What we're about

RIDE THE WAVE. Empowering people through adventurous activities that enhance all areas of well-being with a focus on travel, SUP, yoga, and community.
We believe that achieving wellness is like dropping into a wave – get present in the mind, balanced in the body and free in the spirit. Training with the highest integrity, our team of passionate and creative instructors provide customized, on-site wellness solutions through fun and innovative experiences to help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Serving all ages and fitness levels in the greater Orlando area and beyond, we promote outdoor activity, personal growth, inner peace and team building through:
• Paddleboard and Yoga Instruction, Events, Eco Tours and Parties
• Adventure Travel
• Corporate Wellness and Convention Fitness/Wellness Services

Jessica Cichra, Owner, CEO, Instructor, Race Director:
Biography:
With a degree in psychology and interest in helping people achieve mental wellness combined with a background in physical fitness as an instructor and personal trainer, I started my own business: Wave of Wellness was born with a mission to expose clients to fun lifestyle activities that enhance all areas of well-being, with a focus on SUP and yoga.
Through an intense study and practice of Body Dialogue yoga my chronic back pain was healed. Excited to share my success with others I currently use its principles of postural alignment, core-stabilization, breath and energy direction, as a unique platform for instructing SUP, yoga, and Bala Tula – a yoga fusion program I developed in 2010.
Deeply involved in the SUP racing circuit as an athlete and wanting to build the local paddle racing community I founded and direct the Annual Lake Mary Jane Paddle Race in 2012 and the original Florida weekly race series Paddle Race Tuesdays in 2013.
My love for adventure and travel inspired me to take my instruction abroad, teaching national and international SUP Yoga and Bala Tula clinics as well as organizing and facilitating international SUP and yoga retreats where I offer clients the ultimate experience of adventure, inner peace, personal growth, physical fitness, and community.
My involvement and lifestyle in the SUP and yoga industry has given me the opportunity to contribute written articles and instructional videos to Stand Up Journal, Boarders Magazine, Samata Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine Mexico, Distressed Mullet, and Yoga Digest, and be a proud brand ambassador for:
• prAna
• Werner Paddles
• Local Honey Designs

With the experience and knowledge gained from earning the following certifications I’ve created an adaptive teaching style to custom fit the needs of my clients:
• CPT, Certified Personal Trainer
• WSUPA ASI Certified Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor
• E-RYT, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher
• Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor
• Certified in Yoga Postures & Adjustments
• Certified in Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism & Special Needs
• Certified Pilates Instructor
• Certified in Thai Yoga Bodywork
• Currently training in Body Dialogue Yoga

Upcoming events (3)

Float Plane Paddle Party

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Paddling, Party, and Planes! Paddle up to a floating party at grassy island with an on-water BBQ lunch, drinks, music, and friends on boats, floats, and paddle craft. The water is knee to waist deep for 300 yards with a nice, sandy bottom, perfect for cooling off and playing frisbee. But the best part is experiencing the fleet of awesome sea planes buzzing over and and splashing in!

Advanced Registration Required: Tickets Available on Eventbrite -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/float-plane-paddle-party-tickets-336768643077

What's Included:

  • Guided tour
  • Stand Up Paddle Instruction
  • SUP Rentals (or BYOPaddle Craft for discount)
  • Tour Photos

We'll meet at Wave of Wellness, where your experienced guide will assign you to quality and fitted paddleboard gear and review safety and paddling technique. Then we'll launch the boards on to beautiful Lake Mary Jane - half bordered by a nature preserve with tall pine and cypress forest, this lake has a very natural, old Florida vibe - you won't believe you're in Orlando. We'll paddle leisurely to the center of the lake where the floating party is kicking off! Boats will be anchored with music, BBQ lunch, and friendly neighbors. The water is shallow enough to stand up and cool off, or we will anchor our boards and you may float and soak up the sun. A variety of awesome sea planes will put on a show, flying overhead, twisting and turning! You can even view them up close when they splash in and anchor - it's an aviation-lovers dream! Around 1:30p when the pilots begin to leave, we will paddle back to our launch site. Bathrooms available to change, etc.

