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Surf and yoga camp 1% for the Planet

Bodhi Surf + Yoga’s 2021 Social & Environmental Initiatives Report

“Bodhi Surf + Yoga has the mission of educating, inspiring, and empowering our stakeholders to live more sustainably through surfing, yoga, nature immersion, and community engagement.” At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we have had a strong ethos of social and environmental responsibility woven into the fabric of our organization since its inception in 2010. With…
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Recyling Center at surf and yoga lodge

Environmental Sustainability at Bodhi Surf + Yoga

At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we know there’s no such thing as “good enough”. There’s always more that we could do as a business to benefit our community and the natural environment. Our newest project that we’ve committed to is the Programa Bandera Azul Ecologica para Cambio Climatico (Blue Flag Ecological Program — Certification for…
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Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica

Costa Rica: The Little Engine That Could

Did you know that Costa Rica accounts for just 0.03% of the Earth’s surface but contains nearly 6% of its biodiversity? For decades, tourists from all over the world have been traveling to Costa Rica (a country roughly the size of West Virginia with a population of just over 5 million people) to experience the…
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Ocean Health and Climate

Why Humans Should Care About Ocean Health

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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Food Systems Respond to Covid-19

Reflections on our Global Food System in the Covid-19 Era

One of the many takeaways from the global Covid-19 pandemic will be how our current food system has failed us. The jarring images of empty grocery store shelves and videos of fistfights in the aisles will take their spot in the history books. Yet hopefully, we will remember this as the moment things changed for…
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Artistic ocean photography

Coronavirus Pandemic: Collective Calamity or Global Awakening?

Bodhi Surf + Yoga has made the commitment to keep our permanent staff (making 10 of us) despite our inability to operate normally. Until the time comes that travelers are able to safely and comfortably visit us, we will be working hard to create valuable resources to our network and beyond. If you enjoy them…
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Marino Ballena National Park, Costa Rica

How Giving 1% for the Planet Works

Since of August 2018, Bodhi Surf + Yoga has been a proud member of the global network of 1% for the Planet. Because the work we do is grounded in environmental stewardship it was an easy decision and a great way to amplify our impact. More than 2,000 businesses and individuals around the world are…
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Bodhi Surf + Yoga environmental

Bodhi Surf + Yoga Achieves Carbon Neutrality, Urges Others to Follow Suit

Bodhi Surf + Yoga, while now a thriving small business, is at its core a passion project. It was founded as a way to share what we love with others. Additionally, it attracts enthusiastic staff and interns and has awakened passion and purpose in its guests. That fact more than any other is what makes…
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Attendees of the 2019 Global Summit

1% for the Planet’s Global Summit + The Need for Strong Environmental Action

At the beginning of May, Bodhi Surf + Yoga concluded what was our busiest season in our history. We worked very hard, (the last stretch was 17 weeks of back-to-back Bodhi Sessions surf and yoga camps), and were so excited to share our passions of surfing, yoga, simple living, and environmental action with people from…
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Bodhi carbon neutral intern

Environmental Studies Graduate Assists Bodhi in Carbon Neutral Process

Bodhi’s newest intern is Spencer Dunlap, a former Environmental Studies major from Travis’s alma mater, the University of San Diego. Spencer arrived in early December and is helping us in our quest to go Carbon Neutral. He has single-handedly taken on conducting a carbon inventory and overall audit of our footprint here at Bodhi. He…
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