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with Local Organic Raw Food, Herbal Beauty Elixirs & Yoga, Pilates + Dance
April 20-26, 2014 – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Let us transport you to a new way of being!

Live the lifestyle of your dreams in gorgeous Costa Rica while learning all of the skills you need to take the best care of your mind, body and spirit. Prepare for a healing and transformative immersion into Costa Rican culture with detoxifying and nourishing local organic raw food. Fully immerse in Pilates and yoga training designed for your unique body and constitution. Create your most epic self.

Bethanne and Amber offer world class retreats to help you unplug from the busy modern world. They will assist you in releasing all that’s weighing you down and inhibiting your true essence. You will be revitalized and refreshed, experience optimum health and create a much stronger connection to nature and yourself.

Join us for a celebration of your life in a beautiful and supportive environment that makes it easy for you to take quantum leaps forward. It’s an exotic travel getaway not to be missed! Costa Rica is the perfect tropical paradise for this intimate journey with your body, mind, and soul.


Your hosts are two health, wellness + raw food leaders that inspire personal health transformations for women internationally. They’ll teach you how to deepen your awareness, live in harmony and balance, and never look back to the overwhelmed, overweight, overburdened way of living.

This is a high vibe getaway where you’ll receive a heaping therapeutic dose of what you need to up-level your health.By the end of the week, you’ll confidently know how to make your own superfood meals and detox your unique body. You’ll be stronger, more flexible and fully aware of your body from the inside out. Return home restored, super-charged, and eager to rock your life at your highest potential.



Delicious and Nourishing Cuisine

- Fresh Organic Raw Living Foods (breakfast and lunch provided)
– One large “Living Box” per guest filled with fresh local fruits and vegetables

Mindful and Fun Fitness Classes

- 2.5 hours of daily Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates mat and Pilates Equipment training
- Salsa Dance Workshop with local instructor
- Daily Breathwork, guided meditation, and visualization
- Discover your unique body from the inside out, while building balanced strength and flexibility for ultimate injury prevention and longevity

Holistic Nutrition & Raw Food Detox Classes

- Easy Raw Superfood meal and drink preparation classes
– Tonic Herbalism Workshop
– Healthy Raw Superfood Infused Desserts
– Samples galore!

Costa Rican Lifestyle and Adventure

- Beautiful Warm Weather & Sunshine Conducive to Healing
– Group Jungle Hikes, Beach Yoga, and Swimming in the Ocean
– Manuel Antonio National Park Wildlife Discovery
– Rest, Relaxation, and Regeneration – Soak in a slower pace of living

Support and Home Life Integration

- Weekly Group Coaching Support Calls for the 3 Weeks Post Retreat
– Movement Manuals and Recipe Books To Take Home

Extra Goodies!

- Movie nights Featuring Inspiring Health Documentaries
– Fresh Living Spring Water on Tap
– Dance Party with local live music.
– Closing Sacred Ceremony to Learn How to Live This Experience at Home

We’ll serve you, and show you how to prepare the most delicious
and nutritious fresh, local, high vibrational, organic living cuisine!



Taste and Learn How to Make

Energizing juices
Beauty elixirs
Herbal tonics
Green smoothies
Superfood smoothies
Satisfying salads
Savory soups

Get ready for fresh organic abundance! No deprivation ever. You’ll feel truly
nourished while you cleanse your body of foods that no longer serve you!


Strengthen, Open and Balance Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Amber’s daily pilates and yoga classes are woven with uplifting meditation, imagery, and visualizations. She brings an energetic, creative, fun and fluid approach to all classes and private sessions. Focus on breath, precision, and mindfulness, infuse each session. Building a balanced, toned and pain free body while challenging the mind with breath and body coordination, dynamics, balance and grace is her forte. She uses everything in her extensive tool kit of pilates, yoga and dance techniques to keep her students moving one exercise to the next while weaving in cues and corrections. She adores seeing the positive changes of strength, flexibility and awareness in her students.

Retreat classes are progressive and build on each other to culminate in a more advanced flow by the end of the week. Each class has a theme. Themes include: Pilates Fundamentals, Vinyasa Yoga Fundamentals, Back Care, Heart and Hip Openers, Inversions for Detox, Energizing and Relaxing Breath Techniques, Ignite Your Core Power, and more. All levels are encouraged and welcomed. Amber offers levels and modifications for all guests.


