FLOURISH & SOAR
A Retreat for Women
August 31 - September 3, 2018
Historic Manitou Springs, Colorado
Let no one keep you from your journey...
Let nothing dissuade you from seeing what you see
Or feeling the winds that make you
Want to dance alone or go where no one has yet to go.
You are the only explorer.
Your heart the unreadable compass.
Your soul, the shore of a promise too great to be ignored.
~ Mark Nepo
You've been contemplating an escape for a little fun, a little adventure, a ittle self-care. Soul Inspired Journeys invites you to unite at this gathering of Wise Women in Historic Manitou Springs, Colorado. Our Flourish & Soar retreat is dedicated time for intuitive soul-tending, insightful reflection, stimulating self-discovery and creative self-expression practices that lead to personal growth and positive transformation.
Our Flourish and Soar retreat is focused on sharing positive psychology within ten experimental sessions and play-shops to foster and support your quest for happiness - and the factors that contribute to a well-lived and fulfilling life. A truly unique experience awaits you with compassionate and expert facilitators and life coaches Monica Charvet and Sonia Hankin.
Saunter out of your comfort zone and explore new places and experience in this unique women's retreat for your body~mind~soul.
~ Define you character strengths and core values and how to apply them in in all areas of your life.
~ Assess each segment of your LIfe Wheel and set SMART goals to balance and enhance your joy factor.
~ Compose your Life Mantra and declaration of how you choose to live your life.
~ Create a Self-Care and Soul-Tending rituals to nurture body-mind-soul.
~ Learn the principles of Positive Psychology and proven methods that transform and lead to greater happiness and life satisfaction.
~ Unveil your inner wisdom through creative art expression and mindfulness programs that support your total well-being.
~ Release inhibitions and what doesn’t serve you in freestyle dance and movement sessions.
~ Cultivate sisterhood with like-minded women in a safe , nurturing space.
~ Connect with nature on contemplative and informative walks through Garden of the Gods.
~ Admire original art, contemporary crafts and talented local musicians.
~ Rejoice in the excitement and splendor of a hot air balloon festival.
~ Be guided and supported by expert coaches and leaders in international wellness retreats.
Shift into a more mindful, intentional approach of engaging and celebrating life. Share the gifts that you were put on earth to express on this transformational journey. Join us at this exclusive gathering of women and be inspired to step into your infinite wisdom.
Located about an hour outside of Denver, near Colorado Springs on the Front Range, nestled among the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, our mountain estate is surrounded by natural and historical beauty.
~ 3 nights of choice accommodations.
~ 3 delectable & healthy farm-to-table, chef-prepared meals daily.
~ On-site hot tub available for guest use.
~ SunWater Spa pass for 2 hour soaking in solar heated mineral water cedar tubs, saline pool, infrared sauna, and traditional steam sauna.
~ Guided all-access tour of on-site farm.
An artful approach for self-discovery using imagination, intuition and imagery to create cards that convey messages from your inherent wisdom. SoulCollage® cards are for personal inner exploration as each card represents one aspect of your Soul-nature. The complementary writing process deepens your understanding of the relationships between all your personality parts - you and your family/community/world, as well as your dreams, symbols, and Spirit. The cards can be used to answer life's questions and facilitate breakthroughs. Absolutely no art experience is needed other than your intuition and imagination!
A dance form integrating your unique freestyle movement to shift out of your mind and into your body. A naturally intuitive practice that allows you to explore, reveal and express yourself - activating your body to release old patterns - while opening your heart for celebration. This freestyle flow leads you on a ritual journey of physical and emotional transformation. JourneyDance™ is not about learning steps, it’s about revealing, recovering and re-discovering your natural body flow. Embodiment, sensuality, emotion, empowerment and funkiness are set to a soundtrack of inspiring world music, creating a barefoot ecstatic celebration of the human spirit!
Based on the principles of Positive Psychology and the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives; cultivate natural talents, gifts and aspirations; and to enhance personal experiences of love, work, and play. Utilizing this concept as the foundation, an assortment of daily activities and programs are introduced throughout the retreat to enhance positivity, engagement, relationships, meaning, accomplishment and vitality. You will engage in a variety of practices as options to creating your own daily rituals, tools and interventions to support you in attaining authentic happiness.
A collection of powerful teachings presenting you with a series of deeply healing insights and practices to ignite the spark of your highest potential. Reconnect with your heart’s innate wisdom, reclaim your lost innocence, and realize the incredible power you have by remembering that you ARE Love and you always deserve Love.
There are many nearby attractions to explore on your own:
Historic Manitou Springs
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum
Commonwheel Art Festival
Manitou Mineral Springs
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Pikes Peak and the Cog Railway
Cave of the Winds
Labor Day Lift Off Balloon Festival
Check-in to Mountain Estate @ 3 pm
Getting to Know you with SoulCollage®
Flow into JourneyDance™
Contemplative Walk to Balancing Rock
Crafting Happiness Habits
Free Afternoon Delights
Rising Strong with SoulCollage®
Morning Hot Air Balloon Lift-Off
Loving Whatever Rises
Free Afternoon Delights
Express your Story with JourneyDance™
Mindful Kirtan & Heart Exchange
Check-out @ 11 am
* Itinerary subject to change, weather permitting activities.
Certififed Retreat Leader & Host
SoulCollage Facilitator ®
Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner
Monica's greatest passion is creating safe and nurturing spaces for individuals to practice self-care and soul-tending.
Her ability to foster connection and community allow for the opportunity to heal parts of the wounded self through creative processing. Monica's training in Positive Psychology and Emotional Freedom Techniques are supplemental tools she shares for creating an authentic, purpose-full life.
Master Transformational Coach
Sonia’s passion is integrating her skills as a therapist and coach with her love for dancing and movement. In her coaching, Sonia guides people through a journey from the head to the heart and is able to do the same on the dance floor.
She sees JourneyDance™ as a spiritual workout or a workout for the heart and soul and loves the healing that takes place on the dance floor.
Three nights in your choice of shared or single accommodations in a private Mountain Estate.
You may request to share a room with another participant or reserve a private room.
Three vegetarian, gluten-free, and organic meals daily, freshly prepared by estate chef and sourced from estate farm and garden.
An assortment of daily workshops featuring creative arts, dance, journaling and teachings of positive psychology concepts to develop your at-home practices.
Visit to nearby Colorado Springs to witness the splendor and excitement of dozens of hot air balloons raise their colors and lift off! (Subject to weather permitting; day and time is flexible.)
Enjoy a magical two hour soak in cedar mineral pools overlooking the Front Range at SunWater Spa.