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9 Days Epic Raw Food and Yoga Holiday in Costa Rica

The Farm of Life (Finca de Vida), Unnamed Road, San José Province, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica

Raw Food Yoga Holiday Costa Rica

Welcome to the raw food and yoga adventure retreat with Chris Kendall and The Farm of Life! Chris couldn’t be more excited that you will be joining him on this epic retreat to one of his favorite places in the world. Both Costa Rica and the Farm of Life are amazing locations for a raw food and yoga retreat and he knows that you are going to have the time of your life.

Meet the instructors

Chris & Brian and Jody
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Highlights

  • 5 - 7 yoga / fitness classes
  • Amazing jungle hikes to waterfalls, cliff jumps, and more
  • Meditation, gong baths, and Tibetan singing bowls around the campfire
  • Travel from and to Margarita's Guest House and the Beach / Farm of Life
  • All you can eat organic, local, raw fruits and veggies, and fresh coconuts
  • Raw food demos, culinary skills, and workshops
  • Travel to and from the airport
  • 8 nights accommodation

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8 days with instruction
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Accommodation

On March 1, 2019, you will be accommodated in Margarita's Guest House, Alajuela, Costa Rica to make sure you're ready for an early shuttle on the 2nd direct to the beach, and the rest of the nights, you will be staying at The Farm of Life.

About the farm

A boutique hotel retreat is located in a mountain setting in Costa Rica. This beautiful, peaceful and remote location is the perfect backdrop for your journey to wellness. At an elevation of 2,000 feet, the hotel sits atop a lush green valley with outstanding views of the Pacific Ocean, pleasant temperatures and cool breezes.

They are an organic farm situated on 37 pristine acres of fruit orchards, permaculture gardens, and old-growth forest. Eco-style accommodations include hilltop cottages and private cabin rooms. The hotel is located in the South Pacific zone of Costa Rica, 45-minutes from Dominical Beach and San Isidro.

Enjoy inspirational and comical farm tours from the owner, Brian, as he leads you through the healing properties of all the herbs that grow on the farm, including ylang ylang and holy basil. The farm also has a new salt-water pool for all guests to enjoy! Please only bring eco-friendly products with you, including soaps, shampoos, and other personal care items. Laundry service will be available once during your stay.

Amenities:

  • yoga hut overlooking a lush green jungle (with mats)
  • saltwater pool
  • community kitchen and dining area
  • hammocks to relax in
  • hot water showers
  • free Wi-Fi
  • airport shuttles/taxi to and from airport
  • laundry service
  • on-site fruit trees
  • organic greenhouse
  • health and wellness mini-library

Program

This is your retreat. They are here to serve you. Ask for what you want/need. You are not required to take part in all the excursions. Take time to relax if needed and enjoy all the Farm of Life has to offer.

Preparation for the retreat

  • You may want to go for a few tanning bed sessions to get a bit of a base tan, the Costa Rica sun is hot, hot, hot.
  • You can also eat your sunscreen! Lycopene found in tomatoes and watermelon is a natural sunblock from the inside out. Drinking carrot juice has also found to prevent/ reduce your risk of burning.
  • If not already acclimated to a low-fat raw food diet, The Raw Advantage team recommends you eat a low-fat vegan diet for a week before.
  • You may also want to reduce your caffeine intake before the retreat to prevent experiencing caffeine detox symptoms while on your holiday.
  • If you have not been active before the retreat you may want to take some medium length walks and hikes to prepare for the nature hikes/waterfalls!

Yoga

There will be at least one daily yoga class for everyone to enjoy. 4 - 5 different styles yoga of will be offered. Chris will be leading:

  • Kendalini yoga - a mix of kundalini, Tibetan rights, calisthenics, and tomfoolery
  • Kendalini’s Kundalini yoga - a kundalini comedy class
  • Raw Power yoga - Power yoga catered to each person with modifications

Brian and Jody will be leading:

  • Yin yoga - breathing and holding postures for a deep stretch
  • Qigong - working with your chi to balance energy

Surf and sun

Make your own sunscreen.

Ingredients

  • 1-ounce coconut oil
  • 1-ounce butter (shea butter, mango butter, or cocoa butter)
  • 20 drops of carrot seed oil
  • 1/2 ounce raspberry seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

Instructions

  • In a double boiler, over low heat, melt the coconut oil, and butter.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly prior to adding the carrot seed, red raspberry, and vitamin E oils.
  • Pour into a glass jar or BPA free plastic jar.
  • Allow to cool and harden on the counter overnight and then you’re good to go!

This sunscreen is not waterproof. During times of heavy sun and swim exposure be sure to reapply often for the best coverage.

Instructors

Chris Kendall

Brian and Jody

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at Farm of Life, San Jose Province, Costa Rica and on the first night (March 1, 2019), you will be accommodated in Margarita's Guest House, Alajuela, Costa Rica.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Delicious tropical meals

You will be eating meals based on 80/10/10 low fat raw vegan cuisine. You will be provided with three delicious meals a day. Fresh, whole, tropical fruit will be available at all times. You will be trying some exotic fruits together as well. Breakfast and lunch will be fruit meals. During the week, you will be making 3-4 low-fat raw gourmet dinner options from Chris Kendall and Ashley Clarks' favorites.

They will send out a survey 3-4 weeks before the retreat and you will have a chance to vote on what you will be creating together. The other dinners will be simple low-fat salads, stews, or zucchini noodles with freshly made sauces and delicious salad dressings. There will be a fruit starter before every dinner meal. Fresh, local organic greens provided from the Farm of Life and neighboring greenhouses.

How to eat before the retreat

  • If you are familiar with low-fat raw vegan 80/10/10 - that’s the flow
  • You will be starting every meal with fruit, all you care for
  • If you are used to another diet, they recommend eating low-fat high carbohydrate vegan meals for at least a week prior
  • If enough fruit is eaten at each meal and the start of the dinner meal, there is less likelihood of intense cravings for fat or cooked foods

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegan
  • Organic
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)

Brian offers amazing Reiki sessions by donation.

What's included

  • 1 night at Margarita's Guest House
  • Travel to and from the airport / Margarita's Guest House and the Beach / Farm of Life (4 hours from San Jose)
  • 7 nights accommodation at The Farm of Life
  • All you can eat organic, local, raw fruits and veggies, and fresh coconuts
  • Simple 80/10/10 style cuisine from "101 Frickin' Rawsome Recipes" with the option of 2-4 low-fat raw gourmet dinners from "TRA Retreat Treats"
  • Raw food demos, culinary skills, and workshops
  • Up to 1 yoga class a day (4-5 different styles in the beautiful Yoga Hut overlooking the Jungle)
  • Surfing including rental and transportation (2-3 days depending on tides and level of surfing experience)
  • Amazing jungle hikes to waterfalls, cliff jumps, and more (varying lengths from easy to more challenging)
  • Meditation, gong baths, and Tibetan singing bowls around the campfire
  • Sungazing morning and evenings, connecting to the earth with barefoot walking
  • One-on-one and group raw lifestyle coaching with Chris Kendall
  • Social and emotional support and strategies
  • Learning to apply all the different aspects of holistic healthy living
  • A deeply rejuvenating and transformative adventure

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 29 days before arrival.
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