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Health Magazine

Health Magazine

5 Amazing Fitness Adventures for Women ~ “While Pura Vida, in the village of Malpais, alternates between surfing-focused and yoga-centric weeks, it’s their surf camps that are truly signature. The instruction is hands on—for beginners through advanced surfers…”
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Shape Magazine

Shape Magazine

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

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

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

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

MORE Magazine

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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Elle Magazine

ELLE Canada

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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SELF

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

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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Glamour

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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Vogue

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

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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Womens Surf Style Magazine

Womens Surf Style Magazine

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

USC Trojan Family Magazine

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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The Frisky

The Frisky

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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Exquisite Weddings

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

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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Women’s Running

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

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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SmarterTravel.com

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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Miami Herald

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

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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happinez

Happinez Magazine

The Ocean As Your Master ~ “Deputy editor Eveline Helmink had been dreaming of a surfing adventure for years. Not only because of sun, sea and sand, but also as a spiritual experience in surrender and control. On the Costa Rican coast she discovered that the ocean was her master ­ strict but fair…”
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happinez

Happinez Magazine

De oceaan als leermee ster ~ “Al jaren droomt adjunct hoofdredacteur Eveline Helmink over een surfavontuur. Niet alleen vanwege zon, zee en zand – maar als een spirituele leerschool in overgave en beheersing. Aan de kust van Costa Rica ontdekt ze hoe de oceaan een strenge, maar rechtvaardige leermeester is.”
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WSJ

WSJ.noted

Women of Note from WSJ.noted UP CLOSE & NOTABLE with Tierza Eichner ~ “What is the best career advice you ever received and from whom?
‘What do you have to lose? You don’t want to have any regrets.’”
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Luxury Trump

Luxury Trump

Explore The World – 5 Travel Adventure Trips You Need To Take In 2015 ~ “Pura Vida Adventures aims to provide empowering, inspiring and active retreats on Costa Rica’s best coast.”
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