Pivot Retreat

Peer mentorship for solo business owners
who are reinventing their work

July 18-22 or
October 31-November, 4 2024

🌄 Free Union, Virginia
Hosted by Amber Karnes

Spend 5 days being part of a small-but-mighty brain trust of solo business owners who are pivoting our work. It’s a combination work-vacation event where you’ll meet other folks who are reckoning with change and reinventing their businesses. Together we’re gonna reflect on what’s working and what’s not, give each other support and inspiration, and leave feeling connected, rested, and grounded.

Pivot Retreat

Peer mentorship for solo business owners who are reinventing their work

July 18-22 or
October 31-November 4
, 2024


 🌄 Free Union, Virginia

Hosted by Amber Karnes

Imagine yourself in the Virginia mountains this July. You’re part of a small-but-mighty brain trust of solo business owners who are pivoting our work. It’s a combination work-vacation event where you’ll meet other women who are reckoning with change and reinventing their businesses. Together we’re gonna reflect on what’s working and what’s not, give each other support and inspiration, and leave feeling connected, rested, and grounded.

Who this retreat is for

If you have a project or a business that’s gone through change and you want help untangling your brain about it, this retreat is for you. Pivot Retreat is:

  • A peer mentorship retreat
  • For women+ (not a woman but want to attend? See the FAQ)
  • Who are solo business owners, self-employed artists, educators, community builders, or freelance workers
  • And are currently reinventing or pivoting their work

Self-employed and solo workers face unique challenges in the American business landscape, which means we have a different lived experience than the typical “small business owner.” We are the best peer mentors for one another because our businesses are all one-of-one.

This retreat is a combination work-vacation event designed to take a small group through the business coaching process I use with my clients.

This experience is intentionally designed to be an intimate group (the final group will be between 6-12). If you have friends who you regularly work or commiserate with, invite them to come co-work with you!


What to expect

We will be spending time thinking deeply and discussing our businesses, what’s changed, what’s working for us, and what we can let go of. Topics will range from marketing plans and refining our offers to personal things like stress, body image, and impostor syndrome. Together, we’ll assemble a junk drawer of tools* that we can rifle around in when things are tough and we’ve lost steam. *Thanks to Deb Malkin for this perfect analogy.

Pivot Retreat is not a sit-and-get lecture format where some expert is going to tell you how to fix your business. This is an opportunity to be in community and learn from one another. Through sharing and troubleshooting our  stories, we’ll take insights away and apply them to our individual, unique businesses. You’ll also leave with a new group of smart friends in your corner.

We will have plenty of downtime to enjoy the gorgeous house and property which includes numerous nature trails and a hot tub with breathtaking views of the mountains.

A typical day’s schedule

This retreat environment is open invite and low-pressure.
If you want to skip a session to catch a nap go off-site for a meal, please do what’s best for you!

Breakfast

Start your day with delicious food and coffee or tea

Morning Session

We’ll kick each morning off with some gentle movement and breath practice to focus our energy.

Then I’ll lead us through some reflection prompts about our work, our values, and priorities. We’ll come together as a group to discuss and draw insights from our individual reflections, then finish up the session by creating action steps for ourselves.

You’ll have some free time before lunch to work or relax. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces where you can sit with your laptop and have some focus time.

Lunch

Nutritious, nourishing food prepared for us by Anjali

Afternoon Session

In the afternoons, you’ll have a choice between:

Work on your own – take action on the insights you gained from the morning session or just catch up on current projects.

Office Hours with Amber – if you’d like some 1:1 focused attention about a specific aspect of your business, you can book coaching time with me. This can look a lot of ways: “ask me anything”, we could plan a launch, talk content strategy, or troubleshoot a specific problem in your business.

Relax – Go swimming, visit a local vineyard, take a nap, go for a hike, or get a massage.

Dinner

Enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by Anjali while we share our takeaways from the day. Afterward, enjoy the hot tub or an evening walk on the property. One night we’ll have a silent disco party under the stars!

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Why I created the Pivot Retreat

Being a solo business owner in 2024 is exhausting. Does any of this sound familiar?

