Surfing Your Edge
Have you noticed, retreats don't work?
By the end of your first Monday back in your real life, all the epiphanies, plans, and energy you felt while on retreat have evaporated.
You're back to treading water...and that life-changing event you just experienced hasn't actually changed anything...
If you're tired of letting your hard-earned transformations slip away...
and you're ready to live a bigger, bolder life every day...
then I created the
2019 Surfing Your Edge Experience
just for you!
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:
NEW DATES!!!! SEPTEMBER 7 - 14, 2019
Santa Catalina and Panama City, Panama
Transformational Coaching Program:
August - December, 2019
OPTIONAL Spa & Deep Coaching Extension
September 15 - 18, 2019
El Valle de Anton, Panama - Talk with me for details!
Surfing Your Edge Experience
Truly Transformative Travel
You've never seen anything like this…
…the 2019 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...
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.”
Whales, and Dolphins, and You – Oh My!
Highlights of the 2019 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 August 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.
This eight-day adventure begins outside Panama City, in the mystical Soberania National Park where we will spend our first two nights together in the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. In this eco-lodge nestled in a pristine natural environment on the Chagres River, you’ll be immediately immersed in a way of life far removed from your everyday concerns. 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 beachfront hotel, 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 daily surf lessons at a more gentle beach break just a few minutes’ walk from our rooms.
In the afternoons, 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 boat excursions and spend a day snorkeling with sea turtles and island hopping, including a visit with alligators, 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 explore salsa and burlesque dancing, improv, and other activities to be determined by the interests of the group to further explore the edges of our comfort zone.
The trip concludes at the Magnolia Inn, a French colonial mansion in the historic district in Panama City, where we’ll slowly re-engage with the quicker pace of modern life as we stroll among art galleries, historic buildings, and exciting restaurants.
After the Retreat:
We will continue our journey together once we have returned home with six 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!
A Deeper Dive...
What's Included in the 2019 Surfing Your Edge Experience
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
Two nights hotel at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort (arrival night September 7 and September 8)
One night hotel in the historic old Panama City, Magnolia Inn (last night, September 14)
Five nights hotel at the Hotel Santa Catalina (September 9 - 13)
Four days of group surf lessons (1 hr. 20 min. each day) and unlimited surfboard rental
Group Salsa lesson
One full-day tour to Isla Coiba with nature guide, including snorkeling and island hopping
Two ¾ days whale and dolphin watching from boat
Breakfasts at Hotel Santa Catalina and Gamboa Resort (7 total)
5 lunches at Hotel Santa Catalina
Expert ocean guide/naturalist
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)
3 Lunches (at Gamboa and 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
Get Your Surf On!
Isn't it time you stopped playing small?
The 2019 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...
How and Why I Created the
Surfing Your Edge Experience
"...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...."
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.