A beach escape off-the-beaten path. 


January 2020 (dates TBD)


We're heading to a little-known slice of paradise in Central America— El Zonte, El Salvador. 

Together, Bree Dillon, owner of Motive, and Brianna Sweeney, a long-time trusted Motive teacher, have created a week-long retreat for adventuresome yogis seeking a mid-winter recharge. Seize this unique opportunity to dive deep into your practice and explore a new world of beach, jungle, and mountains.   

Our home for this week is a boutique beachfront, surf hotel called Puro Surf and Performance Academy. Puro was developed by a passionate group of surfers who care deeply for their country and community and want to share the life they love with us!  It's a stunning facility with tons of amenities— a beautiful yoga studio, gym, lap pool and an infinity pool. We'll dine al fresco under huge thatched palapas with deliciously prepared fresh, local cuisine including vegetarian and vegan options. 

El Salvador is a warm and friendly Spanish speaking country with a beautiful Pacific coastline.  January temps in are in the 80’s and the time change is only 1 hour. It's a world away without the effort which means no wasted time on things like jet lag!

Yoga: Each day, we'll offer 90minute AM and PM classes designed to remind us how alive we are! They will each include functional movement, exploratory meditation and intentional breathing. Additionally, we'll teach 3 separate 2-hour yoga workshops investigating the shoulders, hips, and the 8-limbs of yoga. Practice movement. Practice breath. Practice awareness. Practice presence. 

Surf: Whether you surf or you enjoy soaking in the wave energy from the water's edge, this place features a beautiful beach break and is equipped with a professional staff of certified surf instructors available for lessons if you want them. Lessons, board rentals and shuttles to other nearby waves can all be booked directly with the surf academy once you arrive. 

Your Teachers for the Week...


Bree Dillon

Bree is the founder of Motive Yoga Co.Bree takes an anatomy-smart approach to teaching. Her expertise is recognizing and responding to her students’ differences. Yoga with Bree makes sense in your body based on how it is designed and challenges your physical and mental limitations so you can experience the freedom you desire.  


Brianna Sweeney

AKA "B". B is drawn to movement for its ability to be therapeutic. As a lifelong athlete and adrenaline junkie, she likes to go fast but injuries forced her to slow down, create balance, and learn how to move again. As a teacher, her goal is to help students build a practice that creates a sense of freedom by moving intelligently, fluidly, and dynamically.

 Rough Itinerary

January 20
arrive + settle

January 21-25
AM Yoga
9:30 Breakfast
11-4 Free Time
+ Lunch on your own
2pm Workshop (M, W, F)
6pm Dinner
PM Yoga

January 26
check out 



Dorm Room | $1750pp
Triple Room | $2050pp
Double Room | $2450pp
Single Room | $2950pp



  • 3 gourmet meals per day

  • 3 non-alcoholic beverages per day

  • all the yoga (twice daily classes + 3 workshops)

  • 6 nights at boutique hotel, Puro Surf

  • access to gym, lap pool, and infinity pool

  • excursion to volcano, Tamanique

  • transportation: to and from the airport, to and from the volcano

  • gratuity and tax


  • airfare

  • adult beverages

Optional Add-Ons*

  • surf lessons

  • surf board rentals

  • massage onsite

  • *book directly with Puro