From Burnout to Bliss!

A Blissful Healing Retreat

Late Fall 2016Sunset-over-the-Sangres-Mountains

Are you tired, stressed out, & overwhelmed a lot during the holidays?

Wouldn’t it be great to have more ease, flow, & grace in both your personal & professional life??

At this blissful healing & self-care retreat you will learn ancient & modern holistic techniques of reflection, meditation, yoga, discussion, and creativity that will help you learn how to better manage stress, recharge your energy tanks, and enable you to create greater harmony, peace, and balance in both your personal AND professional life!

Join us at Joyful Journey Hot Springs in beautiful southern Colorado (only 3 hours from Denver, CO!) for this blissful healing & self-care retreat that will help you go from burnout to bliss!

Imagine what it would be like to…

Relax Your Mind

Soak your stress & cares away with daily healing, resting, & relaxing in the therapeutic outdoor mineral pools at Joyful Journey Hot Springs!

Refuel Your Body

En-JOY powerful self-reflection exercises & discussion, stress-reduction exercises, soul-based movement & meditation sessions, healthy organic vegetarian cuisine, gorgeous mountain & sunset views, aromatherapy, reading, writing, down time, or whatever your heart desires!

Renew Your Spirit

Gently calm & soothe your spirit by exploring one of the delightful spa, facial, or massage services available from the experienced staff at Joyful Journey Hot Springs!

*NOTE: Spa services are NOT included in the retreat price.

Friday, 11/4 – Sunday, 11/6

(5 pm start on Friday | 12 pm finish on Sunday)

RETREAT COST:

Only $279!

when you register on or before Saturday, 10/1

Price goes up to $329 thereafter!

** NOTE: Last day to register is Saturday, 10/15 **

Retreat Cost Includes:

  • Self-reflection exercises & discussion that will awaken your spirit!
  • Stress-reduction practices to calm & soothe your body, mind, & spirit!
  • Soul-based movement & meditation sessions that will put you in your feminine flow!
  • Delicious organic vegetarian cuisine* that will nourish & cleanse your body!
  • Full use of the healing mineral pools at Joyful Journey Hot Springs & soothe your mind!
  • Essential oils empowerment to add a boost of flavor, sass, & spice to your retreat experience!

* NOTE: All meals will be gluten-free & can be prepared with participant dietary & allergy needs in mind. Lactose-free & soy-free options available if required!

What’s NOT Included:

  • Lodging is NOT included in the price of the retreat; however, we have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate! For more  information on lodging available, please contact our event coordinator Marquita Oliver at (719) 588-3531!
  • Spa services are NOT included in the price of the retreat. For information & scheduling any of the various spa services that are available, please visit http://joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com/spa.htm.

Tentative Schedule for the Weekend:

FRIDAY (5 pm start): Check-in between 3-5 pm, healthy organic vegetarian dinner at 5:30 pm, welcome gathering with vibrational sound healing, & hot spring soaking!

SATURDAY: Early morning movement & meditation session, healthy organic vegetarian breakfast, morning self-reflection session, healthy organic vegetarian lunch, free time, healthy organic vegetarian dinner, evening movement session, hot spring soaking!

SUNDAY (12 pm finish): Early morning movement session, healthy organic vegetarian breakfast, room check-out by 10:30 am, late morning creative self-reflection session (bring any art supplies you desire!) from 10:30 am – 12 pm, retreat check-out at 12 pm, & leave feeling relaxed, restored, & renewed!

About Joyful Journey Hot Springs:

To learn more about Joyful Journey Hot Springs visit: http://www.joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com/

*NOTE* To receive a discounted room rate for participants of our retreat, please contact our event coordinator Marquita Oliver at (719) 588-3531!

Registration Details & Reminders:

  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! Register by Saturday, 10/1 & pay only $279 (that’s $50 off the regular price of $329!).
  • REGISTER EARLY! Registration is limited to 15 participants. Please register early to ensure room placement!
  • Full retreat payment is due to secure registration, unless otherwise agreed upon (call Jess at 720-333-6796 for questions or if a payment plan is needed).
  • Last day to register is Saturday, 10/15!

Participant Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations on or before 10/1/2016 will be refunded the deposit less a $50 cancellation fee!
  • Cancellations after 10/1/2016 will be refunded the deposit less a $100 cancellation fee!

*NOTE: If you’d like to receive a FULL refund, simply find someone else to take your place at our retreat and we’ll refund your deposit in FULL after the new participant has registered and paid!

Retreat Cancellation Policy:

In the event that there are not enough participants in attendance to host the retreat as planned, you will be notified of cancellation & refunded your investment in full on or before Saturday, 10/15.

Ways to Save:

  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! Register by Saturday, 10/1 & pay only $279 (that’s $50 off the regular price of $329!).
  • SHARE A ROOM! Lodging is available on-site to meet any budget & can be easily shared with others to cut down on costs. The following options are available:
    • Yurts with separate shared bath (up to 4 people!)
    • Hotel rooms with private bath (up to 4 people!)
  • SHARE THE LOVE! Refer someone & if they register you’ll receive an additional $20 off either as 1) a discount toward your own registration or 2) a cash payout!

* To receive your referral discount, please call Jess directly at 720-333-6796 to make payment arrangements instead of registering online.

