Dr. Daniel Villasmil
Director, Strategic Initiatives
Dr. Daniel Villasmil graduated as Medical Doctor from Universidad del Zulia (L.U.Z) in 2010 and as an International Medical Graduate and ECFMG certified doctor, trained in the United States in Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida and John Peter Smith Hospital in Texas.
Early in his career and as a sports enthusiast he has acquired vast experience in the Sports Medicine field, working hands-on with elite athletes such as Olympic Medalists in Gymnastics, Track and Field, Swimmers, and other disciplines; other high-performance athletes as UFC/MMA fighters, Basketball Players (WNBA), Boxing professionals and a whole array of amateur athletes especially in the fields of Golf and Tennis. In his quest and commitment to delivering outstanding and long-lasting results, he has found in recent years the practice of Functional Medicine approach as a gateway to better health and improved athletic performance, this is why he has also devoted and focused his practice in preventive/integrative medicine as the ultimate tool to fight disease, as he usually quotes - “Food is our medicine, so we have to make time to take care of ourselves now, otherwise the disease will force us to make time to cure ourselves in the future”.
Coming as the third generation of an entrepreneurial family with a current business in diﬀerent industries since 1947, he landed in the Dominican Republic and has been part of various successful initiatives. His purpose lies in the balance between aiding individuals in achieving better health and helping the community by propelling business with social impact.
Dr Elis Gervaso
General MD, IV Therapy and Cosmetics Treatments Practitioner
Dr. Elis Gervaso was born in Udine, Italy, she grew up and studied in the Dominican Republic. From a young age she felt the desire to help people and decided to study Medicine. She graduated Cum Laude from Technological University of Santiago in Dominican Republic, where she obtained her medical degree and completed her studies in nutrition with a specialty in Clinical Nutrition from Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.
Dr. Gervaso has experience in face-to-face and online consultations, working with patients with a range of complex disorders, providing general medical services and helping patients to improve their quality of life by educating and guiding them in healthy habits and/or therapeutic diets. She has a special interest in the prevention and management of common diseases with a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Elis believes in the importance of understanding the cause of a condition and supporting the whole person and not just the symptoms for the best results. Her ultimate goal is to bring Nutritional Therapy to the forefront of public health, available for everyone. She really thinks that prevention and education is the key for wellness.
She enjoys travel, studying and spending time with her family. She lives in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.
Sarah is a registered Dietitian specializing in IBS and digestive health, fitness and sports nutrition, plant-based eating and wellness. I help busy professionals fuel, nourish and thrive with integrative nutrition and lifestyle coaching.
Do you want to achieve optimal gut health? Are you looking to support better fitness and performance? Whether you are looking to feel and move better in your daily life, banish your IBS symptoms, or improve your energy and fitness, a closer look at your nutrition and lifestyle is essential to help you get there. During our meetings, I will break down the latest evidence for you, and provide you with realistic recommendations to suit your lifestyle and needs. Together we will set attainable health and wellness goals to define the direction for your nutrition plan, and you will be provided with simple action steps and supporting resources to help you reach them.
Sarah has a Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics from PUCMM University in the Dominican Republic. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Sports Nutrition from UOC in Spain.
Dr Rene Custals
Functional Medicine Doctor
Dr. Rene Custals, graduated as a medical doctor from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña with the goal to change the world of healing. Early in his career, he noticed that Medicine had lost its objectivity and was becoming influenced by a mentality of doctors believing they were gods giving quick fixes to patients who kept coming again and again. So, patients were not been taken care of, symptoms were. In that moment he started to find alternative ways to heal, like exercise, nutrition, supplements, and any other therapy he thought could reap benefits. At the same time, he knew that drugs had their place in a patient’s treatment, we just needed to look for ways to use them effectively and safely. He went to follow the way of Integrative Health, where the focus was not only on symptoms but also on the patient as a whole.
Dr Rene has become an experienced doctor in Integrative health. He approaches to disease in a holistic manner, treating all aspects of health and seeking the ultimate patient wellbeing. He is certified in Hormone Replacement Therapy, IV Nutrition Therapy, Sexual Dysfunction, Pain Management, Medical weight loss, and other areas of health optimization.
"Learn, Teach and Help Community Thrive"
Registered Massage Therapist
I started in the world of therapeutic massage looking for alternatives to offer people ways to improve their health. For me, one of the most important factors in health is stress management. In massage therapy I found the ideal way to release tensions through many techniques. Once I entered the world of therapeutic massage, I realized that it not only helped people relax, it also brought them to a level of emotional balance. This is why I decided to go deeper into massage therapy, studying various modalities, such as Shiatsu, hot stones, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, and Swedish massage. My passion is to help others and look for all possible alternatives in order to seek the well-being of people and bring them to an optimal level of functioning.
Chef Emile Vega
Cook, F&B consultant, recipe developer, food stylist, author, influencer, voice & onscreen talent. After working in the hotel & restaurant industry for more than 20 years, Emil's passion fills his schedule with everything that has to do with a 'good table'. With several years of experience in the culinary industry, having developed his skill set and palette with experiences and work on several continents, as well as the professionally tuned approach, Chef Emile looks forward to delivering artisanal-crafted meals at BeWell Retreats.
Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, and Vishoka Meditation Teacher Trainee. With her friendly approach and positive attitude, students initiate or broaden their knowledge, no matter the age, gender, or physical condition; opening up to the possibility of change at all levels. Yira brings joyfull and non-judgmental attitude to her class helping students feel confident and discover the beauty and self-acceptance that yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda have to offer.
She fell in love with yoga during her first course and has been practicing it for almost 20 years. With the International yoga instructor certification from the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in France and the Himalayan Institute in the US, with additional training from great masters, Yoga has become an essential part of her life. Additionally, she is an active collaborator of Yoga International Español, where you can find her growing online content.
Since I was 4 years old, my passion has been playing soccer. After many years of hard physical and fitness training, I was able to make my childhood dream come true and became a first-division, professional player. During the 10 years of my soccer career, I had the opportunity to play in countries like Germany, Austria, Italy, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
My enthusiasm for sports and fitness was reinforced throughout my journey in sports. I always enjoyed helping my teammates, friends, and family members achieve their fitness goals and seeing their results.
After my professional athlete career and 5 trainer licenses, I am confident I can help you achieve your fitness goals. I look forward to working together!
Each time I meet myself in my meditation practice I become aware. Aware of my body, my thoughts, my words, my actions and more I show up to myself continuously the more liberation I feel. Especially on the days where I feel the most resistance. Doors have opened, where I never would have imagined there to even be a window.
So from listening to guided meditations to actually becoming a Meditation Coach there is a huge leap, I know, but it became very clear to me what my mission is. To be of service.
For the most part i’ve always been a freelance. I’ve worked as an interior designer, as an art director for film and tv but it wasn’t until my mid-thirties that I actually felt the call to do something I feel so passionate about (except for becoming a mom).
Nothing brings me more joy than helping others reconnect with themselves through their practice, to reach their potential and realize that life is working for them, not against them.