Be Dareful

A Women’s Surf & Yoga Adventure of Reconnection
and Realignment
April 2018

Set Up an Exploration Call

Be Dareful
A Women’s Surf & Yoga Adventure of Reconnection
and Realignment
April 2018

Set Up an Exploration Call

How do you flow with the unknown? When you have the chance to paddle out into something a little unfamiliar, do you listen to your heart and take the risk, or play it safe and head for the beach? What kind of possibilities could a more DAREful way of being awake in the adventure of your life?

At True North Adventures, everything we do is designed to invite us back into alignment with our authentic selves. In this way, our intentional outdoor experiences are portals for our inner adventures and this is where the magic happens! During this weeklong surf, yoga and Self-care immersion, we will experiment with being DAREful and observe the shifts this creates in our inner and outer worlds. This time away is not an escape. It is an essential pause where you can playfully observe how you are with yourself, and practice using more effective tools as you embody these shifts in your day-to-day life. This is about reconnecting with the innate wisdom of your heart and course correcting where needed to more whole-heartedly live in alignment with that inner knowing.

How do you flow with the unknown? When you have the chance to paddle out into something a little unfamiliar, do you listen to your heart and take the risk, or play it safe and head for the beach? What kind of possibilities could a more DAREful way of being awake in the adventure of your life? We’re teaming up with Bodhi Surf lodge in beautiful Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica for a 7-day surf and yoga adventure to explore what it means to be Dareful. This learning laboratory will offer you an amazing opportunity to unwind and experience the essence of the Costa Rican mantra Pura Vida.



Living DAREfully Starts with Realignment


Jen Whalen | Founder, True North Adventures

DARE with Your Board

For the Bodhi Surf team, surfing is more than just a sport or physical activity; it is a way of life. Whether you’re brand new to surfing or looking to become more skillful in your wave riding, your 5 sequenced sessions will offer you unparalleled support as you DAREfully find your flow with this ancient, playful practice of mindfulness and presence. A short ride from our lodging transports you to a quiet, sandy Shangri-La. Monkeys howl from the treetops and vibrant birds swoop overhead… you’ll know without a doubt you’re a long way from your usual playground! What will it feel like to fully receive this warm, salty reset? How will your experiences finding connection, ease and flow in the ocean radically realign your ability to do so on land?


DARE with Your Mat

As with surfing, at the Bodhi Shambala, yoga is a way of life. Regardless of your prior experience or skill level, instructor Pilar Salazar has an incredible ability to meet you at your edge and lovingly assist you in finding more breath, presence and flexibility in your asanas (both on and off the mat!). She is a masterful guide and your 5 sessions with her will undoubtedly shift your experience with yoga from here forward. “Shambala” literally means place of peace and tranquility. Their two-story, open-air yoga platform invites a seamless interaction with the beautiful community and abundant biodiversity that surrounds the Bodhi lodge. What will it feel like to be inspired by this wellspring of life as you DAREfully realign with your body, mind and spirit everyday? What might awaken inside of you as a result?


Jen Whalen | Founder, True North Adventures


Jen Whalen | Founder, True North Adventures

DARE with Your Life

We’ve lovingly crafted this deeply nourishing week as an opportunity to retreat from the sometimes overwhelmingly loud, busy, disconnected world we experience at home. Together we will SLOW DOWN, unplug and intentionally reconnect with the much more grounded, clear and purposeful intelligence inside of our hearts. As you playfully experiment with being DAREful, and immerse yourself in the natural rhythm of this simple place, you will feel yourself being drawn back into right relationship with your own True North. Through experiential workshops, nourishing practices and unstructured play time to just be wild and free, you will connect with powerful, practical tools that will support you in integrating this way of being into your daily life back home.

Living DAREfully Starts with Realignment


DARE with Your Board

For the Bodhi Surf team, surfing is more than just a sport or physical activity; it is a way of life. Whether you’re brand new to surfing or looking to become more skillful in your wave riding, your 5 sequenced sessions will offer you unparalleled support as you DAREfully find your flow with this ancient, playful practice of mindfulness and presence. A short ride from our lodging transports you to a quiet, sandy Shangri-La. Monkeys howl from the treetops and vibrant birds swoop overhead… you’ll know without a doubt you’re a long way from your usual playground! What will it feel like to fully receive this warm, salty reset? How will your experiences finding connection, ease and flow in the ocean radically realign your ability to do so on land?

