DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS RETREAT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

RETREAT 2020

Colorado Rocky Mountain Writers & Speakers
Transformational Working  Retreat

Keystone

The Writers & Speakers Retreat Intention

When someone first suggested to me that I write a book my gut response was “no way, not me”. Have you ever had that paralyzing, breathe caught, heart in your mouth feeling…and yet you know that deep down you do want to write that book, you do want to do that TEDx talk, you do want to share with the world the story that you think will motivate, educate, inspire?
You know you want to, but you just don’t have the team to help you get there.

Your wait is over. Let me tell you about our family.

I am an award winning international best selling author, so is my husband Michael. Christy is a powerhouse award winning business and leadership development coach and published author and the three of us have been curating TEDx events together going on 10 years. We’ve selected and coached presenters to share their ideas with several “going viral”. Becky is an entrepreneur and thinker who will help us put on the best retreat you’ve ever experienced all while saving the planet. Personally, I think she should be wearing a cape but that’s a whole ‘nother Oprah.

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What do you get from hanging out with us?

This is NOT for everybody, let me be super clear about that. We want you to get to know us and our style. Watch our TEDx talks. Read some or all of our books. Check out some of our speaking reels. Get a feel for who we are. We are asking you to make a investment in yourself and we want you to know that we are your kind of people!

OK, I’m assuming you’ve done your homework if you are still reading. Here’s the Truth. We have spent our lives building community, lifting up voices and telling stories. Now we went to help those who have a story to tell to get it out there.

We will:

Create a space for creating
Bring you through workshops to focus your idea and prep your mind
We will help you clear and open your creative space
We will guide you to start the writing process
We will help you put pen to paper (real pens too) and start the journey of the written word
We will get you up and speaking
We will help you learn the art of extemporaneous speaking
We will give you the same tools and guidance we have given over the last decade to our TEDx presenters.

You will:

Think
Grow
Be Uncomfortable
Grow a little more
Write
Speak
Be Uncomfortable
Grow some more
Write some more
Speak
Leave with the tools to keep on going and relationships to help you get to the finish line.

 
 
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Imagine…

You wake up in the morning with the sun coming up over the majestic peaks of the rocky mountains.

You smell the fresh mountain air as you greet your fellow retreat attendees.

A community of like-minded people who are also on a journey as authors and speakers.

You have a gourmet breakfast with breathtaking views of the mountains of Summit County Colorado.

You meet in the family room for a transformational workshop, focusing on the fundamentals of storytelling.

Finding your favorite nook to write in, you work on your workshop assignment and write.

You have lunch made by our retreat chef surrounded by new friends and getting to know your new community.

Time for two more workshops with your experienced coaches to build on the efforts of the morning.

After a brief break, we come together for another gourmet meal and share laughs with our retreat community.

We come together in a sacred bonding space around the fireplace for after dinner drinks.

We sit in the hot tub sharing stories and insights before a great night’s sleep in the majesty of the Rocky Mountains.

Join us on an intimate retreat in Colorado filled with daily workshops, amazing food, a community of like-minded (new) friends and more…

The Logistics

WHO?

YOU, your retreat team, an intimate group of other like-minded writers.

WHAT?

a 4-day, 3-night get-away to Keystone, Colorado filled with expert-guided workshops, gourmet meals, new friends, and relaxation.

WHEN?

Friday June 19, 2020 – Monday June 22, 2020.

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WHERE?

Keystone (Summit County – Rocky Mountains), Colorado

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Accommodations at a beautiful mountain retreat home; 12 interactive workshops on writing and speaking with Dafna, Christy, and Michael; all transportation (including to and from the airport), all meals prepared by our in-house chef; a supportive, loving community, and more!

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WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

Round-trip airfare to Colorado

 

HOW MUCH?

The investment starts at $4,697 depending on accommodations and payment plan chosen.
Scroll down to see your options!

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Sample Retreat Schedule

8 am – breakfast made by retreat chef + intention setting

9:30 am – transformational, writing structure/outline workshop with Dafna

11:00 am – group writing exercise

12 pm – lunch made by retreat chef

1:15 pm – asking the right questions workshop with Michael

3:15 pm – introspective workshop on writers block/moving forward with Christy

5:00 pm – private writing time

6:00 pm – gourmet dinner prepared by retreat chef

8:00 pm- stargazing and bonding with your retreat friends

Package & Pricing Options:

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CabinAspen
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CabinQueen

$5,297
(Paid in full)
or 3 payments of $1,942.23

KING BED MASTER SUITE
Estate House

• 4-days + 3-nights accommodations in a Master Bedroom with King Bed and Private Bathroom at a beautiful mountain retreat house *
• 12 Interactive workshops on writing and speaking with Dafna, Christy, and Michael
• 1:1 access to private coaching
• All meals prepared by the Retreat Chef
• A new ‘Framily’ (friends who become family) of like minded people on a similar journey
• A transformational, one-of-a-kind, experience of a lifetime!

