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Read about our upcoming trips to Sayulita, Nosara, South Africa and Colombia.

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✈︎ SAYULITA, Mexico, November 2019

✈︎ SOUTH AFRICA; SURF, YOGA AND SAFARI ADVENTURE with RHINO AFRICA and WILD ARK  New Year's 2019-2020 * Registration opens March 1st

✈︎ BUILD YOUR OWN RETREAT, Mexico, Barbados, Colombia, El Salvador, anytime



November 1 to november 5, 2019


November 1 to november 5, 2019

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Five Days of Surf, Yoga and Day of the Dead Celebrations in Sayulita, Mexico

Join Patricia Pinto and Taryn Vander Hoop for a four night, five day retreat in Sayulita full of serious asana and super fun activities. Expect delicious meals all over town, master classes, surf lessons, meditations, all while staying in a historic Sayulita Villa steps away from the beach with incredible views of the town and ocean.

All inclusive pricing includes: 

  • Four night accommodations at a historic Villa in Sayulita

  • All breakfasts and dinners in different restaurants in Sayulita, curated for the group

  • Two daily carefully planned yoga classes

  • Daily guided meditation

  • Two 2-hour Master classes taught by Patricia and Taryn

  • Group day trip to surf in Punta Mita

  • Group transportation from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita

Sample day:

  • 6:30 am juice, coffee, fruits

  • 7:00 am Meditation and yoga

  • 8:30 am Breakfast

  • free time

  • 12:30 pm Lunch in the town or out on a day trip

  • Free time

  • 6:00 pm Yoga

  • 7:30 pm Dinner in the town


The Villa is divided into four spaces, has a private pool, an outdoor meditation/yoga deck with incredible views of Sayulita Bay. It is three blocks away from the beach.

To see each space, please click on each link.

  1. Deluxe Single or Friend Discount Double: $1700 pp or $1200 pp

  2. Triple 1: Single Room $1450/Double Room $1200 pp

  3. Triple 2: Deluxe Single 2 $1500/Double Room: $1100 pp

  4. Simple Living Single: SOLD OUT

How to Book:

Step 1: Confirm your attendance with a $400 deposit

Step 2: Commit to a payment plan or pay at your own pace

Step 3: You must be all paid for by September 31st. No Refunds after September 20th.


Sayulita is one of our favorite places in the world! Home to beautiful beaches, Mexican culture, world-class activities and more, you will fall in love with this seaside surfer town. Often called the “ crown jewel “ of the Riviera Nayarit, stunning natural beauty, eco tourism and jungle retreats are just the beginning. Fantastic and fun restaurants, excellent shopping beautiful hikes and many world class beaches nearby.


SOUTH AFRICA yoga, surf+ safari

December 29 to January 11

or January 2 to January 11




SOUTH AFRICA yoga, surf+ safari

December 29 to January 11

or January 2 to January 11





✈︎ South Africa

New Years 2019

Safari, Surf and Yoga in partnership with Rhino Africa and Wild Ark  


We are beyond excited to open up registration to our second retreat in South Africa! We have partnered with Wild Ark and Rhino Africa, two organizations that create unforgettable safari experiences while maintaining a strong commitment to the protection of the environment. 

The itinerary is incredible! An option to visit Cape Town for New Year's, followed by 4 nights in a beachfront 5 star-boutique hotel located on the Elephant coast, followed by the safari portion of the trip at the epic Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge. Rhino Ridge holds the honour of being the first private facility within Africa’s oldest proclaimed reserve – Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park, where guests can revel in four-star luxury in a private lodge in this reserve in Kwazulu Natal; renowned for protecting the previously endangered white rhino which now numbers over 1000 in the park. Most meals included, all luxury transportation (including two flights within South Africa)  park fees, yoga, meditation, most daily activities included in the price.

It's not every day that you plan a vacation to South Africa, and that said, this trip is extremely doable!  We commit to sharing incredible trips available to all with our payment plans so the earlier you book the better!  Open to 10 participants only. 





