Lifestyle Transformation Retreat

Take Charge of Your Health- 7-day Retreat

Dates: February 16 -23, 2019, Uvita Costa Rica*All Inclusive*

Be Fit Be Well in collaboration with The Academy of Wellness is pleased to offer this ‘one of a kind’ wellness retreat in the stunning tropics of Costa Rica, designed to guide and support you on your path to health, happiness and vibrant life!

Transform your life and take part in an invigorating health and wellness experience co-hosted by a team of 4 health & wellness professionals: Dr. George Grant, Ph.D., I.M.D, Integrative, Functional and Nutritional Medicine;  Bob Huybrechts, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach;  Ian James, Master Personal Trainer and former Olympian; Dawn James, Light worker and conscious living teacher.

In seven days, you will learn how to live a healthier lifestyle as we explore the 4 pillars of health and well-being: physical, mental, internal, energetic. You will also explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica on several guided nature excursions.

Join Dawn, Ian, George and Bob as they share their knowledge through a variety of activities including professional diagnostic assessment, one and one therapies, and custom healing protocol designed just for you!

Did we mention the luxurious accommodations at a 5-star villa on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica where the Ocean meets the mountains?

If you are ready to transform your health naturally– then Join us!

YES I need this. Sign me up!


Our Core program is what all participants will take part in as a group.

These activities include:

  • Holistic Wellness program presented by Dr. Grant

  • Daily movement/fitness program led my Master Personal Trainer and Olympian Ian James, B.Sc.

  • Stress reduction/Meditation/Choice management 101 led by Conscious living teacher Dawn James

Our specialty program will address your individualized health needs and help you get closer to achieving your specific health and wellness transformation goals.

Customized activities include:

  • A biofeedback assessment and evaluation led by Dr. Grant

  • Nutritional assessment and individual diet advice led by Bob Huybrechts

  • Individual fitness assessment conducted by Ian James.

  • Energy-clearing and balancing, offered by Dawn James

PLUS ample personal and silent time to encourage self-discovery, rejuvenation and relaxation.



Nature excursions including hiking, waterfall visits, kayak tour, beach days and more.


This retreat is ideal for anyone who:

  • Has tried many things on their own but are not seeing results

  • Is ready to live more consciously and make healthy choices

  • Wants to understand how to co-create positive change in their life

  • Is open to self-discovery, trying new things, and having good safe fun

I’m ready. Sign me up.


  •  7 days, 6 nights at a luxurious villa in the Costa Ballena region of Costa Rica

  • All individual health, fitness and nutrition assessments led health and wellness professionals

  • All training and equipment

  • Delicious and nutritious gourmet meals made by our resort chef

  • Two guided outdoor excursions to further enhance your experience of Costa Rican culture

  • Fees for all day trips and excursions


  • Round trip airfare from home

  • Meals off-site the Villa

  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance


Prof. Dr. George Grant, Ph.D., I.M.D., known as The Miracle & Caring Doctor, is considered the Canadian authority of Integrative, Functional and Nutritional Medicine as well as the Canadian Wellness Guru Ambassador.
Dr. Grant is an award-winning author of 10 bestselling books; a guest speaker at dozens of health-related conferences all around the world. He is a senior editor of 6 scientific journals and has co-authored books with Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracey, Les Brown and hundreds of other celebrity bestselling authors.
Dr. Grant believes that Prevention is better than Intervention; Self-care is better than Crisis Care; Meditation is better than Medications. His slogan is, We care, serve and educate NOT medicate, operate, radiate nor vaccinate.
Dr. Grant served as a Senior Consultant for Health Canada, FDA and CDC as well as in private practice for 35 years. Prof. Dr. Grant has helped over 8000 clients worldwide to achieve total wellness by focusing on healthy lifestyle and fitness.

Ian James Be Fit Be WellIan James is the founder of Be Fit Be Well – offering elite sports performance training, personal fitness training, and online personal training.

Ian has dedicated his entire personal and professional life to physical fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. His dedication and commitment to fitness excellence led him to become an Olympian and Master Fitness Trainer.

For more than 12 years, he traveled the globe with the Canadian Olympic team, and worked with some of the top sports, fitness, health and wellness professionals in the world.

After retiring from his Olympic career, Ian transformed his personal passion for fitness excellence into helping others achieve their fitness and sports goals. Ian holds a sports management degree, National Coaching Certificate (level III), Personal Fitness Trainer Certification and Master Fitness Personal Trainer Certification. His website

“I know first-hand the importance of a balanced lifestyle, maintaining peak performance, and good health. As a former high-performance athlete, I have gained extensive sports and fitness knowledge and now I bring that knowledge to you!” – Ian James, B.Sc. Master Personal Trainer

Dawn James Be Fit Be WellDawn James is the founder of an organization dedicated to providing education, inspiration and support related to understanding and enhancing vibrational frequency for overall health and well-being. In 2003, Dawn opened her eyes and heart to the world of spirituality, higher consciousness, and vibrational frequency following a spiritual awakening and series of life-changing spiritual events and teachings. Shortly after her awakening, Dawn became a sound healer and writer. Today she shares her knowledge and her gift of healing through retreats. She is an international speaker, green living advocate and mentor.

Dawn has lectured and taught in Canada, USA, UK, Costa Rica and Mexico. She is the author of several books on conscious living including Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life and How to Raise the Vibration around You, as well as audio books 7 Keys to Loving All That Is  and Why Are We Here  sold worldwide and on her personal website

Bob Huybrechts was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium.  He graduated from dental college in Brussels and had a successful dental business there for many years.

He later immigrated to Canada and attained his Ontario Registered Dental Technologist status in 1978. He built and operated his own full-service dental business, named Apple Dental Laboratory Inc.  In 1981, Bob was a founder of the Association of Registered Dental Technologists in Ontario ( and launched and developed The Journal of Dental Technology, which is now the well-respected magazine, distributed internationally as ‘Spectrum, the Voice of Techno-Clinical Dentistry’. Years later he gained several patents in his name on a remarkable new dental concept, called “VERSACRYL.

In 2017, Bob graduated as a Nutritional Health Coach from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York City.  In 2018, Bob became part of the International Academy of Wellness, where he shares the office with Dr. George Grant as the in-house nutritionist, assisting clients with proper nutrition and life-style modalities.