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IT IS TIME TO DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT! 

The BTG™ Soul Cruise is a magical and amazing all-inclusive soul retreat.  

Filled with sun, sand, surf and SOUL you will have the amazing opportunity to learn directly from BTG Owner, Ashley Mitchell and her team as well as being spoiled with fun swag, creating hilarious memories and building life long relationships! 

During our time together we will focus on the 5 factors that we believe are the key to unlocking the

Big Tough Girl™ way of life! 

 

 

REGISTRATION OPEn!

2018 BTG™ Soul Cruise Birthday Bash Dates and Registration: 

Sailing  January 26th - February 3rd 2018

Long Beach, California to 6 Day Mexican Riviera Cruise

All-Inclusive tuition $999.00 {installment plans available}

Your ticket includes:

  • Your ticket to board the cruise ship.  (this will include the all-inclusive items that the ship offers.  These may vary per trip.)
  • Swag bags for those that attend the event
  • Welcome Dinner at our hotel the evening before we set sail.  (type of dinner is subject to change based on destination.)
  • One night stay in hotel room (hotel is subject to change based on destination.)
  • Daily workshops created and taught by owner, Ashley Mitchell and the BTG Team.  
  • One-on-one mentor time with owner, Ashley Mitchell to help cater YOUR needs for forward movement.
  • Free time to share with the amazing women sailing with you.
  • BIRTHDAY BASH CELEBRATION - an extra day to play!  (exclusive to our 2018 cruise)

 

{payment options are available.  A $500 non refundable deposit is required.  2 payments of $249.50 would then follow for two months ONLY until paid in full.} 

* Because we have Cruise fees and commitments that have been made there is a non-refundable $500 deposit that is required at booking.  Any payment after the $500 deposit is available for refund until July 1st.  Any requests for a refund after this date will not be met.  After July 1st all sales are final and non-transferable.  IF you cancel AFTER July 1st you will be responsible for ALL fees that meet Carnival Cruise Line cancellation policies.}

*must be 21 years or older to cruise

*women only

*make a dream come true for a Big Tough Girl™  you know and look into our sponsor options HERE!

 

This was my second year being able to attend the BTG soul retreat and this year all expectations were exceeded. Ashley did a tremendous job on this years workshops. They were so hard to listen to (emotionally), It was all stuff I needed to hear. There was so much learning and healing that took place in that short time. This retreat changed me so much, I can not wait to go again
— From a BTG Cruiser

 

WHAT TO EXPECT!

  • A beautiful sailing experience.
  • a place to rest from every day life.
  • delicious meals served to your hearts content.
  • a place to be a part of our crazy, life-loving, soul-healing, silly and spirited family.
  • a place of belonging.
  • a place to play.
  • a place to laugh.
  • a place to cry.
  • a place to rest.
  • a place to grow.
  • a place to heal.
  • a place that you will crave until you come back the next time!

 

YOUR TUITION INCLUDES:

  • Your ticket to board the cruise ship.  (this will include the all-inclusive items that the ship offers.  These may vary per trip.)
  • Swag bags for those that attend the event
  • Welcome Dinner at our hotel the evening before we set sail.  (type of dinner is subject to change based on destination.)
  • One night stay in hotel room (hotel is subject to change based on destination.)
  • Daily workshops created and taught by owner, Ashley Mitchell and the BTG Team.  
  • One-on-one mentor time with owner, Ashley Mitchell to help cater YOUR needs for forward movement.
  • Free time to share with the amazing women sailing with you.
  • BIRTHDAY BASH CELEBRATION - an extra day to play!  (exclusive to our 2018 cruise)
  • Breakfast included before we leave the hotel.
  • Free shuttle to the port the morning we sail.
  • Work Hard - Play Hard!
  • the time of your life if you choose to make it so.

 

 

What will we be doing?

On our BTG Cruise our schedule will include lots of time together.  We will be not only enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the ship and all that it has to offer but we will be enjoying each other.  We will have schedule workshops, time of reflection and healing, time for open and honest communication and sharing, time for prayer and spiritual intervention.  You will have time for your own serenity, on the boat or on shore.  You will have time to let your hair down and truly let your crazy hang out!  There is no judgement from this family.  We want you here to be yourself!  We want you to be free from your trials and struggles...to be free  to be who you are when you are home alone, ya know dancing in your underwear auditioning for the VOICE.  But seriously, this is a time FOR YOU!  And it will be what YOU make it!

