Girls for success: 

the blog

September 10, 2020

Peace through Yoga Foundation is the 501c3 non-profit that operates and provides funds for the Girls for Success (GFS) program in the Caribbean town of Hone Creek, Costa Rica.  The funding comes from our amazing sponsors and loyal donors.  The Hone Creek community is d...

November 19, 2019

After 15 years of offering our adventure, yoga and service retreats to Costa Rica, it is still hard for most participants to narrow down what their favorite thing was about the week. Asked at the farewell party on trip this month, it ranged from “the participants of th...

August 14, 2019

Living in the Caribbean can have it’s up and downs. My favorite part about it is being surrounded by lush green plants  and tropical flowers. The humidity and hot sun can make it hard to maintain your garden, it is best to work early morning and evenings. I never reall...

August 4, 2019

Yoga retreats are more than a venue to renew and relax while traveling. While yoga teachers lure participants in with exotic locations, and intrepid excursions, the real magic has little to do with outside factors; and more to do with each participant and his or her wi...

April 16, 2019


Hello my name is Katlyn Taylor, I am currently a Senior at Michigan State University studying Social Work. I dream and aspire to make a difference in the world helping others reveal their best self. I chose to engage in this study abroad here in Costa Rica to begin my...

April 10, 2019

The year of “The WE”. Beyond self-love, self-care, self-improvement and EVEN selfies:  This is the year WE come together.

This December 31st at midnight I watched fireworks explode in the clear night sky above my house and contemplated classic NYE clichés. I relived swe...

April 9, 2019

Kate Kelly, one of the three students studying abroad from MSU and living in the Hone Creek Community has taken over the forum! Kate's mission is to share her blog posts from  the past several months regarding life and times of a student and community member in rural L...

April 4, 2019

The following Blog was shared here by Margaret Mooney a student studying abroad with Michigan State University's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. The Girls for Success program and Hone Creek community are a host site for the  study abroad program on sust...

January 22, 2019

MAKING A DREAM A REALITY

The time for change has come!  In order to grow as an organization, The Girls for Success Program needs to devote money and assets into permanent structures and lasting resources. We've invested money, labor hours, and time maintaining various r...

August 20, 2018

“Beach days are the best days.”

We are excited to have our Board Members Maryjane, Chris, their daughters come to visit us. On the first day of their visit we had them join us for English class. We played many interactive games and the girls really enjoyed having them i...

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