Through expert guided daily hands-on wellness activities led by integrative medicine practitioners you will develop insight into the health secrets of the Nicoya Peninsula. Wellness activities will include yoga therapy, meditation, music and movement therapy, narrative medicine, and more.
The continuing medical education didactic sessions will focus on prevention and treatment of issues commonly encountered in the the fields of integrative psychology, oncology, cardiology, general internal and family medicine, and wilderness medicine.
What is included:
Private Suite (Single) SOLD OUT
Private Suite (Double) SOLD OUT
Optional course certificate for CME credit: $200 (25 hours AAFP Prescribed credit anticipated)
Please inquire about Commuter pricing and camping.
Integrative Medicine Faculty, Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program
Integrative Health Advisor, Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope, & Healing
Training and Education
Fellowship: University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Residency: Central Maine Medical Center, Integrative Medicine in Residency Program AzCIM
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: BA in Human Ecology; College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
Dr. Kitchens is an osteopathic family medicine physician specializing in patient centered care using integrative medicine and osteopathic principals and practice including osteopathic manipulative treatment.
Outside of work he enjoys producing electronic music, cooking, camping, hiking, and surfing with his family.
Dr. Fishel is an integrative clinical health psychologist and co-founder and former director of behavioral medicine at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical School. She holds memberships with the International Network for Integrative Mental Health (and a board member) as well as the Academy for Integrative Health and Medicine. Recently having moved to the LA area, she is currently working on a book on the sacred in healing. She is a consultant to many academic integrative centers across the country, and has an active clinical practice focusing on trauma, chronic illness and pain as well as physician wellness and resilience. She incorporates creativity, mindfulness-based practices, creative arts, narrative therapy, the natural world, spirituality, dream work, play, and group (heart council) work as key elements to easing suffering. The guiding principle for her work is encouraging a deepening relationship with the innate gifts of one’s own soul.
Dr. Lakhani is board certified in the fields of Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology, and currently works in a private practice in the Chicagoland area. She has published numerous articles in the fields of hematology and oncology, and is dedicated to caring for patients with complex malignancies. She is a University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Fellow, and will soon establish an Integrative Oncology Center to serve the needs of the surrounding community.
Dr. Lakhani's clinical practice encompasses a broad range of cancer patients, where she approaches each patient with a team of doctors to provide multidisciplinary care. Her mission is to provide cancer patients with state-of-the-art treatments while incorporating evidence-based complementary and alternative methods. Integrative Oncology not only treats the disease, but aims to prevent cancer recurrence, reduce side effects, improve quality of life, and most importantly empower the patient to take an active role in their personal health.
Dr. Krouse lives in Portland, Maine. She runs a direct primary care clinic where she practices integrative family medicine. Her undergraduate study of World Religion at Temple University sparked a deep curiosity for the human condition. She then received her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and was drawn to Maine for her Family Medicine Residency at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training through Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy in Bristol, Vermont.
Dr. Krouse will be leading a series of yoga classes for all levels based on her training in yoga therapy. Each class will explore one of the seven chakras.
"During class, we use our physical bodies through the expression of yoga postures, to connect with its wisdom and deep intuition. We all hold emotional and spiritual experiences within our bodies in different ways. Yoga therapy provides an opportunity to tune in, and bring awareness to these connections. Often this can lead to healing on many levels. This practice will teach physicians the importance of acknowledging the mind-body-spirit continuum when approaching disease and provide new tools to offer their patients."
Timothy Watts, MD
Marc J. Weigensberg, MD
Marc J. Weigensberg MD is an integrative pediatric endocrinologist specializing in the mind-body treatment of youth with diabetes and endocrine disorders. On the medical faculty at USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, he serves as the Director of Pediatric Endocrinology at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, and as the Director of the USC Institute for Integrative Health. He believes in and practices a collaborative, whole person approach to health which incorporates attention to body, emotion, mind, and spirit in seeking true and complete healing. He uses these approaches in innovative shared medical appointments (group medical visits) for adolescents with obesity and young adults with type 1 diabetes, which he initiated at LAC+USC. Beyond his conventional medical training in pediatric endocrinology, he is certified in the mind-body modality of Interactive Guided ImagerySM, which he uses in his medical practice to help his patients reduce stress, improve lifestyle behaviors, and promote a state of wholeness and well-being by fully integrating their chronic diseases into their sense of self. His extensive activity in integrative biomedical research has utilized guided imagery, along with other integrative modalities such as narrative medicine, indigenous group processes, poetry, music and storytelling, to treat diabetes and reduce metabolic disease risk in children, adolescents, and young adults. His “Imagine HEALTH” study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), showed that guided imagery is effective in reducing stress hormone levels and increasing physical activity in adolescents at risk for type 2 diabetes. On the national level, he serves on the steering committee of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics USC Keck School of Medicine
Director of Pediatric Endocrinology, Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center
Director of USC Institute for Integrative Health