What is this Retreat?

Refresh, Recharge, and Reconnect with your fellow therapists at the first Arizona Mental Health Professionals Retreat. This first of its kind retreat focuses on the wellness of YOU – the therapist – and not just how you can help others. Join us for an all-inclusive weekend of mindfulness, self-care, relaxation, and low-tech educational sessions that will benefit both you and your clients. Earn valuable Counseling CEs all while truly relaxing and unwinding – it’s the best of both worlds! You’re a helper. It’s not just what you do, it’s who you are. You spend all day every day supporting and encouraging the self-care journey of others. It’s time to take your own advice. You’re worth this retreat. And your clients are worth investing in the better “you” that will return. 

Where 

CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa 
37220 Mule Train Road
Carefree, AZ 85377

The resort & spa is located in Central Arizona, just north of Scottsdale. 

When

Friday - Sunday, July 8-10, 2022

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Costs

All-Inclusive Registration Fee

Individual Therapists = $890 

Guest  (sharing your hotel room) = $550

Therapist Share (2 Professionals, both seeking CE credit, sharing a hotel room) = $690

Now Offering Monthly Payments – Total cost of your registration divided by number of months between registration and retreat

Who Should Attend?

This all-inclusive weekend retreat is for all types of mental and behavioral health professionals from across the United States—not just those located in Arizona! We encourage everyone who would benefit from a relaxing and educational weekend to attend. 

Specific parties of interest might be: 

• Counselors
• Therapists
• Social Workers
• Psychologists
• Psychiatrists
• School Counselors
• College Advisors
• Those in private practice who want to be able to write off the whole weekend as a business expense
• Members of any of the following associations or organizations:
o North Carolina Counseling Association
o Arizona Counseling Association
o New Mexico Counseling Association
o Colorado Counseling Association
o Utah Counseling Association
o Nevada Counseling Association
o California Counseling Association
o American Counseling Association
o American Mental Health Counselors Association
o Association for Adult Development and Aging
o Association for Assessment and Research and Counseling
o Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling
o Association for Creativity in Counseling
o American College Counseling Association
o Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
o Association for Humanistic Counseling
o Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
o American Rehabilitation Counseling Association
o Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling
o Association for Specialist in Group Work
o Counselors for Social Justice
o International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors
o International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
o Military and Government Counseling Association
o National Career Development Association
o National Employment Counseling Association
o Society or Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities
o ACA Western Region
o ACA Midwest Region
o ACA North Atlantic Region
o ACA Southern Region

• WELCOME: Anyone who works in the mental health field!

What’s Included? 

8 CE hours ($240 value) 

Private classes taught by CIVANA staff personalized for our group ($500 value) 

Hotel room for 2 nights ($650 value) 

Welcome reception, 2 dinners, 2 lunches, and 2 breakfasts (minimum $300 value) 

Access to your choice of daily personal growth and discovery, fitness and movement, outdoor adventure, mindfulness, and culinary classes 

2 resort pools 

Use of athletic courts, equipment, and mountain bikes 

Complimentary Wi-Fi 

Parking 

Special discounted group hotel room rate honored 3 days pre/post retreat 

Socializing time with colleagues

And more...

Key Dates

Early Discounts through June 17, 2022. 

Registration Ends on July 1, 2022. 

Virtual Meet & Greet is Friday, July 1. 

Retreat is July 8-10, 2022. 

When You Arrive 

On-site registration begins at 2:00 pm. You will check in with us and then check in with the hotel. The scheduled welcome gathering and group dining begins at 6:30 pm.

One-Day Option?

The Retreat integrates activities and amenities that are only available to overnight guests at the resort. Therefore, full all-inclusive registration fees are necessary to participate. Unfortunately that means that no one-day registrations are available. 

The Spa and Salon: Inspired by Water (Make your Reservation)

The Spa recaptures the time-honored art of healing through water in our hydrotherapy thermal circuit of hot and cold pools, cool waterfall shower and beautiful sanarium offering humidity and heat from within. There are both physical and energetic benefits to ‘taking the waters’, an ancient tradition of healing, cleansing and rejuvenation. Every experience begins with this grounding ritual for your personalized spa respite. 

