Yoga, Surf & SUP in Puerto Rico
UPCOMING DATES: Jan 23-27, 2014 | March 6-10, 2014 | Apr 24-28, 2014
Yoga, Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and Surf Retreat with Jessica Bellofatto and Gina Bradley in Rincon, Puerto Rico
Picture this: twice daily yoga on the deck of our private home with incredible ocean views, daily stand up paddleboarding (SUP) lessons and tours emphasizing technique to increase speed and efficiency, SUP YOGA (yoga on the paddleboard) taught by Jessica Bellofatto, a pioneer in the field, daily runs or fitness walks, delicious, organic, locally sourced meals prepared by an amazing local chef, massages, relaxation, and more. Jessica and Gina Bradley of Paddle Diva have been co-teaching this retreat for the last three years, and Gina’s private home is our home for the week. This retreat is limited to 10 participants, ensuring a lot of personal attention for both deepening your yoga practice, and becoming a stronger paddleboarder—or learning for the first time!
"... here I am in Rincon, Puerto Rico, sharing Gina’s beautiful blue beach house “Casa Azul” with 3 other athletic energetic women on the retreat, as well as Gina and Jess. Everyone is incredibly warm, nurturing, and passionate for keeping fit and being strong, so it’s inevitable that we formed an instant bond and hit it off great from the start! The house sits on a hill with panoramic view of the bright blue ocean which is an incredible backdrop for our dinners on the porch and both our morning and afternoon yoga practices where we can revel in the sunrise as we push back into our first downward dog of the day, and sunsets as we move into our last warrior of the day..."
Yogachick (Read all about her experience with us on her Surf Yoga Run Live blog!)
This trip is all about you and what you want out of it, so you can do as much or as little as you desire. This is YOUR vacation! You can enjoy an early morning run, or power walk, followed by a morning yoga session, surfing or stand-up paddling in the afternoons and a second yoga class in the early evening to further unwind from your day!
Other activities that we can pre-arrange prior to the trip include hikes in a local rainforest, mountain bike tours, snorkeling trips, SCUBA diving, sailing, horseback riding on beaches and trails, parasailing, fishing charters and surfing lessons.
'So Many Ways to Get Away'
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There’s a secret to living on the East End year-round: knowing when to get away. It might just be for a few days, or it might be for a few months, but when the days get short and the company gets sparse, most everybody needs a little escape. That’s why yoga and wellness practitioners based in the area have developed many opportunities to get a hit of something entirely different, whether it’s a sun-drenched beach or bustling metropolis. And even though the end of February is in sight, March and April can prove long and unforgiving. There’s still time to shift your perspective.
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Sample Daily Schedule
These are sample daily activities. The times and activities may change (except for the meals). Everything is optional, for instance if you'd like to sleep in and forgo the morning walk/run or if you'd only like to spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach or deck you are welcome. Nothing is mandatory, but everything is suggested!
|7:00-9:30am||Breakfast-granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, bread, hard boiled egg and smoothies|
|8:00-9:00am||Fitness walk or run|
|11:30-4:00pm||Stand-up paddle-boarding (SUP) or surfing!|
|12:00-2:00pm||Lunch (not provided by us) at the beach food stands or we will take a run up to the deli|
|4:00-7:00pm||Massage, yoga & meditation, personal time|
|5:30pm||Happy Hour! Casa Azul or Calypso Beach Bar|
|7:30pm||Dinner at the house, it will be a very healthy meal, offering vegetarian options as well as meats. One meal out (not included in price)|
Highly nutritious and delicious breakfasts will be prepared daily and will feature granola, local fruits and pastries. Dinners are included, expertly prepared, with ingredients sourced from only the highest quality. We will enjoy these meals as a group at the Casa Azul House.
Accomodation at Casa Azul
Casa Azul features the best views in Rincon. From the private 5 bedroom house you can see the ocean, the beaches and inland over the town of Rincon. It is a privately owned house, with all new construction and beautiful furnishings plus great indoor and outdoor spaces. The house is situated on top of a hill and is a short walk to the wonderful Puntas Bakery and about a ten minute walk to Pools Beach, or a quick drive to many great beach spots. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan, large closet, and beds with very comfortable mattresses and sheets.
Per person rates for this retreat are:
$1550 (Double occupancy)
$1800 (Single occupancy, shared bath)
$2000 (Deluxe single, private bath)
Flights are not included. Please book early to secure preferred type of occupancy. These retreats are very popular so early registration is highly recommended! A non-refundable $500 deposit secures your place (see registration details below.)
Cancellation & Refund Policy
The $500 deposit is non-refundable. The full balance is due 8 weeks prior to the retreat date. Cancellations prior to 8 weeks will receive a refund of monies paid, less the $500 deposit. Cancellations within 8 weeks of retreat date are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Since last minute injuries, illnesses, work emergencies, or deaths in the family unfortunately do happen, we HIGHLY recommend travel insurance. Check out the website Travel Insurace Review, which gives an overview of travel insurance needs and companies with an option to review quotes from different companies. You have the option to purchase travel medical insurance in the case of getting injured while on the trip.
• Four nights stay at Casa Azul with breath-taking views!
• Breakfast & three dinners in the house
• Yoga 1-2 times a day
• Fitness run/walks once a day
• Daily stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) instruction and Tours (weather permitting)
• Use of boogie boards, soft top surf boards and snorkel gear
• Beach towels & Chairs
Rerservations and Flights
We recommend Jet Blue flights to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Once you have registered and paid your deposit, please contact Gina Bradley for details of the preferred flight for your chosen retreat.
Please select your retreat below and click the appropriate link to signup. If you do not already have an account with Jessica Bellofatto Yoga you will be asked to create one. You will then select which type of occupancy you prefer and then whether you would like to pay the full amount or the registration deposit only. You may also choose an arbitrary amount, but it must be a minimum of $500 to secure your registration. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable and the full balance is due 8 weeks prior to the retreat start date. Additional retreat installments may be made by using the 'Make a Payment Installation' link at any time. If you have any questions or prefer to pay by cash or check, please contact Gina Bradley.
January 23-27, 2014
|4 days & 4 nights||Signup / Register for this Retreat|
|March 6-10, 2014||4 days & 4 nights||Signup / Register for this Retreat|
|April 24-28, 2014||4 days & 4 nights||Signup / Register for this Retreat|
|Make a Payment Installation|