FullyRaw Kristina, Jason Wrobel, EcoVeganGal Whitney, Amber Zuckwert and Koya Webb sponsored by SunWarrior
June 22nd - June 29th, 2014
The Center for Epic Living, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
A 7-day retreat of a lifetime featuring your favorite raw edutainers and yogis in paradise Costa Rica! Join 5 leading international experts in an epic living immersion. Learn why and how to make delicious living cuisine from FullyRaw Kristina and Celebrity Chef Jason Wrobel, pick up green living techniques from EcoVeganGal Whitney, ignite the power of your core in Pilates/Vinyasa mat with Amber Zuckswert, and play in Acro Yoga with Koya Webb.
Experience a fully raw yoga lifestyle in the rainforest, steps from pristine white sand beaches, in world renowned Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Imagine 7 days of raw chef + nutrition training, yoga and pilates every morning, afternoon adventures to beaches and waterfalls, epic dance parties and so much more!
Your week of fun and transformation includes:
- Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates and Acro Yoga classes with Amber and Koya every morning
- Raw recipe and nutrition education every afternoon with Jason and Kristina.
- Green living workshops with Whitney.
- 2 afternoon adventures to Manuel Antonio National Park, Whitewater rafting and SUP boarding
- Opening and closing dinner + meet and greet ceremonies and dance party
- Salsa dance lesson
- Inspiring Film screenings
- Group health and lifestyle coaching
- Plenty of beach time, relaxing, and Costa Rican pura vida.
- Transportation to and from airport and for day adventures
- Organic Raw Vegan Breakfast and lunches everyday
*Optional for those that would prefer an all inclusive package: Luxury Accommodation at Mango Moon Hotel (additional charge of $600 for Single Occupancy or $300 for double occupancy) Once you purchase your retreat our staff will book you at Mango Moon. If you need to partner up with someone for a shared room we can arrange that as well.
Your Epic Raw Experts:
FullyRaw is the creation of Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, a pioneer in the local, organic food co-operative movement. The founder of the largest raw, organic produce co-operative in the U.S., she has been 100% raw for almost 7 years. An exemplification of all that she wishes to create, she is a leading visionary in the raw movement, especially in Houston, TX.
She attended both Vanderbilt University and Rice University, and she graduated from Rice University on the top 5% of her class in 2009 with a triple major in Kinesiology specializing in Health Science, Raw Foods, and Fasting. Since then, she has been involved highly in the movement of Organic Horticulture, Permaculture, and Co-operative Communities.
Kristina's inspiration for being FullyRaw came after she was able to rid herself of Hyperglycemia at the age of 18 eating nothing but a low fat raw vegan diet consisting solely of fresh fruits and vegetables with few nuts and seeds. After being a direct understudy of 20+ year raw fooder John Rose, she interned and worked under Dr. Graham at his health events in Seattle and in Costa Rica. She has lived in the Dominican Republic and in Costa Rica, and she has become an avidly enthusiastic runner who runs at least 6-8 miles a day!
At the age of 20 before she graduated college, she started the non-profit organization called Rawfully Organic. This organic produce co-operative in Houston, Texas grew from 12 people in her living room to over 6000 families in the greater Houston city limits. Rawfully Organic feeds over 900 families each week and focuses on the benefits of eating diets high in raw fruits and vegetables while making organic affordable for all. The nonprofit grosses more a million each year, and it stays true to its mission to support families in the Texas community to supply an abundance of organic produce to help them achieve their raw, vegetarian, or vegan lifestyle. To this day, the coop is 100% volunteer run, and not even Kristina chooses to write herself a paycheck.
Besides being the chief goddess co-operator of Rawfully Organic, Kristina has made a living coaching and inspiring thousands of others to be FullyRaw for the past few years. She also enjoys frequently speaking and lecturing to the Texas community. She even offers raw classes where she prepares food for her audiences! Kristina’s mission is to simply REACH PEOPLE with the message of RAW. She wants to inspire people to find their rawness within so that they can find their own health freedom and zest! You CAN be FullyRaw, and Kristina wants to help you get there!
Detroit-born chef, Jason Wrobel, dishes up a sublime fusion of food and humor to help you live to 100. He focuses on whole foods and big flavors as the host of the first vegan Cooking Channel TV series, How To Live to 100. Jason turns up the heat on powerful ingredients proven to increase your longevity and serves them up as culinary masterpieces. With an emphasis on radical simplicity and artful presentation, he imbues his ecstatic food creations with the energy of fresh and organic produce. The healing properties and outrageous tastes of his dishes have rendered his recipes hands-down favorites among celebrity clients, and regular folk alike. J-Wro fans Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Piven, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, John C. Reilly, Steve Buscemi, Isabelle Adjani and Russell Simmons, consistently and effusively rave about his delicious and innovative plant-based cooking.
Jason hosts the popular YouTube channel The J-Wro Show®, showcasing healthy recipes, lifestyle transformation tips and epicurean entertainment. His first DVD, Simple Vegan Classics, is a global bestseller, which has taught thousands of people how to prepare easy and nutritious raw food recipes. Jason will release his long-awaited vegan recipe & lifestyle book in 2015.
After graduating from the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, and earning national certification as a Raw Food Chef and Instructor, Jason went onto to apprentice with the industry’s finest and most revered talents in Detroit and New York City. As the Head Raw Food Chef at the award-winning Café La Vie in Santa Cruz, California, Jason highlighted the amazing local produce from Northern California’s central coast, taking innovative simplicity to soaring new heights. His other career highlights include winning the inaugural World’s Best Raw Ice Cream Competition in Los Angeles and being the first ever vegan chef to present at the prestigious Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival.