The retreat activities have been designed to offer time to explore the resort, including scheduling time at the Spa and Salon. If you are interested, please check out the menu and sign up directly with the resort. This is offered on a first-come, first serve basis and may sell-out at any time. 

To sign up/make appointments, call 480.653.9001 or email spaconcierge@civanacarefree.com after you have registered for the retreat. 

View the Salon and Spa Menu  

Activities

Friday, July 1, 2022

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Arizona Time
Virtual Meet & Greet

Meet others via Zoom before you arrive at the retreat. Share a bit about you so others can get to know you more while on-site. Hear more about our activities being planned. 

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Friday, July 8, 2022 

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm 
Join Us |Partake in the Resort Activities and Amenities 

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Welcome Gathering and Group Dining 

Saturday, July 9, 2022 

6:00 am – 9:00 am
Partake in the Resort Activities and Amenities

8:00 am – 9:45 am
Group Breakfast 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Private CIVANA Class – Inner Intelligence 

Attune to your inner intelligence. With over 26 years of research, the science-based HeartMath system empowers you to self-regulate emotions and behaviors to reduce stress, increase resilience, and access your natural intuitive guidance for making more effective decisions. If you are looking for greater levels of personal balance, creativity, insight, and health, this class is for you. 

12:00pm – 1:00 pm
Group Lunch 

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
"Living" with a Therapist
(Guest Session Only)

In this session specifically for guests of our members, learn tips and share experiences with the other attendees that also understand the unique challenges and benefits of "living life" with a therapist as a partner, sibling, parent, or friend. 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Private CIVANA Class – Breathing for Life

In this introductory experience you will tap into self-awareness and infinite healing potential through the practice of directing the breath. As it is referred to in ancient yoga texts, pranayama is a simple and accessible pathway to reduce stress in the physical, mental, and spiritual body. In this interactive session, you will learn 5 different breathing techniques and their respective benefits. 

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Partake in the Resort Activities and Amenities

7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Group Gathering and Dining

Sunday, July 10, 2022 

6:00 am – 8:00 am
Partake in the Resort Activities and Amenities (or Sleep In)

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Coffee, Smoothies, and Scones 

8:30 am – 10:30 am
Continued Learning

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Brunch 

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Private CIVANA Class – humanBEING

Explore all elements of your life through the lends of mindfulness. Leave with practical tools to be more present and fully engaged in your everyday life while minimizing negative self-talk, judgmental mindset, reliance on devices or social media, and tendencies to de-prioritize your own self-care. 

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Send-off 

The Resort | CIVANA

Wellness Redefined

[17+ Wellness Guides | 20+ Acres of Land to Roam & Explore |Daily Programs | World-Class Spa]

CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa 
37220 Mule Train Road
Carefree, AZ 85377

The resort & spa is located in Central Arizona, just north of Scottsdale.  AzCA will be making the hotel room reservations on your behalf for check-in on Friday, July 8 and check-out on Sunday, July 10.
Check-in is at 4pm and check-out is at 11am. You may request an earlier check-in or late check-out, however, it's not guaranteed. Guests arriving prior to check-in may enjoy use of all the resort amenities. 

Nestled in the Sonoran Desert, just outside Scottsdale, CIVANA is a new destination wellness resort that offers a regenerating experience to a wide audience of wellness travelers 14 years of age and older, as well as those simply looking for a serene and healthy get-away.

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The resort does this through our four pillars: Movement, Spa, Nourishment, and Discovery.

Movement: We believe an active body is a happy body. Every day, every guest at CIVANA is invited to participate in more than a dozen complimentary movement and fitness classes - everything from a morning hike and aerial yoga to myofascial release and TRX training. There's something for everyone. (And if not moving is your idea of wellness, we have three pools on property, all within reach of a snack or cocktail. See, that's wellness too.)

Spa: CIVANA's state-of-the-art spa has 22 treatment rooms offering a wide range of therapeutic and rejuvenating treatments focused on healing through water. Our Aqua Vitality circuit which contains our Kneipp walk, Sanarium and Cold Deluge, coupled with a Watsu therapy pool, 25-meter pool, sundeck, salon, and more will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Nourishment: At CIVANA our culinary philosophy is born from the belief that true health is grounded in nature. Our culinary offering led by Executive Chef Scott Winegard and his culinary team, is plant rich (not exclusive to plants), the food is seasonal and comes from the best local farmers and artisan growers and herbs/greens are grown on site in our garden.

