SwellWomen

About us

With over 13 years of leading surf / yoga / wellness vacations, SwellWomen prides itself on creating life transforming experiences for women all across the world. With every detail taken care of, it’s no wonder that SwellWomen guests return year after year to have the time of their lives with an amazing family of friends.

If you are looking for one of the most exciting, fun-filled and unforgettable surf vacations of your life, then it’s time you started surfing with us and experience the ‘aloha’ of SwellWomen.

Our guests say it best...

"Thanks for offering up such an extraordinary experience. Some call this a "life-changing" experience, I call it a "life-redirecting" experience! Helped me to remember that taking time for myself is critical and vital to my own health and well being. Thank you and see you at the next Swellwomen get together!" - Lisa M from California


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About Lulu Agan, SwellWomen Owner

In 2003, these were the words that inspired the launch of SwellWomen, an experiential vacation that combines four of Lulu’s blissful passions: surfing, yoga, cooking & wellness. With the art of surfing, she teaches colors outside the lines of life back home, erasing egos and unleashing the bare human spirit. “It’s like we are all kids again and everyone is on the same playground.”

Lulu has spent more than a decade as a full time Private Chef and definitely knows her way around a kitchen. Her passion for top-quality, healthy food is apparent; and present in each and every bite of her farm-to-table fresh cuisine. With her deep connection to food and dedication to leading a healthy lifestyle, you can count on delectable food being a part of the your retreat experience.

Lulu’s goal is to live life to the fullest by doing the things that bring her the most joy. She leads a well-balanced life-style which includes eating healthy, a daily meditation & yoga practice and soul surfing as much as possible.

Lulu believes strongly in the beauty and importance of being empowered and empowering those around her. Surfing and yoga feeds her soul and she hopes to share this bliss with women all around the world!


Watch About SwellWomen

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Watch A Swell Life 

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  • Joy Bhat   September 03, 2018

      Swell Women- Rote Island

    I had one of the greatest vacations of my life. It was very well organized. There was a plan for something to do every day but very flexible if we wanted to do something else or be independent. All the little details were taken care of like transport and food and this made it low stress. It was my ideal vacation. It was both active and relaxing. Lulu is amazing. I’m lucky we got to have her on the trip. Lulu’s passion for travel and surfing has inspired other people’s passions. I was a beginner surfer and wasn’t sure how I would handle it. I woke up every morning to surf and even when I left the group and had a free day to myself in Bali, I went out surfing! I feel so excited to have more surf adventures. The yoga teacher, Heather had such a beautiful healing energy. The sunset yoga sessions were so special. The group I was with was awesome. Everyone was so different but we all shared a common like-minded interest which made us get along so easily. Rote was a beautiful place. The people were soo nice. I got to surf a lot because it is not a crowded place. It was just us out there which I dont think you can get anywhere else. The accommodations were very nice but it is a rural place. No hot water, not much interaction with other travelers, no internet. I actually like this a lot because I like simple vacations. But I think it would be helpful to know that before the trip. It may not be a trip for everyone. Overall, I would 100% do another trip with SwellWomen.

  • Hannah Monica Ang   August 28, 2018

      SwellWomen is the absolute best!

    The SwellWomen retreat in Maui was one of my best, most memorable vacations ever! I learned to surf under the most patient, encouraging, and passionate instructors, and I got to hang out, do yoga, and share meals/drinks with amazing women from so many nations and walks of life (we were from Seattle, New York, London, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore!) :) This retreat was a great balance of structure (in the morning) and space to do “whatever gives us bliss” (e.g. nap in the sun, read, play in the ocean, explore the old town, chat with the girls over some wine) later on. Lulu was an amazing retreat leader; all aspects of the retreat were of high quality, and along the way, she customized the retreat according to each guest. Gina was a great coach; I enjoyed her guided reflection exercises and the one-on-one coaching session, which helped me think more actively about myself and my life and clarified some things that have been on my mind. I came into the retreat tired, worn out, and a little apprehensive about the future, and I came out of it well-nourished, relaxed, and energized to take on my next steps. Totally recommended for everyone, and I’m definitely coming back!

  • Jen   July 30, 2018

      Wonderful all-women surf and yoga retreat

    SwellWomen was a perfect retreat for me. I was looking to get back into surfing again. I also wanted to get reconnected with my body and SwellWomen offered this opportunity. I went on retreat with an old friend who I had not seen in 20 years and it was a perfect retreat to re-connect with one another. The other people on the retreat were inspiring. We all had a great time together and Lulu was an incredible organizer. From the beginning moment of contacting her, she was super attentive and responsive. During the retreat, she fostered energy and connection between all of the participants. She is a joyful person and brought present of mind and the gift of loving what she does to the retreat. Lauren, the yoga instructor was also well-educated and present throughout the retreat. I enjoyed hanging out with everyone at the retreat despite the retreat being a time to reconnect with an old friend. It was a great opportunity and I feel rejuvenated now that I am home. I would definitely do this retreat again.

  • Louellen Sue Coker   July 19, 2018

      Perfect atmosphere to grow and learn with like-minded people

    I've had the pleasure of participating in two SwellWomen retreats. Not only have I made life-long friends with other attendees and retreat leaders, I was able to grow mentally, physically, and spirtually in an environment surrounded by other like-minded and supportive women. Food, accommodations, instructors, and hotel amenities were fantastic and I ended my week refreshed and relaxed. I returned home excited to share my adventures with my family and a renewed energy for work and play. I'm looking forward to my next retreat for the fun, the friends, and to take my surfing to the next level.

  • Shelly Seabaugh   July 19, 2018

      Best vacations EVER

    I think I’m turning into something of a Swellwomen lifer – I’ve been on 4 retreats (Maui x 2, Mexico and El Sal) with a 5th booked for fall and a 6th in the early planning stages. Lulu and team just keep me coming back for more. In every single venue they seem to have found the best of what’s available – from the accommodations to the instructors to the food. The team leads and yoga instructors are tuned in to the needs of the participants during the retreat as well, customizing the experience so that everyone gets the most out of the trip. Everyone looks dog tired and in need of a break? Yoga will be a nice juicy yin/restorative session. Weather not cooperating for outdoor time? Hula lessons in the yoga hut instead! There’s a nice balance between the structure of the day (surf lessons, yoga, group meals) with plenty of free time for whatever your heart desires. Every single experience I’ve had has been unique and unforgettable.

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Opening up to the joy and peace of meditation and Yoga. <3 Marion
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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