Transformational Personal Growth
While our in-country Retreats are on a temporary hold, this live online virtual Retreat brings the transformational experience from a beautiful beach in Nicaragua directly to you.
For half a day, we come together in our Retreat and navigate through a series of personal growth and mindset strengthening workshops. Each workshop is sequenced together and designed to bring you positive transformation in your mindset and behavior patterns. You will gain new perspectives and learn key tools to find deeper fulfillment in your life for the long-term.
This experience is about reconnecting with your true self. We live in a fast-paced, and ever-changing world. We may be comfortable in our busy lifestyles, but we often end up forgetting what it feels like to just be. We forget what it is that truly brings us joy. So many of us carry around problems that we either intentionally avoid, or we don’t make time to direct our energy towards resolving them.
The Virtual Retreat hosted live from Nicaragua is a space for you to dissolve these problems. It’s a space specifically for you to connect with emotions that have been pushed aside for so long. It’s a space for you to finally set reconnect with yourself, and connect with a vibrant community.
If the current global shift is affecting your personal mindset, the workshops within this 1/2 day Virtual Retreat will help you identify your personal needs and improve your wellbeing during this economic, professional, and social transition. You will learn how to create stability, balance your routine, fortify healthy habits, and dispel fear and anxiety.
Each workshop explores topics and themes that will be tailored around your specific life goals and current needs so you can transition with intention into a life filled with purpose, personal happiness, and calm.
Virtual Retreats for July & August, 2020
Choose one of the following days:
- Saturday, July 11, 18, or 25
- Saturday, August 1, 8, 15, 22, or 29
Duration: 9 am – 1:00 pm PST/12pm – 3:00p EST (4 Hours)
Number of attendees: Limit 5 per Retreat
- Clarifying & Setting Intentions
- Reconnecting With Your Values
- Overcoming Fear & Anxiety
- Understanding the 4 Stages of Transition & Where You’re At
- Shifting Your Mindset & Accountability Strategies
- Opening Meditation
- Interactive Discussion
- Inspiring Connection Activities
- Private Journalling
- Challenges & Victories Session
- Reflective Writing Activities
- Closing Meditation, Releasing Heaviness & Inviting Clarity
- Bring a Journal & Snacks
Cost: $197 for one 1/2 day Virtual Retreat
“After the first day, I felt more awake to my emotions and got back to the right mindset to take action.”
“I am so happy I decided to take Christy’s virtual retreat, especially during these times of crisis. I wasn’t able to get out of my own way lately and was in a funk even before the crisis. After the first day, I felt more awake to my emotions and feelings and got back to the right mindset to take action. I was more aware of the events that was happening around me and learned how to process and recognize those events. I got back to the basics of what made me happy and I have gotten back on track. Having this course bring awareness of events that are happening with me brings opportunities to learn how to navigate yourself throughout the day and to be more awoke to yourself and others. I highly recommend taking this virtual retreat, especially during these times. Learning the best way to deal with situations can be a saving grace.” – Nutritionist, Canada
“I have a greater understanding of why I think and feel the way I do”
The Virtual Retreat was something I had no idea of what to expect before hand. I have previously never connected with my fears, values, inadequacies, strengths or intentions on this level. Christy opened up a space to speak freely and openly, allowing me to explore my own experiences in a safe environment and discuss how they had affected me and my present actions in life. I have a greater understanding of why I think and feel the way I do, have a clearer path for intention setting and which values I hold closest. She was extremely attentive to the stresses of the current Covid-19 situation and instilled calm and understanding through this turbulent time. It was great to feel supported and able to vocalise and vent anxieties in a safe place. Thanks again Christy! I would actively encourage others to go through this experience with her. ~ Sophie Pontone
Nicaragua Virtual Retreat Details
Rejuvenating 1/2 Day Retreat | $197 USD
Here is what your Virtual Retreat will include:
Welcome to your luxurious Nicaraguan Virtual Retreat
Orientation – Here I will share with you the coastal beauty of my Nicaraguan beach location as the real-life setting for your Virtual Retreat. I will also review what you can expect to experience from each session during our 1/2 day. Each workshop will include a combination of private journaling, group discussion, and activities to enhance your experience and your take-aways.
Opening Circle – Connect online and respond to inspiring and original prompts to celebrate and elevate each other. We will set our intentions and receive a gift of personal gratitude journals.
Clarifying & Setting Your Intentions Workshop – A guided workshop where we dig deeper into our intentions and connect with our innermost desires. What do you want to see more of in your life? What steps will you take to enable this change?
