Bodhi Bodysurfing + Ocean Awareness Retreat
Multiple dates in 2020-21 (see below)
Hosted by Bodhi Surf + Yoga
Starting 2019, Bodhi Surf + Yoga will be offering an ocean awareness and bodysurfing retreat every seven weeks. This week long ocean safety clinic will be hosted by Bodhi Surf + Yoga staff members. Our goal is to share our knowledge and passion for the ocean to as many people as possible while spreading the “art” of bodysurfing around the world. Whether you are a beginner with very little ocean experience, or an accomplished surfer who is looking to add bodysurfing to your repertoire, this clinic will provide you with the foundation to take your ocean savvy to the next level.
What is Bodysurfing?
Here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we believe bodysurfing is more than the simple physical act of catching and riding a wave with your body (i.e. without a board). Our definition of bodysurfing also encompasses ocean awareness, breath holding and lifesaving techniques, and environmental stewardship. Although bodysurfing is the simplest act of riding a wave, the activity is not a global phenomenon (like board surfing) because it is not very profitable. The surf industry generates revenue by manufacturing boards, fins, leashes, wax, etc., whereas all a bodysurfer really needs to catch a wave is a decent pair of swim fins. Thus, bodysurfing is a soulful art form whose practitioners benefit greatly from their simple elemental connection with the ocean.
Bodhi Bodysurfing + Ocean Awareness Retreat includes:
- 6 nights at the Bodhi Lodge
- Transportation to and from San Jose
- 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners
- Swim technique training
- 4 bodysurfing lessons (2 hours each)
- 3 yoga sessions
- National Park entrance fees
- Guided community walking tour
- 1 hour massage
- July 3-10, 2021
- August 14-21, 2021
Your fearless retreat leaders
This retreat will be hosted by the staff at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, you can read more about them here.
- Price starts at $1395/person
- Spaces limited to 10 guests/week