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Meraki Ways is a passion project from Jason and Madison. Anchored by yoga, Mala workshops, surfing, zip lines, hiking and fresh organic meals. The retreat give's you the opportunity to connect with yourself and nature. You will have free time to explore the rainforest or meditate at the magical Danyasa property. Whether you wish to tune in or tune out we provide everything you need to to make this the experience of a lifetime.


Prepare to reach your body's potential as you move through two custom yoga classes a day, a sound bath, and Cacao ceremony all lead by world renowned yogi, Claudia Gallo. Two  additional Danyasa yoga classes available per day.


The world is a big place and inspiration can come from anywhere.  

Explore a farmers market and experience the smells, sounds and colors or crush the surf and find your own flow as you carve out new inspirations. 


Meraki Ways isn't just about yoga and surfing, but also how we impact and interact with our planet.

Join us as we grow and learn from each other and discover new friends and helpful advice that will last a lifetime.



Danyasa Yoga Eco Lodge offers world-class accommodation and goes the extra distance to fuse comfort with eco sustainability. From the use of up-cycled shipping containers to eco friendly soaps and detergents while co-existing in a unique and exceptional setting. Imagine yourself sitting beneath a majestic waterfall, exploring the rainforest, diving under the warm waves, practicing yoga in our beautiful Bamboo Yoga Play studio and staying in our eco-chic container rooms.


Costa Rica Retreat January 22nd-27th 2023

Join us at the beautiful Danyasa Eco Retreat this January as we stretch our bodies, Meet new friends, share new experiences and grow our our appreciation for others and the world we share. Discover how to live a healthy, harmonious life with humans and nature as you escape, reset and live your bliss. Meraki Ways combines yoga, adventure, mindfulness and gives you an opportunity to return home renewed...

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    Meraki Ways Rocky Mountain Retreat
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    Meraki Ways is so excited to host an unforgettable Rocky Mountain retreat in spring 22. More details coming soon
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Madison + Jason Schwind 


Jason and Madison have always been incredibly passionate about living a healthy lifestyle while being good to the planet. Yoga has always been part of their daily lives and they have decided to dive deeper into their practice by receiving their 200hr teacher training certification. As a couple, parents, and business owners they felt there was something missing and decided to birth Meraki Ways as an all-inclusive community for likeminded individuals.

Throughout the years, they have taken steps to reduce their footprint and hope to share tips with others through gardening, composting, and up-cycling. They have also explored alternative diets and have become vegan and gluten free (Madison has Celiac Disease). They are constantly on the go but have found great ways to eat healthy and sustainably meal plan and prep to reduce food waste and minimize impact. 

In their spare time, they enjoy excursions into nature, soccer, biking, surfing, snowboarding, and taking walks with their tiny humans and pups.


Claudia Gallo


Originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, Claudia RYT 500, had spent over a decade traveling, living, and teaching around the world. She lived and taught mostly in Malaysia while constantly taking workshops and other trainings around Southeast Asia and USA, always deepening her practice and learning creative ways of sharing the yoga traditions.  She has recently moved back to Costa Rica.  

Claudia did her 200 hrs. Teacher Training in India at Himalaya Yoga Valley, and her 300 hrs. were completed in New York at Yoga Works. With a background in sports and adventure, Claudia has a vast interest in healing and restorative practices as well. Which lead her to dive deeper into energy work and various yoga disciplines.
As a third generation Instructor, Claudia's energetic yet serene personality invites you on a journey within. Her well-rounded classes focus on the awareness of the body, the importance of the breath, calming of the mind, and opening of the heart, inviting you to a deeper connection and balance of the mind, body, nature, and spirit.


Dominical, Costa Rica


The quaint beach town of Dominical is considered the most biodiverse place on Earth by the National Geographic Society and the United Nations.  Dominical and the surrounding areas boast world class surf, lush jungle covered mountains that soar from the sea, an abundance of exciting adventure and excursion opportunities, and spectacular natural attractions ranging from waterfalls to sea caves to mangroves to hidden beaches and more!

Dominical offers a number of great restaurants, from local “tipico” cuisine to international options such as sushi, Mexican, vegetarian, cafes, a craft beer brewery, and more. Most everything you need can be easily gotten in Dominical, with amenities such as a health food store with over 100 organic fruits and vegetables as well as natural products, an artisan market, ATM’s, a variety of stores and shopping and several grocery stores.


Additional opportunities 
From heartwarming Mala workshops, to eco zip line tours and heart racing surf lessons, find your Meraki, your Way.


Hi, name is Lynnea. I am the founder and creative behind DarcMoon. Along my journey, Mala beads found me. First I fell in love with the care and craftsmanship then i was hooked by the relationships that were created through the beads. The purpose behind DarcMoon is beyond jewelry. It is to create a long term sustainable company, establish lasting relationships and enable other creatives to pursue their passions. At Meraki Ways retreat, you have the opportunity to add on a Mala making session (necklace or bracelet), natal chat reading, or I will make a custom Mala for you. Please contact me personally at for more information. ​

IG: darcmoon_​

At Sunset Surf, we love that we can share our love of surfing and Costa Rica with Meraki Ways. We are a family business and love to teach people no matter what age or skill level. The moment you meet our staff, you immediately feel at home and by the time you leave you will have the confidence that no wave is too much for you to tackle.  Owner Dylan Parks love of surfing and Costa Rica will have you wanting more. 

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The Flight of the Toucan zip line tour is a rainforest experience and a canopy adventure. Groups see wildlife and birds such as monkeys, sloths, and toucans, especially on the ecological hike from the secondary rainforest to the primary rainforest. A great way to see and learn about the tropical rainforest and have fun at the same time. Flight of the Toucan, imitates the flight of the toucan, as it leaps off a branch, swoops down through the forest and then up into another tree. On this tour, 8 separate cable rides take you from one ridge top to another, across valleys and streams.

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All packages are additional costs.  We can help you plan and engage in all aspects of your trip.  Contact us today for more info!

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