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

Sept. 21-23 ~ Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

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

radical self-care

“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

Program Details

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?

Renée Peterson Trudeau has designed the perfect weekend for women to de-stress, refresh, and rejuvenate in a nurturing, empowering, and supportive environment.

Tap into the transformative power of self-care to nourish your body and soul.  Learn how to slow down and access your “wise self.”  This retreat will help you:

  • Explore your heart’s desire and your soul’s purpose
  • Meditate and receive ideas for daily spiritual renewal
  • Relax and connect with your needs, your desires, and your body’s natural rhythms
  • Learn how to integrate self-renewal strategies into your daily life
  • Experience the Divine Feminine through music and movement
  • Enjoy meaningful connection with like-minded women

“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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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.)

Saturday special guest teacher, Evita Cobo “Finding Your Power through Your Voice”

Jazz improvisation artist/vocalist, Sacred Jazz enthusiast and yoga teacher/retreat facilitator Evita Cobo was raised in Elberton, Georgia and now makes her home in Vermont. She began her vocal training at Bennington College where she studied with tenor Frank Baker. Her parallel career as a psychotherapist has been quite fulfilling in this journey of song where self-expression reigns. Evita has performed in numerous venues in New England during her 20 years as a professional musician, including solo performances at the prestigious Harvard Club in Boston and The Century Club in New York. Invitation, Evita’s first recording, is an intelligent and rich collection of fine songs from the American repertoire. Jazz improvisation artist Rhiannon remarks, ”Just when you think classic jazz singers are gone, there is Evita Cobo with her debut CD, Invitation. Her tone is like velvet. Her songs are unusual, rarely heard, while others are deeply familiar; all with her refreshing, mature examination of love, life and change.”



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