John Sloan in Costa Rica
See how to learn Spanish in Costa Rica with Super Thinking + Spanish teacher Joan Sloan
Super Thinking Teacher John Sloan teaching with pronunciation coach Don Childs.
John’s next Super Thinking + Spanish course will be conducted in the Jaco area of Costa Rica, March 25-26-27-28 before the start of Easter vacation in Costa Rica when hotel rates rise and rooms are mostly sold out.
See details of activities in Costa Rica below.
For more details about learning Spanish in Four Days in Costa Rica contact John Sloan at firstname.lastname@example.org
First see how to Learn how to speak Spanish in just four days using Frequency Modulation.
Our Super Thinking + Spanish courses are Spanish courses that go way beyond just learning to speak Spanish.
See how after just one weekend a delegate became an accidental Spanish translator.
There is a way to learn Spanish that enhances health and wealth. I call it Super thinking + Spanish and it was created by Merri using three secrets gained from years in language schools followed by 42 years of living around the world.
Super Thinking + Spanish courses are taught across the country.
Creativity, humanitarianism and prosperity come in many forms, but all of them require three things, understanding, communications and inspiration.
Here are shots of delegates at a recent Super Thinking Plus Spanish course.
John Sloan teaching.
John will teach this course at Hotel Club del Mar where the Costa Rican rainforest meets the beach.
Hotel Club del Mar Resort and Condominiums are nestled in a quiet cove at the south end of Costa Rica ‘s Jaco Beach. Enjoy the lushness of the Costa Rican rainforest with mature tropical gardens, towering trees and palms, and our soft iridescent sand beach with clear warm water.
You can surf, explore the rainforest, relax on the beach, or just enjoy a relaxing getaway with superb accommodations and service as you learn Spanish in four days at Hotel Club del Mar.
Spanish is the second largest language in the world. Chances are a huge Spanish speaking population lives near you. Yet our language system did not teach us how to communicate with or understand this culture.
Learning Spanish is valuable and important. Now there is way, to enjoy a long weekend as you learn Spanish at a very affordable price.
40 delegates were at this course enjoying a coffee break. Delegates help each other learn. They came from all over the world… The USA, Canada, Europe…even South Africa. Sri Lanka & China.
To learn from Super Thinking is fun! In four days you solve one of the biggest communications problems that faces a great deal of the English speaking civilization.
The course has two or three instructors. Each Super Thinking Plus Spanish course has at least two teachers… one teaching the Super Thinking science and one native Spanish speaker… sometimes two teach the Spanish. Don Childs was our Spanish teacher at this course.
Don & John. A delegate just created a great Spanish sentence on the second day. Congratulations!
Unlock the power of your untapped knowledge.
There are numerous little known, but scientifically proven ways to enhance the speed, accuracy and efficiency of your decision making process for greater wealth, health and happiness. In just four days you can gain almost amazing learning skills. Plus you become skilled in Spanish as a bonus.
In just four days?
Sound too good to be true?
This is not a gimmick nor a trick. At least three best selling books, Superlearning, the Mozart Effect and Superlearning 2000 have revealed insights about how we can learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.
In 1980 Superlearning sold over two million copies and showed how the Lozanov learning system blended long-tested sciences of yoga with contemporary physiology and psychology so people could learn faster and better.
This book exposed this fact and made the system so popular that Dr. Lozanov was allowed to visit the US from Bulgaria to teach this system to just a very few people so they could pass on this vital information on how to learn and think in a more natural, powerful way so we can enjoy life and enhanced memory more.
Merri was among those few who learned how and is licensed to teach the Lozanov system from this Bulgarian master. She has organized a practical course on how to learn faster and better.
With her modified system, you will learn how to think and learn more powerfully in just four days. To prove how good you will be with this process, you learn Spanish as a side benefit.
The learning system you gain expands on Dr. Lozanov’s original work and offers new insights into tapping human potential, drawing from ancient and modern tactics for quick learning such as subliminal memory, music, nutrition, and productivity.
There are three scientific reasons why this course will change your learning capacity forever (and help you speak Spanish in just four days).
This seminar uses frequency modulation (in music and a number of other ways) to integrate brain waves so the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated. This brings forth the three C’s: Calm, Clarity and Coherence.
FM Plus Frequency Modulation/Full Mode Plus
FM Plus works by focusing on the learner first… the data second. FM Plus “grows the learner” rather than just expands the information. The explosion of data we must all process everyday means there is too much information to process already. Let’s view this learning in terms of plumbing to outline what “Growing the Learner” means.
If you have 4.5 inches of information flowing through a 4 inch learning pipe, the solution is not to add another inch of information. The answer is to first create a six inch pipe and then an even larger pipe…a never ending expansion of abilities!
FM Plus incorporates Frequency Modulation… plus shortcuts to expand the learner’s thinking and information processing ability.
First you learn how to evoke the power of the senses thus super-charging memory. Ever hear a song from twenty, thirty or forty years past and in a snap know all the words, the tune and remember with who and where your heard it decades ago? Learn how to use ten cycle music to gain almost super human thinking powers.
