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kristin mathes surf therapy
Healing comes in waves 
Grief comes in waves 
Progress comes in waves 

 
Reclaim your healing and learn to ride the waves of life in one of our surf therapy programs.
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There's something inherently soothing about being in the ocean...

If you're feeling anxious … surfing asks you to breathe. 

If you’re overthinking and unfocused… surfing leaves you no choice but to be present. 

If you’re doubting yourself… surfing shows you what you're capable of.

If you’re disconnect from relationships… the surfing community shows you deep acceptance. 

If you’re stuck and heavy… surfing brings laughter, joy, and play back into your life.

If you’re feeling lost and uncertain… surfing reminds us we belong in nature.

Explore a new wave of healing that combines evidence-backed psychology and neuroscience with the transformative power of surfing to help you emerge as a more confident you.

Surf services

Emerge with freedom

Surf and Self Healing Retreats to Costa Rica

Join one of our transformational week long surf therapy retreats for reclaiming peace, power, self love, and healing.

Build your own program

Group or solo custom experiential surf therapy programs in Costa Rica to help adventurous spirits reclaim their bodies, minds, and hearts through the transformative power of ocean healing. 

Our surf therapy programs aim to:

  • Gain an understanding of your nervous system and building tools for self regulation

  • Increase self awareness and insight

  • Build confidence in your ability

  • Begin building  trust and safety within your body 

  • Improve communication skills 

  • Deepen connection to self, others, and the natural  world

  • Offer a supportive community

  • Build resilience and increase stress tolerance

  • Reconnect with joy and creativity through play and adventure

  • Gain new perspectives through the novelty of surfing and travel.

Meet your surf therapy facilitator

 

Hi, I’m Kristin!

 

For me, being in the ocean is like a home coming. A sense of stillness, and a knowing I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. The ocean reminds me that gratitude and joy  are sacred in this life and should be cultivated and shared. 

 

And as for surfing? It reminds me to breathe and brings me back to my body when I've been stuck in my head. I’ve learned it’s another avenue for meaningful connection, empowerment, and deep healing. 

 

(Plus, it’s the perfect place to surround yourself with other encouraging folks who are living a courageous life.)

 

In partnering with local community surf professionals,  my hope is to create a transformative space for you to step out of your comfort zone to experience healing and growth in a new way, to rediscover a sense of belonging in yourself, and breathe new confidence back into your life. 

 

Are you in?

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Expand your healing, create meaningful connections, and emerge with strength through a week of surf therapy!

Follow along on social media
@emerge_surftherapy

for weekly ocean inspiration, somatic trauma healing, and an inside peak into our surf therapy programs!

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