The 2019 Functional Medicine Costa Rica Retreat Schedule

Two Weeks of Functional Medicine, Training, Mindfulness, Nutrition, and Movement in the Jungle of Uvita

Functional Medicine Costa Rica is excited to announce the 2019 Retreat Schedule. The 2019 retreat will go from March 7th until March 21st. There will be five days of Functional Medicine followed by a three day break, and then five days focused on everything S&C. In structured speaker sessions, we will cover to be determined topics and focus most on case study based learning. Yet, more than that, we will lead from the front by living and breathing the fundamentals of nutrition, sleep, movement, and mindfulness together in the Jungle. We will also work to master the art of utilizing this knowledge to create a personalized, cohesive, actionable plan for our clients.

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.”

– Shunryu Suzuki

When:

Functional Medicine Week with Dr. Bryan Walsh, Dr. Mike T Nelson, and Dr. Ben House

  • March 7th – Afternoon Arrival into SJO through March 13th – Morning Departure from Uvita

Jungle Break

  • March 13th through the 15th

S&C Week with TBD

  • March 15th – Afternoon Arrival into SJO through March 21st – Morning Departure from Uvita

Check OUT is at 11am on March 13th and 21st.

Where:

Flō Retreat Center which sits about three kilometers up the mountains above Uvita, Costa Rica

Flō houses a fully equipped gym with squat racks that stare out into the jungle, a full commercial kitchen, a classroom, as well as accommodations for 20 attendees with expansive views of the Rio Uvita Valley and the Whale’s Tail. Flō sits on 20 acres of pristine rain forest bordered by rivers and six waterfalls on three sides with trails running down to a natural Olympic size pool and a 50 foot waterfall below.

For more information on getting to Uvita click here.

Accommodations:

There will be limited attendee spots available for each of these retreats. Accommodations will all be shared rooms (between 2 to 6 people per room). We will live, eat, learn, and train together.

If you want to come as a couple, the entrance fees will be the same for each person, as we only have so much space on site, but please email me before purchasing, as we only have a few private rooms available, and they will not last long.

Price:

Each retreat is $1850 and the combined price is $3,450

Also, if you come to both events, you stay and eat for free during the three day break!

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Registration Includes:

  • Entry into all speaking sessions.
  • An Additional One Year Access to the Beginner’s Mind Mentorship
  • Lodging
  • Onsite local organic breakfast, lunch, and dinner (there will be a few unstructured lunch or dinners where attendees can go out to eat in smaller groups off site).
  • Coffee, tea, and meditation each morning.

Registration Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to and from Costa Rica – estimate $400-$700 depending on what airport you fly from.
  • Transportation from SJO to and from Uvita. – estimate $50 dollars each way
  • A personal rental car – you may elect to rent a vehicle but it will not be necessary – if you do make sure it is a 4x4.
  • Snacks – if you are snacker bring your go-tos from the States. Only main meals will be provided.

Prerequisites:

In order to attend either of these retreats you must be currently enrolled in the Beginner’s Mind Mentorship course and this content must be completed prior to March 7th.

Refund and Exchange Policy:

  • A 50% refund may be issued up to 90 days before the retreat.
  • An exchange to another attendee may be made up to 90 days from the retreat.
  • After 90 days, no exchanges or refunds are possible.

 

Testimonials

 

Speakers

 

Dr. Bryan Walsh has been studying human physiology and nutrition for over 25 years and has been educating others in health for 20 of those years. When he isn’t teaching, he spends his time pouring over the latest research and synthesizing his findings into practical information for health practitioners to use with their clients. He has lectured to members of the health care industry around the world and consistently receives positive feedback in his seminars and courses. Dr Walsh is best known for his expertise in biochemistry and human physiology and his unparalleled ability to educate on these topics. As such, he has been sought out to consult with multiple companies, academic institutions, and wellness organizations.

Dr. Mike T. Nelson has spent 18 years of his life learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on how to properly condition it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier. He’s has a PhD in Exercise Physiology, a BA in Natural Science, and an MS in Biomechanics. He’s an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He’s been called in to share his techniques with top government agencies. The techniques he’s developed, and the results Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, in scientific publications, and on websites across the globe.

Dr. Ben House has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Nutritionist since 2006. House was accepted to medical school without an undergraduate degree, but elected to finish his degree and pursue a career in the health and fitness sector. He is currently lifting and practicing functional medicine after finishing his PhD and a multi-year metabolic health study within the Nutritional Sciences Department at UT-Austin. House has numerous publications in peer reviewed scientific journals such as The International Journal of Obesity, has presented his work at multiple international conferences, and his passion is researching, writing, and teaching. House puts out at least 300-500 pages of short, medium, and long free content per year and now lives in Costa Rica with his wife Steph and their puppies living the principles he asks others to build into their lives.