Easy Raw Vegan Comfort Foods: Join celebrity vegan and raw food chef Jason Wrobel for a deliciously easy and energizing class where you will learn how to make mouthwatering raw comfort foods. The recipes will focus on using fresh, local fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds with minimal preparation time and easy-to-follow culinary techniques. From bombastic breakfasts to decadent desserts, this class will inspire your imagination and tantalize your taste buds!
Raw Food Fusion: FullyRaw Kristina and Jason Wrobel team up for the most fun raw food preparation class ever! With their magical kitchen skills, inspired organic recipes and entertaining stage presence, they’ll take you on a culinary journey through some of their favorite all-time foods as they showcase the local splendor of fresh, raw Costa Rican produce. Their motto: more fruit = more fun!
is an online content creator who uses video, photography, writing and social media to raise awareness about how to make healthy eating choices and develop a planet-friendly lifestyle. Whitney worked for several years in the movie industry and soon realized this was not the career path she wanted to take.
Upon discovering a passion for health and environmentalism she launched the Eco-Vegan Gal website to share advice, tutorials, product recommendations, recipes, interviews and more. This has resulted in a wildly successful channel on YouTube, acceptance into Ford Motors elite program called The Fiesta Movement, and front cover on Laika Magazine. Whitney has also been tagged in social media circles as a rising star: Mashable named her one of the Top 75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter.
Find her on Twitter at @ecovegangal.
Detox Your Life Class Description: Join Whitney for her expert green tips on how to:
-Clean and style your home without chemical-based products and furnishing
-Keep chemicals out of your drinking and bathing water
-Buy and make your own non-toxic cosmetics (body care, makeup, etc)
-Green your workout (yoga mats, clothing, beverage containers, low impact pre & post workout food, finding eco-friendly fitness locations)
is an internationally recognized holistic health and wellness coach, author, motivational speaker, and professional fitness model who is helping revolutionize raw/vegan cuisine, yoga and the holistic living landscape. Koya is know as a “transformational specialist” when it comes to helping people reach their goals. Her life changing 3-10 day mind and body detox retreats, inspiring fitness and nutrition plans, and book “Koya’s Kuisine: Foods You Love That Love You Back!” help people make positive lifestyle changes that maximize their ability to cultivate self love, lose weight, increase energy, reverse life-threating conditions and experience optimal health through a holistic and active lifestyle.
Koya is a highly regarded expert source and editorial contributor with the national media online and with appearances on NBC, CBS, and the Steve Harvey Show. Her holistic health, detox and lifestyle tips have been featured in Essence, Oxygen, Vegan Health and Fitness, Max Sport and Fitness, and Muscle and Performance among others. Koya’s mission is to spread love consciousness mentally, spiritual, and physically worldwide and inspire people to live the healthiest life of their dreams. Experience her passionate work on Koyawebb.com.
Acro Yoga Class Description: Class begins with a warm up of gentle vinyasa flow and conditioning work to build strength. Which progresses to break down the fundamentals of acrobatic yoga, including basing and flying and stretch as a group. Students will work in groups of three: one base, one flyer, & one spotter to ensure safety. And finally, take some time to practice what you’ve learned and let it flow! You will leave the workshop with a foundation to practice acro yoga safely and lot of fun pictures to share.You’ll also learn different ways to deepen your practice based on your experience level. All levels find places to grow. See some of Koya's awesome asana on her instagram feed.
is the founder of Epicself.com and 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, in-depth study and teaching of 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.
Pilates Mat and Vinyasa Fusion Class Description:
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. All levels are encouraged and welcomed. Amber offers levels and modifications for all guests.
A Sample Day-In-The-Life on retreat
with our RAWSTARS...
*6am Wake up to the howler monkey and toucans at your private villa with ocean view.
*7am Meet up with other friends for Superfood SunWarrior Superfood Smoothie at the center
*8 - 10am Sweat and smile your way through a Pilates Vinyasa Acro Fusion class with Amber and Koya
*10 - 12 noon Stroll to the beach to relax, catch some rays and dip in the waves.
*12:30 - 1:30pm Fully Raw Lunch Feast
*2 - 4:30pm Raw Vegan Nutrition and Recipe play time with Jason Wrobel.
*5 - 6pm Beach run with Kristina.
*6 - 7:30pm Break for dinner in town or make your own at the center.
*8-9:30pm Salsa Dance lesson and dance party.
*10pm Hit the sheets and refresh for tomorrows fun!
Our wonderful sponsor SunWarrior will be providing all of their superfoods for your classes and meals!
Investment in your most epic self not including accommodation: $1,999.00. This option allows you to chose a luxury or budget hotel within the immediate area to suite your needs.
This $1,999 price includes: All classes, breakfast and lunch daily, transport to and from airport and day adventures.
OR chose from one of the below all inclusive options which includes everything listed above plus accommodation at Mango Moon:
Single Occupancy Accommodation included: $2,599
Double Occupancy Accomodation included: $2,299
A non refundable $500 deposit is required to hold your space. Must cancel within 30 days prior to retreat start date, otherwise you will be charged the rest of the tuition.
Not included in any of the package prices: flight and dinners.
Recommendations for other accommodation and transport options can be found in our FAQ’s here:
The Center for Epic Living staff will assist you with all logistics and planning.
Space is limited in this RAWSTAR week of epic living!
Register today to hold your place by going here: http://epicself.com/epic-store/wellness-retreats/rawstar-epic-living-retreat