About us

Serve. Inspire. Empower.

In 2011, Mike Murphy lost his wife Margot to breast cancer. A couple months after her death,  he met a woman name Amanda with the same type of cancer, after helping her with her treatment and after she passed away, he thought that western medicine wasn’t enough to cure diseases.

He started thinking about how he could help people that wanted to get treatment and heal using a more integrative and holistic approach. 

In 2015 he decided to go to this magical country and found the perfect place and  purchased the land; what we now call Mountains of Hope, but the project couldn’t start immediately. He met his new wife in 2017 and together they began working on this project and building the best detox retreat center in the world.  

Mountains of Hope has a  5-pronged approach for total transformation, going from the inside to the outside of the body. The owners philosophy is that any disease, from cancer, diabetes, arthritis to heart disease all need to be attacked from every angle, also that we are what we eat, how we move and what we think. That’s why at Mountains of Hope the clients will learn how to reprogram their bodies and mind, to start a new life and  help facilitate the healing process. 

About The Love From Margot Foundation

Providing Compassions For Those Suffering

The Love from Margot Foundation gives financial, medical, and spiritual support to low-income and under-insured women who have been diagnosed with a woman’s cancer in the San Francisco Bay Area and whom are struggling to make ends meet while undergoing treatment or are on the road to recovery.

Our Team

Who We Are

mike Murphy

Owner / Educational Director

Mike Murphy is a bestselling author, speaker, coach and consultant committed to helping people around the world manifest their deepest dreams. His first book, Love Unfiltered was released in September 2014 and instantly became a best-seller. He draws from his experience as an entrepreneur who has built solid multi-million dollar businesses, notably auto dealerships and commercial real-estate. He is President and Owner of the Oakland Automotive Group, a role he has held for nearly two decades. Mike is also the founder of the Love from Margot Foundation, which he started in 2012 in honor of his late wife, Margot Murphy, who battled advanced cancer courageously for 9 years before she passed away in 2011. The foundation supports under insured and low-income women suffering from advanced cancer with emergency funds, education, and resources direly needed in their efforts towards healing and recovery. Mike is most passionate about helping people learn how to move from scarcity to abundance through a unique methodology he has used to create his own successes.


Owner/Fitness Director/Human Resources

Sara Murphy is an attorney, health coach and fitness trainer passionate and committed to helping and serving people to find their truth self from a holistic way. Born in Medellín – Colombia, graduated as an Attorney with a master degree and with more than 8 years in law career, after she met her husband Mike and became aware of his vision, she realized that being an attorney had served many by then but now it was time to continue in a new manner. She became certified as a Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York and a Fitness Trainer at Steel Mace and Body Blueprint. She continues to expand her knowledge on the integrative medical field with studies like blood work analysis Biowell among others in order to better support people who are looking for more integrative solutions to their health conditions, whether as prevention or supporting treatments. Health is her passion and helping others, including animals, her dream. That is why she is supporting Mike in his dream of creating the best retreat center in the world.


Business & Marketing Director

Kelly Tangarife is a speaker, coach and trainer committed with a service based leadership that seeks to bring the best of every person taking it to an exponential growth that comes across her life.

Having her own health challenges and always convinced that health is a spirit, soul and body integration, Kelly is today passionate to live life to the fullness, love God, herself and people and matter by inspiring and impacting other people’s lives with simple and proven tools to grow.

Born in Medellin, Colombia, graduated in Business Management at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia, Applied Finance Master at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, Certified as John Maxwell Coach and Health Coach at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York, Co funder of Nephrohealth KA in Medellin and currently taking the dōTERRA® Essential Oil Specialist Certification, Kelly brings her experience and own life journey to serve the team at Mountains of Hope and make sure every person who visits enjoys one of the most transformational experiences in their life.


What our clients say

1st Time Guest

“What an amazing experience! My heartfelt gratitude to everyone that made this week the greatest getaway that I have ever had. From the airport to the airport, I was amazed by the incredible organization, the spirit of service, the care and every detail.”

Why Colombia?

One Of The Most Powerful Healing Vortexes In The World

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