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Community yoga in Costa Rica

Yoga for the Community Program

Even before opening the doors to the Bodhi Shambala Yoga Center in July of 2013, Pilar Salazar knew that she wanted to offer an option to her fellow community members in Bahia Ballena who were interested in learning more about the practice yoga but who perhaps didn’t have the disposable income to do so or […]

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Global Leadership Adventures Protecting the Pacific 2014

Protecting The Pacific: GLA Summer 2014 Ends on a High Note

This summer, Bodhi Surf School and the community of Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica hosted four groups of high school students who came down to participate in the “Protecting the Pacific” program through the travel company, Global Leadership Adventures (GLA). All four groups were in the community for 12 days each and participated in a number […]

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Surfing the wave!

Service & Surf Saturdays

We cordially invite you to any and all of our bimonthly Service and Surf Saturdays happening from 8-11am every other Saturday at the community entrance to Playa Chaman. There are a host of purposes for these events aside from keeping our local beach beautiful and clean — here are some of the other reasons we […]

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GPS project

Geoporter: A Community, An Educator…and the Maps that Make a Difference

The community of Bahia Ballena is located in the southwest region of Costa Rica, along the pacific coast. The region is considered a paradise for its natural beauty, biological diversity, and indigenous cultures. However, the area, including the community of Bahia Ballena, faces a challenging future, with the possibility of mega-projects such as an international […]

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Earth Day signs

2013 Earth Day Sign Painting

To celebrate Earth Day 2013, we decided to get as many people as we could together to create some colorful signs that we could put around our community of Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica. So yesterday, instead of doing our regular Sunday beach cleanup, we invited the “regulars” who help us, including neighbors, some of the […]

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Nobody Said That Mapping Our Community Would Be This Easy!

With the help of experts from GIS ETC and ESRI life in the world of mapping and understanding our communities resources has become easier. Starting in May 2010, the president and director of operations for GIS ETC, Roger and Anita, along with Charlie Fitzpatrick Manager of K-12 education from ESRI, and Sandy Doss made the […]

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