“The opportunity is you” will be held on March 11, as part of the Prison Program-Costa Respira Paz project.
●  The talk with youths on Emotional Leadership will be the same day at the Sheraton Hotel in San Jose.

Miami, March 5, 2019

More than 180 inmates from Costa Rica will participate on March 11 in the talk “The opportunity is you”, which the life strategist and communicator Ismael Cala will deliver as part of the Prison Program project at the Reynaldo Villalobos Complete Care Unit (Unidad de Atención Integral Reynaldo Villalobos) in Alajuela.

The prison program is an initiative led by the organization The Art of Living Costa Rica and the International Association for Human Values, in coordination with the Ministry of Justice and Peace of Costa Rica.

Its goal is to reduce violence through a comprehensive plan of human values. It is articulated with specialized breathing and relaxation techniques that seek to increase well-being, social confidence, and commitment in individuals to achieve their rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

At the end of the talk with the inmates, Cala will be awarded the distinction of Builder of Peace in Costa Rica, for his support of the program.

The Art of Living promotes a society free of stress and violence. It is the largest volunteer organization in the world. Created in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, this humanitarian and educational entity has a presence in 152 countries and has touched the lives of more than 370 million people.

Media interested in attending should contact El Arte de Vivir press officer: Elena Ulloa, 8302-5010 [email protected]elartedevivir.org. Your punctuality is appreciated due to the security controls required for admission to the penitentiary.

On the same Monday, March 11 at 1.30 pm, Ismael will meet with 40 beneficiaries of Cala Foundation’s partner organizations: Fundación Omar Dengo and Samsung’s “Ciudadanía Corporativa” program, which supports teenagers in the area of virtual education. The talk on Emotional Leadership will be held at the Hotel Sheraton in San Jose and is open the press.


Non-profit organization under the direction of Ismael Cala seeks to impact the communities of Latin America and the Caribbean, through the education of adolescents in leadership and entrepreneurship; to strengthen social development organizations that serve children and adolescents with cognitive disabilities; and to connect young people with our partners to promote their education and training by means of scholarships.