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Are you tired of continuing to slip into the same hurtful patterns?

Do you say or hit send or buy things before hitting your Pause Button and then
sit in regret? 


Do you feel you never measure up or are never good enough? 

Do you find it difficult to be kind and curious about the parts of yourself
that get stuck in unhealthy patterns?
 

Do you instead just beat yourself up about these parts of yourself?


Is there a desire to do things differently, but you have no real understanding of how?  ​

Looking for a new way to approach self-reflection and wellness?
My Wellness Retreats feature Internal Family Systems (IFS), which is a powerful and transformative way to investigate moments of overwhelm and anxiety. We focus on exploring all of your parts with kindness, curiosity and compassion, leaving you better equipped to handle any situation. Join us for an unforgettable retreat where you will get to know yourself better than ever before.

The Both/And Way offers a path to wellness like no other. Our wellness retreats are located in stunning natural settings, and our programs provide the tools and resources you need to connect with yourself and your surroundings. From mindfulness and nature therapy to art and music, our retreats enrich your life and help you achieve greater well-being. We foster a nurturing atmosphere, where you can get in touch with your emotions and express yourself through laughter, tears, and art. Join us on a journey to discover your true self and unlock your full potential. 

Upcoming Retreats

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Room to Breathe April Retreat

April 11 - 14, 2024

Shenandoah Valley, VA

SOLD OUT

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More Room to Breathe

May Retreat 

May 9 - 12, 2024

Asheville, NC

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Therapist & Helpers Retreat 

September 19 - 22, 2024

Shenandoah Valley, VA

What you can expect...

We will integrate a nature-inspired framework that builds in hiking, mindfulness, and meditation that allows us to be present to both the complex beauty of what happens within us, and the complex beauty of the world around us. 

Periods of silence allow us to begin cultivating a new relationship with ourself and allows thoughts and feelings to arise.  We gather as a group to practice meditation, learn new ways of investigating parts of ourself, and share our process along the way. 

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Lots of FUN! We spend time in nature, listen to music, play, laugh, and cry. All of your meals are prepared and you don't have to think about what to eat, when to arise, or checking things off of your to-do list. 

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All retreats run from Thursday evening until about noon on Sunday. The retreat facilitator uses Thursday and part of Friday to connect with the participants and help them connect with each other and themselves. Then the rest of the retreat is specifically curated for each specific groups' needs..

What you'll gain from the retreat...

TheBoth/And Way Retreat creates space and instruction for you to pause and reconnect with yourself. The space allows you to recognize what is arising within yourself around your patterns and ways of being (too angry, too hungry, too worried, too people-pleasing, too discontent, etc.) that are causing you pain.

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You are guided to investigate what is arising with gentleness and compassion.

 

You will understand your struggles on a deeper level

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You will learn to respond with love and acceptance.

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You re-enter into the world with more peace. You look at yourself and other with more curiosity and less defensiveness. 

 

You will have connected with a like-minded community to continue connecting with on your journey.

 

You will have the ability to pause and respond instead of reacting from old programming and triggers.  

 

All of this enhances your relationship with yourself, those around you, and the world.

What Clients Have Been Saying...

"I've really been craving time like this with other women to share stories and struggles and talk about the real, tough, and beautiful parts of life that I so often feel alone with. I’m leaving with a more grounded and centered mindset of what is important to me and how to reach internal peace through nature. Thank you for creating this weekend and sharing it with me."
  • Are meals included?
    Yes, all meals are included. We do not cook with meat, but no one has ever complained or noticed. A cook comes on the retreat and does all the meal prep and cooking. Thursday supper, three meals on Friday and Saturday, plus Sunday breakfast are included. As well as snack foods, coffee, hot tea, and other beverages throughout the day and evening. We can accommodate vegan, gluten free, and any other dietary restrictions or allergies.
  • How many people are on each retreat?
    I like to keep the retreat groups small! You can expect a maximum of 10 people on the retreat.
  • Is this a silent retreat?
    Absolutely not. However, there are periods of silence – after 10 p.m and until breakfast is finished some mornings. This may feel strange to eat and do some other activities in silence. However, there will be lots of time to process feelings and learn from them.
  • What about COVID Protocols?
    Everyone attending the retreat must have proof of vaccination. If you have cold or flu symptoms at the time of the retreat, you will need proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of attending.
  • Do I need to be in good athletic shape?
    Absolutely not!! There will be some mindful walking that anyone can do, The hiking and other excursions are optional and accommodations can be made for moderate hikes as well.
  • Will I have to share a room with a stranger?
    This depends on what room type you reserved. If you reserved a double or a triple room, yes, however, no one shares beds. Also, on past retreats folks have found we are only strangers for about an hour. If you are attending one of the co-ed retreats and reserve a bed in a shared room, we will email you to confirm your rooming preferences. If you attend one of our retreats with a friend and would like to request sharing a room with them, simply email me after you make your purchase!
  • Is there alcohol provided?
    No! There are no intoxicants of any kind allowed on the retreat (Except for the INTOXICATION created by your own experience).
  • What kinds of activities are available?
    There is art and music and hot tubbing. We are staying on a working farm with a pond, alpacas, and hens to get our breakfast eggs from in the mornings
  • Do I need to know how to meditate?
    Absolutely not! This retreat is gentle, and the hope is you leave liking yourself (and others) a whole lot more!
  • Should I be nervous?
    Sure!! You are doing something that takes courage! Giving yourself the gift of a retreat often feels a bit unusual and we sometimes define that feeling as nervousness. Anytime we do something we haven’t done before; it brings up some sort of feelings. The best medicine for that is to KEEP AN OPEN MIND AND KEEP MOVING FORWARD!
  • What is your cancellation and refund policy?
    If I can fill your spot you will get 100% refund. Because I keep the retreats small and affordable, I am not able to offer a refund if I cannot fill your spot.

Unsure if a Both\And Way Retreat is for you? Have more questions? Let's chat! 

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