Payment Options:


Self-Care Retreat Payment Options



**NOTE** If need be, payment plans ARE available. To coordinate payment, please contact your retreat host Jess Bonasso at 720-333-6796.

Additional Information:

For any other questions, please contact Jess Bonasso by 1) phone at 720-333-6796 or 2) email at jess@radiantselfcare.com.

What Raving Fans Are Saying About This Retreat!

“I just wanted to say thank you and that all the things I have been taking away from time with you are so beyond valuable to me. I love the feeling of falling in love with myself again and how you call it the “ripple effect” I can already see so many changes in myself and so many smiles on my whole households faces.” ~ Ursula B.

“I am aglow after our weekend. I am actually just very emotional and so thankful for our experience. I love you all!” ~Jamie H.

“It was the most amazing weekend!” ~Jamie K.

“You all are the best ever! I look forward to the next retreat.” ~ Leslie B.

“I’m in awe of each and every one of you extraordinary goddesses. Just wow’d by this weekend. Much love to you!” ~Charmaine S.

“Gratitude for each one of you and the very spiritually inspired retreat! Namaste.” ~ Elaine B.

“It was a mind and body stretching & reawakening! I am so thankful to Jess, Jamie & Charmaine and all the positive energy that was shared by all the beautiful & wise goddesses!!!” ~ Marcia C.

“I was asked by Jess to cater one of her retreats. I accepted the invitation and went on a Journey I had NO idea I was going on. In my mind I was catering, making food for all the guests and worrying about executing all of it. I was asked to talk about the food and what it means to me………

The trigger went off and I found myself reaching into a place I hadn’t been in a really long time, remembering why I love cooking and why I do what I do and love it. From that moment I realized so much in such a small time frame, like seriously a minute for me to realize that I had let a lot of what makes me happy “go”. I was surrounded by women, or as I like to call them goddesses, they nurtured me and loved me and shared and cared and never was there a moment of judgement, which is something I fear.

Over the weekend Jess and Charmaine helped me dig deep and see the beauty that I am and that I am worth making time to self care for myself, because I haven’t in so long. Jess really helped me see that there is no magic to it, that it is ourselves that have the power to basically make or break us in every way you can think of , emotionally, physically, energetically……. she help me see and guide me to my inner self and see that I had so much love in the past for myself and I kind of left her in this crazy dark lonely closet with nothing to survive on, to the point of it effecting everything and everyone around me, I saw the old, real me and I missed her and was so happy to see her and have made a promise to myself to not put her in that closet again but to make sure she is the center of my room. Meaning putting myself as a priority and loving myself. I am literally falling in love with myself again and it’s one of the best feelings along with my family noticing it and making our family so tight net even more than we were before because of me just being open hearted and taking the tools I already had but with the help of Jess learning how to use those tools….. they are powerful.

I beyond LOVE Jess and everything she has helped me with and continues to help me with. She is so magical with her healing ways that only goddesses maintain. I have never walked away from a doctor, therapist, natural healers of all sorts, feeling this great and like a direction to go…… she’s the real deal and the resources and her network of people around her supply everything you need to love yourself……. like really love yourself. I’m not wanting to sound conceited or big headed like oh I love myself but I know it is truly important to love ourselves and make it a daily ritual and practice to not only make ourselves happy but the ripple effect is amazing and beautiful to see and experience. This is only the beginning and I am beyond stoked for this amazing ride I found the road to again!!

Thank You beyond words Jess for what you do and who you are and the light you shine. Namaste” ~ Ursula Blyth

About Your Retreat Facilitators:

Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess. Jess is a Self-Care Coach & Mindset Mentor, motivational speaker, author, trainer, registered yoga teacher (RYT), & essential oils enthusiast!

She lives in Lakewood, CO with her amazing man & 2 dogs. She loves cooking, yoga, walking, hiking, & connecting!

Her passion & mission in life is to empower others to LOVE them SELF, their HEALTH, & their LIFE through increased self-awareness, self-care, & self-love!

Areas of expertise include: self care & soul guidance, freedom from self-sabotage, mindset & self-mastery, essential oils empowerment, & restorative/therapeutic yoga instruction. 

To receive daily inspiration you can follow Jess on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube!

Char

Charmaine Stattman is a registered yoga teacher, massage therapist, and Reiki Master. She has been offering massage and yoga therapy services to the community for over 15 years.

Yoga, energy work and massage therapy has changed her life in so many ways, on both the giving and receiving end.  She works closely with self-care practitioners, chiropractors and athletic sports trainers to increase awareness for herself and her clients. 

Her hobbies include yoga, meditation, hiking, biking, dancing, reading, coloring, laughing, enjoying time with friends and family, and loving her life!

Feel free to visit her website at www.massagebychar.massagetherapy.com to learn more.

 081113Val_17Valerie Stillman has been passionate about holistic healing since moving to Colorado in 2003.  Among other things, she is a Reiki master, Journey Practitioner and offers intuitive energy work.  She and her husband co-hosted a weekly guided meditation and movement event for their community in Boulder for almost two years.  All of her offerings are inspired by her own direct healing experience in each of these modalities. 

