A Note From The founder
Fern Olivia, founder of Nosara Wellness Guide
Like most who find themselves in Nosara, the calling came in and without hesitation, I answered. In September 2017, I graciously accepted a house swap for my house in LA, and I found myself deep in the jungle, surrendering to the magic that was waiting here for me.
The first night I slept in Casa Gaia, alone and completely at the mercy of jungle sounds and creatures, I was terrified. I was welcomed by a 5.8 earthquake that shook my bed and the glass house. I realized the spiders, crickets, centipedes and giant grasshoppers were just roommates looking for a dry place to rest in the downpours and thunderstorms. Living alone in the jungle and hiking through the rainforest to yoga every day quickly showed me that I am fine, I am safe, and we are all here to co-create and co-exist in harmony.
In the midst of the quiet “off-season,” I began meeting and building beautiful relationships with all the locals and healers who stayed here to enjoy the quiet and introspective time that the rainy days offered us.
I was blessed to feel guided by each one of them and safe in great hands, too. I landed in the perfect yoga classes, received dreamy massages, and was shown the best surf breaks for my first rides - and it was a special month filled with healthy organic food, soul-nourishing connections and adventures that I will always cherish.
I connected to source in every footstep, every breath. Before I left Nosara to return back to Los Angeles on October 1st, my soul spoke very clear guidance to me that I would return here again in December. I was not certain why, though I knew I had to listen to the call. I have never been led astray when I’ve listened to my deepest intuition.
And here I am again, living year-round in the warm beating heart of the jungle, Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
I found what I arrived for.
I am here to connect the dots, offering a beautifully curated one-stop, trusted resource connecting visitors, locals, healers, small business owners, and global community together.
Our community has incredible yoga and wellness heros, some of the best in the world!
I have received some of the most outstanding classes and healing gifts from these wise and talented souls, and it is my gift and my passion to have their work known to the world.
From this intention, Nosara Wellness Guide has been born.
As a New York native, former Finance professional on Wall Street, turned yoga instructor and wellness practitioner in Los angeles, currently living in Nosara, I have a deep love for helping visitors fall in love with the jungle, too.
For the past ten years, I have been helping solo travelers, couples, families and retreats plan wellness holidays in New York, Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, and currently where I reside in Nosara, Costa Rica.
I am blessed to know Nosara's most sought after healers, wellness practitioners, surf and fitness coaches, spas, and boutique resorts. I am thrilled to leverage my connections to create an extraordinary wellness holiday for you.
After leaving the states and meeting a brilliant wellness community in Nosara, I have healed my body from a chronic autoimmune thyroid condition, inflammation, fatigue, and stress. I am passionate about taking the stress and worry from you as I plan a complete wellness vacation or retreat for you in the blue zone of Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Whether your intention is simply relaxing, clearing your body from toxicity or illness, healing your heart from a breakup or recent life transition, or falling in love with yourself again, you're in solid hands.
To me, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a client fall in love with his or her body and life while experiencing the true spirit of pura vida.