Do I have to be a surfer to join? Or a hardcore yogi?
Neither! Whether you love yoga, surfing, or just looking for a week away to relax, one of our retreats can work for you! You can surf daily and not do yoga, or vice-versa. Our guests are usually a bunch of beginner surfers, a handful of hardcore surfers, beginner yogis looking to improve their practice, regular yoga practitioners, and beach bums looking to hang out.
What is included in the price and what is not?
Varies per retreat, but usually the price includes accommodations, yoga twice a day, meditation once a day, most or all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner unless otherwise noted) and access to a beautiful beach front location. Some retreats such as Sayulita, Barbados and Nicaragua also include surfing instruction and board rental in the price. We also usually do a welcoming event or dinner and a workshop. Airfare tickets are not included in the price.
How will I pay for the retreat?
A non- refundable deposit is required to hold your spot, which goes towards your balance. After securing your spot, you may pay in installments as needed. The entire balance is due one month before the retreat. Refunds are no longer available 14 days prior to the retreat.
What is a day like?
For most retreats, we start the day with a meditation and/or yoga class, and head out to surf or do other activities after breakfast. All classes are timed according to the tide schedule to ensure the most out of the surf. We have lunch mid-day, and a yoga class or meditation in the evening before dinner. After dinner, some go out, some stay and relax and have margaritas, and some go to sleep to take advantage of the location and catch some morning waves.
Can I come alone?
About half of LSY guests come alone. The rest come with family members, friends and their significant others.
What will the yoga and meditation be like?
Love Surf Yoga seeks out the best of teachers around so do expect to deepen your yoga practice. Each week will include a nice mix of vinyasa, alignment, therapeutics and restorative. The week usually starts with challenging vinyasa classes as we warm into our new tropical space, and we transform into a vinyasa/yin/restorative blend as we get a more tired from surfing and doing other activities. All the carefully planned classes will have a philosophical theme for the week, and there is at least one 30 minute meditation a day.
What will the surfing be like?
Every break is different, and every day is different, so expect to be on your toes the entire week! All the locations we choose are beginner breaks, so they are friendly, smaller waves, but there has been times that we get a huge swell out of nowhere! The surf instructors will guide you through the ins and outs of these breaks for all the surf instruction is always provided by a local surf school and our handpicked guides.