Surf With Amigas has been starting to expand our offerings beyond just a super fun surf coaching vacation in the tropics to begin to offer retreats that hold even more space for transformation. This retreat is in partnership with a pair of healers from Northern California.
Join midwife, Laura Doyle, and Life and Wellness Coach, Elise Knox for their second annual Birth the New You Southern Costa Rica Retreat. When you’re not catching waves, riding horses, searching for sloths, or eating delicious local food, Laura and Elise will guide you on a daily journey focused on TRANSFORMATION and REJUVENATION.
As a midwife, Laura has supported hundreds of women through the process of natural birth. She recognized that the process women must go through to bring a baby into the world is a process we can apply to other aspects of our lives. As a life and wellness coach, Elise has supported many women and teens to connect with their inner child, rediscover ease in their lives, regulate their nervous system, and identify (and most importantly interrupt) the beliefs that are keeping them stuck.
They brought their expertise and passion for transformation, connection, and femine wisdom together to create the Birth the New You Framework that they will guide you through on your 7 day epic surf adventure in the jungle.
Daily coached surf sessions just like all the other SURF WITH AMIGAS retreats
Daily 1 hr yin yoga practice
1 hour guided group session going through 6 phases of birth and how to use it to help you break through a personal challenge (You do not need to be a mother or future mother to participate in this learning)
Daily workbook with journaling prompts and tools to support your process
Intentional connection to BEing and a break from the hustle of everyday life
A strong group dynamic
Intentional time for quiet
Delicious meals shared together, a perfect time for connecting with each other
45 minute individual Zoom call with Elise prior to trip
90 minute group Zoom call with Laura and Elise prior to trip to go over details, ask questions, and review framework
Email support on booking travel to and from Costa Rica
“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”
Surf With Amigas is offering our first ever Surf Therapy Retreat in partnership with Groundswell Community Project the week of June 11-18, 2022 at our Longboard Surf House location in Southern Costa Rica
WHAT IS A SURF THERAPY GROUNDSWELL + SWA RETREAT?
OUR GOAL WITH OUR SURF THERAPY RETREAT IS THAT YOU LEAVE WITH A SUSTAINABLE SURF PRACTICE ROOTED IN SELF LOVE, SEA LOVE AND SISTERHOOD.
Groundswell + SWA Surf Therapy Retreats are facilitated by licensed clinicians and surf coaches that create a safe space for you to be brave and wild as you explore your truest self expression in the waves and the world.
Surf therapy is for all surf experience-levels. Each retreat combines surf therapy rooted in somatic mindfulness practices, yoga/meditation, SWA’s highest standard of surf coaching, community engagement to support local women’s health and ocean health, and unforgettable adventures that will bond you with your new life long surfsisters.
Our surf therapy retreat and trauma informed instructors are here to support you in building the skills for working with trauma, anxiety, triggers, grief and mental blocks in the waves and back on land to enhance your relationship with self, others and the earth. We believe that surfing mother oceans waves is a powerful tool for reclaiming your healing, power, and belonging and can not wait to paddle out with you!
What’s different from a typical surf with amigas retreat: More mindfulness and embodied practices to further support you alongside our usual awesome surf coaching and adventures.
After 11 years living full time in Central America running Surf With Amigas Retreats, our founder Holly Beck is headed back to CA for at least a year. She is working on earning a Master’s in Counseling with plans to become a licensed therapist focusing on surf therapy.
“The ocean has saved me so many times in my life. From dealing with childhood trauma, relationship breakups, the loss of a family member, and even just day to day struggles, the ocean has always been the place I’ve gone to find healing, clarity, release, and play. I’ve been excited to learn about mental health counseling strategies to combine with my experience in surf coaching. I’ve been working with a friend to create a holistic surf coaching program that I’ll be offering while I’m in California.”
Holly has teamed up with the crew at Groundswell Community Project, a 501c3 non-profit that provides research-based surf therapy curriculum and programs that are rooted in somatic, trauma-informed, nature, and community therapy models to best support the holistic healing of womxn and their communities overcoming various forms of trauma and its mental health effects. Holly will be volunteering to assist Groundswell with their existing programs for underserved communities who may have never even been in the ocean, as well as helping to develop programs for women who already have a surf practice.