Tao of Surfing
The Tao of Surfing Retreat
Between Water and Earth
Six Days of Ancient Taoist Healing Arts and Surfing in Nosara, Costa Rica
La Negra Surf Hotel, Playa Guiones
June 10-17, 2023
Six days and 7 nights immersion retreat of pure nature, training and wellbeing in the beautiful Blue Zone of Nosara, Costa Rica . This unique program will unify surfing and the ancient Taoist arts and provide you an incomparable experience in health and personal development. This comprehensive and exlusive program includes:
Six days of surfing and ancient wellness
Beachside luxurious accommodations in Nosara, Costa Rica.
High quality education and coaching
Deep connection with nature
Self and spiritual cultivation
Energy healing medicine
New skills about your body and mind
Harmony, balance, empowerment, awareness, fitness.
During the journey you will have time to focus on each activity in detail and separately. The body mind training (Qigong, Meditation, Taichi, Kung Fu) will be a phenomenal complement, enhancing your surfing performance. The routines are strategically designed to develop strength, flexibility, courage and endurance, all of which are critical for effective surfing.
The Surfing Experience - the Water Element
Let's go deep in your joy and spend time in the ocean. Learn, develop or refine your Surfing during a 6 day journey. A complete Surfing experience and education with local Professional Coaches in the famous Playa Guiones.
Tao Healing Arts - the Earth Element
Body-mind training and development through the Ancient Taoist and Buddhist Arts: Qigong, Meditation and Taichi practices to elevate your Self Mastery and open the doors of your inner spiritual potential and wellbeing.
Spaces are limited for this unique experience. Attendees may choose from any of La Negra Surf Hotel’s nine unique hotel rooms on a first come first serve basis. Most rooms contain a king or queen sized bed, ideal for two people. We also offer one room with a king and a twin, and a second room with a queen and a twin bed. Retreat attendees may share a room with a companion also participating in the retreat. Otherwise, attendees will each have a separate room.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided each day during the retreat. All meals will use local, fresh and organic ingredients. Meals will be healthy (no processed foods, no fried foods, no sugar added) with an emphasis on local fresh fruits and vegetables. All meals will be well suited for vegetarians and/or vegans, moreover animal protein (eggs, beef, poultry or fish) will be available if participants desire.
Benefits of The Tao of Surfing Program
Lots of surfing in tropical water
Reach body mind connection
Awaken Qi flow (energy life force)
Physical and Mental development
Self-centering and confidence
Regain awareness of your inner world
Strength muscles, tendons and fascia
Detox and internal organ cleanse
Better body alignment
Deep Relaxation, calming stress and anxiety
Improve elasticity, strength and endurance
Improve concentration and coordination
Solidify immune system
Water Mind development and understanding
Daily healing habits
Qigong set for strong and flexible body
Qigong breathing routine
Qigong Warm up and dynamic stretching
Qigong Standing Meditation Practice (Zhan Zhuang)
Kung Fu Foundation, forms and physical development
Taichi movements and principles
Daily surfing lessons and coaching ( all equipment included)
All levels of surfing are welcome
Professional, experience and qualified surf instructors
One or two surf sessions each day in Playa Guiones
Private and group instruction targeted to your particular level of surfing.
Boards, rash guards, wax and sunscreen will be provided.
Traditional Chinese Medicine basics
Typical Daily Schedule
Meditation/warmup in studio
Light breakfast and coffee/tea
analysis in the studio
Qigong/Taichi in Studio or on Beach
Philosophy lecture in the studio
Individual questions and meetings/rest
$2,690*/person (private room)
$2,240*/person (shared room)
$500 non-refundable deposit/person for reservation
Taoist Healing Arts lessons and tuition
Surfing classes and board rentals
Accommodations for 7 nights/6 full days
All meals ( 3 meals per day)
*Prices exclude 13% Costa Rica sales tax