Power to Choose
Earn 20 CEs and...
You trust yourself to make life-and-death decisions for your patients all the time but somehow have given up the power of choice in your personal life. It is time to learn how to step into the power of choice in your own life and you can earn 20 CEs while you do it!
If you are a resident or student in healthcare or a registered nurse and would like to apply for a MOOXLI scholarship to attend this retreat, just click here!
Sebago Lake, South Casco, Maine
Monday, October 21st, 2024 through Friday, October 25th, 2024
Join us for the MOOXLI Fall 2024 retreat and go from being swept along by your life to living in the present where you have a clear path forward and you are confident about the choices you will make to get there.
Registration for this retreat opens in October. Registration for FALL 2024 will open to all current and past retreat attendees and VIP MOOXLI Membership members with first access exclusive sign-up for the first 7 days.
After the first 7 days, all remaining spots will be opened up to the MOOXLI Email community for 7 days, and then if there are any remaining spots they will be made available to the general public. If you aren’t on the email list, get on the list by filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Before we ask you to commit, let’s make sure you understand who this retreat is for:
You are a smart and successful individual! Ask anyone and they’ll say how decisive and wise you are. Yet, you say yes to so many things when you need to say no to support your beautiful heart. You’ve reached the milestone of getting your degree and are now having this,”Now what?” moment. You aren’t sure how it is all going to play out and you want to be in the driver’s seat from now on. Let’s step into the power of choice together and learn how to say no , all while trusting what is best for us in daily life.
You want to be brave in big decisions for yourself
You want to have clarity around the choices you have every day to live into your purpose in life
You want the way you feel inside to match what those around you already see on the outside
You want to understand research-proven approaches to giving up personal and professional emotional exhaustion for living an empowered life
You are a nurse and want to learn how the power of your choices can directly address the deep compassion fatigue that you are experiencing
You want to learn how Yoga can become part of the way you support yourself as a person and a professional
You should join us if you want to move from living a life that feels swept along by impulses to one grounded in understanding and nourishing yourself at the deepest level of your being. Let’s introduce you to who is guiding on this journey
Sarah Plummer Taylor
A U.S. Marine veteran who deployed twice to Iraq, Sarah is the author of Just Roll With It: 7 Battle Tested Truths for Building a Resilient Life. As a Marine, she also captained and played for the US Military Olympic Women’s Soccer Team from 2007-2011. She is also the founder of SEMPER Sarah®, an international wellness practice.
Sarah is an expert in understanding and living the power of choice to foster a resilient and value driven life. She faced one of the biggest choices of her life when deployed in Iraq, when she had to choose between her pistol or her yoga mat.
Sarah holds a Master’s in Social Work with a Mental Health concentration from the University of Denver and is a 500hr-ERYT registered yoga instructor.
Her work has been featured on Capitol Hill and in noteworthy news and entertainment outlets like the Katie Couric Show, NPR, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, MSNBC, Huffington Post, and others. Sarah’s advocacy has been featured in publications such as the New York Times and by Pulitzer Prize Winning author, David Wood, in his book What Have We Done.
As a speaker, instructor, and consultant, she guides leaders and top organizations in North America and Europe, including FORTUNE500 companies like Coca Cola and DaVita, esteemed universities, and the US Department of Defense.
Sarah is a returning MOOXLI facilitator and we are thrilled to be spending the week together again!
“Clinically qualified, but not emotionally equipped,” describes MOOXLI founder Sarah Bergakker, experience starting as an LPN in the emergency department at the age of 19. This theme continued as Sarah completed her bachelor’s in nursing and began work as an ER Trauma nurse, and then became a nurse anesthetist. After almost 20 years in healthcare, Sarah realized that she didn’t know what she was going to do differently but that her practices of perfectionism, numbing, and detaching from her emotional and physical self needed to change. Sarah started this work to discover if there was a way for her to continue to work in healthcare and find joy in her work. She is so thankful to have returned to the original passion of her calling in healthcare. Sarah will be sharing how self compassion and boundaries can effectively change our habits, change our lives, and ultimately support our own resilience.
Joan Mudget will guide you through daily movement, breathwork and meditation that supports the mind and body in making the shifts that will happen for you on this retreat. Joan’s background in executive leadership, and her personal experience with burnout and addiction recovery, allow her to guide you through deeper introspection. Joan will help you understand how yoga changed her life and guide you in incorporating these simple practices into your daily routine.
Oh, we’ve really done it this time, darlings. Grab your favorite beanie and fall boots and get ready for some front porch sitting, hearthside gathering around fieldstone fireplaces, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience at this secluded resort destination. Welcome to Migis Lodge. We are taking your wild hearts to 135 acres of pristine woods stretching along 3,500 feet of Sebago Lake shoreline, Casco, Maine. Migis lodge is a unique Maine vacation experience that has welcomed guests in summer and fall for over 100 years.
There's no better way to get out and explore the coves and islands of Sebago Lake than on one of their numerous canoes, kayaks, and rowing dories. Covering over 45 square miles and featuring over 100 miles of coastline, there's always a new place to explore!
Everyone will have their own bedroom and private bathroom and three nourishing meals each day including the famous Migis Lodge formal dinners!
All inclusive lodging rates are $425 per night which includes taxes and gratuity! Retreat attendance requires 4 nights lodging registration.
