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, January 2018
"Nice beachy place "
Cabanas were cozy, safe in room, bathrooms/showers clean, walk to beach, was given complimentary one hour massage due to construction noise
from Canada, April 2017
Yoga twice a day (7 am and pm, except on Sunday): great classes and they mixed up the teachers providing a varied experience.
Mountain biking/SUP/Surfing: All three were great: I'm a novice to mountain biking and surfing and I had a blast!
Unbelievable. I know it was a solo trip but didn't feel like it. The manager Nancy, the volunteers and the invited yoga instructor were amazing. They went out of their way to provide a welcoming fun atmosphere (inviting me to the beach/activities with them, just friendly all around). Honestly, I don't even know if they were going out of their way as they are just amazingly friendly people, just seems like they were being themselves.
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This place is wonderful! So calming and peaceful and the people here are just so diverse, it brings so much more to your experience!
The zen that overcomes is incredible, I felt like I was in Bali (I have never been). When we left, I was just one another level of peace (and a little sore!). Don't let me fool you, the class was amazing and taught me many new moves which helped me discover some new muscles! I loved looking around the class and seeing different levels/styles achieve these poses!
Such a great place you have to come and try! Hopefully the monkeys say hi...after class:) Pura Vida!
Healium Wisconsin USA
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We had a lovely week at Peace Retreat. It is a perfect destination for yoga, R&R, self-care, and self-discovery. You can enjoy a laid back experience by the pool and beautiful beaches or choose to participate in one or more of the many excursions available. Peace Retreat is the perfect blend of "off the beaten path" with a few great options of restaurants nearby to enjoy. If you are looking for a place to unwind and get off the grid for a moment, this is it! The staff is warm and welcoming and on several occasions the owner as well as the manager went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. The food was even better than we expected, with fresh made and healthy food options that fit the needs of all of our various diets. The Yoga room is beautiful and the overall decor and layout of Peace Retreat is unique and thoughtful. You get the experience of living among nature with the amenities of staying at a nice villa. We brought a group of 20 and I can honestly say everyone had an extraordinary experience. We will be returning to enjoy Peace Retreat again next year.
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I planned my trip not knowing that Peace Retreat existed and what a wonderful surprise it was when I came across it, it changed my entire trip in a fabulous way. I stayed in a little cabina in town and was a ten minute walk to the retreat. There instructors, class's, programs and environment where top notch and gave me a very heartwarming experience that I will bring everywhere I go in life.Even though I was not a retreater and staying in one of their cabins I was welcomed with open arms to every class. I attended every 7 am donation class during my month long visit to Costa Rica and every one was a new mind opening experience. The people that work there are super friendly and welcoming, the crew of volunteers where energetic and caring. I created most of my friendships during my stay with the people visiting/working at this retreat and I will cherish them for the rest of my life.