Quiet the Noise – Find Yourself

Personal Growth Workshops and Qi Gong classes with Special Guest Elizabeth W. Barrett MA, LMFT

In Santa Margarita, San Luis Obispo County, Central Coast California

October 10 - 12

A weekend retreat of reflection – movement – nourishment – rejuvenation 

  • Manifest the life you have always imagined for yourself.
  • Retrace your life’s history to locate patterns that need attention.
  • Discover what has been holding you back from the fullest expression of yourself.
  • Create a plan and structure for the next phase of your life.
  • Learn practical Qi Gong exercises to promote health, vitality and longevity.

If stress, anxiety, life changes, transitions or disappointment has stolen the joy and happiness from your life, this weekend offers an opportunity for personal transformation through a blend of ancient and contemporary wisdom. Using a dynamic model of counseling, nutrition, Traditional Chinese medicine and reflective time in nature, you will take a step back, take inner care and reawaken your deepest knowing. This weekend offers the vastness of the beautiful central coast, at Sagrada Wellness retreat Center in Santa Margarita, stillness to stimulate the mind and gentle support that allows you to unwind, unplug, relax, and reconnect to what is true­. Our trained and licensed professionals, Elizabeth Barrett, MA, LMFT and Eva Inglizian L.Ac. will help you recover what stress has taken from you and give you the space to access the inner strength and wisdom you already possess.

The weekend will include group work with Elizabeth Barrett, MA, LMFT, focused on building trust and community, identifying disruptive patterns and developing new strategies for living. Qi gong classes with Eva Inglizian, L.Ac, incorporating gentle practices to increase energy, restore health and relax the mind, along with daily group hiking tours will leave you with a deeper sense of relief and peace. One on one individual counseling sessions with Elizabeth W. Barret and Acupuncture and Taoist nutritional counseling with Eva Inglizian will be available for an extra charge.

Our goal is for you to come away from this therapeutic retreat with a deeper sense of connection to yourself, rejuvenated and more grounded and joyful.

About Elizabeth W. Barrett, MA, LMFT:

Elizabeth is a licensed marriage and family therapist with 20 years of experience in the helping professions, host of A Conversation with The Reluctant Therapist – a weekly radio program on Public Radio KCBX (kcbx.org), a lecturer in the Psychology/Child Development department at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California and a mental health consultant/speaker specializing in personal growth, family life and relationship issues.

Elizabeth graduated with an MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute (1993) with a focus on Depth Psychology utilizing dream work, the arts and ancient wisdom to address the struggles experienced in our complex modern lives. Elizabeth interned with the County of San Luis Obispo as a crisis/in-home counselor for a child abuse prevention program. During this experience Elizabeth focused on parenting and communication skills as the keys to individual health and well-being within the family system. This work lead to an opportunity to create The Parent Way (5 Steps to Building a Fabulous Family), a video series and workbook that she wrote and hosted, which has been a recurring segment on the local cable access station and has also been used in various parent training programs.

Elizabeth’s love for radio and passion for working with those who are struggling with personal and relationship issues; and a growing frustration with the disease/medical-model of treatment prevalent in the helping professions – lead to the creation of her show, The Reluctant Therapist. These original 15 minute - Ted Talk-type segments began airing on KCBX in 2009.

In January 2013 - A Conversation with The Reluctant Therapist moved to its new weekly one hour spot featuring listener calls around a relational topic concerning our collective mental health and well-being. Previous shows can be podcast at KCBX.org or at Elizabeth’s webite: thereluctanttherapist.com

About Eva Inglizian, L.Ac.

Sagrada co-owner and acupuncturist Eva Inglizian L.Ac has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine for 10 years along with hosting yoga and wellness retreats for the past six years in Mexico, Ojai California and now their newest location in Central Coast California. Eva first started leading wellness retreats with her father Dr. George Inglizian on Sagrada’s Get Centered retreat. Eva Inglizian L.Ac. facilitates guests to look at their well-being through the holistic lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Eva's intuitive understanding of healthy living can be seen in her treatment offerings, health consultations and Sagrada's delicious cuisine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine can be utilized as a comprehensive philosophy or lens in which to view our health. It’s ancient wisdom teaches us ways to nourish ourselves, strengthen our immune systems (so we don’t get diseases later in life, even the ones that run in our families), release toxins gently and naturally, harmonize emotional imbalances and promote radiant health. What is your energy level like on a scale of 1 to 10? What is your stress level like on a scale of 1 to 10? These are everyday questions in my practice and the answers I receive are shockingly similar. People’s energy is low and stress is way too high. Our energy quality and sense of ease is a reflection of our life, the juiciness of our experiences, the essence of what makes life fabulous.

Qi gong dates back to the Warring States Era in China in the fifth century BCE, when it was first founded as a healing art to preserve health and vitality. Qi gong encompasses physical exercises, meditation and visualization, along with breathing exercises. All of the most effective techniques have remained over the centuries, as they are time tested, and thrive at bringing people a self healing modality as well as control over our aging process. A regular Qi gong practice is linked to the prevention and healing of disease, reduced stress, improved physical strength , improved mental function, improved sexual function (more libido-fun) and spiritual enrichment. And best of all, it slows down the aging process! Who wouldn't want to try it!

Rates for 3day/2 night yoga retreats: prices are per person
Communal bedroom shared bathroom - $695 + tax
Private bedroom shared bathroom - $945 sgl / $795 dbl + tax

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(All prices are subject to change without notice) 

Prices are per person and include the following:

  • Accommodation with comfy linens and towels
  • Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners (Wine not included)
  • 3 group work sessions with Elizabeth focusing on building trust and community, identifying disruptive patterns and developing new strategies for living
  • 3 Qi gong classes with Eva, incorporating gentle practices to increase energy, restore health and relax the mind
  • use of hot tub
  • Plenty of free time on the majestic grounds for lounging, journaling, meditation, and self reflection. Acupuncture and one on one counseling can be arranged for additional fees.