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Raising Courageous & Independent Children in an Age of Anxiety FEATURING




"In a world full of noise and negativity, Lynn Lyons is a light in the darkness." THE PERKINS PROGRAMS


with Lynn Lyons, LCSW Come work with Lynn Lyons, one of the world’s leading specialists in families and anxiety, through one-on-one consultations and small group workshops while connecting with other mothers at one of the world's most renowned wellness centers.

She’ll give the inside scoop on raising resilient, courageous children while managing the worry patterns and language most families see—some occasionally and some regularly.

Lynn is "Informative. Real. Down to Earth." ABOUT LYNN LYONS Lynn has spoken to tens of thousands of parents from California to New England and mental health professionals from Australia to British Columbia about managing anxiety for parents and children. Featured on numerous NPR shows and in The New York Times and The Washington Post, she is the co-author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children. She is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Concord, New Hampshire. She has been in private practice for 29 years, and is a mom of two boys. Follow her on Facebook.


“Thank you for making such a sensitive topic easy— where we can use humor and laugh about it. It really helped me understand anxiety with a different eye.” – Victoria, British Columbia

A little work Retreat guests will have a chance to work with Lynn in the following ways: A pre-retreat 30-minute call A 60-minute private session at the retreat 2 group workshops 1 meal to chat with Lynn and a few other members of the group RETREAT OVERVIEW

and a little play Take advantage of Canyon Ranch facilities before morning workshops and in the afternoon on Friday and Saturday Enjoy a wine tasting each night before dinner After dinner activities like 80's music bingo

WHAT'S INCLUDED One 30-minute pre-retreat consultation with Lynn by phone One 60-minute one-on-one consultation during the retreat with Lynn Two 2-hour group workshops A 3-night stay at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts A resort credit of $480 for use on any resort services Three daily meals and snacks featuring Canyon Ranch’s delicious wellness cuisine Nightly wine tastings for our group Resort transfers from the Albany or Hartford airports or Albany Amtrak station More than 35 daily activities offered by Canyon Ranch A discounted rate to extend your stay that is valid the three nights before and after the retreat All resort fees, taxes, and gratuities

$3,375 Retreat tuition + $2,563 Canyon Ranch accommodation = $5,938 total


We understand the mental and emotional drain of mothering, and we want to nurture and refuel you. LYNN LYONS, RETREAT PRESENTER AND ROBIN HUTSON, LUXE RECESS FOUNDERÂ

Registration Policies FIRST STEP: DEPOSIT


You may reserve a spot by making a deposit to the link provided on The deposit is $775. Guests will incur a payment processing fee for paying by credit card.

Guests must pay their balance by credit card, e-check, or a personal check (which must be received by August 10th). A reminder will be sent to your e-mail address ten and two days before the due date. After August 15th, your reservation becomes noncancellable and non-refundable. If the balance has not been received by August 15th, the reservation will be canceled, and the deposit will be forfeited.  Your spot will be offered to an individual on the waitlist.   In the event that your reservation is made after August 15th, the reservation must be paid in full and is nonrefundable and non-cancellable.

PLEASE NOTE: Retreat guests must book their room with Canyon Ranch separately by phone. You will receive booking instruction for Canyon Ranch after confirmation of your retreat deposit. We will e-mail a confirmation and an electronic invoice for the balance ($2600), which is due before August 15th.




If we reach capacity at 16, we will start a waitlist. Please email to request a spot. Those on the waitlist will be given 24 hours to make a deposit or the open spot goes to the next person.

We plan to offer a discrete, nurturing, friendly environment for all participants. Participants who contribute disrespectful or distracting behavior may be asked to leave group activities and meals.

ACCOMMODATIONS Retreat guests will receive the discount group code to reserve a room with Canyon Ranch (by phone). Reservations using our discounted rate must be made by August 24, 2019. Thereafter, guests can reserve rooms at the prevailing public rate subject to availability. The fall is peak season, so we strongly suggest you book as soon as possible.

Sensitive information may be shared in group settings. We reserve the right to prohibit phone, tablet, or laptop use. Please advise us of any limitations in physical or social activities from mental or physical health conditions and dietary requirements before you book. If you have health conditions and dietary requirements that may be affected by the activities offered on our retreats we reserve the right to advise you to desist and in the interests of your wellbeing, or others, we may decline your stay. JOIN US AT CANYON RANCH

Cancellation Policies CANCELLATIONS BY YOU


Because of our intimate size, cancellations affect us significantly. A last-minute cancellation leaves us little chance of filling the reserved space. For these reasons, we uphold a strict cancellation policy for the retreat tuition.

We reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel a retreat 30 days before the start date. If we cancel, we will refund all money to you.

Your deposit, less $300, will be refunded if cancellation is made prior to August 15th. Thereafter, no refund is possible regardless of the reason for non-arrival or early departure. You are welcome to substitute another party if you are unable to come. There are no refunds for an unused portion of the retreat.Â

We suggest travel insurance to be covered for certain reasons for cancellation.


