Balancé Yoga Center

Playa El Tunco, El Salvador

The Balancé Yoga Center is an oceanfront yoga studio and retreat center in El Salvador offering yoga, surfing, and great food.

Yoga Retreats 1

Limited availability

Instruction language: English

from US$1,495
from US$1,495
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Instructors 3

Rob Loud

Rob is an experienced and animated yoga teacher based out of his hometown of Boulder Colorado as well as in Denver. Popular in both cities and known for his authenticity, musical taste, and lighthearted approach, Rob's passion for the Transformational and healing power of yoga is evident through the prioritization of his personal practice. Rob empowers, inspires, and shares his love of yoga through every connection. He describes his style of teaching as embodied Power Vinyasa, drawing wisdom from many yoga lineages and schools of thought. Aside from his full-time schedule at home, Rob leads teacher training, national and international retreats / workshops, and regularly teaches at yoga and music festivals.

Sophie Miller

Sophie is a certified yoga instructor based in Boulder, Colorado who believes wholeheartedly in the inimitable, transformative physical, spiritual, and emotional benefits that yoga is capable of providing and is passionate about making yoga accessible to everybody and for every body. Regularly guiding classes in public, private, and corporate settings, Sophie approaches each teaching experience with an equally open mind and heart, lending to her sense of flexibility and adaptability. Sophie has a boundless desire to assist her students in both becoming aware of the body-mind-breath connection and applying that information in a positive and productive way both on and off the mat.

Janelle Holter

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)

Janelle is an E-RYT 200-hour certified yoga instructor. She holds accreditations in several styles of yoga, personal training, and kickboxing which gives her the ability to navigate a room of individuals and customize their practice for an OM-azing full-body experience. Her passion for yoga and ability to serve as an effective teacher is apparent through her connection with students and understanding of their personal body alignment and injuries. Janelle’s classes are inspired, stimulating, and methodical in sequencing.

Testimonials 7

  • TheJetChef California, USA

    Trip Advisor website

    Beautiful studio near the entrance to El Tunco. I took classes with Sunni and Rory and was so pleasantly surprised by the caliber of teachers at this studio. They have nice mats and equipment included in admission. Very nice restroom and shower area as well.

  • a traveler

    TripAdvisor website

    Balancé Yoga Center is a beautiful yoga studio located on the entrance of the charming little town of El Tunco. My husband and I enjoyed the classes and vibe very much.

    We stayed in the apartments located on the same property. Initially booked for a week and stayed for a month!

    They are a five-minute walk from the center of El Tunco and less then a minute walk from the awesome surf wave La Bocana! There are also two other great waves to choose from minutes away.

    From the first communications with Adrian (the owner), he was always very easy to deal with and accommodated any request we had. We stayed in each of the apartments and they were both very comfortable, clean, and modern. You have all the furnishings you would find in a new apartment, television, stereo, and air conditioning. Fully equipped kitchen if you want to cook or you can hire a private chef to come cook for you, he goes by the nickname The Chef. Adrian can connect you with him and he cooks some really amazing meals.

    There are also tons of great restaurants minutes away and the welcome book has them all listed out. The beds are comfortable and the configurations work if you are some surf buddies, solo traveler, or couple. If you need surf lessons, ask Adrian to connect you with Bamba! He had me going from one-to-two-feet waves to carving five-to-six-feet waves in a week. He taught me how to read the ocean and position myself so I could pop right up and rip. This was our first time to El Salvador and we both fell in love with it. The local people are so friendly and we did not feel in danger once.

  • Sarah K. Maryland, USA

    TripAdvisor website

    I went on a week-long retreat at Balance Yoga Center and would not have changed a thing. One of the best trips I have ever been on. I felt completely at home in the studio, and the beautiful grounds and people just added to the tranquil, blissed-out vibe. Most travelers worry about safety in El Salvador, but as a young woman I never once felt threatened or worried about walking around by myself in the town, even at night. I would highly recommend this yoga center and the retreats that Adrian offers. Definitely returning.

  • Julie P. Washington, USA

    TripAdvisor website

    This studio is a beautiful, spacious, and cool during the day. The teachers are all amazing and offer different styles. The classes are an excellent complement to a day of surfing, the schedule fits with the time you want to be on the water and the poses are all the ones you want. Our non-surfing friends all also really enjoyed the retreat.

  • a traveler

    TripAdvisor website

    We stayed at Balancé in one of their apartments and took yoga classes daily. The staff and Adrian (via email) were great from beginning to end. The accommodations were very clean. We liked shopping at the fish and vegetable market in Liberdade in the morning then cooking lunch. They do not provide spices or oil so keep that in mind. Adrian also helped us schedule surf classes and an awesome visit to another part of El Salvador. I highly recommend it!

  • Matthew California, USA

    TripAdvisor website

    The yoga studio is the nicest I have ever been in and that includes here at home in San Diego. It has a great layout and design, spacious, super clean, and gets some of that cool river breeze. The classes are great for all levels and really tied in well with my surf trip. Props for the free bottled water!

  • Kelsie M. United States

    TripAdvisor website

    The yoga at Balancé is focused on flow and flexibility. Instructors are fantastic and the class taught me new techniques. The studio space is extremely comfortable and serene, with tropical trees shading the property and the sound of the ocean blowing through on the breeze. Definitely a great retreat!

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