Retreat Leader Certification Program in Rhodes, Greece

Become A Retreat Leader and Turn Your Talent into a Business

This certification program perfect for anyone who is interested in learning how to plan, market and lead extraordinary retreats. Whether you’ve led a retreat before, or are looking to launch your first, this is program will arm with everything need to know to run a successful retreat business.  The 2019 retreat leader training we will take place in Rhodes, Greece.  

May 1o – 16, 2019 | The Elysium Rhodes Resort & Spa 

During Pink Pangea’s Retreat Leader Certification Program we will:

  • Take part in 14 workshops designed to prepare you to launch your retreat business. Topics include: creating your retreat mission, building a budget, marketing and recruitment, creating retreat schedules, managing your retreats, developing client relationships, how to deal with fear and more.
  • Participate in interactive activities and assignments to put the new tools into practice.
  • Each participant will develop and lead an orientation and closing workshop to their retreat while in Rhodes.
  • Receive feedback from an international community of women entrepreneurs.

What’s included in Pink Pangea’s Retreat Certification Program

  • Accommodations at the Elysium Rhodes Resort & Spa
  • Daily workshops, see the full curriculum below 
  • Detailed training on how to build a retreat business
  • Daily breakfast buffet at the hotel
  • A day trip to the beautiful town of Old City of Rhodes and to the Lindos where we will visit their ancient acropolis
  • Evening entertainment and access to the hotel gym and pool, and daily yoga classes 
  • All retreat graduates will receive a certificate of completion during the closing ceremony of the retreat

Graduates of the certification program will have exclusive opportunities to work on future Pink Pangea Retreats.

Dates: May 10-16, 2019
Location: Elysium Rhodes Resort & Spa
Cost: $1685 (the cost will increase February 1, 2019) + Air

Register Here

 

This course is designed of us dreaming of hosting a retreat: teachers, coaches, bloggers, entrepreneurs, artists, yogis, healers, etc. Questions? Email us at Hello@pinkpangea.com. Read testimonials from past workshop participants here.

Dates & Prices

Dates: May 10-66, 2019
Location: 
Elysium Rhodes Resort & Spa
Cost: $1685 (prices go up February 1, 2019) + Air

To reserve your spot, fill out the registration form and submit a $250 deposit here.

What's Included

  • 6-night accommodations at the Elysium Resort & Spa
  • An intimate group of women entrepreneurs from all over the world
  • Delicious Greek breakfast each day
  • Daily workshops
  • Tours to the Old City of Rhodes and to Lindos
  • Evening entertainment
  • Retreat Leader Certification

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to Greece
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Lunches and dinners (there are 5 restaurants at the hotel along with a store to shop for food*)

Itinerary

Day 1

We’ll meet at our beautiful hotel in Greece. Check in begins at 1:00PM and Pink Pangea staff will be there to welcome you. Our group will meet at 5pm for a welcome and orientation writing session. We’ll go over the schedule in detail, meet our fellow participants and get set our intentions for the retreat. After a short workshop, we’ll head to a nearby restaurant for dinner and eat our first of many delectable Greek dishes.

Some of us will be jet lagged and others will be raring to go. For the latter, we recommend exploring Rhode’s beautiful old city and snapping photos of the alleyways, sparkling in the moonlight.

Day 2

We’ll wake up to a beautiful morning in Rhodes and enjoy a delicious breakfast. After breakfast we’ll enjoy our  first two workshops.  The full curriculum is below the daily schedule. We’ll learn how to develop a vision and mission for our retreat business and learn how to find and build relationships with the appropriate locations for our retreats. After the two workshops there will be an optional yoga class and then we’ll take a break for lunch.

After lunch, we’ll head to the stunning courtyard, ready for our third and fourth workshops. Our third workshop will entail a detailed training on your retreat budget. You’ll receive budget templates and learn how to build a profitable business.  After, we’ll start to learn how to build our retreat schedules.

We’ll end our first day at 3:30PM and have free time to enjoy the beautiful facilities the hotel offers: pools, beach, hiking area, gym and lounge — and we’ll have time to do our homework.

We’ll meet for an optional dinner at 7:30 PM and then enjoy live evening entertainment at the hotel bar.

Day 3

We’ll wake up to another a beautiful morning in Rhodes and enjoy a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, we’ll continue to build our retreat schedules, find our what we need to research in advance to create and extraordinary schedule and take part in leadership training exercises. After our workshops we have an optional yoga class.

For lunch we’ll head to the Old City of Rhodes. The Medieval City of Rhodes was named a World Heritage Site in 1988 and we’ll enjoy a delicious Greek lunch there. After lunch we’ll have free time to walk around, shop and visit the local museums and get lost in the gorgeous alleyways. Participants can stay as long as you wish as our hotel is only a 15 minute drive away from the hotel.

We’ll meet for an optional dinner at 7:30 PM and then enjoy live evening entertainment at the hotel bar.

Day 4

We’ll start our day early. Following another wonderful breakfast, we will have another day filled with transformative workshops. This morning, we’ll focus on all things marketing. We’ll learn how to fill up our retreats with the appropriate students. Topics include: social media, newsletters, press, collaborations, and building up your website. For many, this is the most important day of the retreat. We’ll put our new tools into practice and learn learn how to master sales for our retreats.

