Join Us for the Mastering Diabetes Costa Rica Retreat!

​As much as we love our online coaching program and are so grateful to be able to work from a distance with people living all over the world, we can't deny that there is truly something special about working together in person.

The experience of meeting face-to-face, sharing conversations over a meal, working out together, getting hands-on experience in the kitchen, and answering your questions in real-time as you witness health improvements, simply can't be recreated in an online environment.

If this in-person learning sounds like an experience you’d like to have, you’re in luck! From May 31 – June 4, 2018, we will be hosting a retreat in Playa Potrero, Costa Rica.

This is a unique vacation experience where you will come home healthier than when you left.

And not just a little healthier–a whole lot healthier. At our retreats, in less than 4 days, 100% of our participants lower their fasting and post-meal blood glucose, and reduce their need for insulin.

And not just a little healthier–a whole lot healthier. At our retreats, in less than 4 days, 100% of our participants lower their fasting and post-meal blood glucose, and reduce their need for insulin.

The Best Learning Experience of Your Life 

At the retreat, our mission is to not only teach you the effectiveness of a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food lifestyle for living with diabetes, but also equip you with the skills to take the information home and put it into practice for lifelong success.

Each day will be filled with interactive lectures, group fitness classes, delicious meals made with fresh produce, and plenty of leisure time to relax in the sun.

Our team of instructors and medical professionals break down the science into easy, digestible information and share all of our best tips for living and eating to support your health.

We answer all of your questions and work one-on-one with you to help you understand how to manage your blood glucose and make the lifestyle work for your individual needs.

Delicious Plant-Based Food

We are passionate about eating incredibly nutritious and delicious foods, and will make sure that you enjoy every meal.

All of the meals served at the retreat are comprised of 100% plant-based, unrefined, whole foods. We source as much as we can locally, and the large majority of the foods are organic as well.

Each meal is served buffet-style so that you can serve yourself and choose which foods you prefer. We also provide the carb counts for each ingredient so that you can monitor your blood glucose and, for those who are insulin-dependent, adjust your insulin dosing as your insulin sensitivity improves.

If you have any food intolerances, just let us know. Our kitchen staff is happy to find a way to accommodate your needs.

An example day of meals might look like this:

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    Breakfast: Mixed fruit with chia seed pudding
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    Tropical pineapple and black bean tacos
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    Lentil stew with salad and roasted butternut squash
fruit at retreat
zoodle dinner
retreat lunch
bowls of fruit
fruit salad

Daily Fitness

The fitness sessions cater to all fitness levels, including exercises for beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes. 

Activities range from yoga to nature walks to interval training. We keep things fun and make sure that everyone enjoys themselves.

Interactive Lectures

Every day, there are 3 interactive group lectures, where you will learn about the biochemistry of diabetes, exercise, intermittent fasting, emotional eating, and much, much more. A few of the group lectures you can expect are:

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    The Causes of Insulin Resistance Across ALL Forms of Diabetes
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    Nutrition for Optimal Diabetes Health
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    The Power of Intermittent Fasting for Insulin Sensitivity
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    The Logistics of Food Buying and Preparation
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    Navigating Social Situations
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    Overcoming Emotional Eating

We Want to Meet You!

We hope that you will join us in the upcoming Costa Rica retreat. Retreat week is always the highlight of our year. It’s a truly priceless experience that we know you will carry with you for the rest of your life.

Our retreats always sell out in advance, so register now to reserve your spot while there’s still space left.

Please email team@masteringdiabetes.org if you have any questions.

Hope to see you in Costa Rica!

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About the Author

Tara Kemp is the Director of Nutrition Education at Mastering Diabetes. She has been active in the field of health and nutrition for many years, including working with Forks Over Knives, Engine 2, and Dr. Neal Barnard and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Tara has a bachelor's degree in Education from Bucknell University, a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell, and is a Certified Food For Life Instructor through the Physicians Committee.