Aloha! After 14 months without travel, we are stoked to be kicking off a fabulous summer with our first Maui Surf & Yoga Retreat under our belt. Before sharing an inside peek of this last retreat, we want to take a moment to celebrate a positive outcome from this pandemic: the birth of our virtual offerings through Swellness Coaching. These offerings are still ongoing and provide women from all around the world an opportunity to prioritize their health & well-being as well as connect to a global community right from the comfort of their own homes. Check them out here.
OK, let’s flashback to May 16-22 and share the highlights of four amazing and inspiring women in hopes that it’ll inspire you to follow your bliss to Maui in the near future.
Wow, wow, wow best describes these beauties rocking their bliss and the waves….check it out:
Meet Kelly @kellyc3000 ~ 2x SwellAlumni and loves the rush of surfing, see what she says about surfing and Maui….
“There’s no place more beautiful than Maui. It doesn’t matter where you are, the waves are spectacular. Surfing is, by far, the biggest rush you’re ever going to get and I love it! I’ll be back again soon.” -Kelly
Meet Jeanne @grassojeanne ~ Jeanne had never surfed before and was up on her feet and riding those waves. Look at her go!!! Read what she has to say about her experience…
“I learned about the SwellWomen Surf and Yoga Retreat from a good friend and, within an hour, decided to join her and took the last open slot. It sounded like a fun adventure to learn to surf (but I had never surfed before), though I admittedly was not a yoga fan, so had some trepidation. The week far exceeded my expectations. The surf lessons were awesome – like an exhilarating adrenalin rush – and the yoga restored our bodies to surf the next day. The extra benefit was bonding with amazingly cool and accomplished women, who became almost immediate friends. I look forward to a déjà vu! -Jeanne
Meet Milda @mpodelsk She came for the yoga and left with a surf addiction. As she leaned into fear, she rocked the waves, and enjoyed every moment of it! Way to go Milda!
Meet Jacquelyn @jacquelynelder89 Strength and determination sums up this beauty as she glides down the line. We are so proud of her progression in 5 short days. Here’s what she had to say about her experience….
The surf retreat with Swellwomen was a major event in my life. After more than a year of devoting myself to others to the point of unhealthiness, going to Maui, meeting other women, surfing, and bonding gave me the reset I needed to be ok with taking care of myself again. I felt much desired freedom and returned home with new skills and memories I’ll never forget. I learned from this retreat that I am a person who craves testing herself physically and feels happiest doing it with others of a similar mindset. I cannot be more grateful to Lulu, who’s planning and encouragement fostered the safe community I needed to help me move forward with my life. Thank you so much! -Jacquelyn
A big mahalo to Bully’s Surf School for all your coaching and support. Our takeaway mantra: Breathe & Believe. As as you do remember…surfing is like riding the waves of life. YOU have everything already inside to overcome anything including surf some fun waves. Whoohooo!
Follow us on Instagram @SwellWomen for more retreat highlights and virtual offerings!
If you are feeling inspired to join us in Maui, check out our Retreat Calendar. We have a few upcoming Surf and Yoga Retreats in Maui!