Dr. Lozanov was totally committed to learning without stress, to enjoy the thrill of relaxed, leisurely learning. These are just two, whole learning, super-thinking tactics you gain at this course.
What is your desire? Do you want to speak Spanish, French, German, Chinese or any language? Would you like to golf better or accomplish more in school? Would you like to easily, quickly zip through projects, chores, reports? Merri’s “Super Thinking” course can help you learn any subject two-to-five times faster, in exciting and innovative ways.
The techniques you gain will help unlock the quantum potential we all possess. This evolutionary program shows how certain types of music can enhance learning and how even altered nutrition can make you a startling 25 percent smarter, how subliminal messages can increase your energy and thinking process, plus much, much more.
Merri’s system follows and builds upon what was taught in the Superlearning, the Mozart Effect and Superlearning 2000 books plus includes techniques and strategies that she has gained in her 42 years of global travel and study with educational masters around the world.
This is a course that shows you how to increase your mental power to better succeed in the 21st century when we can otherwise be overwhelmed by information.
The system you gain is built from old and new sources ranging from yoga to contemporary Russian science, and ultimate zone training already used by many Olympic champions.
“Super Thinking plus Spanish” presents new ways to use music to supercharge your mind. The knowledge you gain about smart food and super nutrition allows you to enhance productivity and creativity.
The tactics you gain enhance your ability to absorb… retain and recall information.
Once these concepts of enhancing your mental powers with music are understood, you will know how to create your own program and build new skills at work in study and play.
Second you gain seventeen, easy to use learning techniques that can help you gain any romantic language in much less time than traditional learning techniques.
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. Chances are a huge Spanish speaking population lives south of and around you. Yet our North American language system did not teach us how to communicate with or understand this culture. We can all do with a bit of Spanish.
Yet who has the time?
You do! Fluency in a language is considered to come when you know 1,200 words. To prove that it is possible to gain this and much more, let me share just one of the 17 tactics Merri taught me that gives you thousands of Spanish words in less than three minutes.
Here are the thousands of Spanish words lesson #1:
All words in Spanish and English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently. For example action is accion, education educacion, manipulation, manipulacion, etc.
Now you already literally know hundreds of Spanish nouns. This is just one of seventeen Spanish lessons you gain. The next lesson teaches you how to pronounce each of these nouns. Then you learn in a third lesson almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.
Third, you learn how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds). This simple lesson leaves you sounding like a Spanish professor (believe me I know as I use this tactic every day when in Ecuador).
There are many other lessons. For example lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything you want in Spanish. Lesson six gives you the valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples your Spanish capacity with yesterday, now and tomorrow.
By the end of the four day course you will feel quite comfortable speaking Spanish without stress!
Yet your Spanish will just be one result from learning how to think better! You will be able to use your new learning powers in amazing ways. For example this attendee at our last course wrote:
“Hi Gary & Merri, You two are the BEST!!! Your Seminar was fantastic! I am so excited. I had procrastinated fulfilling my continuing education for my Broker’s License and then just before my surgeries, I realized by expiration date isn’t Nov. 12th – it is Sept 12th. Well, as you can see prior to taking your course I had only completed 3 units of the required 45 units. I thought I would take your course and then complete my remaining 42 units over the next 2 weeks. However, I took one class exam on Saturday night, August 27th. I didn’t even take the cellophane off the required Course manuals until after I saw the two of you today less than 5 hours ago! I used your techniques and completed 39 units of continuing education today. I have now completed all 45 units. All of my test scores were in the 90.6-96% range. My course exam information is listed below. I just wanted to let you know how valuable your course was to me. Thanks again!” Suzy Kurinsky
Here are what delegates wrote about a recent Super Thinking + Spanish seminar. Hi Gary & Merri – First, Merri, thanks for the great home made chili dinner. It was some of the best I have ever tasted. Also, thanks for the Spanish course. Merri’s technique is truly a breakthrough in learning. I believe I learned more Spanish in four days than I learned in four weeks in a previously attended Costa Rica language school. The Costa Rica school taught a very limited number of memorized words and phrases. Ted.
Another delegate at a Super thinking plus Spanish seminar wrote: Merri’s approach exposed us to a broad variety of works and the technique needed to expand the language. Again, Thanks for the experience.
One attendee wrote: Thank you very much Gary! And I just wanted to say thank you and Merri so much for everything during the seminar. You guys are indeed a shining example of having a business that truly serves others. And thanks for the extra time spent and good things taught to me personally. I have begun to implement them already and will continue to apply them. And you might be interested that waiting for my flight home I ended up sitting next to a woman from Quito and could understand some of what she said in a cell phone conversation. We talked a little and she said that I should visit Ecuador! Thank you again for your real graciousness and acceptance! I will also write to Merri and thank her as well. And I wish that I could do something for you two!
