CEO of Mad To Live, surf and fitness coach, adventurer, author, self-professed adrenaline junkie, heavy-metal fiend.

Sophie Everard founded the Mad To Live brand and Mad To Live Retreats with a dream to share meaningful experiences with women. The vision of Mad To Live Retreats has since it’s inception 4 years ago been to empower girls and women to galvansie them to experience the benefits of the outdoors, of surfing, of sport, and of meaningful connections with fellow women., fuelled by going after life with fire and walking to the beat of your own drum.  Sophie believes that adventure, sport, living a little wild and embracing the physical and mental benefits of the outdoors and playing in mother nature are for everyone, and is passionate about sharing this belief. Adventure has no limits, we are stoked to have welcomed women ages 17-60, from all around the world, including the US, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, the UK, Belgium, Ireland, Syria, Canada and more!

An experienced fitness coach (CV Move Your Frame, Another Space, Soho House), passionate surfer who has been part of crews including Roxy, a qualified surf instructor, motivational speaker and die-hard stoker, Sophie is present at all retreats for 2019 and can’t wait to welcome you to Mad To Live.



Head of Operations, Lead Yogi, Cheese Queen

Rhode Island native, global traveler, yogi extraordinaire, surfer and tireless supporter of empowering women, Lucy Sweeney become part of the Mad To Live Retreats team when she came on our first ever retreat in Portugal, and basically well, never left. Quickly immersed into Mad To Live, Lucy is a passionate proponent of girls and women exploring the world, enjoying the outdoors, supporting your sisters and perusing your biggest passions.

With teacher trainings from around the world including Bali and India, a 200 hour certified Teacher in Classical Hatha Yoga & Spiritual Heart Meditation from RYS Akasha Yoga Academy in Ubud, and a 200 hour Certified Teacher in Multi Style Yoga from RYS Shree HAri Yoga School in Gorkana, India, Lucy’s ability to tailor yoga classes, from restorative to sooth surfed-out bodies, to more energising dynamic flows, her care and love for yoga, her students and sharing her passion makes each class a special experience.  Lucy also leads workshops exploring intention setting, and if we are lucky, full and new moon meditative sessions. Lucy is a host at all of our retreats and get ready for her unique and rad energy to welcome you in to Mad To Live!

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