4 Days Branson- Chi for Two® Couples Relationship Retreat will be rescheduled

Date to be Determined Event is Rescheduling

Join us at a Branson, MO Retreat & Workshop and surround yourself and your partner with connection, nature, and splendor in the Ozarks at Stone Bridge Resort. Reconnect with your loved one in Branson at a 3 nights/4-day Chi for Two® Relationship Retreat centered to promote peace from within and a return to the well-being of your relationship. Chi for Two® is a partner practice based on nervous system science. A Chi for Two® practice is helpful when we want to say to our lover, “You are getting on my last nerve.” Chi for Two® movements help us find the serenity to surrender what we cannot change, the courage to change what we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Quiet your mind, escape everyday craziness, and lean into this loving couples experience. Breathe a new breath of life into your dance with each other.
This event has been postponed due to travel and social distancing restrictions…Please fill out the contact form and check that you are interested in this event. We will contact you once a new date has been determined. Thanks, and stay safe.

YOUR HEALTH IS OUR # 1 Priority!
We know everyone is concerned and has anxiety from the Corona Virus (COVID-19).
Please be reassured that we are following the health and safety guidance as prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the local public health department.
The coming days and weeks hold a lot of unknowns with crippling effects of fear and anxiety. Wherever you are on this spectrum, know that we at Brave Heart Workshops care.
For that reason, we are keeping our small-scale events available for you to be able to “Retreat” to when this comes to an end.
Brave Heart Workshops events can now be refundable up to 4 weeks before each retreat during the Corona Virus Pandemic.
We just ask you to communicate with us regarding your travel plans; (i.e. airline flights etc.)
This retreat is for 8 couples only or 16 attendees and 6 leaders for a total in attendance of 22 people.
We believe they are small scale enough to proceed with registrations and to secure safety in wellness and health.
We hope these life-changing retreats will give you time to Relax – Renew – Restore. Reconnect with “Self” and others especially after the travel bans have been lifted. Now more than ever a retreat where you can connect with others and release your burdens will be so renewing.


EventHighlights

Thursday Determined when dates are secured

Sunday Determined when dates are secured

Our relationships can strain our lives and drain us of energy, peace, and hope. Chi for Two® helps us recover our relationships. Simple practices help us notice in our bodies when something in our romantic relationship has triggered old dances from the past. We discover practices that invite self-care. When caring for ourselves, we are empowered to care for others, and then romance becomes rich.

This retreat offers:
•An intimate space for growth as a couple. Together we will create a safe space to share stories, explore joyful movement, yoga, Tai Chi, tea ceremony meditation, and creative expression.
•Inspiring, relaxing, wellness experiences in Branson, MO, creating an unforgettable 3 nights and 4 days.

EventAgenda

• Begin each morning with Tai Chi or yoga and a nourishing breakfast.
• Learn simple Chi for Two® practices to identify the dances that need repair.
• Create a short, personal Chi for Two® practice that supports you in your romantic dances.
• Learn Chi for Two® practices that can facilitate romantic giving.
• Connect with nature.
• Experience mindfulness practices that deepen your knowledge of self and enrich your interactions with others.

Welcome to Stonebridge Resort

Thursday
• Guests Arrive Pick-up at the Airport (Don’t Book Flights before Speaking with Brave Heart Workshops first)
• 3:00 PM Arrival & Check-In
• 4:00 PM Unwind, Unpack, Swimming, Connect
• 5:30 PM Dinner in Crock pot to eat whenever you get here
• 6:30 PM Relax and enjoy the beauty of Branson
• 7:15 PM Group Welcome, Connection and Introduction to Chi for Two®
• 9:30 PM Turn in for the night

Awaken to the Fresh Ozark Mountain Air

Friday
• 7:15 AM Tai Chi
• 8:00 AM Group Nutritious breakfast
• 9:00 AM – noon Chi for Two® practice and verbal processing
• 12:30 PM Group Lunch
• 1:30 – 4:30 PM Forest Bathing mountain hike or drive
• 4:30 – 5:30 PM Free time at pool, rest and unwind
• 5:30 – 6:30 PM Group Dinner Prep
• 6:30 – 7:30 PM Dinner we prepared
• 7:45 – 9:00 PM Joyous Story Sharing
• 9:00 -10:00 PM Improv
• 10:30 PM Turn in for the night

Live. Laugh. Love.

