Join me for a journey into your true self.
Join me for the unearthing of deep, inexplicable joy.
Join me for the transformation you've been waiting for.
Come as you are.
Join me for a journey into your true self.
Join me for the unearthing of deep, inexplicable joy.
Join me for the transformation you've been waiting for.
Come as you are.
You have felt blocked or stuck for some time and you are ready to unclog those blocks.
You want to understand how the universe works and what your purpose is in life.
You have an open heart and are willing to change.
You are building a new business or you are ready for your current business to grow.
This is resonating with you on a level you can't quite explain.
You are ready to heal your body of physical and emotional pain.
You are feeling called to let go of unhealthy habits or addictive behaviors that are no longer serving you.
You are ready to heal past relationships and find a partner to share this life with.
You are looking for change in your career, in your relationships and in your body.
You would like to feel empowered and hopeful.
We will meet daily as a group to meditate, talk, explore, write, rest, eat, relax, play, laugh, cry, heal and grow.
You’ll learn practical techniques and meditations to go deep within and to invite shifts so that you may know the truth of who you are. You will take mindful steps to invite healing and freedom from needless suffering. When you open up to this journey, you’ll learn how to listen to and connect with your intuition in ways that you’ve never experienced before. You’ll release old hurts both known and unknown. You’ll find joy. Serious, peaceful joy. You’ll feel the lightness that comes from eating life-giving foods. You’ll redefine self care. You’ll connect with other people who are on the path. You’ll feel tremendously loved and pampered by every detail.
This is a course for individuals, an inward journey, but you are welcome to bring your partner if you’d like to experience this work side-by-side. You’ll leave with the tools you need to continue your work at home.
This is a non-denominational retreat. Our work will transcend religious and cultural barriers.
It is ok if you’ve never meditated before and it is ok if you have an established meditation practice. Our meditations will bring you into deep states of consciousness. You will move energy and dislodge layers of old stagnation from within your body in a safe and loving environment. You will receive support both in the group and one-on-one with me.
The only prerequisite is your desire and willingness to shift.
Lacy Young's Shift Retreat brought me peace, healing, and an understanding of my behaviors that have caused myself so much unhappiness. Through the meditations, I was able to break long-standing habits of self-criticism and self-hatred. I gained new insight into the meaning behind actions that have hindered my emotional well-being. I am forever changed.
- RMW, New Orleans
When Lacy said, “You are exactly where you need to be and you will get everything you need,” I closed the email and wondered what I had been thinking (or drinking!) when I decided to sign on for the SHIFT experience in Calistoga. I remember thinking, well, at least the scenery would be beautiful. Yes, I was, if not a total skeptic, at least highly doubtful about what could be accomplished in such a short time. But I was so stuck that I was willing to haul myself across the country, shack up with a stranger, eat tofu and let another stranger mess around with my mind! Thus was my sorry state of affairs!
Somehow Lacy sensed that I was ready for a SHIFT, ready to shed the stories and beliefs that had been holding me prisoner in my own life. And in true Zen fashion, “when the student is ready, the master appears.” Lacy met me where I was, spoke in a language I could understand, held me tenderly in her heart and totally whacked me upside the head (in the nicest, most loving way possible!)!
To say I was surprised doesn’t even come close. To know why truths about me that I have struggled to accept for years were finally and suddenly available to me is a mystery. But it happened, in two days, in Cali-fricken-stoga, I SHIFTed. Lacy said, “You are exactly where you need to be and you will get everything you need, it’s your turn.” Now I understand. Thank you Lacy and my dear Calistoga SHIFTers. I've got this!
- BF, Kalamazoo
Oh Lacy's Shift retreat... I had grand expectations going in, hoping to be profoundly transformed, and I wasn't sure what that would look like, or even if it could actually happen in one weekend. It only took about a day of Lacy challenging me out of my comfort zone in the most comforting and loving way that I found what I was in need of. Presence... instead of always moving on to the next thing. Instead of thinking about the next thing (or the next or the one after that). I was in need of BEING present. I found the calm that comes from being only where I am existing in the moment. Before Shift, I was constantly moving forward. At Shift, I was still. And this stillness was full of heart bursting open with joy, gratitude filled beauty. Through our weekend together, I learned tools to carry this with me into my daily life. I've shifted. It may sound subtle, but it was profound. I got exactly what I had hoped for. I have SHIFTED and it feels so very good.
