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Healing Spaces: Creating a Wellness Sanctuary with Diana Stobo

The final episode of season 2 of The Unfamiliar Shift with Ariela Podcast In our latest podcast episode, "Transformative Wellness in Costa Rica wit...

The final episode of season 2 of The Unfamiliar Shift with Ariela Podcast

In our latest podcast episode, “Transformative Wellness in Costa Rica with Diana Stobo,” listeners are treated to an insightful conversation with Diana Stobo, a pioneering figure in the world of wellness and healthy living. Diana shares her compelling journey from a raw food advocate to a visionary in wellness real estate, set against the vibrant backdrop of Costa Rica. This narrative is not just about the transformation of one individual, but also about the broader implications of integrating wellness into every aspect of our lives, including the spaces we inhabit.

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Diana’s story is a fascinating exploration of the challenges and triumphs encountered while creating a wellness hotel called, The Retreat, that prioritizes healing and personal growth. She dives into the initial concept, starting with the importance of nutrition and expanding to include a variety of healing modalities. The discussion sheds light on the hurdles Diana faced, from staffing issues to navigating the complex regulatory landscape of Costa Rica, providing listeners with a behind-the-scenes look at the realities of bringing a vision to life.

The episode also touches on the concept of luxury in the hospitality industry, redefined by Diana as “slumming it in luxury.” This unique perspective emphasizes the value of personalized service and unique experiences over traditional luxury, offering a fresh take on what it means to travel in style. Ariela joins the conversation, adding depth to the discussion with insights on the importance of staff retention and creating an authentic guest experience.

Beyond the logistics of building and running a hotel, the episode ventures into personal territory, exploring themes of leadership, self-discovery, and overcoming Imposter Syndrome. Through candid discussions, Diana and Ariela share their experiences with vulnerability, the journey to self-knowledge, and the importance of maintaining integrity in both personal and professional realms.

“Transformative Wellness in Costa Rica with Diana Stobo” is more than just a recounting of Diana’s professional journey; it’s an intimate look at the personal growth that comes from facing and overcoming challenges. The episode invites listeners to reflect on their own paths, the importance of wellness in their lives, and how they can apply these lessons in their own contexts.

For those interested in the intersection of wellness, hospitality, and personal development, this episode offers a thoughtful and engaging perspective. It’s an invitation to explore how wellness can be integrated into our environments and how personal challenges can lead to profound professional and personal growth. Join us for this episode and be inspired by Diana Stobo’s journey through the world of transformative wellness in Costa Rica.

This enlightening episode is available for listening on Apple Podcasts and Spotify Podcasts. The series is proudly sponsored by Solonis, a property management system designed for hotels and a premier partner sponsor of BLLA.

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