Authentic, Balanced, and Courageous
The ABCs of Thriving in Work and Life!
Escape from the routine and indulge in this luxurious all-inclusive retreat for women in tech and science. This really intimate trusting environment will make your experience more candid and conversational than at conferences and large events.
Set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Pacific Ocean and majestic Redwood forest, the weekend will provide a perfect gift of relaxation and rejuvenation with an intimate group of women who wish to live a more balanced life...including some pampering and ME time.
Enjoy included gifts with a value of $400!!!
Join us for this unique and memorable gathering if you:
-experience demands and pressures at work and in life in general
-need more time for self care
-want support in living with less stress and anxiety
-desire more of a sense of inclusion at work
-are excited to genuinely connect with other women in tech/science in an intimate retreat setting
-enjoy being in nature
-appreciate delicious, freshly prepared foods
-believe in happiness and that you deserve it!
The spectacular venue is located on the coast in Mendocino County, one of the most gorgeous places on the planet. The Inn at Newport Ranch received a travel award for being one of the best new hotels in the U.S. and has been featured in several prominent magazines. It offers luxury lodging on a breathtaking oceanfront getaway on a 2000 acre private preserve.
Feel like a loving part of the family as the staff at the ranch are top notch ~ attentive, caring, and ready to offer you the best experience you can imagine.
The venue is located 3.5 hours north of San Francisco.
California's North Coast is the #1 place to visit in the U.S. -NY Times 2014
Stay extra nights for 50% off* ~ Thursday, March 1st and Sunday, March 4th
Arrive a day early and/or stay a day later for a sweet deal from Inn at Newport Ranch
*Contact us at email@example.com to book extra nights of accommodations or if you have any questions
The retreat price showing in bold in the upper right is the lowest cost offered for the retreat (prices vary depending on the type of guest room).
All prices shown are for one individual, and each price is all-inclusive (please read what is included with the retreat).
There are a total of 6 rooms ~ The Ranch Room, The Newport Suite, Barb's Place, Chute Room, Captain's Quarters, and Birdhouse Suite.
If you are attending alone and want your own private room, please see these options:
Barb's Place (Sold Out)
Chute Room (Sold Out)
Birdhouse Suite (Sold Out)
If you are attending with another person and want to share a room and have separate beds, please see these options:
The Ranch Room (One bed Sold Out; One bed in this room is currently available)
The Newport Suite (One bed Sold Out; One bed in this suite is currently available)
If you are attending with another person and want to share a bed in a private room, please contact us.
For questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellness Services are an additional cost.
Book the following at least 2 weeks in advance by contacting email@example.com
Personal Training and Nutrition Session with Nishi Bhonsle
Craniosacral Session with Tera Bates
For the spa at the venue, book in advance directly with the Inn at Newport Ranch.
Gina Amaro Rudan
Gina is a Cultural Alchemist for X and is also the best selling author of "Practical Genius". Prior to joining X, Gina was a Diversity manager at Google where she created the Immerse VR project at Google.
In the last ten years she has led her own private executive coaching and leadership development practice and has been a guest lecturer and trainer for organizations including TED, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Nike, Merck Co., Summit Series, the BET Network, the Interpublic Group, LinkedIn, and Stanford University, among many others.
Gina was a 2016 Aspen Fellow and also served on the Generation Listen Advisory Board for National Public Radio. In 2014 the National Association of Women’s Business Owners awarded her with their Hall of Fame award and in 2012 she was named one of the top ten inspirational twitter accounts to follow by the Huffington Post.
A native New Yorker, Gina graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Binghamton University and is a National Urban Fellow holding a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College in New York City.
Gina lives in Redwood Shores with her son and has a great passion for hacking consciousness.
Rajkumari is the creator of the Disruptive Diversity framework and the author of The WIT Factor: Shifting the Workplace Paradigm by Becoming Your Optimal Self. In 2013 she founded iRestart to address issues of team dysfunction, imposter syndrome, and feelings of exclusion.
She is fascinated by workplace culture, especially in the tech arena. She believes that every individual brings a superpower that often isn't fully unlocked. She provides expertise in team culture cohesion, diversity & inclusion, leadership development and organizational epigenetics.
