If the whispers of your soul emerge with greater ease and clarity when you are immersed in nature…
If your mind calms and worries drift away as you find your natural rhythm in running, biking, or hiking…
If your perspective shifts and life lessons unfold when your brain relaxes and your body is in motion …
Then a Soul Cycle Retreat is for YOU!
… To leave behind what has you feeling stuck and open up to a fresh perspective – the world as seen from the seat of your bike?
… To discover what biking has to teach you about the strengths and capabilities of your best self?
… To listen to the song of your soul as you travel powered by your own legs and pumping heart?
Who & What: A cycling weekend for women who like to:
Play outside, in the company of like-minded soul-seekers;
Explore their own inner world while immersed in the grand, awesome beauty of nature;
Celebrate their ability to get from point A to point B and back home again on their own steam.
When: Friday, September 18th – Sunday, September 20th
Arrive any time after 5:00 p.m. on Friday; Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Activities continue through Sunday morning; checkout at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Coloma, Wisconsin.
Located about an hour north of Madison, Wisconsin.
Lodging: The Coloma Hotel, a cozy 9 room inn.
The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown. Lodging is included in cost of the retreat.
Weekend Activities – Broad Strokes:
Friday p.m.: Soul Cycle Circle Gathering – an opportunity to get to know one another and go out to dinner as a group.
Saturday a.m.: Soul Cycle Biking. After breakfast, we’ll cover Rules of the Road and basic Hand Signals to promote safety on the ride. Bike route options will be offered: a 15 mile route for newbie riders, a 30 mile route and a 50 mile route for more seasoned riders; all options will include a stop for lunch. The routes are through beautiful farmlands composed of mainly flat terrain, and a few gentle rolling hills. These will be a “no rider left behind” type of ride.
Saturday p.m.: SoulCollage. Once we return from our ride we will spend the late afternoon creating SoulCollage cards. SoulCollage is NOT a Vision Board – it is a different process and intention. Your cards will be able to provide you with a unique and tangible way to explore powerful aspects of your best self and will help you uncover new levels to your diversity and depth. These cards can be used to activate your intuition and access your inner wisdom. They are like a mirror of your Self, your Soul, revealing deep personal meaning to help you guide you to personal revelations about life’s questions.
Sunday a.m.: Soul Cycle Circle Gathering – an opportunity to bring our retreat to a close as we explore the themes of the weekend.
Investment: $125.00 before August 22nd; Only 5 spots available.
Bike and Rider Recommendations:
We suggest road bikes or hybrids with plenty of gearing to help you establish a comfortable pace. We will be biking on country roads, NOT trails.
We welcome a variety of riding levels; however we recommend you be able to bike at least an 8 – 10 mile an hour pace and be comfortable riding a minimum of a 15 mile distance. We will also offer routes for more seasoned riders interested in tackling a 30 mile distance, or a longer 50 mile option.
We suggest a bike – hybrid or road bike – with adequate gearing, either a triple or double compact crankset. We also suggest a clipless pedal system; while baskets on your pedals will work, they just aren’t ideal.
We recommend Atkins Bike Shop in Verona to get your bike tuned up before the weekend. You’ll want to take it in at least two weeks prior – they may be just that busy! Tell Dan and Vicki that Lysianne sent you. 🙂 (No, I don’t get any perks for referrals.)
Another trusted option is David Kohli, a bike mechanic and owner of Perfect Circle Cycling; he’s located in Madison. Tell David that Lysianne sent you. (Ditto the above.)
You may want to brush up on the RULES of the ROAD.
You may want to brush up on HAND SIGNALS beneficial for group riding. Cycling in a group can be a lot of fun, and it can also be dangerous. Knowing the basic signals to use and when to use them can keep you and those around you safe. While many hand signals can have variations, here are the eight basic signals to know before you head out on the road.
What to Bring:
- CASH for the following meals: Friday Dinner, Saturday Lunch, Saturday Dinner
- CASH for Cocktails or other adult beverages
- Your bike, biking gear, helmet, extra inner tubes, the necessary equipment to fix a flat tire, a small bike pump, etc.
- Bike Food: any gels, power bars, sports drinks you need/like when you ride
- Rain gear?
- A good sense of adventure and humor
What We Provide:
- Lodging – the cost is included in the Soul Cycle Retreat Weekend
- Breakfast – cereals, bagels, waffles, banana bread, boiled eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, etc. (Hot breakfasts like scrambled eggs and potatoes are to be purchased off site.)
- Hearty Post-Bike-Ride Snacks
- Cue sheets and route maps
- SoulCollage supplies
- Plenty of coaching guidance from not one, not two, but THREE coaches!
Lysianne Unruh, Time To Thrive Coaching. Lysianne’s personal happiness strategies include long runs in the woods training for 50Ks, or long bike rides, cycling along Wisconsin’s scenic back roads – her favorite rides include panniers strapped to her bike filled sparingly with supplies for a five-day road-trip. She also adores hiking on the Ice Age Trail, in National Parks, or in hiking-friendly countries like Italy and Ireland. Delicious down-time is spent cooking or baking gluten-free treats, reading trashy mystery novels or moving perennials from one spot in her garden to another.
Lisa Lillie, Lisa Lillie Coaching. Lisa embraces movement, change, and even starting over if that is what is needed. Embracing change has allowed for reinvention and the opportunity to turn towards post-divorce adventure: living as a single woman and empty-nester, living and working abroad in Prague, navigating solo world travel, and becoming a life and business coach. She adores wandering unaided by maps or time constraints through European capitals, becoming totally immersed in their history and beauty; she loves to photography the gorgeous, solid doors found tucked along streets and around corners…she is captivated … oh, the possibilities awaiting through those doorways.
|Dee Relyea, Career Life Coaching. Dee will be leading the SoulCollage® portion of the Soul Cycle Retreat. Dee is a career and life coach who helps people share their gifts and talents through purposeful work. She practices meditation and yoga and loves cooking healthy meals, hiking, traveling, and photography. Dee enjoys facilitating workshops and teaches the First Step for Starting a Business seminar at UW-Madison (turn your passions into profits!).To learn more about SoulCollage® and view some sample cards CLICK HERE “Discover Your Wisdom, Change Your World”.|
Questions? Please reach out.
Please reach out and contact us if you have any questions whatsoever – no question is too silly to be asked!
Lysianne can be reached at Lysianne.Unruh@gmail.com or via this contact form here.
Lisa can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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