Discovery: At the core of how we understand wellness is the commitment to provide paths of change, growth, and discovery, be it an appreciation for the natural beauty around us, new experiences or relationships, or a deeper understanding of the self. Whether your version of wellness is a glass of wine with a friend or meditation on the yoga lawn, we are committed to providing the possibility for you to checkout changed, if even just a little - to leave more than when you arrived.

Resort Recognition

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Top 30 Wellness Destinations Worldwide by USA News & World Report  

Named Top 10 Best Wellness Retreat by USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 


Links

Resort Map 

Resort Website

 

Resort Features & Activities

Soulful Experiences

Health and wellbeing are at our core, which is why we offer 70+ complimentary fitness, personal growth and spiritual classes each week that draw on varied disciplines and techniques. Whether you are looking to tap into mindfulness by learning meditation or strengthening your core with one of our many yoga offerings there is a class that is right for you.  

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Resort Led Activities
(subject to change)
 

Below is a sample schedule. It will be updated to match the offerings at Civana closer to the dates of the Retreat.

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

06:30AM – 09:00AM 

Hike 

06:30AM – 09:00 AM 

Hike 

06:30AM – 09:00AM 

Hike 

06:30AM– 09:00AM 

Desert Bathing: A Nature Immersion Experience 

07:00AM– 07:50AM 

Rise & Bike 

07:00AM – 10:00AM 

Mountain Biking (additional fee) 

07:00AM – 08:00AM 

Pickleball 

07:15AM – 08:15AM 

BUTI Yoga 

07:00AM – 07:30AM 

BUTI Sculpt 

07:15AM – 08:00AM 

Guided Labyrinth Walking Meditation 

08:15AM – 08:00AM 

TRX Mix 

07:30AM – 08:15AM 

Gratitude Meditation 

08:00AM - 09:00AM  

Yoga for Expanded Awareness 

08:15AM – 08:30AM 

Daily Set: Intention Ceremony 

08:15AM – 08:45AM 

Bands & Buns 

08:00AM - 09:00AM  

Pickle Ball - Open Play 

08:30AM - 09:15AM  

Myofascial Release 

08:15AM - 08:30AM  

Daily Set: Intention Ceremony 

08:15AM - 08:30AM  

Daily Set: Intention Ceremony 

08:30AM - 09:15AM  

Gratitude Meditation 

09:00AM - 09:50AM  

Uplift & Unwind  

08:30AM - 09:30AM  

Aerial Stretch & Savasana 

08:45AM - 09:15AM  

Bands & Buns 

09:15AM - 10:15AM  

Aerial Yoga ($35) 

09:15AM - 09:45AM  

Crash Core 

09:15AM - 10:15AM  

Aerial Yoga ($35) 

10:15AM - 11:05AM Restorative Stretch 

09:30AM - 10:20AM  

Yoga Aligned for Body & Mind 

09:45AM - 10:35AM  

Hot Vibes Yoga 

10:45AM - 11:35AM  

Hot Vibes Yoga 

10:30-11:15 

 Primal Flow 

10:00-10:45  

Bodyweight Training 

2:00-2:50  

Wall Yoga 

10:45AM - 11:30AM  

Myofascial Release 

10:15AM - 10:45AM  

Crash Core 

02:30PM - 03:30PM  

Inner Intelligence Workshop 

11:45AM - 12:15PM  

Bands & Buns 

11:00AM - 11:45AM  

AquaFit 

03:00PM - 03:45PM  

Mindful Mixology ($35) 

12:15PM - 01:00PM  

AquaFit 

11:00AM - 11:45AM  

Arms, Core, & More 

03:00PM - 03:45PM 

 Restorative Yoga 

12:45PM - 01:15PM  

BUTI Sculpt 

11:15AM - 12:15PM  

Aerial Yoga ($35) 

03:45PM - 04:45PM  

Aerial Yoga ($35) 

