Body, Mind, and Spirit
Start each day with a deep, energizing breath and discover the many benefits of yoga.
Our daily yoga classes are designed to enhance your surfing while working on core strength, stamina, flexibility, balance, restoration, and clarity of mind. Our certified yoga instructor, Cristina Kalyani, has been teaching yoga with us for more than 12 years and will base each week upon the experience levels and desires of the group as a whole.
Whether you’ve been doing downward dogs for years or have never set foot on a mat, our Costa Rica surf and yoga retreats invite you to experience the transformative, restorative practice of yoga.
Beachside Yoga in Costa Rica
From CEOs to moms to celebrities to famous surfers, millions of people from all walks of life have embraced the benefits of yoga. Learn to reduce stress, increase flexibility, strengthen and tone, and find balance in body and mind. At our surf retreats, we know that yoga is an unbeatable companion to surfing AND life. That’s why we start or end each day with the transformative practice of asanas and prana (poses and breath).
Our yoga studio was designed to embody the best that Costa Rica has to offer – an open-aired yoga dojo in a jungle setting with polished wooden floors that wrap around a Guanacaste tree, all overlooking the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. This spiritual space naturally captures the essence of yoga and will help you relax, restore and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.
New to yoga? A zen guru? You’ll love our yoga classes–a rejuvenating and revitalizing mix consisting of a variety of practices including Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Swasthya, and Kundalini. Catering to complete beginners and dedicated yoginis, we specifically create a week of energizing and restorative classes to give students of ALL levels the opportunity to stretch, heal, energize, and strengthen.
“I am transformed! I can’t believe how much this experience -the place, the surfing, Cristina’s yoga, the pancakes!! -surpassed my expectations. I feel so relaxed and happy and renewed. This really has changed my outlook. I made new friends, chanted mantras, surfed, built fires. It has been a gift. Thank you.” ~ Brigit
Our Inspiring Yoga Master
Our certified yoga instructor, Cristina Kalyani, has been teaching yoga to communities around the world (including celebrities like Gisele Bundchen and Jill Hennessy) for over 15 years, and bases each week upon the specific experience level and desire of the group.
Cris infuses a sense of joy and play in each class, incorporating various types of yoga practices; Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Swasthya, and Kundalini. She uses a powerful combination of asansas (positions), pranyama (breathing), mantras, yoga theory, relaxation techniques and meditation to help you dissolve your fears, break old patterns, release stress and come to a place of inner strength and joy.
“I owe Cris more than I can even express here for helping me in my journey. Her story is amazing and she is a charismatic, knowledgeable and lovely individual. She helped me bring my yoga practice to a new level and for that I am deeply indebted to her.” ~ Ashleigh Manfredi