21 Days Deep Dive Detox, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in San Jose Province, Costa Rica

Reconnecting Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

Enjoy an affordable vacation for the healthy lifestyle in an organic farm and a natural healing center! This mission is to help you heal your body, mind, and spirit by educating and inspiring you on natural healing, spiritual growth, yoga and Qigong, and many more. This is your chance to treat yourself to nourishing juices and scrumptious exotic salads! Deepen your soul connection and find your inspiration in Barucito, Costa Rica!

Highlights

  • Yoga sessions
  • Tibetan singing bowl session
  • Crystal bowl and guided meditation
  • Gong bath, ecstatic dance, and therapy session
  • All-day raw fruit and veggie buffet
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • Self-cooked meals

Yoga styles


20 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laptop rental
  • Laundry

You will be accommodated at the Farm Life Boutique Hotel. It has seven guest rooms available. It offers a variety of arrangements to best accommodate singles and couples. All guest rooms are fully equipped with electricity, hot water, flush toilets, ceiling fan, and window screen. However, there is no AC. All guest rooms have balconies with spectacular views overlooking a lush, green valley, and the Pacific Ocean in the distance. Frequent sightings of Hawks’ adrift on the air currents, Toucans, and if you're lucky, the recently re-introduced Scarlet Macaw. All guest rooms have private bathrooms. Some have outdoor bathrooms or outdoor showers.

Laundry service is available for additional cost. Room service is twice a week. Sheets and towels are changed out only once a week unless otherwise requested.

Peace pool

This majestic pool has a 16-meter lane for exercise, commands incredible views and is chemical free. The water is treated with hydrogen peroxide and a UV-light and feels like silk.

Harvest House

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, plugging into the internet with your personal laptop, sitting down to a game, and eating dinner to the sunset. The harvest house enjoys pleasant breezes, cool temperatures, and incredible views of the ocean, valley, and evening sunsets.

Casa yoga

The yoga studio is an organic rancho built of natural materials, sitting at the highest point on the farm, backed up to a dense forest and facing majestic ocean views. A space of serenity ideal for a morning meditation, the daily 7 a.m. classes, do-it-yourself yoga, and watching the day pass by until the evening sunset. The rancho is equipped with yoga mats and other fitness tools.

Spa Tranquilo

The spa is a simple space set-up for massage, sound therapy, reiki, and colonics. The two complimentary health tools (the crystal gem light rack and the molecular enhancer) are in the spa for guests to use with care.

Vitality pool

The vitality pool is a spring-fed cool pool for soaking and invigoration. Refresh yourself while enjoying the forest flowers, frogs, and butterflies. This is a magical, private spot for personal time and contemplation.

Forest trail and exercise platform

You can walk through a tropical rainforest trail (short and long loops). The terrain is steep - great for your cardiovascular system. In the middle of this trail and primary forest, there is an exercise platform to do pull-ups while surrounded by nature’s majesty!

Bongo bus

The sturdy 4x4 people-mover is essential for getting the guests to waterfalls and home again. You will, after all, live at the end of 10 kilometers of dirt roads.

Organic farm

A major feature of the Farm of Life is the amazing abundance of flora and plant life. Hundreds of tropical fruit trees intermingled with edible shrubs, ornamentals, and fragrant herbs are planted all around the orchards of the farm. Since fruit trees are vitally important for the nutrition and livelihood, 100 trees are planted within the first month of owning this farm and continued planting every rainy season thereafter. At last count (September 2016), there are 100 different types of fruit trees here and over 300 fruit trees in total volume, all growing and thriving. Plus, there are nearly a dozen different types of bananas and countless bananas trees in total. To date, Farm of Life is harvesting from banana, star fruit, avocado, biriba, lemon, lime, orange, guava, rambutan, jackfruit, dragon fruit, jaboticaba, Surinam cherry, noni, breadnut, cherry mangosteen, cashews, abiu, black sapote, cacao, ice cream bean, guanabana, mangosteen, mangoes, papaya and maprang trees. More fruit and nut trees will give Farm of Life a harvest in the years ahead, including durian, mamey sapote, macadamia, soncoya, and others. May this food forest and the aromatic fragrances nourish, heal, and bless all who partake in the experience of this farm.

