WHAT IS A RETREAT?
The retreats are all-inclusive empowerment getaways for women with fitness, wellness, and fun mixed in. It is a 4-5 day, 4-5 night (some trips may be longer) "time-out from your regular life", spent with like-minded women in various beautiful settings. With up to 2 group fitness classes each day and the opportunity to do one-on-one training (for an added fee) with Vanessa and guest instructors, you will definitely work hard, but the majority of the time is spent relaxing, taking quiet time, and getting to know the other participants during shared meals, as well as game time, movie nights, and round table discussions with possible guest speakers.
WHY WOULD I WANT TO EXERCISE ON A VACATION?
If you are the type of person that packs workout clothes because your hotel has a gym, but then it end up staying packed in your bags, this is the trip for you. Workouts are not the primary focus, but they are a component of the total fitness (body, mind and spirit) aspect of the retreat. You will definitely use those gym clothes and sneakers, because we are all in it together. Group classes are not "hardcore", but will give you a challenge, regardless of your fitness level.
WHY CHOOSE AN INNER WARRIOR. RETREAT OVER ANY OTHER?
If you follow me on social media or have worked with me in the past, you know how deeply invested I am in your journey. These trips are a literal retreat and sanctuary from the mundanity and chaos of everyday life. It is more about renewal, rejuvenation and empowerment, with fitness as a small component of the journey. During workouts, I will ensure that you are working properly and to your fullest potential. I will push your limits and encourage you to be the best you can to get the most out of the limited time with me live and in person. But we also spend a lot of time in quiet, individual reflection, talking, journaling, bonding, finding opportunities to grow as individuals and as a diverse community of women.
WHERE AND WHEN ARE THE RETREATS?
Previous retreats were held in Puerto Rico, the Poconos, Temecula, CA ('17, '18, '19, '21, & '22) and Asheville, NC. ('21 & '22)
Trips in 2023 will be held in Tucson, AZ and Asheville, NC with a possible 3rd trip sometime in July.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE RATE?
Room (private or shared, most affordable option is a shared bed, so bring a friend!)
2 provided home-cooked meals per day
some snacks & beverages
up to 2 classes per day
exclusive Inner Warrior Retreat tank top
WHAT ISN'T INCLUDED?
One-on-one personal training sessions for a fee of $50 per hour
Private sessions with guest instructors (fee TBD by instructor)
excursions (for example: tubing, meals outside of the house, wine tours, etc.)
specialty snacks or food items as per your personal dietary restrictions