Another wrote: Thank you! We always look forward to spending time and learning about so many fascinating things. Like Minded people and Vivaldi! What could be better? You and Merri are very special to us!
Another sent this note: Hello Merri, Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Super Learning + Spanish! I really enjoyed the workshop and getting to know you and Gary. I am definitely going to take more of the courses that you and Gary are teaching. I can see several ways to apply what I learned in the classes I teach.
Since I returned home, I have purchased some of the CDs of Baroque music and thought about which specific pieces will work best in different parts of my classes. I am also reading Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra. I found your discussion of this book to be very helpful in showing how to balance one’s life. I have adjusted my daily schedule, and I can already notice a difference in my productivity.
Thank you for sending the file of the 4005 Spanish words. This will be very helpful in my daily review of Spanish.
Another emailed this: Every day I’m becoming more proficient in Spanish. As I get ready to do something, I think about how I would say it in Spanish. Thank you again for a Super Workshop! With love and blessings,
Another: Gary and Merri, It certainly was an interesting and intriguing four days for me. I enjoyed the Spanish but even more so, all the tentacles that extended during those four days that went into so many different directions.
I grew up in a very SQUARE box with loving and intelligent parents but my world remained within this box, unable to see beyond those walls, as I was never encouraged to “think outside the box”.. Mike has been opening doors and leading me outside this box but because of my upbringing I have not completely embraced or understood what was beyond those doors he opened for me. As I have gotten older I have become more open to the world outside those doors yet those old tapes continue to play and I have not been able to completely release myself and experience all that can be.
Another shared this: Listening to the two of you during our time together has suddenly got me to thinking, and although some of the ideas still seem foreign to me, I am at a point in my life now where I can say, “anything is possible” and I am now willing to embrace and allow myself to experience the world of possibility and let it take me in directions I may have in the past resisted. I really don’t know where all this is going to lead me but I am now willing to explore, develop and grow.
I found all the information you offered on healing, realigning the body, nutrition, etc. so fascinating, have you ever thought about doing a course on just that? With the aging population and the health care issues I think it would be not only an interesting course but one that would be very beneficial to so many. I, personally, would love to learn more about what you talked about and plan on purchasing the book, “Body Renewal, the Lost Art of Self Healing” for my Kindle.
Thank you again for a wonderful four days!!
Another: Hola Merri Y Gary, I was thinking about you this Remembrance Day, and I went to check emails and there you are! We had fun at Disney World on Monday and sat beside several Personnes Espaniol. We could understand them however I couldn’t make sentences quickly, but could say one or two word phrases that were understood. We arrived home at 3am yesterday – the airlines were very late in Denver due to a crew incident.
I found myself making up sentences all day yesterday as I was running errands. John knows more vocabulary than I at this point as he has studied Spanish previously. Today I will begin to review the lessons and construct sentences to send to you and the group – as you suggested below. Es en BUENO sugestion!!! I also received the email Merri sent with the 4005 words and started to scroll through those yesterday.
Another: Thank YOU Merri, Gary, Don and Richard for everything you have done to create and bring this wonderful experience to all of us. It takes a well sychronized team of people to put on an effective, change producing seminar! I have given many seminars and enjoyed the experience immensely. The outcome is even better! Estoy une infantil de Super Thinking and Spanish, y es possible aprender en tiempo.
John and I both thank all of you for the wonderful experience – we are working now to clear up things so we can leave for the Galapagos and Ecuador November 25th – December 20th. Nosotros tiene muchos appreciacion! Gracias y Abrazos,
Another: Hello Gary, Muchas gracias para la informacion! I had a wonderful time at the Super Learning + Spanish weekend!… excelente!
I was impressed with your depth of knowledge on numerous subjects and your ability to speak about them with exceptional recall. Con mucho apriciar, P.S. Yo estoy enteresado en Espanol #2.
One delegate even explained how after our four day course they ended up as the accidental translator: Gary, I have sent Merri a couple of messages, and a story of Mike being able to translate yesterday for a Spanish person who couldn’t understand what a man was trying to tell him!
We loved the seminar, and are excited to put the super learning to practice, and especially the great company of like-minded people (especially G & M!) Muchas Gracias! Tiene an excellante dias.
Another was able to write part of his thanks in Spanish. Gary Thanks so much for sending the course and the extra one ( that was an unexpected and delightful surprise!) It was great seeing you and Merri again and we are looking forward to returning to Mt. Dora next year. usted y Meri tengo un fantastico celabracion de la dar gracia y navidad
Finally another…. communicated entirely in Spanish…. after just our four day Super Thinking + Spanish seminar: Buenas dias nuestra maestra perfectamente, Merri! Muchas gracias por la lista espanol.
Claro, David y yo aprendemous mucho espanol el fine de semana pasada. Gary y usted nos hacen espanol muy facil aprender. Es importante continuar a practicar espanol cada dia. Gracias tambien! Buenas suerte…hasta la vista! Con mucho amor,
Comments from another delegate: I wanted you to know that the tour Spanish course has proven incredibly helpful. Dealing with internet service providers and shopping for appliances, etc., normally would have required me hiring a translator to follow me around. While it may not be pretty or 100% grammatically correct, I am understood. Thank you! Saludos!
