Return to Self - Yoga Retreat with Soul Strong Yoga

      Marble Falls, TX 78654, USA

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      Sound for Stress
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      May 10 - 12, 2024
      Group size: 20 - 27
      Return to Self - Yoga Retreat with Soul Strong Yoga
      Marble Falls, TX 78654, USA

      Sound for Stress
      • Email address verified

      May 10 - 12, 2024
      Group size: 20 - 27

      About this trip

      Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Texas Hill Country as you embark on a journey of self-discovery and inner healing. Join some of your favorite Soul Strong Yoga teachers: Cindy, Jackie, Liasa, Maura, Maddie, Julie, and Jessica for this unique retreat that combines the rejuvenating elements of powerful practices, including Yin Yoga, Sound Healing, mindful walks, and yogic philosophy. 


      From Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12, join us for an all-inclusive yoga retreat designed to uplift your spirit and nourish your soul.


      What's included in the Retreat?

      • Participate in multiple opportunities to practice yoga and meditation with some of your favorite SSY guides: Cindy, Jackie, Liasa, Maura, Maddie, Jessica, and Julie. We've got you covered from greeting the day with vinyasa flow and meditation to stress-relieving gentle yoga workshops and luxurious afternoon Yin yoga!
      • Experience a relaxing evening sound bath with Julie and Jessica to send you off into a blissful evening of rest.
      • Kick up your feet and discover the joys of Aerial yoga.
      • Craft a custom, intentionally made mala with SSY teacher Maddie and the creator of Maddie's Malas. This workshop is perfect for beginners and experienced crafters alike!
      • Enjoy full access to Retreat Ranch's luxury glampground amenities on 50 acres of private property, including dipping pools, a wood-burning sauna, a hot tub, wildlife, a meditation labyrinth, incredible views, and so much more. 
      • Nourish your body with tasty vegetarian and gluten-free meals crafted by our private chef, Emeline. Each dish is prepared with the freshest ingredients to fuel your body and delight your palate. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget dessert, snacks, teas, and fresh coffee!

      Where are we retreating?

      Retreat Ranch: A Sanctuary of Peace

      Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Retreat Ranch is your haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Retreat Ranch is a glamping paradise located on 50 acres of a working nature ranch outside of Marble Falls, TX. The ranch is a one-of-a-kind destination that offers incredible glamping amenities for relaxation. No detail has been missed!


      From every vantage point, you can see acres of incredible oak trees and wide open spaces, breathe deep breaths and relax and rejuvenate. 


      Incredible glamping accommodations are available for your stay, including BRAND-NEW options, like the Tranquility Cabin, the Zen Cabin, and the one-of-a-kind Wanderlust Wagon!


      Luxurious Stays and Amenities for Ultimate Relaxation

      Indulge in Retreat Ranch’s array of incredible amenities designed for your comfort and enjoyment:

      • Glamping Paradise: Immerse yourself in nature by staying in one of Retreat Ranch’s well-appointed glamping accommodations. Each accommodation is uniquely designed and thoughtfully stocked with everything you need, including AC, plush linens, cozy robes, charging stations, mini-fridges for your late-night snacks, and so much more! All accommodations include on-suite luxury restrooms or are just steps away from luxury restrooms.
      • Dipping Pools & Hot Tub: Dive into tranquility with our two exquisite dipping pools or unwind in the soothing warmth of our hot tub.
      • Wood Burning Sauna: Detoxify and relax in our traditional wood-burning sauna, an oasis of warmth and serenity.
      • Outdoor Fire Pit: Gather around our cozy fire pit for evenings of storytelling and stargazing, creating memories under the starlit sky (subject to local restrictions).
      • Soulful walks: Discover the magic of their meditation labyrinth, a pathway to inner peace and contemplation, or walk the paths of the property to reconnect to Mother Earth. 
      • Play and Recreation: Engage in playful activities at our playground, sand volleyball court, and an array of outdoor games.
      • Nature awaits: Experience encounters with Retreat Ranch’s loving herd of animals, including goats, chickens, cattle, honeybees, and last but not least Retreat Ranch’s famous free-ranging horses. 

      We can’t wait to spend the weekend with you in a truly magical place.

      What can you expect from Return to Self?

      The Return to Self retreat is a mosaic of mindful experiences crafted to cultivate calm with Soul Strong Yoga teachers Cindy, Jackie, Liasa, Maura, Maddie, Julie, and Jessica.


      Attendees can expect to reclaim their calm by refocusing on wellness with our stress-relieving workshops, morning yoga and meditation in nature, and the incredible power of our yoga workshops. 


