Florida Retreat FAQs
There can be a lot of questions when jumping into a retreat that will change your life. Read below to learn a little more about this incredible retreat and what you can expect based on previously submitted questions and feel free to contact us with your own.
Why is the retreat called "Knock Knock, Who's There"? What does that mean?
Through our inner exploration, we have found what ancient teachings have told us was there- an internal guidance system that holds answers, support and a playful outlook on all of life. Some may call it a "Holy Spirit", others call it "Spirit Guides", intuition and so on. No matter what you call it, it is there and we all have access to it. You don't have to be a psychic to "download" messages or even playful guidance for yourself. It turns out, in our experience, once you start to access this system of consciousness, life becomes more of a game- a different perspective opens a lighter way to look at things. We don't have to take life so seriously and even find new avenues to explore that we didn't before see. We can address life as a continual "knock knock" on our door to whom we can answer "who's there?" and receive a wonderful response that allows us to access the magic that is available here for us!
What type of food will be served at the retreat?
Your chef will provide nutritious and fresh food to satisfy most all dietary needs. Food options will be agreeable with most vegan, vegetarian, gluten free or keto/carnivore style diets. If you have a special allergy or dietary need, kindly let us know on your introductory survey and we will communicate with you directly about our ability to meet your needs. We strive to accommodate everyone.
I saw a reference to Biblical texts, will discussions be based on a particular religion or will they go against any religion or even atheism?
Absolutely not! Each member of our retreat team has the utmost respect for ALL religions (or lack thereof). The texts that we will reference are sewn together with common hints and threads of our mystical and physical world regardless of the ultimate belief in any particular deity or teaching. Our goal is to unite these teachings to find consistencies that also coincide with current understandings in quantum sciences. All points of view are respected and the discussions will focus on neutral understandings and not profess any truths with respect to any Divine actors or stories or even scientific theories. There are incredible truths hidden within spiritual texts that open up our minds to a deeper appreciation for our individual beliefs. We will be playing with varying interpretations of spiritual texts but these are up for discussion and not presented as truth or dogma. When you see how everything fits together, it becomes quite a magical unveiling!
What exactly will we be doing for the yoga and movement portions of the retreat?
We will incorporate some light breathing and yogic movement exercises that are appropriate for all levels and capabilities. You can move as you feel most comfortable. Utilizing the breath to help us open our hearts and minds is a very effective practice but you need not do anything that is not of interest to you.
Are all activities in the retreat required attendance?
Nope- this is an investment in yourself and you are completely free to participate how you see fit. Feel free to go out for an extended nature hike or enjoy time to journal or meditate privately during an activity or even explore the town. We will have free times spread throughout the event as well. This is your time- enjoy!
How does the shared room or bed option work?
If you choose a shared room or bed option, you will either have a friend with whom you'd like to share a bed or we will pair you with a person of the same sex with whom you will share the bed. If you typically don't share a room or bed with "strangers" we ask you to consider the value of this retreat and how such things won't matter much once we dive into it all. We have had many people take this jump in previous retreats and end up telling us they didn't even notice they had a bed-mate after the first day because we immediately become very close friends! You will likely end up enjoying a little camp style option quite a bit if that's the rooming selection you choose! Just mention in your submission that you are interested in a shared room or bed option and our team will contact you with all available options. Trust us- the retreat is WAY worth it if this is the only option left when you book. Otherwise you can choose a couch or bring a sleeping bag and find your space- we have many options in our many homes!
How will I know what to bring on the retreat?
You will receive a full Welcome Packet that will walk you through a detailed look at the daily activities and such information as weather in the area, access to the beautiful space and what to bring. We can tell you now (because it's been asked already) that you may bring a bathing suit for enjoyment of the hot tub and/or sauna but that is not mandatory. We will also send you a survey approximately one week after you register so you may share such things as any current allergies to consider or if you would like help arranging travel plans.
Is there anything I need to know or read prior to the retreat so I am ready for the discussions and meditations?
Not necessarily- you are free to come as you are and we will meet you in that place. Leah has a strong background in quantum physics and spiritual teachings such as "A Course in Miracles", "Law of One", "Impersonal Life", the "Holy Bible", the "Bhagavad Gita", the "Anastasia" series, the teachings of Neville Goddard, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Abraham, Joseph Benner, Dr. David Hawkins and more so having a base understanding of any of these teachings might make it a quicker process but is absolutely not necessary as everything will be discussed at the level of each person's understanding. If you are going to choose one book to read prior to the retreat to get you started, Leah recommends you choose a book by Neville Goddard or a collection of his lectures as a nice base understanding of these teachings.
ONE NOTE: if you are interested in getting the most of your astral travel practice on the retreat, we highly recommend the book: "Adventures Beyond the Body" by William Buhlman. It is not necessary but does explain the process of astral travel quite nicely.
What are the closest airports to the magical gulf-side retreat?
The property is easy to reach either by driving or by flying into either Tampa or Fort Myers airports.
Driving distance to the property is as follows from these major metropolitan areas (approximately):
1 Hour from Tampa
1.5 Hours from Fort Myers
4 Hours from Miami
7 Hours from Atlanta
9.5 Hours from Charlotte
How does the payment plan work?
Our first concern is that if you are feeling inspired to attend a retreat with us, that we get you there so you get the guidance you deserve! If you really want it, we really want it for you. We are more than willing to work with you on a payment schedule to make the investment easier for you. Please note that all monies provided in the payment plan are non-refundable. We keep these retreats very intimate so everyone can work through their personal journeys so we take the opportunity for someone else away when we make the payment plan for you. Because of that, the payments are non-refundable but may be transferable to someone else for the same retreat upon written approval (in the sole discretion of Quantum Sandbox LLC). We work with a small enough group that we can pretty much make it work for anyone!
What is the best way to get transportation from the airport to the property?
We are happy to help you with transportation to the retreat property. Once we have most of the flight information for the other guests, you will have the ability to join a shared group on the Signal app to connect with others for shared rides from the airports or we can arrange the whole thing for you. We are also happy to help you get in contact with others flying into the same airport on the same day as your flight arrives. You are welcome to rent a car as there is parking available onsite but given the preservation of the natural habitat, driveway space is limited to first come, first serve reservation (we do not anticipate any problems here, however). Prices for rides from the airports range from $25 each way to $100 depending on shared or private options.
Will I be able to record the sessions?
Recording is not permitted as we would like for you to be fully present for your and the other participants' highest benefit. We ask that you do not bring your phone into the sessions at all. You will have time to check your phone between sessions or you may leave the room if you need to make a call. We will provide you with an emergency phone number that you may give anyone who may need it and we will have the ability to grab you from a session if there is an emergency. We have gone to multiple retreats as leaders or participants without phones and it is so much better for us to step away from the world for a while if we can. This retreat intends to lift us to a space that is beyond this world so we can function in the best way once we reintegrate :). Please note that though we don't permit recording, we do want you to take as many notes as possible and you are welcome to share information you learned with anyone you'd like to (not publish it please but definitely these are secrets we'd like to get out)! Pictures between sessions are fully permitted with the consent of those in the photos.
"Needing to get away, I signed up for a Level-up retreat, not realizing what a profound experience it would truly be. Magic began to happen within days of returning - an inheritance came through after two years of waiting, my tennis team won our regional championship, and all three of my children started their dream jobs on the same day. But best of all, I feel a renewed sense of the greatness and beauty I now know exists within me. I can’t wait for the next retreat!