Costa Rica
Presented By Rita du Plessis, ND
The Pura        VidaTour
Tel: +1.562.508.1528 * E-mail: * Seal Beach, CA
FEATURED TOUR: Costa Rica - November 2014 (Exact Dates To Be Confirmed)

Join us for an amazing experience with a "Healing Adventures Tour" to exotic Costa Rica. This tour entitled "Healing Journey - Costa Rica" features a ten day getaway with your host and teacher, Rita Du Plessis, ND who will take you on an amazing journey of healing, relaxation, cleansing, rejuvenation, living food appreciation, wildlife adventure, self discovery; and a true understanding of your body and mind's capacity to heal itself.
The Healing Journey Tour focuses on healing and nurturing on a physical, spiritual, emotional, and psychological level, while reconnecting with nature and the earth. The following elements are a part of this tour: For Seminar Descriptions CLICK HERE.

The Healing Journey Tour invites you to join us in beautiful Costa Rica, one of the world's most exotic and breath-taking destinations. Natural waterfalls, mineral hot springs, white sandy beaches, and tropical rain forests will form the backdrop of our Healing Journey Tour - 2014.
With it's awe inspiring natural beauty and the generous, welcoming spirit of it's people, Costa Rica touches the heart and mind of every individual, and is the perfect compliment to our Healing Journey Tour.

Our Costa Rican Tour destinations will include:

* ESCAZU - Our journey will begin at a Spanish Villa style Inn located in the mountainous suburb of Escazu, just minutes from downtown San Jose and major airports.
* DOMINICAL - The breath-taking Waterfall Villas, a private yoga retreat, based in the lush tropical jungles of Domincal - in the south-west coast of Costa Rica. Situated on the banks of a silvery river, and flowing cascades, Waterfall Villas will exclusively host our group, and provide us with home-made, raw and organic meals, especially created for us by their executive chefs.
* MANUEL ANTONIO - A guided tour to Manuel Antonio, one of Costa Rica's most highly revered national parks, followed by a picnic lunch at the park's pristine sandy-white beaches, to reconnect with nature and all it's creatures.
* ARENAL / TABACON - One of the top five spa resorts in the world, Tabacon Hot Springs located in the central mountains of Costa Rica will allow us to focus on healing the mind, while we enjoy the natural healing powers of the mineral hot springs; and take in the magnificent energy Arenal Volcano.
* LA FORTUNA - The quaint little village of La Fortuna will allow us to taste and explore some local fare, and visit artisans featuring hand crafted art, wood work, and crafts.

RESERVE HERE - To reserve your space now. (10 Person limited space available).
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DETAILED ITINERARY AVAILABLE - Once you reserve, you will receive a detailed itinerary.
We may look upon the body as a garden - a complex environment in which nutrients and energy are distributed according to natural laws that govern the relationships among the various living structures within this garden. The health  of the human body has become transformed by the course of human civilization. We have the choice and the duty to become masters of our cultural heritage and to use it wisely or else become victims of it, undergoing needless suffering---physically and mentally.
Each of us is the master of his own domain, the body; we need not wait until diseases develop to take a wise interest in our own health. We can learn how to prevent disease and place the life-giving energies of nature at our disposal, to live in joyful well-being. Much of what civilization has to offer is either useless or detrimental to health. Without fresh air, sunshine,  clean water, and wholesome foods, we would suffer despite the best efforts of modern science and industry to save us. But the sun is rising today on a new approach that goes beyond the many specialized branches of primary health care---the holistic approach to health.
Join Rita as she leads you on this amazing journey that will embody your physical and spiritual well-being.

"The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand with our health, as in what direction we are moving" - Rita Du Plesiss
The yoga portion of the tour will be presented by Fateh Kaur, a Kundalini Yogini. Fateh will be involved in all aspects of your Yoga retreat and practice in Costa Rica. Fateh brings to you her knowledge in Kundalini Yoga as well as her profound knowledge of nutrition, and inner medicine - Naturopathic / Ayurvedic practitioner. She is an intuitive spiritual guide, past life psychic, and a world traveler who has visited most of the sacred places on earth. Her insights in Egypt, Peru, India, and Bali have had a profound effect on her spiritual life. In India Fateh has spent time a the Sherab Ling monastery and has received profound teachings from the Thai Situpa Rinpoche, the Karmapa and had the Kalachakra Initiation with the Dali Lama. Fateh Kaur is the founder and owner of the waterfall Villas, and we are honored to be hosted by her and her husband for a portion of this tour.

YOGA: Presented by well known yogini, Fateh Kaur Kundalini yoga is one of the more spiritual types of yoga. It goes beyond the physical performance of poses with its emphasis on breathing, meditation, mudras and chanting. The Kundalini is untapped energy (prana) at the base of the spine that can be drawn up through the body awakening each of the seven chakras. Full enlightenment occurs when this energy reaches the Crown Chakra. Each Kundalini Yoga asana series is done in conjunction with a specific breath that intensifies the effects of the poses with the purpose of freeing energy in the lower body and allowing it to move upwards. Kundalini sequences (called kriyas) may consist of rapid, repetitive movements done with breath or holding a pose while breathing in a particular way. This type of yoga appeals to those who are up for both mental and physical challenges.

