PJ Jackson Retreat

Awaken the Wisdom Within

May 16 - 21, 2023|6 days|Crete

About This Event

“Self-love is the first love.  Without it your life remains out of balance.” – PJ Jackson

Join us for an inner jouney of a lifetime!  Nowhere else in the world will you be as influenced by your inner wisdom than in this extraordinarily curated personal awakening retreat.

Experience earth, wind, fire, and water adventures in the center of Europe’s most ancient civilization, the Minoans, on the island of Crete. Walk Knossos Palace, the path of the minotaur to reveal your fears. Explore the Diktaion Andron, one of the putative sites of the birth of Zeus to experience a personal rebirth. Enjoy a Mediterranean cooking class from local ladies, and cruise Mirabello Bay, the largest natural bay of the Greek Islands, during a new moon, to set your life’s intentions.

During your retreat, soul empowerment coach, PJ Jackson will guide you each morning as you examine the foundation of your self-worth, focus on beliefs about yourself and design a personalized self-care plan. Each morning begins with renewal yoga and each evening closes with reflective meditation.

As a bonus, prior to the retreat, you receive your personal Emergenetics profile to start your journey to self-discovery during a 90 minute One-On-One coaching with PJ.

The Emergenetics psychometric profile assessment is designed to enhance self-awareness and provide practical applications to help you reduce personal judgment and improve your communication skills. Based on more than 30 years of statistical analysis, the proprietary assessment meets the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. The Profile report is easy to understand, memorable and immediately applicable. By revealing preferences for seven Thinking and Behavioral Attributes, you will discover where your inherent strengths lie. Your coaching will include a downloadable recording of your session for personal reuse.

You hold the power to change your life by implementing this personalized self-knowledge and awakening your inner wisdom at one of the most transformative places on earth, the Isle of Crete!


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“I am so excited to guide you through PJ’s healing retreat in spectacular Crete! I will be here to walk you through every step of the way, so please contact me at fenia@travelgems.com for any assistance you may need!” 


2900€/per person

About the retreat leader

Melding an engineer’s intellect and an awakened heart, PJ Jackson is combining a professional background as an Applied Scientist, engineer, and organizational transformation expert to help individuals breakthrough and level up to new heights in personal development. She does this as a soul empowerment coach through curated personal coaching to expand your self-awareness and awaken your inner wisdom.

PJ is a senior advisor to C-Suite executives seeking to transform their life’s journey, enhance their performance and transform their organization’s culture.  She personifies 30 years of corporate transformation and facilitated learning with the ability to see beneath façades and get to the literal heart of the matter.

PJ studied quantum healing, under Deepak Chopra, for five years and has launched Awaken One Million, a global campaign to raise the conscious awareness of one million people over the next decade. PJ has over 33K social media followers as of June 2022.

A published author and an engaging presenter professionally coaching others to new speaking heights and nuanced storytelling. An agile interpersonal navigator whose inquiry reveals a profound respect for the journey and the potential of each person. Through her own story, The Labyrinth Influence, Awaken the Wisdom Within, PJ is focused on helping people accelerate their personal growth, be grounded in a positive self-image, and inspires them to find their true purpose.

PJ Jackson is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Positive Knowledge, LLC, a consulting firm for positive transformational change. PJ’s goal is to increase the harmony of humanity, one choice, one step, one moment at a time through her unique empowerment path.

Earlier in her career, PJ spent 14 years on active duty in the United States Navy and 11 years as a Knowledge Strategist and Senior Program Manager, at Lockheed Martin Corporation, one of the nation’s top defense contracting firms. Her list of clients includes an array of major global companies, including the United States Navy, Lockheed Martin, France Energy, AT&T, the World Bank, and Defense Acquisition University.

PJ is a Certified Emergenetics Associate and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She has authored three books: The Labyrinth Influence, Awaken the Wisdom Within (2018); Sophie G Wanderlin, One of a Kind (2017); and Adventure Day One: 7 Positive Strategies When Life’s Journey Gets Rough (2014).



About the hotel

Minos Beach art hotel is mastering with ethos the art of hospitality, synched to nature and art. At the edge of the water, engulfed in Cretan greenery, Minos Beach art hotel constitutes a hidden gem for world explorers. Its design brings harmony into the senses, combining elements of art and nature. Walking into the gradniose Lounge area, you can sense authenticity and luxury, blended into art. Its unconventional design resembles the entrance to a Modern Art museum. The hotel’s bungalows and villas with private pools, stretched across a 2.5km coastline, offer a glimpse into the architectural style of Eastern Crete’s fishing villages, while blending naturally into their surroundings. Their chic, low-rise construction create a sense of privacy, serenity and close connection to Mother Earth. Walking across the hotel’s gardens, you can smell the fragrance of nature, while the meditating sound of the sea provides peace and tranquility.

Huddled in the hotel’s fragrant gardens, Minos Beach art hotel’s bungalows offer a private, serene escape to a naturally luxurious destination. With bright, open spaces, impeccable views at the sea and a design that connects all senses together, the bungalows are purposed to immerse you in nature.

Enhance your self-love

& Awaken your Consciousness

Emphasis: Soul

Arrival at Crete / Check-in at hotel

Welcome Dinner & Start of Retreat 

Attitude: Examine the foundation of your self-worth

AM Yoga 


AM Session with PJ "Attitude of Self"

Day Activity: Knossos Visit Labyrinth - Reveal your Minotaur 

Evening Activity: Fire Ritual - Release your Minotaur 

Dinner w/Group


Awareness: Focus on your beliefs about yourself

AM Yoga 


AM Session with PJ "Awareness of Self"

Day Activity: Cave of Zeus - Birth your Narrative 

Evening Activity: Earth Ritual - Cooking Class 

Dinner w/Group


Acceptance: Understand and overcome your fears

AM Yoga 


AM Session with PJ "Acceptance of Self"

Day Activity: Water Ritual - Mirabello Cruise

Evening Activity: Open for self-reflection

Dinner Open


Activation: Design your self-care plan

AM Yoga 


AM Session with PJ "Actions of Self-Love" 

Day Activity: Air Ritual - Beach 

Spa Healing Options 

Celebration Dinner w/Group


AM Yoga





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

Start your

Event Highlights

5-night accommodation in Sea View Bungalow

5 breakfast meals

5 dinner meals

All sessions with PJ Jackson

Personalized Emergenetics profile and private coaching with PJ Jackson

Daily Yoga clases

Visit to Zeus Cave

Guided Tours to Knossos and Heraklion Museum

Cooking class with local ladies

Cruise at Mirabello Bay


2900€/per person

in Double Occ. room


3450€/per person

in Single Occ. room

what’s included

  • 5-night accommodation in Sea View Bungalow
  • 5 breakfast meals
  • 5 dinner meals
  • All sessions with PJ Jackson
  • Personalized Emergenetics profile and private coaching with PJ Jackson
  • Daily Yoga clases
  • Visit to Zeus Cave
  • Guided Tours to Knossos and Heraklion Museum
  • Cooking class with local ladies
  • Cruise at Mirabello Bay

what’s not included

  • Airfare to/from Greece, and Crete island – We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets
  • Arrival and departure land transfers
  • Accommodation tax per person per overnight stay
  • Water, tea, soft drinks and beverages
  • Whatever is not mentioned clearly in the inclusions

more info

We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets


Language: English

Airport Transfer: Available upon request

Cancellation Policy: Deposit amount paid 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: For PJ’s retreat in Crete, you can fly into Heraklion International Airport (code: HER)

From there you can book a transfer to the hotel (duration: 50min)