      Prefer more downtime to explore or chill in a hammock or the sauna? Perfect! All activities are optional, and attendees are encouraged to participate in the itinerary as much or as little as they like. 


      This retreat is not just an escape but a journey to self-discovery, relaxation, and a deeper connection with your inner self. Join us for an experience that promises to be as enriching and enlightening as it is relaxing and rejuvenating.

      Who is this Retreat for?

      This Retreat is for:

      • Anyone who needs to disconnect from life's expectations and daily stressors
      • Seasoned yoga practitioners and meditators
      • Those who are brand new to yoga and meditation
      • Anyone looking for a weekend reset in nature with a community of like-minded souls

      What should I bring?

      We encourage participants to bring a yoga mat, a yoga blanket or beach towel, and a cushion to sit on (such as a meditation cushion, bolster, or similar). Some of these items will be onsite but please bring your favorites! 


      You may also wish to bring optional props, such as an eye pillow, and items that help you relax, etc. 


      In the weeks leading up to the retreat, we will send a “Know Before You Go” email with all the details, including what to pack. We've got you covered!

      What else should I know?

      What else should I know?

      • The retreat is open to all. 
      • All meals, snacks, and beverages are included in your stay.
      • No pets are allowed onsite. 
      • This is a drug and alcohol-free event. 
      • The ranch includes all the animals that are native to the hill country, as well as the free-ranging horses, livestock, chickens, honey bees, and dogs that call the ranch home.

      What if I need to cancel?

      Deposits are non-refundable and required to reserve your spot.


      If you must cancel your registration:  


      Up to 90 days before the retreat, by February 10, 2024, you can cancel your registration and forfeit your deposit.


      After 90 days from the start of the retreat, due to financial responsibility, we will not offer refunds (partial or full) under any circumstances. 


      You can coordinate and transfer your booking to someone else. You must reach out to Sound for Stress at soundforstress@gmail.com to provide the information of the person who will take over your reservation. 


      We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your registration and booking fees. Some travel insurance companies offer “cancel for any reason” coverage. We know life happens, and trip insurance helps!

      Who is leading the retreat?


      Cindy De Guzman, RYT-500


      Cindy began practicing yoga as a way to escape, however quickly realized the transformative experience of being in the present. Cindy is drawn to the fluidity of a Vinyasa Flow and also cherishes the sweetness of Yin. In her classes, she often incorporates a well-intentioned playlist as a backdrop to breath and movement. Cindy proudly completed her 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher training at Soul Strong Yoga. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Cindy and her family are planting roots in Texas. Welcoming all levels, she is excited and honored to serve the community on the mat.


      Jackie Evans,  RYT-500


      Jackie is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher with a BA in Communication Studies. She found yoga as a way to de-stress and reconnect to her inner peace, love, and joy. Jackie is known for her compassion, calming presence, and clear instruction. She encourages self-growth and love while offering a variety of modifications and challenging variations in her classes. Through the practice of yoga and meditation, Jackie feels more peaceful, confident, and content, and she hopes to help others enjoy the same benefits and more.



      Liasa Kian, RYT-200


      Lisa fell in love with yoga 13 years ago during her first pregnancy. Prenatal yoga and postnatal yoga with infants quickly became staples in her life. She continued to practice yoga throughout the years and decided to begin yoga teacher training in 2019 so that she could share her love of yoga with others. Liasa is now a 200-hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Her classes focus on mindfulness and intention to increase mind-body connection.


      Maura Morrow, ERYT- 200


      With her positive outlook, calming voice, and encouraging nature, Maura strives to create a classroom environment that is a breath of fresh air. Her classes are joyful, safe, and energizing, so her students can get in touch with their bodies, connect to their hearts and souls, and live with happiness and freedom. Maura has been practicing yoga for over 20 years since she first took a class to complement her college rugby career. She was immediately hooked. The physical, mental, and spiritual benefits supported her through 15 years of a bustling advertising career in New York City.


      Maddie Pesoli, RYT- 500


      Maddie first started practicing yoga to deal with the stress of college, which is why she became so dedicated to bringing yoga to as many people as possible. She is a firm believer that everyone can do yoga, so her inclusive classes are designed to help students discover how yoga can benefit them. Maddie creates invigorating flows that also help students understand the poses better. So don’t be shy, come and see how everyone can do yoga!


