June 2022, was my first experience with Uplift Retreats, and what I gained from it was amazing. I've struggled stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new things. This group was so incredible and supportive. It helped to see and hear other women go through these same feelings and feel supported when I wanted to do something and also feel supported if I didn't. I can't wait for this year's retreat!! Thank you, Julie, for creating an awesome experience!
Julie's January 2022 winter retreat was an excellent weekend, with a good balance of inspiration and adventure. She pampered us with beautiful, healthy, delicious meals; and created a relaxing space to enjoy the company of outdoor-loving women. Julie's enthusiasm for adventure is a true delight, and she does a lovely job sharing ways to grow in body, mind and spirit. Plus, lucky us, we had perfect snow conditions to hike, bike, and snowshoe in that stunning area. So much fun!
I attended the winter retreat. It more than exceeded my expectations. Snowshoeing through the vineyards was beautiful and so much fun. Fat tire biking through the snow at night was other-worldly.. Absolutely magical! Julie made the most fantastic nourishing meals. She paid attention to every detail and went above and beyond to create a fantastic welcoming experience for all of us. We finished our weekend with a private tour of the most charming lighthouse and took the time to wander and reflect through the woods before we headed home I can’t wait until the next retreat.
Thank you Julie for an amazing retreat. I attended in 2021 early summer and not only learned a lot about myself but also met some really amazing, strong women. I was going through a really rough time as a recently widowed mom and had never attempted to do any sort of retreat on my own before, but Julie assured me it would be a great fit once I reached out to her. She was right. It allowed me the time to reflect on my personal experiences while getting to know some amazing women and hearing about some of their journeys in life as well. The retreat was empowering both mentally and physically. I left with a feeling of excitement and hope for my future. It impacted me so much, that I am actually attending another retreat this coming summer with Uplift Retreats. I am looking forward to another exciting experience and making new friends. Julie made the experience workable for people of all different fitness levels, which was much appreciated. Great experience all the way around!
I went on my first adventure with Uplift retreats in Traverse city. I was hesitant at first only because I have never fat tired bike or did snow shoeing. Let me tell you I am so happy I went. Everyone on this trip was supportive and encouraging. We had a mix of ladies of all fitness levels and ages. Julie you did a awesome job from the food to the excursions. And the little touches, loved our goodies left on our beds. Can’t forget about Keith, he was a awesome tour guide!! I am looking forward to attending more of these retreats.
I was involved with a couple of the day SUP retreats at Stoney Creek. I have met some amazing women. It was a blessing to witness different friend dynamics, bravery for trying something new, encouragement, positivity and some silliness along the way. I am honored to have been a part of it and cannot wait to be involved in some more.
Julie is so inspiring and patient. You can tell by how much care and love she puts into her events that she wants women to have the best experience and in healthy way for body and mind.
I had such a great time learning to paddle board with Uplift Adventure Retreats in the Summer of 2021! I tumbled a few times but Julie reassured me and made me feel comfortable and safe as I learned. It was a great day!