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NEEDING SOME TIME AWAY TO RELAX AND RECHARGE YOUR SOUL?
YEARNING TO RECONNECT TO YOURSELF AND FIND YOUR SOURCE OF INSPIRATION?
THEN THIS IS A JOURNEY DESIGNED FOR YOU!!!
Join us on the Unbinding the Heart - The Path of the Awakening Woman in Young, Arizona. October 7th - 10th.
After a long weekend in Young, Arizona, you'll come away relaxed, refreshed, inspired, open-hearted, filled with the passion this unique location has ignited in your soul, and ready to live the life of your dreams!
Imagine waking up in a quiet predawn morning, stepping onto the balcony for an alone moment before the day begins. Breathing deep of the fresh air, you see the first glimmers of morning light as the sun rises behind the Pines and Cottonwoods trees. Is that Deer nibbling on the dew-covered grass?
This, you realize with a smile, is your home for the next few days, Not only a space to relax and let go but to rediscover yourself and your deepest yearnings. Taking another full breath, you draw in the peace all around you while allowing the present moment to pull you into even deeper imaginings about the days ahead.
Imagine yourself marveling at brilliant blue skies, astonishing sunsets, and endless wide spaces. You grin as you watch yourself enjoying the authentic old west village, soaking up the inherent lightheartedness and peace this land holds.
You even see yourself participating in daily flex & flow, meditation, and inner and outer explorations. Finally, you feel yourself sinking into a space of such deep authenticity that you begin to embody the profound healing energy of this transformative land itself.
You are in one of the most picturesque and magical places on earth. You have never seen so many stars in the night sky!
This is a place of relaxation and profound transformation.
Transformation, you ask?
"Most of our transformations come when we don't get what we thought we wanted, only to get something better than we could have imagined."
(As inspiring author Agape Stassinopoulos writes so beautifully in "Unbinding the Heart," our theme for this retreat experience)
That "something better" is waiting for you in Young, Arizona, of all places.
Over the three magical nights and four days, you experience a sense of joie de vivre and lightness of heart that you never have before. Play and connection are the focus, so you can let go and let us take care of all the details.
You can let go and totally immerse yourself in this space's beauty, stillness, and energy and take this dedicated self-discovery time - through physical movement, meditations, ceremony, having new experiences, and letting go.
Reiki Masters Elida McAllen, Jenny Mitchell, and Kara Milloy are here to guide you through this journey where every detail is taken care of. They are here to support you every step of the way - all you have; to do is show up!
THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU IF YOU ARE ONE OR MORE OF THESE PERSONALITIES:
You deserve to be surrounded by the countless stars, stark beauty, and like-minded friends in this fantastic lodge and reconnect fully with the most important person you know…YOU!!
Arizona's best-kept secret!
Untouched and unspoiled.
The true wild, wild west.
Step back in time with us to a much simpler way of life.
Enjoy a two and one-half hour drive from the Phoenix/Mesa area or fly to the local airport affectionately known as "Young International Airport," aka Phoenix Sky Harbor. You won't find any jet planes landing in Young; the pace of life is just too relaxed!
As you drive the Desert to Tall Pines Scenic Road, you will see the saguaros of Arizona's high desert, shifting abruptly to the vast flat grasslands. Things begin to get cooler and more green. Before you know it, you are winding through ponderosa pines, Eventually arriving in the high plains of Young.
A trip to Young is not rushed; instead, it should be savored and enjoyed. Eventually...because you will likely stop several times along the way to enjoy the surroundings or perhaps allow wildlife to cross the road. A four-wheel drive with some clearance may be a good idea on those old forest roads.
It wasn't so long ago that gasoline had to be pumped using a "gravity-fed pump" because electricity didn't come to Young until about 1965. Cellular Phone Service finally arrived in 2009.
Even today, complete strangers will wave to you as you pass them on the road. For those of you who remember the town of "Mayberry," the atmosphere in Young is quite similar.
Of course, you'll still be able to find all the essentials at the Cherry Creek Store and Buddi's Gas Mart, but you won't find any chain stores or well-known fast-food restaurants. You may be surprised to learn there are two Vineyards in Young!
So much of Young is literally surrounded by the Tonto National Forest that it's hard to tell where Young ends and the forest begins. Many properties, including our venue, back up to the Tonto National Forest. This land gives visitors a real-life example of the true un-pioneered west.
Our venue, The End of the Road Lodge, for the weekend of October 7th - 10th 2022, is in what cowboys would call "the high lonesome country," partly because the lullaby howling of coyotes at night wouldn't ever be interrupted by the sound of a passing truck or airplane. We are talking peace and quiet for the soul!
