Utah Mountains Wellness Retreat Adventure

5 Days Over Labor Day Weekend – Sept 1-5, 2022

Your Wellness & Hiking Exploration into the Timeless Mountains of Utah:

A Retreat into Nature’s Guidance to see the Forest (& not just the trees!) in Your Life


Magical Exploration into Nature & Self

Life & Travel, Redesigned.
Mind, Body, Spirit, & Wellness, Elevated.

Why not wrap up your summer with a truly accessible health & wellness retreat?

THIS is your entry point to connect & immerse into the spirit of nature…
helping you steer magic back into your life anytime.

With guided, intentful exploration into your mind, body, & nature within you & all around,
you’ll take away how to recharge your own batteries anytime to continue to live your life elevated… not to mention our retreat will be at 8700 feet! 

Truly tap into your own nature, and you’ll uncover ways to anchor deeply within yourself,
as well as your core values & relationships. 

So what if you could let yourself enjoy…

1. Life Adventures

To let yourself be taken on a whirlwind adventure just beyond your comfort zone – a new, rejuvenating, meaningful way of travel?

2. Revitalized Wellness

To re-emerge completely alive again, with a spark in your soul to grow and stretch into feeling oh-so-spacious and deliciously expansive?

3. Fun Community

To meet your new best friends, feeling free as kids again to enjoy a brand new kind of long weekend, far from the usual packed crowds?

Just imagine....

Flying in over the vast white otherworldly salt flats…. into Salt Lake City…

Then picked up and whisked 45 minutes over greetings and laughter into a serene backdrop: 

A charming rustic modern lodge set in a forested canyon painted with timeless mountains, spotted with lakes and, if you’re in luck, a curious deer awaiting your arrival!

You’ll step into a fairytale cabin in the woods, oozing with warmth and ahhing with Utah’s grace – the gentle touch of wilderness for us to seek laughter, inner refuge, and answers.

And yes, you’ll be lured to stay in your tempting cozy bed…

But did we mention the cabin has multiple fireplaces, 2 salt water jacuzzi hot tubs, a firepit, and plenty of outdoor porches anxiously awaiting scintillating conversations and precious memories?

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What you can expect...

A perfectly serene location – a few minutes stroll to a magical breathtaking lake and warm autumn ski slopes, which we’ll hike up to see lakes, waterfalls, and if we’re lucky, moose!

This will be the tranquil backdrop of our journey together with other free-spirited and fun-loving souls like yourself. 

Our 5 days includes a fun-filled itinerary brimming with daytime hikes and evening strolls, stargazingcampfire snacks and chats, and nourishing, healthy meals prepped with an extra special sauce of love!

And there’s absolutely no better way to elevate nature’s best than with the customized, caring touch of meditation and yoga, reflection and journaling, inquiry and dreaming, belly laughs and life talks, #amiright?

And on top of all that...

A fun mystery game to reimagine how meeting new like-minded friends could be!

You’ll be informed of the details and invited to add your own personal touches to spice it up with the flavor only you could bring!

Once you’ll be invited to present your detective skills around the campfire. 

Then once the mystery is solved, we’ll continue on into the nights to share talks sprinkled with folklore, poetry, music, astrology, deep conversations, dreams and secrets under the vast and infinite dome of stars – growing extra bright as the waning moon fades.

Other exciting activities include daily yoga classes and guided meditation, reflection circles with an invitation to share, some fun activities as part of the mystery, and more!

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This is for you if....

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I had a few light bulb moments in areas I was struggling with in my own life. Cynthia’s retreats make me realize what it’s like to have adventure in your life. That was the biggest eye opener – I want to continue moving. I don’t want to be stagnant. If you’re looking for a really great time or after something different outside of your comfort zone, I highly recommend Cynthia!

–  Amy Cunningham, Australia/Malaysia, school & yoga teacher, attended 4 retreats in Malaysia, Bali, & Sri Lanka


This retreat is designed...

