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Darien, CT, 06820


Thumbs up stand up paddle board and land yoga classes, trainings and retreats by Danielle Brown. 

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A thumbs up retreat, designed for the seeker of adventure, community, paddle boarding, yoga and much more

T U L U M,  M E X I C O - 2018

Located in the midst of ancient Mayan ruins and dotting the coastline of the turquoise, clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, this year's SUP & Yoga Retreat will inhabit the paradise of this gem on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Two accommodation options are being held: "glamping", that's camping glamorously (including A/C and private bathroom), and hotel / resort style across the street and on the beach. The retreat also includes a daily community breakfast as well as stand up paddle board and land yoga classes at the glamping site's brand new facility.

On land or on board, classes will be customized, informative and fun with the purpose of connecting with the spirit of the sea, an invitation of rising with the tide

Come to relax, sitting beachfront to the lolling waves or nestled in a peaceful shade of the giant palms. Come to connect with daily land yoga classes in the freshly built covered, outdoor yoga deck. Come to explore with daily paddle board yoga classes right on-site in the cenotes. Come to play, immersed the blissful boho vibes to frolic at sea, land or sand. Come to unwind the winter doldrums and soak sunshine into the soul. 


PASt Retreat

Tulum, Mexico. 1-30-18 to 2-3-18.

My time in Tulum was like nothing I have ever experienced. The sister-energy of Danielle and Katie was magical. They are two women doing exactly what they should be doing in this life. They are smart, caring, graceful, and athletic in mind and body. They touched my soul.
— Cecily B.


Bitter End Yacht Club. Virgin Gorda, BVI. 1-31-17 to 2-5-17

I attended the retreat and it ranked as one of the most fulfilling trips ever. Danielle takes such care, is an incredibly skilled instructor and the experience was second to none. Plus, the Bitter End is the perfect setting for such an adventure and they have made their mark as the SUP destination in the BVIs.
— Donna K.
Danielle’s Retreat to the Bitter End far surpassed what I had expected - it was magical! The location in the BVi, low-key vibe, and the people I both met and were with, all contributed to one amazing trip and experience. I can’t wait to sign up for next year’s trip! it is truly one unforgettable experience.
— Julie C.
The memories of our amazing experience last Feb are still strong and already can’t wait to make more next year!... Please count me in for 2018! Where and when shall I sign up?
— Caitlin W.

Miss you all! (and sliced mango, flip flops, toasty banana bread, my snorkel, the indoor shower that feels like an outdoor shower, hammocks, my walk home flashlight, panko-like sand, looking at the water upside down, rainbows and feeling like a kid who played outside for a week straight!) Where do I sign for next year?
— Andrea C.
I just went through Mar’s gorgeous pictures and I want to weep —- I cannot believe how wonderful that trip was! And you all look so gorgeous in your SUP yoga poses. I would do every single SUP yoga/land yoga/SUP class if we could have a trip redo...perhaps next week?
— Courtney O.

Most photographs by ishootbvi, World Class Caribbean photographer