Family's Journey

Whittier, AK 99693, USA

Rooted Connections Retreats
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Duration: 6 days
Group size: 6 - 16
Family's Journey
Whittier, AK 99693, USA

Rooted Connections Retreats
  • Email address verified

Duration: 6 days
Group size: 6 - 16

About this trip

This is a Family’s Journey designed for family members to reconnect together in nature. So much of our individual lives are busy, filled with responsibilities and distractions.  Even as families, we can struggle to find the time to connect in a way that feels deeply satisfying or meaningful.  This trip is designed for families to have an experience together that facilitates closeness, communication, and the creation of memories. 

This uniquely choreographed journey through Prince William Sound, Alaska will assist you in finding rejuvenation through the connection with other families, the support and guidance by Hilary Moses, LCSW paired with peace and serenity that only nature can provide.

Imagine for a moment that you get to connect with your family as you paddle by ancient glacial ice and be completely unplugged from the pulls of technology. Look out into the sound for whales and wildlife as the crackling fire warms you at night. You will laugh, play, and rest. The landscape around you is ever-changing; it is time to replenish your cup with the awe that the glaciers of Alaska will inspire.  You will leave this experience with your cup replenished and those empty spaces within you full of hope, love, and support.

This 7-day journey is powered by nature, paired with highly skilled guides and amazing programming facilitators. No experience is necessary. The trip is all-inclusive once you arrive at the starting location. Let these amazing facilitators and Breakwater Expeditions take care of your family; you will create life-long memories together. 

What’s included

  • Meals
    Healthy fresh meals for the duration of the trip; we cater to your dietary needs
  • 1 night lodging
    Hotel on the first night
  • Expedition costs
    All gear needed for 4 nights of comfortable camping and 5 days of sea kayaking, including rubber boots, rain pants and jackets
  • Intentional Support
    Intentional daily rhythms, topic driven and organic conversation and connection, individual support as needed

What’s not included

  • Flights, 2 meals, hotel
    Personal flights, optional travel insurance, last evening dinner and hotel if you choose to stay another night
  • Optional Photo workshop
    Optional Positive Psychology Smartphone phot workshop with 2 calls pre and 1 call post trip with Lizzie LaRock

Available Packages

Per Person Cost

This cost is if you prefer to have a room to yourself on the first and last nights

Deposit: $1,000
Family of 4
Deposit: $4,000


Dates TBD
OPTIONAL: Positive Psychology Smartphone Photography series


The Life Feast & Rooted Connections Retreats Smart Phone Photography Series with Lizzie Larock of The Life Feast

Ready to focus on YOU in a creative and mindful way with smart phone photography? 

Join Rooted Connections participants for an uplifting smart phone photography series before and after the retreat. We’ll meet over Zoom with positive psychology based coach and photographer, Lizzie Larock, for a mashup of curiosity, awe, mindfulness, play and creative smart phone photography. You’ll learn how to use your smart phone to de-stress and increase your happiness (yes it’s possible). You’ll not only get Lizzie's tips and tricks for taking better photos on your smart phone during the retreat, easy editing tips to wow yourself with your own photos after the trip is over, but also 5-minute tools that will have you focusing on the good, noticing awe in the everyday, and connecting you back to your curiosity and creativity long after the retreat is over. 

No experience necessary, you only need a smart phone to participate. This is for everyone no matter what your skill level is. Lizzie is an expert at bringing out the creative joy in everyone. This online workshop series created for Rooted Connections is $150/person. If you can’t join the live workshops, they will all be recorded for your convenience along with a few bonus tips and tricks you’ll get access to. Don’t miss out on this uplifting way of not only connecting with other retreat participants, but re-connecting with YOU.

About Lizzie Larock

Lizzie Larock is a coach, photographer and creator of the popular online and “in the  wild” program, the Life Feast. Through her lively mashup of positive-psychology, creativity and smart phone photography, she helps people find their spark, achieve goals, get out of their own way, to find more joy. She  uses creativity to help people de-tress and uncover more meaning and purpose in their lives.No  matter what she’s teaching, Lizzie makes it feel like a playful adventure.

She’s the creator of the “How To Take a Feasty Photowalk” guide that’s been downloaded  by over 12,000 people.

In a previous life, she was a stressed-out owner of a 300-seat restaurant. She's been  through her share of huge challenges in life, but used photography and positive psychology tools to find her way back to herself (even when loved ones were struggling). She lives in Colorado with her husband, her teenage twins and their fluffy dog.

When Lizzie is not leading Life Feast workshops or coaching clients, you can find her  taking photos, sipping tea, skiing down mountains or performing her parodied mom life to 80’s rock songs with her favorite theatre group.

To learn more about Lizzie’s smart phone methods, you can hang out with her on Instagram: or visit her website:

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Rooted Connections Retreats
We offer nature based retreats for individual and collective healing. Rooted Connections Retreats invites adventurous adults and families to disconnect from the day-to-day so they can reconnect with themselves and with nature, be unexpectedly awe inspired and reach heights they never thought they would.