Mariselle Martinez (Host), Sylvia Rodriguez (Manager), Ivonne Martinez (Chef), Yancy Wright (Owner), Megan Cox (Sales), Jenny Robles (operations)


Dedicated to the luxury of simplicity. Driven by purpose and passion.

We are the operations team of Casa Alternavida, brought together by a common vision. We strive to be working in our zone of genius as creative, versatile, and diverse individuals who enjoy learning and growing together and with our guests. If you are curious about joining us for a retreat, please feel free to call, email or message us, we do not have a phone tree, just a live person with a smile waiting to support you.



Founded on the principle that there are healthier, “alternative” ways to balance life and work, the Spanish words alterna (alternative) and vida (life) were combined to create our business name, Casa Alternavida. The alternative is to stop the unconscious addiction to stress, overwhelm, and struggle to instead focus on a healthy, balanced lifestyle that yields better results. We do our best to walk our own talk in how we show up to work each day, resourced, passionate, and curious about what exciting things might unfold.


Our team of practitioners are trained to support you with unraveling those unconscious commitments so you can actively create the lifestyle you want to be living. Your time with us will help you take charge of your well-being and re-set bad habits. Our programming has proven tools and techniques so you can leave with a game plan to continue supporting yourself after your stay




Owner, Coach & Nature Guide

Yancy is a guide to the unconscious realm. He supports teams and leaders with better connecting to nature and themselves by unraveling core issues holding them back from what they really want. His focus the last 7 years has been on corporate well-being and conscious leadership leveraging his own experiences of the corporate world and depth of experience as a Hendricks Institute Leadership & Transformation Coach and HeartMath Institute Coach.



Yoga, Breathwork, & Meditation

Grounded in years of teaching at the Kripalu center, Sitara blends a wide range of modalities and her own intuitive approach to connect guests back to their natural state of love, joy and peace. She facilitates yoga, breathwork, meditation, tapping, energy psychology, sound healing, kirtan and more. A wealth of resources, we are grateful to have her as our morning movement instructor.



Mindshift Coach & Foundation Training

Certified through the Hendricks Institute, Patrick is both a Big Leap Coach and a Leadership and Transformation Coach. With a focus on conscious communication for couples and individuals he guides others towards developing self-awareness and practicing easy-to-implement habits that add up to big changes. When something feels "off" his moto is "Work what hurts worst first." He loves supporting people as they unlock and enhance their felt-sense of aliveness, happiness, and ability to be at their best in any situation.



Located at the Southern tip of the Bermuda triangle, we are strategically aligned so guests often feel time expand and their busy, stressful outside world disappear. 


Geographically, we are nestled between the El Yunque National rainforest and the warm turquoise ocean water so it’s easy to experience the cycle of fresh mountain rainwater in the river on down to where it pours into the ocean. 


Only 30 minutes from the San Juan international airport, our location is easy after a long day of travel.