healer, Sacred Musician, Spiritual Teacher and Sage based in Toronto. He has spent much of his life being enchanted by the sacred power of music and sound. Initially, Darren discovered this ability during his childhood, when in moments of solitude, he would find himself impressed upon by a critical mass of interstellar music and channeled sounds. His unique journey, and multi-disciplinary approach has been nourished by his learning under a diversity of extraordinary leaders. Darren teaches and performs internationally at yoga studios and venues, is a recording artist of acclaimed albums and published writer featured on a variety of online spaces.
Daniela Monge Rojas
Daniela Monge Rojas is a Costa Rican macramé artist and the founder of Entre Nudos. Daniela first learned the art of macramé from her mother back in 2016, drawn to this work as a therapeutic way to untie the knots of her heart — hence the name Entre Nudos, which means, In Between Knots. Daniela currently lives on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and is continuously inspired by the organic shapes and natural textures of her surroundings. She loves sharing the art of knots with people and inspiring them to explore new things and create art with their very own hands. Her interior projects have included work created for Starbucks, Marriott Hotels, Fours Seasons and THE WELL at Hacienda AltaGracia.
George H. Lewis
George H. Lewis has been interested in the spiritual and esoteric world since he was a young man. Following his studies in Italy, he pursued a painting career, eventually leading him to the Middle East, where he accumulated unique perspectives from his time living with Bedouin tribes in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen and Oman. It was during this period that George came to know and read the stars. From under the vastness of the Arabian Desert, he began to learn and appreciate their symbolic meanings and later studied in-depth Western Astrology, Tarot and Palmistry. In 2014 and 2015 George was commissioned to paint the Royal Family of Bhutan. During this time, he worked closely with a number of spiritual leaders and monks who taught him the power of vibrational sound bowl healing.
Valerie Oula is a native New Yorker, the Director of Vibrational Energy Healing at THE WELL and the founder of Modern Ritual NYC, a holistic lifestyle offering for mind, body and soul. As a meditation and yogic movement instructor, Reiki master teacher and energy medicine practitioner, she shares her passion for vibrational medicine through integrative energy healing sessions, classes, workshops, events and trainings worldwide. She is the author of “A Little Bit of Reiki” and “Rest Rituals" from Sterling Publishing.