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Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Happy Birthday Retreat

Milestone birthdays can be perfect retreat themes and a Birthday Retreat is very marketable.
  • As you put together your menu of Adventure and Retreat offerings, consider some Birthday Retreats or Adventures with decade themes. 
  • Create a list of your favorite venues from those locally to those that require travel. 
  • Put your price package together based on number of days, venue, number of participants the Birthday Host would like to include, amenities and your coaching, presentation or playshop material.
Many people who want to celebrate an important birthday will consider purchasing your retreat package for a few of their best friends and family, which means you market to one individual to fill your offering.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Patt's Upcoming Boomer Chick Adventure

A Welcome Spring Hike
  • Saturday, April 30 2011, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Batsto Lake in the NJ Pine Barren, Batsto Village, Hammonton NJ
  • $25 Early Bird, $30 day of the hike
  • 5 Participants minimum, 15 Participants maximum
  • Registration and Early Bird payment deadline: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
  • Details and directions upon registration
  • Hiking the White Trail (aka the Batsto Lake Trail), a 4-mile sandy loop trail winding through a peaceful pine forest and along the bluffs of Batsto Lake and back toward Batsto Village. Benches along the way for resting and enjoying the views.
  • A guided hike with plenty of time for quiet contemplation in this pristine environment
  • Bagged lunch and water
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Layered clothing
  • Camera (optional)
Consider incorporating time on your own to visit and explore historic Batsto Village after our hike.

You can find more information about Patt's Boomer Chick Adventures on her Adventure Coach Website.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Know Yourself

When planning an Adventure or Retreat, look at yourself first. 
  • Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Your answer to this question may determine how you structure your offering. The more time you need alone for yourself, the more alone and reflection time you'll want to design for your participants in your outing. When they are alone, you get to be alone too.
  • What is your tolerance for hosting? Do you love to host events that have large numbers and go for days? Or perhaps you a great host for a few hours. Your answer will determine whether or not you offer one-day or multi-day retreats. 
  • Are you independent in everything your do or do you tend to rely on others for ideas, sharing, coordinating and tasks? Your answer will make your decision about having a partner or collaborator for your offering.
  • What time of day are you at your best? Schedule your one-day offerings around this time of day. If you are doing a multi-day retreat, make sure you're on during your best time of day and schedule individual reflection and quiet time during those times when you are less effective.
  • Are you energized by a group discussion or do you love having more intimate one-on-one conversations? This might determine the number of participants in your adventure. And, it may also determine how you work with your participants; as a group or one-on-one throughout the day or multi-day offering.
There's more I'm sure. You know yourself. Just be sure to consider what you know about yourself as you plan your next offering.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Adventure with the Purpose of Giving

Are you looking to add a unique component to your multi-day Adventures? Check out Planeterra, where you can discover a wide variety of volunteer projects you and your Retreat participants may want to engage in.

"Planeterra is a nonprofit organization with a history of supporting communities through travelers' desire to give back."

Monday, April 4, 2011

Take a Break...Take a Research Day.

Essential to offering great Adventures and Retreats is to regularly create a “Research Day” just for you.

Go paddling, horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, bike riding…visit a museum, a local garden or park, a treehouse, a yoga or dance studio. Choose activities YOU love.

Let your feet sift through warm sand. Bounce in the waves. Move slowly down a meandering river. Rest and taking in the vistas from the top of a woodland hiking trail. Hang out in front of a great room fireplace or a campfire along the trail. Move your body to the breeze in the trees or the music in the room. Find time for your feet to be up and your head to be down. Shake it up.

Take notes and make artwork that expresses your experience. Fall into your research, fully engaged. Come out with new plans in place.

You will find you can easily transform your Research Day into an offering for others. Take the time