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RESILIENCE RESET

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Resilience Reset: Training & Retreat

Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22, 2023 | 10 CE Credits

Are you wishing you had time for a retreat but also know you need to get those Continuing Education credits completed? Finding yourself craving to deepen your skillset for not only your students, but for yourself too? Look no further! We have combined the best of both worlds by partnering with Warrior Flow School of Miami, FL to bring you our Resilience Reset Training & Retreat: Level 1 Trauma-informed Yoga (10 CE Credits)

Features

Style

Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced

Food

Organic meals & snacks freshly prepared. We do our best to cater to any dietary restrictions.

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All About the Resilience Reset

This retreat will begin on Friday at 4:00 pm, that's when guests can arrive and settle into their spaces- whether that be in a teepee or in a traditional guest house (private or shared rooms are first come first served). We aim to gather together around 5:30pm for introductions and an important informational and safety meeting. Our introductions usually include a grounding exercise together to ease the nerves and from there we flow into our first yoga practice of the weekend. After yoga, we will enjoy a family style dinner and traditional campfire s'mores for dessert.

Saturday morning begins with a sound bath & coffee at the nature site. Guests who chose the adventure route this weekend will be awoken by sound bowls with hot coffee delivered to their teepee. Retreat house guests will arrive onsite with one of our instructors to experience their morning concert in the forest. Coffee is followed by either a nature trail run or a silent sunrise hike. We love to use this quiet time in the morning to go within. If your morning run or hike wasn't enough, then get your blood pumping even more with a morning vinyasa class. If that's more than you care for first thing in the morning, then take the next hour to do some reflective journaling on anything that may have come up for you during your morning walk or run. When yoga is over, we will enjoy a hearty breakfast, family-style.

After breakfast, Adrian and Yari will begin the Resilience Reset training portion of the retreat. He will focus on the Importance of Connection & Community during this time. This won't be your typical classroom setting, we will be outdoors, immersing ourselves in nature while learning how to best hold space for others and our own selves.

Lunch is next before we head off to paddleboard or kayak (kayaks will be an extra charge, paddleboards included). We first paddle upstream, taking breaks along the way, finding the ease in the discomfort. This portion is moderately difficult, but the water is shallow enough to stand in most places and falling in is encouraged! We spend time here swimming in the fresh, crystal clear water of Rock Springs. The water remains at 72 degrees year round and you will be able to see tiny fish, beautiful plant and bird life, and maybe even a family of otters if you're lucky! There is also an option to take a shuttle to the top of the run so that you don't have to paddle upstream and can paddle/float back with the rest of our group. No experience necessary for the paddle boards or kayaks.

When we return from our water adventure, we will dive back into discussion with Adrian and Yari. Having been given a few questions to meditate on during your paddle, you'll be ready to jump back into discussion! This portion of the training will visit topics like Mental Health 101.

The option for a Hydration IV administered by a medical professional onsite is offered next, this is an add-on treatment that most of our guests truly enjoy. Blue Wave offers a mobile concierge IV service with vitamins and electrolytes that will support your adventure, relaxation, and hydration. This portion is an add-on for $99 and you will be billed directly through Blue Wave and they will collect any patient information, Yoga Elements Retreats respects your privacy and HIPPA laws.

After optional Wellness IV's and showers, we will meet for connection around the campfire before we eat a hearty meal. This time, a glass of wine is offered and we pair it with s'mores again for that comfort food feeling. Before you slip off to bed, enjoy chair yoga for a good night's sleep while listening to the harmony of a Moonlight Sound Bath.

On Sunday morning you will wake up in a similar fashion as the morning before. Maybe you choose to do the opposite of what you offered your body and mind on the first morning or maybe you go with what feels good at that very moment. Your journey, your choice. This time though, after breakfast instead of a vinyasa practice, join one of our instructors for a yin class. Allow your body to unravel as the stretch visits the fascia and releases unnecessary tension from the body.

Our last session with Adrian and Yari allows us to dive deeper into Trauma Informed Yoga for a bit before we enjoy an early lunch.

