The Expansion Experience
Connection. Expansion. Elevation.
June 25 – June 28th, 2021
STEP BACK FROM YOUR DAILY LIFE AND INTO YOUR GREATNESS!
You are a wonder and a creator.
You are a leader of love.
You are a divine being, constantly growing and expressing itself through beauty, wisdom, and play.
You are here to live a purposeful and joyful life.
But are you?
Or are there some parts of you that still live in the shadows, covered by your fear and judgement?
Are you still stopping your fullest, highest expression or shaming the desires of your heart?
Is your past still taking over your present moment and stifling your future?
It’s time to rise into your truth.
It’s time to elevate your power.
It’s time to unite with your tribe.
And together, we will take the LEAP.
This 3-day farm-to-table, abundant retreat is all about opening, awakening and stepping into your all-ness. Every beautiful, wild, hidden part of yourself!
You’ll be guided by three expert mentors whose sole focus is on you.
After a weekend of adventures designed to spark your radical expansion, the experience will culminate with a “Coming Out Party” where you will unveil your next-level self and your message to the world.
So, are you ready for EXPANSION?
Your sanctuary for this transformative experience is a stunning French estate in the heart of Temecula’s Wine Country (just 1 hour from San Diego airport). Featuring a beautiful infinity pool, majestic panoramic views, a jacuzzi, a game room, and wine tasting room and cellar, this exalted environment sets us in the energetic frequency of EXPANSION.
You’ll wake up and soak in the sacred energy of this breathtakingly beautiful location with embodied morning movement practices. Then you’ll be pampered with food from the neighboring farms, freshly prepared by a world-class chef (bio below).
You’ll spend your afternoons in an intimate container with Caitlin and your Divine Living tribe, bringing your deepest truths, deepest gifts and deepest soul longings to the surface so that we may hear them, know them and then call them forth into expression.
In the evenings, you’ll be led by a medical expert (bio below) on a plant medicine journey to meet your soul. These sacred substances turn off a part of your brain called the “default mode network” – which is where your ego identity is operated and managed. You’ll have the experience of ego-dissolution and radically expand your sense of self, while blasting through your stories of limitation, doubt and unworthiness faster than you ever thought possible.
At night, we’ll light the fire and rejoice in our connections with nature and one another, swimming (naked?) in the pool, gazing at the stars, and dancing in the wind.
By the end of our time together, you will have completely reset your nervous system, breathing deeply and smiling like you mean it (maybe, for the first time in a while). You’ll be aligned with your soul essence. You’ll have stepped into the next level of you. And you’ll have cultivated lifelong best friends.
Is there a part of you right now questioning whether you’re worthy of this kind of experience? Perhaps you don’t feel safe to receive at this level? Maybe I’m bumping up against your wealth/worthiness shadow right now?
Good, that was my intention.
This retreat is all about EXPANSION and one of our goals is to elevate you beyond the scarcity/survival-mode matrix. Investing at yourself at this level is the first step in that journey.
Will you take it, or will you stay in your chambers of limitation?
Here’s what’s included in your holistic retreat:
Meet The Experts Facilitating Your Journey:
Your Soul Doula: Coach Caitlin Margaret
I’m Caitlin, a Holistic Life Coach to compassionate and creative humans who are sick of battling mental health issues (and feeling like they’ve tried it all).
I’ve got a Masters from Columbia University, and I’m an ex-therapist, a certified yoga teacher, a meditation instructor, a nutrition counselor, and published author.
But none of that really matters because that’s just what I am, not who I am.
Here’s the real deal: Despite all of that, I used to be an over-anxious, depressed, under-confident woman, hiding behind a lot of masks, makeup, and medication.
I was outwardly “successful” but inwardly miserable; and I was always looking for the magic bullet solution to “fix myself,” which was an exhausting and endless experience.
So instead, I committed to a new path: L-O-V-E.
