Mexico Surfing Retreat

  • Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • May 4 - 10, 2019 (7 days)

About This Event

Hi There!

We are Elsie and Jonny and we create fun and transformational travel experiences for people who want to create positive change in their lives. 

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We seamlessly combine our cultural expertise and unique local connections with our experience as transformational coaches to craft life-changing adventures. Our goal is to help you open your eyes, open your heart, and allow you to have some epic fun at the same time.

We know you've got a lot going on.

You work hard, and it can be tough to decide how to use your precious time off. You want to have fun, but you also know you need to reconnect with the people closest to you, and spend some time rebuilding inside.

We know you want to go big.

When you finally do get around to taking time off, it can be tempting to squeeze in too much, only to come home more exhausted than you were before you left.

So how can you create a once-in-a-lifetime experience that somehow also leaves space to recharge?

This is your big break.

We totally get it. Our trips create just the right balance of adventure, depth, and you-time to make sure your experience is everything you need it to be. We sweat all the details to create extraordinary space for you to truly reconnect with the best parts of yourself. You’ll come home with new enthusiasm for your life, your work, your relationships, and everything that makes you… YOU.

This is Mexico like you've never seen.

We’re not talking Cancun here. This is remote, rustic, beautiful beach country with some of the best surfing in the Western hemisphere. We’ll show you the undiscovered corners of this breathtaking region of southern Mexico where you can revel in the rich culture, indulge in amazing local cuisine, and steep yourself in all the pristine beauty Oaxaca has to offer. This is your chance to connect with like-minded, conscious adventure seekers to explore Mexico as it was meant to be experienced.

Hold up! But I don’t know how to surf?!

Yeah… neither do we. You do not need to have any surfing experience to enjoy this trip, but it’s great if you do. This trip is for ALL levels of surfers. The way we see it, learning to ride the waves is a perfect window into the deeper parts of ourselves. Whether you want to break through the fear that’s been holding you back, or if you just want to find more flow with the challenges life’s throwing your way, the waves can be a profound teacher. Our expert surf instructors will guide you as you elevate your surfing skills, and we’ll be there to help you discover how to use your experience to explore how you show up in the world.

Come join us for a magical, fun, adventurous retreat and find strength you didn't even know you had!

No matter how much you have traveled, you are in for an inspiring, meaningful and amazing experience unlike any other journey on a Turning Life Gold trip. I have taken two trips with Elsie and Jonny and they were unforgettable.

Event Highlights

  • COMMUNITY - In addition to connecting with local communities, the connection with fellow trip-mates is one of the things our past participants have enjoyed the most. They are consistently surprised by the depth of connection that can grow in such a short time. Many show up alone and leave with lifelong friends.
  • CULTURE - We’ll dig deep into our bag of tricks to give you access to a depth that is very different from the watered-down version of Mexico most travelers are used to. We’ll help you discover the raw beauty and adventure that is alive in the heart of the true Mexico. We’ll eat delicious, unique foods, meet warm, inviting locals, and give you a chance to practice your Spanish in a fun and immersive environment.
  • COACHING - Surfing trips are easy to find, but what really makes this trip different is the opportunity to create sustainable transformation in your life. Each day will provide opportunities for reflection and guidance designed to lead you to your next level of awareness and a deeper understanding of yourself. We'll help you use this trip to explore your inner world, so you can be more successful in your outer world.
  • 7 days of life-changing, become-yourself-again transformational travel
  • 4 days of intimate, professionally guided surfing school on some of the best beaches in Mexico
  • A unique swimming experience in a bio-luminescent bay (like you’re on Pandora from Avatar)
  • Releasing baby sea turtles into the wild, blue ocean
  • All local ground transportation included
  • Basic International Health Insurance included
  • All pre-departure logistics so you can just sit back and relax
  • All group and individual coaching during the trip
  • Professionally guided yoga classes
  • A pre-departure coaching call with retreat leaders to set the tone for a once in a lifetime transformation
  • A post-trip coaching call with retreat leaders to help you integrate

Venue Highlights

We'll be staying in a beautiful beach house steps away from the ocean.


You can have your own room or share with a friend or significant other. There is a pool, hammocks, and a cool sea breeze. Relax, play, swim, and have the space to reconnect inward with yourself.


  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


3 delicious, healthy meals each day (with the exception of a few meals where you’ll be free to explore the rich local cuisine on your own). We can accommodate most dietary restrictions. A celebratory, gourmet dinner will be held on the last night.

Tags: adventure beach conscious travel culture life coach mexico oaxaca puerto escondido spirituality surfing surf retreat transformational travel

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