Cocoa Beach Wellness Surf and Yoga Retreat - Raw.Surf

Cocoa Beach Wellness Surf and Yoga Retreat

Cocoa Beach Wellness Surf and Yoga Retreat December 13th - December 17th 2017

Our Beach Place Guest Houses Wellness and Surf Retreat includes a host of activities designed to help facilitate wellness, good vibes, while providing the tools necessary to bring these skills back home with you to use in your every day life. Like Singing Himalayan bowl meditations, which create, or facilitate, healing through sound and mantras. We have a life coach on staff to help bring guidance and clarity. Reiki healers, or energy healers, whom can help channel energy into patients via touch to help restore physical and emotional well being. We will be teaching an “Energy 101” course designed for healing and stress management, and have a variety of yoga classes for you learn and experience for yourself. We will have a drum circle on the beach, bike ride into Downtown Cocoa Beach, and have a big party DJ’ed by Endless Summer Radio!

Oh yeah, and we will be surfing a lot! Don’t worry, if you are new to surfing, we include providing you with some basic lessons! We will also be taking a lot of  professional photos, and videos, of you surfing, and throughout the duration of your trip! Yew!

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Lodging

Cocoa Beach, Florida

Your stay in Cocoa Beach begins at Beach Place Guesthouses, a collection of beautifully furnished and fully-equipped offerings that dot our pristine beach side location. Easily accessed from Highway A1A, our premises is a secluded oasis that feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of Cocoa Beach. So whether day trips and excursions are on your itinerary, or relaxing in seclusion sounds more enticing, you’ll have it all at your fingertips.

Settle into our inviting, fully-equipped guesthouses
Whether you’re looking to leave the world behind and enjoy the beach, ocean and our amenities, or you want to stay connected, our guesthouses are perfect for both relaxation and entertainment. The entire family will agree that the Beach Place Guesthouses is the best hotel in Cocoa Beach! Immerse yourself in the unique artwork, lush gardens and seclusion that create a refreshing ambiance at Beach Place Guesthouses. Enjoy:

The Beach Place Guesthouse is also a recipient of the White Glove Award, so you can be sure that your accommodations will always meet the highest standards.

Tranquil Environment

Unique

Oceanfront

Beach Deck

Crystal Garden

Hammocks

Grill/BBQ

Private

Outside Shower

Kitchenettes and Full Size Kitchens

Luxurious fully furnished accommodations

Personalized Concierge Service

Cable/Satellite TV

High Speed Wifi Internet

Close proximity to many attractions, including Cocoa Beach Pier

Great spot for hurricane swells and winter storm surf

Activities

Daily Surfing

Daily Yoga - Try a different approach each day (Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga, Kundalini)

Crystal Bowl Meditations

Ricky Carroll Surfboard Factory Tour

Tour Cocoa Beach

Party With Endless Summer Radio

Kayak Tour

Surf Lessons

Night on the town

Beach BBQ

Reiki Healings

Bike Tour

Massage Services Available Upon Request

Private Yoga Classes Available Upon Request

Drum Circles

Yoga Nidra - Yogic Sleep Meditation (Equates to 4 hours of REM Sleep)

Professional photos of you surfing!

Surfboard Rentals Available Upon Request

Capoeira Class

Mrs. Mangos Artesian Tea and Company Farm Tour and Workshop

Classes & Workshops

A “Sound Bath Meditation” is a very therapeutic form of meditation because you are literally “bathed” in sound waves. As these sound waves wash over your body they can take you into the theta brainwave state which leads to relaxation, healing, & deep meditation.

This type of meditation is wonderful for all types of meditators, but especially for beginners. The bowls offer something for your mind to hold onto besides the endless chatter of your inner dialogue.

So come join us as, Anthony Profeta, Meditation Teacher, uses the sounds of Tibetan and Crystal Bowls to wash away your stress, fill you with a sense of inner peace and joy, and create an experience which will allow you the opportunity to bring healing to your body, mind & soul.

After a brief introductory talk, you will get comfortable for a 60-minute Crystal & Tibetan Bowl Meditation. You will be able to lay on a yoga mat on the floor (with props if you desire) or sit in a comfortable seated position. This is a time to get silent and still so you can let the vibrations and sounds flow through you, breaking through any energy blocks you may be experiencing.

