Details & What to Expect at ALIVE Retreats
Arrive and settle-in between 10:00am - 12:00pm. Retreat orientation begins at 12:30pm.
A Typical Day at The Retreat
The days begin at 6:30am when Tibetan bowls call guests to meditate at 7:00am. Those who choose to rise can come to meditate, or go to the sauna for an early morning sweat, or check-in with themselves to do what is best for them.
At 7:30am, we juice and drink wheatgrass. A physical movement class will be offered following wheatgrass, such as Rebounding (Lymphatic Drainage Exercise), or one can choose to go for a brisk walk/hike.
Breakfast is served at 9:00am, lunch at 12:00pm, and dinner at 6:00pm.
Services are offered throughout the day, that are restorative (i.e. Group Acupuncture, Sound Healing, Meditation, Sauna) and invigorating (i.e. Rebounding, Drumming & Dancing).
Classes are offered throughout the day that inspire a deeper listening, awareness, and understanding of oneself
(i.e. Mind Body Synergy, Qigong, Human Design, Guided Integrative Restoration Meditation, Gut Health); we also offer classes that support lifestyle changes for health and healing to take home to your everyday lives (i.e. Food Preparation, Self-Care Practices: Castor Oil Packs, Oil-pulling, Hydrotherapy, Colon Care).
There will be a fresh juice bar open in the afternoon for those who need an afternoon pick-me-up.
There will also be time for those wanting to rest, schedule private sessions with our practitioners, or attend to personal care.
Sauna, Swim and Hike at your leisure.
The evening will close with a meditation after dinner, followed by a group Sound Healing Session or Drumming and Dancing at the fire pit.
Private sessions in Acupuncture, Body Work (i.e. massage), Human Design, Naturopathic Consultations and more will be available daily for an additional fee.
Updated schedules will be posted daily.
There will be a fasting day in the middle of the retreat with juice and soup served, and a lighter schedule of activities.
Breakfast will be served, followed by a closing circle. Guests are asked to depart no later than 11:00am on the final day.
Prior to the Retreat
We encourage you to eat mostly vegetables and fruits for three days prior to the retreat for an easier transition to live foods. Begin eliminating sugar, alcohol and caffeine up to two weeks prior to the retreat. Please leave snack food at home.
We ask that you consult with your healthcare professional regarding your ability to participate in a retreat including vegetarian and live foods, moderate exercise and saunas. You should check with your physician if you are considering changing your dosage of any prescribed medicines prior to the retreat.
Please let your loved-ones know you are going on retreat ahead of time. If you let them know in advance that you may be unplugging from technology during the retreat, this may alleviate potential temptation to use your phone and/or social media.
ALIVE Retreats are hosted in different locations. When we schedule a retreat we update this site to reflect the upcoming location and other pertinent details. Come back and visit our site for the most current information on location, travel details, and weather/terrain.
We recommend that guests take a break from their use of electronic devices during the retreat (or at the very least, minimize their use) in order to support their experience of retreat. We ask that you not only do this for yourself but for the other guests as well, who are choosing to unplug from technology. If you do bring a cellphone or computer, ALIVE Retreats asks that you not use them in public/common spaces. There are house phones available for emergencies.
What to Bring
We recommend you bring the essentials you need for your daily comfort. Here is a helpful list of things to bring to the retreat:
Comfortable clothing for Qigong & Exercise classes and hiking
Older clothing you can wear when using Castor Oil packs
Casual summer clothing, include layers for cool evenings (Light-weight sweater, or down vest)
Lightweight coat, or rain coat
Bathing suit for swimming or sauna, water shoes and a beach towel for lakefront use
Robe and slippers for use in accommodations or going from the lake to the sauna
Slip-on shoes or low sandals for travel between buildings or workshop spaces. All buildings will be shoe-free to minimize tracking dirt.
Walking/Hiking shoes for outdoors and hiking trails
Personal toiletries (there will be none for sale)
Medications or prescriptions
Sunglasses, prescription eyewear (consider bringing an extra pair in case of breakage)
Refillable water bottle
Flashlight or head-lamp for walking at night
Materials for taking notes in class
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