"A Stand Up Paddle/ Windsurf / Kitesurf Event June 29th, 2019"

Join us for the 11th Annual Butterfly Effect event in Cabarete, Dominican Republic! The Butterfly Effect is an event to celebrate and encourage women to participate in water sports, learn about the local culture and to give back.

The event day will consist on the annual non-competitive downwinder and party.  We invite everyone to come out for the week leading up to the event for all the pre-event activities.

Butterfly Effect

Cabarete Butterfly Effect is made possible by a great community! Thank you for all the love and support from all of these companies as well as all the friends and family.

EVENT SCHEDULE ~ JUNE 29th - Event Day


Day time Main EVENT entry fees: 45 USD

Evening Benefit DINNER & White Party with DJ Onno (open Bar): 40 USD

Registration for Day EVENT includes:

  • Gift Bag.
  • Free ticket to the Brunch at Aqua when you participate in the beach cleanup.
  • Free Entry for Girls under 10 paddling on their parents board.
  • Event Transportation.
  • Snacks/ Hydration.
  • Pool Party.


What to bring on the day of the event:

  • All equipment must be brought to Lifestyles Holidays Hotel
    in Cabarete and loaded by participant to launching location.
  • Trucks will be provided for transportation.
  • Event tank top must be worn during morning activities and Yoga.
  • Event rashguard must be worn in the water.
  • Sunscreen (we encourage reef safe ).
  • Smiles and Aloha vibes! : )


** All gear must be rented and arranged by each participant, not by event organizers**

  • Kite/wind Board, paddle, leash, pfd (have your equipment checked by a professional before).
  • SUP boards available for rent at Vela Cabarete (35 USD). All benefits go to the DREAM Project. Contact Audrey to reserve your boards (limited boards available) or reserve online HERE

Reserve your SUP board and paddle for the Butterfly Event day on June 29th. All funds go to DREAM Project. Pick up location: Vela Cabarete. Click link HERE

Optional Event Week Activities 


Contact Audrey or Michelle from the Andari spa for more details.

Tuesday, June 25th

  • SUP tour to Playa Caleton
  • $ 60 US covers transportation and paddleboard rental (limited spots available).
  • Anyone, including friends and partners are welcome to attend. Please contact Audrey or Michelle by June 24 at 12 pm if you wish to attend. Participation is limited!


Wednesday, June 26th

  • Tip Top Catamaran Sunset Cruise
  • $25 US covers transport to and from Sosúa, cocktails, and gratuity for the boat staff
  • Anyone including friends and partners are welcome to attend. Tickets for non BE participants at $35US. Please reserve your spot by June 25 if you wish to attend. Participation is limited! Reserve HERE

Thursday, June 27th 

  • Registration Night 6 pm - 9 pm at LAX / OJO


Friday, June 28th

  • 8 am Beach Cleanup at La Boca - All members of the community are welcome to help us! Location of pick up to be determined.
  • 10:30 am Women in Leadership Brunch at Aqua, restaurant at Millennium.
  • Anyone including friends and partners are welcome to attend. Please contact Audrey or Michelle by June 27 at 7 pm if you wish to attend. Participation is limited!


Saturday, June 29th ~ Event Day ~


You will receive your Goodie bag, Thursday, June 27th at OJO starting at 6 pm. You can also register the same evening.


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Come and try the new fitness trend combining paddleboard and yoga. Try our first-ever floating yoga/fitness class, which combines the basics of stand-up paddleboarding with the strength, flexibility, and relaxation components of Audrey's popular Fitness Yoga class. US$ 30 instead of US$ 35

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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. ButterFly Effect “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.

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We are so happy and excited to introduce you to our 4 days Blossom Retreat.

Audrey is teaming with Sierra Campbell to offer you an amazing Blossom Retreat during Memorial weekend (Friday, May 22th to Tuesday 26th 2015). Meditation, yoga

Daily Sunrise Meditation, Paddle Boarding (and SUP Yoga), kiteboarding, Sunset Yoga and of course some yummy and healthy food.

How much better can this get?! Oh did we mentioned that it's all taken place in Cabarete, on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic?!

