New Way of Being: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat

April 19-21 ~ A New Way of Being: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat at EsalenApril 19- 21 2013 at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

De-stress.   Restore inner peace.   Nourish your body.   Relax your mind.

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Program Details

Do you long to reconnect with who you are?  Are you in career or life transition?  Do you crave time for quiet reflection, rest, and renewal?

Renée Peterson Trudeau has designed the perfect weekend for women to de-stress, refresh, and rejuvenate in a nurturing, empowering, and supportive environment.

Tap into the transformative power of self-care to nourish your body and soul.  Learn how to slow down and access your “wise self.”  This retreat will help you:

  • Explore your heart’s desire and your soul’s purpose
  • Meditate and receive ideas for daily spiritual renewal
  • Relax and connect with your needs, your desires, and your body’s natural rhythms
  • Learn how to integrate self-renewal strategies into your daily life
  • Experience the Divine Feminine through music and movement
  • Enjoy meaningful connection with like-minded women

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“Of all the retreats I’ve attended over the last twenty years, this retreat spoke most deeply to my heart and helped me more with self-acceptance than any other. Profound.”  —Patty

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“Renée has the amazing ability to create a nurturing, sacred space that honors and celebrates each woman.  This retreat was transformative.  I now get how essential it is to take time to nurture myself.  I am still using what I learned at the Self-Renewal Retreat in my daily life.”  —Mary K., California

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Location Details

Esalen(Big Sur, CA) The word itself summons up tantalizing visions of adventure, of unexplored frontiers, of human possibilities yet to be realized. There is the wonder of the place itself, 120 acres of fertile land carved out between mountain and ocean, blessed by a cascading canyon stream and hot mineral springs gushing out of a seaside cliff. There is the delicate and subtle Big Sur air of a late afternoon, the midnight mist, the nights so clear the Milky Way can light your walk along the darkened garden path. And always there is the sound of the sea.


Cost & Registration (download flyer)

For details and to register, please click here.  You are strongly encouraged to book your room today; accommodations are limited and sell out months in advance!  For additional information you may contact Esalen at 1-888-837-2536 or email us.

Recommended reading: Renée Peterson Trudeau, The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life (Balanced Living Press). Order a copy now.

Note: Bring a journal, wear comfortable clothing for movement, and eat lightly before opening night.  Women of all ages—especially those in transition—are welcome!


Renee_squareRetreat Facilitator Renée Peterson Trudeau is an internationally recognized career/lifebalance expert and the president of Career Strategists. For the last 20 years, she has created life-changing women’s events and has been featured in US News and World Report, Yogi Times, Good Housekeeping, and more. She is the author of The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life. Thousands of women worldwide are participating in self-renewal circles based on the Guide to enhance balance and well-being in their lives. More about Renée Trudeau.


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Assistant Teacher Carolyn Scarborough is a highly popular writing/creativity coach whose passion is supporting women in tapping into their deepest wisdom and getting it out onto the page through natural, heart-centered writing. Her intuitive, relaxed style supports retreat participants in moving into greater personal expression as they arrive at a more awake, creative, joyful space. She is an award-winning writer, has published more than 500 articles in magazines around the world and her most recent book is “Backyard Pearls: Cultivating Wisdom and Joy in Everyday Life.”  Founder/president of Backyard Pearls, LLC, she leads telecourses for women around the world, writing retreats, and coaches women

Can’t make it in April?  Join us:

June 21-23, 2013:  A New Way of Being: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Wellness in The Berkshires, MA.

October 18-20 2013~ A New Way of Being: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in The Berkshires, MA.


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