• 14 - 19 Nov 2022
  • onsite

Making Space for New Possibilities in Tucson, Arizona: Nov. 2022

Much like the seasonality of nature, we will embrace our daily nature immersions to deeply understand the relationship between death and rebirth. With our tools and support, you will begin to intentionally create a life filled with joy, meaning, and purpose.

NEW OFFERING …. A Deeper Dive

Hike Tucson and Saguaro National Park while taking a deeper dive into all that Bounce Travels Adventure Retreats offer while earning 19 CME/CEUs.   On this active retreat, expert facilitators will provide daily sessions to make space and expand the possibilities in your life.  You begin the week by examining and releasing those things that have not served you.  Throughout the week, you will be equipped to let go so that you have access to the results you desire.  You MUST know where and how to break and be broken so that transformation can be realized.  Much like the seasonality of nature, we will embrace our daily nature immersions to deeply understand the relationship between death and rebirth.  With our tools and support, you will begin to intentionally create a life filled with joy, meaning, and purpose.  By the end of the week, you will be grounded in the feeling of hope for your future and know how to live by the promise of bounty.  You WILL leave fulfilled, nurtured, and satisfied.

On this Bounce Travels lead retreat, your days will be filled with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, educational insights, and deep, meaningful conversation. You will spend considerable time each day in nature, admiring and reflecting on the unique and impressive panoramas found in Tucson, AZ, and the Saguaro National Park. During your retreat, you will be accompanied by a community of fellow seekers led by friendly, supportive, and knowledgeable guides.

We begin each day with an early morning reflective practice, educational sessions, and a hearty breakfast before setting out on the day’s hiking adventures. Following our time hiking and exploring the natural world, we gather for a communal dinner in the early evening to enjoy some of the delicious food offerings to be found in that part of the world.  To further help rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul, each evening, you are invited to join in an unstructured social hour with your fellow travelers and guides. No matter what your level of fitness or resilience experience, you are welcome on this active holiday.

During this retreat, you will have the opportunity to explore your inner wisdom in a Clearness Triad. Each participant will learn the skills necessary to create the triad container and support the other triad members as you all explore your inner wisdom around a particular question or wondering each participant is holding. The Clearness Triad is a technique developed by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal that invites each retreatant the opportunity to serve both as a Clearness Focus Person and a Clearness Committee member.

Additional meetings following the trip: Following this in-person Tucson retreat, we will offer four virtual meetings over six months (worth an additional 6 CME/CEUs). During these post-retreat virtual sessions, expert facilitators will use a small cohort model to allow participants to continue to support the exploration and incorporation of the intentions they set while together in Tucson. The cost for the additional meetings is $500.

 

Facilitators:
This program is co-facilitated by Courage & Renewal Facilitators Corey Martin, Kim Schwartz, and Joshua Whitman, alongside Roberta Cassidy, a highly experienced healthcare leader with over 33 years of acute hospital experience, and Mary Messina, a passionate, energetic innovator committed to the idea that business can be a force for good in the world.

TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE:

7:00 am – 7:30 am: Breakfast at the hotel
7:30 am – 10:30 am: Daily Reflective practice, Check-in, and Educational Sessions
11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Hiking Tucson’s many amazing trails
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: More breathtaking adventures, personal reflection, or relaxation time
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Group Dinner
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Social hour, Hot tub, Firepit, pool

Together, we will cultivate joy, meaning, and purpose through the use of educational sessions, quiet reflection, journaling, daily group reflections, and hiking journeys. We use our experiences and the paths we hike as daily metaphors to develop more joy, meaning, and purpose in our lives as we work to deepen our understanding of grief and forgiveness.

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1
Fly in any time of day and arrive at Embassy Suites Paloma for your first night’s accommodations.

Day 2
Following our morning breakfast, reflection session, and educational sessions, we will hike the Hope Camp Trail. This out-and-back trail near Tucson is a popular trail for hiking, horseback riding, and walking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of the day. Length 6.5 miles

Day 3
Following our morning breakfast, reflection session, and educational sessions, we will hike the moderately challenging Romero Pool Trail. This out-and-back hike takes you to Romero Pools, a water catchment area that flows seasonally. On a hot day, this is a great place to go for a quick dip, so bring your swimsuit. Depending on the time of year, the pools may have only a small amount of water. The trail is level at the start but then climbs over rocky terrain. Length: 5.6 miles, Elevation gain: 1300 ft

Day 4
Following our morning breakfast, reflection session, and educational sessions, we will hike the Tanque Verde Ridge Trail in Saguaro National Park. This is a moderately challenging, out and back trail that is popular for hiking and trail running, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of the day. Length: 3.3 mi, Elevation gain: 925 ft

Day 5
Following our morning breakfast, reflection session, and educational sessions, we will hike the Seven Falls Trail. This beautiful trail takes you from the desert, up Bear Canyon, to a beautiful set of pools. The trail follows a stream, which you crisscross many times. Along the way, you’ll see saguaro, buckhorn cholla, barrel cactus, and cottonwood trees. Bring your bathing suit for a swim or wade into the water to cool off after you climb the switchbacks near the end of the hike. Length: 5 miles, Elevation gain: 720 ft

Day 6
We finish our educational sessions in the morning by 11 am.  You can either choose to fly home today or stay an extra day to enjoy the rest of what Tucson has to offer.

Please Note: This itinerary may change slightly due to accommodation availability, rain, festivals and spontaneous side trips. This is not an endurance race, nor a competition. Please be respectful of all the different paces and walks of life that come together on this group retreat.

Embassy Suites Paloma Village, Tucson, Arizona

In the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, within seven miles of the University of Arizona. Sabino Canyon, Tucson Botanical Gardens, and downtown Tucson are a 20-minute drive away. We have an outdoor pool with space to relax, and a fitness center. Breakfast, a local shuttle, and an evening drinks reception are included in your stay.

Hotel Website: Embassy Suites Paloma Village in Tucson, AZ Hotel (hilton.com)

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOM =$3299 per person
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOM with VIRTUAL FOLLOW UP SESSIONS = $3799
SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOM = $3,799
SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOM with VIRTUAL FOLLOW UP SESSIONS = $4299
Single Occupancy: One person in a single occupancy room

RESERVE YOUR SPOT WITH A DEPOSIT = $500

  • Transportation from hotel in Tucson to daily adventures
  • 5 nights lodging in Tucson
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Snacks and water for the daily drive
  • Daily park and trail entrance fees
  • Facilitation of resilience topics
  • 19 CME/CEUs for healthcare professionals
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Ground transportation to and from hotel in Tucson
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Additional excursions or tours you choose
  • Travel insurance
  • Cancellations prior to Sept 1, 2022 are subject to a $500 cancellation fee
  • Non-refundable on or after Sept 1, 2022.
  • If Bounce Travels cancels the trip due to the Covid 19 pandemic or any other
    natural disaster, you have your choice of a refund (minus the $500 non-refundable)
    Or using your entire balance towards another Bounce Travels trip through 2024.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Innovations in Resilience. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

he Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

There is no commercial support for this event. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.  The ACCME defines “‘relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest

If you have additional questions about this trip, please contact Corey Martin at Corey@BounceTravels.com.

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