Northern California Wellness Weekend

July 19 - 22, 2018
Occidental, California

All adult survivors 18 and older are invited to join TAPS for our Northern California Wellness Weekend. 

The TAPS Inner Warrior Program will help you find and connect with a part of you that’s committed not just to surviving, but thriving. We’ll build resolve and courage and get stronger every day.

TAPS Wellness Weekend

Overview

Sometimes we need to shake things up to get things moving — and that’s exactly what you'll be doing at one of our most unique Inner Warrior Wellness Weekend events yet as you learn how movement can bring comfort, strength and growth.

The Northern California Wellness Weekend will focus on physical and mental agility. Resilience training, a spiritual and emotional cleanse and reset, and workshops on communication and mental flexibility will help you get back some of the clarity you may feel you’ve lost as part of your grief.

Physically, we’ll also focus on body movement: myofascial release, stretching, and fun, dynamic movement that will make you smile as you sweat. In addition to yoga and a Bollywood dance workout, we’ll also do partner agility work that will help you understand how to lend and receive support. With steadfast determination and the support of others, you'll become newly centered in your grief journey.

Your growth won’t stop once the event ends. You'll gain an ongoing community of support with Inner Warrior coaches and peers to keep you inspired, encouraged and accountable. 

Schedule

Day 1: Plan to arrive at the Alliance Redwood Conference Grounds after 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. We’ll begin with dinner and programming around 6 p.m., but we’d love for you to use the afternoon to get settled in. Our first evening together will be one of fellowship and ceremony, setting the tone for our weekend of movement and growth.

Day 2-3: We'll start each day with several movement options, so you can choose what feels best to you. Throughout the day, we’ll have workshops and workouts, with plenty of time for you connect with each other, relax and become more resilient in body, mind and spirit. We'll also get outside and participate in hikes and other outdoor activities that will spark a sense of adventure and growth. Campfires will round out our evenings.

Day 4: After additional programming in the morning, we'll wrap up our time together around 12:30 p.m.

Event Fees

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors, TAPS will cover lodging, most meals, transportation while at the camp, coaches, expert workshops, activities and a T-shirt. A $50 deposit will be collected at the time of registration. If your plans change unexpectedly, the fee is refundable until July 1.

You'll be expected to cover the cost of your transportation to and from the event, some meals and your exercise gear (athletic shoes, fitness clothing, etc.). 

Lodging and Transportation

The training camp will be held at the Alliance Redwood Conference Grounds, surrounded by California's giant redwood trees.

Lodging will be provided for all attendees at the retreat center in dormitory-style cabins. TAPS covers lodging at no cost to you, and we'll take care of booking your lodging for the event. 

You'll need to cover the cost of your transportation to and from Occidental. Participants should plan to be at the retreat center around 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, and stay through mid-afternoon on Sunday, July 22. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation email after registering. Once registered, we'll send you a welcome email that will have information about flight itineraries, packing lists, cancellation policies, and additional event details. 

Skill Level

This event is open to all skill levels. Ability to walk and willingness to participate in fitness activities to the best of your ability is the only physical requirement. We'll have low-impact/low-intensity workouts for those getting started as well as more intense workouts for those at a higher fitness level.

Registration Details

Registration is now full; add your name to the waitlist. Registration is conducted on a first come, first served basis. A waitlist will form once registration has reached capacity. Inner Warrior events fill up quickly, so we encourage you to register now! 

Because our programming is designed to create both individual and community resilience, we ask that you're able to commit to the full weekend. If you have a special circumstance, please reach out to our Inner Warrior team at innerwarrior@taps.org or 800-959-TAPS (8277).

You'll receive a confirmation email once your registration has been submitted. We'll then send you a welcome email with more event details.

If you have any questions about this event, please email innerwarrior@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).