Thursday, October 01, 2009

FLOW Surf Yoga Samba Weekend Retreat

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FLOW Surf.Yoga.Samba

A Weekend Retreat of the Senses
November 28-30, 2009 at the San Juan Surf Resort, La Union

Get the chance to learn Vinyasa yoga, commune with nature, ride
quality waves, dance to the beat of the drums and nourish yourself
with healthy wholesome food.
Take a breather from your everyday lives and create a space where you
can feel the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.

The FLOW Surf.Yoga.Samba Weekend Retreat aims to unify the body mind
and soul. We offer each guest an experience of a lifetime. Practicing
yoga will develop focus, strength and flexibility. Surfing will
develop your confidence, stamina and ocean awareness. Dancing and
creating music enhances sense of well-being and build social skills.
The whole retreat is complemented with vegetarian food to help nourish
this unique journey to self-discovery.

P6,500 per person
P6,000 early bird rate (Register and pay on or before October 5, 2009)

Package Inclusions:
- 2 Vinyasa Yoga sessions by Monica Eleazar-Manzano
- 2 Surfing lessons with Luke Landrigan of The Billabong Surf School
- 2 Samba lessons and jamming with Escola de Samba Manila
- Roundtrip transportation from Manila-La Union
- 3D, 2N aircon accommodation at San Juan Surf Resort
- Vegetarian Meals (with chicken and fish options)
- Flow T-Shirts
- Tote Bag with freebies from our sponsors

This event is co-presented by Gaiam and Sanuk.
In partnership with Nivea.
Sponsors- ROX, Sea to Summit, Nalgene, Fitflop, Fluidsurf, Twinkle,
Oishi, Moringana, Googoo&Gaga, Brownbelly and Dharma.
Media partners Action & Fitness, Onesport, QTV, NU107

To register, visit our website at or email us at

The People Behind FLOW

Monica Eleazar- Manzano is a certified Vinyasa yoga instructor through
Greenpath Boracay Yoga. She is also a Post-Natal certified yoga
instructor with the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia (YTTA).
DHARMA and INDIGObaby are her brands where she sells all-natural bath
and body products for yoginis and yummy mummies.

Luke Landrigan is the chief team rider and team captain of The Stoked
Inc-Billabong Surf Team in the Philippines. He has won numerous surf
competitions for both shortboard and long boarding in the country and
emerged the 2009 Champion of the Aurora Surf Cup Challenge. In
November 2008, Luke led the Philippine national surfing squad to a
silver-medal finish at the first-ever Asian Beach Games in Bali,

As a professional surf instructor, Luke received his training in
Australia. He is the first Filipino to be awarded Australia’s
prestigious Bronze Medallion, surf rescue and CPR/life-saving BY SURF
LIFE SAVING AUSTRALIA, a globally-recognized credential. Luke has also
earned a Surfing Australia Level 1 Certification for surf instruction,
a world-class qualification that permits him to teach anywhere in the

Toni Bernardo is a full time percussionist, who has studied and
performed the musics of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the
Americas, including West African drumming, dance and song; Japanese
Taiko drumming and Nagauta music, including the Shamisen and Tsuzumi;
Northern Philippine gong and drum ensemble; Indian Bhangra rhythms;
Flamenco cajon; Cuban Mambo and Rumba; Brazilian samba; and
African-American music traditions. Toni has given numerous
performances and workshops through the various groups she has been
part of and has led. She is currently the Diretora da Bateria of the
Escola de Samba de Manila.


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