Come Home to YourSELF: Ladies Healing Retreat of Adventure + Surf

December 3 – 10th, 2021
Retreat within YourSELF and experience the transformational healing of Somatic Movement Therapy, Breath Work and trauma healing through brain re-wiring attunements!
When we have a sacred container to dive and explore beyond the surface of our fears, the roots of those fears are brought to the surface/illuminated. Here we are empowered with new choices to unwind and unravel habitual patterns that are no longer serving our highest vibration/version of our SELF. Imagine it’s like a tree that’s fallen in our path, we just need a map to illuminate the paths that we can’t already see. For the unknown to unfold in magical ways It takes courage, trust and the willingness to show up for your own SELF. You cannot change what you’re not willing to dive below the surface and explore. If you have a tenancy to hold back from fears, trauma, self doubt or negative self talk this sacred container was designed just for you. Braving the depths of our inner Ocean will empower you with new tools to ride both your life waves and Mother Ocean’s Waves with more grace, ease and Joy!

Double Occupancy


Single Occupancy

Come home to yourself, stepping outside of your daily routine for a week of magical healing, surf, and play.
This Ladies only retreat is a safe space to experience the healing community shared by women, movement, adventure, surf, and travel. Join Paleena as she nurtures your journey to explore the parts of yourself yet to be healed, experienced + expressed, and released to make space for new joy to enter your life. While on this amazing adventure off the beaten path you will enjoy beautiful + unspoiled beaches, a beautiful retreat center with an in-site restaurant serving amazing, local, delicious, and healthy foods for all dietary needs. The community of Playa Gigante is a vibrant, magical space that offers you the opportunity to see another culture and way of life that inspires, delights, and changes you. Join us on this journey…

What's included

7 nights accommodations at our 4-star beachside boutique hotel (Wifi, Hot Water, A/C)
4 fresh, healthy, locally sourced meals daily (early AM snack, breakfast, lunch, dinner)
roundtrip transportation between airport and the retreat
daily somatic movement therapy with Paleena
2 amazing breathwork sessions
San Juan Del Sur + Ziplining Day trip (w/lunch) daily surf excursions
All surfboard rentals Assistance booking flights and arranging extra activities (massage, horseback riding, day trips, salsa dancing, etc)

Retreat leader



Certified Yoga Therapist
Certified Holistic Wellness Coach
Somatic Movement Therapist
Movement Junkie

I am curious and adventurous and view life as a journey to be embraced rather than a list of rigid demands to be accomplished. I have discovered my life’s balance in nature, and through the vehicle of my own healing journey – one that required me to dive deep within myself.
As a competitive athlete, I initially had success by pushing past my weak areas and relying on my strengths to push me through and keep me going. This autopilot habit took me past the point where my overall health and wellbeing was supported. I refer to this now as strengths overdone.
The result was a series of broken bones, ligament tears, bulging disks, multiple concussions and surgeries. I pushed through years of chronic back pain until I got to the point where I was losing weeks of my life drugged up on pain killers and muscle relaxers. The specialists advised me that the only hope was surgery.
It was at this point I was ready to listen to my body’s wisdom. That’s when I took matters into my own hands. I pursued acupuncture and Naturopathic medicine, learned how to truly nourish my body and explored yoga and supportive movement. It was through this process that I learned that I had choice in my relationship with my body – I could use movement as a drug or fix or I could use it to deepen relationship with myself.
Learning to find my breath was the key ingredient to my success in healing from 17 broken bones, finding ease in my back without surgery and overcoming disabling digestive discomfort. My breath empowered me to be more present and aware and taught me how to give back to the body that I’d taken for granted all those years.
The freedom I found in my own body led me to want to share these limitless possibilities with others. And so that’s just what I’ve done! I’ve been studying and teaching Yoga and Pilates since 2005, became a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach in 2009, and submerged myself into the world of yoga therapy, studying with some of the most unique teachers in the world becoming a Certified Yoga Therapist in 2014.
I remain a curious student and promise to continue on this journey, sharing my explorations openly and honestly with you.
We are not meant to ride life’s waves alone. I believe we are stronger together.