The focus is about self-awareness. Growing up, I didn’t know anything about the importance of being aware of myself, knowing what I liked, what made me happy, or having self-worth. I put myself in situations and gravitated towards people that needed “saving”. Since I was always the one to make everyone’s happiness come before mine, I tried “saving”. I learned the hard way that the person in charge of my happiness is myself, not an outsider. I learned I don’t need to cry everyday. I can love myself more than anyone in the world and it’s amazing. If I knew back then what I know now, I would have never let anyone treat me bad. That is why I am so passionate to teach these tools and guide teens to become empowered being themselves.
At these retreats we will learn the importance of self-awareness and practice with a workbook and activities. We will also spend time on emotional intelligence, understanding our emotions and ways to deal with them. Pre-teens/tween/teen girls will walk away with a tangible bag of tools that I like to call the tranquility tool kit. Some examples of what could be included are crystal necklaces, worry stones, stress ball, vision board, etc.
Each retreat I like to keep intimate and have 4-10 girls total. The retreats vary 1-3 days from 9:00am-3:30 with some optional overnights. Retreats 2 days or more, on the last day a parent or caregiver joins and it is a wonderful bonding experience while building their individual knowledge, together.
This retreat was inspired because of Viktoria. Viktoria was a child that I was very close with and was apart of her life during her informative years. Viktoria was smart, talented and kind. She suffered from depression was unable to cope and took her own life at age 13. In her honor, a percentage made from Viktoria’s Village Retreats will be donated to The Smile Project.
I LOVE traveling to different areas, internationally offering these retreats.
Contact me and I am more than happy to come to your town!