WHERE IN THE WORLD?
For this summer Retreat, we have picked Orcas Islands, which is one of our favorite spots in the United States, and also happens to be very close to the where our Anacortes Center for Happiness does its magic.
The San Juan islands are a stunningly beautiful archipelago, nestled in the northwest corner of the United States, and Orcas Island is often called "the gem of the San Juan Islands" - which is saying a lot!
If you love ferry rides, emerald green islands, small towns, blue water, beaches, eagles, and the occasional pod of Orca whales, you are going to love it there!
When we are not in class, we may want to visit Eastsound and its many galleries, boutiques, restaurants, museum. We can even rent a kayak and go for a paddle - or hike up Mt Constitution.
During our time together, I will share with you my “Essential Happiness Program."
The course is designed to challenge you as well as support you. Throughout the week, you will be guided towards discovering (or re-discovering) a new level of intimacy with your authentic self. You will learn simple and powerful tools to help you create a life that lines up with your "true you," tools which you will be able to share with other people in your life, as well.
Increased levels of Creativity, Self Expression, Joy, Connection, and Calm Power are the by products of this intensive course.
Mostly, You will be reminded of the magic of life, and how to dance with it.
The Beach House sits on four acres surrounded by woods, an orchard, a garden, and a sandy beach waterfront.
It overlooks West Beach and the tranquil bay with a private mooring buoy for a boat, where we may enjoy views of the distant islands, eagles, osprey and blue herons fishing, and seals and river otters playing.
It is comfy, full of vintage charm, spacious and ready to be our home for that whole, big week.
For our pleasure, most breakfasts and lunches – as well as our welcome and goodbye dinners - will be prepared for us at home.
The rest of the time, we will get to explore Eastsound's many delicious restaurants.
Couple's suite, with king size bed
Three twin beds in a nice, bright room
$1,870 per person
Cozy queen bed, in a soft yellow room
SAN JUAN COTTAGE
Sweet guesthouse with three queen beds (one bed per person, bathroom, and your own little kitchenette and sitting area
$1,990 per person
***We recommend that you purchase travel insurance which covers emergency medical treatment, evacuation, and trip cancellation.***
Your tuition includes:
- My full Essential Happiness Program, with a couple of extra surprises
- Seven nights in our vintage Beach House
- Homemade prepared breakfasts and lunches on class days, as well as two dinners.
- Yoga class
Mostly, it includes TRANSFORMATION.
Your tuition does not include:
- Transportation to and from the Retreat
- meals away from home
- any tour
Following your Retreat, and to maximize its benefits, I also offer a Post Retreat Coaching Package
Because the space is limited, we recommend you reserve your spot early, with your 50% deposit.
The balance is due 60 days before we leave. Please note that your deposit and your tuition are non refundable, although they may be transferable.
The Essential Happiness Retreat is infused with both practical tools and magic. The combination is exceptionally unique and offers a life changing experience. Going back home with a full heart and a basket loaded with tools feels wonderful.
I truly love and am happy with myself. I didn’t know how much this Retreat could help me, but I knew something good was bound to happen. My primary reason for signing up was to fulfill a lifelong dream of returning to France. Anything I got out the Retreat would be the frosting on the cake. It was more than the best frosting, it was the whole cake and bakery shop.
A week in France, isolated from the maddening crowd, gave me a much needed opportunity for personal growth. Surrounded by beauty and like minded individuals, I was given a gift and now possess a fabulous array of tools to foray into everyday life! I am refreshed, realigned, and ready for anything life throws my way!
Sweet, beautiful, magic, full of laughter, ease, learning. A few tears, and deep, rich thought. Easy days and deep days at the villa. Sweet and exciting days out in the world. Trust and discovery, exploration and kindness. Newness, and beauty around every corner.
This was nothing short of life-changing. There are moments when you can say “this was me before, and this is me after,” and this Retreat is one of these times. I am leaving energized and of course - happy! Thank you, thank you.
If you are looking for the perfect balance of work and play, this Retreat is for you.Not only do you get to learn amazing, life-altering tools, you get a chance to practice them among the other participants who quickly feel like family. My toolbox and my heart are full.
Everything about this trip was thought provoking. Even on the fun day field trips, we talked about tools, and about how they directly applied. Thank you!
The Retreat is a time to be given powerful tools to lead a more authentic life. Learning and laughter, combined with comradery and friendship - in another culture - lay the ground work for magical change in your life.
An inspiring week. See the beauty of Southern France, relax at a lovely villa, and also gain new insights to make your life more full of purpose and joy. Maybe the best feedback as to how worthwhile I consider it to be, is that this my third Essential Happiness Retreat!