Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Blue Osa Men's Yoga Retreat

I just got back from an amazing trip to Costa Rica where I attended and co-facilitated a Men's Yoga Retreat at Blue Osa Resort. The retreat took place May 24-30, 2014.

Bryan Harrelson of San Francisco was the main instructor at the retreat. This was his 3rd time facilitating this event. Nine amazing men from all over the globe took part in this year's retreat. Aaron Star (Yogi Aaron), the proud owner of the Blue Osa, also taught at the retreat. With three unique styles, we were able to offer the retreat attendees a full and rich yoga experience. In addition to the yoga, we ventured out and enjoyed some exciting excursions: horseback riding, a chocolate tour, waterfall repelling, and zip lining to name a few! All-in-all, the retreat created a strong community and bond among the men. Bryan said it best in a Facebook post, "After running 11 retreats, I finally figured out that it's not about the yoga, it's about the people."

You got it right, Bryan! The connections that were made at this retreat were important, indeed. Men from all over to congregate, share, laugh, and cry together. We experienced a connection that will last even after the retreat. These connections have allowed us to see ourselves a little better. We learned. We grew. And we will thrive.

Although this was Bryan's last retreat at Blue Osa for a couple of years, the tradition will continue. I will be co-facilitating the next retreat with Yogi Aaron next May! We are already excited about creating a new community of men! Plans are already being made! (Read more about Bryan at

Follow this blog and other social media to gain more information about the Blue Osa Men's Yoga Retreat in May 2015. I will give you updates and information about Blue Osa as well as how beneficial a men's yoga retreat can be.

Here are the proposed dates: May 23-29, 2015
Early Bird pricing will begin soon: ($995 until January 5, 2015)

To learn a little bit more about Blue Osa, please visit their website at You can also find a follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

And I'm John Cottrell! You can find out more about me and my background at

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