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Even if you normally get home from vacation needing a vacation from your vacation.

And even if you feel like you should want to go with your whole family to a beautiful beach (knowing full well you’ll be worrying about everyone else).

What would happen if you said yes to 5-days of adventure and wellness under the big blue skies of Montana?

 

You’d get home…

…feeling more relaxed than you’ve ever felt.

…with new tools and strategies to use on a daily basis to help you find your center, even when life is chaotic around you.

…with a clean reset on your habits, routines, and your life.

And become the kind of person who prioritizes herself by making time for a morning routine and moving a little bit every day.

 

Because let’s be honest.

The only thing standing between where you’re at now and feeling at home in your body is having the space to reevaluate what’s working and get a plan to keep you moving forward, even when life gets stressful.

 

The Adventure + Wellness Retreat will help you reset your habits and routines so you can return home feeling strong, grounded and more powerful than ever.

Hi, I’m Alexandra Ellis

Fitness + Wellness Coach and host of The Body Nerd Show

And I’m a recovering overachiever perfectionist.

I’m still a people pleaser, but in the last decade of fitness and wellness coaching, I’ve learned what strategies work to help me keep my cool, even when life is swirling like a hurricane around me.

I used to be the woman who numbed out with beer, chocolate, and mindlessly scrolling through social media.

And every time I saw someone else on an amazing vacation or exotic retreat, I always thought “must be nice”.

But then I went on a retreat. It wasn’t until the 3rd day,  standing in the sunshine, that I felt what it actually meant to be relaxed for the first time in my life.

Sure, I was practicing #selfcare when I remembered, but the tiny bit of relief it would bring paled in comparison to how I felt when I deliberately spent time doing what I wanted to do. 

And more importantly, what my soul needed.

It’s not selfish to go on a retreat.

It’s non-negotiable if you want to feel totally content in body, mind, and spirit.

On this retreat, you’ll enjoy:

Luxury Lodging

You’ll be staying in one of six cozy and comfortable A-frame cabins. Each cabin includes a private porch, living room, bedroom and bath on the main floor, and a loft bedroom upstairs. Cabins are a minute’s walk from the lodge and sit amongst an aspen grove, facing a pond with the mountains providing a stunning backdrop. They are also a short stroll away from an open air hot-tub, which has unbelievable views for star-gazing.

Daily Movement classes

Enjoy daily sessions designed to unwind soreness, tension and pain throughout your entire body. Every class is tailored to your needs and will teach you how to build sustainable strength, long after you get home.

Gourmet Meals

You’ll enjoy fresh and delicious meals prepared by an expert chef so you can let go of meal prep and planning for a few days. Ranch-raised organic beef and locally grown vegetables are features of the healthy and diverse menus. Did I mention the s’mores?? And yes, each meal can be suited to your dietary needs and preferences.

Breathwork + Meditation

Remember the version of you who is centered and calm?  You can bring her out through the scientifically proven practices of breathwork and meditation. We’ll be joined by my friend, and expert breathwork coach Breia White (who trained with Wim Hoff, yes the real ice man himself), who will guide us through a practice that is guaranteed to help you increase focus, create a deep sense of mental clarity and better manage stress levels in high-pressure environments

Group Hikes

Get outside and enjoy all the beauty that Montana has to offer in our guided group hikes. No, this won’t be a 15-miler – hiking is fully optional and appropriate for all levels of fitness.

Wildlife Watching

Because we’ll be close to one of the world’s most majestic national parks, you’ll be able to view all kinds of animals from the comfort of your cabin. We’ll also go on a guided viewing safari to see even more of the beauty that Montana has to offer.

This retreat is 100% yours.

Participate in as much or as little as you want. Want to spend the day on your porch reading the latest NYT bestseller? You do you, boo.

We’re here to make this adventure work for you – not the other way around.

Movement classes in the morning and mindfulness at night will help you find your center again. Enjoy free afternoons to join us for group hikes, other activities, or to relax.

Day 1

Arrival and check-in.

Meet the rest of your new Adventure + Wellness friends. After a delicious dinner, you’ll cap off the night with some gentle movement to help you unwind from the stress of travel and slip into the deepest sleep of your life.

Day 2

Building Sustainable Strength

When you know how to move smarter you can build core strength and prevent injuries just from the way you move. I’ll teach you the BIG 3 movements, foundational for a healthy (and sustainable) strength building practice.

Day 3

Bodywork 101

Learn how to incorporate bodywork into your regular wellness routine so you don’t have to wait for a monthly massage. Consistent bodywork improves tissue health, enhances circulation and blood flow, and reduces full-body tension. (Can you say goodbye tension headaches!?)

Day 4

Start With Your Center

We’ll work on the techniques that to help you build sustainable core strength from the inside out. Plus, when you know how to start from your center, every move you do continues to build strength, instead of wearing you down. Most injuries happen because of a lack of core coordination and strength, and when you know how to move smarter, you’ll continue to get stronger in a body that is structurally sound.

Day 5

Supercharge Your Stretching

Your body was designed to move, and when you know exactly how to move every joint in your body, you’ll help them remain healthy and injury free. I’ll share the perfect 15-min warm-up and cool down that can be used for any workout, regardless of length, intensity and sweatiness. And trust me when I tell you that when you start to incorporate this, you’ll never be so sore you move like the tin man again.

