EMAJYN specializes in Forum retreats for YPO, EO, and Vistage, designed to bring members together around leading facilitators, unprecedented talent access and once-in-a-life experiences in incredible destinations.

All experiences are customizable to accommodate every group’s unique preferences and retreat focus.

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2024 U.S. Retreat Recommendations

Get Inspired: Ideal for shorter retreats (2-3 nights).


Willamette Valley, OR

Home to two-thirds of Oregon's wineries and vineyards, the Willamette Valley is widely regarded as one of the world's premier Pinot noir-producing regions. In addition to private tastings at some of the most exclusive wineries in the area, guests will enjoy guided hikes with sweeping views of the Pacific Northwest, a foraging expedition where you pick your own ingredients from nature which are then prepped and cooked by a Michelin-starred chef, and a fireside musical performance from a special guest.


Aspen, CO

The Roaring Fork Valley welcomes you on this epic mountain adventure. ATV through a ghost town to world-famous Pine Creek Cookhouse, fly fish on the pristine Gold Medal waters of the Roaring Fork with a legendary guide, taste the world’s best wines in the secret cellar beneath The Little Nell with level III Sommelier Chris Dunaway, and enjoy a private sunset dinner and after-party at a Swiss Chalet overlooking 14,000 foot Maroon Bells and Pyramid Peak.


Florida Keys

Your keys to paradise. This chain of exotic islands is just a short flight away from mainland Florida and is ideal for a relaxing, tropical escape filled with unique experiences and breathtaking scenery. EMÁJYN will take you beyond the hustle and bustle of Duval Street to discover The Keys' most hidden gems and secluded locations, from staying on a private island, to enjoying some of the freshest beachside seafood and key lime pie in the country, to watching the creative process unfold in a secret recording studio owned by one of the most well-known musicians in the country.


Washington, DC

Experience the Capital of the United States like a political insider. View the National Mall from the heights of the Capitol Rotunda at night, power lunch with elite journalists and pundits, learn to mix Washington’s favorite cocktail while listening to stories with the city’s most famous bartender (who’s survived six presidential administrations), and feast on the 11-course tasting menu only the Who’s-Who of DC can access.


Nashville, TN

Music city has evolved significantly as a cultural mecca in recent years, with experiences that reach far beyond its roots as the world’s Country Music capital, emerging into one of the most popular destinations for executive retreats. Experiences include songwriting workshops with some of the most accomplished producers, writers and musicians in the music business, private distillery tours, incredible modern-southern culinary, private tours of Gibson Guitars and Jack White’s Third Man Records, meet and greets/Q&A with local politicians, tours of local military bases, and private access to historic music institutions.


Montana Glamping

Where heart-pumping adventure meets comfort and luxury. This elevated glamping experience allows you to enjoy one of the country’s most picturesque regions like few have. Guests can enjoy experiences including a campside dinner with private chef, horseback riding through the Rockies, learn the art of fly fishing on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, take the famous "polar plunge" into Iceberg Lake, float down the Flathead River on a private drift boat and enjoy a private fireside musical performance from local or name talent.


Louisville, KY

Venture beyond the Bourbon Trail as we curate an unforgettable experience in the heart of horse country. Guests will have the chance to explore the rich history behind the Kentucky Derby with a private tour of Churchill Downs, attend private tastings at some of the most exclusive bourbon distilleries in town with the world’s foremost Bourbon historian, learn the art of Kentucky barbecue with a local pitmaster, and enjoy a private bluegrass concert featuring a local talent or a surprise guest.


Los Angeles, CA

Enjoy the full Hollywood treatment in the capital of the entertainment industry. Experiences include private dinners at Chateau Marmont and Soho House, Beachfront accommodations, songwriting workshops at historic music studios, VIP studio lot tours, private comedy shows, and yacht trips to Catalina Island.


Austin, TX

The indomitable spirit of the Lone Star State will be on full display on this highly interactive experience. Soak in Texas Hill Country from the stunning waters of Lake Travis on a private yacht outing, dine under the stars at Willie Nelson’s private ranch, enjoy pre-opening private experiences at Austin City Limits Music Festival, learn the art of barbeque with the city’s top pitmasters, and enjoy private performances with some of the best known musicians in the industry.


Charleston, SC

Discover the true meaning of southern hospitality in South Carolina’s oldest city. Enjoy everything Charleston has to offer on land and sea, including a private feast at James Beard Award-winning restaurant Husk with the legendary Sean Brock, a beachside Lowcountry boil and oyster roast with a live band and a day spent touring America's only working tea plantation on Wadmalaw Island. 


