Autoimmune Path to Recovery Retreat

Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Autoimmune Warrior
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Duration: 8 days
Group size: 5 - 7
Autoimmune Path to Recovery Retreat
Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Autoimmune Warrior
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2 reviews

Duration: 8 days
Group size: 5 - 7

About this trip


August  25th - September 2nd, 2022 - ONE SPOT LEFT IN OUR POOLSIDE QUEEN ROOM!! $3700

November 13th - 20th, 2022 

Ready to join us? Please click here to start your application! 

We also host private retreats with flexible dates for individuals and small groups.

Contact us and share your retreat and date preferences 


Does your battle with your health seem never-ending?  

When autoimmune disorders and other chronic illnesses are taking over your life it can be overwhelming and frustrating. Conventional medicine often fails to take into account the importance of healing the root causes of your condition. As a result, you might find yourself depending on medications and invasive therapies that lead to more complications.  This retreat is designed to provide root cause-focused, immune system regulating therapies, and tools to build a healthy lifestyle that will carry you on the path to recovery.   


We understand your challenges and hope to provide a sanctuary where you can feel empowered and heal. You will love the beautiful location in the heart of one of the five regions in the world identified as a healing Blue Zone.   People with autoimmune illnesses come to Costa Rica and sometimes stay for extended periods of time because they feel so good! Karly, our onsite self-healing guide, and retreat organizer is one of them. 


Dr. Kim, ND, OMD, PhD, uses his unique recovery formula to treat people who come from all over the world who have autoimmune and other complex chronic illnesses.  His formula is a combination of NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques), Acupuncture, and Craniosacral therapy designed to regulate and calm your immune system. It is an incredible compliment to your current treatment regimen.    


Karly Siedlecki started Autoimmune Warrior after spending years learning what it takes to recover from her challenges with Autoimmune Graves Disease, Mold Toxicity, Lymes Disease, Severe Food Allergies, Electromagnetic Field Sensitivity, Mercury Toxicity, complications from brain surgery to remove a pituitary adenoma like Chronic Fatigue and Hormone Imbalances, and complications from a copper IUD like Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.  She has experienced it all and deeply understands what you are going through. She is excited to share her knowledge and therapies onsite that provide lasting relief and will be there every step of the way to help you reach your health-supportive lifestyle goals that will prepare you for your new path.

Who would benefit?

- Struggle with chronic illnesses, especially Autoimmune Diseases (Lupus, Chrons, Ulcerative Colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's, Graves, Multiple Sclerosis, Type 1 Diabetes),

- Ready to take action.

- Newly diagnosed and unsure of what to do next. 

- Losing vitality on the conventional path. 

- Experiencing a plateau on the holistic path. 

- Sensitive to chemicals and/or many foods.  We have taken all of the necessary precautions to avoid chemical exposure and will accommodate your food sensitivities. 

- Support their loved one through their journey to recovery. 

Benefits to go home with:

- Community - meet others who "get you" and build strength together. 

- Resolved food sensitivities and saying goodbye to crazy diets!!!  We are not meant to live on the AIP diet or any other highly restrictive diets, but it is a great start to feeling better while the underlying problem is resolved.  

- Identify and resolve root causes preventing you from making progress - is there something in your environment, food, thought process, emotional body, or lifestyle that is triggering an unwanted immune response?

- Know how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and still manage your busy life - there are many tips and tricks, but getting in the habit of being creative and finding a way can work in almost any situation. 

- A more regulated immune system - your immune system is draining your energy by going after false antigens, including your own body. When it is calmed, strengthened, and re-directed to actual invaders your body can build strength again and recover. 

The Food

Our highly flexible, sensitivity savvy kitchen offers carefully sourced, organically grown, gluten-free, sugar free, dairy free meals.  After years of studying nutrition,  treating allergies, and seeing how the body reacts to foods for over 20+ of doing this work, Dr. Kim prefers that his patients eat a high alkaline, Pesco-Vegan diet.  He has found that the healing process is faster when his patients opt for this diet.  

