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A Yoga & Surf Holiday

Love Yoga? Want to learn to Surf? Join our Yoga Surf Holiday!

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Yoga  Surf Holiday

IN THE CARIBBEAN

Always wanted to learn to surf in a safe, quick and fun manner? Combine that with Yoga classes in a tropical garden?All this in a stylish place that offers a fun and social vibe?

You have come to the right place! Have a look at the holidays we offer, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Yoga

3 x per week

Healthy

Food

Fresh

Ingredients

Surf & Yoga

Yoga in our backyard

Molly, our Yoga instructor teaches Yoga 3 times per week at Sunset in our own tropical garden. ...
Surf & Yoga

Surf in a warm waters

Located on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic (1,5 hours south of Miami) means the water and Air temperature is always warm. Leave your wetsuits at home! ...
Your Stay

Sleep well

Comfortable beds with a large king size double or 2 twin beds. Quality mattress, sheets and pillows all with en-suite bathroom. You will sleep well. ...
Your Stay

Accommodation

A large communal area for breakfasts, dinners and socialising. A swimmingpool with fibre optic and LED lighting all set in a tropical garden. ...

The Dominican Republic

Stunning beaches, year round warm air and water & only a short flight from North America.

Why Surf & Yoga

More Energy

Better breathing and more flexibility will help your surfing

Flexible body

Better flexibility of the body will make you surf better & longer

Improve balance

Yoga improves your balance which is very beneficial for surfing

Join us in the Caribbean

Open year round & for surfers and yogi of all levels, no previous surf or yoga experience required.

Testimonials

What our clients say about Yoga Surf Holiday

More info on what we offer

Learn to surf

yoga surf holidayWe use internationally qualified (ISA) surf instructors who teach our client surfing in a structured manner for our yoga surf holiday. Most of the surf course is giving at the beach ( a few minutes by car, we provide the transport), but we also teach theory lessons.

The first few lessons are focused on the right position on the surfboards, paddling technique and the pop up to your feet. After a few days we start working on your wave catching technique.

For people that have already surfed before and don’t need lessons, we also offer an extensive selection of surfboards: from beginner friendly big soft surfboards to high performance short surfboards.

The surf on the North coast of the Dominican Republic

The north coast of the DR is considered one of the most consistent places in the world for surfing. We don’t have the biggest or the world’s longest waves, but we do have waves pretty much 350 days per year. General wave size is between waist and head high; ideal for beginners and intermediates. No strong rips or currents, make it a safe and easy place to learn to surf.

Yoga Surf Holiday

Yoga is getting more and more popular amongst surfers (and surfing more popular amongst yogi’s) . We teach fun and accessible yoga classes in our own back garden 3 times per week. Molly is our yoga teacher and our clients love her. She’s friendly and make yoga accessible andIMG_2547 fun for people of all levels.

Surf – Yoga

Yoga and surfing go together like sand and saltwater. Both disciplines tap into a natural flow. Yoga gets you in touch with the rhythm of your breath and body, while surfing gets you in sync with the wave patterns and ocean tides. In yoga, you learn not to force any pose, but to find the depth of the pose in the moment. In surfing, you learn that you can’t force a wave or a set. Instead, you practice being fully in the moment and in tune with the current so you can catch a wave. It’s no wonder pros, like Kelly Slater and Rochelle Ballard, use this old-school practice (roughly 5,000 years old!) to complement their surfing skills. Whether you’re a Dawn Patrol dude or a Waikiki wahine (female surfer), your surfing will definitely benefit from yoga.

Read on to learn some essential tips and tricks. Stretch Past the Breaks Yoga offers many benefits that will improve your surfing skills: Increased flexibility Stronger core muscles Better breathing techniques Improved balance More stamina Greater mental focus Restored and revitalized energy Practicing yoga on flat surf days can keep you in great shape until the next big swell. And when there are good surf days, yoga can stretch your body out after a session, helping to avoid neck, shoulder, and back stiffness. Active poses, like Downward-Facing Dog (explained below), build strength and flexibility; while balancing poses, like Eagle (explained below), sharpen focus and concentration. Plus, practicing yoga just feels good! Both yoga and surfing teach you to meet and overcome fear, to breathe deeply, and to ride the waves of life with grace and ease.

Learning to concentrate during intense yoga poses plays out in the water. As you breathe deeply and calm your mind, you settle into a natural rhythm and balance on your board. So when the big waves roll in, you can stay cool and collected.

Other benefits of yoga for surfers

  • Increased flexibility

  • Increased muscle strength and tone

  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality

  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism

  • Weight reduction

  • Cardio and circulatory health

  • Improved athletic performance

  • Protection from injury

Mental Benefits

Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. “Stress can reveal itself in many ways, including back or neck pain, sleeping problems, headaches, drug abuse, and an inability to concentrate,” says Dr. Nevins. “Yoga can be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life.”

Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help improve a person’s mental well-being. Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration,

Yoga Surf holiday accommodation

We offer 2 different kind of rooms, private and shared dorm rooms for our yoga surf holiday

The private rooms all have a en suite bathroom, large ceiling fan, Air conditioning and a view over our garden. The beds can be set up to be 1 large king size double or 2 twin beds.

The Dorm rooms are great for people on a budget, but only if you don’t mind sharing a room with 3 other people. The Dorm rooms have an ensuite bathroom, a fan and space to put your clothes and belongings.

Getting here

We are located 20 minutes away from Puerto Plata  internation airport. There are direct flights to Puerto Plata from Miami, New York, Toronto and most European cities.

Alternatively you can fly into Santiago Airport (STI airport code) which is 1,5 hours away.

Santo Domingo (code SDQ) is 3,5 hours away.

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