Upcoming Group Retreats

Jul
21
Sat
Ashlie Woods ~ Wildhearted: Unleash your Life
Jul 21 – Jul 28 all-day

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Experience Profound Freedom

Of all the suffering we experience in life none is more debilitating and unnecessary than the suffering that results from our unexamined beliefs about how things should be. An idea that our life situation should be different, the people around us should be different and perhaps the most unsettling of all, that we should be different.

To cultivate a wild heart is to break free from the prison of shoulds and to not only accept and love yourself but to celebrate yourself and the unique gifts you bring to the world. Only when we are free can we truly create our lives.

You are beautiful.

You are worthy of all that you desire.

You are a brilliant creator with the power to create your life.

Everything you could ever want is waiting for you.

This is your time.

We will meet daily to meditate, write, share, dance, laugh, cry, play and create. Together we will explore, discover, release and celebrate. You will experience newfound freedom to move and be in the world. You will experience profound peace. You will touch the very center of your true nature which is unconditional love itself and it will change everything. You will leave Guatemala with a new family of open-hearted and like-minded souls that have witnessed your journey and held space for your transformation. The connections you will make are priceless.

What’s Included

  • The life-changing work we will do together.
  • Transfer from Guatemala City to Lake Atitlan and back to the airport on departure day.
  • 7 nights double occupancy accommodation at the beautiful Villa Sumaya Eco-Chic Wellness Center. (Single rooms available for an additional $400)
  • 3 healthy and delicious vegetarian meals a day.
  • Sacred Mayan Rituals and Ceremonies.
  • An hour treatment at the Harmony Spa.
  • Gratuity for the staff at Villa Sumaya.

It’s my intention to make your trip as seamless and easy as possible. I’ve included everything in the total retreat price including transfers and gratuities so that you don’t have to worry about additional costs adding up as you go. It’s all taken care of and designed with the fullest experience in mind.
The costs not included are your airfare to/from Guatemala and the optional things like added excursions and spa treatments, meals you elect to eat outside of Villa Sumaya, alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, trip insurance and internet (available for $20/week however I encourage you to unplug).

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My journey to freedom began over a decade ago when I attended a weekend workshop and discovered that I wasn’t broken. That life-changing moment propelled me along an endless path of self-love and authentic living. In the decade since, I’ve come to know the wholeness of who I am, to trust my intuition for guidance and to believe that I am worthy of what I most desire.

Wildhearted Retreats were born out of this deep knowing and what I have come to call a Divine Download, a vision that struck me and spoke directly to my heart. I have answered that call and am doing the work I am meant to do in this world. It is my passion and an absolute joy!

My approach is one of compassionate investigation. I operate from a basic belief that you are incredibly powerful and perfectly whole. My gifts are in my ability to provide a safe space, to listen beyond what is said and to ask questions that take you right to the heart of the matter. The courage to be honest with yourself and with me is key to your growth and the results you will produce. No one can do the work for you but you don’t have to do it alone. I will walk beside you and lovingly reflect back to you the truth that has always been there wanting to be seen – you are powerful, beautiful and worthy beyond measure.

Registration

For more information, please visit ashliewoods.com or email ashlie@ashliewoods.com.

Oct
21
Sun
Deb Kern ~ Sacred Women’s Retreat 1
Oct 21 – Oct 27 all-day

The time is now…

This is a call for every woman to love, honor and express her true self.

 

Join Dr. Deb Kern for this sacred pilgrimage to a magical, Mayan retreat center on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala where you’ll be soothed by the tranquility of the water, held by the strength of the volcano, enticed by the sweetness of the flowers, and awakened by the wildness of the jungle.

 

Lake Atitlan, the deepest lake in Central America, is often called the belly button of the Earth. It is here, held by the energies of the Divine Feminine, that you’ll journey back to your true essence through dance, yoga, meditation, journaling, quiet time, nourishing food, sacred ceremony and supportive sisterhood.

The world needs you to shine your light as the person you were born to be.

This retreat will help you:

* Remember your true nature

* Rediscover your unique gifts

* Reclaim comfort, ease and grace in your body

* Release the past in order to create the life you desire

You’ll feel like yourself again.

Free from self-limiting ideas of what you ‘should’ be doing and who you ‘should be,’ you’ll be filled with energy and clarity to create the life you desire.

