Embracing Life's Transitions-Women's Journey

Port Townsend, WA

Rooted Connections Retreats
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Jun 6 - 11, 2024
Group size: 6 - 8
Embracing Life's Transitions-Women's Journey
Port Townsend, WA

Rooted Connections Retreats
  • Email address verified

Jun 6 - 11, 2024
Group size: 6 - 8

About this trip

Develop and celebrate community that can support you through the challenges of life's transitions through glamping, kayaking, laughter and more!

About this trip

Our Women’s Journey Retreat, "Embracing Transitions" is designed for women facing any of life's transitions who could benefit from some recreational R&R with a sprinkle of guided personal focus. Connect with a sense of awe and expand your internal resources and community support among the tall trees and ocean in the Pacific Northwest.  

Our retreat location is truly stunning (https://www.chevychasebeachcabins.com/theproperty). We stay in small cabins overlooking Puget Sound just outside of Port Townsend, WA.  This property includes a long, private sandy beach as well as a heated pool; and the quaint, historical community of Port Townsend is not to be missed!

This trip offers a combination of personal and group experiences, guided and organic conversations, and time on land as well as water.  We provide opportunities to explore the area (hike, kayak, and time to town) as well as ourselves. Kelly and Hilary are both licensed clinicians with over 35  years of combined experience and excellent resources; each day will focus on a theme including using nutrition to balance hormones, alleviating worry and resentments, and honoring grief.  Each day we will provide tips and resources to increase our physical, emotional, and relational health.  

Who we are:

Hilary and Kelly are seasoned professionals as well as good friends.  We both have an extensive history of supporting individuals and families through transitional times, and have each worked as program administrators for therapeutic organizations.  We are good at what we do, and we are even better together!  We share ideas and energy; we learn from each other and laugh often. 

Our trips are fun as well as meaningful. We travel through amazing locations that bring a sense of wonder and awe, and work with incredible people who continue to expand our RCR community. 

Even though we are therapists, we don't "do therapy" on our retreats, but rather let the experience itself be therapeutic.  Nature, community, and laughter are healing; we augment the process via intentional activity and conversation. We utilize experiential activities as well as ritual, and provide tangible skills with which to return home. 

Our Women’s Journey Retreat, "Embracing Transitions" is a retreat for soul-seekers who long for a deeper connection with themselves, other women, and the restorative power of nature. We invite participants to explore their internal world through movement, meditation, and reflective journaling; we will connect with each other through shared activities, intentional conversations, and playful laughter.  This is a time of reprieve and rejuvenation to upgrade our energy for a return to our worlds at home.  

Individual / group calls will be available prior to and upon completion of this trip to aid with integration and continued community-building. This expedition is for women who are facing, or have faced an important life transition including loss of a relationship or role in life, or the physical and emotional challenges that come with aging.  Find your people and reinvigorate your strength; join us for an incredible adventure filled with purpose, connection, and - as always - fun!!! 

Trip Cost - 

Bring a friend and receive a 10% discount on your trip fee; bring a family member (sister, daughter, mother) and receive 15% off.  Book Today!!

This 6-day journey is powered by nature, and supported by highly-skilled guides and amazing programming facilitators. 

No experience is necessary. 


  • Trip Cost Per Person: $3150
    Based on double occupancy for rooms in shared cabins. $1000 deposit at sign up.
  • Travel: Participants are responsible for their own travel accommodations to and from Seattle, WA
  • Limited Space: This highly desirable trip can only accommodate 8 participants. Interested individuals should inquire immediately! When the trip is full, we will not be able to accept additional participants.
  • Climate: Temperatures in June range from 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit and can include wet days
  • Trip Includes: Meals from Dinner Day 2 - Breakfast Day 6; 1 night lodging at hotel near Seattle Airport; 4 nights lodging in Chevy Chase Cabins; Supplies and gear needed for any activities in Itinerary; Transportation upon arrival Day 1 to Washington and until departure on Day 6
  • Cabins: We sleep in 2-3 bedroom cabins. Some shared rooms. Amenities vary for each cabin but everyone will have their own personal and common space. 
  • Clothing: A guide will go over the clothing that you bring and could supply you additional items, if appropriate.
  • Cuisine: Healthy fresh food, vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains and meats. We can accommodate dietary needs.

What’s included

  • Meals
    All meals and snacks beginning with Dinner on night 2 through breakfast on day 6. Healthy fresh food, vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains and meats. We can accommodate dietary needs.
  • Lodging
    First night hotel in near the airport; 4 night stay at Chevy Chase Cabins
  • Gear
    Everything you need (other than personal items and clothing) for any activities during the trip.
  • Facilitators
    Intentional support provided through daily rhythms; topic-driven and organic conversations and connections; individual support available when requested; pre and post-trip calls included
  • Wilderness Guides
    Professional, experienced river guides support logistics including gear, safety, camping and paddling tips for comfort, fabulous meals and daytime snacks, and lots of laughter!
  • Transportation
    Transportation from airport arrival through departure on day 6.

What’s not included

  • Flights, final dinner
    Personal flights, optional travel insurance, dinner on night 1, breakfast and lunch on first full day

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $1,000

Available options

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Become mindfully aware of beauty around you and learn to capture it with your smartphone with Lizzie Larock. 

Night 1 single hotel room
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Please reach out to us if you would prefer to have a room to yourself at the hotel on our first night. The added cost can be discussed. 


Before and After
Connection Calls

We offer 1-2 group video calls, as well as optional individual calls, before and following each trip to review logistics and answer questions, as well as support needs, goals, and follow-up integration.  We also have a quarterly alumni connection and stress reduction workshop call for anyone who has previously journeyed with us. 

Your Organizer

Rooted Connections Retreats
We offer nature based retreats for individual and collective healing. Rooted Connections Retreats invites adventurous adults and families to disconnect from the day-to-day so they can reconnect with themselves and with nature, be unexpectedly awe inspired and reach heights they never thought they would.