reimagine your way of being in the world
Women's Day Retreat
July 10th, 2021*
10-4:30 (with optional dinner)
Private lakefront home, Evanston, IL
Join us at a private lakefront home in Evanston for a day retreat to reimagine your way of being in the world. We will take a gentle, non-judgmental approach to investigating our current ways of living and ask lots of questions that will help you get excited about the possibilities that await you.
Join us if you...
Want a day away from your to-do list and routines so that you can reimagine possibilities for yourself and the world around you
Love the sun and water and want to retreat poolside to the sounds of waves
Want to swim and paddle board without kids yelling and kicking sand
Want to try deep dive exercises that help you rediscover your values
Want a cleanse from your phone, news, TV shows, and email
Want to try meditation techniques you’ve never tried before
Want to slow down and rest in a traditional English garden
Want a sound bath of waves, crystal bowls and gong
Want to nourish your body with vegetarian food
Want to experience a deeper level of meditation
Want to build your Rebel Human
Want time to reflect
YOU SHOULD NOT COME ON THIS RETREAT IF YOU:
Don’t want to share your wisdom or life experiences with other women
Don’t want to slow down and rest by the lake
Want to keep looking at social media
Don’t like deep reflection
Don’t like being outside
Don’t want to meditate
*Rain Date: July 17th.
Rebel Human retreats are known for the transformation they spark. The curated day program is built to bring about a new psychological and physiological state so the seeds planted will take root and grow, nourishing a new way of being in the world. True reimagining takes some work. While you will have time on this retreat for floating in the pool and paddle boarding on the lake, you will also be guided through meditation, yogic practices, and exploration exercises that pierce the veneer of performative wellness, and lead to lasting change.
Our private garden on the lake will offer the opportunity for us to slow down and enjoy the creative process of reimagining what our life can feel like with women, with friends, in a grounded, healing space. Healing happens through deep self work on your own, but also through community, shared experiences, deep bonding, and sharing our wounds. The word imagine originates from the Latin imaginare, meaning “to form an image of, represent.” We will use neurocoaching, yogic practices, and art therapy to embody our reimaginings, taking the brave and bold step that follows our questioning.
On this retreat YOU get to decide what needs to be reimagined. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all journey and even your teacher can’t tell you exactly what needs to be addressed. On this retreat you will learn the tools to carefully discern what needs a shift. These tools will allow you to build deep awareness, connection to your inner wisdom, and intuition, so you can make choices from a place of equanimity. These are powerful tools to take with you into your life after the retreat.
Reimagining will be aided by expert guidance and a carefully developed program that integrates yogic practices—pranayama, mantra, chanting, Yin Yoga—with sound healing, meditation, neurocoaching, personal development, exploration exercises, and visualization.
You will be supported in these practices by your teacher, but also by participating in a “screen cleanse.” You will be given the permission to take a full break from texting, emailing, online shopping, and social media so you can experience yourself and the world around you without these distractions.
The retreat is limited to 25 women. This small-group setting allows us to cultivate a culture where we feel safe and supported to connect and share. It also allows for personalized attention from your teachers, Jenny Arrington and Tait Medina, Ph.D.
During this day retreat we intend for you to have the space, time, and guidance to feel excited about your path and have a clear plan for your next steps. You will feel held and supported, while having some downtime to journal, think, and be quiet, or commune and connect with your fellow Rebel Humans.
This retreat is open to all levels. You do not need experience in meditation or in yoga to benefit. Our unique and personalized programming (which includes a preparatory call) allows us to meet the needs of beginning and advanced practitioners alike.
10:00am Welcome, Introduction, and Opening
10:20 Yoga and Meditation
11:20 Group Discussion
1:00 Deep Dive Exercise
2:20 Deep Meditation and Discussion
3:30 Sound Bath
4:00 Closing Ritual
Break for swim, paddle boarding, hot tub
6:00 Optional Dinner*
*The dinner and evening portion is an additional cost
Location and Amenities
929 Edgemere Ct. Evanston, IL
We will retreat at the lakefront Arrington Estate, built in 1938 by famed architect, John D. Hemphill. You will have access to the lake, paddle boards, a heated pool, and a jacuzzi. The verdant waterfront grounds are reminiscent of the mediterranean, and a staff is in place to bring you anything you need.
Arrival at Arrington Estate on July 10 at 9:45am is preferred so that you are set up and comfortable to start promptly at 10am.
Poolside vegan lunch is included in the price.
Vegan dinner at the waterfront is prepared onsite by a celebrated chef and is an add-on cost.
Included in pricing
✓ 6 hours of programming
✓ 1.5 hours of free time to swim and commune with your fellow Rebel Humans
✓ All nourishment from the time you arrive at the estate until you leave including meals, snacks, and beverages (this is a vegan and non-alcoholic retreat)
✓ Access to pool, hot tub, private access to lake, and paddle boards
✓ 10% off promo code that can be used toward one Rebel Human class series
If you cancel on or before July 1, 2021, you will receive a 50% refund. If you cancel after July 1, 2021, there are no refunds.
The retreat will normally take place regardless of weather conditions. In case of heavy rains or thunderstorms, and because we have your safety in mind, we do our best to adjust the schedule to accomplish all programmed activities as planned. We cannot make a refund if you choose to cancel a retreat or activity because of inclement weather. Should we need to cancel the retreat in its entirety because of severe weather conditions, we will move the retreat to July 17th. If the rain date does not work for you we can not issue a refund but you can apply the purchase price to a future retreat or class series.