About Bodhi Surf + Yoga

In 2010, four friends from various corners of the world joined forces to create a responsible tourism company whose primary purpose was to facilitate high quality surf and yoga instruction within the relatively undeveloped confines of Bahia Ballena-Uvita, Costa Rica. Given the pristine state of their surroundings and their collective, pre-existing ethos, the co-founders decided their business should be used as a vehicle to facilitate positive social and environmental change in both their local and global communities. Over the years, this business has grown and developed into what it is today: a B Corporation certified and 1% for the Planet member surf and yoga camp.

Bodhi Surf + Yoga's mission? Educating, inspiring, and empowering our stakeholders to live more sustainably through surfing, yoga, nature immersion, and community engagement. In fact, the physical pursuits of surfing and yoga are simply the low-hanging fruit of Bodhi Surf + Yoga's mission. Ultimately, these activities function synergistically in the cultivation of awareness — which, quite deliberately, is the meaning of the Sanskrit word Bodhi.


Here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we offer a different kind of vacation than is considered typical: one that promotes responsible tourism, embraces the concept of community, and brings guests closer to nature. This model has proven to work quite well, as Bodhi Surf + Yoga has been recognized as a “Best for the World” B Corporation in the Community category three years running. Furthermore, we are proud members of 1% for the Planet, voluntarily donating one percent of our gross annual sales to support environmental non-profits.

As for our surf and yoga camps, both curricula incorporate ample time for theory and questions, instructor demonstrations, practice sessions, and instructor feedback, allowing guests to greatly improve their skills. Back at the lodge, guests enjoy the comfortable and laid-back accommodations, delicious and homemade meals, and the sense of camaraderie formed with staff and other retreat-goers. This is what we at Bodhi Surf + Yoga are most proud of having created a space that facilitates:

  • The community that forms every week
  • The fun and laughter shared
  • The cultural exchange and learning that occur

As owners and operators of Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we are stoked to run a truly international business, and are always excited to learn from our guests through their stories, experiences, opinions, and suggestions. More than anything, we are exceedingly grateful for the opportunity to make a living doing what we love, and to utilize our business as a force for positive change in the world.



Bodhi Surf + Yoga has had a strong tradition of Corporate Responsibility since our inception, and that was further solidified in November of 2016 when we became a Certified B Corporation. B Corps are companies that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency, and harness the potential of their businesses to find solutions to social and environmental problems in their communities, both local and global. Since 2010, we have worked to build it into more than just a business that sustains its owners and employees, and have been guided by our own principles, initiatives, and the great examples that have been set before us. We were proud to re-certify for the second time in 2020. We believe that the standard of doing business is changing, and we are excited to be a part of this movement.

The Bodhi Surf + Yoga Team


Adrianne Chandra-Huff

Bodhi Socialite
Adrianne is the fun-seeker, socialite, and youthfulness of Bodhi Surf + Yoga. Her love of writing has made her Bodhi's content writer/editor and principal blogger. Her ideal day would feature equal parts relaxation, laughter, delicious food consumption, and outdoor play time.

Pilar Salazar

Pilar is the grounding energy for Bodhi Surf + Yoga; her calm composure and “Pura Vida” vibe are evident to all who meet her. She works hard to incorporate fluid breath, graceful movements, and light-hearted “Pura Vida” fun into her teachings.

Travis Bays

Social Entreprenuer
Travis wears many hats for Bodhi Surf + Yoga. He acts as one of our surf instructors, coordinates daily operations, and leads in business development. As a Peace Corps volunteer he focused on small-business development and helped guide local community members in the creation of their own micro-credit bank.

What guests have to say

Ocean Guardian Pledge

Before anything else, Bodhi was extremely COVID safe. They followed all the protocols and we always felt very safe. Both the surf and yoga lessons were brilliant, because they each taught more than just the exercise. They also taught us the philosophy, and the fundamental principles of each discipline. We couldn’t think of a better way to learn surfing or practise yoga. Go. Go stay with them. Do it now.


London, England
Bodhi Family Surf Camp

We are a family of four; parents late 40s, daughters 11 and 12. We’re in pretty good shape, travel extensively and were looking for a unique experience. I can say we found that experience at Bodhi. The lodging (we were in the Gratitude bungalow) was great. Comfortable, clean and spacious with everything you'd need for a week long surf camp. Overall, it was exceptional. The people, the place, the vibe, the mentality, the food - all excellent. It was like staying at a friend's house.


New Jersey, USA

I enjoyed it very much and I am grateful for everything [they] taught us. This is definitely something every surfer and ocean lover should do. I will continue practicing in low tide.



As someone who has never been super comfortable in the ocean, I felt apprehensive about learning how to surf. Bodhi's week long curriculum is put together so well, with each day building on the skills from the previous day.



I think there is a strong spiritual element to surfing. It's one of those sports that brings you so close to nature as you are completely in it head to toe. Travis explained to us how each time he first goes into the water for a surfing session, as he gets out into the white wash he lies face down floating in the water between waves and gives deep thanks to Mother Ocean. Gratitude is a strong underlying theme at Bodhi.



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