Sofia Estrella, standing in the ocean with a determined expression, prepares to get on her surfboard, ready to overcome her fear and embrace the challenge at the 2024 NUSHU Surf Retreat.

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Sofia Estrella, a writer and Certified NUSHU Group Facilitator, shares her transformative experience at the 2024 NUSHU Surf Retreat in the second part of her four-part guest blog series.   The plan was to boogie board. As a teacher with chronic pain, I learned to manage fear with meticulous scaffolding. When my doctor cleared me […]

Surf Retreat Guest Blog: How Do You Get through Fear?

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In April 2023, we traveled to Stone Ridge, New York for our Upstate Retreat in partnership with Erika Bloom. Together, we adventured both inside and out, exploring the nature of the beautiful Hudson Valley, as well as our own inner landscapes.     “How do I feel? What do I need?” ⁠⁠These two questions were […]

2023 NUSHU Upstate Retreat