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We’ve had women’s retreats, workshops, outdoor adventures, and facilitator training programs running for many, many years. Some of them have been led by world-renowned authors that have helped enhance the lives of the women who attended them.  We are very proud of the women’s retreats and programs we have facilitated over the years and we thought it would be nice for you to be able to view some these on our site.

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Culture, Beauty & Music for the Soul

Culture, Beauty & Music for the Soul

A Women’s Retreat in Western Ireland June 19 – 25, 2019   Mystical Ireland . . . capturing the senses, inspiring the mind and stirring the soul . . . while entwined with a bit of fairy lore.   The lush landscape and misty mountains of Western Ireland provide the perfect opportunity to slow down,…

Sylvia Beach Women’s Literary Retreat

Sylvia Beach Women’s Literary Retreat

August 23 – 26, 2018 Sylvia Beach Hotel ~ Newport, Oregon Unplug, unwind, and sleep with your favorite author! If you’re a passionate reader who loves to learn from books, talk about books and transform through books, then this retreat is perfect for you. And let’s not forget the Pacific Ocean, which will be the…

Born to Be Me!

Born to Be Me!

Creating an Authentic Life of Passion & Purpose Women’s Retreat with Karen Ely Briar Path Inn ~ Sedona, Arizona April 13 – 16, 2018 We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be. ~ Anne Lamott  …

60 & Beyond

60 & Beyond

Fully Engaged and Living Life to the Fullest Briar Path Inn ~ Sedona, Arizona April 13 – 16, 2018 Experiencing and living life should become limitless when we age. Aging should be liberating. We no longer have the same concerns as we had in our youth. After middle age, the pursuit of happiness should be…

Acadia National Park Women’s Adventure Retreat

Acadia National Park Women’s Adventure Retreat

October 1 ~ 6, 2018 In every walk with nature, one receives more than one seeks ~ John Muir   JOIN US for 5 days of heaven, playing and exploring Acadia National Park and beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine during the height of fall color! Acadia National Park, located off the rocky coast of Maine on…

Master Facilitator Training for Women

Master Facilitator Training for Women

One woman can make a difference, together we can change the world! We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. ~ Steve Jobs   What is it that you want to do with your precious life? If it is to support,…

Finding Your Daring Way

Finding Your Daring Way

Women’s Retreat ~ December 2 & 3, 2017 Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen. ~ Brené Brown   Are you wanting to embrace a…

Dancing with Cuba

Dancing with Cuba

Women’s Cultural Retreat March 6 – 12, 2018 Please note:  This retreat will be rescheduled for a future date. Cuba is such a beautiful country, and everywhere you go, there’s music and people dancing. ~ Julia Sawalha   Join us for this rare cultural opportunity to visit a country that few people have experienced ….

The Power of Sisterhood Conference

The Power of Sisterhood Conference

Nevertheless We Persist ~ The Enduring Legacy of Sisterhood Sedona Creative Life Center ~ Sedona, AZ September 2 & 3, 2017   Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead   If you walked in the Women’s March…

Born to Be Me!

Born to Be Me!

Creating an Authentic Life of Passion & Purpose Women’s Retreat Facilitated by Karen Ely January 7 – 12, 2018 1440 Multiversity ~ Scotts Valley, CA Could life be less about sticking with what we’ve always done and more about doing what brings us joy?  Less about safety and more about taking on a new passion…

Magic Happens

Magic Happens

Mastermind Group March 7 – November 7, 2017 What would happen if the people around you refused to let you fail? No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible, intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind. ~ Napoleon Hill Have you ever been part of a collaborative project…

When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart

Virtual Retreat Saturday, February 25th, Noon – 4pm MT Uncertainty is the fertile ground of pure creativity and freedom. ~ Deepak Chopra When life as you’ve known it suddenly evaporates and you don’t know what to do, how to breathe, how to act, or where to start  . . .  putting on your jammies and…

A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast

A Body, Mind & Spirit Immersion Paris and the French Countryside May 21 – 29, 2017 Women’s Cultural Retreat with Karen Ely If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast. ~ Ernest Hemingway…

Begin It Now Virtual Retreat

Begin It Now Virtual Retreat

THE DAWNING OF A NEW WAY Virtual New Year’s Day Retreat January 1, 2017, Noon ~ 4pm There‘s something that you really want to do with your life, isn’t there?  There’s something that you really want to make, right?  There’s something that you want to change, something that you want to embark upon, something that…

MY Life ~ MY Way

MY Life ~ MY Way

Creating and Living a Life of Meaning & Purpose A Retreat with Karen Ely March 31 – April 4, 2017 Let this be the year you release your fears about what you can achieve.   Know for sure what you want and be willing to give yourself what you need to get it. ~ Oprah…

Diana, Herself:  A Journey of Awakening

Diana, Herself: A Journey of Awakening

8-Month Journey of Awakening with Karen Ely August 15, 2016 ~ March 20, 2017 Awakening includes shifting one’s sense of identity to something infinitely more deep and vast than a human body-mind,  and paradoxically knowing that one is nothing (no thing) and everything.   The awakened state, by all accounts, is peaceful, joyful and loving…

To Start Anew

To Start Anew

Living from Your Deepest Truth with Karen Ely January 1, 2017 ~ April 30, 2017   Did you ever wish that you could have a do-over? A chance to start anew?  The opportunity to step back from your life, get a new perspective, and move back into your life in a new, more authentic, meaningful…

Born To Be Me!

Born To Be Me!

Creating an Authentic Life of Passion & Purpose    Retreat with Karen Ely June 25 & 26, 2016 Sedona Creative Life Center ~ Sedona, AZ   Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? ~ Mary Oliver If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What are my dreams—or, did…

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