What is RUNGA?

 
Joe DiStefano, Founder

Joe DiStefano, Founder

Borrowing from Aristotle, we have always been fascinated by the idea of the human as a plant. Just like a plant requires fertile soil to grow and complete it’s nature, there are conditions that can help humans connect with their purpose and fulfill their potential. The RUNGA program is designed to be a multi-faceted pathway towards this state of being, which by nature, must include sustainable wellness and longevity.

RUNGA began as a digital detox and functional fitness retreat, born after I reactively left my hectic work life and electronics behind, and spent a week in Costa Rica, off-the-grid. I practiced yoga and meditation, and engaged in adventurous activities that brought me into my body and the present moment. After experiencing the profound impact that these practices had on my life - allowing me to connect with myself and bring newfound passion into my everyday - I knew that I wanted to give this experience to more people.

Six years later, RUNGA has become a guide. Throughout a handful of intimate events each year, experts from a variety of disciplines come together to teach, connect, and support guests on their journeys towards wellness and connecting with their individual purpose. Our program consists of powerful and proven practices that reduce stress and inflammation, optimize metabolic health, and build community. Our specialty is delivering these practices in a way that is empowering, sustainable, and self-actualizing.