Super long glassy lefts and rights, ladies of all levels getting the longest waves of their lives surfing with amigas in southern Costa Rica. This is one of the last retreats we ran in the beginning of March before COVID changed the world. We can’t wait to get back to this lifestyle! Be sure to stay tuned for the hilarious wipeout section!
We aren’t sure when we’ll be able to get back to running retreats, but as soon as we can we will let you all know! Thanks for your support.
Feeling neck tension from sitting at your desk all day? Or from a long surf-session? Woke up on the wrong side of the bed? Need a little yoga fix-me-up?
block. neck. magic.
It’s the most requested yoga sequence during most of our retreats, and if you’ve been on a retreat with SWA before, I’m sure you already know exactly what we’re talking about! Its simple. Its magical. It feels so good. Its also pretty difficult to replicate without the guidance of a teacher, so we’re extra stoked that our yoga teacher Reesie just released an 11-minute tutorial video of the infamous, “block neck move”. This stretch-massage duo for the neck has yet to be named, so try it out and let us know if you can come up with a good name for it!
Reesie’s online Yin Yoga classes are open for optional donation. Her info is as follows- Venmo: Cherise-Richards or PayPal: email@example.com
To learn more about Cherise Richards, our head yoga instructor here at SWA, click here.
Here are some highlights from our very first retreat fully taking over the longboard surf house for what had planned to be the whole season. We had an awesome group of 12 ladies of all ages from early 20s to 50s! This was the last retreat that we were able to run before the COVID-19 situation closed borders and had us all sheltering in place. It’s awesome to look back on a sunny, surf-filled happy time with friends and dream of the time we’ll be able to enjoy this sort of thing!
We just pulled this tutorial out of the archive to re-share a yoga-inspired duck dive sequence that is easy to do at home! Many of the same muscles engaged during a duck dive are also engaged during a simple vinyasa flow.
This simple yoga exercise aims to address three parts of the duck dive:
Add this sequence to your daily practice to help commit these duck dive movements into muscle memory, so that once you hit the water to surf your duck dive will feel natural and strong.