Hey beautiful ladies!
We are so glad you followed your curiosity and intuition and took the next step here to find out the full deets and hopefully get your questions answered.
If the idea of chilling out for a day and honoring your body, getting to know yourself a bit more on a cosmically scientific level, learning how to harness the vibration of some simple crystals to help support your happiness, health, love or wealth while sharing all of that in a space with other like-spirited and awesome women, sounds like your jam then...
This retreat is probably made for you
Now, the nitty gritty details are below but if you like origin stories, here is the how this little soiree was born.
If you are reading this, chances are you either know me (I'm Lauren) or Ali.
Basically, I had known Ali from THE GYM where she was a trainer and a coworker of my husband. One random day we were both sitting at the juice bar making small talk, and she asked what I was up to. I told her I was studying to become a Life Coach. She then replies, "I think I need a Life Coach." She hired me twice over a couple of years. And she did the work during and between and after. Ultimately a deep connection and friendship evolved.
Over the course of our developing relationship, there have been MANY deep conversations about our personal growth and our journeys. Long story short, we are simply passionate about bringing this stuff to others.
So, what exactly is happening? We're so glad you asked.
We wanted to provide an experience based on some things we love, and that have deeply enhanced our lives, along with providing a space for good conversation, reflection, connection and hopefully a few laughs.
Here is what you will get:
Start the morning with yoga to open yourself up, get grounded and balanced, and put you in a flow state to receive the most you can from this extraordinary day.
Starting with some breath work and intention setting, Trella will take us through a series of stretches and poses to get the energy and blood flowing, and to honor our incredibly powerful bodies. This will set the stage for the learning and work to come.
Human Design (which I like to refer to as Astrology on steroids) is a holistic self-knowledge system combining astrology, the I Ching, Kabbalah, chakras, genetics and quantum physics. Human Design offers a map of your unique genetic design, with detailed information on both conscious and unconscious aspects of yourself.
You will receive your own personalized Human Design Body Chart, and will be taught the basic foundation of your Type, Authority, and Strategy. Even a basic understanding of your design can prove to be a profound tool for creating a life of more ease and fulfillment.
(This portion will be an interactive live stream since our instructor is on the West Coast!)
Crystals are powerful tools that have been used throughout history by metaphysicians and healers to promote and alter the flow of energy. Many people utilize the power of crystals today to help support all different kinds of things they either want to magnify or perhaps eliminate from their lives, but it can be overwhelming to know where to start.
Well, how about building a basic crystal toolkit? We wanted to make this easy to learn and fun to implement. You will get your own kit with some basic crystals to take home, and Christina will hook us up with the knowledge you need to incorporate this powerful tool into your life.
In addition to these amazing ladies sharing their gifts, there will be ample time for conversation, reflection and connection (hopefully closing the day around the fire pit if the weather is favorable to us!). Coffee, water and lunch will be provided as well.
If this is tickling your fancy so far, that's a good thing.
Something is calling you here, and that's what we want.
I'll brag about my girls in a bit, but first, here's what you need to know if you're going to join us.
The first ever HeartStrong retreat will take place Saturday November 13th, 2021 from 9am - 5pm. You will receive an email after registering with more details on the exact schedule. We will be gathering at the Marydell Faith and Life Center, located at 640 N. Midland Ave., Nyack NY.
Lunch is included and will be a variety of wraps catered by a local business. Vegetarian options will be available, but not vegan, so if you have any dietary restrictions/preferences, consider bringing your own lunch. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, and lawn chair for the fire pit (there should be benches but I'm a "just in case" kind of gal).
A note on Covid: We want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable. Not everyone is vaccinated. If this creates any discomfort or concern for you, this may not be the right time to join us, but we hope we have the chance to meet you at a future retreat! We are not sure yet if indoor masking will be mandated by the venue, but regardless of the current guidelines, please feel free to wear one anyway if it makes you more comfortable.
Now let me gush about these badass ladies.
