Meet the Team at Hacienda Del Sol
Meet the Team at Hacienda Del Sol
Crystal’s deep love for Hacienda del Sol led her and her husband, Ramiro Gallardo, to take over from Crystal’s mother (Menlha Bruneau) in 2013. She had always seen Hacienda del Sol as a refuge, offering deep relaxation, nourishment, healing and support. Now, as an owner, she is committed to holding space for others to find their sanctuary where they can rest, rejuvenate, feel supported, feel nourished, transform and let go.
Ana Started working at Hacienda del Sol when she was 21 years old and has been here for 21 years. In these 21 years she has been of immense importance. She has led the housecleaning team, has worked in the kitchen as well as in the garden. Because she is so loving, sensitive and has a great relationship with plants, she has been called Santa Ana on many occasions. She has also studied Thai massage and has been qualified on 2 levels and has proved herself to be a good healer and has been doing Thai massage at Hacienda del Sol for several years now. “I love to work at Hacienda del Sol because it has very good energy, and I feel very good working in this place”
Mahi was prematurely passionate about physical activities and health care, she was an athlete throughout her childhood and started her own yoga practice as a teenager. By that time, she realized the enormous benefits that moving the body has over our energy, mind and emotions. She is also a creative person and destiny lead her to combine her two main interests in life, body and art, so in 1995 she became a tattoo artist. In 2002 she was introduced to the therapy field through Craneosacral discipline, so she cursed the first level, but her love for bodywork drove her into exploring other disciplines that were more suited to her own way of feeling therapy. It took Mahi 9 years to start her real journey into bodywork therapy. In 2004 she met Melnha Bruneau (HDS founder) in Costa Rica, where she was teaching Rebalancing. Mahi experienced the 10 Rebalancing sessions as a model, and this process changed her life. She found her master and got certified as a Rebalancer in January 2012. As soon as she finished the training she started working as a therapist in HDS. Mahi is a highly motivated student, and her thirst for knowledge led her to further explorations leading her to Esalen Californian massage. In 2014 she got her International Certification. In 2015 Mahi realized that HDS a resort focused on cleanses, health and meditationcould really benefit their clients by offering Lymphatic work. After all, the lymphatic system is like the garbage truck in our bodies, it removes toxins from the tissues and organs. Conscious of such an important fact she finished a grade on Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). Currently, Mahi offers at HDL her services as an Osho Rebalancer, an Esalen Californian bodyworker, a very interesting and creative fusion of both techniques and MLD facilitator.
Nadya, originally from Belarus, discovered CR in 2000. She fall in love with the nature, peace and the beautiful people around, and found her home in Pura Vida land. . With a dancing background, a passion for body movement and then a few injuries Nadya was guided into yoga practice in 2006. In 2013 she was certified in first 200h of Danyasa Inspired YTT, and in 2014 certified in Vinyasa Flow 200h YTT . She become a part of our Hacienda family in 2011 when she took her Rebalancing 400h course here in HDS and was certified by the Kootney School of Rebalancing as a body work therapist.
“To be healthy and to move with ease you will need to learn about your body and its connection with your mind and emotions. You will also experience how to be present in each movement and in stillness.”
“To be comfortable in your beautiful vehicle you should love yourself unconditionally and be fully in love with who you are.”
“Our body is created to heal itself, by bringing conscience into it.”
Also you can book with Nadya a coconut oil BodyScrub, a Californian massage and 2 weeks retreat of 10 rebalancing sessions.