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Frequently asked

About our retreats...

What's Always Included

Luxurious accommodations with a caring and attentive staff. Charter air transfer from SJO to SUV airport transfers. All gourmet plant-based, plated meals + snacks. Group workshops, activities, immersions and experiences. One-on-one pre and post-retreat support. Participation workbooks, and journals. We also include a Swag Bag full of wonderful treasures. 

Who is the Leader?

The Empowered Transitions Retreats were written and developed-- and are led and facilitated --by Dr. Laura Weber Garrison. Laura is a Trauma Recovery Specialist with over two decades of experience with challenged and high-risk populations. She is an author and an educator and maintains a private therapy practice in Florida in addition to facilitating Retreats. You can purchase her latest book, Damaged Rudders: Healing Trauma through Yoga, Creativity, and the Connections to Our Divinity HERE.  For further information about Laura, please visit


How Many Participants?
What's the Minimum Age? Are there restrictions? Can I join with a friend or a family member?

We intentionally limit the Group size in our Empowered Transitions Retreats and the UPLEVEL Retreats are limited to 15 participants. The minimum age is 18 years of age (in some cases, the minimum age is 16 with a parent in attendance and with the Facilitator's approval.)

Let us know if you are planning on attending with a friend or a family member, please!

We can and will accommodate many restrictions with regard to diet or physical limitations.  Please email your concerns so they can be addressed.  

And the Retreat Site?

Take a look at the site here.  Learn more about the guest experience here.

I'm New to Therapy, Yoga, Meditation and a first-timer with Immersive Retreats

We take every measure to ensure each participant’s Retreat experience is safe, comfortable, and positive in both the short and long term. Our Facilitators are highly trained and have many years of experience as counselors and therapists.  Our assistants are experienced and hold advanced certifications in fields such as healthcare and yoga.  And, very importantly, you'll be supported both pre and post-retreat. 
Groups are intentional, structured, and safe and are facilitated as part group therapy, part individual therapy, and part Mastermind.  All of our Retreats a highly experiential and do include time for reflection, play, integration, and movement in addition to the core program itself.

You'll be meeting with the facilitator via phone or Zoom ahead of the Retreat, you'll have homework, we'll be here for you pre and post-retreat.

I'm Ready to Retreat!

We would love to have you join us! Have additional questions?  Email us first.  And if you're ready now, just hit the I'm Ready to Retreat! button to be taken to the Booking Site and from there, you'll be able to choose your accommodations. If you are traveling with a friend or family member and want to room together, let us know--we can do that! 
Once we receive your confirmation, we'll email your homework and set up a time to 'meet' over the phone or via Zoom. 

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