What We Want You to Know
Trella is one of the most sincere, compassionate and amazing people we know. Her laugh is infectious and her overall innate positivity is contagious.
She is a student of life, and doesn't shy away from doing the hard work. We've seen it. It's inspiring.
She is one the best huggers. Literally, Lauren has driven to her house just to have one.
Also, she's a handstand master, an adorable chocolate taste-tester, and a new obsessed doggie-mama.
To know her is to love her.
PT, DPT, MA
The Formal Background
Trella received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University Medical Center and is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy in New Jersey and New York. She trained in Columbia’s Advanced Orthopedic Track as well as advanced electives in Foot and Ankle, Performing Arts, Sports Performance and Pelvic Health. She also has a masters degree in Applied Physiology from Columbia University Teachers College which she plans to integrate into both her physical therapy and yoga practice.
Trella started practicing yoga in 2008. Yoga transformed her mind, body and spirit in an indescribable way. Trella has over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training certifications where she passionately studied alignment, meditation and creative sequencing. She has since taught yoga for ten years.
In 2012, Trella founded a 501(c)3 called Yogis heart which offered yoga scholarships to students 15-25 who cannot afford yoga. While she had to put the organization on hold when she started her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, she hopes to one day offer scholarships again.
Trella’s deepest desire is to integrate her yoga practice with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in order to create wholistic healing for the mind, body and spirit. She loves to meditate, eat nutritious food, move her body, laugh and have loads of fun.
What We Want You to Know
This chick is F-I-R-E.
I met her through another coach and was completely blown away, not only by her knowledge of Human Design (which is unending), but also by her presence.
She gets it, folks.
Her manner of explaining hard to understand concepts not only makes them clear, but solidifies them into your consciousness.
And she's funny and real as hell, which are two of my favorite qualities in people.
(If you didn't catch it earlier, her portion of the day will be virtual and interactive, because she's a West Coast girl.
The Formal Background
Kris is a certified Human Design for Business consultant and instructor, and is the Lead Sacral Warrior in the Builder Revolution, a program that supports Generator Types to make money in alignment with their Human Design and stop fighting against themselves and their natural genius & energetic flow.
Her mission is to transform the planet, one sacral at a time.
(You'll understand after her presentation!)
Kris' specialty is blending the Art & Science of Human Design and making it practical in everyday life and business. Along with her Human Design background, she’s also an abstract painter, teaching ‘The Art of the Chart’ and guiding folks through painting an energetic representation of their own design for deeper integration and fun!
What We Want You to Know
Okay people. Let me just tell you that I've known Christina since we were in high school, which is farther back than I'd like to admit at this point.
Oh, the stories I could tell. But I won't. ;)
This lady is legit one of the smartest people I've ever known. She goes off to school at one of the most prestigious programs in the US, becomes a psychologist, starts her own practice, helps countless people, and then integrates all sorts of cool, alternative, funky things into her practice, which is where our lives overlap.
We speak spirituality to each other and I can't get enough of what she has to teach me. We also speak sarcasm and dark humor, which again, are things I'm attracted to.
To say I feel blessed to know her and have access to her gifts, but also to call her a friend, is an understatement.
The Formal Background
Christina Kiel received a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2004 from California School of Professional Psychology - San Diego. She began her career in a hospital setting working with severely mentally ill patients. In 2010, Dr. Kiel opened her own private practice working with both adults and children.
During this time, Dr. Kiel began to shift her practice from a “what’s wrong” approach to a more positive practice of building on each individuals’ unique strengths and positive attributes.
In addition to her clinical work, Christina opened Moonstone Healing, LLC where she offers various types of healing and services, including The Alexander Method of Vibrational Sound & Energy (AMVSE), Reiki, Integrative Energy Therapy, Etheric Crystal Healing, and hypnosis.
She also offers classes on meditation, crystals, building crystal grids, law of attraction and manifesting.
Oh ladies... This is going to be so much fun. We literally cannot wait.
If you are ready to get out of your head and into your heart, give living HeartStrong a try. There are a limited number of spots and they are going to go fast.
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