Raw Food RetreatOur Raw Food Retreat or Holistic Vacation is a welcome retreat where one can begin or continue a journey of health and transformation. The peaceful setting of the high desert mountains surrounding the Tree of Life Center US makes this an ideal oasis for relaxation and spiritual connection. Tucked away from the distractions of the bustling world, it is the perfect place for contemplation and renewal.

100% Organic Raw Café

The Tree of Life Café has garnered world recognition for its gourmet, 100% organic raw food cuisine. The amazing plant-based meals, a daily part of your retreat, will leave you feeling recharged and energized. The Tree of Life gardens and sprout house operate year round, providing fresh vegetables, leafy greens, sprouts and more for the Cafe. This local vibrant food is harvested and on the serving table the very same day, resulting in nutritional potency unique for a vacation setting. The Raw Food Retreat is a good choice for those who would like more time for spa treatments that build support on many levels: mind, body and spirit.

Additional Program Features

  • Body

    Yoga or Qi Gong Classes 5 Days a week.  (Kali Ray TriYoga™ style when Yogini Shanti Golds Cousens is available)

    Nature and Hiking Trails

    Far Infrared Sauna

    Chlorine-Free Hot Tubs

    Salt Water Swimming Pool (unheated)

  • Mind

    Daily informal discussions on varied subjects that support your transition and transformation

    Conscious Eating Food Prep Classes

  • Spirit

    Morning and Evening Meditation

    Satsang (Spiritual Q&A), Kirtan (Devotional Chanting) or other Spiritual Programs

    Shaktipat Initiation (Friday Evenings) when Dr. Cousens is onsite

    Optional Inipi (Native American Sweat Lodge) held approximately once per month

    Experience the World’s Largest Chartes Labyrinth

  • Support

    Eco-Therapy. Spending time close to nature is a healing force all of its own. The Tree of Life experience takes you back to basics.

    Digital Detox (if you so choose). There are no TVs at the Tree of Life, and we offer wireless internet only in one building.

    Social support. Spend time with like-minded guests and staff.

    Access to the Tree of Life Wellness Spa

  • Lifestyle

    Holistic Lifestyle Immersion.Immerse yourself in a healing and supportive environment without distractions.

    Weekly Sprouting Class (learn to grow your own sprouts and wheatgrass)

    Tour of Tree of Life Sprout House

  • Nutrition

    100% Organic (no-exceptions!), plant-source-only, raw (live) food, gourmet meals at the world renowned Tree of Life Cafe.

    Unlimited Wheatgrass Grown with Ocean Minerals and Effective Microorganisms



  • Ecocasitas – Included

    • 8 Single Occupancy Rooms
    • 4 Shared Bathrooms
    • Outdoor Kitchen Area
    • 2 Infrared Saunas
    • Short walk to cafe, wheatgrass, hot tubs and sundecks
  • Orchard House – Included

    • 4 Guest Rooms w/ Twin Beds
    • Shared Living Room
    • Kitchen (no stove)
    • Laundry Room
    • 15 minute walk to cafe, wheatgrass, hot tubs and sundecks


  • Ecocasitas Plus – Upgrade

    • 2 Additional Rooms, each with a Queen Bed and Private Bath
    • $45/night Additional Cost
  • Garden House – Upgrade

    • 2 Guest Rooms with a Queen Bed and Full Private Bath
    • Shared Living Room, Kitchen, Laundry Room and Infrared Sauna
    • Garden House Room 1: $85/night additional cost – single or double occupancy
    • Garden House Room 2 (larger): $100/night additional cost – single or double occupancy
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  • Beautiful location! The food and spa services were amazing. Everyone was realy friendly. It was a great place to take a break for a few days. I really appreciated the space for meditation at the beginning and end of the day.

    Jess I.
  • Tree of Life offers the kind of once (or more) in a lifetime everyone should experience - if only for the best raw buffet ever...but there is sooo much more!

    Anand S.
  • Tree of Life is totally authentic and geared for real wellness.

    Ellen B.

Program Price

Starting at $199/Night

Important and Cancellation Policies

 Signup for your next Raw Food Retreat Today!

Fill out the Health Intake Form* if you are staying for 3 or more nights

or Contact a Program Consultant by filling out the form below or calling, 520-394-2520 Option 1


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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are staying for 3 or more nights, you are required to fill out a Health Intake Form because we want to ensure that our lifestyle, food and environment will be a good fit for you.

To request approval to attend the retreat for 3 or more nights, please submit a completed Health Intake Form (HIF) for review by our medical staff. A Tree of Life Center US Program Consultant will contact you once the review is complete to provide you with the outcome of the review and assist you with registration.

This question has to be addressed on theHealth Intake Form (HIF). None of the staff at the Tree of Life is qualified to answer any medical question(s).

Dr. Cousens is here at the Tree of Life Center US during our Diabetes Recovery, 21-Day Transformation, Zero Point, Conscious Eating, Essene, and Portals Programs.  If you are coming to the Tree outside of these programs, there is no guarantee that he will be here on site.

Generally, Dr. Cousens keeps a limited number of personal consultation appointments available for program participants. This is not guaranteed, however.  There is an additional fee of $500/per hour for consultations.  You must schedule any appointment with Dr. Cousens through the Front Desk. If you wish to make an appointment with Dr. Cousens while attending a program, it is strongly suggested that you call to make your appointment at the earliest possible date before you arrive  (520-394-2520, ext.4).