I remember the first time I went to Costa Rica as an adult to go to surf & yoga camp. I was a beginner surfer and terribly frightened of the water. I thought I was a pretty good athlete, having been on the U.S. National Karate Team in my youth and then an avid dancer into my early 20s. Surfing KICKED MY ASS. I struggled in the white water. A wave came and crashed on me and dragged me to shore. I thought, “I’m done with this.” It had rocked everything I knew about myself.
But after returning home, I continued my surfing journey. Something in me transformed. I discovered so much about myself. I had faced my fears every day paddling out into the water, and expanded my boundaries on land and in the sea. The part of my brain that regulates risk stretched in a way no other experience had stretched it before.
I found myself regularly in the cold waters of Northern California. Over the years, I traveled around the world in search of more waves. These experiences, along with my travels to over 40 countries and my career as an award-winning social entrepreneur, inspired me to create a boutique surf camp experience of my own – one that brings together the power of personal coaching, self-reflection and applied neuroscience in service to helping you face your fears and discover your next life leap.
What was born was the Surf Life Retreat in Mal Pais, Costa Rica (yep – where I first attended surf camp!). Like a traditional surf camp, each morning, I designed it so that we’ll surface our strengths through yoga and surfing taught by experienced, all-female surf instructors. We’ll also reflect in individual and small group coaching sessions and together, explore topics such as life purpose and the neuroscience of our fears. We’ll also help you discover how to make greater social impact leveraging your successes to date.
I’m excited that I found a small, boutique hotel tucked away in the Nicoya peninsula, surrounded by white sand beaches, breathtaking greenery and dramatic sunsets.
I am so honored to be offering this retreat to share in the lessons the ocean has in store for us about life, leadership and making courageous leaps. You never know when or where you’ll get inspired in life. For me, it was in the ocean, connecting to a side of myself I did not even know had existed. I can’t wait to share this experience with others!
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