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Costa Dulce Beach Bungalows and Resort, is an absolute gem nestled on the Pacific Coast, near San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua. Playa Escameca is our Private Surf Break that Costa Dulce overlooks!


Erin Jacob, Jim Heppner, and I can't wait to host another action packed week full of Surfing, Yoga ( Rocket, Acro, Yin ), fun excursions, and amazing food!!


This will be my 4th trip to Costa Dulce. The jungle paradise is the perfect place to detach, truly connect with nature, hang with amazing people, and support a beautiful community.


Tyson and Kit are B.C. boys that created Costa Dulce. They now employ over 50 locals as their staff, work with Vital Actions Turtle Rescue & Beach Clean up, and Escamequita project to help with children's education. The resort is self sufficient, off grid, very safe, and pristine.


We offer daily excursions that include a gorgeous Waterfall Hike, Sunrise at La Flores Turtle Sanctuary, Surf Instruction, a trip to San Juan Del Sur, Salsa classes, Cooking classes, and maybe some Hip Hop?!!


The accommodations are awesome..... Everyone has their own Beach Bungalow ( 1-4 people ) overlooking the ocean, with a hammock, and the nightly opportunity to be lulled to sleep by crashing waves!!


Costa Dulce Yoga:


We begin the day with some amazing coffee and fresh fruit picked on site.

Then it's "Rocket Time"!


I teach Rocket #1, Rocket #2, Inversions, and a Rocket #3 in the morning. These set sequences are challenging but are all levels.... Optional arm balances and Inversions are offered daily throughout the week.

The Rocket practice was created by Larry Schultz in the 90's. He took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd series of Ashtanga Yoga, and created 3 brilliant sequences from them!

My body responded to these sequences better than any other practice to date. They tick off all the boxes of a well rounded, healing, strong, power yoga practice!

"The poses we don't like so much, are generally the poses we need the most!"..... Keeping us humble. So set sequences are perfect for keeping us well balanced.


We then have a large Breakfast and the afternoon to Surf, go on an excursion, hike, or simply read a book/ nap in a hammock!

Before dinner it's Acro/ Yin time.


Erin & Jim will be guiding you through some super fun and very safe Acro Yoga. Erin owns 3 studios in Maple Ridge and is a Therapeutic Yoga Master. Jim is Erin's husband and teaches Karate and Yoga at their studios.

Their energy is infectious and the Acro classes are a blast!

They begin the week with the basics, and progress to some very creative and fun flows.

The whole crew always ends up surprised at how much they loved the Acro, and often head home to seek out their local Acro community, to keep the stoke alive.





Following the Acro classes, we wind down, and get into some Juicy Sunset Yin.

After a day of Surfing the shoulders need some attention, and it always feels amazing to get back into the hips as the sun is setting.





After Yin the Dinner Bell goes off and we enjoy another amazing meal, followed by a cocktail at the bar Casa Ola, or nice cup of tea.


If you want to join us this year contact myself or Erin....... Spots are limited!!!

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RAD Tofino #10 is only 6 weeks away.

Sorry for the mistaken cancellation.... It’s still on with 10 spots remaining!

3 spots in the bunk room at $700 each

7 spots available in the twin / queen rooms

at $900 each or $1600 for couples or 2 friends.... Adding a 3rd person to a room is $800.

This action packed weekend is the perfect way to celebrate the summer!!

8 Yoga classes ( Rocket, Acro with Erin Jacob/ Jim Heppner, Yin with Musician David Yates )

8 Incredible Vegetarian meals by Home Grown Living Foods

2 Surfing days at Long Beach with Relic Surf Shop

3 Nights accommodation at Tofino Botanical Gardens and Ecolodge

Snacks at the beach and Prizes Sunday night!

Grab one of the remaining spots or get a group together to fill the rooms!


Much Love

Risto

If you are interested in joining us on our 10th RAD Yoga Surf Retreat in Tofino, expect excellent Yoga classes with experienced Teachers, mouth watering nutrient dense meals, high quality surf instruction, and an amazing group of like minded people.


Here's the story of how this weekend has evolved:

Ten years ago I rolled the dice on my first retreat. I was extremely nervous as I really had nothing to draw from. I needed a location for lodging, a studio space, and a company to take care of the surfing.

