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Shape Magazine

Shape Magazine

July/August 2013

Make Some Waves ~ "The vibe at this camp may be laid-back, but the services aren’t… you’ll ride the waves and enjoy three gourmet meals a day, sunrise yoga classes and a massage…"

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ABC World News Now

ABC World News Now

January 2013

Tips for the Perfect Weight-loss Vacation ~ "…and our personal favorite here, Costa Rica. Sounds so good. Ohh so good! This is the one that really makes me think vacation. This is Pura Vida Adventures and it is a surf and yoga camp…"

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Natural Health

Natural Health Magazine

June 2012 Issue

Well-Rounded Retreats ~ “Looking for extra to the asanas on a yoga getaway this summer…Each day Pura Vida Adventures retreat for women begins with a two-hour yoga session. Additional activities include surfing, stand-up paddle boarding…”

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Whole Living

Whole Living Magazine

September 2011

Adventures in Om ~ “Perk up your yoga routine by taking a retreat…Start each day with a seaside yoga class followed by surfing lessons. . .”

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MORE Magazine

February 2011

Reinvent Yourself Abroad ~ “After eight years in the dot-com business, Davis-Eichner was laid off in 2001 and never wanted to see another cubicle. . . Instead of diving into a job search, she headed for Central America’s beaches. . .”

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Womens Surf Style Magazine

Womens Surf Style Magazine

Summer – Fall 2011

Goodbye Corporate WorldPura Vida Adventures now has my heart. ~ "In the early 2000′s, Tierza Eichner worked at now a defunct internet advertising agency until the dot-com bust left her unemployed…"

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USC Trojan Family Magazine

Autumn 2010

Her Work is Play ~ “While on vacation in a beautiful locale, most people think, at least once, “What if I stayed here forever?” Most people, of course, never do it. Then again, most people aren’t Tierza Davis ’92…”

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Elle Magazine

ELLE Canada

January 2010

Hot 100! Vacation Style ~ “The happy holiday. At Pura Vida resort in Costa Rica, you practice “laughter yoga” on the beach.”

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The Frisky

The Frisky

September 2009

Travel Diary: My Costa Rican Surf Adventure ~ “I felt like there were a few times…on my board…Mother Nature and I were grasping hands.”

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The Big Thrill…10 of the Hottest Adventure Honeymoon Destinations ~ “Water babies who are either diehard surfers or gung-ho beginners anxious to learn a new sport together…”

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Pink Magazine


Surfing for a Living ~ “Each of these women found her passion – and lives it every day. (Psst! The dream is within reach.)…

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American Fitness

March / April 2009

Surf’s Up, Mats Down ~ “Pura Vida Adventures has created a unique program for women connecting balancing and the beauty of surfing with the rhythmic patterns of yoga practice…”

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February 2009

Your SELF Challenge 2009 ~ “Win a Trip! Sign-up at for chance to nab a six-night escape to Pura Vida Adventures surf camp in Costa Rica…”

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Women’s Running

January / February 2009

Active Adventures ~ “Escape snowy, cold days and learn to surf or improve your pop-up with Pura Vida Adventures…”

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Wicked Good Travel Tips

December 16, 2008

Find Your Inner-Self on a Surfboard! ~ “We’ve found a terrific and unique Costa Rican adventure designed especially for women that combines the peacefulness of yoga with the exhilaration of surfing in a gorgeous beachfront setting…”

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September 10, 2007

Ten empowering women-only vacations ~ “After years of being scared of drowning, I made the decision to learn to surf on vacation,” says New York-based acupuncturist Michelle Helfner. “I wanted to learn in an environment that would be supportive…”

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Marie Claire

June 2007

Keep Your Summer Body Strong ~ “Learn to Surf – catch the next wave – easily – at the end of a 4×4-only road in the Costa Rican beach town of Mal Pais…”

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April 2007

The Life of Your Dreams ~ “I picked up and moved to Costa Rica… In 2001 I got laid off from my job in San Francisco and decided to travel. My surf buddies suggested I go to Mal Pais…”

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December 2005

Presents… this holiday season’s 75 most coveted gifts ~ “56: SURF CAMP – Pack a friend off to surf camp in Costa Rica…”

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New York Times

July 24, 2005

Everybody Calm? Let’s Surf! ~ “KATIE ANDERSON is not someone you’d call a yoga-head. A 34-year-old mother of two, she has taken classes off and on for years, most recently at her gym in Oxford, Miss. But she never considered going away to an ashram…”

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Miami Herald

June 19, 2005

Crave the wave? Surf camps good place to start ~ “Surfing pioneers have found great spots to pursue their main passion. And after establishing their own surf camps, they’re sharing the wealth…”

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Sacramento Bee

January 21, 2004

Surf’s Up, Ladies ~ “Why should guys have all the fun riding the waves? With movies and television providing a showcase, women are taking up surfing in rapidly rising numbers…”

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