“I can’t imagine how our trek in the Alps could have been any better or more rewarding. Along with spectacular scenery, fun hiking with women who became great friends and the feeling of pride associated with accomplishing the challenge, there were the details. I have to honestly say that I was impressed at every juncture. Lorri has a special knack for finding the perfect little spot at just the right time, be it an accommodation, transportation or quiet reflection. No doubt there were potential moments of concern behind the scene but our skillful and thoughtful leaders, Lorri and Maury, never gave cause for concern. It was an adventure and opportunity of a lifetime from the planning to the completion that I can’t imagine passing up. Thank you for allowing me to share it with you." ~Phyllis H.
"It’s an experience infused with unconditional love and support; it’s about the “we” as well as the introspection of “me”. The scenery is unforgettable, accommodations are lovely, food is excellent. Lorri’s leadership invites group cohesion and collaboration. Each day was challenging, awe inspiring, and fun!" ~Brenda C.
"The Alps must be seen to be felt! I was overwhelmed with the beauty of those majestic peaks! If you are considering a trek with Lorri I’d say, don’t hesitate, her smiling face will lead you all the way!" ~Judy W.
"I really enjoyed hiking through the beautiful old towns with the support and energy of other women. Maury and Lorri worked so well together and made the journey very easy for me to let go and let be! You let us know that whatever we were feeling was Okay. The training schedule was a wonderful help. Training is a must! What I learned most is that letting go of the outcome and tuning into my feelings, staying present, and allowing each person to be who they need to be brought a sense of peace in myself. The accommodations were simply delightful and I loved each place. Well done! ~ Mary C.
"I enjoyed sharing this experience with some amazing women. Lorri and Bevie were incredible sources of strength and encouragement. I felt a sense of safety from their sheer encouragement and help getting over the mental and physical barriers. My greatest learning about myself was that I can do it, that I have the inner strength that can overcome any obstacle or challenge. I wouldn't change a thing!" ~
"This was a once in a lifetime adventure. I feel so accomplished! I'm super proud of myself and the whole group. I loved that it was women only. I met some wonderful people, had experienced guides and well selected accommodations [loved that we had comfortable beds]. There was a good yin/yang between Lorri and Bevie. I felt supported emotionally and we had great conversations." ~Kate
"I wanted to find some clarity around a feeling of being blocked--and yes, the trip gave me the opportunity to dig deep and work at it. I enjoyed Bevie's gentle quality in the way she asks questions that invite you to explore your experience of feelings and sensations and her playfulness and frequent laughter. I witnessed Lorri's steadfast quality in her movement on the trail and in her ability and willingness to trust in the strength in each of us when we did not. The most significant thing I learned about myself is that as I encountered a deep belief in scarcity and began to challenge that belief ...a different outcome [presented itself versus] the anticipated pattern. The meals, accommodations, location and activities were heavenly." ~Barbara D.
"I hoped to get a grand sense of accomplishment and new friendships from this adventure and I did! This was a once in a lifetime experience full of scenic and natural beauty. The guides have natural strength and leadership; both took the time to get to know us individually. I always felt safe. I realized that my emotional strength is bigger than I anticipated, and that my physical stamina was upheld! I feel so fortunate to have had this epic journey with some incredible women." ~
"I realized my body and mind are strong...I just need to trust them. I plan to continue to build trust in myself and treat my body the way it deserves to be treated." ~ Emily
"The most significant thing I learned about myself on this adventure is that I deserve love and care whether from those around me or myself. I liked all the places we stayed and the food was excellent! I really appreciated being able to experience the small villages." ~Susan
"My hope was to get some peace or simplify my life. The trip exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed the new friendships and perspectives. The guides always had a plan and gave attention to details. They were kind, honest, understanding and took all the physical issues seriously. I learned that if I intend to nourish myself in every moment, toxic elements will be edged out of my life." ~Judy
"Lorri is organized, constant, supportive and strong. Bevie is spritely and energetic. I always felt like they had my back; they knew what they were doing in every situation. I had hoped to challenge myself physically and emotionally and my adventure more than exceeded my expectations!" ~ Tanya S.
"I value the great connection with women, a chance to rejuvenate and focus on me, and a fun international travel adventure. I enjoyed the physical challenges. The guides complimented each other very well. The opening ceremony provided me with a great sense of emotional safety and an invitation/permission to nurture my emotions during the trip." ~
"This was a true adventure. It was hard to imagine we would actually be trekking the Alps. The experience was beyond, beyond, beyond my expectations! The guides were organized, calm even when things were uncertain, and Lorri is exceptionally good at what she does. An epic adventure has to have risks, stepping outside of our comfort zone...you kept it together and kept all of us together! ~Jan
"Everyday held several "awe" moments. I loved the vistas and going through the villages seeing the local people. It was nice to relinquish my typical role of managing and being in charge, knowing Lorri and Maury would handle anything. Listening and validating feelings without judgment, putting safety first and trusting that we would too helped me to feel a sense of safety. I knew intellectually that there were alternative ways to approach physical challenges, but to actually experience it and rework my attitude in the moment while acknowledging my anxiety and apprehension and not allow it to dominate the adventure were great learning for me. You were both fun to be with! ~
"I realized that I am a strong woman and that I can do whatever I set my mind to do. It was so much fun being around my women friends. I enjoyed eating all the local food. The accommodations and locations were fabulous." ~
"I need to up my exercise! I always seem to learn something new about myself when I make new friendships and I'm finding it easier to do." ~
"What did I enjoy the most? It's so hard to say! I really enjoyed walking through the small villages. I realized I can walk a long way and push my body more than I thought. The training really paid off." ~
"This adventure surpassed my expectation in so many ways, challenging me physically, fulfilling me emotionally and showing me such overwhelming beauty. Lorri and Maury did so well as leaders; they showed great confidence in themselves and in us. I liked how they both checked in with each and every one of us regularly and dealt with all the details. What I learned most about myself is that it's OK if I'm not the problem solver; that I don't have to be the one responsible for fixing everything; that I'm a strong woman who can do anything!" ~