Restorative Retreat for Cancer Patients

Ojochal, Costa Rica

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Restorica Retreats
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Jan 20 - 28, 2020
Group size: 9 - 17
Restorative Retreat for Cancer Patients
Ojochal, Costa Rica

Restorica Retreats
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$5300
Deposit: $500
Jan 20 - 28, 2020
Group size: 9 - 17

About this trip

9-Day All-Inclusive Retreat for Cancer Patients


Cancer changes your world. After going through treatment, you may be left asking “what now?” It can be a scary and isolating place to be. We think you shouldn’t be there on your own.

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can be a place of real learning and growth. We want to bring people together who know what it’s like, and who can support each other through this time of change.


Join us in beautiful Costa Rica where you can take time for yourself to unwind and process the changes in your life. Our all-inclusive retreats (yes, that means that tours are included as well!) offer you a chance to get away from your hectic life and surround yourself with the rejuvenating nature of Costa Rica. Disconnect your phone and re-connect with yourself.  No need to worry about planning, we've got you covered!  These retreats are created around the belief that to be truly well, you need balance in all of the major areas of health. Our retreats help you to heal physically, spiritually and emotionally.


Our group sessions led by Dr. Aleksandra Gasinski, ND dive into all the emotions that come up in the cancer experience – from questions about identity, fear, death, and relationships, to hope, resilience, and lessons learned. Our workshops will share valuable information about nutrition, detoxing, the power of the mind, and the latest cancer research to arm you with the tools to keep yourself well as you step into this new chapter of your life.


Our daily itinerary varies but there is always free time where you can choose from add-on spa services at a 60% discount just for you, or additional free tours if you feel like exploring more of what Costa Rica has to offer.  


What to Expect


Watch Dr. Gasinski walk you through what to expect at Restorica Retreats.

The Environment

The Villa


The Bella Rosa is located in the community of Ojochal, along Costa Rica's southern Pacific coast. Its elevation affords panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, where warm breezes constantly flow. When you stay in our luxurious gated accommodations, you'll be able to experience all the tropical rainforest has to offer!


The property includes a large pool, spectacular manicured grounds, and amazing 180 degree ocean and jungle views.


All bedrooms have AC, WI-FI, hair dryers, TV's, DVD players, and in-room safes. Rooms outside the main building have mini fridges as well.  


Click here to learn more about the villa and to see the rooms! 


The Area


Perfectly situated right on the coast of the province of Puntarenas, Ojochal is a little town just 15 mins from the more touristy destination of Uvita. This quiet location is off the beaten path, yet full of surprises! Ojochal is full of natural beauty - from beaches to waterfalls. And with Uvita nearby, there are plenty of sights to see and activities to enjoy! 

All-Inclusive Plant-Based Organic Meals

  • Fresh, healthy, and delicious meals are a foundation for healing
  • Enjoy local and organic, gluten-free and plant-based meals prepared by our in-house Le Cordon Bleu chef
  • Outings to local 4.5+ star restaurants are included in your package so that you can experience local and fusion cuisine
  • Give your body the nutrition it needs to detox and thrive!

Group Sessions & Workshops

  • Led by Dr. Aleksandra Gasinski, Naturopathic Doctor from Ontario, Canada
  • Group Discussions will focus on the cancer experience, with themes such as uncertainty, identity, hope, fear, death, and changing relationships
  • Connect and reflect with others just like you – going through their own cancer journeys
  • Workshops will explore nutrition, detoxing, the power of the mind, optimizing immune function, stress management, and the latest cancer research
  • Gain the skills to help keep you well – mind, body, and spirit!

Visit our website to learn more about our sessions & workshops!

Restorative Morning Yoga & Meditation

  • Begin your days with 1-hr sunrise restorative yoga sessions
  • Learn the healing practice of meditation, guided by Dr. Aleks  
  • Tune in to your body, your breathing, and your mindset with these ancient healing techniques!

