A 24-hour retreat for women who are tired of hating their bodies

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MEET YOUR GUIDES

We've put together a radical day of self-discovery, joyful movement, delicious food, and camaraderie. We can't wait to meet you!

SCHEDULE

Join us for an action-packed 24 hours at the Outer Banks luxury Beach House!

Noon to 1:00 PM

Meet & Greet 

Grab some snacks and meet your fellow body positive badasses.

1:00 to 3:00 PM

Radical Self-Acceptance with Amber

With thousands of images of “perfection” shot at us every day, it can be easy to compare ourselves with others and internalize the constant judgment and scrutiny of our bodies. Whether you’re at home, at the gym, or just moving around in the world, feeling self-conscious or even hateful toward your (normal! human! imperfect!) body is sometimes unavoidable. Drawing on mind-body, self-awareness, and practical self-care techniques, we’ll discover ways to boost confidence, get in touch with our inner badass, and foster a healthy self image. Please bring a pen and something to write on.

3:00 to 6:00 PM

Body Positive Swim Party

Grab your swimsuit and head to the beach (or pool or hot tub)

6:00 to 7:30 PM

Dinner

Join Amber & Chel for a delicious vegetarian meal. A cooking demo will happen leading up to the meal. Jump in and help if you'd like to learn some new kitchen techniques!

SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED! SAVE YOUR SPOT NOW

Your ticket includes all meals, an overnight stay at the luxury Outer Banks Beach House, plus all activities and workshops.

"I’d recommend this retreat to a friend because it was such a nourishing experience – I felt my body and soul get stronger, I felt my intentions take a more meaningful shape, I felt refueled. Plus, all the lovely people there are so supportive and made me feel like I had found a new community."

Rose C.

OUR HOUSE

Our luxury Outer Banks Beach House in Corolla, NC, will be the site of this game-changing event. 

© Copyright Body Positive Yoga, LLC

Our luxury Outer Banks Beach House in Corolla, NC, will be the site of this game-changing event. 

7:30 to 8:15 PM

Fire & Hoop Show

Watch Chel, a world traveler and circus performer, light up the night with a hoop dance and fire performance!

8:30 to 10:00 PM

Beginner-friendly Pole Dance Party

BYOB and Join Chel and Amber for a beginner-friendly pole party! We'll learn some sexy moves to build body confidence no matter what your shape or size. There will be time to snap some pictures, too!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

7:30-8:45 AM

Beginner-friendly Beach Yoga with Amber

Salute the sun with a body positive, beginner-friendly yoga class. No yoga experience needed. This is low-pressure, judgment-free yoga from a big yogi with an even bigger heart!

9:00 to 10:00 AM

Breakfast

Enjoy a yummy and wholesome breakfast before you depart.

10:00 to 11:00 AM

Closing Circle & Goodbyes

Circle up with your fellow body image warriors and affirm one another before we hit the road!

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SHARE THIS WITH A FRIEND!

At Body Positive Boot Camp, Discover that radical self-acceptance is possible in the body you have today.

BODY POSITIVE BOOT CAMP

AUGUST 25-26 * OUTER BANKS, NC

MEET AMBER

Hey, I’m Amber Karnes, creator of Body Positive Yoga.

Yoga has been an integral part of my decade-long journey toward self-acceptance and body positivity – making peace with my body and helping others to do the same. I believe that through joyful movement and self-care, we can learn radical self-acceptance and positively experience our bodies, no matter our shape, size, age, or ability.

In my yoga teaching, I emphasize safe alignment and mindful transitions, and help you give yourself permission to honor the body you bring to the mat today, while also being empowered to learn about the body’s intelligence and power. I infuse my classes, workshops, and retreats with the foundational principles of inclusivity, agency, consent, body positivity, and self-acceptance.

I’ve been leading sold out, body-positive retreats all over the country and have been amazed and so grateful to see the transformations that take place when folks feel empowered in their bodies and confident in their minds and hearts. Are you ready to take the first step toward body peace AND have a fabulous, rejuvenating retreat at the beach? Join me and Chel for Body Positive Boot Camp!

MEET CHEL

I’m Chel, and I believe we all have the power within us to enjoy good health, happiness and prosperity. We do so through self-love, practicing mindfulness and compassion, and embracing creativity and play! Dancing frees me. Yoga quiets my mind. Travel fills me with wonder!

Growing up, I never was a gymnast or naturally athletic. But in my late 20’s, I found a passion for pole dancing and yoga that has lead me to living a life beyond my wildest dreams. This once very self-conscious girl performs circus arts on stage as “Gypsea BombChel.” I also share what I have learned teaching classes and workshops for yoga, pole dance and hoop dance. I want to share with others these healing art forms of self expression and play!

I’ve trained all over the world, meditating in Nepal and visiting temples in Southeast Asia, studying yoga in California and with intensive 200-hour training from British Columbia, hoop dancing on the magical islands of Bali and Thailand! I perform with The Hoop Unit, a professional hoop troupe in San Diego. I’ve also learned a great deal about compassion by volunteering with orphans and underprivileged kids in Sri Lanka, Peru and Mexico.

