Your New Beginning

Let Your Unique Self-Come Alive in the Galapagos! NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Feb 4 – Feb 11 2017 Explore the Galapagos while rediscovering yourself at this powerful retreat.

Your New Beginning Feb 4 – Feb 11 2017. You are connected to all living things.  Come to the Galapagos to remember that you are a part of the diversity of life.  Let this time away be your new beginning. For eight days and seven nights, immerse yourself in this miraculous setting, where the land and water conspire to teach you, rejuvenate you and restore your sense of wonder. You will be guided by seasoned naturalists on snorkeling adventures and thrilling hikes to cloud forests and lava tunnels. Excursions will help you see the world with new eyes, but imagine going home transformed, inspired, and able to respond to your day-to-day life with renewed joy and grace.

With purpose and intention, our workshops are designed to connect you with your truth and break through the barriers that have been holding you back from experiencing a joy centered life. With compassion, care, and a true interest in each person as an individual, Erin Byron, psychotherapist, yoga therapist, trainer, author and speaker will listen deeply and endeavor to make genuine connections with each participant so that you feel seen, supported, and uplifted by a personalized sense of interest in your own unique journey. Your specific learning questions and ideas relating to individual themes are woven into the larger themes of the workshops and excursions so that you perceive your challenges with new eyes and new hope.   Retreat Accomplishments To discover mindfulness practices that will reshape your brain and reprogram your nervous system for greater empowerment, connection and joy. - To experiment with different perspectives to understand and harness the power of your deepest beliefs. - To discover the ways neuroplasticity and your five senses can lead you to a life of freedom and presence - To connect to your own inner truth and apply yoga and psychological tools to bring balance and ease to your everyday life. - To relate the lessons and natural wonder of the Galapagos Islands to a concrete, personalized vision of self.

A Traveler’s Choice Winner (2015), at Semilla Verde you will find a lush, green, tranquil and secluded home-base for exploring the Galapagos.  This traditional guesthouse prides itself on its attentive, personalized service where nothing is too much to ask. Savour incomparable, panoramic views of Galapagos National Park, surrounded by miles of nature trails and presided over by the lodge’s own giant tortoise, Oscar. Semilla Verde holds out a warm welcome and a promise of ease and tranquility. So much of the Galapagos experience is “don’t miss this!”  Here, you can close your eyes and let yourself digest all that you have experienced and dream about your place in it.   You will be guided by seasoned naturalists on your many adventures. Hike the 600 meter wooden footpath of Bartolome Island to a perfect view of iconic Pinnacle Rock, an extinct volcanic cone and one of the world’s most photographed sights. Kayak on Tortuga (Turtle) Bay, a pristine beach on the southern coast of Santa Cruz. Kayaking allows you to draw close to rays, white-tip sharks, brilliantly colored reef fish, and of course, sea turtles. Snorkel and marvel at the land and marine life at North Seymour Island, where the largest population of blue-footed boobies do their world-famous mating dance. Explore the islands from a different perspective on a Santa Cruz Highlands Tour, which is unlike any of your sea-level destinations. You will visit volcanic craters, and the large lava tunnels that occur throughout the island.  Of course you will encounter the Giant Galapagos Tortoise in its natural habitat – a living wonder of evolution. 

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February 4-11 2017

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