Living Heart Raw Yoga Retreat

Event Highlights

  • Roundtrip airport transportation
  • 7-nights at Farm of Life
  • Daily Yoga and qigiong
  • Delicious, raw food cuisine
  • Waterfalls and beaches
  • Kirtan and Ecstatic Dance
  • Life Coaching sessions (4)


7:00 AM Yoga
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Nayaca waterfall hike with lunch
2:30 PM back on campus
3:30 PM Farm of Life Prana Tour
5:30 PM Dinner
6:15 PM Raw Detox, Q&A

About This Event

The journey available to you at this unique retreat will open you up to greater possibilities for a life lived fully. With new self-awareness, a healthier mind and body, toxins and mental/emotional blockages released, and a new level of energy and vitality, dreams feel possible and life becomes very exciting indeed.The benefits of a truly healthful, fruit-based 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 on this retreat you will be consuming ONLY fresh, natural fruits and vegetables. No processed foods, no grains, no animal products, no coffee. Just the sun-kissed, earth-nourished foods nature intended for your body! If you are not yet familiar with this level of natural diet we will help you prepare, and you will experience a healthful whole-body cleanse.Daily yoga, dynamic and powerful group life-coaching sessions, natural beaches and waterfall swimming paradise, guided ecstatic dance, play, and a focus on supportive intentional community. This is a life-changing, transformational retreat experience. Our sixth annual. Here is a participant's comments: "Going on a retreat with Ellen must be one of the quickest ways to experience and catapult one’s self forward on the path to true vibrant health. I plan to do everything I can to go on another retreat with Ellen in the future as it was one of the best growth experiences I have had in my entire life." ~Amy Brainard

What's Included

  • Roundtrip airport transportation
  • 7-nights at Farm of Life
  • daily Yoga
  • Delicious, raw food cuisine
  • Waterfalls and hikes (3)
  • Beach (2)
  • Off grid living tour
  • Kirtan
  • Ecstatic Dance
  • Life Coaching sessions (4)
  • Food demo
  • Qigong

What's Not Included

San Jose hotel
souvenir shopping
Massage therapy

Venue Highlights

Our beautiful, peaceful and remote location is the perfect backdrop for your journey to wellness. At an elevation of 2,000 feet, Farm of Life sits top a lush green valley with outstanding views of the Pacific Ocean, pleasant temperatures and cool breezes. We are an organic farm situated on 37 pristine acres of fruit orchards, permaculture gardens, and old-growth forest. The hotel is located in the South Pacific zone of Costa Rica, 45-minutes from Dominical Beach and San Isidro.


All 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. Reservations are made as private rooms only. We do not have you share a room with someone you do not know.

Room Types:

Coconut & 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 Suite
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.

Toucan & 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.

Cabin in the Orchard
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.


  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Raw Food cuisine. Simple fruitarian breakfast and lunches, serving an abundance of tropical fruits.

More complex raw food dinners, serving vegetables and fats and yummy salads.


All transport to and from airports is included. The retreat center in located 45 minutes from Dominical Beach in San José Province, Barucito, Costa Rica.

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Recenter, Rebalance, Renew..... I cannot provide nurture and wisdom to the people I love without the opportunity to fill up my own cup. Diane

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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