After lunch we will head off to our Intuitive Horse Connection experience where we will connect and bond with therapy horses at a local horse sanctuary. Again, no experience is necessary here. We just ask that you come with a respectful and loving heart for these sweet animals.

At very last we will hold our Closing Ceremony and guests will depart from their weekend paradise at 4:00 pm Sunday afternoon.

Just as in your yoga practice, if there is anything that doesn't speak to you, simply skip it. There are beautiful springs and trails for exploring if you ever choose to skip an activity. However, those seeking the continuing education credits will need to attend all modules with Adrian throughout the weekend or complete them online before credits and certification is issued.

Please keep in mind that our schedule is subject to change. We will do our best to always include everything as promised but sometimes the schedule is adjusted and activities are moved around to enhance our guests comfort and experience. Retreats are also held rain or shine, as long as there isn't a threat to safety.

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What Makes This Retreat Special?

Not only does this retreat take you our of the busyness of your like and into the serenity of your life and into the serenity of nature, but it also offers a deepening of your understanding of resilience in the face of trauma. Enjoy a variety of yoga classes, south baths, stand-up paddleboarding, swimming in the crystal clear Florida springs, enjoy fresh made meals, and an evening glass of wine paired with traditional campfire s'mores. Perhaps you take the route of adventure by staying in one of our weather-proof teepees or enjoy the familiarity of one of our retreat guest houses. This retreat is great for women and men with a sense of adventure, who enjoy the outdoors, and who are interested in expanding their wisdom in the area of resilience and trauma with yoga alliance certified teachers and a licensed mental health counselor.

Just A Few Of The Benefits...

Meet wonderful people who will share the experience with you.

Receive 10 Continuing Education Credits as a licensed mental health therapist or yoga teacher, recognized by the Yoga Alliance.

You will enjoy the fresh, clear water springs, the old oak canopies, and the warm Florida sunshine.

Learn the connection between yoga philosophy and trauma.

Find out how trauma affects body, mind, relationships and society.

A variety of experienced teachers (each with different strengths) will help you grow in many different ways.

Intro to mental health and most common mental health challenges.

Day 1

4:00 PM | Guest Check-In

5:30 PM | Introductions & Safety Briefing

6:00 PM | Gentle Vinyasa Flow

7:00 PM | Family Style Dinner & S'mores by the Campfire

8:30 PM | Light Bedtime Stretching & Moonlight Sound Bath

Day 2

6:30 AM | Rise & Shine Bath & Coffee

7:00 AM | Silent Sunrise Hike or Trail Run with Adrian

8:30 AM | Breakfast

9:00 AM | Training Session: The Importance of Connection & Community in Challenging Times

12:30 PM | Picnic Style Lunch

1:00 PM | Paddleboard or Kayak Rock Springs

3:00 PM | Training Session: Trauma-Informed Yoga

5:00 PM | Optional IV Hydration by Medical Professionals & Showers

6:00 PM | Discussion: Let's Talk Embodiment

7:00 PM | Family Style Dinner & S'mores by the Campfire

8:30 PM | Chair Yoga & Moonlight Sound Bath

Day 3

6:30 AM | Rise & Shine Sound Bath & Coffee

7:00 AM | Silent Sunrise Hike or Trail Run With Adrian

7:30 AM | Breakfast

8:00 AM | Training: Trauma Informed Yoga

9:00 AM | Training: Trauma Informed Yoga Continued

11:30 AM | Picnic Style Lunch

12:00 PM | Intuitive Horse Connection Excursion

3:00 PM | Closing Ceremony

4:00 PM | Guest Check-Out

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Program

In this unique training, we are including very specific topics that address unique health and social-related issues including disability, yoga and the LGBTQIA+ community, grief yoga, nurturing communities through online teaching, yoga and public-health, trauma-sensitive yoga, among many others. We want to empower you to take this training and be able to apply it to your own communities, whenever and wherever!

