Bodysurfing in Costa Rica

Bodysurfing undoubtedly makes you a better surfer and waterwoman. Learning to catch waves with little more than your body connects you in a very special way to the ocean, certainly. But there are other ways as well! We believe that, no matter what level you are at with board surfing (and especially if you are…

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Yoga in times of adversity

We, like many small businesses and tourism companies, are feeling the impacts of the global coronavirus pandemic most acutely. We have been unable to operate normally since March 2020, and have no clear idea on the horizon when (and even if!) things will ever go back to normal. It’s been paralyzing, challenging, and stressful. We…

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Ocean Therapy

Here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we spend an inordinate amount of time out of doors. We are constantly soaking up the flourishing beauty that surrounds us in our quiet little town of Bahia Ballena. Not only do we live and work in a small, relatively undeveloped community — nestled between tree-laden mountains and the…

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Ocean Health and Climate

Did you know that over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans, and yet we have more scientific data about the surface of Mars and the Moon than we do about our own planet’s seafloors? How can that be? As evidenced by the estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic pollution our…

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Achieving flow state in surf

In his bestselling book West of Jesus: Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief, author Steven Kotler recounts how — after being bedridden for two years and on the brink of death with Lyme disease — he was able to overcome the illness by embarking on an epic globetrotting surf odyssey in search of answers…

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Cobra Pose for Surfing

“If waves are the practice of water, and thoughts the practice of mind, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all learned to surf?” – Jaimal Yogis, Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea Yoga for surfers: Want to learn how to surf? Try yoga first Here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga,…

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