This retreat is for you if…

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long for adventure and your daily commute isn’t cutting it anymore

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are tired and need a break

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want to make a clean break and shift into an exciting new chapter of your life

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need better tools to manage stress, anxiety, and overwhelm

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want to meet kickass movement minded women

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like to have fun and laugh until your sides hurt

June 10-14, 2020 | Emigrant, MT

What you get:

🏕 LUXURY LODGING in one of six cozy and comfortable A-frame cabins.

🤸‍♀️ DAILY MOVEMENT CLASSES to unwind soreness, tension and pain throughout your entire body. Every class is tailored to your needs and will teach you how to build sustainable strength, long after you get home.

🥘 GOURMET MEALS where you’ll enjoy fresh and delicious meals prepared by an expert chef so you can let go of meal prep and planning for a few days. Ranch-raised organic beef and locally grown vegetables are features of the healthy and diverse menus.

🧘‍♀️ GUIDED BREATHWORK + MEDITATION with expert coach Breia White, who trained with the real iceman Wim Hoff). She’ll teach us a practice guaranteed to help you increase focus, create a deep sense of mental clarity and help you better manage stress.

GROUP HIKES so you can get outside and enjoy all the beauty that Montana has to offer.

🦌 WILDLIFE WATCHING because we’ll be close to one of the world’s most majestic national parks.

Plus, these bonuses:

#1 AIRPORT TRANSFER (a $155 value) so all you have to worry about is getting to Montana. Once your feet hit the ground, leave the rest to us. We’ll get you to and from our retreat ranch.

#2 SWAG BAG (a $97 value) with all the tools you need, plus some extra fun surprises to keep you pampered!

PS. All payments can be broken up into a $800 deposit + 3 or 6 installments. 

Make your deposit today and choose your payment plan – no fee for the single payment, a 5% fee on the 3-month payment plan and 8% fee on the 6-month plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is retreat?

June 10-14, 2020 in Emigrant, MT

What airport do I fly into?

Bozeman, MT, which is surprisingly affordable and accessible in the summer!

Where is the event being held?

The retreat will be at a ranch in Emigrant Montana. The closest airport is Bozeman. 

Do you offer payment plans?

Yep! After your deposit, you can choose to pay in 1, 3, or 6 installments. There’s no fee for the single payment, a 5% fee on the 3-month payment plan and 8% fee on the 6-month plan.

What's your refund policy?

Your payment is refundable only in the form of a program credit that is good for up to a year.

I strongly recommend trip insurance (especially if you are concerned about emergency cancellation) Click here for options.

What’s included? What isn’t?

Included: 4 nights stay in one of six cabins, daily movement and meditation classes, 3 daily meals, snacks and drinks, group experiences (including hiking, wildlife watching and fireside s’mores), airport transfer, equipment and taxes and fees. 

NOT included: airfare, gratuity, and any add-ons.

I'm not in shape! Is this still right for me?

All classes are custom-tailored to all levels of ability and strength. The hike and other activities are completely optional. Most attendees have had an injury, surgery, or other pain that they’re managing. You’ll be supported wherever you’re at and get help to build your strength and help you get out of pain.

What if I don't know anyone? Can I come alone?

Absolutely! Most of our retreaters are returnees and/or traveling alone. You will be with your people. I promise. And, if you need alone time, you do you, boo. This retreat is 100% what you need and want it to be. Spend as much or as little time with the group as you want.

Check out this video to meet some of the ladies who join me for retreats.

What should I wear?

Bring comfortable clothes you can move in. You’ll want something for movement in the morning and something for relaxing/activities in the afternoon.

You don’t need shoes for meditation or movement, but will probably want at least a pair of sneakers/hiking shoes and flip flops.

You should bring a swimsuit for the hot tub. And you’ll probably need a jacket or two, but hey, I’m from California and anything below 70˚ is cold in my book.

I think I want to do this but I’m nervous

I hear you, boo! Being nervous is 100% normal. I can promise you that you’ll meet lots of other cool ladies who are movement minded and down for a good laugh. And if you’ve been wanting to go on a vacation that nourishes you from top to bottom, inside to out, this is definitely it. 

 

What's it like to work with you?

Think of me as your nerdy party planner who is there to make sure you have an amazing time.

I will push you in class to work harder and laugh harder than you ever have and help you get deeply relaxed.

And while I am here to celebrate you, I’m first and foremost your coach – and will call you out on any nonsense stories that are holding you back.

You can expect not to take anything too seriously – except the s’mores. Because they’re very important.

 

Will this really help?

When was the last time you woke up feeling truly refreshed and relaxed? Where else can you can unwind, move, and breathe with 11 other adventure seeking women, just like you?

I’ll teach you the foundation to having a rock-solid wellness program. You’ll learn what mixture of stretching, bodywork, and mindfulness your body needs to feel at peace.

And you don’t have to take my word for it. Here’s what previous retreaters have to say about the event.

I have another question.

Let’s chat! You can email me here OR leave me a message at 818-396-6501 and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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