Foods

You can expect meals to be specially curated by our retreat hosts for this training & retreat. All meals will be included and we can accommodate some dietary restrictions with notice upon booking.

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Instructors

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Accomodation

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Private Luxury Teepee

Our private luxury teepee accommodation offers guests a cozy, tranquil, home away from home - digital detox style! Your teepee is situated near other guests, but with enough space to be truly private. While this is camping, the mattress and linens are nothing short of luxury! Added details include fresh eucalyptus, essential oil diffuser, misting fan and a reading light.

Price: $1200

Shared Room in Retreat House

Each bedroom in the cottage is uniquely designed with guest comfort in mind. "Casper" memory foam mattresses, luxury "Brooklinen" linens, and the latest tech connect-ability are just a few details that make the cottage feel like home. Each gues can enjoy a movie night on the flat screen TV, or curled up in front of the fire playing a board game.

Price: $1200

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Private Room in Retreat House

Each bedroom in the cottage is uniquely designed with guest comfort in mind. "Casper" memory foam mattresses, luxury "Brooklinen" linens, and the latest tech connect-ability are just a few details that make the cottage feel like home. Each gues can enjoy a movie night on the flat screen TV, or curled up in front of the fire playing a board game.

Price: $1200

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Additional Details

  • Location
    ​ Please let us know if you are traveling with someone so that we can do our best to accommodate your preferences.
  • What's Included?
    Accommodation Daily delicious and nutritious meals Water, tea, coffee served throughout the day Daily yoga classes Daily meditation classes Nature hikes with a trusted guide Free excursions to sites of interest Personalized Travel Planning Assistance Group excursions/activities Airport pick-up and drop-off Transportation during the retreat Luggage storage Parking Wifi connection
  • What's Not Included?
    Airport transfer Travel insurance Flights costs Additional activities not included in the itinerary Additional treatments
  • Seasonal Information
    Puerto Rico typically experiences daily temperatures around 88°F. As this is a rainforest, daily showers are to be expected. A raincoat is a great option, but you'll find your hosts huddled under a shade tree as we wait for the sun to come back out.
  • Responsible Travel
    We ask that our guests leave nature better than they found it by not leaving any trace of humans behind by not littering. We also ask that guests keep a safe distance from wildlife and do not feed any of the animals.
  • Electricity & Outlets
    In your teepee you will find battery operated lights and a fan. There will also be a battery back that you can use to charge your phone or watch. However, there is only one main outlet, used for cooking and operations. This retreat gives you the space to unplug and connect to nature & self.
  • How to Get There ( Flights, Airport Transfers, Buses, Trains)
    Please book your flight to Luis Munoz Marin (San Juan) ​International Airport (SJU). Shuttle transfer will be provided from the airport. The shuttle will leave the airport at promptly 3:00 pm on July 12th, if you miss the shuttle it will be your responsibility to find transportation to our retreat center. The returning shuttle is scheduled to arrive back at SJU at 1:00 pm on July 16th. We are giving ourselves 30 extra minutes of drive time but cannot predict local traffic patterns.
  • Arrive by Car
    If you choose to rent a car, we will provide an exact address after the time of booking. The drive from SJU airport to the Retreat Center in Ciales is about an hour. Parking will be free if you choose this method of transportation. Please let us know at the time of booking.
  • What to Bring
    You will receive a detailed packing list a week before your arrival. Generally speaking, you will need clothes that allow movement for yoga and hiking, swimwear, water shoes, and a pair of shoes you don't mind getting dirty. You have the option of bringing your own yoga mat or we can provide one for you.
  • Travel Insurance Suggestions
    While we do our best to hold our retreats rain or shine in order to offer guests the full experience of Earth's elements, we must always put safety first. With that being said, we do recommend travel insurance in the event of dangerous weather. We aim to notify our guests of cancellations at least four days in advance but also recognize that in Florida, severe weather can develop more quickly. Yoga Elements Retreats will refund 100% of what you have paid to us directly and Book Retreats will give you a voucher or refund of the amount that you have paid to them to use on any other retreat in the event that we cancel.
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