Saturday
• 7:15 AM Art of Yoga
• 8:15 AM Group Nutritious breakfast
• 9:00 – 11:30 AM Chi for Two® practice and verbal processing
• 11:30 – noon Learn special Chi for Two® bedroom practice
• 12:30 PM Group Lunch
• 1:30 – 3:30 PM Chi for Two® art experience—mask-making—and verbal processing
• 3:30 – 4:30 PM Tea ceremony
• 4:30 – 6:30 PM Free time at pool, sand volleyball option
• 7:15 – 8:00 PM Dinner prep and dinner together at House
• 8:00 – 8:30 PM Tai Chi Breathing
• 8:30-9:30 PM Music—possible sing-a-long and dance-a-long
• 9:30 PM Turn in for the night and Chi for Two® bedroom practice

Renewed. Restored. Reconnected

Sunday
• 7:00 AM Tai Chi or Art of Yoga
• 8:00 AM Nutritious breakfast on the patio
• 8:45 AM Group Process Time
• 11:45 AM Lunch on the Go
• 12:15 PM Transportation to airport for departures
• It is a 45 minute drive to Springfield, MO Airport: Don’t book flights to depart before speaking with Brave Heart Workshops

About TheEvent

This Chi for Two® retreat offers you a safe and welcoming opportunity to explore your relationship. Often, we feel lonely and scared as we struggle—working through issues alone. Chi for Two® practices help us support our partners because they help us discover the self-care that empowers harmonious living. Chi for Two® practices are trauma sensitive and aligned with 12 Step principles. Is your life filled with busyness and distractions with barely any time to breathe, let alone connect with your partner? This retreat teaches the practices that help us be happy, joyous, and free within ourselves and our relationships.

• Name and let go of past stories that create shame.
• Find a new sense of liberation and freedom in your mind and your body.
• Discover how to unmask your burdens and share them without putting them on your partner.
• Learn to support yourself and your partner in your parallel heroic journeys.

What Is Chi for Two®?
Chi for Two® can look like yoga and tai chi but it is a dance/movement-therapy-informed practice based on developmental science. It draws from the couples counseling principles developed by Hazan & Shaver, Gottman & Gottman, Hendrix & LaKelly Hunt, Johnson, Schwartz, Hurst and Perel. We—the creators of Chi for Two®—playfully chose this name because it calls to mind the old American song Tea for Two, with the promising line, “Can’t you see how happy we will be?”


Who This Is For

For Couples: Do you sense that your relationship has more to offer you? Are you wanting more intimacy but recognize fear and perhaps anger during intimate dances? Mindfulness of our own unique bodies helps us step out of unhealthy dysfunctional relationship patterns that infect our romantic relationships. When we practice moving within a felt sense of what we can control and what we cannot, there is space for curiosity. Our romantic dances become more passionate and less poisoned.

What's Included

•3 nights/4 days Accommodations at a private lodge, villa or condo in Stonebridge Resort
•Healthy and delicious meals, snacks, smoothies and bottled water
(Gluten Free, Vegetarian Options Available Daily)
•Transportation to/from airport
•Stimulating Chi for Two® Exploration and Processing
•Discovery of simple, short, personal practices to Take Home
•Playful activities to deepen your understanding of your personal story within your relationship
•Facebook group to connect with others before the event

What's Not Included

•Airfare and Baggage Fees (We will assist you in finding the lowest airfare available)
•Alcoholic Beverages (We won’t be serving Alcohol at this event
•Travel & Health Insurance (we recommend getting Travel & Health Insurance in case of medical emergencies)