Greenhouse

The green and medicinal herbs (kale, chard, lettuces, oregano, gotu kola, basil, aloe, etc) are grown organically in the greenhouse. It is the salads-greens greenhouse because it is focused mainly on growing greens and herbs, and not vegetables. Additional vegetable fields are throughout the property and there is a nursery for the propagation and protection of plants.

Ornamental gardens

Gorgeous, picturesque and bountiful gardens are throughout the whole campus, along with every trail and view, including the magnificent large Heliconia flowers. Lively with birds and butterflies and rich with fragrance, your senses will hardly be able to take it all in!

Meditation spaces

Throughout the campus, you’ll find lovely, private tranquil places to sit in contemplation, including benches by the Buddha garden, platforms overlooking infinite views, sitting spots in the forest temple, and sun gazing vortexes.

Freshwater springs

There are two springs at Farm of Life. One is used as the water supply - fresh, clean, pure water for drinking, bathing, the pool, and greenhouse. The other spring flows right through the vitality pool, where you can take a soak in the invigorating waters.

Walking trails

There are walking trails throughout the farm, as well as a trail to the adjoining farm, Jewel of the Sun, where additional kilometers of walking trails are available for the guests. Plus, the village 4x4 roads make for enjoyable walks and sightseeing village life.

Program

This Deep Dive Detox program is a three-week package. It includes a morning green juice and all-day raw fruit and veggie buffet, daily yoga (or Qigong on Sundays) and meditation, access to non-chlorinated and fresh-water pools, and over 35 acres of land for hiking, exercising, and reconnecting with nature.

A typical day at Farm of Life

  • 06:00 Daybreak and sun gazing meditation
  • 07:00 Yoga or Qigong
  • 08:30 Complimentary green juice. Prepare your own breakfast.
  • 09:30 Tour to a local waterfall, beach, jungle hike, or organic market
  • 15:00 A selection of classes are offered, such as guided meditation, sound bath, cacao ceremony, ecstatic dance, and water aerobics.
  • 17:30 Dinner. You will gather in the dining hall. Prepare your own meal or opt-in for a chef-made meal.
  • 19:00 Evening activities include a campfire, movie night, game night, quiet time, and inspiring conversation around the table.
  • 21:00 Generally, you will tuck in early so that you can rise with the sun the next morning.

A typical week at Farm of Life

Below features the weekly program during the regular season.

Monday

  • Morning: Nayaca Waterfall trip
  • Afternoon: A focused workshop, such as on forgiveness

Tuesday

  • Morning: Local farmers market visit
  • Afternoon: Ecstatic dance

Wednesday

  • Morning: Peace Falls trip
  • Afternoon: Sound bath

Thursday

  • Morning: Hike to Jewel of the Sun
  • Afternoon: Free time

Friday

  • Morning: Waterfall tour of choice
  • Afternoon: Guided meditation

Saturday

  • All-day: Beach excursion

Sunday

  • Morning: Water aerobics
  • Afternoon: Guided meditation

How to prepare for this retreat

Farm of Life can’t impress enough the value of arriving prepared. Guests have experienced the full range of either being in a full-blown detox (next to the toilet all day) to feeling vital and invigorated on the tours. Farm of Life certainly prefers everyone to feel the cleansing benefit of this health retreat while also having the energy to enjoy the retreat.

Farm of Life highly recommends you to prepare your body, mind, and spirit by taking measures to clean up your diet and lifestyle during the weeks in advance of your arrival. This will vary for every individual. Here are some straightforward guidelines and recommendations that can be given.

  • Eat less food by having smaller portions, stop snacking between meals, and eliminate desserts.
  • Eat lighter foods, more fruits, vegetables, green salads, and healthy grains such as buckwheat, millet, or quinoa.
  • Eat organic foods.
  • Stop eating meat, dairy, fried foods, junk food, highly processed foods, fake foods, etc.
  • Reduce your intake of salt, sugar, caffeine alcohol, and recreational drugs.
  • Start journaling. Get clear on your intentions and motivations.
  • Sort through loose-ends and responsibilities, so that you can be free and clear of them while you are here. Make it so that you can disconnect during your time here.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at Farm of Life Boutique Hotel in the southwest coastal region of Costa Rica, specifically located on the outskirts of a rural mountain village called San Salvador. Farm of Life is a boutique hotel in a mountain setting in the South Pacific zone of Costa Rica with a unique focus on natural living, healthy foods, and organic farming.

