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Embrace the Echo Within

A retreat offering a space for mindful self-reflection, shadow exploration, and connecting to the essence within through yoga and introspective practices.

October 17-20, 2024 in Punta Gorda, FL

A Transformative Yoga Retreat

Welcome to “Embrace the Echo Within”, a transformative yoga retreat nestled on a serene property in Punta Gorda, FL. This immersive experience is designed to guide you on a journey of profound self-discovery and holistic well-being.

Set against the backdrop of a beautiful and intimate retreat resort, our retreat offers an idyllic escape where you can truly embrace the echoes of your inner self. Surrounded by tranquil tropical gardens and quiet meditation spaces, creating the perfect atmosphere for deep introspection and self-reflection.

Begin Everyday With Yoga

Each day begins with mindful yoga sessions, curated to harmonize with the natural rhythms of your body. As you delve into your physical practice, you’ll also explore the benefits of connecting breath to movement and grounding yourself in the present moment.

But, “Embrace the Echo Within” is not just about the physical aspects of yoga; it’s a holistic journey that includes the exploration of your shadow self. Through dedicated sessions of shadow work, breath, crystal energy, sound therapy, acupuncture, and more, you’ll navigate the depths of your psyche, uncovering hidden aspects and embracing the wholeness of your being.

 

This transformative process is supported by your Bhavana Yoga Instructors and wellness partners who will gently guide you through this introspective journey.

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Your Retreat Experience

Exclusive Use of Your Retreat Space

Not Just About Yoga

Meditation sessions offer a sanctuary for your mind, allowing you to cultivate a sense of inner peace and mindfulness.

As you sit in contemplation, you’ll learn to listen to the echoes within, gaining insight and clarity on your path to self-discovery. “Embrace the Echo Within” also integrates creativity and self-exploration through art and journaling as a form of expression and release. These sessions complement your journey, providing an outlet for emotions and offering various representations of your inner world.


Evenings will be dedicated to community circles and restful practices guided by your instructors. You’ll be supported through these sacred sessions as you find stillness to reflect on the echoes you’ve embraced and the transformations you’ve undergone.

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Your Bungalows

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Coconut

$1,650/person

Sleeps 2

The most private bungalows

Private deck + hot tub

Living room + full kitchen

Bathroom

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Grapefruit

$1,450/person

Sleeps 2

One Bedroom

Full Kitchen

Full Private Bathroom with jacuzzi tub

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Mango

$1,550/person

Sleeps 2

Private deck

Livingroom

Full kitchen

Bathroom

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Avocado

$1,450/person

Sleeps 2

Studio room with sitting area

Full Kitchen

Bathroom

Back door opens onto porch

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Guava

$2,500/person

Sleeps 2

(can be converted to sleep 4)

Two Bedrooms Suite

Sitting room + Shared bath

Full kitchen + small wet bar

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Orange

$1,250/person

Sleeps 3

One studio room

2 Large closets

Full Kitchen + Bathroom

Back door opens to private garden and walkway

Immerse yourself in “Embrace the Echo Within”, where the beauty of Solstice in Punta Gorda becomes a canvas for your inner exploration. Join us for a retreat full of profound self-exploration, shadow work, yoga, breathwork meditation, and art in this tranquil retreat oasis.

Ready to join us?!

Here are your next steps:

  • Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis

  • Starting 1/8/2024, you'll be able to Submit a Registration Request, via the links provided. This helps us indicate if you’re planning to room with anyone specific and ensures the best retreat experience for those looking for someone to share their Bungalow with.

  • You'll be able to choose your preferred room and alternates via the Registration Form

  • Submit your $300 non-refundable deposit via one of the options provided once Form is submitted

  • Submit a Full Payment or choose a 3- or 5- monthly payment plan (Must be paid in full 60 days before the retreat)

