Best Yoga Retreats with Surfing
Yoga and surfing have much more in common that people really think. They both transcend the physical activity category to become a philosophy, a way of life. Each has an individualistic model and philosophy. The practice of yoga is centered on breathing, balance, developing flexibility, and building strength, it complements surfing beautifully. Several professional surfing’s aces practice yoga frequently to better their surfing skills and knack. Yoga teaches us complete focus, the ability be conscious of both what’s going on within us ourselves as well as around us. As a surfer these qualities of being present and completely aware of the moment are invaluable. They will help you focus of your moves and negotiate the waves better. Surfers including a sense of awareness of self, their surroundings, and the feeling of everything being connected into each surf lesson, and every yoga class will not just go back with great memories but an alteration in the entire perspective of how life is viewed.
Surfing offers the vital lessons of living in the moment; it teaches us the joys of spontaneity of not thinking too much before taking the leap. While surfing, we just have to face the water and make it happen, though you might experience a sloppy fall or may not be successful in catching the waves the way you planned. Surfing teaches you that the only way to learn is to experience it and practice it. It helps you overcome the fear of falling and failing and that it’s not as intimidating as it appears. These values can be very essential while learning and/or practicing yoga.
Anamaya Resort Yoga and Surfing
Anamaya organizes yoga and other inspiring wellness of retreats throughout the year, and has grabbed the interest of retreat leaders and yogis around the planet. The heady world class beachfront location coupled with vistas of the scenic waterfall, the emerald ocean, the picturesque infinity pool, and the stimulating aura of Anamaya’s proficient team have made nearly everyone who has visited come back for more. They work closely with several skilled people to bring yoga, aerial silk, surfing, trapeze and circus skills, belly dancing, tantric workshops, meditation, art, detox and raw food, fire dancing, yoga teacher certification, and other innovative offerings for their guests. These packages are all-inclusive.
The well appointed accommodations, healthy organic food, and element of exoticness create a rather intimate and unforgettable experience that will have begging for more. Costa Rica is a popular hub of both yoga and surfing worldwide. Anamaya’s Soul Surfer Yoga Retreat is a perfect amalgam of the two. This retreat is tailored for both the complete newbies who want to learn how to surf, as well as surfing veterans who simply want to take their game a few notches higher. Their instructors will offer guests individual attention and adapt their lessons to meet their individual needs and objectives so the surfer yogis can assimilate the knowledgeable at their own pace.
Along with a week full of experience in the waves and feeling the hypnotic vibrations of the sea beneath their feet, guests will enjoy daily yoga sessions overlooking 270 degrees of azure waters to boost their agility and stamina. Several surfing buffs, in order to increase stamina and prevent injuries, often complement their surfing expeditions with some soulful yoga sessions. Anamaya’s Yoga and Surf Retreat package includes 7 nights shared accommodation (double & single occupancy is available for upgrade), 3 organic meals daily, yoga classes daily (beginners to intermediate), 5 surf lessons and board rentals, two infrared sauna treatments, waterfall hike.
Anamaya’s Soul Surfing Yoga Retreat offers adventure, rejuvenation, and sets the tone for a fantastic wellness holiday in the backdrop of the tropical paradise setting. They also offer massage and additional spa services available to their guests, in addition to a large variety of exciting expeditions that are the hallmark of Costa Rica as a tourist destination.
The resort believes that yoga can help develop patience levels that are required when one just begins to take surfing lessons. Through practicing yoga during their Soul Surfer Yoga Retreat guests will imbibe the art of breathing efficiently which offer them all the benefits of meditation. Yoga and surfing collectively help reduce tension, enhance focus, and boost the body’s oxygen intake, which further enhances the physical energy. Falling off the board or missing a wave is a big part of learning how to surf, but if one can stay composed and focused, you’ll have a lot of fun in the waves.
Guests will some at some of the best spots in the Montezuma/Malpais and Santa Teresa region including the Playa Grande, which is known as one of the ideal Costa Rican surfing points for beginners and intermediate level learners. From the resort, it’s a 5 minute drive to town followed by a 25 min walk on beach and jungle trails to Playa Grande. The spot is known for its consistent beach breaks that are seldom crowded and great for novices. Anamaya’s surf lessons are mostly held at the Playa Grande.
USA Toll Free: 1-866-412-5350
USA Phone: 415-704-5024
Costa Rica Phone: (+506) 2642-1289
Red Palm Villas
Red Palm Villas offers a variety of surf and yoga packages for all ages and levels. From the world class surfing destination, Suck Rock Break, located right in front of their Costa Rica resort to the spectacular 8 mile stretch of beach, river mouth and sand bar breaks, they all it all here. The resort promises to offer a super surfing experience backed near perfect conditions from beginner to expert all through the year.
