So...the last 18 + months have been CRAZY. UNPRECEDENTED. All the things. Hard on everyone but especially hard on us women.
2 years ago this retreat sold-out. And shortly thereafter, had to be cancelled, due to COVID.
It's been hard, and sad, and sometimes incredibly lonely. And now, friends, after all that - it's time to focus on YOU.
On April 21-25, 2022, join us in beautiful Northwest Montana at the Dancing Spirit Ranch for an all-inclusive wellness retreat designed to help you relax and recharge after what will inarguably be one of the toughest times in our collective lives.
Drastic measures have to be taken sometimes. Now is the time.
Spend 5 days in April surrounded by other amazing women who get it. We will laugh, we will smile, we may cry a bit...let's be honest. We've been through a lot.
Come alone or sign up with a friend. Either way, you will leave with a new community, a renewed outlook on life, and all the benefits of lots of fresh mountain air.
When planning this retreat we sat back and thought - ok, what does our dream self-care weekend look like?
Get out of town? Check.
Stay in beautiful surroundings? Check. Montana. Need we say more?
Yoga? Check. At least once, sometimes twice a day.
Healthy, organic, and delicious locally sourced meals? Check.
Cultivate friendships with other amazing women? Check.
Workshops that help you learn how to incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion into your self-care? Check.
Plenty of structured and unstructured time to learn, grow and reflect? Check.
Bonfires, free time, dreaming, playing? Check.
Are you ready yet?
The Dancing Spirit Ranch describes itself as:
"A peaceful yet dynamic place of conscious co-creation between man and nature. Where the earth, the elements and the natural cycles of life are given center stage in the incredible beauty of Montana. A meeting place of ancient tradition and new wisdom, we celebrate the animals and winged ones who share this land and sky, as well as the voices of the trees, the stones, the mountains and the stars. We also celebrate your voice...for in the stillness, splendor and simplicity that one can experience here, you can begin to feel the rhythm of your own heart while breathing deeply in connection with nature. With space to listen, you can start to hear and ultimately share the quiet voice that has often been silenced in our rushing world."
(Doesn't that sound incredible?)
Jess Werner, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Northshore Coaching & Consulting. She works worldwide facilitating workshops for schools and companies that promote leadership, wellness, and resiliency skills. She resides in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband and two children. When she is not busy working locally and/or traveling for work, she travels for fun with her family in tow, and enjoys paddle boarding, skiing, reading, and sneaking in a nap once every 6 months or so. You can learn more about Jess here.
Gina Pernini Gordon, ME.d., RYT 200, taught middle school for 10 years before stepping away to pursue anti-bullying work. As an SEL advocate, she was fortunate enough to present one-day workshops throughout the US, Canada, Belgium and the Netherlands. Life has continued to change as it always does and Gina now resides in the Bay Area with her husband and 3 children, and now wears the wfhm (work from home mom) hat. She loves what she’s currently doing, empowering people to reclaim their health, wealth, & happiness and work towards the dreams we once dreamt as children. Gina just returned from a 6-month road trip through 20 states with her family and is already awaiting their next adventure! You can learn more about Gina here.
** EVERYTHING on the schedule is optional! If you want to sleep through a morning or opt out of a workshop you are most welcome. The idea is for you to take what you need from this experience**
6:45-7:30 am: Coffee, tea, pre-yoga munchies available
7:30-8:30 am: Morning Yoga
8:45-9:30 am: Breakfast
9:45-11:00 am: Programming (Ex: Mindfulness, Self-Care, Meditation, Visioning, etc.)
11:30-12:00 pm: Break
12:00-1:30 pm: Programming
1:30-2:15 pm: Lunch
2:15-6:00 pm: Free time - enjoy the tranquility of the ranch! Boating, paddle boarding, hiking, napping - it's all here.
6:00-7:00 pm: Evening yoga
7:30 pm: Dinner
Post dinner bonfire!