What are some of the main topics we will be discussing? All of our retreats offer both personal growth and professional development.
Every session will have a central underlying theme of discovering who you are, finding your purpose, learning how to utilize all of your passions, and discovering your personal path. Through a variety of exercises, meditations, personal discussions and group sessions we will be focusing on discovering a deeper sense of what your life will look like.
The professional aspect will be focused on helping you build your business(es), including brand building, marketing development and strategy, and focused creativity.
Our goal is to help you find wholeness in yourself, to make peace with your past, to create authentic and sustainable hope and direction for your future, a direct understanding of your professional purpose, as well as a deeper knowledge and purpose in all of your relationships.
Additionally, each retreat has a central focus above and beyond these things as well. You may come confused and broken, but you will leave with purpose, and a much deeper understanding of who you are.
Can I come alone? Yes, our retreats invite a sense of belonging to a TRIBE. Either come alone, with your friend, or partner. No matter what you decide, you will leave with a whole new group of friends that will feel like family.
Do I need a passport? Not for Puerto Rico, but any other retreats outside of the United States, yes.
What all is included in the cost? Your cost includes full room and board, all meals, and all activities. The only thing not included in the cost is your airfare to get there, and any additional alcoholic purchases.
You said this is a "spiritually focused" retreat. Are all faiths welcome? (Or Atheist)? Mahatma Ghandi said, "Religion should be like a room full of window's, where you feel the breeze from each one but are never swayed any particular way". This is how we feel. We are an all inclusive spiritually grounded group. This means that your particular faith is your own, and no matter what it is, it is welcome here. We use a variety of adjectives to describe God, (including "God", "Source", "Energy", "Universal Power", "Love"), and we are aware that each of these words are nothing more than "words" we use to describe the indescribable.
I noticed there was yoga on the itinerary. I'm not a "yogi". Is there a specific skill level I should have? Absolutely not. This is NOT a "yoga retreat". This is a spiritual, life-changing, workshop/retreat, and we are including (what we are calling) "movement yoga" as a part of the inner connection. Each morning will begin with a 15 minute Guided Meditation which will flow into Yoga, which will flow into journaling. No Yoga knowledge, practice, experience needed, at all! Understand it is simply movement of the body in order to connect mind and body, preparing you for the incredible transformational day ahead.
Will I get personal time with one of the workshop instructors? Yes, at the beginning of each retreat we will have a signup board for everyone to receive one-on-one personal time.
Is there a strict itinerary we will be following? Yes and no. We have every moment of every day planned out (including personal time), however, it is all subject to personal preference. You don't "have to" do anything, or, you can participate in everything. For those who prefer having their days planned out, we have created a great itinerary. For those who prefer to do things at their own pace, that is fine too. We will have everything planned from morning meditation/yoga/journaling, to all of the meals, to the workshops, to the free time, to the exciting activities. Again, you can do "all" or just "some" of it.
Will there be in any personal time that we will have for ourselves? Yes, every single afternoon and evening you will have the option of personal time. Additionally, if you feel the need to take personal time before or after (or during) any scheduled event you may do that as well.
Can I have a private room? All rooms are doubled up (with a maximum of 2 people each). If you would like an individual room, there are additional costs, and can be requested upon registration of the retreat.
Will there be alcohol? Yes, although it is not included in the price, there will be alcohol available at all destinations (for those who love their occasional/or nightly cocktails).
Are kids welcome? No one under 18 unfortunately, can participate in any of the activities or workshops we have planned.
Will there be a Wifi/Internet Service while there? Although we highly recommend being "unplugged" for the duration of the retreat, YES, there will be wifi/internet at all locations.
How will I get around once I'm there? Do I need to rent a car? You only need to get yourself to the retreat location (and back to the airport once it's over). Otherwise, we take care of all transportation to all off-site activities. Most locations will offer shuttles to and from the airports, and we will send this information to you for each individual retreat site once you have registered.
What do I pack? Upon receiving your reservation, we will email you a "packing list" for the retreat you have chosen (or should we say "for the retreat that has chosen you").
Are dietary needs accommodated for? Yes, of course. Just let us know within 30 days of travel a list of any allergies or food requirements. Additionally, there is a place on the registration form to fill out this information as well.
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