SANCTUARY ~ A 10-Week Self-Renewal Journey for Women

Sept. ~ Nov.   Thursday evenings.   In-person.   Brevard, NC

“Renee has a powerful way about her. With mastery and grace, she takes you to places within yourself you’ve never been before. Then, she helps you bring back the insights and illuminations you’ve harvested so you can weave them in to your daily life and become a more whole, integrated and alive/aligned version of you. She’s a masterful teacher and a model for how to live in the world as a sovereign woman and a spiritual being.”  Lynne (read more testimonials)

Are you exhausted, overwhelmed and craving a nurturing like-hearted community? Are you in the midst of major life or career transitions and asking, “What’s next?” Would you like to cultivate a strong allegiance to yourself and learn to show up 100% YOU in all situations?  

Having a support system makes ALL the difference in how you experience the journey! With humor and wisdom, we’ll cultivate our intuition, grow grace and step into our power. Enjoy compassionate mentoring, a powerful structured group coaching format, a community of like-minded women, nurturing support, personal empowerment and heartfelt connection.

I love to affirm and help other women shine! Join an amazing tribe of women from across Western North Carolina for a 10-week journey. I would love to hold space for you to incubate: a seed of an idea, a dream/vision, a creative project, a career change or a new way of being.  When we encourage our sisters to shine, we all shine. When we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.

This program will be guided by Renee’s intuition and be highly experiential. Never done a women’s group with Renee? Some of the topics we may explore as we unpack our “sovereignty” include: 

  • The art/science of self-care and how to have your own back
  • Cultivating feminine power & releasing the need to hold back or play small
  • Creativity at mid-life and beyond: what is uniquely mine to do/express?
  • Managing energy: how to build, cultivate and contain energy and say “no”
  • Creating a support system: the art of asking for/receiving help and creating a personal and professional support network
  • Friendships and partnerships: nurturing and cultivating and when/how to release toxic ones
  • Belonging/loneliness: growing connection, nurturing our emotional well-being, exploring changing relationships & friendships
  • The power of rest: how/why this is your best friend and essential in the second half of life (+the science of rest)
  • Staying WILD: becoming more awake, alive and curious—in all areas of our lives (learn to “do it differently!”)
  • Spirituality at mid-life and beyond: nurturing your spirit, spiritual self-renewal, connecting to your Wise Self

The journey will include curated recommendations and resources. Renee’s friends/colleagues/mentors are national experts & authors in the fields of women’s mental health, spiritual ecology, conscious aging, death and dying, ancestral healing, women’s sexuality, hormonal balancing in the second half of life, love relationships, the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual growth, shamanic wisdom, loving our bodies & more.

When: The “journey/incubator” will run September 12th-November 16th.  Dates for scheduled meetings: Sept. 12, 26, Oct. 10, 17 and Nov. 7 and 16 (this last date is still TBD; hold Nov. 21 as a back-up “rain date”). We meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will also be an optional Renee organized meditation/centering retreat right after the election at the Cradle of Forestry (most likely on Nov. 16).  You may miss a meeting, but you need to be at the first gathering.

**The group may also include pop-up invites to spontaneous nature-based outings and events specifically for this group. Does not include Wild Souls Movement classes. If an urgent health matter arises that affects us gathering, Renee may need to lead a session via Zoom but this is just a back-up.**

Where: A cozy, 1920s bungalow located in Downtown Brevard with a relaxing porch and an inviting fireplace.

Who is coming:

“There are many reasons I have been retreating with Renee for 15 years, but as an entrepreneur/creative, one of the biggest is the WOMEN she attracts: wow! Powerful, alive, real, soul-centered and heart-driven; many of my closest friends, peer mentors and women I turn to for sage counsel– I met through Renee. She models sisterhood like no other!”  ~ Sarah (read testimonials)

Women who are signing up are in transition and in the process of re-imagining, re-envisioning and/or crafting a new life or work path. This is a completely safe, confidential, circle of trust and we’ll be entering into clear agreements around sharing/confidentiality.

