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Feb 262018

Need a weekend away – for the sole purpose of focusing on Y-O-U? 

On the first weekend of October 2018 you can take the opportunity to sink into a personal refuge in the stunning hills of Ojai Valley, California. Enjoy a customized 3-day retreat with practices that are profoundly relaxing and rejuvenating, and connect with wonderful, supportive, like-minded women in the spirit of self-care. Spiritually reconnect, align and walk away with practical tools which will help you feel more empowered and uplifted in your everyday life.

 Acknowledging that we live in a world of heightened expectations and a long list of to do’s, we want to help shift the paradigm of living to a more present and powerful state.

With that, here’s a sample of what’s on tap from Friday, October 5th to Sunday, October 7th:

Women empowering women!

  • Healing, laughter and discussion in a like-minded, supportive community
  • Restorative and empowering yoga practices
  • Balancing breath work
  • Meditation in nature
  • Space for silence, R&R, reading and journaling
  • Goal setting & personal development work
  • Identifying what you need to let go of in order to fulfill your best
  • Hiking, pool and jacuzzi
  • Healthy meals (vegan and gluten free options available)
  • Massage available for additional fee (pre-booked)

The Setting

12 bad-ass women who deserve a break come together in the hills of Ojai Valley, California, which is located approximately two hours north of LAX airport. The retreat will take place in a beautiful private estate with ample shared space and easy access hike areas. Healthy and delicious food options will be created by a local FEMALE chef. Get the idea? We want to support, connect, uplift, and empower women! So what are you waiting for? Come own, be, and ROCK who you are as we celebrate, motivate and elevate each other. You deserve this.

Pricing (Shared rooms)

$1050.00 – Early Bird Rate (Paid in full before April 30, 2018)
$1250.00 – Regular Retreat Price

 Who is hosting Elevate? More about Ally Ford & Molly Rabenold

 Ally Ford

Ally has been teaching yoga and meditation, and guiding yoga teacher training programs and wellness retreats around the world since 2001. Before launching her health and wellness career she spent over a decade in sales and marketing with Fortune 500 companies and software startups in Silicon Valley. She is a holistic health and wellness advocate and speaker, Earth enthusiast, travel junkie, and busy mommy and wife.  Her biggest passion is connecting with and inspiring other women to take charge of their health, and believe in and love themselves fully. She is committed to helping others incorporate mindfulness techniques to manage the stresses of daily work and life and achieve a deeper overall sense of wellness and peace. Ally currently lives in Belleair, Florida with her husband, 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter.

Molly Rabenold

Molly has been in the field of Leadership Development for over a decade. She is passionate about working with individuals at all levels within an organization who have a desire to transform, adapt, and succeed. Her career has been spent in a corporate setting, from gaming to biotech, with a concentration on growing leadership communities and promoting wellness.  One of her life mottos is to continuously learn and grow. She carries this through to her women’s leadership development work through speaking engagements and one-on-one coaching. Molly lives in Westlake Village, California with her husband and 4-year-old twin boys.

Ally and Molly met in 2000 while living in San Francisco. Their friendship has not skipped a beat since they met. While living miles away they still take every opportunity to connect, whether it be through shared everyday similarities like yoga, exploring the outdoors, raising happy little people, continuous personal growth, or simply a good mezcal margarita and laughter. Now they want to expand some of their everyday passions into a powerful weekend for those interested in investing in their personal growth – where a community of women can come together in a beautiful setting and walk away with a more empowered self.

About Our Chef:

Chelsea Shapouri is an entrepreneur with the love for holistic health, yoga, meditation, herbal medicine, Ayurveda, travel, and the outdoors. Her ambition is to guide people to achieve their true authenticity and move away from stress and into balance using her knowledge of holistic living. Chelsea’s passion for health goes beyond just exercise and food. She is currently teaching ‘Primal Harmony’, a class geared to finding the true primal state, at local studios and will also soon launch a cookbook focused on learning how the body responds to thoughts and intentions. Chelsea currently resides in Ventura, California.

Reserve Your Seat Today. Space is limited to only 12 participants.
To secure your reservation, simply either pay only the deposit of $525, or to receive the early bird discount of $200 pay the early bird tuition in full by April 30th. Regular tuition payment in full  is due by June 30, 2018.

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Cancellation policy:

If the event is cancelled for any reason by the hosting party all fees will be refunded. If a participant must cancel, refunds are as follows:

  • all fees returned if cancelled by April 30, 2018
  • all fees less the deposit if cancelled by June 1, 2018
  • no refunds after June 1, 2018

Arrival and departure information.

The retreat begins with a welcome lunch at 1:00pm PST on Friday and closes after Sunday brunch at 11:00am PST. If traveling by air, fly into LAX (Burbank and Santa Barbara are also options). The retreat location is approximately 2 hours north of LAX. We can help arrange transport to/from airports. You are also welcome to drive directly to the site, though guests are encouraged to carpool as street parking is prohibited. Once you have secured your reservation we will send necessary details regarding travel. We’ll also include a list of what to bring as well as a more detailed itinerary.

If you need information prior to booking, please contact us @ Elevateretreatweekend@gmail.com

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of successful women who have her back!”

 Elevate Women’s Retreat, Fall 2018



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