We host (3) DOPE annual retreats at the following DOPE locations for all YDOCO group participants & clinical program participants:
Hudson Valley, NY (For YDOCO Members)
Martha’s Vineyard (For Psychotherapists & Clinical Trainees)
Tidewater Virginia (For Unique Families primarily)
*Our retreats at these location occur annually.
If you’re wondering what our retreats are like or what makes them different from theme parks or other host, we’re happy to share what we’ve learned about hosting the dopest retreats ever!
We know what it’s like to show up all hopeful to a retreat experience & be like: “Wtf?!?’ It has actually happened to us. We’ve actually lived that 1st hand! And instead of being all salty about it, we are illuminating our flame of passion towards offering you a better experience!
We believe that curating a safe space for people to be exactly who they are is key. Especially for those who identify as other in some way. And it’s the details that count. We’ve done our own personal work, which is a also a continuous process, to ensure that we can extend a supreme embrace to all who feel drawn to retreat with us. We know what it’s like to hear about a retreat, to peep the price tag, & be on the fence wondering if what you’re looking for will really be found there.
We know the flurry of questions that come rushing to your mind.
Will the people there be nice?
Will the excursions be fun?
Will the agenda & activity reflect your interests, beliefs, & values?
Will the lodging be up to your standards i.e. aesthetic? Serene?Allowing for “lit-ness’ when merited?
Will the food be good?
Will the surrounding neighborhood coves soothe your soul?
Will people get you there?
Will there be some hidden agenda that leaves you feeling stuck & remorseful about wasting your time & your money?
If you’ve got it covered because you’re really great at cultivating space for yourself & your crew, we think that’s amazing! Keep up the great work! But if you’ve grown weary about planning pristine and nurturing experiences for yourself and/or crew. Or if you want to take steps towards building true sustainable community while also nurturing yourself, our retreats may be a supreme fit for you.
Here’s our promise to you.
We will do everything in our power to make sure you feel seen & heard at our retreat.
We want you to feel safe & embraced at our retreat.
We want you to feel fed & enlightened.
We will not set you up for the okie doke i.e. let you fall, ya know..
We will invite you to all the light-hearted fun your beautiful heart can hold.
We will not therapize or psychoanalyze you.
We acknowledge that it won’t be perfect, you’re experience with us will be just right, if you allow it to be.
Our EASY 4-step Retreat process.
- (20 min) (Brief) complimentary phone consultation.
- (1 hour) (Extended) Individualized Face-2-Face/virtual Retreat Consultation.
- (2 hours) If local, attend our Retreat social in DC (1 month prior).
- (2 hours) Both local & out-of-towners, are welcomed at our Virtual Retreat Social!
All retreats begin at noon on Friday and end at 10am on Sunday.
OUR YDOCO (Young, Dope, Of Color, & Other) Retreat
Our YDOCO retreat is for young people of color who identify as other and/or who are allies to those who identify as other, celebrating their own otherness!
Are you seeking blissful balance? What about quiet mornings, peaceful walks, or guided meditations on the beauty of life? Are you ready to experience the true beauty of life? Sound good? Then join us for the 2nd annual Women’s Wellness Retreat. It will be hosted at Yogaville in beautiful Buckingham, Virginia. We are expanding our one-day retreat format into a weekend focused on yoga, meditation and healing for women.
Participants will be treated to yoga, meditation, sacred song and other workshops designed to balance mind, body, spirit AND strengthen you to shift thinking and make choices that support healing.
** Sample Daily Schedule **
9am-10am…Intention-setting & 1st Indoor Community Collective
12pm-1pm… Lunch on your own
1pm-2pm…Nature Immersive Experiential
2pm-3pm…Community Collective Experiential
3pm-5pm…Wellness Visitations, Rest, and/or Individual Exploration
5pm-6pm…Community Collective Dinner
6pm-7pm..Sunset.Community Collective Experiential
7pm-8pm…Divine Yoga Nidra & Meditation
In addition to our retreat experiential, there will be deeper wellness services are available. These include private coaching, private Full Moon consultations, private yoga therapy sessions, & private nature therapy sessions. Please note that the cost of these services are not included in the retreat fee.
A non-refundable deposit of $99 is required to hold your space. The price of the retreat includes 2 healthy & delicious vegan meals per day and beautifully modern & scenic lodging. Double occupancy room options only. Retreat balances are due no later than 2 months prior to all retreat start dates..
Retreat Payment Schedule
Retreaters post their non-refundable $99 deposit to reserve their slots. Payment in full is graciously appreciated. Two installment plans are also available.
Post ½ of the remaining balance 2 months after the date of deposit posting & then post remaining balance within 2 months of the 1st ½ installment.
Our Cancellations/Refund Policy
All cancellations must be received in writing and by the dates listed below, no exceptions unfortunately.. The $99 deposit is non-refundable. All full payment cancellations are subject to a $50 cancellation fee no matter regardless of circumstance due associated costs.
3 month prior cancellation by or before January- $50 cancellation fee.
2 month prior to the retreat as scheduled cancellation after January and before February $100 cancellation fee.
1 month prior cancellation, no refunds available unfortunately.
The retreat is subject to a minimum enrollment. If the minimum number is not met, then the retreat may be cancelled. If the retreat is cancelled due to low enrollment all payments will be refunded in full.
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