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Women In Leadership Retreat:

Leading with Mindfulness & Compassion

For Leadership Development, Wellness and Renewal

Most employers cover the cost of professional development training. Please contact your HR department to inquire.
We are happy to fill out paperwork – simply contact stephanie@mindbodymoms.com
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RATES & ACCOMMODATIONS
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RATES & ACCOMMODATIONS

DATES:
Saturday, June 29 at 4pm – Saturday, July 6 at 9am, 2019

(Our closing ceremony will be on Friday night, July 5th, as most flights out of Costa Rica leave early in the morning on Saturday 7/6.)

LOCATION:
Blue Spirit Retreat Center ~ Nosara, Costa Rica

Fly into Liberia airport (LIR) and take a 2.5 hour taxi, or fly into San Jose International (SJO) and either take a 5 hour taxi or – if the timing works – you can take a $75 domestic flight into Nosara on Sansa Airlines.

FACILITATORS

Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW

Leah Weiss, Ph.D. is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, and author. She teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she created the perennially-waitlisted course “Leading With Mindfulness & Compassion.” She is a principal teacher and a founding faculty member of Stanford’s “Compassion Cultivation Program,” conceived by the Dalai Lama.
Her first book, “How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace The Daily Grind” (HarperWave) focuses on developing compassionate and soft skill-based leadership while also offering research-backed actionable steps towards finding purpose at work. Her forthcoming book “Bhavana: Life lessons from the cave boys of Thailand” will be available for preorder Spring of 2019.

Jaclyn Long, MFTRYT

Jaclyn Long is Founder & Director of Mind Body Moms – empowering leaders at home and in the workplace with tools to promote mindfulness, compassion, resilience, effective communication and strong leadership tools. She is also Founder & Director of Mindful Child & Family Therapy, Inc. – promoting emotional wholeness, interpersonal wellness and overall wellbeing. In addition, she is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, a Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher and a Certified Parent Educator. Jaclyn graduated with highest honors from Princeton University with a degree in Psychology and a specialization in Neuroscience, and went on to receive her Masters in Transpersonal Psychology in 2003 and Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2004. She has been teaching yoga and mindfulness since 2001 and leading international retreats since 2004. Jaclyn draws from the stress-reduction practices that she teaches to sustain, ground and resource herself as a working mom while directing two organizations, offering therapy, facilitating moms groups, raising funds to support low-income moms and leading international wellness retreats.

WHO IS INVITED TO ATTEND

We wholeheartedly invite all women who are serving as leaders in their homes, communities, teams and/or organizations to attend this  retreat.
Whether you are (or aspire to be) a CEO, corporate manager, a civic leader, a non-profit leader, a board member, a school teacher / administrator or an entrepreneur – we value you as Women In Leadership. Whether you are (or aspire to be) a full time mom, a full time working mom, a part time working mom, a grandmother and/or a community volunteer –  we value you as Women In Leadership. We see the value you bring to your teams, families and communities, and we want to invest in you as leaders in the community. We would love to empower you with tools for effective leadership throughout our Women In Leadership Retreat. We also invite young adults who have a sincere interest in cultivating their leadership potential to join us! We care about investing in the development of tomorrow’s female leaders today!
DESCRIPTION

Join Leah Weiss and Jaclyn Long for a deeply enriching leadership development retreat at Blue Spirit…a luxury retreat center located just steps away from the ocean in Nosara, Costa Rica. Leah’s “Leading with Mindfulness & Compassion” course brings professional and powerful women together – a network of driven individuals seeking purpose in both work and in life! She will teach us how to integrate useful tools derived from mindfulness into our workdays. Drawing upon evidence-based meditation and mindfulness practices, Leah will help us reap the benefits of improved productivity, creativity and wellbeing.

Jaclyn’s work empowers us with tools to calm the body, soothe the nervous system and manage stress, so we can bring our most efficient and productive selves to the table – either at home or at the workplace. She will also offer an additional “Parenting Track” on mindful parent leadership for any of the women in attendance who are (or one day want to be) mothers.

Leah & Jaclyn will invite you to explore truly transformative personal growth and professional development experiences:

  • Discover your passion
  • Articulate your purpose
  • Cultivate mindfulness tools to deepen your resilience and build your capacity to navigate the challenges of work/life.
  • Develop leadership skills that will support you with your career goals, facilitate peak performance in the workplace and refuel you for the journey ahead.
  • Strengthen your parent leadership skills to promote fulfilling family connections.
  • Nurture your body with healthy, vital foods, surfing lessons and daily yoga practices to promote joint and organ health.
  • Rediscover who you are through gentle self-inquiry practices, including reflective journaling, paired sharing and group sharing exercises.
  • Network with a group of women who care deeply about leading their teams – and/or their families – with mindfulness and compassion.

Begin each day with Jackie’s mindfulness-based yoga practice to focus your mind, listen to your body, tune into the wisdom within you and cultivate the capacity to be with what is.