Jen Whalen | Founder, True North Adventures

DARE with Your Mat

As with surfing, at the Bodhi Shambala, yoga is a way of life. Regardless of your prior experience or skill level, instructor Pilar Salazar has an incredible ability to meet you at your edge and lovingly assist you in finding more breath, presence and flexibility in your asanas (both on and off the mat!). She is a masterful guide and your 5 sessions with her will undoubtedly shift your experience with yoga from here forward. “Shambala” literally means place of peace and tranquility. Their two-story, open-air yoga platform invites a seamless interaction with the beautiful community and abundant biodiversity that surrounds the Bodhi lodge. What will it feel like to be inspired by this wellspring of life as you DAREfully realign with your body, mind and spirit everyday? What might awaken inside of you as a result?

Jen Whalen | Founder, True North Adventures

DARE with Your Life

We’ve lovingly crafted this deeply nourishing week as an opportunity to retreat from the sometimes overwhelmingly loud, busy, disconnected world we experience at home. Together we will SLOW DOWN, unplug and intentionally reconnect with the much more grounded, clear and purposeful intelligence inside of our hearts. As you playfully experiment with being DAREful, and immerse yourself in the natural rhythm of this simple place, you will feel yourself being drawn back into right relationship with your own True North. Through experiential workshops, nourishing practices and unstructured play time to just be wild and free, you will connect with powerful, practical tools that will support you in integrating this way of being into your daily life back home.

Jen Whalen | Founder, True North Adventures

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The title Be DAREful is inspired by the work of artist and nature lover Jeremy Collins. He developed this script flip after realizing how often people used the phrase “be careful” to express their love for someone headed out on an adventure. Adventure is inherently risky. Self-preservation is obviously a key piece of successful adventures, but ultimately, if we really want to grow and feel alive it involves getting out there on the edge of our comfort zone and being DAREful. Pursuing the illusion of comfort and safety squeezes the life out of experiences and that is certainly not what adventure is all about. So, he has spearheaded a movement to “change this admonition to ‘Be Dareful Out There’ and lovingly encourage the explorers of this world to play with their edge.
  • 7 nights at the beautiful Bodhi Lodge
  • 3 love-infused, home made meals every day (20 total, with 2-3 offsite at local restaurants)
  • 5 surf lessons with wise, soulful Bodhi Surf owner, Travis
  • 5 yoga classes with the amazing Bodhi Surf owner, master yogi, Pilar
  • Daily experiential workshops, nourishing practices and unstructured play time
  • 1 hour long, outdoor massage
  • Art supplies, journal and plenty of space for creative expression and experimentation
  • Visit to a local waterfall
  • Fruit at each surf lesson and as many coconuts straight off the tree as you would like to enjoy!
  • Guided walking tour of Bahia Ballena with local naturalist
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Private round trip transportation (from airport in San Jose to Bodhi lodge in Uvita and back)
  • 1 hour private coaching session with Jen in preparation for our time in Costa Rica, as well as 3 additional 1 hour coaching calls and ongoing email support as you integrate your learning.
The Be DAREful experience is $3000 per person and must be paid in full 60 days before our trip. This journey will be full of life changing experiences and I can’t wait to see all the ripple effects it will create in our lives. It is a big investment of time, energy and money, but one that will undoubtedly create incredible value well beyond the monetary exchange. Payment plans are available and coaching people in creative resourcefulness is one of my favorite topics. Please feel free to set up a call with me to explore this in more detail. It will be a gift to you regardless of whether you decide to join us in Costa Rica this time around.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT TO TRAVEL TO COSTA RICA. If it’s not current you still have time to get this organized before November, but please don’t delay on this non-negotiable part of our journey.

Participants will be required to book their own airfare to/from San Jose, Costa Rica. There will likely be a great deal on an Alaska Airlines flight from LAX to SJO. This year they are $400 or about 30k miles and can be done as a companion pass too if you’d like to partner up with a friend and make it an even better deal!

It is approximately a 3 hour drive to the Bodhi Lodge from San Jose, so it would be ideal if we could all make this journey out to the coast together Saturday afternoon. Many of us will be traveling from San Diego, so we can organize a carpool to LAX early Saturday morning as well. If you’re planning to arrive on another airline or time, that is no problem. Just plan to coordinate your arrival/departures around a 4pm pick up on Day 1 at the airport in San Jose and approximately a noon drop off on the following Saturday.

Curious to learn more?

Please fill out the form below so we can connect and explore this possibility together. This is a totally free, no strings attached opportunity for you to experience a taste of Inner Expedition coaching work as we support you in getting really clear about whether this adventure is a great fit for you at this time.

Curious to learn more?

Please fill out the form below so we can connect and explore this possibility together. This is a totally free, no strings attached opportunity for you to experience a taste of Inner Expedition coaching work as we support you in getting really clear about whether this adventure is a great fit for you at this time.