In such a case, refund of payments received from retreat reservations shall constitute full and final settlement and release of all claims against us. In the event of cancellation, Luxe Recess is not responsible for any loss incurred on account of nonrefundable or non-transferable air tickets or other unrecoverable travel costs.

CANYON RANCH POLICY Canyon Ranch has a separate policy for cancelling rooms which is more generous. A one-night deposit is required, and can be refunded up to 30 days before check in.



Coffee is everywhere. There are coffee stations in the halls near guest rooms and several beverage stations throughout the resort. Â Canyon Ranch currently does not serve alcohol in its restaurants. We will, however, offer a nightly, optional wine tasting before dinner each evening.

This retreat will likely foster new friendships, but feel free to bring a friend to share many uninterrupted conversations.

RESORT POLICIES Your retreat is held at Canyon Ranch, and all resort amenities are available for retreat guests including a pre-arrival program advisor. All guests are required to follow their resort policies. These may include noise restriction, public access, care of property, privacy and consideration of other resort guests, and more. You will be made aware of these policies prior to or upon your arrival.Â

While retreat tuition is the same for all, Canyon Ranch offers a double room rate for two sharing a room. Where a booking is made on behalf of other individuals the booking is conditional on the person(s) paying having authorization from all the individuals named on the booking form to enter into this contract. The terms of this contract will apply to each member of the group as though they had paid for their own retreat individually and directly to us.

PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE We will ask your preferences beforehand so that we can delight you with some special surprises.


PRELIMINARY AGENDA THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 Check in any time after 8AM at Canyon Ranch to enjoy all the activities that they have to offer on your arrival day. The retreat activities will kick off at 5PM with a group welcome reception, wine tasting, and dinner. Some individual consultations with Lynn will be scheduled in one-hour slots from 11AM and 4PM. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 Enjoy breakfast on your own and join the group for the first of our two workshops. We will wrap up the session with a luncheon, and the afternoon is free to enjoy the spa or classes. Two Luxe Recess hosts will be onsite to join you for afternoon classes. Some guests will meet privately with Lynn. Circle back to the group for a wine tasting, dinner, and after glow to keep the conversation going. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 Enjoy breakfast on your own again. Our Saturday mid-morning workshop will have an aerial activity to play with our anxiety in real time. Lunch to follow, and the second afternoon is free to enjoy resort activities. Get your chef toque on for our Demo Kitchen dinner and learn new family-friendly balanced meals and nutrition tips for overall health and wellbeing. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 A free day to enjoy the resort before departure. Lynn will see all remaining retreat guests in private sessions before lunch. Fond farewells after our final group luncheon. Please enjoy afternoon classes, lectures, or spa service until 5PM. .


Making the Most of Your Stay Pack layered workout outfits that work well going from the gym to the outdoors. Bring specialized shoes made for the activities you enjoy: hiking boots, court shoes, running shoes. At dinner, guest dress ranges from smart casual to athletic wear. Note that the wet areas of the women's spa are very open, and many guests will prefer wearing swimsuits. Mothers are creatures of habit by necessity. Try something new each day, whether its African drumming, a new wellness therapy, or a form of movement.


Getting Here



Canyon Ranch is 2 hours from both New York and Boston. Free valet parking.


Canyon Ranch will collect guests at the Hartford or Albany airports.








Canyon Ranch will collect guests at the Albany Amtrak station.







Travel Plans, Insurance, and Liability All travel arrangements are your responsibility and at your own cost. We shall not be held liable for any consequences arising from delays or cancellations associated with any company with whom you have made arrangements or for any irregularities in your documentation required for travel. Travel insurance is highly recommended. We can suggest options.


Luxe Recess is not liable for any injuries due to participation in activities or during travel to and from the Retreat. Any injuries or medical conditions are completely your sole responsibility. By sending a deposit toward the retreat, you certify that you do not have any physical condition or disability that would create a hazard for you or other participants during the retreat.

About Luxe Recess FROM ROBIN HUTSON, FOUNDER I founded Luxe Recess in 2014 to help parents plan joyful and restorative family vacations; expanding to retreats has been a part of my vision from the start, I've wanted to combine the work of my sister-in-law, Lynn Lyons, with the experience of restorative travel for years. I'm delighted to launch these retreats for mothers as I feel that meaningful, in-person connection is what we all seek and where the magic in our lives truly happens. As both an event planner and writer about luxury hospitality, I am thrilled to take that knowledge and spoil our retreat guests to the best of my abilities!

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Luxe Recess hosts a mothers wellness retreat featuring Lynn Lyons: Raising Courageous & Independent Children in an Age of Anxiety October 24...

Luxe Recess Retreat: Lynn Lyons at Canyon Ranch  

Luxe Recess hosts a mothers wellness retreat featuring Lynn Lyons: Raising Courageous & Independent Children in an Age of Anxiety October 24...