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Bodhi Surf + Yoga Best for the World

2021 Best for the World™ B Corp Recognition

At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we are over the moon to have been recognized as one of the Best for the World™ B Corps of 2021! The Best for the World honorees are Certified B Corporation companies whose scores in one or more of the five impact areas assessed towards the certification reach the top…
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Best surf school Uvita, Costa Rica

Uvita Surf Lessons by Bodhi Surf + Yoga

A little known fact: Bodhi Surf + Yoga has a surf-only branch called Uvita Surf Lessons. It caters specifically to prospective surfers visiting Uvita and the entire Costa Ballena area; those who may not want or be able to participate in a full week of surf lessons through our signature Bodhi Sessions adult surf and…
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Learning to overcome surfing fears

How Surfing Has Helped Me Heal My Fears and Anxiety

Having decided to share my personal journey in dealing with fear and anxiety, I want to move to a more positive chapter. It is a subject that we talk about a lot (and from different angles) here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga. It’s one of our main gigs, after all. What am I referring to?…
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Bodhi Team International Surf Day

Celebrating 2021 International Surf Day with a Community Fundraising Event

This year, to celebrate International Surf Day on June 20, 2021, Bodhi Surf + Yoga held a fun fundraising event for our local community foundation, the Fundación SOMOS. Surfing is one of our passions and a large component of our livelihood. We felt it was fitting to utilize this activity to contribute to our community.…
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Bodhi Surf + Yoga in Costa Rica

Winning the 2021 Travelers’ Choice Award: A Poignant Honor in a Difficult Year

Last week, we were notified that we had won TripAdvisor’s 2021 Traveler’s Choice Award (TCA). It is an honor we have received on several occasions; but this year, it felt extra special. In this period of difficulty and uncertainty, we have very much been living in the moment. We know now to expect the unexpected,…
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Types of waves: Plunging

Understanding Ocean Waves

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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Costa Rica surf camp

Why a Surf + Yoga Camp in Costa Rica is Ideal for Women

At a surf and yoga camp you can find strength and confidence, push your boundaries, meet interesting and like-minded people, and be immersed in the beauty of the jungle and the ocean. We think this is the perfect combination for women looking for adventure. Some of the frequent questions we get from potential guests are:…
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Yoga and anxiety

Can Anxiety Help Our Yoga Practice?

It has been said that the practice of yoga can highly contribute to alleviating anxiety disorders. Yet is the opposite true as well? Can anxiety help us somehow to go deeper into our yoga practice? In short, I think it can. Here are the reasons why I believe that, as well as a bit about…
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Bodhi Co-founder Adrianne

Adrianne: 10 Years in to Bodhi Surf + Yoga

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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United Nations SDGs

The UN Sustainable Development Goals: What They Are and Why They Matter

In 2015, the United Nations held a conference in Paris, France where the governments of 190 countries gathered to discuss a global plan of action to address and overcome the impending challenges of climate change. The aim was to create a universal set of goals to reduce carbon emissions, conserve vital ecosystems, and improve the…
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