Release in Boca

Boca Raton, FL, USA

Maria Alfieris
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Oct 15 - 18, 2019
Group size: 1 - 12
Release in Boca
Boca Raton, FL, USA

Maria Alfieris
  • Facebook verified
  • LinkedIn verified
5 reviews

Oct 15 - 18, 2019
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Welcome! Release in Boca is a Fascia-Yoga Healing Retreat to Release the "old" so the NEW can emerge. October 15 to 18, join Maria Alfieris (myofascial release) and Brie Mazin (yoga) at the Waterstone Resort to explore 3 days of Integrated Movement. We'll be releasing and healing as we explore the body-mind-spirit system. Learn how to release all that is not serving you anymore inside and outside of your life. You'll take a journey  within and learn how movement and energy medicine teachings can activate your Inner Physician and enhance your immune system. Optional fundraiser will take place at Rise31 to support Thrivers Guide for anyone interested in joining! 

About the yoga: Yin & Yang = the perfect balance.  First part of class Brie will guide the group in an all levels vinyasa flow class connecting breath with movement. The second half of class she will get a bit deeper into the connective tissues with a long, slow and deep focus. The end result, a workout and a work-in.

About the myofascial release: When our Fascia becomes restricted, we can lose range of motion, experiencing pain and discomfort. Myofascial pain differs from other types of pain because it originates in "trigger points," which are related to stiff, anchored areas within the myofascial tissue.  Some of the healing shifts that you will feel when experiencing Fascial Release: Emotional releases, decreased pain & inflammation, enhanced movement, improved immune system function, and releasing our blocked energy to "flow" again, as it works through the meridian system. 

Come spend 3 days in a small intimate group and uncover more of your Truth. Let your AUTHENTIC Self out. 

More Details

Who is this retreat for? Release in Boca is for anyone who has an interest in exploring deeper inside themselves via yoga and energy medicine teachings.  

What will this experience be like? You will partake in yoga classes (good for beginners to advance) and learn about the healing aspect of Fascial Release. You will take home many tools for continued self healing using a foam roller. You will also learn how the body has it's own innate healing system. 

Retreat Schedule

Tuesday, October 15
Check in @ hotel 

Meeting in Lobby at 6:30 pm prior to Group Dinner at 7 pm (all meals are at your own expense)
7 PM Group dinner, at your own expense, and sharing 

Wednesday, October 16 
8-9 AM Breakfast 
9-10 AM Flow Yoga for all levels 
10-12 PM Fascial Work Energy Medicine Teachings 
12-1 PM Lunch 
1-2 PM Transformational Coaching Session with Andrea Vallely From SpreadHappy, LLC. Details: What if everything we need to have clarity, resilience, an optimal mental freedom was already within us?  What if we no longer had to demand the world be different in order to experience peace of mind? Join Andrea for a life changing session on living from the inside out understanding. (Living from the inside-out session hosted by Andrea Vallely) 7:00 PM Sister Talk Live with Cindy Kroft
2-3:30 PM Fascial Foam Roller Stretching Class

3:30-6 PM Free Time

6-7 PM Group Dinner

Thursday, October 17 
8-9 AM Breakfast 
9-10 AM Flow Yoga for all levels
10-12 AM Fascia and Energy Medicine Teachings 
12-1 PM Lunch 
1:30-2:30 PM Aqua Yoga

2:45-3:45 PM Restorative Yin Yoga (with foam roller)

5:15 PM Leaving Hotel for Rise 31 Fundraiser in Delray
6 PM Fundraiser at Rise31 in Delray for Thrivers Guide. Details: We hope you'll join us for this Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraiser. It will be a blast, complete with work outs (your choice of spinning and yoga), light bites, and music/DJ! We are arranging transportation for the first 9 people who sign up! This is an optional event to attend for anyone interested in joining (additional cost). (Address of this is: 14859 Lyons Road #100 Delray Beach, FL 33446) 

Friday, October 18 
8-9AM Closing Sharing Circle by pool

*Schedule is subject to change

REMINDER:  You're responsible for paying for all meals, but we will try to eat as a group as much as possible!

Booking Travel

We have a wonderful travel agent who can assist you with booking travel if you'd like to go through her. We use her for all of our flights! You can reach her at (954) 383-7308. Her name is Allison with Over The Moon Travel. 

Additional Information

If you'd like to extend your trip beyond the 18th, you can stay at the hotel for a cost of $159 a night plus tax. The hotel can accommodate this for you. 

What’s included

  • Night 1 Dinner
    Dinner as a group! (at your own expense)
  • Hotel Room
    All nights
  • Yoga Classes
    2 vinyasa, 2 aqua yoga, and 2 yin
  • Teachings
    2 total (fascial and energy medicine teachings))
  • Transformation Coaching
    1 session hosted by Andi Vallely
  • Meals
    Participants are response for paying for all of their meals
  • Fundraiser
    An optional fundraiser will take place at Rise31 to support the Thrivers Guide ( where Thrive Gang merchandise ( will be available for purchase to support.