Whether your goal is to reduce your cost of living… increase your income… enhance the return on your investments or all, being able to speak Spanish… enhances your opportunity and does the world good.
Lose Weight and Inches With Frequency Modulation
See an example below of a Super Thinking + Spanish delegate who lost 55 pounds after taking our course. See how Jim Reed used our Super Thinking + Spanish course to enhance his health and wealth as well as speak Spanish.
The ability to speak Spanish… even if you never leave the US is valuable in this day and age. Spanish opens access to a good labor force and helps you communicate with a useful part of the American population.
Beyond Spanish… knowledge is bliss. Ignorance is dangerous in these times of rapid change. The more knowledge we can absorb, retain and recall… the better our chances of success… higher income… less stress…. better health and more fulfillment.
So it’s little wonder that the attendance at our Super Thinking + Spanish and Quantum Wealth courses have grown dramatically. Our changing world not only reinforces the need to speak Spanish but also requires us to be smarter.
Super Thinking plus Spanish courses are among the few I know that not only share valuable information but help the delegates become smarter so they absorb, retain and recall the education more effectively. The course does this through the power of music… a power we all already have within.
The science behind this has been explained by Austrian scientist, Karl Pribram.
According to Wikepedia: Pribam is a professor at Georgetown University , and an emeritus professor of psychology and psychiatry at Stanford University and Radford University.
Pribram tries to explain this power we all have within in scientific terms.
Pribam is a neurosurgeon, who pioneered work on defining the power of our limbic systems, the relationship of the frontal cortex to the limbic system, the sensory-specific “association” cortex of the parietal and temporal lobes, and the classical motor cortex of the human brain. He is also known for his development of the holonomic brain model of cognitive function and his contribution to ongoing neurological research into memory, emotion, motivation and consciousness.
What the heck is a holonomic brain model?
The answer to that, I fear, is beyond me. An excerpt from the research paper entitled “Comparison between Karl Pribram’s “Holographic Brain Theory” and more conventional models of neuronal computation” by Jeff Prideaux might explains why the understanding is complex.
The excerpt says: Karl Pribram’s holonomic theory reviews evidence that the dendritic processes function to take a “spectral” transformation of the “episodes of perception”. This transformed “spectral” information is stored distributed over large numbers of neurons. When the episode is remembered, an inverse transformation occurs that is also a result of dendritic processes. It is the process of transformation that gives us conscious awareness.
Pribram says that both time and spectral information are simultaneously stored in the brain. He also draws attention to a limit with which both spectral and time values can be concurrently determined in any measurement (Pribram, 1991). This uncertainty describes a fundamental minimum defined by Gabor in 1946 (the inventor of the hologram) as a quantum of information. Dendritic microprocessing is conceived (by Pribram) to take advantage of this uncertainty relation to achieve optimal information processing. Pribram then says that the brain operates as a “dissipative structure” where the brain continually self-organizes to minimize this uncertainty. The next few sections will attempt to explain the concept of the “uncertainty principle” and the concept of “dissipative structures” that self-organize.
The Uncertainty Principle
In quantum physics, the uncertainty principle can be described in the following way (paraphrased from Pagels, 1982): Consider that you have a device that can simultaneously measure the position and momentum of a single electron. Every time you push a button, the device displays numerical values for the position and momentum. Although, each time you press the button, you will get slightly different measurements for the momentum and position. If enough measurements are taken, then a statistical analysis can be performed. Heisenberg defined the term delta q as indicating the spread or uncertainty of the position measurements around some average value and delta p as indicating the spread or uncertainty of the momentum measurements around some average value (for the series of measurements). He then found that (delta q)x(delta p)>=h where h is Plank’s constant. For a series of measurements, the positions can be expressed as an average +/- some uncertainty. Likewise for the momentum. No matter how good one makes a quantum measuring device, the products of the uncertainties can never be less than Planks constant. For example, if you could build a measuring device that exactly determined the position (where delta q = 0) then you would not be able to determine anything about the momentum (delta p = infinity). There is a similar uncertainty relation for the energy of a particle and the elapsed time. For a series of measurements, the product of the uncertainty of the energy (delta E) and the uncertainty of the elapsed time is always greater or equal to Planks constant. (delta E)x(delta t)>=h.
In communication theory, a variation on the uncertainty principle also holds (Gabor, 1946). The measurement of the frequency can be made with arbitrary precision. Likewise, the measurement of the time of occurrence can be made with arbitrary precision. But there is a limit to the precision when these measurements are taken simultaneously. One can exactly measure either the frequency (of for example a tone) or the time (of occurrence) but not both at the same time. For instance, if the time of occurrence were known (indicating an impulse function) there would be frequency components all up and down the spectrum. If, on the other hand, the frequency information was exactly known, one would not know any information about when it occurred. A single peak (or peak pair if you consider the corresponding negative frequency) in the spectrum implies that the tone has infinite extent in the time domain. Analogously to the quantum uncertainty principle, when frequency and temporal measurements are made simultaneously, there is a limit to the precision possible. Pribram claims that the brain functions as a dissipative structure to seek to decrease this uncertainty in the direction of its theoretical limit.
