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Punta Mona is an 85 acre off the grid, family owned environmental education center, botanical collection, permaculture farm and eco-lodge, dedicated to sustainable ways of living. 

Punta Mona’s mission is to provide an alternative to the destructive land use practices taking place throughout Costa Rica and the world.   By growing our own food organically, using eco-technologies, and creating a sense of community, we are showcasing and educating learners of all ages and from all walks of life.  The ideals of sustainability, conservation of energy and reduction of waste permeate our everyday lives. Our houses are built from local, fallen trees, solar panels provide our electricity and we grow hundreds of species of tropical fruits, vegetables, herbs, medicinal plants as well as bamboo and timber. 


<--break->We are dedicated to teaching environmental awareness through conscious, positive and creative solutions to the dilemmas facing the modern world centering around Permaculture principals. We invite you to come, experience and be inspired by Punta Mona, where you will be immersed in an energy-conscious, off the grid, resourceful experience focused on healthy food systems, freedom of expression and re-learning our inherent life skills.


<--break->Enjoy sea kayaking, mud bathing, wandering our extensive gardens and orchards, host or join a workshop or retreat! Indulge in our jungle gourmet cuisine, connect with the extensive wildlife, play a good game of domino, stretch out on our yoga deck and live la Pura Vida.


We believe Punta Mona is a unique place and one that has much to teach about the things we take for granted, the power of community, immagination, equality and the beauty of living a simple, intentional life. 

Please email us at INFO@PUNTAMONA.ORG





Permaculture Design Course:

January 4-17, 2015

June 28 - July 11, 2015


This program takes place in January and June of each year, offering a Permaculture Design Certificate, workshops in Medicinal Plants, Nutrition, Fermented Foods, Slow Food, Natural Building, Gaia Rhythms, Community Building & Service, Alternative Education and Garden/Farming projects. Also offered are field trips to other permaculture projects around Costa Rica, daily yoga and spanish classes...

Join Stephen & Sarah and other select guest teachers who specialize in various fields, such as water system development/maintenance, fine arts, urban gardening, landscape & green architecture design, bee keeping, medicinal plants, alternative educators and more!

** adjunct specialty staff changes with each course, please inquire for more information.




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200 hr Yoga Teacher Training

April 5 - 25, 2015

August 9 - 29, 2015


Join us for a 200 hour yoga teacher training and sustainable living permaculture retreat this Spring 2013. This is a unique opportunity to live off-the-grid and experience the dynamic rhythms of the jungle and warm Caribbean Sea while tuning into your inner rhythms through the practice of yoga. 

In this training participants not only will learn how to facilitate others through the yogic practice but also become immersed in permaculture and sustainable life style by eating mostly what is grown on the farm, rising and setting with the sun and leaving the world of artificial light and sound behind.


Permaculture Design Course at
The Mystical Yoga Farm

April 26-May 9, 2015
Lake Atilan, Guatemala

Join Stephen and Sarah at the Mystical Yoga Farm on Lake Aitilan, Guatemala for a Permaculture Design Course!

Explore the process of designing a young farm and retreat center, implementing food gardens and living off the grid in the highlands of Guatemala. Students will have a direct role in creating the design of this beautiful property.

The Mystical Yoga Farm is a self-directed Spiritual Community that is focused on self-sustainability, growing fresh organic food, growing healthy yogi’s, teachers and healing practitioners. The desire is to heal the earth and its inhabitants through connection with nature and Spirit, the source of all of creation.

Program Includes:

~ 72 hour Permaculture Design Course & Certificate upon completion
~ Discussions in: Triple Bottom Line Business, Education Alternatives, Slow Food, Economics in Agriculture, Green Building, Alternative Energies, Community Development, and more...
~ Hands on Projects (more focus for hands on activities during the practical)
~ Daily Yoga
~ lodging 

For more information:




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Event Specific Volunteers:

If you have experience in the following areas and are available during our event times, please inquire about a short term position at Punta Mona. This is a worktrade position, lodging and meals are provided.


Kitchen & Housekeeping:

Please apply for the Kitchen position only if you have extensive cooking experience in a professional environment.

Yoga Teacher Training: April 1-25, 2015

Plant Lover's Journey: March 22-28, 2015

Permaculture Design Course: January 4-24, 2015

Arial Hoop Retreat & Envision Tour: February 8-24, 2015


You can find the application on our "Volunteers" page and you can send them to contact@puntamona.org




Check out videos of Punta Mona:

Beautiful ten minute portrait of Punta Mona
By January 2013 PDC graduate, Caros Vasquez

TEDx, In Search of Sustainable Dreams: Permaculture and Quality of Life
Stephen Brooks, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

TEDx, If You Don't Like the Way Things Are... Start a Village
Stephen Brooks, Black Rock City (Burning Man), Nevada


Permaculture Design Course Documentary
By November 2010 PDC graduate, Guillermo von Breymann


Stephen and Sarah Plant Walks   
By Annika Beaulieu & Renzo Zanelli

In the Jungle Kitchen
By Simon Bolivar


Edible Adventure from The Travel Channel
By Elan Productions


Tour of Punta Mona by Zak Zaidman
By Liz Hubley


Old School Farm Tour by Stephen
By Corinne Coffey