Healing Retreats for
Trauma Survivors

Join an intimate cohort of women on the shores of beautiful Lake Crescent to connect with nature, yourself, and others to build empowerment, community, and resiliency.

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Upcoming Retreats

2024 Retreat Schedule

May 3 – 5, 2024

3-Day Retreat

All types of trauma

Registration CLOSED

June 23 – 26, 2024

4-Day Retreat

All types of trauma

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July 15 – 18, 2024

4-Day Retreat

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August 25 – 28, 2024

4-Day Retreat

All types of trauma

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A Time to Heal & Reconnect with Your Authentic Self

Unbounded Horizons’ healing retreats for trauma survivors take place at NatureBridge, on the shores of Lake Crescent, in Washington’s stunning and peaceful Olympic National Park. The retreats offer those who have experienced emotional trauma an opportunity to reconnect: with oneself, with one another, and with the cathartic healing power of nature.

The retreats’ facilitators are trauma-informed educators, advocates, therapists, coaches, and movement practitioners, as well as trauma survivors themselves. They are dedicated to helping you reflect on your experiences without judgement, gain awareness about your mental and physical responses to triggering events, learn new skills to advance toward the life you desire, and–perhaps most importantly–discover how a deepened spiritual connection with the natural world and its rhythms can be a catalyst to help you rediscover your own unbounded horizons.

Retreat Activities

Nature Connection

Deepen your connection with nature for insight, awareness, and stress relief.

Personal Development

Develop attitudes of self-empowerment, self-compassion, self-awareness, and self-advocacy.

Intentional Movement

Reconnect with yourself through meditative walks, hikes, breathing, and tension reduction exercises.

Resiliency Training

Leave the retreat with new skills, practices, and resources to help you to maximize your emotional and physical stability.

Our Unique Approach

Trauma Education

The benefits of understanding trauma and its effects on your brain and physiology is a critical part of healing and post-traumatic growth. We'll help you learn to identify trauma-induced behavior and how to regulate a constant heightened state of nervous system activation.

Embodiment Work

We'll teach you how to use the body as a tool for healing through self-awareness, mindfulness, connection, self-regulation, finding balance and creating self-acceptance. This work will help you explore the relationship between your physical being and your energy and can take the shape of art therapy, meditation, sound bathing, forest bathing, yoga, breath work and gentle movement.

Nature Connection

Because trauma survivors become isolated and lose connections with themselves, community, and the outside world, we'll show you how to use the natural world to reestablish connection and kick start your post-traumatic growth. We'll guide you through curated nature-connection activities including: sit spot, wandering, active listening, and the 5-4-3-2-1 grounding technique.

Is This Retreat Right for You?

Acknowledging and addressing your trauma is a very personal experience, and your choice of treatment is equally personal. Our aim is to bring together a group of women for whom a deepened connection with nature can advance their own healing. This program may be a great fit for you if you are:

If this sounds like you, and if you’d like to learn more, please schedule a discovery call with our Founder, Dana Lawson. The call is complementary and carries absolutely no obligation.

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Unbounded Horizons Founder and trauma survivor, Dana Lawson.
Purple Ribbon Award Winner 2022 Survivor of the Year

Experience The Healing Power Of Nature And Community

Throughout the retreat, you will be cradled and nurtured by Olympic National Park, as you enjoy your stay at NatureBridge, nestled on the shores of peaceful Lake Crescent. Everything has been carefully considered and designed to optimize your comfort as you dig into the impacts of your trauma and learn new techniques to process, release, and move through the pain. Wheelchair accessible facilities are available and we are happy to arrange meal adjustments to align with your dietary preferences. If you require specific accommodations to make your stay as comfortable for you as possible, please do not hesitate to get in touch and our team will happily assist you.

Rejuventating Location:

Home to alpine ridges, temperate rain forest, and rugged coastline, Olympic National Park is home to three stunning and distinct ecosystems.

Restful Accommodations:

Historic cabins hold a unique charm and feature the traditional construction of the NatureBridge property. Each cabin is different in layout and size and includes a private restroom.