The second law of thermodynamics holds that the entropy always increases in any isolated system (figure 10). This simply means that if something is left to itself, it will move towards equilibrium…it will move towards maximal disorder…its internal energy state will tend to be minimized. There has not been, to date, any confirmed observation that this law is invalid.
Life is a continual learning process so anything we do to improve that process is vital to success, fulfillment happiness and reduction of stress.
The second clue is that this never ending process can be dramatically improved by certain types of music. The AARE is the Australian Association for Research in Education, the Australian national association for fostering educational research in Australia. AARE facilitates contact between educational researchers and supports the development of high quality educational research.
Here are excerpts from this study (bolds are mine): In his discussion of the historical development of holonomic brain theory Pribram (1986) stated that all “the evidence is coming. Not only at the neuropsychological level, but at the psychophysical and psychological level, the behavioural level and in quantum physics (there) is a real paradigm shift away from Euclidean geometry that allows for crazy things, even like hypnosis to be so (p.73).” To many scientists this may appear to be very “soft science” but Pribram appears to believes that the distinction between soft and hard science is not as relevant any more as he sees many fields to be moving in the same direction and the final proof of brain theory will be “mathematically so precise that…there is just no stopping it.”
This study fits into the psychological and behavioural levels that Pribram was talking about. When I started this type of research I had a notion that if a person had some control over their own behaviour and they were able to be in command of their state of consciousness and never be out of control, they would be operating at a rhythm which would be optimal for them.
By gaining the skill to relax at will and thereby alter the state of consciousness, both students and teachers can to some extent gain more control over their own behavior. It was the theory that not only would the fact of the control of their own body and behavior be a positive force but also that the knowledge, derived from consistent results over a period of time, that they had this control would gradually become even more powerful as it affected their self-concept and self-esteem. Theoretically, the effect of their new skill would then permeate and generalize to many related and unrelated areas of behavior and relationships.
An important part of the theory was that all negative, violent, and antisocial behavior took place when a person was “out of rhythm” and behaving in response to the external environment. Each teacher was provided a set of tapes with 14 tracks, a manual with directions for tape use and a set of tape scripts. Each of the tracks on the tapes contained the voice of the experimenter and relaxing music.
The results from the study were positive.
Like so many others I have spoken with who have attended our Super Thinking + Spanish course… he claims to be much happier… more relaxed and has become healthier, shedding medication and weight.
Enough science. Let’s see some examples. Meet Jim Reed.
Jim is a retired airline pilot who moved to Ecuador a year ago and lived in our Casa Blanca condos for a year. He has become an Ecuador resident and is built a house. I interviewed him on one of our trips to Cotacachi.
Jim lost 55 pounds in the last year and, as reported by so many… without trying… without eating less… without any feeling of deprivation.
One fact that many who enjoyed wonderful positive changes when they have attended our Super thinking course is they learned to use music in a very specific way to reach the quantum states of their intellect.
Music carries universal messages of emotion that go beyond cultural distinctions and learned experience.
A March 2009 report by World Science entitled “Language of music may really be universal” says: Native Africans who have never listened to the radio before can nonetheless pick up on happy, sad, and fearful emotions in Western music, according to a new report. The result shows that the expression of those three basic emotions in music can be universally recognized, the researchers said. Studies found that both Western and Mafia listeners, who had never before heard Western music, could recognize emotional expressions of happiness, sadness, and fear in the music more often than would be expected by chance. “These emotional expressions conveyed by the Western musical excerpts can be universally recognized,” the researchers wrote, “similar to the largely universal recognition of human emotional facial expression and emotional prosody.” Prosody refers to the rhythm, stress, and intonation of connected speech.
A three minute example of this human connection is the song “Don’t Worry Be Happy” where 10-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin’s uses audiences to prove the chart-topper. This song is one of the most popular songs of the late 20th century.
A video of this states: Music is just “in there”…hard wired… in our being and just needs tapping into.
This is why Super Thinking works… the course goes beyond teaching and taps into wisdom and intelligence that is already WITHIN!
Here are more raves from delegates of this course:
Gary & Merri, Mike and I have so enjoyed attending your seminars. I look at is as a place to gain “tools for life” as well as receiving a plethera of information on the topics at hand.
(So far we attended Spanish and investing.) I get equally as much value out of the tools, and mindset in viewing the information that can be applied to life in general as well as the topic at hand. So thanks for enjoying what you do… it definitely shows up in real world application.
At each seminar we meet many interesting and unique folk – I think the audience you draw can think out of the box at least a little bit! So again thanks for gathering such a wonderful array of resources for us.
