Dear Soul Tending Friends ~ Greetings! (Keep this link/page—it has many recommended/curated resources.) Lauren and I loved being with you. Self-care is not about adding something to your to-do list, it’s about exploring new ways of being. Connection = medicine.

You can view all my 2024-25 retreats as of today; I’ll be back at the gorgeous Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (Berkshire Mountains of Western MA—stunning foliage!) Oct. 25-27 for Soul Tending: Cultivating Grace, Power & Intuition, A Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat for more singing/dancing and sisterhood! Every retreat I do is different. For a limited time, you can also access Still, Dark & Quiet (a deep rest mini virtual retreat); download today, it includes a long Yoga Nidra session and singing; details.

Coming up: (always check my calendar, we update it weekly): a June 21 one-day retreat, fall Sovereignty women’s group and December Winter Solstice retreat (online/live event).

Want to extend and enliven your retreat experience? Download an online retreat (video/audio download). Women love these inexpensive mini retreats—enjoy them from your bathtub, the hiking trail or your favorite cozy nook. Download/learn more here.

Feeling called to facilitate or co-facilitate a group or retreat for friends or women in your area? I just created this beautiful online training/mentoring course you can download and access 24/7—it includes a long video and Q/A and a resource guide/tips and tons of resources and templates. It’s based on our very popular (now retired) 18 year-old Facilitator Training Program. For a limited time we’re offering Secrets to Facilitating Life-Changing Groups/Retreats in Uncertain Times for $195; access it here.

With joy and gratitude—Renee and the RTA Team  


YES! I’D LOVE TO SUPPORT YOUR COMPANY, TEAM OR ORGANIZATION. I’m booking speaking events now through 2025.  My primary work is speaking at companies, organizations and at conferences around finding balance/resiliency through practicing the art & science of self-care. Whether it’s a 50-minute keynote, an interactive workshop or a half or full-day custom retreat, I’d love to support your team, employees, women’s network or speak at your next regional/national conference. Recent clients include: Advent Health, Merrill Lynch, The Hewlett Foundation, Council on Family Violence, Bank of America, The Center for Women in Law, The National Association of OB-GYNS, hospitals, law firms, universities, nonprofit organizations and national women’s leadership forums. I’ve been speaking professionally for 30 years. Learn more here.

RETREATS AND SUPPORT:  I recommend taking a personal planning retreat every 90 days. From stillness comes discernment.  Much more on my blog on tips for taking retreats. Read here to learn more about the dance of the feminine/masculine (also more on this theme in my book Nurturing the Soul of Your Family). 

Receive daily inspiration on our global Live Inside Out Facebook page or Instagram page where I share real-world ideas for slowing down and living more intentionally. You are subscribed to my weekly Live Inside Out blog that comes out Tuesdays; here’s a recent post: 3 Ways to Begin Your Self-Care Practice .


  • Playlist! Go to my Spotify Profile; last night I played from the playlist: MDay Brevard 5/9 which includes the song, “Your Eyes.”
  • I use Aura Cacia organic essential oils; the Beloved blend we created for you was Eucalyptus, Lavender, Tangerine and Rose in Organic Sweet Almond Oil.
  • Menopause support; I particularly like Dr. Anna Cabecca and Dr. Claudia Welch.
  • Community Song Circles!  Check out Lisa Littlebird and –all in California. Lisa and Heather offer training and group song circles online and in-person—tell them we’re friends! I trained with Lisa, and am dear friends with Maggie. You can also google for a “community song circle” in your area and on Facebook.  I love Yuri Woodstock in AVL–his group is HARK! Here are our songs.
  • Yoga Nidra from Friday evening – with my mentor Dr. Richard Miller, founder of iRest. You can also find Yoga Nidra on the Insight Timer app.
  • DANCE! One of the best ways to release, get unstuck and shift! Google/look on their sites for local classes: (join us and send your WNC-area friends to Wild Souls Authentic Movement every Sunday in Brevard!). 5 Rhythms Dance (Gabrielle Roth), Quoya,,
  • Poems: I read poetry from Chelan Harkin, Mark Nepo, Rebecca Lange.

Connection, dance, singing and nature = deep reset for the nervous system! Please let your friends in the Southeast know about my Wild Souls Adventures NC-based offerings  I love to design/lead custom retreats/experiences for your friends/teams in my area or yours.