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Who should attend a True North Journey? 

Who should attend a True North Journey? 

Here's a checklist to help sum it up:

Our retreats are for you if…

- you are feeling burnt out from life and need a relaxing vacay
- you find yourself at a crossroads in life and need some “me time” to think and find clarity
- you’re feeling in a funk and need to shake things up
- your spirit is craving some adventure
- you’re ready to go on the journey within… the journey of self-discovery… but could use a little guidance
- you are feeling disconnected to your heart and want to find your way back home
- you are so ready to take the brave journey inward to create life-changing outward transformation
- your heart craves connecting with like-minded amazing women who are on a similar heart-lead journey

Our retreats are NOT for you if…..

- your idea of relaxing is cocktails by the pool all day (don’t get us wrong, we love these types of vacays too… these retreats just aren’t that kind of party)
- the idea of chakras, crystals and energy vortexes seem like mumbo jumbo to you
- the idea of getting real with yourself makes you wanna run for the hills
- your not willing to do the work of inner transformation 

How do I book a True North Journeys retreat?

HOW DO I BOOK A TRUE NORTH JOURNEYS RETREAT?

You must reserve your spot by paying first monthly payment OR payment in full. We will then request a questionnaire.

What does the application process entail?

Why is there a retreat application process?

Why is there a retreat application process?

We want to get to know you and we pride ourselves in full transparency! Our retreats are unique and personalized experiences, and by getting to know you through your application + a possible quick phone chat, we’ll get to discuss the details of what you can expect from our adventure and answer any of your questions. This way, we can make sure that we are a right fit for each other. Our goal is to put together a group of like-minded adventurous women that are likely to jive and benefit from each other’s company.

What happens after the application process?

What happens after the application process?

We continue communicating more retreat details as the date approaches.

Why does the retreat cost vary?

Why does the retreat cost vary?

We mostly partner with local homeowners to provide a space that can be our sanctuary while on the retreat. Because these are homes, sleeping accommodations (bed location and sizing) may vary. If you want to book your own private room, that cost will be higher than booking a room with multiple beds. Likewise, additional discounts are provided to any bookings for sofa bed and air mattress accommodations.

What is early bird pricing?

What is early bird pricing?

As a special benefit for ladies who are a part of our TNJ Tribe, we offer a limited time discounted rate. Early bird discounted pricing is offered only to our TNJ Tribe (those signed up for our email newsletter). You may sign up for the tribe here for free:

What is the ‘bring your bestie’ discount all about?

What is the ‘bring your bestie’ discount all about?

Being that we, Aurea + Amy, are besties we know very well how having a soul sister travel buddy can further enhance your retreat experience. We offer an additional discount to besties that sign up, if you are willing to share a king and/or queen bed.

What type of payment plans are available?

What type of payment plans are available?

Payment plans are available and vary by retreat. All cost breakdown details are noted on each specific retreat page but you may also contact us prior to paying a penny if you have any questions or special payment plan requests.

What is the non-refundable deposit?

What is the non-refundable deposit?

We require a deposit/administration fee to secure your spot on the retreat, in addition to submitting your application. Read more details on our terms + conditions page here. Amount varies by retreat.

What is included in the multiple-day retreat cost?

What is included in the multiple-day retreat cost?

- Accommodations (pricing varies for shared versus private)
- All meals and non-alcoholic beverages (unless stated otherwise)
- Professional photos of our retreat for your personal use
- 1-on-1 Yoga Therapy Session
- 20 minute 1-on-1 follow up Yoga Therapy call with Aurea (to keep you going strong on your road to clarity)
- All transportation while on the retreat
- All yoga and mediation practices
- Opportunity to give back locally
- Specific tours + outdoor activities by location
- Holistic lifestyle practices, tips and education
- TNJ Tribe Alumni Membership for life

What is NOT included in the multiple-day retreat cost?

What is NOT included in the multiple-day retreat cost?

- Flights
- Transportation to and from the airport
- Visas + Entry/Exit fees
- Alcohol (unless otherwise noted)
- Travel insurance (we require this)
- Any spending money you want to bring for souvenir or shopping purchases

Why do I need travel insurance?

Why do I need travel insurance?

