Renew & replenish Jan. 25-27, New Way of Being: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

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

Jan. 25-27 ~ Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Lenox, MA

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

Program Details

Are you ready to accept exactly who and where you are right now? Do you crave space for reflection, rest, and renewal? What if you stopped holding back and became 100% YOU?

Join Renée Peterson Trudeau for this deeply restorative, nurturing women’s retreat. Tap into the transformative power of self-care, become comfortable living in the wild unknown, and learn to:

  • Slow down and access your Wise Self.
  • Connect with your heart’s desire and life purpose.
  • Cultivate self-renewal practices for uncertain times.
  • Relax and connect with your needs, desires, and your body’s natural rhythms.
  • Balance yin/yang energy and unleash your feminine power.
  • Meditate to enhance peace and harmony in everyday life.

Enjoy authentic connection with like-minded women, explore a new way of being, and experience greater freedom, resiliency, and joy.

“During a woman’s life, she has the need to retreat, replenish, renew and re-energize. Renée created a safe and sacred space at the ‘New Way of Being’ Retreat and the weekend taught me how to better cultivate—and practice—much needed self-care. This experience allowed me to stop, listen, learn and further blossom. Thank you for all you do to support women Renée!”   —Carol O’Neil, Board Member, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Wellness, Lenox, MA

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“Of all the programs I’ve taken at Kripalu 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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We created the following video to give you a sense of what attending a retreat with Renee feels like.

Location Details

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health provides a sanctuary for your body and soul.  A stay at Kripalu immerses you in an experiential curriculum designed to bring vitality to your life from the inside out.  While you are here, we invite you to enjoy daily yoga classes, our world-class natural-foods cuisine, massage and healing arts, hiking and walking trails, a lakefront beach area, indoor whirlpool and sauna, a labyrinth, extraordinary views—all in the natural beauty of the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts.

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Cost & Registration

Tuition:  $310
Meals & accommodations:  $190-$730
Total cost range:  $485-$1025 (based on accommodations choice; view room options)
Details/registration:  Get all the details and register online at

**BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW!* Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, the largest retreat center in North America, has a limited number of rooms and is very popular. Our retreats always sell out. We strongly advise you to book your room 2 months out to ensure a room (whether it’s the affordable dormitory or a luxurious private room). We would hate to have you miss this amazing opportunity. And if you need to cancel, they will always extend a credit.
For additional information you may contact Kripalu at 1-800-741-7353 or email us.

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!

Renée Peterson Trudeau is an internationally recognized life balance coach, president of Career Strategists, author 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.  She has certified RTA Facilitators in more than 10 countries to facilitate Personal Renewal Groups/Retreats for women based on her award-winning curriculum. Renée has been creating/leading transformational events for women for 20 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.)

Katrina Kenison, Special Guest Presenter (Saturday)

Katrina Kenison is a former literary editor, the mother of two grown sons and one soul daughter, and the author of three books that trace the seasons of a woman’s life: the parenting classic Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry, The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir, and Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment. Her essays celebrating the beauty of ordinary days and small moments are collected in her most recent volume, Moments of Seeing: Reflections from an Ordinary Life. Katrina’s YouTube video for The Gift of an Ordinary Day has been watched by over two million viewers. She lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband.

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