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The Visionary Business Owners Retreat

May 6, 2023 – May 13, 2023


A 7-Day Retreat for Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
with Top Pilates & MELT Educator and Studio Owner Carol LeMaitre and Embodied Leadership & Success Mentor Kiki Lovelace

Imagine this: You wake to the sound of the ocean waves and join your new community of fellow business owners in the lounge for coffee or tea and fresh cut fruit. Then you head over to the outdoor studio for a sweet morning Pilates & MELT session to release muscle tension, align to your center, and feel grounded in your body and nervous system.
In the afternoon you gather for a Business Growth Workshop, expertly led and designed to help you clarify your biggest visions for your business and the most easeful and aligned action plan to get there.

You’ll also get to enjoy time each day to read, hike, swim, get a spa treatment, take in the ocean waves and nap in the hammock.

This 7-day retreat at the magical Haramara Retreat Center in Sayulita, Mexico will be one of the highlights of your entire year.

Words of praise for Kiki:

“Before I started working with Kiki I was bringing in $200K a year & working like a dog. Two years later and we are grossing $400k/year, I’ve reduced my work week from 80 hours to 40, and I have my time back to spend with my 2 daughters, which is invaluable to me.”

“While working with Kiki, I went from a 55-hour work week to 25 on average.I feel reinvested & excited about working on my business now instead of overwhelmed and scared. I’m also fully confident that I can take my maternity leave & that my studio will continue to thrive and run smoothly in my absence. It’s such a relief!”

What people say about Carol:
“Carol is a brilliant teacher, and has been instrumental in helping me to gain strength, resilience, flexibility and grace.”
 Reviews from previous retreats with Carol:
“I have felt better in my clothes and happier with my physical appearance since the retreat. Even happier to see my face in the mirror! I really only have positive things to say because I really had a great time and I felt fantastic afterward. I say keep doing your great work Carol! It works!”

“First off I can just say that in the days following the retreat I felt amazing!”

“The pounding ocean, incredible vistas and solid teaching! Carol gave corrections without sounding critical and my skills improved.”

“I personally love the release work and it helped transform extension in just one session.”

“I really enjoyed the quiet and contact with nature.”

“It is impossible to isolate one part. I loved the beauty of the physical environment of Haramara – of meeting all these new fascinating people, the tranquility and simplicity of being disconnected from my SF life. And being so physically engaged and challenged.”

“I thought the MELT was divine!”

“Hard to say what was my favorite. I LOVED Haramara Retreat center, the food was amazing, loved the twice daily classes with Carol, really enjoyed meeting everyone in the group.”

Packages include:

8 days and 7 nights stay at Haramara Retreat Center (see photos at https://haramararetreat.com)
1 lovely movement class and 1 inspiring business workshop per day
3 spectacular, organic, locally grown meals per day
Use of the private and secluded beach and infinity pool
Gift bag with tools to continue your self care at home
Closing night Bonfire Celebration

8 days and 7 nights with no shopping, cooking, cleaning, emails, phone calls, organizing or caring for others-just luxurious self care.

Pricing, Payment Schedule, and Registration

All prices are per person:

$4350 single occupancy (includes $500 non-refundable deposit)
$3350 double occupancy (includes $500 non-refundable deposit)
$2500 luxe dormitory (includes $500 non-refundable deposit)
Have 2 friends or colleagues that you would like to room with? Ask about our triple occupancy pricing.

Payment Schedule
$500 non-refundable deposit due at booking, then the balance will be charged over two equal installments:

January 2, 2023: First installment automatically charged.

February 2, 2023: Second (final) installment automatically charged.

Room Descriptions

Single Occupancy ($4350 USD):
The most private option at the resort, and the best choice if you are truly desiring privacy and solitude in between gatherings and meals. This option includes your own cabana with a king size bed. Book early, this option is limited!

