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

Reclaim, replenish, re-balance Friday, May 11 at New Way of Being: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat (Austin, TX)

Friday, May 11th (Mother’s Day Weekend)~ 9:30-4:00 p.m.

Location is a beautiful, spacious retreat center nestled in the gorgeous Lost Pines at McKinney Roughs Nature Park (25 min. east of  Austin)

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

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“Self-care—the art of attuning and responding to your needs and desires—is a moment to moment process. It’s not about adding something to your to-do list; it’s about cultivating a new way of being.”  – Renee Trudeau

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? Would you like to find acceptance for exactly where you are right now?

Come de-stress, replenish and rejuvenate in a nurturing, empowering and supportive environment. Tap into the transformative power of self-care and nourish your body, mind and spirit. Learn how to access your Wise Self and live in the present moment. Enjoy soulful sharing, stillness, journaling and hiking in nature, nourishing movement and creative expression in a luxurious and peaceful setting.

Renée has been creating retreat experiences for women for 25+ years. Join her for a deeply restorative one-day experience as you learn to integrate self-renewal strategies and tools into daily life and explore how to:

    • Slow down and connect to your heart’s desire and life purpose
    • Experience self-care practices for uncertain times
    • Tap into self-compassion and self-acceptance
    • Relax and connect with your needs, desires, and your body’s natural rhythms
    • Meditate to enhance peace, harmony and resiliency in everyday life
    • Learn to balance yin/yang energy and live more sustainably

Enjoy authentic connection with like-minded women as you embrace a new way of being and experience greater freedom and joy.

**Ideal for women at all life stages, especially those in transition, celebrating Mother’s Day or special birthdays, for girlfriends wanting to reconnect and for family members desiring to share a rejuvenating and replenishing day together. No prior yoga experience necessary.

“There are many reasons I regularly attend Renee’s retreats, but in addition to the life-altering experience, one draw that keeps me coming back is the women! Renee has the unique gift of calling in the most creative, soulful, generous, inspiring women of all ages into her community –wow! I love leaving her events with a new tribe of deeply authentic, like-minded friends.” Eve, entrepreneur/mom

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

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“Renée has the amazing ability to create a nurturing, sacred space that honors and celebrates each woman.  This women’s retreat was transformative.  I now get how essential it is to take time to nurture myself.  I am still using what I learned at her self-renewal retreat in my daily life.”  —Mary K., writer/editor

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 View the retreat video below to give you a small taste for our unique, transformative women’s self-renewal retreats. Every retreat is different and unique.

Location Details

The retreat will be held in a beautiful, cozy private retreat space approximately 25 minutes east of Austin at the 500 acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park located on the Colorado River.  Luxurious walks + journaling by the river + wildflower immersions + healthy/nourishing/delicious food + gentle, pleasureful yoga and support/inspiration/resources for birthing “what’s next” for you!

Date: Friday, May 11th, 9:00-4:00 p.m. (you are welcome to stay and spend the afternoon hiking/exploring the grounds)

Lunch: The lunch is GF-friendly, but we can’t guarantee “no contamination” for celiac guests).  Our delicious, self-care lunch is made with love by one of Renee’s favorite local, mom-owned caterers.

What’s included in the $210 (early bird rate) single registration retreat package price:

      • Nourishing, delicious, healthy, gluten free lunch+ beverages (and chocolate, of course!). Menu:  Miso and lime marinated and grilled organic chicken breast sliced and served with local poblano pesto; Beluga lentils atop roasted baby portabello mushrooms with golden raisins and fresh local herbs; Giant mixed green salad with jicama and yellow teardrop tomatoes with creamy tahini dressing or apple cider vinaigrette both served on the side; Almond and coconut flour cake sweetened with honey & maple syrup and served with local organic strawberries and fresh vanilla bean whipped cream–by the fabulous Barbara with El Locavore! 
      • Complimentary copies of the award-winning The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life and Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life (ebooks, pdf versions; a $35 value)
      • Post retreat support: registration to the Permission Granted: The Art of Extreme Self-Care and the New Way of Being: Learning to Let Go and Go with the Flow audio classes; available 24/7 as downloads (a $199 value)
      • Inspiring and empowering life balance program/exercises/tools led by a nationally-recognized life balance expert
      • Gentle, pleasure-full, nourishing movement with a master yoga teacher (no prior experience necessary)
      • Admission to and full access to the park grounds (registration includes your admission fee) until 10 p.m. for hiking.
      • Special $50 off discount on RTA-Certified Facilitator Training Membership (normally $799; only $749 for you)
      • Introduction to an amazing network of like-minded women at all stages of life from around the state
      • Complimentary 20-minute life or career coaching consult with our senior Career Strategists career/life coach, Angela
      • Personalized post-retreat self-renewal resources and ongoing support for the entire year
$210 for single registration (registration open as long as space is available!)Facilitator-Buttons_enrollnow
   $398 bring-a-friend registration-includes a Kendra Scott rose quartz jewelry gift for you or your guest (registration open as long as space is available!)Facilitator-Buttons_enrollnow

Note: this retreat always sells out; we highly recommend registering asap.

Bring a journal/pen and wear comfortable clothing for movement. Women of all ages—especially those in transition—are welcome! We love that our retreats include women from all generations–from their 20’s to their 70’s and beyond!

women's retreatRenée Peterson Trudeau is an internationally recognized life balance coach/speaker, president of Career Strategists,  and author of the three books on balanced living including the award-winning The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life. She has certified RTA Facilitators in more than 10 countries to facilitate Personal Renewal Groups/Retreats for women based on her award-winning self-care curriculum. Renée has been creating/leading transformational events for women for 25+ years and has been featured in the New York Times, Spirituality & Health and more. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband and 16 year-old son. (Learn more about Renee’s professional background and training.)

744616Jessica Goulding, special guest yoga teacher

Formerly a professional dancer, Jessica Goulding (E-RYT 500) has been teaching alignment-based contemplative and therapeutic yoga since 2004.  She thoroughly enjoys bringing the rich healing methods of yoga to all challenging aspects of life.  Jess’s teaching style is both fun and informative, as she meets each student right where they are and takes them deeper into their own personal journey. She is a highly popular, sought-after teacher in Austin, TX


Recommended reading prior to the retreat: Renée Peterson Trudeau, The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life (Balanced Living Press) and Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life (New World Library). Hard copies of these gorgeous books can be ordered here.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If something comes up and you can’t make it, your registration is transferrable to a friend provided you give us your guest’s name by May 9th at noon at 512-459-6700. If you can’t make it and are not able to transfer your registration, you won’t receive a refund, but you will still get to enjoy all the other retreat benefits listed above ($350+ value) plus follow-up resources. We’re sorry, but we’re a very small business and we have to adhere to this policy to cover all our up-front staffing/catering/program/marketing costs which are required to put on this event. Thank you for understanding!

Can’t make it May 11th?

For additional information you may email or call 512459-6700.

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