Event Bonuses

• Optional Massages/Spa Services
• Optional Dinner Cruise on Friday Night on Steamboat Belle on Table Rock Lake If you want to do this we must prearrange this before you arrive
(Cost is around $200.00 per couple
• Post Retreat Virtual Check in & Reflection with Dee or Stephen valued at $150.00 Special Retreat Pricing $100.00 (60 minutes)
• Additional nights and food in Branson (if you want to arrive 1 day early and/or stay over one more night the cost is an additional $200 per night)

About TheVenue

Branson is in southwest Missouri and Highway 76 Country Boulevard is famously lined with theaters, music performers and a diverse entertainment culture.
StoneBridge Village, a gated, golf community is located at Stonebridge Resort. The community is set in 3,200 pristine acres of foothills, lush green forests, and fast flowing creeks. Rarely can you find a location that feels secluded but is conveniently located to so many popular attractions. Five miles from the resort are hundreds of shops, numerous theaters offering live show & entertainment, water sports, and theme parks. StoneBridge units are conveniently close to a wealth of Branson attractions and points of interest like Table Rock Lake, shopping, dining, and the world-famous live entertainment district. This property features three outdoor pools, basketball and tennis courts, and sand volleyball courts, a playground, and walking paths around the beautiful community lake. Enjoy the zero-entry pool or the catch and release fishing lakes. Golfers also love our Ledgestone Golf Course – a championship 18-hole golf course, with the Ledgestone Clubhouse, Pro Shop, Ledgestone Grille, exercise facility, dining room, business center and 3 meeting rooms. Speaking of lakes! No stay in Branson West would be complete without spending time on Table Rock Lake, where you can fish, boat and swim to your heart’s content in a scenic Ozarks setting. Don’t forget to stroll through downtown Branson, where old brick buildings, local boutiques, and eateries create a welcoming small-town feel.

TotalExperience

Registration Information

Investment

$3,899.00 Per Couple or $2,850.00 for local commuters

Deposit

$500

Bonus Price Discounts

Optional Services & Packages

Optional Massages and Spa Services (Must be Pre-Paid as we need to schedule these in advance)
Therapeutic Massage + Tip
30 Minute – $40.00
60 Minute – $70.00
90 Minute – $95.00
Basic Manicures
$25.00
Spa Pedicures
$40.00
Microdermabrasion Facials
$70.00

Optional Cruise and Dinner Show on Showboat Belle on Table Rock Lake: $200 per Couple

Early Bird

Determined when dates are secured

Regular Registration

Determined when dates are secured

Accommodations

King or Queen Bedrooms
We will be renting lodges or Villa’s and each room and lodge is different. Each couple will have a Private Bedroom in these lodges. Most have private bathrooms.All lodges and Villa’shave living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. All of the lodges have access to all the amenities of the property.

Amenities

Three outdoor swimming pools (open from June 1-September 28th depending on weather conditions)
Three tennis courts
Onsite Restaurant – LedgeStone Grille
Three playgrounds
Sand volleyball
Basketball court
Paved walking path
Catch and release lakes
Banquet facilities
24 hour gated security
Lodges, Condo’s and Villas all have kitchens with full kitchen supplies/utensils
Coffee Makers
Washer/Dryer
Towels/Linens

Menu

Options include
•Vegetarian
•Organic
•Gluten Free
•Dairy Free
We want our attendees to experience our retreats feeling better and more equipped with tips and nutritional techniques to take home that will help enhance their wellness in 2020. We are happy to accommodate dietary requirements to the best of our abilities depending on food selections in the region of the events. Many meals can be prepared gluten and/or dairy free, vegetarian, and vegan. We will also be providing juices and/or juicing ingredients for anyone who would like a smoothie as an energizing boost. Equal parts of activity, relaxation, restoration, connection, and rejuvenation. Our days will focus on replenishing and calming the chaos of the mind, balancing the spirit, and nourishing your body with healthy organic meals.

