What We Do


"Fall seven times, stand up eight." – Japanese Proverb

Saltwater Sessions encompasses more than just surfing. Our unique approach integrates three clinically proven techniques:

Mindfulness Practice – developing moment by moment awareness leading to increased emotional intelligence and self-control.

Positive reappraisal – a process where challenging events are re-constructed as valuable and beneficial. 

Green Exercise – physical activity in the presence of nature.

Saltwater Sessions frames the challenges and rewards of surfing as metaphors for life on dry land. Each session includes an opportunity to discuss personal challenges and how we react to them. We will explore our inner dialogue and learn techniques to quiet our inner critic.

During mindfulness practice, participants will learn how to shift their perception from feelings of frustration and difficulty to an in-the-moment awareness of the ocean environment, their own bodies, and the content of their minds. These experiential acts of mindfulness reduce frustration and reactivity. Attention becomes rooted in the moment, and experience becomes something to cherish rather than escape.

Saltwater Sessions meets in a group setting. You will walk away with a sense of community and an understanding that the things we struggle with are not ours alone.  

Join us on our Oahu Retreat or Los Angeles Program