With a full boat staff of over 800 people your sailing, eating and entertainment needs will be met.  With our veteran team of  Big Tough Girls your soul will be catered to.  You will have personal conversation with unlikely people, you will open yourself in ways that you never thought possible and we GUARANTEE that you will cry at least ONCE.

Our goal is to make sure that you have the time of your life while making lifelong friendships, and most importantly that you go back to your life a stronger, more joyful woman, feeling on-track and ready to be exactly who you are and to do exactly what is in your heart.

AND even after all of that if you are not sure.....just remember we are doing all of this amazing soul work ON A CRUISE TO MEXICO.  We have set it up for you to have a trip of a lifetime! .... See you on board!

I am 1 of 10 amazing women who took the 2015 BTG soul cruise. I will say I was SO nervous. I had never met any of these women face to face. Some of them I knew their story from reading on the FB page. Some I had not. I was the “old” one of the group. Oldest Birth mom and 2nd to the oldest on the cruise. Meeting Ashley Mitchell was one of the most moving experiences of my 41 years. I was not ready for the emotion that poured out of me. She is my ambassador for truth and forward movement. What I thought I went on the cruise to find/do/heal from is totally different than when I left. I was so busy feeling sorry for myself and looking back, I didn’t realize my reality was starring at me in the face. I learned so much by listening to others. I am humbled by the honesty and the trust the women have put into me. Almost each one of the ladies took me aside and had one on one heart to heart conversations. If its not a HELL YES- then its a NO. Is the juice worth the squeeze? Memories were made. Friendships I will forever take with me.
— From a BTG Cruiser- 2015

WELCOME ABOARD THE CARNIVAL splendor

It’s hard to tell which onboard space best represents Carnival Splendor — they all seem to hint at the amazing time you’re going to have. El Morocco Lounge hosts comedy shows, musical performances, karaoke and more… and wears its 1930s namesake clearly on its nameplate. The words “Royal Flush Casino” incite visions of winning, while our onboard jazz club’s moniker — The Cool — simply says it all without saying a word. And the Pinnacle Steakhouse can be found not only at the height of elegant dining, but at the apex of the ship.

If you like your fun to flow, there are options aplenty. If you list “splish” and “splash” among your favorite terms, there’s the Splash Park. Those into sitting and sliding are invited to try the signature Carnival Twister Waterslide. How about floating or swimming around? Carnival Splendor has pools all over the place, including the midship pool featuring a retractable roof that makes any day a pool day. So whether you splish or splash, you’ll find hydro-excitement galore.

If relaxation is more your thing, Serenity Adult-Only Retreat is more your place. Or if you’re looking to take relaxation to the extreme, direct your attention to the Cloud 9 Spa, featuring more (and better) ways to kick back than just about anywhere else, on land or at sea. You haven’t lived until you’ve relaxed in a Thalassotherapy pool, or chilled — so to speak — in a dry heat chamber.

 

*subject to change

 

DAY 1:  The Pointer Finger:  Own Your Shit

- transitioning out of the "blame game".  During DAY ONE we will discuss the power of transitioning out of a place of victim hood, regaining your power in the choices that you make for your own life and owning your shit in your journey.  

It is time that we point the finger at ourselves and take responsibility for OUR OWN life.

 

DAY 2:  The Middle Finger:  Get Back to the Business of Your Own Business

-getting back to the business of your own business.  During DAY TWO we will discuss the importance of shifting focus back to YOU and not others around you.  We will talk about the traps of getting caught in comparison, jealousy and judgement. 

It is time that we flip everyone else off and live the life that WE want without apology or fear.

 

DAY 3:  The Ring Finger: Commit to Yourself

- understanding the value of YOU and learning that you are worth investing in you.  During DAY THREE we will discuss the importance of self-care, why you are worth investing time, energy and money into and how to do it guilt-free.

It is time to admit that you have needs and that if you are not YOUR best self you will not be good for anyone!

 

DAY 4: The Pinky Finger:  The Strongest Women know their Weakness

-understanding the value in knowing your weaknesses.  During DAY FOUR we will discuss the great value in knowing yourself so well that you not only embrace your strengths but learn to love and respect your weakness.  We will also discuss the importance of your tribe and the power in true community support.  You don't need to do any of this alone. 

It is time that we accept ALL parts of us, even the weakest parts of us...that is what makes us truly strong.

 

DAY 5:  The Thumb:  Stick it out and Keep Moving Forward

-understanding that we cannot stay where we are.  During DAY FIVE we will discuss change and how it is the one consistent thing in our life.  We will learn tools to keep moving forward in our life, to look back only for reflection and to celebrate not where we came from but where we are going!