In her free time, Valerie is an avid lover of the Colorado life-style…spending as much time in nature as possible, whether it be on foot in the mountains, in her kayak, on skis or hiking with a backpack on.  And when she’s not doing that you’ll likely find her dancing somewhere or enjoying quiet nights with her husband and fostering kittens.   

http://radiantselfcare.com/bliss/

Invigorate Your Spirit!

A Self-Care Retreat for the Soul

Summer 2016

Would you like to experience a summer getaway that

reignites, recharges, & refuels your life?

If you’re burned out by the daily hustle & bustle and you’re ready to fill up your energy tanks, then this “self-care retreat for the soul” is for YOU!

Join us at Joyful Journey Hot Springs in beautiful southern Colorado (only 3 hours from Denver, CO!) for a sumptuous “self care” retreat that will invigorate your spirit!

 

Are you ready to invigorate your spirit?!

Imagine what it would be like to…

Relax & Unwind Your Mind

Soak your stress & cares away with daily healing, resting, & relaxing in the therapeutic outdoor mineral pools at Joyful Journey Hot Springs!

Recharge & Refuel Your Body

En-JOY hiking, yoga, movement meditation, creative “visual” journaling, a fire & purification ceremony, healthy organic vegan cuisine, gorgeous mountain & sunset views, aromatherapy, reading, writing, down time, or whatever your heart desires!

Invigorate & Renew Your Spirit

Gently calm & soothe your spirit by exploring one of the delightful spa, facial, or massage services available from the experienced staff at Joyful Journey Hot Springs!

*NOTE: Spa services are NOT included in the retreat price.

 

OPTION #1: 3-NIGHT “MAXI” RETREAT

Thursday, 7/28 – Sunday, 7/31

(5 pm start on Thursday | 12 pm finish on Sunday)

RETREAT COST:

Only $429!

 

OPTION #2: 2-NIGHT “MINI” RETREAT

Friday, 7/29 – Sunday, 7/31

(5 pm start on Friday | 12 pm finish on Sunday)

RETREAT COST:

Only $329!

 

** EARLYBIRD SPECIAL! **

Register on or before Friday, 7/1 & receive $50 off your retreat investment!

** NOTE: Last day to register is Friday, 7/15 **

Retreat Cost Includes:

  • Delicious organic vegan cuisine prepared in the Ayurvedic tradition* that will nourish & cleanse your body! NOTE: All meals will be gluten-free & can be prepared with participant dietary & allergy needs in mind. Lactose-free & soy-free options available if required!
  • Daily yoga & movement practices that will put you in your feminine flow!
  • Hiking excursions that will strengthen & invigorate your body!
  • Full use of the healing mineral pools at Joyful Journey Hot Springs & soothe your mind!
  • Essential oils empowerment to add a boost of flavor, sass, & spice to your retreat experience!

3-NIGHT “MAXI” RETREAT BONUS! For those attending the 3-night retreat option, you will receive the following additional bonus offers:

  • A welcome & movement meditation gathering!
  • A 1/2 day hiking excursion to the Great Sand Dunes National Monument!
  • A Self-Care & Soul Discovery package that includes 2.5 hours of private discovery & coaching (valued at well over $400)!

What’s NOT Included:

** Want to save $$?? ** See the section below on Ways to Save on both lodging AND your retreat cost!

Tentative Schedule for the Weekend:

THURSDAY (5 pm start): Check-in between 3-5 pm, healthy organic vegan dinner at 5:30 pm, welcome & movement meditation gathering with vibrational sound healing, & hot spring soaking!

FRIDAY: Morning yoga/movement session, healthy organic vegan breakfast, healthy organic vegan lunch, 1/2 hiking excursion, free time, healthy organic vegan dinner, evening yoga/movement session, hot spring soaking!

SATURDAY: Morning yoga/movement session, healthy organic vegan breakfast, creative “visual” journaling session (bring art supplies if you desire!), healthy organic vegan lunch, mini hiking excursion, free time, healthy organic vegan dinner, evening fire & purification ceremony, hot spring soaking!

SUNDAY (12 pm finish): Healthy & organic vegan breakfast, room check-out by 10:30 am, morning yoga/movement session & farewell “satsang” gathering from 10:30 am – 12 pm, retreat check-out at 12 pm, & leave feeling relaxed, restored, & renewed!

About Joyful Journey Hot Springs:

To learn more about Joyful Journey Hot Springs visit: http://www.joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com/

*NOTE* To reserve a room, please contact our event coordinator Marquita Oliver at 719-588-2988!

Registration Details & Reminders:

  • EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT! Register by Friday, 7/1 & receive $50 off!
  • REGISTER EARLY! Registration is limited to 15 participants. Please register early to ensure room placement!
  • Full retreat payment is due to secure registration, unless otherwise agreed upon (call Jess at 720-333-6796 for questions or if a payment plan is needed).
  • Last day to register is Friday, 7/15/2016!

 Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations on or before 7/1/2016 will be refunded the deposit less a $50 cancellation fee!
  • Cancellations after 7/1/2016 will be refunded the deposit less a $100 cancellation fee!

*NOTE: If you’d like to receive a FULL refund, simply find someone else to take your place at our retreat and we’ll refund your deposit in FULL after the new participant has registered and paid!