This self-care program is especially designed for women who desire to make a powerful impact in the world. To fully share our gifts and respond to our unique calling, we need to learn to deeply resource ourselves. We must learn to cultivate sovereignty, sustainability for self and courageously model this for other women. Come explore new ways of being/seeing with soulful, creative women from Western North Carolina who have deep commitment to self-care, aliveness, creativity and tending to their souls. This program is open to women at all life stages.

What you’ll experience: A guided, structured fun/lively group coaching format that will include: mentoring/support, small group and large group connection, meditation/stillness, journaling, body-centered practices to help you gain clarity/focus, connecting to your feminine power, time in nature, solo reflection dates, gentle movement/song and connection to a weekly support sister. I will follow my intuition and let the group experience guide me as to what you most need. Thanks for trusting me– I’ve been doing this for 30+ years.

Also included: personal/curated recommendations from Renee for area healers, women’s health specialists, spontaneous invite-only nature and healing events, e-books of both of my life balance books ($40) and downloads/registration to the virtual Sovereignty Retreat and the Still, Dark & Quiet Deep Rest Retreat ($120) and always–delicious herbal teas and Renee’s favorite chocolates at our gatherings.

About Renee: As an internationally-recognized author/coach/speaker and retreat leader, I have mentored and supported thousands of women leaders in owning their power. I’ve been facilitating transformational experiences/groups/circles for women for 30 years and trained more than 450 therapists/coaches/leaders in 10 countries around the globe to lead women’s self-renewal circles. Knowing how to create potent, sacred group experiences that balance “being” and “doing” is one of my superpowers! Additionally, I founded/managed Career Strategists, a national boutique career coaching firm for 18 years and have helped thousands of women successfully navigate life transitions, business launches and career changes. Read event testimonials. Learn more about Renee. 

Investment in yourself:  This will be an experiential group journey; I am limiting the size to 10 (normally my groups are quite large). Investment is $599 for the fall program/incubator. This comes out to less than $60/week for deep, nourishing weekly support. Due to all the current economic upheaval, I am offering this program at a significant discount. As a point of reference: my hourly coaching rate is $350/hour and typically charge $1500+ for programs like this.

Scholarships:  One partial scholarship will be available; please email info@reneetrudeau.com to inquire and share a bit about your current situation.

To reserve your spot: Check with Renee at info@reneetrudeau.com to ensure there is room, demand has been very high. You are not confirmed until payment has been received.

Payment: **THERE IS ONE SPOT LEFT, BUT PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER UNTIL YOU HAVE REACHED OUT TO INFO@RENEETRUDEAU.COM TO ENSURE THERE IS ROOM.**  Pay with  PayPal or Venmo, or you may write a check made out to “Renee Trudeau,” mailed to 159 W. Main St. #2373, Brevard, NC.  Make sure if you do PayPal you choose “send to a friend” and pay from your bank account—so they don’t take out additional fees.  If you need to pay with a credit card on PayPal, please add 3%. 

Feeling prosperous and want to support another woman? Add $200 or more to your program fee and pay it forward to help contribute to the Sanctuary scholarship fund. 

Refunds: There are no refunds for this group journey/experience (even if you have to miss meetings) given it is being offered at a significant discount. You also receive $160 in support resources/classes/books.

Preparation: You’ll receive an email from me with details on how to prepare two weeks prior. Please write the meeting dates on your calendar now!

If you have any questions at all, please reach out—I really want to ensure this is a fit. It’s OK if you have to miss a meeting, but I’d like all to attend the first meeting.  I apologize if I don’t respond right away to your email questions—I travel/teach for work so my schedule is really full.   I will be on a creativity sabbatical July 1-31 and in Scotland Aug. 20-Sept. 3.  

“Renée is so powerfully professional and so forcefully human and kind. Her presence inspires us all. This retreat was a life-altering experience.

Toronto, Canada

Donna A.