  • Marketing that used to work doesn’t seem to be working anymore.
  • Social media is soul-sucking. We spend 90 minutes making a 14-second Instagram Reel that disappears from people’s feeds within hours. And ChatGPT can write copy in seconds that is somehow  engaging and boring at the same time.
  • Enrollments are down for online courses and in-person events. You’re hearing the same thing from your other business owner friends.
  • Even though your survival depends on you selling things, you sometimes feel guilty promoting your silly little business when multiple genocides and actual human suffering are constantly in the background.
  • Personally and professionally, you’re feeling dehydrated, spread thin, depleted, and a little lost.

The reality is that solo business owners just aren’t able to work the same way we used to. We’ve had no choice but to pivot as the changes come flying at us!

My self-employed friends all sound the same:

I feel like a failure.
It’s not working anymore.

I have to work way harder than I used to for the same results.
Everything is so expensive.

Where did all my customers go?
The internet is such a weird bummer lately.

Am I even good at anything?
Should I just quit?

I feel like I’m the only one dealing with this.

The truth is: you’re not alone in this.

I’m creating a space where we can come together to talk about these issues, be honest about how they’ve affected us, discuss what’s working and what’s not, support one another, and move forward with clarity.

I’m pivoting my own work, too.

The past 14 years I’ve been building community (and a business) in the yoga industry. I am the founder of Body Positive Yoga, which is both a teaching method and a community built around body liberation and accessibility. It was also an events-based business (workshops & retreats) with education and peer mentorship at the intersection of yoga and body image. I am also the co-creator of successful projects like the Accessible Yoga School and Yoga For All Online Training.

So in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, I was teaching and traveling full time leading workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings. I cancelled 18 months of booked in-person events and pivoted to working exclusively online. I stopped focusing on Body Positive Yoga and my own work, and started consulting, helping many people in the yoga industry move their work online during Covid when all the yoga studios were closed.

Everything about the way I worked changed. My personal life has pivoted too during the pandemic; I’m newly divorced after a 20-year relationship and living on my own for the first time in forever, which has ripple effects into my identity, how I spend my time, and how I feel about myself.

Work wise, I’ve been spending the last 4 years supporting other solo business owners through business coaching, marketing strategy, and some project-based work like building websites or writing copy.

And despite my huge investment of time and work into the yoga community, I’ve recently come to the painful (but necessary) conclusion that I no longer want to make a living teaching yoga.

My brain, ambition, energy levels, and nervous system tolerance for stress have all changed. I can no longer work the same ways I used to. My priorities and desires have changed.

I am in a space of reinventing myself and reckoning with the questions, “What am I doing with my life? What work do I want to put into the world? What really matters? What difference can I possibly make?”

And I know I’m not alone in this…

Since 2020, most everyone I know has seen fundamental changes in their lives. We have changed way we think and feel about our relationships, health, death, disability, the government, work-life balance.

From the pandemic to politics to the cost of living, everything has been affected. Millions of people in our communities have died or become disabled.

And while life was changing around us, every solo business owner I know has had to change the way they’re working, too.

We’re expected to just carry on as normal. To keep working, growing, producing, and creating amongst so much grief and change and stress.

We haven’t had a space to deal with this change. And most of us have not even begun to reckon with the ways this season has changed us.

Pivot Retreat is an event where we can reckon with the massive changes to our work (and lives) that we’ve dealt with these past few years.

Maybe you’re thinking, “I don’t need a retreat! What I need is some good advice, a full-time social media employee, and a marketing plan that actually works!”

😂 Yeah, me too. But here’s what I know: nobody else has a business like mine. It’s one of one. Unique. And I’m willing to bet your business is the same way. Which means that much of the standard advice given to small businesses literally won’t apply to you.

Only YOU know what is right for your business, your customers, your content, your products, your voice. You might need a new marketing plan, but you definitely need space and time to reflect on the changes you’ve been through, so that you can draw insights and get to a place of clarity.

Pivot Retreat is a safe container for reflection and action.

Creativity is a cycle of production and rest. Creation and reflection. Nobody can be in production mode 100% of the time. Making intentional time for reflection in your business is just as important as creating or doing because it helps us gain clarity.

Reflection after change is often painful, especially when work isn’t as easy as it used to be. Shame is always right there, ready to keep us from moving forward. But when we have support from others who have been on the same path, shame disappears.

Instead of shiny new marketing plans, I think we need a small-but-mighty brain trust of fellow solo business owners who have been through similar trials and tribulations: to sound off with, to commiserate, and to reflect your intelligence and resilience back to you.