Ways to Save:

  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! Register by Friday, 7/1 & receive $50 off!
  • SHARE A ROOM! Lodging is available on-site to meet any budget & can be easily shared with others to cut down on costs. The following options are available:
    • Camping
    • Teepee (up to 3 people!)
    • Yurts (up to 4 people!)
    • Hotel rooms with private bath (up to 4 people!)
  • SHARE THE LOVE! Refer someone & if they register you’ll receive an additional $20 off either as 1) a discount toward your own registration or 2) a cash payout!

* To download, print & share a .pdf verson of our retreat flyer for sharing with friends & family click here –>  Invigorate Your Spirit!

* To receive your referral discount, please call Jess directly at 720-333-6796 to make payment arrangements instead of registering online.

Payment Options:


Self-Care Retreat Payment Options



**NOTE** If need be, payment plans ARE available. To coordinate payment, please contact your retreat host Jess Bonasso at 720-333-6796.

Additional Information:

For any other questions, please contact Jess Bonasso by 1) phone at 720-333-6796 or 2) email at jess@radiantselfcare.com.

What Raving Fans Are Saying About This Retreat!

“I just wanted to say thank you and that all the things I have been taking away from time with you are so beyond valuable to me. I love the feeling of falling in love with myself again and how you call it the “ripple effect” I can already see so many changes in myself and so many smiles on my whole households faces.” ~ Ursula B.

“I am aglow after our weekend. I am actually just very emotional and so thankful for our experience. I love you all!” ~Jamie H.

“It was the most amazing weekend!” ~Jamie K.

“You all are the best ever! I look forward to the next retreat.” ~ Leslie B.

“I’m in awe of each and every one of you extraordinary goddesses. Just wow’d by this weekend. Much love to you!” ~Charmaine S.

“Gratitude for each one of you and the very spiritually inspired retreat! Namaste.” ~ Elaine B.

“It was a mind and body stretching & reawakening! I am so thankful to Jess, Jamie & Charmaine and all the positive energy that was shared by all the beautiful & wise goddesses!!!” ~ Marcia C.

“I was asked by Jess to cater one of her retreats. I accepted the invitation and went on a Journey I had NO idea I was going on. In my mind I was catering, making food for all the guests and worrying about executing all of it. I was asked to talk about the food and what it means to me………

The trigger went off and I found myself reaching into a place I hadn’t been in a really long time, remembering why I love cooking and why I do what I do and love it. From that moment I realized so much in such a small time frame, like seriously a minute for me to realize that I had let a lot of what makes me happy “go”. I was surrounded by women, or as I like to call them goddesses, they nurtured me and loved me and shared and cared and never was there a moment of judgement, which is something I fear.

Over the weekend Jess and Charmaine helped me dig deep and see the beauty that I am and that I am worth making time to self care for myself, because I haven’t in so long. Jess really helped me see that there is no magic to it, that it is ourselves that have the power to basically make or break us in every way you can think of , emotionally, physically, energetically……. she help me see and guide me to my inner self and see that I had so much love in the past for myself and I kind of left her in this crazy dark lonely closet with nothing to survive on, to the point of it effecting everything and everyone around me, I saw the old, real me and I missed her and was so happy to see her and have made a promise to myself to not put her in that closet again but to make sure she is the center of my room. Meaning putting myself as a priority and loving myself. I am literally falling in love with myself again and it’s one of the best feelings along with my family noticing it and making our family so tight net even more than we were before because of me just being open hearted and taking the tools I already had but with the help of Jess learning how to use those tools….. they are powerful.

I beyond LOVE Jess and everything she has helped me with and continues to help me with. She is so magical with her healing ways that only goddesses maintain. I have never walked away from a doctor, therapist, natural healers of all sorts, feeling this great and like a direction to go…… she’s the real deal and the resources and her network of people around her supply everything you need to love yourself……. like really love yourself. I’m not wanting to sound conceited or big headed like oh I love myself but I know it is truly important to love ourselves and make it a daily ritual and practice to not only make ourselves happy but the ripple effect is amazing and beautiful to see and experience. This is only the beginning and I am beyond stoked for this amazing ride I found the road to again!!

Thank You beyond words Jess for what you do and who you are and the light you shine. Namaste” ~ Ursula Blyth

About Your Retreat Facilitators:

Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess. Jess is a Self-Care & Soul Guidance Coach, motivational speaker, author, trainer, registered yoga teacher (RYT), & essential oils enthusiast!

She lives in Lakewood, CO with her amazing man & 2 dogs. She loves cooking, yoga, walking, hiking, & connecting!

Her passion & mission in life is to empower others to LOVE them SELF, their HEALTH, & their LIFE through increased self-awareness, self-care, & self-love!

Areas of expertise include: self care & soul guidance, freedom from self-sabotage, mindset & self-mastery, essential oils empowerment, & restorative/therapeutic yoga instruction. 

To receive daily inspiration you can follow Jess on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube!

 

ShelleyAs a revolutionary in the art of self-care, Shelley Hunter Hillesheim founded A Nourished Life where she is a self-care coach, published author, inspirational speaker, workshop leader, sisterhood builder and maverick for ambitious, driven women. She rescues depleted overachievers from overwhelm and helps them create the spaciousness and simplicity needed to nourish themselves with sustainable self-care habits.

