ButterFly Effect 2015

What is really the ButterFly Effect about ? …

You probably heard about The Butterfly Effect ? The amazing WaterWoman Movement bringing ladies together in a non-competitive gathering celebrating community and love of the ocean, while instilling confidence in women of all ages and skill sets. Well it’s much more than that!

The ButterFly Effect (BE) is actually about spreading the message of love, compassion and kindness. Women are getting together to empower each other and the hope is that this will carry over into their everyday lives.

Every woman has her own unique set of talents both on the water and off.

The Butterfly Effect is about women sharing their personal resources generously with others through their communal participation in ocean sports. It is a day to honour those abilities and accomplishments.

True presence allows us to see beyond external layers of difference and identify the core oneness we share with everyone else on this planet. When you recognize the interconnectedness of everything, compassion flows naturally.

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“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama

Giving back and making a difference is what it’s all about.

Anyone can help cleaning the beach along with the butterflies on the morning of the event. It’s a simple and fun way to give back to the community that we are privileged to live and work in.

A raffle, silent and live auctions will be held, at Eze bar in Cabarete hoping to surpassed last year’s efforts, raising for The DREAM Project. The DREAM gives a chance to all children and youth in the Dominican Republic to learn and realize their full potential through transformative education programs that combat the effects of poverty.

The 7th Annual Butterfly Effect Cabarete, Dominican Republic will take place on July 11th 2015.

Join the ButterFly week of fun activities

Monday July 6th (7.30am):

Surf Tour to Playa Encuentro. Meet there at Pauhana Surf School at 7:30AM!! Please put your name on the link bellow you plan to attend. will JOIN SURFING

Tuesday July 7th (5pm-9pm):

Afternoon kite + Dinner + bonfire at La Boca. ALL ARE WELCOME – WE NEED #’s by MONDAY!!
If you want to KITE before dinner contact Audrey Meyer to arrange transport leaving at 4pm.
If you want to make the BOAT RIDE from Islabon to La Boca Contact Michelle Bourdeau to meet at 4:45 at the parking lot behind Janet’s Supermarket.
OR Come on your own and meet us there when you feel like it. BUT LET US KNOW BEFORE MONDAY 6PM SO THERE WILL BE ENOUGH FOOD.
BOAT RIDE 5pm / DINNER at 6:30pm / BONFIRE 8pm.

Wednesday July 8th (8am):

Yoga4SUP with Blossom “Enjoy the combination of Stand Up Paddle boarding and Yoga. Beginners welcome.” Contact Audrey for registration and reserve your board. Limited number. Learn about safety while paddle boarding.

Thursday July 9th (6.30pm – 9.30pm):

Registration to the ButterFly Effect D-Day at Velero Beach Resort Cabarete

Friday July 10th (10.30am)/(2pm)/ (6.45pm):

10.30am FREE AquaFIt Class for all Butterflies who signed up at Millennium Wellness Boutique with Blossom

2pm – 3pm Windsurf Clinic at Vela Cabarete with Tatiana Howard (how to be safe)

6.45pm Sunset Meditation on the beach (meeting at Vela). Bring your sarong and smile.

Saturday July 11th: EVENT DAY

  • 9.30am: Late registration at Millennium Resort
  • 10.30am: Beach Clean-Up
  • 11.30am: Group Yoga & Hula
  • 2pm: Downwinder to Playa Encuentro
  • 8pm: Closing Festivities & Auction for the DREAM Project at Eze.

Stay tuned for more info and details on the facebook page of the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/791260247608597/


“Silently witness the many expressions of love happening all around you. Compassion and love are one in the same.”

Although extending compassion to others should be a daily practice, showing that same kindness to ourselves is also vital.

Tatiana Howard founded the Butterfly Effect in 2007 on Maui, Hawaii with a dozen women. The Butterfly Effect has evolved into a BE ALOHA World Tour with over 30 different non-competitive events in 17 countries and with thousands of participants.

Michelle Bourdeau is the owner and head therapist at Andari Spa in Cabarete. She has been practicing massage and spa therapy for 15 years in the Dominican Republic. She is an avid windsurfer and has been teaming up with Tatiana to organize the Butterfly Effect in cabarete for 7 years now.

Thank you ladies, you are such amazing women. Keep spreading the Aloha vibes, we love you.

Blossom Retreat is a proud sponsors of the 7th Butterfly Effect. Where there is love there is life. Thank you for following us.

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” ~ Max Muller