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The 2023

Surfing Your Edge

 you felt free… like anything was possible?


 you played? 


… you did something just for you, simply because it sounded like fun?


 you were just you–fully, 100%, unapologetically YOU–rather than whomever the person in front of you needed you to be? … Rather than what the people “counting on you” needed you to be?

When was the last time...

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Isn’t it about time you created some space just for you? Some space to simply BE and explore and reconnect with yourself as an individual?


Isn’t it time you had a little adventure in your life? Made some amazing new friends? Took some calculated risks, let loose, and laughed until your face hurt?

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then I created the

2020 Surfing Your Edge Experience

just for you!

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After wrestling with the problem myself for 20 years… 


I finally have a handle on what it takes to

make a potentially life-changing experience

into an experience that truly changes your life,

in a lasting and meaningful way!

Surf and Whale & Dolphin Nature Immersion Retreat:

SEPTEMBER 12 - 19, 2020

Santa Catalina and Panama City, Panama


Transformational Coaching Program:

July - December, 2020


OPTIONAL Spa & Deep Coaching Extension

September 20 - 23, 2020

Talk with me for details!

The 2020
Surfing Your Edge Experience
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Truly Transformative Travel

You've never seen anything like this…



the 2020 Surfing Your Edge Experience is an amazing tropical adventure wrapped in a retreat and cocooned in a 6-month coaching program to help catalyze and then integrate your unique transformation—so its momentum propels you forward in every area of your life long after the retreat is over...  


This is BIG...

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Not only am I inviting you to learn to surf, I’m inviting you to learn to surf in a foreign country you may not have considered visiting before. I’m inviting you to spend time in airplanes, buses, and on boats. I’m inviting you to immerse yourself in nature, in the rainforest, in the ocean, on a remote island. I’m inviting you to do all of these things with people you do not yet know. And I’m inviting you to be flexible, open, and adventurous enough to be present for whatever happens. 


Any of those things, by themselves, may be outside your current comfort zone. And together, taken as a whole, that’s already a lot.


But on top of that, I’m also inviting you to fully immerse yourself in this experience––and then bring it home in a way that will inform the way you live the rest of your life.

This IS a dream vacation, but it’s so much more than that: this is an invitation to live a bigger, more adventurous life. This is an invitation to practice and inhabit a new way of being, a new way of thinking, a new way of experiencing the world you live in. This is an invitation to live the life you’ve always wanted to live. This is an invitation to live the dreams you came to this planet to live. 


Accept my invitation. Let's face our fears, try new things, make mistakes, laugh at ourselves, and step into this new way of being, together!


“Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”

George Addair

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Whales, and Dolphins, and You – Oh My!

Highlights of the 2020 Surfing Your Edge Experience




Before the Retreat:

We will set the stage for your transformation in several exciting ways, beginning with a one-on-one coaching session to determine your goals, hopes, and fears for this program, as well as an individualized preparation plan. As a group, we will begin getting to know each other through group coaching sessions in July to begin building the runway for the transformative retreat. I will also provide suggestions for preparing for learning to surf as well as activities to begin the transformation process and set the stage for your experience. 

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The Retreat:

This eight-day adventure begins just outside Panama City in the mystical Soberania National Park where we will spend our first night together in the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, nestled in a pristine natural environment on the Chagres River where we may enjoy sightings of wild parrots, capybaras, caiman, and sloths. You’ll be immediately transported out of your everyday routine, allowing your usual worries and concerns to drift away. Already, new ideas about who you are will become possible and ready for you to try them on.


Then, we’ll travel together by private transportation to our surf location, Hotel Santa Catalina on the Pacific Ocean. We’ll be inspired by the world-class surfers surfing the point break in front of the hotel, while we take surf lessons from encouraging and supportive instructors at a more gentle beach break just a few minutes’ walk from our rooms. 


In the mornings, we’ll be inspired to release our more playful sides and awed by the wonders of the natural world as we take dolphin and whale watching panga boat excursions and spend a day snorkeling with sea turtles and island hopping, including a visit with crocodiles, agoutis, and capuchin monkeys at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Isla Coiba--an island so rich in biodiversity, it rivals the Galapagos. If you are hoping to slow down and re-engage with the natural world, this will be the perfect opportunity.


