FAQ's

 

You have questions. We have answers.
Here are some frequently asked questions by previous attendees

 
 
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Who is the NINE Woman?

 
 

The NINE woman wants to live an intentional life. She is compassionate, creative, loyal and loves the outdoors and nature. She values and craves community and friendships and is looking to connect with a new group of women or re-connect with old friends. She is at any age or stage in life where she needs a refresh or reboot. She lost her identity somewhere over the last few years and rejects the labels she’s been given. Deep down, she is fierce and wild and wants to love herself the way she loves the people around her. She’s searching for a new found clarity and purpose.

 

Can I connect with the women attending before I arrive?

 

Absolutely! We have an online forum for you to connect with every woman signed up for your retreat.

You'll have a chance to introduce yourself, coordinate travel plans, get advice + support and more.

 

What is NOT included in the registration

 

Airfare. Car rental / transportation to and from airport. One-on-One sessions (add-on). Small Group sessions (add-on). Extra activities during free time.

 

If I attended a NINE retreat in the past, do I qualify for a discount to future NINE retreats?

 

Yes! You will receive a $200 discount to our 4 day retreats and a $300 discount to our 5 day retreats. Email hello@nineretreat.com for the discount code.

 

Is NINE a religious retreat?

 

No. At NINE, we all come from different spiritual & religious beliefs but that is not the focus.

 

What is the age range of women attending?

 

The age range of women attending varies from early 20's to early 60's. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter how old you are, we're all just women coming together in one place to support each other.

 

Can you accommodate food allergies or preferences?

 

We always offer vegetarian, vegan, + gluten free options. You can list your allergies and dietary preferences when you register. We will do our best to accommodate them!

 

I'm an introvert. It's hard to open up in front of large groups. Is NINE a good fit for me?

 

Because NINE is fairly small & intimate, it's a little easier to open up and connect with people. We set aside "Free Time" on each day, which gives you a chance to go for a walk, take a nap, journal and quiet your mind. You have the choice to immerse yourself as much or as little as you're comfortable with!

 

Do I need to own a business to attend?

 

No! Women that sign up for NINE are stay-at-home moms, entrepreneurs, work part or full-time, want to start a business, want to grow a business or even want to retire.

 

I'm nervous about sharing a room with someone. Is that common?

 

Absolutely! It's been a long time since we went to camp as girls or had roommates in college. Most of us live on our own or with our immediate families – we're comfortable with who we know! The last 3 years, we've had women ask us: "How in the world did you know to pair us together in the same room? She is my new BFF!" The good news is that you'll be spending most of your time outside of your room, immersed in the classes,  workshops, and adventures! Your rooms are for storing your things, sleeping, showering and taking a moment to relax. If you have an issue with a roommate, we welcome you to speak to Kym or Kimberly directly and we'll see what we can do for you!

 

Can you help me with travel plans?

 

Yes! We will do our best to assist you! You are responsible for your own airfare, car rental, etc. Once you register, you can chat with the other women and coordinate ride-sharing and more.

Contact Kimberly at hello@ninretreat.com for questions regarding travel.

 

What is the first night like?

 

Check in. Unpack. Meet your roommates. Explore the property! A welcome from the organizers. Dinner. First class and activity.

 

What are the full days like?

 

Wake up! Head to yoga or a workout. Have breakfast. Attend classes & workshops. Take a short break. Have lunch. Learn from another teacher. Have a few hours of free time, meet with a speaker for a One-on-One session. Have dinner. Attend a class or workshop in the evening. Head to bed!

 

Why is zero waste important to NINE?

 

Zero waste means setting a new goal for how we live in the world – to rebuild our local economies in support of community health, sustainability, and justice. Preventing waste and expanding reuse, recycling, and composting programs – that is, aiming for zero waste – is one of the fastest, cheapest, and most effective strategies available for combatting climate change. 

Our founder, Kym Ventola, was forever changed after watching Inside Man: United States of Trash and then discovered a few bloggers that gave real-world inspiration for change. 

 

What should I pack?

 

A couple of months before the retreat, we'll send you a link to a page with all of the details! This includes a suggested list of things to pack. The link also includes the address, an Emergency Contact form, Dietary Restriction/Allergy form, average weather for the area, a tentative schedule for the week and more!

 

Why is alcohol and drugs not allowed at NINE?

 

Over the last few years, we discovered how important it is to be completely present to reap the benefits of this experience at all times; it's important for the safety of all attendees as well. We do take this seriously. We have an agreement that all attendees sign before the retreat. If anyone is caught with drugs or alcohol or becomes intoxicated at any point, they will be asked to leave without a refund. (We will make sure they have a designated driver or have sobered up before they leave, of course!)

 

Is smoking allowed?

 

Some locations have a strict no-smoking policy on the property. Please contact us to find out if that applies to the retreat you're interested in signing up for.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

 

100% of the registration fee is non-refundable. If the event is cancelled by NINE for any reason, all paid fees will be refunded back to you.

If you cannot attend the retreat for any reason, you should notify us as soon as possible. We welcome you to find a replacement for your spot; once your replacement pays in full, we will be happy to refund all money that you have paid NINE. Please review all terms and conditions before registering:

 

Can I speak to someone that has attended NINE?

 

Yes! We are happy to connect you with one of our past attendees! We have quite a few that have offered to chat with anyone interested in coming to NINE.

 

Are there scholarships available?

 

Yes! Each retreat we offer a pre-determined amount in scholarships. Please use the following form to apply for scholarships for our 2019 retreats.

 

 
 

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