Pura Vida Ride is pleased to be partnered with Dori Thomsen, one of the few Standup Paddle (SUP) Certified Yoga Instructors in Costa Rica. Based at Playa Danta and partnered with Pura Vida Ride, Dori offers SUP yoga classes each Friday morning at 9:00am, and private classes by reservation in advance.
Classes cost $35 per student which includes equipment and instruction.
The calm water of the coves at Las Catalinas on Playa Danta provides ideal conditions for Stand-Up Paddle Yoga. Dori’s background includes wind surfing and SCUBA instruction, making her feel right at home on the water. The SUP Yoga classes include Meditation, Pranayama, and Asanas (Poses) as you connect to the flow of Mother Nature on the board.
If you’ve never tried Yoga or Stand-Up Paddle, you are in for a treat. Dori helps you feel comfortable and guides you at your pace. The benefits of SUP Yoga are many. The rise and fall of the water helps you stay more centered and deepens your own practice, as the floating board serves to help align your postures. Additionally it works to define muscles you never imagined you had or used, while it strengthens your body and tones your core.
In standup paddle yoga we have merged East and West—an ancient practice with modern tools.
Practicing SUP yoga with Dori at Playa Danta also lends itself to a great beach day. You can enjoy all the toys that Pura Vida Ride has to offer, such as standup paddle board rentals, kayaks, snorkeling and mountain bikes, while taking delight in the delicious food of Lola’s Del Norte on the lush grounds of Las Catalinas.
Dori has joined forces with Yoga Energy Studio of St. Petersburg, FL to host a SUP Yoga Teacher Training course, 40 hrs certified by the Yoga Alliance, on August 23-29!! There is also the option to do solely a SUP Yoga retreat, without the certification, here in perfect paradise.