      Jessica Cross, E-RYT-500, Certified Sound Practitioner and Trainer, Meditation Teacher


      Jessica is a passionate sound practitioner, yoga teacher, and meditation teacher. She's a former corporate marketer and events producer for several Fortune 500 companies who found peace in the practices of sound, yoga, and meditation early in her career journey. Jessica later founded Sound for Stress, which offers rejuvenating sound baths, immersive retreats, and comprehensive sound training programs. She co-authored Seasons of Sound in hopes of fostering a sense of well-being and harmony through the transformative power of sound throughout the seasons of our lives.  


      Julie Afsahi, ERYT-500, Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher, Certified Meditation Certified Sound Practitioner, Co-Founder of Soul Strong Yoga


      Julie Afsahi is a mother, gong therapist, yoga and mindfulness teacher, entrepreneur, and chronic illness warrior. Perpetually looking for ways to increase wellness and ease for all people, Julie co-founded and owns Soul Strong Yoga, a yoga and meditation studio and training center with an emphasis on accessibility. As a co-creator of Seasons for Sound, with a commitment to providing quality learning resources for others in the wellness space, Julie loves sharing her love for sound healing practices rooted in yogic and Buddhist philosophy.


      Chef Emeline Saint-Georges


      Meet Chef Emeline Saint-Georges, a culinary enthusiast with a journey as rich and diverse as the flavors she brings to your plates and heart. Born and raised in the picturesque South West of France, Emeline's culinary odyssey began in the intimate setting of her parents' fine dining restaurant kitchen. There, she immersed herself in the art of gastronomy, learning and assisting from an early age. Seeking to transform her passion for cooking into a livelihood, Emeline enrolled in culinary school at the prestigious Alain Ducasse School in Paris. In 2017, she made the bold decision to relocate to Austin, Texas.. In addition to her culinary pursuits, Emeline is a proud and happy mother of three awesome kids. Her life is a harmonious balance of family, culinary exploration, and a commitment to the well-being of those she serves. Emeline Saint-Georges, a culinary artist on a mission to infuse joy and healing into every bite, welcomes you to savor the flavors of her journey at Soul Strong Yoga Retreat.


      What's on the agenda?

      Here's our general itinerary for Return to Self, subject to minor changes.


      Friday, May 10, 2024

      • 2 p.m. - Guest arrivals
      • 3 p.m. - Welcome 
      • 4 p.m. - Reclaiming Calm Workshop with Liasa 
      • 6 p.m. - Dinner
      • 7:30 p.m. - Soothing Sounds: Sound Bath with Jessica and Julie
      • 8:30 p.m. - end of day/ free time

      Saturday, May 11, 2024

      • 7 a.m. - breakfast
      • 7:30 a.m. - Rise + Shine Yoga with Maura
      • 9:30 a.m. - The Path to Bliss Chakra workshop with Maura 
      • 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. -your choice of Manifesting Mala Workshop, aerial yoga, or downtime
      • Noon - lunch
      • 1 p.m. - free time 
      • 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - your choice of Manifesting Mala Workshop, aerial yoga, or downtime
      • 4 p.m. - THE YIN WITHIN | MIND + BODY RELEASE with Cindy
      • 6 p.m. - dinner
      • 7:30 p.m.- Campfire and Connect with Smores (subject to local regulations)
      • 8:30 p.m. - end of day

      Sunday, May 12, 2024

      • 7 a.m. - breakfast
      • 7:30 a.m. - Rise and Shine Yoga Flow with Jackie
      • 8:30 a.m. - Mindful Photography Stroll with Jackie
      • 9:30 a.m. - Break
      • 10:00 a.m. - Bringing Return to Self Home with Julie and Jessica
      • 11:30 a.m. - free time 
      • Noon - lunch
      • 1:00 p.m. - closing 
      • 2 p.m. - guest departures

      What’s included

      • Chef-Crafted Meals
        gluten free and vegetarian meals thoughtfully crafted by our holistic personal chef. Light refreshments, including coffee, tea, and snacks are provided throughout your stay.
      • Mindful Workshops
        Multiple opportunities to practice yoga and meditation with some of your favorite SSY guides, Cindy, Jackie, Liasa, Maura, Jessica and Julie. Workshops are open to all levels of experience.
      • Optional Mala Making
        Create and customize a beautiful mala bracelet to seal in your Return to Self intention.
      • Optional Aerial Yoga
        Kickback and relax with the opportunity to enjoy Aerial Yoga. Welcome to all levels
      • Calming Sound Bath
        Enjoy a relaxing evening sound bath with Julie and Jessica

      What’s not included

      • Transportation
        Flights and transportation to the venue are organized and paid for by attendees

      Available Packages

      Bunk Cabin
      Available until May 9, 20248 left

      The luxury bunk cabin, is a modern cabin set in the trees with 8 built in bunks, each with their own privacy curtain, night light and phone charging station/stand. The bunk cabin has ensuite bathrooms (two of them!) as well as a fridge, vanity stations, plenty of storage, closets and outdoor sitting.