Her unique framework culminates from 6 powerful methodologies that facilitates change within organizations swiftly, sustainably and permanently. She weaves humor and vulnerability into science and psychology to tell the powerful story of our basic human need to belong, especially at the workplace.
Over the last 20 years, she has worked with organizations worldwide, including Walt Disney Animation Studios, HopSkipDrive, Wells Fargo, Shuddle, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Sony, Adobe, JVC and Amazon.
Holding a Master’s Degree in Transformative Leadership Development from the California Institute of Integral Studies, Rajkumari sits quite comfortably at the intersection of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB), technology, culture and empathic language for business.
Possessing a rare blend of techno-babble and touchy-feely, she believes that the qualities of passionate self-reflection and dedicated curiosity (two sides of the same coin) define true leadership.
Nishi is the Director of Engineering at Salesforce as well as a Certified Personal Trainer.
She will be leading a workshop on balancing fitness and nutrition into busy lives of women in tech and science.
Full Bio and website coming soon!
Yoga Classes and Craniosacral Sessions* offered by Tera Bates
A Nationally Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Nationally Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (RCST), Tera Bates has studied and practiced Craniosacral therapy for more than eight years and has been an avid yoga student and teacher for over 15 years.
As a student of Franklyn Sills, Cherionna Menzam-Sills, Mary Louise Muller and Christopher Muller, and Ray Castellino, Tera has a thorough understanding of the breadth of healing potential that Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy offers through tuning into the inherent health that resides within the body and aiding the body to access its knowledge of healing from within. From Bikram Yoga to Vinyassa Flow Yoga to Iyengar Yoga to Yoga Therapy and now to Ashtanga Yoga, Tera has a wide array of knowledge and understanding in applying yogic principles to promote flow and ease in the body. Tera's yoga classes focus on the felt sense of strength and foundation in the core while simultaneously exploring freedom of expression that exists from within all of us.
Tera is also an award-winning technologist and current IT Project Manager. She has degrees in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Tera is Co-Founder and EVP of User Interface and User Experience Design at WIRD P.B.C. Internet Company.
*Craniosacral sessions are 75 - 90 minutes for $120; email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance to schedule an appointment during the retreat
We are all teachers and all students! Hear from women at high levels in the workplace about their personal experience working their way up and strategies they used to build up their support network and stay encouraged, plus the technologies and accomplishments they are most proud to have played a role in. Discuss your experiences of resilience, dealing with adversity, and having or not having strong healthy boundaries. Engage in open and honest sharing about discrimination in the workplace (sexism, racism, homophobia, ageism, etc.) and sexual harassment.
What will you share?
Cancellation Policy - The $500 retreat deposit is non-refundable. If you need to cancel your participation, you can transfer your spot to another woman in tech/science of your choice. If we have a waiting list, we can transfer your spot for you ($75 transfer fee applies if we make the transfer for you).
There are no refunds, even when paid in full, though transfers are allowed up to 2 weeks before the start of the retreat.
We strongly urge you to consider purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment should you need to cancel or interrupt your trip. You can go to: http://www.roamright.com/ or www.insuremytrip.com or https://www.squaremouth.com/ And find a policy that suits your needs.
Assorted Chef’s Hors D’oeuvres, grilled and fresh vegetables, hummus, feta dip, olives, nuts (served during Happy Hour)
Appetizers:Assorted fruit, cheese and charcuterie
Snacks, Water, Tea, Soft Drinks/Juices available 24 hours
*gluten-free and vegan options available
*menu is subject to small changes
The Ranch Room is a shared room with 2 beds - a single bed in the loft and a queen bed on the main level. This option is for one person for the bed in the loft.
The Ranch Room faces east with views of the rolling hills of the ranch. It features a hand crafted queen bed and full size bed in loft. This is the inns smallest and coziest room. The décor celebrates ranch life and the wonderful expansive view. The bath includes a tub with shower and luxury robes and amenities. *The Ranch Room is a Shared Room for 2 people with individual beds
The Ranch Room is a shared room with 2 beds - a single bed in the loft and a queen bed on the main level. This option is for the queen bed.
