- 5 breakfasts
- 3 dinners
- Snacks at surf lessons
- Round trip transportation
from San Jose and back
- Shuttle service from San Jose hotel to airport
- Cost of optional activities
- Transportation to optional activities
- 1 breakfast
- 4 dinners
What Guests Have to Say
A different kind of vacation
Bodhi Sessions will provide you with a unique travel experience, one that leaves you feeling enriched and rejuvenated after a one-of-a-kind adventure in a pristine area of the world. In the spirit of experiential learning, you will be active in an outdoor classroom and work toward your own personal goals. You will also have time to unwind and reconnect with yourself, with nature, and with other people in a safe and nourishing way.
Bodhi Sessions also exemplifies an “off-the-beaten-path” kind of tourism that focuses on community engagement, cultural exchange, and immersion into the local way of life. We provide just enough structure to keep you active and just enough flexibility to allow personal growth, friendship-building, and some much needed rest and relaxation!
Surfing and yoga are better together
At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we have discovered a 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, which is why they have equal weight in our weekly camps. Our instructors are not only patient and competent teachers, they are also nerds in their respective domains, and are eager to share what they know (and their passion) with students.
Costa Rica is internationally recognized as being an excellent vacation destination for its safety reputation, friendliness, and sanitation. Environmental conservation, public health, and education are staples in Costa Rican society which impacts the country as a tourism destination. Bodhi Surf + Yoga conducts surf lessons in a marine national park that has both lifeguards and park rangers on duty.
Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Bodhi Surf + Yoga is fortunate to be uniquely positioned in a small, sparsely densely community that has both private clinics and hospitals nearby. We are able to provide a fun and learning family vacations while also complying with rigorous health and safety standards based on Costa Rican law and best practices from travel experts worldwide.
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SPACES ARE LIMITED TO 10 GUESTS PER WEEK
WHAT TO EXPECT
BEST SURF & YOGA CAMP EXPERIENCE
With Bodhi Sessions, our flagship yoga and surf camp option, we’ve considered everything — all that is included (or not) is deliberate and aims to provide you with the “best of Bodhi” experience. During each Bodhi Sessions week, you will participate in a total of 10 activities — 5 surf lessons and 5 yoga classes. You can stay for just one, but if you want to really improve and unwind, we recommend the two-week option!
On top of your surfing and yoga sessions, you will also have the opportunity to take a guided walking tour to learn about the community of Bahia Ballena; visit a local waterfall and take in the lush jungle scenery; and enjoy a day off to either rest and recharge or participate in another activity or tour!
HEALTHY & DELICIOUS MEALS
Daily breakfast (except on your free day) and three dinners are included in your week-long stay in Bahia Ballena. Meals are made with love and are hearty, healthy, and have locally-sourced ingredients. We can accommodate dietary restrictions! You also have plenty of opportunity to sample the local fare and support our community’s economy.
DISCONNECT & RE(CONNECT)
Bodhi Sessions is a community engaged surf and yoga camp designed for travelers who want to disconnect from their routine and spend time “recharging their batteries” in Bahia Ballena — a quaint community with vast, sandy beaches, and stunning viridescent scenery.
The main aims of the week are to keep you actively experiencing the area so you may return home feeling physically fit and mentally rejuvenated, as well as to provide you with a variety of opportunities to meet new people and have different experiences, so that upon your departure, you will have many new connections and wonderful memories to take home with you!
Surf + Yoga Camps FAQs
Bodhi Surf + Yoga offers a smaller, more intimate surf and yoga camp setting where the owners and staff are the ones sharing in your Costa Rica surfing and yoga experience with you. Our operations are based out of a small town that is still relatively untouched by large-scale tourism, and we work together with our fellow community-members to keep Bahia Ballena beautiful and have it serve as a positive example. We are committed to sustainable tourism: community involvement and environmental awareness are part of your experience with Bodhi Surf + Yoga. Finally, we are the first ever surf and yoga camp in the world to earn B Corp certification!
One week of Bodhi Sessions Surf + Yoga camps include:
- 5 surf lessons
- 5 yoga classes
- 6 nights of accommodation at the lodge and one night of accommodation in San Jose
- 3 dinners and 5 breakfasts
- Round trip transportation (SJO-Bodhi-SJO)
- A waterfall visit
- Local transportation to camp activities
- Snacks during surf sessions
- Guided walking tour of the community of Bahia Ballena
- National Park entrance fees for the days there are surf lessons
Check here for details about what the Bodhi Family Surf Camp includes.
The food at the Bodhi Surf + Yoga lodge aims to check all of these boxes: filling, nutritious, healthy, locally-sourced, home-made, fresh, and delicious. The Bodhi Surf + Yoga team members are also avid foodies and strive to serve food that exceeds guests’ expectations. Bodhi Surf + Yoga is able to cater to specific dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, nut-free, etc.
Our standard Bodhi Sessions Surf + Yoga camps are either 7 or 14 nights depending on how much time you want to dedicate. The Bodhi Family Surf Camp is seven nights, yet it too can be done back-to-back.
If you have the ability to stay for the full two weeks, it will offer you the best opportunity to really delve into both of these activities. In the surf component, after 7 days, students are just starting to delve into catching green, unbroken waves so dedicating another week offers a great opportunity to master that skill set. With yoga, the first week is often about adjusting to the physical flow of the practice; yet with another week, you get more into the juice of the practice — the mental and spiritual components.
Finally, after a week you will have relaxed into the pace of life in this small, coastal Costa Rican town. Giving yourself another week allows you to go deeper into the place you are in, but also the vacation version of yourself (AKA too blessed to be stressed!)
Our surf and yoga camps are designed with the knowledge of over 10 years of being operational that the two activities complement one another greatly, and especially in the learning process. When done together, the body is more relaxed, and the mind more open. With a minimum of five surf lessons and five yoga classes, we have enough time and opportunity to really teach both activities, help build strong foundations, and impart the many valuable lessons to be learned both on the mat and in the ocean to our guests.
Check out our full packing list here.
It is not required to have a car for your stay at Bodhi Surf + Yoga. Transportation from the airport and back is included in your vacation package price. Once at the lodge, transportation to all scheduled activities is included. Moreover, most everything else you need is accessible by foot (restaurants, shops, banks, etc.) If you desire to go further than walking distance, you can either rent a bike for the week or take a taxi.
There are many restaurants in the Bahia Ballena - Uvita area, with several delicious options within a 10-minute walk. There are also more places to eat popping up every year. If you don’t feel like walking, you can also look into renting a bike or opt to take a taxi.
The Bodhi Surf + Yoga lodge is located approximately 15-20 minutes walking-distance from either the Punta Uvita (Whale Tail) or Playa Chaman (Bodhi Surf + Yoga’s surf beach) park entrances. For surf lessons, we drive all together, which takes about 5 minutes.
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