 

About the leader:

Deb Kern, Ph.D. is a teacher of vision, a sought-after intuitive guide, health scientist, author and speaker. She has studied with medicine women in Costa Rica, shamans in Bali, and Ayurvedic masters from India to California. A former nurse, health educator, and scientist, Deb conducted a groundbreaking study proving that mind/body integrated approaches to exercise were more effective at reducing anxiety than conventional approaches to exercise. Deb is also a yoga therapist, NIA black belt teacher, and creatrix of PranaShakti–a mind/body movement form.

 

Testimonials:

My friend and colleague Dr. Deborah Kern, who I would trust with my LIFE, is giving a rare opportunity for women. I can’t even begin to express how heavenly and empowering Deb’s work is. If you are so moved, sign up NOW while there is still some space.

~Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

Within a safe, supportive environment, an Intensive with Deb Kern engages the mind, opens the heart, awakens the body, and touches the soul. Like Dr. Deb herself, it encourages us to recognize and honor the sacred within.

~Shannon Kring Bruset

What an amazing experience! The way she crafts her class is so insightful. It’s like she has some secret pathway to see inside your heart and life and then gives you exactly what you need!! I left her class feeling exhausted yet energized – and closer to God and myself.

~ Jill Bates, Tulum participant

 

Oct
28
Sun
Deb Kern ~ Sacred Women’s Retreat 2
Oct 28 – Nov 3 all-day

The time is now…

This is a call for every woman to love, honor and express her true self.

 

Join Dr. Deb Kern for this sacred pilgrimage to a magical, Mayan retreat center on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala where you’ll be soothed by the tranquility of the water, held by the strength of the volcano, enticed by the sweetness of the flowers, and awakened by the wildness of the jungle.

 

Lake Atitlan, the deepest lake in Central America, is often called the belly button of the Earth. It is here, held by the energies of the Divine Feminine, that you’ll journey back to your true essence through dance, yoga, meditation, journaling, quiet time, nourishing food, sacred ceremony and supportive sisterhood.

The world needs you to shine your light as the person you were born to be.

This retreat will help you:

* Remember your true nature

* Rediscover your unique gifts

* Reclaim comfort, ease and grace in your body

* Release the past in order to create the life you desire

You’ll feel like yourself again.

Free from self-limiting ideas of what you ‘should’ be doing and who you ‘should be,’ you’ll be filled with energy and clarity to create the life you desire.

 

About the leader:

Deb Kern, Ph.D. is a teacher of vision, a sought-after intuitive guide, health scientist, author and speaker. She has studied with medicine women in Costa Rica, shamans in Bali, and Ayurvedic masters from India to California. A former nurse, health educator, and scientist, Deb conducted a groundbreaking study proving that mind/body integrated approaches to exercise were more effective at reducing anxiety than conventional approaches to exercise. Deb is also a yoga therapist, NIA black belt teacher, and creatrix of PranaShakti–a mind/body movement form.

 

Testimonials:

My friend and colleague Dr. Deborah Kern, who I would trust with my LIFE, is giving a rare opportunity for women. I can’t even begin to express how heavenly and empowering Deb’s work is. If you are so moved, sign up NOW while there is still some space.

~Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

Within a safe, supportive environment, an Intensive with Deb Kern engages the mind, opens the heart, awakens the body, and touches the soul. Like Dr. Deb herself, it encourages us to recognize and honor the sacred within.

~Shannon Kring Bruset

What an amazing experience! The way she crafts her class is so insightful. It’s like she has some secret pathway to see inside your heart and life and then gives you exactly what you need!! I left her class feeling exhausted yet energized – and closer to God and myself.

~ Jill Bates, Tulum participant

 

Dec
23
Sun
Amy Raven & Alexis Ware ~ Embody the soul
Dec 23 – Dec 27 all-day

We are of the belief that life isn’t just about work or play, growth or fun but a fluid continuum with the conscious creation of balance with an emphasis on wholeness, evolution, integration, and embodiment. We decided to combine forces and all of our superpowers to create Raven Retreats, “Embody the soul”.

