recently updated: 1 June 2022
This page is updated frequently to answer your questions about the retreat..
And, you can listen to Ella's introduction here:
Then, scroll below for frequently asked questions and answers!
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We went looking for an inspiring, modern space – somewhere not too big, and not too pricey. Somewhere we can have fun and be inspired – and we found it in one of Ella’s most frequented US cities.
MOXY MIAMI SOUTH BEACH is bright and beautiful, and it will be our home for the weekend. Just two blocks from the ocean, the Moxy has a rooftop bar, 3 restaurants, gym, fitness classes, 2 pools, free bikes, a coffee bar (of course!), and a ton of other gorgeous stuff ….we might never go home.
BUT, DON'T BOOK YET! We will send you the code so you get the discounts & perks!
Guest rooms at MOXY MIAMI SOUTH BEACH are available at the discounted rate of $229 per night (plus standard taxes + fees) for our group - guaranteed for the first 12 people to register. The hotel is not included in your ticket price.
Our group booking link provides a discount AND lets you avoid the $27++ resort fee! This is a total savings of more than $75 per day!
ROOMS ARE LIMITED – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
Registering early increases the probability that we can secure the discounted rate even after the 12 person limit is reached. As soon as you’ve reserved your LIVE BETTER 2022 spot, we’ll send you details so you can book. (You will want to use the link we send you in order to get the discount!)
>> PRO TIP: The MOXY is a Marriott-owned property, so you get related points and perks! We highly recommend signing up for Marriott Bonvoy prior to your stay to get full benefits - it’s free!
Air travel: Miami International Airport (MIA) is 11 miles from the hotel [RECOMMENDED];
Ft. Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is 29 miles from the hotel
Car Travel: We recommend NOT parking at the hotel - valet parking is a premium in South Beach (the hotel charges $46/day)
Hotel Address: MOXY Miami, 915 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
RETREAT PACKAGE - see all pricing HERE
Your registration price includes:
One:One Pre-retreat Live Coaching Call with Ella
Welcome Reception & Ice Breakers Thursday night - bubbly and bites!
Delicious & Nourishing Breakfast, Lunch + Snacks (Friday-Saturday)
2 Full Days of Transformational Workshops & Activities with an intentionally small group (Friday-Saturday)
Access to the exclusive Facebook group for registrants only (for planning & connecting)
1 Live Group Coaching Call after the Retreat
Yoga, cycling, breathing, walking, swimming (OPTIONAL, obvi, but we will NOT be sitting all day!)
Resort perks - if staying at the venue hotel
2 beach chairs per day for entire stay
Free bikes up to 2 hours a day
WIFI access included
Fitness classes as offered
1 Welcome Cocktail (or alternative) + 1 Appetizer
BEFORE YOU BUY....
Remember, retreat price doesn't include your flights, transport, hotel bills and some meals.
There is a non-refundable deposit of $175 on all purchases. After that, all refunds must be requested in writing on or before September 1, 2022.
We want there to be absolutely no confusion, so we've laid out the Terms & Conditions here.
The Live Better | Start Now - Miami 2022 private Facebook page will open in a few weeks so you can meet other attendees, talk about what you’re packing (for real) and maybe even plan a bike ride, coffee date or shopping expedition. This way, NOBODY is a stranger when we all get together on September 29th!
WHO'S COMING (and why it's 100% ok to come alone)
You and Ella, plus a small group of other kick a$$ women who already live a full life, and know NOW is the time to take it to the next level. Each one of us will be there for our own reasons, but we’ll come together, ready to take a time out to focus on ourselves and have fun together. We’ll have guest speakers and facilitators to help us SEE, BE and DO what’s next for us. It’s time to get unstuck, to refresh, to recharge. It all starts here.
And, no, you don't need to know ANYONE - I promise you!! See FAQ #2 below.
I’m keeping this group intentionally small – no more than 24 attendees. I hope you are one of them!!
1. What should I pack?
Yeah, we know. This is question NUMERO UNO! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In fact, Ella is going to share her ACTUAL packing list with everyone in the private FB group as we get closer to the retreat. In general, you can assume we'll very be casual during the day and change into something cute for dinner ;-)
2. "I'm nervous to come alone"
Guess what? Staying in your comfort zone is NOT what this weekend is about, so come on over! You might not know anyone but Ella – for about 6 minutes. Then Ella will start introducing you to all the other great women who have committed to a weekend of connection, laughter and luminosity - and the fun will start. You’ll recognize women that you’ve already met in the Facebook group and by the time you climb into bed on Thursday night, you’ll feel like you’ve known us all your life. Promise.
PS - don't take my word for it, read the testimonials at the bottom of this page - these are women JUST LIKE YOU who attended previous LIVE BETTER retreats.
3. Can I invite a friend if she's not a listener to the podcast?
You can always invite a friend to come! Does she need to be a listener of the pod? Definitely not. This is not a "fan" event, it's a workshop and retreat for any woman who wants MORE out of her life....starting NOW.
So, YES, invite your friend(s) - podcast devotion is absolutely NOT required.
4. Can I bring my hubby or my boyfriend?
No boys allowed, sorry. This one’s just for the girls. Women, actually - ages 25 and up!
5. Will I have one-on-one time with Ella?
1000% yes. This is not one of those events where you don’t actually hang out with the host. Ella is IN IT with you. She will be there every minute from breakfast past dinner to get to know you, your stuff and your plan for living better. Plus, she'll Zoom you BEFORE the retreat so you can chat and plan.
6. How old do you have to be to attend?
To attend the retreat you have to be at least 25 years old.
7. Why does the price and room guarantee change the closer we get to retreat dates?
Short version: because our costs go up as we get closer. And, Ella had to guarantee a certain number of rooms to secure our group discount, so she’s on the hook for a certain amount no matter how many people come.
8. How do I get the hotel discounts and perks?
Make sure you use the link we provide to you, and you’ll automatically receive the discount PLUS the resort fee will be waived. (Only guaranteed for the first 12 registrants).
And, if you want to come early, or stay late, the discount is good for up to 3 additional nights.
9. What are the dates of the retreat?
Thursday evening, September 29th, through departures on Sunday, October 2nd.
10. Will we get a detailed agenda?
Yes, indeed! We'll share a detailed schedule with speakers, workshops, activities and more in August!
11. What airport do I fly into?
We recommend flying into Miami International (MIA) which is 11 miles from the hotel. See travel details above.
12. Where do I find the Waiver?
Your registration isn't 100% complete until you've paid and returned your signed waiver.
13. Can I bunk with a roommate to save money?
While getting a roommate can help cut costs, the Moxy rooms are, um, compact. We don’t intend to spend much time in them, but they are not big. If you’re prepared to be cozyyyyyy, you can look out for details on roommate matching in the private FB group.
Live Better || Start Now - Miami, 2022 is so much more than we can describe here. Come be a part of a truly incredible weekend with Ella and others. This is where we step up to the next phase of our lives – together.
I cannot wait to see you. xxoo Ella