ENewsletter: May 6, 2012

 Renee Trudeau & Associates

Dear Friend:

People make fun of me...because I take a lot of retreats (hey, I practice what I preach!).

But taking retreats and creating pauses in my life to pull back is what allows me to run two international businesses while staying present and connected to myself AND to my loved ones.

“Taking a retreat is inconceivable ….is too expensive ….would be impossible given my schedule ….is not my thing …..is an unimaginable luxury …..is scary …..is my lifetime goal ….is something I hope to do when I retire.” I’ve heard these phrases for years. And every time, I wince.

As someone who leads retreats (hear why) and takes retreats each quarter (read more), I find that even one day away from my everyday work/family life gives me the 30,000 foot perspective I crave and need to hear what I most need to hear, to see how best to direct my energy/talents and to remember who I really am.

I’ve been designing and facilitating transformational women’s events for more than 20 years (if you count the very first girlfriends getaways I organized in my twenties) and I believe they can be one of best investments you’ll ever make in yourself. This awareness prompted me to create the $2700 Yummy Mummy Year of Self-Care Retreat Package in celebration of mothers (this includes all women who nurture in any capacity). This amazing gift includes a retreat with me at Kripalu Yoga & Wellness Center in the MA Berkshires, a year’s worth of Mighty Leaf gourmet teas and more (details here).   

How to win? It's easy-breezy! From May 6th-12th, "Like us" on Live Inside Out Facebook and share your answer to “What does self-care mean to you?” on The Journey. We’ll draw a winner at random on Mother’s Day!

Who knows? The experience of taking a retreat might just change your life. Or at the least, how you see yourself in relationship to your life.

Warmly—Renee and the retreat fanatics at Renee Trudeau & Associates (Sara, Sarina, Angela, Brooke and Jane Marie) info@reneetrudeau.com 512-459-6700

Upcoming Events and Training:

  • May 1-31 Personal Renewal Group Online Facilitator Membership Are you a therapist, coach, parent or birth educator, leadership consultant or women's empowerment advocate who loves supporting women and helping them nurture their emotional well-being? Join an international community and facilitate self-renewal groups/retreats for women based on the award-winning The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal. Learn more. Or, click here to find a Personal Renewal Group in your area. Spring special! Enter 50 OFF in the coupon code field to receive $50 in savings through 5/31/12.

  • May 6-May 12  Yummy Mummy Year-of-Self-Care giveaway. Happy Mother’s Day! Learn more here on how you can win a FREE all expenses paid weekend retreat to Kripalu Yoga & Wellness Center—the largest retreat center in North America. A $2700 value.

  • New Way of Being™: Let Go, Embrace Flow and Love Your Life A national telecourse for men and women led by Renee Trudeau. Are you done with overwork, overwhelm and ready to discard your old habitual ways of working and being? Would you like to de-clutter, simplify, learn to leverage the power of self-care and step into a more spacious, free work/life flow? Join Renee as she supports, guides and coaches you into a new way of being and helps you access greater peace and harmony in your everyday life. REGISTER HERE (Class downloads/materials will be sent to you via email).
  • June 8 Friday 9:00-1:00 p.m. Envision, Align, Expand: Empowered Entrepreneur Small Business Retreat with Renee Trudeau. Casa de Artistas, Austin, TX. Take some time for reflection and to pause, pull back and plan before you leap! Gain clarity and focus on how/where to direct your energy, explore how to leverage your brilliance and diversify revenue streams. Enjoy guided support and leave inspired, focused and ready to move into your business, confident and clear. Led by small business coach, entrepreneur and author Renee Trudeau at a small, quiet, private retreat center in Austin. Details/register. This fills quickly, so register today!

  • June 22-24 Friday-Sunday, A New Way of Being: Women's Self-Renewal Retreat, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, The Berkshires, MA. Tap into the transformative power of self-care to nourish your body, heart and soul. Learn to integrate self-renewal strategies into your daily life, slow down and access your Wise Self and step into a New Way of Being. Led by nationally-recognized career/life balance expert, Renee Trudeau at beautiful Kripalu. Ideal for women in career/life transition. Details here. Complete packages start at $795.

  • I CHOOSE LOVE Global PSA You’re invited and encouraged to take part in the I CHOOSE LOVE global Public Service Announcement. Learn more about how to get involved in this free, grassroots initiative and why choosing love over fear could radically transform your life! Learn more.

  • Private Customized Retreats: Renee is masterful at creating/facilitating empowering half, full day or weekend workshops or retreats for companies, organizations and groups. You can learn more about private retreats here or about her speaking/workshop topics, here. Email Sara Bogan, events manager at sara@reneetrudeau.com or call 512-459-6700 to check Renee’s availability.

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