**Our apologies! This has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. Reschedule TBA**

Winter Solstice Mediation Retreat Friday, Dec. 21

1:00-5:30 p.m     ~For men and women~

McKinney Roughs Nature Preserve, Austin, TX

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.    –Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The Winter Solstice, the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year, is a reflective time to pause and honor our darkness and our light. What are the gifts you received from hardships in the last year?

Winter is a time to go inward: to pause, reflect, contemplate and replenish.  In the midst of holiday busyness, give yourself a sacred respite and join soulful, like-minded men and women in a still and quiet space. This silent meditation retreat is ideal for those who have never taken a silent retreat before or for seasoned meditators. Tap into the healing solace found in stillness and nature. A safe and nurturing environment designed to offer you the space to hear what you need to hear most.

Renée has been creating retreat experiences for 25+ years. Join her for a deeply restorative half-day meditation retreat** which will include meditative silence, contemplative time in nature, journaling, reflective sharing and a final deep relaxation. Come:

    • Rest in stillness and experience the gifts that come from silence
    • Enjoy the healing power of nature and a true digital detox
    • 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
    • Experience community and connection with like-minded men and women (option to remain in silence all afternoon)
    • Explore new ways of being and experience greater freedom and joy as you enter 2019

**Attendees will have the option to be in silence for the entire afternoon or to participate in brief opportunities for sharing.

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Never taken a retreat with Renee? Learn more: “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 people who attend! Renee has the unique gift of calling in the most creative, soulful, generous, inspiring souls of all ages into her community –wow! Eve, entrepreneur/mom {Read more testimonials} You can also view a retreat video here and read 5 Ways Retreats Can Change Your Life and Meditation Saves Me From Myself.

Retreat Details

Join us at this quiet, spacious retreat space nestled in the tranquil Lost Pines on the Colorado River at McKinney Roughs Nature Park (25 min. east of  Austin); enjoy a roaring fire, delicious teas/cider and an abundance of nature trails.

Location: The retreat will be held in a cozy private retreat space with a large floor to ceiling fireplace, approximately 25 minutes east of Austin at the 500 acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park located on the Colorado River.

Date: Friday, Dec, 21st 1-5:30 p.m. (you are welcome to come early, BYO lunch and spend the morning hiking/exploring the grounds before we gather)

What’s included in the $129 single registration and the $199 bring-a-friend rate**:

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**Scholarships available for anyone is unable to pay. Please email renee at reneetrudeau dot com to inquire/learn how to register. No one will be turned away.

Bring a journal/pen, water bottle and wear comfortable clothing for movement. Men and women of all ages are welcome. We love that our retreats attract people of all ages–from their 20’s to their 70’s and beyond.

Renée 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 been meditating for 20 years and teaches meditation and offers Yoga Nidra across the U.S. Renee and her team have certified hundreds of RTA-Facilitators in more than 10 countries to facilitate Personal Renewal Groups/Retreats based on her award-winning self-care curriculum. Renée has been creating/leading transformational events 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.

Cancellation Policy: Registration is non-refundable but transferable provided you give us your guest’s name to us by Thurs. Dec. 20th at noon at 512-459-6700. We apologize, but because we are a very small business, we have to adhere to this policy to cover all our up-front staffing/program/rental costs which are required to put on this retreat. Thank you for your understanding!

Can’t make it December 21?

Join Renée January 25-27 for New Way of Being: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshire Mountains near Lenox, MA. View all upcoming retreats here. Contact us at 512-459-6700 or email workshops at reneetrudeau dot com to explore having Renée create/facilitate a private retreat for your organization or group.

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Questions? Email or call 512459-6700.