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The #confidencecampaign retreat

reconnect with your authentic beauty

We live in a culture that tells us we are not enough...not thin enough, not smart enough, not pretty enough.  We are taught to judge & compare ourselves to others, wishing we were different. This has lead to a societal illness of negative self-image. It doesn't matter how we change ourselves to conform, it will never be enough and it doesn't result in real fulfillment. This isn't just about "she just thinks she isn't pretty enough"...negative self-image has painful consequences and leads to feelings of shame which can result in depression, lack of motivation and overall dissatisfaction in life.  We are here to tell you the truth: You are beautiful & enough just the way you are!

Join us for 5 days immersed in the world of body positivity through an empowering photosession, connection and healing activities.

February 23-27,2019

Waikoloa Beach Resort
Big Island of Hawaii

The insecurity, anxiety and feelings of inadequacy are the result of billions of dollars spent by industries (beauty, health, fitness and medical) that profit from keeping us in this powerless mind-set. These industries would not survive if we understood how to fully be in alignment with our natural state of health, beauty and grace. We are needlessly suffering and working too hard to obtain something that already exists in each one of us already...we just need to activate our goddess that we are born with!

Instead of beating yourself up with criticisms and self-loathing, you'll learn how to access your heart-center of unconditional love. When we don't feel good in our bodies, we may harbor feelings of shame and insecurities. These constant background feelings impact everything we do from our careers, our relationships and our overall joy and happiness. Some may compensate by disconnecting from their body or abandoning their body by trying to convince themselves that they don't care about the way they look. Or some may put on a mask of happiness, while they restrict themselves from the joy of food and weight themselves each day struggling to stay at or reach a magic number on a scale.  

At this beautiful island 5 day retreat, you will learn to do the soul work that helps you:

• Heal from negative body image & release shame
• Freedom from past body stories
• Cultivate confidence in your body
• Enjoyment of your physical self
• Connect to your divine feminine energy
• Replace negative habits with practices that bring love, joy and a sense of fulfillment
• Renew your sense of sensuality
• Gain trust in your body
• Accept and love your body unconditionally
• Radical body appreciation

If you want to love your life fully, you have to love your body

As you begin this journey of inner work and listen to your body, you'll notice shifts in your energy which will impact your decisions about nourishing your body, moving your body and caring deeply for your body. These resulting change of choices may result in an overall whole & healthier lifestyle. Your body will effortlessly heal just because it is loved.  

Our goal is deeper self awareness, appreciation and self-love through connecting to your love and divine energy within. Through various activities such as an empowering photo session, yoga, mindfulness practices, discussions, self-reflecting journaling, and real life practices, you will explore:

• Your body story and where your insecurity is rooted
• Relationships that reinforce your negative body image
• How you can release the lies you tell yourself about your body and who you are
• Connecting to your body, relearning how to listen to it so you can care for it
• Identifying and breaking the habits that are meant to reinforce the lies of negative body image
• Being mindful of your inner body energy
• Mindful & joyful movement instead of "exercise"
• Exploring your relationship with food
• Letting your outer beauty reflect what's on the inside
• Connecting with your authentic voice of truth
• Identifying negative thought patterns and replace with love
• Notice how you take up space and stopping shrinking patterns

I'm in, book my room

Aside from connection, love and empowerment, here's what your retreat includes:

5 Days / 4 nights accommodations at a luxurious Hilton-brand timeshare on the Big Island of Hawaii at Waikoala Beach Resort.
Plus transfers to/from the airport. (Airfare not included)

Daily nutritious and soul-satisfying breakfast and lunch and one welcome dinner.

An empowering photoshoot with award-winning photographer, Anna Vickroy. Package includes all the digital images, and a 20" fine art canvas.

Hair & make-up styling for the photosession.

Morning yoga that honors your body and a meditation practice.

Daily facilitator-led discussions and purpose-driven body positive centered activities.

A SWAG bag with the essential items needed to participate in activities.

Optional group transportation to the beach or other island adventures.

The Accommodations

Pick your room

We have reserved several two bedroom apartments in the beautiful resort area of Waikoala on the Big Island of Hawaii. Each air-conditioned luxury apartment will have a maximum of four guests (up to two in each bedroom) and is equipped with a modern full-size kitchen, dining room & comfortable living room & a private lanai. The property features several swimming pools, jacuzzis and tennis courts. The beach is a 15 minutes walk on a beautifully landscaped trail and there are several other gorgeous beaches within a short drive. There are two options for accommodations:

$2900 For a luxurious private room with en-suite bathroom including soaking tub.

$1900 For a double bed in a shared room (two double beds in room). The bathroom is shared only by the roommate, so two people per bathroom.  

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Join an amazing team of women & be immersed in positive & inspiring energy. Let's rise up together & live our life to the fullest with renewed confidence, joy and love!

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