It’s part work, part vacation. It’s a workation.

My brilliant friend Jules Mitchell hosts workations at her home in Las Vegas, where she’ll invite a small group women to come stay for a few days. We are all solo business owners, and colleagues who have become friends. Jules is the ultimate host. We spend time talking about our current projects, eating delicious food, breaking off to go work in separate rooms when we need focus time, taking long walks where we talk about work, and supporting one another through rants, jokes, tears, and laughs. Each time I go to one of these workations I feel incredibly lucky, and I leave feeling inspired and re-energized.

So we will be following the workation model at this retreat. Each day will include time for individual reflection, plenty of time for talking and processing,  heads-down time where we will be working on our own projects. The location is also perfect to take walks and look at beauty while your mind sorts out all the things we’ll be discussing.

What They’re Saying // Testimonials

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Amber. Amber has a potent combination of in-depth knowledge of what meaningful content is AND how to impact fully share it with the world and cultivate community. Her internal communication style when working with her is as skillful as her external marketing skills. She is clear, concise, and honestly warm and relatable. She meets you where you are at whether you are working on a project, or she is guiding you the yoga mat. I cannot recommend Amber and her many talents enough.

I’d recommend this retreat to a friend because it was such a nourishing experience – I felt my body and soul get stronger, I felt my intentions take a more meaningful shape, I felt refueled. Plus, all the lovely people there are so supportive and made me feel like I had found a new community.

“I was pretty skeptical about what to expect, despite having signed up on a last minute whim. I deal with social anxiety and struggle to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to meeting new people. This was a great opportunity to challenge my own insecurities and do so in a supportive environment with other women who face the same internal conflicts.”

One of Amber’s standout qualities is her talent for honing ideas and transforming them into effective communication strategies. Her keen insights and thoughtful approach allowed me to refine concepts and present them in the most compelling manner possible. Specifically her feedback helped refine a slide deck so we could get our story across to major investors. Amber’s strategic mindset and attention to detail elevated the overall quality of our work, ensuring that every aspect was well thought out.

Working with Amber was an absolute pleasure. Not only is she professional, but her infectious enthusiasm, unique perspectives and positive energy made the entire experience enjoyable and rewarding. She effortlessly creates a collaborative and supportive environment, fostering creativity and innovation.

“I didn’t think my second retreat could be better than my first. I have grown so much using my experience from my first retreat to the this second one. I maintained friendships, made new ones, deepened my connection with myself, others, and with my practice. It has taught me how to use what I feel on my mat and share it with the world. Most of all it has given me a place to calm my mind, feel confident, and be more authentic with myself. Loved every minute!”

Photo of Amber Karnes, a 42 year old white woman with tattoos and brown wavy hair. She is smiling into the camera.

About Amber Karnes

Hey, I’m Amber (she/her). I’m a community builder, educator, and artist.

I am a curious person and a connector; over the past 25 years I have built communities and thrown events around yoga, art, craft, graphic design, food justice, the hardcore punk music scene, bikelife, entrepreneurship, and more.

I am passionate about sharing skills, making keys (or whatever the opposite of gatekeeping is), and helping folks build confidence and realize their own agency! The past 14 years I’ve been building community (and a business) in the yoga industry. I am the founder of Body Positive Yoga, which is both a teaching method and a community built around body liberation and accessibility.

 

Photo of Amber Karnes, a 42 year old white woman with tattoos and brown wavy hair. She is smiling into the camera.

Currently Pivoting…

I’ve been spending the last 4 years supporting other solo business owners through business coaching and marketing strategy. I’m also rolling out some new work which includes a surfing retreat for complete beginners, an online membership community called the Double Dog Dare Club, a marketing game show, and a few more fun things too.

Currently I’m building community and learning from the youth of Baltimore’s bikelife scene. I have been riding with the “wheelie boys” since late 2020 when I started taking video clips and making instagram reels of our rideouts together. Through those experiences I ended up creating a youth-driven sticker business called amberhouse, where I collaborate with the youth to make custom graphics kits for their bikes. In the process of making vinyl decals, we learn about art, design, typography, handcraft skills, and self expression. It’s pretty cool!

