Transformation With Nature - Your Raw Food Naturopathic Medical Retreat

About us

Come to celebrate your journey to health and learn the transformational health principles of Nature Cure to access the Vital Force and innate healing intelligence within You to deeply heal, rejuvenate and experience life with true wellbeing.

Health freedom is your birthright.  It’s a path paved in Self-Love, living in harmony with Natural Laws that govern human health and happiness, honoring the struggle and a fierce commitment to owning, loving, and accepting Your uniqueness fully and taking charge of your process.

There is also a fine art to be learned within transitioning to a raw food fruit-focused diet that supports the highest levels of physical and spiritual health, which can make this process smooth, enjoyable, and build a foundation for long-term success and sustainable results. 

You'll experience with us a holistic, back to nature immersion in a pristine setting to reconnect and realign your body, mind, and heart to tap into your vast regenerative potential.

Reset and renew with deliciously cleansing and nourishing raw vegan foods and the power of vitalistic naturopathic medical approaches to jumpstart your health for the new year.

Whether you’re struggling with a particular health concern such as autoimmune conditions, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, allergies, digestive challenges, being over or underweight, or you're simply needing a nurturing and supportive container to do some deeper inward reflection, this will undoubtedly be a week of profound breakthroughs serve you and continue to elevate your health many times over, long after you’ve traveled home.

“We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living.” ... "Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos

Event Highlights

  • Travel to and from San Jose on travel days and off-campus excursions included.
  • Incredible Raw Vegan, 80-10-10 inspired meals prepared with the best in-season local organic produce.
  • Raw Food demonstrations by the Farm's chef proceeding dinner.
  • Daily Yoga Classes.
  • Vitalistic therapies offered with Jennifer (Gemstone acupuncture and facials, holistic counseling and energetic clearing sessions, etc.).
  • Nutritional, Vegan Lifestyle & Detoxification counseling offered with Garrett.
  • Farm Tour with Integrative Health Education with Brian Calvi (Prana Tour).
  • Sound Bath sessions: uses the Gong and Tibetan Signing Bowls to invoke a deep state of relaxation. Meditating on the subtle sounds and vibrations of the bowls opens and harmonizes the chakras, while the Gong vibrates across the spectrum of creation, Om. Sound therapy sessions assists in entering into meditation, has a centering effect and synchronizes left/right brain.
  • Evening Activities: Campfires, Movie night, Awakening the Senses Workshop.
  • Authentic Cacao Ceremony with Ecstatic Dance. Cacao is a food of the Gods!
  • Introduction guided Sunrise sun-gazing with Brian Calvi.
  • Off-Campus Day excursions and activities (travel included).
  • Dominical and Baru Beaches
  • Renowned Tinamaste Market
  • Nayaca waterfall and Peacefalls hike
  • Local Permaculture Farm tour
  • Use of amenities at Farm of Life including Vitality Cool pools, Chemical free Infinite Pool, Jungle gym & Walking trail hikes, Morning and Evening Sungazing Vortex, Wifi
  • Mid Week Laundry Service

Venue Highlights

Attending a retreat at Farm of Life is an ideal way to reconnect with nature and Self to experience transformation and a personal journey to wellness.

Many guests visit Farm of Life with specific health struggles, such as chronic disease, stress, overweight, depression, anxiety, GI problems, high blood pressure, cancer, fatigue, insomnia, smoking and addiction, etc. Regardless of why, they all profoundly benefit from the healthy environment, nourishing raw-vegan-vegetarian foods, life inspiration and spiritual guidance offered through the Farm community and from the land itself.

During your retreat you'll experiene what it's like to thrive on delicious raw, vegan food. You'll get to walk barefoot, sungaze and sunbathe, swim in the healing waters, and deeply breathe clean, oxygen-rich jungle air. You'll be eating meals are prepared with consciousness and love of the organic fruits, vegetables and herbs, which have been grown in nutrient-saturated soils, under the sun moon and stars on the property or nearby farms.

We mind our thoughts, forgiving blame, shame and anger and choosing to nourish ourselves and all others with love and compassion. We’ve created beautiful spaces for relaxation and restoration. We enjoy the rhythmic flow and silent peace of nature. Our water comes directly from springs. We practice yoga, qigong and meditation, and treat ourselves to waterfalls, wildlife, beaches and jungle hikes.

From eating healthy, Nature Cure therapy, yoga, and allowing the body and mind to respond by unwinding tension, detoxifying, cleansing, and universily recalibrating, our guests to resolve a lot of mental, emotional, and physical struggle, while regaining calmness, balance and direction in their life's journey.

Our beautiful, peaceful and remote location is the perfect backdrop for your journey. At an elevation of 2,000 feet, we sit atop a lush green valley with outstanding views of the Pacific Ocean, pleasant temperatures and cool breezes. We are located in the SW Pacific zone of Costa Rica, 45-minutes from Dominical Beach.

Farm of Life is a sacred and energetic healing center that will hold and nourish your journey. This land has been blessed by years of our prayers and meditations and holds a strong intention to support your transformations. The land is a funnel, spiraling the energies and clearing the transmutations. Your spirit will find ease and support being here and a willingness to release into the journey. This is a place where you can exhale into the experience, knowing that you are deeply cared for.

Our exquisite campus brings you closer to nature, yet treats you to modern comforts. Awaken to the songs of howler monkeys from the luxury of your cozy hilltop cottage. Swing in your hammock above infinite views. Our plush amenities include fresh spring water, hot showers and flush toilets. Our campus has a chemical-free pool and so much more.

