RediscoverU: Napa Valley
At RediscoverU, our goal is to bring you away from your daily grind and into nature! Sometimes we lose our true selves in the hustle and bustle of life, and our weekend together will act as a reset physically, mentally and spiritually.
We will kick off the retreat with an inspirational talk, setting the tone for what's to come. We'll continue with workouts, yoga and meditation sessions, bringing the fun back into your fitness experience, and we'll seek out adventures that take us to the edge of our comfort zone, pushing the boundary between fear and discovery! Plus, we will share meals together and get to know each other and ourselves, on a deeper level.
Fitness & Wellness:
Throughout the weekend, our wellness schedule is packed with exciting bodyweight-focused workouts, yoga and meditation sessions and inspiring speeches and talks!
One of the highlights of our retreat is our hot air ballooning tour over Napa Valley! We will see vineyards from a bird's-eye view and test the limits of our comfort zone in a peaceful and exhilarating adventure.
In between the programmed activities of this retreat, you will have time to enjoy wine country and the many wineries, tasting rooms, biking trails, and shops. Plus, our hotel has a gorgeous spa!
Friday, April 12
Saturday, April 13
Sunday, April 14
Rich Manaro, Founder, Head Coach, Speaker
Rich is a California native with an excessive knowledge and background in fitness, athletics, and life-changing disciplines. As a collegiate athlete, Rich learned very important life altering skills of commitment, discipline, patience, and hard work. These are the essential building blocks needed to create the life we sometimes only dream about.
His career as a fitness professional started at The University of San Diego where he worked as a full-time strength and conditioning intern coach for the men's football and women's volleyball teams at age 24. It was here where he learned he wanted to pursue coaching rather than only being a player.
This new and exciting transition came after one school year at USD and 2 years as a Master Personal Trainer at The Sporting Club in La Jolla, CA. Rich then relocated back to the Bay Area to continue his career as a fitness professional and life coach at Equinox in downtown San Francisco.
In 2016, he opened Swing Kettlebell School with his close friend and training partner, Luke Wilson. Together, they have created one of the fastest growing strength and conditioning gyms in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Rich's highest priority is to build unbreakable trust with his clients, coach them through their health and fitness journey, and always be in their corner when life’s 'dark times' become present.
He is a fitness professional with an uncanny ability to teach, motivate, and inspire individuals to take a leap of faith in changing their lives for the better. Through exercise, attitude, and a healthy perspective on life, Rich believes we can develop skills that are earned, not given.
Carlos Teasdale, Co-host, Certified Sports Medicine Specialist
Over 10 years ago I suffered a debilitating lower back injury while lifting heavy weights in the gym. The injury took me away from basketball the sport I love and the lifestyle I had grown accustomed to. For years I tried everything to feel better but nothing worked. It wasn’t until I began to combine self-myofascial release with therapeutic strength training that I started seeing progress. Through years of consistency and dedication to get stronger I have fully recovered! This injury forced me to reinvent my training style and research and learn the most effective and efficient ways to build strength without causing pain or injury.
I began working with people with back injuries because I felt confident I could help. I understood their pain and how to mentally support them through the tough road they had ahead of them. The methods and programs I began to develop for people is what I call The Low Back Solution. It is my passion to help people who are currently suffering from this same unforgiving injury!
Stephanie Toman, Head Yoga Instructor
Stephanie began her yoga journey in 2013 after attending her first yoga class in San Francisco’s gorgeous Cathedral. She immediately fell in love. Growing up, Stephanie played competitive sports, enjoyed all things active, and loved being outdoors with Mother Nature. After graduating university, and joining the work forces in Silicon Valley, her balance was thrown off and she kissed her athletic/competitive side goodbye.
Yoga became her sport; however, she soon realized the deeper impact yoga created in her daily life maturing toward her true authentic self. She completed the RYT 200 hour course at Vikasa, in Koh Samui, Thailand. Today, Stephanie aims to provide her students a positive, playful and spiritual atmosphere where one can cultivate a connection with the physical, mental and spiritual bodies while also promoting greater focus, mobility, increased flexibility, and injury prevention. Join her on a rewarding journey to self discovery!
Fiona Roberts, Guest Speaker
Fiona Roberts truly believes that people are capable of achieving more than they think possible, if they are willing to put in the effort and are inspired to get there. As a performance, development and mindset consultant/coach with over 10 years of experience, Fiona feels her role is to enable people to understand their purpose, what they want to achieve and how they are going to do this.
The foundation for what she does stems from her experiences of elite sport, coaching and seeing what it takes to sustain high performance, as well as her academic background in sports psychology to make transformational changes that stick.
After obtaining her MSc in Exercise and Sport Psychology from Loughborough University, Fiona transitioned from the world of sport into the world of business, working for a global performance consultancy that used sport psychology principles in business. It is here she became accredited in coaching by Middlesex University and EMCC (European Mentoring & Coaching Council) so that she could be a qualified performance coach.
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