Saying YES to Life: The One Life We're Given

Guided by Mark Nepo

Guanacaste, COSTA RICA

2025... Specific dates announced when availableTo Register.. Click Here


Date: 2025… Specific dates announced when available

Location: Guanacaste COSTA RICA

Presenter: Mark Nepo

Investment: USD $3,400 – USD $3,650  depending on room selection per person Dbl. Occupancy. Single occupancy, click on Rooms/Cost below.

Participants: Maximum Number 30

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Mark Nepo’s Invitation

Saying YES To Life:

The One Life We’re Given

With over a million copies sold, Mark Nepo has moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “an impassioned seeker” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His work is widely accessible and used by many and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages. A bestselling author, he has published twenty-five books and recorded sixteen audio projects.  Mark was part of Oprah Winfrey’s The Life You Want Tour in 2014 and has appeared several times with Oprah on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV.

He has also been interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. He has also been given Life-Achievement Awards by AgeNation (2015) and OMTimes (2023). In 2016, he was named by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People. And In 2017 Mark became a regular columnist for Spirituality & Health Magazine.

Join us for a fabulous week at a splendid retreat center in Costa Rica on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. During this retreat you have a full package of fun and exciting activities: An opportunity to be with Mark Nepo for an immersion into your empowerment and taking charge of your life; Playing in the delightfully warm waves of the Pacific; Engaging in Daily Yoga and Meditation sessions; Relaxing on the beach and swimming in the pool;  Enjoying connecting and having conversations with like-minded people; and Experiencing several outdoor adventures.

Mark Nepo is interviewed on Life Purpose by Tyler Waye of Motiveristy, a far-reaching conversation filled with stories and parables that speak to our life choices in modern times.

 Program Essentials

Saying YES To Life:

The One Life We’re Given



What is the structure of this retreat?

  • Interactive Presentations
  • Activities
  • A day of Adventure and Exploration of the Costa Rican Environment
  • Exercises to Uncover Some of the Deeper Truths We’ve Been Looking For
  • Interactive Discussions
  • Breakout Groups
  • Experiencing Delectable Costa Rican Cuisine
  • And Many Surprises

In addition to Mark’s presentations, his guidance on listening, reflecting and expressing will be encouraged as you explore this tropical paradise.

We are creating an intimate opportunity for a maximum of 30 participants. If you are interested in joining us, we recommend you register as soon as possible. Scroll to the bottom of the page to REGISTER.

Mark’s Personal Invitation


Being on journeys like this with you is the blessing of my life as a teacher. Nothing is quite like the space of tenderness and truth that arises when we are comparing notes on being alive.

In our time together, we will explore how our authenticity and inner practice can ready us for meaning and grace. We will unfold how our sincerity and devotion can help us to survive and thrive. By saying yes to life, we’re led to the wisdom that waits in our heart. During this retreat, we will explore the practice of being human as an applied art of spirit while unfolding the dynamics we all encounter in our struggles to enliven and inhabit a full life.

In these sessions, I will open a heart space through which you can better understand your own relationship to how rare it is to be here at all and how precious, real, and raw our tether to this life and each other. The gift and practice of being human centers on the effort to restore what matters and, when in trouble, to make good use of our heart. No one quite knows how to do this, but learn it we must. Our path to love and truth depend on this journey.

Throughout the ages, each soul is called to be who we are everywhere, to hold nothing back, and to have our love move as quickly as light. Humbly, there are no answers, only authentic ways to listen and hold each other. This is the journey to an authentic self.


In our time together, we will focus especially on the threshold that life calls us to cross to be as alive as possible. My hope is that through these days together you will deepen your conversation with life. That through your own path of obstacle and surprise, you will be opened to your gifts and become somewhat freed of all you carry.

As an invitation, let me share this poem of mine:


Inside Everything


Keep trying to hide and in time                                         you become a wall.

Keep trying to love and in time                                       you become love.

Our journey on Earth is to stop                                 hiding, so we can become love.

Everything else is a seduction                                           and a distraction.

Courage is staying true.


(You will be officially registered after we receive your deposit)

This retreat is limited to 30 participants, so register today!

Please note, if you register and then you cancel, there will be NO refunds given under any circumstances, so be sure to obtain proper travel insurance. 

For the total cost of this retreat and to see what is included, please click on: COST

Before you register, email us at or fill out the form below to make sure there is space available for your accommodations.


Once we confirm availability, follow these two simple steps:

1. Send us a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per participant via one of the four options below. Half of the remaining balance is due on TBA. The final payment is due on TBA.

2Wait until you receive an official registration confirmation from us before you book your flight.


Payments, Dates, Terms and Conditions


Payment : You have 4 payment options…

Option #1  Recommended form of payment with no fees… Write a check, only from a U.S. bank account, with the appropriate amount made out to Global Journeys Inc. On the back of the check, on the endorsement line write- “For Electronic Deposit Only”. Take a clear picture of the front and the back of the check, and send both images to  After we receive your images and your check clears our bank, we will inform you and you can then write “Deposited” on your check so it doesn’t get used again.

Option #2 – Wire the money in U.S. dollars to the following bank account: Name and Address – Global Journeys Inc. P.O.Box 21092  Floral Park, NY 11002
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Option # 4 (Temporarily Not Available)  If you select option #4, please note that you are responsible for paying the processing fee: 3% if paying from the U.S and 4.6% if you are paying from outside the U.S. Through PayPal you may use your credit or debit card. Our account for a PayPal payment is:

Cancellations and Refunds

If you choose to cancel your participation in this retreat, we will not refund any deposits or subsequent payments regardless of circumstances. Given this policy, we strongly suggest that you purchase travel insurance in case of emergencies or unforeseen circumstances that may arise at your end.

Travel insurance will protect your investment in case of unforeseen situations or emergencies. If you choose to purchase travel insurance, which we highly recommend, you must do so on your own. We have been working with Travel Guard International at 800 826-1300, and have received positive feedback. When you purchase this insurance, please take some time to double check what is covered. Each state has slightly different policies. Be sure that you are getting coverage that includes a refund if the Host of the retreat is unavailable to attend if you wish to apply that option.

If Mark is not able to attend the event due to a serious illness or emergency, he may choose to present virtually or choose an appropriate substitute to deliver the sessions and the retreat will go on as scheduled.

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