It offers personalized attention, peaceful ambiance, and an environmentally conscious operation. It is situated on 37 pristine acres of fruit orchards, permaculture gardens, and old-growth forest. At an elevation of 2,000 feet, the guests benefit from pleasant temperatures and cool breezes. Atop a lush green valley, the guests enjoy the display of hawks adrift on air currents and outstanding views of the Pacific Ocean.

Farm life is a four hours' drive from San Jose. It is recommended to drive the beach route, passing Jaco, Quepos, and Dominical. It is also near to the regional airports at Quepos and Palmar Sur.

Nearby Places

  • Dominical Beach - 45 minutes
  • San Isidro - 45 minutes

Unique features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laptop rental
  • Laundry

Food

Farm of Life encourages thoughtful, healthy meals that come from the earth. It features an organic, vegetarian, vegan, and raw food communal kitchen. You will eat directly from its own thriving, organic greenhouse, and fruit orchards, and the foods are taken from local farmers, too. Treat yourself to nourishing juices and scrumptious exotic salads. Pick your fruit from the orchards. Learn all about plant-based eating and how to prepare it. It offers the guests an economical self-catered holiday, where they prepare their own meals in a communal kitchen or opt for dinner specials prepared by the talented chef at an additional cost.

Farm of Life stocks the communal kitchen with an abundance of local, seasonal, and organic fruits and vegetables. You prepare your own meals, smoothies, salads, and juices (16 ounces per day) using the beautiful kitchen. Also, help yourself to a coconut (or two). The nightly rate includes the use of the communal kitchen and fruits and vegetables.

The kitchen is ultra-convenient for guests to use. It has a refrigerator and stove and is facilitated with kitchenware, dinnerware, cookware, utensils, blenders, juicer, mixer, dehydrator, organic fruits and vegetables from the farm and local area, and a dishwashing station to clean up after yourself.

Please note that meat and alcohol are not allowed but eggs and cheese are acceptable. Farm of Life has some of the cleanest water in the world. The water comes from a spring. Clean, pure, and mineralized water comes out of every tap. Throughout Costa Rica municipalities and villages, water systems are chlorinated, but not at Farm of Life.

The following meals are included:

  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Fruitarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Eco-touring to waterfalls and beaches (12 USD - 25 USD)
  • Enjoying spa and massage treatment (70 USD for 75 minutes)
  • Visiting local markets

What's included

  • Daily yoga session
  • Sunday Qigong session
  • Daily meditation session
  • Access to non-chlorinated and fresh-water pools and over 35-acres of land
  • Morning green juice and all-day raw fruit and veggie buffet
  • Use of the stocked communal kitchen
  • 20 nights’ accommodation

What's not included

  • Chef-prepared dinners (20 USD)
  • Eco-tours to waterfalls and beaches (12 USD - 25 USD)
  • Massage and spa treatments (70 USD for 75 minutes)
  • Roundtrip transportation from the airport

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving direction from Dominical Beach

  • Take the inland-heading road towards San Isidro.
  • When you arrive in Tinamaste, turn right onto the Las Tumbas gravel road, located about 200 meters after the white church.
  • Follow this gravel road for seven kilometers, pass Las Tumbas (market, soccer field, school), and into the town of San Salvador.
  • When you see San Salvador’s mini super sign, take the left turn indicated here, 4x4 is now required. Follow this road for three kilometers.
  • The road splits at an orange house - stay left and follow the electric lines.
  • Follow signs that you see for Rancho Tranquilo and Farm of Life.
  • Pass the horse stables, continue straight, stay left, pass the colorful water tank, and arrive at Farm of Life. If you get lost, call Farm of Life or ask the neighbors for directions to Finca de Vida.

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to Juan Santa Maria International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Farm of Life is a four-hour commute from the airport. From this airport, you can rent a car for 55 - 95 USD per day. You can also opt for direct airport taxi for 220 USD one way, airport shuttle - taxi combo for about 100 USD one way, or bus, taxi, or bus combo for about 80 USD one way. You can also take a commuter plane to Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP) and then take a taxi to Farm of Life for 120 USD.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 28 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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