Understanding Ocean Waves

Types of waves: Plunging

For those of us who are surfers and enjoy frolicking in one of nature’s most epic playgrounds, the ocean and its waves are both incredibly fascinating and extremely important. Yet for anyone who is a prospective surfer, ocean/nature lover, or curious individual, you may wonder: what are ocean waves, and how exactly do they form?…

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Adrianne: 10 Years in to Bodhi Surf + Yoga

Bodhi Co-founder Adrianne

This post is coming up a bit late, but it is in honor of Bodhi Surf + Yoga’s 10-year anniversary which was in 2020 (a year we did not get to celebrate as we had planned!) Learn more about the other co-founders, Travis Bays and Pilar Salazar.  The most outgoing of the three co-owners, Adrianne…

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Launch of Bodhi Online Membership Program

Bodhi Surf + Yoga Online

Hello to our friends, new and old, who are visiting us in this virtual manner. We have an exciting announcement for you all, but first a bit of background on how we have come to this moment in our history. In particular, we would love to be able to share a bit about Bodhi Surf…

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2020, A Year for the Books: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Whail Tail, Costa Rica

Hello friends! It’s December of 2020. On one hand, this year has flown by. On another, it has seemed like the longest year ever. Yet onwards we go, collectively navigating the sweeping changes that this global pandemic has precipitated. At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we celebrated our 10-year anniversary this year. Granted, it didn’t go…

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Awaken Your Ashtanga Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Meditation on the beach

Awaken Your Ashtanga: 7 Night Yoga Philosophy and Asana Retreat September 4-11, 2021 Hosted by Bodhi Surf + Yoga The Awaken Your Ashtanga retreat is hosted by Bodhi Surf + Yoga team members who are passionate about going deeper into the history, philosophy, and physical portion of the yoga practice. This course is based on…

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The Making of Maya’s Vegetarian Cookbook for Kids

Maya Paz of Bodhi Surf + Yoga

One of our youngest team members here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, Maya Paz (the eldest daughter of co-founders Pilar and Travis) made a vegetarian cookbook for kids as a homeschooling project. Here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, all of us — young and old — are food lovers. Assisted by Sheridan, our in-house Canva…

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Bodhi Surf + Yoga’s Social Equity Statement

Social and Environmental Justice at Bodhi Surf + Yoga

Dear stakeholders, The recent killing of George Floyd (among many others), as well as the ardent global response, have underscored the existence of an enduring and insidious problem — that modern society is fraught with systemic racism. As a travel company that focuses on teaching surfing and yoga in Costa Rica, many aspects of our…

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Pilar: Celebrating 10 Years of Bodhi Surf + Yoga

Yoga with Pilar Salazar

In honor of ten years of Bodhi Surf + Yoga, I sat down with co-founder and yoga teacher extraordinaire, Pilar Salazar, to find out more about the person beyond the yoga mat. Of course, yoga is a big part of her life and has certainly a theme that has run through it. Yet beyond just…

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Coping With Tough Times: A Daily Mantra For Positive Thinking

Happiness in challence

“Make of this situation an enjoyable experience.” -Daily Mantra For Positive Thinking During the Covid-19 lockdown, a very powerful thought came into my mind. In the midst of that a strange and difficult moment, when it felt as though normal life had been turned upside down, and many of us were stuck in high-stress situations–often…

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Releasing Raga: The Art of Letting Go

White Ibis bird

In Buddhism, the wheel of Samsara is the repeated cycle of suffering through birth, death, and rebirth. The eight limbs of yoga as described by the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali (of which Asana, the yoga postures, and Pranayama, the breath work of yoga, are a part), are thought of as the teachings towards enlightenment —…

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