We met under a sunburnt sky sharing waves and beautiful moments. Meaning formed from understanding and the desire to feed our souls with what we love has brought us here, turning adventure into experience.
Follow us on a journey that will allow you to
Dream. Discover. Surf. Yoga.
Growing up in Narrabeen Sydney, his earliest memories of the ocean were when his father tossed him into the waves as a young boy and he’s been hooked ever since. Surfing is second nature to him and there has not been much time without a surfboard hooked under his arm. He knew he wanted to share this love with others, so spent years as a head instructor down at the world renowned Manly Surf School, in Sydney, Australia. Teaching to the thousands of eager learn-to-surf tourists and locals alike, he knows how to coach anyone into catching a wave. You may even have seen him on the television series, Manly Surf, where he was able to take his love for surfing to a global audience! Throughout his time in Manly he also travelled extensively throughout Europe, America, and Asia coaching and surfing! He teamed up with The Perfect Wave Australia and began guiding boat trips in The Maldives and now is the global surf manager for the company spending the surf season on The Maldivian island Kandooma, making sure all visiting guests reach their highest surf potential! He is beyond excited to be guiding these retreats and is confident he will change your relationship with the ocean.
Jolie is happiest guiding students into new discoveries of their body and mind. Her first yoga influences came from her father, a spiritual man, who challenged her mind from a young age with yogic based philosophies and meditation. She began her physical journey in Boulder, Colorado where she spent her youth studying dance and practicing yoga, which culminated in receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and movement from University of Colorado. Soon after she found herself in New York City, where she was able to share her passion for dance and yoga with a broader audience. After years in the city, she ventured to Bali where she received her initial yoga certification. She connected with the culture immediately, returning yearly deepen her studies and further explore what south East Asia had to offer. Her classes blend her love for the strong physical practice inspired by the West, with the spiritually rich traditions inspired by her time in the East. She now resides in Bali most of the year but you can find her running teacher trainings, retreats, and continuing education programs worldwide! She is beyond thrilled to be your retreat leader for the week.
Phoebe started taking Yoga classes for extra strength and flexibility while she was studying dance full time in Melbourne Australia. Through discipline and practice Phoebe realised the other side to Yoga, it made her calm, it opened her eyes and it taught her how to be content….she was amazed. She wanted to share the joy of Yoga with others and help them feel that joy for themselves. Phoebe did her teacher training with Yoga Works in Bali. After completing her Yoga Training she continued to deepen her anatomy knowledge by studying Musculoskeletal therapy for two years before she started travelling the world to continue her Yoga journey. Phoebe’s teaching method is influenced by a blend of Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow with a big emphasis on breath and alignment.
Very glad that we chose the Surfin2yoga retreat – it was a well-structured and thought-out programme in a beautiful and restful location with plenty of excellent food thrown in as well!
I found all staff approachable and very ready to offer information, guidance, support & tips. Jolie’s energy, positivity, and attention to each person as the leader was very much appreciated – The surf coaches calmness and positivity were also appreciated for the surfing.
I thought to send you a personal email to express my thanks to Surfin2yoga in the Maldives for a fantastic trip. Rob and Jolie were fantastic and went above and beyond. Rob challenged us to try the reef break and I would never have done this if I didn’t trust him completely. This is not a skill you can teach someone, it comes naturally to Rob and it makes him a great teacher. I’m also now a yoga convert and can feel the benefits after a week with Jolie, who was fantastic and clearly knows her craft.Nicole, Maldives. May 2016
Surfin2Yoga…definitely worth it! The experience was more than I expected! Everything about it was amazing!
I came to Bali with no real intent in mind. What I left with was an experience of a lifetime!
I have never felt so centered, inspired, confident, lighter and believe more in myself than ever before!
It was such a privilege to spend the week out in Bali with Rob and Jolie! Thank you Surfin2Yoga!
” Surfin2yoga with Rob & Jolie was beyond anything i could of imagined. The retreat week far outweighed my expectations. Those two are so lovely, so accommodating , super flexible, not to mention – great surf/yoga instructors ! I can not speak highly enough of them. Such a great week !. “Georgie Kidd, Bali. Feb 2017
Surfin2yoga was probably the most surprising, challenging and soul moving experience I could have done. For me, surfing was the highlight, i even bought my own board after ! A thousand thanks to Rob and Jolie, whose positive nature made me feel so comfortable and welcome!Mieke, Bali. Oct 2016
“Jolie and Rob are both so knowledgeable, passionate and enthusiastic about what they are do, and totally inspire confidence. They got me standing up on a surfboard !! I really don’t think you’d find better teachers or organizers!. We cant wait to come back !! Thanks Surfin2yoga !!Alison, Bali. December 2015