For you to connect to others, to nature, and to yourself with space to invite inquiry.

Connected exploration to help you drop into the NOW – what you sense around you, feel within you, dream for your future… 

So that you can re-envision who you are and create the life you’re meant to live. 

And most importantly, to have fun tapping back into your inner childlike curiosity, where limitless possibilities run abound!

And so! We invite you to come on only one condition: to be open to peel back any layers of dust and expectation…

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So that you can allow yourself...

– To receive nature’s pure magic.
– To play as children, wild and carefree.
– To tap into your own intuition and values.
– To look to friends and family to help anchor you.
– To be open to redefine your life, on your own terms. 
– To experience your life from a renewed vantage point. 
– To remember and connect to what’s important and sacred in your life.

Leave refreshed, rejuvenated, fulfilled with memories you’ll always carry with you. 

Moments that will forever recharge you.

And who knows? You might just find yourself forever changed as well 😉 #justsayin!

“I recommend Cynthia’s retreat to everyone! Not just a vacation, it’s really a whole transformation of thinking outside of your lens. This retreat is for anyone who needs to widen their perspective in an encouraging place. This is exactly where you will find it.”

–  Karen Wu, USA, Consultant, attended a 2018 island retreat in Malaysia


So, why Utah?

Having traveled 70 countries and living around the world, Cynthia’s picked up a bit of an intuition for identifying spaces with tranquil, yet powerful vibes. Where the land and mother nature nurtures powerful group journeys, elevating transformation group wellness retreats to its greatest potential.

So in 2019, when Johnny showed her and a friend the magic that Utah can offer – it was decided.
Her first yoga, adventure, wellness retreat within the US… would be in Utah!

No better spot than under this vast open sky, twinkling stars, roaming mountains, and reflective lakes. Get ready for some inspired interactions, elevated hikes, nature-inspired philosophy, compelling stories over campfires, and numerous fun activities like our murder mystery game.

Not convinced? You’ll just have to join us this fall to experience the magic yourself!

“Mountains in Utah are a special place – you feel it in the air. Johnny brought his own magic to the journey, creating space for exploration, enchantment, and reflection. I had a wonderful time walking across reflected galaxies, breathing life into campfires, greeting the sun, and finding home in the present a little more each day.”

–  Perry Chu, USA, software developer / consultant, attended Johnny’s retreat with Cynthia in Utah, 2019


Your All-InclusiveExperience Includes:

Accommodation Options Available:

Master Suite Brighton Utah Lake Mary Hiking Wellness Retreat

* 35% deposit required to lock in your spot and pricing.

* We are offering a karma discount for frontline workers, healthcare personnel, or teachers for your service <3

* A portion of proceeds will fund Cynthia’s pro bono retreat held afterwards for 2 of her former refugee female students from 2012-2017 during their times in Malaysia, & others (more info in FAQs). 

About Your Hosts...

From the Chicago area and having traveling 70 countries / 7 continents, Cynthia Wong is passionate about creating inspired events to help people design their inspired lives.  She’s ran island yoga adventure retreats across 5 countries and is ecstatic to join forces with our local host Johnny to bring you her 13th retreat and first in North America!

Cynthia’s taught across 17 countries for over 3000+ students, of which 200 were outdoors and allowed her to integrate the magic of nature. She has over 500 yoga teacher certifications in Bali in Vinyasa Yoga, Standup Paddleboard Yoga, Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and has further delved into trainings in women’s yoga, tantra yoga, shamanic astrology, theta healing and more.

She loves helping people find a better balance of effort and ease in their life. She’s driven by a desire to discover what magic happens when we live with wild abandon, give without expectation, and love without fear… so that we can all Live in Adventure any day!

