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Former Pro Surfer And Spearfishing Champion Colin Smith On His Growing Personal Development Retreats

Colin Smith and his wife Kerry have created a series of retreats called The Awakening Trainings that have changed hundreds of lives and attracted a diverse range of business owners, celebrities and individuals looking for deeper meaning.

SAN DIEGO, CA (2-11-2020) - The Awakening Trainings are quickly developing an incredible reputation with their immersive and life-changing retreats, which are held in the San Diego area monthly. Former pro surfer and highly regarded spear fisherman Colin Smith and his wife Kerry began offering the trainings in 2017, which were first developed by psychologists and spiritual leaders nearly three decades ago.

San Diego native Colin Smith first hit the scene in the early 90’s, being regarded as one of Southern California’s top pro surfers and after a knee injury transitioned into spearfishing in his early 20’s. His knack for mastering surfing pivoted well for Smith, as he quickly became regarded as one of the best in the niche. Smith’s past recent successes in surfing and spearfishing have been covered in the media by Surfer’s Journal, LA Times, Men’s Journal and Surfer.

As Colin and Kerry raised their family together, they also did so in a way that is based on deep spiritual purpose and were influenced by a training Kerry’s mother had taught them both over the years. With the challenges and opportunities presented and overcome as they raised their son, they both felt the calling to help change the lives of others. They put together their own version of the training and branded it The Awakening Trainings. Over the past 3 years, The Trainings have been opening the doors to an elevated life experience through the immersive 5 day experience that is held in the Southern California area.

“The Awakening Trainings is the ultimate purpose-driven business that has been brewing in our family for decades” says Colin Smith. “The retreats serve as an extension of our core purpose in life and this giving of hope and change has been my life’s pinnacle achievement to-date”. The training takes attendees into the unknown and builds self-confidence, which ultimately leads to positive, life enhancing choices in life.

The Awakenings Trainings boldly ask the question “Do you want more out of your life or feel that something is missing?” says Kerry Smith. “The Journey Training is the first of two levels of trainings that are designed to launch attendees into a life filled with greater purpose and meaning.” In a society where many are faced with negative self-talk, healing old wounds, divorce, alcoholism, business growth challenges and other common barriers, we all share the ability to identify and detoxify unhealthy patterns, leading to conscious change, improved focus and ultimately a reborn sense of self.

To learn more about The Awakening Trainings, upcoming courses and to sign up for The Journey please visit

The Trainings:

March 18th - 22nd, 2020 - The Journey Training

April 30th - May 3rd, 2020 - Transformational Journey

June 3rd - 7th, 2020 - The Journey Training

September 16th - 20th, 2020 - The Journey Training

November 5th - 8th, 2020 - Transformational Journey

Upcoming Sound Escape sessions:

Feb 16, 2020


Los Angeles, CA

Feb 29, 2020


San Diego, CA

About The Awakening Trainings:

The Awakening Trainings is a self-development experience that sparks your innermost being, elevating beliefs in bold possibilities by removing the obstacles within that lead to true lifelong personal growth. Participants learn to break free from self-sabotaging habits and develop the tools to live a fulfilled, purposeful life filled with meaning and passion. These boutique trainings are empowering and focus specifically on inner changes on a cellular level.

The Awakening Trainings are exclusive retreats that are experiential and proven over decades through the success of our graduates. Industry leaders Colin and Kerry Smith guide attendees through the original training, which was first developed by psychologists and spiritual leaders in the early 1990’s. Kerry and Colin have professionally trained with spiritual and thought leaders including Robbins-Madanes Training, Brendon Burchard, Roger Love, Judith Kravitz and many more.

To learn more about The Awakening Trainings, upcoming classes and coaching opportunities, please visit or call (619) 631-8569

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