Yoga & Surf Adventure in Costa Rica
Yoga and surfing go hand in hand, especially in Costa Rica! Named one of the best places to learn and practice surfing, Tamarindo is a small beach town on the Pacific coast of the country, and it is home to many epic Ketanga Fitness Retreats! On this special trip, veteran Ketanga Coach Britney will guide the group through daily yoga classes, while being the ultimate travel buddy: knowledgeable about the area, tons of fun to hang out with and super organized-- so you don't have to worry about planning a thing!
Throughout the retreat, you will have the opportunity to move your body with a variety of yoga classes led by Coach Britney. Classes will be thoughtfully-designed to prep the body for surfing as well as restore and stretch after a day on the ocean. There will also be a totally optional inversion workshop for anyone looking to try out some handstands! All fitness levels are welcome!
Each full-day morning on the retreat, you'll enjoy a group surf lesson, perfect for all levels (specializing in beginners)! Located down the beach from the resort, our surf school has patient, helpful instructors who will review safety instructions, surf etiquette, and how to paddle and get up on the board. Each day you'll learn a little more in the lessons, and then you'll have the opportunity to borrow a board to practice during free time if you'd like!
Each day will balance activities with free time to relax, reflect, or go explore on your own or with others. As a group, we'll spend our last afternoon on a catamaran out in the ocean where we'll snorkel, swim and watch the sun go down. During free time, some ideas other than relaxing by the pool or beach include getting a massage, signing up for an extra excursion like zip lining or horseback riding, or visiting the town for some shopping.
Meet Coach Britney Shine
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Britney Shine has always had a passion for fitness, health and anatomy. After growing up a competitive gymnast, she later transitioned to dance and lacrosse. She picked up yoga and completely fell in love while she attended The Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science.
In search of a fast-paced environment to mesh with her inner drive, Britney moved to New York City on a whim! She became certified through Yoga Alliance at the 200-hr level and later went on to study for her NASM Personal Training Exam. Incorporating her dance and gymnastics background in her classes, she loves to lead fun, dynamic flows using muscles you didn't know existed!
Britney has led multiple successful retreat with Ketanga Fitness Retreats including Costa Rica and Italy, and she is excited to host one in a place she holds close to her heart, Arizona.
With her love for an active lifestyle, Britney hopes to change the lives of children and adults with fitness and a positive attitude.
Get to know Britney on Instagram at @britmshine.
"I did the Yoga & Adventure retreat in Tamarindo, Costa Rica and it was AMAZING! First, the town is perfect for vacationing - no shortage of restaurants, sunset viewing bars or activities and everything is super close/walking distance and feels safe. I tried surfing, horseback riding and zip lining and they were all so fun and adventure filled. On the retreat, our instructor, Britney, was very friendly, energetic and accommodating for all yoga levels. We did yoga twice a day in spots that looked like paradise! The small group atmosphere was great for making friends and encouragement. The retreat was the perfect blend of fitness and fun to feel refreshed for the New Year - bring your girlfriends or come solo, you won't regret your choice!!" - Alexa J.
"My wife and I went on a yoga retreat with Ketanga to Costa Rica, specifically the little surf town of Tamarindo. I had never been on a retreat style vacation, where everything was basically planned out and I just needed to show up. I gotta say though, this trip was incredible. [Ketanga] does such an amazing job with curating our experience and how our time is spent, while balancing our excursions with down time to fill however we please. [Britney] did such a great job working with a whole spectrum of experience with yoga/fitness, and was so nice and fun to be around! I feel like it's not often I can write such a glowing review but I want to make sure I fully express how positive our experience with Ketanga has been. 5 stars, two thumbs up, and all the love and gratitude we have!" - Adam R.