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Our extra special local host, Johnny Boyer, was born and raised in Utah. Having gone on countless backcountry adventures through ancient red rock arches, towering blue mountains, open high deserts, and winding canyons since he was little, Johnny invites and guides others in exploring the hidden treasures and sacred magic that permeates Utah.
Johnny has a mission to empower those on their spiritual path and find their way to true freedom. Having led 12 intimate journeys into the magical power of nature and self, Johnny lives and teaches how we can create and keep magic in everyday life.

What People Say...

“This past week was surreal to me... the entire experience just exceeded any expectations I could have had. Cynthia's retreats cater to people of all walks of life without any judgement.” 

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Jill Getz
USA, trader, consultant, & entrepreneur, attended Bali Christmas 2018 retreat

"...Cynthia's retreats are for anyone looking to get out of their comfort zone, & also looking to meet people on a different level. They're so much more than just yoga & adventure."

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Pat McConnell
USA, professional trip guide, yoga teacher, & web developer, attended Sri Lanka 2019

"As someone who had never done yoga before, it was the highlight! ... And an activity visualizing my ideal life will help me be more practical & tactical in achieving my goals."

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Dev Sethi
USA, consultant & web developer, attended Bali April 2018 & Santorini 2021 retreats

Interested? Next Steps:

We look forward to hearing from you and building the best tribe for this transformative wellness retreat in nature with an extra special twist!

Any questions?  Feel free to message us directly further below or email cynthia@cynthiatravels.com. We promise we don’t bite! 

Look! A Sneak Peak!

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A few of the most frequent questions answered here!

Nonsense, no such thing! We always have a variety in our group – both new to experienced, beginner to advanced – to both meditation and yoga. Wherever you are at is perfect 🙂

We require a 35% deposit to lock in your spot and price.

We offer a payment plan option after the deposit is made, please contact us for more details.

The early bird is our discount! And if you are a frontline worker, a healthcare personnel, or a teacher, please let us know. We would love to offer you a discount as a special thank you for all your courage, care, and compassion you have contributed (and still are) during the pandemic. We appreciate you 🙂

Due to the ongoing global health crisis, our cancellation policy is flexible and outlined below: 

  • Up to 60 days before arrival: free cancellation and return of deposit minus a $200 admin fee, up to July 1st.
  • No refund 59 days or less, July 2nd or after. 

  • However, your spot is is 100% transferrable to another attendee if you are no longer able to make it due to unexpected circumstances up to 7 days prior. The original attendee is responsible for finding their replacement, and will connect him/her to Cynthia and Johnny to confirm the replacement. 

If you unfortunately test positive for covid prior to the retreat, or have to remain home last minute to be a caretaker for a family member, we can transfer the amount of the retreat payment towards another retreat with either Cynthia or Johnny, valid up to 2 years. Any difference in fees will apply.

Alternatively, your spot is is 100% transferrable to another attendee if you are no longer able to make it due to unexpected circumstances up to 7 days prior. The original attendee is responsible for finding their replacement, and will connect him/her to Cynthia and Johnny to confirm the replacement. 

All hosts and attendees will be required to take a covid test prior to arrival.

  1. To be determined closer to then, a negative covid test of some kind may be required. Everyone will be required to maintain the utmost safety from the time of  during transit, and arrival into Salt Lake City. 
  2. Cynthia will not be giving any hands-on adjustments during yoga, but will continue to cue adjustments and modifications verbally and demonstrate visually.
  3. All attendees will practice safe measures before, during, and after our retreat together.

Sure! After teaching life skills, public speaking workshops, and later, yoga too in her spare time to refugee schools for 5 years while living in Malaysia, 2 of Cynthia’s former students (Burmese & Somalian) resettled to the US via UNHCR and now live in Salt Lake City. Proceeds from this Halloween retreat will go towards the retreat she’ll offer these 2 students and their peers until the cost is covered 🙂 Feel free to reach out if you wanted to learn more or support in any way!

Inquire about more retreats!

Interested in this or other retreats? Complete the form below or email cynthia@cynthiatravels.com.

Additional retreats can be viewed here!

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