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Experience the exquisite tastes and super nourishment of the colorful tropical fruits, the lush green of the jungle and gently rolling mountains, the inspiring power of some of the world’s best waterfalls, the refreshment of the swimming holes, the radiant warmth of the sun which shines every day! You will be mesmerized by the natural beauty and warm waters at the protected tropical beaches, have abundant fun, and make new friends who will support your healing journey!
All guests will be staying at Farm of Life. This is an exclusive, intimate retreat center, and one of only a handful of retreats. Your accommodations are charming, comfortable shared rooms with exquisite views, fully equipped with internet, electricity, screened windows, ceiling fans, flush toilets, and hot showers.
The Yoga Rancho is built of natural materials, and sits at the highest point on the farm, backed up to a dense forest and facing majestic ocean views. It is a space of serenity. The Harvest House is the farm’s central gathering place for meals, recreation, and wellness programs. This large rancho under a thatched roof has a kitchen, dining hall, and lounging area.
This is a space for relaxing in a hammock or on the sofa, sitting down for a conversation, and sharing meals. The Harvest House enjoys pleasant breezes, cool temperatures, and incredible views of the valley and evening sunsets.
It’s time to start getting the results you really want! This is no ordinary retreat. This is a one-of-a-kind retreat about real transformation. It is about engaging fully, with clear intention, and a laser-beam focus to uncover the patterns that are holding you back from the vitality you deserve. It’s about empowering you with the tools and awareness you need to download a whole new operating system to feel great and to start experiencing a rapid positive forward momentum.
You will receive daily yoga, meditation, a cleansing raw vegan menu, and coaching sessions. You will eat naturally, move exuberantly, have abundant fun, and make new friends who will support you throughout your healing journey. Throughout the retreat, you will also have ample opportunities to have your questions and concerns addressed, including individual coaching sessions.
Your daily format includes invigorating fresh-air morning yoga for all levels, inspirational and educational talks, intensive group coaching sessions, occasional afternoon Qi Gong, guided meditation and contemplation, facilitated earth and sun connection activities, and time for rest and reflection in a beautiful natural setting.
You will receive the tools, guidance, and support you need to awaken to your full potential for joyful health, balance, and the freedom to live your dreams. A low-fat fruit-based raw vegan diet, along with appropriate exercise and other requisites of health, a positive and uplifting perspective, and practices that ground you in self-awareness, acceptance, and deep connection is a powerful prescription for a life well lived.
A live-in retreat setting is the most effective way for you to share the tools you have accumulated, and help you interrupt old unhelpful patterns and habits in order to acquire a fresh new outlook and empower new healthful habits. This journey will open you up to greater possibilities for a life lived fully. With new self-awareness, a healthier mind and body, toxins and mental or emotional blockages released, your dreams will feel possible, and life becomes very exciting indeed.
Yoga Alliance International (Yoga)
Ellen enjoys a healthy raw lifestyle and a strong personal yoga practice. As her long held dreams come into living color, she delights daily in a level of vibrancy previously unimaginable to me. Her journey credentials include a master’s degree in counseling, specialized in art therapy, registered yoga teacher certification with the national Yoga Alliance, and raw nutritional science training from internationally renowned raw food and fitness teachers, Dr. Doug Graham and Professor Rozalind Gruben Graham.
This retreat will take place in the Southwest coastal region of Costa Rica. Farm of Life is specifically located in the outskirts of a rural mountain village called San Salvador, located halfway between Dominical and San Isidro.
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The price of this retreat includes daily healthy and cleansing meals. All meals will follow a 100% raw, 100% delicious, low-fat vegan plan. The extra simple diet will facilitate maximum awareness and cleansing. The benefits of a truly healthful raw diet and natural lifestyle are too numerous to list!
A healthy, cleansed, and detoxified body brings about a healthy mind and balanced emotions. Exciting and unprecedented spiritual growth can be expected, along with daily experiences of profound joy. It’s been said that knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Please be aware that during this retreat, you will be consuming only fresh natural fruits and vegetables. No processed foods, no grains, no animal products, and no coffee. Just the sun-kissed, earth-nourished foods nature intended for your body! If you want other food ingredients, please bring your own (nuts, seeds, super-foods, seaweed, grains, or foods that you may want to eat that is not provided).
Assistance and support will be given if you are not yet familiar with this level of natural diet. You will be sure to experience a healthful whole-body cleanse.
A range of unique experiences and adventures are available to book in conjunction with the scheduled activities for an extra cost. These include incredible waterfalls, scenic hikes, and adventures!
Visit beautiful, unspoiled stretches of beaches, in Dominical, a popular surfer-tourist beach with shopping and restaurants. This journey will take about a 45-minute drive, as beaches are not within walking distance. Dominical is a popular place to surf, bodysurf, wade in caves, and enjoy a picnic under coconut palms.
The cost of this activity can cost up to 45 USD per person, depending on which beach and driving distance.
An epic waterfall with a garden sanctuary, shaman’s cave, and majestic swimming holes. Be blown away by extraordinary beauty and fun, all-day hiking, and playing. The cost of this activity is 35 USD per person.
Join in the hike to the Jewel of the Sun for an exhilarating workout and cool off in the waterfalls and swimming holes along the way. The cost of this activity is 5 USD per person.
Hike to a private piece of paradise. These falls are quaint, intimate, and intoxicating! The cost of this activity is 12 USD per person.
Ride the local roads on horseback with Rancho Tranquilo and Linda’s gorgeous horses. The cost of this activity is 50 USD per person.
An amazing waterfall with two majestic drops, a large swimming pool and caves. The cost of this activity is 15 USD per person, including a 30-minute hike to access the falls.
Take up surfing lessons at the world-renowned surfing beach Dominical.
Learn about living sustainably and organically on permaculture tours at nearby farms. The cost of this activity is 25 USD per person.
Go bird watching and other eco-thrills at Hacienda Baru, a coastal wildlife refuge, featuring incredible biological and eco-diversity. The cost of this activity is 35 USD per person.
You can book a massage on site, with a reservation, for an extra cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).
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