Whether you are ready to catch your very first wave, gain more confidence in the water, transition to riding a different board, learn new tricks, or cross-step on a longboard, our fun team of professional surf instructors will adapt to your goals and work daily by your side to help improve your skills and take your surfing to the next level.
We will practice restorative yoga, introduce meditation and explore conscious breath-work. All of our classes are tailored to benefit your surfing abilities, as well as healing and avoiding injuries. Our yoga teachers aim to help you develop strength, improve balance, relieve muscle fatigue, create mental space and become more aware and in tune with your body.
We celebrate food with enthusiasm so we carefully custom curate a healthy and nourishing menu for every retreat, always adapting to any dietary restrictions. Experience the most delicious flavors of Costa Rica prepared and served by our in-house chef. We only eat local, organic and fresh ingredients - from exotic fruits to local fish caught that morning we will enjoy decadence and rejuvenation with every bite.
Every moment is an adventure with us! We make the rules and love breaking them so we can take you beyond borders and inspire you to explore the world in new, wild and radical ways. This is the time to challenge our limitations, try new crazy things and take our fears head on together.
We believe in the power of sisterhood and building community is our passion. Santa Teresa has stolen our hearts and seeing this town thrive is our ultimate goal. We work close with local non-profit organizations and bring our efforts together to support the development of this magical place we call home.
One of our greatest teachers and our favorite medicine. Costa Rica’s wild and lush landscapes will capture your heart and take you by the hand to a deep, expansive and unforgettable journey.
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Everything starts within you. We will give you the space and time to learn self-love practices for you to incorporate healthy habits into your daily life. We believe that falling in love with yourself is the very first step to find pure joy and happiness.
Living in a small beach community has made us keenly aware of our daily practices regarding our natural surroundings and the people we live with. We share our efforts and responsibilities for you to leave with tools and inspiration to bring sustainable practices into your life, business and communities.
We first met in Nepal in 2015 during a very powerful Earthquake. This experience bounded us so deeply that anytime we create together the world shakes a little and magic happens. We are both big life lovers and share a deep passion for the ocean and the tropical paradise we get to call home. Together, supported by an amazing community of jungle "seasters", we are shaping the most magical times for women from all over the globe. We love to attract all the good things and that is exactly what we are putting into AWA, our latest project and we believe the most badass creation so far.
Argentinian surfer, creator soul and ultimate jungle warrior reshaped her life by the Costa Rican sea over a decade ago on a search for a more simple life. She is the embodiment of fun and adventure and brings the high vibes and stoked into whatever she does. Be ready for some loud laughs, deep ocean conversations and a life-long friendship with who will turn your surf trip into a radical life-changing experience.
Italian chica who left behind the fashion world in the big cities for a barefoot and raw new life in the jungle. Giulia is the team mamma, who can effortlessly drive around through the jungle large groups of women with one main goal in mind: make everyone have the most unforgettable freakin' epic time of their lives. And she does it, gracefully, over and over again. Buckle up! and let yourself adventure with the most radical and fun amazonian queen out there.
"This week was truly powerful and transformational. It is the best gift that I have ever given to myself. I returned to my family, job, and real-life feeling whole."
"You will laugh, sing, dance, surf, meditate, make new friends, enjoy incredible food, and be treated like a goddess during this amazing week in paradise."
"After being to countless surf retreats i can honestly say that between the pristine ocean and the extremely professional team, this was the best surf experience i've ever had."
"I just returned home from my first AWA retreat and feel like a new woman. Mona and Giulia curated the most beautiful experience with an eye to detail that was truly impressive."
"Thank you for making my dreams of surfing come true."
The following is our cancellation policy: There is no refund for arriving late or leaving an adventure early.
Cancel 61 days or more prior to the retreat start date: you can either apply a 100% credit towards another retreat date or cancel in full and be charged a cancellation fee of $600.
Cancel 60 – 30 days prior to the retreat start date: you can either apply a credit towards another retreat minus an office fee of 60% of your total retreat package or be charged a cancellation fee of 75% of your total retreat package.
Cancel 29 – 15 days prior to the retreat start date: you can either apply a credit towards another retreat minus an office fee of 70% of your total retreat package or be charged a cancellation fee of 85% of your total retreat package.
Cancel 14 days or fewer prior to the retreat start date: you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee.
No Exceptions to Cancellation Policy: There are no exceptions to our cancellation policy, including but not limited to COVID-19, weather, personal emergencies, flight cancellations, or delays. We highly recommend purchasing Travel Protection Insurance.
All the activities supplied by AWA carry with them a degree of risk both to people and equipment, even though enjoyed under proper supervision by qualified instructors. They are also some activities that require those taking part to have a reasonable standard of health and fitness.
All clients must inform of any medical conditions, illnesses or allergies they may have and any prescribed medication they might be taking prior booking.
No one should participate in any activity if they are suffering from a heart condition or are pregnant.
No client should in any circumstances take part in an activity while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication, which may adversely affect their physical abilities.
After reserving your space, we will send out Liability Release Forms for you to fill up and sign before starting the trip.
There will be NO exceptions to this policy.
Once you book your AWA Retreat, you will receive a Welcome Kit with helpful information you might need for the week. This includes informative description of the area, tips on what to pack, extra activities to explore and much more.
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