Bay Area / Napa Valley

Discover the perfect blend of California as you sample your way through some of Napa’s finest vineyards while also enjoying the very best of the Bay Area. Experiences include tastings with private winery owners, a visit to the world-famous Skywalker Ranch, a private dinner with world-renowned chef Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn, a visit to Alacatraz, and guided culinary tours where you’ll sample the best eats in San Francisco’s Chinatown.


New Orleans, LA

The best long weekend in the Big Easy you’ll ever have. Experiences include Private Mardi Gras parades with police escorts, culinary programs highlighting all facets of the city’s incomparable cuisine (from po boys to Michelin star palaces), private performances by some of the best jazz and funk players in the world, voodoo experiences, crawfish boils, and private riverboat parties.

2023 International Retreat

Think Bigger: Ideal if you have more time (3+ nights).


Mexico City

An unforgettable excursion to one of the world’s culinary meccas. Experiences include unique food tours featuring the best cuisine in the city, from street tacos to some of the best restaurants in the world, cooking lessons with world famous chefs and their elite teams, premium seating at Luche Libre wrestling, helicopter rides and tours of the Teotihuacan pyramids, private tours of the studios and homes of world renowned artists and architects, private Mezcal tastings and excursions on the Xochimilco Floating Markets.


Marrakesh, Morocco

Morocco's ancient city is a mingling of old and new, never failing to amaze visitors with its vibrant markets, well-preserved landmarks, and incredible flavors. Experiences include cooking with the Prince of Moroccan Gastronomy, Chef Moha Fedal, a private tour and dinner at Yves Saint Laurent's former villa at Majorelle Gardens, and a guided camel ride and tented dinner in the majestic Agafay Desert.


Costa Rica

Enjoy the "Pura Vida" lifestyle like few others have with our expansive Costa Rica experience. Throughout your stay, you'll have the opportunity to take surf lessons in the Caribbean Sea, hike through the Monteverde Rainforest with a trained naturalist, enjoy a sunset dinner cooked by one of the country’s most renowned chefs, zip line through the trees to your heart's content and enjoy excursions to the most exclusive, hidden beaches in the area on your own private yacht.


Cartagena, Columbia

The contrast of the dance-music filled bars and hotels against the 16th century cobblestones and pastels of Cartagena make it one of the most unique cities along the Caribbean coast. Celebrating a renaissance of food that pulls from local ingredients to modernize their restaurant and cocktail scene, a wellspring of musicians pulling from Columbian music heritage, and boutique hotels, you’ll experience a city that’s fully embracing coming out of years of seclusion to one of the most colorful cultural hubs in the world. Experiences include a NARCOS tour lead by the two former CIA agents who took down Pablo Escobar.


Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is not all seafood and Portuguese egg tarts, but we wouldn’t be mad if it were. You’ll explore Lisbon’s new creative energy, from architecture to art, the small alleys to the sprawling coast, from Fado music to wine from the Duoro valley. We’ll explore fine-dining restaurants like Alma and modern versions of Pinxos at Tapisco, tasting old-technique Portuguese wines and the new school of small wineries. And, there will be no lack of tinned fish and egg tarts.


Reykjavik, Iceland

Hot springs, icebergs, and the northern lights, all on a tiny island. From the famous Blue Lagoon to the Bubble Hotel’s transparent bubble rooms in southern Iceland, a trip here the perfect blend of natural beauty and crafty structures that have made Iceland such a destination. Adventure awaits with hiking and ATV rides on black sand, followed by relaxation at one of the many hot springs, capped off with fresh seafood from the generations of Herring fishermen who have made line-caught fish an art.


Puerto Rico

The Island of Enchantment is a special place brimming with culture and adventure. Navigate the cisterns and steeples of San Juan (the oldest city in the United States), swim in the clearest blue water on the island before feasting on a luxury beach picnic, explore the island’s often forgotten but incomparable culinary scene, kayak at night through bio-luminescent waters, plant trees in a rain forest to aid in the continuous recovery of the island from Hurricane Maria, and learn to Bomba with artists from Lin Manuel Miranda’s Flamboyan Fund.


St. Andrews, Scotland

The birthplace of golf and a whiskey lovers paradise. Experiences include a round of golf at the Old Course where it all began (as well as an array of some of the best courses in the world), accommodations on private estates and centuries old castles, land-yachting, countryside dinners featuring bagpipe brigade sunsets, trap shooting and duck hunting experiences, and epic scotch tastings featuring spirits unavailable outside of Scotland.


Montreal, Canada

Experience a true alpine adventure at one of Montreal’s most acclaimed ski resorts. Stay in luxury mountain chalets with private chefs, enjoy exclusive apres ski, and dine at the finest restaurants, complete with chef meet-and-greet opportunities. In the summer, hike with experienced naturalists and connect with Montreal’s vibrant nature, partake in a private after-hours tour of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and walk the storied cobblestone streets with a local historian. 

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