May 4 - 6, 2018 | Virtual Retreat
May 4 - 6, 2018 | Virtual Retreat
You have felt blocked or stuck for some time and you are ready to unclog those blocks.
You want to understand how the universe works and what your purpose is in life.
You have an open heart and are willing to change.
You are building a new business or you are ready for your current business to grow.
This is resonating with you on a level you can't quite explain.
You are ready to heal your body of physical and emotional pain.
You are feeling called to let go of unhealthy habits or addictive behaviors that are no longer serving you.
You are ready to heal past relationships and find a partner to share this life with.
You are looking for change in your career, in your relationships and in your body.
You would like to feel empowered and hopeful.
To truly and fully heal you MUST be willing to feel and feel deeply, truthfully and consistently.
Big shifts will happen if you trust that and practice it.
We will meet daily as a group to meditate, talk, explore, write, rest, eat, relax, play, laugh, cry, heal and grow.
You’ll learn practical techniques and meditations to go deep within and to invite shifts so that you may know the truth of who you are. You will take mindful steps to invite healing and freedom from needless suffering. When you open up to this journey, you’ll learn how to listen to and connect with your intuition in ways that you’ve never experienced before. You’ll release old hurts both known and unknown. You’ll find joy. Serious, peaceful joy. You’ll feel the lightness that comes from eating life-giving foods. You’ll redefine self care. You’ll connect with other people who are on the path. You’ll feel tremendously loved and pampered by every detail.
This is a course for individuals, an inward journey, but you are welcome to bring your partner if you’d like to experience this work side-by-side. You’ll leave with the tools you need to continue your work at home.
This is a non-denominational retreat. Our work will transcend religious and cultural barriers.
It is ok if you’ve never meditated before and it is ok if you have an established meditation practice. Our meditations will bring you into deep states of consciousness. You will move energy and dislodge layers of old stagnation from within your body in a safe and loving environment. You will receive support both in the group and one-on-one with me.
The only prerequisite is your desire and willingness to shift.
I signed up for the Shift retreat in Costa Rica hoping I’d resolve some painful emotional and physical issues that had been plaguing me for well over a decade. And in a mere 6 days with Lacy’s skillful and oh so insightful and loving guidance, I truly and fully shifted. I cleared 18 years of grief and came away feeling so much lighter in my body and spirit. Darkness and despair left and light and love moved in. I’m back home now and the transformation is still with me. I know in the deepest part of me that this is a permanent and real shift. In addition to clearing my grief, through the loving support of Lacy and my beyond amazing retreat mates, I fully stepped into the magnificence of who I am. I have a new and loving relationship with myself that I have never had before. And again, it feels like a full and permanent shift. I am so at peace now in my heart, mind, body, and spirit. I am so thankful that I decided to invest in the Shift retreat. It was worth every single penny and more.
Over the years, I have worked with many highly skilled coaches, therapists, body workers and energy healers. However, none of them have been like Lacy. She is a true gift to the universe. She is a beautiful, loving, insightful, intuitive, and courageous healer and facilitator. She calls you forth into your highest self and she is not afraid to share her laser like, intuitive hits for your greater good. She is also so well resourced, drawing upon many wellness practices and modalities (Eastern and Ayurvedic) that she wove magnificently through our days. In addition to creating a safe forum for us to meditate, chant, journal, share, cry, and laugh, she also provided us daily with wellness rituals we could incorporate immediately and into our lives back home. I can say with full confidence that everyone in my group left transformed. And that is due to Lacy and the group she manifested and brought together. I will forever be grateful for this experience. It was a game changer and the best gift I could have ever given myself.
- MW, Vancouver, BC
Before the retreat I spent much of my time making plans and trying to determine exactly what I should do next. I was working really hard and feeling anxious. During my week with Lacy I experienced a gentle shift from effort to ease. I saw how simple it can be to create my life from a place of stillness and order, to live from my heart-center and completely let go of the need to figure it all out. I feel lighter and so much more alive! Thank you, Lacy!
- AW, Dallas, TX
Shift is all about permission - Permission to feel, permission to choose, to decide, to allow, to experiment, to play, to dance, to cry, to scream, to change my mind, to laugh, to speak my truth, to sit in silence, to resist, to flow, to explore, and to let go. And, it is all okay and even more than that, it is welcome and encouraged. Because Shift is a safe space. And, it is love and perfect timing and becoming part of a magical tribe.
