Meditation Retreat


Practice begins from Saturday afternoon and extends until Sunday 4:00PM, including night and dawn meditations to work with the force of the pineal gland under an atmosphere of deep introspective connection (without the use of any substance other than natural brain and body chemistry)

During the process, a deep stimulation of the nervous system is carried out through ancestral techniques of breathing meditation and ancient yoga, focused on the development of self-knowledge and emotional wisdom.

The retreat is open to all people, whether or not they have meditated before.

"A spiritual mind is one that has become a light to itself"
– Jiddu Krishnamurti


Intensive practice of breathing patterns that create states of deep connection in order to observe ourselves from a different inner perspective than usual.

People with heart conditions, epilepsy, glaucoma or high blood pressure, should practice alternate breathing exercises from the rest of the participants, with the aim of not forcing their nervous and circulatory systems.


Breathing techniques to stimulate the pineal gland at the most mystical time on the planet: night and dawn.

We take advantage of these moments of the day to practice breathing meditation because in them our system gets charged with melatonin, a hormone related to sleep cycles, growth and deep states of consciousness.

"The true progress of meditation is measured by the degree to which inner tranquility is achieved"
– Sivananda


The retreat does not include meals, each participant brings their own food. Here are kitchens with refrigerators and basic utensils - no microwave.

It is recommended to bring simple food to prepare, and easily digestible to avoid discomfort in the breathing meditations (mainly the Sunday lunch before the 2:00PM meditation)

Recommendation: avoid red meat, dairy products, legumes and bread; On the other hand, fruits, non-starchy vegetables, salads, sandwiches, rice, tuna, seafood, oatmeal... go very well.

All styles are welcome: vegetarians, vegans and non-vegetarians.



3:00PM – Entrance
3:30PM-4:00PM – Group meeting
4:00PM-6:00PM – Ancient Yoga & breathing meditation
6:00PM-8:00PM – Free time for dinner
8:00PM-9:00PM – Meditation for the pineal gland and inquiry into the unconscious, part I
9:00PM – Bedtime


4:30AM-5:30AM – Meditation for the pineal gland and inquiry into the unconscious, part II
5:30AM-6:30AM – Ancient Yoga & breathing meditation
6:30AM-10:00AM – Free time for breakfast and individual processes
10:00AM-12:00PM – Breathing meditation
12:00PM-2:00PM – Free time for lunch and individual processes
2:00PM-4:00PM – Breathing meditation
4:00PM-5:00PM – Closing Circle
5:00PM – End of the retreat


I'm Antonio, and I have more than 20 years of experience in meditation and ancient yoga, in India, Nepal and Costa Rica. Here you can read more.



October 21-22 – Registration from October 1.


From Saturday 3:00PM to Sunday 5:00PM.


Modo Elefante is on a 3-hectare property surrounded by nature in Atenas Costa Rica.


Single room
(if you come alone)

Own bathroom.
Shared kitchen.

Double room
(if you come with someone else)
US$150 /per person

Own bathroom.
Shared kitchen.

* Fees include VAT.

* Keep in mind that the retreat is in Spanish, but the instructions for the practices can be translated into English if necessary; not so the consultations of the participants in the closing circle, or topics considered as non-essential.

* The space is reserved via bank transfer, PayPal or SINPE-Costa Rican-mobile, by paying the entire rate. Tell me to send you the payment information only if you have already decided that you will come, please.

* If you pay in colones, use the sale rate according to the Central Bank of Costa Rica here.


– Ask before payment to check availability.

– Only for people over 21 years old.

– I recommend a limited use of electronic devices to have a more organic experience. Modo Elefante does not provide wifi or internet service.

– I appreciate avoiding photos or videos during the retreat (once it is finished, is ok)

– Event not suitable for children, teenagers or pets.

– Cancellation policy: If cancellation is requested, 50% will be returned during the days after payment. IMPORTANT: seven days before the date of the event no refunds will be done, but if someone cancels, can use 1 day of the Individual Session program during the 10 calendar days following the canceled date. If for some reason Modo Elefante cancels an event, full refund will be done.

Here you can read about the Modo Elefante concept.

Here you can read the Residential Code.

Here you can see photos of the place.

– Dates 2023: November 25-26.


If you attend the retreat please fill out the following form:

*Click here.