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Seize this opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the raw lifestyle while enjoying awesome activities, learning about hygienic lifestyle factors, and absorbing all that Costa Rica has to offer! Whether you are a hardcore fruitarian or brand new to raw foods, you will enjoy and benefit from this retreat. You will be sharing vital and helpful information regarding the raw food diet secrets to making great sauces, tips, tricks of long term raw foodists, and the science behind the raw food diet.
Upon arrival, you will be staying at Margaritas Bed and Breakfast on the 3rd of March for a night to make sure that everyone is ready for the early shuttle direct to the beach. Afterwards, you will be staying at Farm of Life for the rest of your retreat.
Farm of Life 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.
During your retreat, you will have one yoga class a day with up to five different styles to learn from in a beautiful yoga hut overlooking the jungle. To fully immerse in nature, meditate with Tibetan singing bowls around the campfire. Enjoy sun-gazing in the morning and evenings, and barefoot walking to fully connect yourself with the earth.
With one-on-one and group raw lifestyle coaching with Chris Kendall, you will be sure to take part in social and emotional support and strategies as well as learning to apply all the different aspects of holistic healthy living.
Costa Rica offers some of the best surfing in the world with many world-class breaks or spots. You will have the option of going to a number of different spots surrounded by amazing endless coconut tree's fresh fruit, perfect beaches, and the option of caves. With the whole fresh ripe raw fruits and veggies you can eat along with the surf adventures, you will be definitely in for a fun ride!
Chris Kendall is the creator of “The Raw Advantage”, is the famous "banana commander". He is a 34-year-old registered holistic nutritionist, low fat raw vegan lifestyle coach, raw food chef, yoga teacher, athlete, and amateur skateboarder. Chris believes that you are always provided for, that you have all you need to grow into your highest potential in every moment through letting go of graspingness and fear. Chris believes that in return, you should dedicate yourselves to a loving service so that you can truly live in abundance. His award winning retreats are a must on your travel to-do list!
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.
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 45-minutes’ 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 Santamaria Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Farm of Life will pick you up from the airport.