DiVina Vida

Healing Teas, Cacao, Retreats, Tours and Tastings plus Cacao Ceremony! A SANCTUARY IN NATURE FOR HEALING AND RESTORATION

to Dec 29

A Sanctuary in Nature at Finca Divina Vida

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Time away allows for a change of habits, a shift in energy, a new perspective and a whole new way of being.  This retreat is specifically not about what you will be doing but rather what you will NOT be doing.  It is about pushing through boredom to find peace; pushing through blockages to find creativity and pushing through beliefs about yourself to find the real you.

Please join us: Read more here

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to Dec 31

Design Your Own Retreat Anytime in 2018/2019


Design your healing retreat to be all that you would want it to be.  We'll start by helping you to choose the meal plan that fits your goals.   Our Chef will coach you to create the healthiest possible choices for your stay with us.  We will help you to design a wellness protocol that will support your goals which could be a cleansing fast or a raw vegan or vegetarian menu or a combination depending on the length of your stay.  Much of the food comes from our organic farm where you will be staying.  Dream your healthiest dream and we will help you get there. Time in nature and time in sacred space will help you to transform your life and realize your goals.  We are happy to design a three, five, seven or 10 day, or longer, retreat for you.

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Our Basic Ala Carte Menu includes:

Private room          $250.00 per day

with 3 gourmet meals

Ala Carte Add-Ons:

Energy Session      $ 75.00 per session

Massage                 $ 75.00 per session

Sound Session       $ 75.00 per session

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Additional Options

Yoga                             $ 10.00 per session

Art Therapy                  $ 25.00 per session

Cacao and Herb Tour   $ 25.00 per person

Please see Retreat Pricing for further information or contact Lisa at lisa@divinavida.co

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to Jan 19

Hippocrates Lifestyle Raw, Vegan or Juice Fast Cleanse

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Why Raw? Maybe Vegan? How about Juicing?

The raw food diet is a lifestyle diet where at least 75% of all food consumed is eaten raw and never commercially processed or cooked.

The raw food diet offers the following benefits:

  • weight control; it is difficult to become obese on a raw food diet

  • increased energy

  • better digestion

  • a stronger immune system

  • more mental clarity and creativity

  • improved skin

  • a reduced risk of heart disease and other chronic diseases

Raw fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds are all brimming with vitamins and minerals which can help boost our immune system, give our gums a great workout, keep us slim and leave our skin looking young and silky.

Raw fruit and vegetables deliver far higher levels of nutrients to our body than cooked food. In fact, nutritionist Jane Griffin believes raw food contains a third more vitamins and minerals than cooked food. The thing that ties various raw food diets together is that generally no foods that have been pasteurized, homogenized, or produced with the use of synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, industrial solvents or chemical food additives are included. This means avoiding, or at least greatly reducing, most popular packaged and processed foods sold in the grocery store like breads, bottled condiments, cereals, crackers, cheese, refined oils and processed meats.

benefit from eating more raw foods include those with:

  • cancer (3)

  • heart disease

  • high blood pressure and high cholesterol (4)

  • osteoporosis

  • kidney disease

  • gallstones or gallbladder disease

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • autoimmune disorders

  • food allergies

  • fatigue

  • joint pain (5)

  • muscle aches and pains

  • headaches

  • PMS

  • hormonal imbalance

  • trouble with weight gain/obesity


Raw foods have a big impact on the acid/alkaline balance in our bodies. Diseases develop more easily within the body when acidity rises, because acidosis lowers immunity. The body can become overly acidic due to environmental pollutants, stress, processed and refined foods, lack of nutrients, and mineral-deficient water. Cooked foods create even more acidity in the body, but on the other hand, raw foods neutralize acid and help alkalize the body.

Here are some raw foods you can start to eating regularly:

  1. Leafy greens

  2. Citrus fruits (several servings per day)

  3. Sunflower, sesame and pumpkin seeds

  4. Avocados

  5. Coconut kefir/raw and organic regular kefir

  6. Raw veggies like carrots, celery, peppers, tomatoes, etc.

  7. Raw yogurt

  8. Extra virgin coconut or olive oil

  9. Cultured veggies (like sauerkraut or kimchi)

  10. Watermelon and cantaloupe

Vegan might be a better choice for you…what is the difference?

