A lung capacity expansion/mind control workshop

Tuesday, November 6
7–9 PM

Surfing is one of the world's most extreme water sports. The level of activity can vary from calm, slow, easy surfs to explosive, fast and extreme experiences.

It doesn't matter what level of surfer you are, or the size of waves you ride, with this workshop regardless of the type of surfer you are, you will benefit from learning how to increase your lung capacity and core strength.

Breathe Underwater Freediving Surfing Apnea Workshop

You will not only learn some take-home routines to relax your mind and body, but also the right techniques to help you maximize your apnea time (breath-hold) as well as learning to control your diaphragm/core. You will be able to break down mental walls by understanding and triggering the Mammalian Dive Reflex, a response we humans share with other mammals such as dolphins and whales.

After the workshop, you will be able to elaborate your own daily routines that will make your mind and body very fit preparing you for those breath-holding experiences during wipeouts. All of this will result in allowing you to surf bigger more challenging waves and/or becoming a more confident surfer.

Breathe Apnea Freediving Lung Capacity Expansion Workshop


Marcela Avila López founder of Lunamar Adventures by Lunamar for the Planet. She is an Apnea Total Freediving Instructor, as well as a Scuba Dive, Dance & Fitness Instructor.

Her water journey started at a very young age, growing up as a competitive swimmer until her teenage years and becoming a Scuba diver at the age of 14. She started world-trotting at the age of 19, and a few years later made the permanent move to live the island dream while teaching people how to dive all across Thailand, Bali, Philippines, and the Caribbean. In 2011 she was introduced to the art of freediving while taking students on a training dive in Thailand and seeing some ninja looking people diving down to 30 meters on a single breath. The following week she went to the first Apnea Total school ever in Koh Tao Island where she started her freediving training and following her education in Utila-Honduras and Bali-Indonesia. Since then, Marcella has won a gold medal and two silver medals at the Aida Canada Pool Freediving Nationals in Montreal.

On top of all of that, she's a surfer and mermaid in our community.


Drop In: $22 + HST

5-class movement pass holders can use their passes. Just e-mail us at and we will sign you up manually. Only 1 class will be deducted from your pass.




Terms & Conditions


You can cancel your class online or through our app up to 24 hours before class start time to avoid losing the class. We do not accept email or phone cancellations. If you have not canceled your class, you will receive an email the following day to advise you that you have been late canceled.


Our late cancel policies are based on student feedback to help create a more fluid and relaxing sign in. If we hold a spot for you and you don’t show up it means that someone else could not get into the class and this is frustrating for people who have made the time to show up. NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS are given for classes missed. 

If you have a 5-class pass, the class you missed will be automatically deducted.

We are sorry, but we cannot make individual exceptions. You have until 24 hours before class starts to add yourself in or remove yourself based on your schedule, so you can always wait until you know you can definitely make it to save your spot!


All sales are final and not eligible for a refund unless Surf the Greats cannot meet its commitment to deliver a class. You have up to 24 hours to cancel or reschedule a class, and your account will be credited. Credits are non-transferable and may be used toward other workshops or products in-store and online. Cash refunds can only be issued if Surf the Greats cannot meet its commitment to deliver a class. NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS are given for classes missed. 


Our goal is to create a space for as many students as possible in every single class we offer, without overcrowding the class or letting space go to waste unnecessarily. In order to do that for each of you, we have a few guidelines in place:


All spaces are available to book online up to 14 days in advance and pre-registration is required to guarantee a spot in your favourite classes. Pre-registration is available through our MindBody online app.



Even when a class appears full, you may, and should, add yourself to the waitlist. When a cancellation is made, the first name on the wait list gets automatically added to the class, and you receive an automatic email and/or text message at the time. Once you get added to the class from the waitlist you become responsible for attending or canceling.


If you are not signed in at the desk or at the beach within 10 min before class starts and there are students hoping and waiting for a spot in class, we open the available spots in class to those who are on the waitlist, and your reservation might thus be forfeited. We also start our classes on time and will not accept any late entry to classes.


You must show valid Photo ID with each class attended (whether that is on a 5-class pass or Introductory class). The name on your identification must match your name on the account. This is so we have the chance to get to know you! No extensions or holds. You must not have taken ANY classes at Surf the Greats from October 1, 2017 to qualify for either of these introductory passes.


The world can be a tough enough place as it is. Treat your fellow participants with consideration and respect … and if someone looks like they’re new to the studio don’t be afraid to say hi and let them know the lay of the land in a compassionate way… remember we were all new to a studio at some point.


Surf the Greats has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination based on age, gender, sexuality, mental or physical disability, body type, race, religion or political belief.