We work with a select group of holistic therapists specialized in various fields and from around the world. We have put great passion and dedication for physical, emotional and spiritual balance in search of well-being in each one. At Asclepios we not only care about ourselves, but also about the community and the environment
Founder & CEO
She is a naturopathic professional trained in Paris, France. She obtained her diploma from Daniel Kieffer’s (Cenatho) European College of Traditional Holistic Naturopathy. She also studied Energy Medicine, Analysis and Cell Reformation at the Michel Larroche School and in Application and Techniques of the Science of Consciousness according to the method. by Patrick Drouot also in Paris, France.
Additionally, she studied homeopathy at Regent’s College in London, England. She has also taken several courses on flower essences, including flower essences from Dr. Bach, Andreas Korte, and Costa Rican flower elixirs.
She had an internship at Rohrmoser Medical Center and worked as a naturopath with main dedication to her specialty, pro-life nutrition, as a tool to prevent and reverse inflammatory processes and individualized according to blood type.
She also uses flower essences mainly as adjuvants in all the healing processes of emotional and mental states, which are almost always the origin of all disharmonies and diseases in humans.
In addition, she Marisia has a law degree from the Academicum College of the Autonomous University of Central America in Costa Rica, a profession that she practiced for 17 years.
Her training and studies in natural medicine and her vision of the human being as an integral being (soul, body and mind) who must live in harmony with nature (source of life), lead Marisia to develop the bases of the project, which today today is a reality: “Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat”.
The world reality presents challenges and challenges for the human being, which invite Marisia to reflect on the way in which she, through her knowledge, beliefs and practices, can contribute to the development and improvement of the quality of life of the being human.
She is a is a holistic therapist with more than 10 years of experience. She is also a writer with several publications in the literary field and more recently in the artistic field with her publications in Art-therapy. Her creativity is implicit in each of her projects, that she is not limited to the visual arts and on the contrary, she uses it as part of her holistic work.
Floral Therapist graduated from the Aula del Terapeuta, Barcelona, Spain in the Bach Flower system. Usui Reiki Master and Kundalini Reiki Master with Grand Master Ramón Martínez and Tantric and Tibetan Reiki with Master María Dolores Cespón, Spain. Through her practice she develops her Essential Energy Restoration technique that combines Coaching, Mindfulness and energy work. She most recently received training at Matrix Energetics in Toronto, Canada and in the country on the use and application of Essential Oils to complete her training in the area of alternative medicine.
Manual Technical Specialist
She has more than 20 years of experience in holistic therapies. Her training was carried out in Costa Rica with International teachers and her practice was carried out in Panama City. She is trained in nutrition, Reiki, medicinal plants, and various manual therapy techniques. Sonia is 100% committed to providing a personalized and complete therapy, to generate health and well-being.
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The ambient temperature at Asclepios is almost ideal. The year round
temperature is 70 to 80 degrees and moderate to high humidity during
the day with mild nights. Thus, none of our rooms or facilities has air
The meals at Asclepios are largerly vegetarian but depending on the
program chosen either fish or chicken is served.
The closest beaches to Asclepios are about one and a half hour away
on the Pacific Coast.
No, we don’t have a lot of bugs at Asclepios, notwithstanding being in
Yes, we accept US dollars, traveler’s checks and Visa, American
Express or MasterCard at Asclepios.
One of the lovely aspects of a stay at Asclepios is that single guests
always feel very comfortable. Some guests come alone because they
prefer to spend time by themselves; others will find there is so much to
do and it’s so easy to meet other guests that they have friends from the
One of the purposes of a stay at Asclepios is to take you outside of your
normal environment so that we can work on improving your health and
wellness. Whilst we don't expect you to 'switch off' we would like you to
concentrate on yourself rather than on other activities. Facilities for
staying in touch are limited but it is possible if you really want to! At the
Ondine Terrace we have free broadband Internet access. The idea is
that you keep in touch with family and friends, not your work colleagues!
Asclepios has been designed for those who are ready to relax from the
hustle and bustle of life and to enjoy massages, biogenic food, holistic
treatments and fitness activities. We believe that those between their
late teens and their late eighties are most suited to enjoy this. Whilst we
do not impose an upper age limit we do restrict our younger guests to
those of 14 years or less.
There are quite a few tourist attractions around Asclepios: Poas
Volcano, La Paz Waterfall Garden, Orquid or Butterfly Farm, Canopy
Tour at Colinas del Poas, Bird and Animal Zoo. We can also organise
for you a City Tour of San Jose or a Food Tour.