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We create a container for personal and team growth – through fun, outdoor adventure. In one of the most profoundly beautiful settings on earth.

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Shipwrecked


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Shipwrecked


SHIPWRECKED TEAM BUILDING EVENT

A unique eco game that fosters teamwork and advances new survival skills. Teams are “shipwrecked” on a deserted island and must work together to cross a “lava” river, build shelter, cook food with solar ovens, and distill drinking water from the ocean, all with found materials.

Then they must figure a way off the island through creative collaboration. Teams express their mission through sculpture, drum, journaling, and eventually kayak with the help of a treasure map.

LOCATIONS: 
Laguna Beach CA
Palos Verdes CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • 3hr Team Building Event

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The metaphors for collaboration at the highest level are reinforced through this activity: survival, teamwork, recognition, and ultimately the expression of each team’s deep purpose – the peak of Maslow’s pyramid of needs. 

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Drum Circles


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Drum Circles


DRUM CIRCLES FOR TEAM BUILDING

Nothing serves as a better metaphor for teamwork than a group percussion ensemble. Everyone contributes, everyone has a part, and everyone makes music - together. It’s a profound experience to take a group who largely believe they aren’t musical and turn them into musicians, experiencing the joy of the musical conversation. This facilitated workshop brings out smiles, thrills, and occasionally outbursts of spontaneous dancing.

Drum Circles can be a great way to end a long day of team building before endjoying a catered meal. Ask us about the 50% discount on Drum Circles when blended with a second activity like Shipwrecked or Beach Olympics.
 

LOCATIONS: 
Laguna Beach CA
Palos Verdes CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • 2hr Team Building Event

DETAILS:

When people drum, something happens to their brain that only happens when people are drumming together or when people are in deep meditation. The brain usually operates with either the left or right side independently. People generally cycle in 20 minutes per side. But when drumming, we experience something called hemispheric synchronization, where both sides work at the same time. Scientists believe this is the basis of transcendent states of consciousness. People feel two opposite emotions simultaneously: energized and relaxed.
— Robert Lawrence Friedman, a psychotherapist based in New York

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Beach Olympics


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Beach Olympics


Beach GAMES

Teams are selected and several challenging games are crafted to encourage team work and, perhaps most important, fun. Compete with your group in timed rounds for the highest score. After the games you can indulge in a catered meal or continue the festivities with a second activity like Drum Circle, Sand Castle or Kayaking.

Create a day of friendly competitions, including kayak and paddleboard relay races, volleyball, horseshoes, human hula toss, Frisbee golf, ladder ball, baggo, skip rope, soccer, football, paddle ball, and other carny games.

LOCATIONS: 
Laguna Beach CA
Palos Verdes CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • 2hr Team Building Event

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Volleyball


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Volleyball


BEACH VOLLEYBALL

We design, build and manage beach tournaments.

LOCATIONS: 
Laguna Beach CA
Palos Verdes CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • 2hr Team Building Event

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Sand Sculpture


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Sand Sculpture


SAND SCULPTURE COMPETITION

We facilitate creative, themed competitions and provide the tools, training, and judging. 

LOCATIONS: 
Laguna Beach CA
Palos Verdes CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • 2hr Team Building Event

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Treasure Hunts


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Treasure Hunts


AMAZING LAGUNA

Amazing Laguna is a great game for groups to discover the history and lore of Laguna while competing as historians, sleuths, actors, and competitive athletes. The theme is Laguna, the charming beach town and artist colony with historic bones, Hollywood bonafides, and a vibrant beach and surf culture. Teams will engage in mysteries and challenges to discover and delight in the downtown village and Main Beach. Clues are provided to find points of interest, architecture, hidden art, and the beach culture There must also complete interactive challenges, games, and interaction with locals.

LOCATIONS: 
Laguna Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • 2hr Team Building Event

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Adventure Trips


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Adventure Trips


BLACK CANYON RETREAT

Take a digital detox with your team and a deep dive into nature by canoeing the amazing Black Canyon section of the Colorado River. Conveniently located just outside Las Vegas, but worlds away, is where we start the adventure.

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WHERE WE GO

We launch at the base of Hoover Dam – an amazing site - and canoe the lovely, lazy current downriver amongst some of the most dramatic rock outcroppings in the world. 

Along the way we work as a team to hike slot canyons, ravines and caves. There’s usually a natural mineral hot spring soak waiting for us at the end.

Your camp is elegantly rendered in a sandy canyon, with all your needs tended to by La Vida Laguna staff. Enjoy healthy, gourmet meals and snacks, yoga and mindfulness practices, wilderness challenges and skill building, spear fishing, cliff jumping, campfires, music, drumming, and lots of soaking in the warm, medicinal, mineral rich waters. We can add massage, sweat lodge, sound baths, fire dancers, and other mystical madness by request.

 

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Overnight in Boulder City, just outside Las Vegas before Day 1.

2 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

3 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

You don’t need to bring a thing. Just a sleeping bag, clothes and tent. La Vida Laguna does the rest. For more details take a look at the sample itineraries.

These retreats are based on 8-25 participants and can be scheduled at your convenience. Spring and Fall are the ideal seasons. Call for details and pricing. 

This is the ideal, unplugged setting to work through inter-personal development, communication, leadership and problem solving. Or just having a blast with people dear to you. Calm your mind, touch the stillness that is nature, and emerge renewed, refreshed, and with a clarity of mind and purpose.

 

Other locales:

Joshua Tree (hike/bike/yoga)

Big Bear (hike/mountain bike/yoga/boating)

Mammoth (ski in luxury at private residence with chef and Masseur) 


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Peak Retreats


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Peak Retreats


PEAK RETREATS

Peak Performance Retreats are based on Chip Conley’s best selling book “Peak Performance,” which integrates Abraham Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs into offsite experiential teambuilding. 

Learn how to achieve your highest level of individual and team performance through physical, mental and spiritual development – all wrapped into exciting experience filled days on our coast.

These one, two and half-day retreats can be customized to meet the particular challenges and goals of your group. They combine outdoor activities, Leadership training, mindfulness and healthy habits for optimal performance.

And best of all, they are exciting, fun, invigorating digital detoxes! 

POPULAR CUSTOM TEAM BUILDING

1. Mindfulness

Step up your ability to handle stress, think clearly, and live life in a state of grace and presence


Breakfast Orientation
Meditation - and how to do it on the fly
Yoga for mind/body
5 senses kayak or paddleboarding
Box Lunch
Presentation - "Conscious Capitalism"
Hike & sunset meditation
Closing ceremony

 

2. Power Re-Boot

Get your mind and body in focus for wellbeing


Breakfast Orientation
Boot Camp
Trail Hike / Run
Power Lunch
Presentation - "Raw Chocolate and juice superfoods"
Power Paddle
Sunset Yoga
Closing Ceremony

3. TEAMWORK

How to collaborate, motivate and syncopate


Breakfast Orientation
Shipwrecked
Box Lunch
Presentation - "Creating dynamic company cultures"
Beach Olympics
Drum Circle
Closing Ceremony

 

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