Bula Wellness Retreat Recap

Happy Weekend!  We got back to San Diego last weekend after a few weeks in Fiji, and I'm just now settling back into a normal rhythm! I think my soul agrees with slow-paced island time! 

Today's post is a photo recap of some of the amazing adventures we had on the first Bula Wellness Retreat! It was an absolute blast leading this trip along with my co-host and dear friend Sarah of A House in the Hills. And we are SUPER excited to be making plans for the next Bula Wellness Retreat, October 30th-Nov. 4th 2016!!! Grab your spot on the next trip here... and enjoy a peek at these beautiful, magical islands!

Where all of the palm trees are born.

Where all of the palm trees are born.

Every day on retreat started with some form of movement - whether a workout on and around THE HILL, or a glorious morning yoga session by the sea... You couldn't ask for a more beautiful backdrop...

The HILL. (So, you just go UP...)

The HILL. (So, you just go UP...)

Hill Sprints & Pushups in the rainforest. 

Hill Sprints & Pushups in the rainforest. 

high fives on the hill 

high fives on the hill 

Seaside Yoga Session 

Seaside Yoga Session 

Dancers by the sea. 

Dancers by the sea. 

We kept the adventures rolling after breakfast each day... visiting the local farmer's market in Savusavu town, stopping in a local village and hiking to a pristine waterfall, kayaking & SUP paddling in the lagoon, fishing and snorkeling trips to surrounding islands with beautiful beaches, a visit to the local school for a supplies donation, and of course, just relaxing...

The Floating Yoga Adventure

The Floating Yoga Adventure

Savusavu town market trip. 

Savusavu town market trip. 

Solo leads the way to a secret rainforest waterfall

Solo leads the way to a secret rainforest waterfall

A refreshing dip in the pools

A refreshing dip in the pools

Our water photog. 

Our water photog. 

Snorkeling Namena Island Marine Reserve

Snorkeling Namena Island Marine Reserve

Underwater in Namena Marine Reserve

Underwater in Namena Marine Reserve

Nothing better than hammock time on a private tropical beach

Nothing better than hammock time on a private tropical beach

And then there were those coconuts...

coconut palms 

coconut palms 

Eating coconuts

The day after the retreat we stumbled upon this guy in need of a home... and he became the official Bula Wellness Retreat Mascot! (the story of Solo the Fijian Wonderdog in a post coming soon)

Solo the Fijian Wonder Dog

MANY thanks go out to our gift bag sponsors & friends: Mamma Chia for the nutritious snacks, Herban Essentials for the perfect travel and yoga mat wipes, Modern Boho for the gorgeous metallic tattoos that glittered all over the retreat guests and Koro Sun staff, Lotus Love Beauty for handmade candles and soaps, Kashi for sunglasses, CocoBee Naturals for Reef-safe sunscreen, and Stone Fox Swim.

Retreat Gift Bags

I can't wait to get back to this place that has absolutely captured my heart - and I hope to share it with you soon!!!

Fiji you have my heart. 

Fiji you have my heart. 

Jungle Yoga 

Jungle Yoga