Alkalize & Energize Weekend Retreat

Start your journey to a vibrant energetic healthy life

Alkalize & Energize Weekend Retreat
Santa Elena, Medellín, Colombia
5 – 7 October 2018

Join us in the beautiful mountain village Santa Elena near Medellín in Colombia, for the transformational Alkalize & Energize Weekend Retreat, October 2018

Are you feeling tired all the time? Have you tried everything to lose weight? Or are you dealing with health issues and just not finding an answer?
We went through the same struggles and found our answer. Now we want to share that experience and help you achieve your wellness goals. Whether you’re looking for weight-loss, relief from a chronic condition or simply want to reconnect with yourself, our Alkalize & Energize Retreat will have the solution for you.

Which health benefits can you expect


The Alkalize & Energize Weekend Retreat is the only retreat of its kind. It is based on the alkaline lifestyle principles that led to our own amazing results. You will educated in how to maximize your energy levels and state of overall health through alkalizing nutrition, exercise, crystal healing and meditation.

During the weekend detox, your body will start to remove the long-term accumulated acidic wastes that have been at the core of fatigue and dis-ease in the body. Each day the alkaline design of your body will get restored bit by bit, so that your body will soon be able to fully absorb all nutrients. As the waste goes out of the body, the energy will be enhanced in every cell. This in turn can re-power the immune system and aid in weight loss (or weight gain when you are underweight).

Common health benefits include:

  • Weight Loss & Reduced Cravings
  • Hormonal Rebalance
  • Glowing Skin and Hair
  • Stress Relief & Mental Clarity
  • Increased Vitality & Energy
  • Better Mood
  • Digestive Balance & Immune Resistance
  • Improvement in Blood Circulation

Common health benefits include:

  • Weight Loss & Reduced Cravings
  • Hormonal Rebalance
  • Glowing Skin and Hair
  • Stress Relief & Mental Clarity
  • Increased Vitality & Energy
  • Better Mood
  • Digestive Balance & Immune Resistance
  • Improvement in Blood Circulation

Your days during the retreat

6:15am Forest Morning Walk
7:00am Yoga
8:00am Alkalizing Breakfast
9:00am Relaxation
11:00am Alkaline Lifestyle Workshop
12:00pm Rejuvenating and Detoxifying Massage
1:00pm Nutritious Alkaline Lunch
2:30pm Relaxation with use of Sauna and Steam Room
5:30pm Nutritious Alkaline Dinner
6:00pm Crystal Healing Workshop
8:30pm Guided Meditation

Benefits of Crystal Healing


Rashia Bell, our resident crystal expert from The Cristalline works in groups to show you how to balance the energetic body through the use of crystals.  These are powerful aids in creating a balanced mind and body and their use in healing goes far back to ancient times. Most simply they can aid in meditation, but their power lies much deeper.  Whether the need is to calm and relax, to energize and ignite ideas or to heal old wounds, crystals can help to open up the pathways to lead you to greater achievements and an overall stronger sense of self.

If we look at the path, we do not see the sky.  We are earth people on a spiritual journey to the stars.  Our quest, our earth walk, is to look within, to know who we are, to see that we are connected to all things, that there is no separation only in the mind.   
-Native American, Unknown   




various crystals

Santa Elena and the beautiful Eco Resort

Santa Elena is known for its beautiful flowers which are the main actors in the yearly Flower Festival of Medellín. Situated up in the mountains surrounded by lush forest, it is a beautiful place to retreat in nature and fresh mountain air.

The Monte Helicon Resort lays in a quiet part of town just steps away from the Parque Arví nature reserve. At only 30 minutes from the bustling city of Medellín and the international airport Jose María Cordova of Rionegro, the weekend retreat is a great addition to any vacation in Medellín or other towns in Colombia.

The Monte Helicon resort is beautifully set in nature, with private wooden cabins and luxury comfort. It is an eco-friendly resort focussed on preserving the forest and its fauna

Your retreat leaders together with the friendly staff of the Monte Helicon Resort will give you a warm welcome and will make you feel at home. They are there to assist you during your stay. All massage treatments are done by skilled body work therapists who will make you feel comfortable all the way through the program.

Who would benefit from the Alkalize & Energize Retreat

In our opinion everybody can benefit from detoxing. Whether you do it once in your life, on a more regular basis or keeping up through a full lifestyle change. The over-acidity of our bodies, caused by stress, our environment and unhealthy foods, often leads to a decrease of energy and vitality, but also to an increase of minor to severe health issues.

Daphne Kolader, who managed to control her allergies through an alkaline lifestyle, will give you all the inns and outs about the healing benefits of an alkaline lifestyle and also all the practicalities about continuing to live the alkaline life. Daphne is Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition by the T. Collin Campbell Centre for Nutrition Studies and is a certified Reiki practitioner.

The crystal healing is the element in the programme that focusses on the self; emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. We can eat all the healthy foods we want, but if our mental and emotional state is not at the same level, we will not be able to fully reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Rashia Bell of The Cristalline, a very experienced crystal healer, who was recently mentioned in the New York Times and Porter Magazine and has partnered with the Four Seasons in New York, will show you how to balance the energetic body through the use of crystals.  The crystals can aid in meditation, but their magic lies much deeper.  Whether the need is to calm and relax, to energize and ignite ideas or to heal old wounds, crystals can help to open up the pathways to lead you to greater achievements and an overall stronger sense of self.


