Costa Rica Meditation Retreat >> One part travel. One part work. One part creativity. One part inner journey.

Meditation Retreat Costa Rica

M Studio in Costa Rica

The M studio is a collaboration space (with wifi) established each month in a new location to help you get the most out of life. It’s one part work. Bring your laptop. It’s one part creativity. Build with your ideas. It’s one part travel. Have fun exploring. It’s one part inner journey. Enjoy your meditation retreat time. We also recommend three levels of accommodation within walking distance to create a thriving village experience on any budget.

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THEME: Pura Vida!

Pura vida, a characteristic Costa Rican phrase, literally means pure life, with connotations that suggest translations such as “full of life”, “this is living!”, “going great”, or “real living”. The phrase can be used both as a greeting or a farewell, as an answer expressing that things are going well, as a way of giving thanks, or showing appreciation. In modern day usage, the saying goes beyond its simple translation: it’s a way of life. It is a perspective to life that evokes a spirit that is carefree, laid back and optimistic.


From our base camp, we will be working and enjoying the benefits of this paradise.

  • Surfing
  • Jungle hikes
  • Nature reserves
  • Rafting
  • Wildlife engagement
  • Volcanos
  • Learning about local ecology
  • Pool & sun time
  • Beach time
  • Fresh fruit
  • Spanish language classes

A typical Day in Costa Rica with the M Studio:

  • Share amazing food and coffee
  • Early morning meditation and excersise
  • Goal setting and coaching
  • M Studio project team time
  • Focused work time
  • Adventure time
  • Story telling and public speaking practice
  • Photo shoot and video diary time
  • Share evening meals together at local restaurants
  • Inner journey time
  • Party fun and dancing time
  • Visiting local businesses and organizations
  • Midnight excursions
  • Tribe building
  • PURPOSE-ACTION-VISION TM practical framework guidance for personal / career / business



Rodolfo Carrillo, your luminary, is a life and business coach for many all over the world. As a business graduate with an MBA in family business and entrepreneurship, he has worked in multinational corporations as Procter & Gamble, EPA Hardware Stores, Pacific Institute and Language Line Services and has also had his own personal businesses. He provides his professional experience for non-profit goals through the Positive World Foundation in Costa Rica which focuses on working with young people in communities at risk.

Rodolfo has a unique combination of business skills, training experience and insight knowledge that triggers profound transformation through his consulting, coaching and training work. His work is motivated by his strong desire to serve others in their own personal and professional development. He has travelled broadly throughout the world, having visited more than 30 countries and has also lived abroad in cities in the United States and Spain. This gives him a very deep cultural sensibility which he takes advantage of in his work and training.

Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English


Your host, JP Brind’Amour develops business models aimed at nurturing human potential. He is chairman of the Leadership Collective, managing director at the Experience Agency, and co-founder of the M Program. He holds an Executive MBA with a specialization in information technology, an undergraduate degree in asian politics, and an MBSR program certification associated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As a creative market strategist, JP has worked with a broad range of industries including airline, SaaS software, real estate development, digital ad agencies, architecture and private health care. He has impacted projects with recognized brands including: Procter&Gamble, Microsoft, Brookfield, SMART Technologies and WestJet.

But most succinctly, JP considers how to solve the fundamental problem facing humanity, namely: how to solve the paradox of evolutionary consciousness. How can economics, politics, industry, population, energy, society, and science be aligned with morality and ethics to create a prosperous and sustainable roadmap? How can the “human nature” cycles of violence, power, and greed be eliminated once and for all while supporting growth, innovation and entropy? From a vocational viewpoint, this is the most exciting project of all.

Languages: English, French

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WEEK 3 >> Now open for booking
Week 1 >> May 1 – 7, 2016
Week 2 >> May 7 – 14, 2016
Week 3 >> May 14 – 21, 2016
Week 4 >> May 21 – 28, 2016

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How often are you in an environment where inner journey and creative innovation are aligned? How often can you jump into design driven projects and be proud to impact the world? How often are you creating from a place of big encouragement and connection with others? How often is your work-life balance perfectly aligned?

Stop choosing between work and life. Jump into the M Studio whenever you can. It’s life worth living.

Meditation Retreat Costa Rica

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