Thrive Retreat Oregon, 2024


Register to Revitalize, Recharge & Reinvent Your Practice

You're invited to the Thrive Retreat


April 26-29, 2024


Salishan Coastal Lodge, Oregon


Retreat from the everyday and return to your soul.



Design a life where you can truly thrive!



Immerse yourself in healing and growth.


Reconnect to your passion.


Realign with your purpose. 


Relax with yoga, sound healing and meditation sessions.


Soak in the beauty of the Oregon Coast.


Leave feeling recharged and inspired!



Clear your mind, restore your body and ignite your spirit.


Create the space to think big.


Connect with other Thriving Therapists.


Design your business so you can THRIVE!


Experience workshops designed to stimulate personal growth and professional development.


Step into the awe and wonder of the undeveloped, rugged and wild shores of the Pacific Ocean.


Immerse yourself in the iconic towering forests of the Pacific Northwest. Realign with your purpose and reconnect with your passion.
Learn strategies for preventing burnout and discover rejuvenating practices like yoga, sound healing, and meditation.

Retreat from your busy every day schedule and plug into a network of like-minded professionals.
Engage in enriching activities that will reignite your spirit.
Give yourself time to exhale and reimagine your potential. 

From Megan:

Therapists deserve to tend to their souls. 


Taking care of ourselves is a must in order to truly thrive as a therapist! 


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Relax at the stunning spa, walk along the Pacific Ocean and enjoy workshops that will feed your soul and help you align in synchronicity! 


Sign up for a high ropes course in the treetops, make a reservation on the golf course or book a spa treatment during your down time!

This retreat is designed with intention to help you connect, heal, dream, rest and restore.



  • A transformative workshop on burnout prevention and recovery
  • Meditation sessions to increase mental clarity
  • Sound bath for mind/body relaxation
  • Yoga for healing and restoration
  • Mandala workshop for insight, growth and discovery
  • A workshop on Jungian Archetypes to deepen your work and enrich your soul

Plus, you'll get a special group discount to stay at the beautiful Salishan Coastal Lodge


Rooms start at $219/night. 


Once you register, you'll receive a link to register for your hotel room. Share a room with a colleague and save!  Click to join our Thrive Summits & Retreats FB page to network and connect before and after the retreat.  


Imagine learning, relaxing & playing here

Relax. Restore. Reset.

Meet your Facilitators


Megan Gunnell

Megan Gunnell, LMSW, is the Founder and Director of the Thriving Well Institute, admin of the Thriving Therapists Facebook Community, coach, international retreat leader, speaker and author of "Thriving as a Therapist: The Ultimate Guide to Building and Scaling Your Business for Freedom, Joy and Financial Abundance."

Megan has created a movement helping therapists learn to thrive. Her work is a blend of innovative entrepreneurial leadership, business development and protection and care of the soul.  

She is helping therapists learn how to leverage their education and expertise to build additional streams of income. Megan was 1 of 33 Facebook admins to receive the Meta Community Accelerator Award for having one of the highest engaging, most impactful facebook communities in all of North America. 

Megan has a passion for increasing access to outpatient mental health care one thriving therapist at a time. She is recklessly brave and committed to teaching therapists how to build a life they love.

Gabrielle Juliano-Villani

Gabrielle Juliano-Villani is a licensed clinical social worker, consultant, coach, entrepreneur and educator based in Sarasota, Fl.

She has been in the mental health field for over a decade specializing in stress, chronic health conditions, and trauma. After realizing her own burnout in 2021, she sold her thriving group practice and made it her mission to educate others on the impact stress has on our everyday lives.

Gabrielle pulls from her experience as an EMDR and Polyvagal Informed therapist to utilize mind/body approaches to help others implement everyday strategies to manage stress and live their best lives.

She is an international speaker, retreat leader, and has been featured in Authority Magazine, The Daily Om, Bustle, and the Everyday Woman TV Network.

When she's not working, Gabrielle is teaching Zumba, surfing, or reading a psychological thriller at the beach.

