• ✓Coaching with Henrique Pistilli & Marina Travesso
  • ✓ Fish Swimming, Bodysurf & Apnea techniques
  • ✓ Breathing exercises & Guided Meditation

A Waterlife Experience

Bodysurfing, Freediving, Breathing exercises, Music & Meditation With IMUA, School of the Seas

- Sumbawa, Indonesia -

  • July 16 - 20, 2022

    Spots Left: 5

Coaching with Henrique Pistilli & Marina Travesso
Learn Fish Swimming, Bodysurf & Apnea techniques
Breathing exercises & Guided Meditation

The Waterlife Experience retreat (15th edition) aims to help you strengthen your connection with the ocean and find ways to use it as a tool to further explore yourself and upgrade your well-being.

Guided by none other than Henrique Pistilli, founder of the IMUA School of the Seas and renowned body surfer, this 5-day immersive journey combines Bodysurfing, Freediving and Breathing exercises with Sound Healing and Guided Meditation to give you a transformative experience with the power of the ocean and teach you how to overcome your fears while having fun.

This surfing program is designed for:

All Levels

Never surfed? Gnarliest tube rider around? These experiences are designed to provide value for everyone.


Bodysurfing has Hawaiian origins and is historically practiced by sea legends. This sport integrates performance and health through the connection with the waves and can be used as preparatory training for surfers, swimmers, executives, entrepreneurs and all people who are looking for an incredible practice to maintain mental and emotional health. Flowing with the currents, letting go of heavy burdens, understanding and maintaining a state of presence are a few of the things that the ocean teaches and that we can bring into our everyday lives. A way to dance with the challenges and surf every opportunity that life presents.
Are you ready to be transformed by the waves?


Based on the principles of phenomenology science, sound healing and guided meditation we will go through different phases in water in order to reflect them in life (Method since 2012):

In Water In Life
To perceive, respect & deal with the physical force of the ocean and the limitation of the human body.
To enter, stay and exit water peacefully and safely.
Explore your internal potentials, drives, vocations, fears, beliefs & limitations.
How to recognize my potential?
How to overcome my fears?
To perceive, respect & deal with the energy of the wave.
Learn how to flow on the wave’s wall, with minimum effort and best results.
Explore your individual talents, passions and values, observing work & life.
What do I already do very well?
What makes my eyes shine?
To transform the energy of the wave into other forms of energy;
such as diverse and intuitive air maneuvers.
Explore personal dreams, paths and creative skills.
Where does the world need my unique
Improvement of the individual original style, transforming your surfing into an artistic & meditative activity. To be awaken and choose your original and meaningful path for the future.
What is my purpose?
How can I create my own lifestyle?

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The Crew

  • Henrique Pistilli

    Henrique Pistilli, founded “IMUA The school of the seas” in the island of Fernando de Noronha, where he lives. He created the Peixe Method and the profession of SeaCoach. International bodysurfer with 12 seasons in Hawaii, 5 seasons in Indonesia. Protagonist of the brazilian TV Show “The FishMan” at Canal OFF. Senior business consultant for 20 years, focus on culture, leadership and purpose. Mentor and facilitator with extensive training in the sciences of Anthroposophy and Phenomenology.


  • Marina Travesso

    Marina means ‘the one who comes from the sea’. Artist, singer, sea coach, business administrator, poet and writer. She unites different world views with sensibility and delicacy. Marina has travelled the world, getting to know different cultures, exploring the ocean and searching for projects with purpose. After working in the financial market & corporate world, she has found in IMUA School of the Seas and Noronha a place to integrate all of her gifts, talents and passions. Body surfer, free diver, underwater photographer and filmmaker, with the purpose of taking care and protecting the ocean. Singing for the ocean, uniting worlds and building bridges. Internally and externally.


  • Uriel – Ocean Film-Maker

    Uriel Jean Armel

    Uriel started surfing in the French Basque country where he was born 33 years ago. Traveling with the bare minimum to stay stoked (a camera, surfboard, and yoga mat), he has spent the past 7 years “chasing waves and light” in Indonesia. His mission is to protect the Oceans and encourage conscious behaviors on our planet through creativity and art. He designs surfing journeys for every surfer, from beginner to advanced, the way he knows it best: around pure spots in beautiful nature, weaving the practice of surfing with his passion for self-connection, meditation, and yoga. And, when waves are pumping, he will be swimming out there with his camera, making sure to get the shots. Uriel has also started a new surf documentary series called Surfers Dharma, featuring water people and surfers who are committed to sharing their gifts with the World by living their purpose.

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KIRANA Retreat & Restaurant

Nestled in between Ocean and Mountains, discover the magic of glamping with the most secluded and majestic beach in Sekonkgang at your doorsteps.
Kirana is a brand new retreat featuring cosy and private glamping tents with dedicated bathrooms. The retreat is close to the wave of Yo-Yos (10-mins walk) and has it's own restaurant proposing a delicious cuisine all day long (vegetarian, vegan and pescetarian available).

    Secure Your Space
    Early Bird – until 15th June 2022 Regular Ticker
    1300 US$ 1450 US$

    A 50% non-refundable deposit is due to save your spot.
    Full payment 60-days before the starting date of the retreat.

    What’s included ?
    • 5-days / 4-nights retreat in private room

    • 3 meals a day

    • Pick up and drop off from and to Lombok airport, 2x taxis and 1x speedboat each way

    • Daily classes, bodysurf & meditation

    • Transport around the island

    What's not included?
    • Flippers and swim mask – make sure to bring! 

    • Flights to/from Lombok

    • Alcohol drinks

    • Extra orders on the food menu

    Dates & Itinerary

    Option  1 – With us :

    Departure – You must arrive in Lombok on the 16th of July with the Wings Air flight landing in Lombok at 8.10AM.
    From there, we will pick you up by car and have a speedboat organized to bring you in Sumbawa and at the retreat.
    Arrive in Lombok at 8AM – be at the retreat by noon.

    Return – We will leave the retreat around 10AM on the morning of the 20th to catch the 1.10PM flight from Lombok to Bali.

    Option 2 – On your own :

    If you wish to make it to Sumbawa on your own, it is possible though you may not be able to take the speedboat as it requires 6-people minimum and only operates by private charter.
    Contact us and we will explain you the different options and help you plan your trip accordingly.

    Have any other questions? Don’t hesitate we are happy to help!

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