Where: Las Flores Resort, El Salvador When: November 5-10, 2018 What: 6-day / 5-night all-inclusive Live Better Retreat Experience at the coolest beach spot in the entire world. Smooth waves for daily surfing, beach workouts, community dinners, actionable workshops to upgrade your life, one-on-one coaching sessions, beach bonfires, and (fire) sunset yoga to flow and move better...sign me the F up.
Show me how epic this trip is going to be.
Want a preview of a trip to Las Flores well spent? Ryland Hormel, our awesome Head of Creative at Live Better, crushed this video. Along with receiving photos of you killing it on the trip, you'll be coached by Nike Trainers & Barry's Bootcamp Instructors Jason Loebig & Bret Gornik. We'll do yoga on the deck overlooking the ocean, workout on the beach, and do workshops like learning to hone your productivity, discipline, and passions, and you'll receive a one-on-one coaching session to maximize your value on the trip.
Think the best vibes ever, making friends for life, learning strategies to improve your health and well-being, and engaging with some of the coolest people on earth. Ready for more life?
Testimonials (from past trips).
Live Better Co completely lives up to their motto "best day ever" through their retreats, in which the "best week ever" comprises a collection of individual "best ever" events and experiences - "best ever" morning yoga flow, "best ever" surf, "best ever" breakfast, "best ever" horseback ride, "best ever" workshop, "best ever" catamaran trip, etc. And as the "best ever" motto continues to permeate your perspective, every moment takes on new significance: the "best ever" interactions with 30 new friends, "best ever" "lightbulb" moment in a coaching session, "best ever" smile spread across your face because you're blissed AF. In addition to being the most positive people I've met, Jason, Bret, and Ryland are incredibly knowledgeable about movement, nutrition, wellness, mindfulness, and goal visualization, and are passionate about helping each retreat participant on their individual path toward living better. I felt incredibly supported and equipped with a solid new toolset to take on any goal, whether it be a Spartan race, intermittent fasting, improved energy awareness, or sharing my writing with a broader audience. Finally, I cannot say enough about the Live Better Experience participants. Perhaps we are all of a like mindset by virtue of signing up for this particular trip and thus more likely to vibrate at a higher frequency, but I was very pleasantly surprised how incredibly easy it was to pick up and find common, meaningful ground with every single person that attended. We truly became a Live Better Family, and I have no doubt that I made some lifelong friends in Nicaragua.
- nicole K
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A boutique surf club nestled in the el salvadoran jungle along a beautiful strip of coastline.
Playa Las Flores is a dramatic, natural cove tucked in by carved rock and dense tropical flora, with playful sand beach bordering a cauldron of whitewater and waves detonating in the background. A throwback in time to a prehistoric vision of Central America where the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean meet the charcoal sands of ancient volcanic outflows. Cast within this primordial setting, Las Flores Surf Club is an environmentally conscious hotel designed to have a minimal impact on the landscape and ecosystem.
See more pictures below for a look around the property & rooms.
What does a sample day look like on a Live Better Retreat Experience?
7 am - "Morning Mobility" (soft-tissue and dynamic stretching to start your day feeling good)
8:00 am - Coffee
8:01 am – Surf
12 pm – Get your one-on-one coaching session with Bret & Jason. Talk about anything from changing jobs to fitness and nutrition, or talk about pursuing a side hustle with a dose of adrenaline and creativity. This is your time to action on your dreams. We're here to listen and connect with you individually to learn about your story and help you on your journey.
2 pm – Perfect time for a nap in your hammock or join an optional handstand workshop.
4:30 pm – Health Workshop: let’s do some 80/20 analysis on the best things to focus on for fitness, nutrition, sleep and stress management, and mindfulness. Let's make health and wellness the sustainable fuel to help you crush your job and your life.
5:30pm – The Best Flow Ever – yoga at sunset to the sounds of the ocean. Taught by Bret and Jason together, let your body and mind find their flow in a playful, athletic, fun practice. Learn to headstand (we've helped hundreds do their first) or do your first Warrior II.
7:30 pm – Community Dinner in the Tree House. Local, amazing food prepared family style with vibes jamming in the background.
9 pm – A glass of wine to help the stories and conversation flow from the day.
10 pm (and on)…TBD :) Fall asleep dreaming of your first wave today and sunrise yoga tomorrow...Best Day Ever.
Other things we feel like you should know...
Everyone comes on a Live Better Retreat for different reasons, from different places, and in different places. We use health and wellness strategies to help you live your best life, whether that means heading out on your own as an entrepreneur, getting back on your feet after something didn't go your way, or finding some guidance in a time of transition. You might know your path, and we'll help you blaze it. If you're not quite sure, we'll help you search.
Nothing we do on this trip is mandatory. We simply provide the tools - you implement them how you see fit. If you're struck with the urge to surf, take a work call, journal, or nap, you're encouraged to do it. Yoga is all levels, as is surfing. Whether you're a pro or a first-timer, we'll make sure you find growth in discomfort and success in putting yourself out there.
Don't like to surf? Get a massage instead. Don't like massages? Get a beach training session in with Alex or Ryland.
We have one retreat rule: be (unapologetically) yourself. We need you to be.
(Dreamy Vibes) + (Great Conversations) + (Bold Action) = Live Better Experience
I want you to imagine yourself sitting at your desk, or in your home, the Monday morning after the retreat. Is it the "same old shit" or is it a whole new ballgame? Expand the size of your world, and seek others who are expanding theirs.
"You are a victim of the rules you live by" - Jen Holzer.
We're rewriting the rules you live by. Game f***ing on.
Alright, obviously I'm down...how do I book my spot?
Sign-ups are done first-come, first-serve by filling out this form. The dopest rooms are up for grabs (side note: all rooms are dope). Please fill out the form below and we'll hit you back right away. If you have a specific question, please include it in the *message* box.
All rooms are *shared* rooms (of the same sex and they will be cool people), unless you book the full room. If you are booking with a group, please let us know and we will (space pending) coordinate getting your squad in a private room. If you are booking as a solo traveler, you'll be placed with other incredible human beings you'll vibe with and be friends forever.
Pricing includes everything (all food, beer+wine, activities, surf board rental and lessons, and airport transfers) except flight [see below for travel details]. Activities include daily surfing, yoga, workshops, workouts, meditations, and one-on-one coaching session.
Price: $3,495 per person
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How do I get to las flores?
Fly into San Salvador, El Salvador (Airport: SAL). Once we receive your flight information, we will arrange private transportation from the airport to Las Flores Resort, which is roughly 2 hours south. All transportation costs (excluding the flight) are included in your retreat package.
At the airport, there will be a driver waiting for you upon arrival with a sign that reads "Las Flores Resort" once you pass through customs.
Promise us you won't drink too many cocktails and miss your flight, and we'll be there waiting for you when you arrive, private transport and all, to bring you to paradise.
A final note...
It always has (and it always will) be about the pursuit of having the best day ever, every single day. We've worked with CEO's, world famous content creators, professional athletes, musicians, weekend warriors, and wandering souls alike on how to incorporate the best wellness strategies into crushing life head on.
It's not about turning people into yoga teachers, or beach bums, or teaching people how to "chill." It's about turning you into the optimal version of yourself for your goals on your path. We are both humbled and hungry to help you on your mission, and make it ours to give you individualized attention in the context of a community atmosphere. Two minds are greater than one, and a village is greater than two.
Please let us know how we can help, and we look forward to doing so. #LiveBetter
Have the best day ever,
Jason Loebig, Co-Founder | Bret Gornik, Co-Founder | Ryland Hormel, Chief Creative Officer