We will meet at our Homestead for the extended weekend: This magnificent 7500 square foot lodge on five beautiful acres backs up the Tonto National Forest. We are tucked away into our own private oasis. The first floor is perfect for large gatherings with two great room spaces and an in-home theater. Challenge your new friends to air hockey, foosball, or basketball in the game room.
Enjoy outside dining and amazing views on the upper deck. Don't forget to be mindful and take in the fresh air while enjoying the beautiful views of the surrounding forest, mountains, and wildlife such as Elk and Deer.
If you stay in one of the few superior rooms, each has its own unique character for your own private area to sleep in. You'll also have to check out your friend's Bunk Room which has its own charm... large communal Dude Ranch style living just like the cowboys shared when they weren't sleeping rough. Can we say slumber party!
Your facilitating guides will take care of your every need, and you will feel as if you are surrounded by one big giant hug all weekend long!
Food is a girl's dream Fresh, Simple, Rich, and Delicious - bursting with flavor in its simplicity!
Imagine you've just completed the morning Flex and Flow session, and your stomach is rumbling… You step into the kitchen, pulled by the enticing smell of fresh coffee. Once there, you're presented with various deliciousness, a meal made to satiate the senses.
Take what you like, European-style Continental Breakfast every morning. Lunch will be light and refreshing. And dinner, I can't wait for dinner! A Food Network Winner and Private Celebrity Chef will be curating our nightly meal. Some of you may be familiar with her already!
(a gentle Yoga and QiGong hybrid)
PARTICIPATION IN CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES IS OPTIONAL THROUGHOUT THE RETREAT.
You're able to balance your daily activities. Take your time to process and reflect through daily activities that weave in journaling, reflection, and sharing time to give you space to have your own epiphanies around yourself and what's next in your life.
If you are a beginner in your spiritual journey- no worries. The Private Sessions and Group Activities are fulfilling for beginners. Those working on their path alike - from gentle to enlightening to powerful Elida, Jenny, and Kara have years of combined experience and make these offerings accessible for all levels - meeting you where you're at, honoring your spirit, and challenging you to go beyond your comfort zone.
When you leave the retreat, you will carry all of the experiences and self-awareness you have found on this small village mountain. You will also have new tools to take into your daily life - to empower you to live life more openly after the retreat.
Each day is meticulously planned for you to experience it fully with all of your senses. Weaving in the perfect blend of individual sessions, group activities, and free time for self-exploration and bonding with your new friends, You have a general idea of what to expect but receive more There are also lots of surprises along the way.
You arrive at the End of the Road Lodge and are greeted by Elida, Jenny, Kara, and your new friends who have already come. You check in, and one of your Retreat Guides will take you to your room.
Before unpacking, you decide to take a moment to unwind from the travel and chat with some of the girls in the great room. You have a leisurely afternoon before you meet up for the opening circle and our first group dinner - which has the most amazing petite dessert.
After your first Flex and Flow of the retreat, your first full day consists of exploring within. You will have a private session with one of the Reiki Masters. If you are daring, you can put on your swimsuit and go swimming in the swimming hole here….your first experience of what it was like when the west was young.
Each day that is planned, you are continually impressed with each experience - each one just as magical as the other ranging from Sacred Cacao to being immersed into the most amazing Sound Bath to a Fire Ceremony, Exploring your inner child, fantastic food, connecting with the community and so much more!
There is an excellent balance of group activities, private sessions, and time on your own to fill your adventurous spirit and experience your version of peaceful downtime.
I don't want to spoil any more surprises, so here's what a typical day looks like:
(An in detail itinerary will be provided about two weeks before our meet and greet. We'll go over every juicy detail!)
1. Living with a more open heart - Imagine leaving with a greater sense of who you are and that you're ready and inspired to go back into the world with a newfound passion for your life with an open heart.
2. Tools to keep you focused after the trip - The entire retreat is structured around heart-opening with journaling, reflection, and sharing time to give you the space to be able to reflect on your intentions. We give you tools to create goals or ways of being once you leave the retreat in your daily life. You'll return home knowing what it feels like to be connected, open-hearted, and free!
3. Lasting friendships - You never knew that you could grow so close to seemingly strangers that are now your friends forever in only a week! You have new Sisters to call upon whenever needed! They have been through this experience with you and will always "get" you with little explanation required.
(some bedrooms are private and are available at an additional cost)
Reiki Master Elida Mengelkamp of Reiki Universal, Reiki Master Teacher Jenny Mitchell of Mama Agape, and Reiki Master Kara Milloy of Thrivuary would love to help you let go of stress, do some deep spiritual and emotional healing shadow work, open your heart to yourself. Your inner child, raise your vibration and enjoy being your authentic self.
Since a young age, I have always been drawn to energy work and holistic modalities. However, life took me on a different path, and I became a Registered Nurse.
