Oceanside Retreat with Dr. Lisa Chu
A note from Lisa:
Walking the path of creativity - shining the light on how you can create the life you truly desire - is the work I am honored to do with my life coaching clients. I have found that there are many dimensions to this work, many layers to explore as we cultivate the courage to walk again and again through the doorway of Not Knowing and into the realm of joy.
While conversation is the centerpiece of the coaching relationship, I cannot help but notice that my work with clients feels incomplete without including the body, the soul, and the mind together in one place, as one unified expression of harmony. I have longed for a way to bring together and share the many elements and practices that have truly supported my journey of discovering that each of us is an artist - yes, that means you, too. Your art is your particular life, and you are here to weave together the many strands that keep arriving in your experience to create the life that only you can live.
This retreat is my offering to you, my clients and those who are curious about experiencing, in three-dimensional reality, this magical realm I call "Beyond Knowing".
I welcome you to my home, and there I will invite you to come home to yourself. To experience casual comfort, peace, freedom, intimate connection to yourself + nature + others, awe, and wonder. To discover a new kind of luxury - the luxury of being YOU.
You will take home from this retreat:
- at least 5 new ideas for starting your day differently....to infuse qualities of inspiration and vision into each day, from the first moment you wake up
- a list of potent self-care practices you discover for yourself...how to spend "down-time" in a way that rejuvenates, nourishes, and allows your SoulBodyMind the space it requires for wholeness
- writing prompts and exercises to reconnect you rapidly with the truth of the present moment
- ARTifacts of your own creation that will remind you of your inner vision and true nature
- whole body experience and tools to begin practicing present moment awareness in your daily life
- powerful, simple self-coaching methods to release old stories fearlessly and stand compassionately in the gift of "now"
- engagement with the natural world as your teacher, and concrete ways to bring this into your daily life
Friday, November 1, 2013 through Sunday, November 3, 2013
(Begin at 3pm Friday; end at noon on Sunday)
Half Moon Bay, California – our epicenter will be my home, just fifty steps from the beach.
Yes, this is the beach, just fifty steps from my front door. We will be working here.
This is my house. We will be gathering here also.
We will be working both indoors and in various outdoor locations for our activities. All of the photos on this page are locations in Half Moon Bay, and many of them will serve as the powerful teachers and messengers for our work together. Details on our starting location will be provided when you register.
Creating a sacred circle of support
Stillness and silence
Movement and sound
Reflection and self-expression (writing, speaking, art-making)
Deep listening and sound healing
Walking and sitting in natural outdoor spaces
Individual and group engagement
Rest and play
Sample Schedule (subject to change)
Friday, November 1, 20133pm to 5pm Opening Session
Casting the sacred circle of support
Setting intentions for the weekend
Evening on your own
Saturday, November 2, 2013*optional
One of several enchanted forests in Half Moon Bay.
6:30am Beach meditation
7:00am-7:45am Breath and energy work on the beach
Breakfast on your own
9:00am to 12:00pm Morning Session
Inward reflection and grounding of the circle
Activities will include reflection, some form of expression, and sharing of experience
Lunch provided (organic, locally sourced)
1:30pm to 4:30pm Afternoon Session
Playful exploration of nature, the body’s expressions, and enlivening the senses
Practices to engage with the doorway of Not Knowing
Farm-to-Table Dinner provided
Evening – New Moon Ceremony
Sunday, November 3, 2013*optional
8:00am – 8:45am Breath and energy work at the beach
10:00am to 12:00pm Closing Session
Holding intentions and dreams from this weekend
Completing and closing of the circle
How to Register
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Full payment of $550
is due at the time of registration.
The price above includes the Retreat experience, and lunch and dinner on Saturday.
Price does not
include airfare, lodging, ground transportation, or other meals.
Retreat is limited to six participants.
Because of the small size of the Retreat, and because travel arrangements are necessary for most participants, there will be no refunds
once you have made the commitment to attend. If you must cancel for an emergency, your fee (minus the non-refundable deposit) may be applied to a future coaching package. You may gift or sell your seat to another participant, but please be sure to let me know if you do this. Thank you for your understanding regarding this policy. Contact me directly with any questions you have.
There is a full range of accommodation options in Half Moon Bay, from ocean blufftop camping at the Francis Beach State Park Campground, to the inexpensive and casual Montara Lighthouse Hostel (in one of the most beautiful, peaceful locations on our coastside), to many local bed-and-breakfast inns such as the Cypress Inn Miramar Beach (within walking distance of my house), to the upscale Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay.
Contact me if you would like a list of recommendations.
The nearest airport is San Francisco International (SFO), which is 40 minutes by car.
You will need a car to get around Half Moon Bay. Contact me if you would like to arrange carpooling or ridesharing with other Retreat participants.
Who Should Attend
I dreamed and designed this Retreat with the intention of serving those who resonate with my life coaching work. I wish to offer a more “three-dimensional” experience, one which brings together the Soul, Body, and Mind into one – the SoulBodyMind experience. The activities we will share during the Retreat represent the best practices I know for tasting this experience of harmony and presence, the originating energy of healing, transformation, and creativity.
What You Will Receive
This is of course up to you! My intention is for this weekend to be a natural extension of having coached with me and explored the areas of self-care, creativity, walking into the territory of the unknown, finding courage, and learning to recognize and trust the distinctive sound of your own voice. Once you have tasted these in your own body, you may experience the freedom and luxury to be yourself, without fear or apology. What happens when you repeat this process, even in a small way, every day, is what some might call magic.
What to Bring
layers for outdoor gathering - a warm layer plus a rain layer
scarf, hat, gloves for morning and evening gatherings
sturdy shoes or boots for hiking and walking on sand/dirt
comfortable, casual clothing that you can move in
refillable water bottle
notebook or sketchbook
your favorite pen or other writing instrument
3 to 5 magazines that inspire you
your body as it is
your intention - to heal, to transform, to create the life you truly desire
Note: we will be gathering and walking in a variety of natural outdoor settings that involve uneven surfaces such as sand, rocks, and dirt. Please bring extra layers and sturdy shoes that you will be comfortable hiking in, and walking on sand.
Please email me
directly with any questions you have about this retreat. I would love to hear from you!