"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
Catch your breath. Rediscover yourself. Awaken to what's possible.
Through individual coaching and small group retreats, we support women in reconnecting to their Aliveness, and creating lives of meaning and fulfillment.
Immerse yourself in a journey that will deeply nourish your body and soul, reignite your spark, inspire your creativity, and awaken what's possible. Each day will be infused with experiential exercises, self inquiry, movement practices, and opportunities to deeply listen to what's calling you forth. You'll emerge refreshed and renewed, with valuable tools and a community to support your Alive & Inspired life.
The Alive & Inspired Retreat
Nourishing & Sacred Venues
Whether at the wild & beautiful Mar de Jade Resort outside Puerto Vallarta or among the silent & powerful redwoods of 1440 Multiversity in Scott's Valley, CA, our Alive & Inspired Retreats are held in locations where you will connect with nature and open your heart to unexpected treasures!
The Alive & Inspired journey is for women at the intersection of the life they've lived and their life ahead. Women who have come a distance! Who have experienced life’s joys and adversities, who have known wins, losses, life's perfection -- and it's scars and wrinkles. Who desire a life of meaning and fulfillment. Women who are ready to join with others at the intersection to pause, celebrate, make peace with their past and take inspired action to create the life they most desire.
Wake up... to the life you are meant to live!
In a deeply nourishing environment, we'll introduce you to our Alive & Inspired Process, designed to awaken your whole being. Come home to yourself and rediscover your inner spark. Emerge refreshed and renewed as you see your life and yourself through a new lens, equipped with practical and valuable tools to navigate the road ahead.
The Alive & Inspired Process is about meeting all of who you are with compassion and kindness, opening to your most sacred and vibrant nature, and living a meaningful and fulfilling life.
If you want to gather with a community of women to explore what it means to live a life of meaning, courage, authenticity and inspiration...
If you're looking for tools to support you in staying connected to your aliveness, your Essence...
If you're ready to make yourself, your dreams and desires, a priority...
If you're willing to step away from the safety of what you've always done and explore what happens when you let yourself express, play, create, connect and let your hair down...
We invite you to join us for this unique experience!
Create a daily practice that supports your Alive & Inspired life.
Learn self-coaching tools that will serve you on the road ahead.
Relate to life's challenges and stressors in a new way.
Open to more joy and possibility.
Respond instead of react to life.
Tap into your creativity.
Reconnect to yourself.
Transform fears and limiting beliefs.
Live a life of Courage, Love, Guidance & Limitless Possibility!
Here's what others are saying about Alive & Inspired
Alive & Inspired has given me tools to learn how to truly love myself. To know what it means to have an open heart and an open mind. I loved this experience! It was in a magical setting with outstanding guidance. I hope to go again!"
— Sue, WA
" Alive & Inspired was a precious gift to me that fed my soul and was deeply nurturing. In a moment, I can recall the spaciousness and deep grounding I found there, both through the inspiring program delivered with wisdom and grace by Ann and Jackie. I can't wait to go back. "
— Kathy, CA
" I felt safe in sharing my heart and honored to receive others’ hearts. I wish I could do this once a year. It nurtures me, it helps me grow.
— Tatiana, AT
" Alive & Inspired reminded me what it’s like to feel light, safe and sure...what it feels like to trust that I know how to fully connect with my heart again. It was magical!
— Sherri , OH
" Through this retreat, I learned about myself at a much deeper level. I learned to create space in my body, to make room for what’s to come. I learned how to be kind to myself in moments of self-doubt.
— Maile , CA
The Alive & Inspired Retreat
Check back here to learn about our
2019 / 2020 Events & Retreats
Each day of Alive & Inspired will include:
Morning movement practices
Mindfulness & meditation practices
Learning & discovery
Fun, laughter, play & creative exploration
Free time for self-exploration and connection
Sample Daily Schedule
8:30 am - 9:15 pm Breakfast
9:30 am - 10:30 pm Movement & Mindfulness
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Morning Session
12:15 pm- 3:00 pm Lunch & Free time
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Afternoon session
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner & Free time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Evening session
Step Into Alive & Inspired!
New Retreat Info Coming Soon
We invite you to join our
community of women who are committed to living lives of
courage, love, wisdom & possibility.
Meet Jackie & Ann
Jackie Priestley has been working as a professional coach and facilitator for more than two decades. She is certified through the Center of Excellence, Tony Robbins Breakthrough Training and Working with Women programs. She uses the Enneagram system to bring self-awareness, compassion and transformation in the workplace and in personal relationships. She leads The Excel Training program that supports self-mastery in every life role. She has facilitated trainings on leadership, personal growth and development and communication. Jackie uses her innate compassion, wisdom and humor to support her clients. Through her guidance they learn self compassion, clarify intention and take inspired action. This work is her life’s passion and her lifestyle. Learn more about working with Jackie!
Ann Patricio awakens possibility and creativity in the body, mind, heart and Spirit. She guides individuals and groups to be present and playful, to hear the whisper of their life's calling, to welcome all parts of themselves, and to share their unique gifts with the world. Ann is a professional coach, a certified massage therapist, somatic educator and Nia teacher whose work integrates thirty years of experience in the healing and performing arts. Ann's work has been influenced by the Hendricks Institute, Strategic Intervention Coaching, Voice Dialogue Training, The Nia Technique & Lifestyle Program. She believes that when we connect to breath, body sensation, and intention we set ourselves on a course to transform patterns and ultimately connect to our Essential Selves. Learn more about working with Ann!
Alive and Inspired is an integration of the work that Jackie and Ann have been bringing to their clients, students and their own lives. The power of the Alive and Inspired process is going through the body to deepen connection to self, transform the patterns that emerge through the coaching and inquiry practice, and moving from intention to action. The creation of this process evolved as Jackie and Ann, long-time friends and now professional colleagues, came together with the intention of bringing their passion for growth and transformation, their years of training and practice, to the world in a greater way. Co-creators of the Alive and Inspired Process, Jackie & Ann believe that in becoming fully present, trusting the body’s innate wisdom, and connecting to our Essence we ground into who we are -- resilient, creative, Alive and Inspired.