April 5 -9, 2018
CABARETE - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
The Ocean Goddess Retreat is a Week Long Ladies Only Wellness Gathering in the Dominican Republic
April 5 - 9, 2018
Let's face it, we all know girls shred harder with other girls.
In our experience, having other females around who are going for it in life is the most motivating and empowering thing ever.
We have designed a retreat that will get you on the water and get you fit and healthy - all without the guys!
Hosted by a team of professionals, you will spend your days doing water sports, eating yummy food, doing yoga and much more. You can step up your surfing and kitesurfing game or just hang back and relax in between the yoga sessions.
In every single thing we do, we are conscious of the environment and our local community. For you, this is a completely guilt-free trip, optimized to make you feel super healthy and fresh.
When we're not playing in the ocean or doing Yoga, we will be offering other activities such as a once in a lifetime tour on horseback through the Dominican countryside and a fun mermaid themed river " floatopia ".
Our motto has always been "leave a place better than you find it" so we are partnering with the Mariposa Foundation. A part of each ticket sold will go towards beach cleanups, organized and executed by awesome young women who surf and love the ocean as much as you do.
You will leave our retreat refreshed, with new friends, new water skills and best of all - a tan :)
Hope to see you there,
Susi, Sierra, Paula and Solé
The Ocean Goddess Team
MEET THE HOSTESSES
The ladies who will be hosting you on this adventure
PRO KITER / PRODUCER
Cabarete local and professional kiteboarding legend, Susi has been hosting her own events with MaiTai Global for over 10 years and will be our lead curator for this experience. She will make sure you are motivated to up your game and show you some of her favorite local secret riding spots.
Sierra has taught Yoga & Meditation for 18 years and facilitates yoga as therapy for the spine, an integrative practice for cancer recovery, stress management, and prevention of disease. Learn More about Sierra in a recent interview with Spirituality & Health.
PRO KITER / YOGI
Solé’s first exposure to Yoga and Ayurveda was in her mother's belly. Today, she calls the sandy shores of Maui and Venice Beach home. She draws inspiration from more than a decade of teaching yoga and meditation as well as leading retreats and spiritual adventures across the globe.
Known for her healing touch and sincerity, Solé creates a nurturing environment for personal transformation in her classes, online, or working privately. Her approach is sensitive, yet dynamic, steeped in tradition but offered with a playful, modern flair.
Staying healthy is vital to success. Since early 2016, Solé has been working with members of Fleetwood Mac as their wellness coach, private yoga teacher, physical therapist, & bodyworker. She has lead private wellness retreats for Oprah Winfrey and helped train and heal numerous professional athletes in Hawaii.
Solé has also taught and lectured internationally in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She is a member of the yoga faculty at the Omega Institute in NY. Solé stays inspired by ongoing studies of Tantra, Ayurveda, Vipassana Meditation, Krishnamacharya's teachings, Shamanism, and Kahuna Bodywork.
WHERE WE STAY
Ocean Dream / Harmony
Ocean One is a beachfront gated community of luxurious condos located at walking distance from the center strip of restaurants, bars, and shops.
Cabarete has been Susi's hometown since she was 5 years old.
It's Bay is protected by a coral reef creating the perfect mix of calm waters and waves. This setup, combined with the breezy conditions make this a perfect venue for our retreat.
The town center, which is walking distance from most of our accommodation, is clustered with many tiny restaurants, shops, and bars right along the beach.
Useful tips to help you plan your journey
There are two airports to fly into:
- Puerto Plata (POP) (20 minutes from Cabarete)
- Santiago de los Caballeros (STI) (90 minutes)
What to Bring
- Sunscreen, lots of sunscreen
- Watergear (boardshorts, rashguard, etc)
- Yoga gear
- Flip Flops & Closed Toe Sneakers
- White and Gold for the Opening Night
The Dominican Peso is around 47 to 1 U$
The best way to roll is to bring some cash and exchange it once you arrive in Cabarete for better rates. ATMs also work very well here.
Anouk Van Oordt
Founder and Managing Director of Out Of Office & Studio UMA
Out Of Office change makers transform companies by developing and introducing future ways of working in order to bring the companies culture alive and improve business by enabling flexibility, freedom, trust, engagement, transversal collaboration, creativity and innovation.
Studio UMA architects transform office work environments by designing human scaled, authentic & energetic spaces with a soul, that are aligned with the companies culture and where people feel at ease, collide, interact, collaborate, create & innovate.
Founder at DalipeCo
Prior to DalipeCo, Candi Dalipe was a Partner in Odgers Berndtson’s New York office. She served as the Head of the U.S. Digital Practice and also co-led the Digital Board Practice. Candi is focused on identifying, cultivating, and recruiting key leadership talent in the gaming, digital and emerging technology sectors.
Over the course of her career, Candi has recruited C-Suite and Board Members for a myriad of companies across multiple industries. She has executed high-profile executive searches for venture-backed, private equity portfolio, and established Fortune 100 companies. She also serves as a strategic advisor for several high growth startups and as a senior mentor at the Entrepreneurial Roundtable Accelerator.
Critical Care Physician Assistant , Pennsylvania
"The Ocean Goddess retreat was an immersion of collaborative powerful women to enjoy the perfect blend of ocean action and meditation with pros at all levels. The balance of learning more about yoga, kiting, and surfing on such a personal level just blew my mind! I can't wait to go again to share the wind, ocean, local community and do some self-reflection for the next ride in my life with these women."
Senior UX Designer, Los Angeles, CA
As the Lead UX Designer at Marketo, Anna Zeman led the development of the new design language and process for the product team. Currently, she is spearheading a major initiative to re-imagine and modernize the core user experience across the product. Anna is an advocate for simplicity, animals, and all things kawaii.
“I found the whole experience incredibly rewarding. Kiting proved to be just as empowering as it was humbling. Allowing myself to try something new and be vulnerable was a great gift to myself. The other women who participated were wonderful to share the experience with. Everyone was very supportive and brought their own unique contribution to the culture of the trip. I learned a lot about each one and myself in the process. I look forward to sharing more adventures together!”
Legendary Pro Skier