FNDcourage Adult Retreat 2023
We will offer a kids/teen retreat in the summer of 2024
Registration is now closed
Email us at retreat@FNDcourage.org with questions
Community - a sense of belonging
FND is lonely.
FNDcourage is community. This retreat will host only 16 participants to keep the group small and serve everyone with FND in the best possible way.
You will meet others who “get it.” Others who will allow you to feel at home. A place where kindness, non-judgmental attitude, and compassion are leading principles.
A Place in Nature - Finding Calm
We choose to hold the FNDcourage Retreat at the YMCA in Estes Park, CO.
You will be in a place in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. You will be surrounded by high mountains, amazing wild flowers, and an abundance of wildlife.
Knowledge - Nervous system regulation
FND is an expression of your dysregulated nervous system. We will offer the following:
- A dialogue each day with Dr. Moenter on FND-informed topics
- Healthy Brain Food prepared by our chef (gluten and dairy-free choices)
- Educational and interactive sessions with specialists on movement and FND, nutritional support for FND
There will be time to ask questions, deepen your understanding of FND and the nervous system, and learn from others in the community who have been on the path of health and healing.
helpful habits - yoga, Mindfulness, and more
The FNDcourage Retreat is a place where you will embrace new and helpful habits.
We offer at no additional cost:
- mindfulness practices
- sound healing
- guided movement practices
- creating art
- “game nights” you learn new helpful tools for your FND in a fun and lighthearted way
In your free time, you can
- use the wheelchair-accessible swimming pool
- go horseback riding (additional cost applies)
- explore nature
- spend time with new friends
- practice new tools to help with your FND
- and so much more
Registration is now closed.
If you would like to help us fundraise, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost for the retreat is $975.
Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel. All cancellations must be submitted in writing by email to email@example.com
For cancellations made more than 90 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made can be transferred to a future FNDcourage retreat OR a full refund can be requested minus a $75 cancellation fee.
For cancellations made less than 90 days but more than 30 days prior to the retreat, you may request a 50% refund or transfer the equal amount to a future FNDcourage retreat.
For cancellations made 30 days or less prior to the retreat start date, all payments made will be forfeited.
Any payments made may be transferred to a friend or family member, or transferred to another FNDcourage retreat if we are able to fill your spot. For transfers to friends or family members, their information must be updated in the booking system and their contact information must be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org at the time of the transfer.
Currently, we offer the FNDcourage retreat only to individuals (and their care takers) who have a diagnosis of FND.
Yes, we recommend you bring a support person IF your FND symptoms are such that you feel better with a trusted person. You will have to register two people for the retreat. Your support person can take place in all activities.
You can email questions to email@example.com.
There is a private shuttle service from the Denver International Airport that you can book.
the retreat will offer BRAIN HEALTHY, fresh, high-quality food. Gluten-free, dairy free, sugar-free, etc. will all be options. You can let us know beforehand what your restrictions are.
Yes, the cabin is fully wheelchair accessible, and we offer ONE double room with a full wheelchair accessible bathroom. Two participants share one room, and reservations are first come first serve.
No, all rooms have two queen beds, you will share the room with another participant.
Yes, you can bring your service dog, assuming your dog does not have behavioral issues that would interfere with the safety or comfort of participants and staff. Emotional support animals are NOT allowed. A dog park is on the premises.
No, at this point FNDcourage does not offer this option.
Yes, the nearest hospital is in Estes Park, a 10 min drive from the YMCA.