Retreat is a VR app and social education platform that connects users with world-class experts and courses focused on self-improvement and personal development. The app takes students to immersive virtual worlds with the goal of helping users upgrade their “real-world avatars” by equipping them with “tangible real-world skills.”
Unlike conventional e-learning channels, which are often described as isolated, passive and static, Retreat offers a collaborative and interactive approach to learning. It also allows users to explore interactive worlds and immersive environments.
A VR app for transforming lives
Soon to be released on the Meta Quest Store, this unique VR app connects students with educators who specialize in teaching practical skills such as holistic wellness, art and creativity, career and entrepreneurship, and finance. welfare. Of Refugestudents are more likely to have better outcomes such as better focus, a deeper emotional connection to the content, and more confidence in applying their skills after their lessons.
“This platform will change the face of wellness in VR and beyond,” said wellness, transformation, health and fitness expert Nicholas Pratley, who is also one of the Retreat instructors. “This is what new education in a new world looks like.”
Developed by immersive technology company GeniusX, Retreat aims to usher in a new era of education that complements today’s more technologically advanced world. It also gives experts a platform to engage their audiences through various technical platforms, further enriching their educational experiences.
“Our goal is to revolutionize education through the use of virtual reality,” said Nick Janicki, CEO of Retreat, in a press release shared with ARPost. “We are changing the way personal growth and self-improvement can be experienced by students.”
The social education platform currently offers a handful of carefully curated content. Courses cover a range of topics from mindset and relationships to career and entrepreneurship. Some of the currently available courses are:
- Holistic Wellness Course “True Well Being” by Nicholas Pratley;
- Art and Creativity Course “Therapour Mannequins” by Leila Parnian;
- Relationship Course “5 Levels of Listening” by Gisele Wyne;
- Holistic Wellness Course “The Flow State” by Jason Campbell;
- Career and Entrepreneurship Course “Land Your Right Fit Job” by Chad Silverstein;
- Holistic wellness course “Your Daily Reset” by Gisele Wyne.
In addition to providing valuable content and teaching students practical real-world skills, Retreat also gives users a glimpse into the stories behind the courses. It also provides an overview of the learning process of each course.
Many more courses are currently in development and new courses are added monthly.
How retreat works
To access Retreat’s immersive virtual worlds, users must Download the VR app first. Until recently, the app was only available through Meta Quest App Lab, but beta testing is now over and the full release of Retreat is scheduled for December 1, 2022.
Once the VR app is downloaded, users must launch the app to explore the app’s selection of courses and instructors.
After selecting their preferred course, users will meet their instructor and interact with them as if they were meeting in person. With their instructor, the user goes on an adventure and navigates the virtual space to participate in the different learning environments. To add even more fun to the whole experience, users can use magic portals, find interactive items and answer quizzes.
After completing a module, the user’s progress is saved. The modules, which are typically 8-15 minutes long, are designed to minimize fatigue, especially for newer VR users.