The Raw Advantage Retreat
Adventure, Surf, Yoga and Raw Foods
The Farm of Life, Costa Rica 
With Chris Kendall

The Banana Commander and The Farm of Life have teamed up to offer you the most epic retreat experience in Costa Rica! Having witnessed the healing power of the raw food diet and being blessed to enjoy all that the amazing Farm of Life offers they couldn't help but create this retreat to bring all of it and us together for the most amazing Raw Retreat Ever!


Yoga, Surf and Adventure

...with amazing raw food meals and tropical fruits!

The Crew!


I LOVE Costa Rica! I visited the Farm of Life with Chris for the retreats two years in a row and underwent emotional, physical, and spiritual transformations. There is something about being in nature, especially in Costa Rica's untouched jungle, that is incredibly heart opening, balancing and healing. The sounds, the fresh clean air and spring water, the land, tropical fruits, organic greenhouse, animals and the people, I could only describe this place as pure love. 






Chris Kendall, from The Raw Advantage is the famous "Banana Commander." He's a 34 year old Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Low Fat Raw Vegan Lifestyle Coach, Raw Food Chef, Yoga Teacher, Athlete/Amateur Skateboarder, was voted best male athlete at the Best of Raw Awards last year. He has been on the LFRV path since 2004 and just celebrated 10 years raw vegan! Chris believes that we are always provided for, that we have all we need to grow into our highest potential in every moment. Through letting go of graspingness and fear in turn dedicating ourselves to loving service we truly can all live in abundance. His award winning retreats are a must on your travel to-do list! You can find out more about the Banana Commander on his website 

Your hosts, husband and wife team Brian and Jody Calvi, are health enthusiasts with giant hearts. Their respective histories with disease 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. Brian's farm tours and personality are a highlight for many on the Farm. 


Also serving you on the farm are a Chef, the Greenhouse Keeper, the three friendly huskies: Caesar, Ramseys, Inca and Karma the kitty. 


Reserve your spot now!

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Paradise awaits....



Avatar Rock - A hidden gem in Costa Rica. Located on private land beside the Farm of Life!