2017 Costa Rica Retreat

The Holistic Lifestyle Retreat with Lacey Budge

9 days of yoga, nature, meditation, relaxation, delicious healthy cuisine, beaches, waterfall hikes, inspiring workshops, and more!

Friday April 7th – Saturday April 15th, 2017

Farm of Life, Costa Rica

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Hosted by Lacey Budge | Registered Holistic Culinary Nutritionist | Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor | Plant Based Chef|

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The Holistic Lifestyle Retreat… more than just a healthy vacation! 

Give yourself the opportunity to nourish your body, mind and spirit while immersed in the lush jungle setting of Farm of Life.  The intention for The Holistic Lifestyle Retreat is to offer you a 9 day getaway and transformational journey where you can experience a little bit of everything. This is the vacation that invites you to optimise (or revamp!) current healthy habits and at the same time learn new tools and practices that you can implement at home to help you better navigate your daily life.

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Lacey understands the intimate connection between body, mind and spirit and this Spring retreat will reflect her holistic approach. You are invited to join in daily practices that encourage movement, relaxation, reflection and connecting with your true Self as well as embarking on adventures to nearby waterfalls and beaches.  Some of the retreat highlights include an authentic cacao ceremony with ecstatic dance as well as a visit to an off grid jungle sanctuary.

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The Food… oh the food! The retreat menu will delight and awaken your taste buds from breakfast to dinner. Exotic tropical fruit, fresh greens and herbs from the green house and local produce will be the highlight of our meals. Farm of Life Chefs will prepare healthy, delicious and all natural meals, served buffet style, featuring a blend of raw and cooked vegetarian cuisine. All meals are free of gluten and dairy; eggs will be served for brunch. Enjoy tropical fruit, fresh coconuts, natural spring water and medicinal teas throughout the day!
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Spring is the perfect time to awaken, renew and cleanse after the winter months. During your stay at Farm of Life, you can do just that. Bask in the high vibrational elements of the farm, feel the nourishing tropical breeze, listen to the symphony of innumerable birds & insects, watch the mesmerising dance of the butterflies, dragonflies & hummingbirds. This magical property bursts with radiant, fragrant flowers and lush gardens, towering ceiba trees, and flowing crystalline waters. Connect with Mother Nature and be nurtured by barefoot walking, sun gazing, breathing in fresh mountain air, hiking through the jungle trail, eating off the land and drinking pure spring water.  Gaze at unforgettable sunsets and the mystical, shapeshifting clouds of the approaching rainy season. Every moment at the Farm, everywhere that you look, all that you hear, touch, taste, & smell is an opportunity to experience pure wonderment and awe of this magical slice of paradise. Come join us this spring in the hidden gem of Costa Rica, the Diamante Valley!

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This is your retreat, so feel free to join in as much or as little as you like. No need to come with a developed yoga or meditation practice…this retreat is for everyone! Choose from daily yoga and meditation, nearby waterfall and hiking adventures, evening gatherings for setting intentions and personal sharings, workshops, swimming in the spring fed pool, art projects, working out at the jungle gym, campfires, massages, a tour of an off grid jungle sanctuary, and quiet time spent in sublime silence of nature to reflect and be still. See what’s included below for full details.

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Farm of Life is located in the Southwest coastal region of Costa Rica, near the Pacific Ocean, Dominical beach and the mountain town of San Isidro.  Brian and Jody, the farm co-creators, are natural health enthusiasts. Their respective histories with chronic illness and long fights for recovery inspired them to open Farm of Life. They are grateful for the healing journey they’ve experienced, and feel their higher purpose is to give back to others in need. Brian and Jody are here to assist guests, support your healing journey, arrange tours and services and make your visit exemplary.

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Retreat Includes … 

“I want to share this magical gem with everyone as it has been such an important part of my journey!” During this interview with Farm of Life owners Brian and Jody, we talk about what is included in the retreat and why you would consider The Holistic Lifestyle Retreat.

 

8 nights accommodation ( 1 night at Villa Margarita in San Jose + 7 nights at Farm of Life Retreat Center)

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Roundtrip Airport Transfer to/from Farm of Life

Daily Yoga and Meditation with Lacey, suitable for all levels.

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Healthy, Delicious Vegetarian Cuisine highlighting local and seasonal fruit and veggies

2 Holistic Lifestyle Workshops with Lacey

Authentic Cacao Ceremony with Ecstatic Dance guided by Lacey

2 raw food demonstrations by Farm of Life Chef

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Evening sharing circles, campfires, yoga nidra relaxation

Soundbath with gong and singing bowls 

Introduction to the practice of Sun Gazing with Brian

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Sunset Qi Gong with Jody

Farm “Prana Tour” includes teachings on medicinal plants growing on the farm, harnessing elemental energies, optimising the health of your mind, body & spirit, and living a connected natural lifestyle. 

Use of amenities including all natural chemical-free swimming pool, ‘jungle gym, walking trails, crystal light rack, morning and evening sun gazing vortex,  mid-week laundry service, and much appreciated sweet, sweet jungle wifi.

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Farm Art Project

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Our journey also includes a variety of Eco-Excursions:

Visit Amy’s Off Grid Jungle Sanctuary & Learn about sustainable living 

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Experience Dominical Beach 

Hike to Nayauca Waterfall, rated one of the top 10 waterfalls in the world

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Relax at Peacefalls and afterward enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch on a family farm

Hike to nearby waterfalls and “Avatar Rock”

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Additional Expenses

Airfare to/from Costa Rica (I recommend the direct flight with Air Canada)

Taxi from airport to Villa Margarita ($20/taxi)

Massage therapy and Energy Work

Travel/Medical Insurance

Staff gratuity

Gift purchases


Accommodations & Features

Rates start at $1665 USD. All Rates are indicated in USD.

Toucan & Macaw  ~ Shared Accommodation (BunkRoom)   

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Sleeps 2 – 4 people (2 sets of bunk beds)

Indoor bathroom with shower

Balcony with hammock and rocking chair with an incredible tree top jungle view

Perfect for a group of 4 friends!

4 people: $1665 / person

3 people: $1700 / person

2 people: $1765 / person


Cabins in the Orchard ~ Semi Private Accommodation

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Sleeps 2 people (2 single beds or 1 King)

Private outdoor bathroom with shower 

Balcony with rocking chair overlooking the orchard and jungle 

2 people: $1865 / person


Coconut & Monkey House ~ Deluxe  Accommodation

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2 queen beds, sleeps up to 4

Private bathroom

Luxurious outdoor shower

Large balcony overlooking the entire farm, pool, jungle and Pacific ocean.

2 people: $1925/ person

3 people: $1825 / person

4 people: $1765 / person


Butterfly Suite or Cabins in the Orchard  ~ Private Accommodation

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Private accommodation (queen/King bed)

Balcony with jungle view

Private bathroom

Private: $2200/person


Rates & Registration


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Save $75 USD when you pay in full before November 1st, 2016.


Please fill out the contact form below to begin your registration.

A $500 USD non-refundable deposit is required within 2 weeks of your registration to reserve your space.

A second instalment of $1000 USD is due December 1st, 2016 

Owing balance is due February 1st, 2017.

Cancellation Policy 

Please note the $500 deposit is non-redunable.

In the event of a retreat cancellation, the following policies apply.

More than 60 days prior: Refund is available, minus deposit + $100 administration fee. (Before February 5th)

30 – 60 days prior: 50 % refund is available, minus the deposit. (February 6th- March 7th)

within 30 days prior: no refund is available. (After March 8th)

Photo Credit: Melissa Joy 

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