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Meet the Team at Hacienda Del Sol

Ramiro-Gallardo

Ramiro Gallardo

Ramiro is the proud co—owner of Hacienda del Sol. He sees it as an ideal opportunity to help increase peoples’ vibrancy in this changing world. He believes something new is emerging. Something that is making friends with the old rivalries of west vs east, modern vs traditional, masculine vs feminine and intends on making Hacienda del Sol a part of this evolution. He believes true health is about taking care of your mind-body-soul, and the people that surround you, and is committed to infusing Hacienda del Sol with this purpose.

Ramiro was born and raised in Mexico, where he got a degree in Film. He has a B.A. in psychology from UVIC and is a certified instructor under Scott Sonnon’s CST and Tacfit systems. He did social and outreach work with at-risk communities in Canada for 6 years before moving to Costa Rica with his wife Crystal Gallardo and is now the joyful parent of Naomi.

Crystal Gallardo

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.

Crystal-Gallardo

Menlha-Bruneau

Menlha Bruneau

I have been involved in health and healing for many years.  It has been a prime interest to me to be well and to help others also be well, holistically.  I am the founder of Hacienda del Sol and of the Kootenay school of Rebalancing bodywork. This school certified over 350 students to practice rebalancing body therapy. I am a rebalancing bodywork master and have been practicing craniosacral (biodynamic) treatment for several years.

For 15 years at Hacienda del Sol we have been hosting juice cleanses, and I have been the facilitator for many of them.  I have done a number of cleanses myself over the years and keep up my own cleanliness with 2 personal cleanses a year at Hacienda del Sol.

These cleanses are highly successful here thanks to the relaxed environment offered by immersion in nature, strong facilitation, constant support, detox-specific juices, and colema therapy. The transformation is remarkable and I love to be part of this process.

I am continuing to learn more about health and wellness.  It is enjoyable for me to pass on my knowledge to others which I have accumulated over the years through personal experience and observation. I consider myself to be a good teacher who, with the help of intuition, can get the message across to most clients.

 

Sharlynn Stewart

Sharlynn (Shar) has been working in the healthcare field for over 20 years. She has been coming to Hacienda Del Sol since 2005 and has been facilitating retreats, and offering yoga and massage here since January, 2011. Thus, she knows from experience what a magical place it is and how it will have a profound transformative effect on your life!

Shar is a certified Yoga instructor with over a decade of experience teaching, and is also a Yoga Therapist, Thai masseuse (trained in Thailand), and a Registered Nurse. She draws on an insightful blend of Eastern & Western perspectives to compassionately encourage our guests to have an optimal experience.

Shar is passionate about living a present, balanced and authentic life, with a healthy dose of humor! She loves to travel the world, explore new places, people and food, but equally loves to retreat into silent solitude. She is a mixed breed of gypsy and home body, originally hailing from Canada but now calls Costa Rica her home.

Sharlynn-Steward

Julia Przybilka

LIFE LOVER – International Presenter – Global Master Trainer for bodyART-training, Managing Memeber of BAA, bodyART Americas and BAM, bodyART Media – GROOVE facilitator

MOVEMENT creates CHANGE – BREATH creates CONNECTION – BALANCE creates HEALTH

Gymnastics and dance taught Julia to see the body as a functional unit and to combine aesthetic with strength and flexibility. After finishing school in Berlin Julia lived in Munich, New York, South Africa and now in Costa Rica living her dream – simplicity and connection with nature.

Julia has over 20 years experience and knowledge through teaching and educating in the field of functional and holistic fitness. Under her supervision hundreds of bodyART and group fitness instructors have been educated globally.

About 10 years ago she got in touch with the GROOVEmethod and its creator Misty Triopli, who inspired her to use music and dance for autentic, creative expression.

As soon as she entered Hacienda del Sol and its philosophy in 2016 she knew its a perfect fit for her to share her passion and belief in a natural and healthy life style.

At Hacienda del Sol Julia teaches classes of ongoing retreats: Keto, Primal and Pilates. After taking the Rebalancing training with Menlha Bruneau, the founder of Hacienda del Sol, she will add Rebalancing  to her offerings.

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