• 16 - 22 Apr 2023
  • Sonoma, CA, USA

Reimagine Courage, Creativity, and Connection in Sonoma, CA

Throughout the retreat, we will explore, individually and in community, the thoughts and behaviors that hold us back and inhibit our growth. These retreat sessions are interactive, fun, and insightful. You’ll work hard, be challenged, and leave feeling capable of tackling new opportunities.

World-class wineries and breathtaking scenery await you on this adventure retreat. Sonoma County’s ancient redwood groves and dramatic coastal bluffs serve as an amazing landscape for our awe-inspiring hikes. Sonoma’s world-renowned vineyards and exceptional wines are not to be missed as we wine taste with local winemakers in one of California’s most iconic regions.

On this Bounce lead retreat, your days will be filled with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, educational insights, and deep, meaningful conversations. You will spend considerable time each day in nature, admiring and reflecting on the unique and impressive panoramas found in Sonoma County, California. You will be accompanied by a community of fellow retreaters led by friendly, supportive, and knowledgeable guides during your retreat.

Each day, expert facilitators will lead educational and contemplative sessions inspired by Parker J. Palmer’s Center for Courage & Renewal, Brené Brown’s The Daring Way™ programs, and other leading expert voices in self-examination. Throughout the retreat, we will explore, individually and in community, the thoughts and behaviors that hold us back and inhibit our growth. These sessions will empower you with tools, techniques, and practices to help you make changes that better serve you in your pursuit of living a more authentic and wholehearted life. These retreat sessions are interactive, fun, and insightful. You’ll work hard, be challenged, and leave feeling capable of tackling new opportunities.

We begin each day with an early morning reflective practice, educational sessions, and a hearty breakfast before setting out on the day’s adventures. We will spend the majority of our days admiring and exploring the impressive panoramas around Sonoma County. Following our time hiking and exploring the natural world and wine tasting, we gather for a communal dinner in the early evening to enjoy some of the delicious food found in that part of the United States. Each evening, to further help rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul, you are invited to join in an unstructured social hour with your fellow travelers and guides. No matter your fitness level or resilience experience, you are welcome on this active adventure retreat.

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 Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal that allows each retreatant to serve both as Clearness Focus Person and a Clearness Committee member.

Additional Online sessions following the time in Sonoma:
Following this in-person Sonoma County retreat, we will offer four additional retreat-style Online sessions over six months (worth an additional 6 CME/CEUs). During these post-retreat virtual sessions, expert facilitators will use a small cohort model to help participants continue exploring the intentions they set while on retreat in Sonoma County. The cost for the additional meetings is $500.

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.


7:00 am – 7:30 am: Breakfast at the hotel
7:30am – 10:30am: Daily Reflective practice, Check-in, and Educational Sessions
11:00am – 3:00pm: Hiking Sonoma’s many wonderful trails and visiting wineries
3:00pm – 5:00pm: More breathtaking adventures, personal reflection, or relaxation time
5:30pm – 7:30pm: Group Dinner
8:00pm – 9:30pm: Social hour, hot tub, firepit, pool, massages and reiki sessions

Our time spent cultivating joy, meaning, and purpose is 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 joy, meaning, and purpose in our lives by understanding grief and forgiveness.



We recommend you arrive in San Francisco, CA, at least one day before the start of the retreat. San Francisco offers iconic vistas, historic neighborhoods, and hip shopping experiences. As you arrive here the day before our retreat starts, you can take in local arts and culture, explore the outdoors, indulge in a unique dining scene, or sit by the pool and relax. Plan to arrive at any time this day. A room block is on hold at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis for Bounce Travels for $189 plus tax. You will need to make your own room reservation for this night if you stay at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

Day 1
Today, we will pick up retreat participants at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis and San Francisco International Airport before heading to our hotel for the week, Cambria Wine Country. We will pick up participants at San Francisco Marriott Marquis at 11am and then head to San Francisco International Airport for a noon pick-up. Today, we travel via a comfortable passenger van to arrive at our hotel before meeting for our afternoon educational sessions and enjoying dinner together.

