WELCOME TO YOUR
SURFASANA EXPERIENCE.

An intimate, immersive and fun practice to unplug from our daily grind and reconnect with ourselves and the elements. 

Whether you are with us for a weekend or for a full week retreat, our day is likely to start with sunrise and evolve in a mostly unplugged fashion(1) throughout. 

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WELCOME TO YOUR
SURFASANA EXPERIENCE.

An intimate, immersive and fun practice to unplug from our daily grind and reconnect with ourselves and the elements. 

Whether you are with us for a weekend or for a full week retreat, our day is likely to start with sunrise and evolve in a mostly unplugged fashion (1) throughout. 

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A DAY ON THE MAT & THE WAVES

MORNING

Greeted by a natural juice, tea or coffee, shortly after sunrise, we will participate in a guided meditation practice. Once we have aligned our minds and spirits in a gentle, wave-inspired meditation practice, we will warm up our bodies through a first Surfasana practice, getting ourselves primed for surfing.

A tropical smoothie or juice will give us that natural boost of energy prior to our surfing session. Walking down the short path to the beach (3mn walk) and getting our instruction for the day from surfing champion and instructor Luciano Gonzalez, who will follow us in the water to gently guide us in the waves. Through an hour and a half of fun-filled paddling and surfing, we will bring to the waves what we learned on the mat and apply meditation and breathing techniques into surf-practice(2).

A full organic breakfast will then wait for you to recharge your body with delicious, energetic and locally sourced foods.

MID-DAY

Mid-morning is self-reflecting time, which on some days may be followed by specific ocean and mindful awareness workshops, paving the way for the afternoon practice.

AFTERNOON

Late afternoons are yours to enjoy, by the pool, walk down the beach or visit the nearby towns of Cabarete and Sosua. Optional early evenings meditation practices are offered for those willing to close the day’s practice with a time of self-reflection.

Dinners together will be either enjoyed at the hotel, or bring us to surprising, fun and delicious local experiences, marrying beautiful sceneries and/or artistic expression evenings.

A DAY ON THE MAT & THE WAVES

MORNING

Greeted by a natural juice, tea or coffee, shortly after sunrise, we will participate in a guided meditation practice. Once we have aligned our minds and spirits in a gentle, wave-inspired meditation practice, we will warm up our bodies through a first Surfasana practice, getting ourselves primed for surfing.

A tropical smoothie or juice will give us that natural boost of energy prior to our surfing session. Walking down the short path to the beach (3mn walk) and getting our instruction for the day from surfing champion and instructor Luciano Gonzalez, who will follow us in the water to gently guide us in the waves. Through an hour and a half of fun-filled paddling and surfing, we will bring to the waves what we learned on the mat and apply meditation and breathing techniques into surf-practice(2).

A full organic breakfast will then wait for you to recharge your body with delicious, energetic and locally sourced foods.

MID-DAY

Mid-morning is self-reflecting time, which on some days may be followed by specific ocean and mindful awareness workshops, paving the way for the afternoon practice.

AFTERNOON

Late afternoons are yours to enjoy, by the pool, walk down the beach or visit the nearby towns of Cabarete and Sosua. Optional early evenings meditation practices are offered for those willing to close the day’s practice with a time of self-reflection.

Dinners together will be either enjoyed at the hotel, or bring us to surprising, fun and delicious local experiences, marrying beautiful sceneries and/or artistic expression evenings.

A WORD ABOUT OUR FOOD

We love food! Not only because it helps carrying us throughout rather physically active days, but also for the sheer pleasure that it represents in our lives (and our palets). Yet we are also conscious and respectful of what we nourish our bodies with.

Vegan, vegetarian and (some) animal protein options are available for you, according to your body needs and personal requirements. Yet be assured that all our food is organically grown, locally sourced, with strong plant/fruit-based components and that if it is going to end up in our plate, we know where it is coming from, that it is free of chemicals and has been minimally processed. And above all, it tastes great!

A WORD ABOUT OUR FOOD

We love food! Not only because it helps carrying us throughout rather physically active days, but also for the sheer pleasure that it represents in our lives (and our palets). Yet we are also conscious and respectful of what we nourish our bodies with.

Vegan, vegetarian and (some) animal protein options are available for you, according to your body needs and personal requirements. Yet be assured that all our food is organically grown, locally sourced, with strong plant/fruit-based components and that if it is going to end up in our plate, we know where it is coming from, that it is free of chemicals and has been minimally processed. And above all, it tastes great!

ACCOMODATIONS

Nested in beautiful simplicity, comfort and nature, within a short walk from the surf beach is El Encuentro Surf Lodge. A jewel of a boutique hotel. Spacious superior studios in the upper garden of this boutique hotel overlook a salt water swimming pool, lined by comfortable mattresses and bean bags and a discrete pool bar. A few double rooms are also available in the lower garden, with their private terrace.

The natural food restaurant welcomes both local surfers and the hotel’s guests, and is a gente hub where the local beach and expat communities like to stop by for a juice, food or coffee. Both intimate and open.

And naturally, we love the shaded yoga deck, covered with palm leaves, bordered by trees and tropical flowers, overlooking the hills. And “The Lodge’s” friendly staff is always available to make our stay extremely enjoyable. We found our nest.

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ACCOMODATIONS

Nested in beautiful simplicity, comfort and nature, within a short walk from the surf beach is El Encuentro Surf Lodge. A jewel of a boutique hotel. Spacious superior studios in the upper garden of this boutique hotel overlook a salt water swimming pool, lined by comfortable mattresses and bean bags and a discrete pool bar. A few double rooms are also available in the lower garden, with their private terrace.

The natural food restaurant welcomes both local surfers and the hotel’s guests, and is a gente hub where the local beach and expat communities like to stop by for a juice, food or coffee. Both intimate and open.

And naturally, we love the shaded yoga deck, covered with palm leaves, bordered by trees and tropical flowers, overlooking the hills. And “The Lodge’s” friendly staff is always available to make our stay extremely enjoyable. We found our nest.