A intimate retreat for midlife women with Laurence Turcios
Lake Texoma / October 6-8, 2023
Embrace the opportunity to let go and experience the healing power of Nature and Forest therapy. Join us and find rest as you immerse yourself in the tranquil embrace of Nature.
This retreat will provide a space for reflection and rest through Nature and Forest therapy. My goal is to support you in accepting personal changes and initiating the healing process upon returning home.
Embrace the Power of Surrender
What to expect
This retreat is designed to support you in finding clarity and acceptance during midlife changes. It offers guidance to connect with nature, others, and oneself, enabling rest and letting go of what no longer serves you.
Daily Nature and Forest therapy sessions, workshops, and discussions will help you gain clarity about the notion of Surrender and its relevance to you personal journey.
Your transformation continues after the retreat I will assist you in integrating newfound insights into daily life by sharing self-care practices and rituals. You will have access to a private Facebook group within the community and the possibility to join our monthly Naturepause session.
The lake house
Our lake house is located just an hour north of DFW in Pottsboro, TX, steps away from the beautiful Lake Texoma. It's nestled in a serene wooded area and surrounded by walking trails.
Lake Texoma offers great settings for Nature and Forest therapy, including Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and Eisenhower State Park where some of the sessions will be held.
King Room with bath
Shared/DoubleOccupancy: $399/per person
Twin beds Room
Twin beds Room
The weekend and all-inclusive package includes the following:
- 2 Nature and Forest therapy sessions
- 2 Yoga Nidra sessions (Guided meditations for deep rest and relaxation)
- Workshop: Surrender to Midlife Transformation
- Healthy meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday brunch)
- Light snacks served Friday and Saturday at 5pm
Not included in the retreat package:
- - Private tour at the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
Please note that this activity is optional and offered for free by volunteers at HNWR. Donations are welcome.
- Transportation to the lake house and to Eisenhower state park
- Alcoholic beverages (Fell free to BYOB and consume it in a mindful way)
- 60 minutes massage by Anna, our Certified Thai Massage therapist. $50 Reservation recommended.
A non refundable deposit of $200 is required to reserve your spot.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.
What is Forest Bathing?Forest Therapy is a research-based practice for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments taking in all in through our senses. Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition. Forest Bathing is good for both physical and mental well-being. It is proven to reduce stress hormone production, improve feelings of happiness and free up creativity.
Terms and conditionsTo secure your spot, a reservation fee of $200 is required, and the remaining balance must be paid by 04/02/2024. Flexible payment options are available, so feel free to contact me for further discussion. Regarding cancellations, please note our standard policy: Payments made are considered final and non-refundable. Rest assured that your investment in the retreat is fully protected. In the unlikely event that Laurence@Slowtrails needs to cancel the retreat for any reason you will get a full refund. In case of severe weather conditions the retreat will be rescheduled. I recommend purchasing your own travel/trip cancellation insurance so your trip fees will be covered in case you have to cancel your retreat. The Schedule is subject to change according to the weather. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out.
ScheduleFriday May 3rd 2.00 Meet at Beaver Bend State Park Introductions/Week end overview 3.00 Guided Hike 5.00 Check in to the Cabin Snack and Fruit. 7.00 - Dinner 8.30 - Yoga Nidra Saturday, May 4th 8.00 - Coffee/Tea. 8.30 - Breakfast. 10.00 - Workshop Renew - Sync with Spring energy! 12.30 - Lunch. Free time in the afternoon. Get a massage, relax in the spa, go for walk or do nothing! 5.00 - Snack and Fruits. 5.30 - Evening Yoga 7.00 - Dinner. Sunday, May 5th 8.30 - Coffee/Tea. 9.30 - Brunch. 11.00 - Check out and drive to Beaver Bend State Park. 12.00- - Forest Bathing 1.30 - Final Sharing Circle and gratitude. 2.00 - End of the retreat. Optional lunch in town (Not included)
What to bring?Water bottle, Walking shoes, Slippers, Hat, Outdoor hiking clothes, Insect repellent, Yoga mat and any yoga prop you have like booster, blocks etc... Yoga clothes and comfortable clothes for relaxing, Sitting pad, Journal for workshops, In case of rain, poncho or umbrella, Extra pair of shoes or rain boots Sunscreen Anything else you can think of that would make you feel comfortable like your own pillow or favorite blanket. Book or Magazines .
What is Yoga Nidra?In Yoga Nidra you are relaxing to a deep meditative state, induced by a guided mediation.
What is the maximum participant capacity?The retreat has limited availability since I will only be accepting 8 participants. It is designed to create an intimate and close-knit environment, fostering connection and community
Certified Nature and Forest therapy guide
For several years now, I have had the pleasure of offering Forest Bathing experiences in DFW area. I'm passionated about assisting women in rediscovering their deep connection with both nature and themselves. Having personally embarked on a profound journey of personal growth and midlife transition, I am driven to share with you the remarkable path of transformation that unfolds through the healing power of Nature and Forest Therapy. To delve deeper into my practice, I invite you to explore my website or follow me on my Facebook and Instagram pages.