Spring Into Happy with a 3 Night Retreat in the Colorado Foothills!
March 7-10, 2019

Sometimes happiness takes a back seat over the wintertime due to short days and long nights. Let’s spring into happiness together over daylight savings weekend by playing in the woods together. At this intimate retreat, we’ll:

  • Turn off our digital devices
  • Smile through laughter yoga
  • Play improv games
  • Take walks in the woods
  • Enjoy campfire conversations
  • Explore ways to be happy alone — and together

What’s Included:

  • Ground transportation to and from Denver International Airport
  • All food/non-alcoholic beverages from Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast
  • Lodging
  • All activities and activity materials


Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Cabins and Retreat Center
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Learn More About Your Hosts

Gary Ware and Amy Angelilli

Amy Angelilli
Amy_Bio_200x133As Chief Adventure Officer of The Adventure Project, and as a certified laughter yoga leader, Amy Angelilli combines the art of play with mindfulness exercises and laughter to help others discover their own life adventures. She has facilitated playshops for summer camps (for kids and grown-ups!), after school programs, spiritual centers, yoga communities, business leaders, college students, active senior centers and women’s retreats. Her immersive play-work focuses on self-discovery and meaningful connections … and, of course, fun! Currently she heads up an improv training center at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine, Florida. Since arriving in the sunshine state, she has facilitated play experiences for people from 9 to 92 and every age in between. When not playing or planning adventures, she’s usually enjoying meaningful travel or improvisational theater. Her greatest performance is as herself in “It’s All About Amy” – the improvised story of her life. She also created, produces and directs the theater experience “3 Blind Dates” – an unscripted romantic comedy that showcases the phenomenon of modern dating. Follow her adventures at www.adventure-project.com and you just might find your own adventure (like this one)!


Gary Ware
Gary_Bio_200x295Gary Ware is the founder of BreakthroughPlay.com, a site that helps professionals level-up their confidence, creativity, and happiness using play.

In working with young professionals and pulling from his own experiences, Gary realized that something was missing in his life. After experiencing burnout after burnout in pursuit of success and happiness, he realized that what was missing was Play.

As adults, we often feel that “play” is childish or something that is a distraction. But after taking an improv class over six years ago, Gary realized that when you play, your life just works better. He began creating workshops and events to share the ways you can incorporate play into your life and experience how it can improve all areas of your life; from relationships to confidence and creativity.

Combining over half a decade experience with improvisation, and over 14 years in the field of Digital Marketing, Gary has helped hundreds of companies and thousands of professionals like you make major breakthroughs in their life.

He now hosts retreats, corporate workshops, emcees events, and delivers keynotes nationwide spreading the power of PLAY.


See What People Have To Say About Amy & Gary’s Events

“Thank you for hosting this meetup! I had so many memorable moments at World Domination Summit and your meetup was truly one of the top. As adults we can get caught up in the rat race and taking ourselves too seriously. One of my favorite quotes is “life is too import to be taken so seriously”. Love what you bring into this world as we need more of it. Wish you both endless laughter and success in your pursuits. Hope we can stay connected – All the best!!”
– Ebony Cauley, Apollo Beach, Florida

“I had a wonderful time at my first ever improv session! It brought my inner creative and confident child to live (and to the stage too!). I don’t think I would have delivered my story on stage the same way, if I had not attended your meetup! (Really!). So, thank you!”
– Naser Al Sughaiyer, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

What people are saying about Amy:

“I quickly realized I was in a safe, supportive environment where I could let loose and have fun.”
– Lisa Lowe, Arvada, Colorado about Amy’s Improv for Mindful Living Playshop


“Seven weeks ago I embarked on an adventure to stretch my boundaries by joining Amy’s improv class. My original intention was to adjunctly improve my public speaking skills that were already being sharpened by Toastmasters. On the first night of class, I realized that I had stumbled upon tools for a life philosophy. I’ve learned more in the last 8 weeks than I have over the last 24 years of self improvement books and courses.”
– Ed Siarkowicz, Flagler Beach, Florida about Amy’s Level 1 improv class


“One of the highlights for me at the conference this year….What am I saying “YES” to in my life?!”
– Lynda Visosky, Toronto, Canada about Amy’s Getting to “YES!” playshop at the We Move Forward women’s retreat and conference celebrating International Women’s Day on Isla Mujeres

What people are saying about Gary:

“I can’t say enough about Gary: he is one of my favorite people in the world. His events are so fun, laughter-filled, silly, engaging, interesting, helpful, and memorable. Afterwards, I always end up telling everybody about all the fun stuff that we did and what I learned. It’s addicting. He is a masterful host / presenter / teacher. I love imagining what the world would be like if more people knew about Gary and his approach.”
– Ryan Walsh, Peak Productivity Coach


“I’ve taken two improv workshops with Gary and look forward to every event he hosts! His workshops are fun, funny and best of all I get to hang out and be silly with some amazing people. Gary enjoys teaching as much as his workshop participant enjoys learning. I would recommend Gary’s improv workshops to anyone looking to gain more confidence in front of an audience or to anyone that wants to try something new. Thanks Gary!”
– Stephanie Liu, Social Media Strategist


“I had an incredibly eye opening experience! I was able to let go of inhibitions, baggage, & just play wholeheartedly.”
– Claudia Sandoval Master Chef Season 6 Champion