This is

Our story

SurfYogaBeer (SYB) is a New York City-based active & social travel company focusing on global, local and private adventures, offering group trips for all ages and fitness levels.

Anchored in movement, our curated adventures cultivate lifelong friendships and bucket list experiences that travelers will share around the dinner table for years to follow. Through meditative yoga flows, big workouts, epic surf lessons and local exploration, discovering nutritious cuisines, and often Salsa dancing late into the night, guests sign up for SYB trips to experience community, healthy routines, and a sense of belonging.

SYB designs and curates all adventures to bring out your best, healthiest, and most authentic self, so regardless if you sign up alone or with friends, everyone quickly agrees that it’s not the destination that matters, it’s how you experience that world and who is by your side. Ultimately, SurfYogaBeer inspires action and instills adventure. So come catch a wave with us. The water is nice.

How It All Started...

As someone who is equally as passionate about fitness and adventure, Mantas built SYB on the philosophy that both travel and fitness force growth and bring people together. When you mix in a beer, you’ve got yourself one hell of a party.

Though officially launched in NYC in 2014, SurfYogaBeer (SYB) was initially created years earlier in Southern California where founder Mantas Zvinas would host adrenaline-filled excursions with friends & family around the region. To Mantas and those around him, this was a way of life, a means to connect on a personal level, to deepen existing relationships and foster new friendships.

Fast forward a few years, upon moving to NYC to pursue fitness full-time as a SoulCycle instructor, Mantas quickly noticed the same adventurous spirit existed within those he met, yet there was simply a need for someone to pull everything and everyone together...and then hit the road.

From experience, he knew that one of the greatest ways to build connections and friendships fast in NYC, is to hop into a group fitness class or gym setting. As soon as the endorphins start pumping, conversation and sweaty high fives flourish. Pair that with a beautiful, new destination, and you’ve got yourself the optimal breeding ground for a tight-knit community.

After forging multiple relationships with key fitness leaders in NYC and beyond, including an organic food/nutrition partnership to fuel its trips (with Soho-based restaurant, Salud), SYB was born and ready to take NYC – and the globe – by storm.


Our Way Of Giving Back

Our current project is bringing healthcare workers on every trip free of charge in 2023. After giving so much of themselves to the community over the last few years, we are now giving back to them. We specialize in creating these adventures and want to open the opportunity to those that we believe would need it most.

In our previous endeavors, we have raised money for relief in Nicaragua, held SoulCycle Charity rides with our founder Mantas Zvinas, and hosted trips for survivors of breast cancer. 

Pictured: Healthcare Workers, Marney & Stephen - Nicaragua, 2022