Santa Catalina Retreats provides surf yoga and wellness escapes for the discerning adventure traveller. Off-grid. Local. Authentic.
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Michelle Barge has been practicing yoga since 1996 following a life dedicated to classical ballet and teaching yoga and leading global retreats since 2008. Her style fuses her training in traditional Hatha yoga schools, Iyengar, and Ashtanga with her training in core strength Vinyasa flow. Michelle brings a deep meditation practice to her classes through her knowledge of many forms of Buddhist and Hindu meditation.
Cydney Tucker is a world traveler, certified yoga instructor and passionate New York based journalist with an M.A in Journalism from Columbia University. She received her E-RYT 200 HR Certification in (New York City, 2016) and has been an avid instructor ever since teaching at NYC studios including, The Studio, Shakktibarre and Yoga for the People. Eager to help others develop a mindfulness practice, Cydney is also the founder and CEO of Colors of Ohm, a non-profit organization working to bridge the gap between people of color and wellness opportunities through mindfulness workshops and yoga.
Eva´s spiritual journey began in 2000 after completing her university degree in History of Art. This took her to India, where she fell deeper into this practice leading her to take her Training at the Satyananda Ashram, where she not only mastered her yoga practice but also deepened into meditation and a yogic lifestyle. Coming from the Satyananda tradition, Eva facilitates eclectic Yoga classes, a blend of different styles depending on the experience level and needs of students. Hatha Yoga, Yin, Pranayamas, Dance, Meditations, Laughter yoga, Thai-Yoga and Yoga Nidra are part of the journey.
Jean Carlos (Oli) Camarena
ISA Certified Surf Instructor & Pro Surfer - Current National Panama Champ - ISA #2 World Surfing Games 2018
ISA Certified Surf Instructor & Pro Surfer - Sub Champ Panama Nationals 2018
Neftali (Casey) Caceres
ISA Certified Surf Instructor
from Canada, September 2019
"Relaxing and peaceful setting and experience "
Vickie and Sergio created a customized and peaceful week for me in Santa Catalina and responded quickly and creatively to extra requests and special experiences. I highly recommend a surf lesson with Sergio - the man has the patience and kindness of a Saint. Vickie is a beautiful soul who has the perfect balance of zen and making things happen. I can't thank you two enough for such a beautiful experience
from United States, August 2019
"A Retreat Made in Heaven"
This retreat completely exceeded expectations! It outshone every other fitness retreat I have been on in the past. Vickie is the perfect mix of professional and personable - every detail was thoughtfully executed and she was friendly and warm to boot. Sergio is a thorough and patient instructor who explains things very clearly. The local instructor who assisted him (Casey) was equally kind and talented! Last, but definitely not least, Michelle Barge is a world class yoga instructor who took the time to break down basics which we all had thought we had known (but clearly didn’t!) and pushed us to try (and achieve) harder poses than we thought possible.
In terms of the surfing, there are two options - surfing at the Playa Estero, a beach break with beginner/intermediate waves, and La Punta, an advanced break that is pretty consistently big. We are beginners so we stayed at Estero, but were consistently challenged a little more each day as Sergio picked different spots for us. It was more crowded in the afternoon, (20 surfers max) but there was plenty of room to spread out.
I loved this retreat and can’t wait to come back!
from Canada, May 2019
"Beautiful piece of paradise!"
This retreat was lovely - felt like a curated week of wellness. The location and food, yoga instructor and surf instructors were all amazing. Vicki and Sergio took care of all of the little details before I even knew that we needed them. Would recommend it to anyone looking for an active adventure!
from United States, May 2019
Everything. The food, the facilities, the activities, and the hosts was better than expected. I had a wonderful time. Vickie and Sergio are amazing hosts and go out of their way to make sure that we are well taken of and happy. Our yoga instructor was amazing and the knowledge I gained in my time with her was invaluable.
from United States, April 2019
"Good retreat, awesome hosts"
The surfing was amazing, the yoga was a very good compliment to it. The views are spectacular and the activities are very fun.
from United States, November 2018
Absolutely amazing! The best place and PEOPLE on earth.
from United States, May 2018
"Perfect vacation, had a little bit of everything!"
I loved everything about this retreat. Had so much fun surfing on small non threatening waves, yoga everyday, snorkeling, boat rides, horses, biking, or just reading by the pool to name a few. Also I’m serious about food and the food here was amazing!! So delicious, fresh and healthy!
from United States, January 2018
"Loved everything about this retreat!!"
Accommodation was beautiful, food delicious, days were well planned and amazing people