How I Teach & Facilitate

As a teacher and leader, I like to share from my own experiences. I don’t teach stuff that I haven’t done myself (and failed at many times LOL). As a teacher, I know there is a wealth of knowledge and lived experience in every room full of students. I believe lived experience beats fancy credentials pretty much every time. Peer mentorship and curiosity are at the center of how I work.

I am especially good at keeping folks in a grounded yet positive place through the messy, uncomfortable process of being a beginner at stuff. It’s hard to “be bad at it” as an adult, but learning in community provides a supportive place where we can remember that failure only applies if we quit. Otherwise, it’s part of getting better at something, and doing that together as a community is powerful.

Community is a mirror that shows you the person you can be and are becoming, even before you get there.

Photo of Amber Karnes, a 42 year old white woman with tattoos and brown wavy hair. She is smiling into the camera.

What They’re Saying // Testimonials

Being in a community of intelligent, authentic and like minded, yet diverse women is exceptionally empowering. To know there are others out there that you can identify with, learn from, and share community with is so impactful and can be carried with you in everyday life wherever you go.”

Working with Amber was fantastic! She was easy to talk to, really understood my challenges, and offered smart, sensible advice for moving forward. If you’re a yoga teacher struggling with your next offering or how to market yourself, I highly recommend working with her. You’ll be glad you did!

I’ve never felt so safe, accepted, and cared for by a group of perfect strangers. Can’t wait for the next one!”

Amber is a very effective teacher. She’s incredibly bright in a non threatening kind of way. I like the way she asks follow up questions. I like that she isn’t afraid to politicize the body or take a public stand against white supremacy, capitalism, patriarchy, heteronormativity, and other systems of oppression.”

Amber Karnes is a skilled teacher, listener, and a powerful facilitator of change. Amber is organized and synthesizes information in a way that supports groups in moving into a space of deeper learning and connection.

“How powerful community can be. It was so wonderful being around women who were committed (even at different levels) to achieving body peace. I love looking at our bodies together and witnessing the power that we hold to heal ourselves and each other. I think what Amber does is so important in holding space for us to find one another and lead us through example, wisdom, kindness, and humor.”

About The Location

Pathways Retreat Center is a private mountainside residence located in Free Union, Virginia, just outside Charlottesville, it’s within 2.5 hours driving distance from the DC Metro & surrounding areas.

This beautiful home with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains has welcoming bedrooms, large indoor and outdoor dining tables ideal for working on your laptop, Wi-Fi, hot tub, fire pit, access to a swimming pool, and communal spaces surrounded by nature’s beauty.

The 34-acre mountainside property boasts spectacular views, trails and streams. Points of interest within an hour’s drive: the Appalachian Trail, Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive, Charlottesville historical sites like Monticello and Ash Lawn, and several local wineries, breweries and distilleries.

We have high speed Wi-Fi on site as well as an event manager who can help arrange transportation or special accommodations.

Available Rooms

Pathways Retreat center is a beautiful mountain home with 3 floors. There are 5 bedrooms available, including one shared room. Rooms are first come, first served. The retreat will be a small group of 6-8.

1st Floor – King room, shared room with 2 double beds, shared bathroom, game room

3rd Floor – 2 queen rooms, 1 king room, shared bathroom

2nd Floor – Common areas, bathroom, kitchen, dining room, retreat leaders’ room

Shared room: SOLD OUT
1st floor king: SOLD OUT
3rd floor king: Available
3rd floor queen: SOLD OUT
3rd floor queen: SOLD OUT

Shared room: Available
1st floor king: Available
3rd floor king: Available
3rd floor queen: Available
3rd floor queen: Available

Note: If you are planning to attend with a friend or partner and would like to share a king or queen room with them, you may both book at the shared rate (even if the shared room is noted as sold out).

About The Food

I’ll be delighted to introduce you to my good friend Anjali Sunita, who will be preparing our meals at the retreat. When you register, you’ll have a chance to note any dietary restrictions, preferences, or allergies.

Anjali is a fellow solo business owner, ERYT-500, YACEP, Hatha Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic practitioner, and much more.

She has been sharing Yoga sessions for 18 years and studying Ayurveda for 10. Anjali fosters dynamic, accessible, communities centering health, peace, and wholeness. She guides you to engage with the qualities of the natural world from food, to scents, massage oils and herbs, Yoga and breathing practices, to find healing potential in the kitchen, bathroom, and garden such that regular life becomes more meditative and more joyful.