More about The Team

Dr. Kim - A Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a Doctor of Naturopathy, and Ph.D in Nutritional consulting, trained in the United States with 26 years of clinical experience. Taking teachings from multiple areas of study and healing modalities, he has developed a simple, yet powerful healing formula that addresses the root causes of illness. Patients come to Dr. Kim from all over the world seeking relief from complex cases and many chronic illnesses including autoimmune diseases, cancers, autism, and many more. Please be sure to check out this infographic that explains how his therapies work together to provide an incredible healing experience. 

Karly Siedlecki - A certified holistic wellness guide living in Costa Rica.  Karly works with U.S. clients privately in Costa Rica and remotely. She collaborates with doctors like Dr. Kim and other amazing holistic practitioners for the best comprehensive care.  Her main role during this retreat is to help support lifestyle, environmental toxicity exposure, and diet improvements that are critical for the success of Dr. Kim's treatments. Visit Karly's website to learn more about her.

Self-Healing Guidance

If you want to feel your best when you arrive and get the most benefit from Dr. Kim's treatments, Karly offers self-healing guidance sessions that can help you prepare.  Having a supportive health team on your side, toxins in your lifestyle and environment minimized, and stress-relieving coping tools are powerful ways to get started now. Karly also helps those already on this path dig deeper to find autoimmune triggers that may have been missed and guide them through addressing them. Information about guidance sessions can be found here. 

A package of 4 sessions can be added to your cart for $288 which includes a 15% discount for retreaters.  

If you are unsure about joining a retreat but would like to particpate in a 5-Week Self-healing Program at home, I would love to work with you. Sign-up here

The Venue

A 5-bedroom luxury traditional Costa Rican home located in popular and secure Hacienda Pinilla with three-miles of unspoiled Guanacaste Province and the Nicoya Peninsula coastline, pristine beaches, and untouched natural landscapes. It is perfectly sized and situated for this intimate and healing gathering.  We have gone the extra mile to ensure the venue is safe from harsh chemicals in and around the property. 

- Full access to the Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club amenities including a gym,and medical center 5 minutes away.

- Many outdoor chill areas and hammocks to enjoy the sounds of nature and even see monkeys. 

- 5 mins drive from beautiful Play Langosta and Playa Avellanas (known as "Little Hawaii to the surf community).

-  Golf cart rentals are available. 

- 1 hr 40 mins drive from Liberia Airport.

 - 25 mins drive from a popular tourist beach town, Tamarindo, which offers many shops, restaurants, and activities.  Tamarindo also has a growing ex-pat community and offers quality bilingual emergency clinics. 


This retreat purposely does not include many excursions offsite because of the intense focus on healing therapies. You will get the most from these therapies when you are taking the time to relax and be still.  The body will be going through changes and detoxification, so it is also safer to save off-site activities for after 3 days of treatments when you know how you are reacting. There is plenty to do within biking distance and we provide bikes to get to the nearby beaches, the beach club, pool, gym, and bike trails.  

Please do not expect an easy fix. We will be doing hard work at times and there may be some discomfort through the healing process, especially if you are just starting the holistic path. Those just starting may be required to complete 5 weeks of self-healing guidance to prepare. 

Expect to experience significant improvements that will be supported by sticking to the diet and protocols throughout the retreat and upon returning home. If you have been on the holistic path for a year or two or more, this may be the missing part of your journey, but there are no guarantees.  Karly was an extremely complicated case and found relief and recovery after 7 years and a lot of funds were spent trying different doctors, therapies, supplements, etc.  She is very excited to share what felt like a miracle with others. 

Do you know?

- Your treatments may be covered by insurance under acupuncture. 

- If you are unable to attend the retreat, you can get the same benefits from your own home with self-healing guidance. Visit for more info:

- Concerned about emergency medical care? We have arranged an emergency medical plan with the best local transport companies, clinics, and hospitals. 


This is a typical retreat cancelation policy. We will do everything possible to avoid issues and will try to replace your spot, but it's important to purchase travel insurance for protection.  Due to the small size, any cancelation losses would come from the organizer's pocket.

Organizer reserves the right to cancel if Total Fees are not received by the following amount of time prior to the departure date of the Retreat: 6 weeks. If such a cancelation is undertaken, you are not entitled to receive your Deposit back or any other fees paid to that date.