Vegetarians do not consume any fish, meat, or poultry. A lacto-vegetarian consumes dairy products and an ovo-vegetarian consumes eggs. A lacto-ovo vegetarian consumes both dairy products and eggs, but no meat.

Vegans are vegetarians who do not consume any animal/insect derived products including dairy products, eggs, and honey. This group avoids animal/insect-based food dyes, binders, and additives.

Individuals following a Raw Diet consume products that are uncooked and unprocessed. The percentage of raw foods can vary from 50-100% raw.  Their diet may or may not be vegan.  Consumers of the raw diet do not cook foods at temperatures greater than 116 degrees Fahrenheit.

Should I Juice?

Drinking adequate fluids like water and low sugar, cold pressed juice helps the body function more efficiently, improves energy, and helps remove toxins more effectively. Drinking water throughout the day, even while on your juice cleanse helps keep everything moving. Hydration also makes your skin glow.

New studies are showing that juice cleansing is a powerful and effective way to keep the body’s systems in balance. UCLA recently published a body of work on the health benefits of a three-day juice cleanse. Their research illustrated that juice cleanses increase beneficial gut bacteria, promote weight loss and improve general well-being.

Juicing Gives your Digestive System a Rest 

Bloated? Irritated bowels? Sensitive stomach? A juice cleanse can help reset your gut. When you drink only cold pressed, raw fruit and vegetable juice, you’re greatly reducing the amount of input and stress that your gut experiences. This gives your body the time to heal and recharge, while also taking in essential vitamins and phytonutrients. Adding prebiotics and probiotics to your cleanse will help you get back to feeling how you want to.

We recommend a 3 or 5 day organic juice fast with us..


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1:00 PM13:00

Equinox Cacao Ceremony

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Join Lisa, Flory and Jenny as we honor the return of the light.   We will open our hearts with the cacao and set intentions for the coming season.  Grounding our thoughts, prayers and intention with the healing sounds of the Tibetan Bowls, we will journey to that place where magic happens....deep in our own hearts.

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This meditative journey will serve to prepare you for the coming year of abundance and challenge.  Please RSVP via Whatsap at 8348-8286  A suggested donation of 10.000 colones is appreciated.

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to Feb 10

Chocolate Making

Professional Chocolate Making Course


Are You Ready to Take Your Bean to Bar or Bean to BonBon business to the next level?  Perhaps you have always wanted to start a chocolate making business or you simply would like to make incredible edible chocolates for your friends and family.  Either way, this Professional Chocolate Training is for you.

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Learn tree to bar methods of fermentation, drying, roasting, cracking, winnowing, refining and tempering chocolate.  Then, learn how to infuse truffles with edible flowers, ginger, nuts and more.  Learn the fine art of dipping and decorating chocolates including how to make and use your own transfer sheets for artistic edibles that are uniquely your own.  We will make lattice and chocolate nests AND participate in a real cacao ceremony with sound healing Tibetan bowls.

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If you know nothing about chocolate, this week long professional training will teach you everything you need to know to begin your journey as a chocolate maker.  If you are already a chocolate producer, this training will take you to the next level. 

Please join us February 5th to 10th, 2018.  Your tuition includes the class, all supplies, lodging at Finca Divina Vida and 3 organic meals per day.    Click here and scroll down to register.  We have room for six (6) more participants with pricing ranging from$ 450.00 to $1200.00 for the week

About our Instructor:

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Gabrielle France, owner of Petit Patrie Chocolate in Nova Scotia has trained with Ecole Chocolate and Monteal’s Chocolate Academy.  She has trained with some of the best Chefs in the industry including Master Chololatier Mark Tilling, Nancy Samson and Ludovic Fresse.  More recently, Gabrielle attended the International Institute of Chocolate and Cacao Tasting and received her Level 2 Certification in Chocolate Tasting.  This is similar to a Sommelier training with wine wherein she is able to identify cacao by it’s region and soil type.  She has also studied the fine art of roasting cacao at Chocolate Alchemy in Oregon.


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The contents of this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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