All Level Class

Kundalini Yoga classes use a dynamic blend of movement, breath, sound through mantras and meditations to help you to relieve stress of any degree. You get a great workout that will increase your flexibility and stamina while also enhancing your concentration. Furthermore, balancing the body and mind enables you to be aware of your own potential! No previous experience in yoga is required for you to achieve positive results with your very first class.

 

This workshop provides an overview of how energy flows and how you can manipulate it. There will be “hands on” therapy, a self massage demonstration and cellular redistribution techniques for healing and stress management.

Kids/Adults Capoeira (capo’era) class is a Brazilian blend of dance, martial arts, gymnastics, music and games that encourages physical, social, emotional, and creative development.
The flow of kicks, escapes, cartwheels, and handstands set to the powerful rhythm of music are the perfect remedies to keep active and fit, while enjoying a cultural experience.
In addition to these benefits, it provides a fun and environment where students work their body and mind to improve their physical fitness and state of well- being.
Using instruments unique only to Capoeira, kids and adults will learn to play and sing songs in Portuguese.

Yoga nidra meditation is one of our favorite classes to teach! Yoga nidra is a meditative practice that deepens one’s connection with their higher self, helps release mental tension/anxiety, & promotes healing. It is so calming to the body & mind that one hour of yoga nidra is comparable to 4 hours of regular sleep.This allows the body to deeply relax in a way that is atypical from most classes. It can help the body repair itself on a muscular & cellular level.

This practice is extremely soothing to the central nervous system. It incorporates breath work (pranyama) which can change the body’s energetic field. We’re excited to guide this practice & create sacred space with you!”

Painting with Samantha Gallo Artist will be a couple hours hands on with everyone painting awesome pieces of beach and wave themed art.

Learn to surf with Ryan Ragan Professional Surfer. Owner of Vast Oceans Surf and Sup School in Daytona Beach, and starting out surfing at 11 in Daytona Beach, Ryan swept his first contest at age 14 and decided to make a career of it. He’s been competing and free surfing ever since, being featured in magazines and videos around the world. Ryan is dedicated to making surfing lessons fun, and safe for everyone. Being dedicated to teach you how to surf, Ryan is your guys to get you riding. We have all the basic surfboards for you on this retreat to learn to surf.

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Staff

David Pritzker

Event Coordinator

David Pritzker is founder and director of Operations, coordinating efforts with all team members in respective countries, as well as working directly with travel groups. Growing up surfing Central FL, and traveling much of the world, particularly Central America, provides a great deal of knowledge about surf travel.

Loretta Shepherd

Reiki Master/Teacher, Licensed Massage Therapist

Loretta Shepherd, LMT, has 18 years experience as a massage therapist and Reiki Master/Teacher. Loretta teaches and utilizes a variety of massage modalities such as Reiki, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral, Deep Tissue & Swedish relaxation. She offers Reiki healings, Massage Therapy (Upon Request), and is teaching the Energy 101 workshop.

 

Melissa Faith

Yoga Instructor, Reiki Teacher, Life Coach

I am Melissa, a deeply passionate Yoga Teacher, living in Melbourne, Florida. I began my yoga journey in July of 2010 during my last summer session at East Carolina University, in my home state of North Carolina.

I not only have a deep love for yoga, but also for life. I absolutely love to share the light that my yoga practice has sparked within me, with everyone I come into contact with. My goal as a yoga teacher is to help others find more fulfillment, through an authentic yoga practicing experience that comes directly from the heart. I want to help others find internal & physical strength to empower them through their practice, & subsequently, their daily lives.

Anthony Profeta

Meditation Teacher

After visiting monasteries and meditation centers around the world and immersing myself in all of the ancient religious scriptures and texts that I could get my hands on, I noticed an underlying thread of love and compassion in all the teaching.  Further, all the mystical writings declare: “God is available to us now in a direct and experiential way.” And, meditation is the way.