Not just the “woo woo” stuff, but the hard, practical tools and skills that allow me to treat myself with respect, stand by my deepest values, and process difficult feelings with integrity. Walking this path wasn’t easy in the beginning, but it led me to the most gorgeous destination: these days, I’m wildly fulfilled, abundantly energetic, and totally ready for anything life throws at me.
Today, my clients call me “the alchemist,” because I’m a badass at transforming all their negative thoughts into abundant self-love and inspiration.
Your Medicine Man: Dr. Brian Manjarres
Dr. Manjarres has nearly 20 years of experience as a physician specializing in internal, integrative, and holistic medicine as well as almost 10 years working with plant medicine and indigenous elders.
He received his Doctorate of Medicine Degree in 2005 from the University of Arizona followed by a three year residency at Kaiser San Francisco. He also received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in both Microbiology and Biochemistry from Northern Arizona University in 2000 and then pursued his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish and Political Science.
Dr. Manjarres is originally from Arizona but has lived all over the world as a member of a military household. His passion for volunteer work led him to Mexico City to work for the Red Cross as well as the Peruvian Amazon where he ran a volunteer clinic to provide free healthcare to the local residents while teaching resident physicians from the University of California San Francisco. This was the time he was introduced to plant medicines starting with Ayahuasca.
Before founding Namaste Medical Group, Dr. Manjarres worked as a Hospitalist and Intensive Care Physician for various hospitals such as Eisenhower Medical Center, Kaiser San Francisco, and Kaiser San Diego. After gaining this invaluable experience, he felt he could take patient care to the next level by combining different modalities of customized care that is guided by the patient’s value system.
He believes in giving patients the benefits and risks of all options and by partnering with other healthcare providers that he can empower them to make the best decisions for themselves. He acted on his belief by starting with a single Pain and Wellness Clinic in Palm Springs, CA. His vision led them to grow from a single location to four additional locations throughout Southern California and Hawaii.
He then chose to settle down in San Diego and follow the path of integrative and holistic medicine as an entrepreneur.
He worked with Urban Street Angels and Eric Lovett to help write and be awarded an innovations grant from the County of San Diego to help homeless youth (18-25yo) with severe mental illness with a whole wellness approach. He designed the program to use technology including the innovative health care application HealthTrak to help track the effectiveness of the modalities used to treat the youth.
He now focuses on holding safe containers for his patients using holistic approaches that honor the person and community. He does holistic health coaching and is a well known sacred geometry artist. He is an active participant at Burning man and loves to manifest large scale interactive art. He fully believes that, “Together We Rise" and that “We Are One".
In his free time he loves to do yoga, study consciousness, dream weave and spend time with his two dogs at the beach in Encinitas, CA
Your Chef: Atomm Sol
Creating healthy world cuisine, Atomm gets his inspiration from the garden, while remaining vigilant in being a propagator of heirloom perennial foods.
Beginning his professional culinary career as a chef at Heartwood Massage institute focused on Traditional Chinese medicine practices and permaculture gardening (sprouting, ferments, Flemish baking techniques). Realizing more focus on horticulture and seed saving would bring a more well rounded understanding of cuisine, Atomm worked in world renown horticulture gardens in Canada and Central America. Opening his first restaurant with famous raw food chef Juliano in Santa Monica California helped launch Atomm’s restaurant experience; serving the public and many celebrity icons who knew the value of incredibly unique and healthy food.
After 3 years of food sourcing, recipe development, staffing and managing Raw, Atomm took his skill set to Santa Fe, New Mexico to revamp the restaurant Body started by the founder of Quicksilver wear. Completely redoing the menu to accommodate a more organic full fare food with tasty raw vegan options, Body became the preferred go-to destination of those who cared for their health.
After focusing on strictly vegetarian cuisine for 15 years, Atomm broadened his health quest to reintegrate meat into his diet and cuisine. Opening his own DéNü Café near Phoenix Arizona with a full spectrum of organic fare with signature salads, superfood smoothies, middle eastern marinated halal meats to serve both the concision minded vegetarians and meat eaters, Denu was a successful establishment providing nourishment for Mayo Clinic patients to everyday athletes and citizens who felt the difference of all fresh vital cuisine.
