Clarity and Connection Retreat:
at Butler Greenwood Plantation, St. Francisville, LA – get on the first to know list for the next one in 2013! Sign up here!
Do you crave time alone to hear yourself think? Do you believe that if you just had some solitude that you could finally get things straight? Do you daydream about hiking quietly amidst waterfalls and butterflies, all of your daily worries melting away?
Well, dream no more! I’ve created this Clarity and Connection retreat just for you (and me!), and there will be waterfalls and butterflies, guaranteed! And plenty of time for you to rest, rejuvenate, relax, restore, and then rev up for whatever you want to refresh in your life.
Clarity –you’ll get clear about
- how to say yes to what you want and say no to what you don’t
- how to really know the difference
- how to be happier every day, no matter what’s happening around you
Connection- you’ll connect with
- your inner voice – the one you can’t hear so well when your days are “crazy-busy”
- the natural world- you’ll learn the power of wordlessness and how to bring it into your regular life
- fabulous like-minded women on a path to greatness, just like you!
Location: beautiful Butler Greenwood Plantation with its extensive grounds, scores of live oak trees and sunken gardens.
Poolside cocktails and conversation; setting our intentions
- Breakfast in your B&B cottage
- Getting Clarity
- Wordless hike amidst the bluffs and beautiful waterfalls of Clark Creek Natural Area, with yummy customized hiker lunch.
- Afternoon free time, nap time, planning time, reading time, pool time or exploring downtown St. Francisville.
- Evening optional grill and chill or dinner on your own in St. Francisville.
- Nighttime wordless walk
- Breakfast in your B&B cottage
- assembling your plan to bring your new clarity and connection to “real world”
Bonus! You’ll also receive one post-retreat one-on-one coaching session that you can schedule at your convenience to help you solidify your new plans, and support you if you’re stuck.
This retreat is the perfect mix of time to connect with fellow wise women and time to recharge and really hear your own inner wisdom. You won’t be scheduled every second going from one activity to the next. And this location is one of the most beautiful places I know in Louisiana. The ancient moss-draped oaks on the grounds of Butler Greenwood are breathtaking, and you’ll love the mossy fern-edged sandy bottomed creeks and waterfalls on our wordless hike.
Here’s what participants are saying about the Clarity and Connection Retreat:
“I wish everyone I love could do something like this.”
“I appreciate so much the way you set up expectations of alone time and alone-ness.”
“I loved the serene peacefulness of the cottages and the natural setting.”
“This retreat is the perfect space to get a break from the busyness of daily life, to regroup and refocus on what is important.”
“I’m going to remember the connections made – and when I was able to see what’s really bothering me. Take a chance – you never know what you might learn about yourself.”
“This is the perfect setting. Loved the gatherings and the food.”
“This is not a stressful, bare-your-soul-to others thing. It’s a safe place to be with others on the same journey as you are.”
“I learned how to listen to myself for answers.”
“I loved the hike – not just the nature but the physical challenge as well as the tools for a more reflective deeper experience.”
Lodging is included in beautiful eclectic cottages at Butler Greenwood Plantation. Each participant will have her own bedroom and her own bath. B&B cottages have lots of living space indoors and out – porches, couches, swings, hammocks. We’ll have the beautiful Pool Pavilion for communal space, and the pool is all ours in the evenings!
Continental breakfast is included and each cottage has a full kitchen. On Saturday evening, you can opt to have dinner on site on your own in your cottage, or with the group around the poolside grill (bring your favorite grilling item or enjoy veggie burgers provided; sides and drinks also provided) or on your own in St. Francisville.
Participants should be in good health and able to hike for 3-4 miles including a half mile downhill and a half mile uphill, as well as some moderately strenuous climbing over and under and around downed trees and boulders. Be prepared to be challenged and get muddy on the waterfall hike!
No special supplies needed – consider bringing hiking shoes or Keen/Teva style shoes you can use for walking in the creek (you will have wet feet) and walking on land. Bring clothes for hot steamy days and warm nights. All B&B cottages have air conditioning. Participants will receive more detailed information about directions, what to bring, etc.