Learn more about Shelley, her book titled Self-Care 101: A Guide to Nourish & Flourish Team YOU and her programs at www.SelfCare101Book.com and www.ANourishedLife.net.

Connect with her on FACEBOOK to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings, join Shelley’s WILDFIRE Sisterhood Tribe on FB get connected to other amazing women and learn about awesome upcoming self-care and sisterhood related live and virtual events. You can also buy her newly released book SELF-CARE 101 on Amazon!

 

CharCharmaine Stattman is a registered yoga teacher, massage therapist, and Reiki Master. She has been offering massage and yoga therapy services to the community for over 15 years.

Yoga, energy work and massage therapy has changed her life in so many ways, on both the giving and receiving end.  She works closely with self-care practitioners, chiropractors and athletic sports trainers to increase awareness for herself and her clients. 

Her hobbies include yoga, meditation, hiking, biking, dancing, reading, coloring, laughing, enjoying time with friends and family, and loving her life!

Feel free to visit her website at www.massagebychar.massagetherapy.com to learn more.

 

Ursula Blyth, is owner of her own Vegan & Raw creation catering company called Caterpillar Foods.

She is also a Colorado native, married, has 2 lovely boys and is all about loving ourselves AND our Earth!

Ursula only uses organic and local food sources whenever possible & is a goddess in the kitchen. Not only can she accommodate any food intolerance or sensitivity, but she will make your mouth water & your tummy cry out for more. Guilt free!

http://radiantselfcare.com/events-retreats/invigorate/

6 Simple Ways to Cultivate Gratitude & Banish Stress

Gratitude 3Have you ever noticed that some people seem to have a positive attitude regardless of what’s happening around them?

Like most of us, these are folks that appreciate the good times.

AND, they also seem to be able to transform the negative and focus on the positive in the face of negativity, challenge, and conflict.

They see the good in difficult people, they look at challenges & mistakes as opportunities for growth, and they appreciate what they have, even in the face of loss.

As a result, these individuals tend to be much more capable of handling the daily stressors that life brings their way!

WHY? I believe it’s because of their perspective that EVERYTHING that happens to them is something to be grateful for.

Would you like to increase your capacity for optimism & gratitude?

Would you like to maintain a more positive attitude in your life, even in the face of significant stress?

Fortunately, an attitude of gratitude CAN be cultivated with a little practice!

Here are a 6 simple ways that you can cultivate gratitude and banish stress:

Look for the Gifts

Every single experience that life offers has something to teach you, even if it’s what’s NOT to do next time! At bare minimum, you can walk away feeling grateful for knowing what doesn’t work. 🙂

Beyond that, there are always other gifts to be found as well.

For example, with a little practice & intentional self-awareness around when you are feeling stressed out by life, there are some simple questions you can ask yourself to transform a dis-empowering perspective into an optimistic, grateful attitude such as:

  • What’s the gift for me in this experience? (my personal favorite!)
  • What lessons am I learning that are of positive benefit to me?
  • What core values are missing (either on my part or someone else’s part) that need to be place next time?
  • What wisdom can I gain?
  • What can be done differently next time?

Basically, instead of “judging” the situation as good/bad, right/wrong, etc… you are “assessing” the situation so that you can learn and grow from it!

This attitude alone can greatly reduce stress and will definitely make you feel more grateful for the experience. Not only that but it’s a success mindset that will bring you MORE of what you desire!

Keep a Gratitude Journal

Consider writing about all that there is to be grateful for at least once a day in a gratitude journal.

You can even ask yourself the questions listed above to help you see the gifts in anything that didn’t go well and then document the lessons you’re learning in the form of gratitude!

One of my favorite things to do is to mentally picture everything I did throughout the day and find something to be grateful for in each experience.

I then write that down and now I have a beautiful book of good memories to reflect back upon! 🙂

Avoid Comparison & Self-Judgment

Let’s face it. We ALL make mistakes.

AND, the sad thing is that many people have a tendency to compare themselves to others and to judge, criticize, or blame themselves for their lack of “progress”.

Unfortunately, this is a very closed-minded approach because it’s not considering all the gifts, lessons, and wisdom that you are gaining! Not only that but if you’re beating yourself up, you’re going INCREASE stress and probably be pretty pessimistic.

If on the other hand, you regularly follow the previous recommendations for fostering gratitude & optimism, over time and with practice you’ll start to find more ease and grace showing up in your life.

AND, as you become more flexible, flowing, and open-minded in your perspective about your daily stressors, your life will start to flex, flow, and allow with ease too! 🙂

Practice Restorative Yoga for Stress Relief

In 15 minutes or less & with very little props or set up required, you can relax deeply & reset your nervous system with one of my favorite poses for managing stress!

Legs-Up-The-Wall (Viparita Karani)

yoga-legs-up-wallBenefits: Reduces swelling & fatigue in the legs, reduces low back pain by sending fresh flow of blood & oxygen to the pelvic bowl/hips/low lumbar, naturally addresses hypertension, & greatly reduces stress by stimulating the relaxation response in your nervous system.