After lunch, we’ll start developing the opening and closing sessions of our retreats — then we will lead the group. We’ll get feedback from our fellow participants and get ready to perfect our sessions.

Next, we’ll devise a plan to focus, prioritize, and make it happen. We’ll create a detailed action plan to bring our retreats to life. 

We’ll meet for an optional dinner at 7:30 PM and then enjoy live evening entertainment at the hotel bar.

Day 5

After another delicious breakfast, we’ll start the day of look at our fears. We’ll have one workshop designed to look our fears in the eyes and learn how to work with them, and not let them stop us.

After our workshop we’ll head to Lindos to spend the day there.  We’ll visit the beach town and the Acropolis of Lindos, which was one of the three early city-states until the merger into the new city of Rodos in the 5th century BC. We’ll hike up to get there and enjoy the ancient views.

After we’ll spend our day eating, shopping, and walking through the special town.

We’ll meet for an optional dinner at 7:30 PM and then enjoy live evening entertainment at the hotel bar.

Day 6

We’ll savor our last breakfast and conclude our retreat with a closing ceremony. Get ready for laughter, tears, hugs, and promises that you make and keep to reconvene in new exotic locations.

Below is the retreat curriculum: 

How to Create Your Retreat

    • Mission
      • Develop the vision & mission for your retreat
    • Location
      • Learn how to find the right locations for your groups including:
      • Find out what to expect when working with a retreat centers, hotels and BNBs and learn how to develop relationships with tem
      • Discover which logistics you need to research in advance
  • Budget
    • Learn how to create a budget for each retreat, how to charge appropriately, collect money, and make a profit.
    • All participants will learn receive budget templates to use for your retreats
  • Schedule
    • Learn how to create your retreat schedule
    • Explore the  various options and samples schedule for your retreats
  • Fear
    • Find out how to deal with fear of leading a retreat and running a retreat business
  • Marketing
    • Learn 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, advertisements,  and more
    • Learn proven recruitment methods to build a community of people who are thrilled to enroll in your retreats  
    • Receive assignments to put the new tools into practice
  • Hosting Your Retreat
    • Find out how to create a valuable experience for your participants
    • Devise a plan to focus, prioritize, and make it happen
    • Set up a system to continue your community’s events after the retreat ends
    • Learn how to give feedback that nurtures and serves your participants
    • Prepare to handle problems that you might encounter during your retreats

Itinerary specifics subject to change.

Reviews

Under Jaclyn’s guidance, I found new direction for my writing and tackled topics that I haven’t been able to put down on paper until now. I shared my work and became part of a community of writers, whose feedback was invaluable to me. I dove into my fears and created new dreams for what I might do with my writing in the future. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. I’m already sad that it’s over.

– Katie Kindle

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 came out of it a different person than I went in…[Jaclyn] made us linger in our discomfort long enough to compel us to make a change. In fact, she had to relinquish control in order for it to be a catalyst. That’s a mark of a great teacher.

– Stephen Elliot

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

— Alex Pendleton

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

I stumbled upon Pink Pangea’s writing retreat. 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

The only reason I submitted an article and was accepted was because I went to the writing retreat and gained the confidence needed as a writer to think my writing was even good enough to submit to a major online publication.

— Shannon Whaley

Who Participates

Pink Pangea retreats bring together women of all ages who:

  • Want to gain new skills and tools that will team them to develop and run a retreat business
  • Are ready to lead a retreat 
  • Want to receive feedback and gain confidence in their leading skills 
  • Love to explore new places
  • Enjoy sharing their stories with other entrepreneurs 
  • First timers to Rhodes, as well as frequent travelers

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 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.

Throughout this course, Jaclyn will provide all of the information you’ll want to know before hosting your retreat as well as thorough feedback so that you come away with a solid plan, and the ability to successfully create and lead your retreat.

Pre-Trip

Pink Pangea’s staff will provide all of the information and support that you need to make this experience exceptional.

Trip Resources

Before the retreat, Pink Pangea will send you details about arriving in and departing from Rhodes; as well as packing information.

Check out some great articles featured on Pink Pangea about traveling to Greece here:

7 Things to Know Before Traveling to Greece
What You’ll Want to Know Before Traveling to Ancient Rhodes
Why I Trashed My Return Ticket from Greece

FAQ

I’m new to Pink Pangea Workshops. Will I fit in?

Absolutely! Jaclyn’s unique workshops and exercises benefit both new and experienced entrepreneurs. The Pink Pangea community is encouraging, and will help you to get your retreat up and running. 

How old are the women who attend the retreat?

Women of all ages attend Pink Pangea retreats.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the retreat, email us at hello@pinkpangea.com.

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If you have any questions about the retreat, email us at hello@pinkpangea.com.

 

Reviews

“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

“I not only practiced my writing in ways that expanded my passion and skill, but I also made friends (and I’m talking friends, like soul sister shit) of all different ages from all over the world that after seven days I can consider some of the greatest people I’ve ever met.”

– Kathryn Cardin

“I stumbled upon Pink Pangea’s retreat in Costa Rica. 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

I shared my work and became part of a community of writers, whose feedback was invaluable to me. I dove into my fears and created new dreams for what I might do with my writing in the future. I cannot recommend this course highly enough”— Katie Kindle

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

Read what past participants have said about Pink Pangea Retreats here.

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