After a wholesome breakfast, you can choose to sign up for surf lessons, sit by the pool, get a massage or take long walks on the beach. With its sand bottom, gentle whitewash, and consistent waves, Playa Guiones is an EXCEPTIONAL place to LEARN TO SURF! No prior surfing experience necessary. Learning to surf is a great way to practice “beginner’s mind”, promote brain health, boost mood and support overall well-being! Surfing is an excellent metaphor for riding the waves of stress and unpleasant emotions that arise when you dare to dive into a position of leadership. As mindfulness teacher, Jon Kabat-Zinn says, “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf!”

Enjoy a gourmet vegetarian lunch (with scrumptious and plentiful vegan / gluten free options). Then, you can rest, enjoy on-site spa services, or choose from an incredible array of fun-filled excursions. Enjoy kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, the world’s longest zip-lining canopy tour, horse-back riding, or hike to a magical waterfall. Costa Rica’s wild and raw terrain is an adventure-lovers dream!

Leah Weiss will spend the afternoon supporting your professional development by facilitating experiential exercises that help you tap into your power, clarify your purpose and reignite your passion. She will equip you with tools and inspire you with her course on “Leading with mindfulness and compassion”. Her course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business is chronically waitlisted. Here is your opportunity to attend Leah’s sought-after course in the beauty of Costa Rica!

Following a delicious dinner together each evening, Jackie will facilitate an engaging dialogue on parent leadership and mindful motherhood for those women in attendance who are / want to be parents. Then, Jackie will invite all participants to integrate your insights from the day and settle your nervous system with a soothing, mindfulness-based, restorative / yin yoga session. She’ll help you release stress and shed tension as you prepare your body for a deep, restful night of sleep.

This week promises to be a rejuvenating professional development experience, helping you to strengthen leadership skills, clarify your purpose, boost overall health, promote well-being, tune into your natural rhythms and refuel for your career path ahead. (Please note: Full time moms are welcome and encouraged to attend our retreat. We view parenting as one of the most worthy and important jobs in the world!)

DESCRIPTION:

Join Leah Weiss, Jaclyn Long and a talented team of surfing instructors for a deeply enriching retreat at Blue Spirit…a luxury retreat center just steps away from some of the most consistent surf in Costa Rica! Leah’s course brings professional and powerful women together – a network of driven individuals seeking purpose in both work and in life! Jaclyn’s work empowers us with tools to manage stress and anxiety well, so we can tap into our deeper meanings and truly listen to that still, quiet voice within that can help guide us through the day.

Leah & Jaclyn will invite you to explore truly transformative personal growth and professional development experiences:

  • Discover your passion
  • Articulate your purpose
  • Deepen your resilience and build your capacity to navigate the challenges of life as you practice mindfulness tools.
  • Develop leadership skills that will support you with your career goals, facilitate peak performance in the workplace and refuel you for the journey ahead.
  • Strengthen your parent leadership skills to promote fulfilling family connections.
  • Nurture your body with healthy, vital foods, surfing lessons and daily yoga practices to promote joint and organ health.
  • Rediscover who you are through gentle self-inquiry practices, including reflective journaling, paired sharing and group sharing exercises.
  • Network with a group of women who care deeply about leading their teams – and/or their families – with mindfulness and compassion.

Begin each day with Jackie’s mindfulness-based yoga practice.

After a wholesome breakfast, you can choose to sign up for surf lessons, sit by the pool and read or take long walks on the beach. With its sand bottom, gentle whitewash, and consistent waves, Playa Guiones is an EXCEPTIONAL place to LEARN TO SURF! Learning to surf is a great way to practice “beginner’s mind”, promote brain health, boost mood and support overall well-being!

 

Enjoy a gourmet vegetarian lunch (with scrumptious and plentiful vegan / gluten free options). Then, you can rest, enjoy on-site spa services, or choose from an incredible array of fun-filled excursions. Enjoy kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, the world’s longest zip-lining canopy tour, horse-back riding, or hike to a magical waterfall. Costa Rica’s wild and raw terrain is an adventure-lovers dream!

Leah will spend the afternoon supporting your professional development by facilitating exercises that help you tap into your purpose and inspire you to lead with mindfulness and compassion.

Following a delicious dinner together each evening, Jackie will facilitate an engaging dialogue on parent leadership and mindful motherhood for those women in attendance who are / want to be parents. Then, Jackie will invite all participants to integrate your insights from the day and settle your nervous system with a soothing, mindfulness-based, restorative / yin yoga session. She’ll help you release stress and shed tension as you prepare your body for a deep, restful night of sleep.

This week promises to be a rejuvenating professional development experience, helping you to strengthen leadership skills, clarify your purpose, boost overall health, promote well-being, tune into your natural rhythms and refuel for your career path ahead. (Please note: Full time moms are welcome and encouraged to attend our retreat. We view parenting as one of the most worthy and important jobs in the world!)

An additional bonus – Our retreats help you foster friendship and connection with like-minded ladies. Truly kind, caring, wise, adventurous and soulful women tend to gravitate to our retreats! We would love to have YOU join us!

Email Jaclyn@mindbodymoms.com to ask questions!

 
CHECK OUT TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS RETREATS

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Alternatively, you can email jaclyn@mindbodymoms.com with your accommodation preference and any questions.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot. Only 15 rooms are available, so we encourage you to register early so you can have optimal choice of accommodations.

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