windsurf & yoga clinics
The benefits of the combination of windsurfing and yoga are many.
The yoga sessions during a week of intense windsurfing will help you keep your body healthy.
With yoga you can literally rebalance your body, mind and soul.
Feeling more energy and recharged, improving your body’s flexibility, strength and balance, reducing or relieving aches and pains in the body, and much more. During the yoga sessions we focus specifically on stretching and strengthening the muscles you need for windsurfing.
These benefits work hand in hand with improving your windsurfing. A great way to achieve great results without straining your body!
At Sorobon Beach Resort, on Bonaire, there are packages and clinics for beginners and advanced windsurfers in combination with yoga for all levels. You will practice yoga on the most beautiful spot on the island, while breathing the healthy salty air and feeling the wind on your skin. And windsurfing on the gorgeous shallow lagoon, Lac Bay, which is an absolute windsurfers paradise.
Clinics are organized together with Dunkerbeck Pro Center.
Bonaire - caribbean - Sorobon (lac bay)
Windsurf & Yoga clinic with Philippe Bru & Jane Bakx in a true windsurfers paradise.
- 25 November - 1 December 2018
- 2 December - 8 December 2018
Do not expect just a windsurf & yoga clinic. This is more and we want to offer you an experience.
Besides having the opportunity to windsurf with the legendary Philippe Bru and practice yoga on the most beautiful spots on Bonaire with Jane Bakx, both Philippe and Jane will make sure you experience Bonaire in a special way. Of course you will also have plenty of time for yourself to relax and do what you want and need.
Come and play with us!
About Philippe Bru
“To be member of the same tribe in which we understand each other, sharing strong values of self-surpassing, respect for others, performance and humility.”
Windsurfing since he was 13, the Frenchman is a legend in the international windsurfing communities. Professional windsurfer and foiler, Philippe learnt how to windsurf in Africa, where he basically grew up on water pushed by constant winds…
Philippe’s background is in event management which he used to inspire passion for sports for more 25 years. His most notable event is Defi Wind, which has been the biggest yearly international windsurf event with more than 1000 participants.
During his clinics Philippe invites all windsurfing enthusiasts with some experience or advanced windsurfers to enjoy five days of celebrating love for windsurfing and Bonaire.
You will experience 2 windsurf sessions minimum daily. You will be taken along to ‘Play‘, not ‘Train’ – to enjoy your time and improve your skills in your preferred areas. After 40 years of windsurfing Philippe has enough tips and tricks to share with you.
And if some times the wind is not there, no worries, let yourself be guided by Philippe’s powerful vibes!
In the mornings Jane offers a dynamic stretch & strengthening yoga session (45 – 60 min). These sessions start with a short meditation to make you connect to your body and quiet your mind, making you more focused. We move with the breath, strengthening and stretching shoulders, hips and legs and working on your core and balance. This physical practice and the connection to your body is a great tool to improve your windsurfing.
At the end of the day Jane offers an after windsurf stretching and relaxing yoga session (45 – 60 min). This is a more passive practice, aiming to stretch the deeper laying connective tissues of the body and find full relaxation. Also stretching the muscles you have been using the whole day while surfing. This practice will prepare your body and mind for your next day on the water.
CLINIC PACKAGE incl. accommodation:
Starting from $2,040 and includes:
6 nights accommodation at Sorobon Beach Resort or Sorobon Apartments
Windsurf & Yoga clinic fee for one person (additional fee per extra person in the same chalet/apartment)
Breakfast buffet (healthy options & full American breakfast)
Welcome dinner and meet & greet on Sunday
5 days of activities (Mon – Fri)
Private windsurf gear storage
Special rate for Premium windsurf equipment at the Dunkerbeck Pro Center: 5 days for $345, instead of $425 (to be paid separately)
20% discount on food and drinks in Sorobon Beach Resort Beach Bar Lounge or in-house restaurant Courses
Check out Instagram:
Philippe Bru: @buryamigos
Jane Bakx: @janebakxyoga
Sunday check-in from 2PM
From 6PM Meet & Greet welcome dinner
Program Monday – Friday:
8AM: yoga session – pre-windsurf action – stretch and strengthen the body (45-60 min )
10AM: Time to windsurf – windsurf session
12 – 2PM: Lunch & time for yourself
2 – 4PM: Island experience (driven by Philippe & Jane) / time for yourself
4 – 6PM: Time to go back on the water – windsurf session
6PM: After-surf yoga session – stretching & relaxing before dinner ( 45min )
Dinner & Night life experience
(Note: This daily program is a sample itinerary and timings may still change slightly.)
Saturday check out from 12PM
For more information on accommodation, prices, etc. please check the Sorobon Beach Resort website.
If you have any questions or want to make a reservation you may also contact me directly.
Bonaire - caribbean - Sorobon (lac bay)
On-going 6-day Windsurf & Yoga retreat
DATES: Bookable every Sunday to next Saturday between 5 August and 24 November 2018.
You will practice yoga right next to beautiful Lac Bay, a shallow natural saltwater lagoon on which Sorobon Beach Resort lies. It’s the perfect spot for (learning) windsurfing and you practice yoga while breathing the healthy salty air and feeling the breeze on your skin along with the stunning view of this bay.
You will join a windsurf lesson per day and can practice throughout the rest of the day. Also spending your days relaxing on the beach, swimming in the beautiful lagoon or exploring all the wonderful things that the island has to offer.
There are various room & price options available, depending on occupancy per room.
For further info on this retreat/package and prices please check the Sorobon website: Windsurf & Yoga package or contact me directly.
For more info on the accommodation please check: Sorobon accommodation
6 healthy breakfast buffet
6 gastronomical dinners
10 yoga sessions – 5 morning and 5 evening
5 1-hour windsurfing lessons
5 days of windsurfing gear rental with Dunkerbeck Pro Center
Infused water throughout the day
Arrival and check-in on Sunday from 2 PM
6 PM Welcome drinks and meet and greet with windsurfing instructors and yoga teacher
7 PM Dinner
Monday to Friday
08:00 AM Dynamic yoga session (pre-windsurf session)
09:00 – 10:00 AM breakfast
10:00 AM Windsurf lesson
11 AM – 6 PM “You-time” to windsurf, relax, read, swim, have some lunch, and explore the island
6 PM Sunset stretch and relax yoga session (post-windsurf session)
7:30 PM Dinner (on Friday we have a closing barbecue dinner)
Check-out (before 12 PM)
Bonaire - Dutch caribbean
Photo in header by Julien Bru