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Operations Team


Focus on facilitating your retreat, while we handle the rest

The Casa Alternavida team knows how important it is for your retreat to run flawlessly. We are experts at
creating retreat experiences and understand the level of intention and detail needed to make them
transformational. Our high-vibration space, phenomenal team, culturally rich organic food experiences,
and mindfully guided nature adventures connect participants to the land and its people.
Consider us your remote team and facility.


Support Services

  • Facilitation, Agenda design, and thematic strategy

  •  Nature adventures aligned with your theme for the day

  • Facilitated Cacao, fire, or breathwork

  • Massage, yoga, ecstatic dance, and meditation support, if needed

  • Transportation to and from airport and nature adventures


  • Boutique retreat center with (8) unique
    nature spirit themed bedrooms

  • (8) bathrooms, (2) with outdoor showers

  • Sleeps up to (16) people with (12)
    separate beds

  • (5) gathering spaces: rooftop, balconies,
    classroom, living room, & dining room
    Rich cultural food experiences complete
    with organic, farm-to-table meals
    prepared by our in-house celebrity chef


  • Puerto Rico - US Territory (no passport required)

  • Balcony view of warm turquoise ocean less than a mile away

  • Warm weather year round with lush landscaping & nature sounds

  • Views overlooking El Yunque national Rainforest

  • 30 minutes from Luis Muñoz Marin
    International Airport




​Our farm-to-table chef will customize a menu
for your retreat flow as part of the base
pricing. Everything in our kitchen is:

  • Organic

  • Gluten free

  • Refined sugar free

  • Diary free (except butter)

We prioritize locally sourced ingredients, using what is in our own garden while also leveraging relationships with several nearby farms that make weekly deliveries.

Base Pricing includes:

  • (3) organic farm-to-table meals

  • Desert with dinners

  • Snacks available at all times

  • Filtered water, infused water, coffee, tea, juices.

  • Customized menu to accommodate food allergies

  • Choice of vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian

  • For added cost  meat can be served for lunches

Dedicated to the luxury of simplicity our Casa Alternavida team was brought together by a common vision to create a space for holistic transformation. We are diverse individuals who enjoy learning and growing together with our guests. Glenda (far left), the manager, is impeccable with hospitality details and organization. Angel Ortega is passionate about creating cultural food experiences through farm-to-table organic meals. Karla Marchi is our intuitive therapeutic massage practitioner and support host. Fabiola (far right) is our house beautification specialist and kitchen support. 

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Casa Alternavida


We guide our own nature experiences so the flow of your retreat stays consistent and thematically aligned. We have a
variety of amazing locations within 20 minutes:


  • Waterfalls

  • River trails

  • Beach trail hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Kayaking / paddle boarding

We create opportunities in nature to support the material you are teaching. Some examples include but are not limited to:

  • Forest Therapy – mindfulness 
    practices helping accentuate 
    all senses and connection to nature and its grounding

  • Water Breathwork – taught  while floating and being  supported. A deeper connection to breath while moving through any fears, empowering self trust

Pricing includes

  • Professional Casa Alternavida
    nature guide for 3-4hrs

  • Transportation

  • Towels

  • Water (in re-usable bottles)

  • Snacks

  • First aid kit


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Owner, Group Facilitator, Leadership Coach, & Nature Guide

Yancy has 10 years of retreat facilitation experience. He is an excellent resource for helping you plan your retreat agenda and thematic flow. He's facilitated hundreds of adventure-based activities in nature helping attendees get out of their head and into their body intelligence. Through this somatic work, Yancy helps groups learn valuable conscious communication tools, enhanced motional intelligence, intuition, and creative flow. He is trained as a Leadership & Transformation Coach through the Hendricks Institute, a Forest Therapist, and Resilience coach through he HeartMathInstitute.





Bedroom 01 – Full size bed with
option to add a twin bed

Bedroom 02 – Queen Bed with
option to add a twin bed

Total: (4) potential beds


Bedroom 03 - Full size bed (outdoor

Bedroom 04 - Queen Bed (shared
bathroom outside room)

Bedroom 05 - Queen Bed (shared
bathroom outside room)

Bedroom 06 – (2) twin beds

Bedroom 07 – Queen Bed (outdoor
shower/bathroom) - with option to add
a twin bed

Total: (7) potential beds


Bedroom 08 – Queen bed (Leave
for onsite host)

Bedroom 09 – King bed + Queen
pull out couch; (2) bed capacity –
(staff room - inquire first for availability)

Total: (1) potential bed


TOTAL: (12) potential beds


Want more during your all inclusive stay with us? Below you'll find a variety of transformational experiences and additional offerings, each facilitated by one of our passionate practitioners and coaches. To add one or more to your booking simply complete the checkout process and you'll be presented with a menu of the following options to chose from.



Meditation is an amazing tool for any human in the modern world. Quiet your thoughts and experience peace. This service is for anyone regardless of experience. You can expect your practitioner to lead you through a brief guided meditation based on your preference of focus. Other methods for creating mindfulness may be offered such as journaling exercises, oracle card pulling or sound healing. 

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Ease into healing with a peaceful 60 or 90-minute massage. Our talented practitioners will work closely with you to uncover and release physical, mental or emotional blocks. We offer a combination of Swedish, myofascial release, Reiki, prenatal massage, reflexology, craniosacral therapy, aromatherapy and lymphatic drainage. The options depend on practitioner availability. 



A 90 minute Rapid Transformation session for individuals and partners. Our certified coaching experts will guide and support you in creating mindset shifts and unraveling unconscious commitments. Our tips and techniques will help you deepen your connection to yourself and others with practical tools and emotional intelligence. Most of our guests are blown away at the progress they notice after just one session. 

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A rooftop cacao ceremony under the blue sky at sunset. Guided by a local practitioner, this peaceful addition to your stay includes movement and interactive exercises to support heart opening. A blissful experience for individuals, couples and groups alike. Enjoy ceremonial grade cacao from Peru and uncover your capacity to receive and experience life with an open heart.



Experience the power of the breath. You will be guided through specific breathing exercises and techniques. This potent and revitalizing practice is known to offer instant benefits impacting the autonomic nervous system, lowering heart rate, regulating blood pressure and decreasing the amount of stress hormones released in the body.

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Embrace your inner fire during this interactive experience. We'll take you to explore the depths of your emotional extremes then you'll create an actual fire to discover the powerful capacity of this element both within you and as a tool for releasing and letting go. Our fire ceremony is a transformational two hour guided event and is for individuals and groups of all sizes.



"Casa Alternavida was AMAZING! Planning a retreat with them was easy and they thought of all of the details. The staff was phenomenal. The nature adventures were spectacular. The food... OMG... the food YUM. As a retreat facilitator this venue is MUST".



REVEAL Retreats

“Everything was perfection, your team really has the power to change people's lives, your presentation was short and concise, the food was incredible, and your group exercises and discussions exemplified the power and unlimited potential of our amazing team. Thank you for showing us the path forward and importance of emotional intelligence.”

CEO - Pravan Health

“You have become part of our Tito's family. I can't thank you enough for helping us over the years, taking our company to a whole new level with a resilient wellbeing program that has helped keep us connected during the pandemic. It has been exactly what we needed.”

Director of Philanthropy - Tito's

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