Rhythms of Nature Family Retreats

Rhythms of Nature Family Retreats

This 7-day, 6-night all-inclusive Wellness Retreat just outside Sequoia National Par is created for kids ages 11+ and the adults who cherish them.

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Rhythms of Nature Family Retreats

Wellness is not just for adults - our teens and preteens need it now more than ever.

Are you feeling disconnected from your teen or preteen in this busy, modern life? Are you disturbed by the growing evidence of anxiety and depression in our youth, especially those in our own households? This is a time for refreshing and reconnecting. With each other, with nature, and with your senses of exploration, play, and wonder.

Return Refreshed has developed a new kind of family travel, with a focus on mindfulness and intentional family bonding. This 7-day, 6-night all-inclusive Wellness Retreat just outside Sequoia National Park is for kids ages 11 and up, and the adults who cherish them – parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles – all are welcome!

Come as an entire family, come just as parent and child, grandparent and grandchild – you know your needs, and we are here to serve you.

Prepare to be challenged and pampered! At your disposal all week are our on-site Wellness Guide, our CEO and Founder, and our Experience Concierge. As parents of teens and preteens ourselves, our desire is to help you rediscover joy in your parenting role, to give you the tools to shift the rhythms of your family relationships to those that mimic the harmony of nature.

 

Tap into these soothing rhythms as your family plays together in California’s beautiful Sierra foothills, just five minutes from Sequoia National Park. Frolic in the Kaweah River right here on our property, journey into thel Park to see the Big Trees, gather around the campfire for s’mores and meditations, and more. Learn about the history of this beautiful locale, and meet some of the people keeping its legacies alive.

We are privileged to have been invited to do a half-day volunteer program together inside Sequoia National Park, as well. While contributing to the preservation of the natural environment, you will work shoulder to shoulder with your child. Walking out principles of teamwork together, this challenge is curated for you to learn how to reset your family dynamics from contentiousness to a “Hey, I actually think they’re on my side!” mentality.

 

This trip includes guided meditations and wellness activities, as well as lots of free time to explore and relax in California’s beautiful Sierra foothills. This is a self-drive adventure (you will need your own car), allowing family bonding to continue even during the drive-times throughout Sequoia National Park and its environs.

Parents, this is your chance to unwind, play, and learn along with your kids. We’ve got all the details covered! Step outside of your average tourist trip, and join us as we redefine family travel into a deeper, more connected, more refreshing experience.

The Program

Theme: To experience how we are all connected and find peace, joy, and fulfillment in the simplicity of life.

Connect to Self

  • Guided meditations
  • Mandalas
  • Other art-making activities
  • Half-day service project in Sequoia National Park

Connect to Family

  • Hikes, swimming
  • Cooking, campfires
  • Activities
  • Free time
  • Half-day service project in Sequoia National Park

Connect to Nature

  • Free time
  • Forest bathing
  • Hikes, swimming
  • Cooking
  • Art-making
  • Native American Thanksgiving Address
  • Half-day service project in Sequoia National Park

Connect to Others

  • Cooking activities
  • Local artists, historians, and residents
  • Campfires
  • Half-day service project in Sequoia National Park

Aim: To create new rhythms for families that they can take home and integrate into their everyday lives.

Accommodation

Each of our suites can accommodate varying family sizes, with rates starting at $2395 per person for our largest suite (at a 6-person capacity).

Nestled in the foothills of the California Sierras at the base of Sequoia National Park, this riverfront retreat property boasts a stunning resort-like setting. Swim and fish in the Kaweah River, right in your own backyard.   Develop your personal practice in the yoga pagoda (instructor not on site, but available should there be enough interest).  Unwind in the hot tub and detox in the infrared sauna on the river.

Enjoy plenty of outdoor fun with a game area and exercise equipment, as well as multiple BBQs – including a BBQ reserved exclusively for vegans. Lounge down by the river or meditate amongst the trees in the hammock and outdoor seating areas.

Art from around the world is featured throughout this ideal resort oasis on the Kaweah River. 