Optional Features (at an additional cost)

Personal Healing & Holistic Nutrition Consultations with Bethanne
Private Yoga and Pilates Training Sessions with Amber
Organic massage and/or organic massage facial


Epic Experts

IMG_7635Bethanne Wanamaker is the founder of Edible Goddess, Creator of the Chocolate Goldies & Chocolate Gold, and author of multiple raw food and natural beauty recipes books. She lives to inspire you to become the absolute best and healthiest expression of yourself! As a certified holistic nutrition educator, conscious lifestyle expert, and inspirational health speaker, she teaches others how to activate their highest potential and how to use food and lifestyle as the catalyst for a MUCH better life.

Bethanne handcrafts her own raw, vegan, organic, wildcrafted, superfood, and herbal infused holistic skincare line, Edible Goddess. She has a passion for creating and teaching others how to make chocolate superfood desserts, herbal tonic elixirs, scrumptious raw food creations, and homemade edible skincare. When she’s not developing recipes, photographing her food, or running her business, she’s immersed in Nature hiking the hills, jogging, or rollerblading with her sweet big doggie.

Through her products, coaching, and award-winning & engaging classes and events, she offers valuable insight into the connection between mindful choices and discovering and living your mission. Bethanne’s core message is to “Live as a healthy example of what’s possible, raise your standards and refuse to compromise them, don’t settle for less, and shine a guiding light on those you love to help them eliminate needless suffering.”


Amber Zuckswert is the founder of, The Center for Epic Living in Costa Rica, and the creator of a variety of e-products and e-courses. As a professional contemporary ballet/modern dancer with over 24 years of technique, performance and teaching under her belt, Amber turned to the Pilates method to stay in peak mind/body condition and injury free. Since graduating from the rigorous and renowned Ron Fletcher Program of Study she’s worked with a vast array of clients from professional dancers and athletes, to pre and post natal, to rehab. Her love affair and in-depth study in Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga began in college.

She’s taught pilates, yoga and dance for many of the worlds most revered clubs, retreat centers, and festivals including Equinox San Francisco, Sports Club LA, Rancho LA Puerta, Bali Spirit Festival, and The Envision Festival. For the past 5 years, after spending a year teaching across Australia, she began leading retreats and workshops in various paradise locations including Mexico, Bali, and Costa Rica.

Amber’s holistic nutrition studies span 10 years of Western Sports Nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Indian Ayurveda throughout high school and college. She’s extensively self studied in plant based nutrition, living “raw” foods and super foods, and is a certified holistic nutrition educator from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York. As a life long student she continues to study at the forefront and cutting edge of nutrition science by studying under and interviewing the leading doctors and experts in the field. Believing that every person has unique needs, she enjoys blending approaches when designing nourishment plans for clients. Amber finds nothing more fulfilling then empowering and inspiring people to dramatically transform their life through the combination of specialized nutrition and mind/body fitness. She currently runs her dream wellness center in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica where she offers daily live and online personal coaching, small group classes, workshops, and retreats. Read Amber’s entire bio.

What People Are Saying…

“Awe-struck! Is that a good adjective? You and Amber work well together at the Superfood Detox & Pilates/Yoga retreat. Finally, I took the workshop I needed to take so that I can approach regaining my health in a way that makes sense and is so simple. I will be coming to your next event! Words do not express.”
~ Claire Johnson

Total Tuition: $1,200.00 USD

A non-refundable $500 deposit is due to hold your place.

$500 deposit

$1,200 full payment

All classes will be held at…

The Center For Epic Living Image

The Center for Epic Living

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

What’s not included in the total retreat cost?

- Dinners, flight, accommodation and transport to and from airport

Amber & Bethanne will gladly help you with organizing your logistics. For suggested airlines, bus, taxi and group shuttle schedules click here.

Highly recommended accommodations in close proximity to The Center for Epic Living include:

Budget Options: Hostel Vista Serena Backpackers Manuel Antonio
Mid Range: Hotel Si Como No The Falls Resort
Luxury: La Mariposa Hotel Arenas Del Mar

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