Brendan Jaffer

Brendan Jaffer is the administrator of Danyasa as well as Danyasa’s in-house professional photographer.  Brendan was born in Cape Town, South Africa and grew up in Southern California.  He graduated from University of California Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation and Resource Studies.  His passion for conservation and nature led him to visit Costa Rica at the age of 21 and the next year, after graduating UCB, he packed up his car and drove south.

Brendan has called Costa Rica home for over 25 years now and holds a wealth of knowledge about about local attractions, the nature and the ecosystems, and how to develop and run a business in harmony with Costa Rica’s unique ecology.  In 2006 he met his now wife Sofiah Thom and with her creative spark they together created Danyasa Retreat Center as well as other projects, including the world famous Envision Festival.

Whether you are interested in getting professional photos taken or yourself or your retreat group, learning about shipping container and eco-friendly architecture, or just wondering about where to go and what to do in Costa Rica and the Dominical area, Brendan is more than happy to help.

Danyasa Retreat Center owner Brendan Jaffer surfing on a stand up paddle board (SUP)
Danyasa Yoga Retreat Center owner and manager Brendan Jaffer

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