Explore the Embodiment of the Soul through conscious application of dance, yoga, sound and energy healing to a personal and collective experience in a pristine setting to re-pattern and encode the cells of the body, the conscious/ subconscious mind. Ignite energetic and emotional bodies remembering lightness, fun, joy, and connection. With the exploration and acceptance of all the human emotions including the sum of all human experiences. We come together to laugh, cry, and play. Choosing to connect with ourselves, each other and the divine. Learning to get inside and traveling outside of our bodies. This will be no ordinary retreat. For the first time ever, we combine the power of ThetaHealing® to restructure the subconscious belief systems with that of sound and movement to clear blockages, release stagnation. Fully claim the beauty of who you really are!

 

About the leaders:

Amy Raven was first exposed to yoga at an early age when dragged to a Saturday 6 am class to be supportive of her mothers best friends new endeavor. At that time she wasn’t aware that this moment would shape her life in a deeply positive way. Growing up in California gave her many choices of yoga styles to practice, (so many limbs to the tree). In 2006 She completed her 200hr YA in Hatha yoga at All About Yoga with Kathleen Grace Santor, In this training, she discovered the true jewel of yoga was not just asana. She studied with Paul Grilley at the bodies exhibited. She curiosity lead her to workshops & yoga conferences to exploring her own personal practice. Amy Raven discovered her passion for pole dancing & aerial arts around the same time. Combining the passions she started teaching workshops that liberated women “The Dance of the Divine Goddess”. With the love of travel, she has taught and performed around the world. She has furthered her support to women by becoming a doula with Birthing from within and teaches prenatal yoga. Thirsty for more “Satya” or “truth” of this ancient practice called yoga she journeyed deep in the jungle of Bali to find her teacher Uma Idler. The School of Sacred Arts, where she added 300 hrs YA in Tantra, Hatha, and Ayurveda this gave her understanding of peoples needs with practice & nutrition. Meditation chanting & breath work gave her to a new level of connection. She realized healing her self would create ripple effects in her family and community. She discovered healing through sound from Guy Douglas. The experiences were so profound she invests in a set of gold quartz crystal sound bowl to share the healing vibrations in her our community. She studied at the Breath Center in Ojai, Ca with Micheal Brain Baker. She has studied meditation and massage at Esalen Institute, Thai yoga therapy in Ojai, She volunteers at Bhakti/ Shakti fest in the kitchen, performs aerial at transformational festivals, is a raw food chef, Acro yoga enthusiast, holds woman circles, teaches sacred sexual empowerment & tantra for couples. She loves the great outdoors! Her life’s mission is to radiate light from the heart to illuminate darkness within her self. “Let us be united in co-creation for the greater good of all. One must have the realization that there is no separation. SAT NAM! “

 

Alexis Ware, L.Ac., MSTCM, founder of Theta School of Magic (2010), is an energy expert and life strategist from Los Angeles, CA specializing in the art of energetic communication and the wake up of desire. A licensed acupuncturist with 10+years experience as a professional ThetaHealer®, Alexis is an authority on upgrading subconscious belief systems to bring clarity to desire and create the life of one’s dreams. Alexis has taught classes all over the United States: LA, New York, Chicago, Vermont, San Francisco and most recently in Istanbul, Turkey on the power of unconditional love and the effects of subconscious beliefs on health, happiness, and success. Alexis holds a Masters degree in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (PCOM San Diego, 2009), is a certified ThetaHealer® and ThetaHealing® instructor, Reiki Master and life coach with three years comprehensive training in Orgasm and coaching (OneTaste®), a passion for Human Design and a penchant for all things evolution. Alexis brings her 10+ years of experience as a ThetaHealer to guide you safely, with complete love, acceptance and zero judgment to the depths of your subconscious mind to face your fears, your doubts, your desires and your shadow. You will have the opportunity to release your subconscious and energetic blocks to clarifying, claiming and living your desires and allowing the joy, passion, money, love, sex, success and whatever else you truly and deeply want into your daily life experience. As aThetaHealer, she guides safely, with complete love, acceptance and zero judgment to the depths of the subconscious mind to face your fears, doubts, desires, and shadow. Given the opportunity to release subconscious and energetic blocks to clarifying, claiming and living desires and allowing the joy, passion, money, love, sex, success and whatever else truly and deeply one desires in daily life experience.