Instructions:
1. Bring one end of a yoga mat or the edge of a thick blanket to rest along the edge of a wall.
2. Sit on the floor on the end of the yoga mat or edge of the blanket with one shoulder near the wall & your thighs parallel to the wall.
3. Roll down onto your elbows & back as you swing your legs up the wall.
4. Flatten your back by kissing your belly into the spine & make sure your tailbone & buttocks are not lifted off the floor (move slightly away from the wall to ensure this if need be).
5. Keep your legs straight but relaxed & bring your arms to rest out to your sides with the palms face up.
6. Close your eyes (you may place a sandbag or scarf over the eyes to help you go inward) & take several long, slow breaths.
7. Allow yourself to let go & relax deeply for anywhere between 5 – 15 minutes (it may be helpful to set a timer!).
8. When done, bend your knees toward your chest & roll to one side.
9. Take your time getting up by taking in several more deep breaths in & coming back to a seated position when you are done.

Do Not Practice This Pose If:
You have a hiatal hernia
You are menstruating
You are more than 3 months pregnant or at risk for a miscarriage
You have sciatica pain

Use Essential Oils for Gratitude & Stress Relief

There are several essential oils that can be highly beneficial for providing relief from stress! My suggestion is to choose the ones that smell or make you feel best. Everyone is different and gratefully, there’s an essential oil to suit anyone’s needs!

The oils that have been shown to provide stress relief are as follows:

lavender, lemon, ylang ylang, bergamot, grapefruit, geranium, frankincense, & marjoram

In addition, the following blends that I LOVE & use regularly have also been found to be helpful:

Focusing Blend (InTune), Joyful Blend (Elevation), Calming Blend (Serenity), Massage Blend (AromaTouch), & Grounding Blend (Balance)

My absolute favorite & TOP recommendation from all of the above is the Grounding Blend, also known as “Balance”. I simply apply 2 drops a day topically* to either the back of my neck or the pads of my feet.  🙂

*NOTE: Please test for skin sensitivity & dilute with a carrier oil if necessary!


Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess, empowers women & busy professionals to LOVE them SELF, their HEALTH, and their LIFE!

For more information, click HERE to learn about Jess OR call 720-333-6796 TODAY to schedule a *COMPLIMENTARY* Self Care Wellness Consult!

To receive daily inspiration on how to LOVE your SELF, your HEALTH, and your LIFE, be sure to follow me on social media! 🙂

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Quiet, Calm, & Cleanse Your Spirit: A Self-Care Retreat for the Soul

Are you ready to quiet, calm, & cleanse your spirit?!

 Do you crave peace & quiet?

Are you in need of downtime for reflection & going inward?

Would you like to cleanse & purify your body, mind, AND spirit?!

If yes, then this “self-care retreat for the soul” is for YOU!

Join us at Joyful Journey Hot Springs in beautiful southern Colorado (only 3 hours from Denver, CO!) for a sumptuous “self care” retreat that will relax, recharge, & renew your spirit!

Imagine what it would be like to…

Quiet & Silence Your Mind

Quiet your mind & take time for deep reflection while soaking in the therapeutic outdoor mineral pools, your own private & comfortable room, the solitude of nature, or in meditative stillness at our privately reserved gathering space!

Calm & Soothe Your Spirit

Gently calm & soothe your spirit by exploring one of the delightful spa, facial, or massage services available from the experienced staff at Joyful Journey Hot Springs! *NOTE: Services are NOT included in the retreat price.

Cleanse & Purify Your Body

Cleanse your body with healthy & delicious VEGAN cuisine, gorgeous views of the San Luis Valley, relaxing yoga practices, aromatherapy, & delicious down time that will purify your body, mind, & spirit!

You can do all this & more in November, right before the holiday frenzy & activity of parties, shopping, friends, & family!

Friday, 11/6 – Sunday, 11/8

(5 pm start on Friday | 12 pm finish on Sunday)

Last day to register is Saturday, 10/31!

(Registration details are below)

LODGING:

*NOTE: Lodging is NOT included in price of the retreat.

For information on pricing, please visit www.joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com.

When you are ready to reserve a room, please contact Marquita  at 719-588-2988 & she will help you reserve a room that’s right for you!

Want to save $$ on lodging?

Invite a friend or loved one to share the cost of lodging! 🙂

RETREAT COST:

Only $279!

Retreat Cost Includes:

  • Healthy & delicious VEGAN food, prepared with love by your retreat facilitators who can easily cook according to YOUR dietary or allergy needs!
  • Full use of the healing mineral pools at Joyful Journey Hot Springs for the duration of your visit!
  • A “Self Care” goody bag to inspire you to take care of yourself beyond your retreat!
  • Aromatherapy, movement, & yoga sessions to help you relax, recharge, & renew your spirit!
  • FREE Self-Care Wellness Consultation with each registration that you can receive after attending the retreat!

Tentative Schedule for the Weekend:

FRIDAY (5 pm start): Check-in between 3-5 pm, healthy organic Vegan dinner at 5:30 pm, welcome “satsang” gathering with vibrational sound healing, & hot spring soaking!

SATURDAY: Healthy & organic Vegan breakfast, morning Gentle yoga session, healthy organic Vegan lunch, free time, healthy organic Vegan dinner, evening Restorative yoga session, hot spring soaking!