Another emailed: Dear Gary and Merrie, We so enjoyed the language class last weekend at Mt Dora!
Carolyn came back with your simple, common sense approach and the new tools to start speaking.
Most remarkable is that she feels comfortable putting together sentences and ‘communicating.’ Somehow many of us seem to get caught in the trap of thinking we have to say it ‘right,’ and so we don’t even try. It is interesting that we do not see ourselves ‘creating’ communication in our native tongue; each saying it a little different than the other, and yet still all getting the ‘communication’ across the bridge in our own manner.
We delighted to know you both better, and greatly admire your passion for life and generosity sharing what you have learned.
We are planning to attend the next business seminar you offer. Carolyn is talking about returning for the Fall Spanish Super Thinking class with a girlfriend.
We are excited by the many new challenges we have found through your offerings.
Another a dentist said: I was so delighted with my experience at the Spanish training. I felt more confident of ability to pronounce Spanish than I ever was of French or German. Funny… I did not think I remembered any French or German but when I cannot remember the Spanish words the German and French popped up. Practicing my pronunciation made my trip home go faster. I never enjoyed pronouncing either of the other two, but this was fun. It is hard to fall asleep at the wheel when you are moving your mouth to speak Spanish. It does work your mouth in a different way. I realized that you have to say each syllable slowly and correctly(until you get it perfectly) and when you do it is impressive.
It was amazing to see us all writing such advanced sentences after a few days and so much more enjoyable than having to go through the alphabet to build the words to build the sentences.
Another Wrote: Dear Gary, I intended to give it a few days before I wrote to you about my experience in the Spanish + SuperThinking Course. However, I had such dramatic results today, in the physical rather than the cognitive realm, that I had to share this immediately.
I started my day with Baroque music. Before I began my Spanish lesson, I went through the Mayan Waves Brain Refresher (Brain Sync). I also played an alpha wave composition while I completed a lesson in the morning. I repeated the process this afternoon. Before my high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout in the evening, I put on a gamma brain wave video from you tube faster reading gamma waves help with exercise. I preformed the “Halo Of Sweat” workout from an online fitness site. Around the world, people complete the workout and posts their scores, striving to meet or beat the personal trainer. Frankly, my reps have rarely come close to the reps of the woman featured in the video nor have I ever beat her. Until today.
Not only did I come close to her performance, I surpassed her quite significantly with several exercises. I performed my best in the last exercise, Abs Burn Out. Her scores were 38, 34 and 33 and mine were 60, 40 and 47!
I believe several factors allowed me to achieve this acceleration in athletic ability today:
1. My left and right hemispheres are now harmonizing.
2. The meditation and relaxed concentration techniques I learned are coming more easily to me and effective.
3. My focus and concentration are greatly enhanced.
I am a Pilates professional so to have my exercise regimen improve so swiftly is remarkable. Not only am I now able speak Spanish but I am experiencing optimal health as well. I am deeply grateful to you and Merri for your SuperLearning instruction. Be well,
Visit the Jaco area in Costa Rica.
Teacher John Sloan wrote:
Enjoy the many wonderful, inexpensive beach activities… surfing, zip lines, riding horses on the beach, multiple rain forest tours, waterfalls,volcano visits and beyond .
Discover real estate opportunities. This area of Costa Rica is well-developed with a large expat community and recently updated infrastructure… new roads from the Airport to Jaco and to the central pacific beach area’s that were completed last year.
The international airport is approximately 1 hour and 20 min away with regular shuttle service available.
Costa Rican health-care services are comparable if not better than US facilities.
Meet resources for residency requirements.
Enjoy the wonderful Costa Rican lifestyle, have fun and learn to speak Spanish in four days. as you experience the beautiful weather and exquisite scenery.
Watch beautiful sunsets every night. Enjoy typical Costa Rican food… simple on the beach fare or gourmet restaurant dining.
Jaco has everything shoppers desire from souvenirs to super markets.
Costa Rica has a varied topography, climate and budget for most every kind of life style in a country with low crime and no military. Also has recently been rated as one of the happiest places in the world to live.
For more details about learning Spanish in Four Days in Costa Rica contact John Sloan at email@example.com
Costa Rican Farm
Here are Costa Rican activities you can enjoy as you learn Spanish.
Paraiso Adventures Moto Rentals: Single or double riders can ride through the mountains south of town and overlook our neighboring beach town of Hermosa.
If you want to see Costa Rica or its trails on your own motorcycle renting your own bike is the way to go. They have Yamaha 125´s (4-stroke) for those without a motorcycle driver´s license, and the Honda XR 600 (4-stroke) for those with a solid background in riding (and with a motorcycle license obviously). They, of course, provide all your equipment helmets, goggles and gloves.