Thus, my 17 year-long (and counting) daily meditation practice was born. Through this journey, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to study & learn in monasteries & meditation centers through the US, Nepal & India. I’ve learned from Tibetan Lamas, Buddhist monks, Yogis, Swami’s, a Japanese grandmaster, and some of the most well-respected US teachers in the field, such as Sharon Salzberg and Jack Kornfield, who’ve become my own biggest mentors.  My own destiny to become a teacher was obvious. And, so it is.

Rosalba Diaz

Vinyasa Yoga Instructor

My journey began on the west coat when I moved there from Venezuela back in 2001. Since then I have been practicing yoga, and am currently teaching classes for the past 8 years now. I believe that yoga has the ability to free our bodies, heart and minds. And helping you discover through practice who you really are, to love yourself deeply. That way you can offer, and give love to others.

I have found peace and healing in my yoga journey, and always do my best to share it with my students. I have studied under very amazing teachers through the years and have found my way to teach, and connect to others.

Yoga is about less to find more. As we move, breathe and experience ourselves, the yoga practice becomes a mystical dance and ritual taking away what we don’t need to welcome, its more what we need.

Chelsea Brown

Yoga Instructor

“Hey, everyone! I’m Chelsea Brown. I live in Satellite Beach & have been practicing yoga for over 5 years. I became passionate about yoga while I was in college at UNF. I obtained my teacher certification in May of 2016 at Aquarian Dreams. I’m currently an instructor at Sage Yoga Institute in Cocoa Beach & Innovation Yoga in Satellite Beach.

Yoga nidra meditation is one of my favorite classes to teach! Yoga nidra is a meditative practice that deepens one’s connection with their higher self, helps release mental tension/anxiety, & promotes healing. It is so calming to the body & mind that one hour of yoga nidra is comparable to 4 hours of regular sleep.This allows the body to deeply relax in a way that is atypical from most classes. It can help the body repair itself on a muscular & cellular level.

This practice is extremely soothing to the central nervous system. It incorporates breath work (pranyama) which can change the body’s energetic field. I’m excited to guide this practice & create sacred space with you!”

Samantha Gallo

Art Instructor

Cocoa Beach local Samantha Gallo is passionate about art, color, and surfing, bringing to life artistic creations you can wear or ride!

Anneke (Mrs. Mangos and Company)

Holistic Health Practitioner

I am a certified master herbalist and hold my bachelor degree as a holistic health practitioner. I am the sixth generation herbalist in my family. We are celebrating 32 years at the shop. I teach classes on herb gardening, native plants, honey bees, natural beauty product making, herbal remedies for common ailments, herbal protocols for degenerative diseases, brewing and creating tea blends, and nutritional medicine.

Ryan Ragan

Surfing Pro and Instructor

Starting out surfing at 11 in Daytona Beach, Ryan swept his first contest at age 14 and decided to make a career of it. He’s been competing and free surfing ever since, being featured in magazines and videos around the world.

Yogi Dev Bhajan

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Yogi Dev Bhajan started out in wrestling and martial arts training and competing with many high level masters. After some injuries he gave yoga a try and saw incredible success with balancing mind, body and spirit. He now has a 200 Hatha certification for teachers and a 220 Kundalini teacher certification. Yogi Dev Bhajan has linked the postures back to original fighting style he believes the mountain sages were using to train for battle. Many postures are very similar to grappling moves and using a spear, staff and other weapons for battle. Go back in time to the original fighting yogis.

Gladiator Yoga is great for yogi’s and people training to deepen their practice of martial arts. Connecting your mind, body and spirit with breath work is a key component to your success in and off the mat. Yogi Dev Bhajan also practices:

Nuat Boran, or Thai Yoga Massage, is an ancient healing art that comes to us through a great lineage of 2500+ years from the Buddha’s physician, Shivago Komarpaj. We now practice this sacred method of healing contact with reverence and love both for those who preserved it and those who we practice with.

Ajeetbir Kaur

Kundalini Yoga Instructor

Ajeetbir Kaur is a Cosmetologist, Travel Safety and Health Certified , Kundalini Yoga teacher certified by KRI with a level one 220 hour training to teach.

Currently, she is studying Ayurveda Medicine and Healing Techniques.

Ajeetbir has spent the last nine years working in the corporate setting learning and using techniques to overcome stress and stacked deadlines with grace and techniques from yoga!