About The Teacher

Dan has been working in Permaculture since he arrived in Costa Rica in 2015. His Journey started at Rancho Mastatal Sustainability Education Center where he and his wife Jessica were apprentices for 1 year. There he immersed himself in Permaculture design, caring for fruit trees, assessing land, organic farming and much more. He developed a passion for being connected to the land and the journey continued. Dan, Jessica and their 1.5 year old son Tyson now own a farm in Tinamaste, Costa Rica where they have planted a 1 acre food forest with over 1500 plants, trees and pollinators!

Dan runs an Organic Agriculture (Permaculture design), Property Development and Construction business in Tinamaste, Costa Rica, right up the street from Valley of The Dreams.

Dan was born and raised in New Jersey. He was always attracted to the outdoors and always chose the more adventurous way. As he got older he wanted to feel more connected to where his food came from, and quickly outgrew New Jersey. He and his wife decided Costa Rica was where they could spread their wings and make a new life for themselves!

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Recenter, Rebalance, Renew..... I cannot provide nurture and wisdom to the people I love without the opportunity to fill up my own cup. Diane

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.