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.
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.
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.
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.
A week long opportunity for those interested in tropical permaculture, who have acheived their PDC to apply permaculture principals and conxepts in a tropical environment, surrounded by primary, secondary and food forests!
Open to all!
Special prices for those who complete their PDC at Punta Mona in the past!
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.
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.
~ 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
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.
Please apply for the Kitchen position only if you have extensive cooking experience in a professional environment.
You can find the application on our "Volunteers" page and you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org