“During a woman’s life, she has the need to retreat, replenish and re-energize. Renée created a safe and sacred space at her retreat and taught me how cultivate — and practice — the art of self-care.”

Board, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Wellness, Lenox, MA

Carol O’Neil

Renée Trudeau has saved me repeatedly; her books, her tools/techniques, and dang, merely her PRESENCE has been nectar for my struggling soul.”

Washington D.C.

Elizabeth

“Renée is a transformative and compassionate speaker/teacher/woman who exudes the message that we are all powerful and worthy.”

New York, NY

Deborah S.

“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.

Freeport, ME

Patty

“Renée has the amazing ability to create a nurturing, sacred space that honors and celebrates each woman. Her retreat was transformative; I am still using what I learned from her in my daily life.”

Munich, Germany

Mary K.

“Renee has a wonderful energy for leading retreats. Loved the pace and format. A deeply restorative and incredibly satisfying retreat.”

San Diego, CA

Julia J.

“I have 'retreated' with Renee many times-- this work has saved my life. Every time I leave with new insights and tools. Always a wise investment.”

Grafton, VT

Erica

“Renée is so powerfully professional and so forcefully human and kind. Her presence inspires us all. This retreat was a life-altering experience.

Toronto, Canada

Donna A.

“During a woman’s life, she has the need to retreat, replenish and re-energize. Renée created a safe and sacred space at her retreat and taught me how cultivate — and practice — the art of self-care.”

Board, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Wellness, Lenox, MA

Carol O’Neil

Renée Trudeau has saved me repeatedly; her books, her tools/techniques, and dang, merely her PRESENCE has been nectar for my struggling soul.”

Washington D.C.

Elizabeth

“Renée is a transformative and compassionate speaker/teacher/woman who exudes the message that we are all powerful and worthy.”

New York, NY

Deborah S.

“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.

Freeport, ME

Patty

“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.

Freeport, ME

Patty

“Renee has a wonderful energy for leading retreats. Loved the pace and format. A deeply restorative and incredibly satisfying retreat.”

San Diego, CA

Julia J.

“I have 'retreated' with Renee many times-- this work has saved my life. Every time I leave with new insights and tools. Always a wise investment.”

Grafton, VT

Erica

This self-renewal retreat video clip gives you a sense for the energy Renee creates in her events. She has been leading retreats since 1996.

Renee Trudeau

Your Facilitator/Guide

Renée Peterson Trudeau is an internationally-recognized transformational coach/speaker, president/founder of Austin-based Career Strategists and the author of two award-winning books 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. A visionary catalyst/teacher for more than 25 years, Renee is on the faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, 1440 Multiversity, The Art of Living Retreat Center, Omega Institute,  Esalen Institute and she and her team certified 450+ women leaders in more than 10 countries to facilitate self-renewal circles/retreats for women based on her award-winning self-care curriculum. Passionate about supporting women in coming into balance through the art/science of self-care, Renée has been creating/facilitating transformational events for 25+ years. An evangelist for the healing power of nature, Renee grew up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of CA, the rolling Texas Hill Country and the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, where she now resides full-time. She’s been featured in The New York Times, Spirituality & Health, US News & World Report, Yoga Journal, AARP and more. A recent graduate of the Wisdom Heart Mystery School (Austin, TX), Renee and her husband have one son in college and Renee is now pouring her energy into Wild Souls Nature Adventures. Learn more about Renee here. 

 

Can’t make it?

  • Join Renee October 25-27th for Soul Tending: Cultivating Grace, Power and Intuition ~ A Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Learn more and register.
  • Join Renee for Secrets to Facilitating Life-Changing Women’s Groups/Retreats in Uncertain Times ~ the online video course. This online training course offers personal mentoring and everything you need to masterfully facilitate women’s circles/retreats. Unlimited access; download 24/7. Learn more.
  • Enjoy/download a virtual self-care retreat with Renee today; available 24/7. Learn more. 
  • Email workshops@reneetrudeau.com to explore having Renée create/facilitate a private retreat for your organization or group.
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