Fabulous Over 60 Women's Retreat Women's Health and Wellness Retreat
7 days - 6 nights
September 30th - October 6th, 2023
Nestled in the forest, on a private environmental lake, is the home of AnnapurnaBlue Resort. A place to bathe in nature.
"Bathing in nature" is not about walking around naked in the forest with a bar of soap. Bathing in nature is a Japanese practice known as Shinrin Yoku - the process of relaxation. A simple method of being calm and quiet among the trees, observing nature around you while breathing deeply, that helps both adults and children de-stress and boost health and wellbeing in a natural way.
During this retreat you will:
Build on your deep life experience. Find your inner self that has been put on hold while you raised a family and had a career. Learn new tools and techniques to shift how you view and take care of your mind, body and spirit. Discover what you want to do with the rest of your life.
Our mind, body and spirit are linked together. Our mind has great power over our physical and mental health. At our Fabulous Over 60 Women's retreat we will give you the techniques to nurture your mind, balance your life and improve your wellbeing. Increase your coping skills and decrease depression. Deal better with life obstacles. Find calm within your daily life.
We need to focus also on taking care of our bodies. This retreat will teach body movement activities to improve physical health. Just like nurturing our minds, it is equally important to nurture our bodies. This will improve our health, heart conditions, diabetes and other health insecurities.
Nurturing our spirit fills us with so much joy in your life. Everyone has a spiritual life, no matter what their religion or lack of one. Compassion, laughter, purpose, service to others, all create joy. This retreat includes techniques to improve your own concept of your spiritual life and find inner happiness.
Through this retreat you will re-discover you!. All your past life experience has brought you to this place now. Every wrinkle, gray hair, and body shape change makes you “The Fabulous You!”
This retreat and our amazing staff will give you space to reflect on what you would like to do during the next chapter of your life and be empowered to take that leap.
Welcome dinner -
Daily healthy breakfast, Lunch and four dinners (we are on excursion for 3 nights and will eat in town.)
Coffee, Tea, Fruit Juices and Water
Multiple daily Guided Intuitive Qigong/Body Movement Sessions
Wellness Sessions - Based on the Five Poisons
2 private session for the week
Living a healthy daily life.
Private Time - enjoy your surroundings
Purification practices: Breathwork Therapy,
Sound Bathing with Tibetan Singing Bowls
Nature Bathing - Soak up what nature has to offer you - It's healing! Japanese call this Shinrin-Yoku - Soaking up the energy of nature.
Meditation - All levels
Free time to contemplate or visit the villages.
2 Follow up sessions post retreat
Additional Private Sessions
Air Fees and transfers to the Resort on the Island of Crete, Greece
During your pre-retreat consultation, we will customize your retreat, your goals, dietary needs, and answer any questions you may have.
Always feel free to contact us with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-405-0342
Meals, Accommodations, Who Should Attend
MEALS AND DIETARY RESTRICTIONS:
All our meals are made on site with fresh organic ingredients.
Our chef can prepare vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, raw, detox and other types of cuisine with amazing variety for your needs.
Room Fees and Options: cozy and comfortable
Single Room: Inside Cabin
Shared rooms available: Inside cabin
Sleeping Huts: Comfortable beds. Wood burning stove
Cozy glamping Yurts. Real memory foam beds, wood burning stove, carpeting, desk.
Who Will Benefit From This Retreat?
Woman 60 and over who are managing their new phase in life. Dealing with struggles with stressors in their life, have medical issues and would like to receive tools to help them to manage and reduce some medical issues or to manage with a serious illness.
Anyone dealing with negativities and obstacles in their life. This retreat will give everyone the tools to realize being in your 60's can be amazing and releasing. This amazing retreat space will give you the energy to think and plan how you want not only your daily life but for your years to come. This is a liberating and wonderful time in our lives.
Investing In Your Wellbeing!
Retreat Fees: Space Is Limited
Retreat Fee: Retreat, Housing and Meals
$1975.00 per person - Single Room.
$1870.00 per person Shared Room
$650.00 Commuter: Retreat and Meals
Single person, couples and groups of friends are welcome to participate in this retreat.
Rooms are offered as registrations come in. Register early to ensure the room of your choice.
Transportation To Minnesota and the Retreat Center.
Driving: From Minneapolis area to the Retreat Center is approximately 2.5 - 3 hours with no stops or traffic.
