Bodhi Sessions: 7 or 14-Night Adult Surf + Yoga Camp

One or two-week long, set-date, semi-inclusive surf and yoga vacations that invite you to surf, stretch, breathe, and sweat while learning about the environment, engaging with the community, and having lots of fun!

What Guests Have to Say

Ocean Guardian Pledge

Before anything else, Bodhi was extremely COVID safe. They followed all the protocols and we always felt very safe. Both the surf and yoga lessons were brilliant, because they each taught more than just the exercise. They also taught us the philosophy, and the fundamental principles of each discipline. We couldn’t think of a better way to learn surfing or practise yoga. Go. Go stay with them. Do it now.


London, England
Bodhi Family Surf Camp

We are a family of four; parents late 40s, daughters 11 and 12. We’re in pretty good shape, travel extensively and were looking for a unique experience. I can say we found that experience at Bodhi. The lodging (we were in the Gratitude bungalow) was great. Comfortable, clean and spacious with everything you'd need for a week long surf camp. Overall, it was exceptional. The people, the place, the vibe, the mentality, the food - all excellent. It was like staying at a friend's house.


New Jersey, USA

I enjoyed it very much and I am grateful for everything [they] taught us. This is definitely something every surfer and ocean lover should do. I will continue practicing in low tide.



As someone who has never been super comfortable in the ocean, I felt apprehensive about learning how to surf. Bodhi's week long curriculum is put together so well, with each day building on the skills from the previous day.



I think there is a strong spiritual element to surfing. It's one of those sports that brings you so close to nature as you are completely in it head to toe. Travis explained to us how each time he first goes into the water for a surfing session, as he gets out into the white wash he lies face down floating in the water between waves and gives deep thanks to Mother Ocean. Gratitude is a strong underlying theme at Bodhi.



Prices are per person in USD

Room Amistad

Private room that accommodates 2 people
Starting at

(includes 13% VAT)

Room Amistad

A private room with two single beds that can accommodate up to 2 guests. Room Amistad is located on a second story above the dining area, Alegria. It is a great option for friends traveling together. 

Room Armonia

Private room that accommodates 2 people
Starting at

(includes 13% VAT)

Room Armonia

A private hotel-style room with a full-sized bed which can accommodate up to 2 people. Armonia is located on a second story, above the dining area, Alegria. It is the best choice for solo travelers.

Bungalow Espiritu

Private bungalow that can accommodate up to 2 people
Starting at

(includes 13% VAT)

Bungalow Espiritu

An independent studio-style bungalow that contains one queen bed and a small kitchenette. The perfect choice for a couple.

Bungalow Gratitud

Private bungalow that can accommodate up to 4 people
Starting at

(includes 13% VAT)

Bungalow Gratitud

Gratitud has one queen bed, two single beds, one daybed and a well-equipped kitchenette. It is the best choice for a family or group up to 4 people.


❌ = Not available
✅ = Available
*Spaces are limited to 10 guests per week

Trip Dates Bungalow Gratitud
(up to 4 people)
Bungalow Espiritu
(2 People)
Room Armonia
(2 people)
Room Amistad
(2 people)
Jan 29-Feb 5
Feb 5-12
Feb 12-19
Feb 19-26
Feb 26-Mar 5
Mar 5-12
Mar 12-19
Mar 19-26



Each Bodhi Sessions Week Includes


  • 6 nights at the Bodhi lodge
  • 1 night in a San Jose hotel


  • 5 surf lessons
  • 5 yoga classes


  • 5 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners
  • Snacks at surf lessons


  • Walking tour of Bahia Ballena
  • Waterfall visit


  • Round trip transportation
    from San Jose and back
  • Shuttle service from San Jose hotel to airport


  • 1 unscheduled day
  • National park entrance fees for surf lessons
  • Travelers' Philanthropy donation

Bodhi Sessions Does Not Include

  • Airfare
  • Cost of optional activities
  • Transportation to optional activities
  • Lunches
  • 1 breakfast
  • 4 dinners

Travel safely

We are fortunate to be uniquely positioned to provide a fun and learning experience while also complying with rigorous health and safety standards based on Costa Rican law and best practices from travel experts worldwide. Being an outdoor tourism provider and having a small lodge, Bodhi Surf + Yoga has been able to operate with minimal changes to our procedure. We are located in a small town that is not densely populated or over-touristed. Our community has been very proactive in terms of implementing protocols to ensure the safety of both visitors and residents.

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. 

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!





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!


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. 


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!


Learn what makes Bodhi different from other surf and yoga camps