“The love that came through for me this weekend was given space by your gentle guidance, your own vulnerability, your conscious facilitation, and your modeling of loving-kindness.”

– Alicia Yang, Participant, Self-Led Self-Care, May 2023

UPCOMING RETREATS

From One Heart to Many:

Somatic IFS Practices for Embodying Self-Love & Self-Energy
with
Steve Chee

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Facilitators:

Dr. Steve Chee, MD, MPH, MA, MTOM, LaC

July 19-21, 2024, Green Mountain Retreat Center, Los Gatos, CA

Cost: $500 per person + accommodations

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Registration: Click here to pay your deposit –  and we will send you a link to secure your lodging choices & share your dietary preferences; email Sioux@mcaft.com with any questions.

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Legacy Burdens & Blessings Retreat with Kay Gardner

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Facilitators:

Kay Gardner, LCPC, IFS Lead trainer

September 13-15, 2024, Green Mountain Retreat Center, Los Gatos, CA

Cost: $600 per person + accommodations

Open to IFS Informed folks (some understanding of IFS is helpful)

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Registration: Registration is currently full. Email sioux@mcaft.com to be added to the waitlist.

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The Heart of the Matter: A Relationship Retreat for Individuals & Couples with Toni Herbine-Blank

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Thursday January 23 – Saturday, January 25, 2025

Facilitated by Toni Herbine-Blank, Founder of Intimacy from the Inside Out

Location: Retreat will be set in the beautiful Redwoods of California at the Land of Medicine Buddha, 5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel, CA

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Registration: Registration is currently full. Email Sioux@mcaft.com to be added to the waitlist.

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Meet our Retreat Facilitators

We’re Honored to Host These Lead IFS Trainers from the IFS-Institute!

Toni Herbine-Blank
Toni Herbine-Blank Founder Intimacy From the Inside Out (IFIO)
Pam Krause
Pam KrauseSenior Lead IFS Trainer
Kay Gardner
Kay GardnerSenior Lead IFS Trainer
Kim Paulus
Kim PaulusSenior Lead IFS Trainer

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PRIOR RETREATS

Family IFS Retreat: Cultivating Self-Leadership

For Parents, Teens & Young Adults

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Lead Facilitators: Jaclyn Long, MFT, Certified IFS Therapist

May 10-12, 2024 (Mother’s Day Weekend) at the Mount Madonna Retreat Center, Watsonville, CA

Cost: $350 per person + accommodations. Full payment due by April 10.

Registration: Click here to pay the $100 deposit per person to register, or email sioux@mcaft.com

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Accessing Self & Parts through Yoga & Movement

A Self-Leadership Mini-Retreat for Therapists

You’ve been working hard supporting clients. We appreciate all you do! Join us for a nourishing afternoon of coming back home to your body. In this nourishing mini-retreat with two esteemed somatic therapists in the SF Bay Area, Jaclyn Long, MFT, Certified IFS Therapist, will treat you to a Somatic-IFS informed yin yoga class, with soothing music, very gentle floor poses and a compassionate invitation to be with all of the different parts of you that arise as we move and breathe together. Then we will flow into movement, as LaDonna Silva, MFT, IFS Consultant, leads you through a lyrical journey of moving with, remembering and reclaiming different aspects of yourself, your body and your inner life. Give yourself this opportunity to connect with your deep, wise, loving Self, with your parts and with others!*Note: No walk-ins as we will be capping the number of participants at 40 for space reasons.

Friday, January 19, 2024
From 1pm to 4pm
Michael’s at Shoreline | 2960 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA

Facilitators:
Jaclyn Long, MFT
Certified IFS Therapist, Somatic IFS Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher
LaDonna Silva, MFT
Process Therapist, Somatic IFS Therapist, Certified IFS Therapist, Approved IFS Clinical Consultant

TO REGISTER:  Please click here

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Self-Led Self-Care:
An Internal Family Systems (IFS) weekend retreat

Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7, 2023
Mount Madonna Retreat Center | Watsonville, CA

Lead Facilitator:
Jaclyn Long, MFT, Certified IFS Therapist (trained at IFS-I) & Certified Somatic IFS Therapist (trained by Susan McConnell)


Cost: $300 (This is the retreat fee, which does not include lodging. Lodging is booked through Mount Madonna via THIS FORM.)

To Register – you have 2 options:

1) You can pay the full fee now and REGISTER HERE.

2) Alternatively, you can simply secure your spot through Eventbrite. Pay the $50 deposit via Eventbrite now, and we’ll send you a payment link for the $250 remainder, which is due by April 5, 2023.

Description:

Join us for this Internal Family Systems (IFS) weekend retreat specifically designed for hard working caregivers – including medical professionals, healthcare workers, mental health professionals, parents and caregivers of adult parents – who give so much to those around them every day. We acknowledge you for your caring efforts, and we want to re-Treat you to this nourishing Self-care experience!

We will guide you in exploring different aspects of yourself that come up while caring for others, as well as the parts of you that might get in the way of truly tending to your own needs. We will offer IFS exercises such as “Parts Mapping”, to help you externalize and begin to “unblend” from these parts of you, so you can move into a deeper relationship with your parts from a place of curiosity, compassion and increased clarity – all qualities of what we call “Self Energy” in the IFS approach.

Each day will begin with Somatic IFS-informed yin yoga, and each evening will end with Somatic IFS-informed restorative yoga with Jaclyn Long. The yoga practice will be incredibly gentle and therapeutic, to allow for time to notice and be with the parts of yourself that are arising in the moment. You will be invited to listen to the body and honor its cues, as you tune into the inherent wisdom within you. Yoga mats & supplies will be provided. No previous yoga experience necessary. All bodies are welcome!