Honestly, I did not know what to expect when I signed up for Shift. I'd done some important work with Lacy and knew her approach resonated with me. I had never been on a personal retreat before and I was craving the experience. I dragged my feet for a while before signing up, and initially put a lot of pressure on needing this to be THE right retreat, and worried whether it would it be worth it? And, what if it didn’t change me like I needed and wanted? And then, I just took the leap and said yes. After signing up, all that worry went away and I just knew, that for me, it would be life changing. And, it was. On every level.
When it came time for Shift, I showed up with an open heart, and Lacy blew it open even further. Through the week, Lacy loved us, pushed us, and guided us through the good, the hard, the easy and the uncomfortable. She shared her skills and her knowing and gave us full permission to take what worked for us and let go of the rest. I received tools and rituals that I carried home with me, and still use daily, which have created a beautiful bridge from the magic of Costa Rica and Shift to my life at home. These practices serve to remind me that it is all connected and we are all connected. And these tools allow me to continue my work that started the moment I said yes to Shift.
During Shift, we had permission to fall apart, to fall back together, to pick up, to put down, to question, to experience, to feel, and to rewrite our stories. Every choice was right, and it was all information. For me, it was an end, a letting go, and also a beginning.
The Shift experience opened a whole new world of experience and beautiful possibilities and I gained far more than I even imagined. I am still amazed by how much we accomplished and how little time it took to create lasting and profound change. We stayed in a beautiful place and all of our senses were nourished and nurtured which aided our work and healing. The week was profoundly sacred and by the end, I felt so powerful and loved by the universe and my Shift tribe.
I returned home with a deep sense of connection to myself and to the world around me. And with a profound sense of awe and responsibility for my life, my choices, my thoughts, and my words. Now that I’ve been home for a while, I remain changed, my Shift is real and deeply personal. I've noticed how calm I feel, how much less reactive I am, and how much more grounded, clear and centered I am in my responses. I am waking up to my life. I am grateful for the life changing experience of Shift and for saying yes.
- AS, Nashville, TN
The SHIFT Retreat with Lacy Young was nothing short of transformative. I arrived with beliefs and habits that did not serve me or my family, and I left with a profound shift in perspective that is rooted in Love. All the winding roads that I’ve traveled in life, all the triumphs and moments of despair, have set me on a journey of self-discovery. SHIFT provided a safe, sacred space to set myself free - to gently release the persistent negative voice within and step into the authentic empowerment that comes with falling in love with oneself. My journey is now filled with curiosity, enthusiasm, mindfulness, gratitude, and joy. Stumbling is no longer cause for self-loathing, but rather an opportunity to practice compassion and fortitude. And for that I am so deeply, humbly grateful!
Once SHIFT is over, it doesn’t end! The power within our group is palpable. We are the living, breathing realization of Lacy’s vision in Bali. Her powerful, intuitive guidance helped us to realize individually and collectively the Truth that we have everything we need within us. Each day, as Lacy expertly guided us through powerful processes and life-altering meditations in a space of support and non-judgment, we were bonded together in our sacred circle. As we’ve all returned back to our homes, that eternal bond just continues to strengthen.
The retreat in Costa Rica may be over, but the journey continues!
- LW, Wildeshausen, Germany
Lacy Young's Shift Retreat has done this for me:
Opened my heart, busted down my walls, and given me the capacity to love more deeply and without limits
Enabled me to discover who I really am, beneath all the layers and labels I've accumulated over the past 44 years
Given me permission to proclaim who I am, be proud of who I am, and go BE who I am
Provided me with the tools to be a more mindful, effective and joyful mother, lover, friend, professional
Taught me how to find calm and quiet inside, when life on the outside often feels noisy and distracting
Lacy has a very special way of working with people. It is a credit to her, her deep intuition, her professional approach, and her loving persistence that the Shift retreat is so impactful, effective and life-changing. Lacy has a rare gift of completely seeing people and helping them discover what's deep within their hearts. And she does it all with a profound love and respect for each individual.
