Will I like the group?
All retreat participants are interviewed prior to their invitation to participate. This means that everyone attending comes with a desire to seek and re-imagine themselves. This is a time to enjoy learning and participating in a powerful circle of women each of whom is on their own journey.
How many spaces are available?
As you are the focus of this retreat we have intentionally kept the groups small so that you have the space to create the experiences, relationships and 'ah-has' that you are seeking. This also allows Tania to spend time in impromptu coaching conversations and discovery with each of you and give you full access to the creative process, the location and the activities planned.
Why should I share my bedroom?
A roommate is a wonderful opportunity to ground your experience with a "buddy". While you spend very little time in your room as there is so much to do and to see during retreat time, many find that it is nice to share a "home base" with someone.
What can I expect from a typical day?
There will be lots of workshop time spent together, sometimes in a whole group, sometimes one-on-one with Tania and other times in smaller groups. You'll find yourself walking, being in workshop, thinking hard, laughing loudly, trying something creative. On some days, our reflections and dialogues are highly structured to move you along a graceful exploration of the questions at hand. Other days will be fluid and follow the mood and rhythm of the group. Every day will have some movement, journaling, workshop time exploring a theme, lots of food, quiet time and relaxation. Sunrises and sunsets figure prominently.
I want to attend but cannot afford it. what can I do?
First ask yourself why you think you can't afford it. These retreats are a powerful way to re-imagine yourself and reignite your passion and your truth. That is a tall order and requires an investment in yourself. Some people are stuck in a belief that it is "expensive" to invest in themselves, but if you are not ready for this financial declaration of the new you, perhaps you are just not ready. If you are ready but need a little help, I have the potential for one scholarship place per retreat. It is based on your application which assesses need and fit and are evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive a scholarship application, please fill out the general form with your request.
How will you decide on who will be accepted into the retreat?
Your experience with one another in the group is an important ingredient on the retreat. In order to be invited to attend, I will first interview each candidate for "fit and relevance" on a first-come, first-served basis. My years as a coach have given me a great ability to hear people's intentions and personalities. Our Skype call will help me determine whether this retreat will be a good fit for you and whether you complement the personality and the intention of the group. Once you have received a personal invitation from me, retreat spots will be reserved upon receipt of your application and payment.
Is there support offered to me once I complete the retreat?
Absolutely! You'll receive support in the form of workbooks and check-ins once you leave the retreat in order to support your learning. Additionally, your group will be connected via a private social media group in order to support your connections and learning. For those who would like more focused one-on-one support, you might be eligible to work with Tania directly and we will determine the frequency and duration that would be most beneficial.
Is it for men or women?
The makeup of each retreat is different, though in principle we are looking for passionate, wise, intelligent, kindhearted, open-minded, adventurous people to engage in exploration with, regardless of gender.
The Reimagined Self – Hawaii : Because of the close living spaces and the nature of our explorations, this retreat is reserved for women. To all men who are interested, please send me a note. I am happy to host one for you too. Let's work out where and when.
Can I come late or leave early if the dates don't exactly work for me?
The retreat design is intricate and graceful. Each moment has been given great consideration and each element, be it workshop time or down time, is gently placed into the agenda for a reason. If you come late or leave early you will miss a part of your discovery, connection with the group and a step in the overall process. We'd hate for you to miss any of this experience. You are encouraged to arrive or depart on the designated arrival/departure days at whatever time works best for your travel schedule.
What if I get sick or something comes up and I can't attend. Can I get a refund?
This is an intimate retreat and our preparation for your involvement is intentional. Due to the exclusive nature of this experience, we need a confirmed list of attendees. That means that we cannot accommodate refunds and we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover any unanticipated changes in your schedule. If something comes up and you cannot attend, we will offer your spot to those on the waiting list. Should someone be able to take your spot, we are happy to accommodate you by transferring your payment in full to the next workshop.
Will there be vegetarian options?
Absolutely. We are foodies, and Tania is a vegetarian. Everyone will be satisfied by the fresh, largely local cuisine. Your food preferences and needs will be noted after your application is accepted.
Can I bring my significant other or a child if they are not attending the retreat?
This is a time of discovery and a time to put yourself at the centre of your quest. Only registered participants are welcome at the retreat site or on the journeys in order to maintain the intimacy and the focus of the session.
Is it personal? Should I expect to "share" and to cry?
Yes and no. It is all about you - your discoveries, your breakthroughs, your intentions, your laughter. It will be exciting, challenging, invigorating. You will probably find yourself more relaxed and more creative than you've been in a long while. For some this leads to great extroverted discoveries, for others quiet introverted knowings. Sometimes the path to these things is blocked and the removal of the blockage can find a release through tears, exclamations, dance, or laughter. It is hard to predict what the effect will be for each individual. We promise that our intention is to journey with you, in whatever way you choose.
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I’m happy to answer anything that you may be wondering about. Get in touch