Summer Soul Shine Recovery Retreat

about this event

Are you ready to expand into your most conscious, most balanced self and make this the best summer of your life? Celebrate the summer solstice and welcome in the summer sun with us, as we guide you through a weekend of holistic wellness and conscious community!

This inspirational retreat in the woods will be all about utilizing Ayurvedic wisdom, yoga, meditation, and ritual to forge deeper connections with ourselves, others and with the nature that surrounds us! Summer is the hot “Pitta” season according to Ayurveda, so it’s the perfect time to make a journey to this cabin in the woods near cool, fresh Big Bear Lake! Our classes and programs will be all about showing you how to balance out that summer fire the Ayurvedic way! Guest yoga teacher, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, and recovery advocate Nicole Van Logtenberg will be joining us to share her expertise on Ayurvedic wellness on this retreat! (Check out Nicole’s bio on our About page.) Chef Zach will be serving up cooling, mostly raw, plant-based foods for optimum Pitta-balancing, and even teaching you how to prepare some! There will also be plenty of time to go on hikes and make new friends, or relax in the hot tub and stargaze.

Our four yoga classes throughout the weekend will be customized to suit the group’s needs and also balance out that Pitta fire! Guided meditations, breathwork sessions, and an evening cacao ceremony will take you on an internal journey of tapping in and learning how to best care for yourself and up-level your recovery this summer! We want to stress that this retreat is for those who really want to do some deep internal recovery and healing work. If you’re looking for a weekend to just relax without any challenges, we suggest you find a different retreat!

Watch our video all about this retreat here:…

In addition to the group classes, each participant will receive an included private session during the free time on Saturday. Your options for your private session include the following:

Ayurvedic Health Consultation with Nicole

During your Ayurvedic consultation, we will address your health concerns from a physical, emotional and spiritual perspective by evaluating your mental and physical make up and patterns of imbalance (vikriti). Based upon this assessment, a personalized body/mind/spirit health-enhancing prescription is formulated. This will include recommendations for diet, stress management, exercise, emotional healing, nutritional and herbal supplements, and sensory modulation. I will offer interventions using suitable diet, herbs, aromatherapy, pancha-karma, massage treatments, music, yoga and meditation to reestablish inner balance and harmony.— reflecting the needs and choices of a person’s life.

Recovery Coaching with Carrie or Nicole

Carrie’s recovery experience is with substance use disorder, whereas Nicole’s is with Eating Disorders. Share with us about issues you’re having in recovery and get our perspective. Learn how to “come out” as a person in recovery or tell your story in a powerful way to help others!

Yoga Therapy with Thai Massage with Nicole

You will be guided in a yin yoga practice with hands on assist and Thai massage incorporated in the practice.

Crystal Reiki Healing with Zach

Private yoga, meditation, or Breathwork session with Nicole, Carrie, or Zach

This retreat includes:

A supportive, sober environment for anyone recovering from anything or anyone who is “sober-curious”. We’re all in this together and here to lift each other up!

Lots of free time on Saturday for private sessions, journaling, meditation, or optional activities like hiking, SUPing, kayaking, swimming. We’ll give you directions and help for how to find whatever you’d like to do.

4 yoga asana classes

4 guided meditation or breath work sessions

Journaling prompts

5 plant-based Ayurvedic meals by Chef Zach (Special diets can be accommodated, just ask!)

Coffee, tea, and water

Ayurvedic cooking and mindful eating class

Free time on Saturday to explore, meditate, or journal.

One-on-one session of your choice

Cacao ceremony

Sound healing

Accommodation in room of your choice (see below). Our cabin in the woods includes an outdoor hot tub, porch, grill, foosball table, and lots of common space!

A gift bag for each guest

A 10% donation to Project Heal and Herren Project

View our detailed retreat schedule for each day here:…

Not included:

Transportation to/from Big Bear Lake, California

Optional Saturday activities and transportation

Accommodation Options and Prices:

King bed private room with private bathroom – $1500 for a couple or group of 2

Queen bed private – $1450 for a couple or group of 2

Double bed (in a 6 person dorm) – $1200 for a couple or group of 2

Single bed (in 6 person dorm)- $700 per person

Sofa bed (in common room)-$550 per person

View photos of our beautiful cabin and the room options here:…

There are only 2 private rooms available in the house, so we recommend booking ASAP, especially if you want one of those! This retreat will max out at 13 guests! 30% deposits are payable below and guarantee your place in this retreat! Payment plans are available for your final balance.