      $999
      Deposit: $500
      Serenity Cabin
      Available until May 9, 2024only 3 left

      Enjoy a weekend in the brand-new Serenity Cabin! The Serenity Cabin is one of two newly constructed cabins nestled in the trees of Retreat Ranch. Serenity has an ensuite bathroom and an attached private porch for enjoying the sights of nature or your favorite book. The Serenity Cabin sleeps 4, with 2 twin beds and 2 bunk beds, in addition to a fold-out sofa sleeper for extra space to stretch out.  *Please note the images are renderings and while the renderings are very accurate, the interior decor may look slightly different. The Serenity Cabin is estimated to open for stays several months ahead of our retreat.

      $1,299
      Deposit: $500
      Men's Tranquility Cabin
      Available until May 9, 2024only 3 left

      *The Tranquility Cabin is bookable by men only.


      Enjoy a weekend in the brand-new Tranquility Cabin! The Tranquility Cabin is one of two newly constructed cabins nestled in the trees of Retreat Ranch. Tranquility has an ensuite bathroom and an attached private porch for enjoying the sights of nature or your favorite book. The Tranquility Cabin sleeps 4, with 2 twin beds and 2 bunk beds, in addition to a fold-out sofa sleeper for extra space to stretch out.  *Please note the images are renderings and while the renderings are very accurate, the interior decor may look slightly different. The Tranquility Cabin is estimated to open for stays several months ahead of our retreat.


      *The Tranquility Cabin is bookable by men only.

      $1,299
      Deposit: $500
      DELUXE GLAMPING YURT
      Available until May 9, 2024only 2 left

      Our Deluxe Yurt has been upgraded for 2024 and is the glamping experience must-have! With approximately 300 square feet of space, it features 2 twin beds that can be converted into a king-size bed.  Also has a twin-size futon chair/sleeper. Featuring high-quality tempurpedic style mattresses with luxurious bamboo sheets- your comfort is our priority.

      This charming yurt has air conditioning, heat, full access to electricity & heated blankets too. Stargaze at night on the private deck and relax and reconnect with nature in the seating area. This accommodation has a detached shared full bath with a shower. Come stay in a one-of-a-kind beautifully designed Deluxe Yurt! 2 individuals may book this accommodation. Please let us know if you're booking with a friend during the reservation process and we'll put you together! If you have a 3rd friend who'd like the twin-size futon chair/sleeper they may be added to your booking! Please let us know in the comments box during the reservation process. 

      $1,499
      Deposit: $500
      King Glamping Yurt
      Available until May 9, 2024only 2 left

      Our king yurt is the mack daddy of yurts! With approximately 350 square feet of space, it features 2 twin beds that can be converted into a king-size bed.  Also has a twin size futon sofa/sleeper.  With a fridge and ceiling fan you have all the comfort you could desire.  Featuring high-quality tempurpedic style mattresses with luxurious bamboo sheets- your comfort is our priority.

      Of course the king yurt has air conditioning and heat, with full access to electricity. Enjoy your private deck and relax and retreat from the noise of the outside world. This accommodation has a detached shared full bath with shower.  2 individuals may book this accommodation. Please let us know if you're booking with a friend during the reservation process and we'll put you together! If you have a 3rd friend who'd like the twin size futon sleeper they may be added to your booking! Please let us know in the comments box during the reservation process. 

      $1,699
      Deposit: $500
      Moon Dancer Retro Airstream Trailer
      Available until May 9, 2024Sold Out

      Experience sleep like never before in our Moon Dancer vintage trailer that features a queen-size tempurpedic style mattress, luxury bamboo sheets, super soft blankets and dreamlike pillows to ensure a full night’s rest. Moon Dancer features a small fridge with a bar area and 2 stools. Unwind for the night, as you sip your favorite drink, and enjoy the tranquil sounds of nature on your private patio area as well as hammock lounge area. A full-size futon couch that doubles as a second bed is available in Moon Dancer as well and comes with its own luxurious linens. 

      Moon Dancer has a private detached full bathroom with a shower. 1 individual may book this accommodation. If you have a friend who'd like the twin size futon couch, they may be added to your booking! Please let us know in the comments box during the reservation process. 