My friend owned the Ucluelet lodge and the Ucluelet Community Centre was perfect for the classes ( Eoin Finn used the Community Centre for a previous training I attended and it was great.). Another friend from Whistler worked at Relic Surf Shop, and was stoked to help us out and take care of the Surfing at Long Beach.

So although the majority of the retreat was in Ucluelet the first year, the surfing in Tofino was a blast!!

The second year we moved to Tofino fully and rented a house near Chesterman's beach. I hired a chef that brought over the meals, and once again Relic took care of the surfing.

Although the first two years were fun, I knew I had to step it up and cover all the bases.


Year three we moved everything to Tofino Botanical Gardens and Ecolodge. I also joined forces with Shani Cranston of Home Grown Living Foods ( Locally Sourced Seasonally Inspired Vegetarian Feasts )...... Game changer!

Shani was a good friend of mine from Whistler as well, who had been catering for surf retreats for over 20 years! Her food is absolutely amazing and her description of each meal before it is served, has mouths watering before they even take their first incredible bite!

The Ecolodge was perfect for these events. For year three and four we rented the top floor only. It went really well and I knew I could step it up a bit more.


So year five we rented the whole lodge and it was on! Because we rented the whole lodge we could take over the place. The yoga studio is right in the building and holds up to 30 patrons. As the years progressed, so did the numbers, and the energy.

Also I began to add sponsors to these events, which added a bunch of prizes to the Sunday night dinner.


Relic began to meet us at Long Beach with all the gear, which cleaned up the transitions from lunch to surfing. The instructors are awesome and their gear was perfect for Long Beach waves.

Year six we added musicians to accompany the evening Yin classes! This became the staple and really finished off the days events with style. After the evening Yin classes we congregate around the fire pit out front and reminisce about the day.

The yoga classes have really evolved as well. The morning practice has always been the fiery one, but has gone from a Power/Flow to a Rocket practice.

Because of my dance background I always taught a very creative Power/ Flow style, but after being introduced to the Rocket practice, I switched my teachings to primarily teach the Rocket #1 and Rocket #2 sequences!

Rocket yoga is such a well rounded practice created by Larry Schultz in the 90's. It builds strength, covers all the bases of a complete practice, and is extremely healing.

Set sequences are a beautiful way to allow you to really judge your progression, and make sure you don't skip over the poses you don't like ( because those are generally the poses you need the most! )

Year 8 we added Acro Yoga with Erin Jacob and Jim Heppner, and the puzzle was complete!

Erin and Jim's energy is infectious, and the Acro really surprises the patrons. Acro yoga has such a community building vibe ( base, flyer, and spotter ), and really brings the whole crew together, leaving the patrons wanting more. A lot of patrons leave searching out Acro in their home towns when they leave!


Here's Jim flying 2 girls with 2 spotters.... Yah he's got some skills!


Here's the schedule for our 10th RAD Yoga Surf Retreat in Tofino:

Friday:

6:00 Botanical Garden Tour by the owner George ( A beautiful way to appreciate the history and beauty of the Tofino Botanical Gardens )

7:30 Dinner

9:00 Yin with Musician David Yates

Saturday / Sunday:

8:00 Breakfast

9:30 Rocket Practice

11:30 Lunch

2:00 - 5:30 Surfing at Long Beach

6:30 Dinner

8:00 Acro Yoga with Erin & Jim

9:00 Yin Yoga with Musician David Yates

10:30 Campfire

Monday:

8:00 Breakfast

9:30 Party Practice with Inversions

11:30 Checkout


Sunday night we hand out prizes from the sponsors!

Sponsors over the years have been..... RAD Yoga Gear, Home Grown Living Foods, Relic Surf Shop, Float House, Vancouver Cryotherapy, Nectar Juicery, Lululemon, Supported Soul, Nietra Body Botanicals, One Yoga, and Stretch Vancouver.



So if you would like to join us for an amazing action packed Labour Day Weekend, you can sign up at www.ristoduggan.com or email me at ristoduggan@gmail.com


Don't wait too late as these events always sell out!!!







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