Nestled directly on the northern region of Santa Teresa Beach Costa Rica, one of the top ten world beaches, this is where yogis will experience the supreme energy of the ocean as the waves break on the pristine sandy beach. Guests inhale the prana of life while basking in the glory of Mother Nature. The Red Palm Villas features one of the most inspiring backdrops to help yogis master their practice. Yoga master Cris and her unique combination of Hatha, Vinyansa, Iyengar and Kundalini Yoga offers abundant value to the class. Cris also has a knack for intuition which makes each class unusual as she emphasizes on her students and their individual requirements.
Their Luxury Surf and Adventure package includes among other amenities, a stay at the Harmony Villa which is a luxuriously appointed one-bedroom garden “villetta” that epitomizes the principle of communing with nature. Flanked by the incredible Red Palm gardens full of vivid butterflies and hummingbirds, Harmony Villa rests on the most enviable corner of the entire estate. The package comes with a couple of 90 minute private surf classes with a seasoned surfer Mick or his partner El. These guys promise to help you catch the best waves in no time. Guests also get to keep the board for the day so they can paddle out and practice after their lessons.
Red Palm Villas
Toll Free: 1-888-405-0201
Costa Rica: 506 2640 0447
Nestled bang on the Pacific Coast at the Southern tip of the photogenic Nicoya Peninsula region, Florblanca is fast turning into a much sought after destination for travelers looking for adventure, luxury, and striking beaches. This place is ideal for surfers focused on exploring great waves daily in an almost secluded setting. The waters of Santa Teresa, where guests will be surfing, are ideal for beginner as well as seasoned surfers.
Surfing put this isolated village on the tourist map, and it continues to please every surfer worth their board who swears by the perfect waves here. Florblanca arranges local instructors, surfboards for all levels, and transportation for different breaks as well. In addition to surfing, they also arrange other group activities and meals for your surf retreat.
Yoga has been at the core of Florblanca’s philosophy and the daily activities since their opening, a testimony of which is their seaside open-air yoga dojo, a focal point of the property. Santa Teresa, and Florblanca, epitomize a lifestyle of wellness activity, and their incredible yoga classes help you get acquainted into to that lifestyle by stretching your mind, body and spirit.
Their instructors are globally trained and welcome you to join them for an ocean front practice at dawn. Florblanca offers a range of yoga classes for practitioners of all levels, which are a mixture of Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow styles of yoga. They are also happy to arrange private sessions for groups, couples or individuals. They provide yoga mats, straps, and blocks for all yogis.
Toll Free: 1-800-605-1081
Costa Rica: +506 2640 0226
Shaka Beach Retreat of Costa Rica
Shaka Beach and Surf Retreat of Costa Rica is a private tropical paradise located in the ecologically verdant jungle surroundings that are home to a wide assortment of native flora and fauna including howler monkeys, rare birds, and native fruit trees. They offer comfortable and airy villas and Costa Rica yoga and surf retreat packages at affordable prices.
Their teak bordered villas are created with contemporary tropical architecture set in the middle of the serene tropics. The white sand beach photogenic palm tree-lined vistas in every direction in just a short walk away. Guests can pick from one of their three packages. They offer ongoing Surf retreats, Yoga retreats, or a combination of Surf and Yoga package. This is a great way to make new friends, learn to surf, practice yoga, and enjoy activities like beach bon fires, while exchanging fascinating travel experiences. Their combines Surf and Yoga package includes a sunrise snack, brunch, dinner served nightly Sunday-Friday, refreshments, unlimited Yoga classes in our private jungle Shala, daily surf lessons Monday-Saturday, 3 in-rancho whiteboard surf fundamental lessons, unlimited surf equipment use, dinner hour surf questions and answers, daily guidance and surf tips, snorkel gear use and villa with a private bathroom.
Shaka Beach and Surf Retreat
Local: 506 2640-1118
Resort Directline: 001-506-2640-1118
Pura Vida Adventures
Pura Vida’s popular Costa Rica Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat for Women allows the ladies to be adventurous and transform themselves during a 7-day retreat. Their objective is to rejuvenate and to empower the mind, body and spirit through surfing, SUP, and yoga – all in Costa Rica’s fine “pura vida” tradition. Their retreats are inspired by the Costa Rican phrase “pura vida,” which is all about living life to the fullest. The package comprises a surf camp where guests will explore the art of riding waves, find presence in daily yoga, explore Costa Rica’s natural beauty and harmonious way of living and enjoy a variety of fresh local food, rest under the tropical sun, and share experiences with a community of laughter and enjoyment.
The Yoga for Transformation Retreat allows women to bask in the tropical beauty and energy of Costa Rica while awakening their senses during a meditative walk through the forest; share meals and experiences with new friends; and transform themselves into more more relaxed and positive beings.
Pura Vida Adventures
Pranamar Ocean Front Villas
Their classes challenge practitioners physically, but greater than that is the chance to boost self-awareness, knowledge and bliss. Pranamar hosts yoga retreats and workshops throughout the year with international teachers and their resident yoga teacher, Nancy Goodfellow. They offer all-inclusive yoga holidays that can be arranged and created according to the practitioner’s requirements, or guests can simply drop-in for their daily classes conducted by certified, professional instructors. Their 5 night surf and yoga package includes accommodations for 5 nights, 4 surf lessons per person with professionals, one yoga class per person each day, daily a la carte breakfast and one massage treatment of an hour per person. They also have a 7 day surf and yoga camp with 6 surf lessons.
