Christine D’Ercole Wordshop™ Retreat

Zermatt, Switzerland

Jul 10-15, 2023 |6 days|Zermatt

About This Event

Spend a week with Christine at the idyllic Cervo Mountain Resort for a very special Wordshop Series event, WORDSWORK: a week-long Wordshop immersive retreat designed to examine and challenge the narratives that drive our lives.

“The most powerful thing anyone can say to us is what we say to ourselves”.

Over the course of 5 days, participate in four live, in-person Wordshops with Christine and take a closer look at your inner monologue.

Through Christine’s powerful story-telling and guided writing and journaling experiments, you’ll learn to listen deeply and to practice editing the personal storylines that do not serve you.

In between wordshops you’ll have opportunities for a variety of activities on and around the lake, including hiking and even wakeboarding and photo walks.

Leave the week with a greater command over the profound and practical tools you’ve acquired.

You’ll be stronger in your practice of managing self-talk and more confident in your agency to own your story.

5010€/per person

About the retreat leader

Christine is a public speaker whose work is rooted in self-talk. Our conversations with ourselves have a tremendous impact on our quality of life. Her WORDSHOPS™ are workshops in self-talk, providing profound and practical tools for editing our self-talk in real time.

Developing the skill to manage our inner monologue not is not only empowering, it is life-changing. Christine has a very down-to-earth authentic style that puts participants at ease, creating a comfortable space to face what we are really saying to ourselves.

Her one-hour Wordshops involve story-telling and an interactive flash writing experiment, culminating in a tool participants can easily take away and practice immediately. Her work covers topics from body-image to addiction and loss to corporate cultural growth and team-building.

WordsWork is her three-Wordshop immersive retreat course, designed to offer time and space away from regular life, in order to take an even deeper dive on self-talk. With additional journaling and guided writing experiments, you’ll have the opportunity to experience closer guidance from Christine on cultivating the art and skill of editing your self-talk. The goal is to establish a personal practice of mantra-making, and walk away feeling confident in your agency to own your story.

She is also a decorated competitive track cyclist, a Masters World Champion and 10X National Champion. As such, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as one of the original cycling instructors at Peloton. Her classes are grounded in the science of cycling and the power of words. Her unique style of mindful motivation inspires members of the Peloton community, reaching thousands of devoted riders every day.

She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, former Teacher Trainer for Schwinn Indoor Cycling and has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years.

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About Switzerland

Nestled in the heart of Europe, this compact little country has a lot to offer. With much of the country covered by the Alps, Switzerland is one of the highest countries in altitude in Europe. The amazing mountains, heaps of lakes and beautiful villages make for the most beautiful scenery in Switzerland. These landscapes are considered to be what makes the country the perfect destination for vacationing and exploring new cultures. And of course, the Swiss cheese and chocolate are two of the most loved things by visitors and locals.

You will be pleasantly surprised when visiting Switzerland in July. It is the middle of summer when temperatures soar. The landscape is stunningly beautiful, with emerald lakes, clear blue skies, and valleys full of colorful flowers during this time—an ideal setting for a wide range of activities. Summer skiing, hiking, swimming, biking, stand-up paddling and many more thrilling activities will get your blood pumping in Switzerland in July. Although Switzerland has a lot to offer in the colder months, it is definitely worth visiting during summer.

Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Zermatt, the CERVO is the gateway to the mystical mountain world of the Alps. With a deeply rooted sense of the extraordinary, of highest quality and of authentic hospitality, CERVO invites its guests to explore the impressive nature around us. And to discover themselves.


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Changing your story,

one word at a time.

Indicative Schedule

Day 1:

  • Arrival at Cervo Resort, Zermatt Switzerland  
  • 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Retreat Begins- Welcome Meetup  
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm: Welcome Dinner   

Day 2:

  • 7:00am - 10:00am: Breakfast with Christine 
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm: Wordshop 1  
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Free Time  
  • 1:00pm - 5:30pm: Mindful Activities (TBD)  
  • 5:30pm - 6:00pm: Post Activity Writing   
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm: Free Time 
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm: Dinner with Christine  

Day 3:

  • 7:00am - 10:00am: Breakfast  
  • 10:00am – 2:00pm: Hike of the 5 Lakes  
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Free Time
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm: Wordshop 2  
  • 5:00pm - 7:30pm: Free Time   
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm: Dinner with Christine

Day 4:

  • 7:00am - 9:00am: Breakfast  
  • 9:00am - 11:00pm: Wordshop 3  
  • 11:00pm- 7:00pm: Lake Day (Sustainable Wakeboard+ Free Time for Lunch)  
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm: Dinner with Christine 

Day 5:

  • 7:00am - 10:00am: Breakfast  
  • 10:00am - 11:30am: Final Wordshop 4  
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Free Time  
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm: Biking Activity (OPTIONAL)  
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm: Post Activity Writing   
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm: Free Time   
  • 7:00pm - 7:30pm: Meetup before dinner   
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm: Dinner with Christine  

Day 6:

  • 7am - 10am: Farewell Breakfast  
  • 11:00am: Check-Out  

Disclaimer: This schedule is indicative and is subject to change as we move closer to the retreat date. 

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Event Highlights

5-night accommodation in the “Nomad”

All sessions with Christine D’Ercole

5 breakfast meals

5 dinner meals

Watersports at Schali Lake




5010€/per person

in Double Occ. room

5590€/per person

in Single Occ. room

what’s included

  • 5-night accommodation in the “Nomad”
  • All sessions with Christine D’Ercole
  • 5 breakfast meals
  • 5 dinner meals
  • Watersports at Schali Lake
  • Hiking

what’s not included

  • Airfare to/from Switzerland
  • Arrival and departure land transfers in Switzerland
  • Accommodation tax per person per overnight stay
  • Tea, soft drinks and beverages
  • Optional activities
  • Whatever is not mentioned clearly in the inclusions

more info

Language: English

Airport Transfer: Available upon request

Cancellation Policy: Deposit amount is non-refundable | Should you wish to cancel your participation one month or less before the start of the retreat, 100% of cancellation fees are applied.

Important Info: In case there are Covid-19 restrictions or restrictions related to any other pandemic that prevent guests from traveling the total amount paid will be refunded.

Dietary Needs: Should you have any special dietary need/allergy, kindly let us know in advance in order to be able to better accommodate you in the best possible way.

Transport: We suggest that you book flights to and from Milan Airport (MXP) as it’s the most convenient one and the closest to the resort.  In order to make your arrival to and departure from Zermatt as smooth as possible, we can arrange for you a private transfer from/to Milan Airport at an extra cost.

Additionally, kindly note that we can arrange for you private transfers from the other mentioned airports as well! Please contact us if you would like more information at

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