With a vast array of food experiences, Atomm is constantly learning new techniques and ways to serve in evolving health focused practices via balanced diet and cleanses. Honored to bring you the most in season, locally sourced, organically grown full spectrum available produce to insure your best fuel and pleasure possible for your integration into the profound work you are experiencing.
Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Only 12 spots are available so buy your tickets quickly!!!
Also, the early birds get rewards in the form of choosing your accommodation first! Every room is beautiful, but some are extra special. You will choose your room based on the order in which you purchase the ticket.
★★★★★ The French Gem in Temecula’s Wine Country ★★★★★
Located in the heart of Temecula’s Wine Country and featuring a beautiful infinite pool, majestic panoramic views, jacuzzi, BBQ, game room, bar, wine tasting room w/ Cellar, large kitchen, and many more luxuries (see below), this French Estate of 7200 sq. ft. will provide you with an unforgettable experience!
★ BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM INFINITY POOL! Cool off and catch some Temecula sun in the home’s dreamy infinity pool with beautiful views of the surrounding Temecula vineyards and hills.
★ HUGE JACUZZI! Jumbo-sized multi-jet hot tub located comfortably over the pool! Easily fits 10 people!
★ WINE TASTING ROOM w/ WINE CELLAR! Incredible stone casita is a completely separate living space with a full bathroom and an attached wine cellar! The beautiful wine cellar adds to the Wine Country feeling you’ll experience throughout the home and is a wonderful place to taste wines while overlooking the patio and pool area.
★ GAME ROOM and BAR w/ POOL TABLE! Huge game room overlooking the patio!
★ 7200 SQ FEET! Home includes multiple living/family rooms, seating areas, common spaces, and balconies. Space is not lacking whether you have a large family or want to get away for a break!
★ EXTRAVAGANT DINING ROOM! The dining room, with its custom painted Venetian-style ceilings and beautiful chandelier and furnishings, will be the perfect place for your family to share meals and memories.
★ OUTDOOR BBQ! Grillmasters will absolutely love the massive gas BBQ and outdoor BBQ eating area. BBQ area includes a sink, refrigerator, and 6 barstools to serve your guests!
★ FIRE PIT + MULTIPLE OUTDOOR SEATING SPACES! Whether you’re interested in smores and scary stories, enjoying a quiet fireside moment, or sunbathing in the two separate seating areas overlooking the pool, you’ll love the outdoor patio space!
Q: What’s your Covid protocol?
Everyone will have to take a covid test 1 week before the retreat. During our time together, we will not interact with people outside of our sanctuary. You will not be required to wear a mask during the retreat.
Q: What time should I arrive on Friday, June 25th?
We will officially begin our retreat on Friday, June 25th at 2:00pm with a fresh lunch from food on a local permaculture farm. Programming and workshops will begin after that. You can arrive at the venue as early as 12:00pm PST.
Q: What time should I leave on Monday, June 28th?
We will conclude our retreat by having breakfast together on Monday, June 28th at 9:00am. All participants must checkout by 11:00am.
Q: Will there be Wifi?
Yes, there will be good Wifi available for you to use.
Q: Will I be able to take time alone?
Yes, you may take as much time alone as you desire. None of the workshops or activities are mandatory. The estate is 7200sq ft, so you will be able to find ample space for private reflection.
Q: Will we be going on a wine tour in the Temecula wine valley?
Due to Covid, we will not be venturing outside of our space during our retreat. However, if you would like to do a wine tour after your retreat is complete, it is very easy to organize and we can support you in connecting to great options.
Q: How do we get to the retreat from San Diego airport?
You can book a taxi directly from the airport to the retreat center. Two weeks before the retreat, we will also create connections amongst anyone who might be interested in carpooling from the airport to the retreat center.
Q: Can I have the exact details of the itinerary?
You will be sent the exact details of the itinerary two weeks before the retreat.
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