Retreat Mythbusters: 5 Things You Wish You Knew

Adora Winquist
5 min readJun 29, 2022


Vacation planning: Vision quest, health & harmony reset, day to day life disconnect? Everyone I talk to is itching for a new set of scenery for a few days to rejuvenate and restore vitality, clarity and zest for life. I hear and see a common theme arising: Am I living my true purpose? Am I living my biggest and best life?

Top level retreat programs are filling up this year faster than ever. If your gal or guy pals have a little resistance about accompanying you on a retreat, share these mythbusters:


It’s too Expensive

Retreats can offer incredible value and an intensive immersion for personal growth and transformation. Individual coaching sessions or programs either in person or virtual can seem less expensive but in the long term, cost more. The desired outcomes can come more quickly in immersive, experiential in-person events. When you combine high caliber leaders, there is exponential value added to the programs that individually would cost more.


Vulnerability is Intimidating

For many of us that are introverted and shy, group experiences that dive into vulnerable aspects of life can seem intense. Research now shows that vulnerability offers us an incredible opportunity to expand outside our comfort zone. A group of individuals that start off as strangers in a few short days can quickly become friends that last a lifetime and nourish us in the moments when life becomes challenging.


I Don’t Have the Time

Life is incredibly short. Time is your most valuable commodity. If we let time and other individuals’ expectations run our schedule, life quickly passes us by. You are a powerful creator of your life experience. Carpe diem. Seize the moment and carve out experiences that will nourish and reset your body, mind, spirit and quantum leap into your dreams and desires for authentic living.


Divine Feminine Power?

Many of us have been raised to rely more on our masculine nature, to get things done, advance in our chosen career path and to be more analytical. Many of…



Adora Winquist

Essential Oil Formulator. Innovator in Aromatherapy & Vibrational Medicine. Author. Speaker. Founder of the Soul Institute for Quantum Living 💜