  • What is included in the Retreat?
    Our Retreat is an all-inclusive experience. 4-days, 3-nights in eco-chic luxury accommodations at Solstice Punta Gorda. All of your main meals are included; a light daily breakfast, delicious and nourishing lunches and dinners. Some snacks available. Special dietary requests can be accommodated Also included in your experience: Twice a day yoga and other healing modalities and practices. We'll have all the props and supplies you'll need. Enjoy resort amenities throughout your stay; including a salt-water pool, hot tub and grotto, hammocks, hidden meditation spaces, lush grounds to roam, sitting spaces, and more.
  • What is not included in the Retreat?
    Transportation, airfare, and travel insurance for yourself and your family is not included in your retreat investment. You'll need to be sure to bring your yoga mat with you, as this is the only prop we are not bringing with us. If you have family or a friends traveling in to retreat with you, please let us know ahead of time and we will get a loaned yoga mat to you prior to their stay for the retreat.
  • Who can attend?
    Due to limited capacity and wanting to offer our retreat to as many of our students as possible, "Embrace the Echo Within" is open to Bhavana Yoga students and their family/friends, as well as local residents to our area (Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Tampa areas etc). This means that anyone joining from outside of Bhavana, should be attending with a Bhavana Yogi OR is a local to our general area.
  • Can I bring a friend or family member with me?
    Absolutely! You'll have the option to tell us you want to share a bungalow with a friend or family member upon your registration form submission. They will need their own deposit to reserve their spot and a separate payment plan.
  • How many Bungalows are available?
    There are 6 spacious Bungalows available ranging from 2-4 people in each. Bungalows range from a studio style to 2 bedrooms to a more private shared bungalow with it's own hot tub.
  • How many people can attend?
    Our capacity for this retreat is 13-15 attendees. Bungalow breakdown: - 3 people in Orange - 2 people in Avocado - 2 people in Grapefruit - 2 or 4 people in Guava - 2 people in Mango - 2 people in Coconut
  • Are meals included?
    Yes, we have a private chef preparing all of your meals throughout your stay. Enjoy a daily light breakfast, as well as 3 thoughtfully curated dinners and 2 nourishing lunches. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know so our chef can make those accommodations.
  • What should I bring with me?
    Props will be provided, but you'll need your own yoga mat Comfortable clothing, clothing to practice yoga in, the basics! Possibly a sweater as that time of year it can get cooler in the evening Optional bathing suit for the pool/hot tub Comfortable/easy shoes if you plan to wear them at any point Meals are provided, but if you'd like to bring any extra snacks or specific drinks with you, each room has a full kitchen to store them in.
  • Will we be leaving the property?
    No, you'll be able completely immerse yourself in the resort property without having to leave.
  • What amenities does the Retreat Resort have?
    Each bungalow has All linens - including pool towels Essential oil diffusers Kitchen with utensils Coffee (creamer/sugar/stevia) Brita filter pitchers Hair dryers Tommy Bahama bath products (Organic) (Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Hand Soap, Lotion) Plush mattresses, pillows, and luxury linens Wifi, Roku The Property: Waterfall pool with grotto Two hot tub areas Two outside showers Multiple hammock/relaxation areas Screened-in porches Grills and griddle on site Meditation/Zen quiet zone Chickee hut/yoga shala Outside bathroom Pool loungers
  • Check-in / Check-out process
    Check-in will be Thursday, October 17th at 4:00pm (possibly as early as 3:00pm) You must be checked out of your room by 10am. BUT! You can remain on the property to hand out and goodbyes until 12:00pm. Upon Check-out Please make sure all dishes are returned to their original rooms. If any furniture was moved during your stay, please return it to original location. Please be environmentally conscious and dispose of any trash throughout your stay.
  • What kind of yoga will we be doing?
    Each day will begin with an all-levels flow practice and each day will end with nourishing restorative practices. There will also be yin, pranayama (breathwork), Qi Gong, and other meditative practices throughout your day to learn about, explore, and enjoy.
  • Will there be any workshops?
    Absolutely. You'll have community workshops led by your instructors to help you Embrace the Echo Within. You'll also have more personal "break-out" sessions in intimate groups to explore topics a bit deeper.
  • Will there be opportunity for any private/one-on-one sessions?
    Yes. We have 2 one-on-one sessions planned for your stay. This is included in your stay at the retreat, but completely optional. More details on that will be shared later!
  • Will I have time to just relax?
    Of course! What is a retreat without some R+R? There are open times in the itinerary for you to nap, walk the grounds, journal about your experience, hang out by the pool, or rest in a hammock. You might spend that open time in quiet, taking in all that you've been experiencing or maybe you'd prefer to chill on the patio or by the pool with your community of practitioners. The choice is yours!
  • Who are the instructors?
    Your Bhavana Instructors will be joining us for the retreat, as well as Wellness Partner, Dr. Julia King, and Artist, Virginia Bright. Each of your instructors have different skillsets and experiences that will be highlighted throughout your retreat so you get the most out of your time with us.
  • What will my stay cost?
    Your total investment depends on your Bungalow. The most private shared bungalow has it's own hot tub and deck away from the rest of the bungalows and is $1,650/person. A 2 Bedroom Suite for 2 people in a single bungalow is $2,500/person. The most budget friendly, but still very spacious room for 3 people is $1,250/person. Book early and get $150 off your stay.
  • Do you have Early Bird Pricing?
    Yes! Book your stay by June 15, 2024 and you'll receive $150 off your stay.
  • Are all rooms shared?
    For this retreat, all bungalows are shared. However, if you're looking for a semi-private bungalow where you have your own singular bedroom, but a shared bathroom, the Guava bungalow is perfect for you! We wanted to be able to provide an opportunity for as many Bhavana Yogis to attend as we could, so we do not have any solo bungalows available, but have the semi-private bungalow that houses 2-bedrooms as an option instead.
  • Are payment plans available?
    Yes! Upon completion of your registration form and $300 deposit, you'll be given the opportunity to pay in full or choose a 3- or 5- monthly payment plan. All bookings must be paid in full by August 17, 2024.
  • Do you have a cancellation policy?
    Deposit and Reservation: A deposit of $300 is required upon registration to secure your spot. Cancellation Timeline and Refunds: Cancellations made by August 15th will receive a refund of the total paid amount, minus the $300 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations made between August 16th and September 17th will receive a 50% refund of the total paid amount, minus the $300 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations made after September 17th will not be eligible for any refunds, unless we are able to fill your spot. If we can fill your spot, you'll be eligible for a 50% refund, minus the $300 non-refundable deposit. Transfers and Spot Replacement: Participants who are unable to attend the retreat have the option to transfer their spot to another person until 7 days before the event begins (by October 10th), provided that the replacement participant meets all the necessary requirements and pays any outstanding balance. If the participant is able to find a replacement, the original registrant will receive a refund of the total paid amount. Event Cancellation by Organizer: In the unlikely event that we need to cancel the retreat due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations, participants will receive a full refund of all payments made, including the deposit. Force Majeure: We understand that unexpected situations can arise, and we will do our best to accommodate participants on a case-by-case basis in situations such as serious illness, accidents, or other unforeseen emergencies. Please contact us as soon as possible if such circumstances arise.
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