Click here for more info and price Sierra is the founder of Ventana Yoga, a unique, US based, yoga products company specializing in manufacturing with natural and recycled materials. She is a speaker and facilitator of Meditation, Yoga, and Pranayama (breathwork) with 16 years experience facilitating. You can view her women's health video series at Grokker and her video bio here.

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The Christmas holiday period is a pivotal time in your Workout training year.

The run up to Christmas can be extremely busy and if you don’t schedule your workouts you will suddenly realize you haven’t trained for a while and won't feel good. So we are running a Special Offer during Christmas Week, this way you will be able to workout, burn the extra calories and look and feel amazing at all those parties. Workout Sign Up NOW and join all (5 workouts) FIT WORKOUTS for US$ 30. Private mornings and evenings Stand Up Paddle Board lessons, SUP Yoga and fitness Coaching with Audrey Meyer are still available. Ask us for our availabilities.

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Time to live your dream and join our Yoga & SUP Blossom Retreat. Our next retreat will take place from December 5th- 8th in Cabarete, the Dominican Republic. Check the video and see you soon. Contact us for more info

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This is a life experience !

We just wrapped up memorial weekend with an amazing Blossom Retreat !

Audrey Meyer brought her expertise and lead the group of women through a full body workout with focus on core, strength and balance. The goal is to get everyone ready for the ocean and try some Yoga poses on the paddle board. The best way to perform from the land to the water when merging fashion and function! Wearing the high performance O’Neill 365 workout apparel. We just love it! SUP boarding provides the formula for fitness with the basic 3F’s…Fitness, Fresh Air, and Fun!
Great fitness and yoga class on the water, on the paddle board.
The peacefulness of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga. There is something magical about savasana on the water ... Afterwards, we were able to enjoy a well-deserved luxurious treat. Bellow, one of Blossom's favorite place: the Chocolate bar in Cabarete. The name just said it all! Alita, the owner of Raiz Herbal Remedies, prepared a detox workshop where she taught us how food and plants can help to clean and balance our organism but also prevent from illnesses and dysfunctions. "Healing through Earth" this is her motus. We loved it ! Vela Cabarete, the windsurf/ SUP Resort was great for hosting this amazing event. We also had a delicious breakfast over there. Voyvoy (their restaurant) offers some of the most amazing healthy omelette or fruity pancakes. you gotta try them ! So stoked we got some free samples from Raiz Herbal Remedies, the Chocolate Bar and the Blossom trend in the goodie bag ! After an amazing morning with glassy and peaceful ocean, perfect for paddle boarding, the wind slowly pickup in the early afternoon. It was time for some kiteboarding action! Kiteboarding is the most exciting and thrilling water sport that will get your heart pound! A synergy of wind and water forces. Bellow, Stephanie learning to fly a kite under the professional eye of Jennifer, certified Kite instructor at the Dare2Fly Cabarete Kite School. Equipped with the Cabrinha kites and boards - top quality products -, Dare2fly is the perfect place to learn in a safe and fun way. "We make it easy enough for almost anyone to learn. The perfect introduction for women! " By the end of the retreat, everyone was doing so well on the paddle board, that Audrey decided to bring them to waves. Getting to see the girls catching their first wave on a SUP board was probably the most rewarding experience at the Blossom Retreat in cabarete. The waves were just perfect for this. So happy!!! We were super lucky and got to see a circus show that just came to town. It was really nice and entertaining. Sunshine, Smiles, Laugh and friendship were definitely at the rendezvous during this Ocean Fitness and SUP retreat! Thank you EVERYONE who contributed to this unbelievable Yoga & Ocean Blossom Retreat, you guys are amazing! Thumbs Up To:
Vela Cabarete (wind/SUP Resort) for equipping us with the paddle boards.
- The Chocolate Bar for hosting one of our delicious Breakfast and offering us some delicious treats in our Goodies bags.
- Raiz Herbal Remedies for the amazing Detox lecture. We learn so much !!! Thank you Alita. That was great.
- Huge Thank you to Robert Englebright Photography
- O’Neill for supporting me with some workout apparel so I can perform with style and performance  from the land to the water.
MauiJim for keeping me eyes protected in the sun while enjoying my days on the beach. THANK YOU :)

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