Alex Castro Croy

Alex Castro Croy is a bilingual, bicultural, Trauma and Addiction Counselor, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and owner/Lead Clinician of Life Recovery Centers and Transcending Consulting Group in Denver and Northglenn Colorado.

First generation immigrant from Mexico who accomplished his dream in higher education receiving an AA in Pastoral Ministry (Dallas, Texas), Bachelor of Science in Human Services (MSU in Denver, Colorado) and MA in Community Counseling from Regis University (Denver, Co).  He is continuing to pursue his MA/Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Jungian and Archetypal Studies.

Alex’s passion includes training, teaching, counseling, and consulting. He has been an Adjunct Professor for the Human Services Department at MSU-Denver for 10 years. He has served as an Interventionist for the Latino GLBTQ community, Drug Court Probation Officer at Denver Juvenile Court Probation (8 years), Bilingual Diversion Officer for Denver DA office (5 years), and currently owner and director of Life Recovery Centers (7 years). He has worked with a variety of clients from all walks of life and his eclectic therapeutic interventions have proven to be effective in treating trauma and addiction.

As a clinician, he’s constantly reminded to engage in the art of self-care within the 5 domains of self. He has learned in his experience as a human in the clinical role, that the human comes first, then the professional side. Therefore, he has learned to honor and respect the human part of ourselves first in order to be effective in the profession role.  His Depth/Jungian perspective always defaults back to soul work and soul tending (therapy). 

Heidi Schindlebeck

Heidi plays many roles with the Thrive Team!  As our business manager, she keeps everything running smoothly behind the scenes. She also teaches yoga and has extensive experience in personal training, wellness and fitness. Yoga sessions with Heidi are supportive, connected and intuitive.  She will help you stretch and grow into your highest potential both on and off the mat.  

At the Thrive Retreat, Oregon, Heidi will offer daily yoga sessions for restoration and recharging. No experience is necessary. Heidi helps everyone in the room feel comfortable whether you're brand new to yoga or a seasoned yogi! 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Thrive Guests Saying?


I absolutely loved this retreat. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but knew Megan would make sure it was just right. This retreat was truly a restore and reset for me! I’m taking the structure and insightful exercises back with me and plan to implement them in my day to day routine. Thank you Megan for the learning, yoga, delicious meals, the jungle, the excursions, and your loving guidance!! Can’t wait for more to come.

- Kym Tolson

The Traveling Therapist


I am incredibly grateful for this trip. I TRULY feel in tune with my mind, body, and soul. Megan has a gift for allowing people to be their true selves and not feel that they are being judged. This space made me feel just that: my true self. I made a promise to myself to never miss this again. It’s too expensive for me to not give myself time. And I wouldn’t want to spend it any other way than restoring my soul.

- Andrea Brognano

Achieve with Andrea


The experience was refreshing & restorative! It was a much needed reminder of the power in connection. I left ready to tackle the world! Thank you so much Megan for following your hearts calling. You have no idea how much of an impact you are to so many. I can’t say it enough, I appreciate you!

- Kimberly Lewis

Anchor of Hope

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Your Retreat Includes:

  • All Retreat Workshops and Trainings
  • Daily Yoga Sessions
  • Meditation and Sound Bath Sessions
  • Opening Cocktail Reception and Full Buffet Dinner on Friday Evening
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Lunch Daily
  • Daily Midmorning and Afternoon Snacks 
  • Coffee, Assorted Teas, Juices and Water
  • Access to The Photo Gallery of retreat images from our Professional Photographer



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Your Retreat Includes:

  • All Retreat Workshops and Trainings
  • Daily Yoga Sessions
  • Meditation and Sound Bath Sessions
  • Opening Cocktail Reception and Full Buffet Dinner on Friday Evening
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Lunch Daily
  • Daily Midmorning and Afternoon Snacks
  • Coffee, Assorted Teas, Juices and Water
  • Access to The Photo Gallery of retreat images from our Professional Photographer