Flow: SurfYogaSamba Summer Retreat in Boracay Highlights


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Flow:SurfYogaSamba together with Lifestyle Network’s Summer Soul, Havaianas and Aura Athletica invaded the sunny shores of Boracay last April 18-21 at Boracay Terraces Resort for 4 days of Surf, Yoga and Samba plus more!


For the very first time, Flow teamed up with Paolo Soler of Philippine Surfing Academy (PSA) for a surf session at the wave pool of Crown Regency 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. Next, participants each got a board, paddled to the line up in the wave pool and took turns catching waves. Surfing in a wave pool can get really tiring as waves come continuously but everyone was stoked nonetheless.

Bri Manglapus, a certified Rocket Yoga teacher and PSA’s resident yoga instructor, led an invigorating Vinyasa class at Boracay Terraces Resort during sunset. Participants enjoyed Nyogi Coconut Water refreshments after that challenging yoga session.

Imperatriz Filipinense (formerly known as Escola de Samba de Manila) performed live drumming and taught simple Samba dance moves to all guests at the Summer Soul Bohemian Fair and also during cocktails at Discovery Shores.

Monica Manzano, Flow’s yoga teacher, guided participants into a therapeutic sunrise Yin Yoga class at Discovery Shores beachfront. Monica stressed the importance of rest in order to be fully active as the main aim and definition of yoga is balance, after all. Since it was a beach yoga class, some students even used their Lagu beach blankets as yoga mats!

One afternoon, Alessa Lanot, DIY queen of Life After Breakfast blog, taught everyone how to make rubberstamps at our Crafternoon workshop paired with happy hour cocktails at Two Seasons.

The Flow team conducted a Green Smoothie and Live Foods workshop at the Summer Soul Bohemian Fair using healthy ingredients such as Moringana malunggay capsules in recipes as well as the trusty Breville power blender which was used to make green smoothies. Lifestyle Network host, Wally De Mesa, interviewed Denise, Monica and Noelle on-stage asking about the benefits of drinking green smoothies and eating live foods.

Aside from participating in these awesome activities, everyone received a reusable canvas bag packed with goodies from Havaianas, Moringana, Travel Magazine, Turista Magazine, gift certificates from Browhaus, Strip, Beyond Yoga, Sunshine Kitchen, Rawlicious and a premium prize from Panda Sunglasses was raffled off to one lucky participant!

FLOW SurfYogaSamba Summer Retreat is presented by the Lifestyle Network, Summer Soul, Havaianas, Aura Athletica and our friends from Boracay Terraces Resort, Panda Sunglasses, Belo Essentials SunExpert, Lagu, Lightwater, Vitaminboost, Breville, Nyogi, Rawlicious Green Smoothies, Strip, Browhaus, Philippine Surfing Academy, Imperatriz Filipinense, Life After Breakfast and MyLifeOnBoard.net.

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