Exciting Tours!

  • Jungle hikes, mineral springs, swimming under waterfalls, caves, bamboo forests, breathtaking beaches – all included in your package!
  • Immerse yourself in nature, and experience the healing power of Costa Rica
  • We have arranged all transportation and tours for you!
  • Optional mini-tours also available throughout the week

Free Time

  • Take a refreshing dip in our pool
  • Relax in our lounge chairs and enjoy the gorgeous 180 degree ocean view!
  • Use our on-site gym 
  • Enjoy a relaxing massage treatment
  • Soak up the sun at multiple beaches
  • Leave your responsibilities behind, as we take care of the cooking and cleaning
  • Reconnect with yourself!

About Restorica Retreats

If you are living with or recovering from cancer, Restorica Retreats gives you the space to rest, recuperate, and heal.


Our all-inclusive retreat program is specifically designed by a Naturopathic Doctor who works in Integrative Cancer Care. Dr. Aleks will be facilitating group sessions discussing all of the challenges and triumphs of the cancer experience. She will also be running educational workshops teaching you how to stay well, whether you're living with cancer or in remission. 


Connect with other cancer patients and survivors, while enjoying local and organic meals, restorative yoga, and guided meditation.


Take in the amazing beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest with jungle walks, visits to waterfalls, mineral springs, and stunning beaches. This is a time to do something for yourself!  

Meet Dr. Aleksandra Gasinki, ND

Dr. Aleksandra Gasinski is a graduate of the 4-year naturopathic medical program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Prior to her medical studies, she completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences from the University of Guelph.


Her practice focuses on integrative cancer care and mental health. Dr. Gasinski has received extra training in adjunctive cancer care in order to treat the unique needs of cancer patients both during and after treatment. Her approach aims to inhibit cancer, reduce side effects, maintain energy, and promote wellbeing. 

With extensive training in the field of mental health, Dr. Gasinski teaches stress management and meditation. She is passionate about guiding people in changing their mindset, and shifting from anxiety, depression, and fear to a place of resilience and balance.      

Her experience, both professionally and with family members with cancer, has solidified the importance of opening up and communicating through the cancer journey. By understanding how trauma is stored in the body, how the stress response affects the nervous system and immune system, and how processing through stuck emotions can change an individual's outlook and outcome, Dr. Gasinski guides people in discovering the patterns that are affecting their health at the deepest level.  

Creating Restorica Retreats is the culmination of years of learning - bringing together mind, body, and spirit with the healing power of nature. 

Cancellation Policy

The $500 USD deposit to hold your space is non refundable. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the retreat start date. If you need to cancel before December 20, 2019 you will be refunded minus the $500 deposit. There are no cancellations or transfers after December 20, 2019.  A confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours of your booking.  


Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so.  


An information package will be sent 15 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list and trip details. 


All deposits & payments are non refundable. 