The unexpected can happen sometimes and we want everyone to be fully covered regardless of what type of personal coverage you currently carry in your home city. Amy always uses World Nomads (they provide 24/7 emergency assistance + cover ALLLL of the things that can go wrong) in her travels and highly recommends them, but feel free to choose the provider of your choice.

How long are the multiple-day retreats?

How long are the multiple-day retreats?

They vary by location, but typically are 4 nights, 5 days.

How many women attend each retreat?

How many women attend each retreat?

Our retreat groups are kept small (about 10-16 ladies) and are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. This allows us to all get to know each other and for you to feel less like a number and more like an integral part of the experience, all while giving us access to smaller, local, more authentic, and ecological local excusions.

What is the bedroom/bathroom situation like?

What is the bedroom/bathroom situation like?

Sleeping accommodations vary based on the home we are staying in. Options include private bedrooms, shared bedrooms with multiple beds, as well as sofa beds and air mattresses. Pricing for different sleeping accommodations will vary accordingly. Multiple shared bathrooms are the norm.

Do you need any prior yoga experience to participate?

Do you need any prior yoga experience to participate?

Absolutely not. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or have never experienced a yoga class, you will feel comfortable in all of our yoga practices. Aurea’s teaching style is inclusive of all levels and abilities and she offers modifications so that yogis at all levels are able to practice comfortably and safely.

All food and drinks are included in retreat cost? 

All food and drinks are included in retreat cost?

Yup! Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily plus snacks. This also includes the family style meals we will have at the retreat house, as well as any restaurants we dine at.

So there won’t be any alcohol available on this retreat?

So there won’t be any alcohol available on this retreat?

There may be a couple group activities/outings where alcohol will be offered (to be separately purchased if you wish to partake) but the focus is on our journey rather than a party like atmosphere so we request that alcohol consumption remain limited.

The intention behind these retreats is to invite guests on an outer adventure, as well as an inner journey of reflection and self-discovery. While we do have a few activities that provide the opportunity to chill with a glass of wine or alcoholic beverage, we’ll be keeping it mellow and sober for the most part to allow our body, mind and spirit the best chance at the true rest, relaxation and rejuvenation that it so greatly deserves.

The retreat I want to attend is gone?

THE RETREAT I WANT TO ATTEND IS GONE?

Spaces are limited on each retreat. Once we sell out, they're gone! We will, however, keep a waiting list and keep you informed of future retreats. You may sign up for updates here:

Someone will be taking photos of the retreat?

Someone will be taking photos of the retreat?

Yes in deedy! Amy is a freelance photographer and will be capturing our special moments in these beautiful destinations so that you can relax, unplug and allow yourself the gift of simply enjoying the present!

Does that mean I can’t be on my phone and/or take my own photos?

Does that mean I can’t be on my phone and/or take my own photos?

Not at all. But we do strongly encourage you to disconnect as much as possible on this retreat in order to get the most out of your experience. With Amy documenting the experience photojournalist style, it allows you to still have photos to remember the adventure and to share on social media if you wish.

What is a typical retreat day like?

What is a typical retreat day like?

Morning Ritual:
    - Rise with the sun - morning yoga      practice + intention setting for the day
    - Breakfast

Seize the Day:
    - Outdoor adventure (hiking, vortexes, tours)
    - Special yoga, meditation and reflection practice themed with our outdoor activities
    - Explore the local town: lunch + shopping

Relax + Reflect back at our Sanctuary:
    - The afternoon is open for you to…
        - relax with massages
        - unwind at the pool and jacuzzi
        - journal + reflect
        - 1:1 Yoga Therapy time with Aurea to explore and unpack any personal “a-ha!” moments we may have experienced during our day’s journey

Evening Ritual:
    - Family style dinner
    - Sisterhood Circle - we’ll gather together to reflect as a group and share insights and fun experiences from the day.
    - Calming, gentle yoga practice and savasana under the stars + stargazing before we turn in for the night.

So there will be some free time?

So there will be some free time?

YES! Our goal is to make your experience of time on this retreat feel free and spacious. Throughout the retreat there will be ample time for you relax with your new friends, have space for yourself to reflect, journal and meditate OR simply for you to take a cat nap by the pool and soak in the sun. The “rest and reflect” aspect of the retreat is just as important as the adventures!

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