“Follow your bliss.”
- Joseph Campbell
These are the words that inspired Me-Shell Mijangos to quit her corporate job in New York City and travel the world in search of perfect waves and faraway adventures. Along the way, Me-Shell landed on the island of Maui for what she thought was going to be a two-month stay. Maui beckoned and Me-Shell listened, she decided to plant her surfboard and unpack her bags for good in paradise.
Realizing an opportunity to create a wellness program for women, Me-Shell founded SwellWomen, a retreat that combines two of her blissful passions, surfing and yoga. From the start, SwellWomen has flourished thanks to exposure from the national and international media and to the continuous referrals from satisfied guests who have been treating themselves to SwellWomen’s surf and yoga camps since it’s establishment in 2003. SwellWomen continues to grow, and now includes SwellCo-ed, surf and yoga retreats open to men, women and couples.
“This was the best vacation of my life,” is what we hear retreat after retreat from our guests. Listen to what our past guests have to say about their surf vacation.