Total Transformation® Costa Rica: Join Kat James for a 1- to 3-Week Life-Changing Journey, January 27-February 17th

Take a journey that will transform your body, mind, and future as you experience up to four breathtaking regions of the world’s happiest, most literate, most eco-conscious, and most ecologically bio-diverse country on Earth. Walk through primary rainforest among monkeys, sloths, toucans, and more, explore tidal beach caves, ride horseback to waterfalls with enchanted swimming holes. Soak in a volcano-fed hot river spring, or greet the dawn perched atop an ocean-side cliff at a truly “Zen" five-star eco-lodge all to ourselves. In beautiful kitchens with spectacular views at each location, we’ll prepare amazing meals with equally amazing physical effects in most by day four. Explore the Costa Rican culture, markets, and way of life with local friends joining our group and even participating in Total Transformation® themselves. Expect unprecedented peace with food, mental clarity, calm energy, deeper sleep, effortless fat burning, and the end of cravings at the end (or by the time the second leg of your adventure begins), or even before your journey begins, if you partake in the pre-Program jumpstart that can be started immediately upon registering to attend, so that you’ll be in the best health and shape for the journey.

What Will You Experience at Total Transformation® Costa Rica?
LEG 1, January 27th-February 1st (includes Total Transformation® full curriculum sessions during first half of three days, plus meal prep with Kat James): The journey begins with our provided transport from SJO Airport in Costa Rica at 3 pm the afternoon of January 27th to our stunning location in Escazu (the “Beverly Hills” of Costa Rica). Alternate time/date transportation, though not included, is inexpensively and easily arranged, should you arrive before, after, or on a later date/leg of this adventure. We’ll stay through the morning of February 1st in Escazu for a full-curriulum Total Transformation® in a breathtaking home where the tropical views (even from the amazing kitchen) and grounds immerse you in the Costa Rican experience— even as you get serious and master Kat's Program principles and begin your transformation with her guidance. Some will have state-of-the-art dental services during this leg (including mercury filling removal) with Kat’s favorite dentists, featured on The Kat James Show, at about 70% off of U.S. prices.

LEG 2, February 1-4th (includes Program-friendly meals and kitchen mastery with Kat James): We'll take a beautiful drive from our first location to charming Quepos (transportation included) to stay in an incredible modern artist’s jungle home (monkeys will likely appear outside your floor-to-ceiling windows; third-story plunge pool with see-through sides borders the open-air kitchen), where we’ll visit the world-renowned Manuel Antonio state park for our first wildlife adventure at one of the most unusual and celebrated natural locations in the world (mountain and forests reaching into white sand beaches; 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds; dolphin sightings). We’ll enjoy lazy beach days and/or shopping here too, then an overnight beautiful beach home stay near Dominical on February 4th with stops at an ocean-side, breezy crafts market and a stop to wade in the spectacular and inviting tidal caves of Playa Ventanas on the way to...

LEG 3, February 5-9th (includes Program-friendly meals and kitchen mastery with Kat James): February 5-9th will start with a 2-day stay at top-rated Zen-luxurious Pura Vida Ecolodge in the rugged and remote South Pacific zone of Costa Rica, where the stunning, cliff-top ocean views will inspire both introspection and exploration of the area. Two tours will include a choice of snorkeling, mangrove boating, canopy, or beach horseback. Many jungle to beach trails will also invite you. Following will be a drive back up the coast (Feb. 8th and 9th location on the way to El Castillo, TBA). Then…

LEG 4, February 10-17th (Includes full Total Transformation® curriculum sessions during first half of three days, plus meal prep with Kat James): at gorgeous Majestic Properties for the second full Total Transformation® curriculum, near exciting La Fortuna and with of Arenal Volcano from our hilltop villa with swimming pool.. Between intense learning and cooking we’ll make time to soak in the hot river, volcano-warmed to hot tub temperature, ride horses to a waterfall and sparkling swimming hole, and visit one of the first self-sustaining eco-communities in Costa Rica.  .. then on February 17th, we will provide a ride back to SJO airport for flights leaving no sooner than 1 pm (rides leaving sooner or on a different day can be arranged for around $45). 
Some details may vary to the above itinerary.

