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Evolve your yoga practice with Rise Up

Yoga has always been an important piece of the Rise Up experience. After practicing for years, Phil deepened his practice by completing a yoga teacher training with Sivananda Yoga School in Northern India. Through his training, he learned that not only does yoga provide an immense amount of health benefits, but it is also the perfect complement to surfing. Upon starting Rise Up, he knew yoga needed to be a part of the daily plan.

We welcome experienced teachers from around the world to share the benefits of yoga with our guests. The classes at Rise Up are thoughtfully tailored to meet the needs and levels of every student. 

At each of our beautiful locations across Central America, you can look forward to practicing yoga in dreamy spaces – from stunning outdoor shalas with a view of the sea to rustic yoga decks overlooking the jungle. Whichever location you choose, a unique yoga space is sure to elevate the peace created during class.

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Our Yoga Philosophy

At Rise Up, we believe that yoga is for everyone. Whether it is your first day stepping onto the mat or your hundredth, we have a class for you. Presented in approachable and down to earth settings, our classes are designed with everybody in mind. Among its seemingly endless benefits, you can expect yoga to help build strength, improve flexibility, and increase mindfulness.

Yoga and surfing go hand-in-hand. Practicing balance, increasing strength, and developing breathing techniques are all pieces of yoga that will help you become a better surfer.

We all know surfing can be tough on our bodies, sometimes causing lower back pain, sore shoulders, and tight hips.Yoga is the perfect antidote to these common surf ailments. With the use of specific yoga poses and stretches, we can restore balance back to the body and relieve muscle tension caused by surfing.

By practicing yoga, we take care of our bodies – meaning we can surf better and surf longer.

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Daily Yoga

On a Rise Up retreat, you can expect daily yoga classes led by our certified and highly-skilled yoga teachers. Our teachers make sure to tailor classes to the needs and requests of each student’s unique goals and levels.

Throughout the week, the yoga schedule will change based on the tides; meaning you will experience yoga pre-surf and post-surf – ensuring your body gets exactly what it needs each day.

Extra Classes

Can’t get enough yoga? Be sure to ask us about additional classes or private sessions before your arrival or during your stay.

Host A Retreat

We would love to host your next yoga retreat! Whether it is purely yoga or a mix with surfing – we are excited to help create the perfect experience for you and your guests. Shoot us an email and let’s start planning.

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Yoga leads to a body that is easeful, a mind that is peaceful, which results in a life that is useful.

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We Practice Yoga at All of Our Destinations