Contact info:

RavenRetreats.com

AmyRaven.com

Jan
12
Sat
Sharon Hills-Bonczyk ~ Rest, Renew, and Revitalize
Jan 12 – Jan 19 all-day

Led by a family of Kripalu yoga teachers, this retreat will nourish your soul and deepen your practice. One group will focus on the art & science of Ayurveda and healthy lifestyle. The other group, comprised of experienced yogis and meditators, will dive deep into advanced practice. Both groups include pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra, journey dance, and asana practice in addition to village excursions and other activities.

About the leader

Sharon Hills-Bonczyk is the founder and owner of 5809 YOGA, a cozy, in-home, neighborhood yoga studio in southwest Minneapolis. She is a transformational Kripalu yoga teacher and ayurvedic educator.

A yoga practitioner for over 35 years, Sharon offers classes, private sessions, workshops, and leads yoga and meditation retreats to paradise settings around the world. In addition to her home studio, she teaches at the Marsh in Minnetonka and at Normandale College. She offers all levels of yoga practice in addition to yoga nidra (deep relaxation), meditation training, restorative, and therapeutic yoga for those with physical issues. As an an ayurvedic educator, she offers guidance in finding balance through lifestyle and nutrition.

Sharon has a background in Community Health Education. Her 15 years in healthcare included supervision of 80 staff and oversight of the Family Services department at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. She has presented locally and nationally on a variety of health, parenting, and service excellence topics. She previously ran a school camp clinic in Michigan for 5 years and taught birth & parenting classes, attending home and hospital births for more than a decade.

Sharon grew up overseas, one of 6 children in a missionary/teacher family, and served in the Peace Corps in the Fiji Islands with her husband of 37 years. Her husband and two of her three children are also yoga teachers.

With knowledge and strong commitment to healthy lifestyle and healing through inner medicine, Sharon delights in introducing people to meditation and yoga that works for them. Her goal as a yoga teacher is to help each person find greater ease, strength, flexibility, and mindfulness in their life; greatly increasing their capacity for joy.

 

Apr
6
Sat
Marion Crampe, Natasha Wang & Gaby Borrayo ~ The Lake Pole Camp
Apr 6 – Apr 13 all-day
Join us for an 8 day holiday of pole tricks and relaxation at the beautiful Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, where you not only are going to learn from world-class instructors but you can unplug and unwind in our lake-front-view eco-chic hotel.
 
The lush gardens and laid back luxury of our lake-front-view hotel provide the perfect backdrop to a week of pole tricks, stretching, sunshine and deliciously healthy food.
 
Instructors: Marion Crampe, Natasha Wang and Gaby Borrayo
Here’s what’s included in your Pole Retreat: (all packages)
 
• 8 days (7 nights) stay at a beautiful Eco Chic Retreat Hotel in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
• 12 hours of workshops over 7 days with our amazing Instructors. 
• Morning energising stretch classes.
• Transportation from Antigua Guatemala to the place of the Pole Camp in Lake Atitlan and back.
• Plenty of free time to get to know the beautiful towns and people around the lake and to enjoy the hotel features.
• Full board: 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals (chicken and fish available for additional cost)
• Water, coffee and tea available all day. 
• 1 hour massage
• Welcome and Farewell dinner.
• On site studio with lake views and brand new X-Stages (1 student per pole)
• Small Classes maximum of 10 in each group. 
• Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.
• Welcome bag and gift
• Daily housekeeping
 
You might also enjoy (optional):
•Take private classes with our instructors for more one-on-one attention.
•Why not take a professional photoshoot and show all your friends and followers your new pole skills.
  •                Guided tours to the local villages around lake Atitlan
  •                Because The Lake Pole Camp location is far from big cities it is difficult to get good internet connection, and when you do it can be expensive. The hotel offers wifi signal for an extra cost of $20 all week per person.
  •                Airport transfers to and from Antigua Guatemala
THESE SERVICES ARE AT AN ADDITIONAL COST AND MUST BE ARRANGED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
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 What’s not included:
•Flights
•Travel insurance
•Airport transfers to the meeting point in Antigua Guatemala (available at extra cost)
•Alcoholic Beverages.
•Lunch on arrival day or departure day (to be taken at local restaurants at additional cost)
•Breakfast on arrival day
•Lunch and dinner on departure day
Prices and packages information available at our website www.yourpolecamp.com
 
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