I am beyond excited to offer my first Seasonal Retreat of 2018. This all-inclusive retreat will feature Yoga Classes taught by Victoria Kromhout, seasonally crafted acupuncture treatments, quiet time, and a nutritional workshop led by local fitness guru Lou Ferreira. With our vision board workshop, we will spend some time identifying limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from reaching your ultimate potential. This is a fantastic opportunity to re-commit yourself to making those healthy changes you have been putting off year after year.
In your free time, there are hiking trails to explore, a swimming pool, a hot tub, and lots of areas on the property to find some quiet time to journal.
I have been carefully cultivating, crafting and dreaming this retreat for years and cannot wait to see it come to its fruition this winter. Please join us. All fitness levels welcome.
In the stillness of this season, winter asks us to look into our depths and reconnect to our inner being, making peace with the darkness within us and around us. We will be fully expressing this theme throughout our weekend together
The retreat is located in beautiful Santa Margarita, Ca at the Sagrada Wellness Center. This special healing oasis is the perfect blend of beauty, quiet, and bliss all in one. Check out the facilities here.
$695 for shared community room
$895 for a double-shared room
$1095 for a private bedroom.
The cost includes all food, lodging, and activities throughout the three days and two nights. A $250 deposit is required to save your space and the remainder of the balance is due 30 days before the retreat date. This retreat is limited to only 10 people and will sell out, so please make sure you reserve your spot if this retreat is calling you!
Michelle will be offering healing sessions during the free time hours of the retreat. Some of the therapies in your session may include: acupuncture, therapeutic massage, aroma-acupoint, and cupping. Each session can be tailored to meet your individual needs. Sessions run 60 minutes for $100, and are by appointment only.
This weekend is for women to be surrounded by other like-minded women with the common intention to re-commit to nurturing themselves the best they can in a sacred container. Reconnect to your body, to the earth, and to your intuition in a safe natural setting.
Michelle Hamilton is a Multi-Dimensional Healer who works with women to unblock the physical, emotional and spiritual blocks that are creating obstructions between where they want to be and where they really are.
Michelle is passionate about whole-body wellness and uses multiple tools to help you achieve optimum wellness in your life. She founded Well Woman Retreats as she noticed a common theme among her female patients: over-worked, with a complete disconnect to their physical bodies. She created these retreats to provide a safe container for all women to create the healing shifts that are necessary for women to live the joyful, authentic lives we were meant to live.
Michelle completed her undergrad at Cal Poly then chose to study Traditional Chinese Medicine at Emperors College in Santa Monica, Ca. Over the course of her acupuncture training she had the opportunity to intern at the UCLA Medical Center and graduated with academic honors. She has a successful acupuncture practice located in San Luis Obispo, Ca where she specializes in Women’s Health, Orthopedic Injuries, and Psycho/Emotional Issues.
Michelle is a State Board Certified Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist. She has completed Tiffany Carole’s Master Healer program and has completed many post-graduate trainings in aroma-acupoint therapy, women’s health/infertility, pediatrics, functional medicine, and sports medicine.
Michelle holds a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from Emperors College.
I was first exposed to yoga at the age of six at a Montessori School where I grew up in Scottsdale AZ. Through my young adult life, I continued to be exposed to yoga and it seemed that yoga was always manifesting stability and joy. I began my training when I was 23 after injuring my back on the Fire Department. I started my focus on Kripalu and Iyengar yoga. Through this fullness and healing, I continued my yogic journey seeking out workshops throughout Arizona and California where I was able to gain a depth of understanding and experience that I live for sharing now. I completed my 200-hour RYT with YogaWorks here at the Yoga Center in San Luis Obispo with Malachi Melville and Greville Henwood in 2010.
I continued my 300-hour training with Master Ayurveda teacher James Bailey, founder of Sevanti Institute, and Peter Sterios at Levity Yoga in 2016. Even though my yoga journey has included hundreds of hours seminars, teacher training, and workshops, what sets me apart from other teachers is my ability to connect with individual students and help them discover their own path to the benefits of yoga and Ayurveda. Part of my advanced teacher training took me to India, where I experienced a deep and profound personal healing through Ayurvedic treatment. Immersing myself in the culture where yoga was born was life-changing. There I discovered the truth, that I am the light and the love that I was seeking. My mission is to help others find this knowing for themselves.
My drive to nourish and care centers around my family. I want to foster a feeling of safety and fun that allows open communication, creative expression, and community. With three active children, jobs, careers, and passions for various pursuits, our lifestyle can get very hectic. Providing good food, a loving environment, and a home for my family is what I live for. Nourish by Victoria is an extension of that desire to provide warmth, care, and love to my community.
I was naturally drawn to yoga for the sense of peace, calming, healing, and belonging it brought to my spirit since childhood. I enjoy teaching and practicing strong, vinyasa flow style Yoga classes as well as blissful restorative ones. I share my passion for life and joy by sharing yoga with spirits of all ages.
Lou has been changing lives in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years.
She holds a Bachelor’s of Science (Biology) from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, she holds training certifications from The American Council on Exercise and Grey Institute’s Applied Functional Science, as well as a Health Coach certification from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Lou’s health and fitness passion grew as a high level competitive athlete. She was member of both the National Championship, University of North Carolina women’s soccer team and the U.S. Women’s National soccer team. This is where her passion, and gift, for bringing health and wellness into people’s lives began.
She has worked with people of all ages and abilities in a wide range of areas from sports specific athlete training, weekend warrior training, injury recovery and also helping that person who just wants to move a little easier and feel healthier.
Through Lou’s ability to listen to and connect with her clients and colleagues she has built a very successful career. Her goal is to create a safe environment and personal relationship that will help guide people to achieve their goals. It is this love and passion for helping people realize their potential that she has brought to the San Luis Obispo area for the past 10 years. It is with love and passion that she is very excited to continue to educate and inspire our community to live the fullest and healthiest lives they can.