Since 2004, we have made it our mission to spread our love of surfing, love of yoga, love of Costa Rica, and love of life with the world!
Cris has been the yoga guru for Pura Vida Adventures for over a decade. Born in Brazil, this globetrotting goddess fell in love with yoga at a very young age, becoming a devout practitioner of Hatha and Bhakti yoga at only 18. She studied full time at the Swasthya Yoga School in Brazil and attended a variety of workshops there that deepened her passion for yoga. Now with decades of experience, Cris has taught, practiced, and studied yoga all over the world (from Chile to India to England to Guatemala). But it is the beauty and peace of Costa Rica that makes her call Santa Teresa home.
LUCIE Lead Surf Instructor A true ocean baby, Lucie was raised on the Channel Islands, started surfing at age 10 and fell deeply in love with the peace, strength, and other-wordly magic of the sea. She started competing in her teens, began teaching at 16, and has spent the past 18 years instructing students all over the world! From her very first trip to Costa Rica with five surfer amigas, Lucie was touched by the perfect warm waves and sunny days, and knew she had to make this magical paradise her home. She is thrilled to bring her joy for surfing, years of experience, love of adventure, and