SwellBliss Team

Surf. Yoga. Wellness. Bliss.

Follow Your Bliss

- Joseph Campbell

About SwellWomen

A short video narrated by Lulu Agan, Co-Owner of SwellWomen, about the vision behind SwellWomen.

 
 
Lulu Agan

Lulu Agan

Co-Chief Officer of Bliss
Surfing, yoga, cooking and wellness: these 4 passions are what lead Lulu Agan, globe-trotting surfer and yogini, to SwellWomen which launched in 2003. Having spent more than a decade as a Private Chef and more recently getting certified as a Health & Wellness Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Lulu cultivates a great knowledge and enthusiasm for top-quality cuisine that promotes glowing health, from the inside out.  As a supportive mentor and wellness authority, she works with clients to help them feel their best through food and lifestyles changes by tailoring nutrition and wellness programs to meet our clients’ needs. Lulu is at most home amongst the waves and beaches in the tropics, where she continuously nurtures an uncanny ability to track down the most remote, lush surf breaks — no matter where in the world she is! A certified yoga instructor since 2017, Lulu deeply respects how the ancient art of yoga can temper the explosive energy used during surfing, as well as yoga’s potential to bring together people of any country, age or gender.   To Lulu,  the ocean has the power to erase egos, unleash bare human spirit and teach one to color outside of the lines, while yoga brings balance and a deep, supportive connection to oneself — all lessons that can be easily carried from the surfboard or yoga mat back to daily life, allowing that raw passion to color our every moment. From these philosophies, SwellWomen was born! Through the pursuit of her own joy, Lulu is able to bring SwellWomen’s signature bliss to women (and men!) all over the world with our intentionally designed, deeply expansive, culturally immersive retreats. Lulu aims to empower our retreats and inspire our guests by being a living example of an impassioned, well-balanced life; filled to the brim with as much surfing, yoga, meditation and gratitude as humanly possible.   Favorite Quote: “The way to your own truth, the way to a phenomenal life that only you can manifest in the greatness that you were created to do, is to just Be Yourself.” ~Oprah Winfrey

Me-Shell Mijangos

Me-Shell Mijangos

Co-Chief Officer of Bliss
Growing up as a young girl in California’s high desert, Me-Shell always had salt water on her mind and at a very young age knew she would live next to the ocean one day. Even when she was a professional snowboarder living in the mountains of Colorado, she still dreamt of the ocean and heard it’s  beckoning call. Now only 3 minutes away from her favorite surf break on Maui, Me-Shell is a die-hard surfer and gets her salt water therapy in every single day at the break of dawn. “Surfing for me checks all the boxes- exercise, social time, sea therapy, soul food, and moving meditation. It’s become a delightful and necessary routine for me and one I’m absolutely grateful for. I’ve turned into a little girl again who is super excited to wake up each and every morning around 5:00am to get in the ocean…my non-surfing friends think I’m nuts but they don’t understand,” chimes an aloha-spirited Me-Shell. 
Surfing wasn’t always a daily activity for Me-Shell. She spent years recovering from a serious automobile accident that caused substantial back trauma and injury.  At one point she was unable to walk and was wheeled into an emergency room for back surgery. Her microdiscectomy surgery was not successful and four doctors recommended that she needed a complete disc fusion to her spine. Me-Shell being a firm believer in the power of thought, healing, and diet set out to do what most thought impossible. She healed her own back with no surgery needed. “Healing myself and being my own health advocate empowered me with confidence and strength. The journey was not easy and there were many setbacks (and physical pain), but my end goal was no second surgery. I spent everyday for over a year visualizing a perfect spine and dropping into bomber waves. I couldn’t surf so I surfed in my mind,” explains Me-Shell. 
Coupled with Me-Shell’s past health experiences and her friend’s telling her she has been a ‘coach’ since being an embryo, Me-Shell decided to complement her Yoga Teacher Certification (2003) by becoming a Health & Wellness coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. By living her purpose, Me-Shell wants to inspire others to live their dreams and make bliss a priority in their lives. “Choice is ours to make on a daily basis. I encourage others to focus on their heart performance by becoming a seeker of gratitude and an expert in possibilities,” states Me-Shell. 
Me-Shell continues to live her childhood dream of being near the water as a full time resident of Maui since 2002. She enjoys spreading aloha and sharing her love for the beautiful state of Hawaii with others.  A self-proclaimed ‘self-help junkie’, Me-Shell also enjoys teaching her beautiful son how to surf, traveling the world with SwellWomen, waterfall hikes, laughing with friends, and soul surfing daily. She enjoys her blissful life in Maui with her husband, son, and her surfboards.
Favorite Quote
"How you think and how you feel creates your state of being." 
~ Dr. Joe Dispenza

Rachel (aka Rosie) Young

Rachel (aka Rosie) Young

Communications & Marketing Manager
Rachel is a Communicator, Writer, english as a second Language (ESL) Instructor and Yoga Teacher based all over the world as a digital nomad. Rachel aims to spread positivity and light through a unique mix of yogic philosophy, strategic communication and humbled philanthropy. A spirited explorer and lover of nature, she has a service heart and is firm in her commitment to unity, wholeness, peace — yet is never satisfied with the status quo.
At a young age, Rachel learned to thrive by embracing self-awareness and purpose, particularly in regards to education, travel and writing. An interest in yoga sparked after graduating college and realizing that life was meant to be more than a lukewarm cycle of work and play, but something vivacious and inspired. What started off as curiosity is now a way of life, as Rachel’s beliefs often encourage a holistic lifestyle that is both authentic and by-design, yet receptive to universal guidance. To Rachel, yoga was not just about moving the body, but an art form that held the power to unlock a person’s true potential; the idea that an authentic, passion-filled life can come from tuning one’s attend inward — an idea that proved true time and time again, especially after bringing the practices of yoga and pranayama to several marginalized neighborhoods through community English programs.
Mother nature’s divine chaos continues to be Rachel’s biggest teacher, and her biggest indulgences are hiking in the mountains and playing in the ocean. She is skilled at bringing groups of people together, fostering harmony, and encouraging individuals to recognize their unique talents. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University, a Master’s Degree from George Washington University, is a registered yoga instructor at the 200-hr level and has a 170-hr TEFL certificate.
  Read more of Rachel’s work at www.therachellaurenyoung.com or on Instagram: