Have you been longing for some downtime, away from the stresses of your day-to-day?
Has it been too long since you took some “me-time” to unplug and reconnect to yourself?
Are you not even sure who “me” is these days?
Have you heard a faint whisper in your heart or soul, but haven’t been able to listen to it through all of the mental chatter and chaos around you?
Do you long to feel what it would be like to just BE, in a peaceful, serene environment, surrounded by other amazing like-minded women, supported by meditation and music, yummy food for your body and soul, and ease-filled movement and creative exercises?
If you’re reading this saying Yes! That’s me! then we would SO love for you to gather with us in Avalon, NJ from Fri Apr 5 (5pm) to Sun Apr 7 (2pm) for our first ever…
Mama Love Retreat.
Our time together
Our sanctuary for the weekend is a private home, just steps from the beach in Avalon, New Jersey, less than a 2-hour drive from Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.
Our theme for Mama Love 2019 is Gather, Awaken, Love, and Savor. Here’s a look at how we’ll be spending our 48hrs together:
GATHER. Friday night, Mama Love officially commences at 5pm, as you make your way to the house and get settled in. We’ll have a nutritious dinner prepared, and will do some really-not-scary but super-fun icebreakers as we get to know each other and prepare for an amazing weekend together.
Gathering in sisterhood is a really old, yet unfortunately forgotten (b/c most often it was banned… I mean, when women gathered, men got worried! :)) ritual that our ancestors and their ancestors before them did for centuries. If you’ve never experienced being with a group of women - where there’s no booze, no men, no bars, no hangovers - you will feel like you’ve finally come home to your tribe.
Fun fact: Friday April 5th just happens to be a new moon; if you’ve never done a new moon intention-setting & release ceremony, this is going to be an awesome first experience for you!
AWAKEN. Saturday is all about awakening… your mind, body, and spirit. Through yoga, meditation, journaling, and other creative exercises, you’ll get to explore who you are and what you are, here in this moment.
SAVOR. Throughout the weekend you’ll have lots of opportunities to Savor, or truly appreciate and experience with all of your senses, each moment just as it’s happening. Not only did we get this amazing house on a beach to give us the perfect backdrop for savoring, but there’s even going to be a savor chocolate bar! What-what!
LOVE. Sunday is about learning how to be gentle and kind with ourselves as we continue awakening to who we are beyond this weekend, merging back into our lives at home. Through restorative yoga, meditation, EFT (emotional freedom technique), and journaling, we’ll bring our mind, body, and spirit back into loving alignment with one another.
Our wish for you,
the first ever participants in the Mama Love Retreat, is to feel supported and nurtured and held in a sacred space, so that YOU CAN BE YOU.
An amazing group of women will be coming together for 48hrs, to learn about themselves through connection, movement, ancient rituals, nature, music, mindfulness, writing, meditation, and simply just BEing with themselves, away from the stress and overwhelm of their everyday lives.
We’ll Gather. We’ll Awaken. We’ll Savor. And We’ll Love.
And we’ll return home with tools to help us continue our journey, alongside some amazing new friends :)
Will you join us?
A few more retreat details…
A small group of women (capped at 11) will gather Friday, April 5th at 5pm through Sunday, April 7th at 2pm, in the comfort of a beautiful private home in Avalon, NJ (with ample on-street parking).
All meals (plus snacks & beverages) are included, from Friday dinner, through Sunday fairwell lunch. Some meals will be prepared for you, while others we’ll cook-up together. We will do our best to honor any dietary needs you may have.
If you’ve never done a retreat before, you are welcome here.
If you don’t know what a sisterhood circle is, you are welcome here.
If you don’t know how (or don’t particularly like!) to meditate or do yoga, you are welcome here.
If you desire a life filled with more presence, love, clarity, and inspiration, and are open to trying something new and a little different from your ‘norm’, we would SO love to have you and will welcome you to our sanctuary with open arms.
We will be hosting an online meetup in March, date/time TBD, so you can get to “see” everyone who’s going, ask us questions, and perhaps ease your comfort of the unknown a bit before coming Friday night.
We kindly ask that you not bring any alcohol with you for the weekend.
We have two options available for our time together:
If you like to travel solo and/or prefer a bit more privacy during your retreat experience, you can opt for the “Private” option and have a room all to yourself :) The private option is $495.
If you would like to bring a friend/ sister/ cousin/ aunt/ daughter/ mother, and/or don’t mind sharing a bedroom with another retreat guest (each room has a Queen bed, with room for an air mattress on the floor if desired), you can choose the “Shared” option. The shared option is $395 a person.
The house has 6 total bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a fireplace, swimming pool, ample parking, stunning views, and is steps to the beach! Note, one of the bedrooms is an awesome Loft with a Bunk Bed (Queen + Full + Floor space = comfortable sleeping for 3-4), private bath, and amazing balcony. If you have a group of 3-4 girlfriends who would like to attend the retreat together, the Loft would be AWESOME. Make a note in your registration and we’ll get you all hooked-up!
Yes!! I’m there for a shared room, total cost $395.
Yes!! I’m there for a private room, total cost $495.
If needed, please email us for financial support.
Refund Policy: We understand, things happen! If it turns out you are not able to attend the retreat, and together we’re not able to find someone to go in your place, we will retain $150 of your payment as a non-refundable deposit, and reimburse the remainder.
Meet your hostesses
Shannon Funt is an intuitive life coach and meditation teacher... and a recovering over-thinker. After working in the finance and software industries for 20 years, Shannon traded in her analyst hat to pursue her passion - teaching mindfulness to kids. In her current practice, Shannon uses meditation, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Reiki, and guidance from her intuition, to help women and kids quiet their own over-thinking minds, find peace & joy in the moment, and reconnect with their inner voice. (PS - it was her own inner voice who called to her to reach out to Kelly and create this retreat :)).
Kelly Scotti, CHHC, RYT200, is a silly, curvy, and sassy yogini who trained in the Saraswati River Yoga tradition, and has gone on to study with Shiva Rea, Seane Corne, Ana Forrest, Elena Brower, Cameron Shayne (Budokon Yoga), Leslie Kaminoff, and more. She loves acro- and aerial yoga, teaching kids how to breathe and OM (Childlight Yoga Instructor), and teaching students how to laugh and let go in her class. You’ll find her teaching All Levels and Gentle Yoga at Dragonfly Yoga in Doylestown, PA, and in her heart she is a Vinyasa Flow Goddess. Kelly also teaches The GROOVE, a dance class unlike any other, with simple steps coupled with your unique self expression, and good for all ages, sizes, and abilities. When she is not at Dragonfly, Kelly coaches women to get to their happy place through nutritional upgrades, mindset shifts, movement, meditation, and her own personal magic (flyingdragonwellness.com).
Feel free to reach out to either Kelly or Shannon if you have any questions or would just like to chat to one of us ‘live’ before registering :) We get it! and we’re here :)
Shannon’s info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-419-7497
Kelly’s info: email@example.com