Available Packages

Single Room
Double Room

We are able to place you in a room with another person attending on their own, as well. Contact us if you'd like us to!

Commuter Fee

If you live in the area and still want to join in on this retreat, you can commute to us each day for a discounted price. 


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Maria Alfieris
5 reviews
Maria Alfieris is a masterful teacher with a joyous spirit & open heart. Maria is down to earth & her humor sets the stage for easy learning. Her students trust her & take their learnings off their mat & into their LIFE. On paper, you will learn that Maria is a Physical Therapist, a Myofascial Master, & a Reiki Virtuoso. She brings her gifts & talents of healing thru Fascial Release which she has been teaching for 34 years. She has given a series of courses in Myofascial Mobilization & incorporates into her work the understanding of emotional causation of disease & dysfunction. Her healing workshops & one-on-one sessions are designed to blend her knowledge & experience of physical therapy, myofascial release, energy healing, & her spiritual trainings. Through hands on techniques, she guides you toward freeing your fascia which helps you release patterns of emotional & physical pain that have been holding you back from reaching your full wellness potential.


We had an amazing time! Our hosts had everything very well organized and were very helpful with daily scheduling. The accomodations, food, transportation and company were great! I'm looking forward to booking another trip with these ladies!
By Starlett Geisler for Greek Island Odyssey on Oct 16, 2022
Thank you Maria and Brie. The day was wonderful. The venue great. Your teachings are so helpful to destress and detox especially during this amazing time.
By Kathryn Yates for One Day Release in Palm Beach on Mar 22, 2020
This was a transformative experience with amazing people. The accommodations were beautiful and comfortable. The food was delicious. Maria is an amazing host for the Myofascial courses and had great representatives for yoga instruction. I am definitely going to go to another trip.
By Camellia Jakominich for Release in Boca on Oct 27, 2019
This trip was excellent. Maria set the tone for a wonderful, open, warm group dynamic. The location was beautiful, food was excellent, but the community is what really made the trip. Thank you, Maria!
By Elizabeth Yanak for Release in Boca on Oct 21, 2019
1. Why did you sign up for the retreat? I followed Nalie Agustin since Feb 2019 as needed to find “younger” people to connect with who are living with metastasised cancer. I saw her advertise it on Insta and the dates of the June one exactly coincided with my 12 day break from infusions and blood tests = it was meant to be! 2. How were you feeling before you arrived? Very tired! 14 hours plus 4.5 hours of flying straight after immuno infusion = I am mad. But only a fever/temperature and my twin girls being sick would’ve stopped me getting on those planes!! How do you feel now after the retreat? Really great, refreshed, energised from the yoga and fascia release Healing, a bit tired from all the travel, but really not too bad. 3. What tangible takeaways are you leaving the retreat with? To practice yoga more To meditate To believe one can heal To use Fascia Release massage healing techniques 4. What 3 parts of the retreat are most memorable for you? The second sharing circle where we all shared our innermost thoughts, baggage, mother stuff, issues, cancer stuff. The first yoga practice with Emily at 8am on the first morning with the beautiful views and sounds of the sea. Having Gael as my partner for Fascia Release Healing ... she is my British metastasised TNBC partner in crime and we really connected. 5. What is the single biggest impact that the retreat has had on you? To be kinder to oneself and others and ones body and make time for you 6. If you could have changed anything about the retreat, what would you have changed? Maybe have yoga a little bit later the first couple of mornings as the people coming from US, Canada and Australia were all pretty jet-lagged! As Andros and the villas we were staying in were soo beautiful ... No need I think to arrange a Mykonos trip but the group only came to that conclusion the day before! Vassos’ cooking was amazing!! But some salt and pepper on the dinner table would’ve been a good addition 7. How would you rate the retreat venue ( 1 being sucky, 10 being amazing)? 9 7b. Would you prefer the retreat venue to be a hotel or villa? Definitely the retreat venue 8. How would you rate the food at the retreat (1-10)? 8 9. Do you have any feedback about the co-teachers facilitation style on the retreat? Anything you particularly loved or didn't love about how we ran things? I actually really liked the differences chemistry between the 2 Greek Maria’s - chalk and cheese, but a lot of love there, very entertaining. I thought Emily was an amazing yoga teacher and cancer survivor inspiration! 10. Can we use some of your words for a testimonial for future retreats? Yes
By Sarah Ravell for Release & ReAlign Greek Island Retreat (trip #1) on Jul 06, 2019


I really loved going to Greece with this group of women. I went solo on my 1st trip to Europe (Greece) so it was a little intimidating! The Hosts were both very easy to talk to & really took my questions into consideration & gave everybody a sense of belonging. The way the trip flowed was incredible & they really handled the details. They both had a great sense of humor too! Greece was phenomenal & I will go back. Jill H. Asheville NC
By Jill H on 07 Dec, 2022