Esperanza School Project


When I was in Costa Rica recently, I was in an area that has been greatly influenced economically by the yoga industry. I had the chance to get to know the management team at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort and in conversation we started discussing some passion projects we all have. One thing lead to the next and pretty soon Yoga + Life & GOYO Adventures teams were touring a school in Esperanza (means Hope) that had been devastated by an earthquake several years back.

My momma always told me that if you can help a child, you will help our future.

I know this is off the grid for a lot of you but in an industry where we travel quite a bit, we need to leave a sustainable impact on the countries and communities we travel to. The yoga and tourism industry has changed Nosara, Costa Rica forever. If every yogi gives just a little, this school which is now serving over 125 students, can be moved, rebuilt and the kids can go to school again with “normal” conditions conducive to learning.

The main problem here is that the school can only serve a small % of the kids at one time, so their days are cut short, the incentive to go to school is diminished entirely and the conditions are… well…. take a look.

Out of our time in Costa Rica, both Bodhi Tree and Yoga + Life pledged to make this school a reality and as such, the ESPERANZA SCHOOL PROJECT was reborn. There is a committee in place in CR spearheading the entire project and the property to relocate the school has been found. The website will continue to be updated as progress is made, however, you helping now will get us closer to the funds we need to move from phase 1 to phase 2, which is the idea to the acquisition phase.

Should you choose, DONATE NOW! We also plan on hosting some events in the future where proceeds will benefit the ESP. Stay tuned for more, or if you have other talents and services you wish to donate, please email my friend Stacy directly at

Here’s to helping a child!



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