Total Transformation® is the real-time transformational experience of the living principles pieced together by Kat James to save her own life and dramatically transformed her body and appearance more than twenty-five years ago. With a wide variety of biochemical effects that have been consistently shown in medical labs and in the scientific research on the hormone leptin, Kat James' method has been honed over seventeen years of on-site "living along with" her attendees and closely observing the individual thresholds at which a unique biochemical "flip" into a transformed hormonal state and relationship with food takes place. This unique state of being is achieved in an increasingly high percentage of cases, with most feeling “the change” on day three or four of the actual retreat.  

Total Transformation will teach you to master a little-known hormonal mechanism which powerfully reprograms appetite as well as neurochemistry, metabolic and inflammatory response, rate of tissue repair (including skin, joint, and digestive), immune response, thyroid and sex hormone balance, via recovered functioning of the hormone leptin. "In my international research and education to the scientific and medical communities I have not encountered a high-end culinary experience that so consistently produces the biochemical affects on leptin and mTOR as Kat James' Total Transformation does," stated Dr. Ron Rosedale, a world authority on leptin and metabolic health. Most incredibly, this individualized regimen ends the need for willpower or portion control—even if decades of dieting have failed to do so. No claims are made, however countless transformations in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Candida vasculitis, food sensitivities, adrenal fatigue, sleep, skin, depression, anxiety, ADHD, epilepsy, eating disorders of every kind, and more have been doctor-verified, resulting in magazines, clinics, and institutions across the U.S. and beyond featuring or hosting Total Transformation® since 2000.
Kat James Program is designed for those who are ready to move on from the “suffering and willpower” paradigms and experience a quantum leap in benefit beyond what other approaches such as fasts, raw, vegan, gluten-free, and Paleo have afforded them, featuring:

  • An acclaimed, life-changing experience with a rare track record of dramatically transforming the bodies, minds, and lives of its participants, and even their families
  • Kat James' renowned body- and health-transforming"decadent" cuisine
  • A crash intensive course in kitchen mastery of Kat James' life-changing food regimen: Even if you thought you weren't the cooking type, you'll suddenly be able to "throw together” sumptuous meals, tasty desserts, "impossible" bread, pasta, and baked good upgrades (far beyond just gluten-free) elixirs and therapeutic, exotic beverages that will wow your family while transforming your shape, neurological, metabolic, hormonal, dermatological, and even inner ecological health—usually dramatically.
  • Highest-end nutritional and personal care experiences and options to expand your knowledge and give you sanctuary from toxic exposures
  • An educational journey with Kat James to troubleshoot areas of self-sabotage, strategize logistics and resources, and solidify your own transformation game-plan
  • An optional Oscar-caliber makeover and photo shoot by Kat James (a former top celebrity makeup expert) will be available for an additional $375
  • An inspiring, non-judgmental environment afforded by a diverse group of people with a common goal. You'll have just as much of a blast by yourself as you will if you bring a companion
  • An enchanted location to inspire your experience

All-inclusive Program Package Price**: Leg 1 or 4: $2,950; Additional leg(s) $2450 each. This all-inclusive price includes on-site accommodations (double occupancy in most cases; first come, first served room pick), ground transportation as mentioned above. Bring a friend or mate and share your own room. Single rooms available on a very rare basis. Please limit luggage to two carry-on sized pieces if you ride with us. There will be laundry facilities and towels at each location.

We take payment by To register, simply use the “send money” option to pay the program fee using our email In the message field, indicate: Costa Rica Transformation and the Leg dates you’ll be attending. Feel free to email us with any questions, at, or call 877-54-TOTAL to receive a call back (leave the best time to reach you).


What is Total Transformation®? An original transformational blueprint pieced together by award-winning author Kat James to save her own life and reverse multiple disease processes without struggle or willpower, more than twenty years ago, with biochemical effects that have only just begun to be explained by new scientific research.Recommended by top doctors around the world, it is also a real-time lifestyle experience that has been transforming the bodies and lives of thousands since 1998. Refined by fifteen years of firsthand, dawn-to-dusk observation of countless individuals’ of varied physiological thresholds, Total Transformation® features James’ personal guidance through a unique biochemical "flip,” which ushers in not only a stunningly-transformed relationship with food (even if you think you have no problems there), but head-to-toe transformation characteristic of recovered “master hormone” function, affecting virtually every system in the body.

