IN THE CARIBBEAN
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The Dominican Republic
Stunning beaches, year round warm air and water & only a short flight from North America.
Why Surf & Yoga
Join us in the Caribbean
Open year round & for surfers and yogi of all levels, no previous surf or yoga experience required.
More info on what we offer
Learn to surf
We 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 and 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 muscle strength and tone
Improved respiration, energy and vitality
Maintaining a balanced metabolism
Cardio and circulatory health
Improved athletic performance
Protection from injury
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.
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.