WHY VACATION WITH BODHI
The best possible place to practice surf and yoga
At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we provide the best possible surf and yoga instruction — your learning is our top priority. It is here that you will learn to surf on a sandy beach with perfect waves for beginner and intermediate surfers, from a 20+ year competitive surfing veteran; and that you will practice yoga on a raised platform surrounded by exotic foliage and sounds, with a seasoned yoga teacher who has spent years of dedicated learning and practice to enhance her craft. Moreover, we know a little secret that many camps have overlooked: surfing and yoga are mutually beneficial -- theoretically, practically, physically, and mentally. The two practices complement each other so perfectly that we gave them equal weight in our weekly camp schedule. Even if you think you want to do just one, we urge you to try both. You will be surprised.
Slowing it down in a laidback seaside Costa Rican community
At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we offer the taste of a simpler way of life. Many of us come from fast-paced lives, but it’s important to slow down every once in awhile. Bodhi Surf + Yoga is your ticket to a laid-back, “Pura Vida” oasis, located in a small Costa Rican community. Whether it’s through the simple feat of not checking your phone for a few days, the presence of mind you find in your open-air yoga classes, the soul-deep connection you make with the ocean during your surfing sessions, or the sweet reminder to enjoy the beauty of what’s around you every moment of every day — this trip has the potential to shake things up. Travel is an opportunity to learn about yourself, push your boundaries, and grow as a person. Your experience at Bodhi Surf + Yoga will impact you in unexpected ways and have a rippling effect into your life, even after you leave.
A fun-filled and stress-free vacation
At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we want you to relax and unwind while putting your energy into learning and reflecting on the new information you’re met with; practicing and improving both your surf and yoga skills; enjoying the moment; and soaking in the culture of tranquility, beauty, and simplicity that exists in Bahia Ballena. Our surf and yoga camps are semi-inclusive, ensuring that you get from the airport to us and back stress-free, that you have great sleeps and are well-fed, that your questions are answered and needs accommodated. There are also several spots to get some quality chill time in — lounging around the pool, laying the hammocks, or reclining under the trees on the beach — and our weekly schedule will leave still plenty of time for that, as well as adventure and spontaneity!
Surf + yoga camps for adults
Bodhi Sessions are our premier vacation option, the “best of Bodhi” surf and yoga camp, and the culmination of our seven years of being in business. These set-date surf and yoga camps include surfing, yoga, environmental education, and community engagement. They have pre-determined itineraries that balance structure and flexibility, and feature just enough physical activity to get you moving and make you feel great. Bodhi Sessions are designed to give you solid exposure to our little community and the Pura Vida way of life.
These vacations are recommended for adults (singles, couples, and group) who are interested in an educational and physically active vacation in a pristine and paradisiacal area of Costa Rica.
BODHI FAMILY SURF CAMP
Surf camp for families
Bodhi Family Surf Camp is our prime family vacation option, designed for families with kids under 18 years of age. Nothing unites a family like surfing together and sharing this amazing experience in the warm waves of Costa Rica. Surfing is the main activity, but there is also flexibility to add private family yoga sessions. There is plenty of down time to hang-out in the pool, lounge in the hammocks, or explore Bahia Ballena on your own. Transportation between San Jose and Bahia Ballena is included, greatly reducing the amount of stress for parents!
Bodhi Family is our family-friendly option, ideal for active and adventurous families who are looking to have a bonding family experience that balances fun-in-the-sun with learning.
Bodysurfing, Ocean Awareness, Surf and Yoga Retreat
A unique, ocean immersive two-week retreat that features experiential learning opportunities, laughter, fun, and sun, as well as tools and inspiration for personal growth. In the first week, guests gain ocean awareness and comfort as they learn the “simplest” form of surfing — wave sliding or bodysurfing. On week two, guests take their skills one step further, learning to navigate the waves on a surfboard, as well as reconnecting to themselves with an invigorating yoga curriculum.
This is the ideal retreat for any prospective waterwoman or man, or anyone looking to immerse themselves in one of our planet’s most magical places — the ocean.
IS BODHI RIGHT FOR YOU?
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