Pranamar Ocean Front Villas
Local Phone: +(506) 2640-0852
Jobbie’s Costa Rica Surf Camp Package comprises group and individual lessons with their experienced instructors who cater to all skill levels, from first-time beginners to advanced surfers. At Malpais the surf is always killer, with waves swelling in size from small to large beach, point and reef breaks for surfers of all levels.
Along with surfing, they have world class yoga instructors, massage therapists and guides who are there to make sure you enjoy a wholesome wellness retreat. Their spots sell-out months in advance, so make your reservations in early to avoid disappointment. Jobbies also conducts a variety of yoga retreats since many of the surfing instructors here are also avid yogis. Daily Ashtanga and Hatha flow yoga lessons are conducted on either side of the beach, or in their well appointed studio resting high above the rainforest.
Surf Camp Adventures
Surf Adventure Camps Luxury Yoga and Surf Retreat is a luxury surf and Yoga retreat conducted in Costa Rica’s popular surfing spots such as Playa Hermosa, Tamarindo and more. Guests will be treated to a relaxing week of yoga, surf, Costa Rica’s balmy waters, daily massage service, and healthy meals. This is an all inclusive Surf and Yoga retreat that includes all the activities, meals and accommodations. Breakfast is prepared daily by their in house cook, with fresh organic juices and delicious homemade bread, eggs, yoghurts, cereals and pancakes. After guests’ morning surf session and daily activities, they head to the retreat for lunch at the spectacular dining area overlooking the ocean.
A planned menu of eclectic gourmet dishes will is served daily with catch of the day along with organic salads, vegetables and fruits. Guests get the opportunity to participate in an exclusive beach front yoga retreat on a private access beach along with enjoying warm waters all through the year and watch the surf breaks from their room. Their Yoga and Surf retreat is couple and friendly.
The beaches of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa feature some of the world’s best surf spots. There are a range of world-class beach breaks with perfect surf conditions all through the year. Surfing from April through to November with amidst different types of waves is quite an experience here. The main surf beach is called Playa El Carmen and is juxtaposed between Malpais and Santa Teresa. This beach has nice lefts and stronger rights that are great for long boarders but there will be some short boarders here as well. This is good for beginner and intermediate surfers and for the more advanced surfers Playa Santa Teresa has a variety of point breaks. Their 6-night 7-day Yoga and Surf Retreat includes all accommodation with AC, ceiling Fans, frigobar, safe and hot water, beach front or garden view rooms beach front or garden view bungalows, 3 healthy gourmet meals daily, surf instruction for beginners, optional boat trips for advanced surfers (not included) daily yoga instruction, 1 canopy zip-line tour, 1 hiking adventure to Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, yoga classes on their beachfront yoga deck, 1 relaxing full-body massage in their yoga and spa natural (60 min.) Free wireless internet, beach side pool and jacuzzi.
Surf Camp Adventures
Phone: (858) 488-2685
Bodhi Surf and Yoga
There’s something about doing yoga in the backdrop of the flourishing green jungle of Uvita, Costa Rica, or overlooking the gigantic Pacific seascape from the La Cusinga platform. Bodhi Surf and Yoga offer you a delicious fill of a variety of yoga classes. The feature classes and packages for everyone from those wanting to enjoy a yoga-focused vacation to those wanting to incorporate yoga into their Costa Rica surf vacation to those who simply want to take a class or two at their convenience. Bodhi offers a Vinyasa-style of yoga, which offers for a more energetic practice than the tradition Hatha Yoga and focuses on both flow and breathing. The yoga and surf proved to be a heady combination and offers a wholesome wellness retreat that is hard to match.
Bodhi Surf and Yoga
Costa Rica Phone: (+506) 2743-8453
Lucero Surf and Yoga Retreats
Lucero offers morning yoga as part of its surf/yoga or healing package. Practitioners start their day with a gentle Vinyasa flow in iyengar base tropical heaven around them is just coming to life. Their yoga studio is open and airy with an elegant wooden floor. Avid yogis can be spotted here doing their stretches, meditating or some indulging in some personal yoga practices. Lucero also offers private classes and silk yoga classes. They can also customize yoga classes to meet your group’s requirements if you want to host a larger group retreat in the breathtaking surroundings of Costa Rica.
The group surf lessons here begin with teaching the basics of surfing, safety tips, paddling techniques, followed by standing up and riding the waves. They usually schedule their surf lessons between low and mid tide, since it is critical to catch the waves at the right time. With a private lesson surfers are guaranteed to get the most of their time in the water. If you are a surfing greenhorn, Lucero will start with training you in all the basics of surfing followed by riding the first waves. If you have already surfed earlier, they will discuss your level of experience and what aspects of your surfing you are looking to enhance. According they will decide what class you should be a part of or customize a class to meet your/your group’s requirements.
Lucero Surf and Yoga Retreats