As years went by, I became more interested in alternative holistic modalities. I decided to answer my calling and follow the path of the healer. I am a firm believer in taking a holistic approach to healing. I strive to align with my clients and promote well-being through my practice to keep the mind, body, and spirit balanced.
I believe we all can access our inner gifts and are able to heal ourselves. I love empowering others to tap into their gifts. I am passionate about helping people restore their harmony, reduce stress, and improve overall health and well-being. I love sharing my knowledge and all the blessings Reiki has brought to my life.
I am a Blue Star Celestial Reiki practitioner, Usui/Tibetan Reiki ART/Master, Usui/Holy Fire® III, Reiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher, and Holy Fire®III Karuna Reiki® Master.
My strongest belief is that change is possible. We control our destiny. We are not trapped in the past outcomes, but every day brings an opportunity to create a new and different you. When we choose to do those things that are truly hard, we are rewarded. I believe this because I have lived it.
Growing up in a home where there was generational abuse, neglect, addiction, and trauma, I saw what was possible when people decided to make different choices. I learned choices really do matter.
I am a woman who strives to live my best life every single day. It is by going through my own trials and tribulations I came to recognize the importance of establishing a vision for one's life, letting go of self-doubt, expectations placed on you by others, and staying true to yourself is the best thing you can do, not only for yourself but for others you treasure and love.
Valuing yourself, honoring your true nature, and being authentic in what one desires most allows one to be present, focused, and connected. With self-reflection, hard work, creating daily habits, and consistently challenging myself, I have developed a truly remarkable life.
My life experiences, spiritual exploration, and Shadow Work have led me to now be able to help women overcome their own personal hurdles and challenges so they, too, can live a desired and precious life. My passion and desire are to help others create their own ideal vision of self and life, break down barriers, set goals, and create a step-by-step plan to achieve whatever it is you so desire.
I am a Myrrhophore and Reiki Master Teacher. I create opportunities to inspire and empower others by holding loving space for the healing process while supporting the power we all have to heal ourselves from within and above. Helping Souls move towards Balance and Wholeness through Energy Healing, Shamanic Shadow Work, and rescuing The Inner Child.
I am, as you are: a brave soul so full of hope, faith, and love, who came to this world for soul betterment and the advancement of the Collective. Through this work, I have been honored to witness and assist numerous individuals in addressing their challenges to facilitate personal growth.
Everyone has a story. And I care about yours! I may even be able to tell you more about you than you have yet to discover.
My work within astrology is through the lens of Evolutionary Astrology-the Soul's Journey as it is often described. This particular branch of astrology focuses on emotional and psychological growth and how to navigate this thing of being human. What experiences has your soul chosen for you to have? What lessons have appeared to you over and over again? Where do you find yourself struggling to be your empowered self? These questions are not always quickly answered, even for those of us to 'do the inner work .'This is where I come in to help you understand your unique blueprint. Interpretation of your birth chart can help you understand your essential needs, how you need to relate to others in more profound ways, and what areas of spiritual healing may be required for your soul.
I fully believe that living a truly authentic and sovereign life can come out of trauma, abuse, and neglect. Why? Because I have moved from merely surviving to thriving.
I devoted two decades to my work as a Registered Nurse before being drawn away from bedside care. But I am still called to be a healer. I use my skills as a Transformational Astrologist and a Reiki Master together to provide compassionate and comprehensive service to help you be authentically you.
Attendees will get to customize their Journey by choosing one of 4 paths consisting of 2 One-on-One Sessions.
You will make these selections about one month before the retreat as we want to share more in-depth details with you first to ensure the perfect fit for your desired experience.
Before you even arrive at your UNBINDING THE HEART retreat, you'll be invited to join a private Facebook group as soon as you register to get to know your retreat mates; ask questions and share in the pre-trip excitement. Even better is that when you get home after the retreat, you can keep in touch with everyone, share pictures, swap stories, and keep everyone in the loop with your triumphs and challenges.
A virtual group meets and greet meeting about three weeks before the trip to learn all the juicy details about the journey - what to pack, what to expect, travel logistics, etc. (If you live in the Phoenix area, you can join us in person!)
You'll also have a FREE 30-minute DISCOVER session with Elida, Jenny, and/or Kara one month after the retreat. Together, we can make sure you're still on track with everything you learned.
4 days / 3 nights (October 7th - 10th 2022)
Superior room FIVE ROOMS TOTAL = *$1111.00 USD per person
(*Euros based on your bank's conversion rates)
Standard Bunk Room = *$987.00 USD per person NINE BEDS ONLY
*$888.00 USD per person (Introspective Path - Without one-on-one private sessions) THREE SPOTS ONLY
(*Euros based on your bank's conversion rates)
Deposit and Payments
Deposit to hold space = * $475.00 USD per person
(*Euros based on your bank's conversion rates)
The final balance is due by 7 PM MST Friday, September 9th, 2022
The Final Payment Invoice will be sent two weeks before the final balance due date.