What’s included

  • 9 days/8 Nights
    Luxurious accommodations at the Bella Rosa Villa
  • Airport Pickup/Drop Off
    From/To SJO. This is a 3-hr drive in an air conditioned vehicle. You can also grab a charter plane (for an additional cost) which will take you to Quepos in 20 minutes where we can pick you up.
  • Organic Meals
    Plant-based, fresh meals prepared by a local chef
  • 7 Restaurant Outings
    Get a taste of local cuisine. We've selected 4.5 + star restaurants.
  • 5 Morning Yoga Sessions
    Group yoga with a beautiful view of the mountains and rainforest
  • 8 Group Therapy Sessions
    Themes include managing uncertainty, cancer as an identity, fear, death, changing relationships, hope, and resilience
  • 5 Workshops
    Detoxing, Nutrition, The Power of the Mind, Stress Management, and Cancer Research
  • Guided Meditation
    Dr. Aleks guides you through the deeply healing practice of meditation
  • Pool and Garden
    Enjoy the gorgeous villa grounds during your free time
  • First-class amenities
    Gym, A/C, 2-person showers, hot water, WiFi, TV/DVD in every room, in-room safe
  • Beach Time
    Plenty of opportunities to swim at the beach and enjoy the sunsets
  • Blue Clay
    Let your body detox with native Costa RIcan blue clay. Wash it off in the ocean!
  • Tour 1
    Eco Termales mineral springs, Lunch, Nauyaca Waterfalls
  • Tour 2
    Rainmaker Jungle Hike, Lunch, Espadilla Beach
  • Opt Tour
    Cascada El Pavon & River Walk
  • Opt Tour
    Tortuga Beach & Caves
  • Opt Tour
    Hike in Bamboo Forest & Uvita Waterfall
  • Bonfire on Beach
    Closing ceremony & Poetry reading
  • Gift bag
    It's a surprise!
  • Laundry Onsite
    Free laundry service!
  • Airfare
    To and From San Jose (SJO)
  • Spa Packages
    We've partnered with vendors to provide you spa packages at 60% off!
  • Travel Insurance
    Proof of purchase is required before trip departure.
  • Departure Fees
    If applicable - some airlines include $30 departure tax in the fare, otherwise payable at the airport prior to departure
  • Additional Excursions
    Not run by Restorica Retreats
  • Medical Supervision
    We do not have any nurse or medical staff on site

Available Packages

The Master Bedroom
Available until Jan 06, 2020only 1 left

View the room details and pictures by clicking here.  For double occupancy, please select a room AND also select the correct room from the add-on options below. 


This room is equipped with an:

  • Ocean view
  • King mattress
  • Fresh towels
  • Private washroom with shower and bathtub
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling fan
  • Desk 
  • Large closet
  • Television
  • DVD player (and you'll have access to a DVD library!)
  • Safe
  • Located in main house, away from other rooms
$5300
Deposit: $500
The Mariposa
Available until Jan 06, 2020only 1 left

View the room details and pictures by clicking here. For double occupancy, please select the correct room from the add-on options below.


This room is equipped with an:

  • Ocean view
  • King mattress
  • Fresh towels
  • Private washroom 
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling fan
  • Mini Fridge
  • Desk and coffee machine
  • Large closet
  • Television
  • DVD player (and you'll have access to a DVD library!)
  • Balcony
  • Safe
  • Located in separate guest house
  • Private patio
$5200
Deposit: $500
The Apartment
Available until Jan 06, 2020only 1 left

View the room details and pictures by clicking here.  For double occupancy, please select the correct room from the add-on options below. 


This apartment is equipped with a:

  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Living room with a comfy couch
  • Personal patio with an ocean-view
  • Queen mattress
  • Fresh towels
  • Private washroom with double sinks
  • Free WiFi
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling fan
  • Television
  • DVD player (and you'll have access to a DVD library!)
  • Safe
$5400
Deposit: $500
The Walnut Room
Available until Jan 06, 2020only 1 left

View the room details and pictures by clicking here.  For double occupancy, please select the correct room from the add-on options below. 


This room is equipped with a:

  • Breathtaking ocean-view 
  • Queen mattress
  • Small desk
  • Fresh towels
  • Private washroom with double sinks and 2-person shower
  • Balcony
  • Mini-fridge
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling fan
  • Television
  • DVD player (and you'll have access to a DVD library!)
  • Safe
$5100
Deposit: $500
The Oak Room
Available until Jan 06, 2020only 1 left

View the room details and pictures by clicking here.  For double occupancy, please select the correct room from the add-on options below. 


This room is equipped with a:

  • Breathtaking ocean-view 
  • Queen mattress
  • Small desk
  • Fresh towels
  • Private washroom with double sinks and 2-person shower
  • Balcony
  • Mini-fridge
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling fan
  • Television
  • DVD player (and you'll have access to a DVD library!)
  • Safe
$5100
Deposit: $500
The Mountain-View Room
Available until Jan 06, 2020only 1 left

View the room details and pictures by clicking here.  For double occupancy, please select the correct room from the add-on options below. 