Organizer may also cancel the Retreat for any reason, unrelated to an individual Guest, in the Organizer's sole and exclusive discretion. If Organizer cancels for any commercial reason, all Guests are entitled to receive back any and all monies paid to the Organizer. However, Organizer shall not be responsible for any additional fees paid by Guest to any third parties, such as travel companies, airfare, etc.

If Guests wish to cancel, written notice of such cancellation must be sent to Organizer via email. 

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation
    In our wonderful retreat home. Both private and shared rooms are available.
  • 3 healthy GF meals/day
    We do everything possible to support sensitivities and other special diets.
  • 3 visits with Dr. Kim
    Receive Acupuncture, NAET, and Craniosacral Therapy in the privacy of your own room.. You may have up to 9 or 10 additional treatments for $50 each.
  • Wellness Assessment
    One 90min wellness assessment to create a roadmap for your treatment and coaching needs.
  • Yoga and meditation
    We will always start the day with a mindful beach activity or yoga and meditation class.
  • Mindfully created space
    Much time and effort has been put towards reducing toxins, chemical exposure, and EMF for maximum healing potential.
  • Learning Experiences
    Fun and informative discussions and activities like cooking classes, mindfulness tools for your path, and environmental toxin awareness.
  • Immune boosting goodies
    Daily doses of carefully sourced, teas, supplements, and superfoods.
  • 1 Off-site Activity
    Depending on availability and the group - each retreat will be different!
  • Bike Cruiser Rental
    For local activities and getting around the resort. Option to request a mountain bike upgrade at checkout for $90.
  • 2 IonCleanse Treatments
    The most reputable ion-foot bath unit on the market designed to enhance your body’s natural ability to detoxify. It has shown to be successful at safely detoxifying mold and metals.
  • Extra Visits w/ Dr. Kim
    Budget for 9-10 additional treatments especially if your health issues are severe. The cost is $50 per session. You will see him most mornings and nights.
  • Add'l On-site Services
    Massage, reiki, manual lymph drainage, and other services by appointment.
  • Airfare
    We will provide booking assistance. We request that you arrive to the retreat home by 3pm the first day of the retreat and depart the home by 10am the last day.
  • Airport Transportation
    We will provide booking assistance. The cost will range between $20 and $60 depending on our ability to group you together.
  • Health/Travel Insurance
    We require those attending the retreat to obtain travel insurance.
  • Exiting Covid Tests
    Testing will be done at the retreat house 48 hours before departure for those that need it. The USA no longer requires tests.

Available Packages

Double Queen Room(double occupancy only)

Beautiful double queen room perfect for traveling with a friend or sharing a room with another retreater for our most economical rate! You have a clean and modern bathroom next door.  

Please be sure to connect your bank account to avoid extra credit card fees! 

Deposit: $750
Poolside Queen Room for 1 person

A fresh poolside queen room with a clean and modern ensuite bathroom.  

Please be sure to connect your bank account to avoid extra credit card fees! 

Deposit: $750
Poolside Queen Room for 2 people

A fresh poolside queen room with a clean and modern ensuite bathroom.

Please be sure to connect your bank account to avoid extra credit card fees!

Deposit: $1,500
Poolside Master/King Room for 1 person

A wonderful master king room with a clean and modern ensuite bathroom featuring a beautiful outdoor and indoor shower and outdoor bathtub!

Please be sure to connect your bank account to avoid extra credit card fees!

Deposit: $750
Poolside Master/King Room for 2 people

A wonderful master king room with a clean and modern ensuite bathroom featuring a beautiful outdoor and indoor shower and outdoor bathtub!

Please be sure to connect your bank account to avoid extra credit card fees!

Deposit: $1,500
King Room for 1 person

A wonderful, quiet king room for two with a clean and modern ensuite bathroom. 

Deposit: $750
King Room for 2 people

A wonderful, quiet king room for two with a clean and modern ensuite bathroom. 

Deposit: $1,500

Available options



Typical Day
at the Retreat Villa

We start each day with a mindfulness practice followed by an empowering educational discussion that may continue over breakfast. You will have the opportunity to have 2 treatments with Dr. Kim a day and access to massage and other therapeutic services between healthy meals, resting in a hammock or by our pool, and exploring the Hacienda Pinilla resort pools, clubs, beaches, and more on the bike rentals provided. 

