Santa Teresa, Costa Rica February 21-28, 2016

So often we wait until we hit burn out before we take time for self care. We wait till we’re empty and we need rest, nourishment and space for ourselves. Our vacations are our recharges, and also sometimes our escapisms–bandaids for our busy lives.

This is not a bandaid retreat.

We will rest, and there will be palm trees, and red hot sunsets that light your soul on fire. We will eat mango and papaya and drink dark cafe con leche. There will be yoga, hammock naps, massages and stretching and surfing and salt. Snorkeling trips with turtles and bright turquoise fish. Quading, fresh ceviche, monkeys, fifteen foot waterfalls to swim in, fresh coconuts, sweaty dancing to reggaeton. The beaches will be white, the water will be warm–you might even make out with a hot man with a bun.

But the real intention of this retreat is to look at your current context and reality–see what’s in alignment where you’re playing small. What risk’s you’re taking and where you’re settling.

Why are you waiting to start?
Is your job a fuck yes? Does it give or take energy?
How are your boundaries?
Do you keep agreements with yourself?
What do your limiting ceilings look like?

We’re going have three 1.5 hour workshops over the week where we look at topics such as Self Care & Mastering Boundaries, The Art of Risking, Taking the Filter Off (How to be Authentic as Fuck).

So often I see retreats in tropical paradises advertised as the key to happiness. Bullshit. This retreat will not change your life. You are the key to your happiness–and you have the capacity to make the choices that will change your life.

So yes, there will be coconuts, you’ll get a sexy ass tan, make some new sisters, and have an adventure but more importantly while you are on the retreat we will look at what shifts and adjustments can be made when you return home to the realism of life to bring you more sustainable joy.

If you’re a boss ass bitch ready to invest in yourself–I would love to have you.

**This retreat is for women only. Keep your eyes peeled for both co-Ed and all male retreats in the future. I love you men.

Shared Accommodations3-5 Chicas per bungalow

$ 2100

Per Month

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Private AccommodationsBased on Double Occupancy

$ 2550

Per Month

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Based out of Vancouver Island, BC, Janne Robinson is a non fiction writer, poet, mentor, speaker and activist. She cuts kindling with her teeth, eats Bukowski for breakfast and makes the habit of saying the word feminist as much as possible. She surfs naked, pees in the woods, and loves whiskeys that swing their hips when they walk and know what they are doing. Robinson’s work empowers people to live their truths and be authentic. She makes a living off hanging her dirty and clean laundry out for the world to see. Her mission is to give others permission to also walk and exist with the same transparency.

Fuck Yeah


Get ready to unleash your inner surf goddess with Chica Surf Adventures, and learn the magic of surfing in Costa Rica. Our professional certified surf instructors will teach you how to do your first pop up and even how to catch your own waves. Our lessons are designed for all levels of surfing, beginner through advanced. We create a safe and fun environment for you to learn to surf in and practice the skilled you’ve gained. Our surf lessons have 2-3 students per surf instructor. Grab a Chica Surf rash guard and get ready for some surfing action!

I'm Excited


This women’s surf retreat will be hosted at the Funky Monkey Lodge in Santa Teresa. Nestled in the jungle and a 2 minute walk to the beach, the Funky Monkey Lodge is a beautiful rustic privately owned hotel, with individual bungalows, a swimming pool for you to enjoy and a central restaurant where we gather for meals. You will love the sound of the howler monkeys in the trees, the sound of tropical birds when the sun rises, and the waves crashing in the distance.

I'm Ready


The beauty of adding a yoga class to a surf retreat is that it allows us to stretch and condition the muscles we are working on throughout the week. Experience an all levels class at Tropico Latino, on a beachside yoga deck in Playa Carmen, and find the yogi within. All yoga classes are held in open air studios, hear the waves, birds and jungle noises as you calm your senses. Add on additional yoga classes and try a variety of classes available around town like Hatha Flow, Kundalini, even Yin Yoga. Set your mind free and do some sun salutations on the beach at sunrise or sunset.



Start your day with a healthy breakfast, including fresh fruit and coffee home grown in Costa Rica. You will be sure to work up an appetite after a day of surf lessons and adventures. Lunches are not included so it gives you the opportunity to try out our local restaurants. There are many excellent cafes and sodas to choose from. For dinner, you will always have choices of fresh fish or chicken, vegetarian and vegan options are available. Our gourmet chef always cooks to impress.

I'm Hungry


Indulge in a tropical full body massage. Add on a delicious 1 hour half deep half relax massage at the Yoga Natural Spa in Playa Carmen with our special Chica Surf Adventures discount. Your trip will not be complete without this amazing experience. Relax and let all your worries melt away, and finish your vacation as a new refreshed you. Additional spa treatments are available, including body scrubs and facials.

I Want it


There is so much to do and tons of extra activities to add on. Enjoy the poolside bar at the Vista de Olas Infinity pool and watch the sunset over epic views of ocean. Go for a scenic horseback ride up into the jungle and then let your horse run wild on the beach. Take a Stand Up Paddle tour in Mal Pais or even kayak up the Rio Bongo. We are here to make your vacation the best it can be and we will help you organize any additional activities you want to do. The Costa Rica Surf Camp adventure of a lifetime awaits you!

Let's Do This


    • 7 days/ 7 nights Accommodations
    • Taxi Pickup from the Tambor Aiport
    • All rooms include a safe/locker, ceiling fan, linens, refrigerator, spacious terrace and a hammock to make your stay enjoyable
    • 2 Meals per day (drinks not included) A healthy gourmet breakfast and dinner will be served daily.
    • Empowerment Workshops with Janne Robinson
    • 4 Professional Surf lessons
    • Daily surfing and unlimited surf board rentals
    • Isla Tortuga Island Snorkel Tour and beach day
    • 1 Beach Side Yoga Class (additional classes available daily)
    • Infinity Pool and gourmet dinner at sunset
    • Chica Surf Adventures Hat
    • Professional Surf Photo Session plus CD to take home!

Additional Optional Activities: Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Horse Back Riding, ATV Rentals, Aerial Silk Yoga, Spa Treatments and More!

All packages do NOT include airfare, car rental, return transportation to the Tambor airport on day of departure, drinks, tips, or costs for additional activities

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