The Earth and Oceans team is dedicated to creating the perfect retreat experience for our guests. Meet our ambitious, highly certified professionals who want to help inspire others to reach their goals.
Earth & Ocean invites you to experience any of our trips in a supportive environment, exclusively with professional retreat leaders. Our guides and instructors are passionate outdoor enthusiasts who love spending time in the mountains and oceans. All of our local guides are certified and bring with them a wealth of experience specific to their qualifications. They take part in ongoing education and training sessions and remain current with the ever-changing standards within the industry.
As the owner and business manager of Earth & Ocean Travels, Galena has a passion for world travel, holistic nutrition and physical activities. She is a graduate of the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage, 200hr Yandara yoga teacher training program, Restorative yoga teacher training level 1 & 2 through Semperviva Yoga Studio, and holds her Level 1 with the Canadian Ski Guide Association.Galena is a mother to the light of her life, her beautiful daughter named Snow. Her diverse background allows her to create a lifestyle she and her daughter love and meet people from all around the world who share similar passions and philosophies. She is also, as of March 2017, a Stage 3b breast cancer survivor, giving her a new outlook and greater meaning of life then ever before.
Started in 2011, originally named, Cat Sass Cat Skiing, founder Galena Rose developed an all women's outdoor adventure company incorporating world class skiing, mountain biking, whole food nutrition and yoga into retreats offered all over the back country of British Columbia. Cat Sass' mission was to empower women in the backcountry and foster balance off the mountain. As her dreams came to fruition and this vision grew into more then just snow and tacky dirt retreats, embracing the true balance of all elements, Earth & Ocean Travels was born. Earth & Ocean Travels hosts a variety of all women's, co-ed and family style international retreats focusing on surfing, mountain biking, skiing, yoga, wellness and horseback riding. Our mission is to share a deep love for life with others, creating a supportive and non-intimidating environment that refreshes the body, inspires connections, awakens the mind and builds confidence. A place where Galena says "we can all find our true callings and feel supported and guided to live life with excitement, intention and gratitude. A creative exploration designed to help guests experience a profound reclamation of their inner connectedness with life and the great outdoors."