7:00 a.m. Yoga & Meditation

8:30 a.m. Discussion

9:00 a.m. Smoothies, Juices, and Breakfast

9:15 a.m. Treatments with Dr. Kim 

11:30 p.m. Lunch 

12:15 p.m. Free time

3:00 p.m. Treatments with Dr. Kim

4:45 p.m. Dinner

5:30 p.m. Sunset 

A lot of rest is required to support the therapies provided, so we have only a few pre-planned group activities offsite. The activities will be different for every group. For example, a trip to Tamarindo, a bee farm tour, a chocolate farm tour, La Senda farm-to-table dinner, or a labyrinth visit.  We always offer an amazing sound bath experience in the villa! 

If you would like to explore off-site activities on your own or with other retreaters during your free time we will help you with options and booking. We ask that you hold off until the 5th day for these activities. 

Your Organizer

Autoimmune Warrior
2 reviews
Holistic, root-cause based wellness coaching and retreat programs where experiential learning, self-love, and self-care fuel strength and recovery.


My experience with Autoimmune Warrior wellness retreat was nothing short of amazing. Every meal is hand chosen and approved by Karly who has spent many years designing and planning a highly anti-inflammatory, nutritious, low allergen meal plan. As a Naturopathic physician, I know a thing or two about such meals :) and often wish I could send patients a curated meal delivery service as balanced as Karly helps facilitate on this trip! Staff are attentive to your needs but provide ample time and space for you to heal in a secluded space, submersed in nature. Karly and I even had an impromptu dance party one morning and it had been a while since I felt so free! I left Costa Rica feeling better than I had in months and I am so grateful to Karly, Dr. Kim, Suzy -our amazing chef, and all the staff at Autoimmune Warrior!
By Amy T for Autoimmune Path to Recovery Retreat on 08 Jun, 2022
What an amazing experience!!! I learned a ton. I'm feeling better than I have in a long time! Costa Rica is a great place for healing! Karly and Dr Kim really helped me make progress with my condition. Getting to know the other like minded people on the retreat was so much fun! I would join again in a heartbeat!!!
By JOSEPH P for Autoimmune Path to Recovery Retreat on 14 Mar, 2022
Thank you! It is so great to hear this, Joe! It was a pleasure to have you. Your dedication is amazing. :)
By Autoimmune Warrior on 14 Mar, 2022


I met Karly about a year ago in Costa Rica while traveling. Throughout the past year, we have kept in touch and she has been helping me in many aspects of my health by providing me with information, support and natural alternatives and much more to help heal my gut and prevent autoimmunity. Although I haven't attended a retreat, Karly has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think my health would be where it is now without her. I truly believe I met Karly for a reason and imagine her retreats will blow people away!
By Chelsea B on 25 Jun, 2019
I attended a personal retreat with Karly for 2 months at her property in Costa Rica. It was a great experience. I liked her high energy, creative way of getting to the root of issues, and knowledge about nutrition. She also has a lot of local knowledge of the San Jose area for healthy places to eat and buy food. By being her "shadow" and participating, I learned how to grocery shop, eat healthy at restaurants, cook, and keep up good daily habits. She also had good referrals for doctors and other therapists that were helpful. I saw Dr. Kim consistently for treatment. I am a complex case and for the first time in over 25 years, I was given a diagnosis and some hope. Dr. Kim and Karly were a good team. I left looking and feeling much more healthy, 20 lbs lighter, had a lot more energy and a desire to keep exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
By Michael W on 20 Jun, 2019
My time in Costa Rica with Karly Siedlecki was a very positive and inspiring experience. Karly's knowledge of diet and food choices was so informative. Karly has traveled the world, taken cooking classes, attended wellness retreats in many different countries to become more educated about healthy living. I live a much healthier and happier life after working with her. She is very spiritual and has overcome many of her own autoimmune health issues with a holistic /natural approach without prescription drugs. Her research is outstanding and shines thru with her unique approach. I would highly recommend Karly's wellness coaching and personal retreats in Costa Rica as she has changed my life. I am much more aware of the choices I make regarding my diet and exposure to harmful chemicals in our food and everyday living. Most of all spiritual wellbeing.
By Kathy L on 18 Jun, 2019