Lunch: Burgers, Brats, and Drinks are available for Cash Donation. Bring cash for purchase. Food and beverage is served by volunteers and is first come, first serve - we suggest eating upon arrival.

All paddle craft and ages welcome. Participants must know how to swim.
Paddle Duration: 1 mile
SUP Skill Level: All Levels, instruction included.

Guide: Jessica Cichra is a SUP enthusiast that has been actively paddle touring, racing, surfing, and instructing since 2009. She is the founder of Wave of Wellness, a company with a mission to empower clients through adventurous activities that enhance all areas of well-being with a focus on travel, SUP, yoga, and community. Jessica guides paddle tours in the greater Orlando area and internationally on adventure travel retreats. She is also an industry representative as a sponsored ambassador/athlete for Werner Paddles, prAna, and Local Honey Designs.

*This event is piggy-backing the Moon Landing Summer Splash-In for Florida's sea plane pilots, organized by Ed Moon.

Advanced Registration Required: Tickets Available on Eventbrite -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/float-plane-paddle-party-tickets-336768643077

Maui Adventure

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Maui Wowie! We'll be your personal guide for this trip of a lifetime in the epitome of island paradise! Just pack your bags, we got you.

Join us for an unforgettable 7-day tour on Maui, the epitome of island paradise! Our adventure covers many areas of the island's diverse and spectacular land and seascapes, giving you a taste of all the richness the Valley Isle offers. It's the most exotic, yet still domestic! Activities include private excursions with our small travel tribe like paddle boarding, surfing, cultural experiences, hiking, yoga, downhill biking, snorkeling, private boat charter, outrigger canoe paddling, relaxing beachside, and more! Most importantly, take advantage of our supportive group environment, fostering a transformational traveling experience with lifetime connections!!! Our trip is suitable for all fitness and experience levels, with a focus on fun and empowerment. Just pack your bags and let us handle the rest.

Booking and Details -> http://www.waveofwellness.net/maui-adventure

Why Maui?
Maui is often referred to as the “golden child” of the Hawaiian archipelago. From volcanoes and rainforests to waterfalls and colorful sand beaches, it’s the epitome of the perfect paradise. Maui has more than earned its reputation as No Ka Oi (The Best). Here’s why: the island has the most natural diversity, with the highest concentration and variety of exotic Hawaiian landscapes. This includes white, black, and red sand beaches; jungles, rainforests, high mountains, lavascapes, and more within 17 climate zones (no, that’s not a typo!) …and most of it is accessible! Essentially, Maui is like taking all the Hawaiian Islands and throwing them in a blender, making it ideal for a first-time visit to the islands or for repeat offenders. There is so much vibrant color with stunning and rare varieties of flowers and flowering trees that thrive here, the consistent presence of rainbow prisms across the sky, and the bluest blue of the Pacific. And we’ve yet to touch on it’s richness in Polynesian culture and tradition, abundance of marine life (who doesn’t love the adorable green sea turtle?), and mouthwatering cuisine. Don’t be shy, it’s okay to daydream about the buttery smooth Maui avocados, sweet and aromatic mangoes, organic produce, free-range meats, and ‘oh-so-fresh’ seafood that Maui offers island-style foodies and culinary enthusiasts. It’s no wonder that Maui attracts visitors from all over the world and has been voted "Best Island in the U.S." by Condé Nast Traveler readers for more than 20 years.

What’s Included:
-Accommodations 7 days/6 nights at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel
-Transportation: Airport transfers and all on-island transportation
-Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner, 1 lunch
-Vendor Tips (for captains and instructors)
-Vendor Taxes and Fees: 20% of cost*
-SUP and Snorkel Tour at Olowalu
-Sunset Beach Yoga
-Surf Lessons w pro Austin Kalama
-Catch & Cook: Hawaiian-Style Dinner
-Outrigger Canoe Paddling & Cultural Experience
-Maui Brewing Co Tour
-Haleakala National Park and Downhill Bike Tour
-Boat Snorkel & Optional SCUBA charter
-Road to Hana Scenic Tour
-Wainapanapa State Park Tour

