First ever Women’s International Surfing Month

I totally, absolutely love this campaign: on May 1st 2015, the first ever Women’s International Surfing Month kicks off! Organized by The Wahine Project, it is a month intended to globally celebrate women’s wave riding. YESSS, count me in!! An American project, the Wahine Project organizes all kinds of girls/women related surf events. Their main objective is to eliminate (cultural) […]

How to: DIY Surf & Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Going on a surf and (or) yoga retreat is so much fun. You get to do what you love most, all day long. You improve your skills. You meet like-minded people, make new friends,  eat healthy, and get re-energized. It can also be so expensive. There are retreats out there (especially here in Costa Rica) that charge no less than $2000 – […]

Yoga into Surf: Side Plank

Yoga is an excellent way to increase your flexibility, strength and endurance. Three important qualities that also help you to become a better surfer. This next pose helps you to strengthen your arms, core, side and legs. It also improves your balance, your confidence and your energy level! How to do Vasisthasana (Side Plank pose):

Yoga Playlist

Music – especially what you use during yoga – is very personal. I actually prefer to practice in silence. Still, when I put together a playlist for my yoga classes I liked it so much, I just have to share it. If you like Ben Howard, Xavier Rudd, Kane, The Beautiful Girls, Coldplay, Angus & Julia Stone, you’re gonna like this one. If guitar isn’t really your thing…well […]

Best yoga in Granada, Nicaragua

Two days ago I found myself in Granada, Nicaragua, wanting to practice yoga. The hostal I was staying at didn’t have enough room for my yoga mat (and I’m not the type of person to practice in the middle of 20 backpackers chilling in the living room) For me the best place to practice yoga in Granada is PURE, 2 minutes walking from the […]

Teaching Schedule Nicaragua

Yoga with Jess: Flow into 2015! Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes with Jess @ Casa Maderas, Playa Maderas, Nicaragua. December – January: Every day at 10 AM Classes involve a flowing movement through a series of poses – building heat, flexibility, strength and stamina. For every level! Each class ends with a meditation to facilitate a calm peaceful mind and a healthy and […]