Corporate Retreats
“Certain battles were won by retreating.”
― Eoin Colfer

"Corporate retreats have transformed to perform a vital service for businesses that ultimately generates more revenue without the wastefulness of past generations. Here’s why your business needs to budget for a corporate retreat ... it Builds Morale, it Genuinely Forges Bonds Between Your Employees, it Provides Valuable Training, it can Lure New Talent to the Team..."
      -Huff Post, John Rampton, "Why Corporate Retreats Need to Make a Comeback" 2/4/2014

Cognition CC is proud to offer unique, hands-on, nature-inspired Retreat opportunities. 
Our goal is to create experiences which enable your employees to think outside of the box in order to create lasting results for your group. 
It's time to get out of the office and dig beneath the surface!

Oasis Retreats

The key to a successful and impactful learning event is to bring your people away from their daily routine and push them out of their comfort zone

An Oasis is a "pleasant or peaceful area or period in the midst of a difficult, troubled, or hectic place or situation".  In order to create an Oasis for your team, we use the elements of nature combined with direct coaching to bring participants through the phases of challenge, stillness, growth, and reflection.   That is the space where authentic thinking, team building and leadership skills are cultivated.
Retreats into nature are a wonderful way to reward, engage, and re-energize your employees ... all while providing them with a deeply personal and engaging experience to draw out the best in themselves.  Allowing employees to disconnect from the office in order to reconnect with nature will drive engagement and productivity. 
Our favorite retreat space is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Greene County, VA approximatley one-and-a-half hours from Richmond.  From the cabin sites we are just yards to the Appalacian Trail and immersed in nature. 
All cabins are newly renovated and nicely equipped, and the retreat can accomodate 6-10 participants. 

In addition to the amazing opportunities found on the mountain through hiking and nature searches, we partner with local professionals to provide just the right experience for your group.  Add-on options may include:
Farm-To-Table Personal Chef 
Yoga Instruction
​Mindfulness Practice
Hillside Wine Tasting / Winery Field-Trip

" Equine Factor" Retreats

As one of the first Equine Coaches based out of the Richmond area, Stacy is excited to offer you her proprietary "Equine Factor Program"

As an equine expert with over 30 years of study and experience, she has come to understand that horses are an instant litmus test of your authentic energy.  By working with them on the ground in silent communication we can more efficiently learn to manage and direct our energy and our ability to connect with others in a clear communicative manner.

In these small group workshops participants will recognize and embrace self-awareness, learn to communicate effectively, and sharpen their leadership skills.  If your team is looking for something that is truly unique and powerful with active application, this is it!
Want to know more??

Click the  mini-demo video here to witness the power of self-awareness, energy, and the Equine Factor, as demonstrated by Stacy.