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Important information for your upcoming retreat

We aim to craft unforgettable, empowering days, enveloping you in nature’s bounty and warm community spirit while surrounded by the natural beauty of Mountains of Hope. Our meticulously planned activities are tailored to rejuvenate your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing, offering much-needed respite from the world’s demands and distractions, mindfully cultivated for rejuvenation, healing, and resetting life intentions.

Every meal prepared during your stay is a testament to lovingly crafted, nutritious recipes that serve fresh, organic ingredients harvested from our gardens.

 

We’re excited to welcome you to Mountains Of Hope, inviting you to embrace the healing powers of nature. As a growing community seeking answers and immersed in the Andean Mountains’ transformative energies, we embark on an adventurous path toward genuine healing.

If you’ve felt the call to join this journey of healing and harmony for your body, mind, and soul, then take a moment, embrace yourself, breathe deeply, and get ready to be amazed. Your transformative experience awaits.

Safety First

Our dedicated transportation service will greet you at the airport for a seamless start to your retreat, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free transition to your luxurious villa. With our experienced and welcoming staff, your arrival becomes effortless, allowing you to relax and embrace the beginning of your wellness journey.

Your safety and comfort are our top priorities—we take care of every detail, so you can leave the transportation logistics to us and immerse yourself in your wellness experience right from arrival.

You are not alone

As you prepare for your enriching experience at Mountains of Hope Health And Wellness Retreats, we prioritize not just an extraordinary stay, but also personalized support and guidance. Allow us to introduce your dedicated Guest Advocates—a pivotal part of your retreat journey.

Who Are Guest Advocates?

Guest Advocates are your personal assistant and guide throughout your journey at the retreat. Equipped with experience and dedication, they ensure you receive the support and assistance essential for maximizing your experience.

What Do Guest Advocates Do?

Your Guest Advocates fulfill multiple roles:

Prepare yourself

Our dedicated, private transport service ensures a smooth, stress-free transition into your retreat so you can relax knowing that a warm welcome awaits from our experienced team upon arrival.

INFORMATION FOR CUSTOMS & TRAVEL
Travel Confirmation:

Please carry a copy of your email retreat confirmation. This can serve as evidence of your purpose for travelling.

Having a printed or digital copy of your travel itinerary, including your flight details and retreat email confirmation, can be useful if customs authorities have any questions about your trip.

MOUNTAINS OF HOPE RETREAT CENTER
PHONE: 320 7250056
ADDRESS: Pozo Rubio Vereda, finca #19 El tablazo, Rionegro, Antioquia

Wellness Retreat Purpose: In some cases, it might be helpful to explain that you are traveling for a wellness retreat focused on holistic health, relaxation, and self-improvement.

Familiarize yourself with customs regulations in both your home country and your destination country. This can help you ensure a smooth transition through customs.

Don’t forget your passport, visa (if required), and any other travel documents necessary for your journey. Ensure these documents are up to date.

When you arrive at the destination airport, follow the standard customs and immigration procedures. Be prepared to answer any questions from customs officials.

For your stay

Luggage:

We’ve carefully curated essential packing suggestions for a comfortable and enriching stay. These items will elevate your retreat experience and support your wellbeing throughout your transformative experience.

The average temperature is a high of 69°F (21°C) to a low of 58°F (14°C).

Please bring:

– Light and comfortable clothes and shoes for walking
– A protective sun hat
– Raincoats are also recommended
– Repellent
– Sunscreen
– A special celebration outfit that does not limit your movements
– Pilates-type socks to wear inside the spaces if your feet feel cold or you are not used to being barefoot
– Pen/pencil for notes
– Comfortable shoes and slippers
– A warm jacket for when the temperature drops
– Avoid heels and clothes that limit your movement in any way
–A light-to-medium fleece-type pullover or jacket
– Sunglasses
– A comfortable bathing suit
– We recommend casual clothing that allows you to relax in the evenings, including flip-flops or sandals after hikes.

We recommend leaving valuables, such as jewelry and high-value items, at home for your peace of mind. While we prioritize safety and security, travel always carries some level of risk. By opting not to bring these valuables, you can fully immerse yourself in our wellness experience, worry-free about loss or theft concerns.