Reiki is from the Japanese word for Universal Life Energy. It is generally known as an ancient healing art re-discovered over a hundred years ago by Dr. Mikao Usui. A person attending a Reiki course receives what are called attunements, or initiations, that help open them up to receiving more of this energy through "laying on of hands." When nurtured and used over time, Reiki becomes much more than a simple healing method, it also helps old negative behavior patterns fall away; such as overeating, smoking, overworking, etc; so that we no longer create illness or attract freak accidents. Reiki accelerates our process toward spiritual maturity and healing.
My Reiki Journey started years ago when I've had a severe accident in the British Virgin Islands, when I fractured my neck in three places. After an emergency operation and physical therapy for three months, I round myself in a wheel chair, wearing a neck brace which extended down the full length of my back. I faced discomfort and   excruciating pain on a daily basis. I was miserable and fell into an extreme state of depression, until one day, a man walked up to my husband telling him that he knows how I can be healed. He started doing Reiki healing on me daily. Something shifted inside of me. Apart from regaining mobility, the pain began fading; and there was an unexplainable sense of happiness and peace that replaced my depression. It is still mind boggling for some doctors how quickly I have recovered - though I knew that from the very first day I received Reiki treatment I miraculously became better, and live a normal life today because of it. Needless to say I couldn't wait to finally meet my Reiki teacher, Unmani (Jessica King) once I went to the States, and have made Reiki a part of my daily life ever since.

CONNECT WITH THE OCEAN MEDITATION: Meditation is an adventure, an adventure into the unknown -  the greatest adventure the human mind can take. Meditation is just to be, not doing anything - no action, no thought, no emotion. you just are and it is a sheer delight. From where does this delight come when you are not doing anything? It comes from nowhere, and it comes from everywhere. It is uncaused, because existence is made of the stuff called joy. What better way to connect with the ocean to where we shall return?

VEGAN RAW FOOD LIFESTYLE SEMINAR: In this seminar we discover that a high, raw, plant based diet provides optimal nutritional support for healing and high levels of health. Through clinical research I've recognized that  the health-enhancing power from raw energy  comes in part from the remarkable ability that raw foods have to encourage the elimination of wastes and to rejuvenate the entire body to speed up the healing process. When we cook and process our foods, many vital elements for health - including vitamins, minerals and proteins - are denatured and destroyed. A raw diet, on the other hand, ensures that you get optimal levels of vitamins and minerals, fiber, easily assimilated proteins and top quality essential fatty acids. Raw food also contain a virtually unlimited variety of health - enhancing factors in pristine conditions. Carotenoids (enhance the immune functions) and the powerfully detoxifying Isothiocyannates to Flavons and Pycnogenols (which inhibit the spread of cancer and guard against premature aging). As nutritionists and biochemists identify more and more health promoting plant compounds, the list of these factors - whose existence was undreamed of only a few years ago - grows longer by the day. The significant things to understand is that they exist in perfect form, as Nature created them, in raw plants. The anti-aging protective anti-oxidant properties of these plant factors is even greater than that of the now well - known anti-oxidant vitamins and minerals. This seminar examines how embracing this lifestyle can enhance your cellular vitality, restore healthy metabolism, put virtually endless energy at your disposal; and encourage your body to rebalance its biophysical  and biochemical functioning so that it slowly but surely returns to its natural state, size and shape.

HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND SEMINAR: This seminar will take in-depth look at the connection between our body and mind. From our physical anatomy - brain, heart, organs, endocrine systems, and skeletal structures - electromagnetic fields are emitted and communicate with all our cells and with the external world. In order for this to happen we need to feed the physical body a high variety of foods. When someone's physical energy increases, a corresponding increase in psychological energy can often be seen. By implication, some of the increased physical energy has been converted to psychological energy, creating a more positive and happy state of mind, and a deeper connection with our spirituality.

SPIRITUAL AWARENESS SEMINAR: Your thoughts are energy, and when your thoughts are in the moment, that is when you start living. To live in the "now" can change your whole world around. I strongly believe that to identify yourself with your goals or desires and mentally bringing it into the present will activate the power
of your subconscious mind and bring it to pass. In this seminar, learn how to live with awareness, compassion and unconditional love.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE DINNER: Join your group and host, Rita DuPlesiss, at the Celebration of Life Dinner for a fun recap of the tour. Share your thoughts, experiences, and learnings. Laugh together as you relive the last ten days, over a lovely dinner, while looking ahead to take on the future as a new, more relaxed and rejuvinated you
Tour Disclaimer:
* Tours, accommodations, and seminars are subject to change due to weather, reservations, unavailability, or other reasons at any time without prior notice. In the event that a tour, or accommodation is not available for any reason, another lodging or tour of similar or same quality will be substituted by the events planner.
* Any persons choosing to refrain from an activity or tour will not be reimbursed for their lack of participation.
* Any and ALL "free time" activities or purchases that any person chooses to participate in (that are not specified by the tour itinerary) must be paid separately by the individual.
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Tour Focus:
Physical & Spiritual Rejuvenation * Reiki 1 Initiation * Yoga & Meditation * Relaxation & Rejuvination * Healthy Vegan and Raw Food Diet * Wildlife Adventure
Destination: Costa Rica
Date: November 2014. (Exact dates to be confirmed)
Presented By: Rita Du Plessis, ND.
Cost: $4500 Per Person (not including flights)
Itinerary: Available to Reserved Guests
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Contact: Rita at * Tel: + 1.562.508.1528
OR Bianca Fortin (travel coordinator) at
Your tour guide and host is Rita Du Plessis, ND, a fully qualified Naturopath, Homeopath, Nutritionist,  and Reiki Master, with a Ph.D in Nutritional Biochemistry; and specializes in Raw Food and Vegan Nutrition, Meditation, and Chakra Balancing. She is a highly recognized healer and teacher who has made it her divine mission to guide others to a new level of consciousness. Sharing her love and respect for the Earth she will guide you to follow a 100% plant based diet, to restore you to optimum health and vitality, while her seminars and teachings will help you understand and explore the healing powers of your mind and body; and reconnect you with the presence of nature and the natural energy of the earth.