Vegetarian Dee

Sunday, May 19, 2013

FLOW: Made Our Way to Paradise

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our very first flow:surfyogasamba retreat beyond the island of luzon! last april 18-21, we took flow to the sunny shores of the country's premier summer destination... boracay!

our home for 4 days, boracay terraces resort, which was situated on the very end of station 1, away from the noise and crowds.

on our first day in the island, bri manglapus, a certified rocket yoga teacher and psa's resident yoga instructor, led an invigorating vinyasa class at the rooftop of boracay terraces resort. we got the view of the sea and sunset, it was so serene and beautiful!

bri, on the left, in her zobha top from aura athletica, showing us how to do a standing split. 

participants enjoyed nyogi coconut water refreshments after that challenging yoga session.

the very next day was jam packed with activities! we teamed up with paolo soler, of philippine surfing academy for a surf session at the wave pool of crown regency resort in station 2. surfing in a wave pool is perfect for beginners since waves are more consistent and in a controlled environment. Paolo first conducted land lessons, teaching the basics of surfing such as the parts of the surfboard, how to handle a surfboard, proper paddling and popping up. 

surfing in a wavepool can get really tiring but everyone was stoked nonetheless!

my cousin, alessa lanot of life after breakfast blog, taught everyone how to make rubberstamps at our crafternoon workshop.

up bright and early for day 3 of flow boracay! monica, flow's yoga teacher, guided participants into a therapeutic sunrise yin yoga class at discovery shores beach front. monica stressed the importance of rest in order to be fully active. and since it was a beach yoga class, some students even used their lagu beach blankets as yoga mats!

post yoga group shot!

that afternoon, we conducted a green smoothie and live foods workshop at the summer soul bohemain fair. we used our favorite healthy ingredients for our recipes such as the malunggay powder from moringana malunggay capsules and for our green smoothies, we used the trusty breville power blender!

samba school imperatriz filipinense, performed live drumming and taught simple samba dance moves to all guests at the summer soul bohemian fair! it was such a lively and festive afternoon!

imperatriz filipinense's lead drummer, toni (middle) looking rad in her panda sunglasses!

flow participants chillin' at the bohemian fair!

everyone got a pair of havaianas flip flops which we used all weekend!

we always have the coolest goodies from our sponsors! flow reusable canvas bag filled with awesome items such as moringana malunggay capsules, gift certificates from browhaus, strip, beyond yoga, sunshine kitchen, rawlicious, good reads from turista magazine and travel magazine plus more items and freebies from summer soul!

group shot!

the team spent the last day in the island swimming and even went on a sunset cruise!

thanks heaps to our sponsors for helping us make this first boracay island retreat extra memorable - lifestyle network's summer soul, aura athletica, havaianas, moringana, panda sunglasses, strip, browhaus, beyond yoga, rawlicious, nyogi coconut water, breville, lagu, and our media sposnors, travel magazine, turista magazine and my life on board.

watch out for the next flow destination - punta bulata resort, negos occidental on june 28-30 for a yoga escape weekend! registration is up here!

all flow boracay photos by stephanie torres. check out her website!

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