Rochelle Ballard, founder of Surf Into Yoga and Kauai Luxury Retreats
Rochelle’s longevity as a world class elite athlete is rooted in her commitment to quality, balance, and a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.
Growing up on Kauai with all of it’s vast ocean and mountain experiences, strong family bonds, Hawaiian Culture, and deep rooted community values, brings a unique balance to her world renowned success as a professional surfer, and reflects in her approach to servicing her clients and retreats. Her continued experience has lead her to a selective process of exclusive elite retreats. She carefully selects accommodations and the style of service specifically to give you the best experience in showcasing the richness of Kauai and all its beauty, joy, serenity, and most importantly the gift of ALOHA.
Rochelle calls on her training as an LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist since 1991) and Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor (YogAlign Method, 2008) to inform her integrative Surf Into Yoga approach to wellness. Her knowledge and abilities comes through her experiences through 20 years of athletic triumph, injury, recovery, and victory. In the last 10 years she has apprenticed with facilitators and healer’s in the practice of Lomi Lomi, Chi Nei Sang, Polarity, Deep Tissue, Aroma touch Essential Oils, and Reflexology. All allowing for deep releasing from toxins, inflammation, chronic pain, connective tissue emotional holds, and healing from generations of behaviors patterns, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
Rochelle believes that healing comes from within one’s own desires to allow for change and growth. The best form of healing comes from joy, laughter and gratitude. Through forgiveness, prayer and meditation we are able to accept and acknowledge. By changing our habits, ways of thinking, eating, and movement, we are able to create long lasting dynamic physical changes.