D E E T S   ON   R E T R E A T S

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SENDING LOVE, LIGHT AND WELL WISHES TO OUR FRIENDS IN NOSARA, COSTA RICA. SO SAD TO POSTPONE THIS YEAR, BUT CANNOT WAIT UNTIL...

2021.  IT'S ON.

SAVE THE DATES FOR

SURF+SOUL+ESPAÑOL 2021

WITH BEV AND NICOLE

MAY 1-7, 2021

SAME PLACE

SAME PRE-MOTHERS-DAY-WEEK

SAME AWESOMENESS

EVEN. MORE. GRATITUDE.

 

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO

Past Awesomeness

 
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VALENTINE'S GRATITUDE + YOGA

COUPLE'S WORKSHOP

This was so fun! Together, 11 couples shared their Valentine date-night and focused on gratitude and reconnected through the exploration of joy, contentment and love with open, curious hearts. We discussed the power of gratitude to shift our mindset on life and love and learned some daily skills that we will practice to start cultivating a more thankful mindset. We moved energy through our bodies with our asana yoga practice, many for the first time ever. What a sweet night of loving ourselves and one another.

PRACTICING VOICE

INTRODUCING VOICE TO YOGA

What a gorgeous day... a uniquely curated yoga and voice experience led by Lizzy Mello of Litt Wellness.  After a long, dreamy, morning yoga session taught by Lizzy, I led by a sound exploration where we felt the origins of our voices within our bodies and experienced a range of vocal vibrations throughout the belly, chest, throat and head.  We observed our vulnerabilities and insecurities in the arena of "our voices" as they connect to energy movement, self-expression, memory, and did so with the intention of curiosity and release.  Lizzy lovingly prepared an organic, ayurvedically inspired vegetarian lunch that was DELICIOUS and led us in meditation and journaling following the morning's activities. Stunning setting and adventurous, open people.  Thank you, Lizzy!

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SURF+SOUL+ESPAÑOL 2018

A WEEK IN COSTA RICA

Another amazing experience in Costa Rica!  We had an awesome group of adventurous yogis who let down their inhibitions and tried it all... from surf to salsa to sound baths.  My retreat partner, Nicole, introduced her beautiful new brand of yoga, PowerRestore, and I got to stretch my pipes and guitar fingers as I sang and played the soundtrack to our first live-music class. It's all about stepping out of your comfort zone down there... even for us.  After leading our second retreat at Bodhi Tree this year, Nicole and I recognized just how ripe with groovy yoga resources the little town of Nosara is... so although Nicole is heading north to the new waters of Tahoe, be on the lookout for info soon on SSE2019.  It's just too good not to keep experiencing and exploring the jungles of Nosara.  

R O A M 2017

SEED-TO-TABLE ORGANIC GOODNESS

Led by Amy Cox of Omstead, an advocate for creativity, wellness in all forms, and introspection, this retreat was an ideal opportunity to get away from the rush and get back in touch with yourself, your journal, and the earth. And vegetables! The Lotus Feed Farm was STUNNING. The rustic charm was heightened by cozy yurts, showers hanging from a giant bay laurel tree, an incredible labyrinth veggie garden, and fresh, flavorful, fabulous food quite unlike anything I've ever had the luck to come across. The salad in this pic. Seriously? Amazing. Check this place out.  

The Lotus Feed Farm and Retreat.

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ONE DAY RESTORE

BACKYARD RETREAT

What a chill reunion for Nicole and me before she headed back to Costa Rica for the year. Our peaceful day was attended by some great local gals who were willing to take a day to care for themselves (airbags first, and all that). I was once again reminded how much I love this little tribe we've formed full of compassionate, intelligent, and creative women. Very cool. Such an honor to be with you all. After some gentle warm up vinyasa yoga, we practiced our quiet voices and rebooted our nervous systems with restorative yoga a la Nicole. Our digestive systems were nurtured with a clean meal of delicious fresh super foods without the usual inflammatory suspects like gluten, dairy, and meat. An arm balance workshop rounded out the day gearing us up for strength and balance amidst the back-to-school mayhem. Loved every minute.

POST-RETREAT  TESTIMONIALS

Surf + Soul + Español 2017 and 2018

 

"It wasn’t just a week long getaway at the beach. It was an opportunity for profound meditation and growth. The breath work session and sound bath were amazing experiences. I love how calm and centered and supportive both Beverly Jane and Nicole are. They set a tone that encourages people to drop in and also to accept each other and themselves. The restorative yoga class that Nicole lead and Beverly Jane played/sang live music for was such a beautiful event; it will never be forgotten. There was a genuine atmosphere of connecting. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to spend a few days focusing on their health and well being. I left feeling refreshed and relaxed with a sense of peace and inner strength! In addition to the benefits of the yoga practice, we also had a blast surfing, playing in the tide pools, making dream catchers, and salsa dancing. So special!!!"

-Laura, Bay Area

 

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