Pathways to Self: An IFS Informed Retreat 


September 22-24, 2023

Forestburg, TX

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Restore(y) Your Parts An IFS Informed Retreat for Therapists NATURE CONNECTION YOGA IFS (22)

We all have parts, and when we know their story, we can help them from a place of compassion, intentional Self-care and Self energy. Get ready for an exhilarating itinerary of personal growth, experiential learning, and chef prepared meals planned for you, by your hosts Mark & Tricia.

All parts are Welcome!

You’ll leave with new pathways to Self-awareness where your parts are valued, loved and nurtured. There will also be time to explore the 160 acres, hike trails, embrace the power of yoga (all levels welcome), or simply rest in a hammock and watch the sunset! This is a wonderful retreat space on sacred land that is an integral part of the vibe that will be created with your tribe. 

Experience Awe, Ahhh’s, and Aha’s!

  • Get to know your “parts” that are involved in your decisions around Self-care: Care-Giving Parts, Rescuer Parts, Hero Parts, Overwhelmed and Exhausted Parts
  • Connect with like-minded professionals for a weekend of deep personal growth, nature, relaxing yoga, and self-reflection
  • Experience heartfelt resonance, laughter, and a deeper connection to Self-energy throughout the weekend
  • Feel refreshed, recharged, and renewed spiritually, mentally, and emotionally
  • No CEU’s! That’s right, this is all about Y.O.U (don’t fret, clients will still benefit from your personal growth and rejuvenation 
This Retreat is Mainly For:
  • IFS-informed therapists, practitioners and seekers

  • Overwhelmed professionals who need to pause and take care of their own system to be able to serve their clients better

  • Curious practitioners who want to explore their own parts and give them space to heal

Retreat Schedule

Retreat Schedule


4:30pm Opening Circle, Parts Check-In

6pm Dinner

7pm Restorative Yoga & Sound Bath


8am Breakfast

9am Yoga, Breathwork & Meditation

10am-12pm IFS Informed Parts Work

(parts mapping, experiential exercises)

12pm Lunch

* Free time for: labyrinth, equine sessions, massage, journaling prompts

6pm Dinner

7pm Restorative Yoga, Cacao Ceremony & Sound Bath

9pm Fire Circle (ritual release, star gazing)


8am Breakfast

9am Yoga, Breathwork, & Meditation

10-11am Integration & Closing Circle

Past retreat attendees say…

Meet Your Retreat Hosts

Tricia Gagnon, LPC-S

Tricia is an EMDR Consultant, trauma specialist and 200 RYT yoga & meditation teacher. Tricia is the owner of a holistic group practice, Mindful Path Counseling & Wellness in Flower Mound, TX. She has over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy and incorporates Internal Family Systems (IFS), ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP), mindfulness, nature, and somatic practices in the healing journey.  

Tricia loves bringing yoga, meditation, and sound therapy to retreats to help “the helpers” in the world have more opportunities to nurture their parts, connect with their tribe, and recharge. Her yoga teachers include Ram Dass, Shiva Rea, Eddie Stern, & Judith Lasiter. All have been influences in her teaching style developed over 12 years practicing yin, restorative, ashtanga, & hatha yogas. Her greatest teachers have been her children, the “parts” in her own healing journey, and her courageous clients.

Mark LoPalo

Mark is the owner of Inward and Upward Coaching. His own healing journey informs his work and as an HSP, so he understands the challenges that come with being highly sensitive. Mark is a Life Coach and Equine Facilitated Coach. He helps people see their fears and limited beliefs, then move from surviving to thriving in a connected way of living- allowing people to connect to their purpose and find compassion for themselves and others- to “find the gold within”

Mark has been a yoga and meditation teacher for 10+ years, teaching yin, restorative, hatha, and ashtanga yoga. He is also a practitioner of  Internal Family Systems (IFS), NLP, hypnosis, Heart Math, and sound therapy. 

Mark’s skillset and modalities are all utilized in the retreats he has facilitated in the U.S. and internationally. He is grateful to be a part of retreat attendees having moments of Awe, Awww and Aha on their healing journey! 

Retreat Details

All prices include lodging, meals, and programming for the entire weekend

Single: $745 (SOLD OUT)
Double: $595 share with 1 other (SOLD OUT)
Quad: $495 may share with up to 3 others (only 3 spots left) (SOLD OUT)

Elevate Your Retreat

Group Equine Facilitated Coaching Session (90min.): $100

Individual Equine Facilitated Session (50min.): $175

45-min Chakra Reading with Reiki Session $65

60-min Thai Massage $85

60-min Massage $85 

90-min Massage $120

* The retreat will kick off with an opening circle on Friday, September 22 at 4:30pm (with our first shared meal being dinner) and will conclude after breakfast and closing circle around 11am on Sunday the 24th. Please consider these times when making your travel arrangements. Limited to 10 participants.


Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is more than 60 days prior to the retreat start date then full refund of amount paid minus a $50 dollar administrative fee is given.

If cancellation is 30 days or less prior to the retreat start date then no refund is given. Exchanges and substitutions will be considered for other attendees, or future retreats.


The Ponderosa Guest Ranch


2183 FM 1749, Forestburg, TX 76239

Point of Contact 

Tricia Gagnon, LPC-S
(469) 556-5234

Questions About the Retreat?