Monday, March 7, 2011

Surf, yoga or samba? Weekend retreat offers all 3

MANILA, Philippines - This summer, people have more time to try new things, such as surfing, yoga and samba.

Here's something, however, that lets you try all 3 activities at once.

"FLOW: SurfYogaSamba", a weekend retreat in La Union to be held from April 9 to 11, aims to "unify the body, mind and soul" by practicing yoga, surfing, dancing and creating music, and eating healthy food.

"A lot of people want to try surfing, yoga and samba. And they can try it all here at once," Denise Gonzales, a partner at FLOW: SurfYogaSamba, said in an interview on ANC's Shop Talk aired last week.

She continued, "Healthy meals are included throughout the weekend as part of the package. Everything is covered for that whole weekend."

The weekend retreat, which costs P7,500, includes 2 Vinyasa yoga sessions with Monica Eleazar-Manzano, 2 surfing lessons with Luke Landrigan of the Billabong San Juan Surf School, 2 samba lessons, and Brazilian batucada samba drumming led by Escola de Samba de Manila.

The fee also covers round-trip transfers from Manila to La Union, a 2-night accommodation at San Juan Surf Resort, meals and snacks, T-shirts and other freebies.

Gonzales claimed that the retreat has also helped participants cope with breakups and other problems in their lives.

"We get to make deeper relationships. Some people do this (FLOW) when they want something to do, like they just had a breakup and they do this instead of sulking," she said.

She ended, "A lot of people think that FLOW is for girls only, but we actually want more men to join us."

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