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.
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.
Our Yoga studio is an organic rancho built of natural materials, sits 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, our daily 7 am 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.
Our spa is a simple space set-up for massage, sound therapy, reiki and colonics. Our two complimentary health tools – the crystal gem light rack and the molecular enhancer – are in the spa for guests to use with care.
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
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, we built an exercise platform – how amazing to do pull-ups while surrounded by nature’s majesty!
Our sturdy, 4x4, people-mover is an essential for getting our guests to waterfalls and home again… we do, afterall, live at the end of 10 kilometers of dirt roads.
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 our nutrition and livelihood, we wasted no time – we planted 100 trees within the first month of owning this farm and continued planting every rainy season thereafter. At last count (Sept 2016), there are 100 different types of fruit trees here and over 300 fruit trees in total volume…all growing and thriving. Plus, we have nearly a dozen different types of bananas and countless bananas trees in total. To date, we are harvesting from banana, starfruit, 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 us a harvest in the years ahead, including durian, mamey sapote, macademia, soncoya and others. May this food forest and the aromatic fragrances nourish, heal and bless all who partake in the experience of this farm.
Our greens and medicinal herbs – kale, chard, lettuces, oregano, gotu kola, basil, aloe, etc - are grown organically in the greenhouse. We think of it as our salads-greens greenhouse, because we focus 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.
Gorgeous, picturesque and bountiful gardens are throughout the whole campus, along 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!
Throughout our 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 sungazing vortexes.
Fresh Water Springs
There are 2 springs at Farm of Life. One is used as our water supply – fresh, clean, pure water for drinking, bathing, the pool and greenhouse. The other spring flows right through our Vitality Pool, where you can take a soak in the invigorating waters.
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 to our guests. Plus, our village 4x4 roads make for enjoyable walks and sightseeing village life.
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"This was the most life-changing trip of my life. I have never been around such positive, genuine, and spiritual people in my life." Lina, Florida
"Thanks for giving people the opportunity to get their thoughts straight, guts clean, eyes sharp and heart open. It works, big time." Judith de Grauuw, Netherlands
"This Farm of Life radiates positive energy and healing in ways that, if you allow yourself to remain open, you may not have expected." Vienna Sunflower, New Jersey
"Words cannot describe what healing powers your love emits. Thank you for all that you do." Ashley, Florida
"Not only is the setting straight out of Mother Nature’s heart, but the atmosphere that Brian and Jody have created in every detail of the farm is nothing short of inspirational and mesmerizing." Angela Bliss, Canada
"Arrive with an open heart and willingness to grow and you will leave with an activated and revitalized Vital Life Force." Zan, Alaska
"The meals were prepared with great love & joy." James, Canada
"No worries if you are not raw or even vegan, the fruits here are soooo amazing and delicious they won't leave you wanting anything else." Nina, Slovenia
"It was awesome waking up at dawn listening to the howler monkeys & the other sounds of nature all around. The outdoor shower was to die for." Arlene, Canada
"I definitely recommend this place to all who search for truth, transformation, living in harmony with life, eating vibrant raw foods and pure fun and laughter!" Tina about the Living Yoga Retreat
"The vibes were incredible as well as the connections with other kindred spirits & souls. I will treasure this experience of a true farm to table." Craig Ridgeway about the Raw Advantage Retreat
"This is not a traditional vacation but one that is very healing in all ways. You will leave feeling totally rejuvenated." Linda about the Raw Habilitation Retreat
"I am looking and feeling better than I can ever remember. I cant thank you enough for in essence saving my life, truly thankful for you kindness and vision!" Shelley Kozicki, Canada, Cancer Survivor
"Since our visit last month, we have maintained a mostly vegan lifestyle. Thanks for the inspiration and showing us how easy it is to get in all these lovely living foods!" - Jill & Adam, about learning skills from the Chef
"I could write pages about how I've changed from my experiences on the farm. It hasn't been much "easier" since I have been home, but my awareness, understanding & appreciation of things are on a totally different level. I know that's such a beautiful place to begin. So much gratitude towards you both and everything you represent." - Hayley, Canada, about the Into the Light retreat