Yoga Paddle Adventure

Playa Salinas, Puerto Rico

lynn upthagrove
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Mar 21 - 28, 2019
Group size: 5 - 8
Yoga Paddle Adventure
Playa Salinas, Puerto Rico

lynn upthagrove
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Deposit: $375
Mar 21 - 28, 2019
Group size: 5 - 8

About this trip

The Yoga Paddling Adventure offers 8 days and 7 nights of activities with daily yoga sessions and paddling opportunities and several excursions exploring the beautiful island of Puerto Rico..

About the Lodging: Villa Del Mar

The Villa is located on the ocean in the center of the Gastronimica Routa, a restaurant rich area along Playa Salinas. There are two houses on the property, the smaller one bedroom casita and the larger 3 bedrooms and 2 bath casa.   The larger house was nearly destroyed in Hurricane Maria and will be back online for guests starting Jan 1, 2019.  I will add additional house photos at that time. 

There is direct access to the ocean from the house, for swimming, paddling and SUP Yoga.. There is a laundry house and a big courtyard for outdoor Yoga sessions. The large house has a marvelous porch with good cross breezes from the ocean. Meals will be held here.  The smaller house has a lovely private deck, dining area and superb ocean sunset views. 


With this program most of your meals are included, anyone with an inkling and a good recipe is welcome to take on a lunch or a dinner for the group. The kitchen is comfortable with all the standard amenities including a ninja for smoothies.  We will always have coffee and tea available, you are on your own for any specialty beverages. Meals are primarily vegan in nature using fresh ingredients. Plan on low salt, no sugar, low gluten, low oils. Think healthy! Meat & dairy can be added.  

The three bedrooms are set up in a traditional island layout, two with separate doors to the porch. The third is reached through one of the other bedrooms and has it's own bath. There are 3x double beds and a set of twins. Or consider taking the 1 bedroom house for the ultimate in privacy. Our program is intimate in size with 5 to 8 people maximum and two hosts. 

Your Hosts

Your hosts for this annual trip are Shanna Stein, E-RYT200. Shanna has her own Yoga Studio in St. Gemain, Wi specializing in Vinyasa Flow, Aerial Yoga and SUP Yoga. Shanna is also a massage therapist with a busy practice. In 2018 Shanna became a Certified Yoga Teacher Trainer.

Lynn Upthagrove is participating in Shanna's first RYT200 training program and will have earned her certificate by the time we have our Adventure. Lynn and her husband Victor own the Villa we will be staying at and are happy to open their home to folks who love what they do.... yoga, paddling and Puerto Rico. When not in PR, Lynn lives in St. Germain, Wisconsin where she is kept busy with Cedaroma Lodge, an 11 cabin resort and her best buddy, a dog named Tootsie. 

Cancellation Policy

A 25% deposit is required to hold your space in this program. If you cancel 60 or more days before the program starts, 1/2 of your deposit will be refunded. 

If you cancel 30-60 days before the program starts, you forfeit your deposit. 

If you cancel less than 30 days before the start of the program you forfeit 100% of the program cost. 

If we are able to find someone to take your place in the class on such short notice, we will refund 1/2 of the program fees. 

What’s included

  • 12 Yoga Sessions
    We will explore some of the different styles yoga has to offer including Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Yin, Chakra, Bhakti, SUP yoga and Yoga Nidra
  • 3x Meditation Sessions
    Meditation series with 3 break out sessions helping you to further your meditation practice. Including an introduction into the Transcendental, Mindfulness and Loving Kindness styles of mediation.
  • Daily Paddle Outing
    A rare and unique opportunity allows for daily paddles around the harbor and island-park. Mornings are the best times to spot manatees, dolphins, nurse sharks, star fish, sting rays and other sea life
  • Recreation Equipment
    Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Snorkel Gear, Paddles, Life Jackets and Yoga Mats are available at no charge.
  • 6x Breakfasts
    These are self-served at the Villa, vegetarian/vegan
  • 7x Lunches
    Travel day lunches are included if you are arriving/departing mid-afternoon from SJU. Meals served at the Villa are vegetarian/vegan
  • 4x Dinners
    Meals served at the Villa are vegetarian/vegan
  • Coffee Plantation Tour
    High in the mountains on our way to Aguadilla
  • National Park Entry Fees
    These fees get you into the historic forts in Old San Juan
  • Horseback Riding
    We ride in the late afternoon on Tuesday on our North Shore excursion. The trail is across the beach for miles and just lovely!
  • Bicycle Rental
    Part of our north shore itinerary to Aguadilla with super views
  • 4 Excursions
    See detailed itineraries for more information
  • All Lodging`
    Including 6 nights at Villa Del Mar and one Night in Aguadilla
  • Airport Transfers
    When flights arrive & depart within an hour of 2pm transfers included. If outside this time you will need to make private arrangements.
  • Transportation
    Includes transportation, gas & tolls to and from all of our planned activities
  • Facebook Group
    Participants are invited to share photos, notes, memories, and more on a private Facebook group page
  • WiFi Internet
  • Airfare
    Plan on arriving/departing mid-afternoon for transfers and travel day lunches to be included.
  • Sunscreen
  • Most Beverages
    Tea & Coffee included
  • Optional Surf Lessons
    There are two opportunities for surf lessons, these are optional and additional at ~$80
  • Option Horseback Riding
    This is part of the overnight trip to the north shore. The horseback riding is along the beach, late afternoon. Very scenic! $65
  • Airport Transfers
    When you have your flight schedule, give me a call and I can make recommendations based on your arrival time. I recommend scheduling mid afternoon arrival/departure flights.

Available Packages

Walk-through Double shared bath
Sold Out

Rate is for one Person, you can add a second person for $950. 

This room has one double bed and shares a bath with the bunk room.  This room has direct access from the porch to get to the rest of the house.  The Double-Double room access is through this room.   

Deposit: $300
Double Double private bath
only 2 left

Price listed is for 2 people, one person per bed. You can add up to 2 additional people for $950 each. 

This is the largest of the guest rooms with two double beds, a closet and a private bath. You can share this room with 2, 3 or 4 people. The base rate is for 2 people. Add $950 for each additional person in this room

Deposit: $375
Private 1 bedroom house
Available until Feb 28, 2019only 1 left
Deposit: $800

Available options

3rd Person in the double doubleonly 1 left
4th Person in the double doubleonly 1 left
3rd person in the 1bed houseonly 1 left
4th person in the 1bed houseonly 1 left
Deposit: $375

Double Double private bath



While each day is nicely configured, the order they may be experienced could change as we negotiate with our vendors for the best packages.

Who’s Going

Your Organizer

lynn upthagrove
I have been an innkeeper for the last 17 years, first in California just outside Yosemite National Park and now in the Northwoods of Wisconsin where I started practicing Yoga. Four years ago I started a successful Beach Yoga and Stand Up Paddle program at our Wisconsin resort, Cedaroma Lodge, with my yoga instructor. We are delighted to bring our successful formula for yoga, paddling and adventure south to Puerto Rico where we can enjoy our favorite outdoor activities year round! I will am scheduled to earn my RYT200 certificate this fall and our co-host instructor Shanna Steiin earns here RYT500 in November.