Thorough FAQ page: http://www.fincadevida.com/frequently-asked-questions/

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Tour Assistance
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Schedule

While we plan to adapt on a daily, moment-to-moment basis, to align with the feel and flow of the collective group, a typical day could look like...

We'll wake up around sunrise and start our day with intention and presence through group meditation and yoga, or a light hike around the property.
Afterward, we'll have some time for personal quiet-time and self-care.
We'll flow into a delicious, refreshing, and hydrating breakfast of green juice, fruit and green smoothies, fruit or fruit puddings.
Daytime activities will then follow, which will be on or off-campus tours, nature adventures, excursions, group health chats and QnA, or private therapies and sessions.
Lunches will consist of fruit and convenient snacks while out on the tours, and 3 on-campus lunches of raw cinnabuns, raw banana pancakes, and a buffet of exotic fruits.
There will also be some time before dinner to nap, rest, unwind, and reflect.
Dinner will be a 3-course raw meal beginning with a fruit starter and followed by salads and veggies with raw dressings and sauces, along with a dish slightly higher in fat.
Evening Activites will be laid back for casual group hangout, campfires, and games.
As tempting and easy as it is while on retreat to stay up late continuing to connect with new friends, process inner emotions, or bask in the good feelings from the day, it's essential to get enough sleep to mentally, physically, and subconsciously integrate and absorb everything that's taken place that day. This will ensure you're well-rested and feel physically and mentally well each day in order to remain present and open for all the gifts, experiences, and compounding breakthroughs that each day is sure to bring so lights out and quiet time will be around 9-9:30p.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Breakfasts will be green juice, fruit and green smoothies, fruit or fruit puddings.
Lunches will consist of fruit and convenient snacks while out on the tours, and 3 on-campus lunches of raw cinnabuns, raw banana pancakes, and a buffet of exotic fruits.
Dinner will be a 3-course raw meal of a refreshing and tasty fruit starter, salads and veggies with raw dressings and sauces, and a dish slightly higher in fat.

Accommodations

All of our rooms are styled to bring you closer to nature while giving you the comforts of modern amenities, enabling you to relax and recharge. All rooms have screened windows, flush toilets, electricity, ceiling fans, warm showers and high-speed internet. Room service is twice a week and includes one mid-week laundry service.

COCONUT AND MONKEY HOUSE
Our premier, family-style accommodations are stunningly beautiful and have epic views of the surrounding mountains and to the distant Pacific Ocean. Each cabin has a pair of queen beds, walk-in closet, private bathroom, outdoor shower and balcony with hammocks and rocking chairs. They are fully equipped with electricity, hot showers, flush toilets, ceiling fans, screen windows, canopied bed and Wifi. The balcony has a child-friendly banister. The outdoor showers are an exotic experience. In Casa Mono, the Deity shower backs up to the forest, where monkeys and birds may be peeking in on you. In Casa Coco, the spiral shower with painted jungle murals is it’s own world. These two cabins are located closest to the Yoga Rancho than anywhere else. It is a 5-minute downhill walk from these cabins to the Dining Hall.

BUTTERFLY
A charming and private bungalow for the romantic getaway. Perched on a hillside overlooking the deep green jungle of the Bora Canyon Nature Preserve. Awake to the enchanting sounds of tropical birds, the distant voice of the howler monkeys, and the gentle warmth of the sun rising over the mountains. This room has a queen bed, private indoor bathroom and outdoor balcony with hammock and rocking chairs. Fully equipped with electricity, hot shower, flush toilets, ceiling fans, screen windows, canopied-bed and Wifi. The balcony does not have a banister and is not child-friendly, unless you keep your child off of the balcony.

TUCAN / MACAW
Toucan and Macaw are bunk rooms that can each accommodate up to 4-people. Perched on a hillside, the decks overlook a lush, green valley and the Pacific Ocean in the distance. Frequent sightings of Hawks’ adrift on the air currents and Toucans. There are two side-by-side rooms - the Toucan and Macaw rooms. Each room has 2 sets of bunk beds, a private indoor bathroom and balcony with hammock and rocking chairs. Fully equipped with electricity, hot showers, flush toilets, ceiling fans, screen windows and Wifi.

ORCHARD CABIN
Cabin in the Orchard is settled in a fruit orchard and surrounded by Ylang Ylang trees. This lovely accommodation is built entirely of wood - gorgeous purple heart and cedar - with large windows and French doors. This cabin has 2 side-by-side rooms – The Ylang Ylang room and the Sacred Ceiba room. The rooms have either a king bed or 2 twin beds, and can be single or double occupancy. Each room has a private entrance and a private outdoor bathroom with shower. Guests enjoy showering under the stars, surrounded by Bougainvillea blooms. A spacious front porch connects both rooms and commands a direct view of the evening sunsets. Fully equipped with electricity, hot water, flush toilets, ceiling fans, screened windows and Wifi. These balconies do not have hammocks, and do have a child-friendly banister.

Directions

Schedule your flight into San Jose International on Thursday, the 17th of January (airfare not included in tuition).
Taxi to Margarita's Guesthouse, a cozy bed and breakfast inn where Farm guests and retreatees are regular and expected overnight visitors.
Your one-night stay, arrival night dinner, and breakfast the following morning have already been covered through your retreat tuition (*taxi fare from the airport to Margarita's is not included).
Enjoy this easeful night of transition into your week of retreat, inwardly and exteriorly. Get to know the others that will also be a part of this wonderful experience and get an early night's rest.
The group will be picked up by Farm staff on the morning of the 18th to travel through the wild and beautiful Diamonte Valley to get to the property.

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