New Year's in Cape Town December 29 to January 2
Arrive to Cape Town on December 29 and spend four nights at a luxury bed and breakfast in Cape Town.   Price includes: 

  • 4x accommodations

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Daily Yoga and meditation class

  • New Year’s Day trip to the wine country with a full day itinerary, transportation and lunch included

  • Plenty of free time to surf or explore the city

  • Flight to Johannesburg on January 2 to continue on the rest of the trip (if you are joining the beach + Safari portion)

Price for this portion:  $900 per person, double occupancy rooms (we will pair you with someone if you come alone, which many people do!).  

For single occupancy, please inquire. 

Our Safari Lodge

Our Safari Lodge

January 2 to January 11- Beach + Safari

Meet us on January 2, 2020 in Johannesburg or Richard’s Bay to begin our journey.  LSY South Africa consists of nine days in South Africa to beach, safari and see the country side. Two flights within South Africa, all transfers, most meals, safari visits and fees to parks,  guided trips through the safari with expert staff, surf lessons, private surf lessons, yoga (vinyasa, yin, restorative) and meditation are all included. 


  • 1x in Johannesburg

  • 4x accommodations at Thonga Beach Lodge

  • 4x accommodations at Rhino Ridge Safari

  • Park fees and safari visits

  • Two flights within South Africa

  • Most meals (breakfast only in Johannesburg)

  • Yoga and meditation daily

  • All transfer to and from airports and hotels

  • Many daily activities such as trip to turtle sanctuary, community visits, snorkeling.

  • Transportation to the activities


January 2

  • Airport transfer from Johannesburg to Outlook Lodge

  • 1x stay at Outlook Lodge with breakfast included

  • Post-travel yoga and meditation

Thonga Beach Lodge, our first destination.

Thonga Beach Lodge, our first destination.

     January 3: 

  • Fly to Richard's Bay

  • Road transfer to Thonga Beach Lodge, an incredible five star luxury safari that operates to protect wildlife and it is standing only a few feet away from a secluded beach on Maputaland’s Elephant Coast, home of some of the best diving in the world.

  • 4x stay at Thonga Beach Lodge, all meals included, yoga and meditation once a day

  • Night trip to see the sea turtles nest their eggs

  • Private surf theory

  • Surf lessons in a group setting

January 7

  • Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge on road transfer

  • 4x stay at five star rated Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge with all meals

  • Safari visits daily, park fees

  • Yoga, meditation daily

  • Activities included

January 11

  • Transfer to to Richard's Bay Airport

  • Flight to Johannesburg

  • depart Johannesburg under your own arrangements.

PRICING:  $4,400 double occupancy, $5,100 single occupancy.   


  • For New Year’s in Cape Town please click here to make your deposit and confirm your payment plan

  • For Surf and Safari, please click here to make your deposit and confirm your payment plan



  Sample day: 

  • 7:00 am Meditation, Pilates or Yoga depending on activities

  • 8:45 am breakfast

  • 10:00 am leave for an activity

  • 1:30 pm lunch

  • Free time for beach, pool or activities

  • 8:00 pm Dinner


past retreats

past retreats


✈︎ LA SALADITA, Mexico, April 2019 

✈︎ TULUM, Mexico, June 2019

✈︎Cartagena & Santa Marta, colombia with Hannah Simmons and simon salazar, february 2019 

✈︎SOuth africa surf, yoga and safari, in partnership with rhino africa, january 2019 

✈︎las flores, el salvador (WITH ast adventures), august 2018

✈︎YTT In paradise: Lila FLow Teacher training, Nosara (WITH Taryn Vander hoop), August 2018


