Centered Retreats

Dearest Sister Friends,

I am so very excited to invite you to join us in Thailand this June! Yes, really…Thailand! I keep pinching myself!

I see that this trip is a calling to expand our horizons and embrace our potential. Getting away from our daily habits and routines allows for new perspective and insight. This week is all about nurturing ourselves and each other. Healing, thriving and fully embracing our lives is possible! It takes positive reinforcement, internally and externally. It takes supportive and loving people around us, helping us to remember and embrace who we are – brilliant, worthy and powerful women!

I trust that if you are reading this, you are resonating with what I’m saying and knowing that it is time!

Did I mention that during this all inclusive retreat we will be eating delicious Thai food, each receiving three Thai massages throughout the week, practicing yoga while listening to the sounds of the ocean, sleeping in divine little houses among the trees? We will share together in safe and sacred ways. We will shine lights for each other to see our brightest and truest selves and we will go back to our daily lives feeling refreshed, renewed and re-inspired!

If this retreat is calling to you, email CenteredRetreat@gmail.com with questions and we will send lots more info and details about the week and what to expect.

I hope you will consider joining us and sharing this opportunity with other amazing sisters who may be interested.

With Much Love and Respect,
Lauren


We’ve tried to answer all the basic questions below; if there’s anything else you have questions about, let us know!

When is the retreat?
The retreat starts the afternoon of June 9 and ends mid-afternoon on June 16. Your reservation includes room, board, and the retreat program for June 9-June 16. If you’d like to extend your stay at the resort after the retreat is concluded, let us know and we can help arrange that.

How much does the retreat cost?
$1499 USD is a shared room, plus everything else included in the retreat.
$1889 USD is a single room, plus everything else included in the retreat.

Please note: A $250 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot is due by April 15. This is included in the full price of the retreat. Full payment is due by May 15. You may make a reservation after April 15 by paying in full.

Payments can be made via PayPal to CenteredRetreat@gmail.com

Sample Schedule

7:30 a.m. Yoga
8:45 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m. Free time
3:00-6:00 p.m. Group Work (topics include Mindful Eating, Learning to Court Ourselves, and more)
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00-8:30 p.m. Free Time
8:30-9:00 p.m. Yoga Nidra
10:00 p.m. Bedtime Encouraged

What is included?
-Transportation to and from the Koh Samui airport and the retreat center
-Breakfast & Dinner each day
-Single or Shared room
-Daily classes and coaching
-3 massages (to be scheduled during your free time)
-Thai cooking class
-Ample free time for exploring or relaxing on your own if desired
-Special day trip!
-Sweet surprises

What is extra?
Any alcoholic beverages, additional massages, kickboxing lessons, and snacks throughout the day will be separate from the retreat, as is travel to Koh Samui. Hopper, Jet Radar, and SkyScanner are good app options to use while you’re looking at flights.

What do I need to do to prepare?
Most importantly, make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the retreat. A visa is not required if you stay less than 30 days in Thailand, and you will be issued a temporary visa upon arrival in the country. This visa costs a nominal fee.

The exchange rate is around $1 USD –> 31.86 Thai baht.
Some quick-reference numbers at this rate:
$20 USD = 637 baht
$60 USD = 2000 baht
$100 USD = 3186 baht

Make sure you’re up-to-date on any medical preparations.

General Travel Information
Every major airport has wifi. You should be able to connect with your phone or laptop while you travel. If you need to have access to internet during the retreat, please prepare to set up a VPN.

Please arrive at the Koh Samui airport on June 9. We will provide transportation from the airport to the retreat.

Please plan to leave Koh Samui the night of June 16 unless you’ve opted to stay longer. We will provide transportation to the airport after the closing ceremony on June 16. Be aware that for international flights it’s best to arrive at the airport several hours early, so factor this into your itinerary. We’d be happy to help arrange for an extra night at the retreat center if you’d prefer to depart Koh Samui at a relaxed pace. 

Cancellation Deadlines:
April 15 deadline for 100% refund.
May 20 deadline for 50% refund.
We will not be able to offer any refunds to those who cancel after May 20. The $250 deposit, which is included in the full price listed near the beginning of this message, is non-refundable.

Anything else?
If you refer a friend and they tell us you referred them, you’ll get an extra surprise upon arrival!

If you’d like to pre-plan a day trip on your own time (the day before or after the retreat, for example), here are some places you might want to look into: Big Buddha Shrine on the northern coast, Bophut fisherman’s village (there’s a walking street market every Friday night), scuba diving on Koh Tao, Wat Plai Laem Buddhist temple, Namuang Waterfall, the secret Buddha garden, the mummy monk at Wat Khunaram, and the katoeys (“third sex”) cabaret at Chaweng Beach. Some of these options may also work as short trips during the day during the retreat.

Recommended Packing List Starter
–bathing suit
–yoga clothes
–rain gear (June can be rainy in Thailand)
–loose-fitting clothing for being outside in the heat and humidity
–pajamas
–sunscreen
–mosquito repellent
–journal + pens/pencils
–camera
–water shoes
–shoes for general walking around
–bio-degradable soap, shampoo, etc
–toothbrush & toothpaste
–other toiletries as needed
–extra underwear, socks, and any other base layers you prefer to wear
–any medications you need during the trip
–extra cash (You can exchange money at the bank before you fly, or upon arrival in Thailand. A good range of extra cash to have on hand immediately is the Thai Baht equivalent of $50-$100 USD.)

 

We’re looking forward to spending an exquisite week with you this June!