Surfasana, yoga and surf discipline to practice in Puerto Plata
Surfasana, a new discipline that intertwines yoga, surfing and meditation, invites anyone looking to disconnect from the daily routine and reconnect with themselves and with the elements of nature, experience a new type of surf retreat on the North coast of Dominican Republic.
For this, the practice encourages tourists who know the discipline to visit the beach at the boutique hotel, El Encuentro Surf Lodge, which it describes, with single and double rooms available, all with private bathrooms; some located in the upper garden and others in the lower gardens, with private terraces. Surrounded by palm trees, lush vegetation and tropical flowers, and overlooking the local hills, to do the sport.
The experiences offered by the surfanasa.com page is an all-inclusive package, one week or one weekend, begin with a private transfer from the Gregorio Luperón airport in Puerto Plata to the hotel and include three meals a day, drinks not included. alcoholic and alcoholic.
Guests are offered their choice of vegetarian, vegan, or meat proteins to best suit their individual body needs and requirements. With a strong emphasis on incorporating fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes into their dishes, all food served at the hotel is organically grown, sourced locally, chemical-free, and minimally processed.
Guests start each morning with an early meditation, a signature Surfasana-style yoga warm-up, and then breakfast, followed by surf lessons led by international surf champion and former Red Bull kite surf ambassador Luciano Gonzales.
After an hour and a half of paddling and practicing their movements in the ocean, participants will engage in “Surftalk”, a group discussion that focuses on exploring the mind-body connection and using meditative practices to achieve mental fitness, which, in turn, improves browsing performance.
After lunch, there is plenty of free time for guests to take a nap, enjoy the Lodge’s saltwater pool and discreet pool bar, stroll along the beach, or visit the nearby towns of Cabarete and Sosua, before another Surfasana session.
Dinner will then be enjoyed at the hotel or, perhaps, locally during evening events created especially for guests.
Also, for non-participating companions they can join a reduced package rate, and solo travelers can book comfortable single rooms with the exempt single supplement rate when traveling between January and April 2020.
There are also special incentives for yoga instructors who bring a group of participants, with a maximum number of twelve per retreat session.