I’m still in a relationship, will I benefit from coming?

Approximately 30% of the participants who come to Renew are in an on-again, off-again relationship. They are in the gray zone of indecision which causes much self-doubt, anxiety about the future and fear of making the wrong decision. These women have found that Renew helped provide the strength and tools to leave an unhealthy relationship and there have been some cases where women have later on reunited with their partner, but from an empowered, grounded place and thus the connection was a completely different experience. The retreat is not about the person you are dating or your ex – it’s about YOU. The common denominator in your experiences is you – and our team helps you discover the wounds, subconscious patterns and limiting beliefs that are holding you back from creating the life and love you need and desire.

Am I too old / too young to come?

We’ve had women from age 23 to 68 come to Renew. Women come from all over the world, with different backgrounds, situations and ages come to Renew with one thing in common – they want change. They are ready to rewire old patterns and start their next chapter empowered, inspired and excited. They know there is more out there for them and they are ready to shift. Your age doesn’t matter, your desire to create change for yourself does. A breakup is often a great catalyst for change and causes people to re-evaluate what’s working and what’s not. Once you’ve arrived at the decision that you want to move forward, the team at Renew can help provide the tools and guide you, however, we cannot teach someone to want to change. Don’t ask if you’re too young or too old, ask yourself if you’re tired of living the same pain of the past and want to create positive change in your life.

Will I be healed after one weekend?

Anything that promises to be a quick fix to transformation or enlightenment is a lie. Nobody can heal you, only you can heal yourself. Renew’s team of facilitators are the best of the best in their areas of expertise, and will help guide you through a process of healing, we will provide tools rooted in science, psychology and spirituality to help you emotionally regulate, reframe and rewire. However, once you have the knowledge, you are responsible for practicing what you learn to turn your knowledge into wisdom. Our intention is to provide you a variety of tools so you can create your own toolkit to use when you’re back in daily life, to help you identify limiting beliefs and patterns and show you how to reframe and rewire, and enable you to experience an adventure of self-discovery in a safe and nurturing environment.

Can I use my phone during the retreat?

Renew is intentionally digital free so that you can be 100% present without the distraction of your digital devices. In the event you need to use your phone for emergency purposes you are able to do so in private as long as you do not disturb the group sessions.

What type of sleeping accommodations should I choose?

Our pricing is all-inclusive of lodging, food and programming. The only difference in pricing is your choice of accommodation type. We have shared and private lodging available. Each retreat has approximately 20 women, and we sell out each retreat in advance. Note, as you are in programming from early morning until midnight, you are hardly in your room.

What is the schedule?

You arrive at 12 in the afternoon on the Friday, and depart on Monday at 11AM. From the moment you arrive you are immersed in programming. All our meals are cooked by an on-site chef who is a nutritionist, ensuring we are eating healthy food, using organic and local ingredients whenever possible. A week prior to the retreat you will receive an email with pre-retreat preparation, along with the schedule. The entire process has been thought out and designed with intention, and we ask you keep an open mind and embrace the surprises, because we have many surprises planned for you. After All, this is an adventure.

Is there support after the retreat?

After the retreat, you will have access to a private Facebook group for Renew alumni and you will also be a part of a Whatsapp group for the women of your specific retreat. There is a 30 day email program you’ll receive with daily lessons post retreat. Many women choose to continue private sessions with some of the facilitators, and that is completely up to you. We plan to launch group coaching soon.

I go to therapy already, should I bother coming to Renew?

You will find that Renew is impactful because you are completely immersed in programming, experimenting with a variety of healing modalities, every hour, on the hour. This is very different from talking to a therapist once every while with weeks in between. Renew is not a replacement of any therapy, training or medication you are currently taking, it should be seen as complementary.

Can I come for only a portion of the retreat?

The program and curriculum at Renew has been carefully designed and tested to provide a specific emotional experience and it is important that you are there for the entire duration of the weekend. It also disrupts the harmony of the group if you are not present for all the group sessions. As part of your commitment, you are asked to attend every session, on time.

Is there a retreat for men?

Currently our retreat is for women only. We are working on a men’s version that will be launched in the future.

Does my sexual orientation matter?

We welcome women of any sexual orientation.

Is the retreat private?

All participants that come to Renew must sign a privacy agreement before coming to the retreat.

How do I get there?

The retreats are held in private estates surrounded by nature. For our East Coast retreats, you fly into JFK, LGA or Newark airport. The retreat will be an approximate 2 hour train or Uber ride from Manhattan. For our West Coast retreat, you would fly into SFO or Sonoma airport and the property will be a 1.5-2 hour drive from the airport (traffic will impact the timing plus or minus). The address will be provided upon booking confirmation along with exact details of how to get there, often participants will carpool.

Can I send a friend?

Many people have gifted the Renew retreat to a friend or family member. Each participant must have a phone conversation with a Renew coach before a spot is confirmed.

Are there private sessions?

On one of the days, there will be a portion of time that is for private sessions or free time for enjoying the grounds and reflection. Upon confirmation of booking, you will receive information regarding the healing facilitators available for you to book a private session with. Private sessions are an additional cost.

I’m feeling scared about going. Is this normal?

Often the hardest part of the ending of a relationship, is not the relationship itself, it’s the ending of a pattern. The biggest decision you will make is commitment to change – and it’s completely normal for you to feel fear about that. Human beings like what is familiar – even if that familiar is painful. The unknown can feel so overwhelming or scary that it causes a person to stay in the situation they are in – even if they are unhappy, because the risk of the unknown is too much. Know that this a mental trap, and that growth occurs outside the comfort zone. If you’re not getting the results you want doing what you are doing now, and likely have been doing for a long time, then it’s time to try something new. It’s okay to feel fear, but that fear doesn’t own you. You get to choose.

What is the application process?

Since our launch four years ago, we have sold out each retreat. We currently have more inquiries than we have spots and keep our bootcamps intimate in size. After filling in an online application, you will then be directed to book a call with one of Renew’s coaches / heart hackers. The call is to understand more about your situation, what your goals are and determine if the bootcamp is the right fit and timing.

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