The magic of Costa Rica awaits you!

Our daily format includes invigorating fresh-air morning yoga for all levels, inspirational and educational talks, outdoor adventure activities*, intensive group coaching sessions, occasional afternoon qi gong, guided meditation and contemplation, facilitated earth and sun connection activities, and time for rest and reflection in our beautiful natural setting.
(*We have chosen hikes that vary in difficulty from easy to moderate. All are optional.)

All meals will follow a 100% raw, 100% delicious, low-fat vegan plan. Our extra simple diet will facilitate maximum awareness and cleansing. Throughout the retreat you will have ample opportunities to have your questions and concerns addressed, and individual coaching sessions as well as private massage will be available at extra cost.

Our mission is simple: to help you receive the tools, guidance, and support you need to awaken to your full potential for joyful health and balance, and the freedom to live your dreams. A low-fat fruit-based raw vegan diet, along with appropriate exercise and other requisites of health, a positive and uplifting perspective, and practices that ground you in self-awareness, acceptance, and deep connection is a powerful prescription for a life well lived. A live-in retreat setting is the most effective way for us to share the tools we have accumulated, and help you interrupt old unhelpful patterns and habits and acquire a fresh new outlook and empowering new healthful habits.

This is IT – the culmination of all our learnings, and all our teachings, coming together in one powerful live-in week. If you are serious about living your life more fully, with much more vitality, joy, and authenticity, this experience may be just the one you need. We invite you to join us in living like every minute matters, and feeling like every day is beautiful.

It’s time to start getting the results you really want. This is no ordinary retreat. This one-of-a-kind retreat is about real transformation. It’s about engaging fully, with clear intention and a laser-beam focus, to uncover the patterns that are holding you back from the vitality you deserve. It’s about empowering you with the tools and awareness you need to download a whole new operating system, to feel great, and to start experiencing rapid positive forward momentum.


Our Beautiful Accommodations

Coconut and Monkey House (Casa Coco y Casa Mono)




Stunningly beautiful premier accommodations for 2-4 guests
Spacious and private
2 Queen beds, walk-in closet
Private bath with beautiful outdoor shower
Large balcony with hammocks and rocking chairs
Epic views of the mountains and to the distant Pacific Ocean
Near the yoga rancho, a short walk to the dining hall
$2,100 each for 2 guests
$2,000 each for 3 guests
$1,900 each for 4 guests


Butterfly Suite




Charming private bungalow for 1-2 guests
1 Queen bed
Private tiled bathroom
Balcony with hammock and rocking chairs
Spectacular view
Near the dining hall
$2,900 for 1 guest (our only single room option)
$1,900 each for 2 guests with shared bed


Cabin in the Orchard




Nestled in a fruit orchard and surrounded by ylang ylang trees
Built entirely of wood, with purple heart and cedar
Large windows and french doors
1 King bed or 2 Twin beds
Private outdoor bath
Spacious porch with rocking chairs and direct view of sunset
Next to the dining hall
$1,900 each for 2 guests


Toucan & Macaw




Side by side bunk rooms, accommodating up to 4 guests in each
2 sets of bunks in each cabin
Private tiled bathrooms
Balcony with hammock and rocking chairs
Spectacular view
Near the dining hall
$1,600 per person



Here’s what participants have to say about New Living Retreats:

Going on a retreat with Ellen must be one of the quickest ways to catapult one’s self forward on the path to true vibrant health. I plan to do everything I can to go on another retreat with Ellen in the future as it was one of the best growth experiences I have had in my entire life.” Amy Brainard

The retreat was a very great first time experience for my daughter and me! In every single way! All the beautiful different personalities of retreaters and crew/volunteers and special guest presenters made the week a very unique out-of-classroom educational learning experience in so so many beautiful ways. The hiking/waterfall/beach day outings were so wonderful and special also! My daughter and I felt very closely bonded to everyone by the middle to week’s ending. Please hold on to email addresses so that we can all keep in touch and remain good friends and help/support each other. Many many thanks to the higher powers of the universe for bringing us all together in one place to share ourselves with each other. Namaste.” Heidi Mae Liu

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the AMAZING retreat with its life-changing implications. I was honored to be part of such a special group of individuals, and I learned far more about my health choices than I could have imagined. Many Blessings.” Diana Burney


I have chosen a very special facility in which to hold this retreat. My friends Brian and Jody have created a wonderful haven in the uniquely lovely Diamante Valley, 3.5 hours south west of San Jose. It is end of the road privacy on 35 acres, surrounded by native jungle. This is an exclusive, intimate retreat center, and ours is one of only a handful of retreats offered here. Your accommodations are charming, comfortable shared rooms with exquisite views, fully equipped with internet, electricity, screened windows, ceiling fans, flush toilets and hot showers.

The Yoga Rancho is built of natural materials, and sits at the highest point on the farm, backed up to a dense forest and facing majestic ocean views. It is a space of serenity. 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, sitting down for a conversation, and sharing meals. The Harvest House enjoys pleasant breezes, cool temperatures and incredible views of the valley and evening sunsets.

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You may save significant money by booking your airplane reservations as soon as possible, as the fares will continue to rise as flights fill. Spirit Air tends to have very good rates to Costa Rica, and they have a major hub in Detroit, Michigan.

I look forward to a week of rejuvenation, inspiration, education, detoxification, healing, adventure and unprecedented growth with you in Costa Rica!

Blessings on your journey to radiant health and the life of your dreams,

Ellen Livingston