Nutritious Meals:

Guests enjoy hearty delicious meals, prepared at the historic Rosemary Inn, surrounded by commanding views of Lake Crescent and Pyramid Peak.

Participant Requirements

All I can say is wow!
Attending this retreat was the gift of a lifetime. I loved every second of it, even the uncomfortable parts. I've come away with so many tools, a full heart and so much peaceful motivation to continue doing "the work" of healing and living my purpose. The embodiment work was transformative, literally. I suffer from chronic pain and found myself 100% pain free by the last day, I definitely feel like I "shook off" some emotional damage after the embodiment sessions. I don't feel stagnant, stuck or bound up and I am beyond grateful for this newfound way of being in my body. The sound bath left me without words. One of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I wish I could express how profoundly moved I was and how deeply I loved I felt. I had an overwhelming sense of gratitude and peace for several days afterwards... Words are not enough to express my gratitude... I feel renewed and whole.
August 2022 Retreat


What Participants Say About Unbounded Horizons

We’ve seen the beauty of transformation and new beginnings at our retreats.

Schedule a Discovery Call to Learn More

If you aren’t sure if this program is the right fit for you, please don’t hesitate to schedule a discovery call with our Founder, Dana Lawson. Your call is for information purposes only and carries absolutely no obligation to join the retreat.

Retreat Fees

We offer an accessible pricing model – please select the level that works for you!

Purchases at the Trailhead Level allow us to cover the costs of providing the retreats.

Purchases at the Basecamp Level allow us to cover our retreat costs and also to provide advocacy services to survivors of trauma and domestic violence.

Purchases at the Summit Level allow us to cover our costs, provide advocacy services to survivors of trauma and domestic violence, and also offer these retreats at a lower rate to those in need of financial assistance and scholarships.


3-day Retreat

  • Semi-private accommodation in a vintage lakeside cabin
  • Nutritious meals
  • All retreat materials and activities
  • T-shirt
  • Water bottle

And more!

select the level that works for you!

Trailhead – $999

Basecamp – $1,199

Summit – $1,399

4-day Retreat

  • Semi-private accommodation in a vintage lakeside cabin
  • Nutritious meals
  • All retreat materials and activities
  • T-shirt
  • Water bottle

And more!

select the level that works for you!

Trailhead – $1,599

Basecamp – $1,799

Summit – $1,999

You are responsible for any costs associated with transportation to the retreat location in Port Angeles, Washington. In submitting your interest form, you acknowledge your acceptance of the retreat fee and ability to pay in full or to utilize one of our installment options outlined below.

Please note: If you are interested in participating in the retreat, but are unable to pay, please get in touch with us to explore financing possibilities. Unbounded Horizons is committed to helping make this program accessible for trauma survivors of all means and we currently host one scholarship slot per retreat.

Payment Options

Pay In Full

When you opt to pay-in-full, you will receive one complementary post-retreat coaching session with our founder, Dana Lawson. This is a great opportunity to reflect on your progress and to continue developing your personal healing regimen.

Payment Plan

Through one of our payment processing providers, we are able to offer a delayed payment option with no credit check or additional fees.

PayPal Credit

When you elect to pay for the retreat using PayPal, you will have the option to apply for and use PayPal credit as a form of payment. This enables you to pay off the retreat fee within six months with zero interest.

Simple Registration Process

Complete the
Retreat Interest Form

Once you are ready to begin the registration process, start by completing and submitting our secure online interest form.

Schedule An
Information Call

Our obligation-free discovery call is your opportunity to find out more about our retreats and ensure this will be a good fit.

Prepare for
the Retreat

We will provide various resources, including packing lists, preparatory materials, and more, to help you get ready.

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Due to the intimate nature of our retreats, we limit the number of participants who are able to attend.

If you are interested in attending, we encourage you to complete our interest form to help ensure your spot.

Our Partners

Partnership Opportunities

Unbounded Horizons relies on the support of its donors and community partners to make its healing retreats possible. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution to Nature’s Academy, the nonprofit organization presenting Unbounded Horizons, or in becoming a community partner, please check out our partnership opportunities.

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