Rising Strong

Wellness Recovery Retreats

February 21-25, 2024

Riviera Maya, Mexico

5-Day Wellness Retreat Designed Specifically for Women Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma


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Heal, Grow, and Transform

This retreat is an immersive experience that offers a unique opportunity to heal, grow, and transform.

Attending the Rising Strong Retreat will help you rebuild and overcome the negative impact of narcissistic abuse and trauma on your life.

We understand that these experiences can have a profound effect on your mental health, relationships, and overall well-being.

This retreat provides a safe and supportive environment for you to process your emotions, gain clarity and insight, and develop strategies for moving forward.

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Have you broken free from your abuser, free from the grips of a trauma bond, but are left feeling unsure of how this happened, who you are, and how to not let this happen again?

Many women in these situations feel isolated and alone, but this retreat offers a chance to connect with others who have been through similar experiences. You will have the opportunity to build a community of supportive women who understand what you are going through.

If you have children with your abuser, we understand how complex and challenging this situation can be. We will provide a safe space for you to share your experiences and receive support from others who have been in your shoes.

If you have experienced narcissistic abuse and are feeling unsure of yourself and your identity, the Rising Strong Retreat is for you.

Expert Guidance

Rising Strong is hosted by two certified coaches and a therapist who are highly trained and experienced in helping people recover from narcissistic abuse and trauma. They provide you with the tools and techniques you need to heal and thrive.

community support

You'll be surrounded by other survivors who understand what you're going through. You'll have the opportunity to share your experiences, gain support and encouragement, and build meaningful connections.


Our retreat is designed to prioritize your well-being. You'll have access to yoga classes, meditation sessions, healthy meals, and other activities that promote relaxation, healing, and self-care.

What you’ll experience


Work through emotional blocks and triggers in group and coaching sessions


Learn breath work techniques for relaxation and stress relief


Set goals and gain clarity on personal growth in-group sessions


Improve physical health through yoga and somatic work


Build self-confidence through confidence-building exercises


Connect with yourself through nature activities and oceanfront location


Promote emotional healing and self-expression through writing therapy and journal sharing

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Don't Let Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma Hold You Back Any Longer.

Join us at this 5-day wellness retreat and take the first step towards healing and transformation.

We can’t wait to welcome you!

Retreat Accomodation

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Room TypePrivate RoomShared Room
Ocean View VIP$10,000N/A
Ocean View$7000N/A
Garden View$6,000$3,850 pp

Lose yourself in the immersive experience of Hacienda del Mar!

Enjoy a blissful escape from life with their luxurious suites, situated on one of Mexico’s finest beachfront locations.

From spectacular ocean views to exquisite Mexican design and culture, you will indulge your senses like never before.

Their experienced concierge staff will ensure you get exclusive treatment for an unforgettable stay.

This magnificent property faces the Caribbean Sea with original hacienda features, unique ornaments and wonderful Mexican art, provides charm, comfort and privacy.

“Fall in love with yourself, with life and then with whoever you want.”
~Frida Khalo

What Your Investment Covers


Fresh nutritional meals prepared by a chef (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks)


Group dining experiences to build rapport and develop community with other survivors


Yoga to connect with self and body while increasing sense of safety


Guided meditation and breathwork


Group activities for skill-building, healing work, and goal setting


Self-reflection time at the oceanfront


Snorkeling excursion to connect with nature and body, while gaining confidence


Community building with other survivors


Concierge services


Pool with beach towels


Coaching with trained coaches/therapist (optional extra)


Massage to release tension & trauma (optional extra)

NOTE: Flight and airport transfer are not included. Concierge will help you arrange if requested. Rates vary depending on arrival time.

The Application Process

To apply, complete the short Readiness Survey for a preliminary assessment. Once it’s completed, you will be contacted regarding the next step.

If you’re not ready at this time, you’ll receive feedback on what you can do to GET ready to attend and can check back to apply.

For those ready, you will receive an invitation to complete the application.

Once your application has been accepted, you’ll receive an emailed confirmation. Payment is due within five days.

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The Experience

Over the course of the retreat, you will embark on a journey to improve your physical, emotional, and mental health working with expert recovery coaches and a therapist.

We will begin each day with a yoga and somatic work session, which will help you to connect with your body and release physical tension. Our breathwork techniques will assist in relaxation and stress relief, allowing you to find a sense of inner peace and calm.