I am a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified instructor and am Reiki level 1 and 2 certified. I have a California soul and a Carolina heart: living in San Diego, California, and Outer Banks, North Carolina. I also roam the world always seeking new knowledge to improve my performance art and a vibrant blend of life experiences. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram and at www.bliss-fit.com.

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Treat yourself to a retreat at the OBX Beach Palace: an 8 bedroom, 5.5 bath luxury home in Corolla’s sought after Whalehead community. Enjoy the oversized private pool and relaxing hot tub, private volleyball court, game room with pool table, flat screen TVs in every room, and gorgeous views of the ocean, bay, and lighthouse from the upper floor. The house has wrap around decks with plentiful space to relax and enjoy spectacular views of the Currituck Sound. A short walk on the community boardwalk gives us easy and safe access to the exclusive Whalehead beaches where wild horses can often be seen! It’s also convenient to Corolla shopping and dining. This is a one-of-a-kind location for complete relaxation and rejuvenation!

North Carolina’s Outer Banks are over 100 miles of golden sand and pure Atlantic salt water. We can thank the multitude of parks, wildlife refuges, coastal maritime forest, and seashores for preserving the OBX’s wild side. The wind-shaped landscapes and world renowned waters of the Outer Banks are a natural playground waiting to be explored.

ACCOMMODATIONS

These luxury rooms are first-come, first-served, so don't wait to grab your ticket and get the room of your choice!

If you want to share your room with a friend, you'll both get $20 off when you register! Otherwise, you will be in your own (not shared) room.

All talks will be held at the Granville headquarters at Madison 36th, New York City.

SOLD OUT KING ROOM 5

Lower level, shared bathroom with Bunkbed Room (where Amber & Chel are staying)

SOLD OUT KING ROOM 2

Deck Access on mid-level, shared bathroom with Queen Room 3

SOLD OUT QUEEN ROOM 3

Deck Access on mid-level, shared bathroom with King Room 2

SOLD OUT KING ROOM 4

Deck Access on mid-level, shared bathroom with Daybed Room

SOLD OUT DAYBED & TRUNDLE ROOM

Mid level, shared bathroom with King Room 4

LET'S DO THIS, TOGETHER.

Learning self-love and body acceptance is hard. But you don't have to do it alone. Join us this summer for Body Positive Boot Camp!

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Before August 4: There are no refunds, but you may transfer your paid spot to another person, sending a friend or family member to the retreat in your place for a $50 admin fee (to be paid by original attendee). If the retreat is sold out, and you are unable to find someone to take your place, we’ll invite someone from the waitlist. If we are able to find a replacement, we’ll refund the amount paid minus a $50 administrative fee. After August 4: No refunds or transfers

Cancellation Policy

Please read carefully before registering!

"I felt like my world opened up and I was not limited by my body. I learned to make my body work for me and it was liberating. I also made lasting friendships and shared a lot of laughs!"

Megan S.

Are you sick and tired of feeling self-conscious about your body?


Do you long to feel free and unencumbered by the skin you're in?


Have you heard of body positivity but aren't sure if it's for you, or how to get there?


Are you postponing living your "real life" until you lose weight?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, we created Body Positive Boot Camp for you.




At this groundbreaking 24-hour retreat, we'll discover some shocking truths about the diet industry, find out that weight and health are NOT the same thing, talk about beauty and ugliness, judging and snark, dealing with haters, and how to stop being a jerk to yourself. We’ll learn about setting boundaries, removing negative inputs, and rewiring for positive thoughts.


We'll also spend time moving our bodies in a joyful way that's disconnected from any concern about size, shape, or weight.


And most of all, we'll spend time in a supportive community of women who are likeminded and like-hearted. 


There’s some hard work ahead to get to a place of self-love, but I promise it will be worth it. We've been down this path, and we want to show you how to make peace with your body and build unstoppable confidence.
Let's do this together.

SOLD OUT KING SUITE 1

Lower level, private bathroom

BODY POSITIVE BOOT CAMP IS...

A 24-hour body positive beach retreat at the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Beginner-friendly yoga

Radical self-acceptance workshop

Beginner-friendly pole dance

Body positive beach and pool time

Delicious meals

Lots of laughter

WHO IT'S FOR

This event is for you if...

  • You want to be around likeminded, positive folks who will accept you without judgment

  • You want to practice yoga or try pole dancing, but can’t find a teacher that knows how to accommodate your body

  • You’ve tried yoga or dance before but were frustrated or had a bad experience

  • You want to feel wonderful and free in your body

  • You want an overnight retreat packed with body-positive conversation, joyful movement, relaxation, beach time, healthy and delicious food, and laughter

  • You want to have time away from the distractions and stress of everyday life – either alone or with your friends – to enjoy nature, rest, relax, and rejuvenate

  • You want to renew and recharge, learning mind-body wellness and self love techniques that you can bring back to your everyday life after the retreat

  • You want to meet your new BFFs in the Outer Banks this summer

SOLD OUT BUNK IN SHARED DORM

(Amber & Chel are staying in this room)

ALL ACCOMMODATIONS ARE SOLD OUT! Click here to get on the waitlist in case of a cancellation.