BE

INSPIRED

SOULFUL DESIGN RETREAT

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

March 9 - 15, 2020

You’re invited to take part in an intentional pause next year. We are crafting a gorgeous retreat that will nourish your soul, your work, and your home both through design +intuition to intentionally re ignite your own ability to create from a place that aligns to you. 

THE INTENTION

We are visual beings.

What we see directly impacts our mood, productivity, wellness. This is why our spaces are so important. 

Intentional design merges function + beauty in interiors, helping people appreciate the environments they live, work and play in. It is a mindful practice that uses space as energetic containers

that uplift, inspire, nourish, relax, and make physical, emotional, mental impact...a lasting one.  

So, how do we take the fun of designing and integrate the wellness work knowing that they aren’t separate from one another?

The intention for this retreat is to answer this question through pause, engaging conversation, and  beautiful discovery. Taking time to replenish and reframe design in the magical location of San Miguel de Allende will beautifully guide you back to center and that is personally deeply healing and professionally inspiring.

 

Imagine a week of waking up in a glorious room with nods to colonial architecture and celebration of current, local design. A delicious hot cup of coffee and fresh breakfast awaits.  

With a group of like-minded creatives, you will explore the cobble stone streets of this UNESCO treasure, meet/network with local artists and designers, and engage with powerhouse entrepreneurs who will share tips for you and your business journey. 

Along with having your senses stimulated by savory Mexican cuisine and the vibrant facades of the buildings, you will also be invited to moments of stillness through much needed rest and self care. 

 

Our goal is to offer you a memorable experience that will manifest in both your personal and professional life. 

 

Designers, gallery + shop owners, architects, design lovers...this retreat is for you!

 

So, what are you waiting for?

THE HIGHLIGHTS

  •  morning meditation + daily journaling prompts

  • yoga practice with a view of San Miguel Centro

  • day relaxing at nearby thermal hot springs

  • home tour of one of San Miguel's most impressive airbnbs

  • Q & A with architect + interior designer of restored UNESCO home now hotel, Casa No Name

  • insider's tour of the best design gems

  • learn from energy intuitive, Bridget (@becrowbe) the importance of creating intentional spaces within your home and why it matters

  • work with business + lifestyle coach, Desha (@deshapeacock), to get clear on how you'd like to design your life

  • get tips from creative entrepreneur coach, Erica (@ericareitman) on how to find your unique voice on Instagram and offer genuine content

THE TAKE AWAYS

  • opportunities for rest + reflection that will ignite, uplift, and help set intention offering new energy that you can infuse into your work​

  • exploration practices based on wellness, intuition + design that you can incorporate into home and business

  • a 30 minute intuitive tarot reading to offer access to your own inner wisdom by Bridget Ambrose. Her work with the tarot will bring you into a better understanding of who you are and guide your life + work; the cards contain an opportunity for healing, growth, aligning for flow of life

  • a beautiful profile photo by local photographer that captures and reflects a soulful you

  • inspiration from town’s design/architecture​ ​and sacred spaces

  • meaningful connections with local designers, shop owners,and other retreaters

  • journal from local artist to take notes, reflect, journal

 

INCLUDED:

  • 6 night accommodations at a newly designed boutique hotel in the center of town with breakfast daily. Everyone gets their own private bedroom with king size bed (sharing is optional). 

  • Welcome cocktail + dinner 

  • Roundtrip airport transportation to and from Queretaro, MX (QRO) or León (BJX)

  • Specially designed journal by local Mexican artist, @brenda.jaramillo_

  • 3 soulful expansion sessions by Bridget, Desha, + Erica

  • Insider's Design Walking Tour by Christine + 2 home tours illustrating intentional design

  • Transportation + entrance at local thermal baths (lunch included)

  • Dinner in beautiful Casa Midy by local chef

  • Soulful portrait taken by local photographer that captures and reflects your experience at location of your choice

  • 30 minute intuitive tarot reading by Bridget Ambrose to offer access to your own inner wisdom

  • 1 hour yoga class 

  • Departure dinner at San Miguel's newest rooftop restaurant

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare

  • Visa fees and services (for authoritative, up-to-date information please contact the Embassy or Consulate)

  • Travel insurance (strongly encouraged)

  • Meals and costs not mentioned above

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

A UNESCO Heritage Site, San Miguel de Allende is an ancient colonial town that has made headlines on Travel + Leisure and Forbes.

 

There is instant fascination when one visits San Miguel de Allende. Many people claim it’s a magical town and have many return visits. 

 

Part of it's energetic pull is that it is claimed to be a city built on a mountain of quartz crystals which is a master healing stone. Quartz connect us to higher consciousness. It amplifies intention and clears stagnant energy. It’s used for transformation, clarity and healing. 

The enchantment of the city along with it's designed focused elements makes San Miguel de Allende the perfect spot for our Soulful Design Retreat. 

ITINERARY SKETCH:

DAY 1: ARRIVAL + RECEPTION + HOLA DINNER

 

Your shuttle driver will meet you at Queretaro (QRO) or Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) Airport (with name card in hand) and take your to your relaxing + gorgeous luxury boutique hotel. Get your introduction to San Miguel de Allende with a mezcal welcome cocktail by local mixologist who will share distinct elements of various mezcals. 

