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.
DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY
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.
IS BODHI RIGHT FOR YOU?
Learn what makes Bodhi different from other surf and yoga camps