OnBoardSUP Yoga Retreat with Leigh Claxton

SUP Yoga Retreat in the Sea of Cortez

Adventure Type

SUP, Yoga, Meditation

Experience Necessary


Age Minimum


Destination / Location

Loreto, Baja Mexico

Trip Dates

Oct. 31 - Nov. 5, 2019


  • A stand up paddle board adventure for experienced paddlers
  • Daily opportunities for yoga and meditation
  • Chance to see whales, dolphins, other aquatic life
  • Local, professional guides and experienced yoga instructor with ONBOARDSUP
  • Beautiful campsites and delicious meals
  • Panga support throughout trip

Week-long Stand Up Paddle Board Trip with Yoga, Meditation

This stand up paddle board trip combines paddling and adventure with yoga, making for a unique experience that is well worth trying out. While people of all yoga skill levels are encouraged, it’s best to have some experience on a stand up paddle board before attempting this sort of trip.

Each morning, you will have the opportunity for sunrise meditation, and each day there will be time for yoga. Much of this yoga will be “on-board”—in other words, you will be performing the yoga while also balancing on your paddle board.

On the trip, you will eat fresh foods, and be given time to explore and admire the overwhelming natural beauty around you. Your instructor, Leigh Claxton, has years of experience with both yoga and outdoor adventures, and will be a great help guiding you on this journey.


Upon your arrival to Loreto airport, you will be driven to our trip launch site. You will board a Sea Trek support boat, and will be transported to your first beach on the islands. A beautiful camp will be waiting, ready for you to settle in and take a deep breath. After you get organized, enjoy a bite to eat and then get ready for your first OnBoardSUP Yoga Class with Leigh.
We greet the rising sun with a guided meditation as rays of light hit the Sierra de la Gigantas and reflect onto the calm, glassy water. The nearby Los Candeleros Islands can be seen, small rocks jutting above the water that serve as a home to cormorants, boobies, and ospreys. After paddling along the coast of Isla Danzante, we make a second crossing, this time to Isla del Carmen, located northeast of Danzante. Keep an eye out for pods of dolphins during the crossing, or even a blue whale! After setting up camp on Isla del Carmen, the afternoon is yours to spend as you wish.
After another sunrise meditation session and hearty Mexican breakfast, it’s time for a day trip! We explore the coves around Isla del Carmen, and eventually make an afternoon stop at a secluded beach for an afternoon of snorkeling and sunbathing. Upon returning to camp for the night, our guides prepare a delicious feast of fresh, local foods.
We have spent two nights on Isla del Carmen, so in the morning we’ll cross back to Isla Danzante to set up camp at a new location, this one surrounded by massive rock formations. There’s more opportunity for exploration and meditation among these rocks, and another delicious meal as the sun sinks beneath the turquoise-colored water.
After a sunrise meditation, we’ll spend the day swimming, snorkeling, and paddling out for a Drifting Yoga session in a remote and beautiful cove. There is so much to explore and see. We will finish the day with a special dinner celebrating our last night out on the magical islands. Afterwards, we can spend the night star-gazing, telling stories, and playing games.
As the sun rises over the Sea of Cortez one last time, there’s time for another sunrise meditation and OnBoardSUP Yoga session. After that, we’ll have breakfast, pack up, and enjoy the day paddling back to Puerto Escondido for the take-out. After saying good bye we will take you to the airport so you can fly out that day or to your hotel if you decide to extend your stay.

All Sea Trek Baja trips start in the quaint little town of Loreto, located on the Baja peninsula about 600 miles south of San Diego. In most cases there is only one inbound and outbound flight a day, so our afternoon/evening meeting on day 1, and our end of trip logistics are built around that timing.

Some people choose to drive to Loreto down Federal Highway 1, but the easiest way to get there is to fly into the international airport. Direct flights are available from Los Angeles and Tijuana, or you can fly through one of the nearby Mexican cities. Talk to us for more information on traveling to Loreto.

Leigh Claxton

Yoga Instructor
Leigh Claxton has worked in the outdoor and indoor recreation industries for more than 20 years. Stand Up Paddle is a natural passion of hers. Having been raised in Southern CA, Leigh spent many weekends surfing in Mexico, diving for lobster dinners and sleeping under the stars on the beach.

She has been leading outdoor adventures for 17 years, and has recently added the components of meditation and yoga into her trips. Sharing her knowledge of the outdoors and taking full advantage of all there is around, she opens new dimensions and realities for many who might not have previously been open to mind/body traveling.


Hotel accommodations are not included in the trip package. Most clients will fly in on the day the trip starts, and be taken straight out to our first island camp. If you choose to fly in a day or so ahead of the start day of the trip, you will need to have booked accommodations to cover those nights. At the end of the trip, we expect to deliver most clients directly to the airport for their flight out that same afternoon. If you choose to stay on in Baja for a day or so, you’ll want to be sure to have accommodations booked.

Packing List
You’ll be provided a detailed, official packing list upon reserving a trip with SeaTrek, but you may wish to keep the following list in mind while you prepare:

Join the Adventure

Ages 16 years old and up. Please call for questions about kids under 16 years old.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.+