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Explore iron qualities that define true manhood.

On this retreat, we will explore multiple aspects of listening, speaking and moving, including the patterns which shape what we perceive and how we respond. We will learn and practice distinct methods that will empower your individual expression and support your relationships at home and at work.

In the process we will address real issues facing men in today's world. Our focus will be on defining masculinity, increasing vitality, and being as healthy and as centered as possible in our body, mind, heart and being.


  • One surf lesson
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Airport transportation to/from Liberia Airport
  • All discussion, yoga and meditation sessions
  • One Stand-up Paddle-board excursion
  • Double shared accommodations
  • All-day adventure tour

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 21.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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During the retreat, you will be staying at Peace Retreat. This accommodation sets up a sustainable environment centered around yoga where guests can reset, recharge, and realign to reconnect with their supreme self and access peace. You will be offered the shared accommodation that can be upgraded at additional cost.

Jungle cabins

There are six cabins on this beautiful jungle property. Each cabin was lovingly constructed with the reforested teak wood and contains furnishings of the same. Each cabin has screen-windows, a ceiling fan, a safe, and also includes an open-air closet with a storage space. You can use the beautifully constructed stone showers, sinks, and community washroom facility.

Om room

Om room is one of the two private rooms on the second floor of Casa Yoga. Om room has a teak armor, a queen size bed, and a single bed all beautifully constructed out of reforested teak wood. Om room also has a great view of the pool and the Costa Rican jungle.

Samadhi suite

Samadhi suite is on the third floor of Casa Yoga. It is a studio suite with a full private kitchen, private roof top deck with ocean view, a private bathroom, and a queen bed. There is also a large sitting area and private deck overlooking the pool and jungle. This suite is perfect for couples or single occupants.

Shanti room

Shanti room is one of two private rooms on the second floor of Casa Yoga. Shanti room has a private bath with a great view of the pool and the Costa Rican jungle. The room is beautifully appointed for couples or a traveling pair with a beautiful four-poster queen-size bed, a single bed, and all constructed out of the reforested teak wood.

Shine room

Shine room is the largest room of Casa Yoga and is on the first floor. It has one queen-size teak bed, two single beds that can be set as bunk beds, a teak desk, and a private bathroom. Shine room has the capacity to accommodate an additional set of bunk beds making it perfect for families.

They will stick to a dynamic balance of fun, learning and adventure. Mornings will be for meditation, yoga, somatic work, and discussions. Afternoons and evenings will cover a range of outdoor activities, movement, group sessions and relaxation.

Day 1:

  • Arrival/Check-In
  • 16:30: Welcome Orientation
  • 17:00: Program Begins - Yoga Class
  • 18:30: Dinner
  • 19-20:30: Program Session

Day 2:

  • 7:00 - 8:30: Meditation & Yoga Session
  • 8:30: Breakfast
  • 9:15: Program Session
  • 11:30: Lunch/Free Time
  • 14:00: Discussion Session
  • 15:00: Program & Yoga Session
  • 18:30: Dinner
  • 19:30: Evening Session

Day 3 & 4:

  • 7:00 - 8:30: Meditation & Yoga Session
  • 8:30: Breakfast
  • 9:15: Program Session
  • 11:30: Lunch/Free Time
  • 13:00: Activities Surf/Stand-up Paddleboard
  • 17:00: Program & Yoga Session
  • 18:30: Dinner
  • 19:30: Evening Session

Day 5:

  • 6:00: Breakfast
  • 6:30: All-day Adventure Excursion
  • 18:00: Return to property / Dinner
  • 19:00: Meditation/Movement
  • -Day 6:
  • 7:00 - 8:30: Meditation & Yoga Session
  • 8:30: Breakfast
  • 9:15: Program Session
  • 11:30: Lunch/Free Time
  • 14:00: Discussion Session
  • 17:00: Beach and Sunset Mediation
  • 18:30: Dinner Out

Day 7:

  • 7:00 - 8:30: Yoga Class & Closing
  • 8:30: Breakfast
  • Departure/Check-Out

Enjoy one complimentary stand-up paddling excursion as part of the program.

  • Kevin McQuillan

    While working as a civil law enforcement officer in 2003, Kevin was introduced to yoga and quickly discovered the benefits of creating balance between body, mind, and heart. Since then, he has practiced and studied various styles of yoga with a focus on Vinyasa flow. In 2006, Kevin co-founded Yogadown Studios in Calgary, Alberta. Kevin co-founded and co-developed the inspirational yoga teacher trainings in 2007, blending his love of yoga and passion for human development into a unique leadership and teacher training program.

The retreat will take place in Playa Negra, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The black sand is what gives Playa Negra its name. With sand that glows in the sunshine and stretches far into the shallow, warm pacific water, Playa Negra is one of Costa Rica's most celebrated beaches.

Playa Negra's beaches are pristine, opening to unique stretches of sand and volcanic reef around each ocean-side cliff. Beaches vary with white sand, black sand, and seashells. The Pacific tides swing substantially, so the beaches may go as far as the eye can see at low tide and be mostly covered at high tide.

With some of the most consistent waves and surf breaks in the region, Playa Negra is a very popular surfer beach, made famous by the movie Endless Summer II. Surfers and non-surfers alike enjoy Playa Negra's pristine, natural, and remote landscape. One of the best ways to explore the breathtaking scenery in Playa Negra is through the multiple adventure tours available.

Getting close to nature and experiencing wildlife, the landscape, and the stunning surroundings happens locally. The simple pleasures of the quaint surfing village of Playa Negra offer a unique experience of ease, relaxation, and tranquility.

  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Hot spring
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Zip lining
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Concierge desk
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Yoga studio
  • Board rental
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning
  • Wireless internet

During the retreat, enjoy the nourishing locally sourced and consciously prepared breakfast and dinner with tea, coffee, or juice included in the package.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Catamaran tour, 90 USD for three to five hours
  • Day trips to Nosara, 200 USD
  • Day trips to Tamarindo, 100 USD
  • Horseback riding, 60 USD for two hours
  • Mountain biking,​ 60 USD for two hours
  • Surfing lessons, 60 USD for two hours
  • Volcano excursions, prices vary depends on the location
  • Waterfall hikes,​ 60 USD two hours (seasonal)
  • Zip lining, 50 USD for two hours

Optional full body massage and aesthetic treatments are available upon request and at additional cost.

  • All-day adventure tour
  • All discussion, yoga and meditation sessions
  • Airport transportation to/from Liberia Airport
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Double shared accommodations
  • One Stand-up Paddleboard excursion
  • One surf lesson
  • Airfare
  • Lunch
  • Private airport transfers
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). Group transfer from and to the airport is included. Swastha Yoga International will pick you up from the airport. Individual or private transfers can be arranged at additional cost.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Swastha Yoga International is an integrated yoga teacher training program based on the unique art and science of Ayurveda, yoga, and mindfulness practices.

Speaks English

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7 days / 6 nights


Arrival: Sunday January 28, 2018
Departure: Saturday February 3, 2018

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