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ThingsTo Do

Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City, one of America’s great theme parks, is an 1880’s themed experience, putting the words “family” and “fun” at the heart of everything they do. Experience Time Travel, the only roller coaster of its kind, that goes speeds up to 50 mph while you make a 10-story, 90-degree vertical drop; or be amazed by the craftsmen and artisan demonstrations right before your very eyes. Fill your belly with good Ozark Mountain cookin’ from one of many tasty restaurants and booths; or become a volunteer at Fireman’s Landing. Whatever you find yourself doing, you’ll be glad you visited Silver Dollar City.

The Titanic Museum

The Titanic Museum Attraction is much more than a museum—it is an unforgettable experience. Step inside the ship to climb the grand staircase, meet the crew, and become a passenger of the Titanic on her maiden voyage. Make your way through the Titanic and interact with the artifacts and displays, hear the stories, and sounds of the musicians who played aboard this mighty vessel, and experience history right before your eyes. Step outside the ship’s walls and feel the 28-degree waters and take your picture with a real growing iceberg!

Branson Landing

Branson Landing appeals to visitors of all ages, offering more than 100 storefronts for shopping, restaurants, and accommodations. Easily walkable, Branson Landing is less than a mile long with a central, open-air promenade and a lakeside boardwalk.

Dolly Parton's Stampede

Grab your cowboy hat and prepare for a fun family dinner, a great show, and boot stompin’ entertainment only to be found at Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson. Watch a fun-filled feud between the North and the South through various competitions; be mesmerized by incredible horse stunts, special effects, and much, much more. After the show, guests can meet the horses in their stables. Visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction, and experience this unique, family-friendly destination.

Points Of Interest

Tablerock Lake
With 800 miles of shoreline, Table Rock Lake has everything you are looking for to enjoy a perfect day out on the water. Spend the day relaxing in the sand of Moonshine Beach, boating, fishing, or enjoying the many lake adventures and activities that take place every day at the Table Rock State Park Marina. Drop your anchor in a cove and go for a swim, or skim across the surface on a tube or wakeboard. Table Rock Lake is without a doubt Missouri’s premier lake for beauty, water activities, and family fun.

Showboat Belle
Step aboard the Showboat Branson Belle, the majestic riverboat on Table Rock Lake. On this 2-hour cruise, guests will receive a full 3-course meal prepared fresh in the galley, and an unforgettable experience of “Celebrate,” featuring mind-boggling magic, side-splitting comedy, and music to entertain the whole family. New for 2017, “Country on the Lake” features rising country stars backed by a live band performing #1 hits from yesterday’s classic rock to today’s country favorites. Experience the beautiful Table Rock Lake in that “grand old showboatin’ fashion” aboard the Showboat Branson Belle.

Dogwood Canyon
On-site Activities:
Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Picnic Area, Wildlife Viewing
A 10,000-acre expanse of rugged unspoiled Ozarks landscape featuring trout fishing, walking, and biking on the canyon floor. Tram tours and old west cattle drives meander through our hilltop prairies and may include chuck wagon meals. Horseback riding and cabin rentals are available. Families, corporate groups, and motor coach tours are welcome.
Hours of operation: 4/23-10/28 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
Time to Experience Activity: 1-3 Hours

Table Rock State Park
Nestled near one of the hottest tourist towns in the United States, Table Rock State Park serves as Branson’s natural getaway and an outdoor recreation base camp for those wanting to take in the area’s abundant attractions. The park is also a popular resting spot for those wanting to take in the area attractions, take a hike or go for a bicycle ride on a paved or challenging mountain biking trail.
Park Grounds and Day-Use Areas: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM Daily; Office Hours till 3:30 PM

