The State of Gratitude Experience

APRIL 18-21, 2024
VENTUCOPA, CA (CUYAMA VALLEY)
(1.5 HOURS NORTH OF LOS ANGELES)
Leave your world behind, because out here, it is just us.

Watch our video from Experience #1 here

TESTIMONIALS:

Join us for a weekend like no other! Out in this oasis we will enjoy a curated experience packed with yoga, hiking, community meals, meditation, and community. At night we will be joined with live DJ sets and campfires to enjoy everything this magical place has to offer.

Join us for a weekend of connection as we disconnect, realign, and elevate our vibrations.

Price includes all programming, premium swag bags, food, and glamping-style accomodations.

Please Note* this is a dry event (no alcohol or drugs). We believe that to fully immerse in the experience, the use of these substances does not allow for participants to be fully present. The State of Gratitude Experiences team prides itself on being a safe space for all participants for all to enjoy. 

This experience is a true manifestation of incorporating beautiful souls from all over in order to facilitate a truly unique experience every single time.

Come with an open mind and leave the rest to us. 

A sneak peek at some programming to include:

  • Yoga
  • Astrology
  • Pool parties 
  • Guided hikes
  • Bonfires
  • Guided meditations
  • Journaling
  • AMAZING organic, locally sourced, farm-to-table meals

Optional massage services available upon request at an extra cost.

ABOUT YOUR GUIDES

ELA MARTIN

@ELAMARTIN_

Ela is an experienced Wellness Professional (E-RYT 200) currently based in Austin, TX. With a background in Chicago and NYC, she has taught over 1,500+ hours of yoga. Energetic and passionate, Ela aims to share her knowledge and empower her students. Her teachings emphasize perseverance, both mentally and physically, encouraging students to tap into their inner strength. Beyond the mat, Ela inspires practitioners to apply yogic principles in their daily lives.
She believes in creating a human connection in our technology-driven world and welcomes students from diverse backgrounds. Through her own transformative journey, Ela discovered the power of yoga, finding peace and presence through meditation. She now encourages others to embrace their potential and live authentically.

JIL DEVISCOUR

@JILSANITY

 

Jil, a movement leader in Miami comes with 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. You can expect an untraditional approach to her vinyasa flow focusing heavy on alignment, strength and the power of transitions. She draws her inspiration for class from her passions such as martial arts, weight lifting, and Calisthenics. Yoga‘s biggest gifts have been Jil‘s newfound patience and the ability to use one’s breath to get through any stressful situation. When not working out you can find her in the kitchen, cooking and baking everything from scratch .
Jil is excited to share her dedication to movement with the State of Gratitude community and can’t wait to wake up to the sound of birds chirping with you, next April!

BRIAN DUBROW

@HITOFHAPPINESS

Brian is the CEO and Founder of Hit of Happiness, a company on a mission to make the world a happier and healthier place. As a Certified Happiness Trainer and Coach, Brian works with individuals and groups to help them identify why they feel stuck and what’s holding them back, move from a state of surviving to thriving, find their why, build happy habits, and turn their dreams into a reality. This is brought to life through individual and group coaching, corporate workshops,  keynotes, offsites, and more. Brian began his career as a Deals Consultant at PwC in NYC after completing his CPA and master’s in accounting from the University of Florida. While finding professional success yet struggling to find balance in the day-to-day, Brian decided to dedicate a year of his life to studying the science of happiness under Harvard professor Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar and become a Certified Happiness Trainer. Realizing that happiness is an inside job, and that happiness can be found in every environment, Brian is now committed to helping individuals live their healthiest, happiest, and most engaged lives by leveraging the science of happiness to strengthen their mindset and habits.
Brian spent his last year at PwC in the Human Capital Center of Excellence focused on building programs to motivate, retain, and incentivize their employees. While at PwC, Brian led several workshops on happiness and wellbeing for audiences greater than 2,000 people. Brian also completed his MBA from UCLA Anderson with a focus in Leadership Development and Entrepreneurship.

CHRIS BILYK

@BILYKCJ

 

Owner and Founder of State of Gratitude.
With recovery being the most important thing in his life, Chris loves to encourage and create events which bring people together. This is how State of Gratitude was born. More than just a clothing and accessories brand, State of Gratitude encourages the adoption of the lifestyle that comes with wearing the brand. He is an avid yogi, explorer, and gratitude junkie who has devoted his life to creating safe spaces for any and everyone to come together to celebrate the beauty that is life. Chris is experienced in leading conversations on Gratitude and Manifestation workshops and encouraging activities which lead and promote active and healthy lifestyles on a daily basis. 

 

THE FRIZ

@THEFRIZOFFICIAL

 

The Friz is a visionary Producer, Vocalist, and DJ whose artistry unfolds a mesmerizing sonic universe that defies traditional genres. Fusing realms of Electronic-Bass music with the spiritual healing powers of sound. The Friz is a kaleidoscope of influences, weaving together elements of World Bass, Tribal Trap, Dubstep, Downtempo, Ambient soundscapes, and many more, into a unique and spellbinding sonic tapestry. Her original songs and DJ sets immerse you in a dance of solar and lunar energies, taking you on a transcendental journey of self-discovery, connection, and freedom. 

ALVIN CATALAN

@HEALINGHYPEMANALVIN

 

"Live your life as if you've never made a poor decision"
Alvin was guided into his spiritual path by way of mental health, holistic and spiritual alternatives. His journey began with subconscious mind shifting, theta healing, meditation and recovery outside of a 12-step program.
As a self taught teacher, Alvin is always evolving and becoming deeper in nature. Being a lover of books and the mind, he found himself taking a deep dive into the esoteric realm of tarot, divination and astrology. He naturally enjoys holding vulnerable space for those to share their stories and thoughts, with Source by his side. He has a passion for delivering EMPOWERING readings and positive words of affirmation for those working through recovery, trauma, sex therapy, spiritual integration and working with the LGBTQIA+ communities to align with their North Node. He believes, each person must find their own path and with your permission, he can serve as a guide in your journey.

