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6 Stretches You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Surf

Emilie is a yoga teacher from New Zealand, dedicated to offering her students holistic practices based on the 8 limbed path of yoga. She teaches a combination of vinyasa, slow flow, hatha, yin, restorative and yoga therapy styles. Her yoga…
June 12, 2019
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Meet the Costa Rica Crew

At the heart of all Rise Up Surf Retreats is the people. Our staff are committed to providing authentic and adventurous surf and yoga retreats that leave a lasting impression on anyone that joins us.
May 3, 2019

Give a Little Bit

If you read our last post about the Rise Up familia, you would've seen that well over half of our staff are locals. They're the ones that make Rise Up the success that it is, and they're also the one's…
March 20, 2019

Why Yoga Will Improve Your Surfing

Unless you've been living under a rock the past 20 years, you've probably heard once or twice about the practice of Yoga. And if you live in North America, you probably pass at least one Yoga studio on your commute…
March 19, 2019
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Friends Are Just Family You Choose

When you visit us in Nicaragua, we like to joke that you immediately become part of our family. But in all honesty, it's not so far from the truth. We are a tight-knit group down here, living side-by-side and traveling…
March 18, 2019
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On the Road in Guatemala

By Blair Bigham Pottering down a rustic bumpy road - surrounded by palm trees, bungalows, and the sound of the sea in the distance - the Rise Up familia finally reached their Guatemalan destination. Arriving in El Paradon, a beautiful…
March 10, 2019
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A Love Letter from a Lake Surfer

A Love Letter from a Lake Surfer Shazia lives in Toronto, Canada with her partner Nick and co-leads a surf group for women called Lake Surfistas. Follow her on Instagram at @cybershaz and @lakesurfistas. The first time I stood up…
January 21, 2019
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Memories From Costa Rica

Rise Up Costa Rica AN ADVENTURE ON THE ROAD It wasn't without nerves that we decided to release our new On The Road adventures at the end of 2018, but as soon as we touched down in the Osa Peninsula,…
January 21, 2019


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