Meet TheLeaders

Dee Wagner

LPC, BC-DMT

Dee Wagner, MS, LPC, BC-DMT has worked as a counselor and dance/movement therapist at The Link Counseling Center for 26 years. In 2019, she began offering Chi for Two® training at Harbor of Dreams Art. She has many articles on the science of polyvagal theory in professional journals as well as in the online mindfulness magazine Elephant Journal. With dance/movement therapist Stacy McGinn Hurst, she wrote Couples Dance/Movement Therapy: bringing a theoretical framework into practice for the American Journal of Dance Therapy. With Kathy Jernigan and John Cargile, she created the book/workbook Naked Online: A DoZen Ways to Grow from Internet Dating, which she uses with clients who are dating. With John (her romantic partner), she developed the couple’s version of Chi for Two®. Dee and her son Stephen Wagner—co-facilitator of this retreat—are in the process of developing a version of Chi for Two® for parents and kids on the sensitivity spectrum.

Stephen Wagner

CLC, BCI

Stephen teaches Tai Chi in the Jacksonville area. He has a degree in Anthropology focused on Alternative Healing Modalities in cultures around the world. He studied under Tea Masters to become Tea Master, serving Tea in the Gong Fu style and teaching Mindfulness Meditation. Martial Arts from the Zen tradition and Zazen Meditation play a daily part in his practice, as he seeks to deepen his awareness of “what is.” Collaborating with Dee Wagner, he is innovating the use of Chi for Two® with kids and mentoring clients at a Jacksonville elementary school. He enjoys performing world music and is the Executive Director of the startup non-profit Streams of Sound, which puts Handpan musicians into healing facilities in Florida.

John Cargile

Artist and Designer

John is an artist and designer. Being a lover of word play, he thought up the name Chi for Two®. His drawings in the book/workbook Naked Online: A DoZen Ways to Grow from Online Dating inspire journaling through image and shapes as well as words.

Erin Campbell Wagner

Actuary and Artist

Erin is an actuary by day and an explorer of many artistic and health pursuits in her free time. Some of her favorite moments in life include playing french horn in the St Augustine Orchestra, enjoying the great outdoors, snuggling with her cat, and traveling the world with her husband Stephen.

What People AreSaying

“Chi for Two® has helped us find more intimacy.”
“Chi for Two® keeps life fun.”
“Developing a Chi for Two® practice with my new wife helped me recognize major issues with my father. It helped me and it helped our marriage. I could not have done that without this work!”
“Chi for Two® helped our whole family. Our daughter who was struggling with some bullying at school has been able to find more confidence and I have been able to better support her in that as her dad. My wife really appreciates how I’m doing that and it is lovely for our marriage. High Fives for all of us!”
I have attended two Brave Heart Workshops — an incredible experience both times. Jill has so much experience with different modalities of personal wellness, which make her retreats so successful. I have personally enjoyed the drama therapy workshop weekends- which have brought much clarity and freedom to my own journey. Jill has a heart and a passion for wellness in body, mind, and spirit, coupled with the skills to make these workshops run efficiently. She balances therapeutic story and body-work with time and space for effective rest, reflection, and rejuvenation. Lonnie
Both of the Brave Heart’s workshops I attended were great experiences for me, opening up a door to some issues from my past I was unaware of before. It was challenging, but one of the most enlightening opportunities of my life! I discovered the root of my trauma and was able to take home what I learned in the workshop and fully heal, conquer my fears, and confront major obstacles in my life. I learned about my strength, my desires, my needs, and my true authentic self. I am now a social worker and therapist practicing from a place of solidarity, clarity, and a grounded foundation. I found my voice and my freedom. I feel so blessed, grateful, inspired and hopeful that others can do the same through Jill’s workshops. Dorothy Y
Jill is a passionate advocate of mental health and wellness. She has years of experience in event planning and has decided to use her skills towards creating her own boutique company, Brave Hearts Workshops. As a clinician I love doing workshops and retreats, but do not enjoy doing the planning outside of the clinical content. This is where Jill’s skills set is so very valuable. Partnering will Brave Hearts allows me to do what I love to do best, and allows Jill to do the same. If you have a strong following but need support with event site planning, food, etc. I recommend partnering with Brave Hearts. Dr. Laura Wood