Steeped in the beauty of the Redwoods and surrounded by miles of mountains with hiking trails, Mount Madonna will provide an inspiring abode for our time together. Healthy vegetarian meals will be prepared by the wonderful staff, with delicious gluten free and vegan options readily available. (Dietary restrictions / preferences can be requested when you book your accommodations through Mount Madonna.)

Friday, May 5, 2023
3-5pm: Arrive & Check-in at the Conference Center
5:15-6:15pm: Dinner
6:30-8pm: Opening Circle
8-9:30pm: Somatic IFS Informed Restorative Yoga with Jaclyn

Saturday, May 6, 2023
7am-8am: Personal time (hike, journal, sleep in, enjoy coffee / tea / fruit, etc.)
8am-9:30am: Somatic IFS-Informed Yin Yoga with Jaclyn
9:30am-10am: Reflection Time
10am-11am: Brunch
11am-12pm: How Self-Led Self-Care Promotes Integrative Wellness with Jalene
12pm-3pm: Personal Time (a light snack will be served around 1pm in Conference Center hall)
3-5:15pm: Understanding Self & Parts in Our System: Parts Mapping with Jalene
5:15-6:15pm: Dinner
7-8pm: Conscious movement with music & dance
8-9:30pm: Somatic IFS Informed Restorative Yoga with Jaclyn

Sunday May 7, 2023
7am-8:30am: Personal Self-Care Time (hike, journal, sleep in, enjoy coffee / tea, etc.)
8am-8:30am: Checkout of rooms by 10am, can put luggage in *Maple Room* if you don’t have a car
8:30am-9:30am: Breakfast
9:30am-10:30am: Re-Entry and Integration through Movement with Jalene
10:30am-11:30am: Somatic IFS Informed Yin Yoga with Jaclyn
11:30am-12pm: Closing Ritual
12pm: Lunch & Goodbyes

*Maple Room is a breakout space at the end of the hall on the Guest Residence side of the building – lower floor)

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Socks or slippers to wear indoors (no shoes allowed inside)
  • Journal & pen
  • Optional extras:
  • Your own water bottle
  • Your own tea / coffee mug (mugs will be provided)
  • Your own pillow for extra comfort (pillows will be provided)
  • Your own towel (towels will be provided)
  • Colored pencils / art supplies

Select your room preferences & dietary needs via Mount Madonna’s accommodations link by CLICKING HERE!

Participants will receive 100% refund for the workshop portion of the retreat if canceled 30 days or more prior to start date. Participants will receive 50% refund if canceled between 15-29 days prior to start date. Participants will not receive a refund if canceled within 14 days of the program start date. (Please ask Mount Madonna for their cancellation policy for accommodations.) More answers to FAQ’s can be found here.

Somatic IFS-Informed Yoga & Movement: A mini retreat for therapists

Friday, April 21, 2023 from 1pm-4pm
Michael’s at Shoreline | 2960 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043

Facilitators:

Jaclyn Long, MFT, Certified IFS Therapist, Somatic IFS Therapist, Certified Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher
LaDonna Silva, MFT, Certified IFS Therapist

Description:

You’ve been working hard supporting clients through a global pandemic. We appreciate all you do! Join us for a nourishing afternoon of self-care. In this nourishing mini-retreat, Jaclyn Long will treat you to a Somatic IFS-informed yin yoga class, with soothing music, very gentle floor poses and a compassionate invitation to be with all of the different parts of you that arise as we move and breathe together. After a short break with healthy snacks, we’ll flow into movement, as LaDonna Silva leads you through a lyrical journey of moving with, remembering and reclaiming different aspects of yourself, your body and your inner life. Give yourself this opportunity to connect with your Self, with your parts and with others! To Register through SCV-CAMFT, please CLICK HERE

Registration: Please CLICK HERE to Register through SCV-CAMFT.

  • Comfortable clothes to move in
  • Yoga mat
  • Blanket for sitting on / warmth
  • Water bottle

1pm-1:10pm: check in, sign waivers, set up yoga mats, introductions

1:10pm-2:45pm: Somatic IFS-informed Yin Yoga with Jaclyn Long, MFT, Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist and Somatic IFS Therapist.  Jaclyn is also the Founder & Director of IFS California as well as Mindful Child & Family Therapy in Los Altos. She has been leading international retreats since 2004 and supporting children, teens & adults as a therapist since 2003. The yoga class will include a short meditation, chanting, breathwork, and Somatic-IFS informed yin yoga, with modifications for all levels to enjoy. No previous yoga experience is necessary. (This class will lean toward gentle, nourishing poses to provide an inclusive experience.)  For more info on Jaclyn: https://mcaft.com/staff/jaclyn-long/

2:45pm-3pm: Break to enjoy conversation with your colleagues and/or hearty snacks and refreshments provided by us.

3-4pm: Somatic IFS-Informed movement session with LaDonna Silva, LMFT. LaDonna is a Process Oriented Therapist and Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist.  LaDonna has a private practice in Campbell working with adults and couples.  LaDonna has facilitated groups for many years and has taught at many of the local universities. For more information on LaDonna: https://www.ladonnasilva.com/about-the-therapist.html  The movement portion of our time together will explore your relationship to your body, experience listening to your system and the ways your body may want to shift and move while supporting attunement and healing.

After the movement, you are welcome to linger, chat, and enjoy the area as you integrate this experience.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Orr at mail@scv-camft.org.  Also, let Nancy know if you need to borrow a yoga mat or have any other needs/accommodation requests.