Bruce in kayak.

"We specialize in small group travel, which minimizes environmental impact, increases safety standards and allows for personalized, enriching and authentic experiences."

— Bruce Smith, founder and owner, Seascape Kayak Tours Inc.

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Yoga Trips

KaYoga experiences combine
sea kayaking with yoga

Lauri 3 dog

Photo: Lauri Nemetz

Imagine being part of a small group, kayaking in mystically beautiful waters and practicing yoga on sandy beaches beneath stately, deep-rooted trees. These trips in the warm, tropical setting of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, or in the dramatic tides of the Bay of Fundy surrounding Deer Island, New Brunswick, are open to paddlers and yoga enthusiasts at all levels of experience. Before and after a day of paddling, you will engage in sunrise and sunset yoga practice. If you are seeking a combination of adventure and spiritual awakening, call or e-mail us for more information.


 

Costa Rica KaYoga El Espiritu del Mar

March 15 -22,2015

8-day trip Combining Sea Kayaking and Yoga Practice

Includes 6 hotel nights, 4 days paddling/yoga

Photo: Lauri Nemetz

Kayaking in the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean promotes a sense of peace and well-being, both physical and spiritual. The practice of yoga offers many benefits, from increased flexibility and strength to a deeper sense of connection with the world around us. It is therefore a natural fit to combine sea kayaking with yoga. This trip in the warm, tropical setting of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, is open to paddlers and yoga enthusiasts at all levels of experience.

Trip cost: $2,650 US plus tax pp (Based on double occupancy)

Covers all accommodations, land-based transportation, guiding and instruction, breakfast and lunches, kayaking, yoga sessions, snorkeling equipment and park permits. Trip cost does not include your air fare to Costa Rica and your meals / alcoholic beverages at Tambor Tropical.

Photo: Lauri Nemetz

Photo: Lauri Nemetz

El Espiritu Del Mar Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José, where you will be greeted by a friendly face, and escorted by air conditioned microbus to your overnight accommodation, the Hotel Don Carlos, a 30-minute ride. The hotel is in a safe neighborhood and in walking distance to many restaurants and historic sites. Hotel staff speak English and are very helpful. There are computers available and a free skype call home to check in. Enjoy your evening.Arrival at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José, where you will be greeted by a friendly face, and escorted by air conditioned microbus to your overnight accommodation, the Hotel Don Carlos, a 30-minute ride. The hotel is in a safe neighborhood and in walking distance to many restaurants and historic sites. Hotel staff speak English and are very helpful. Enjoy your evening.

Day 2: After an enjoyable breakfast at the Don Carlos (included) you will be picked up at the hotel and travel via air- conditioned microbus to Puntarenas (2.5 hours). A lunch / snack break is included in the trip. You will then take the ferry to Paquera on the Nicoya Peninsula (1.5 hours) and then ride 30 minutes with Seascape hosts to the seaside village of Tambor and your accommodation, the boutique hotel Tambor Tropical. After checking in, relax, have a swim, enjoy a complimentary welcome cocktail and prepare for our opening sunset yoga practice, followed by dinner and an introduction to the paddling experience.

Day 3-6: We will rise early each morning and begin our day with a sunrise yoga session followed by a tropical breakfast served al fresco. Our paddling environment will change daily and include: open coastal paddling , protected mangrove estuaries, coastal islands and moderate swell and surf. In addition to kayaking we will also include snorkeling and hiking as part of our daily activities. Lunch and snacks will be provided each day. On our return to Tambor Tropical we will have time to relax, swim in the pool and then transition for our sunset yoga session. Dinner will be very informal and will provide an opportunity to meet as a group to share the day’s experiences. There will also be time for personal reflection.On the final evening of the program the group will gather for a special farewell dinner and celebration.

Photo: Peter Farley

Day 7:
After breakfast (included), you will transfer back to San José and your accommodation at the Don Carlos.

Day 8: After breakfast (included), you will be picked up by Seascape approximately three hours before your departure time and taken to the airport via air- conditioned microbus.


KaYOGA – Ebb and Flow- Deer Island August 2015

Although you may already know Lauri Nemetz, our Yoga teacher for the Ebb & Flow KaYOGA retreat, her bio below will highlight her experiences and certifications to reassure you that these days will provide you with the best yoga practice available.

The package includes 3 hotel nights, 2 days paddling and yoga, three breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners. Meals on Seascape tours are healthy, delicious and plentiful. Fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables are carefully prepared to reflect the local flavor of the region. In the Bay of Fundy, local seafood or fish will be provided, along with fruit, wine, and cheese from our menu of organic and locally grown food, including delicious Bay of Fundy naturally smoked fish.

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Dietary restrictions are happily accommodated with advance notice.

Participants will stay in quaint local accommodations on Deer Island. Space is limited.

$995.00 US pp (based on double occupancy) plus tax.

We hope that you will join us for this special Kayoga Experience this summer.

Bruce and Lauri


 

Our Yoga Instructor Laurice D. Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT, E-RYT

For several years now, Seascape and Lauri have collaborated to bring the combination of yoga and kayaking together.  Lauri is a certified and registered experienced-level yoga teacher, a member of the Academy of Dance/Movement Therapists Registered, a Board Certified Movement Therapist and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. She is co-President of the YTA (Yoga Teachers’ Association) and is an adjunct professor at Pace University and has served as guest faculty at the College of New Rochelle. Additionally she teaches and works in a number of therapeutic, private and public settings and specializes in teaching accessible anatomy and movement workshops and has been teaching the anatomy component for Ananda Ashram’s teaching training program since 2010.  Lauri is currently an associate teacher for Tom Myers’ Anatomy Trains ®.

Combining yoga and kayaking has been an interest since kayaking in Canada for the first time with Seascape.  Lauri began to work with Seascape Kayak Tours in 2009 and has co-led several trips in both NB Canada and Costa Rica and loves sharing these special places with others.  She is the author of A Place of Balance: Yoga Practice for the Kayaker (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Oct. 2010) and has additionally published writings on movement therapy and yoga in several books and journals. Lauri has degrees from Wellesley College and a Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Goucher College in addition to continuing education from such institutions as the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.  She lives in Westchester County, NY with her husband and two boys.  More info on Lauri can be found at www.wellnessbridge.com and www.ytayoga.com.