Women’s Surf and Yoga Retreat

This past August I had the pleasure of attending the Women’s Surf and Yoga Retreat with WB Surf Camps in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. It was 7 days filled with adventure, fun, delicious food, relaxation, and lots of laughs. Prior to the retreat I had never surfed before. Since I love to try new things, I decided to give it a shot and I was surprised at how quickly I was able to stand up on my surf board! Today I wanted to share with you all the fun we had at the Women’s Surf and Yoga Retreat.

Women’s Surf and Yoga Retreat: Daily Fun

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Hanna making us our delicious breakfast Acai Bowls!

Each day started off with a healthy breakfast – either at the hotel, or with a SurfBerry Acai Bowl (which everyone loved!). It was super important to get in a healthy meal in the morning, with lots of protein, to fuel our bodies for the activities for the upcoming day.


After breakfast, we would head to the beach to surf. Our group had a combination of beginning level surfers – some women had surfed a few times before, and some of us (myself included) had never surfed before. No matter our experience level, by the end of the second morning, we were all standing up on our surf boards and catching waves!

Women's Surf and Yoga Retreat www.SurfBerry.comIt was such an incredible experience to catch my first wave. As I stood up I was thinking, “Oh my goodness! I’m actually doing this! I’m actually surfing!” and then I immediately fell! It’s always so fun, and such a great learning experience, when you try something new. And I know I couldn’t have done it without the help and guidance of the WB Surf Camp instructors – Deaton, Thompson, and Megan. They taught us step-by-step how to surf the right way, while supporting us through the process (with lots of laughs – because that always helps when you’re trying something new!).

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Enjoy yoga on the beach!

We enjoyed lunch after our mornings of surfing, and typically spent a good portion of each afternoon doing a lovely yoga session. Do you know how amazing it feels to stretch your body out after surfing all morning?! Incredibly amazing!! Our yoga instructor, Cari Moskow, did a wonderful job guiding us in lots of chest, shoulder, and hip openers, to help ease the soreness of our muscles.

Other fun activities included a trip to Masonboro Island where we enjoyed walks along the beautiful private beach, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) excursions, and a trip to the Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.  We also had plenty of down time to enjoy the beach, go for a dip in the ocean, or explore the Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington area. It was the perfect balance of rest and relaxation, combined with fun activities!

At night we visited some of the Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington areas best restaurants, like K38, Oceanic, and Osteria-Cicchetti. It was a delicious end to a beautiful day!


Women’s Surf and Yoga Retreat: Come join us!

If you’d like to experience a surf and yoga retreat yourself, we’d love for you to join us on our upcoming trip to Costa Rica in January. Click here to learn all the details and register today!

Get a Big Dose of Vitamin L at SurfBerry

Our mission is to bring the energizing, healing powers of super foods and organic juicing to Wrightsville Beach, while educating people on the life enhancing qualities of healthier eating and active living. It’s all about LIFESTYLE (Vitamin L); we believe the cleaner you eat, the more energy you will have, and then more fun activities you can enjoy. Recent studies show just how impactful Vitamin L can be to your overall health, including a decreased risk for degenerative diseases like heart disease and diabetes in both men and women. We’d love for you to come and get a big does of vitamin L at SurfBerry and learn why a healthy lifestyle is the best way to live!

Get a Big Dose of Vitamin L at SurfBerry: 3 Simple Ways to Increase Your Vitamin L

1). Eat clean.

Eating foods rich in vitamins and nutrients is the way to go when it comes to good health! This means lots aGet a Big Dose of Vitamin L at SurfBerry www.SurfBerry.comnd lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats (like seeds and nuts), and lean proteins – whole foods that aren’t found in boxes or bags. Aim for 9-13 servings of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables daily. Green smoothies are a great way to get a lot of those servings in. When you limit the processed foods and incorporate more whole foods into your diet, your body will thrive and you’ll have more energy to do all the activities you love. Check out some of our past blog posts for easy ways to get clean foods into your body: 5 Superfoods You Need In Your Diet & Health Benefits of Leafy Greens.

2). Spend quality time with your loved ones.

Get a Big Dose of Vitamin L at SurfBerry www.SurfBerry.comThey say laughter is the best medicine, and here at SurfBerry we couldn’t agree more. Spending quality time with yourself and your loved ones is one of the most important things you can do for your health, because it helps you de-stress and focus on what’s really important in life. Our favorite way to do that is by taking a technology detox 1 day each week. Shut down your phone, stay off the computer, and do something fun with your loved ones. When the weather is nice the best choice is to unwind at Wrightsville Beach of course! (Make sure you stop by to see us to grab a healthy snack!) You’ll return back to work and your daily obligations feeling refreshed and renewed.

3). Get outside and be active.

Get a Big Dose of Vitamin L at SurfBerry www.SurfBerry.comMoving your body is another great way to reduce stress and increase your happiness. Wrightsville Beach is the water sports capital of the East Coast – surfing, fishing, paddleboarding, running, kayaking, walking, swimming are just some of the many amazing things to do in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. We offer a wide array of beach rentals – including paddle board and kayak rentals – and fun activities – like surfing lessons and paddle board excursions. Anything you need to enjoy some quality time by yourself or with your loved ones you can find here at SurfBerry! Warning – instant happiness and a stress-free day are often side effects 🙂

We’d love to hear from you! What’s your favorite way to increase your Vitamin L?