Weather

Determined when dates are secured

Directions

Springfield-Branson National Airport
2300 N. Airport Blvd., Springfield, MO USA 65802
(Airport Code: SGF)

Airlines in/out of this airport
Allegiant
American
Delta
United
59 Minutes 48.1 Miles from Stonebridge Resort
DIRECTIONS FROM SPRINGFIELD, MO AIRPORT TO
STONEBRIDE RESORT IN BRANSON WEST, MO
Start out going northwest on N Airport Blvd.
Then 0.40 miles 0.40 total miles
Take N Airport Blvd toward Airport Exit. Pass through 1 roundabout.
Then 0.58 miles 0.99 total miles
Turn right to stay on N Airport Blvd.
Then 1.02 miles2.01 total miles
Turn right onto Historic Route 66/W State Highway 266/MO-266.
Then 1.04 miles 3.05 total miles
Turn left onto N State Highway B/MO-B.
N State Highway B is 0.1 miles past Hawk Ln
If you are on Historic Route 66 and reach State Highway MM you’ve gone a little too far
Then 0.91 miles 3.96 total miles
Stay straight to go onto S State Highway MM/MO-MM.
Then 1.73 miles 5.69 total miles
Merge onto James River Freeway/MO-360 E via the ramp on the left toward US-60.
If you reach S Old State Highway MM Ln you’ve gone about 0.2 miles too far
Then 3.66 miles 9.35 total miles
Stay straight to go onto James River Freeway/US-60 E/MO-13 E.
Then 4.04 miles 13.39 total miles
Take the MO-13 S/US-160 E/Campbell Ave exit toward Nixa.
Then 0.26 miles13.65 total miles
Merge onto MO-13 toward Nixa.
If you reach James River Freeway you’ve gone about 0.3 miles too far
Then 31.72 miles 45.38 total miles
Turn left onto State Highway 413/MO-265. Continue to follow MO-265.
MO-265 is 0.4 miles past Tunnel Drive
Then 0.95 miles46.33 total miles
Turn left onto State Highway 76/MO-265/MO-76.
State Highway 76 is 0.2 miles past Silver Thread Ln
Then 1.71 miles 48.05 total miles
Turn left onto Stonebridge Pkwy.
Stonebridge Parkway is 0.1 miles past Acorn Acres Ln
If you reach Notch Lane you’ve gone about 0.3 miles too far
Then 0.01 miles 48.06 total miles
50 Stonebridge Pkwy, Reeds Spring, MO 65737-9344, 50 STONEBRIDGE PKWY is on the left.
If you reach Oak Lane you’ve gone about 0.2 miles too far

Cancellation Policy

De-stress from the Corona Virus!
We know these are trying times and it is difficult to make decisions to travel anywhere right now. As a concession to the stress and need to getaway we are offering retreats that are fully refundable.

YOUR HEALTH IS OUR # 1 Priority!
We know everyone is concerned and has anxiety from the Corona Virus (COVID-19).
Please be reassured that we are following the health and safety guidance as prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the local public health department.
The coming days and weeks hold a lot of unknowns with crippling effects of fear and anxiety. Wherever you are on this spectrum, know that we at Brave Heart Workshops care.
For that reason, we are keeping our small-scale events available for you to be able to “Retreat” to when this comes to an end.


Brave Heart Workshops events can now be refundable up to 3 weeks before each retreat during the Corona Virus Pandemic.
We just ask you to communicate with us regarding your travel plans; (i.e. airline flights etc.)
This retreat is for 8 couples only or 16 attendees and 6 leaders for a total in attendance of 22 people.
We believe they are small scale enough to proceed with registrations and to secure safety in wellness and health.

We hope these life-changing retreats will give you time to Relax – Renew – Restore. Reconnect with “Self” and others especially after the travel bans have been lifted. Now more than ever a retreat where you can connect with others and release your burdens will be so renewing.

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