Tickets will go on pre-sale for VIPs (Invitation only) Sunday, April 24rd, 2022.
General Public Tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 14th 2022.
Ticket sales will close once the event is sold out or 28 days (Friday, September 9th, 2022) before travel depending on what occurs first.
Phoenix and Mesa Airports can be reached from most domestic and international airports. You travel to and from the Unbinding the Heart Retreat in Young, Arizona is not included in the pricing. It is your responsibility to coordinate and purchase it. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for all legs of your trip.
Never done Yoga or Qi Gong before?
No problem! The retreat is for all levels! It is an immersion for all of the senses! Our retreats are not just exercised-based - typically, Flex and Flow is taught once a day, depending on our itinerary. The excursions and meals are just as much a part of the retreat's theme as the physical movement.
Never traveled before?
We've got you covered! We have traveled abroad and domestically and can give you the advice you need to arrive safely.
Never done this for yourself?
Just do it! There's no time like now! It will be a life-defining week.
Can I bring my husband or child?
Our current retreat is for Feminine identify individuals only. We wish to make everyone feel comfortable and open. Your daughters 15 and up are very welcome. Please make sure they can be respectful, fully understand the concepts being taught, and are willing to participate in a sacred manner.
Traveling by yourself and looking for rideshare?
Perfect! Once you sign up, we also connect you with our private Facebook page so that you get to get to know the group before the trip. This allows you to find another friend to travel with if you'd rather travel with someone.
What is the weather like in Young Arizona in October?
Young is an average high of 70 to 80 degrees and a low of 35 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit
What kind of clothes will I need for the trip? The weather is mild, so pack some shorts, light pants, sneakers, sandals, a few light sweaters for layers during the evening or early morning hours, and a windbreaker for when you're stargazing at night.
I would like to immerse myself in yoga and self-exploration while there. Is there time for that?
YES! There will be plenty of time to reflect, do your own practice, journal, photography, sketch, whatever your creative outlet is.
Are private Energy Healing sessions and Astrology Counseling available?
YES! This will be a part of your private one-on-one sessions and covered in your total retreat fee. We will reach out to schedule your services before the retreat.
Should I bring any yoga props with me (blocks, strap)? You should bring everything you need for your private practice of yoga.
Please give us a holler! We're happy to help! Go right to the chat option.
Please note that Mama Agape LLC, Thrivuary LLC, and Universal Reiki LLC are small companies and send most funds immediately to the vendors to confirm space. All funds are non-refundable once submitted.
We recommend that you purchase your travel insurance or trip cancellation insurance for any recovery of deposits due to unforeseen events or circumstances. Exceptions cannot be made, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. There are no refunds or credits for failing to attend or complete the retreat, arriving late, or leaving early.
We reserve the right to remove an individual being disruptive, harmful, or breaking the Unbinding the Heart Retreat policy in Young, Arizona, The End of the Road Lodge, or AirB&B without any refund. Mama Agape, Thrivuary, and Universal Reike cannot be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets, due to the expulsion of the retreat or lodge.
We reserve the right to cancel retreats with inadequate participant interest. Notification of cancellation will occur at least one month before the retreat start date. All money paid will be refunded less processing fees of the 3rd party banks and payment systems. Mama Agape, Thrivuary, and Universal Reike cannot be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets, due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations. Any damage purposefully, unintentionally, or accidentally caused by your actions or inactions will be billed to you directly. You agree to and fully understand the policies outlined within this event document by providing a deposit.
Canceling your retreat booking before your Final Payment, there is a 100% deposit forfeiture.
Failure to make FInal Payment by the due date results in forfeiture of your deposit and possible forfeiture of your reservation if arrangements are not made with the event host.
The deposit is non-refundable at any time after the booking is made. No future retreat credit will be given.
The final payment date is 28 days (Friday, September 9th, 2022) days before the retreat start date.
From the final payment date is 28 days - (Friday, September 9th, 2022) before the retreat, the penalty is the standard deposit amount and processing fees.
No refunds will be made if you do not show up for your retreat regardless of the reason, including if you interrupt or cancel your retreat once it has begun. No future credits will be given.
10 Paid in Full reservations are required to hold this event. Suppose the required attendance guideline is not met. In that case, a full refund will be issued to all individuals who are not within the cancelation and forfeiture policies.
Any damage purposefully, unintentionally, or accidentally caused by your actions or inactions will be billed to you directly.