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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Women who surf in Costa Rica

With warm water, beautiful jungle backdrops, surf on both coasts, and waves suitable for all experience levels. Costa Rica is truly a surfer’s paradise. Unlike Hawaii, where most of the waves break over dangerous coral reef and are frequented by advanced surfers only, Costa Rica has plenty of safe waves for beginner surfers. And if…

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Surfer girl learning to bodysurf

“To me [bodysurfing is] the best interaction between man and nature that exists.” – Mike Stewart. Bodysurfing is an elusive activity about which not a whole lot of information is widely known or disseminated to the masses. Most ocean people — surfers, coastal-dwellers, fishermen and women — know how to or at least understand the…

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Learning to check the surf

An important step toward progressing as a surfer is understanding what to look for when arriving at the beach. Here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we provide a style of teaching that empowers students to become independent surfers. This means that we impart a great deal of information and tools advise our students to observe…

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