with Diane Ferguson and Tracey Owens in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 

February 27- March 1, 2020

“The natural ups and downs of life can either generate personal growth or create personal fears. Which of these dominate is completely dependent on how we view change.” 
~ Michael Singer, Author of Untethered Soul 


This year our retreat focus is “Everything Changes; Keeping Clarity and Peace Throughout”

We’ve all heard the saying, change is inevitable… growth is optional. The world is always changing, this we are sure of but we aren’t always sure how we will adapt. To grow you must see the value in yourself to add value to yourself and others. You must know yourself to grow yourself, and it can be challenging to consistently improve when you aren’t clear about yourself and your direction.

All relationships change, because change is inevitable. This is true of all relationships, whether they be with family, friends, or romantic. While every relationship experiences change over time, not all relationships experience growth. Why? Because growth is optional. Growth only happens when both people in any relationship are committed to the ongoing emotional and spiritual growth that a mature, effective relationship requires.  

Each day we are faced with decisions, sometimes small – sometimes large. Some of them we are prepared for but many of them we are not. We must be ready to change course if need be. That is life. Accepting that life is changing makes it easier for us to flow in the direction that is naturally occurring rather than always fighting against the current.  Sometimes change is more fulfilling than we could ever imagine.  

Fear often translates into anxiety. Anxiety has many ways of injecting itself into life and causing chaos and upheaval. One way anxiety interferes is by leading our decision-making astray. Given too much say-so, anxiety can stand in the way of life‘s opportunities and gifts. When it’s there, anxiety tends to direct behavior towards the safest option. Sometimes moving cautiously is definitely the best way to go. Sometimes it’s not. Your ability to adapt to challenging and expansion producing situations can lead to a higher level of success.  

During this retreat we will focus on:

  • Exploring the many ways we can face unexpected events in life and handle change while keeping the peace
  • Practicing acceptance and being grateful in the NOW
  • Trusting in the process of transformation
  • Releasing negative thought patterns and conditioning that holds us back
  • Guided journaling
  • Grounding and integration
  • Exploring various yoga practices and meditation
  • We will meditate together, explore together, laugh and cry together

So we ask you: 

Knowing that change is inevitable, how do and will you handle change?

When perceived bad things happen, do you become bitter or better?

When perceived good things happen, do you take advantage of the opportunities and gifts presented?

Do you see the possibilities that life constantly offers you?

Whether you are currently on an inward journey, wanting to take time to reflect, seeking spiritual expansion and growth, or simply wishing to engage in meaningful discussions about real life issues that matter along with other women in a safe, non-judgmental setting, “Almost Heaven” retreat could be for you! Join us as we explore all of the many ways we can live a more rewarding, expansive, peace-filled life!  

Growth is not always fun but it is rewarding! 

Here’s what some of our previous participants have to say… 

“I’ve been participating in this retreat for 4 years and each year is even more amazing that the last.” 

“This was truly a transformational weekend filled with beautiful insights, openings, clarity and making new connections that will last forever. “

” In one weekend, I experienced such deep transformation. It was a very healing time for me. I cannot express the immense gratitude I have for Diane, Tracey and each woman there.”
“I’m so grateful for those women and their vulnerability, as well as their desire to share their own personal journey with us! Every part of it gave me a gift that I carry with me still today. Say YES to yourself and register today!”  

“When your mind starts telling you what you HAVE to or SHOULD do to make everything okay, don’t buy into what it’s telling you. The truth is, everything will be okay as soon as you are okay with everything.”


  • Raw Juice and Organic Meals
  • Lodging just a few blocks from Santa Rosa Beach, Fl 
  • Workshops and Healing Fire Ceremony
  • Yoga Practices
  • Therapeutic Massage and Heated Swimming Pool
  • Chakra Balancing and Cord Cutting Exercises
  • Intention Based Guided Meditations
 Jennifer prepares the most delicious foods and juices. They were so nourishing and made with love. Every aspect was incredible – the house, the beach ceremony, the circle sharing. Loved all of it! Thank you for offering this retreat again.  –  Beverly Debord



Early Bird Pricing November 1, 2019 Non-refundable Deposit: $300
* 8 Bunk Beds – $875 Early Bird Per Space 
($925 After 11/1/2019)
* 2 Queen Beds  – BOOKED!
* 3 King Beds  – BOOKED!
Payment Plan: 

We understand that this decision requires a leap of faith. This is why we offer payment plans. If you would like to secure your spot and make payments moving forward, we ask that you place a $300 Deposit due November 1, 2019. The second payment is due on December 1, 2019 in the amount of $300. The remaining payment is due January 20, 2020. 


Cancellation Policy: 

The $300 deposit is non-refundable. After January 20th, $500 is non-refundable. We ask that you provide us with a minimum of two weeks notice if you need to cancel. For cancellations given within that two week time frame, full retreat payment is required.


Is this retreat for me? Yes, if you are …

  • Someone who enjoys nature and sacred connections with like-minded women
  • Someone that is willing to explore deeper aspects of yourself with honesty
  • Someone that is ready to step outside their comfort zone in a safe setting
  • Someone that has a sincere desire to create peaceful, healthy, loving friendships within the retreat setting and out in the world
  • Someone that desires a peaceful, purposeful life and tends to get bogged down in the mundane and status quo

Tracey Owens

Tracey Owens, Empowerment Catalyst and Spiritual Teacher, has her own unique perspective to living in a truly empowered, authentic way. Tracey believes that transformation occurs through the conscious commitment of aligning how one thinks, speaks, feels, and acts.  Her services are a combination of Spiritual Counseling, Thought Transformation, and Energy Healing Work. This combination creates a welcoming environment for deep and lasting change to be brought forward and implemented.

Some of the issues she assists clients with include insecurity and low self-esteem, addiction and recovery, depression and stress, resolving and healing unconscious blocks to success, releasing automatic negative thoughts and emotions (including anger), improving physical health and overall vitality, reconnecting with personal power, and uncovering one’s calling, life purpose, or “mission.”

Her mission is to help her clients find their purpose, realize their dreams, and learn to live courageously.

Diane Ferguson

1996, Diane earned her Philosophy Degree from the University of Central Florida. Shortly after, in 1998, she took her first yoga class and fell in love with the movement, the principles, the introspection, and the way of life. As B.K.S Iyengar says, “Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim.” 

Over the next 15 years, Diane continued to practice various types of yoga – savoring different aspects of each style. Following her dharma, she graduated from URU’s inaugural 200-hour teacher training class in 2014. Completing her 300 hour yoga teach training in May 2019, Diane is a Yoga Alliance 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. 

With a full heart, she embraces her journey an as an instructor, incorporating meditation, guided Savasana, readings, oils, and a sense of playfulness in her classes. Diane credits her mom for introducing her to meditation. As a way to manage chronic migraines as a child, her mom started practicing guided meditation, self-hypsosis, and the Silva Mind Control Method with her daughter. Diane continues to practice these healing methods. 

Within the last four years, Diane ‘officially’ began her education in energy work as a Reiki practitioner. Sharing her gift is one of her deepest passions. She loves to share the light and see people heal through the process. In February 2018 Diane became certified as an Usui Ryoho Reiki Master/Teacher. Diane lives in Gulf Breeze with her best friend and husband, Bill, their daughter Carmyn, 2 dogs and 11 fish.