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We are excited to announce our winter retreat in Costa Rica!

Retreat Dates
March 12-18, 2018

Minnesota Power has created an exciting retreat. We are about continually evolving ourselves into our next best self in all domains, generating new vitality within and greater expression in the world. The intention of this retreat is to create an environment and a community in which everyone experiences greater vitality, empowerment, connection and inspiration. We will be using yoga (asana) meditation and self inquiry for our practices for transformation!

We are committed to creating an exciting new experience for rejuvenation, connection, and play.

Sample Schedule
7:00am­ – 8:30am yoga
8:30am breakfast

The rest of the morning & afternoon for surfing/horseback riding/mountain biking, waterfall hikes, SUP, zip lining, volcano excursions, catamaran tours!

5:00pm – ­6:00pm yoga
6:15pm­ – 7:15pm dinner
7:15 Free Time


If you are someone who…

…is ready to get away to a beautiful, tropical location during a month that averages 20°
…wants to learn how to surf
…wants to eat fresh tropical fruit in the winter
…likes the sound of the sun on their skin in February
…loves yoga





How close is the beach?
A 20 minute walk, a 5 minute drive.

Do I need a car?
No, but having a car makes getting around much faster and easier.

Where is the closest ATM?
The closest ATMs (and bank) are in Tamarindo & Santa Cruz (both are approximately 30 minutes away by car and approximately a $30 taxi).

Is the Playa Negra beach only for good surfers?
Playa Negra is great for experienced surfers and next to Playa Negra is Sandy Beach, which is awesome for beginner surfers, swimmers and snorkelers.

When is rainy season?
Late May through October.

When is it the hottest?
March – May

Are there lots of bugs?
We live in the jungle ­ there are bugs including scorpions, mosquitos, spiders and snakes. Wear shoes and bug spray.

Does Peace Retreat have air conditioning?
No. Our structures have been engineered in such a way that we do not require a/c.

Do I have to bring my yoga mat?
No, we have some available for use.

Do I have to bring my yoga props?
No, we have blocks and straps available to borrow for up to 12 people.

  • YOD

    "I have never felt stronger in my life." This is a phrase I find myself saying at least once a day. And I have YOD and MPY to thank for it! It was a surprise addition to a newly rediscovered yoga practice that has transformed me both mentally and physically.

    This program has built my body. The strength, grace and balance I have gained from doing squats with integrity or holding a boat pose and then twisting has shaped my once okay body, into one I thank daily for all that it provides me. It also helped me do headstands... which is pretty cool too!

    The heat (read: sweat!), energy (read: we're in this together!) and enjoyment (read: smiles and high fives!) you create in the room during each class is magic. And everything you do on the mat, allows you to push forward off the mat. Because you are stronger than you know. Stole that last line from Danielle because it's true! 🙂

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  • Janel Kauppila

    Yoga at MPY has changed my life.

    Yoga at MPY has given me physical and mental strength and pushed me through moments of being uncomfortable. In the past when I experienced a difficult workout, I would easily freak out or quit. Danielle’s words of encouragement help me through those hard workouts, i.e. “nothing lasts forever”, “you’re stronger than you know”, and “you’re one breath away from child’s pose”. Now, my practice has taught me how to return to the foundation of my breath, learn what it feels like grow stronger, and ultimately, just let it happen. Yoga makes me feel good. It’s given me confidence in who I am. It has given me the ability to experience new things unapologetically where I could potentially feel like an idiot.

    Janel Kauppila
  • Eeva Hyytinen

    As I set my intention for practice, I often focus on the physical benefits of yoga: strength, flexibility and balance. It’s extremely simple; the more yoga I do, the healthier I feel. As I build the strength and confidence to do more challenging poses (go upside down at least once a day!), it is physically evident that I am learning and growing as a yogi. Yoga is exciting, as I push my body to constantly try new things!

    Other days, I set my intention on the emotional benefits of yoga... Yoga calms my worries, but also energizes me mentally to be a more productive and genuine me in all aspects of my life.

    At the end of the day, MPY is a place where I know that I can get a great workout and rejuvenate my mind surrounded by people I enjoy, admire and love!!

    Eeva Hyytinen
  • Whitney Hall

    I do yoga because it’s a great way to unplug from the stress of work and everyday life to just relax. It also helps me reconnect with myself to figure out what’s important and where I need to work on things that maybe need more attention.

    Whitney Hall
  • Elena Petrov

    From the very first MPY class I attended, I walked away feeling revitalized and content. Danielle made me feel like yoga was possible for anyone who wanted to practice it and that it could be physically challenging for my body and relaxing for my mind.  "The attitude of gratitude approach" that MPY teachers practice brings mindfulness into my hectic life. When I practice yoga, I stop thinking about busy schedule and responsibilities. I walk into the studio and I know that I have an hour for MYSELF when nothing else matters: no phone calls or work calendars...Each class is empowering, both physically and mentally. It reminds me that “you cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.

    Elena Petrov
  • Megan Mullins2

    I came to a Power Yoga class, taught by Danielle. Her classes are challenging and playful, and her openness, passion and non-judgment come through in every class she teaches. Danielle, Mitchell, and the other instructors, foster a sense of welcome that I haven't experienced at any other studio or gym. They know everyone's names, and encourage and welcome newcomers, which in turn, inspires us all to support and get to know each other a bit.

      MPY has shown me how the practice of yoga, combined with passionate instructors and a great studio community, can bring so much more to my life than just a good workout: strength and awareness, openness, and a sense of community and connection I didn't even know I was missing. Yoga hasn't miraculously answered all of life's questions (yet), but I think of it as important maintenance for body and soul; it helps me maintain a state of openness, keeping my eyes and heart open, so that when the answers are there, I'm awake and ready to see and feel them.

    Megan Mullins

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