TheJetChef California, USA
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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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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