ABOUT GRACIOUS LIVING OASIS
GLO is a unique, retreat home, "self-care centre" focused on a body, mind, spirit educational experience for your best life. Located in tranquil Asseredores, Northern Nicaragua, our unique, creative, & health conscious retreats (private or group) are designed for stress reduction, health rejuvenation, & life recalibration with a customized educational component. The GLO Self-Care Program includes a freshfood, local, anti-inflammatory menu, different types of yoga suited for your body, meditation practice, outdoor fitness, life coaching, sound therapy, Chinese Medicine & Ayurvedic treatments, daily earthing, and community support with a team of professionals who are attentive to your health requirements. We customize your self-care retreat package together so that you have a schedule (and price) that suits your needs. TEAM GLO is always knowledgable, professional, supportive, and inspiring. We are here to support you as you reclaim your health....and life.
GLO is a simple, hip, safe, ALCOHOL-FREE space where you can connect with like-minded people interested in authentic, truthful living. (The conversations here are never fake or boring!) Since opening in February 2017 we have also facilitated retreats for Sober Living, Anxiety, Digestive Issues, IBS, Chron’s, Quitting Smoking, WeightLoss, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Cancer, MS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Sport Specific Training Camps, Yoga, Surf, Life Coaching, Business, Holistic Beauty, and more.
Everyone always leaves here GLO-ing, rejuvenated, inspired, empowered, and filled with funny, adventurous memories (plus Gracious Living Lifestyle Recipe Books).
Don’t see a retreat listed on the day you want to come? Not to worry! We are always open based on a daily rate that is dependent on your goals for your self-care vacation experience. Please message us for preferred dates.
ABOUT THE GLO PROPERTY
GLO is a simple, 1-acre, private retreat home location (sleeping 6-10 people) focused on healing through fresh, local plantbased foods, yoga, movement, de-stressing in nature, and making real friendships. It features a main club house with a full kitchen for all nutrition classes, a private yoga rancho & workout deck which also doubles as the community dining area for retreat guests. For guests we offer a simple, clean three bedroom cottage that sleeps 2 to a room, complete with:
• 3 secured rooms with ceiling fans and individual bed fans
• A shared shower for 2 rooms; Master room has own private shower
• 6 beds (2 singles, 4 doubles)
• Private washrooms complete sink, toilet and running non-heated water
• Tiled floors
• Bedding / linens
• Filtered Colloidal Silver Infused water, Berkey (bacteria & virus-free) filtered water
• Unlimited herbal detox tea
We also have several options for additional VIP lodging available for up to 6 people.
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*Fly into Managua, Nicaragua airport. We will send one of our reliable GLO drivers to pick you up and drive you right to our private location. The drive is 3 hours (depending on traffic) and well worth the wait.
ABOUT THE GLO CREATOR
Grace Van Berkum, founder of internationally known Gracious Living Lifestyle Retreats, is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Raw Food Chef, Certified Yoga Teacher, and Certified Personal Trainer. Known for anti-inflammatory, holistic healing, plantbased nutrition plans, wellness retreats, and chef training, Grace plans, manages and teaches Private and Group Retreats based on a Level 1-5 Cell Health system. Hundreds of her recipes and photos can be found in international magazines, websites and sponsor sites around the world. She has 3 RAW HEALING
recipe books found on her personal website (raw, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free) focused on disease prevention and healing. Since 2006, Grace has helped thousands of clients transform their health and re-direct their futures with her lifestyle knowledge and loving support. She has helped many people heal from cancer, including her father.
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THE GLO MISSION
The mission of Gracious Living Lifestyle & Oasis (GLO) is to teach you how to care for your SELF from a body, mind, spirit perspective, so you can live your most energetic and happiest life possible.
We are dedicated to spreading the message of healing, plantbased, live nutrition and crucial self-love by teaching people how to eat and live with awareness.
Let GLO help you design your ultimate healing retreat experience.
Our GLO “Cellular Nutrition” Level 1-8 menu has been specifically designed to shift the body and mind from food cravings & sugar addictions.
GLO Superfood + Fresh Food Meals are all geared towards balancing your body and hormonal system, reducing inflammation, improving digestion & elimination, releasing toxins, and improving weight, all while satisfying your taste buds in delicious and creative ways.
Our GLO Fresh Food Therapy includes a FRESH PLANTBASED, GLUTEN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SOY-FREE, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, RAW, & VEGAN Menu.
Team GLO will choose the appropriate Cell Health Menu for you based on your level, the health of your body, and your goals, prior to your arrival.
**NO refined sugar, no chemicals, no gluten, no wheat, no soy, no animals, is ever used in our GLO superfood, vegan kitchen.
Team GLO is here to provide you with the best nutrition & lifestyle support & coaching.
The GLO Self-Care Centre also focuses on the 4 gracious E’s:
Our GLO Team will add to your retreat experience to ensure that your needs are met and that you have a smooth, relaxing execution of your healthy vacation experience.
GLO is authentic and dedicated. We believe 100% in what we do and we stand behind our work and facility with integrity and passion.
We also believe in joyful living as a very important aspect of ultimate health so we make healthy living and your experience with us as fun as possible.
GLO RETREAT SCHEDULE 2020
Illustration Care Guide
Our illustrations are fine and delicate creatures, so they require gentle handling. It is recommended to handle the illustration by the edges and avoid touching the surface to prevent damage, stains, scratches, or smears. Additionally, it is best to avoid hanging them in direct sunlight to prevent discoloration, as well as in places with irregular humidity control. Our custom illustrations like to be stored flat.
Scarf Care Guide
While our silk scarfs seem cool and vibrant, they have a huge fear of swimming. Please avoid contact with water, dry cleaning is the preferred care method. It is recommended to iron at very low temperature or on a silk setting.
Hoodie Care Guide
Our hoodies are cute and cozy beings, a bit sensitive at times. It enjoys a nice bath with a hand rub or back massage, or a machine wash at a delicate setting while turned inside out. Hang to dry.
What payment methods do you accept?
We generally accept PayPal and debit/credit cards issued by all major banks.
Do you do gift packaging?
Got a special someone you would like to share Fine Frenchie with? All of our merchandise can be dressed extra nicely for that special occasion, just let us know. Request for gift packaging can be submitted in the comment section with your order.
What do I do if I have a question that is not listed on this page?
Oh don't you worry, babe! Just submit your question via the "Contact Us" page with your question/inquiry as subject and we will get back to you ASAP!
WHAT OUR HAPPY GLO RETREATERS HAVE TO SAY
Gracious Living is the remedy every “body” needs! I have now attended 2 different week-long yoga wellness retreats with Grace in Nicaragua, and also enjoyed a month-long nutrition consultation via Skype. Grace’s retreats not only introduce you to her delicious, healthy, detoxifying foods, but also enable physical and mental rejuvenation and healing. Her retreats are well-organized, personally customized, and attended by other amazing guests who help you enjoy the time and heal! Her nutritional advice is golden. The recipes are easy and delicious, and she teaches you not just about the foods and their preparation, but how to become a healthier eater in the realities of daily life (with holidays, dinner events, and a busy work schedule). Gracious Living transforms me with every trip to Nicaragua and with every bite of food I take! I’m stronger and healthier for it! Thanks Grace!!!
Maryse Bouchard, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sick Kids Hospital Toronto