Tonight we are staying at the Cambria Hotel in Sonoma.

Day 2
Today, our hikes include the Armstrong Redwoods Grove Loop Trail and the Pioneer Nature Trail. Together, they form a 3.5-mile loop that will take you past the park’s oldest redwood, the Colonel Armstrong Tree, estimated to be more than 1,400 years old. To enjoy this area more thoroughly, you will have an opportunity to take in parts of two proximate nature trails. Following our hikes, we will adventure to the Korbel Champagne Winery for tastings as we enjoy this California-based brand of bubbly that has been a staple of American celebrations. Tastings included.

Tonight we are staying at the Cambria Hotel in Sonoma. Breakfast included.

Day 3
This day takes us to Jack London State Historic Park as we hike the Historic Orchard Trail and Ancient Redwood Trail. Together, these trails allow you to hike up to seven miles. You’ll also have a chance to spend time with the Grandmother Tree, a giant redwood tree estimated to be 1800 to 2000 years old.

Tonight we are staying at the Cambria Hotel in Sonoma. Breakfast included.

Day 4
Today, we visit Fitch Mountain Park and Francis Ford Coppola Winery. The Fitch Mountain trail is generally considered a moderately challenging route that typically takes around two hours to complete. Fitch Mountain is located on the Southern Pomo people’s ancestral homelands. You will have an opportunity to explore a dense forest of trees like coast redwood, Douglas fir, California bay, madrone, oaks, and a rich array of understory species. After our hiking, we will head to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery to indulge in tasting experiences and dive into the world of Francis Ford Coppola wines. On-site, you can explore the beautiful grounds, the vast collection of movie memorabilia from Francis Ford Coppola’s prestigious filmmaking career, and even play a game of bocce ball! ($35 tasting flights)

Tonight we are staying at the Cambria Hotel in Sonoma. Breakfast included.

Day 5
We head to Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park for this day’s outdoor adventures to hike the Bay Area Ridge Trail. This six-mile point-to-point trail is generally considered a moderately challenging hike and averages about three hours to complete. This wonderfully quiet trail makes for a lovely hike.

Tonight we are staying at the Cambria Hotel in Sonoma. Breakfast included.

Day 6
Today’s outdoor time is more relaxed as you can explore the farmer’s market, visit local shops, taste local wines, and enjoy the amenities located around the beautiful Sonoma Plaza. You might also use the free-to-explore block of time to relax at the hotel with a massage, spend time reflecting by the pool or take another hike at the nearby Petaluma Adobe Park.

Tonight we are staying at the Cambria Hotel in Sonoma. Breakfast included.

Day 7
We will arrive back in San Francisco by noon. Some travelers may choose to fly home later in the day, while others may want to spend more time checking out other parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, such as visiting the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, or Alcatraz.

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.


Cambria Hotel Wine Country, Sonoma, California
Explore the beauty of Northern California from the comfort of one of the best hotels in Sonoma county. Work and play from this atmospheric property with easy access to the best vineyards in California. The Cambria Hotel Sonoma Wine Country is where luxury meets comfort. With one of the best hotel pools in Sonoma county, you’ll love relaxing by the outdoor heated pool. Grab a specialty coffee, craft brew, or cocktail all available on the airy outdoor patio.

Venue Website https://cambriasonoma.com/


Single Occupancy: One person in a single occupancy room

How to Register https://www.bouncetravels.com/travel/title-sonoma-california-april-2023/
Registration Deadline:  April 9, 2022

• Transportation from San Francisco Marriott Marquis in by comfy, relaxing passenger van
• 6 nights lodging in Sonoma
• 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner
• Snacks and water for the daily drive
• Daily park and trail entrance fees
• Facilitation of educational topics
• 19 CME/CEUs for healthcare professionals

• Round-trip airfare
• Ground transportation to your hotel in San Francisco
• Lunches & Dinners
• Additional excursions or tours you choose
• Travel insurance

• Cancellations prior to Feb 16, 2023 are subject to a $500 cancellation fee
• Non-refundable on or after Feb 16, 2023.
• 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.

The 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


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