As the former founder of Baltimore Yoga Village (2 wellness community centres in Maryland) and BYFREE (a non-profit program in Baltimore City), Anjali shares Yoga with a focus on both tradition and accessibility. She has numerous certifications and a deep respect for the ancestors who have maintained these living traditions throughout the ages. She does her level best to listen, educate, and de-mystify the secrets of these ancient healing sciences, such that you feel deeply grounded in your life and in your body.

Anjali’s Blog | Courses & Consultations | Resources for Ayurveda @cookforbalance and @villagelifewellness

Register Now

July 18-22 or
October 31-November 4
, 2024

$995 shared / $1395 single (USD)

You are invited! You belong. See you on the mountaintop!

Once you fill out the registration form, Pathways Retreat Center will contact you to confirm payment and room availability.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's included in the price?
Your ticket covers your entrance to the retreat, your accommodations, all workshops, activities, and meals for the 5-day, 4-night retreat.
What's not included in the price?

Transportation to and from the retreat, optional massage service at the retreat, booking extra 1:1 office hours or coaching with Amber, off-site activity costs.

How do I register?

Step 1: Fill out the Pathways Retreat Center registration form.

Step 2: Pathways will contact you to confirm payment and room availability. You can pay in full or set up a payment plan for the balance due.

Step 3: After registration is complete, Amber will email you a short questionnaire so she can get to know you and your business better.

What is the cancellation policy?

You may cancel your registration and receive a full refund through June 17, 2024. After that date, you will not receive a refund unless we are able to fill your spot.

In the rare circumstance that the retreat does not “make” (if we don’t get the minimum number of people needed to hold the event), 100% of the monies paid will be refunded to you.

We are not responsible for the cost of flights or other transportation you may have booked, or any cancellation or change fees that result from the retreat being cancelled. We recommend purchasing trip insurance to cover any travel plans, or checking with Amber before booking anything that cannot be refunded.

Is the retreat confirmed? Can I book travel?

If you are booking any sort of nonrefundable travel, double check with me first before booking at hello@amberkarnes.com.

I am 99% confident the retreats will happen, but can’t be responsible for the cost of flights or other transportation you may have booked, or any cancellation or change fees that result from the retreat being cancelled. I recommend purchasing trip insurance to cover any travel plans.

In the rare event the retreat does not “make”, 100% of the monies paid to Pathways Retreat Center will be refunded to you.

What rooms are available?

Pathways Retreat center is a beautiful mountain home with 3 floors. There are 5 bedrooms available, including one shared room. Rooms are first come, first served and this group will be small (6-8 people).

  • 1st Floor – shared bathroom and 2 available rooms (shared room with 2 double beds, king room), game room
  • 3rd Floor – shared bathroom, 2 queen rooms, 1 king room
  • 2nd Floor – common areas, bathroom, kitchen, dining room, retreat leaders’ room

Note: Even if the shared room is sold out, if you are planning to attend with a friend or partner and would like to share a king or queen room with them, you may both book at the shared rate.

How do I get to the retreat center?

Pathways Retreat Center is located outside Charlottesville, Virginia, within 2.5 hours driving distance from the DC Metro & surrounding areas.

You will either drive to the retreat center or take the Amtrak train to Charlottesville, Virginia, where you can arrange for us to pick you up. View a map of the location. If you need to fly and rent a car:

  • Washington DC/Dulles International Airport is a 2 hour drive from the retreat center
  • Richmond International Airport is a 2 hour, 10 min. drive
  • Albemarle Regional Airport (Charlottesville, Virginia) is a 40 min. drive

When you register, let us know if you need advice on booking travel, or if you would like to be picked up from the train station.

PLEASE NOTE: The retreat center is up a steep, gravel mountain road with many twists, turns, and switchbacks. If you are unfamiliar with driving in the mountains or nervous on hills or cliffs, we can pick you up or will help you find a ride. I recommend renting a minivan, SUV, or all-wheel-drive vehicle if you’d like to drive up yourself.

Is this retreat work or is it a vacation?

It’s part work, part vacation. It’s a workation.

My brilliant friend Jules Mitchell hosts workations at her home in Las Vegas, where she’ll invite a small group women to come stay for a few days. We are all solo business owners, and colleagues who have become friends. Jules is the ultimate host. We spend time talking about our current projects, eating delicious food, breaking off to go work in separate rooms when we need focus time, taking long walks where we talk about work, and supporting one another through rants, jokes, tears, and laughs. Each time I go to one of these workations I feel incredibly lucky, and I leave feeling inspired and re-energized.