Double Occupancy ($3350 USD)
A shared cabana with your own beds. If you are booking with a friend please let us know so we can place you in the same room. If you are coming solo (beautiful!), we will do our best to match you with a roomie. If we aren’t able to place you due to uneven numbers, you will be moved into a “forced single” with a rate of $3888 or a lux dorm $2500, space permitting. (your choice)

Lux Dorm ($2500 USD)
A beautiful shared space the luxury dormitory is a non-coed option. It has been designed to accommodate up to 8 people in a shared bedroom with 2 bathroom facilities. You will enjoy the same features of the cabañas but in a large open room with individual single beds for each person. We aren’t joking when we say this is a lux dorm, a perfect option at a lower price point.


Cancellation and Refund Policy
We know that life happens and unforeseen situations and circumstances can change and impact your plans. Our cancellation/refund information is listed below. We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance so that you have more travel-related protection in case you need it. There are no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays, injury, family emergencies, or illness.

  • Cancellation before 12/30, 2022: Receive a full refund less your $500 deposit.
  • Cancellation between 12/31, 2022, and 2/1, 2023: receive studio credit for payments thus far less your $500 deposit and a $200 cancellation fee. The credit is valid for 365 days from the date of your cancellation and can be applied toward a future retreat.
  • No refunds for cancellations after February 1, 2023.

Fine Print
Airfare and transportation to and from Haramara is not included. (We will arrange transportation to and from Haramara.)
Travel insurance is not included, but is recommended.

Arrival and Departure

The retreat officially starts at just before dinner on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

Please book your flights to Puerto Vallarta airport and arrive early/mid afternoon;  this will enable us to help facilitate shuttle service, and keep costs down for you. Check in is from 3-5pm.

Saturday, May 13 will be your day to check out from Haramara. Check out is at 11am.

Pricing Specials:

Register by October 15, 2022 for a $150 early bird discount (applied to your final installment on February 2, 2023).

Type of Retreat: Wellness

Additional Information, Questions & Registration:

Contact Name: Carol LeMaitre
Contact Email: carol@sanchezstreetstudios.com
Contact Phone Number: +1 415 648-4911
Online Registration: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=1650&stype=-103&sView=day&sLoc=0
Website: https://sanchezstreetstudios.com/

About the Instructors:

Carol LeMaitre

I first experienced the Pilates Method as a desperate dancer with a back injury. Pilates was so successful at healing my back that I became a teacher to help others find the same sense of mastery over pain. I also found the method incredibly effective to prepare for and recover from the birth of my two sons. Looking to balance my Pilates practice with more release, I discovered the MELT method in 2015 and has been hooked ever since. The combination of Classical Pilates and The MELT Method have been instrumental in giving my students the tools to be amazingly strong and flexible at all ages. I believe that it is never too late to feel better and enjoy nothing more than sharing my passion for joyful movement. I am the founder and head of Sanchez Street Studios, a full service Pilates and MELT Studio in San Francisco and Co founder of Pilates Education Lab, a Pilates Teacher training program. I have taught workshops for Pilates teachers worldwide.  I look forward to sharing my secrets for running a thriving business while making space for a fulfilling personal life.

Hi, I’m Kiki Lovelace (she/they)!

I’m a white, cisgendered woman of European descent, living on Ohlone Land in my beloved chosen home of Oakland, California.

I’m also a 7-Figure small business owner, Dream Home Owner, mom of 2, former Forrest Yoga Guardian Mentor Teacher, a longtime member of San Francisco’s 1960’s Go-Go Dancing Sweethearts The Devil-Ettes, and an Embodied Leadership & Success Mentor to my conscious business owner & entrepreneur clients.

I started playing with the magical art of Time Creation almost 9 years ago when I was pregnant and in hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, working 70-80 hour weeks building my Pilates & yoga studio business.

Now I work about 15 hours a week (the first three weeks of the month only), and spend most of that time helping my business owner mentees build an extraordinary team that cares as much as they do so they can take time away to rest, travel, care for their family or work on their next creative project.