Peace Retreat Costa Rica is a yoga-based learning and wellness retreat center, the perfect location to host an individual stay, retreat, and / or training.
Yoga Retreats (6)
As the owner, creator, and co-founder of Peace Retreat and Swastha Yoga International, Kevin has fulfilled his long-time intention of creating a unique setting for conscious integrated learning in the form of a yoga-inspired wellness retreat and learning center in Costa Rica, founded on the principles of holistic healing and the art of living well. Kevin has been practicing and teaching yoga classes for over 15 years and, as a catalyst in the realm of human potential, continues to facilitate and share his way of teaching internationally by way of meaningful yoga teacher trainings and classes.
With a Bachelor of Education and Masters in Holistic Therapy, Serena's yoga offering of over 17 years is supported by life-long practice and deep exploration into the art and science of yoga, yoga therapy, holistic health, physical and subtle body anatomy, and physiology and Ayurveda. As a formally trained academic teacher, owner, creative director, and sole teacher of yoga studio retreat Thrive Naturally, Serena served the community at large, offering a wide range of yoga and wellness classes, workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and general human and planetary wellness education.
from United States, October 2021
"This retreat surpassed my expectations"
I enjoyed so many aspects of this retreat. The property is serene and beautiful. The attention to detail was not overlooked. The yoga each morning was invigorating and meaningful and the outdoor yoga studio allowed nature into the experience. The food was amazing from presentation to taste. I am not vegetarian, but I did not miss meat while I was there.
The activities I chose were scheduled for me and I loved not having to coordinate everything. I enjoy mountain biking, paddle boarding, and surfing with Javier and horseback riding with Andre.
The people though…they were the ones who made my experience fulfilled. I enjoyed my time with the other guests along with Kevin (owner & yoga instructor) Pablo (yogi master), Javier (activities and local tour guide), Argerie (talented and creative chef and attentive masseuse).
Even my shuttle driver Jose went above and beyond.
Thank you Peace Retreat for the experience and for the reset I needed.
from United States, August 2021
The Peace Retreat certainly lives up to its name! If you are looking for a very off the beaten path, authentic, calm and insightful yoga experience, look no further. The center is nestled in the jungle and you are surrounded by nature and the sounds of monkeys, birds and peaceful rain. Remember it is an eco experience so expect lots of bugs! The shala is beautiful and you feel like you are really practicing outside in nature. Kevin is an amazing teacher and you wake up each morning for 7am yoga and what I liked to call yoga therapy! Great insights and inner work. This was really the perfect experience to get me through some hard times. Restorative yoga in the evenings was also a wonderful way to close day. Be prepared to get in bed very early and rise with the sun.
The beautiful beach is only about a 15 min walk and its gorgeous and unspoiled and not touristy at all. The cabinas were comfortable and it felt like camping. Food was great and nutritious and all the staff were so kind. I can't recommend this experience enough! Kevin is truly a gem and will make your experience wonderful.
from United States, May 2021
"If you landed on this page, look no further!"
I don’t even know where to begin!
First, thank you Kevin and Serena for making everything so easy and seamless.
From the moment I contacted them through BookYogaRetreats, they’ve always been so prompt and responsive.
I really appreciated how everything was organized and scheduled in advance, it really made me feel so comfortable knowing where I was going and what I should be expecting day by day.
I went with my mom and from the moment we arrived, we were both so thankful for how easy it was to locate our driver. We’re beyond thankful for PeaceRetreat for arranging ALL of the drives to each and every place we went to.
When we were initially greeted by Kevin, we both felt SO welcomed right away and appreciated him showing us around & letting us know about other things going on in the next few days.
Serena was also extremely helpful and kind and carries such a warm loving energy with her, she truly made us feel like family right away.
Each and every meal served was VERY delicious, you don’t have to worry about a single meal from breakfast to dinner being bad. It’s ALL so nutritious and gooood.
The excursions we did and people who worked for them are such great people. We cannot stop reminiscing on all the fun we had.
The yoga was so wonderful too. Kevin and Serena have inspired me in many ways, I will definitely be back to get my 200HR someday.
Lastly, the environment at PeaceRetreat is so peaceful, you wont ever want to leave!
You are in good hands here.
from United States, January 2021
"Great Relaxing Stay "
The room was nice and comfortable. The grounds were beautiful and well kept and all the staff were very kind and helpful.
Kevin was amazing and the yoga classes were exactly what I needed.
Near some beautiful beaches and used the pool often.
Enjoyed the food, everyday was something new and delicious.
from Costa Rica, January 2020
"Life changing experience - highly recommend "
This retreat, the people, the staff, the surrounding - everything was just so wonderful! I had a rough time traveling on my own and the last days I spend at this retreat brought me back to life! I felt so much peace, comfort and understanding there that I was crying when I left this place! Also the Customer Service is beyond which I am so grateful for! If you want to experience yoga, peace and community, definitely go this retreat! Not only have you time for yourself but also can do wonderful excursions which will get you out of your comfort zone and into pure energy! Thank you so much for organizing everything and making this trip so special!
from United States, January 2020
"Peaceful retreat away from the crowds "
The best parts of the stay start with the variety and selection of activities. I broke my foot 2 months before coming and we had a completely different experience than expected- we went from planning an adventure packed physical retreat to a spiritual, restorative experience. Peace Retreat was able to accommodate this with zero hastle. I highly recommend the sweat lodge and cocao ceremony led by a local shaman, Alejandro, who offered an experience of a lifetime.
