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3rd Annual Apostle Islands

Summer 2018

Getting into the Flow

(near) Bayfield, Wisconsin

(6 spaces left!)

This retreat is an amazing opportunity to get into the flow of life.  What better way to do that than in a sea kayak, exploring world class sea caves on Lake Superior!

An ideal introduction to the world of sea kayaking, our three day format provides enough time to immerse in the outdoors and recapture the spirit of your adventuresome self. First time paddlers learn a range of skills and safety considerations that allow you to feel comfortable embarking on your own future trips. Experienced paddlers fine tune technique and deepen their knowledge of navigation, leadership and decision making on the water. Island features such as lighthouses, sea caves, wildlife, beaches and forests are included!

What do we mean by "getting into the flow?"

  • Being in the flow is a state of conscious connection and inspiration.  It's a state that is open to possibility, redirection, and expansion.

  • When I am in a state of flow I am open to guidance and unique forms of inspiration.
  • Getting in the flow also has much to do with quieting the mind.  Getting out of a state of doubt and self-sabotage.
  • Yoga is yin/hatha

About the program:

-Yoga, meditation, and nature practices everyday to guide you deeper into your unique gifts and creative inspiration

-Guided group processes to facilitate authentic connection and spark new truths

-Laura Adrian is available for support and questions throughout the journey

-Virtual pre-trip meetings to connect with fellow participants and help you prepare (make sure all your questions get answered)

-Intimate group of 9 participants 

-No experience necessary.  You don't need to be an athlete or superwoman to participate.  If you have health concerns or injuries that may limit your ability to fully participate contact us prior to registration.

What's Included:

-All gear rental (That includes kayaks, tents, etc. All you need is a sleeping bag and pad and we can help you out with that if you let us know in advance)

-Expert guides (years of kayaking experience + Wilderness First Responder Certified)

-Delicious and nutritious organic/local meals Thursday dinner-Sunday lunch.  Meals feature local cheeses and produce (dinners are pescatarian featuring wild caught fish from Lake Superior).  We can accommodate food allergies/diets (check with us before registering if this is important to you).

-Daily yoga, meditation, team building, and inspiration

-3 nights of camping (one on the mainland 2 nights on the islands)

-2 Pre-trip virtual meetings to support you in preparing for the trip, connecting to participants, and answering any questions.  Meetings will be recorded, but attendance is highly encouraged!  We'll decide on exact dates and times when we get closer to the trip.

Wait there's more:

-Follow-up group coaching call after trip to reflect on the trip, integrate what you've learned, and continue to bring what you've discovered from the trip into your daily life.

-30 minute live, phone, or virtual meeting before, during or after the trip with Laura to answer any questions about the trip, preparation, integration, or challenges that arise

Note: Tents are typically shared with 1-2 people.  If this is an issue for you please contact Whole Life Elevation prior to registration.

What if I'm new to camping/outdoor adventure?

No need to have prior experience with outdoor adventure/wilderness.  This trip is very 'beginner friendly' and we'll walk you through preparing step-by-step. A can-do attitude is essential! 

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Set up camp on the mainland, hang out, explore. Group dinner at 6pm.  Program officially begins at 7pm with an opening circle. 

Day 2: Delicious breakfast with organic fresh fruits and vegetables! We'll begin the day with yoga followed by a kayak instruction and safety course.  We'll eat lunch, pack up the gear and get on the water.  The Sand Island is a short paddle away. We'll have a nice cooked meal made by our guides.  In the evening we'll have a special program and a fire.  There will be free time to relax, explore, and socialize.

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Day 3: Wake up to a freshly cooked breakfast.  We'll do yoga and meditate in the morning.  Then we'll pack up camp and do a day-trip to sea caves and if another island!  One the way we'll have lunch and get to the campsite mid-afternoon.  We'll have an evening program followed by fire, star gazing, and reflection.

Day 4: Wake up to a freshly cooked breakfast we'll do some more yoga and meditation to set ourselves up for the day.  We'll head out mid-morning to explore sea caves and a lighthouse if people want.  We'll take a break and have lunch on a beach.  We'll make our way back to the mainland early afternoon.  We'll close with a circle on the mainland and bless each other as we go our separate ways.  The program closes at 3pm. 

Investment: $675

Registration:

1) Register here. Choose pay online or via check (snail-mail). 

2) Pay deposit of $150 to reserve your space.  Balance is due July 10th.

To pay online : There is a 3% processing fee. 

To pay via Check: There is no processing fee.  Pay deposit of $150.  If payment is not received within 5 days of registering online, your spot will be forfeited until payment is received. 

Make checks to Laura Adrian and send to:

Laura Adrian

9760 Alaureate Trail

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

3) You will receive a welcome email regarding trip specifics, how to prepare, and plan.  I will be available for pre-trip questions. 

4) Expect pre-trip communication including packing lists, virtual meetings, and additional information to assist you in preparing for the expedition.  Laura will be available for 30 minute 1-1 virtual meetings before the trip if needed.

Cancellation Policy:

Due to the nature of this event $150 deposits are non-refundable.  If cancellation is made before July 10th, a refund will be issued for the amount paid less the deposit.

Deposits (and fees if applicable) are transferrable to a new participant if cancellation is made by July 10th.

In the event of severe weather, the guides will provide alternatives to ensure the safety of participants.