Your Guide:
"I have been traveling to Hawaii since 2005, when I took a summer job after college. The natural beauty, lifestyle, and culture stole my heart and 3 months turned into a life-changing 2 years. I worked as a tropical flower farmer and in my free time I hiked, snorkeled, and SCUBA’d every inch of this incredible dot in the Pacific. As an avid traveler, who’s explored many places, I can testify that Maui is something special, a spiritual destination that will fill your soul. It’s what keeps pulling me back and why I’ve chosen to develop an adventure here for like-minded people. Our journey elevates well being and consciousness and that’s why we do it again and again, in the spirit of L-I-V-I-N!." - Jessica Cichra, your experienced guide and certified instructor. She has led many adventure travel trips domestically and internationally since 2012.

Pricing: from $5000
Booking and Details Here -> http://www.waveofwellness.net/maui-adventure

Punta de Mita Adventure

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The town may be small, but the adventure is huge! Join us for an unforgettable tour of the picturesque surfing and fishing village of Punta de Mita, Mexico! We organize five full days of activity that includes stand up paddling, surfing, whale watching, yoga, private boat charters, snorkeling, taco tour, relaxing beachside, and more. Enjoy luxury, ocean-view accommodations, and delicious local cuisine by private chefs. Immerse yourself in culture with the friendliest, most fun-loving locals. Most importantly, take advantage of our supportive group environment, fostering a transformational vacation experience!!! Our retreat is suitable for all fitness/experience levels, with a focus on fun and empowerment. Just pack your bags and let us handle the rest.

Booking and Details Here -> http://www.waveofwellness.net/punta-de-mita-adventure

Why Punta de Mita?
Picturesque, safe, local, and welcoming. Located on the Pacific Coast in Riviera Nayarit, one of Forbes Travel Guide’s Top 12 Destinations, Punta de Mita is a colorful, quaint, surfing and fishing village. With beautiful, mountain-lined beaches, fresh seafood, friendly locals, mellow surf, warm water, and an abundance of activities from snorkeling, fishing, hiking and world class golfing, this town draws ocean lovers from all over the world for vacation, including A-list celebrities and the Mexican President. Everything is in walking distance which makes it easy to be impulsive and do what your heart desires, when it desires.

What’s Included:
🐋 Whale Watching on Private Boat Charter
🏝World Famous "Hidden Beach" and Marietas Islands Tour with Snorkeling on Private Boat Charter
🏄🏻‍♀️ Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson and Tour by Pro Instructor, Jessica Cichra
🏄🏻‍♀️ Surf Lesson by Pro Surf School including Boat Escort to Most Ideal Surf Break
🌊 Daily Board Rentals
🕉Beach Yoga and Meditation by E-RYT Yoga Instructor, Jessica Cichra
🌮 Tequila Tasting and Taco Tour
🥘 Most Meals Prepared In-House by Private Chef of 5 Star Restaurant
🛏 Luxury, Ocean-View Accommodations with Pool/Hot Tub/WiFi/AC/Security
💵 Service Tips for Vendors/Guides/Instructors
🚖 Airport Transfers
📸 Trip Photos

Your Ultimate Vacation:
Our planned activities listed above are just the beginning of many offerings in Punta de Mita and you may do as many or as little as you like. This colorful, quaint, fishing and surfing village has a ton of character to experience. Shop for handmade goods at beachfront boutiques, and from friendly street and walking vendors. Listen to the sounds of talented mariachi while drinking margaritas under the setting sun. Enjoy a fresh coconut or ice cream with your toes in the sand. Get a massage under a bayfront palapa or from the comfort of your oceanfront balcony. Play a round of golf on world class courses. Relax poolside or soak in the hot tub. Salsa to live music and dine at local hotspots or five-star restaurants along the shoreline. This is your vacation and you are free to make it exactly as you choose - discover the magic in Mita!

Pricing: starting at $2360 booking before October:

To Book and for More Info, Visit -> http://www.waveofwellness.net/punta-de-mita-tour/

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The Chaz River and Springs Paddle Tour

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