02:00PM - 02:50PM  

Wall Yoga 

12:00PM - 12:45PM  

TRX Mix 

05:00PM - 05:15PM  

Daily Reset: Gratitude Circle 

02:30PM - 03:30PM  

Yin Yoga 

01:00PM - 02:15PM 

Habit of Happiness 

05:00PM - 05:45PM  

Stretch & Breathe 

03:00PM - 03:45PM  

Mindful Mixology ($35) 

01:15PM - 03:15PM  

Mala Making Workshop ($100) 

06:00PM - 06:45PM 

 Gentle Yoga 

04:00PM - 05:00PM  

Aerial Yoga ($35) 

02:00PM - 02:45PM  

Myofascial Release 

07:00PM - 08:00PM  

Sound Healing for Joy  

05:00PM - 05:15PM  

Daily Reset: Gratitude Circle 

03:00PM - 03:45PM  

Mindful Mixology ($35) 

 

05:00PM - 05:45PM  

Stretch & Breathe 

03:45PM - 04:45PM  

Wall Yoga 

 

06:00PM - 06:45PM  

Gentle Yoga 

04:00PM - 05:30PM Introduction to Feng Shui 

 

07:00PM - 08:00PM  

Sound Healing for Joy 

05:00PM - 05:15PM  

Daily Reset: Gratitude Circle 

 

 

05:00PM - 05:45PM  

Stretch & Breathe 

 

 

06:00PM - 06:45PM  

Vinyasa Flow 

 

 

07:00PM - 08:00PM  

Sound Healing for Joy 

 

The Spa and Salon: Inspired by water 

The retreat activities have been designed to offer time to explore the resort, including scheduling time at the Spa and Salon. If you are interested, please check out the menu and sign up directly with the resort. This is offered on a first-come, first serve basis and may sell-out at any time. 

To sign up/make appointments, call 480.653.9001 or email spaconcierge@civanacarefree.com after you have registered for the retreat. 

View the Salon and Spa Menu  

Dine Delightfully

CIVANA has two warmly inviting and wondrously inventive restaurants led by Executive Chef Scott Winegard and his culinary team. The menu during our retreat will be curated by the chef and feature a seasonal, fresh, and modern take on regionally inspired cuisine. 

Partnering Opportunities

The following are opportunities for organizations and companies to support the wellness of therapists during the retreat. Consider supporting the work of therapists by sponsoring an activity of the event.  What a great way to show your support of our colleagues, and the profession as a whole. 

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General Partnerships

General Supporter - $25
Partnership goes to overall expenses of the retreat. Recognition in promotional emails, this website, and on-site at the retreat. 

General Partner - $100
Partnership goes to overall expenses of the retreat. Recognition in promotional email, this website, and on-site at the retreat. 

Exclusive Partnerships (Limit 1 Per Activity)

Partnerships are confirmed on a first come, first serve basis. 

Friday Reception Partner - $500
Partnership goes to activity expenses of the retreat. Recognition in promotional email, this website, and on-site at the retreat.  Opportunity to share materials, say a few words, and be recognized. (Registration to the retreat is not included in this partnership). 

Saturday Dinner Partner - $500
Partnership goes to activity expenses of the retreat. Recognition in promotional email, this website, and on-site at the retreat. Opportunity to share materials, say a few words, and be recognized. (Registration to the retreat is not included in this partnership). 

Saturday Breakfast Partner - $500
Partnership goes to activity expenses of the retreat. Recognition in promotional email, this website, and on-site at the retreat. Opportunity to share materials, say a few words, and be recognized. (Registration to the retreat is not included in this partnership). 

Saturday Lunch Partner - $500
Partnership goes to activity expenses of the retreat. Recognition in promotional email, this website, and on-site at the retreat. Opportunity to share materials, say a few words, and be recognized. (Registration to the retreat is not included in this partnership). 

Sunday Brunch Partner - $500
Partnership goes to activity expenses of the retreat. Recognition in promotional email, this website, and on-site at the retreat. Opportunity to share materials, say a few words, and be recognized. (Registration to the retreat is not included in this partnership). 

