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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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Yoga spirituality books

Foundational Yoga Book Recommendations

In the first installment of our Bodhi Surf + Yoga Book Club, we will hear from head yogini and Bodhi Surf + Yoga co-founder, Pilar Salazar, about the yoga books which have had the greatest impact on her, and have changed the course of both her yoga and life paths. Without further ado, let’s get…
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How to bring yoga into your daily life

Yoga in Our Daily Lives

As a yoga teacher, I constantly remind my students that the real yoga begins off the mat. Although many practitioners in the Western world discover yoga through asana (or the physical postures), true yoga is a philosophy of living. When we commit ourselves to the practice of yoga we must remember that it is not…
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The Bodhi Wave documentary subjects

The Bodhi Wave: A Documentary about Better Business and Responsible Consumption

In 2016, we were the subjects of a documentary film called The Bodhi Wave. Toronto filmmaker Jazeen Hollings spent three months at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, looking for answers to the following questions: How is a small surf and yoga camp located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica inspiring its guests to fall more…
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Maya Paz of Bodhi Surf + Yoga

The Making of Maya’s Vegetarian Cookbook for Kids

One of our youngest team members here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, Maya Paz (the eldest daughter of co-founders Pilar and Travis) made a vegetarian cookbook for kids as a homeschooling project. Here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, all of us — young and old — are food lovers. Assisted by Sheridan, our in-house Canva…
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Ocean Therapy

Nature Therapy: The Case for Spending More Time Outside

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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Achieving flow state in surf

Finding Flow State Through Surfing + Yoga

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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Listening to podcasts on vacation

Podcasts Featuring Bodhi Surf + Yoga

At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we always seem to have a lot to share. Through our website’s blog, we share updates, stories, travel advice, and so much more. On social media like Facebook and Instagram, we like to give a glimpse of our home and community via beautiful videos and images. Lately, our wonderful interns…
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Carpooling at Bodhi as low-impact transportation

Low-Impact Transportation: The Road Better Traveled

Hey Ocean Guardians! We sure are happy to see that you’re back for more tips, and the earth is too! Last time, we talked about how you can get creative and make your own cleaning products or find biodegradable products so that we don’t pollute our planet. In our final blog of tips, we will…
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Biodegradable cleaning products at the Bodhi Surf + Yoga lodge

Buying (or Making!) Earth-Friendly Cleaning Products

Hello there, fellow Ocean Guardian! We hope you are enjoying this email series, and most importantly, that you’re all ready for the 2018 Ocean Guardian Contest! Last time, we discussed food: eating locally and with the seasons, and understanding where your food is coming from. Now we are moving on to why you should buy…
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