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Breath & Surf Journey
with Rise Up Surf & Barbara Stamis
Feb 17th-Feb 24, 2024

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Reset your nervous system & uplevel your surfing

Learn life changing breath practices while surfing beautiful waves in northern Nicaragua.

All levels welcome!

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is the medicine that has the power to heal disease, emotional stress and immunity dis-regulation. It has the power to shift your consciousness, release what is not needed and attune you with your highest self. What better place to connect to this medicine than the natural land and seascapes of Nicaragua?



centered around nourishment of mind, body and soul amongst heart centered community. Several breath techniques are offered to help you shift specific patterns in your breath and body. The transformational breath journeys are designed to give you the medicine you most need in your life and to align you with divine source.



is offered with verdant views of palm trees on the black sand beaches of Northern Nicaragua. The beach directly in front of our location is a peeling left hand reef break that works on medium to large swells.Because we are isolated, we surf the emptiest waves in Nicaragua. Based on the changing tides and conditions, we will take you to the best breaks each day.

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Barbara is a somatic coach, breath facilitator and functional movement educator. Her knowledge is anchored in ancient wisdom alongside modern science-backed practices and her intention is to help you unlock patterns in the body and breath system that are not serving you. The intention is to live a life of full embodied freedom.


This retreat embraces Barbara's abiding love of the ocean. She lives in Topanga Canyon, California, above the Malibu coast where she surfs and works with those wanting to heal physical and emotional pain. Barbara uses LIFE as medicine to help clients relinquish old ineffective habits and believes that breath practice in the ocean air is one of the most powerful gifts we can give ourselves.

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What people say about working with Barbara

"The retreat was life changing.  I am handling stress and challenging situations better.   I feel happier and healthier since the retreat. You are pure LOVE!"

"Barbara’s teachings have quite literally gotten me through this year [2020].”

“The breathwork Barbara taught me is a game changer."

"That breathwork was like FUCK YEAH."

"I have never done breathwork like that! It was incredibly profound and you are an amazing teacher. I had some downloads and deceased loved ones come through. I was so clear. It was the best high I have ever had… and that high, that deep connection to God is within every one of us."

Rise Up Surf has a simple & beautiful mission....  To make sure everyone who comes has the most amazing experience possible. Check out more here for the vibe of their retreats...


Book by August 31st, 2023

$2,950 USD all inclusive double room

After August 31 -  $3,250 USD.

Topanga Breath Reset
Day Retreat
Fall 2023
More info below



breath techniques for your everyday ritual and meditation.


Be Guided

through a circular breath journey to reset your nervous system and transcend blocks not serving you, as well as therapeutic hands on yoga to soothe & restore.


Understand & Explore

your purpose, challenges and gifts through personal astrological chart work, drum journey and self inquiry.

Be Nourished

with organic soul food, teas, citrus & chocolate



with essential oils and the healing desert air



to yourself, to others, and the art of ritual

Nourish Your Soul

About Us
Barbara & Sarah have been friends for over 20 years. Their healing journies began simultaneously while suffering illness and injury as professional dancers in NYC. They have come together, pairing their gifts as teachers & healers to bring retreats of deep nourishment and self exploration. Their intention is to give you tools to create lives filled with purpose and peace.

Ready to Reset?

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