*Price per person. 
Room Sharing Policy | Unless otherwise noted, rooms may be shared.  Guests sharing a room receive a 15% discount (each) on their retreat package.  If there are more guests than rooms, we may assign guests to share a room.

$5,197
(Paid in full)
or 3 payments of $1,905.57

KING MASTER BED 
Cabin House

• 4-days + 3-nights accommodations in a Master Bedroom with a King bed and Private Bathroom at a beautiful mountain retreat house 
• 12 Interactive workshops on writing and speaking with Dafna, Christy, and Michael
• 1:1 access to private coaching
• All meals prepared by the Retreat Chef
• A new ‘Framily’ (friends who become family) of like minded people on a similar journey
• A transformational, one-of-a-kind, experience of a lifetime!

*Price per person. 
Room Sharing Policy | Unless otherwise noted, rooms may be shared.  Guests sharing a room receive a 15% discount (each) on their retreat package.  If there are more guests than rooms, we may assign guests to share a room.

$5,097
(Paid in full)
or 3 payments of $1,868.90

QUEEN BED
Estate House

• 4-days + 3-nights accommodations in a corner room with a Queen bed, a shared (jack & jill) bathroom at a beautiful mountain retreat house 
• 12 Interactive workshops on writing and speaking with Dafna, Christy, and Michael
• 1:1 access to private coaching
• All meals prepared by the Retreat Chef
• A new ‘Framily’ (friends who become family) of like minded people on a similar journey
• A transformational, one-of-a-kind, experience of a lifetime!

*Price per person. 
Room Sharing Policy | Unless otherwise noted, rooms may be shared.  Guests sharing a room receive a 15% discount (each) on their retreat package.  If there are more guests than rooms, we may assign guests to share a room.

$4,897
(Paid in full)
or 3 payments of $1,795.57

QUEEN BED 
Cabin House

• 4-days + 3-nights accommodations in a corner room with a Queen bed, a shared (jack & jill) bathrrom at a beautiful mountain retreat house
• 12 Interactive workshops on writing and speaking with Dafna, Christy, and Michael
• 1:1 access to private coaching
• All meals prepared by the Retreat Chef
• A new ‘Framily’ (friends who become family) of like minded people on a similar journey
• A transformational, one-of-a-kind, experience of a lifetime!

*Price per person. 
Room Sharing Policy | Unless otherwise noted, rooms may be shared.  Guests sharing a room receive a 15% discount (each) on their retreat package.  If there are more guests than rooms, we may assign guests to share a room.

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MainDaybed
Daybed2
Bunk

$4,825
(Paid in full)
or 3 payments of $1,772.23

FULL BED (PRIVATE ROOM)
Estate House

• 4-days + 3-nights accommodations in a private room with a Full bed, shared (jack & jill) bathroom at a beautiful mountain retreat house
• 12 Interactive workshops on writing and speaking with Dafna, Christy, and Michael
• 1:1 access to private coaching
• All meals prepared by the Retreat Chef
• A new ‘Framily’ (friends who become family) of like minded people on a similar journey
• A transformational, one-of-a-kind, experience of a lifetime!

*Price per person. 
Room Sharing Policy | Unless otherwise noted, rooms may be shared.  Guests sharing a room receive a 15% discount (each) on their retreat package.  If there are more guests than rooms, we may assign guests to share a room.

$4,797
(Paid in full)
or 3 payments of $1,762.90

QUEEN DAYBED
(Estate House)

• 4-days + 3-nights accommodations in a beautiful room with a Queen daybed, with (common area) 1/2 bath at a beautiful mountain retreat house 
• 12 Interactive workshops on writing and speaking with Dafna, Christy, and Michael
• 1:1 access to private coaching
• All meals prepared by the Retreat Chef
• A new ‘Framily’ (friends who become family) of like minded people on a similar journey
• A transformational, one-of-a-kind, experience of a lifetime!