In the evenings, we’ll unwind with yoga or a Latin dance lesson to further explore the edges of our comfort zone.


The trip concludes at Magnolia Inn, a French colonial mansion in the historic district in Panama City known as Casco Viejo, where we’ll hold a celebration dinner and slowly re-engage with the quicker pace of modern life as we stroll among historic buildings, shops, and exciting restaurants.

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After the Retreat:

We will continue our journey together once we have returned home with three more months of individual, deep coaching sessions along with group coaching sessions, online community, and ongoing exercises to deepen and integrate what we learned on retreat. As we continue stretching, we will share our breakthroughs and challenges, and rely on our ongoing friendships and support to help us navigate the choices in front of us, remember who we are and why it's important to surf our edges, and take steps to integrate our epiphanies into our daily lives. This is when we'll create the life-changing transformations and begin to feel the momentum carrying us forward!

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A Deeper Dive...

What's Included in the 2020 Surfing Your Edge Experience

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Comprehensive Personal Transformation Program

  • Six virtual (Zoom or phone), one-on-one, deep coaching sessions and support in creating and implementing your unique, personal transformation plan.

  • Six virtual group coaching sessions 

  • Exercises designed to help you meet your unique goals before, during, and after the retreat.

Only the Best

Tropical Surf & Nature Immersion Retreat

  • All Surfing Your Edge retreat on-site coaching, activities, and materials

  • One night hotel at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort (first night, September 12)

  • One night hotel in the historic old Panama City, Magnolia Inn  (last night, September 19)
  • Six nights hotel at the Hotel Santa Catalina (September 13 - 18)

  • Four days of group surf lessons (1 hour each day) and unlimited surfboard rental

  • One full-day tour to Isla Coiba with nature guide, including snorkeling and island hopping

  • Two ¾ days whale and dolphin watching from panga boat

  • Two group Latin dance lessons

  • Four group yoga sessions

  • Breakfasts at Gamboa and Hotel Santa Catalina (7 total)
  • 5 lunches at Hotel  Santa Catalina

  • Expert ocean guide/naturalist 

  • Snorkel equipment

  • Ground transportation to and from Int’l. airport in Panama City (Tocumen code: PTY)

  • Transportation to and from Santa Catalina by private ground transport

  • Membership in the Surfrider Foundation

Package is priced for double-occupancy. If you do not wish to share a room, a single supplement is available for an additional fee.

Package Price Does Not Include

International flights to and from Panama City (PTY)
2 Lunches (on days we're traveling between locations)
Dinners and extra snacks and beverages
Any extra tours or activities not listed above
Tips and gratuities
Mandatory travelers insurance

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Get Your Surf On!

Isn't it time you stopped playing small?


The 2020 Surfing Your Edge Experience is an amazing tropical adventure wrapped in a retreat and cocooned in a 6-month coaching program to help catalyze and then integrate your unique transformation—so its momentum propels you forward in every area of your life long after the retreat is over...

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*Payment plan available!

*2020 Early Bird price (after 2/14/20       and before 05/15/20) is $4,250.

*2020 Full Price (after 5/15/20)

 is $5,000.

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This is an invitation to live a bigger, more adventurous life; 

to practice and inhabit a new way of being,

a new way of thinking,

a new way of experiencing the world you live in.



This is an invitation to live the dreams

you came to this planet to live. 

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Ready to step

out of your comfort zone?

Join by February 14, 2020

with a $500 deposit

to lock in 2019 pricing...and receive

a personalized bonus coaching package

so you can start 2020 strong!

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How and Why I Created the

Surfing Your Edge Experience

2018 Surfing Your Edge Experience
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"...I chose surfing because it was the thing that scared me most. 

For me, it’s about deliberately facing a fear of open water that has been with me my whole life… for you it may be the fear of flying just to get where we’re going or the fear of failing in front of other people or taking your first trip outside of North America…but whatever it is, together, with a small, safe group of like-minded women, we will expand our comfort zone, experience being vulnerable in a supportive setting and get chills of excitement as each of us begins to see ourselves in new and exciting ways. 


If you can learn to 'feel the fear and do it anyway' and I can learn to dance with my fear of open water, we can learn to dance with any fear we encounter anywhere, any time...."

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