WHAT TO BRING

Our packing list includes what to bring not only to enjoy your stay here at Paradise Wellness, but also should you decide to embark on any other ventures around Puerto Rico.

Our wish is to prepare you for the most memorable healing vacation of your life, and assist you to prepare ahead. Once you have prepared well for your inner healing journey, you can leave your rational mind behind, and really let go! We have compiled a list of items that we wouldn't leave home without! Our weather can change rapidly and it tends to be warm during the day when the sun is up, and a little chilly when it goes down. It can rain at any moment, due to the fact that we are located less than a mile from the rainforest. But the rain usually lasts for a short while.

Preparing your luggage:

Always place an identifiable marker on your luggage (red polka dot ribbon, etc.) Compile your Health Insurance Information on your person, for travel and to have available should we need for your health safety.

Planning your wardrobe:

For all of your activities you will only need the most basic set of items. Always be prepared. Your length of stay, will affect the amount to pack, but remember that you will have access to our on-site laundry room so don't over pack! Remember to keep it simple. And should you need any additional items, there is a local Walgreens and Kmart a few miles away.

Here is an ideal list of things to pack:

Sandals or Flip flops

Hiking shoes, Lightweight with traction, able to get wet OR

Athletic Shoes, a pair of comfortable sandals (sandals that allow for walking in water is handy for hiking)

Casual Comfortable Clothing (Island Wear): Shorts, Tees, Light pants, Summer Dresses

Light Jacket

Athletic wear of choice (sports bra for yoga and stretching)

Swimsuit

Bathrobe, optional

Brim hat for sun protection

Sunglasses

Day-pack/Beach Bag

Bathing Suit

Beach Towel

Miscellaneous

Cell phone and charger, toiletry bag, RX medications, herbal remedies, vitamins, Camera and battery back-up/charger, Journal and writing utensils, reusable water bottle,all natural mosquito spray or oils, preferably with no chemicals, and all natural sunblockand sunscreen. Bring pictures of your family and friends…makes for great conversations. You can also bring your Laptop for personal web use...we have wireless internet.

Out of consideration to those around you, and your own inner peace, we recommend that our guests need not bring the following items:


Perfumes, and synthetic hair or body products, aerosols, jewelry and other valuable. All your cosmetics should be all-natural, containing no parabensand unnecessary chemicals. Let us know if you need suggestions.

 

 

 

Transition Program

One to two weeks before you will be in sunny Puerto Rico, hiking in the rainforest, swimming at the beach and consuming a 100% raw and living foods diet, you will need to transition away from the standard fare you are most familiar with. This will aid in your ease into our program. Detox will be lighter and your appetite will be less voracious for the “other” foods. Once you get here, our meals are nourishing and quite filling even though you will feel much lighter than usual. In addition your body will begin to cleanse and detoxify with this lifestyle change, which is a wonderful way to ease into the new healthier you.

Regardless of your eating style, please take at least one week to “transition” and prepare your body for your all raw experience. Please begin by:

  • Reducing your intake of animal and animal by-products. Eat smaller portions of these products and during the next 7 days try to go at least 4 days on a vegetarian meal plan.

  • Consume lots of produce, fresh fruits and vegetables (always ORGANIC when POSSIBLE), whole grains, legumes, sprouts and everything else in moderation. Don’t focus so much on calorie counting; just consume wholesome, nourishing foods.

  • Each morning drink a glass of filtered water with fresh lemon juice to cleanse the liver. Afterwards consume lots of fresh fruit for breakfast.

  • Eat like a Prince for Breakfast, a King for Lunch and a Pauper for Dinner. Translation: Consume your heaviest meals for breakfast or lunch and always eat light in the evening. Salads are a great evening meal.

  • Substantially reduce your intake of processed/packaged foods; specifically sweets/desserts. Substitute white and brown sugar for dried cane juice, maple syrup, stevia, honey or agave nectar.

  • Do some type of exercise if you do not already on a regular basis. Walk to work if possible, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or go to the gym and do at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular activity, strength training and ALWAYS stretch as much as possible.

  • In the AM when you wake up don’t be so quick to jump out of bed. Spend at least 10 minutes lying on your back and taking long deep cleansing inhalation and exhalation breaths. Eventually slow your breathing to “normal” and do positive visualization affirmations. (I am vibrantly healthy and radiantly beautiful. Today IS a beautiful day. I am lovable and beautiful. Abundance is my natural state of being and I accept it now. It’s OK for ME to have everything I want. GOD/The Universe is showing me the way now. I am going to have a fabulous and amazing experience in Puerto Rico…)

  • Speak in a quiet and gentle tone and when dealing with difficult situations ALWAYS focus on the LESSON and NOT the TEACHER, if not the “Teacher” will show up again and again in your life.

  • Refer to the suggested packing list. We tend to wear our favorite items again and again, so keep this in mind when packing. We do have a washing machine available and a clothes line to dry your clothes in the open air and the sunshine is refreshing for your garments.

  • Come with an open heart and open mind.

 

 

 

SAMPLE RETREAT

  • Friday

    • Afternoon

      • Arrival

      • Smoothie Snack in Pinones

      • Check In

    • Evening

      • Dinner

  • Saturday

    • Morning

      • Smoothie Breakfast

      • Yoga with Iris

    • Afternoon

      • Lunch

      • Hike with True

    • Evening

      • Dinner

      • Reggae Show

  • Sunday

    • Morning

      • Smoothie Breakfast

      • Yoga

      • Farmer’s Market

    • Afternoon

      • Lunch

      • Chill Out

    • Evening

      • Dinner

  • Monday

    • Morning

      • Smoothie Breakfast

      • Yoga

    • Afternoon

      • Lunch

      • Chill Out

      • Drive to Maunabo

    • Evening

      • Dinner

      • Film

  • Tuesday

    • Morning

      • Smoothie Breakfast

      • Yoga

    • Afternoon

      • Lunch

      • Beach time (weather permitting)

    • Evening

      • Dinner

  • Wednesday

    • Morning

      • Smoothie Breakfast

      • Morning Yoga

    • Afternoon

      • Lunch

      • Horseback Riding

    • Evening

      • Dinner

  • Thursday

    • Morning

      • Smoothie Breakfast

      • Morning Yoga

    • Afternoon

      • Off to the Airport