There’s a lot to consider when investing in yourself. I get it!
It can be a little scary to take that leap, especially when you don’t have a deep understanding of everything that is being offered.
So, I’ve gathered the most pressing questions and their answers below to help you in your decision-making process.
Where is the Bloom Retreat taking place?
We’ve booked the entire grounds of a historic Amish home turned B&B event space. The whole house is ours!
- Seven bedrooms
- Seven bathrooms
- Two living rooms
- Large dining room w/ table that seats 20
- Five fireplaces
It’s nestled in the rolling Pennsylvania hills, complete with farm animals, a large porch (with rocking chairs!!!), 2 acres of grounds, and a gazebo. There’s plenty of space for you to expand and explore.
When is the Bloom Retreat?
The 2022 Bloom Retreat is taking place May 27th - May 30th.
Who is the Bloom Retreat for?
For womxn and non-binary folks who own and operate service-based businesses; and are seeking a safe space to nurture their body, mind, spirit, and create space for their business to Bloom.
When are tickets going on sale for Bloom 2022?
Rooms are available now! << click here
Is the Bloom Retreat all inclusive?
Yes! Pick your room, plan your travel, and the rest is taken care of!
Your room fee covers:
- Bedroom of your choice
- All catered meals by a private chef
- Snacks and drinks
- One-on-one marketing consultation calls before and after the retreat
- Content marketing exercises
- Creativity and mindfulness coaching
- A mini brand photoshoot with one outfit change
- Hair & makeup services for your brand photoshoot
Will I have my own room?
Yes, private rooms are available. There are also shared rooms to provide price points for folks at any stage of their business journey.
Rooms are available now! Snag yours today.
If I opt for a shared room, do I get to pick my roommate?
If you and a friend want to attend Bloom together, that is amazing! You can each book your room and pay your deposit separately. Simply select the same shared room (there are two options). If you have any questions or concerns, I will always work with you to ensure you’re happy.
If you’re coming to Bloom solo, you’re not alone! Most attendees are coming on their own. I know going on a trip with strangers can make even the most extroverted among us feel anxious, but trust me, we’re all nervous (even me)!
Because at our core, we all want to be accepted for who we are, the real us, and for everything to go smoothly and be exactly what we hoped for.
The good news is, we all want the same thing. Every attendee, every facilitator, and me, Dara, your host!
If you’ve come this far and are interested in Bloom, trust me, you will be in good, like-minded company. Bloom attendees are seeking the same thing: community, clarity, and rejuvenation. We are folks who respect one another, uplift each other, and make each other comfortable. I don’t anticipate any issues arising from shared rooms, and please rest assured that there are backup plans in place.
If you’d like to connect with your roommate prior to Bloom, we can make that happen.
Does my deposit go towards my total investment?
Yes, of course! The deposit ensures you claim your ideal room. After booking, you’ll receive a custom invoice reflecting your deposit, any additional discounts, and remaining balance.
Are payment plans available?
Yes. I want everyone to feel comfortable with the investment they’re making in themselves. The standard payment plan is four equal payments after you make your deposit. There is a small additional fee of $30 per payment. If you need to break the investment into even smaller chunks, please reach out to me directly after making your deposit. If the up-front cost is the only thing holding you back, let’s stretch it out. This won’t be the cheapest trip you’ve been on, but you are worth the investment.
What about meals, coffee/tea, and the like?
The point of this retreat is rejuvenation. So, I want to ensure that you have everything you need to feel comfortable and at home while attending.
Meals will be catered, and the house will be well-stocked with snacks and beverage options.
Once you purchase your ticket, I will send a survey about your dietary preferences and restrictions, your favorite non-alcoholic beverages, and any snacks that you crave. You ask and shall receive!
What about COVID?
Ah, yes, COVID. What a whirlwind these past two years have been! Even more of a reason to invest in ourselves and our futures.
Safety, both emotional and physical, are paramount to this retreat. This is an intimate retreat; a boutique experience with limited space. The number of participants is limited to eight to help limit exposure.