Upon confirming your retreat registration, you will be sent an email to book and pay for your lodging - lodging is not covered in the registration cost and is booked and paid separately to help with corporate expense reimbursement guidelines by for hospitals. If you want to room close to your bestie, just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org !
By the time your refreshed and recharged self boards the plane to fly back home you will have:
Earned 20 CEs!
Learned in a supported community of your peers how to hear your own voice, trust your heart, and make choices that support the path you want in life
Learned what choices you can make in your life on the daily to gain big momentum
Know exactly what you are going to do on the Monday after the retreat, how to handle the Sunday Scaries, and know you aren’t going back to real life, you are going back to YOUR life
Learned how to figure out what the heck you do want out of life and how to get it
Learned that you don’t have to be able to fold yourself into a pretzel to practice yoga and move your body in a way that supports you
20 CEs full of content to help your confident and successful outside start match how you feel inside
All meals from Dinner Monday night to breakfast Friday morning
Kayaking, canoeing, and full Migis Resort access
Free time to go to the spa, go hiking, explore the magic that is Maine in the fall, or cozy down fireside in you cabin
What's Not Included
Your lodging costs
Your transportation to and from Migis Lodge
Costs of any Spa Experiences you book
What if I want to cancel or choose not to come?Ok, finding only the best bungalows in the jungles of Mexico, and taking your wild heart to the wilds of a historic lodge in Maine for a “once-in-a-lifetime quintessential New England in the fall experience,” are all such grand adventures darling. Let’s talk about the legal stuff that makes those adventures possible. Due to the nature of MOOXLI retreats, there are NO exceptions. You are making a commitment by purchasing. Full retreat registration (minus $600) is refundable up to 90 days prior to the retreat start. Cancellations must be made in writing to email@example.com . Full retreat tuition is not transferable to another retreat. Your retreat deposit is not refundable. Up to 90 days from the retreat start, you are able to transfer your retreat deposit to another retreat within the same calendar year as available space allows. Your retreat deposit and full retreat tuition are not transferable to another individual. Up to 90 prior to the retreat start, you are able to apply your lodging payment towards another retreat’s lodging within the same calendar year as space allows. Your lodging registration is not transferable to another individual. Lodging registration (minus the $50 administration fee) is refundable up to 90 days prior to the retreat start. Cancellations must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org Less than 90 days prior to the retreat start, your retreat registration and lodging registration is non-refundable in the event that you would choose not to attend. For the avoidance of doubt, we do not provide a refund even if you are prevented from traveling to the retreat due to illness; travel logistics or cancellations; weather events; family events; changes in plans; or otherwise. We believe that, if you book a retreat with MOOXLI, you intend to join us. When reserving your retreat ticket through the $600 deposit you agree to pay the full AMOUNT remaining as billed to your credit card. These terms and conditions of sale are related to MOOXLI LLC Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 Retreat. Please see the full terms and conditions. By reserving your retreat ticket you are agreeing to our liability waiver. All of us in this community know firsthand the impact of COVID-19 and how the way in which it affects our lives changes from day to day. With each retreat, we will assess the reasonable processes we need to follow related to this reality. We recommend you purchase Airfare & Travel Insurance - We recommend roamright.com or travelexinsurance.com
Can I get CEs for attending this retreat?Yes! Mooxli is recognized as a provider of CEs by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (a nationally recognized certifier of nursing continuing education). The AANA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). MOOXLI CEs meet ANCC criteria and are valid and applicable to any and all nursing license holders. The AANP has historically recognized with reciprocity CEs already certified by the AANA. If you provide your AANA# you will automatically be submitted for credits. Not a nurse? No Problem! Just contact your healthcare professional association about how to manually submit for CE approval using the MOOXLI syllabus/program! For instance, do you mean I get to go on retreat AND get CEs?! Yes, yes that's exactly what we mean!
What should I bring?In addition to your personal traveling essentials, here are a few recommended additions: Most importantly, bring an internal commitment to yourself—to breathe deeply, to view the world with an open, curious mind, and to rejuvenate. For movement and meditation classes, we recommend free-flowing, comfortable attire and you can wear this attire during the non-movement based workshops as well! MOOXLI will email you a more comprehensive suggested packing list closer to the retreat.
What if I’m new to yoga or meditation?No problem whatsoever. We all have to start somewhere and why not start here, in a safe place, where you can focus on your own needs? Our intention is to make all our sessions as approachable as possible. And if you prefer not to actively participate in yoga, we give you permission to lay on your mat in any position you are comfortable in and simply be present in your own body. Please follow the recommendations of your doctor when evaluating adding yoga to your exercise routine.
Are MOOXLI retreats only for women?No. This is a retreat built for the needs of all healers. All who are human and have breath are welcome here.
Is there a dress code?Athleisure / outdoor wear will be appropriate for all of our sessions including workshops. We recommend layers and breathable clothing that allows for easy movement. Wear what will keep you comfortable, connected and feeling your best.
Should I bring my children or my spouse?No. Our focus at this event will be to take time away with a community of fellow healthcare professionals and allow space and energy for introspection
My friend wants to come but only do the yoga. Is there a “yoga only” package?Due to limited space availability all retreat events are for registered attendees only. Anyone who registers is welcome to attend.
What if I have questions that aren’t answered on this page?Please ask us! Email us at email@example.com, call or text (616)-259-5426, use the contact option at the top of this page, or the chat function in the lower left corner of the website.