We are excited to announce our winter retreat in Costa Rica!
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.
7:00am – 8:30am yoga
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
THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU
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
GET MORE INFO ON THE RETREAT CENTER
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.
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
I had tried different types of yoga on and off over the last 10 years. It was always something I considered a "recovery" day in my workout routine. But MPY has not only shown me that yoga is more than a recovery activity - it is a practice that has given me strength, stability and passion to truly believe in myself and strive to be the best version of me every day.Lindsay Wenner
40 Days to Personal Revolution
I've participated in the 40 Day Program twice now. Each time it has been a wonderful experience at just the time it feels that I've needed it. And lets be honest, I always need it. Whether I realize it or not. Life is hard. Days are full, long and I always have a to do list or 5... and I'm always dealing with 'something'. This program allowed me to be aware of all of those things. Like really be aware of them. And then allowed me to work through them. Understand how I could react, or not. How I could approach a situation. How to work through things I didn't even know where holding me back or blocking my goals. This program helped me build my yoga and meditation practice. And it has helped me recommit to it too. It helps me be center and a more mindful and present person. And most apparently - it helped me overcome many years of anxiety and fear that were not serving me. Making me feel more free and available for the things I want to achieve in life. And now I'm doing those things!
Join the Revolution
"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! 🙂
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
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