Mujeres Que Mueven is a non-profit organization in northern Nicaragua that inspires and empowers women to better self-manage their health through movement, group support, and dietary awareness. This is just one of several organizations that SWA supports in rural northern Nicaragua. We believe that travel is more meaningful when you have a chance to give back and support programs that improve the lives of locals wherever you are.
When you join a surf with amigas retreat In nicaragua, this is how you’re helping give back!
Last year SWA funded Mujeres Que Mueven’s annual nutrition challenge, and we’re proud to be funding the event again this year! The inspiring event in the village of Aserradores gives local women access to a month-long intensive program that is focused on exercise, nutrition, healthy cooking, and healthy habit forming.
Aside from the annual nutrition challenge, Mujeres Que Mueven holds exercise classes every afternoon, and each month offers one educational workshop and one women’s night. The women’s nights are built around wellness practices that include affirmations, vision boards, empowerment circles, self massage, and reiki.
MQM is empowering women in rural Northern Nicaragua to take charge of their personal wellness to lead healthier and happier lives.
At many of the monthly workshops, Nicaraguan women are invited on behalf of the organization to come to the village and teach local women about nutrition and self care. An amazing workshop was hosted in April 2022 that focused on education about the menstrual cycle and how to use menstrual cups + period panties. Over 30 cups were donated by Lenacup and MQM purchased panties to give to the women who attended. Over 25 women from the surrounding area attended and there were even families of three generations. Check out a highlight of the incredible event here.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MUJERES QUE MUEVEN AND HOW TO GET INVOLVED, CLICK HERE.
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.”
SWA founder Holly Beck has been running some really cool surf therapy workshops in California, including one specifically designed to address overcoming fear in the water.
Join a small group (max 6 participants) in learning about what fear is, how it shows up in our bodies, some tools to work on managing our reactions when we feel fearful as well as some practical surf tools to minimize feeling fearful in the ocean.
Surf With Amigas Founder Holly Beck has many stories to tell. She recently chatted with Coach Chris on the Kookcast podcast to about her life as a professional surfer, owner of Surf With Amigas, and surf therapy facilitator. Listen in on real conversations about women’s surfing, overcoming fear, and more.