Cultivating a Feel Good Life Wellness Retreat

  • Siargao Island, Philippines
  • Oct 13 - 20, 2019 (8 days)

About This Event

Close your eyes and imagine what your best self looks like. What do you look like? What do you feel like? If it seems a far cry from where you’re at, think again. You’re much closer than you think. A little tweak here, a slight turn there and a change of perspective will have you living your best life in no time.

Grab your bikini, put your game face on and come to paradise for a week of transformation, self-discovery and feel good fun! Together, we will break through best-life barriers, practice healthy routines for both mind and body, and create unforgettable memories as we cultivate a life that we are proud to live.

what to expect

In any transformation process, the hardest part is making new behaviors habits. This retreat is design with that exact thing in mind. During the group wellness workshops we will explore different components of transformation and develop individualized tools to help you achieve your unique goal. Walking away from each workshop, you will be given the opportunity to put your tools into practice. Like, immediately. Opportunities to explore, move and nourish your new self, cultivating new behaviors that will put you on the highway to your best life. 













cultivating your feel good life

This retreat is designed to give you the space you need to access the absolute best version of yourself. Through our wellness workshops, you will receive the tools to make practical and sustainable changes that will get you where you want to be. Our group sessions will serve as an opportunity to work collectively, provide support and develop bonds that enhance our accountability towards our own success.

Wellness workshop subjects will include:

Cultivating a feel good life – how to tap into your best self
Unblocking barriers and embracing struggle
The real deal with self-care
Relationships revamped: thriving with others
Bringing your best self home…and how to maintain a feel good life in your “real” life

1:1 Goal-Getting Coaching:

We each come to the table with a different best-self goal in mind and the 1:1 coaching session is your time to deep-dive into your personal transformation objective. Whether you want to lose 10 pounds, make a career pivot or embark on a life-changing adventure, your coaching session will cater to your individual goal. You will leave your session with greater clarity and empowerment as you move towards your new self. Additional 1:1 coaching sessions are available upon request.

“Gina has helped me cultivate the strength I needed in my body, my confidence and my life. She has the kind of stoke that makes you do stuff you didn’t think you could do, the support to do what you can do, the warmth to let you be who you are and more. And while this isn’t without hard work, Gina makes this process, and everything you do with her, extraordinarily fun.”

Wanna Johannson, Art Directo



                                                  

practice makes perfect

If the hardest part of making a change is creating new habits, then practice really does make perfect. You will have to opportunity to put your new tools to work immediately. With the support of instructors and coaches, you will have a safe space to step out of your comfort zone and have fun as you do something new.

 Whether you are here to make a life change or just looking for a break from your routine, each activity has the power to put you closer to your best self. Participation is optional and all levels are welcome (and encouraged!).

Retreat activities include:

2-hour surf lesson
island hopping boat tour with snorkeling
north island excursion – Magpupunko rock pools, secret surf spot, hidden beaches
sunrise stand-up paddle board mangrove tour
barre fitness
yoga + meditation

                                                                                                          

your island home

Nestled between coconut trees and a quaint local village, you will spend a week living the island life at Punto Perdido Surf Camp, a brand new luxury waterfront glamping site opening soon in Siargao. Accessible only by small boat or jungle road, you will have your own slice of paradise to call your own as you deep dive into your feel good adventure. 

“Hear the crashing waves from in-between your linen sheets, feel the island sun from your private open-sky rain shower. Experience the best of island life without sacrificing comfort.” – Punto Perdido Siargao

If you’re feeling more social, you can watch the world famous waves breaking at Cloud 9 from your spot in the pool or take Punto Perdido’s private boat into “town” to go shopping, listen to live music or taste local cuisine at one of the many restaurants lining the main road.

Siargao Island has been a long-kept secret paradise, with it’s turquoise waters touched only by local fishermen and in-the-know surfers looking for new waves. As word gets out, the island charm stays the same. In Siargao, local traditions are protected, the waves are respected and visitors are always treated like family.

Visitors are encouraged to pack responsibly, leaving plastic waste and sea contaminates at home. More info coming soon.






                              

your retreat includes

7 nights accommodation at luxury waterfront glamping resort5 group wellness workshops designed to give you the tools to live your best life1 1:1 goal-getting coaching session to deepen your connection to your goals and develop an individualized roadmap for success4 beachfront barre classes4 sunset yoga + meditation classes1 stand-up paddle board mangrove tour1 island hopping boat excursion1 island tour to visit Siargao’s remote natural beauty1 traditional massage1 surf lesson and board rental (all levels welcome)Nourishing meals: 7 organic superfood breakfasts, 6 feel good fuel lunches, 4 sunset group dinners1 welcome gift bag with feel good goodiesTransportation to/from Punto Perdido Surf Camp to General LunaAirport transfer

Optional add-on’s available (please request at time of booking):

Additional 1:1 goal-getting coaching sessionsPrivate yoga classesAdditional surf lessonsScuba excursionFree diving lessonCultural workshop – traditional practical arts training (basket weaving), cooking class, volunteer opportunity with Grom Nation Siargao

“Gina is the best fitness coach there is! She will push you and encourage you to surpass your (contact info blocked) with humor and fun! Not only is she one happy person – her joy is contagious – but she is one of the most positive and uplifting people I have ever met. If you’re looking for someone to align your mind and body while having fun at the same time, Gina is your girl!”