At Mountains of Hope Health And Wellness Retreats, your well-being and the success of your wellness journey are of utmost importance to us. To ensure that you receive the most personalized and effective wellness treatments during your stay, we recommend considering specific medical tests that will provide our medical team with valuable insights.
These tests can offer a comprehensive view of your current health and help medical doctor tailor your wellness plan to meet your unique needs. We encourage you to discuss these options with our medical doctor upon arrival. The following tests are recommended:

Hemogram type IV
CRP
Ferritin
Homocisteine
Vitamin B12
25 Hydroxy Vitamin D
Fasting glucose level
Pre and Postprandial insuline levels
HbA1C
Full thyroid panel
TSH
Free T4
Total T3
Creatinine
Hepatic Function Panel
AST
ALT
GGT
Alkaline Phosphatase
Total Bilirrubine
Electrolyte Panel (Na, K, Mg, Cl, Ca)
Uroanalysis

Optional
Decode your DNA test
GI Effects: comprehensive stool test https://www.gdx.net/products/gi-effects
Heavy Metals test

We understand that you may have already undergone some of these tests or have personal preferences. Our medical team will work closely with you to integrate your existing health data and preferences into your wellness plan. Please feel free to share any existing medical re`cords or results with our team to ensure comprehensive and holistic wellness.

Your safety, comfort, and overall wellness are our top priorities. By considering these tests, you allow us to provide you with a wellness experience that is truly personalized and aligned with your unique health needs and objectives. We look forward to assisting you in your journey toward a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.

Your upcoming journey with Mountains of Hope Health And Wellness Retreats is an opportunity for profound transformation, healing, and self-discovery. To make the most of your retreat experience, we invite you to embrace a commitment to best practices that can enhance your wellness journey.

1. Coffee Abstinence (2 Weeks Prior):

We kindly request that you abstain from drinking coffee or any caffeine-containing beverages for at least two weeks leading up to the retreat. This will allow your body to adjust to the retreat environment and the practices we will explore.


2. Sugar-Free Diet (1 Week Prior):
To facilitate a deeper connection with your inner self, we encourage you to follow a sugar-free diet for one week before the retreat. Reducing your sugar intake can help harmonize your energy levels and promote an enhanced sense of well-being.


3. Avoid Processed Foods (1 Week Prior):
We recommend avoiding processed foods for at least one week prior to your arrival. Opting for whole, natural foods will prepare your body for the transformative experience and support a healthier transition.


4. Dairy Abstinence (2 Weeks Prior, Goat Dairy Optional):
Ideally, we advise participants to abstain from dairy products for two weeks before the retreat. However, if this is not possible, consider consuming only goat-derived dairy as a more easily digestible alternative.


5. Additional Sugar Abstinence (1 Week Prior):
In addition to the initial sugar-free diet, please continue to avoid sugar-containing foods in the week leading up to the retreat. This will help maintain a balanced state of mind and body during your stay.


6. Cigarette and Alcohol Abstinence:
We request that you abstain from smoking cigarettes for at least one week prior to the retreat and from consuming alcoholic beverages for at least two weeks before your arrival. This will enable your body to detoxify and prepare for the retreat’s holistic experience.


By adhering to these best practices, you can better prepare yourself for the profound transformation that awaits you. Your commitment to these guidelines will help foster a harmonious and focused group dynamic during the retreat.

By committing to these best practices, you can arrive at our retreat already aligned with the principles of holistic well-being. You’ll be better equipped to embark on your healing journey and experience lasting transformation.

We encourage you to embrace these practices with an open heart and mind. Remember that small changes can lead to profound shifts. We are here to support you in your wellness quest and are excited to be a part of your transformative journey.

Understanding the mood of the Retreat

Mountains of Hope invites you to a mindful, communal retreat experience focusing on holistic health and wellbeing.  Our aspiration is for you not just to renew your energy but to truly embrace a life in perfect harmony—physically, mentally, and spiritually.

We believe that true enjoyment of life and pursuing our greatest dreams stem from being healthy, positive, and deeply connected with oneself and others.  As you embark on this journey within our supportive community, remember that each guest is on their unique path, navigating personal challenges.  Please respect the journeys of others at all times.

Your comfort and autonomy are paramount—nothing is imposed, only suggested.  Feel empowered to express any specific needs or preferences at any time.  We honor your freedom and individuality.

We encourage you to embrace this unique opportunity to disconnect from the online world during your stay, allowing you to immerse yourself uninterrupted in your personal journey and flow.  We advise you to plan accordingly, freeing yourself from external obligations and distractions to fully benefit from this invaluable time.  

Rest assured, we’re dedicated to guiding you through this holistic experience, supporting you every step of the way.

The time is now.  Seize the moment and transform your life.

Finally

We’re honored to welcome you to the Mountains of Hope Health and Wellness Retreat. Your wellbeing is our top priority, and we’re dedicated to ensuring your stay surpasses expectations.

If you have any questions or specific details you’d like to inquire about before your arrival, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

From personalized offerings to transformative moments, we’re committed to being a part of your wellness journey and ensuring every aspect of your stay is enjoyable and transformational.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Danielli Cristine
Retreat Manager
dani@mountainsofhope.com