The Ranch Room faces east with views of the rolling hills of the ranch. It features a hand crafted queen bed and loft. This is the inns smallest and coziest room. The décor celebrates ranch life and the wonderful expansive view. The bath includes a tub with shower and luxury robes and amenities. *The Ranch Room is a Shared Room for 2 people with individual beds
The Newport Suite is a shared room with 2 beds
The Newport suite is located in the redwood house and has one bedroom with a queen bed. The bath has a large walk in shower and double sink. The glowing electric fireplace's mantle is from the old Newport Farm House circa 1900. The décor honors the former lumber town of Newport and the redwood forests with trees rising from floor to ceiling.The suite has a full kitchen including an outdoor grill. The living room area has a flat screen TV, full size pull out sofa bed and there is wireless internet throughout. The Newport suite is the properties accessible room and equipped accordingly. This suite has a stunning southwest facing ocean view. The outdoor terrace has a dining set and a cozy private two person hot tub for you to enjoy. The Newport suite is appointed with fine furnishings and luxury bath amenities and robe.
*The Newport Suite is a Shared Suite for 2 people with individual beds
The Newport Suite is a shared room with 2 beds
The Newport suite is located in the redwood house and has one bedroom with a queen bed. The bath has a large walk in shower and double sink. The glowing electric fireplace's mantle is from the old Newport Farm House circa 1900. The décor honors the former lumber town of Newport and the redwood forests with trees rising from floor to ceiling.The suite has a full kitchen including an outdoor grill. The living room area has a flat screen TV, pull out sofa bed and there is wireless internet throughout. The Newport suite is the properties accessible room and equipped accordingly. This suite has a stunning southwest facing ocean view. The outdoor terrace has a dining set and a cozy private two person hot tub for you to enjoy. The Newport suite is appointed with fine furnishings and luxury bath amenities and robes.
*The Newport Suite is a Shared Suite for 2 people with individual beds
The Chute guest room is appointed with memorabilia of the historic Newport lumber Chute formally located on the ranch.The Chute room has a luxury California king bed, gas fireplace, ocean view, and is mere steps away from the sun deck and water tower hot tub.The bath has a walk in shower and is complete with fine amenities and cozy robes.
Barb's Place is located directly across the parking lot from the main inn. This guest room has a queen bed and a lovely seating area with an electric fireplace, television and wireless internet.The bath has a walk in shower. Barb's place also has access to the six person hot tub located on the second level of the main inn. Outside it's dutch door is a small terrace with a seating area. There is a wonderful view of the entire ranch compound and the coast. A perfect quiet spot to watch a sunset or the ranch's happenings. The room is appointed with fine furnishings, luxury robes and body care amenities.
The Captain's Quarters is the largest guest room in the main inn building. The room offers 180° views of the rugged Pacific Coastline. The décor is rustic and reminiscent of the old sailing days. The Captain's Quarters is outfitted with a luxury king bed and bath amenities. The bath has a large walk in shower with a rain showerhead and a sitting bench. Located on the top level of the main inn's building is a six person hot tub and deck with up to 30 miles of coastal views.
Holiday Special ~ one hour private relationship coaching session ($300 value) with Mindful Relationship Expert, Yasmina Porter. Uplevel your relationships with business colleagues, partner or potential love, family and friends.
Register before December 31st to experience this special gift during the retreat!
The Bird House suite is located on the second floor of the ranch's Redwood House. The large room is divided by a wonderful redwood burl that splits the living and sleeping room. The suite has a small kitchen and dining area. The living area has a gas stove, flat screen TV and wireless internet throughout. The bath has a walk in shower, luxury bath amenities and robes. Outside the sliding door is a south facing ocean view deck with amazing views. The deck has a cozy two person wooden soaking tub, seating area and grill. Selecting this suite will be memorable for sure.
For Registration Purposes - please submit registration form by selecting this option
3:00pm - Check-in begins; Retreat Registration at check-in
6pm - 7pm - Fireside Happy Hour (Meet and Greet) - Appetizers, regional wine & beer, soft beverages
Open Bar from 6pm - 9:30pm featuring beer, wine, liquor, soft beverages, and coffee
7pm - 9pm - Dinner & Dessert, served in the Newport Room; S'mores by the fire pit with lively discussions
9pm - 9:30pm - Mindfulness Meditation