a surf retreat
the 4 Elements, a citrAyus retreat
Surfing, Yoga, Pilates, Yamuna® Body Rolling
Release, Restoration, Rejuvenation
Siargao Island, Philippines
April 30 - May 5, 2019
Release, Restore, Rejuvenate
Recognising the holistic balance of body, mind and spirit
offers the possibility of pursuing wellness,
authenticity and serenity from within.
Join Cristina Lopez McLauchlan, Sarah Bellagamba and Karen Law as we
Restore the Balance between our active elements within the scope of a Yoga, Pilates & Yamuna® Body Rolling practice, and onto
the diverse, world class, surf breaks of Siargao Island - currently ranked
No. 1 by Condé Naste Traveler among the 30 best islands in the world outside of the U.S. in the Readers' Choice Awards survey.
You are invited to participate in daily movement, fitness & manual therapy classes that will provide ideas, inspiration and cues towards
maintaining a dynamic alignment off the mat, onto the board.
Earth, Water, Fire, Air
In ancient Greece earth, water, fire and air
explained the nature and complexity of all matter.
Buddhist texts understood earth (solidity), water (fluidity),
fire (temperature) and air (mobility) as real sensations.
The Chinese elements, fire, earth, metal, water and wood were
understood as types of energy in a state of constant interaction.
In movement, we are constantly balancing stability,
mobility, fluidity and flow into an active alignment.
We are all made from a web of interconnectivity
- matter, sensations, energy & flow.
True alignment comes when we restore our natural balance.
We all encompass the elements and the possibility to be at once
grounded (Earth), light (Air), fluid (Water) & vibrant (Fire).
We are all possessed of wonderful vitality.
Experience daily YOGA classes with Cristina Lopez McLauchlan introducing
4 elements themed to 4 chakras:
ROOT & EARTH - Rise & Revel (Strength & Stamina)
SACRAL WATER - Liquid Movement (Hips & Shoulders)
SOLAR FIRE - Balancing Desire
HEART & AIR - Open into the Barrel
Explore biomechanical efficiency within a series of PILATES Pre-Surf sessions with Karen Law themed to 4 elements:
EARTH - From the Ground Up
WATER - Fluid Precision
FIRE - Breathe Vitality
AIR - Axial Elongation
Enjoy the breaks of the country's surfing mecca with Carlito Nogalo,
the Philippine's first professional surfer, the country’s best before many
a Filipino riding the surf trend ever picked up a surfboard.
With Siargao’s new breed of professional surfers following in his
path and earning titles for the country, Carlito and his team
accompany us to explore the waves they call home.
Roll out your surf breaks with Sarah Bellagamba's deep tissue
self-massage sessions themed to release any tensions from surfing,
and to help the body recover for the next day.
YAMUNA® Body Rolling
Postural Evaluations & Private Consultations:
Garden to Table Breakfasts
& Welcoming Apéros