This retreat is for women looking for an opportunity to deepen their relationships with themselves and deal with major changes or shifts happening in their lives. Transitions can ripen our hearts to new yearnings and experiences, and open our doorway to calls to service. As women, we have so much to offer and this retreat can help you find your deepest wisdom and learn how to take it forward into your life.
We will explore transformational tools for self-care, grief work, and self-compassion; and create the opportunity to slow down and feel the support of other women. We will explore mindfulness practices, walking, moving and sitting to drop deeper into our feminine voices and power. Whether you have a mindfulness practice or are curious to explore these tools more deeply, we will create a deeper circle of care, healing and deep listening together, and a container to hold whatever needs to be felt and processed.
This year’s retreat will cover two additional days of deep diving into our embodied selves where we can embrace gently the parts that are in pain. We will open more deeply to the intuitive knowing of our deep feminine containers through embodiment practices from Goddess myths and Mother Gaia. Through many forms of connection with nature, ourselves and each other, we will learn the power of compassionately witnessing ourselves and each other: Yoga, Ritual, Sacred Dance, Deep Practice, Nature Practice, Sharing Circles, and Silence. Tools for grieving and the IFS Toolbox will be presented and explored in our practices together.
In this weekend, we will uncover, share and explore what we know about ourselves deep inside, that is always there for us—when we slow down, get quiet, and tap into our own deep feminine wisdom. And, we will explore ways that we can move forward into the world with this wisdom by taking action in the world.
When: October 25-29, 2023
Where: The Rocky Mountain EcoDharma Center 8941 Overland Road, Ward, CO 80481
Register Now: Single $999 Double $950
Arrival: 9 AM Wednesday, October 25th Departure: Sunday, October 29th 1 pm
Registration Closes – September 15, 2023
Early Bird Deadline – May 31, 2023
Some scholarship money is available if you need support to attend this retreat.
TO REGISTER: Click on the box above and follow the prompts to pay. A registration form will be sent to you after you make your payment.
Donna Roe Daniell, LCSW, RYT 200
Donna brings over 28 years of experience as a family therapist, vipassana meditation practitioner and student of Buddhism, MBSR teacher, certified IFS therapist, trained Mindful Self Compassion teacher, and climate activist. Her unique coaching program The Midlife Voyage to Transformation offers a powerful mindfulness toolbox that ignites fierce courage in the face of fear and pain. This roadmap through grief and loss brings true authenticity, clarity and passion back into your life again. Her memoir of her own midlife struggles, “A Midlife Voyage to Transformation,” available through her website, is a guidebook for women in midlife transitions and shares her own path to transformation using the tools she offers in her retreats for women. Donna’s exploration and training in Ecodharma or engaged buddhism, Trauma Healing, Zen Buddhism, Joanna Macy’s Spiral, and Deborah Eden Tull’s Heart of Listening dharma facilitation training has inspired her own path of offering transformative experiences for women in transitions and most recently dealing with grief.
“Donna created such a safe, loving space in which self-explorations supported our practices. Her creative bringing together of poetry and practices, nature and practices, community and small group connections was so heartfelt. The woman’s community was so beautifully built from her heart opening ours.” JB
“I was scared to attend this retreat —fearful of discovering something I did not want to acknowledge or face. I feel so blessed to have been given this weekend to connect with so many different spirits of beautiful women and move through that fear more. I can’t wait to see where these new connections take me!” KV
“This was a new experience for me! I’m good around people and strangers but the depth of the relationships that I developed with fellow retreaters was heartwarming, encouraging, and inspiring. It allowed me to go deeper in my search for wholeness and compassion for myself and others. I believe compassion will carry me further in this life than I knew previously.” RN
“The Woman’s Mindfulness Retreat with Donna was an amazing and powerful experience. She created a safe place for us to go into ourselves and be vulnerable with each other. She had carefully planned activities that we gradually and gently were able to go deeper and deeper. In only three and a half days we felt so bonded as a community! I highly recommend a retreat with Donna.” SS
“This retreat has opened my heart to myself and the other women on their journeys. I had not attended a retreat before, so I did not know what to expect. I found acceptance, kindness, caring for myself as well as from others. I’ve only known these amazing women for four days! The community and connectedness is powerful and I hope carries me on afterwards.” AK