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RETREAT! Oct 19-21 Self Love Weekend!

  • Banana River Resort 3590 S. Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL United States (map)


Oct 19 - 21, (Friday - Sunday)

All Inclusive; Lodging, Classes & Vegan Meals!


Get ready to detox your Mind and Body from the inside out!  Top to bottom rejuvenation and wellness weekend!  

Weekend Agenda

Friday Oct 19

  • Check-in at 4pm
  • Relax
  • Welcome Meet and Greet, 5:30pm
  • Dinner
  • Bonfire (weather permitting)
  • Guided Meditation with Sound Bath

Saturday Oct 20


  • Sunrise Beach Stroll
  • Sunrise Paddle Board
  • Breakfast 
  • Energy Exercises
  • Vinyasa Yoga with Sound Bath
  • Intro to Energy Tapping & Energy Healing Circle


  • Lunch
  • Appreciation Journaling Workshop
  • Essential Oils for Wellbeing
  • TRE for Body Tension & Stress Relief, with Sound Bath
  • Paddle Board
  • Yin Yoga
  • Mid day snack


  • Dinner
  • Bonfire with Release Ceremony

Sunday Oct 21


  • Sunrise Beach Stroll
  • Sunrise Paddle Board
  • Breakfast
  • Energy Exercises
  • Yoga with TRE and Sound Bath 
  • Chakra Balancing 


  • Lunch
  • Check-out 2pm (however you can stay on the property all day)

  • Twin bed rate $488 per person
  • Full bed rate $522 per person
  • Queen bed rate $544 per person

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Meet your Retreat Mentors...

 Suzanne Gundersen Holistic Mentor,  Retreat Organizer

Suzanne Gundersen
Holistic Mentor,  Retreat Organizer

 Pam Siljestrom, Massage Therapist

Pam Siljestrom, Massage Therapist

 Chelsea Wildman Essential Oils Mentor

Chelsea Wildman
Essential Oils Mentor

  • Twin bed rate $488 per person 
  • Full bed rate $522 per person
  • Queen bed rate $544 per person

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Activity Descriptions....

**Vinyasa to Yin Yoga Class for All Levels -  
Vinyasa Yoga can be translated as “yoking” one breathe with one movement. A practice meant strengthen the body and mind for a lifelong wellness, while preparing practitioners for a deep meditation. Generally, a set sequence of postures, practitioners are guided with oral and visual queuing. When combined with Yin Yoga, known as a practice the gets deep into the fascia of the muscles, practitioners are able to absorb the best of both movement worlds by strengthening and lengthening major and minor muscle groups during this 75-min class. End the class with a 15 minute savasana with live sound healing and essential oils. 

**Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga (SUP Yoga)--    SUP is a great way to strengthen the core and practice balancing techniques that we usually cannot practice on the ground. Aside from this practice being very fulfilling and meditative, you are able to be one with nature and explore it in a different way! Due to the small adjustments the body has to make while on the board, we are able to target minor muscles in the ankles and core that we usually do not engage. Guests will be given paddle technique lessons before moving forward with practicing yoga on the boards. This class will be structured similar to a Vinyasa to Yin Yoga class adapted to the SUP Boards. SUP Yoga is defiantly something everyone should try! 

**TRE (Tension and Trauma Release Exercises) --   Somatic Restoration technique that is an effective approach to releasing deeply held body tension and accumulated stress, by "shaking it off". Our bodies are built to protect us from trauma and stress and shaking is the body’s recovery response. TRE is the practice that activates the body’s recovery process. Through a series of physical stretches (from ankle to hips), the body welcomes a natural shaking, which releases stored overwhelm, restores balance and builds resiliency for life’s stresses. Shaking causes deep relaxation which reduces stress levels and increases the resiliency of the body, which is done through experiencing and learning self-regulation (learning to be present with the body’s experience, without overwhelm). Whether you have stress, anxiety, physical tension, injury trauma, PTSD, or simply a person who wants to become more resilient and just feel better about life, you can benefit from TRE. TRE is not recommended for women who are pregnant. 

