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Soul Sessions with
Tara Ruttenberg

Nicaragua ~ Eco Bay

August 13th → 20th

Activate Your Creativity

Connect with inspiring women from around the world. Join us for a 7-night all-inclusive women’s surf, yoga and writing retreat. Spend a week alongside surfer-writer Tara Ruttenberg and the Rise Up familia in breathtaking Northern Nicaragua. Pause. Breathe. Reconnect. Revive. Experience an expansive week of creative inspiration in nature and community.

The Soul Sessions retreat program is specially curated for self-connection and personal reflection, to enliven your senses and help regenerate your being from the inside, out. Embody the natural flow of your creative potential.

Throughout the week Tara will lead you through 3 x 90-minute writing workshops plus daily journaling prompts to open your mind, body and spirit to your divine inner wisdom.

About Tara Ruttenberg...

Writer, free surfer, consultant and PhD candidate in development studies (Wageningen University). Tara’s academic work centers decolonizing approaches to sustainable surf tourism; and her creative story-writing draws from her experiences as a surfer navigating life, love, nature and adventure.

Tara’s work has been featured in books like the Critical Surf Studies Reader, Lessons from the Eco-Laboratory: Environmental Governance and Economic Development in Costa Rica, and The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Development; at conferences including Impact Zones & Liminal Spaces, Deep Ecology of Wellness, Envision Festival, Surf + Social Good, ECHO, and the Institute for Women Surfers; as well as online and in print with Sea Together, Sea Maven, Dkoko, Elephant Journal, The Inertia, Sunshine Surf Girls, Yoga Trade, and more.

Tara created Tarantula Surf as a platform for authentic sharing and engaging with new paradigms for a more beautiful world. A nomad by nature, she hosts writing workshops and retreats and lives most of the time at the beach in southern Costa Rica.

The retreat vibes

The Soul Sessions retreat is a space for personal transformation toward collective planetary evolution. Join like-minded, ocean-loving women on a journey designed to expand your horizons, deepen into the divine wisdom within your heart, and support you toward living the fullest expression of your most authentic self. Cultivate resilience through self-reflection in supportive sisterhood.

Step into your wildest integrity, find the power within to live your dreams and connect with others committed to personal transformation and global evolution.

  • All levels of surfing experience welcome – beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
  • We have 3-4 local surf instructors.
  • You will also have the opportunity to surf with some of the local girls at our Women Who Surf group.
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Eco Bay – A hidden paradise located on the Northern Pacific coast of Nicaragua.

You will be surfing with verdant views of palm trees on the black sand beaches of Northern Nicaragua. The beach directly in front of the retreat venue is a peeling left-hand reef break that works on medium to large swells. Our isolated location allows us to surf the emptiest waves in Nicaragua, with local surf instructors and eco-retreat accommodations. Based on the changing tides and conditions, we will make sure to take you to the best breaks each day. Nourish mind, body and spirit just steps from the sea.

  • Food is prepared with local in-season ingredients all prepared by our amazing chefs
  • All local employees at the resort
  • Compost toilets
More About Eco Bay


  • 8 days/ 7 nights
  • 3x 90-minute writing workshops 
  • Daily journaling
  • All meals, snacks drinks (except alcohol)
  • Accommodation jungle lodge
  • Activities – Jungle hike, horse riding and tree climbing
  • 6 days of surf coaching alongside professional and experienced surf coaches
  • Surfboard rental
  • 1 yoga class per day
  • Surf videos from your week (included in surf photo package – extra cost)
  • Surf photos
  • Airport transfers (to and from)
  • Opportunity to give back! with Rise Up Kids!



Shared/Double Room
$2150 Per Person
$2650 Per Person

Prices are per person in USD


August 13th → 20th
10 Spots

10 Spaces left

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Not Included

  • International Flights
  • International travel/ health insurance
  • Massages
  • Alcoholic Drinks

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