Chris Marie Lopez – business owner and mother of 




                                          feel good life retreat pricing

Luxury waterfront glamping tent – double occupancy: $1400 USD
Early Bird $1260

Luxury waterfront glamping tent – single: $1650 USD
Early Bird $1485

All accommodation options include private open-sky bathrooms and lounging terraces, access to pool, chill area and beach. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available for all on-site meals.

Accommodation options are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis. Book by April 31, 2019 to claim early bird discount. A non-refundable $500 USD deposit is required to book your spot. Cancellations: if we are able to fill your spot, we will refund your deposit minus an administrative fee.

A portion of your retreat rate will be donated to Grom Nation, a local organization dedicated to creating a poverty-free future for local families through education, life-skill training and sustainability awareness.



























feel good itinerary

To maximize the feel good effects, we have planned a schedule that encourages you to start the day off with a feel good mindset. With a morning sweat session and wellness workshop, you will be ready to take on the rest of your day with your best-self cape on. You are invited to participate in as much or as little feels good to you. Schedule may vary based on group needs, weather and tides.

Sunday
afternoon arrival in Siargao || airport transfer to Punto Perdido Surf Camp || welcome session || group cocktail dinner

Monday
barre fitness || breakfast || wellness workshop || lunch || 1:1 coaching/free time || sunset yoga + meditation
|| independent dinner

Tuesday
surf lesson || breakfast || wellness workshop || lunch || 1:1 coaching/free time || sunset yoga + meditation || group nourish dinner

Wednesday
barre fitness || breakfast || three island hopping boat excursion || traditional Filipino beach bbq lunch || free time + independent dinner

Thursday
stand-up paddle board excursion/SUP yoga optional
|| beach picnic breakfast || lunch ||
traditional massages, DIY island beauty treatment || free time ||
sunset yoga + meditation || group nourish dinner

Friday
barre class || breakfast || north island exploration trip: Magpupunko rock pools, village visit || wellness workshop + lunch at Pacifico Beach Resort ||
free time to explore the north || independent dinner

Saturday
barre class || breakfast || lunch || free time || yoga + meditation || group closing dinner offsite – live music, dancing, booty shaking fun!

Sunday
breakfast || hasta la vista’s || airport transfer from Punto Perdido Surf Camp














getting to siargao

Siargao is a small island located in the southern region of the Philippines, accessible via 90 minute local flight from Manila International Airport and Cebu International Airport. Sayak Airport (SAO) is 45 minutes from Punto Perdido Surf Camp in Cabitoonan, Siargao – transportation to/from Punto Perdido will be provided to you. Please plan on arriving at Sayak Airport by 3pm on October 13th.

Ideally, you will arrive in Manila or Cebu in the early morning to allow at least 3 hours in between your international flight arrival and your departing flight for Siargao. The regional flight terminal is quite small and delays are common. A shuttle may be required to transfer between terminals.

Flying into Siargao via Manila, flights can be booked through:

Skyjet Airlines
Cebu Pacific Air

Flying into Siargao via Cebu, flights can be booked through:

Cebu Pacific Air
Philippine Airlines

As of 2018, visas are not required for citizens of the US or EU, however, please be sure to verify before your arrival in Siargao. If you have any questions or need help coordinating your travel, please feel free to reach out.




retreat facilitator

Because I can’t stand talking about myself in the third person, allow me to introduce myself! I’m Gina Grace Harris, your Feel Good Life way-finder, coach and personal cheerleader for when the squats get too heavy. On paper, I am a certified positive transformation coach, barre fitness instructor and lifestyle content creator. As a trainer and coach, I have worked with countless women and teens in achieving their physical and lifestyle goals. As an adventure content creator, I have empowered adventure-seekers and daydreamers to start day doing.

In “real” life, I am an advocate for balanced living, dream-chasing and booty shaking. I am passionate about happiness, confidence and feeling really damn good. Growing up with tiny boobs, working-class immigrant parents and a fan of musical theater amongst classmates who preferred gangster rap, I know what it’s like to have issues with insecurities, limiting beliefs and a sense of longing for a different life. I have made my own experiences my driving force for helping women break free from a life that does not serve them and encouraging them to find true happiness in the life they choose.

I am honored and excited to walk with you down the path towards your best life!

“This past year has been of the most challenging and frustrating yet. I was struggling to find ways to truly take care of myself and Gina helped me find that clarity. She helped me regain my emotional and physical energy with compassion and was my go-to brainstorming partner as I decided my next steps in life. Thank you for helping me through this year with confidence!”

Sasha Reynolds – artist and musician

yoga facilitator

Andy Kovsun is a yoga instructor, writer, model and sunny day surfer based in Sydney, Australia. Behind her gorgeous Instagram feed, you’ll find a woman you really want to get to know. Andy brings light and energy to the world through her words and translates those words seamlessly into movement. Through her practice, Andy aims to inspire women to be strong, brave, adventurous and elegant in everything they do. Most importantly, she encourages them to be fearless in the pursuit of their dreams and to make themselves their #1 priority.


Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping
  • Bicycles For Rent

Menu Types

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

Tags: barre coaching fitness meditation surf surf and yoga surfing transformation wellness yoga

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