Betty Surf and Yoga

Canoa, Ecuador

Surf and yoga studio in Ecuador, provides a first world experience of quality bilingual instruction, comfort, and professional equipment. Challenge your limitations and redefine your potential.

Testimonials 20

  • Andi Florida

    TripAdvisor Website

    We had a great time and hope to be back. Patricia was patient and with what she showed us it made things much easier just wish we had spent more time in Canoa.

  • Darcy H Canada

    TripAdvisor Website

    One of the best yoga classes I've experienced. Flow Instructor was amazing obviously knew her stuff.

  • Natalie R

    TripAdvisor Website, edited

    This place offers yoga sessions 5 days (sometimes even on Saturdays) a week, somewhat 60-90 minutes. We went for a monthly pass for $60 and you can attend as many classes you like within a month. Single lessions are $10 each. Mostly the owner Patricia teached but there were also guest teachers on some days. We enjoyed it a lot!

  • Lauren F

    Bogota, Colombia

    Betty Surf & Yoga is an excellent place to learn how to surf. I was very nervous about learning but Patricia (Betty) made it so accessible and easy. She's a great teacher (both surfing and yoga) and her the two yoga teachers working for her were great too.

  • Ulrikek

    TripAdvisor Website, edited

    It has been awesome. Highly recommended to people which might be a bit insecure since Patricia is very calm how to make you feel more comfortable.

    I'm very thankful for her help as well when I didn't feel good and she did get me some medication.

  • Stephen S Colorado

    TripAdvisor Website, edited

    It was a lot of fun having Patricia as a surfing instructor. She was very encouraging but would let you do what you could do and have fun in the process. At 72 years old you need all the encouragement you can get. She was also very helpful with what to do in Canoa.

  • Susan Canada

    Trip Advisor website

    Professional, excellent teaching skills, very good equipment, friendly and fun. They went out of their way to make every day an exceptional experience for us. Can't thank them enough. Also an excellent location and good pricing.

  • Bucher Christoph Switzerland

    Trip Advisor website

    I took spontaneously the Surf-and-Yoga lessons during my stay in Canoa. Was able to improve my surfing. Thanks for that.

  • a traveler Maryland, USA

    Trip Advisor website

    I was on my own when I landed in Canoa, with one plan on my mind: surf, sleep, rest, repeat. I was desperately in need of a place to recharge and hoping to find a few friendly faces to introduce me to the area. Betty Surf and Yoga was EXACTLY what I was looking for. I got a great board at a great rate, several days of rejuvenating yoga, and the opportunity to connect with a new friend who not only introduced me to her local beach break but also reinspired my world view. Couldn't have asked for more. If you are heading down the Ecuadorian coast, don't miss Betty's! Anyone looking to relax with a local vibe and a view of the beach will be happy with all she has to offer.

  • Janielo Oregon, USA

    Trip Advisor website

    After a trip to the Galápagos, we came out of our way to experience Betty's Surf and Yoga- and it was SO worth it! We're middle aged women and Patricia made it so easy- we were up on our boards the first day and surfing the next! The yoga classes are the perfect compliment to surfing- stretching, balance and focus help you hone your surfing skills. Patricia's energy is contagious and she's a natural-born teacher. This is a destination worth planning your trip around- we'll definitely be back!

  • Andy D.

    TripAdvisor website

    I spend three days at Betty Surf and Yoga and I loved it. Each class was so different from what I had done before as we used slack lines, balance boards, and hammocks. I especially enjoyed the yoga for surfing class. Betty is a brilliant teacher and each class is designed for any level of expertise.

  • Pamela R.

    TripAdvisor website

    This was my second trip to Canoa and also my second trip enjoying yoga with Patricia at Betty Yoga. This year she also added the amazing Aerial yoga, which is a wonderful way to relax and destress at the end of a long plane ride from USA. I am planning to take the surf classes at Betty Surf and Yoga.

  • Annika K. Finland

    TripAdvisor website

    I took the three day surf and yoga retreat and had a great time in Canoa. Aerial yoga was super fun and went really well with surfing. I learned the basics of surfing in just three days and now all I want to do is surf. Also the yoga teacher, Patricia, is amazing.

  • Emma E. United Kingdom

    TripAdvisor website

    I spent a wonderful few days with Betty's doing both surf and yoga. We did a range of different yoga classes including a deep stretching Yin class, gentle Vinyasa, and Aerial yoga, all of which I enjoyed. It was my first time surfing and absolutely loved it. Patricia is awesome and her explanations were very clear. My group all picked it up pretty quickly. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Serina D.

    TripAdvisor website

    My husband and I took yoga classes with Patricia and then decided to try out surfing classes as well. My husband had a little surf experience, but I was a total newbie. Patricia was fantastic at explaining the basic principles of surfing and how they relate to yoga. I stood up on the first day and Patricia was able to cater to us both, at different levels, at once. My husband feels much more confident now on a board. Patricia was also very accommodating with board rentals after the lessons. I highly recommend Betty Surf and Yoga studio.

  • Kendi Henderson

    Betty Surf and Yoga page

    Thank you so much for the last week Patricia! I loved practicing with you each day - thanks for being so warm and welcoming.

  • Susan Elizabeth Ondak

    Betty Surf and Yoga Facebook page

    I had an awesome experience with Betty Surf. The boards are of way better quality than other rentals in town. She is also a great teacher and just cool/kind person.

  • Kate Motter

    Betty Surf and Yoga Facebook page

    My boyfriend and I had an awesome private yoga session and surf lesson with Tricia while staying at the Canoa Beach Hotel. She was so friendly and easy going, and was a great, patient, teacher who got us up and going on the surf boards in less than an hour major success all around/ We would definitely recommend Betty Surf and Yoga to anyone else traveling to Canoa.

  • a traveler Canada


    I have never surfed in my life and decided to take 3 surf classes at Betty's because of the reviews here on TripAdvisor. I'm pleased to say the reviews did not let me down. My experience was super fun, my instructor Cedric was incredibly patient and helpful, the equipment was clean and of good quality - overall, very professional. I got exactly what I expected and maybe a bit more. I am proud to say that I was able to stand up on the board during the first lesson, and learned a few other techniques as well. Highly recommended

  • Becky H.


    I am going regularly to morning sessions of Yoga at the Betty Surf and Yoga in Canoa. It is so invigorating and a great way to start the day. Either at the house, or right on the beach, the Yoga classes are fun and also catered to ability. I have tried surfing a few times but have easily given up. The classes are inspiring me to give it another go. The instructor, Patricia is very professional, friendly and fun. I highly recommend Betty surf and yoga camp.

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