Identified by one of the foremost experts on the master hormone leptin as the only retreat of its kind to consistently help people recover sensitivity to the hormone,leptin, Kat James’ Program has been featured or hosted at prestigious institutions such as Omega Institute, as well as by functional medicine, fertility, and other clinics and spas from Maui, to Tuscany to Costa Rica and throughout the U.S. Capable of doing what gluten-free, Paleo, and even low-carb, high protein ketogenic diets cannot do for cravings, fat loss, and all other health, aging, and beauty issues, Total Transformation® eliminates the need for willpower (even for hard-core sugar addicts) in a matter of days. True to leptin’s well-documented effects, incredible results are seen with autoimmune, leaky gut, IBS, allergies, neurological/seizures/ADHD, adrenal fatigue, thyroid issues, eczema and acne, and much more. Please note that there are critical distinctions in Kat's approach, which avoids the pro-cancer risks of high-protein diets, such as Paleo, and other low-carb and ketogenic diets (ketogenic diets do not generally achieve leptin sensitivity; ketone strips should not show high ketones once leptin sensitivity is achieved). 

Recent Transformation Success Stories:
These national radio and print testimonials linked below feature firsthand accounts of dramatic transformations of everything from Candida symptoms, to “incurable” 30-year leg swelling, hair loss, chronic sinus infections, dairy sensitivity reversal (first link)... to hot flashes, Insomnia, anxiety attacks, high blood pressure, thyroid, hair loss, IBS, dairy sensitivity, asthma, heartburn, skin, and even marriage relationship (second link)… rolling back menopause (from sleep to weight gain, to stopped cycles started again, plus resolved dairy sensitivities (again!), plus how a church donation gave a dying woman a Total Transformation® and health turnaround after doctors gave up on her obesity, flesh-eating wounds, and MRSA (third link)… a finally, how a  relatively “healthy” man conquered fibromyalgia, sleep, depression, digestion, asthma, and more (article/fourth link). Contact for specific story topic requests if you are curious about specific issues. The array of success story topics is exhaustive.

Aug. 1st show Summer Transformations Part I

Aug. 8th show, Lisa T Summer Transformation Part II


  Can’t Get Away? Be Sure to Look Into Kat’s 8-Week, Full-Curriculum Total Transformation® Teleprograms If timing or finances do not allow, you might consider “attending” a full-curriculum Total Transformation® Basic Jumpstart or Mastery TeleProgram from your favorite chair at home is your answer. You can even miss sessions and listen to recordings of them from your home. What an ideal format the Electrograph turned out to be for those who could not afford the time or expense to get away for the full destination Program experience. In all survey responses, the pacing was said to be pretty much perfect. For more information, please click here
Opportunities for Local LMTs and Aestheticians Interested in Participating in Total Transformation® If you are an LMT, licensed aesthetician, email us at for more details if you are interested in attending at a discount. If you have emailed us before we had dates, please email again if there are specific program dates you would consider.
Total Transformation® Participant Testimonials

Amy English

“I’ve lost over eighty-five pounds. Most importantly, I’ll never use food as a drug again.”


Emily F.

“I can’t believe what I’m feeling. After just a few days, my eyes and my head are so clear. My bloat and facial puffiness are almost gone. My shape is changing. This is unbelievable to me because this goes against all my training as a health educator.”


Georgianna N.

“The first time around weight came off and my seborrhea went away to the point where I could wear sleeveless tops again and didn’t need steroid creams. I have watched the circles under my eyes and the crepey skin on the back of my hands almost disappear. My thyroid nodules actually shrank and all of my blood work was dramatically improved. The second time I lost another four dress sizes and got my husband to attend. Now he no longer smokes and is on a totally different path as we enter retirement. This may well have saved our marriage.”


Jeff Cotter

“I have lost 55 lbs and my blood sugar is now normal. My skin and hair are much softer. And yet I’m only just getting started with this. I have not felt like this since I was a teenager. I have tried other diets and none truly ended my very desire for what I now see as poisonous foods.”


Sue Kirwan

“I am no longer diabetic and have lost 36 pounds (four dress sizes) in three months, and regained my oval face shape."


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