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Retreat to Laguna

Laguna is an incredible destination for both you and your guest. A number of participants bring their spouse or partner to enjoy Laguna during and after the Summit. We welcome your guest at evening networking events and daily healthy and scenic activities.

During registration, you can register yourself and your guest for the daytime and evening activities listed below. If you have already registered and would like to add activities for yourself and/or your guest, please modify your registration. Inquire with the Summit team to plan any of these activities as a hosted private group excursion. Email

Summit Running Club

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Mornings
6:30–7:30 am

Meet up each morning with fellow runners and walkers to explore new and invigorating paths. No matter your fitness level or run time, you are welcome to join. Meet up for the run club at the Ritz-Carlton Gazebo Wednesday – Friday mornings. The more mornings you participate, the more giveaways you will receive!

Beachfront Golfing

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7 am–1 pm

With sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Monarch Beach Golf Links is one of few championship oceanfront golf courses in California. Join Summit participants for an 18-hole, shot-gun style, golf tournament. Participants are encouraged to bring their own clubs and shoes but rentals are also available at the players own expense.

Coastal Cycling

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7 am–12 pm

Ride along the scenic Pacific coast with your colleagues on an advanced road bike trek. This 40-mile ride on flat and rolling terrain is for intermediate to advanced riders. Bikes and helmets will be provided, participants should bring biking apparel and shoes to participate in the ride.

Intro to Meditation

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7:30–8 am

Take 30-min for Stress Management! This is a must-do to kick off your Summit! It includes an introduction to Meditation and highlights some of the benefits followed by 15 minutes of guided meditation.

Try meditation from a Chopra Center Master Educator who teaches an integrative approach to total wellbeing through self-awareness, and the practice of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. Come dressed ready for the day in your retreat chic casual and learn why so many CEOs have added meditation to their daily routine!

Sailing on the Pacific

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
9:30 am–1 pm

The fresh air and cool California sea breeze create an atmosphere of relaxation and renewal. Come aboard a classic sailing schooner and a modern ketch sailboat to experience a morning out on the crystal-blue Pacific, which is likened to a sail off the Italian Riviera. What better place for a little networking before the summit begins?


Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:30–7:30 am

Start your day with Power Yoga! Power Yoga ties traditional and non-traditional yoga poses together to bring out the natural, innate power of movement.

Celebrity instructor and acclaimed author, Geo Takoma will lead this hour-long class. As the father of Power Yoga, Geo embodies health and balance. His mantra….”Good, good, good” resonates well beyond the yoga studio. Geo is an acclaimed author and innovator. He has authored, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Power Yoga” and “The Warrior Within.” Geo has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Good Morning Australia”, and took yoga around the world for The Millenium on CNN.

No experience necessary!

Laguna Beach Surfing Lessons

Thursday, April 19, 2018
6–8 am

Surf’s up! Whether a beginner seeking a thorough on-boarding or a more experienced surfer looking for more of a personal coach, learn and experience paddling techniques, ocean awareness and ocean safety with one of Southern California’s finest. Arrive a visitor, and leave a local! Transportation and all equipment needed to participate in this class will be provided.

Boxing Workout

Friday, April 20, 2018
6:30–7:30 am

Come see why everyone is talking about Boxing workouts! Join the Health Evolution team in a fun workout on our last morning before heading home inspired and ready to take on the big issues facing the industry.

Work out with World Super Middle Weight Championship Fighter and boxing trainer to the stars, Gary Ballard! Whether you are an experienced boxer or just looking to add something new to your workout regimen this workout is for you. Boxing can help you maximize the physical results you are looking to achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Ballard incorporates boxing-based exercises such as shadow boxing, matt drills and jump rope into a 1-hour warm-up and full-body workout. All equipment needed to participate in this class will be provided.

Paddle Board Yoga

Friday, April 20, 2018
1:30–4 pm

Wrap up your time in Laguna by trying something new! Never tried paddle boarding or practiced paddle yoga? Get ready to ease into this exciting and relaxing experience in beautiful Laguna Beach. Our fun instructors will teach you everything you need to know so don’t worry if you are a beginner. Be empowered through your breath and balance to follow your bliss. Transportation and all equipment needed to participate in this class will be provided.

While our retreat is an incredible introduction to the adventures that await us in Laguna, additional recreation activities can be booked through the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel including; a Catalina Day Trip, Stand up paddle boarding (SUP), Laguna Wine & Art Tours, Coastal Hiking and Eco Adventure center activities for kids.

New Meeting and Networking Options

In order to more easily connect with your peers and get the most out of your experience in Laguna, we have opened a few new networking spaces that are designed for your personal meetings or networking events: Semi-private boardrooms and Outdoor Cabanas. You can reserve space through our online reservation system launching in January 2018.

Semi-private boardrooms
Outdoor Cabanas



Hotel Accommodations

Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Perched atop a seaside bluff with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and miles of sandy beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel continues to redefine guest experiences by creating distinctive, unforgettable and epic memories. With a reimagined personality and playful approach to California luxury, the resort captivates guests from the moment of arrival with its awe-inspiring location. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, along the coast of Dana Point, guests discover a surf-side retreat that awakens the senses with its unique beachfront setting and remarkable service heritage.

Monarch Beach Resort

The Monarch Beach Resort is a vibrant, luxury beach resort, offering an unmatched level of curated services and recently renovated public space and guest rooms. Discover an array of adventuresome experiences, from thrilling water sports, to championship golf links, and encounter lasting memories at this pristine coastal Southern California locale, nestled hillside, overlooking a pristine beach. Morning and evening shuttle service to and from the Ritz-Carlton will be available (5-minute transfer) or you can take a beautiful 15-20-minute walk.

The Summit will provide shuttles to and from the Monarch Beach Resort. Shuttle schedules can be found in the SummitConnect mobile app available in March 2018.

Booking Information

Hotel booking is available on the confirmation page once you have registered. If you have already registered and need to book your hotel, please refer to the Travel and Accommodations page.

travel & Transportation

Airport Information

Located along Dana Point, the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The nearest airport to The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is John Wayne Airport (SNA) located in Orange County, a 25-minute drive to the hotel. Other options include Long Beach (LGB), a 45-minute drive, and Los Angeles (LAX), a 90-minute drive (without traffic).

Ground Transportation

Uber, taxi and sedan car services are readily available at all three commercial airports.

To allow more flexibility in departure times, we will offer shuttles to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and to John Wayne Airport (SNA) on Friday, April 20, following the close of the Summit. Shuttles are available to participants and guests. Shuttles will run on a predetermined schedule, not individual flight times. Reservations for these shuttles are available during registration.

LAX Shuttle (allow 90-min. travel time to LAX):
11 am

SNA Shuttle (allow 45-min. travel time to SNA):
11 am

While in Laguna, the Summit will provide shuttles to and from the Monarch Beach Resort. Shuttle schedules can be found in the SummitConnect mobile app available in March 2018.


The southern California coast enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year. The average year-round high temperature is 65°F (19°C) with temperatures ranging from high 40s to mid-60s in mid-April.

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The Summit is intended to be a comfortable and casual retreat, so leave your suits and ties at home! Think “retreat chic” when packing your bags: khaki, linen, jersey, casual-collared shirts and blouses. Events are held throughout the daytime and evening, both indoors and out, so plan accordingly as oceanside events may get chilly.

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