FAQs

This all sounds great, but $890 is a lot of money up front…

We’re glad you like what you see, and we understand your concern. Here’s how that $890 all-inclusive price tag breaks down:

Hotel room for 2 nights at our discounted group rate = $650
CE credits = $240
Registration, resort activities, and food = $550
TOTAL: $1,445

Refresh, Recharge, & Reconnect Discount of 38.4%; Makes the total discounted cost: $890.

As you can see, you get a significant discount by joining us for the retreat—you almost can’t afford to NOT come! 

Additionally, we offer a monthly installment payment plan, so you don’t have to pay for it all up front if that doesn’t work best for your finances. 

How does Therapist Share work, and how does the per person cost of $690 make sense?

If two Professionals each want to attend and receive CE credit, but don’t mind rooming with someone and want to save some money, the Member Share registration is a great option. This is how the price breaks down:
Half the cost of the hotel room for 2 nights at our discounted group rate = $325
CE credits = $240
Registration, resort activities, and food = $550
TOTAL: $1,117

Refresh, Recharge, & Reconnect Discount of 38.4%; Makes the total discounted cost: $690.

Additionally, we offer a monthly installment payment plan, so you don’t have to pay for it all up front if that doesn’t work best for your finances. 

Do you have any additional suggestions or thoughts?

Have you thought about asking your company to pay for a portion of your registration? The valuable continuing education you will receive during the retreat is a direct benefit to your agency. Ask your employer to pay for the $240 CE portion of the registration fee.

Sign Up

Space is Limited!

Due to the nature of this event and the resort accommodations, space is limited and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis and may sell out at anytime. 

Key Dates

Early Discounts through June 17, 2022. 

Registration Ends on July 1, 2022. 

Virtual Meet & Greet is Friday, July 1, 2022. 

Retreat is July 8-10, 2022. 

One-Day Option? 

The Retreat integrates activities and amenities that are only available to overnight guests at the resort. Therefore, full all-inclusive registration fees are necessary to participate. Unfortunately that means that no one-day registrations are available.

All-Inclusive Registration Fee


Early Fee Deadline - June 17, 2022

Individual Therapist: (Hotel is $650 for 2 Nights) plus (Registration is $240) = $890 

Guests of Therapists = $550

Therapist-Share = $690 Each (This registration is for two participants who wish to share one hotel room.)  Each person should register separately and put the other name of the person sharing a room in the field provided.  

Later Fee - After June 17, 2022

Individual Therapist = $1190 

Guests of Therapists = $550

Therapist-Share = $990 Each

Included in All-Inclusive Registration:

  • Virtual Meet & Greet - Pre Retreat
  • 8 CE hours ($240 value) 
  • Private classes taught by CIVANA staff personalized for our group ($500 value) 
  • Hotel room for 2 nights ($650 value) 
  • Welcome reception, 2 dinners, 2 lunches, and 2 breakfasts (minimum $300 value) 
  • Access to your choice of daily personal growth and discovery, fitness and movement, outdoor adventure, mindfulness, and culinary classes 
  • 2 resort pools 
  • Use of athletic courts, equipment, and mountain bikes 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi 
  • Parking 
  • Special discounted group hotel room rate honored 3 days pre/post retreat 
  • Socializing time with colleagues
  • And more...
Guest  (sharing the therapist hotel room) = $550

Included:

  • Virtual Meet & Greet (Welcome to Attend)
  • Special dedicated session JUST FOR THE GUEST
  • Option to attend any of the retreat group learning activities, space permitting
  • All meal functions
  • Access to your choice of daily personal growth and discovery, fitness and movement, outdoor adventure, mindfulness, and culinary classes 
  • Access to 2 resort pools 
  • Use of athletic courts, equipment, and mountain bikes 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi 
  • Parking 
  • Special discounted group hotel room rate honored 3 days pre/post retreat 
  • And more...

To Register

CLICK HERE

or

www.azca.org/retreatreg

Cancellation, Substitution & Refund Policy

Registration cancellations prior to or on April 30, 2022 will incur no penalty. Cancellations between May 1, 2022 through June 23, 2022 shall be charged $100. No refunds will be made on cancellations made on or after June 24, 2022 because logistical implementation and forfeited fees cannot be applied to future meetings due to IRS reporting requirements.
Substitutions are $50. All substitutions must be in writing and accompanied by a completed online registration form.

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