The Surfer’s Journey Immersion Retreat Program
At Jade Retreat Center
Nosara, Costa Rica
About the Program
Created and taught by physician, surfer, author, and leadership professor, Dr. Don Kennedy, thus all inclusive retreat takes the participants on an seven-day mental and physical immersion into the surfing and Costa Rican culture.
Who Should Attend the Program?
Applications are open to anyone who is hearing what we call the voice in their onshore breeze telling them, “There’s got to be more to life.”
The program has taught attorneys, executives, leaders, physicians, educators, engineers, spouses, college students, and others.
Remember, this is a mythological immersion where no one knows who you are. You get to become the kid again, to play, to discover, to take risks, and let mother ocean, the howler monkeys, the sunsets, and rich discussion teach what’s important in the 29,200 days you’ve been given.
*Although most retreats in Costa Rica are limited to 8-12 participants, larger groups up to 25 can be accommodated during and other than the scheduled dates.
[Contact Dr. Kennedy via email, application or call for further discussion.]
Applying to the Program
Acceptance to one of the events is based on space available as well as the applicant’s needs and expectations. The application can be completed at www.drdonkennedy.com/retreats
Once an application is submitted, Dr. Kennedy, or one of his staff, will contact the applicant for further discussion and to answer questions.
The Program Content
The program content is based on the ten-core principles of surfing, self-discovery, and leadership take from Dr. Kennedy’s textbook, The Surfer’s Journey: The Path to Transformational Heroship
These research-based principles, along with other writings, act as a guide and challenge students to step beyond the confines of his or her present context, by paddling off of what we call the Island of Same to begin a new journey, to re-discover their natural nature and true calling. We call them transformational heroes:
Fearless cause-driven individuals who wake each day to inspire, teach, and improve all they touch. That’s you.
As shown in the example program schedule, each day presents a different and additive theme and experience that focuses on reawakening an imagination that has been dulled for too long.
What to Expect and Learn
This is not a how to curriculum, it a what if experience. The immersion’s daily content-based themes, presented by Dr. Kennedy and other teachers and mentors, are customized for each event to create an environment that encourages freedom of thought, creativity, self-examination, and a spiritual re-awakening.
As is taught by the mythological tale in The Surfer’s Journey, you must leave the world you know and cut your own life path. That’s called beginning again. It’s called finding and riding your perfect wave of bliss. And, it’s about becoming the hero your family, your profession, and the world has been waiting for. It’s time.