      $1,899
      Deposit: $500
      Sun Chaser Retro Airstream Trailer
      Available until April 10, 2024only 1 left

      Reconnect with nature, as you wake up to the birds singing, in our Sun Chaser vintage trailer that features a king-size tempurpedic style mattress, luxurious bamboo sheets, super soft blankets, and a couple of dreamlike pillows to ensure a full night’s rest. A small fridge with two barstools are available during your stay. Complete with a private cozy patio and hammock lounge area, indulge in peace and comfort, during your stay at the ranch. 

      Sunchaser has a private detached full bathroom with shower. 1 individual may book this accommodation. 

      $1,899
      Deposit: $500
      Container Villa Suite #1
      Available until May 9, 2024Sold Out

      This is PREMIER glamping at its best. Container Villa suite #1 is a queen suite with ensuite full bathroom, tempurpedic style mattress and luxury bamboo sheets for the ultimate in comfort. With a fridge and ceiling fan and small seating area inside, as well as a full front porch and an amazing ROOFTOP deck with fire pit – this room type is already in high demand!

      Note the rooftop deck is shared between the two separate suites. 1 individual may book this accommodation. Please let us know if you'd like to add a friend to share your queen bed in the reservation process. 

      $1,999
      Deposit: $500
      Container Villa Suite #2
      Available until May 9, 2024Sold Out

      This is PREMIER glamping at its best. Container Villa suite #2 is a queen suite with ensuite full bathroom, tempurpedic style mattress and luxury bamboo sheets for the ultimate in comfort. With a fridge and ceiling fan and small seating area inside, as well as a full front porch and an amazing ROOFTOP deck with fire pit – this room type is already in high demand!

      Note the rooftop deck is shared between the two separate suites.  1 individual may book this accommodation. Please let us know if you'd like to add a friend to share your queen bed in the reservation process. 

      $1,999
      Deposit: $500
      Wanderlust Wagon Suite
      Available until May 9, 2024only 1 left

      Stay in this one-of-a-kind Wanderlust Wagon Suite! This brand new, uniquely Retreat Ranch accommodation includes a comfy queen bed with tempurpedic style mattresses and luxury bamboo sheets. The Wagon has a private ensuite bathroom with shower, small fridge, and seating area for your lounging needs. The Wanderlust Wagon also includes a private patio, hammock lounge area, private ensuite bathroom with shower, and fluffy robes. This accommodation only sleeps one and will go fast. Don't miss the Wanderlust Wagon Suite.

      $2,199
      Deposit: $500


      Itinerary

      Return to Self Schedule
      Your weekend of calm

      Friday, May 10, 2024

      • 2 p.m. - Guest arrivals
      • 3 p.m. - Welcome
      • 4 p.m. - Reclaiming Calm Workshop with Liasa incl gentle stress-relieving yoga + exercises)
      • 6 p.m. - Dinner
      • 7:30 p.m. - Soothing Sounds: Sound Bath with Jessica and Julie
      • 8:30 p.m. - end of day/ free time

      Saturday, May 11, 2024

      • 7 a.m. - breakfast
      • 7:30 a.m. - Rise + Shine Yoga with Maura
      • 9:30 a.m. - The Path to Bliss Chakra Talk with Maura
      • 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. -your choice of Manifesting Malas with Maddie, aerial yoga, or downtime
      • Noon - lunch
      • 1 p.m. - free time
      • 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - your choice of Manifesting Malas with Maddie, aerial yoga, or downtime
      • 4 p.m. - THE YIN WITHIN | MIND + BODY RELEASE with Cindy
      • 6 p.m. - dinner
      • 7:30 p.m.- Campfire and Connect with Smores (subject to local regulations)
      • 8:30 p.m. - end of day

      Sunday, May 12, 2024

      • 7 a.m. - breakfast
      • 7:30 a.m. - Rise and Shine Yoga Flow with Jackie
      • 8:30 a.m. - Photography Stroll with Jackie
      • 9:30 a.m. - Break
      • 10:00 a.m. - Bringing Return to Self Home with Julie, Jessica, and Jackie 
      • 11:30 a.m. - free time
      • Noon - lunch
      • 1:00 p.m. - closing
      • 2 p.m. - guest departures

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      Sound for Stress
      Jessica Cross, ERYT-500, YACEP, is a sound practitioner and creator of Sound for Stress, a heart-centered business that helps stressed souls come home to themselves through the power of sound baths, yoga, and meditation. She first experienced the healing tones of a singing bowl while in savasana and knew sound would be an important part of her personal journey. Little did she know that sound would change her trajectory, her work, and her life. Find out more at www.soundforstress.com.