Common pre-retreat health complaints include:

  • Constipation and other Digestive Complaints
  • Stress, Anxiety and Depression
  • Overweight
  • Allergies and Skin Conditions
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Weak Immune System, Constant Cold and Flu
  • General Tiredness and Low Energy
  • Overindulgence and Food Cravings

Retreat and beyond

We not only wish to help you on your way to optimal well-being and reach your personal wellness goals during the program, but we also want to provide you with the right tools to take your well-being and vitality to the next level at home with our Informative Alkaline Lifestyle and Crystal Workshops. During the workshops we will discuss topics like why pH matters, the principles of an alkaline lifestyle and proteins amongst others. For those who wish more guidance in continuing their healthy lifestyle, we provide special after retreat coaching services to keep you on your road to a vibrant energetic life.

What your experience includes

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in a private or shared room with en suite bathroom
  • All Alkalizing Meals and Drinks
  • 2 Yoga Sessions
  • 1 Rejuvenating Massage
  • 2 Informative Alkaline Lifestyle Workshops
  • 2 Crystal Healing Workshop
  • 2 Guided Meditations
  • Use of  Sauna and Steam Room
  • Use of Hydrotherapy Jacuzzi’s
  • Forest Morning Walks
  • 1 Cups of Green & The Cristalline Goodie Bag


Not included a.o:
– Your round trip flight from your home to Santa Elena
– Any necessary visas
– Your travel and cancellation insurance
See our terms & conditions for more information

A retreat like no other

What sets the Alkalize & Energize Retreat apart:

  • The retreat follows a scientifically based nutritional protocol
  • The retreat focusses on holistic wellbeing
  • Set in an eco-friendly high quality resort
  • Fresh mountain air
  • Scientifically proven benefits of yoga
  • Direct personal hands on experience by the team with tackling health issues
  • You will immediately receive the tools and knowledge to continue your wellness journey at home
  • There is the possibility for after retreat care through a coaching program and additional workshops

Getting There

Date: 5 October – 7 October, 2018

Arrival day and time : 5 October at 5PM
Departure day and time:  7 October at 5PM

Vereda Piedra Gorda
Santa Elena

Closest Airport:
Jose María Cordova

Airport transfer can be arranged upon request for an additional fee

Alkalize & Energize Weekend Retreat

Santa Elena | 5 – 7 October 2018

We want to give you the most personal experience, that’s why our intimate retreat is limited to the participation of 10 persons. No matter your state of well-being, everybody is welcome to join our life changing transformational retreat.

Package Price:

$550.-  USD p.p. triple occupancy twin beds with private bathroom facilities.
$650.- USD p.p. double occupancy queen bed with private bathroom facilities.
On request: Single occupancy queen bed with private bathroom facilities
Resort facilities: Hydrotherapy Jacuzzi , Lounge area, Sauna and Steam Room.

Early Bird Package Price: 10% discount on all bookings until August 13th 2018.

We are here to answer any questions and inquiries
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About Cups of Green

Cups of Green was created in 2016 by Daphne and Ida Kolader after both experienced great health benefits thanks to an alkaline lifestyle. Ida, who suffered from severe lupus, managed to put her condition into remission within 3 months, and was finally able to get off all conventional treatments after a 12 year battle. Daphne learned how the change in her diet increased her energy levels and reduced her allergy symptoms. With Cups of Green they help people achieve their health and wellness goals holistically.

About The Cristalline

The Cristalline is a multi-faceted lifestyle service to help people create balanced energy within all aspects of their life. Much like a therapist might analyze someone’s life experiences affecting their present state and provide tools to handle the emotional aspects of life, we take a similar approach in exploring areas of one’s life as a mirror to your present state. From group or personal crystal healing sessions to interior design, we create solutions to remove the physical and energetic obstacles in one’s space that are preventing growth and a greater sense of fulfilment.

Rashia Bell – The Cristalline

Rashia Bell is a graduate of both the Fashion Institute of Technology and the New York School of Interior Design holding degrees in the areas of Fashion Merchandising Management and Interior Design. She brings a wealth of experience from her 15 years in the Fashion, Beauty, and Luxury industries from her base in New York City holding positions at companies such as Mikimoto (America) Ltd., Blissworld, Vivre and Victoria’s Secret Beauty.  She has spent the past 10 years growing her consultancy with hi-growth companies such as Monique Péan and Story, focusing on various areas of business financial development, retail buying and interior design under her Design and consulting company The Gray Box Group. Rashia’s interior design work consists of both residential and retail/commercial projects spanning the U.S. and abroad. Specializing in interior projects for creative businesses, these opportunities have allowed her to combine her passion for both the business and the creative. In looking to gain a greater understanding of the energetic and healing powers of stones and other healing modalities to incorporate them into interiors, Rashia has completed two Crystal Healing certifications from The Crystal Academy of Advanced Healing Arts, is a level 2 Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Healer and has completed yoga certifications in English and Spanish.  The foundation for The Cristalline’s design process is specializing in personal healing work, and Rashia has lead workshops for all ages, private events,  and retreats around the world.

Daphne Kolader – Cups of Green

Daphne is a healthy lifestyle advocate and consultant certified in Plant-based nutrition by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. In addition she is a certified bellicon® Bounce trainer and a level 2 Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Healer. Daphne has recently decided to make a career change and enter the world of wellness & nutrition full-time with Cups of Green. In 2013, she accompanied her sister Ida on her mission to regain her well-being through an alkaline lifestyle. After witnessing her sister’s dramatic results, Daphne soon experienced a big change in her energy levels and her clarity of mind – and she saw the hugely beneficial impact that her new lifestyle had on her allergies. Daphne is focussed on creating awareness about the connection between food & lifestyle choices and well-being. As a working model and former beauty queen (Miss Limburg 2008) she knows how important it is to control your weight in a healthy way – an alkaline lifestyle is the ideal way to do this.



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