The Shift 
wellness retreats for women
Experience The Shift
Spend four days and three nights in paradise, reawakening a sense of hope, purpose, and connection, as you get back in touch with who you are and who you want to be.
There is currently one spot left at the May 2024 Shift Retreat.  See below for details!

It's time for your "YOU-cation"

Are you currently feeling stagnant, lost, anxious, or stressed? Do you have a desire to reconnect with yourself and rediscover hope and purpose in your life? If so, then this is the retreat for you.

You are invited to relax, recharge, and reconnect on this 4-day, 3-night all-inclusive retreat in beautiful South Florida under palm trees and sunny blue skies. It encompasses exactly what you need to bring you back into alignment with yourself. The Shift Retreat is an all-inclusive women's wellness experience that blends personal growth and mental wellness with relaxation and fun. (Find this retreat on


The days will start off with sunrise meditations and yoga that focus on gratitude, self-love, and body acceptance. Each day you will be immersed in and connected to nature, engage in gentle movements, and work on yourself with self-exploration and personal growth workshops. You will become aware of what has been holding you back by exploring your fears, limiting beliefs, excuses, and narratives and then create specific goals and a vision to get you to where you want to be. During the retreat you will create a personal intention jar, wisdom bracelet, and vision board. You'll be immersed in a sound bowl journey to further promote healing, relaxation, and harmony between your mind and body.

You will eat delicious food provided by our private chef, enjoy outdoor excursions, and take part in interactive activities. You will get individual attention and a pre and post retreat Zoom meeting with your host, Larisa. You'll be treated to a rejuvenating facial and receive personalized skin care guidance by a talented local esthetician. The retreat is balanced with ample free-time to do whatever you may like.

In addition to attending to your spiritual and personal growth, you will be amongst a small group of like-minded women who you will make authentic and genuine connections with in a private, serene location.

Leaving The Retreat

You will leave the retreat feeling deeply connected to yourself with a newfound awareness of what has been holding you back and an action plan to get to where you want to be. The retreat will equip you with new skills and knowledge to immediately implement into your life.

The Foundation

With all of that said, the foundation for this retreat is kindness, comfort, and acceptance. You can come knowing that you will be included, accepted, and comfortable above all else. And, of course, you will have lots of FUN!
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schedule a call to ask questions and learn more here.
West Palm Beach, FL
May 17 - May 20th , 2024
Starting at $1250
Price varies based on retreat accommodation
intimate group focus - maximum 10 women
specialized self-exploration workshops

personal growth hands-on activities
vision board & intention jar projects
private chef + interactive cooking 
pre & post retreat host meeting
resort-style accommodations
sunrise meditation & yoga
intentions & goal setting

skin care & mini facials
beach & nature walks
vision board creation

premiere excursions
sound bowl healing
personal attention
ample free time
private driver
surprise gifts
self esteem & confidence
taking control of your life
personal development

purpose & meaning
body acceptance

emotional healing
spiritual growth
self awareness

self discovery
inner healing

self love
where you'll stay
You will be staying at The Grand Hacienda - a stunning 5,000 sq. ft villa sitting on 4 acres of land. 

The property is surrounded by two beautiful, private ponds and tranquil water features with outdoor sitting areas. You will have access to the tennis and volleyball courts, soccer nets and basketball hoops that are right on property, along with a small petting farm with horses, cows, goats, and chickens. 

The enclosed heated pool, covered patio, and outdoor veranda are where you’ll relax and recharge. The open layout of the home offers a variety of areas to lounge, sit, and mingle. There are 5 beautiful bedrooms that will sleep 7. Three of the five bedrooms are ensuite while the other two will share a bathroom.