Their onsite food is also decadent. I’d say best restaurant in the neighborhood - they offer great value and combine local ingredients and recipes with modern twists.
Last but not least, the staff and the hosts are by far what makes this place. From the moment you arrive, Kevin and Serena are there to greet you with warm smiles. Loved the daily chit chat with all the staff - you can tell they are happy and want to be there. Jessica, thank you for all the tips and knowledge of Costa Rica!
After 15 years in tourism, consulting hundreds of businesses like this and doing annual yoga retreats/teacher trainings since 2017 - this one was right up there in humbly exceeding expectations and offering an authentic experience.
from Netherlands, December 2019
"Peace Retreat @ Costa Rica Guanacaste"
I mostly liked the fact that we had different instructors so we could benefit the most from practicing different yoga styles
from United States, November 2019
"Good Retreat Program in Costa Rica"
Peace Retreat is located in a tranquil & indeed peaceful area of Costa Rica! The staff are welcoming & genuinely interested in guests having a rejuvenating, relaxing, and invigorating retreat experience. The lodging accommodations are comfortable & clean. There is a pool onsite & areas on property to sit outdoors & enjoy sights and sounds of nature. The retreat program is high quality. Yoga is 2 times daily with resident & visiting instructors from abroad which added wonderful variety to the classes. The built yoga shala is outdoors which is wonderful for hearing sounds and enjoying nature. The shala is equipped with supplies and while yoga mats are available they are thin from use & I believe need replacement. I traveled with my own yoga mat & was happy to have the added cushion. Meals were nutritious & really delicious! There was wonderful menu variety from day to day. I enjoyed meeting other retreat guests & interacting with locals. Overall, really good retreat program in a relaxing location with welcoming staff.
from United States, July 2021
"Most Peaceful Yoga Retreat"
The yoga shala was super clean with peaceful and natural environment. Beside yoga, I could walk to to beach, relaxed at the pool or eat& drink at restaurants/cafes. The room I was staying was clean and quiet and the breakfast & dinner were so delicious. I definitely go back to the place again soon.
from Costa Rica, January 2020
"A place to recharge "
Loved the calm energy and private location. I needed some down time and that was what I got.
Charming spot. I will go back
from United States, November 2019
"Not worth the money. "
from Germany, November 2019
"This yoga teacher training will change life✨"
The 200-hour yoga teaching training at Peace Retreat will change your life forever! You will not only learn how to become an amazing yoga teacher, you will become an amazing leader and inspiration to your community. Kevin & Serena have a strong passion for life, and they share their incredible knowledge of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Human development with compassion and encouragement. The relationships that are created during the 2-week YTT at Peace Retreat will last a lifetime. If you want to learn how to create meaningful relationships and become a confident leader, then this teacher training is for you! I’m so happy that I choose this program for my yoga training as I had the most amazing experience. Plus, all meals and snacks are included! The food was prepared by a gourmet chef to fit all dietary needs, and it was absolutely delicious! If you are unsure of what yoga training program to choose, I highly recommend this one!🙏♥️✌️
Renee St James
from United States, October 2019
"Magical jungle sanctuary"
Peace Retreat is nestled in the jungle only 15 minutes or so from the beach. Having come in the off/rainy season we got to experience the pure solitude and greenery within. Jess, the property manager was beyond kind and made us feel instantly at home. The food was fresh and cooked with love. You could feel and see the passion and dedication from the owner via the minor details throughout. Peace Retreat is truly magical. (You can read more of my experience on my blog - https://www.reneestjames.com/blog/2019/9/30/peaceretreat)
from United States, July 2019
"Amazing, intense and well worth the time and money!"
My Swastha yoga experience was nothing short of life altering. The process (and yes it is a very strategically planned process) was amazing to be a part of including but definitely not limited to poses, sequencing or teaching. It enriched my teaching and my own practice by allowing me explore the who, why and what of myself too.
from United States, June 2019
"Life changing experience "
I took the leap and registered to come here 5 days before start date. It was the best decision I could have ever made. It truly is a life changing experience. I went in not knowing what to expect, and came out with knowledge and confidence on not only the asana part of yoga, but how to an aligned life off the mat. I recommend this training to anyone looking for a once in a life time experience. I cannot say enough good things about The Human Journey and Kevin and Serena. Take the leap!
***accommodations and food are amazing as well :)
from United States, January 2019
"200hr Teacher Training"
This yoga training was more than I had hoped for! I loved that it is not simply training in how to teach yoga poses and is instead thorough training on how to live in alliance with what you truly care about; really understanding what it means to feel well-being in your body, heart, and mind.