 

Meet the group over a fresh and delicious in house dinner at Casa Delphine. 

 

(PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US BY 7PM)

 

DAY 2: SOULFUL SESSION  + DESIGN WALKING TOUR

 

8:00-9:00 - Breakfast at the hotel

9:00-9:30  - Guided meditation + welcome

10:30-12:30 - Soulful session with Bridget on the importance of creating intentional spaces and why it matters. Bridget is an energy intuitive with a firm belief that the energy we are working on in our lives can be reflected in our homes as well. Session will include a collective group reading creating a connection amongst the group.

12:30-3:30 - Lunch at top rated brunch place in San Miguel + Insider’s Design Walking Tour to favorite inspirational shops/showrooms for interior design. Some locations offer a 10-15% discount for this group so bring your wallets!

3:30-5:30 Free time

*Bridget will be available for your 30 minute tarot reading;

 

Dinner on your own. See recs list for best options!

DAY 3: SOULFUL SESSION  + DAY AT THE HOT SPRINGS 

 

8:00-9:30 - Breakfast at the hotel + journal writing (prompts will be on white board in the main room) Grab a coffee or tea and find a nook to journal in for a while.

10:30-12:30 - Soulful session with Erica on how to find and express your authentic voice using the Instagram platform to grow your following and business. 

12:30-4:30 - Show self-care by soaking and relaxing in the thermal hot springs pools of Los Senderos. This “beach” inspired spot offers paddle boarding, biking around the mesquite trees + lavender fields, and a delicious lunch. 

*Bridget will be available for your 30 minute tarot reading

 

Dinner on your own. See recs list for best options!

 

DAY 4: HOME TOURS + FUCKUP COCKTAIL NIGHT

 

8:00-9:00 (optional) - Start your day with a walk, meditation, or journal writing

9:00-10:30 - Group brunch at the charming and popular Lavanda restaurant

11:00-2:00 - Take a beautiful walk through one of San Miguel’s oldest neighborhoods in Centro leading through Parque Juarez and to our home tour destination. 

Home #1 is a recent stunning renovation that has become a leading home rental. Highlights include living room skylight that is also a roof top pool!

Home #2 is in traditional style architecture but with eclectic interior design flair

2:00-6:00 Free time

*Bridget will be available for your 30 minute tarot reading

6:00-10:00 - #FuckUp Night at the remarkable Casa Midy. Join local designers + friends for an intimate experience of cocktails and appetizers. We will have a small panel share stories of mistakes (fuck ups) made on their professional journeys in design and how they learned/grew from them. 

DAY 5: SOULFUL SESSION + CASA NO NAME

 

8:00-9:30 - Breakfast at the hotel + journal writing (prompts will be on white board in the main room) Grab a coffee or tea and find a nook to journal in for a while.

10:30-11:30 - Soulful session with Christine on how to build a home in San Miguel de Allende with intention + a budget! We will be visiting her new home and discuss practical ways to infuse wellness and soul into interior design. 

12:30-2:00 - Casa No Name is a historically preserved home in the center of San Miguel. Once home to American photographer, Deborah Turbeville, it has been converted into a beautiful hotel. We will get an up close look at the process through Q & A with interior designer, Gabriela Garavito, who took the lead in the building’s design. Gabby will share details about the energetic shift needed to create this space and overall tips on how to design with intention. 

2:00-6:00 - Lunch on own + free time

 

*Photographer will be available for your 1 hour portrait shots in town

 

Dinner on your own. See recs list for best options!

DAY 6: YOGA + SOULFUL SESSION + ADIOS DINNER

 

8:00-10:00 - Breakfast at the hotel + journal writing (prompts will be on white board in the main room) Grab a coffee or tea and find a nook to journal in for a while.

8:30-9:30 (optional) - Yoga with a view! Join for an hour of restorative yoga at San Miguel’s only yoga studio with a view. 

10:00-2:00 - Lunch on own + free time

*Photographer will be available for your 1 hour portrait shots in town

3:00 - 5:00 Soulful session with Desha on crafting your own personal LifeSTYLE Intention.  You will create a mini sanctuary for your intentions inside a Mexican-inspired shadow box (nicho) that you can take home as a reminder of what's most important to you. 

7:30-9:30 Farewell dinner at Fatima

DAY 7: GOODBYES + DEPARTURE

8:30-10:30 - Breakfast included. Transfers arranged for your return trip to the airport.

RETREAT PRICING:

Treat Yourself! $3295 for single occupancy room w/ ensuite bathroom

OR

Bring your BFF! Save $500 to share a luxury room w/ king size bed. Double occupancy $2795 (contact me for this option: christine@thegoodabode.com)

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

(limited space available; must be 18 or over; registration ends January 5, 2020)

YES! I definitely want to be a part of this soulful design experience! I can't wait!

Save me a spot with payment plan please. 

($500 deposit + 1 payment)

IN ORDER TO SECURE RESERVATIONS LOCALLY, WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS FOR EITHER OPTION. 

RETREATS THAT GIVE BACK

A donation of retreat proceeds will go to Casita Linda, a local non profit organization in San Miguel de Allende. Casita Linda creates a dignified, safe and empowering environment that provides a foundation of hope for families living in extreme poverty.

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