November 2021

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! Welcome back to Optimal Wellness, a health and wellness platform dedicated to helping YOU live a healthy and well-balanced life.

Optimal Wellness is very excited to announce our first wellness retreat held in Montezuma, Costa Rica. Co-hosted by Allison Yanci, Andrew Steele, and Kevin Karas from Elevate Akron. Costa Rica is an ideal place to discover yourself, disconnect, heal, learn, and explore how to live in “optimal wellness” for 100+ years. Please see the flyer below for details and click here to apply and learn more!!

Slow Flow in the Jungle

Every month you will receive a free video! This month features a Slow Flow in the Jungle with Allison. If you have been enjoying these videos filmed in Costa Rica, you might be a perfect retreat attendee!
Why is Costa Rica one of the Happiest, Healthiest Places on Earth?

The Nicoya peninsula in Costa Rica, where we are taking our retreat, is home to one of the five blue zone regions on planet Earth. Blue zones are areas of the world which contain the largest number of centenarians who are in excellent health. The concept of blue zones grew out of demographic research by Gianni Pes and Michel Poulain who explored what lifestyle habits the people in the blue zones posed and found commonalities (which we are excited to embody during our retreat). “This is a place where religion, family, and social interaction are the main values, unlike trying to get ahead, or financial security, or status. Their cities are set up so they’re bumping into each other all day long. They walk to the markets, where they have conversations with people.” To explore Blue Zones more click here.

Unable to Escape the Cold this Winter?

If you want to embrace the cold, refer back to last month’s email which mentions the benefits of cold exposure OR consider learning about the benefits of the Wim Hof method! “The cold is your warm friend and one of the three pillars of the Wim Hof method. Proper exposure to the cold starts a cascade of health benefits, including the buildup of brown adipose tissue and resultant fat loss, reduced inflammation that facilitates a fortified immune system, balanced hormone levels, improved sleep quality, and the production of endorphins— the feel-good chemicals in the brain that naturally elevate your mood.” To learn the Wim Hof Method Breathing follow along with this video.

Want to get a FREE airline ticket to our retreat? We can help you! You can begin by applying for the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Express Card (or any other card with a referral offer) to earn points and fly down to gorgeous Costa Rica at no cost. You can apply for the card by clicking the button below. Please reply to this email with any questions regarding travel hacks OR the wellness retreat!