Journey to Wellness
Farm of Life is the ideal environment for a journey to wellness. Healing involves rest, nourishing food, clean air, pure water, and a life-giving sun. We have maximized these healing properties. We’ve created beautiful spaces for relaxation and restoration. We are located away from tourist areas and roads. We enjoy the rhythmic flow and silent peace of nature. The air is fresh, clean and ionized. We walk on easy-to-barefoot trails. The restorative properties of ocean and waterfalls can be accessed by car or hiking. Our water comes directly from springs. Bathe in a spring-fed pool, a chemical-free infinite pool and eat organic too. The farm’s fruit orchard was planted with intention to bless and heal and a greenhouse produces nourishing greens. Meals are prepared with consciousness and love.
Many guests visit Farm of Life with specific issues they want to heal, such as chronic disease, stress, overweight, depression, anxiety, GI problems, high blood pressure, cancer, fatigue, insomnia, quitting smoking, etc. Regardless of why, they all benefit from Farm of Life’s healthy environment, nourishing foods, life inspiration and spiritual guidance. Guests spend as much time as they need here to heal and transform, generally anywhere from 2-weeks to 2-months.
We have made an extra effort to make healing more affordable by offering discounts if you stay long-term. We offer a 20% discount to guests who spend 30-or-more nights here and a 10% discount for 14-or-more nights. Please visit our Farm of Life YouTube Channel to watch videos of our previous guests describing their journeys and experiences at Farm of Life.
Health Coaching is our passion and inspiration for starting Farm of Life. Everyone deserves to be rightly informed about how to achieve health. We once experienced disease, chronic pain, fatigue and reclaimed our health through raw food and natural healing. As health coaches, we give back our knowledge, inspiration and appreciation to anyone struggling with disease and driven to reclaim wellness. We choose the name Farm of Life, because our intention is to help you get your life (and health) back.
Brian offers a one-time health coaching session for $60. During this session, he teaches the principals and techniques of optimal health and how to integrate a healthy lifestyle into a daily practice. He hears out your healing objectives and tailors a plan that meets your needs. Your plan may include a simple raw food diet, no overt fats, green juices, colonics, daily meditation, Yoga, exercise, forgiveness, healthy thoughts, affirmations, rest, sungazing, sunbathing, barefoot walking and/or loving service.
Thereafter, you are responsible for yourself and your choices. We are present everyday to model the healthy lifestyle practices and support you through the healing process. As your hosts, we have been where you are and are committed to helping you in every way we can.
Ultimately, you are in charge of your healing experience at Farm of Life. We encourage you to make it what you want it to be. While we keep an eye on you and your progress, we do not supervise whether you are keeping with your “plan” or not. We do not serve you your meals. Rather, we teach you how to use the juicer and vitamix, share recipes, and you prepare your own nurturing meals. We do not have workshops, a curriculum or a daily meal schedule. Rather, we answer questions and teach organically as we all go about living in this space together.
Every ‘body’ is blessed with a life force that sustains the human being in miraculous ways. When this energy is strong, we experience profound health. When it is depleted, we don’t. Toxemia and ‘energy robbing’ life choices enervate this life-force energy and depletes the body’s innate ability to heal. Restoration of life force energy brings us true and lasting health. When poisoning is halted and mindful living practices are embraced, energy and health are restored. Our bodies are endowed with an instinct to heal itself. We must first we get out of the way and give our bodies the gifts to heal from the inside out. This is obtained through a mindful approach to healthful living, thinking and being.
At Farm of Life, we practice Energy Medicine, which means we gather the pranic energies from earth, air, water and fire to heal. We walk barefoot, sungaze and sunbathe, bath in the healing waters and breathe deeply. We eat the raw fruits, vegetables and herbs, which have been grown by the earth, under the sun moon and stars. We eat the colors of the 7 chakras. The human being is mainly water and space, so we mind our thoughts, forgiving blame, shame and anger and choosing to nourish ourselves (and others) with love and compassion.
Some guests are interested in water fasting, coconut water fasting or juice feasting. We are open to this, but will not agree to it automatically. We prefer to first meet our guests and assess their goals, health status and toxicity. For water fasting, we require interviewing you before you complete your reservation to discuss it and to determine the length of your fast. We usually fast guests who visit for a month of longer. They start with 2 weeks on a clean raw food diet, week 3 is a fast and week 4 is a re-feed. We do not fast guests with bulimia, anorexia, obsessive compulsive disorders or who are severely underweight. We are not a fasting clinic and we do not monitor your vitals during the fast.
Not Your Average Spa or Clinic
Farm of Life is not a typical health spa. We do not have a sauna, foot baths, or an arsenal of health supplements to put you on. Our focus is on reconnecting with nature and healing foods, therefore we keep high-tech gadgets and alternative medicine to a minimum.
Farm of Life is not a medical clinic, skilled nursing facility, psychotherapy ward, talk-therapy center, hospice or residential care unit. We do not have doctors, nurses, psychologists, medical equipment or medications to assist with convalescence or mental disabilities. We are not a treatment center for anorexia, bulimia or severe obsessive-compulsive disorders. The nearest medical clinics and pharmacies are a 1-hour drive, and the capital city – San Jose – is a 4-hour drive. We do not accept guests on dialysis, because treatment is 4-hours from us. We are a non-smoking campus, so quit smoking before you arrive. If you smoke on campus, you will be asked to leave with no refund.
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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