Past Retreats

We have been fortunate to visit beautiful destinations for our retreats. For MORE PHOTOS from any particular retreat, click on the location listed below.

Catalina, February 24-26, 2012

Santa Barbara, June 16-18, 2012

Desert Hot Springs, November 30-December 2, 2012

Joshua Tree (1st time), March 22-24, 2013

Lake Arrowhead, December 6-8, 2013

Oceanside, June 6-8, 2014

Joshua Tree (2nd time), May 8-10, 2015

Port Hueneme, December 5-7, 2014

Solana Beach, December 4-6, 2015

Idyllwild, May 13-15, 2016

Dana Point, December 2-4, 2016

Big Bear, May 5-7, 2017

San Clemente, December 1-3, 2017

Idyllwild, December 1-2, 2018

Ventura, November 30-December 2, 2018

Carlsbad, March 22-24, 2019

Desert Hot Springs, November 11-13, 2019

  1. Catalina, February 24-26, 2012, “Increase It to Release It”
  2. Santa Barbara, June 16-18, 2012, “Hold the Stillness”
  3. Desert Hot Springs, November 30-December 2, 2012, “Create Space”
  4. Joshua Tree (1st time) March 22-24, 2013, “Letting Go”
  5. Lake Arrowhead, December 6-8, 2013, “Feel Beneath the Pain”
  6. Oceanside, June 6-8, 2014, “Mindful Touch”
  7. Port Hueneme, December 5-7, 2014, “Acknowledging the Blocks”
  8. Joshua Tree (2nd time) May 8-10, 2015, “Healing Loss”
  9. Solana Beach, December 4-6, 2015, “Touch for Abundance”
  10. Idyllwild, (1st time) May 13-15, 2016, “Attitude of Gratitude” 
  11. Dana Point, (1st time) December 2-4, 2016, “It’s All About Choice”
  12. Big Bear, May 5-7, 2017, “Be Like Water”
  13. San Clemente, December 1-3, 2017, “Time for Forgiveness”
  14. Idyllwild (2nd time) May 4-6, 2018, “Being Heard, Feeling Heard” 
  15. Ventura, November 20-December 2, 2019, “Time to Feel”
  16. Carlsbad, March 22-24, 2019, “Be the Change”
  17. Desert Hot Springs, November 11-13, 2019, “Mi Fascia, Su Fascia”


  • What did you find most valuable for you personally? “Opening up and letting go.” ~ LS; “Emotional Healing.” ~ MB; “Safe group energy.” ~ AA; “Ability to let go!” ~ PD; “Feel the power of the work.” ~ SA; “Awareness of body/mind connection.” ~ AA; “The full immersion aspect.” ~ CY; “Small group size – demos.” ~ GM; “The groups support – learning to self-care.” ~ UE; “The unwinding with the live drummers.” ~ HV
  • What did you find most valuable for your career? “Reminder of how awesome MFR is and new info!” ~ NJ; “New moves & practice.” ~ LS; “New techniques & renewal.” ~ PD; Working with different therapists & trusting the work.” ~ SA; ” Trust intuition.” ~ TG; “Learning that less is more.” ~ CY; “Profound shift in my energy which I hope will impact my treatment – learned many new & valuable techniques.” ~ GM; “Being present & learning new techniques.” ~ CK; “The experience of connecting with the Earth.” ~ UE
  • “Relaxing, peaceful, and just a very eye opening experience.” ~ FS
  • “The Retreat is a wonderful experience and really opened me up to heal myself, connect with the other like-minded therapists and deepen my skills. Thank you.” ~KB
  • “The Fascia Retreats are always a growth experience. The group energy is an amazing lift for each and all of the therapists. We learn from each other. Receiving bodywork from another (and many) skilled therapists, is a great professional gift. The people who come to the retreats are all knowledgable, skilled and work from the heart.” ~JK
  • “The [Fascia] Retreat is definitely worth attending. It deepens your skills as well as relationships to other therapists. You get to experience different touch and how your body reacts. It is so important to know what we do is effective and how it feels so we are empathetic to our clients. We also need to model taking care of ourselves.” ~CM
  • “The Fascia Retreats are life changing. I always receive amazing healing bodywork as well as gain more confidence in my practice! I am a retreat attender for life! Love Love Love! Thank you!” ~TH
  • “Great [Retreat] to learn how to heal yourself and heal others. You get to feel a lot of different hands, picking up techniques from others and fine-tuning your own.” ~PN