Most people think of the luxury surf camp in Costa Rica’s Kalon Surf as a world-class destination resort for surfers, yet many do not know that yoga is a pivotal part of the resort’s surfing experience. The passionate surf instructors at Kalon’s all-inclusive surf resort know that yoga’s wide range of movement modalities provides surfers with unique advantages.
It’s common knowledge that flexibility declines with age, but surfers can counteract this trend with regular yoga practice. When you maintain or even improve your mobility, you improve your agility and control on the board.
Surfing takes your yoga routine to a whole new level
On its own, yoga alleviates tension, reduces anxiety, maximizes flexibility, increases balance, and improves posture. However, you maximize the positive effects of yoga when you pair it with a full-body cardio workout. Furthermore, surfing is one of the best fitness regimes there is.
Learning to surf with Kalon’s expert instructors is an effective way to get in shape and fun for everyone. Surf coaches adapt their instruction to your current abilities and skill level.
Surfing begins with an aerobic workout as you paddle out into the breakers. You exercise your entire back and shoulders as you steer your board into the ocean. Then, you put your leg and abdominal muscles to use when you ride the wave back to the white sand.
Combining the resort’s comprehensive surfing experience with yoga sessions makes for an unparalleled week of rejuvenation. After a day of top-notch surfing instruction, unwind on the resort’s open-air yoga deck. Stretch while luxuriating in the sights and sounds of Costa Rica’s verdant rainforest. Let your worries drift away in the salty air as you experience the restorative power of nature’s beauty. It’s challenging to think of a more ideal way to incorporate yoga and surfing.
To fuel this physical activity, Kalon’s chefs prepare delectable meals with ingredients sourced farm-to-table from the resort’s organic garden. Indulge in healthy snacks between surf lessons and yoga courses. At meals, nourish your body and soul with gourmet foods that are a tribute to the local cuisine.
To fully relax after your workout, take advantage of Kalon’s spa and massage area, which offers breathtaking views of the Costa Rican rainforest. Light and relaxing massages, deep tissue massages, hot stone massages, bamboo massages, couple’s treatments, and facials are all available.
As the sun goes down over the Pacific, take in the view while floating in Kalon Surf’s exquisite infinity pool. If you prefer to unwind in seclusion, try your room’s outdoor jacuzzi or your villa’s patio plunge pool.
The benefit of a wellness retreat that pairs yoga and surf instruction
You can expect to surf almost every day at Kalon’s all-inclusive surf resort, and yoga maximizes this instruction. Yoga allows you to increase your time on the waves by cutting down on the recovery time your body needs between workouts.
Yoga enables you to reduce your chance of injury while surfing, alleviate your aching muscles, revitalize yourself physically and mentally, boost stamina, improve your breathing, become more flexible, and strengthen your core. In short, yoga improves your range of motion, balance, body awareness, and posture — all of which are crucial to surfing.
Kalon’s yoga instructors know the routines surfers need most. Envision yourself on your yoga mat while gazing out at the calming waves. As you relax your mind and body, use the downward-facing dog pose to build strength in your upper body, extend your legs, and lengthen your spine. Next, strengthen your core and develop stability with the plank pose.
At Kalon Surf Resort, you prepare for the waves with targeted yoga stances. Widen your shoulders and chest and extend your neck and thighs by entering an upward-facing dog. Pigeon pose opens up your shoulders and chest while stretching your glutes, groin, and psoas muscles. To increase your balance and endurance, try the Warrior 2 pose, which is incredibly similar to a surfing stance.
To improve your equilibrium and concentration, cross your knees and arms and enter the eagle pose. Enter the boat pose to engage your core once more. Last but not least, get into the locust pose and strengthen every muscle group you employ during surfing.
Blending surfing and yoga benefits everyone who visits Kalon Surf Resort. If you previously focused only on yoga, your workouts on the waves will fortify your body as a whole. If you are a surfer new to yoga, you will find that yoga activates muscles you were previously unaware of, such as those involved in breathing, mental concentration, and connective tissue. Kalon’s unmatched surf instruction and yoga experience offer a demanding workout regimen and a new dimension of relaxation, so get your heart rate up, and your zen fix at the same time at this all-inclusive surf resort!