- EW, Saint Paul
If you're reading this, I suggest you take it as the second sign that you are destined to sign up for this retreat; the first sign was however you got to this page. As I hemmed and hawed over whether this would be the right forum for me, I surrendered to all the signs around me that said yes, which was a foreshadowing of what I was to learn through Lacy and what I always wanted to get better at doing - how to tap in to my gut instinct. Signing up for the retreat was the first answer to the many questions I needed answers to in the life I was feeling stuck in for a while. If my testimonial isn't encouraging enough for you, stay tuned for more signs throughout the week that will point you in the right direction to shift (pun intended) your opinion.
- G.Q. , Los Angeles
Wow, Wow, Wow!!! I am home from Shift Calistoga now for 4 days and have “re-entered” my day to day life with such calm and ease. And believe me I was not filled with any calm nor ease before coming to Shift. Such an amazing experience to go inside and shake things up and begin to grow. I fully expected a “shift” and to come away with a nudge towards who I am meant to be. BUT instead I came out with ME and my long lost JOY!!! Woo-Hoo!! Yippee!! I haven’t stopped smiling from the inside. Thank you for guiding me to my true self. It has been a long journey together but so glad to finally connect on a deeper level. Love you so.
- ASD, Montclair, NJ
In one weekend, Lacy and her leadership at SHIFT brought me to the version of myself that I have been working toward for three decades in therapy and searching for endlessly in the self-help aisle of the bookstore. I am now at a level of self love that will support the inspired and courageous decisions I want to make around my career, where I live, and my relationships— all kinds. I can already feel a bigger, brighter version of my life unfolding. Big changes ahead!
- EF, Boston
Lacy Young's Shift Retreat has done this for me:
Lacy has a very special way of working with people. It is a credit to her, her deep intuition, her professional approach, and her loving persistence that the Shift retreat is so impactful, effective and life-changing. Lacy has a rare gift of completely seeing people and helping them discover what's deep within their hearts. And she does it all with a profound love and respect for each individual.
- SL, Minnesota
The SHIFT Retreat with Lacy Young was nothing short of transformative. I arrived with beliefs and habits that did not serve me or my family, and I left with a profound shift in perspective that is rooted in Love. All the winding roads that I’ve traveled in life, all the triumphs and moments of despair, have set me on a journey of self-discovery. SHIFT provided a safe, sacred space to set myself free - to gently release the persistent negative voice within and step into the authentic empowerment that comes with falling in love with oneself. My journey is now filled with curiosity, enthusiasm, mindfulness, gratitude, and joy. Stumbling is no longer cause for self-loathing, but rather an opportunity to practice compassion and fortitude. And for that I am so deeply, humbly grateful!
Once SHIFT is over, it doesn’t end! The power within our group is palpable. We are the living, breathing realization of Lacy’s vision in Bali. Her powerful, intuitive guidance helped us to realize individually and collectively the Truth that we have everything we need within us. Each day, as Lacy expertly guided us through powerful processes and life-altering meditations in a space of support and non-judgment, we were bonded together in our sacred circle. As we’ve all returned back to our homes, that eternal bond just continues to strengthen.
The retreat in Costa Rica may be over, but the journey continues!
-LW, Wildeshausen, Germany
When the opportunity to attend SHIFT arose, I said yes knowing that I was ready, and that it was time for me stand up and live a fully engaged, joyful life. Lacy has been my guide and mentor since 2011. In that time, I've made tremendous progress towards embodying a healthy lifestyle and developing a positive self image. Attending SHIFT has galvanized this process, and with the help of this experience, I am living mindfully from my place of truth.
Through a series of mindfulness meditations, releasing exercises, reflective journaling, visualizations and intentional goal setting and I was able to orient my mind to a greater way of perceiving my life and it's limitless potential. My process was supported by a bounty of healthy and nourishing foods. This was a period of intentional detoxification for my body and spirit, and I appreciate having had a supportive and intentional space to do so. Eating a whole foods plant-based diet for the length of the 7 day retreat reset my metabolism - I left Costa Rica feeling strong, light, capable and revitalized.
Lacy designed SHIFT to incorporate so much of her personal, spiritual, and professional experience - this contributed a richness of practical tools for us to utilize in our daily lives. We created an intentional healing community that will continue supporting our process as we move forward. Strangers became kindred spirits - and with the support of 10 others, I mourned, released burdens I'd been carrying with me, and dreamt out loud knowing that dreams are mere plans that, with clear intention and action, will soon be reality. There is deep-seeded encouragement knowing that other people hear you, see you and are rooting for you to embody your greatest truth. In creating a safe space to process, release, dream and manifest, Lacy invites us to celebrate the journey of self actualization, leading us to live a fully engaged existence. I now feel feel confident in my body, in the person that I am and the limitless potential that my future holds. This has been a life altering experience, and I am eternally thankful for the opportunity to take part. The unique path to self actualization is one we all deserve to experience, and having Lacy's support, and the support of these women is truly been invaluable.
