Retreats

My ParaVita’s retreats are designed to help you improve your mental and physical wellness with events such as daily meditation, gourmet food and enlightening workshops—all amid fantastic international locations. Kristi will introduce you to Essentrics®, a movement and strengthening program designed to meet the abilities of people at any stage of life. With a focus on balance, stretching and mobility, Essentrics helps you move your muscles and joints more easily and without pain. Accommodations for retreats are limited, so sign up early to save your space.  

Costa Rica Retreat 2024: Align with Synchronicity Apr 6-13, 2024

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Inspiration and magic happen when we slow down and tune into our inner wisdom. Join Kristi Stangeland at the beautiful Bodhi Tree resort to enjoy the tranquility of the Costa Rican Nosara jungle. Like the Buddha under the Bodhi tree, we will connect with our inner light. Together, we will discover new ways to foster peace and calm in our lives through new inspirational activities, contemplation and meditation.

Spirit Talk 2024: Mysteries of Southern France May 10-17, 2024

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Join us in the area of France where it was reported that Mary Magdalene escaped after Jerusalem. Surrounded by the Cathar Heartlands of Southern France, home of the Mary Magdalene Mysteries and land of Grail Legends, this immense feminine vortex is a portal of transformation.

Costa Rica Retreat 2025: Align with Synchronicity Apr 5-12, 2025

Inspiration and magic happen when we slow down and tune into our inner wisdom. Join Kristi Stangeland at the beautiful Bodhi Tree resort to enjoy the tranquility of the Costa Rican Nosara jungle. Like the Buddha under the Bodhi tree, we will connect with our inner light. Together, we will discover new ways to foster peace and calm in our lives through new inspirational activities, contemplation and meditation.

Retreats at Indian Point

Built pre-1876, Indian Point is one of the oldest private camps still standing on Rangeley Lake, Maine. It has recently undergone extensive renovations, including restoration of the main house and surrounding buildings.  These quality upgrades retained the property’s historical significance while offering guests a mix of modern amenities and rustic elegance. We invite you to participate in one our summer wellness retreats. You will come away refreshed by the mountain air and peaceful lakeside setting, while also gaining new insights into how to make your life fuller, richer and more productive.

The Art of the Pause: Urban Retreat at Verity in Toronto – TBD

Do you feel perpetually stressed, overwhelmed, and dissatisfied with your job? Have you lost your “spark,” unable to tap into the joy, drive, and raw passion you once had?

Believe me, you’re far from alone. Stop pouring from an empty cup — join me and other women professionals for a wellness retreat designed to help you reignite your fire and refocus your goals. Through meditation, authentic discussions, and expert insights, you’ll learn to find more soul satisfaction in your career and in your life. Come away feeling refreshed, empowered, and ready for your next move.

Only a limited number of spots are available. Secure yours now — and mark your calendar for an unforgettable day of sisterhood and self-discovery.

Drawing on the Right side of the Brain 2025

For many of us, drawing seems to be a mysterious process, reserved for the few who are “talented,” but the work of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain has debunked this myth, and proved that anyone can learn how to draw.

An intensive combination of lectures, demonstrations, and studio exercises that packs a semester-long art course into five days, this workshop, led by full-time painter/printmaker Lisbeth Firmin, is designed to develop the perceptual skills necessary for drawing with confidence and has proven valuable both for people who feel they have little talent for drawing, and for those wishing to expand their abilities.

Students will explore the relationship of drawing to the specialized functions of the right- and left-brain hemispheres, based on the pioneering work of Dr. Betty Edwards. In a carefully sequenced process, they will learn the basic strategies of “seeing” that enable one to draw with a high degree of skill and produce finished drawings of high quality. Through these exercises, people unlock their creative side and begin to ‘see’ in a whole new way.

Living In Harmony

Step into the field of pure potential by exploring the Gene Key’s Codon Ring of Prosperity. When you focus on investing time in what is truly essential, you activate true prosperty finding ease and success in everything that you do!

You’re sure to come home refreshed and energized by simple techniques to help you achieve a richer life with more peace and better health in your life.

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Spark Your Abundance & Creativity

Find your deep core of prosperity and step into the field of beauty by exploring the Gene Key’s Codon Ring of Fire – Boundlessness and Beauty. When you embody these high vibrations, you become unstoppable!

You’re sure to come home refreshed and energized by simple techniques to help you achieve a richer, regular meditation practice with a deeper level of awareness and more peace and better health in your life. 

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