Answers to common questions
- How Long Will My Elysium Retreat Workbook Take To Arrive?
If you live in Canada your Elysium Retreat Workbook should arrive within 7 business days.
If you live in the United States your Elysium Retreat Workbook should arrive within 14 business days.
If you live internationally your Elysium Retreat Workbook should arrive within 6-14 business days.
If you’d like an exact approximation or have any questions regarding the shipping of your Elysium Retreat Workbook please email us at info(at)elysiumretreat.ca.
- How Do I Organize My Retreat?
All you need to do is order the Elysium Retreat Package and read our Pre-Retreat Guide, which we will send you electronically as soon as your order is confirmed. Find a retreat location for at least two days, and make sure you have enough food and supplies so you’ll be comfortable. That’s it. Then you can start your retreat and have an unforgettable experience.
- Can You Give Me a Detailed Breakdown of Each Day?
On your first day, you will complete seven thought-provoking exercises that will help you to formally evaluate your last year and do a deep dive on who you really are. During your review of your last 365 days, you’ll be looking to identify highlights, lessons learned, and lastly formally wrapping up your year. You’ll then do a compressive evaluation of your different life categories and look for any blind spots. You will then try and shed light on how you’ve been showing up in life and what experiences have meant the most to you. You will also learn a new way to make decisions based on your values and get closer to being able to describe your life’s purpose.
On the second day of your retreat, you will be doing seven more exercises that will help you start planning for the future. These exercises are full of personal development gold. You will have the time and space to seriously contemplate extremely important and crucial life questions that most people never take the time to consider. You’ll be asked to use the work you did on your first day to start constructing plans, goals, and a vision for your life. You’ll learn a new and easy goal-setting methodology (as most people are never taught how to set goals) and a few tools that will help you to focus on the things that matter to you most moving forward. Lastly, you’ll create a two-page summary document of all your key takeaways from your retreat, which you can use and reference every single day throughout your next year.
- How Long Will My Retreat Take?
Most people do their Elysium Retreat in two days. However, if you need more time definitely take it. Don’t short-change yourself. Each exercise is different for each person. One person might take thirty minutes for one exercise another might take three hours.
If you have the luxury of time, we’d suggest you take a bit more time and your personal retreat over three days. We wouldn’t suggest anyone try to complete the workbook in one day. Your retreat is all about the journey, not the destination. Take your time and make sure you’re really enjoying the process.
- What Time of Year Should I Do My Retreat?
You can do you retreat at ANY time. Some of our clients do it at the end or beginning of the calendar year (ie November, December, January, or February) and other prefer to do it when it’s most convenient for them throughout the year. Some clients love doing their annual retreat during the summer months, so they can spend more time outside. It’s completely up to you.
- How does your 3-Month Money-Back Guarantee work?
We are so confident that you will have an amazing annual retreat experience that if after your retreat you didn’t find the whole process valuable we will happily refund your order (minus a $25 admin fee and your initial shipping cost). Simply connect with our team during your Retreat Review Session and let us know you’d like a refund. Once you mail your workbook back to us we will process your refund.
- Can I Get Electronic Copies of Everything So I Can Do My Retreat on My Computer?
No. We insist in mailing you the Elysium Retreat Package and having you fill out the Elysium Retreat Workbook by hand. So much of most people’s lives are full of screens and computers. We highly suggest you try and take a break from screens during your retreat and create a completely different kind of experience for yourself. See what you notice about this screen detox. Trust us, you’ll be happy you did it.
- Will I Have a Facilitator With Me For The Retreat?
No. A facilitator is not needed. Elysium Retreat is a solo personal development retreat and experience. You will be working through the Elysium Retreat Workbook on your own. But fear not! This workbook comes with clear instructions and it was designed to walk you through each exercise without a facilitator.
- Where Should I Do My Retreat
Find a nice secluded spot where you won’t be disturbed for two days while you complete your retreat. DO NOT let this be your home or office. It’s really important to go to a special and peaceful location where you don’t already spend a large amount of your time. If you’re on a budget, there are usually many affordable options on Airbnb. If you won’t be staying at a retreat location, try going to a library, camping in nature, or try finding a quiet coffee shop for the majority of your retreat.
- Can I Plan Activities Throughout My Retreat?
Yes… to an extent. There are many times in-between exercises when you are encouraged to do something completely different. For example, get up and stretch, go for a walk, or read a book you haven’t been able to make time for. If you wanted to plan in a workout or a hike throughout your retreat, that’s a great idea! If you wanted to plan a social event, like coffee with friends, we’d advise against it. This weekend is all about you. We highly suggest you stay solo and quiet to really get the most out of this experience.