Thank you so much for your interest in the Sacred Feminine Retreat! Without giving it all away, we want you to know a bit more about what you might expect in order to make an informed decision. Here are some details to help you decide if you would like to join us…
The focus of the Sacred Feminine retreat is embodiment - embodying our spirituality, and our femininity, plus creating a new narrative as an individual and as a group. This retreat is about joining things that were never meant to be apart: the mind and body, our power and our vulnerability, the “self” and the “other.” We will learn, discuss, and experience what it means to be an embodied woman in this world at this time. We invite you to join us (Lisa Gungor and Hillary McBride) and an intimate group of 20-30 other women, as we reflect, breathe, learn, and move our way to the awareness of the Sacred Feminine within us all.
The retreat will formally begin around 5pm on Friday, but you’re welcome to arrive anytime after 4pm. The retreat will end at 4pm on Sunday. If you plan to attend, we will ask you to be there until at least 4pm on Sunday. During the retreat, we will offer meditations, movement, trauma sensitive yoga, reflection, sharing, and embodied therapeutic work. This will not be physically strenuous, and you will be encouraged to go at your own pace and to listen to your body. There are varying opportunities and levels of participation to create the invitation to choose. All of the practices we are doing are meant to stimulate heart, mind, and body. There will be some group therapeutic pieces (often called process work in therapy language) which will be discussed in more detail if you decide to join.
New date available: November 22-24th, 2019.
The retreat cost is $900 USD for the weekend. This includes dinner Friday night, and breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning. This does not include accommodations.
Ruby Ranch Lodge, Austin Tx.
There are 10 beds on site for reservation for Friday and Saturday night. These cost $200 USD for the weekend, and are not shared. On-site accommodations are on a first-come first-serve basis. Please indicate when you email us to let us know that you would like to come to the retreat, that you would also like a bed.
After payment and before the retreat:
In the past, we have found there are some things that are helpful for us to know about you, and some things for you to know about the retreat to make sure you have the best possible experience, while also helping you stretch yourself and enter into something new. A brief questionnaire will be sent to you upon registration regarding how you can best prepare for the retreat, and how we can get to know you better. This email will also provide a very basic outline of what will happen over the course of the retreat.
Communication with other women:
For each retreat, a private facebook group is created - this can help retreat participants get to know each other before the weekend, or collaborate on transportation, accommodation, resources, etc. In the past, women have found these groups helpful for feeling a sense of safety and community with each other before the retreat begins.
Dinner on Friday night will be included, as well as breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning. Lunch and dinner on Saturday, plus Sunday lunch will be on your own - there are several spots suitable for a variety of diets within driving distance. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated for group meals.
Cancellation policy and payment details:
If you are ready to register, send us an email at email@example.com, and we will create an invoice for you to pay for the retreat, either in full (including a $300 dollar non-refundable deposit) or in two chunks ($300 dollar non-refundable deposit, and $600 dollars a few months later).
All but $300 dollars will be refundable if a cancellation occurs more than 60 days before the retreat begins. No refunds are given for cancellations made 60 days before the retreat.
Space is limited to 30 women for each retreat. We would love for you to join us! If you decide to join, we will send you a link for payment. After payment has been received, you will receive a confirmation e-mail detailing how you can begin to prepare for the retreat.
These retreats have been life-changing for us. While we are facilitating the retreats, we are joining with you, not just leading you. We have found we are not the only teachers - you are as well. Beautiful things happen when a group of women show up with the intention of loving themselves and each other. So many of us have learned to dampen or fear our power, we have learned to compete with each other as if there is only a certain amount of “enough-ness” to go around. But we are stronger together, and we are most powerful when we are not hiding ourselves, but learning to fully inhabit ourselves; to experience the divine in the here and now, and to support each other as women towards that journey. We trust that every woman who is able to attend has something to offer that specific group that would not be there if she was not present. We hope you are one of these women, as we know we all will have much to learn from you, and with you.