Reconnecting With Your Values Workshop: Our personal values shape our behaviours and our decision making progress. It’s important to connect and reconnect with those values when we need stability or a touchpoint, or centering when life begins to feel out of alignment with our authentic selves. This workshop walks us through a process of identifying our highest values. We learn new awareness and approaches that ensure our values are honoured, enabling us to achieve deeper personal fulfilment in our daily lives.
Self-Discovery Assessment & Personal Growth Workshop: Acknowledging who you are and the patterns you tend to follow. The personal self- assessment in this workshop will give you insight into your own patterns of behaviour. You will learn about your areas of strengths, where you have opportunities for personal growth and how to leverage these in the future.
Overcoming Fear & Anxiety Workshop: Does fear play a part in your decision-making? Does it stop you from learning or testing yourself in ways that would propel you further? Does it get in the way of change, or impede your passions? This workshop walks you through 8 steps to help you overcome fears, anxiety and worries that hold you back. You will learn how to diminish feelings of insecurity and replace them with feelings of resolve, clarity and confidence.
Shifting Your Mindset Workshop – This workshop defines the 4 stages of Transformation so you can clearly map out your own progress. You will learn new approaches and perspectives which allow us to find clarity and achieve the things we truly desire. We will chart our personal journey and areas of growth, reflecting on the learning points and milestones we’ve achieved in personal growth and the challenges we’ve overcome.
We close with a meditation to seal our experience and set up accountability strategies that will allow us to implement your newly learned perspectives into your day-to-day.
Mind & Body (recommended): After our online workshop has finished for the day, aim to engage in yoga, a walk, or other healthy exercises, reflective journaling, and mindful, healthy eating throughout your day.
Do you feel as if you are:
- Moving through your days with uncertainty
- Longing for something different, more meaningful but don’t know how to achieve it.
- Paralyzed with fear, worry, or engaging in negative self-talk
- Lacking confidence, scared to take risks
- Comparing yourself to others, worried to let down or be judged by family members
- Feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, and confused as to how to make changes
- Unable to take time for yourself to nurture your personal wellbeing (body, mind & soul)
- Feeling lost and directionless, as if change were impossible
- Struggling for your voice to be heard
- Unable to honor values that are important to you
Do you wish you could:
- Position yourself in a place where you feel loved and supported
- Be more centered in your life and aligned with your values
- Feel empowered to make clear decisions to move forward
- Unclutter your life and be clear on what you want more of
- Find motivation to pursue your passions without worry
- Learn how to take action and learn what strategies to implement
- Succeed in your professional and personal endeavors
- Gain confidence to make life choices that bring you happiness and fulfillment
- Overcome your fears and become better version of yourself
The Retreat results enable you to:
- Be filled with positive power and the ability to make new choices.
- Feel empowered and able to punch through fears
- Be able to build a strong “why” in order to stay motivated every day towards shaping your life
- Experience pivotal moments where you listen to your own voice and to trust yourself
- Feel comfortable, supported, and inspired to pursue your goals
- See your behavior and thought patterns more clearly and understand how to leverage them to improve your life
- Make a positive shift in your mindset so that worries and mental roadblocks no longer hinder you
- Increase your self-confidence to pursue your passions
- Achieve a healthy work-life balance that energizes you
- Become an excellent communicator of your needs
- Find clarity in your direction in life with confidence and ease
- Develop a clear, long-term vision you take with you
- Gain a renewed belief in your own ability to make good decisions that serve you better
Book. Click the “Book Now” button below to submit your details.
Make a Payment. After submitting your details, you will be taken to the “Make A Payment” page so that you can secure your placement with a deposit.
All payments are non-refundable.
Prepare. I will connect with you soon to provide more information any answer questions you may have that helps you prepare. Looking forward to having you part of the Virtual Retreat from Nicaragua!
Meet Your Instructor
Christy’s professional education expertise has afforded her the opportunity to work around the world. Since achieving a Masters Degree and Teaching Credentials in Sussex, England, she has created and developed two companies focused on Leadership Development Programs through education and conservation projects overseas.
She has delivered leadership initiatives internationally to individuals, universities, small companies, and non-profits in the UK, Europe, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, South Africa, Canada, the USA, and Australia.
Through her company, Venture Within, she creates transformational experiences for personal and professional growth. She lives a full and meaningful life while inspiring and enabling others to do the same.
- Expert in leadership development amongst professionals
- 20 years an Educator, CEO of Venture Within, and formerly Co-Founder of EDventure International
- Curated strategic leadership workshops catered for traveling professionals, with a focus on personal development and growth.
- Utilizes cultural immersive experiences as transformative opportunities.