UNTAMING THE WILD
YWSL Virtual Retreat
Yeah, but Does this really work??
(Insights from past retreat go-ers)
What hesitations did you have about signing up for this retreat?
"I wasn't sure how effective a 'virtual retreat' would be versus in-person as this was my first one."
"None. Having done a version of this retreat in the past, I knew its value and the value of working with you."
"I was afraid it wouldn’t be different from the work I did with Fire Starter sessions."
What was happening in your life before the retreat, and what did you want?
"Crazy, busy, deeply-fulfilling work, lots of debt and over eating."
"I was at a very low point in both my personal and professional life. I had gotten to the point where there was no joy in my day, at all. Between physical pain and complete frustration with work, I was at my wit's end."
"I am going through a significant life transition in terms of how I want to show up in my own life and with my vocation. I had been away for a period of stillness in the wilderness. I was seeking a new way of looking at goals and intentions aligned with my soul as I embarked on my exploration of new possibilities."
What specific results or shifts did you experience as a result of the retreat?
"I have a bigger understanding of what I want, and more concentrated energy. After the retreat, I went on to lead a one week training and felt confident and in my skin."
"I realized that my Core Desired Feelings already exist within in me. That was a huge wake up call! All those years of self help and searching, and it finally clicked for me that what I am seeking is already inside me.
I already possess what I need, I just have to feel and act from that place. It's there. If I stay present and pay attention to my body, my feelings, and what is happening around me, I can act from a place that will bring me joy. This is super important to me because it means I don't have to stay stuck...stuck in my depression, stuck in a bad mood, stuck in a joyless job or existence. It just finally clicked."
"This was a big shift for me in terms of setting my intentions from a place of heart instead of head. Understanding the difference has helped me move out of the 'paralysis analysis' that can happen in my head around traditional goal setting to trusting my intuition in alignment with the core desires of my heart."
“I’d read about Core Desired Feelings, but I didn’t really understand how they worked. By going through them in the different layers with you, the uncovering or unveiling of them, it was a great way for me to get out of my head and into my heart. Now, I am very much in a place of ‘heart’ in terms of moving into decisions and opportunities. That’s a really big shift for me.”
What did you like best about the retreat?
"I loved listening to the other women speak their truth and through their words, understand what is going on inside me. Yes, we are all different people, but as you really listen, there is so much linking us that it helps put things into perspective. It shows you you're not alone.
"You have this magic ability to create a powerfully intimate space in a virtual setting; to guide the process, the conversations, and the unfolding as effectively as if we were in the room together. Super focused and engaged throughout the entire weekend. Loved that you shared your own vulnerabilities and learning along the way. Loved the way you lived your own core desires in the process which was a great model to learn from (especially for someone who is used to the more traditional strategic goal planning method!)”
"I loved the structure of the weekend in terms of the pacing of learning, and the mix of teaching, guiding and independent work. I appreciated the ability to be in a warm and loving space with others, and also to have time in the ease and peace of home to complete different sessions, to rest, to nourish myself.
"Working with you is a pleasure. You are patient and wise and really listen. And there is no judgment. There is thoughtful pushing, but not coaxing. You have a knack for asking the right question at the right time. You allow time for us to be reflective and breathe. There is no rushing. But there isn't time for dilly-dallying, either. You pace things really well."
"Watching a master facilitator was so eye opening. Realizing what is most important to me will help me focus my efforts and energy to build the life I really want."
Would you recommend this retreat to others? (If so, why and to whom?)
"Yes! In fact I sang your praises and gave your name to a lady at airport bar who was in the middle of a life transition. I’d recommend you to anyone looking to deepen their relationship to their heart and gut."
"Definitely. Ultimately, the retreat is refreshing. It's hard work to be so introspective, but by the end it really is rewarding to dig in and get in touch with your inner self. I think anyone, but especially women, would really benefit from working with you. You take a handful of strangers that quickly, and I mean, really quickly, become a trusting circle of powerful and wise women supporting each other through listening, mirroring, and love. You are the common thread that facilitates this environment. Without you, it doesn't really exist. You create the opportunity for the growth to happen."
"YES! I believe you have a special gift to see others in ways greater than they see themselves ~ which is exciting to watch and to be a part of. I'd recommend this to other women seeking to understand and live a life more fully aligned with their true desires."
In terms of the value of the retreat, do you think it was "worth it"?
"Yes, I noticed that it’s at or below other retreats. Great price and well worth it. Knowing what your North Star is invaluable. It’s so important to spend money doing this type of work before jumping in and spending money on the fast fixes that are so often misaligned and not a good strategy for getting what we really wanted all along."
"It's worth every penny and more. It's hard to justify an expense like this if you are unsure of the outcome or what you will get out of the experience. When you invest in yourself and pay maybe a bit more than you are used to for something that may seem like an indulgence, it makes you accountable to the time and experience. You have invested not only your time, but your money. If you put in the work and listen and think and write and reflect, the money you've paid won't even be an after thought.
"Wouldn't you pay anything to get to the core of what what can bring you joy in life? I don't mean fleeting joy or happiness, I mean a real understanding that what you need is already inside you. Through this retreat, you can tune out all of the noise of artificial joy and get to the symphony that is your essence - wouldn't that be priceless? I think YES."
"YES - I think it was worth it and more. The huge value you bring, and time you are putting into this over three days is considerable. The price point is great value; a fraction of what doing this in person would cost, with the added benefit of being able to do it at home without travel costs with a MOST AMAZING FACILITATOR!"
BONUS LOVE NOTES...
"Thank you for creating this experience. I know I will continue to work on refining my Core Desired Feelings. I already feel like I am approaching life from a different perspective. There's pre-retreat Katie and post-retreat Katie. Haha! I think that's fantastic!"
"Huge gratitude to you for creating this innovative idea that allowed me to experience both YOU and Desire Mapping in a really accessible and timely way. YOU are a gift, in oh so so so so many ways."
"Angie is a master facilitator and guide. What sets her apart from other teachers and coaches is her ability to identify core issues/blocks with an unusual depth and level of insight. Her ability to find just the right words you need to hear, coupled with her outrageous compassion and sharp intuition make her a source of healing and transformation."
(I'm not crying, you're crying....)
~ Your Wildly Successful Life ~ A Virtual Retreat ~