NEW!  Equinox retreat sept 22-24, 2017

My dear friends Monica McGuire of Mettabody Buffalo and Jessica Mascle of Buffalo Ayurveda are teaming up to bring us an equinox retreat to support your mind, body, and spirit as we shift seasons.  I'm looking forward to being a participant, sharing a dancing freedom 'Voyager Session' and acting as host at our retreat center here in Lake View, NY.

"Ayurveda teaches us to be mindful as the seasons change.  At this juncture, we are holding on to the expansive, intense, and heating qualities of summer like a tree in fall with bright red leaves.  As a tree drops those leaves and prepares for winter, autumn is a time to release the heat and intensity of summer and to turn inward in rest and contemplation. Join us as we pause and explore what it means to live a life of balance in autumn. Using the ancient sister sciences of yoga and ayurveda we will, at once, be gently cleansed and deeply nourished.  

Leave feeling prepared to reintegrate your life with the natural rhythms of the earth and sun. Included: Ayurvedic Meals, Lodging*, Workshops, Yoga and Meditation, Thai Massage, Cooking Labs, and Free Time. You can choose whether you would like to stay in a tent that we will set up and outfit for you or in a shared room in the farmhouse. Both options have easy access to a bathroom in the house."

To register you can click here.  You can also view the facebook event here.
You can e-mail with questions

Upcoming Retreats

  • September: Meadowlark Retreat

    September: Meadowlark Retreat


    by Resolve to Evolve

    Friday, Sept 15 - Sunday Sept 17, 2017  Join Eliza Schneider and cohost Ashley Strazzella for a weekend retreat in Lake View, NY. Meadowlark will guide to … $250.00 Select Options
  • October: Raven Retreat

    October: Raven Retreat


    by Resolve to Evolve

    Raven Retreat: October 14-16, 2017Join Eliza Schneider and co-host (TBA) for a weekend retreat in Lake View, NY. Raven will guide to relish in the majesty and mystery of the univer… $250.00 Select Options
  • November: Owl: Sacred Wisdom

    November: Owl: Sacred Wisdom


    by Resolve to Evolve

    Join Eliza Schneider and cohost (TBA) for a weekend retreat in Lake View, NY. Owl will guide us to get in touch with our higher selves and the sacred wisdom we hold inside.Beds, li… $250.00 Select Options
  • December: Dove Solstice Retreat

    December: Dove Solstice Retreat


    by Resolve to Evolve

    Dove Retreat: December 16-18th: Dove will guide us to slow down during what can be a hectic holiday season, and take time to go inward to find peace, spirit, and connection.  … $250.00 Select Options

Resolve to Evolve Retreats


Take time for yourself to pause and savor the beauty of nature, reflect on your life,
learn tips and tools for relaxation, connect with your intuition, move your body,
and connect with an amazing community of support.

Just 20 minutes south of Buffalo, the retreats are held in a lovely farmhouse in Lake View, NY.  

This gorgeous healing space allows beach access, backs up to woods with hiking trails, and includes a lovely vegetable garden.


Meet your hosts:

Eliza Schneider is the creator of Resolve to Evolve.
The retreats will be hosted on her family's land where she grew up and currently lives!  
You can check out her bio by clicking here.

Ashley Strazzella

Buffalo Native, Healer & Teacher200hr RYT, Reiki Master Teacher, Yoga Nidra Specialist, Sacred Plant Medicine Practitioner

Ashley is a Buffalo native who spent 3 years in India & Asia training in Yoga, Meditation, Plant & Energy Medicine. She offers private meditation & integrated energy healing sessions as well as herbalism and sacred plant medicine.

“I’ve spent years under many teachers observing, studying, and eventually practicing the healing process of various traditions and approaches, on patients from various cultures, backgrounds and mindsets. From these experiences I’ve gathered that two things are certainly and consistently our biggest obstacles to finding. One, is the assumption that health comes from something outside ourselves. The second, is the inability and underplayed importance of true relaxation and retreat.”

 Ashley is a facilitator and teacher of healing practices, plant medicine and various forms of yoga and meditation. She specializes in Yoga Nidra, a practice geared towards healing through conscious relaxation. She also facilitates shamanic practices and rituals aimed towards helping us to regain our birth right connections with the Earth and Nature. 

“Although I do practice healing work, I hesitate to call myself a 'healer', as my approach is aimed at helping my clients empower themselves with the tools to create their own path towards healing and wholeness. I am guide to offer some light, the path itself is yours to walk”

Ashley offers private and group Energy Healing Sessions and Plant Spirit Medicine Treatments, weekly Yoga classes, Private and group Yoga Nidra sessions & Courses, Reiki Training, Meditation training, and Shamanic Practices. She teachers locally in East Aurora and in various guest locations throughout Buffalo.

Weekend Retreats includes:

  • An intimate gathering of no more than 8 participants/weekend
  • Daily morning yoga & guided meditation 
  • Daily Dance Ceremonies 
  • Nature vision quest to connect you with your intuition & spirit
  • Group coaching & energy work 
  • Cacao Ceremony with sound healing & medicine music
  • Organic, local nourishing meals (Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options)
  • Down-time for naps, conversation, walks, journaling...
  • A bed in a shared room (depending on space).
  • A whole lot of laughter, smiles, and embraces

Each weekend retreat begins on Friday evening with arrival between 4-6pm.
Each weekend retreat ends on Sunday after brunch and clean up at 1pm.

If you need financial assistance or want to do a work trade, 
please email