Nutritious movement

More is not better. Eliminate the “no pain, no gain” mentality.

At Hacienda del Sol we believe physical movement should be treated as a nutrient that feeds your freedom to move and melts away stress hormones. Activities that accomplish this is what we call nutritious movement. Nutritious movement is also about cultivating a deeper connection with your body and not just pushing as hard as you can so you can to burn more calories or get “better results”. The best results come when you use physical activity to melt stress hormones and gain pain free movement. You do this by going to your edge but not falling past it. You know you’ve gone past it when you are performing a physical activity purely using a stress hormone dump. This is experienced as a feeling of separation from your body or the infamous tunnel vision. The antidote for this is to always remain mindful of what you are doing. Nutritious movement conditions you that when you are experiencing a mind-body disconnection, you will slow down, reconnect, and then continue exploring your edge while never going over it. This guarantees you’ll be processing the stress hormones rather than adding to your daily stress load, and safely expanding your physical freedom.

Our primal yoga classes, reflect and recharge classes, and primal fitness classes, are all rich with nutritious movement.

Primal Yoga:

  • It moves dynamically between tensión and releasing, the Yang and the Yin.
  • Focus is on movement. 90 blissful minutes of dipping in and out into flow state.

Primal fitness:

  • High intensity training, rich in ranges of motion.
  • Primal fitness offers an antidote for the no pain, no gain mentality that inevitably leads to injury.
  • Engage in progressive body movement exercises that take you to your limit while still managing to strengthen your body-mind connection.

Reflect and recharge classes:

  • A collection of western and eastern Yin practices focused on activating the parasympathetic nervous system in unique ways, while teaching you the essential skill of processing the stress that has accumulated through out the day, therefore avoiding the eventual condition of chronic stress.
  • Lunch time 😋 Raw almond burgers with cashew cream cheese, fresh pesto on a almond coconut “bun”! Our food is so good you won’t believe you are detoxing 🤗 📷 @kirstenellis ❤️
  • Have you ever noticed that you just feel better when your in nature? 🧐 Well... whether it’s new news to you or not... being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature has been proven to reduces anger, fear, stress and increases pleasant feelings 👍. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it actually has been proven to reduce blood pressure, lower heart rate, lower muscle tension, and lower the production of stress hormones. Make an effort to reconnect with nature ❤️ and thank it for the gifts it gives us 🙏
  • Three generations of love ❤️ has poured into this healing oasis. What a beautiful moment caught in time with founder of HDS - Menlha Bruneau and granddaughter Naomi Gallardo @haciendadelsolcr - Before we know it Naomi will be running the show 😂
  • Can you believe all this kale will be pressed for just one juice 😯 during your juice detox with us your body is infused with nourishment because you will be drinking this much kale (mixed with so many other fruits, veggies and other greens) many times throughout the day! We grow our greens 🍃 right here on our property to ensure they are all organic! Happy juicing Jasmin 😍😘
  • Best gift ever
I wanted to give myself a gift for my birthday. I knew it had to be related to my well-being and to #recharge my batteries to be at my best, I needed a jump-start to a new lifestyle.
Well, this is the best gift I could have given to myself, my stay at Hacienda. Such a blast, such a great experience. I came to nurture my body and #nourish my mind and I got much more than I could have ever expected....
Not only San Juanillo has all the possibly elements to achieve that, that absolutely EVERYONE I met at Hacienda played a big role on reconnecting with myself to a whole new level. I did the Ketogenic and Primal Fitness for two weeks. I couldn't be happier.
The owners, staff and bodywork therapists genuinely care about you, they put love in every detail. Classes with Ramiro were the best, food with Jazmine outstanding and massages with Tabata and Masha beyond excellent.
I absolutely felt at home and enjoyed connecting with the other guests. Some of them are now my forever friends. We totally bonded. I absolutely adore them and can't wait to see them back in New York.
It's been a learning experience in so many ways and I'm still learning. I'm excited for all new great things life has to offer. And this is just the beginning of my journey, I love every minute of it.
Pura Vida Maeee!
TripAdvisor Review October 2018
#ketogenic #costaricaretreat #detox #wellnessretreat #fitnessretreat #weightlossretreat
  • Ramiro Gallardo, owner of @haciendadelsolcr testing out the waters this AM! What a beautiful morning in San Juanillo #costarica 🙏❤️ #jungleretreat #haciendadelsolcr #puravida