- SL, St. Paul, MN
The *Virtual Shift Retreat begins with a weekend intensive May 4-6, 2018 via Zoom video conferencing and is followed by 8 weeks of Shift Integration Support.
Every detail of this virtual gathering is being curated with your deeply meaningful Shifts in mind!
*Due to the fires and mud slides in California causing the destruction of two retreat centers Shift Retreat will be offered virtually this year.
May 4 - Friday 2 pm - 5 pm PST
May 5 - Saturday 9 am - noon and 2 pm - 5 pm PST
May 6 - Sunday 9 am - noon and 2 pm - 5 pm PST
Follow up group *calls:
May 15, 5 pm PST
June 12, noon PST
June 28, 5 pm PST
*These calls will be recorded for those who can not attend.
Q: How exactly will we meet?
A: We will be meeting Friday, Saturday and Sunday via Zoom Video Conferencing. You will be able to see everyone in the group and there will be open communication. Picture us sitting together on retreat in one room only the room is on your computer screen. Zoom is free for you to download and use. The follow up calls will also be via Zoom.
Q: Why Shift Integration Support?
A: We move a ton of energy during our time together and I've never felt quite right about saying, "Ok, thanks for coming, go make this real in your life now!" Offering Shift Integration Support feels incredibly loving and thorough. I do not know anyone else who is leading in-person or virtual retreats who is also offering post retreat support to help you integrate all the positive change!
Q: I'd like to feel like I went on an actual retreat. Should I get a hotel for this?
A: It would be a wonderful idea to create a staycation for yourself so that you can truly retreat and get the most out of your Shift. Consider getting a comfy hotel or AirBNB with great wifi. You may even want to share this experience with a friend or two and go in together on a place. (In that instance you would each need to purchase your place in the virtual retreat.) You can stay home but make sure that you will be in a place where you will not be disturbed and can freely meditate without interruption. Seriously, no doing laundry or housework during this weekend. You will need the downtime to process the work we are doing and also do your homework assignments between sessions.
Q: I've heard some pretty incredible rumors about the swag at your retreats, are we going to get gifts?
A: Yeap, sure are. This is one of my very favorite parts. You will receive your Shift Workbook and support materials (which means goodies, swag, gifts, etc) via mail before the gathering. They will likely be wrapped and numbered and I'll direct you what to open when to make the experience that much more fun!
Q: Do you have payment plants for the virtual retreat like you do the in person retreat?
A: Given the incredible price break and structure of this first virtual gathering there will not be payment plans offered. My advice is to listen to your heart and your gut on this one and enroll right away if it's a HELL YES for you!
Q: What if I enroll and then can't make the weekend? Will you record the retreat?
A: Given the intimate nature of live coaching and the retreat setting I will not be sharing the recording of the virtual retreat. However, the Integration Support calls will be recorded and available to those who are enrolled. Clear your calendar and give yourself plenty of space to be present for the weekend.
Q: What if I want additional 1:1 support after the retreat? Is that something you'll be offering?
A: There will be a very limited number of Soul Care Sessions opened up to those who desire one-on-one support.
Q: What is your refund policy if I can not make it?
A: Your retreat deposit and payments are non-refundable. I had a college professor (freshman Biology) once say that someone had purchased our pricey ticket to be in his class. He compared it to buying a ticket to see the Beatles perform at a sold out show saying that if we had that ticket we'd make damn sure we showed up for it. I've never forgotten that though I think a ticket to Beyoncé is a better metaphor these days. You bought the ticket to the killer show now find a way to get yourself there no matter what. You'll be so glad you did.
For me, Lacy’s Shift Retreats have been those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that changed everything . . . and continues to change everything. Lacy puts incredible thought, planning and intention in creating her retreats, while at the same time achieving flexibility and a go-with-the-flow approach to making sure attendees’ needs are met. I attended Shift Bali after first attending Shift Costa Rica 10 months prior. During Shift Costa Rica I was able to do a deep dive into asking what it is I need in my life, and Shift Bali was where I gained clarity about what I desire in my life. For those looking to go big, go deep and see, feel and experience change, Shift Retreats are the place to begin.
- TY, Sioux Falls
The doors to the world of the soul are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door. If you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.
- Clarissa Pinkola Estés