Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease

— Hippocrates

Our Core Values

Mission

To heal the body and mind through traditional and modern techniques. To heal the spirit by reconnecting with the earth.

Vision

To provide a healing space with gentle yet effective therapies, and educate patients on achieving optimal health. To inspire people to live healthy, balanced lives through the healing power of nature.

Our Story

Our journey began in Bulgaria, where we witnessed the profound effects of natural hot spring resorts on health and vitality.

It is part of the culture to go to these resorts at least 1-2 times per year for 3-7 days, which is part of what keeps people there so healthy. After becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, Gloria realized how difficult it is for her patients to make lifestyle changes while stuck in their normal routine, and how necessary it is to have a space where patients can go to not only learn the tools for healthy living, but also FEEL the benefits when those tools are used on a daily basis. 

Inspired by this and her experience in Bulgaria, she founded Glorious Health Retreats to provide a sanctuary where individuals can disconnect from daily stressors and embark on a transformative journey towards improved health. Join us and reconnect with yourself amidst the tranquility of nature, honoring the wisdom of holistic healing and the resilience of the human spirit.

Our Staff

Gloria Rangelova, ND

Born in Bulgaria, Gloria grew up with strong roots in natural healing. Gathering herbs, drinking teas, pickling vegetables and making yogurt were part of normal day to day activities. After moving to the US at the age of 12, she quickly experienced the harmful effects that processed foods have on the body and noticed how prevalent chronic conditions were in the states. She was inspired to share her knowledge and help people come back to a healthier way of life.

Gloria went on to study at the National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR (graduated in 2019) and completed additional trainings in herbal medicine, homeopathy, drainage therapy, pelvic floor therapy, nasal specific therapy, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She became a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in California and went on to work at Sajune Institute for Restorative and Integrative Medicine before opening Glorious Health Retreats.

Vancouver Naturopathic Doctor

Gloria believes there is not one treatment that works for all, she prefers to get to know her patients on a deeper level in order to find the individual approach best suited for them.

In her free time, Gloria enjoys being active and spending time outdoors with her husky Leia- hiking, camping, snowboarding, yoga, rock climbing, stand up paddleboarding, and swimming to name a few. She loves wildcrafting and playing with herbs, making herbal medicine and natural beauty products. Traveling the world and dancing (salsa & bachata) is what brings her the most joy! Gloria is fluent in English, Bulgarian, semi-fluent in Spanish, and more to come soon!

Please see the Upcoming Retreats page for rotating staff and guest speakers specific to each retreat location.

Interested in seeing Dr. Rangelova in her private practice outside of the retreat setting? Please go to glorioushealthcenters.com for more information or to schedule.