The Love Doctor Volunteers at Farm of Life

by JodyCalvi November 17, 2012 | 8:45AM
Farm of Life volunteer Frank Arrigazzi (aka the Love Doctor) is a shining example of living from the heart and in loving service. He is an amazing Yoga Instructor, the most flexible man ever, and powerful with his prayer and meditation work. He shared his passion and heart with guests, coaching them with understanding the power of their thought, frequency and vibration. He fell in love with the nature at Farm of Life and reconnected deeply with his higher self. The abundance in his life is expanding, starting with his new product line Purple Balance Superfoods for sale at Wholefoods in the UK, and soon a book release, Shine Your Light.

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Volunteer Karine Ionesco: Reconnects with Nature and her True Self

by JodyCalvi May 20, 2012 | 4:53PM
Beautiful Karine Ionesco volunteered at Farm of Life for our 2012 Retreat Season as a Kitchen Assistant. Her loving service to herself and to others brought extraordinary gifts - learning to love herself unconditionally, while witnessing countless others be transformed by their experience at Farm of life. She speaks of the unbelievable opportunity she had as assistant to Chefs Chris Kendall and Mary Graham, her inward journeys at the Diamante Waterfall and releasing fear, her passion to be in nature with likeminded people, her emotional transformations and her future prospects.

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Chef Mary - Phenomenal Raw-Vegan Cuisine

by JodyCalvi May 20, 2012 | 4:50PM
Chef Mary Graham, our Clean Cuisine Chef, worked for Dry Season at Farm of Life. She prepares food for healing people, which is the perfect synthesis for Farm of Life, where we teach healing foods and natural healing. Mary shares about her experience here, with the retreats, guests, food prepping and being in the grace of the Diamante Valley. Her culinary repertoire is as broad as her travels (France, Indian, Korea and more). A graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Health Coach and Chef, Mary is available to work in your home, at your camp or next retreat. Explore the possibilities with her at

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Chris Kendall, Raw Chef, The Raw Advantage

by JodyCalvi May 20, 2012 | 4:37PM
Chris Kendall,, Sexy Canadian and Raw Food Chef, and beloved Family member of Farm of Life, Costa Rica. Chris is an extraordinary example of how to manifest a beautiful life while living from the heart and in the now. Chris' loving service over the past 3 years at Farm of Life is remarkable... health coaching, raw cheffing and adding to the energy of this space. Chris hosted his Raw Advantage Retreat this year, and cheffed the Ellen Livingston Yoga Retreat and Dr. Sam's Raw Habilitation Retreat. Don't miss his next retreat- January 2013 at Farm of Life - learn more at Also, he has 101 Frick'n Rawsome Recipes, Craving Busters, awesome tshirts for sale and upcoming Yoga videos and Mr. Fruitastic video. He will be a Chef, Yoga Instructor and Speaker at Woodstock Fruit Festival 2012 and don't miss his freestyle Rap with Dr. Sam!!

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Dr. Samuel Mielcarski, Raw Habilitation Retreat

by JodyCalvi May 20, 2012 | 4:32PM
Dr. Samuel Mielcarski ( hosted his Raw Habilitation Retreat. Dr. Sam, a gifted physical therapist, taps into the body's own intelligence, applies principles of corrective movement and guides clients to embrace and apply the basics of health. Retreat participants received physical therapy 1-1 sessions with Dr. Sam, restorative exercise, learn about movement versus exercise and the Chain of Health (food, air, light, love, water, rest, activity and hygeine). A superior retreat for Athletes to attend. Chris Kendall provided exquisite, nutritious Raw Food meals. The next Raw Habilitation Retreat will be April 2013 at Farm of Life, Costa Rica,

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The Raw Advantage Retreat

by jodycalvi January 18, 2012 | 10:47AM
We interview Chris Kendall and Taylor Snipes and feature footage of the Raw Advantage Retreat. Chris and Taylor share their stories of how they came into the 80-10-10 diet. They speak of partying hard, feeling sick and depressed and the transformation that came with the raw food lifestyle. These guys are truly amazing and they exude abundant health in body, mind and spirit! They are full of gratitude, life is easy, they are in the flow with healthy abundant thoughts and giving loving service. The retreat - skateboarding, surfing, yoga, waterfalls and instruction for raw food preparation and lifestyle - was their first, and was a great success! Chris Kendall is online at Taylor Snipes is online at Living Ministries

Volunteering at Farm of Life

by jodycalvi July 17, 2011 | 4:08PM
An interview with our volunteer Lisa highlights the volunteer program and experience at Farm of Life ( We discuss volunteer activities, responsibilities, the "work" environment, and expectations. Lisa shares about her experience being in Loving Service, connecting with nature and integrating healthy lifestyle practices into her life.

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Chef Dr. Wilco departs Farm of Life

by jodycalvi April 3, 2011 | 1:11PM
Friend, Chef, Bald Brother and PhD of Natural Health and Nutrition - Wilco Hermans - has left us to pursue his dreams in Europe. In this much overdue video, we discuss he many talents as Chef and Doctor, reflect on his 15-month tenure as our Head Chef, share his recipes and give a heartfelt farewell. Apologies for the poor sound quality. If this weren't such an important interview, then I would have trashed it, but I hardly have the heart for that.

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Chef Dr. Diondra

by jodycalvi January 31, 2011 | 12:48PM
Farm of Life was recently graced by the culinary talent of Chef Dr. Diondra, who volunteered at Farm of Life for a month over the holidays. In this Interview, Diondra shares about how she healed herself from breast cancer with raw food and sound therapy, her subsequent transition to raw gourmet and her chef services (raw chef retreats, personal catering, home catering) at Diondra has been raw for far longer than the majority of us - since 1998! She entered into a raw healing diet before it was a trend and before superfoods and raw gourmet ingredients were available in the markets. She is a wealth of information about raw food and healing!

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Raw-Chocolate-Making and an Exquisite Holiday Menu

by Administrator December 20, 2010 | 4:51PM

Hands down, Chef Dr. Diondra prepares the best raw food we've tasted yet! We are grateful that she is here preparing food for our guests for the holidays, and we are stumped that she is not the head chef at a premier raw restaurant in LA or NYC. Their loss! Diondra and guests are making hard chocolate desserts and getting ready for a busy holiday season with lots of amazing raw salads, wraps, soups, desserts and more on the menu.  If you are coming to visit us, then be prepared for an exquisite holiday menu and daily specials of fantastic food. While guests often prepare their own meals here (included in the nightly rate), this months our guests will be surely tempted by Diondra's culinary talent.

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