Luxury amenities include:

Expansive living room with river views of waterfall rapids, and rear landscaped area. The shared living room features vaulted tongue and groove wood ceilings and hosts a regulation-size pool table, sunny reading window seating, piano, comfortable leather conversation seats, and a large two-sided fireplace clad in an exquisite sculpted ceramic mountain scenery. Separate casual TV room with comfortable sectional for relaxing large features large Bali wood wall art piece.

The floor plan flows to patio seating overlooking the hot tub, sandy beach, and river. The outdoor patio includes exercise and weight training equipment along with a variety of games – basketball, foosball, ping pong, and more.

Your family will enjoy the rare sandy beach, and great river swimming spot.  Nibble from the organic garden near the river – it is there for your pleasure. Organic soil has been brought in, along with seasonal organic vegetables planted.

Food

All meals included — explore the region with your tastebuds!  

In our efforts toward sustainable travel, we work hard to source all of our food locally whenever possible.  Enjoy produce from local farms as well as your own on-site organic garden, and travel with your tastebuds as you enjoy meals prepared by local small businesses.  Adults will also enjoy an evening of California wine tasting.  

We will also enjoy preparing food together as a group, taking turns creating salads from the organic garden, manning the grill, and exploring our culinary creativity.

Please do let us know of any food allergies upon registration.

Wellness Benefits

Experience a reconnection with one another and find peace, joy, and fulfillment in the simplicity of life, inspired by nature.

  • Teens and their parents will develop mindfulness habits to take home with them.
  • The ideal location to unplug and enjoy the beauty of nature
  • Drop out of “normal life” for a period – unwind and recharge
  • A place where you can care for yourselves and each other without distractions
  • An introduction to nature therapy, with tips on how to incorporate it into daily life.
  • Recharge your relationship with your teens / pre-teens, bonding through play, teen-friendly meditation, and a shared exploration experience.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    Riverfront Luxury Retreat Center (See suite photos below.)
  • Food
    A new twist on a local food tour: Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, & Dinners, sourced from local farms and businesses, served primarily at our property away from tourist crowds
  • On-Site Wellness Guide
    Family wellness guide specializing in parents & teens
  • Daily Meditations
    Teen- and Family-Friendly
  • Infrared Sauna
    Explore the many benefits of infrared therapy! Better sleep. Relaxation. Detoxification. Weight loss. Sore muscle and joint pain relief. Clear and tighter skin. Improved circulation.
  • Nature Walks & Hikes
    Guided & Self-guided, focusing on the physical and mental healing elements of nature
  • National Parks Pass
    One American the Beautiful Annual Pass per family, valid for all US National Parks for one year
  • Excursions & Activities
    Enjoy wellness and exploration activities at our property, in Sequoia National Park, and in the Sierra foothills
  • Wine tasting
    We will enjoy a wine tasting (for adults only!) and private dining experience at Three Rivers’ iconic Totem Market & Gifts
  • Water, Tea, Coffee
    Available throughout the day
  • Parking
  • Flights
  • Ground Transportation
  • Travel Insurance
    We recommend purchasing travel insurance, and will send you an easy link after registration for this journey.
  • Adult Beverages
    With the exception of our wine tasting event (for adults only).

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    Riverfront Luxury Retreat Center (See suite photos below.)
  • Food
    A new twist on a local food tour: Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, & Dinners, sourced from local farms and businesses, served primarily at our property away from tourist crowds
  • On-Site Wellness Guide
    Family wellness guide specializing in parents & teens
  • Daily Meditations
    Teen- and Family-Friendly
  • Infrared Sauna
    Explore the many benefits of infrared therapy! Better sleep. Relaxation. Detoxification. Weight loss. Sore muscle and joint pain relief. Clear and tighter skin. Improved circulation.
  • Nature Walks & Hikes
    Guided & Self-guided, focusing on the physical and mental healing elements of nature
  • National Parks Pass
    One American the Beautiful Annual Pass per family, valid for all US National Parks for one year
  • Excursions & Activities
    Enjoy wellness and exploration activities at our property, in Sequoia National Park, and in the Sierra foothills
  • Wine tasting
    We will enjoy a wine tasting (for adults only!) and private dining experience at Three Rivers’ iconic Totem Market & Gifts
  • Water, Tea, Coffee
    Available throughout the day
  • Parking

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