SUNDAY (12 pm finish): Healthy & organic Vegan breakfast, room check-out by 10:30 am, yoga nidra & farewell “satsang” gathering from 10:30 am – 12 pm, retreat check-out at 12 pm, & leave feeling quiet, calm, & cleansed!

* All vegan meals will be prepared in the Ayurvedic tradition with participant dietary & allergy needs in mind. Lactose-free, soy-free, & gluten-free options available if required!

About Joyful Journey Hot Springs:

To learn more about Joyful Journey Hot Springs visit: http://www.joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com/

What Raving Fans Are Saying About This Retreat!

Gratitude for each one of you and the very spiritually inspired retreat! Namaste. ~ Elaine B.

It was a mind and body stretching & reawakening! I am so thankful to Jess, Jamie & Charmaine and all the positive energy that was shared by all the beautiful & wise goddesses!!! ~ Marcia C.

It was the most amazing weekend! ~Jamie K.

I’m in awe of each and every one of you extraordinary goddesses. Just wow’d by this weekend. Much love to you! ~Charmaine S.

I am aglow after our weekend. I am actually just very emotional and so thankful for our experience. I love you all! ~Jamie H.

You all are the best ever! I look forward to the next retreat. ~ Leslie B.

Registration Details & Reminders:

  • REGISTER EARLY! Registration is limited to 10 participants. The block of rooms we have reserved for this retreat will be opened up to the public on Friday, 10/16 so register early to ensure room placement.
  • Full retreat payment is due to secure registration, unless otherwise agreed upon (call Jess at 720-333-6796 for questions).
  • Last day to register & pay is Saturday, 10/31/2015

 Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations on or before 10/15/2015 will be refunded the deposit less $50!
  • Cancellations after 10/15/2015 will be refunded the deposit less $100!

*NOTE: If you’d like to receive a FULL refund, simply find someone else to take your place at our retreat and we’ll refund your deposit in FULL (after the new participant has registered and paid)!

Payment Plan Options:


Self-Care Retreat Payment Options



Additional Information:

To ask questions or for information not included here, please contact Jess Bonasso by phone at 720-333-6796 or by email at jess@radiantselfcare.com.

About Your Retreat Facilitators:

Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess, is a motivational speaker, author, trainer, coach, registered yoga teacher (RYT), & Wellness Advocate for dōTERRA, Int.

She is lives in Lakewood, CO with her amazing man & 2 dogs. She loves cooking, yoga, walking, hiking, & connecting!

Her passion & mission in life is to empower women & busy professionals to LOVE them SELF, their HEALTH, and their LIFE!

Areas of expertise include: self care & soul guidance, freedom from self-sabotage, mindset & self-mastery, essential oils empowerment, & restorative/therapeutic yoga instruction. 

To receive daily inspiration you can follow Jess on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube!

 

Ursula Blyth, is owner of her own Vegan & Raw creation catering company called Caterpillar Foods.

She is also a Colorado native, married, has 2 lovely boys and is all about loving ourselves AND our Earth!

Ursula only uses organic and local food sources whenever possible & is a goddess in the kitchen. Not only can she accommodate any food intolerance or sensitivity, but she will make your mouth water & your tummy cry out for more. Guilt free!

 

Relax, Recharge, & Renew Your Spirit!

A Self-Care Retreat for the Soul

Spring 2016

Relax, Recharge, Renew

Do you need a break from life?

Have you been feeling exhausted & overwhelmed?

If it’s finally time to take care of YOU instead of everyone else, then this “self-care retreat for the soul” is for YOU!

Join us at Joyful Journey Hot Springs in beautiful southern Colorado (only 3 hours from Denver, CO!) for a sumptuous “self care” retreat that will relax, recharge, & renew your spirit!

Are you ready to relax, recharge, & renew your spirit?!

Imagine what it would be like to…

Relax & Unwind Your Mind

Soak your stress & cares away with daily healing, resting, & relaxing in the therapeutic outdoor mineral pools at Joyful Journey Hot Springs!

Recharge & Refuel Your Body

En-JOY gorgeous mountain & sunset views , healthy & delicious vegan meals, relaxing yoga practices, aromatherapy, reading, writing, hiking, down time, or whatever your heart desires!

Soothe & Renew Your Spirit

Gently calm & soothe your spirit by exploring one of the delightful spa, facial, or massage services available from the experienced staff at Joyful Journey Hot Springs!

*NOTE: Spa services are NOT included in the retreat price.

Make the most important investment you can make… in yourself!


 

Friday, 4/15 – Sunday, 4/17

(3 pm start on Friday | 12 pm finish on Sunday)

Last day to register is Friday, 4/1!

(see registration details below)

RETREAT COST:

Only $279!

*** NOTE: Lodging is NOT included in price of the retreat. ***

For information on lodging available, please visit www.joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com.

When you are ready to reserve a room, contact Marquita Oliver at 719-588-2988 &

she will help find a room that’s within your budget & right for you!

** Want to save $$ on lodging? **

Invite a friend or loved one to join you on retreat & share the cost of lodging! 🙂


Retreat Cost Includes:

  • Healthy & delicious VEGAN food, prepared with love by your retreat facilitators who can easily cook according to YOUR dietary or allergy needs!
  • Full use of the healing mineral pools at Joyful Journey Hot Springs for the duration of your visit!
  • A “Self Care” goody bag to inspire you to take care of yourself beyond your retreat!
  • Aromatherapy, movement, & yoga sessions to help you relax, recharge, & renew your spirit!
  • FREE Self-Care Wellness Consultation for each registrant attending the retreat!