DJ SCOOTSMAC

@SCOOTSMAC

Scotty, known professionally as “Scootsmac” has spent an ever-developing career and an artist, producer, and DJ. The journey from rock bands to a multi-city DJ based career out of Miami led him to focus on a community focusing on wellness and positive lifestyle. He has since channeled his musical efforts into his most admired form of wellness, yoga. Despite this love, Scootsmac continues to enjoy playing for audiences of all types including night clubs and pool party day clubs of all genres. All parties are welcome and enjoyed! Stay tuned for which set you will find!

 

SCHEDULE:

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Welcome Flow
Get your body moving, explore, and shake off your travel day. Move with your breath, the sound of nature, or follow along step by step. There is no right or wrong, just flow.
Invigorating Flow
Start your day off with this Invigorating Flow class, an all levels vinyasa flow that will leave you feeling awake, empowered, and ready for a day of fun & exploration. We will incorporate some slow movements, breathwork, peak postures with optional modifications, and then we will transition into a restorative and regenerating rest to start our day.
Strength Flow
It's like a crispy chicken sandwich, soft at the beginning and end, intense and hard in the center.
We warm up, we work hard, and then hip open even harder. If you are not afraid to drop some sweat or tears, this practice is for you.
Alignment Flow
Slow down, Focus, and Align. Workout the minute details your body has been missing in your yoga practice with this educational vinyasa flow. This class is for all the newbees, oldbees, and everything in between. If you are a power vinyasa practitioner, we got you too. 
Om Believable!
This is a unique yoga class opportunity, that's one of a kinda and you're not going to want to miss! Think of this class as a party power yoga with a collaborative playlist by DJ Scootsmac, woop woop! The vibes will be high and the energy will be electric. Come ready to flow, jam out, and have some fun!
Hit Of Happiness
“The Path to Happiness w/ Brian Dubow”
Description: Join us for a workshop with the founder of Hit of Happiness and Certified Happiness Trainer, Brian Dubow. During this session, Brian will walk us through the various dimensions of a happy life and help everyone understand their next step on the path to happiness. This workshop will be reflective and collaborative, so bring a pen and paper, an inquisitive mind, and an open heart.
"Finding your purpose"  North Node Astrology Workshop
Lead by: Counselor Alvin
"The purpose of our lives is to be happy"--Tenzin Gyatso (The 14th Dalai Lama)
The North Node in our natal chart represents where you're going in this lifetime.  It reveals the energy you need to harness in order to fulfill your soul's mission. It may currently be unknown to us, but waiting for its fulfillment is like nothing else we've experienced. For some, our purpose can be our professional life, for others it may be much simpler. Come with an open mind and willing to explore your life's purpose! 
Many people believe that the North Lunar Node sign tells us what we are striving for in this lifetime. They believe the South Lunar Node sign is all about what baggage we need to release from a previous lifetime. Even if you don’t believe in past lives or reincarnation, you can interpret the North Node as what might be useful for you to learn for more growth throughout your life, and the South Node as habits that could be useful to examine or even shed.
Life to Paper: Embrace a State of Gratitude Workshop
Join Tabitha Rose, Founder of Life to Paper Publishing, on an immersive journey through the art of Life to Paper at our upcoming workshop. Through this transformative process, participants will explore the therapeutic and healing power of putting Life to Paper, delving into life's major turning points with introspection and clarity. As we navigate these moments on paper, we cultivate a deeper sense of gratitude, embracing a State of Gratitude that resonates within us and radiates outward. This workshop is more than just writing; it's about fostering positivity, inspiration, and a commitment to service to others. Join us on this enriching endeavor to become more mindful, compassionate, empowered, and grateful individuals.

WEEKEND MENU:

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

 

Shared Double Tent
Shared Quad Tent
Shared Quad Tent
 
Shared Twin Bell Tent

 

All glamping tents are meant to be shared. However, if you choose to have your own tent you can reserve a private tent at an additional fee. Option to rent an RV and park on site is available as well. No RV hookup included.

To check out accomodations options click here

Temperature this time of year ranges from 80s during the day to 50s at night. Please bring appropriate clothing. Heaters are available on site as well, and available in tents.

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Campsite features

  • 30 secluded acre
  • 900 sqft outdoor shaded yoga and stage platform
  • 1800 sqft indoor heated furnished teepee with full soundsystem
  • 480 sqft swimming pool + decking + 1700 sqft beach sand area + DJ booth + shade structure
  • Large saloon with full kitchen and lounge area
  • Multiple sound systems
  • Individual showers over hardwood floors drain into a greywater system to minimize groundwater pollution.
  • A “leave a better trace” camp. We minimize our ecological footprint to preserve the pristine natural environment of this magical space.
  • Learn more about the site at CIELOS.CO

WHAT'S INCLUDED VS. WHAT ISN'T INCLUDED.

  • 3 Meals Per Day plus snacks.
  • Unlimited beverages including coffee and tea
  • Accommodations for 3 nights
  • Programming 
  • No Alcohol

  • No Transportation to Crazy Diamond (we are masters at helping you get to the site, so we will assist in finding carpooling options)

Refund Policy

  • No Refunds.
  • Tickets are transferable.

 Did we miss something

  • Questions regarding this event can be emailed to hello@stateofgratitudeusa.com
  • Collaboration inquiries to hello@stateofgratitudeusa.com

We love to set up a Whatsapp group chat with all our participants a few weeks prior to the start to the experience, sign up as soon as you know you want to come so you can be a part of the conversation from the beginning! 

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