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Join Karen and Gabriela for an unforgettable, life-changing health and healing experience in Costa Rica! Whether you are a novice at living a healthy lifestyle or have been living one for years, this retreat is definitely for you. This exciting event will give you the ideal opportunity to surround yourself with other health-conscious individuals, along with nature’s food and lush surroundings to nurture your physical body and spirit.
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.
Experience an unforgettable health and healing experience at the love raw food and yoga retreat at Finca de Vida (Farm of Life) in Costa Rica. You will leave the retreat inspired and motivated to take the very best care of your health after raw food and spiritual coaching with Karen and Gabriela Ranzi.
You will spend your time dancing, practicing yoga, chanting and singing, crystal sound bowls, creating music, watching movies, playing games, taking time to relax, reflect, relax, and meditate. You will also be sharing your thoughts and feelings desired as just some of the enriching and fun ways that will help you and others enjoy your stay.
This coaching will include increasing your health on all the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. You will experience a fun and relaxed learning atmosphere! There will be new health and healing concepts presented from Karen’s and Gabriela’s combined wealth of experience.
You will also join in others in group yoga or Qi Gong sessions that will be aimed at improving movement, restoring flexibility and posture, and toning muscle. These sessions will not only help you feel much better but they will also help to prepare you for the eco-adventures and other fun activities you may choose to participate in.
Karen is an award-winning author, internationally renowned lecturer, raw food consultant, and raw food chef. Karen travels throughout the United States and abroad delivering her impassioned message about health and wellness through raw living plant foods. She has presented for universities, schools, health institutes, expos, associations, organizations, and festivals. For the past 20 years, Karen has helped thousands of individuals and families to reach their health potential.
Gabriela graduated from Clark University with a degree in global environmental studies. She is the manager of Turtle Lake Refuge in Durango, Colorado, a nonprofit environmental organization focused on a mission of celebrating the connection between personal health and wild lands. Gabriela grows, harvests, and prepares local, wild, and living food for the community, educating about the values of the wild edible abundance and providing local micro-greens for public schools and farmers’ markets.
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 the most delicious food you can imagine! Supremely tasty and nutritious whole, natural, vegan raw, and living foods will be served to you daily by master chefs and kitchen staff. Your palate will be tantalized as you indulge in healthy meals that nourish every part of your being.
You don’t have to be a 100 percent raw foodist to attend this event to be happy. Please let the organizers know if you have any special dietary needs. Each day, three meals of whole, natural, vegetarian raw, and living foods as well as snacks will be provided.
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!
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.
Please be informed that the retreat starts on February 12, 2017, so you will need to arrive in Costa Rica by February 11, 2017. On the last day of the retreat, which is February 19, 2017, the retreat shuttle will bring you back to the airport early that morning so that you can make an afternoon flight from 2 p.m. onward. To give yourself enough time, you are recommended to booking return flights home at 2 p.m. or later.