Our Favorite Surfing Instructors in Costa Rica and Worldwide!

We adore our fun surf instructors, Richard Guy and his son Elijah Guy on our Costa Rica trip!

They truly are the best of the best. Remarkable human beings, great instructors, patient and kind. Even if you are new to surfing you will be supported to embracing your greatness! We believe in them so much that we include a surfing lesson with them as part of our January 5-11, 2013 retreat. Surfing is yoga, Yoga is surfing. Embrace the OM that is both.

Richard has been living in Costa Rica for 20 years and has over 15 years experience as a surf instructor. Prior to that, growing up in Canada, he was an all-around athlete, accelerating as a competitive swimmer, becoming a lifeguard trained in CPR as well as open water rescue.

As a young adult, Richard traveled the world as a professional model. It was in 1990 on a short vacation between his work travels in Europe, Asia, and the US that he discovered the Jungle and the waves of Costa Rica and has been blessed to live and raise a family here on the Nicoya Peninsula ever since. Richard and his son Elijah take to the waves and surf together as their daily ritual.

Elijah has been surfing since he was 3 years old, now at 17 and 6’4″, he was recently selected to represent Costa Rica at the 2012 DaKine ISA World Junior Games held in Panama and helped Costa Rica place 11th overall while individually placing 31st in the world for the under 18 competition.

Costa Rica: What it's like living with Monkey's

One of our favorite things about The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica where our upcoming January 5-11, 2013 is being hosted, are the Howler Monkey’s.

The translation of some of our favorites animals are as follows:

Howler monkey – Mono congo
Spider monkey – Mono araña
White-faced capuchin – Carablanca
Coati – Pizote
Sloth – Perezoso
Squirrel – Ardilla
Kingfisher – Martín pescador
Parrot – Lora
Butterfly – Mariposa
Turtle – Tortuga
Lizard – Lagartija

Yoga Retreats for the Frugal Yogi

The work we do on retreat is not a luxury it is a necessity. We are so committed to its importance we make sure to offer our retreats and spiritual adventures at a reasonable price point. You will always find us the least expensive offering at any major center.

In addition to that we respect the needs of the Frugal Yogi and offer discounts beyond our reasonable pricing as follows:

*Dec 8-15, 2012 Baja Yoga & Surfing Retreat: $250 OFF if you share a room
*Jan 5-11, 2013 Costa Rica Yoga and Surfing: $300 OFF Dynamic Duo Deal (sign up with a roommate )
*Sept 22-29, 2013 Bali Yoga Adventure at Michael Franti’s Soulshine Bali Retreat Center: $150 OFF if you Bring a Friend

*By December 31, 2012 $150 OFF Puerto Vallarta Xinalani Yoga Retreat March 31-April 6, 2013
*By December 31, 2012 $200 OFF Tuscany Yoga, Wine, Cultural Adventure June 22-29, 2013
*By December 31, 2012 $300 OFF Amalfi Coast Rejuvenation Yoga Retreat July 1-7, 2013
*By January 15, 2013 $200 OFF Amalfi Coast Rejuvenation Yoga Retreat July 1-7, 2013

Favorite Flowers of Costa Rica

We love the flowers and fauna of Costa Rica, considered by many to be modern day Eden. See for yourself. Join us at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers on a 40 acre private estate filled with waterfalls and manicured wilderness January 5-11, 2013!