You’re a great teacher. You know how to lead a room. You want to take your class to a new location and host a retreat. Now what?

This certification program is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning how to plan, market and lead extraordinary retreats. Throughout this 3-part course, Jaclyn will provide all of the information you’ll want to know before hosting your retreat as well as provide you with thorough feedback so that you come away with a solid plan, and the ability to successfully create and lead your retreat.

Whether you’ve led a retreat before, or are looking to launch your first, you won’t want to miss this.

During this online course you will learn: 

– The who, what & how of planning and hosting a retreat
– How to become a retreat leader and turn your talent into a business 
– The do’s & don’ts and best practices

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the course and you’ll receive recordings of each session to review as often as you’d like.

Part 1:  Retreat Planning

  • How to create a vision & mission for your retreat
  • Finding the right location for your group
  • What to expect when working with a retreat center or hotel
  • What are the logistics you need to research in advance
  • Everything you want to know about money — how to charge appropriately, collect money, and make a profit
  • Q&A
  • Assignments to put the new tools into practice

Part 2: Schedule & Marketing 

  • How to create your retreat schedule
  • Everything you want to know about marketing your retreat (yes, you’ll need to fill up your trip!) including: email lists, newsletters, social media, collaborations, press and more.
  • Q&A
  • Assignments to put the new tools into practice

Part 3: Hosting Your Retreat 

  • How to create a valuable experience for your participants
  • Devise a plan to focus, prioritize, and make it happen
  • What you’ll want to do after the retreat ends
  • Q&A

All participants will receive recordings of each workshop to review as often as you’d like.  Graduates of the certification program will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course and have exclusive opportunities to work on future Pink Pangea retreats.

3 Online Sessions (1.5 hours each) 
Cost: USD $245.00

Purchase the workshop in the link above and we will send you your access codes within 24 hours, to your PayPal email address. You’ll have access to view the workshop from anywhere in the world. Questions? Email us at [email protected].

This course is designed of us dreaming of hosting a retreat: teachers, coaches, bloggers, entrepreneurs, artists, yogis, healers, etc. Read testimonials from past workshop participants here


“I now have the motivation and confidence to write and publish, which previously seemed more like a faraway fantasy. I learned that reality is what you create and build for yourself, not something you should wait for or leave for chance to decide.”

– Nechama Winston

“I appreciated meeting every woman in my group. We were all so different, coming from very different backgrounds and places, but we all shared our love of writing and traveling in common.”

– Elayne Sanchez

“I finally remembered what I really need, and who I really am.”

— Alex Pendleton

“I wrote and shared, laughed and cared, I grew, I learned, I was encouraged, and I knew that in five days those five ladies touched my life. They helped me grow in self-confidence, in confidence in my writing and in myself.”

-Rachel Webb

How To Create And Host A Retreat: A 3-Part Online Course


About the Facilitator

Jaclyn Mishal

Jaclyn Mishal is a co-founder of Pink Pangea.  Since 2006, Jaclyn has worked in the travel industry, connecting thousands of individuals with international academic, volunteer, and internship opportunities. In addition to her work devoted to making the “gap year” mainstream, Jaclyn played an integral role in developing international service learning programs.

An entrepreneur, writing teacher and an inspirational public speaker, Jaclyn’s speciality is guiding people to express themselves fully. Her creative guided writing activities help even the most seasoned writers break out of their habits and expand their abilities.

Jaclyn has led writing  and Fearless Living workshops internationally in partnership with colleges and companies, including Google, Barnard College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Wellesley College, Wagner College, REI, Global Yoga Journeys and Hostelling International. Each year, Jaclyn leads writing retreats in Costa Rica, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, France and Israel. According to Jaclyn, writing enables us to access parts of ourselves that we may have trouble expressing otherwise.

Jaclyn holds a B.S. from Binghamton University. She is a certified yoga instructor, whose travels have taken her through the Middle East, Europe, North America Central America and Southeast Asia.

Jaclyn’s maternal grandmother survived the Holocaust and her paternal grandmother fled Baghdad, Iraq. To them, Jaclyn dedicates her work to providing a space for women to share their stories.

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Photo from Pink Pangea’s Writer’s Retreat in Rhodes, Greece.

“If I can say anything about our writing course leader Jaclyn, she is an amazing facilitator. Not only did she encourage every single person from day one, but she discovered how to nurture our creativity and confidence.”
— Liz Sundin (Read Liz’s full review here)

How To Create And Host A Retreat: A 3-Part Online Course

“The trip did everything for me. Planned by the amazing team behind Pink Pangea, I can officially say the trip changed my life for the better. I not only practiced my writing in ways that expanded my passion and skill, but I also made friends of all different ages from all over the world that I now consider some of the greatest people I’ve ever met.”  – Kathryn Cardin

Writer's Retreat in Swiss Alps

“The women I met on the retreat were so talented and inspiring – I love keeping in touch with them and seeing what they’re pursuing after our shared retreat experiences. I recommend the Pink Pangea travel writing retreat to any woman of any age who has a penchant for exploration and a willingness to try something new!”
-Morgan Fletcher

How To Create And Host A Retreat: A 3-Part Online Course

“I stumbled upon Pink Pangea’s writing retreat and I only had to read through the page once to know that this was the right time and the right opportunity to finally take that risk. I signed up in a heartbeat, and I am so glad that I did.”
– Julianne Kanter

Creative Living: An Online Writing Workshop

How to Create and Host a Retreat: A 3-Part Online Course

How To Create And Host A Retreat: A 3-Part Online Course