I am excited to invite you to join me for the Women’s Self-compassion and Yoga Retreat: Friday, February 17th, 2023, to Monday, February 20th, 2023.
This retreat includes:
- Food and lodging
- Six Meals
- Five yoga and meditation practices
- Guided mindfulness hikes
- Two Women’s Circles
- Guided Sunset Paddle Boarding/Kayak Tour
The theme is “Self-compassion – Beginning anew,” with the intention to reconnect and learn to treat yourself as if you are your own best friend. Imagine your best friend came to you with heartbreak, how do you show up for him/her/them? Can you show up in the same way for yourself? When you are truly your own best friend, you will show up as a true friend to your loved ones and others.
Oleta River State park is thirty minutes from downtown Miami, this gorgeous park is bisected by its namesake waterway that winds through a natural oasis. Whether enjoying the 15 miles of off-road bicycling trails or paddling along lush mangrove forests, visitors find it difficult to believe that Oleta River State Park exists 30 minutes from downtown Miami. At just over a thousand acres, this natural oasis — Florida’s largest urban park — is a haven for mountain bikers, paddlers, anglers and swimmers. Enjoy a picnic along scenic Biscayne Bay or unwind at the end of a fishing pole.
You will gain:
- Experience Self-compassion
- Practice Self-discovery
- Build stronger relationships with other women, nature, and yourself
- Find and reconnect with yourself again
Our retreat will begin with an evening Yin Yoga class on Friday, February 17th, 2023, at 5 PM. Check into the Oleta River State Park (Oleta River State Park | Florida State Parks) as early as 2 PM. Arrive by 4:30 PM if you can get settled in before yoga class.
Yoga and Meditation Classes:
Yoga classes are all levels appropriate. These practices are intended to meet your body at its current phase. You’ll learn more about the poses, and subtleties within the shapes, breathwork, meditation, and the limbs of yoga. Yoga classes will take place outside, surrounded by the stunning natural environment.
- Friday @ 5 PM – 90-minute Yin Yoga class focused on strengthening your lower back and hip opening.
- Saturday @ 7 AM – 60-minute Vinyasa Flow class focused on full body strength and flexibility.
- Sunday @ 7 AM – 60-minute Yin/Vinyasa Flow class focused on relieving stress.
- Sunday @ 5 PM – 60-minute Yin Yoga class focused on improving your digestion.
- Monday @ 7 AM – 60-minute Yin/Vinyasa Flow class focused on relieving stress.
Take ownership of your experience:
Each day will include some free time for individual adventures, exploring and settling in. Since this is a four-day retreat, we don’t want to overwhelm you with too many activities. The intention is to slow down, be still, and reflect. On Friday and Sunday, we will have Women’s Circle, on Saturday we will have a workshop and Sunset Paddleboard/Kayak Tour and on Sunday we have the closing ceremony.
Women’s Circle: “Self-compassion – Beginning a new”
The intention of this retreat is to focus on self-discovery and self-awareness, which includes self-compassion, self-care, and slowing down practice. Let go of any expectations that you have of yourself and others and just accept who you are now. Reconnect with your true self and inner child.
Workshop: Cultivating Curiosity and Resilience”
“Resilience is the ability to overcome adversity.” Brene Brown
Yenly lost both her beloved brother and brother-in-law over a year ago. She lost her beloved mother nine years ago. One of her greatest strengths is resiliency and curiosity. She is open and eager to share with you her experience of hopelessness, and failures, and how she did not give up and instead overcame the feelings of anxiety and sadness. She transformed her losses and challenges into positive contributions by helping and making a difference in the lives of others. She took ownership of her life and let go of the victim’s mindset.
This workshop will teach you practical tools and resources that will be beneficial to face your own past, current, and future challenges in life.
Guided Mindfulness Hikes:
You’ll get to meditate while on hikes while surrounded by the fresh ocean breeze and beaches. You’ll get to explore and learn about trails and hikes within the state park.
Mindfulness and Community Service Practices:
We are all searching for a sense of connection and community. Each day of the retreat, you will be paired up with a new sister to spend time getting to know each other through activities and mindfulness practices. This community support and team building allow you to connect with like-minded women, and yourself, and to gain a feeling of accomplishment by getting something done and giving back to your sisters and your community. As a result, you’ll improve your communication and team-building skills, self-awareness, and confidence. You’ll get to express your gratitude and appreciation through prepping, cleaning, washing, and cooking during mealtimes and throughout our practice together. Thank you so much for committing to a clean and safe space for our practice together.
Food: “All are welcome – Vegan, Vegetarian, and Meat Friendly”
Your belly and your thirst will be well taken care of all weekend because no one wants a hangry belly. The retreat includes Brunch and Dinner, which includes six meals throughout the four days.
Feel free to bring your favorite beverages and snacks either for yourself or to share. From Yenly’s experience, she noticed that quick bonding and friendships are when you share food and drinks. In her culture, food brings people together (sharing is caring).
We have four pricing levels available as well as payment plans to accommodate your budget. A $450 non-refundable deposit will be required to hold your spot. Deposits must be made before January 6th, 2023, with full payment due on or before February 1st, 2023. Yenly will work with you to establish a payment plan for your retreat. Life can be stressful, but paying for a yoga retreat should not be. We will work with you to make this comfortable. Registration is limited to the first 12 yogis.
We will be sharing space within quaint little cabins with covered porches and picnic tables providing a great place to relax. While cabins have no kitchens or bathrooms, a restroom with hot showers is located nearby. For your ultimate relaxation, televisions and phones are not provided. There will be five cabins and you get to be in one of them. Each shared cabin will fit approximately 3 – 4 ladies.
Shared Dorm options:
- Shared Cabin – Large Queen Bed with Shared Bathroom: $975
- Shared Cabin – Double Bed with Shared Bathroom: $950
- Shared Cabin – Twin Bunks Bed with Shared Bathroom: $900
No Lodging Needed (Local Deal): $695
If you live in or near Miami, Florida or you prefer to stay offsite, but you still want to join in the delicious food, yoga practices, activities, and Women’s Circles, this option is best for you. This is the bang for your buck deal!
We will not be providing transportation either to or from the airport or during your retreat. However, there will be a shared doc for those who are interested in carpooling to save money on transportation.
Please be mindful of this when you are planning your trip and during your free time, if you desire to drive outside of the park, you’ll need to have your own means of transportation. However, a car will not be necessary for any of the activities we have planned. Everything will be within walking distance.
Our intention is to make this a fun and easy-going weekend for you, which means you don’t have to plan. Just show up and be ready to learn more about yourself, connect with like-minded women, nature, and yourself again. Get yourself to Miami, Florida for the Women’s Self-Compassion and Yoga Retreat, and let us take care of the rest!
- Deposits are non-refundable, with no exceptions
- The remaining Balance is refunded up until 45 days before the retreat. No refunds are available for cancellations less than 45 days before the retreat.
- If you need to cancel due to a life emergency, you’ll receive a credit toward any upcoming retreats. You only need to pay the difference; if any.
“You’re amazing for considering and taking a leap of faith in your health and well-being. I am proud of you for saying “yes” to your transformation and self-discovery. This means you are ready to take ownership of your life and let go of the victim mindset. Amazing things happen to you when you decide to show up for you. I look forward to growing and learning with you during our retreat. Be YOU Be Beautiful.” Yenly – CEO/Founder of Curious and Determined LLC