This retreat requires full vaccination & boosters to attend. In addition, proof of a negative covid test within 48 hours of the retreat start is required. We kindly ask that you strictly quarantine after taking your test until the date of your arrival.
You will also be required to pass a rapid test upon arrival, which we will provide free of charge.
If you are not able to obtain a Covid test beforehand or if you do receive a positive result, we will sadly have to ask you to attend a retreat another time.
COVID is no joke, and the health of our participants is of utmost importance. We appreciate your cooperation.
Free at home PCR tests available here.
Who is Dara Murray?
Hey, Arianna here! I’m a friend of Dara’s and your keynote for Bloom. Writing bios for yourself feels kinda icky, so I’m tackling this question.
Dara is the person who is asked to plan her family’s and friends’ vacations, just because she is THAT GOOD at finding places and spaces with great energy and unique surroundings.
She’s a convener, a lover of introductions, and an Aries sun + Leo moon (it’s a thing.)
A natural cheerleader, Dara finds genuine joy in seeing people succeed. That’s what led to her career in program evaluation. She cares deeply about communities and how they support equity and opportunity for those who don’t often receive it.
With Bloom, she turns that same drive and passion into planning the ultimate retreat for service-based business owners who are in need of a reset. With every detail, she’s envisioning how it will support attendees in tackling whatever comes next with their business.
Want to learn more about Dara? Check out her Instagram: @dara_laine.
What can I expect to get out of the Bloom Retreat?
First, there are the services you’ll receive:
- One-on-one business and marketing consulting before, during, and after the retreat.
- Mindfulness, creativity, and wellness coaching during the retreat.
- A mini brand photoshoot to help you bring your brand to life in a way that is natural, authentic, and consistent.
- Makeup & hair styling prior to your brand photoshoot.
- All meals catered.
- A sun-filled and cozy room in a historic Amish farmhouse.
- A boutique experience, with limited attendee spots (only eight) to ensure the best experience for you.
Then, there are the non-tangible yet incredibly impactful benefits:
- Collaboration and connection with your fellow attendees
- Feedback and insights from industry experts
- A caring environment to brainstorm, re-energize, and plan for the future
- A new and refreshing space to step away from your day-to-day grind and responsibilities
- Strike an intentional balance between your business and yourself
- Refresh your perspective and make space for abundance
Is the Bloom Retreat right for me?
✨ Are you a womxn or non-binary person who operates a service-based business?
✨ Do you enjoy challenging yourself and taking risks? (seeing that you own a business, the answer is most likely YES.)
✨ Are you craving support from folks who understand the unique challenges and triumphs of small business ownership?
✨ Are you ready to prioritize yourself in order to grow your business?
If you find yourself nodding your head in response to any of these questions, then you’re EXACTLY who we want to meet at Bloom.
What have other people said about Harvest Retreats?
“Dara was a phenomenal host. Charismatic, charming and warm and approachable. Dara wasn't afraid to ask difficult questions or challenge me to grow, but she is also intuitive and empathetic so knew how to support me in becoming the best version of myself. Not only that, but Dara is witty and easily engaged the room so was able to get people laughing which made the retreat really fun.” - Alicia Vooris, Mid-Modern Forager
“Dara is an incredible retreat host. The small details made the retreat feel like a home away from home. She's a generous and welcoming host!” - Arianna Valle
“Dara is a superlative host. Warm. Welcoming. Generous. Dara is all about the details. So many beautiful, special touches to our weekend.” - Martha Rogers, Full Moon Acupuncture
“From the moment I met Dara, I felt incredibly comfortable and welcomed. She exudes the natural qualities you'd want in a retreat host - authenticity, non-judgment, humor, high energy, and fun. It's very clear that one of her natural abilities is bringing people together to inspire action and collaboration.” - Nicole Steen, Resume by Nico
I still have some questions, can I contact Dara directly?
Of course! I’m your hostess with the mostest. I’m here to provide unlimited support and connection before, during, and after the retreat.
I’m here for your questions and the times you’ll want my input with last minute decisions. Like a checklist of what exactly to pack (I’ll send it) or reassurance that it’s ok to overpack (yes, bring the blue dress).
Additional information about Bloom can be found here.
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.