Surf Your Mind runs adventure and personal development retreats. These weeks are an opportunity to have a holiday, explore wildlife, try surfing, unwind with some yoga, and really unwind. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a structured program designed to help you get clearer about your life values and future goals. Even more than that, the program is aimed at helping people transform the relationship they have with themselves, their thoughts and emotions, and their lives. You’ll learn skills to create lasting positive change and increase your life satisfaction. And you’ll leave with memories, new friends, and a plan of action.

The program is grounded in the therapeutic principles of Acceptance and Commitment Training. It involves mindfulness, but it’s so much more than that. It involves learning how to look at your thoughts and feelings differently, with curiosity and interest. Practicing techniques to react to your thoughts and feelings differently, with ease and flexibility. And learning, that by making these adjustments you'll create positive change in important areas of your life. You'll learn how to better manage emotions like anxiety and depression, to improve your relationships and dating, and to build self-belief and genuine confidence. At a Surf Your Mind retreat you'll practice techniques and learn skills scientifically shown to reduce stress, manage your health, and increase life satisfaction.

Discover your version of a rich and meaningful life.

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”

(Jon Kabat-Zinn)


Check out some snippets from our February 2017 program in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, plus a video of Shaka Costa Rica, one of our program locations.

Reviews & Past Programs

... the most transformational program I have had the opportunity to attend. The content is priceless. I have been a student of mindfulness for years, and this experience nails down the practical side of incorporating mindfulness to stay true to living the life meant for us.
— August 2018
Thanks to this week, I have a better sense of who I want to be and how I can overcome the obstacles on my path. I never thought that I could learn so much about myself in a week; this workshop turned out to be immeasurably valuable.
— Daniel B, July 2017
A fantastic way to step back and really dig deep into issues that affect my daily life that I may never have been aware of.
— February 2018
Practical tools for my everyday and exploration of value-centric living... This is a great program and I give it my highest recommendation!
— Jackie G, February 2017

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you can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
— jon kabat-zinn