forget happiness, master resilience instead

Rancho Valencia

January 24 -26, 2019

Book and pay in full and save $200 – Use code holiday200 until Dec. 19th!



In just three days, Positive Psychologist (a.k.a. mental fitness coach!), Dr. Zelana Montminy will give you an behavioral toolkit that contains the building blocks to true contentment and sustained success. One of Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change, and the best-selling author of “21 Days to Resilience,” Dr. Zelana is the go-to resilience guru for celebrities, executives and now you.
You’ll learn the thinking patterns that underlie happiness and how to use them in your daily life to create real bliss. Dr. Zelana’s honest, head-on, real-world approach teaches you the skills and mindset you need to be deeply fulfilled within the mess that life throws at us!
This retreat is for you if:

You feel like you should be more satisfied

You need a resilience tune up

You are stressed, irritated and angry over seemingly little things

You want to be one of those women who can handle anything

You’re ready to radically transform your life

Dr. Zelana Montminy is a renowned wellness architect, providing an unparalleled realistic perspective rooted in science. Whether it’s as a bestselling author, working with celebrities, hosting a television show, or leading a transformational retreat, Dr. Zelana is paving the way for mental fitness.

A prominent figure in Positive Psychology and one of Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change, Dr. Zelana is the author of bestselling 21 Days to Resilience (HarperCollins), which has been published in five languages. She speaks around the world and is a go-to authority in the media.


Dr. Zelana appears on Access Live, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, TV Guide Network, and E! Entertainment Television. She is the host of “Free Health Care” on Awestruck and makes ongoing contributions to the pages of Real Simple, Health Magazine, Parents, Redbook, Better Home & Gardens, Cosmopolitan Magazine, People, Psychology Today, MindBodyGreen, Huffington Post, The Chalkboard, and more.

Dr. Zelana graduated from Pomona College with honors and holds Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology. She also has a certification in nutrition from Cornell University.

What to Expect



You’ll leave the retreat empowered with a wide variety of new, actionable skills that support resilience


You’ll learn how to perfect the number one skill that leads to deep, lasting joy


You’ll replace negative habits with habits that breed contentment


You’ll learn how authenticity and honesty are a cornerstone of a joyful life

The Retreat Includes

Accommodations at Rancho Valencia

Two nights and three days

All meals and beverages (excluding snacks and alcohol)

All gratuities at the hotel restaurant

Retreat Includes $265 spa credit

Retreats Unlimited swag bag valued at $400

Two Weeks of Follow-up Zoom Calls with Dr. Zelana!

$2,617 Double accommodation (shared room)

$3,166 Single accommodation


Dr. Z gets it

“It’s hard to have a calm mind and clear purpose when life gets crazy and chaotic. Dr. Z gets it. This book is like having her at your side as part therapist, life coach, and friend, walking you through a process that will change your outlook and help you push through challenges towards your best self.”

-Sarah Michelle Geller, Actress and Producer

Nurture & Nature

We’re here to nurture you inside and out, with nutritious meals and serene surroundings.


Tucked away amidst lush gardens and olive groves lies an enchanting escape of self-discovery, wellness and relaxation – The Spa at Rancho Valencia. Celebrating the revitalizing benefits of herbs, flowers, oils and minerals that make up the world’s canvas, our spa resort in Southern California offers tempting choices to soothe the spirit, rejuvenate the body and enrich the mind.


With a focus on organic, local, seasonal sustainable foods and a gourmet chef who knows how to create flavor, the retreat’s cuisine is a highlight. Free of hormones, synthetic preservatives, hydrogenated fats, artificial colors, high-fructose corn syrup, and GMOs the daily menus help everyone detox and realign their digestive system.


Rancho Valencia

The award-winning Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa – Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property – has garnered a reputation as one of the West’s most sought-after five star resorts. A sanctuary of good living tucked away on 45 acres of lush gardens and olive groves, this Mediterranean-inspired, all-suite property near Del Mar, California. Among the property’s offerings are 49 luxuriously appointed guest casitas with private patios, rejuvenating spa treatments and a wellness-oriented fitness program at The Spa, two distinctive restaurants – Veladora and The Pony Room – showcasing Rancho Valencia’s farm-to-table philosophy, and an award-winning tennis program.


Reshape your body, restore your radiance, revive your energy with the master goal of making you feel and look younger before the holiday season craze. It’s your time to shine!

Day 1




Arrive and Explore

4:00 PM – Check-In at Rancho Valencia


6:00 PM – Private Group Detox Dinner + Opening Discussion

Candelight Meditation Circle

Day 2


7:30 AM –Coffee Bar and Smoothies

8:30 AM – Morning Flow Yoga with Dr. Zelana

Breakfast and Discussion: RESILIENCE WORKSHOP

Mantra (silent) Hike at Torrey Pines



1-4 PM – Free time for Self-Care (Spa/Pool/Nap/Bath — avoiding tv/devices during this time is encouraged)


6:30 PM – Private Group Dinner + Discussion

Candelight Meditation Circle

Day 3


7:30 AM – Coffee Bar and Smoothies

8:30 AM – Morning Flow Yoga with Dr. Zelana

Breakfast and Discussion: RESILIENCE WORKSHOP


1 PM Departures

Are you ready to master resilience?

Customized payment plans are available – Save your spot for only $750

  • Spa treatments can be purchased during the retreat if desired.
  • A credit card must be presented at the time of check in for incidental charges.
  • Deposit Policies: To reserve your spot, a non-refundable deposit required of $750.00 per person is due, balance must be paid in full by January 3, 2019.
  • Cancellation policies: Any reservation must be cancelled by January 3, 2019 to avoid penalties, non-refundable deposit of $750.00 will not be returned.
  • Have any questions? Please contact us directly at Dates and above itinerary are subject to change

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