- PG, Brooklyn
Before the retreat I spent much of my time making plans and trying to determine exactly what I should do next. I was working really hard and feeling anxious. During my week with Lacy I experienced a gentle shift from effort to ease. I saw how simple it can be to create my life from a place of stillness and order, to live from my heart-center and completely let go of the need to figure it all out. I feel lighter and so much more alive! Thank you, Lacy!
- AW, Dallas
I was so ready for a big, permanent change and Shift in Costa Rica was it! During coaching with Lacy over the past two years I had many breakthroughs and I knew there was something yet to accomplish. Before Shift I was still carrying around past hurts and disappointments. My confidence level was low and I maintained at a low level of depression most of the time. During some amazing meditations led by Lacy I was once and for all able to let go and really breathe deeply for the first time in what seems like forever.
The physical manifestation has been lightness, confidence and an overjoyed since of freedom. I am continuing to meditate daily since my return. It allows me to set my intention for the day and live into my highest self with confidence and freedom. So should you consider a retreat with Lacy. Decidedly so! Learn to have the life you have only dreamed of. The change is real!
- LL, Austin
When I arrived at shift, I had a lot of ideas and desires. When I left, I had no doubt that they were worth my time + energy to pursue and I had the determination and a plan to do so! There's a difference between making changes and being changed. I AM CHANGED.
- CH, Denver
When I got back from Shift and people would ask me "So how was it??" I would say "It was amazing. All I hoped for and so much more".
That is not an exaggeration. I went to Shift intending to cleanse my mind, body and spirit and to gain some new tools that I could use to maintain a sense of equanimity in my daily life at home. I wanted to climb out of the "rut" I had fallen into of habitual thinking which led to actions that were not supporting my body or who I wanted to be in this world. I was able to check those off at the end of the week.
What I also received was a deeper understanding of myself and the emotional energies that had nested in my body over the years and were keeping me tied to the actions that were not supporting my body or who I wanted to be in this world. Releasing some of those was profound.
I knew we would be meditating a lot but the kinds of meditation we were doing were totally new to me and so, so powerful. They opened up the world of meditation as a healing practice in a whole new wonderful way.
I also came home with nine new friend as family members. The environment of trust and love that Lacy created for our week allowed us each to sink into our true selves and love be loved by everyone there. It was the most nurturing and supportive environment I have found myself in as an adult.
- MS, Boston
'You know what this is? THIS is a game changer. Game. Changer.' These were the words of a fellow Shift attendee and I could not say it better myself. Lacy's Shift retreat was simply a game changer.
I arrived and didn't know what to expect. I wore make up every single day - I used it to cover myself up and never left the house without it. I didn't think anything of it until it was melting off my face from the humidity that first day. It was a mask that I never knew I was wearing. I watched my world transform around me and especially within me.
The confidence I now have was unexpected and enormously liberating. What I gained from this experience was more than I could have ever asked for. This retreat was the most beautiful gift I could have ever given myself. I feel whole and at peace.
Everyone should experience this. Everyone. Lacy, thank you! THANK YOU.
- JL, Denver
At Shift I found forgiveness, inspiration, reconnection with myself, reasons to hope and to believe again, strength, a toolbox of meditation techniques, unconditional support for continued growth and change and a plan for the next step on my path. Lacy is an inspiring and intuitive teacher. This was a wise investment.
- CG, Illinois
I was looking for a spiritual teacher. It wasn't that I was broke or deeply unhappy or desperate in any way; I just had a sense that there was more to experience, and I wanted to go deeper. In my mind, I pictured this teacher as an Indian man with a turban. Boy, was I surprised when I realized that it was actually Lacy from Texas. I told her things I've never told anyone, and I felt so safe, so held, so seen. I felt loved, welcomed, and at home with Lacy in a way I've never felt with anyone. And she told me the truth. She told me the TRUTH. Sometimes it hurt. Sometimes after our conversations, I had to sit with that truth for hours before it rested onto my bones and - every time - healed them. I've never met anyone like Lacy. I truly have no words. The tools and meditations she's using on this retreat are intense, they are like nothing you've probably ever experienced, and they are completely life-altering. I cannot say enough about it and still I'm tongue-tied whenever I try.
Everyone needs this work. Everyone.
– LWC, San Francisco