*Price per person. 
Room Sharing Policy | Unless otherwise noted, rooms may be shared.  Guests sharing a room receive a 15% discount (each) on their retreat package.  If there are more guests than rooms, we may assign guests to share a room.

$4,735
(Paid in full)
or 3 payments of $1,732.50

QUEEN TRUNDLE 
(Cabin House)

• 4-days + 3-nights accommodations in a spacious room with a Queen Trundle Bed, shared (jack & jill) bathroom at a beautiful mountain retreat house
• 12 Interactive workshops on writing and speaking with Dafna, Christy, and Michael
• 1:1 access to private coaching
• All meals prepared by the Retreat Chef
• A new ‘Framily’ (friends who become family) of like minded people on a similar journey
• A transformational, one-of-a-kind, experience of a lifetime!

*Price per person. 
Room Sharing Policy | Unless otherwise noted, rooms may be shared.  Guests sharing a room receive a 15% discount (each) on their retreat package.  If there are more guests than rooms, we may assign guests to share a room.

$4,697
(Paid in full)
or 3 payments of $1,722.23

QUEEN DAYBED/BUNKBEDS
(Estate House)

• 4-days + 3-nights accommodations in a large room with choice of Queen daybed or Single Bunkbed with private bath at a beautiful mountain retreat house 
• 12 Interactive workshops on writing and speaking with Dafna, Christy, and Michael
• 1:1 access to private coaching
• All meals prepared by the Retreat Chef
• A new ‘Framily’ (friends who become family) of like minded people on a similar journey
• A transformational, one-of-a-kind, experience of a lifetime!

*Price per person. 
Room Sharing Policy | Unless otherwise noted, rooms may be shared.  Guests sharing a room receive a 15% discount (each) on their retreat package.  If there are more guests than rooms, we may assign guests to share a room.

Retreat FAQ’s

What will we be doing?

The intention behind the retreat is that you harness your skills and your voice through your writing and your speaking, creating confidence as an author and speaker. To forward this intention, you’ll spend your days in community with like minded friends on a similar journey with workshops led by Dafna, Christy, and Michael to help you move forward in your writing and speaking. You’ll share meals together as a new family, prepared by the retreat Chef and spend your evenings relaxing in the hot-tub, strolling around Keystone, or sharing stories with your new friends. In short, be prepared for the transformational journey of a lifetime!

What’s the refund policy?

If you choose the 3-part payment plan, the first deposit that reserves your spot is non-refundable, but the other 2 payments are refundable as long as we’re notified about the cancellation via email at least 30 days before the start of the retreat. If you have paid in full, then $897 is non-refundable. The remaining amount is refundable as long as you notify retreat@journeyinstitute.org about the cancellation at least 30 days before the start of the retreat.

What will I learn in the Workshops?

The Retreat workshops are geared to enhance your unique skills. This is not a one size fits all Retreat. You are a unique writer and speaker with unique skills, a unique voice, and unique perspective; we will help you make the most of those skills, combining them with your authenticity to showcase your voice through both your writing and speaking. This will include defining your unique skills, defining your writing/speaking plan, learning about publishing options and determining which one is best for you, as well as delving into your ‘self’ to learn what’s holding you back, how to deal with writers block, the pathways to overcoming fear, and more.

What’s included/not included?

Included: Transportation from Denver International Airport to/from the Retreat. All meals (Dinner Friday, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Saturday/Sunday, Breakfast/Lunch Monday). All Workshops.
Not Included: Airfare to/from Denver International Airport.

How does the payment plan work?

We use a secure payment processor called Square that will reserve your spot and deduct the first payment once you press the ‘Pay Now’ button. From there, the second payment will be automatically deducted 30 days after your first payment and the final payment will be deducted 30 days after that. Your application deposit will go towards your total retreat cost.

Hello, we’re your Retreat Team

We are published authors, professional speakers, TEDx speakers & curators, entrepreneurs, and writers-speakers retreat hosts.  It’s our mission to help you be the best writer / speaker you can be and learn how to enjoy all the processes along the way.

During the writers and speakers retreat, we will be hosting interactive workshops throughout the day for you and your retreat partners on learning how to hone your craft, overcome obstacles and fears, transforming your relationship with writing and speaking, cultivating a love for the passion that drives you, and creating confidence in your life as an author and public speaker.

We’ll also share some amazing food, stories, laughter, and connection with one another and share a transformational experience of a lifetime.

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