Classes

Introduction to SUP Lesson

If you are new to Stand Up Paddling, we will help you master the techniques of balance, paddling, turning, water safety, equipment management and etiquette in a safe and fun environment.  The instructor helps you increase your skill level throughout the entire lesson, critiquing your paddling technique, improving your speed and endurance.  After a SUP Intro lesson, you will be set to paddle almost anywhere with reasonable confidence. Individuals must be comfortable in a open water ocean environment and be able to swim in the ocean. *Due to Covid -19 we require advanced booking and request -NO – Walk in traffic. Included: Board, Paddle, leash, PFD. All levels welcome

SUP Yoga: Paddle, Stretch, and Flow

The class is about 60 minutes long. The first 10 minutes is dedicated to learning how to properly use a paddle board and the remaining hour is dedicated to yoga on the paddle board. We modify standing poses for ease, comfort, and safety- do what you can. The class ends with a finger dipping Savasana. There will be a leisurely paddle back to shore. You will leave feeling energized and ready to conquer your day for more Costa Rican Adventures. Classes are open to all levels. Individuals must be comfortable in a open water ocean environment and be able to swim in the ocean.
*Due to Covid -19 we require advanced booking and request -NO – Walk in traffic.
Included: Board, Paddle, leash, PFD. All levels welcome

Sunset SUP Tours 

Experience Costa Rica’s Spectacular sunsets from the water with our certified instructors. 
Eco Friendly, Family friendly, tailored to give the whole family a Green Experience in Costa Rica. Fun For All! Individuals must be comfortable in a open water ocean environment and be able to swim in the ocean. Come down for a “Golden Hour Paddle” and have a cold Cerveza after the sun dips into the horizon.
Board, Paddle, leash, and  PFD. All levels welcomed.
*Due to Covid -19 we are unable to offer this class as the beaches are closed after 2:30 PM.

Hatha Yoga

Come to our ocean view yoga studio in Playa Panama!
Group and private sessions available in our ocean view yoga studio. You see palms in downward dog all the while hearing the birds calls and the waves crashing on the shoreline. Re-charge and re- balance your soul on your tropical Costa Rican Holiday. Ring out stress and tension and dive deep into opening and release. The result is purification of the whole body, mind, and spirit.
*Due to Covid -19 we require advanced booking and request NO – Walk in traffic. The yoga space is sanitized after each class. Each student has their designated props. If your joining us, please bring your own mat and props if you have any. Space is limited to 10 individuals. Click the book now for the schedule.
Open to all levels from curious beginner to experienced yogi, individuals or groups.

Yoga Classes duration: 60 mins (unless otherwise requested)
Private yoga sessions available upon request.

Gentle Yoga

Yoga is an excellent way to help loosen and stretch muscles, improve energy flow and circulation, and reduce aches and pains.

This is a beginner level class where students learn and practice proper alignment while learning the fundamentals. Raychelle is skilled at presenting a variety of poses while maintaining safety and integrity. Variations are offered to support the new student while challenges are encouraged for the more skilled as all postures are refined.

Join us in gentle yoga for a gentle mindful practice. Yoga Classes duration: 60 mins (unless otherwise requested)
Private yoga sessions available upon request.

Tai Chi with Sheila Bell

Feeling worried, stressed, unwell, or unsafe?
Feeling tired, aimless, and sad?
Struggling with aches and pains?
Wishing you had more energy, joy, and focus?
 
Hello, my name is Sheila D. Bell. I was introduced to Tai Chi Qigong eighteen years ago by my acupuncturist and found that it helped immensely with my energy levels and joint problems (a life-long struggle for me starting at age fifteen). I didn’t know at the time how deeply Tai Chi would affect me.

For the past five years I have studied under Richard Clear, and this year he named me Regional Organizer for Clear’s Tai Chi in Costa Rica. Our style focuses on internal energy. In other words, while the physical aspects are important and beneficial, this thousands-of-years-old method is really about the flow of chi initiated by the physical moves, by the breath, and by your mind.

Tai Chi Chuan is often referred to as a moving meditation due to the calming effect it has on your outlook, relieving stress and releasing tension. By strengthening your body, opening joints, and increasing your inner energy flow, you will improve your reflexes, flexibility, resilience, and vitality.

Clear’s Tai Chi is a martial art system which improves your health, confidence, general well-being, and peace of mind. We practice Tai Chi in a standing position, walking through the moves with gentle motion. You may also sit if needed. You will feel energized and relaxed when you finish.

Observable benefits which you may experience with a consistent practice include:

·        Better balance
·        Increased bone density
·        Increased muscle mass
·        Increased oxygen levels
·        Lower blood pressure and heart rate
·        Better posture and alignment
·        Strength and peace of mind
·        Increased psychic ability and energy healing
·        Connection of the mind, breath, body, and energy
·        Ability to manipulate chi
·        Mind, body, and spirit development
·        Increased energy reserves for longevity
·        Self-defense and attack neutralization skills
·        Many, many more at higher levels 

Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals

“SUP” or Board Rentals are offered on an hourly, half day, or full day basis.  We use Glide SUP for our rental fleet and they are AMAZING. You will be walking on water in minutes. Stable, fast and fun! Individuals must be comfortable in a open water ocean environment and be able to swim in the ocean. *Due to Covid -19 we require advanced booking and request -NO – Walk in traffic.
Rentals may be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.

Gift Cards

Purchase the perfect gift: a gift card with a value of your choosing and no expiration date!

Registration and Cancellations

REGISTRATION and Payment Required before any rental.   If this is your first visit to Costa Rica Sup & Yoga, our online waiver needs to be completed before reservation starts. *Due to Covid -19 we require advanced booking and request -NO – Walk in traffic.*

Please note that there is a 48-hour cancellation policy.
REFUND:  refunds given if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to paddle reservation time. 

No refunds or reschedules will be made for cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled class.

Rain Weather Policy

Classes and rentals will proceed as scheduled in light rain and other mild weather conditions.  We do not enter the water when the forecast calls for lightning and thunder. It is not safe to be on the water in these conditions.   We take your safety and ours very seriously. You will be given the option for a refund or the opportunity to reschedule if your schedule permits.

Class cancelation due to inclement weather is refundable immediately and will be announced no later than 1 hour prior to start time.

Loss or Damage Policy:

All of our Paddle board and Paddle Equipment is shipped from outside of Costa Rica from the USA via a cargo ship.  Our fleet is our business. Clients and students are 100% responsible for equipment in case of loss or damage. Full replacement value and shipping costs will be charged if equipment is unable to be repaired. We will do our best to repair in house, however, in case of loss, client or student is responsible for replacement  This is to include our SUP Boards, Paddles, leashes, PFD’s, anchors, and any other rental items. We have implemented this to ensure that our guests are using safe top of the line equipment.

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