During our group and coaching sessions, we will work through emotional blocks and triggers, allowing you to gain insight into your personal growth and set goals for the future. You will have the opportunity to build self-assurance through confidence-building exercises, enabling you to develop a sense of self-worth and inner strength.

The (optional) massage sessions will allow you to release tension and trauma stored in your body, promoting physical and emotional healing.

Since our retreat is located in an oceanfront resort, it provides ample opportunities to connect with nature through activities such as beach walks, guided meditations, and swimming.

You will have the opportunity to engage in writing therapy and journal sharing, promoting emotional healing and self-expression.

Our retreat chef will prepare nourishing meals, allowing you to fuel your body with delicious and wholesome food.

Join us at Rising Strong, where you will find a community of support, healing, and growth as you rise strong from the ashes of narcissistic abuse.

Meet Your Hosts

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Lisa Sonni

Lisa Sonni is a certified Life & Relationship Coach, specializing in trauma bond recovery and abuse education, who helps clients of all genders and walks of life overcome challenges stemming from traumatic partnerships. She has published an online self-guided course, The Trauma Bond Recovery Course as well as published two workbook style journals, The Trauma Bond Recovery Journal and Rebuilding After A Trauma Bond: A Self-Love Journal. Her expertise is geared towards getting clients to a good space in their lives and within themselves. Lisa has two children and enjoys cooking, reading, and walks. She is a popular content creator on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube under the name Stronger Than Before, where she educates people on abuse tactics, narcissism and domestic violence.

Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D
Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D.

Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D. is an expert on cultivating healthy relationships, deconstructing narcissism, and understanding various other mental health-related issues. She's been featured on Mamami, YourTango, Scary Mommy, and The Good Men Project. She is the author of Love You More: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross. This shocking true story gives an inside look at how psychological manipulation can render someone helpless and confused, even a psychologist. Dr. McAvoy has three grown sons, and loves to swim and go snorkeling. She is on TikTok and Instagram where she offers practical tips on trauma-related issues.

Rossana Faye
Rossana Faye

As a 15+ year survivor of narcissistic abuse, Rossana Faye has the lived experience of not only escaping the violence into a life of freedom, but also thriving in the healing journey. Rossana is a Certified Life and Relationship Coach and helps people everyday overcome the struggle of finding clarity and peace after abuse. Rossana has published two journals, Rollercoaster of Love: Healing Journal and Narc Free Journal: A Step by Step Guide to Your Freedom. Rossana uses humour while also emotionally connecting with survivors through her relatable and thoughtful content on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook. Rossana has 3 young children and loves to bring light to those around her by singing. Her mission and goal with Rollercoaster of Love is to ensure that survivors of narcissistic abuse can feel less alone, seen, heard and validated in their experience.

Testimonials About Your Hosts

On Lisa Sonni:

"I had been struggling for several months on my own to move forward from rumination about my ex and the relationship and my fears dating again. Lisa was personable and trustworthy. She distills interpersonal, social, and studied knowledge about abusive relationships and how to heal from their effects. Lisa's infectious bravery and resolute attitude are what I needed to help shake thoughts that were holding me back and move forward with confidence."

On Kerry McAvoy:

"Kerry came into my life when I felt helpless, hopeless & eternally alone. She made me feel understood & validated instead of crazy. After working through her cognitive dissonance course, I regained my sense of self and have found a new purpose. Her expertise & vulnerability has helped me turn my life around. I’m thankful for her bright light."

On Rossana Faye:

"I met Rosanna when I was depressed, so lonely, so lost, felt like I had no identity anymore. I didn’t recognize myself or know who I was or who I wanted to be. I was at my most vulnerable and I was scared I’d never feel “normal” again... never be “me” again. I was just learning about what narcissistic abuse was and ruminating ALL THE TIME!! Like a loop over and over that I couldn’t get to stop. I felt crazy. She helped get me to this journey back to me. Ro doesn’t save you, she helps you want to save yourself."

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Join our community of support, healing, and growth as you rise strong from the ashes of narcissistic abuse.

Join us at this 5-day wellness retreat and take the first step towards healing and transformation.

We can’t wait to welcome you!

Any Questions?

Fill out the form below to get in touch or email us at hello@wellnessrecoveryretreats.com