2019 Waikiki, Hawaii Retreat - August 25th-31st

Wake up every morning to sunny skies, rainbows, and clear blue water. After a fresh and healthy breakfast we head to the beach where we will focus on personal growth, inner exploration and meditation, followed by a two hour surf lesson in warm and gentle waves, perfect for any beginner. Using the ocean as our playground,  you will leave this retreat with a better understanding of yourself and what's holding you back from a kinder and more compassionate relationship with yourself. 

Your purchase includes:

  • The full Saltwater Sessions course

  • Six nights in a private or shared room at the Laylow Hotel in Waikiki

    • Private Room - $3495

    • Shared Room - $2995

  • Fresh breakfast every morning at Hideout Restaurant at the Laylow

  • Five 2 hour surf lessons with a fully certified surf school

  • Surfboard rental

  • Surf photography of you catching waves

  • Delicious and local snacks provided post surfing

  • An Allswell notebook for thoughts and musings during the course

* Flight and transportation from the airport not included


"The Saltwater Sessions retreat in Waikiki was transformative for me in more ways than one. As a novice surfer who had been trying to learn for several years, I was super frustrated with my slow progress in the water. The SWS retreat helped me push through those blocks, and recover the joy and wonder that drew me to surfing in the first place. In Waikiki we were blessed with extraordinarily perfect surf conditions for beginners, coaching that was both technically outstanding and super uplifting - and most importantly, on-land debriefs that helped me unpack the mental barriers that were getting in my way, both in the water and in life. Lena and her team have designed a truly unique program that is accessible to anyone.  I’ll be carrying the lessons learned there to every part of my life."
- Mona E., Brooklyn, NY

“I’d been wanting to learn to surf for a while, and Saltwater Sessions’ unique approach felt right to me as soon as I found it. Learning to surf was in many ways something I wanted to explore because it scared me. The beauty of surfers gliding along the unpredictable great big ocean always seemed to me like the antithesis of how I lived my life, which was much more in the pursuit of comfortability. The Saltwater Sessions Hawaiian retreat was an incredible experience. Lena’s morning sessions overlooking the water were very instrumental in the process of making the experience a mindful and transformative one. We would then hop on our boards and make our way into the waves, and I felt very safe in the hands of the amazing surf instructors, who taught us everything we could want to know in navigating the ocean. I stood up seven times in the first day - which I never imagined could possibly happen. There was a clear analogy between how our state of mind impacted how we faired on the waves. It the perfect getaway, with an incredible program as well as all the trimmings of a fantastic vacation. I loved every minute of it, and I’m grateful to have returned home with surfing as both a skill and a metaphor for navigating life.”
- Lital S, Los Angeles, CA

“You won’t regret a moment with Saltwater Sessions. The experiences I had in the ocean revealed a part of me I didn’t know how to access. This program gave me the tools to recognize, harness and translate my feelings of frustration into positive and constructive thoughts. I have something tangible to use in my daily life as a reminder that every day is different and that’s okay. To struggle is not a sign of failure. And never give up on something you love because you never know what beautiful things will be revealed.”
-Allison S., Manhattan, NY