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the itinerary
FRIDAY, may 17
12:00pm: Check-in
1:00 – 2:30pm: Introductions + Intentions with Dede Lyons
2:30 – 3:30pm: Free time
3:30 - 4:30pm: Day One Workshop: You Are Good Enough
5:00 – 6:30pm: Family Style Dinner 
7:00 – 8:30pm: Be YOU Disco – Healing & Connection
8:30pm: Fun, feel-good movie
SATURDAY, may 18
6:45 - 7:00am: Pajama Morning Meditation - mindfulness + gratitude daily intentions
7:25am: Depart villa
8:15 – 9:15am: Sunrise beach yoga with Tamara
10:30 – 11:30am: Brunch
12:00 – 2:00pm: Day Two Workshop + Activity – Awareness
2:00 – 5:30pm: Free time + Facials
5:30 – 6:30pm: Family Style Dinner
7:00 – 9:00pm: Meditation + Fears in the Firepit + S’mores
SUNDAY, may 19
7:30am: Pajama Morning Meditation
8:10am: Depart villa
9:00 – 10:00am: Kayak Excursion
10:00 – 11:30am: Tiki Brunch
12:30 – 3:00pm: Free time + Facials
3:00 – 3:50pm: Self-Love Yoga with Tamara
4:00 – 6:00pm: Day Three Workshop + Activity – Action
6:30pm: Personal Chef + Cooking Show
8:00pm: Sound Bowl Healing with
MONDAY, may 20
6:30-7:00 am: Pajama Morning Meditation
7:00 – 8:00 am: Coffee/tea + pack up
8:30 – 9:30am: Takeaways
10:00 am: Check out

Itinerary is subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. All activities are optional. (you can also find us on
meet your host
Hi! I’m Larisa Vivolo and I am a mental health counselor and wellness retreat host in South Florida.

My goal is that you leave this retreat feeling refreshed, empowered, and connected to yourself and others. I promise to provide an atmosphere of kindness, acceptance, and of course, FUN! I look forward to getting to know you. (you can also find me on
the special guests
Dede Lyons is an empowerment coach, author, and founder of Feel Good Express lifestyle program who guides clients with the tools to attract a joy-filled life. She will be bringing her insightful wisdom and angelic team to kick-off The Shift with a very powerful workshop.
Tamara McLaughlin is a trained yoga teacher who has practiced throughout the world and is the founder and director of Native Yoga Center in Juno Beach, FL. She will be extending her talent and will be teaching special and customized yoga classes at The Shift.
Brooke Sowden is a gifted and skillful esthetician specializing in skin beautification and guidance in Tequesta, FL. She will be performing customized facial treatments and educating about skin health.
Chef Mark
Chef Mark is a passionate, vibrant, and very talented chef. He brings a unique twist to fine dining and will be bringing his creative and flavorful creations to The Shift.
frequently asked questions
What should I expect after registering? After registering, you will receive a confirmation email confirming your reservation with the retreat questionnaire & waiver that must be completed before attending. Within a week of booking, you will receive a personal email from Larisa to book a 15-minute Zoom appointment to initially meet one another.

I've never been on a retreat, is it for me? Absolutely! This retreat is for anybody looking to reconnect with themselves while relaxing and recharging. All activities are optional and you will never be pressured to do anything that you don’t want to do. Everything is beginner level and suitable for all shapes, sizes, and ages.

How is this retreat different from others? For many reasons! This is the only retreat where you get personal attention before, during, AND after. You will receive an initial 1:1 Zoom meeting before the retreat starts and a 1:1 Zoom check-up meeting after with Larisa. This retreat has a specific focus on mental health and personal growth. You will become aware of what has been holding you back while you create specific action plans to get to where you want to be. Everything about this retreat is all-inclusive with a balance between personal growth and having fun. We guarantee that you won’t experience another retreat quite like The Shift.

What can I expect from the workshops and activities? The speciality workshops and activities are designed to increase self-awareness while inspiring and motivating you to make positive improvements in your life. The first day you will become aware of what is holding you back by exploring your fears, limited beliefs, narratives, and excuses. The second day you will focus on setting goals and intentions to put into action. You will create your very own vision board, intention bracelet, and intention jar to take home with you.

How will I benefit from this retreat? This retreat will benefit you in many ways. You have the opportunity to relax and relieve built-up stress, connect to other like-minded women, unplug and ground yourself in the present moment, practice self-love, and rediscover yourself by gaining clarity of your inner desires and goals. You will walk away with a deepened relationship with yourself and a newfound sense of hope and purpose.

What type of outdoor activities will we be doing? You will be outdoors and engaging in movement everyday. We will be going on nature and beach walks, kayak/paddle board excursions, and sunrise yoga and meditations. Outdoor activities are subject to change and dependent on weather conditions.

Are all meals included in this retreat? Yes! All the meals (+ snacks) are included, including the meals made by our personal chef.