This room is equipped with a:

  • Double mattress
  • Fresh towels
  • Plenty of closet space
  • Beautiful view of the ocean, villa, pool and mountains
  • Shared washroom with another room
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling fan
  • Television
  • DVD player (and you'll have access to a DVD library!)
  • Safe
$4800
Deposit: $500
The 180-View Room
Available until Jan 06, 2020only 1 left

View the room details and pictures by clicking here.  For double occupancy, please select the correct room from the add-on options below. 


This room is equipped with a:

  • Double mattress
  • Fresh towels
  • Plenty of closet space
  • Beautiful view of the ocean, villa, pool and mountains
  • Shared washroom with another room
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling fan
  • Television
  • DVD player (and you'll have access to a DVD library!)
  • Safe
$4800
Deposit: $500
The Seashell Room
Available until Jan 06, 2020only 1 left

View the room details and pictures by clicking here.  For double occupancy, please select the correct room from the add-on options below. 


This room is equipped with a:

  • Double mattress
  • Fresh towels
  • Plenty of closet space
  • Beautiful view of the ocean, villa and pool 
  • Shared washroom with another room
  • Free WiFi
  • Mini fridge
  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling fan
  • Television
  • DVD player (and you'll have access to a DVD library!)
  • Safe
$4800
Deposit: $500
The Seaside Room
Available until Jan 06, 2020only 1 left

View the room details and pictures by clicking here. This room is only available for single occupancy.


This room is equipped with a:

  • Double mattress
  • Fresh towels
  • Plenty of closet space
  • Beautiful view of the ocean, villa and pool 
  • Shared washroom with another room
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling fan
  • Television
  • DVD player (and you'll have access to a DVD library!)
  • Safe
$4700
Deposit: $500

Available options

Massage Therapy & Sauna (1.5 hrs)17 left
$30
Reflexology (30 min)17 left
$20
Reiki (1 hr)17 left
$30
Double Occupancy - Master Bedroomonly 1 left
$4500
Double Occupancy - Mariposa Roomonly 1 left
$4400
Double Occupancy - Apartmentonly 1 left
$4600
Double Occupancy - Walnutonly 1 left
$4300
Double Occupancy - Oak Roomonly 1 left
$4300
Double Occupancy - Mountain View Roomonly 1 left
$4000
Double Occupancy - 180 View Roomonly 1 left
$4000
Double Occupancy - Seashell Roomonly 1 left
$4000
$5300
Deposit: $500

The Master Bedroom

Itinerary

Day 1
Checking In and Unwinding

You'll be greeted by our airport pick up partner who will drive you 3 hours in a comfortable and spacious vehicle (that has A/C) to our villa, the Bella Rosa in Ojochal, Costa Rica. 


For those who don't want to take the 3 hour drive, a charter plane, run by Sansa Airlines, is available. This is a 20 minute flight in a small plane with spectacular views of the country, however this is not included as part of the package. The plane arrives in Quepos, where we can pick you up.


Take time to unpack, take a swim in our pool, unwind and enjoy the beautiful surroundings that our villa has to offer. Feeling a little hungry? We will have snacks and refreshments waiting for you upon your arrival. In the evening, we will have our private chef prepare a delicious, plant-based, and locally grown dinner while we mingle. 

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Restorica Retreats
If you are living with or recovering from cancer, Restorica Retreats gives you the space to rest, recuperate, and heal. Our all-inclusive retreats are specifically designed by a Naturopathic Doctor who works in Integrative Cancer Care. Connect with other cancer patients and survivors, while enjoying local and organic meals, yoga, meditation, group sessions and educational workshops. Take in the amazing beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest with jungle walks, visits to waterfalls, and stunning beaches. This is a time to do so.