Handful was honored to partner with Soulfeast and sponsor Adjustable Bras for their participants last year. Our bras are great for every type of adventure, from yoga to running to surf and boating exertions. Take a read below for a recap of their trip and how you can attend their next one.
Looking for your next travel adventure? Costa Rica is brimming with incredible
retreat destinations – focused around health, fitness, yoga, water sports and all-
around amazing experiences. Not only does this Central American destination
feature a breathtaking landscape with many outdoor activities to nurture your
spirit and soul, the Costa Rican people are equally as beautiful and hospitable.
Soulfeast Retreats organizes a retreat each year in Costa Rica and is honored to
have Handful Activewear along on the journey.
Founded by Caroline Woodham and Shannon Baker, Soulfeast received its
name because it conjures up the visual of one’s core essence, their soul,
feasting on what makes them thrive in the realm of travel and adventure.
Caroline and Shannon explain that their retreats are relaxed and fun, designed
to fill your soul and put a spring in your step. “So far, we’ve discovered we are
not ‘BS- ing’ people,” laughs Caroline. “We are lucky to have people come
back time and time again.”
When it comes to the Soulfeast Costa Rica Retreat in Playa Grande, attendees
enjoy daily yoga classes, beautiful sprawling beaches, surf lessons, scrumptious
meals, horseback riding, canopy tours, zipline adventures and more - all with a
unique Costa Rican flair. In addition, each attendee receives their own
personalized portrait session. “It’s outstanding to see the portraits of our guests.
Caroline captures the true essence of each and every person, their spirit and
happiness shines through in the photos,” says Shannon. So far, the Soulfeast
recipe is spot on. Now, in its sixth year, Soulfeast is proud to help fill other’s cups
in ways they may be unable to imagine until they experience it.
Last year’s yoga & surf retreat to Playa Grande, Costa Rica unfolded in a unique
way, as they all do, depending on the group. There were ambitious Mom’s with
their tween girls charging and soaking up life in Playa Grande. Surfing in the a.m.
and doing yoga in the laid-back afternoons helped to peak their curiosity for
more of what the Guanacaste region has to offer; Horseback riding through
local towns, fashion shoots on the beach, shopping in Tamarindo and quality
Mother-Daughter time. “It was so precious to see these guests take hold of the
reigns and go,” says Caroline.
Additional guests that joined Soulfeast Costa Rica last year were hard working
mothers and corporate business women who needed a much-deserved break
and just wanted to spoil themselves, feel the sand between their toes, sip the
local Costa Rican coffee on the playa at sunrise with no agenda and enjoy a
nice long exhale. They took to the water and the yoga studio like it was old hat;
throwing on a bikini and rash guard, playing in the warm ocean, eating delicious meals with tropical birds urging them to get seconds, chilling in hammocks, and exploring local towns, culture and shops. Everyone was game for an adventure
in the yoga studio and experienced “top drawer” instruction for all levels and
abilities. And the best thing - they got to do it all over again the next day - Pura
“One of our favorite parts of the retreat is to spoil our guests with a sponsored
goodie bag which supports their adventuring,” says Caroline. Each attendee
received a bra from Handful they were able to use for every activity they
embarked upon. “Handful Bras are so versatile, once you put one on, you don’t want to take it off,” adds Shannon.
“Handful Bras has been such a generous and well received sponsor. Handful
celebrates women of all sizes and shapes and focuses on performance and
comfort. The colorful and comfortable sport bras even fit our tiny tweens and we all ended up in them on our final sunset cruise up the pristine Guanacaste
Coast! Handful’s sisterhood of sass theme fits right in with Soulfeast’s goals – to
get happy, stay happy and share your happiness!”
To learn more or sign up for the 2018 Soulfeast Costa Rica Retreat, visit
soulfeast.surf. In addition, Caroline and Shannon are offering a special discount
on Soulfeast retreats for Handful Bra fans and followers. At checkout at
www.soulfeast.surf, enter the code HANDFUL for $100 off your customized
adventure. Grab life by the Handful and Soulfeast!
Follow Soulfeast on Instagram @soulfeast_official
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