OnBoardSUP Yoga Retreat with Leigh Claxton

SUP Yoga Retreat in the Sea of Cortez

Adventure Type

SUP, Yoga, Meditation

Experience Necessary

Intro Class Required

Age Minimum


Destination / Location

Loreto, Baja Mexico

Trip Dates

Nov. 3-9, 2018 and March 30 - April 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.


When you arrive at Loreto’s airport, we are there to transport you to your waterfront hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the town’s history and visiting its shops, then meet back at the hotel at 6:00pm for a thorough orientation. Your guides will answer any questions you have.
The day begins with breakfast at our favorite local café. You’ll then take a van to the launch at Puerto Escondido, 16 miles south of Loreto, where you will receive our safety orientation and a float plan will be made. Afterwards, we’ll load just a day bag on our boards, leaving the rest for the panga, and make the three-mile crossing to Isla Danzante. We set up our first camp on the island, and once we are set up, we will have our OnBoardSUP Yoga class to unwind from the day’s paddling. When that’s done, you can swim, snorkel, or even take a hike to the highest point on the island for a breathtaking view.
We greet the rising sun with a guided meditation as rays of light hit the Sierra de la Gigantas and reflect off 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, your guides prepare a feast of yellowtail, herbed rice, mixed green salad and tortillas.
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 waves.
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 lots to explore and see. We will finish the day with a farewell special dinner. Afterwards, we can spend the night star-gazing, telling stories, and playing games. You sometimes see bio-luminescent creatures in the water.
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 paddle back to Puerto Escondido for the take-out, where a van will be waiting to take us back to Loreto. Before you leave, take a moment to bid goodbye to this magnificent piece of the planet. Once we’ve all showered and enjoyed a final seaside lunch or snack, it’s back to the airport, your head filled with the past week’s experiences, your heart looking forward to your next adventure.

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.

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:

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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.+