**Intro to Energy Tapping; Meridian Tapping (similar to EFT)--   Our bodies are energy and meridians are rivers of energy that flow through the body. When we think, the body feels, that's what the mind body connection is about. Tapping is a life skill acupressure technique, that empowers you to change and reprogram your stress. Stress is the body’s reaction to perception. Meridian Tapping is a simple technique that uses your fingers to tap on specific meridian points to disrupt the connection between the mind and body. Tapping shifts the flow of energy, which in turn shifts how you feel and experience your thoughts. Shifting away from stress can free the energy to flow in a new direction. Meridian Tapping can be used anywhere, anytime to provide in the moment relief and shifting of energy. It’s a living skill that can be used to decrease stress and worry and increase self worth and self confidence. When we hold onto stress, the energy system of the body stays in a state of overwhelm, which tapping shifts to restore balance. Tapping can be used to address and resolve nearly every stress that life can throw at us.

**Energy Exercises --   Wake up the energy body with this simple daily energy exercises routine, as developed by Donna Eden. 8 simple exercises will awaken your energy system to get your mind and body moving in harmony with the universal flow of life. Exercises are fun and easy to do. 

**Energy Healing Circle - Welcome to your tribe.. Together we'll move out negative energetic patterns, release old stories, thoughts, feelings, circumstances, patterns you no longer want from your mind and body and begin to raise your vibration and frequency. Using NLP visualization techniques and Energy Tapping (Merdian and Temporal Tapping), together we'll clear what no longer serves us and jumpstart the momentum of energy of what we do want. 

**Chakra Balancing - We have 7 major Chakras, when they are balanced we live with joy, compassion and health. When blocked we have dis-ease (physical, emotional). We'll balance our Chakras using Vedic chanting, Color visualization and Energy Tapping. Each of the chakras has a unique frequency and vibration. Balancing our Chakras aligns our bodies energy wheels with the universal flow of life, for optimal health and wellness. 

**Guided Meditation -- Adapted from the book FULL BODY PRESENCE (S. Durana), 3 meditations have been developed for each: body awareness, world healing, self nourishment & grounding and world healing. Each meditation is gently read to guide students into relaxation and integration of the meditation topic. Class participants only need to enjoy the guided verbal meditation while they are in a comfortable position (sitting or lying down).

**Sound Bath -- Class participants are invited to sit back or lay back and enjoy the sound of high frequency crystal bowls and live tuning forks. The high frequency vibration will help raise the vibration of the body, to match the frequency of universal life flow. There are no words to this music, only the instruments of crystal bowls, drums and flutes. Live Tuning forks will create the vibrational frequency of 528Hz, which will be waved (as forks are like wands), over each class participant, to raise their vibration.

*** Essential Oils for Well-Being-- Learn why we should we use essential oils for emotional wellness. We'll address fears that block the clarity we need to gain personal power. Learn how essential oils can eliminate overwhelming feelings and boost our self-esteem so we can clearly see our visions and give us protection to live out life's purpose. At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to purchase customized rollerballs. Additional oils and blends also available for purchase. 

What you'll need to bring...

Comfy clothing, bathing suit (for paddle yoga or ocean), Yoga mat, personal items (toiletries, clothing, sun screen), refillable water bottle and whatever else you'd like.  We welcome you to unplug for a few days, however wifi is available.  

Retreat Rates

  • Twin bed rate $488 per person 
  • Full bed rate $522 per person
  • Queen bed rate $544 per person

For any questions contact Suzanne 561-501-3593 or
Retreats are non-refundable.  Retreats may be cancelled anytime by retreat organizer, with full refund provided.  Retreat guests must sign retreat release form and emergency contacts paperwork, in order to participate in the retreat.

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Massage services are available by Pam Siljestrom.  Contact her directly for rates and availability.  321-615-5645.

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