How to Book and Prepare for Your Retreat
SELECTING THE RIGHT RETREAT FOR YOU
BEFORE YOUR RETREAT
Our booking system (called Youli) lets you show you’re interested in a particular retreat by creating a custom registration form. Select your retreat package (private or shared room). Secure your spot with a payment (usually, this is only a deposit). Then choose from various add-ons and upgrades to your base package.
Within your private account, fill out your Retreat Participant Intake Form. In this form, you can tell us about your dietary needs, your running fitness, health concerns, preferred roommate (if traveling with a friend) and other things we need to know to help you prepare for your retreat.
We do require travel insurance with medical coverage for all international retreats. We’ve partnered with Travel Guard to offer a comprehensive travel insurance. Click here for more information and a customized quote.
Refer to the general packing list shown here. In your Youli retreat account is a more detailed list of what to pack in order to be prepared for the specific weather you’ll encounter on the retreat. Note the items that are required, such as trail-running shoes (road shoes are not suitable) and a hydration pack.
Plan Your Travel
Refer to your Youli Trip account for all the information you need to plan your travel, including the precise times and locations the retreat begins and ends. Book your flights (and rental car or shuttle) as needed to travel to the retreat venue. Connect with other retreat participants to coordinate rideshares from airports. Find Covid-related travel information, such as any specific forms, proof of vaccine, tests that may be required.
Prepare for your Mindful Travel Experience
In an effort to help you get the most from your retreat experience, we share with you information and a video about what it means to travel mindfully. Having the right mindset and being open to trying new things and meeting new people greatly enhances your overall retreat experience. See the video here.
DURING THE RETREAT
Expect a Final Pre-Retreat Email
About 7 days before the retreat starts, you’ll receive a final email from us containing important and timely information about when and where to meet your retreat leader. Please carefully read through this information and let us know if you have any last-minute questions we can help you with.
We’ve created customized image galleries for each retreat that make it really easy to share your photos with your fellow retreat participants as well as friends and family back home. You will receive easy upload and sharing links to your group’s image gallery on Day 1 of the retreat. In the meantime, click here to see photos of past retreats.
AFTER THE RETREAT
Reflect on Your Retreat Experience
In order to fully integrate the insights and lessons you learned at the retreat, it’s important to take a few minutes after the retreat is done to reflect on what the experience meant to you. Your retreat leader will provide prompts for this private writing exercise after the retreat ends.
Help Spread the Word: Leave a Review
Sharing what this experience meant to you will help other women runners decide if a Run Wild Retreats is right for them. Please leave a review of Run Wild Retreats on either Facebook or Google. We’re really grateful for your comments!
With each retreat, you earn Retreat Rewards (that never expire) that you can use on your next retreat with us! Book within 30 days of the retreat’s end and your Retreat Rewards are worth double. Click here to learn about our rewards program.