It is time that we stop standing by the burning car on the side of the road, lets laugh at the puff of smoke behind us instead.

 

 
Words cannot rightly describe the experience I had on this retreat. There were many tears shed has I learned so much more about myself and getting on the path to healing my soul, and gaining spiritual growth. The workshops were amazing and inspiring. There were also so many life long connections made with the incredible women and friends I met on the ship. I cannot wait to go again.
— From a BTG Cruiser- 2016
 
 
 
I truly believe that the individuals that will put their heart and soul into this journey and give themselves to the sea will return changed women.
— Ashley Mitchell, Cruise Director

NAME:  Ashley Mitchell

LOCATION:  Springville, Utah / The World

JOB:   Ashley Mitchell is the Owner of BIG TOUGH GIRL™, which was created as she started her own journey searching for a true community support group.  She has had the amazing opportunity to speak all over the country to women on becoming a #bigtoughgirl and she is the host of this amazing BTG™ Soul Cruise.  She works with women all around the world and rocks this LIFE BRAND FOR WOMEN.

She also a mother of two wingnut toddlers that she loves dearly (that is a job all by itself.) 

"I am your biggest cheerleader."   

 

I truly was healed.... I have more healing to do but I feel like for once in my life I was able to let things go about my adoption and placement and know I can’t change anything. I know they are clothed, fed, loved and I am lucky to have them know who I am and be a part of my life.....Thank you for putting on another cruise. I am super excited..
— From a BTG Cruiser 2014

 

REGISTRATION OPEN!

2018 BTG™ Soul Cruise Birthday Bash Dates and Registration: 

Sailing  January 26th - February 3rd 2018

Long Beach, California to 6 Day Mexican Riviera Cruise

All-Inclusive tuition $999.00 {installment plans available}

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:

  • Your ticket to board the cruise ship.  (this will include the all-inclusive items that the ship offers.  These may vary per trip.)
  • Swag bags for those that attend the event
  • Welcome Dinner at our hotel the evening before we set sail.  (type of dinner is subject to change based on destination.)
  • One night stay in hotel room (hotel is subject to change based on destination.)
  • Daily workshops created and taught by owner, Ashley Mitchell and the BTG Team.  
  • One-on-one mentor time with owner, Ashley Mitchell to help cater YOUR needs for forward movement.
  • Free time to share with the amazing women sailing with you.
  • BIRTHDAY BASH CELEBRATION - an extra day to play!  (exclusive to our 2018 cruise)

 

{payment options are available.  A $500 non refundable deposit is required.  2 payments of $249.50 would then follow for two months ONLY until paid in full.} 

* Because we have Cruise fees and commitments that have been made there is a non-refundable $500 deposit that is required at booking.  Any payment after the $500 deposit is available for refund until July 1st.  Any requests for a refund after this date will not be met.  After July 1st all sales are final and non-transferable.  IF you cancel AFTER July 1st you will be responsible for ALL fees that meet Carnival Cruise Line cancellation policies.}

*must be 21 years or older to cruise

*women only

*make a dream come true for a Big Tough Girl™  you know and look into our sponsor options HERE!

 

 

 

 

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IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE BTG SOUL CRUISE SIMPLY FILL OUT THIS FORM AND OUR TEAM WILL GET BACK WITH YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Direct Email:  hi@bigtoughgirl.org

Q:  Do I need a Passport?

A:  Carnival requires guests to provide proper travel documentation in order to travel.  The passport requirement does NOT apply to U.S. citizens traveling to or returning directly from a U.S. Territory.  If you will not be traveling with a passport you ARE required to have a valid US Driver's License AND original Birth Certificate (with a seal) for travel to be carried with you at ALL TIMES.

Passports are not required but recommended.  EVEN MORE WITH THE STATE OF THE WORLD WE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGING YOU TO GET A PASSPORT.  It will soon be required for all domestic travel and a simple state I.D. will not be enough.  Please protect yourself.  

*If you need to obtain a passport quickly, Carnival recommends that you contact VisaCentral at www.visacentral.com/carnival or by phone: 1-866-788-1100.  Callers should mention that they are sailing on Carnival to receive discounted service fees. 

Q:  Can I bring my husband/boyfriend/ male friend?

A:  In a word. NO.  Sorry, this is just for the ladies!  We will be working on ourselves without distractions of gorgeous traveling companions. 