Airport: MSP International Airport 2.5-3 hours to Retreat Center
Duluth International Airport
2 hours to Retreat Center
Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
One hour to Retreat Center
We practice Covid Safety precautions at our retreats. All rooms are cleaned and sterilized prior to your arrival.
General Schedule -
Finalized after we have reviewed everyone's goals. Below is a rough sample of our itinerary.
Morning Yoga or Qigong Body Movement
Group Practice Sessions
Each day is amazing, fun and insightful,. There will be two nights filled with special events - But, you have to register to find out what these nights could be.
What Are My Benefits Attending This Retreat?
This retreat will inspire you to realize that being 60 something is just a number. You will learn so much from this retreat and leave with a plan designed by you, tools to help keep you on your chosen path. A community of like minded people supporting you and your plans.
To be more direct, this retreat will give you:
Space - Space to think on your current life, the changes in your life and realizing you are more amazing then in your younger years. You have faced and solved problem in your life. You have dealt with a lot, but this is what made you a strong woman.
Inspiration and Empowerment - You will be inspired to truly look within, with an open mind, to see:
What you are unhappy with, in all areas in your life.
Evaluate the status of your mind, body and spirit.
What you would like within your life.
A plan inspired by your desires to make the changes to change what you are not happy with and to make a plan for your desires.
An amazing support system to help you achieve your goals.
You will leave the retreat empowered to be the you, you would like to be. Finding Yourself!
Tools to help you focus, creating balance and better health.
Two post retreat support sessions.
Group Sessions include:
Sound Bathing - Tibetan Singing Bowls Breath Therapy
AnnapurnaBlue Retreat Center
Our retreat center is located in Central Minnesota. Nestled in the forest on a private environmental lake.
We are visited by deer, swans and loons who greets us with their morning serenade. We have beautiful eagles soaring around us, wanting to know more of what is happening. If you are interested in fishing, grab some gear from the hut and have a wonderful time.
We have canoes, rowboats, kayaks, paddle boards and a sunfish sail boat you are welcome to take out on the lake. Or find a beautiful spot, sit and enjoy a book or ..... whatever it is you would like to do during your free time.
Either way, you will feel nature's beautiful nourishment to your mind, body and spirit.
Retreat Arrival and Check out
You are welcome to arrive on September 30th after 2:00 p.m. Checkout is on October 6th by 11:00 a.m.
Welcome Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. on September 30th. During our welcome dinner this is what we call "setting intentions for the retreat". This is a perfect time to meet our staff, discuss your goals for this retreat and to confirm the plans created for you in our pre-retreat consultation.
If you need to arrive a day earlier or stay a day later, please let us know.
Meet Our Hosts and Facilitators
QiGong Master and Body Movement Instructor
Co-Founder of AnnapurnaBlue, Health and Wellness
Bo has extensive training and certifications in the art of energy healing, Feng Shui and Qigong, and well over 20 years of experience.
Bo spent years in China learning these skills. His experience opens the door to this knowledge for his students, and allows him to hold space for healing with his students.
We love that Bo’s collective knowledge brings a refinement in balance, energy and harmony. He helps students create new energy in their daily life, restoring health, vitality and energy.
A powerful energy healer who not only works Qigong and meditative Qigong with students. But introduces the importance of reflexology and how all is connected with the body.
During this retreat you will also have a special Feng Shui reading of your home. To help cultivate positive energy within your home.
You are in for a treat to be able to work with Bo, to bring out your innate ability to heal and be in balance with your daily life.
Deborah P, Instructor
Co-Founder and Wellness Instructor for AnnapurnaBlue Health and Wellness.
Deborah has worked in the healing and transformative arts for over 30 years.
Deborah’s work focuses on stress management, pain management, and balancing family and work environment.
As a former nurse, trained psychotherapist, and certified health, family and executive coach, Deborah is trained in Western science of health and healing.
She has studied for the past 24 years studying healing and spiritual practices of Yungdrung Bon, the ancient Tibetan healing practice, with Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche and other senior Tibetan masters.
Deborah combines both modern medicine and the ancient Tibetan healing practices to help her students make changes to improve all areas of their lives.
She is witty, fun and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her students to give them the tools to improve their daily lives.
He or She will be your Wellness Retreat Coordinator. Helping you with any question you may have. Guiding you through the retreat.