Local Sound Healer Anna Cardona is helping Memphians level up their wellness this spring with the Alchemy in Paradise retreat, a transformative, six-day journey into the jungles of Junquillal, Costa Rica, for an emotional and physical reset.

As someone who has been practicing Vibrational Sound Therapy for nearly four years, Anna’s practice utilizes Biofield Tuning with large-scale tuning forks to help those with chronic and undiagnosable issues reach individual homeostasis levels. 

“For me, the sound baths are essential for health and wellness because of the physical results that are happening in your cortisol levels that bring people not only emotional relief from anxiety and depression but also help balance hormonal situations.”

Since launching her business, Memphis Sound Healer, Anna has immersed herself in the community by maintaining an active presence in local health spaces with her services.

In addition to private sound healing sessions at Damond Salon and house calls, Anna hosts weekly sound baths, workshops at Delta Groove Yoga and Club Pilates, and a monthly community sound bath at Crystal Grotto Shrine.

“Everyone who comes to one of the sound baths ends up becoming a friend, so we’ve all become this beautiful community,” Anna explains.

Her Alchemy in Paradise retreat takes these offerings to the next level with a diverse daily yoga practice that includes slow flow, deep stretch, Kundalini, restorative, and Vinyasa. Both private sound healing sessions and group sound baths will be woven into the schedule, in addition to guided meditations, breathwork, reiki energy healing, ecstatic dance, a jungle hike, and a beach trip to visit the nearby turtle sanctuary.

The retreat is done in collaboration with other familiar Memphis faces, including Dose Pilates yoga instructor and sound healer Tori Anito, Delta Groove Yoga’s Kundalini instructor Katie Billings, and Delta Groove Yoga instructor Jarquez Smith, all of whom bring several of their own unique talents and healing modalities to truly elevate the entire retreat experience for patrons.

What’s more, Hotel Balu boasts eight casitas, 20 beds, seven pools, a yoga chalet, a turtle sanctuary just minutes away, and several beaches.

The resort will serve a curated menu comprising clean, healthy foods, including fresh fish and lots of vegetables, paying a flavorful ode to local Costa Rican cuisine.

The intensive experience is ideal for those dealing with life transitions or who feel stuck in a rut and are looking for something new and different.

“As a lifelong Memphian, even having this extra offering that I’m giving creates a deeper relationship with the community.”

The retreat still has spots available and is placed at an accessible price point of just $1,555, which can be financed using payment plans. The all-inclusive price covers meals, materials, car transportation, activities, and airport pickups.

“If you’re looking for a way to level up your mind, body, outlook on life, relationships with others, and your health and wellness, then this retreat is definitely for you.”

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By Shlomit Ovadia