So we will be following the workation model at this retreat. Each day will include time for individual reflection, plenty of time for talking and processing,  heads-down time where we will be working on our own projects. The location is also perfect to take walks and look at beauty while your mind sorts out all the things we’ll be discussing.

I'm not a woman but I want to attend. Is this retreat only for women?

This retreat is for women and gender minorities. It is not a space for cisgender men.

Let me try my best to be clear. Women (and people of other gender identities who grew up socialized as women) share certain lived experiences in our patriarchal culture. We receive implicit and explicit messages about “our place in things” that men don’t. We’ll be untangling the ways that cultural conditioning about womanhood overlaps with our sense of self, especially at work.

This retreat is a space for women as well as anyone who was raised or socialized as a woman. Trans women are welcome, as well as transmasc and non-binary folks who were socialized as women (regardless of how they identify). It is not a space for cisgender men.

If you have questions about whether you should attend, please email hello@amberkarnes.com and we can discuss!

I don't own a business but I really want to attend. Can I come?

This retreat is ideal for:

  • Solo business owners
  • Artists, writers, thinkers
  • Educators, teachers, and mentors of all kinds
  • Community-builders
  • People with interesting projects

You do not need a traditional business structure to come to this retreat. However, you should have a project or a practice that you can apply the insights to. Most people who attend will be entrepreneurs or business owners.

But let’s say you are a novelist working on your next book, you would benefit from this retreat even though your work is not structured like a  “business.” You will take away your own insights and apply them to your work or practice.

If you have any questions about whether you should attend, email hello@amberkarnes.com and we can talk!

Do most retreat participants come alone?
Most of our guests do come alone. By the end of their stay they usually have made some great new friends. However, you do get a significant discount if you book a shared room. I think it’s a great idea to invite a business owner friend of yours for a weekend of work-cation together.
I've never been to a retreat and I'm worried I won't fit in.

If you’ve never been to a retreat, it might seem intimidating, but I work extra hard to make sure my retreat spaces are safe, judgment-free, fun spaces.

We are all here to learn from one another and to rest. This is a low-pressure environment. I’ve been throwing retreats since 2015 and honestly always get the best people. This year will be no different. Folks who have attended my previous retreats have made friendships that last for years!

What if I have a mobility aid, dietary restrictions, or need special help?
Everyone working on the retreat team is well versed in hospitality and meeting accessibility needs. If you need any special accommodations, please let us know your concerns on your registration form. We will do everything in our power to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible.

Note about accessibility: The retreat center is not wheelchair accessible and there are some stairs to navigate. If you have any questions about the physical space, let us know when you register.

What do I need to bring?

I’ll send you a complete packing list before the retreat, but you don’t need any complicated or fancy items. Plan for comfortable, casual clothing, a bathing suit, and stuff you need for the outdoors (like sunscreen and bug repellant). You probably also want to bring your laptop or whatever system you use to take notes and capture to-dos. We will provide any supplies you’ll need for workshops and activities.

We’ll also send out a menu before the retreat so you can decide if you’d like to supplement with any of your favorite snacks (but please let us know your preferences when you register and we’ll try to have them on hand, too)!

What They’re Saying // Testimonials

Amber Karnes is someone I’ve had the pleasure of learning yoga from, attending retreats and collaborating with as a wellness practitioner. One of the things that’s been a pleasure throughout all of my experiences is the thoughtfulness and impact of her work.

She is always there in her students minds or in the retreat participants hearts, creating an unforgettable and transformative experience that is centered around personal and collective empowerment. And working with her is FUN. She’s driven, creative and is a powerhouse of taking a project from idea to completion. There’s a reason why I attended every single retreat she offered one year, trust.

I felt more open and free than I’ve ever felt in my life. Never have I felt more comfortable with myself and my surroundings than I did that weekend. I’ve taken this sense of self-acceptance and love with me and have reflected on my experience daily. I’m trying to keep those good vibes alive!”

“I feel like I have made friends for a lifetime at the retreat. As women we all have similar issues and to hear you are not alone and that we have shared experiences is a beautiful thing.”