We use a company in Hermosa Beach which is about 5 minutes south of Jaco by taxi. They maintain the highest horse care standards and are one of only 3 fully licensed and insured operations in the Jaco area. Following are two of the tours they offer:
This 2 1/2 hour tour takes you to a secret waterfall. Ride along the deserted farm tracks where we will point out all that nature provides. Arrive at the waterfall to chilled fruit drinks. Immerse yourself in the gentle cascades. Eat fresh local fruits while we give you a skin treatment you will never forget. Then amble back refreshed and relaxed to base.
Or you can ride along the stunning Hermosa Beach track situated parallel to the beautiful beach of Hermosa. Watch the surfers taking on the waves. Don’t forget to look out for the leaping manta rays and dolphins that frequent the waters off the pacific coast or the Cayman crocodiles that live in the nearby waterholes.
Costa Rican seafood
El Caballo Rey Equestrian Dinner Theatre
A unique ambiance, tables are surrounding by beautiful horses.The Show includes examples of Classic Training, Spanish High Training, Western and natural horsemanship. Take in all of this, while you enjoy our Spanish and French Cuisine. Show is presented on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm. Call the front desk for reservations, pricing and any schedule changes.
Iguana Adventure Tours
Monkey Tour: Cruise south of Jaco past scenic views, teak farms and miles of palm plantations. Arriving at the Damas Estuary, you will board a Costa Rican covered motorboat that will takes you through 14,000 acres of magnificent mangrove forest containing a wide variety of wildlife and incredible scenery.
Sunset in Jaco Costa Rica.
Join us on a 4×4 Land Rover trek to an amazing lookout and enjoy breathtaking views of Jaco, Hermosa and Esterillos. Kick back and enjoy your favorite music as the sun melts into the Pacific. Included in this adventure are complimentary beverages and snacks. Tour duration is approximately 1.5 hours.
Come along and enjoy an amazing adventure just 30 minutes from Jaco. This boat trip takes place on the Tarcoles River…home to one of the world’s largest crocodile populations! Encounters with crocodiles that measure up to 16 ft are not uncommon. The boat tour will take two hours and we recommend wearing light cotton clothes, sneakers or sport sandals, and a hat. Bringing binoculars, cameras and film and sunscreen is also recommended.4 hours, round trip transportation, two hour boat adventure and complementary drinks and snacks.
Pacific Ocean in Jaco Area
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling in Herradura Bay
The ocean is the last great frontier and diving is the way to explore it by discovering its wonders and getting in touch with its inhabitants. Herradura Divers, dive center, using PADI training programs, wants to spread the knowledge of the underwater world. Our dive settings are located in the Herradura Bay and surrounding areas, a region characterized by large volcanic rock formations. Locations are generally just a 15-minute boat ride from shore. While swimming between rocks covered in sea fans, we will see angel and butterfly fish, puffers, snappers and schools of grunts, surgeons and jacks as well as colored parrot fish, turtles, white tip sharks, eagle and sting rays, lobsters and different kinds of eels. During their season manta rays and whale sharks are seen in the area. Herradura Divers is a very professional dive shop that offers a number of different trips to various locations for those from the most beginning of stages to the most advanced
(A one hour crash course to prepare you for your first instructor accompanied dive.)
Golfing at Los Suenos
There is beautiful 18-hole course just 10 minutes from Jaco. It’s a new development that is growing with high-end homes and amenities. Front desk can call for current greens fees.
This is a great tri-fun for the whole family. You can either paddle out on an 8-person outrigger canoe or in single or double kayaks. You will paddle to an island where you will be able to snorkel (weather provided). They provide bottled water and fresh fruit. These are either morning or afternoon trips. Just ask for availability and they can work it into your schedule. www.kayakjaco.com.
White Water Rafting
Near Quepos, there are several rivers for white water rafting. Elder and younger guests, or anyone preferring a nature float, can choose the Class II Rio Parrita, full of exotic animal species. In the middle is the Class III Rio Savegre; a perfect river for those looking for an intermediate experience. Half or full days are offered on most rivers. Transportation is best if you have your own car and can drive to Quepos. If not, they will pick up larger parties. There are also trips out of San Jose on the Pacqure River, towards the Caribbean coast. These may involve an overnight in San Jose, so please let us know if you are interested in this information.
Sailing Catamaran Tours
Take a nice catamaran cruise to the white sand beaches, blue water and green mountains of Tortuga Island and Punta Coral. Enjoy hot tubs on the catamaran, barbeque lunch served while on the island and beach activities while you are there. Availability will depend on how many other people have booked the trip that day.
Deep Sea Fishing
The central Pacific coast offers some of the best sportfishing in Costa Rica. Marlin are caught throughout the year, predominantly between the months of January through September. Sailfish run between 80 to 200 lbs, you can expect to see many free jumpers and excessive amounts of sailfish during the months of December through May. Other fish caught in the area include dorado, wahoo, roosterfish and snapper. Prices range from $775 for a three person 26ft. boat to $2,925 for a twelve person 64ft. boat with full amenities. We can arrange your trip for you based on the size of your group and your budget.