What if I have additional questions? You can email [email protected] with any and all of your questions or concerns! We will get back to you within 24 hours (or less)

What is not included? The following are not included in the retreat pricing: travel insurance,  airport transfer, visa fee, and flight costs.

What are the room options & prices? There are a total of 5 bedrooms that will sleep 7. Rooms that have two beds will be shared amongst two women. Rooms that have one bed will not be shared. Price varies by room choice. See pictures above.

There is currently one spot left at The Shift Retreat - Private Queen Bedroom with a shared bathroom.

Room 1: Master King Private Suite (1 bed) - private bedroom, bathroom & lounge area- $3000 - no longer available.
Room 2: Shared Queen Bedroom (2 beds) - private bathroom, access to pool deck - $2000 - no longer available.
Room 3: Private Queen Bedroom (1 bed) - shared bathroom with room 4- $2000
Room 4: Shared Full Bedroom (2 beds) - shared bathroom with room 3 - $1700 - no longer available.
Room 5: Private Queen Bedroom (1 bed) - private bathroom- $2700 - no longer available.

What if I live locally and want to be part of the retreat but don't want to stay on property? Yes, that is an option! You can experience The Shift in a flexible way with the exclusive "drop-in" option. This will allow you to be a part of the retreat and participate in all activities while staying off property. The total cost for this is $1250. - this option is sold out and no longer available.

Are payment plans an option? Yes! Customized payment plans that work with your preferences and financial circumstances are available. Please email [email protected] to discuss a payment plan that will work for you.

Should I do this retreat alone or bring a friend? That choice is completely up to you based upon your personal preference and the experience you want to get! Opting to bring a friend can enhance your experience by sharing moments and creating shared memories. On the other hand, coming to this retreat alone offers the unique, personal experience, fostering deep connections with yourself and the other participants.

Will there be alcohol? Red wine may be offered during dinner.

What is the cancellation policy? We understand that unexpected events can occur, and plans may change. However, due to the limited availability of spots for this retreat, we have a strict cancellation policy in place. If you cancel 60 days or more before the start date of the retreat, you will receive a full refund minus the deposit. If you cancel between 30-59 days before the start date of the retreat, you will receive a 50% refund minus the deposit. If you cancel within 30 days of the start date of the retreat, there will be no refund. Please email [email protected] to discuss the reason for cancellation.

A minimum participation requirement of 7 individuals is necessary for the retreat weekend to proceed as planned. In the event that this threshold is not met, we will reschedule the retreat for a later date. Those who have already signed up will be given the first opportunity to secure their spots for the revised dates.

What should I do if the retreat is booked and I wanted to be a part of it? There is currently availability to be part of the retreat! However, when it does reach maximum capacity, there is a waiting list that you can join by emailing [email protected]. Also, if you'd like to stay informed when the upcoming dates and location will be, please send an email to [email protected] and you will be notified!

Do you host any other type of retreats? Yes! I host corporate business retreats designed for both employers and employees. The Corporate Shift Retreat is designed to align with your company’s unique mission, requirements, and needs. It integrates personal growth and mental wellness with team-building experiences, relaxation, and enjoyment. If you are interested in a corporate retreat tailored to your business, please send an email to [email protected].
"Before coming to this retreat I felt stuck and unbalanced and I knew I had to make a change. I left feeling refreshed and more comfortable in my own skin than I ever have. I am so thankful for The Shift. Thank you!"
"This retreat was everything that I needed...and so much more."
"Larisa and the work she does is amazing. She has a natural ability to inspire and motivate people while making everybody feel comfortable and included. The individual sessions with Larisa were so beneficial and helped me gain clarity for what I really want in my life."
"I am so glad that I signed up for this retreat. The workshops and classes were informative and eye-opening, and the retreat leaders were knowledgeable and compassionate. I feel like I have a new sense of purpose and direction in my life, and I have made some wonderful new friends along the way. This retreat exceeded my expectations in every way."
Whether you have questions, would like to inquire about availability, or have something specific you'd like to discuss, please fill out the form.

Discover your true self at The Shift Retreat. Don't miss this opportunity for self-discovery and empowerment.
Join us on May 17th.
It's time to take care of YOU. you deserve this.

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