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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, Tours and Parties

• Adventure Travel

• Corporate Wellness and Convention Fitness/Wellness Services

• Paddle Race Directing

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:

• Surftech

• prAna

• Werner Paddles

• Local Honey Designs

• Maui Jim

• Geigerrig

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)

Banana River Dolphin and Manatee Paddle Tour

3210 S Atlantic Ave

Paddle with dolphins and manatees! Witnessing these beautiful marine mammals in their natural habitat is nothing short of a spiritual experience! Watch dolphins as they twist, splash and turn, swimming gracefully through the water as they play and hunt fish. Manatees are massive, move slowly, and are curious creatures - often coming over to nose our boards and say hello. We know the the spots where they love to hang out, so although sightings are not guaranteed, they are more than likely to happen. The river is also home to jumping mullet, catfish, gar, sting rays, and many species of birds. Book your tour and make life-long memories today! Advanced Registration Required through Eventbrite -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/banana-river-dolphin-manatee-tour-tickets-120644229137 SUP Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. Instruction provided. Participants must know how to swim and be ready to have fun! Kids 12 years old and younger are recommended to ride along with an experienced adult at no cost. If your child is younger and an experienced paddler, please contact Jessica to discuss as decisions will be made on a person by person basis. Tour Duration: 2-2.5 hours This outdoor activity is a great way to socialize while maintaining social distancing on individual paddle crafts. 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 prAna, Surftech, Werner Paddles, Local Honey Designs, and Maui Jim. Advanced Registration Required through Eventbrite -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/banana-river-dolphin-manatee-tour-tickets-120644229137

Florida Houseboat Springs Adventure

Saint Johns River

a REAL Florida Experience: Have you always wanted to see a manatee, swim in a spring, or stay on a houseboat? Experience a unique, real Florida adventure! We’ve organized 4 days of fun and relaxation, exploring the greatest gems in Central Florida. Cruising the beautiful St. Johns River on the Southern Belle houseboat, you’ll see hundreds of manatees and even paddle and swim with them, snorkel in crystal clear springs, hike through archeological sites, and much more! So get away from the chaos of theme parks, lines and traffic, and be nurtured by nature, enlivened by wildlife, and rejuvenated by spring water. Just pack a bag and let us handle the rest. --Why St Johns River? Get lost to get found. Located near the east coast of Florida, the St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida. It flows lazily north and offers mile after mile of breathtaking views and pristine beauty. The natural lush landscape and crystal clear water is home to a great variety of wildlife including birds, gators, manatees, otters, fish, bear and more. It’s nested within the Ocala National Forest and connects a beautiful chain of lakes and some of Florida’s most stunning freshwater springs. The river offers a memorable back country experience of old Florida for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. -Floating Accommodations: All aboard! Cruise in southern comfort on the 55’ Southern Belle houseboat, our home for 3 days and 2 nights (after our 1 night stay at Hontoon Landing Resort). In addition to the benefits of staying on a houseboat, like a guaranteed water view and freedom of mobility, your floating home has style. The main salon includes helm, large living room, dining area, and a beautiful galley with ceramic tile flooring. Granite countertops, indirect lighting, crown molding, maple woodwork and raised panel colonial doors are just a few features of this luxury houseboat. There are three private staterooms including a master with queen size bed and TV, a guest room with a queen bed and one with a full bed. The boat has two full baths central air and heat and generator for electrical devices. There is a front and back deck, including a spiral staircase to access the top deck. The spacious top deck has loungers for sunbathing and is the perfect space for birding, practicing yoga, relaxing, and of course…dancing! --Your Guide, Jessica Cichra : Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, and a 3rd generation native, I’ve explored this state my whole life. From lakes to rivers, ocean to springs, and the land between, I’ve hiked, biked, swam, snorkeled, paddled, camped, boated, dove, and surfed my way around. I have a passion for its environment, inhabitants, and the abundance of gifts and adventures it yields. I’ve led national and international adventure travel trips since 2013, and nothing makes me happier than being in my home state. I’m also a certified, experienced and professional yoga and SUP instructor and sponsored athlete. So come aboard, I’d love to share the local side of Florida with you! --Pricing: Starting at just $212/day! Typical hotel prices are $150 alone - and you’ll be getting so much more - see all that’s included below: 🗺 4 days/3 nights Guided and Fully Organized Activities 📸 Professional Photos and Video by BTapes Media 🛶 2 Manatee Paddles at Blue Springs and Silver Glen Springs 💦 Snorkel with Manatees at Silver Glen Springs 🏄🏻‍♀️ Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson w/ pro instructor Jessica Cichra 🧘‍♀️ Upper Deck Yoga Class with Jessica Cichra, E-RYT instructor 🥾Hiking at Hontoon Island & Silver Glen Springs ⛴ Houseboat Accommodations 3 days, 2 nights - including Captain, Fuel, and Water 🛏 River Resort Accommodations 1 Night 🌅 2 River Cruises 🏄🏼 SUP rentals all day, every day 🍽 7 on board meals and snacks 🌿 Access to Blue Springs, De Leon Springs, and Silver Glen Springs Booking and more info here -> http://www.waveofwellness.net/florida-springs-houseboat-adventure

Punta de Mita Adventure

El Anclote Condominiums

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. 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 🏄🏻‍♀️ SUP Surf Lesson by Pro Surf School including Boat Escort to Most Ideal Surf Break 🌊 Daily Board Rentals 🧘‍♀️ SUP Yoga by Pro Instructor, Jessica Cichra 🕉Beach Yoga and Meditation by E-RYT Yoga Instructor, Jessica Cichra 🌮 Tequila Tasting 🥘 Most Meals Prepared 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! Your Guide: "I've been traveling to Punta de Mita for years now, leading retreats, teaching at beach festivals for The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, and for my own personal vacations. The village is a special place and captured my heart from day one. It looks like a painting, the locals are so warm and have become my good friends, and the bay provides endless activities. The food is incredible, it’s easy to get everywhere, and as a single woman I feel incredibly safe. I could easily live here and I never want to leave at the end of my tour. Punta de Mita has everything I look for in an ultimate vacation - which is why I visit several times a year and share it's wealth with my friends, family and clients." - Jessica Cichra, your experienced guide and certified instructor. She’s led many retreats in Punta de Mita since 2012. Pricing: starting at $1950 booking before October: To Book and for More Info, Visit -> http://www.waveofwellness.net/punta-de-mita-tour/

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Banana River Dolphin & Manatee Paddle Tour

3210 S Atlantic Ave

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