What it’s like to RESET your life

What is Reset Retreat?

The answer to this question often describes a women’s wellness and adventure retreat with a focus on personal growth. I’d like to go deeper here. Reset Retreat is not simply a wellness retreat, or a yoga retreat, or a place to go to relax and rejuvenate.

While the retreat incorporates all of these things, Reset Retreat has a purpose – to understand yourself, find your intentions, and go home renewed. We are truly aiming to find that switch within you and reset it.

Let me tell you about my ‘Reset’ experience and inspiration for Reset Retreat:

reset_retreat_281Barely a year ago, I found myself lost, confused, and unsure of what to do with my life. I had settled into a serious relationship, started living the usual lifestyle of get up, go to work, come home, have dinner, watch television, and go to bed. Go out with friends on the weekends, maybe go to an event or show, run errands, the usual. It actually doesn’t sound too bad, does it? But it was mind-numbing. I had nothing to motivate me. Nothing that made me want to hop out of bed in the morning and live.

My sister was going on a trip to the Caribbean and she invited me along. I was excited- what a great break from normal life! I never expected the trip to cause such a sudden shift in my perspective on life.

We went to a beautiful island surrounded by clear blue water and stayed at a breathtaking resort where we spent five days disconnected from real life. I could choose to participate in daily yoga, organized activities, or optional adventures. I could find ways to laugh and connect with new friends. I could wake up with the sun and have a few moments by myself to reflect. And I did it all.

When I got home, something inside me had changed. I had somehow found my switch. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what specifically initiated my Reset, and it wasn’t any one thing. It was being in a place away from life and expectation, where I could truly discover myself and what excited me about life. Once I’d returned home, I immediately began doing all the things I’d always wanted to do, or intended to do but had never found the motivation for.

I woke up at sunrise every day and started the morning with exercise and a healthy breakfast. I started living every day with intention. I became very conscious of my personal and career goals and worked towards them every day. I dedicated time to learning new things and challenging myself both physically and mentally.

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Today, I can say with confidence that I know myself. I don’t spend time wondering or wishing or wasting, I spend my time doing. I am living my life.

When I met my inspiring business partners, Natalie and Cierra, we connected immediately because we had all experienced these life-changing trips in our own ways. Once we started discussing our own experiences and how we have all witnessed our friends, relatives, and peers going through that ‘stuck’ phase (seemingly without a way out), we knew we could create that space for them.

At Reset Retreat, we take our guests out of daily life and into a space where they can find themselves through yoga, adventures, guided self-reflection, relaxation, and connections with other women on a similar journey. We create an environment where our guests can find their switch and reset.

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Take a look at some of the incredible feedback from guests of our first Belize retreat:

“The most profound experience from this retreat was to meet all these unique women on the first day and to know nothing about them but their name and over the course of the week be able to see them open up and completely blossom. To have perfect strangers meet for the first time and by the end of seven days build relationships so strong it is as if we have all known each other for years.” – Rachelle

reset_retreat_292“I can’t recommend this retreat enough to any women out there looking for a unique experience for their next vacation.” – Kristen with HopScotchTheGlobe.com

“If you are a passionate person who exudes light and energy….or if that’s the kind of person you DESIRE to be….then Reset Retreat is the perfect place for you!  Being a part of Reset Retreat really will change your heart and your life if you put your soul into the basis of the trip’s whole experience.  It may not happen immediately upon arrival, and it may not even happen immediately after departing from the beautiful Oasis in Belize and returning home.  But a seed will be planted.  A seed that, if watered and nurtured properly, using all the tools provided by Reset Retreat, will grow, transform, and develop into a flower that can become the most valuable and magical creation in your life.  I encourage all you gorgeous people to seek out that flower!  Take this opportunity to fuel your passion and energy – you’ll love yourself for it!!” – Karen Taylor

Read about another incredible journey of leaving the corporate world behind to follow a dream from our friend Charli at Wanderlusters, who is still living that dream and inspiring others to do the same!

This is who I am now. This is why I am here today with Reset Retreat.

Crystal Veness

About Crystal Veness

Crystal Veness is an adventurer, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Reset Retreat, a luxury women’s retreat, with a focus on resetting your path through wellness, adventure, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. She looks at every day as an opportunity to try something new, learn from others, and share the inspiration she has found through traveling.

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