*Cruise Director Ashley Mitchell travels with her BTG (Big Tough Guy) who is there for support, safety and emotional stability.  He also leads a workshop for the women on 'Finding their Worth in Themselves + Not In Others'!  *SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Q:  What if I want some 1:1 Coaching time with you?

A:  Well why wouldn't you?  This is a GREAT opportunity to have LIVE mentoring instead of over the phone or online.  I provide an OPEN DOOR POLICY on the ship for you to come in and chat with me for a full COUCH TIME Session.  This is a $50 an hour service that I am offering for FREE for an entire WEEK with the purchase of this trip! 

Q:  Can I really afford this?

A:  If you want to do just any old cruise you can go on your own for less, yes.  BUT with all the coaching, connections and goodies that you will be receiving on this ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity how can you NOT afford to come.  We have kept this as inexpensive as possible for you and have made it so that you can set up monthly payments.  

If you want this, lets DO THIS.  Excuses are beneath you!

Q:  This all sounds AMAZING.  What is included and what is NOT included in the Cruise registration?

A:  It really is amazing and we are SO excited to CRUISE with you.  Here is the information in detail

Included:

One night stay at the Hotel of our choice the night before we sail (this includes our Welcome Dinner party, food, workshops and free breakfast in the morning)

Free shuttle to the port.  (we will shuttle together as a group so you don't get lost)

Standard Cruise fares for your ticket aboard the Carnival Inspiration with shared accommodations, all booked for you through BTG.

Most food (some ship restaurants or port restaurants are not included.)

Some beverages.  Water, juice, tea, coffee etc are all included.  (soda and adult drink passes can be purchased once you board the ship-not included.)

Fun swag for those that attend

Workshops with Ashley

NOT Included:

Travel to and from Port Destination

Ship gratuities to our waiters, cabin stewards etc. (estimated $100 for the entire week)

Specialty coffee (like lattes), soda, bottled water and all alcohol are extra.  Look into drink cards when you board.

Any personal shopping, on shore excursions, treats, souvenirs etc on the ship or at port.

Shuttle, cab or transportation after we dock.  You must make arrangements to get from the port to your airport or hotel after the cruise is over.  You are also responsible for any additional hotel nights for extra travel days.

Travel insurance.  We highly recommend you purchase some for your trip.  We can help add it to your booking, just let us know!

Q:  How old do I have to be?  Can I bring my daughter/sister/ female friend?

A:  We would love to welcome all beautiful Big Tough Girls on board, as long as they are 21.  You must be 21 years or older to travel. 

Q:  What if I am coming with a friend/family member?  Can I pick my roommate?

A:  Yes.  At booking just leave a note and let us know!  Both parties must be registered (we don't "save" cabins.)  You will be partnered with a roommate but we do our best to put you with someone that will be the best fit.  Keep in mind that you will be in your room for sleeping and getting ready for the days events.  You wont spend much time in there! 

Q:  What if I hate my body in a swim suit?

A:  Oh sweet soul sister, that is most women!  You are not alone and this retreat will hold you with the highest level of love and respect.  NO JUDGEMENT! 

Q:  What if I hate you or the other women or everything about this trip? 

A:  Stranger things have happened.  We are here to do everything we can to provide the most amazing and life changing experience created JUST FOR YOU.  This trip revolves around the ultimate level of love and respect for this sisterhood.  We all work through, solve and process things differently.  There is no room for judgement in this space.  There are no guarantees ever but we promise that if you come, open your heart and mind and roll with it...it will be impossible for you to leave unchanged.

You will get out of this what you put in. Period.

*we don't ever guarantee results

Q:  What is your refund policy?

A:  Because we have Cruise fees and commitments that have been made there is a non-refundable $500 deposit that is required at booking.  Any payment after the $500 deposit is available for refund until July 1st.  Any requests for a refund after this date will not be met.  

After July 1st all sales are final and non-transferable.  IF you cancel AFTER July 1st you will be responsible for ALL fees that meet Carnival Cruise Line cancellation policies.

The night before we sail all passengers will be filling out all legal, medical and contact forms.  You can see the liability form here:

See the rest of our Terms & Conditions HERE.  

 

*any tickets that are booked AFTER July 1st are final and non-transferable.  Please note that you are taking a risk when buying these tickets so far in advance, we strongly encourage you to make proper arrangements as far in advance as possible so you don't have to miss out or lose your cruise money.  

**Any other questions you have about the cruise line, the boat, the ship rules etc please read HERE.