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Grounded & Nourished - Where Plant Based Meets Paleo

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Santa Teresa Beach

The Healing Cuisine

Santa Teresa Beach, Puntarenas Province

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Grounded & Nourished, a special course designed by international celebrity Chef Joanne Gerrard Young, and traditional healing foods Chef Barbara Dewhurst, for the not-so “natural cook” that wants to learn how to plan, prepare and enjoy healthy delicious meals for themselves and their family, without being overwhelmed. You will leave the course with comfortable confidence in the kitchen, inspired to create nourishing healing meals with finesse and the ability to prepare and enjoy healthy nutrient-dense delicious meals in your daily life. All of our recipes are Gluten and Dairy free!

Each day of Grounded & Nourished begins with a Savoury Breakfast Class that will carry on into a delectable gut healing lunch from 9am to 12pm. Enjoy the remainder of your afternoon to take in the sights and enjoy the beach or a sunset yoga class. Dinner will be prepared and served to you on site. Enjoy 2 free nights to enjoy some of the fantastic local restaurants in town.


Mon - Friday

9:00am - 12:00pm

Dinner - 7:00pm (Mon-Tues-Wed-Fri)

Retreat Includes:

  • 6 Nights accommodation (Private Home on the Beach)
  • 5 Days learning and feasting in the kitchen
  • 5 Days of savoury breakfasts, smoothies and lunch
  • 4 full-service dinners
  • All recipes and a comprehensive course manual
  • The Ultimate Guide to Organic Shopping written by Joanne Gerrard Young & Margaux Khoury

Topics Covered:

  • Circadian Rhythm - What to eat When
  • Microbiome - How does it word to support your immune system
  • Food Combining - Proper Nutrient Uptake
  • Optimizing Nutrient - How to get the most bioavailable nutrients from your food
  • Anti-inflammatory foods - What to avoid
  • Reducing Stress
  • Balancing Hormones

Skills obtained:

  • Discover how to dramatically reduce your risk for diseases that are significantly influenced by diet
  • Learn how to properly use and maintain a chef's knife, saving hours in the kitchen and minimizing food waste
  • Find out what organic truly means and how it impacts health
  • Understand portion sizes, macro and micronutrients and how to balance them
  • Practice farm-to-table, local and seasonal eating and discover why it matters
  • Get a solid handle on good and bad fats
  • Learn about dietary allergies and inflammatory foods
  • Have a firm understanding of all aspects of nutrition
  • Know how to balance each meal for optimal health
  • Learn how to decipher nutrition labels
  • Know exactly which foods to eat, which to avoid and which to limit
  • Understand vitamins and minerals and how to balance them within your diet




$2150.00/triple room

Please note, spaces are limited!

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