TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA & WELLNESS RETREAT

Nervous System Reset - A Luxury Wellness Retreat

All Break Free Retreats are luxurious experiences designed to bring one’s body and mind to a state of ease. Participants can take part in as much, or as little, of the day’s planned activities, as preferred.

The invitation is to let one’s body be the guide for each participant, each day. If a participant wants to spend the entire retreat at the villa (e.g. enjoying the pool and hammocks), that is welcome. If one wants to go on daring adventures every day, that is also welcome!

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Your Host

Dorothy has a M.S. in Family & Child Studies, is a Trauma Informed Personal Coach, and has over 8 years of facilitating yoga for all ages and abilities. She used to work as a Certified Child Life Specialist supporting kids and families through healthcare experiences. Dorothy is on an ongoing journey of healing from complex trauma beginning in childhood and is dedicated to guiding others on the path of healing. She hosts retreats in Guatemala because this is her home and she loves hosting in this magical place. Dorothy is an expert in creating safe space for others so that they can feel comfortable exploring their authentic selves and accessing their inner wisdom.

Accommodations

The retreat will be held in a luxurious boutique hotel, Casa Zala, in the heart of El Paredon. The entire hotel is booked for our private use and the group will be capped at 8 people. The beach, mangroves and restaurants are all just a short walk away. Participants will be held safely in a comfortable environment with a private pool, gardens, hammocks, and shared kitchen. There is plenty of space to enjoy connecting with others or to find privacy and quiet. Shared and private rooms are available, upon request.

About Paredón Buena Vista

El Paredon El Buena Vista is in the municipality of Escuintla. It is a small, slow moving, pacific coast town with black sand beaches and is a popular surfing destination. It boasts guaranteed, year-round sunshine, uncrowded waves and a unique and welcoming community. The ocean views are spectacular. The hot temperatures year round give the days a quiet sleepy vibe as everyone tries to stay cool. The town comes to life in the evening as everyone makes their way to the beach to enjoy the sunset.

About the experience

We will spend a whole week by the Pacific Ocean in a serene setting, learning about the nervous system and connecting with the body. We’ll have the beach at our doorstep, with the continuous gentle sound of waves as our soundtrack. We will practice a variety of grounding techniques, allowing participants to explore many different options and find what works for them. There will be fresh and nutritious family style meals provided 3 times a day, twice daily yoga and ample free time to find stillness, read, write, engage in coaching, explore the mangroves, or learn how to surf.

What’s Included

  • 6 night stay in luxury accommodations;
  • Personalized welcome gifts;
  • Access to pool on site;
  • Gourmet meals provided by a private chef on site. GF, Vegetarian and Vegan options available, upon request;
  • Transportation – airport transfer (on July 1 and 7th, exclusively);
  • Twice daily yoga – Morning vinyasa and evening Yin (mats and props provided);
  • Therapeutic activities;
  • 1:1 Trauma Informed Coaching with Dorothy (1 session before and 1 follow up after), as well as as needed coaching during the retreat;
  • Available at additional cost: surf lessons, surf board rental, visit to mangroves, massage.

Investment

Price:
$2,300 for shared accommodation.
$2,800 for private suite.

 

Deposit: $500 to reserve your spot.
(Gentle Reminder: All deposits are non-refundable)

*Healthcare professionals receive 10% discount

All payments will be taken via Venmo, Paypal or Zelle

One must pay a deposit the same day of registration to secure a participant spot (deposits are non-refundable)

The final balance is due on May 1, 60 days before arriving, or the participants registration will be forfeited.

Payment plans are available. Please email info@breakfreewithdorothy.com to inquire about payment plans.

Cancelation policy
Cancellations made prior to March 1 will receive a full refund (excluding deposit) unless using a payment plan. All payments made through a payment plan are non-refundable, but you will not be required to pay the remaining balance. Cancellations made after March 1 can receive a full refund (not including deposit (if the spot is filled by the time of cancellation (Eg. transferring your spot to someone else).  DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

An immersive retreat to

The retreat is a luxurious experience designed to bring one’s body and mind to a state of ease. Participants can take part in as much, or as little, of the day’s planned activities, as preferred.

 

The invitation is to let one’s body be the guide for each participant, each day. If a participant wants to spend the entire retreat at the villa (eg. enjoying the pool and sauna), that is welcome. If one wants to go on daring adventures every day, that is also welcome!  DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

Accommodations

The retreat will be in a luxury private villa in the heart of Antigua. Participants will be held safely  in a comfortable environment of lush  gardens; take in majestic views of towering, active volcanoes; refresh with a dip in the pool; and, feel the heat of a sauna. There will be plenty of space to enjoy connecting with others or to find privacy and quiet. Shared and private rooms are available, upon request.

About Antigua

Antigua is a beautiful town with Baroque architecture and colonial buildings. It is lined with cobblestone streets, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes. Life moves at a slower pace and the weather is always beautiful. They call Guatemala “The land of eternal spring.” Even if there is an afternoon shower, it adds to the coziness of the experience and encourages residents and visitors, alike,  to spend some time relaxing (Eg. Reading a book by a blazing fire indoors).

The retreat will be at a private villa in the heart of Antigua, just a few blocks from the central park. Step out the doors of the villa into a walkable expanse of delicious restaurants and coffee shops; and, colorful boutiques: filled with indigenous Mayan artisan products.

What’s Included

  • Four-nights stay in luxury villa;
  • Personalized welcome gifts;
  • Access to pool and sauna, on site;
  • All you can eat delicious and nutritious food. GF, Vegetarian and Vegan options available, upon request;
  • Transportation; Including airport transfer and to all planned activities;
  • Daily vinyasa yoga;
  • Daily guided meditation;
  • Therapeutic activities (guided opportunities to create and explore mixed mediums.
  • Traditional cacao ceremony;
  • 30 minute massage included; more massage available upon request for an additional charge
  • 1:1 trauma informed coaching with Dorothy; and,
  • Offerings of support from special guest facilitators.

Investment

Price: $2,100 – $2,800 (single or double occupancy).

Deposit: $500 to reserve your spot.
(Gentle Reminder: All deposits are non-refundable)

All payments will be taken via Venmo @Dorothy-Dickie.

One must pay a deposit the same day of registration to secure a participant spot (deposits are non-refundable).

The final balance is due on December 19, 2023, 60 days before arriving, or the participants registration will be forfeited.

Payment plans are available. Please email info@breakfreewithdorothy.com to inquire about payment plans.

Cancelation policy
Cancellations made prior to November 19, 2023 will receive a full refund (excluding deposit) unless using a payment plan. All payments made through a payment plan are non-refundable, but you will not be required to pay the remaining balance. Cancellations made after November 19, 2023 can receive a full refund (not including deposit) if the spot is filled by the time of cancellations (Eg. transferring your spot to someone else).  DOWNLOAD BROCHURE