✈︎Osa peninsula, costa rica, with Lydia neubauer, march 2018

✈︎Santa Marta, Colombia with Kalle Carranza, february 2018

✈︎Surfer's point, barbados, October 2017

✈︎Playa Miramar, Nicaragua (with AST Adventures Surf TOurs), August 2017

✈︎Surfer's point (with ralph de la rosa), barbados, may 2017

✈︎OSA PENINSULA (with jacob kyle) , COSTA RICA, FEBruary 2017

✈︎sayulita (with Kalle Carranza), mexico, february 2017

✈︎ Pipeline, O'Ahu, October 2016

✈︎surfer's point, South point, May 2016

✈︎Osa Peninsula, costa rica, feb 2016

✈︎Nosara, COSTA RICA, December 2015

✈︎Sayulita (with Kat Colla), Mexico, June 2015

✈︎Miami, may 2015

✈︎Osa peninsula, FEBRUARY 2014

✈︎THE ROCKAWAYS, NY, WEEKENDS, SPring and summer 2015

✈︎playa hermosa, february 2014

✈︎The Rockaways, NY, weekends of summer 2014 

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yoga alliance certified

yoga teacher training in paradise

july 26 to August 11, 2019


yoga alliance certified

yoga teacher training in paradise

july 26 to August 11, 2019

2018 YTT

✈︎ Nosara, COSTA RICA

Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training

If you are feeling a shift in your life or have been looking for a program that combines an exotic escape with deep, yet playful, study, then this is the training for you. We start each day with a two-hour yoga practice, delve into the daily topics, practice teach, chant, and play. The teachers and kula support you on your journey from the seat of the student to that of the teacher.

Lila Flow Yoga Teacher Training philosophy is centered around YOU. We provide you with the tools to find your own motivation to teach, develop your individual style, find playfulness and creativity within a sound understanding of anatomy and alignment, and ultimately inspire the next generation of yoga practitioners around the world.  

Sample Day

7am - Sunrise Yoga Practice

8:30am - Guided Meditation

9am - Asana Lab

11am - Group Practice Teach

Noon - BREAK

3pm - Philosophy Workshop

5pm - Anatomy Lab

7pm - Guided Meditation

7:30pm - Dinner

During our 17 days together, you will immerse yourself in many transformative practices including:

Spiritual and Physical Anatomy
There is so much more to this body than the physical. Learn everything from the bones, muscles, fascia and organs to the Chakras and the Nadis, More importantly, how it relates to asana and your students.

The Art of Sequencing a Yoga Class
We believe in learning the rules so that you can effectively break them. We also believe in providing a challenging flow that is informative and safe, Learn to safely sequence a 60, 75 and 90 minute yoga class while using the foundations of vinyasa and ashtanga based practices. You'll practice teach your fellow teacher trainees so you leave the training ready to teach confidently in a variety of settings.  

Meditation Teaching & Introduction to the Practice
We introduce you to meditation so that you can see what it means to still your mind. Every day we will meditate together and we will weave in the art of teaching and practicing meditation so that you can incorporate this practice to your daily life.

Wellness Practices within the Yoga Tradition
Learn and understand what Ayurveda is all about, the magic that is Pranayama, learn how to give sound baths, aromatherapy basics, and so much more!

Curriculum Overview
↠ Lila Yoga Sequencing- Vinyasa based teaching of a 60, 75 and 90 minute class
↠ Alignment and Anatomy of physical and energy bodies
↠ Introduction to Sanskrit
↠ Pranayama
↠ Yoga Philosophy - The Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
↠ Practice Teaching and Mentorship
↠ Art of Assisting and Adjustments
↠ Business of Yoga
↠ The Chakras
↠ Ayurveda Immersion
↠ The different styles of Meditation
↠ Sound Bath basics

Participants will receive post training support via our Mentorship Program:

  • One on one support from Taryn and Patricia

  • Love Surf Yoga Retreats co-teaching opportunities

  • Free enrollment in The Authentic Teacher



plan your own

Group wellness retreat



plan your own

Group wellness retreat



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 A LSY retreat for you and your friends!  Take your next group meeting, family vacation, bachelor/bachelorette party or travel experience to the next level by letting us organize a trip with daily yoga, pilates, meditation, surf lessons, SUP Yoga, healthy meals, and lots of fitness and adventure activities in any of our partner locations in the Northeast, Caribbean, Central and South America.  Weekend retreats to ten-day travel adventures.