Jungle River Cruise
Famous for its large American Crocodiles, the Tarcoles River forms the Northern border of Carara Biological Reserve on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The Tarcoles is full of Crocodiles, Scarlet Macaws, Jesus Christ Lizards, and over 120 species of birds. But everyone comes to see the huge crocodiles – so big they have names like “Saddam Hussein” and “Mike Tyson!” You will board a custom-built, flat-bottom river boat at a private botanic garden. Then you glide along this placid river with a naturalist guide, who describes the birds, animals, and habitat in great detail. After enjoying fresh fruit and refreshments, return upstream to the native botanical garden, where the guide explains more about the native plant species of this transitional zone habitat.
The Dining Experience of Your Lifetime www.adventurediningcr.com
Adventure Dining, at Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, combines the natural beauty of Costa Rica with “œThe Dining Experience of Your Lifetime.” Your Adventure begins with a scenic coastal drive before ascending one of Costa Rica ‘s highest mountains. When you reach your final destination, you will simply say”¦”Wow!” The open air dining platform overlooks the Bijagual waterfall and miles of pristine coastline. With your favorite beverage in hand, you may choose to stroll the manicured trails or simply relax and absorb the tranquil sounds of the rainforest. As the sun sets over the mountains, your private table awaits you. Fresh flowers, tiki torches and romantic music create an unforgettable ambiance. The cuisine and personalized service will exceed your expectations. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please contact the front desk for further details and pricing . Price includes UNLIMITED alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks AND transportation to and from Pura Vida Gardens
Costa Rica Rainforest
Rainforest Aerial Tram
Just 10 minutes from the center of Jaco is a ski-lift type operation to experience the rain forest as a bird does. Observe the most complex ecosystem on Earth from above the trees with a trip on the aerial tram. Price includes entrance fee, ride on the gondola and naturalist bi-lingual guide to explain the beautiful features of the rainforest. Ride is only about 30 minutes but there are natural areas around the aerial tram to explore on foot.
Carara National Park – Biological Reserve
This is a national park located about 20 minutes from Jaco. It is a very large biological preserve where you can look for all types of birds, wildlife and plant life. It is a very interesting tour where you can hike and take in some knowledge of the Costa Rican rainforest and wilderness.
Jar din Pura Vida, Botanical Gardens
About 45 minutes from Jaco, up at the top of a beautiful mountain, sits 40 acres of well-manicured botanical gardens and wild birds (you can even feed the Toucans!) At Jardin Pura Vida you meander along paved walkways planted with over 1,000,000 flowering plants, see Costa Rica’s tallest waterfall and take in the spectacular views of the Pacific and surrounding mountains. Your sure to see Scarlet Macaws and Toucans and may see the family of White Faced Monkeys that live in the area. If you have your own car, that’s a great way to get there. If you would like a package trip, including transportation and a fruit snack, we can arrange for their van to pick you up at the hotel and you will enjoy a nice day visiting the gardens. The trip is from 7:30am-2pm.
Hike to a Waterfall
Just about 30 minutes north of Jaco is some private land where you can hike to a waterfall and take a swim in the pools. The hike is steep in areas, but if you go slowly, almost any ability hiker can do it. The round trip may take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending upon your speed. But make sure you take LOTS of water. The cost is about $20 per person, just to pay the man who owns the land. You will need a car to drive there, or a taxi can wait for you while you hike.
Visit a Volcano
Costa Rica’s most active volcano, with constant eruptions, offering spectacular scenery en route and the experience of this natural wonder. Rejuvenate in the natural hot springs. Includes lunch and dinner. Departs 8:00AM and arrives back in Jaco around 9:30 or 10:00PM (Drive is about 3-1/2 hours from Jaco). What to take: Bathing suite, comfortable shoes and towel.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Considered to be the most beautiful park in all Costa Rica, with white sand beaches, scenic walking trails and lively monkeys. Includes nature guide, park entrance fee and lunch at a nice local restaurant. What to take: Bathing suite, towel, comfortable walking shoes and light clothing. Departs from Jaco 7:30am. Returns around 4:00pm
La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano
These areas are located about 1 hour from San Jose, and can be a great day trip if you are staying in San Jose/Alajuela at the beginning or end of your trip. The La Paz Waterfall Gardens is 70 acres of wildlife and forest you can explore on paved trails which take you above, below and right next to five awesome waterfalls. The trails wind along the La Paz River through both Cloud and Rainforest showing the diversity of the plant life, while not disturbing the natural surroundings. The Nature Park includes the largest Butterfly Observatory in the world, spanning the length of a regulation NFL football field and reaching a height of fifty feet. After your hike enjoy the buffet lunch while gazing over a picturesque view of the Poas Volcano and the La Paz River Valley.
You can combine the trip to the Waterfall Gardens and the Poas Volcano, with roundtrip transportation from San Jose, tour of a coffee plantation and mill, breakfast, entrance to Poas Volcano, tour of the Waterfall Gardens and the buffet lunch. We can make all these arrangements, and even set up a hotel for you in San Jose/Alajuela.
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