Tentative Schedule for the Weekend:

FRIDAY (3 pm start): Check-in between 1-3 pm, healthy organic vegan dinner at 5:30 pm, welcome “satsang” gathering with vibrational sound healing, & hot spring soaking!

SATURDAY: Healthy & organic vegan breakfast, morning yoga/movement session, healthy organic vegan lunch, free time, healthy organic vegan dinner, evening yoga/movement session, hot spring soaking!

SUNDAY (12 pm finish): Healthy & organic vegan breakfast, room check-out by 10:30 am, morning yoga/movement session & farewell “satsang” gathering from 10:30 am – 12 pm, retreat check-out at 12 pm, & leave feeling relaxed, restored, & renewed!

* All vegan meals will be prepared in the Ayurvedic tradition with participant dietary & allergy needs in mind. Lactose-free, soy-free, & gluten-free options available if required!

About Joyful Journey Hot Springs:

To learn more about Joyful Journey Hot Springs visit: http://www.joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com/

What Raving Fans Are Saying About This Retreat!

Gratitude for each one of you and the very spiritually inspired retreat! Namaste. ~ Elaine B.

It was a mind and body stretching & reawakening! I am so thankful to Jess, Jamie & Charmaine and all the positive energy that was shared by all the beautiful & wise goddesses!!! ~ Marcia C.

It was the most amazing weekend! ~Jamie K.

I’m in awe of each and every one of you extraordinary goddesses. Just wow’d by this weekend. Much love to you! ~Charmaine S.

I am aglow after our weekend. I am actually just very emotional and so thankful for our experience. I love you all! ~Jamie H.

You all are the best ever! I look forward to the next retreat. ~ Leslie B.

Registration Details & Reminders:

  • REGISTER EARLY! Registration is limited to 15 participants. The block of rooms reserved for this retreat will be opened up to the public on Friday, 4/1 so register early to ensure room placement.
  • Full retreat payment is due to secure registration, unless otherwise agreed upon (call Jess at 720-333-6796 for questions).
  • Last day to register & pay is Friday, 4/1/2016

 Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations on or before 4/1/2016 will be refunded the deposit less a $50 cancellation fee!
  • Cancellations after 4/1/2016 will be refunded the deposit less a $100 cancellation fee!

*NOTE: If you’d like to receive a FULL refund, simply find someone else to take your place at our retreat and we’ll refund your deposit in FULL after the new participant has registered and paid!

Payment Options:


Self-Care Retreat Payment Options



Additional Information:

To ask questions or for information not included here, please contact Jess Bonasso by phone at 720-333-6796 or by email at jess@radiantselfcare.com.

About Your Retreat Facilitators:

Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess. Jess is a Self-Care & Soul Guidance Coach, motivational speaker, author, trainer, registered yoga teacher (RYT), & essential oils enthusiast!

She lives in Lakewood, CO with her amazing man & 2 dogs. She loves cooking, yoga, walking, hiking, & connecting!

Her passion & mission in life is to empower others to LOVE them SELF, their HEALTH, & their LIFE through increased self-awareness, self-care, & self-love!

Areas of expertise include: self care & soul guidance, freedom from self-sabotage, mindset & self-mastery, essential oils empowerment, & restorative/therapeutic yoga instruction. 

To receive daily inspiration you can follow Jess on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube!

 

CharCharmaine Stattman is a registered yoga teacher, massage therapist, and Reiki Master. She has been offering massage and yoga therapy services to the community for over 15 years.

Yoga, energy work and massage therapy has changed her life in so many ways, on both the giving and receiving end.  She works closely with self-care practitioners, chiropractors and athletic sports trainers to increase awareness for herself and her clients. 

Her hobbies include yoga, meditation, hiking, biking, dancing, reading, coloring, laughing, enjoying time with friends and family, and loving her life!

Feel free to visit her website at www.massagebychar.massagetherapy.com to learn more.

 

Jamie HermansenJamie Hermansen is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200), that teaches private, semi-private, and group Yoga classes and is co-owner and manager of Rishi’s Community Yoga in Lakewood, CO. She moved to Colorado from Portland, Oregon twenty years ago and currently lives in Denver with her husband and two dogs. Her favorite style of Yoga is Holistic Hatha mixed with a little Slow Vinyasa Flow and she loves to practice at sunrise. When she is not teaching Yoga she is most likely walking her dogs or cooking a healthy plant-based meal. She is passionate about animal rights and sharing her knowledge of Ayurvedic practices and Essential Oils that can improve your overall health and well-being.

 

 

 

Ursula Blyth, is owner of her own Vegan & Raw creation catering company called Caterpillar Foods.

She is also a Colorado native, married, has 2 lovely boys and is all about loving ourselves AND our Earth!

Ursula only uses organic and local food sources whenever possible & is a goddess in the kitchen. Not only can she accommodate any food intolerance or sensitivity, but she will make your mouth water & your tummy cry out for more. Guilt free!

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