Yin Yoga Class Online by Reesie

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Most of you who have been on a retreat in the last few years will have enjoyed a relaxing, restorative yoga class by our awesome head yoga teacher Reesie. She’s amazing! Since our retreats are on hold for a while, she went back to Oregon to be with her family. Luckily for us, she is starting to upload some yin videos for us all to enjoy at home.
Please enjoy for free if need to, but there’s also info below the video if you’d like to send her a donation in this difficult time.

From Reesie:
Here’s a simple yin class to help us unwind in this stressful time. If you’re feeling the financial hurt right now enjoy gratis, (that means free!), but if you have some padding and would like to give a donation my venmo handle is @cherise-richards or my paypal email is reesier@yahoo.com. More videos to come stay tuned and let me know in the comments if you have special requests.

How To Duck Dive Tutorial Video

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How To Duck Dive Tutorial by the Coaching Staff at Surf With Amigas!

You’re probably spending a lot of time cooped up in your home right now thinking about surfing. Us too! Here in Costa Rica the beaches are officially closed. Enforcement has been spotty, but we’ve been trying to do the right thing and comply for the sake of the common good. We all know that surfing itself is not the problem, but we are doing our best to be respectful to the community and all stay home. Since we can’t give you hands on advice in person right now, we’re going through the files to find some older tutorials to share with you. Here’s the first in the series: How to Duck Dive! We may even make a few new ones! Stay tuned….

This is an older video, but still one of our most popular. Watch as Holly goes over everything you need to know about duck-diving: How to, how not to, and what it looks like underneath a wave.

We hope to be able to offer advice in person soon. Check our schedule page for upcoming retreats. For more super fun videos in the meantime, check out our Youtube channel where there is a ton of footage to get you stoked!

Here’s some behind the scenes info in case you’re interested…

We filmed the pool session in El Salvador about 7 years ago! Look for cameos by Jackie George and one of our past yoga teachers Cyd Gurvich. The underwater ocean footage was captured in the Philippines during the one season we did a couple of travel retreats to that gorgeous location.

If you have any ideas for future videos that you’d like to see addressed, please let us know in the comments on facebook, instagram, or via email!

The Sun affects The Tides As Much as the Moon (Mind-blown!)

This clip from Neil deGrasse Tyson is pretty mind-blowing, especially for all of us that think it’s the moon that powers the tides. Ok, so the moon is still involved, but did you know the sun is also a major player in the dance of the tides in and out? If not, watch this video to be surprised.

Also… have any yogi, spiritual, hippy friends that swear they’re “really feeling this moon!” Yeah, me too. Of course there is something to be said for the extra light produced at night by the full moon, but if we’re thinking about the gravitational pull that a full moon may have on us, Neil easily dismisses that theory. Here’s some ammunition to use the next time a friend gets all heady about the affect of the moon.