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Nicaragua

A Tranquil and Secluded Surf Retreat in Northern Nicaragua

Costa Rica

Join Rise Up in one of our Beautiful Costa Rica Destinations

Guatemala

A Surf Experience with A Laid Back Spirit and Good Vibes

Barbados

A Paradisal Escape to A Magical Caribbean Island
Kristen Bentley
Kristen Bentley
December 6, 2022.
Everything about my Rise Up week was amazing - in fact I extended my stay because I didn't want it to end. The Rise Up staff were friendly, supportive, encouraging, motivating and incredibly talented surfers and coaches. The activities were well rounded, interesting and there was a nice balance between active and down time. The location was incredible - food was delicious, staff were friendly and attentive and it was clean, well appointed and beautiful.
Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson
December 4, 2022.
I just finished Rise Up's Southern Costa Rica surf camp in late November 2022, at their Eco-Luxury Lodge location. I have been on several other surf camps over the years, all generally good. But this was my first Rise Up trip. I have to say that this trip was one of the best, if not the best surf trips I have every been on. The location was spectacular. Many times we had the nice point break all to ourselves. I was really impressed with the Rise Up team and how well they are organized. They simply all work together very well and have fun. Food was fantastic. I have to give a shout out to Fran, Denis, Julie, Andrea, Lance and the whole crew. All the instructors were top notch, and they really know how to watch, listen and pay attention to each guest's particular needs. Denis was my primary instructor and I can say that he is probably the best surf instructor I have ever spent time with. I learned so much from him, and excited now to work on all the things he showed me. All the instructors were patient and unselfish - really wanting you to learn and catch a lot of waves. I will definitely come back and do another trip with the Rise Up familia. Worth every penny!
Justin springer
Justin springer
December 3, 2022.
Trip of a lifetime. The retreat, the coaches, the yoga, the venue, the chefs and just the lovely culture of Nicaragua made this trip extremely unique. If you want to surf, enjoy nature, disconnect, and eat amazing food this is the trip for you.
Andrea Ucar
Andrea Ucar
November 27, 2022.
I had an incredible time with the Rise Up + Mandla crew. All of the surf coaches were super accommodating to our experience levels, making sure each participant had a trip that was fully catered to their needs. My coach personally went above and beyond to make sure I had a special time, taking me to unique and completely isolated surf breaks. I am so excited about how much my surf abilities improved in the one week I was there. Additionally, the resort was breathtaking. The setting was incredible right next to the ocean, meals were delicious, and the staff made us feel like we were living in luxury (true to the name of the retreat). I hope to make a habit of participating in Rise Up's retreats. Thank you!!
Keith Covington
Keith Covington
November 25, 2022.
This was the 9th time I've been to Nica and the first time up north. I was a bit hesitant but made contact with Phil and felt super comfortable as his passion and surf stoke came through when we chatted. The property is beautiful and well cared for...as close to the ocean as physically possible so you see and hear the waves...super tranquil just like the name of this escape! The room was spotless and cleaned impeccably daily and the setup was perfect with a hammock and plenty of space to chill and great teak furniture. A bonus was yoga which I've never tried and Cynthia made me a believer and the other guests with experience really enjoyed them as well. The food was superb and the chefs that really 'infused' it with passion and I appreciated that Veronica knew I liked spicy so went out of her way to give spicy sauces and made me the best tea with honey when my voice was hoarse...I have never enjoyed eating fish but she and Teddy truly know how to cook...and the ahi ceviche--next level. Having alternate activities as the volcano hike, horseback riding and wake surfing on an estuary sunset cruise added serious spice to an already amazing week. I save the best for last...surfing. A great selection of boards but more importantly Norvin and his crew had passion and expertise to make sure we found the best waves at the best tides possible....They were super positive and the coaching took my surfing (I have about 15 years experience) to another level. I've never had video analysis and the feedback of sitting down to review vids was super helpful. Even more important was their local knowledge and having a coach, Chepo, a super friendly local who rips, in the water with me to teach about wave selection and teach me in the water. Besides going to 'named' places they truly did have secret spots that we had to ourselves which is exceptional given the number of times I've been to Nica and know that the place has been discovered.... I will definitely return!
Travis Rowe
Travis Rowe
September 12, 2022.
I attended the Nicaragua Eco Lodge retreat in August 2022 and the whole thing was completely amazing and exceeded my expectations. The staff was all super accommodating with every detail. Each day's itinerary was well planned and make sure to tailor to all the guests and keep everyone involved. The surf instructors were all experienced, patient, and helpful and prioritized the guest's catching waves over their own. Food was all fresh and healthy mostly comprising of local fruits, vegetables, chicken, and fish. I'd recommend doing this retreat as a solo trip to really immerse yourself in the experience and disconnect.
Thomas Obrero
Thomas Obrero
July 26, 2022.
Lots of fun activities, great tips and wonderful coaches! I had a great time!
Allison Maryatt
Allison Maryatt
July 24, 2022.
My husband and I had a good experience with Rise Up. The surf coaching was excellent, as was the food and lodging. I would recommend this company to anyone interested in attending a surf camp.
Stephanie Hammond
Stephanie Hammond
June 10, 2022.
My time at the Rise Up retreat in Costa Rica was incredible to say the absolute least! What stood out most were the people. You really feel like you're apart of a little family with Rise Up - welcomed, looked out for and celebrated. The instruction is top notch, the activities were a blast and well coordinated (horseback riding on the beach, tree climbing, waterfall hiking, etc), the food was delicious and the location itself is breathtaking. This place is magical and I truly don't have words for how special this trip was to me. Thank you Rise Up team for such a lifechanging experience!
Kathryn Arffa
Kathryn Arffa
May 27, 2022.
Rise Up provided an incredible experience! From the surf lessons to the delicious food and other activities planned, it really felt like you were a part of something and got to learn a new skill in a safe and positive environment at the location on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Could not recommend more highly. It seemed as though all levels of surfers gained from the experience (as a beginner I most certainly did!).
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