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Lighten Up & Light Up Women's Retreat

Cynthia Gossman, Emotional Wellness & Balance Center (Certified/Licensed Emotional Intelligence/JOY Restoration)

Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 3:00 PM - Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

Lighten Up & Light Up Women's Retreat

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
PAY IN FULL BY 7/31, RECEIVE $50 credit towards massage. All inclusive (Accommodations, meals, training, private one/one coaching session, materials, inspiration, intention)
Ended $600.00 $33.99
Deposit - by June 30 Ended $200.00 $11.99
Payment #2 by July 31 Ended $400.00 $22.99
Payment #3 (Final) by August 31 Ended $200.00 $11.99
60 minute Massage 4h 44m $75.00 $5.12
90 minute Massage 4h 44m $115.00 $7.32
Beach Chair Rental 4h 44m $25.00 $2.37
Meal Sponsorship - Receive an infomercial and have your products/services featured at one of the meals.
4h 44m $35.00 $2.92

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Shed the Weight and Emotionally Detoxify - Embrace, Engage and Connect with Inner Peace and Alignment

What Participants Will Learn:

  • Detox From Emotional Stress
  • Release Emotional Cancers
  • Let Go of Anger, Guilt and Regrets
  • Relax in the Midst of Drama and Chaos
  • Create Healthy Boundaries, not Walls
  • Attract More Light and Joy

What Benefits Will Participants Gain:

  • Feel lighter and rejuvenated. Gain more appreciation for LIFE.
  • Able to be more happy and resilient.
  • Nourish their relationships better with love and light.
  • Gain Clarity on Life and Career Goals.
  • BE a better wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, boss, partner, and mentor.

Together we will practice relaxation techniques, ‘lighten up’ activities, letting go of unforgiveness, guilt and regrets ceremony, nourishes our spirits with love and light, how to achieve clarity and peace, decrease stress and worry, cultivate happiness. The pool and hot tub will be at our beckon call. The healing and peaceful ocean will renew our souls and bring peace to our mind, body, heart and spirit.

We will explore through the activities and rituals of grounding and centering our SELF. Relaxation along with Play will be incorporated throughout the retreat. There will be time of reflection and time of creativity as well as time of stillness and laughter!

State of the Art Training and Coaching:

Cynthia is the Emotion Strategist who has mastered emotional detoxing for nearly 20 years. She uses proven techniques and practical skills to chip away the toxicity and replace it with hope, love, and empowerment.  She equips you with the necessary tools you need to build resilience, forgiveness and healing. She teaches you to find the JOY in the journey which leads you to growing to your next level of personal development and move from the state of surviving to the place of thriving. Cynthia has over 15 years of experience in facilitating retreats. She is certified in joy restoration, anger management, bereavement, and emotional intelligence.

Arrival 3pm Thursday, October 13th. Departure 12pm Sunday, October 16th.  

Includes:  meals, pool, hot tub, materials, swag bags. 
Items to bring: towels, personal toiletries, beach chair, bathing suit, favorite snacks, BYOB, favorite book.

  • Private room accommodations, Value: $600
  • Meals, homemade dinners, Value: $300
  • Activities Supplies/Materials, Value: $200          VALUE: $3000    
  • Private coaching/mentoring, Value: $1500
  • Swag Bag, Value: $50

Additional Amenities:
Massage, On-Site 60 min
Massage, On-Site 90 min
Beach Chair Rental

Water will be our THEME – you will: drink lots of it, play and splash in it, soak and relax in it, listen to it, float in it, use it to strengthen you, use it to cleanse you, lighten you and light up your voice.


Meals – All meals will be homemade with health in mind. After registration, you will be asked about any dietary restrictions and/or lifestyle choices. Meals will then be prepared accordingly. Your favorite snacks are welcome.

All activities are to induce ‘lightening up and lighting up your voice’.  Here’s just a few:

Aqua Activitieswill include conscious floating and various forms of movement inducing mindfulness, cleansing, and playfulness.

Mindfulness/Meditation Activitieswill include various forms of breathing, along with and not limited to specific pieces of music; practicing active listening skills.

FLOW Activitiesyou will have several activities to help you ‘get in the zone’ which may include coloring, dancing, journaling, active listening, active observing, and so much more.

Let Go and Release Activities – through conversation, journaling, and other cleansing techniques you will be able to let go and release toxins at the symbolic ritual of the bonfire on the beach.

Balance Activitieswe will utilize the pool and the beach to help regulate our inner balance. In addition to Yoga and Pilates, and Dancing.

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Community Connections and Sponsorships Available: Connecting retreat participants with local small business owners. If you have a product or service you would like to advertise, please consider being a meal sponsor. For only $35 you receive a 10 minute info/commercial on your business, products and services. Contact Cynthia directly 757-635-5379.



Where will I be staying? The retreat will be held in a private beach home rental in Sandbridge a non-touristy area of Virginia Beach, VA. Actual location is given after registration.

Will I have to share a room or a bed? This particular retreat will allow seven participants a private room.

How many attendees will there be? This retreat will be offered to 7 women.

What will the average day/agenda be like? Every retreat is a little bit different. After registration, all attendees will receive a detailed agenda.  There will be scheduled activities and hands-on teachings of stress relieving and relaxation inducing techniques.  There will be play time, activity time, and free time.

How are the meals planned? Dietary restrictions and dietary lifestyle choices are considered. Two weeks prior to the retreat all registered attendees will be contacted for personal restrictions and/or lifestyle choices (i.e. diabetes, vegetarian, gluten free, as well as likes and dislikes, etc.).  The meals are then designed accordingly. Fresh fruit and vegetables will be in abundance. Homemade soups and salads w/wo meat will be provided for lunches and homemade dinners will be provided.

What is the refund policy? Deposits of $200 are made at the time of booking. All balances are due 30 days prior to the date of the retreat. If cancellation takes place more than 30 days prior to the retreat date, a $200 refund is available. There are no refunds less than 30 days out prior to the retreat’s date. In the event of an emergency, contact Cynthia asap and you may receive a credit towards a future retreat or program offered by Emotional Wellness & Balance Center.

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Virginia Beach, VA

Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 3:00 PM - Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Cynthia Gossman, Emotional Wellness & Balance Center (Certified/Licensed Emotional Intelligence/JOY Restoration)

Cynthia Gossman is The Emotion Strategist, JOY Restoration Coach, Motivational Speaker and Author.

Cynthia uses her own personal experiences of growing up with family members living with mental illnesses, parenting children with special needs, and being widowed very young to offer encouragement, resilience skills and a unique perspective on how to handle LIFE.

She is the creator of PAP© (patience, acceptance, perspective) and utilizes this as the foundation for her coaching and training.

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