The Well-Fed Woman Retreatshop Tour

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We live in a world of desperately hungry women. Women who have forgotten how to feed their True Hungers — at & away from the table.

The result? Careers, relationships, responsibilities & choices that leave us painfully depleted, instead of full.

I’m offering an alternative — the way of the Well-Fed Woman. A life of ease, trust … and desires, fulfilled. Magnificent decisions, with minimal friction. Proud bodies. Clear minds. Cellular satisfaction.

It all begins with one deceptively simple question: what are you truly hungry for?

Join me for a rich day of reflection & connection — and find out.

Join me on the 2013 Well-Fed Woman Retreatshop tour!

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What is a “Retreatshop”?

Retreat + Workshop = Retreatshop

Seeking to take the powerful learning and engagement of a workshop and the luxurious space and restoration of a retreat, I knew that neither alone could sum up the experience I am called to create. So the term Retreashop was born and it encompasses the best of both of these worlds.
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What is a Well-Fed Woman?

A Well-Fed Woman knows that she eats more than food.

A Well- Fed Woman receives her hungers as wise allies.

A Well-Fed Woman bravely peels back the layers to discover and feed what she is TRULY hungry for.

Being a Well-Fed Woman in a hungry world, and a world that encourage women to be hungry, is not easy. It takes great courage, a deep and loving relationship with ourselves, and awakened understanding of the healing power of feeding ourselves. The Retreatshop experience is there to support you in growing into your own Well-Fed Womanhood.
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I created Retreatshops so that you will…

:: Have time for quiet reflection and space to breathe
:: Hear and tell the stories of hunger and feasting that need to be told
:: Connect with your local community of like-hearted women
:: Experience awakenings and gain insight into your own journey towards a well-fed life
:: Receive personal attention from me in a way that the internet simply cannot provide
:: Begin to take the next step on your path towards becoming a well-fed woman
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Join me if you’re hungry to…

:: Know your own hungers more intimately
:: Trust your own desires more deeply
:: Gain new approaches for being a well-fed woman in a hungry world
:: Say yes to yourself more and explore the relationship you have with yourself
:: Sit with other women and experience the power inherent in such gatherings
:: Get away from the frenzy of daily life and be restored
:: Connect with your body’s wisdom

The Retreatshop Experience

These intimate gatherings take place in a myriad of locations from inviting living rooms to tranquil yoga studios.

I will share the inspiring story of my journey from starvation to being deliciously well-fed (at and away from the table); from living in isolated shame to living in authentic connection with others; from living at war with myself to living in peace; from living disconnected from my hungers to having a deep relationship with and reverence for them.

I will guide you in exploring your true hungers, how you relate to yourself, how you connect (or disconnect) from that which feeds you, and how you grant or withhold permission to feast on your life.

Through powerful storytelling, guided meditation, reflective writing exercises, and intimate, honest, and enlightening conversation, the Retreatshop will leave you with an open heart and nourished spirit.

In 2012 the Retreatshops were just 3 hours in length, powerful but each time leaving attendees wanting more.

In order to truly sink into these teachings the 2013 Retreatshops will be rich, full day gatherings.

Each retreatshop is 5.5 hours long with a 1.5 hour lunch break – 7 hours all together. While times may vary by city, a general outline is:

9:00 am -12:00 pm Morning Session
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Afternoon Session

What You’ll Take Away

Each woman will take away something unique to her experience.

For some it will be the transformation of their relationship to their hungers.

For others it will be an opening of the lines of communications between themselves and their desire.

Some will come away with powerful missives from a deeply wise place within.

Still others will find new friends in the other attendees and at the very least, their breath.

Toolboxes will be expanded with real-life practices, new guidelines for being well-fed, and a grounding into our hungers as a road map for our lives.

I know the impact the Retreatshops have on the women who come. I have seen it happen and it is beautiful.

Learning the way of The Well-Fed Woman is life changing.

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Cost

Early Bird Tickets

more than 60 days before event

Regular Tickets

60 days or less before event

United States

$200

$250

Canada

$210

$260

Europe

$250

$300

Ready for early bird tickets? Use wfw2013 to receive the discount on tickets purchased more than 60 days before the event.

Did you attend a Retreatshop in 2012? Alumni of the 2012 Retreatshop tour may pay a reduced rate of $150 for any city using the code: 2012tour. This code is ONLY for those who attended last year.

The Retreatshop was a long overdue gift to myself. I ate up every last crumb, and left both satiated and wanting more. Rachel wove story with teaching in a loving and seamless container that enabled us to turn inward, and to work more deeply with our hungers. I loved the invitation to be in relationship with my hunger right now, whether or not I know how exactly to feed it. I left with a profound sense of self-trust that continues to deepen this new relationship I am in.

When & Where

London, England

April 7, 2013
(early bird deadline: February 7th)
hosted by: Susannah Conway & Tamarisk Saunders-Davies

San Francisco, California
May 18th, 2013
(early bird deadline: March 18th)
hosted by: Secret Sauce Agency

Chicago, Illinois
June 1st, 2013
(early bird deadline: April 1st)
hosted  by Alisha Sommer

Los Angeles, California
June 22nd, 2013
(early bird deadline: April 22nd)
hosted by: Mt. Washington Pottery

Vancouver, Canada
July 14th, 2013
(early bird deadline: May 14th)
hosted by: Violetminded
SOLD OUT

Seattle, Washington
July 20th, 2013
(early bird deadline: May 20th)
hosted by: Tara Austen Weaver

Andover, Massachusetts 
September 29th, 2013
(early bird deadline: July 29th)
hosted by an enthusiastic group of Bostonians

Arlington, Virginia
October 12th, 2013
(early bird deadline: August 12th)
hosted by: My parents. ;)

Alameda, California
November 2nd, 2013
(early bird deadline: September 2nd)
hosted by: 27 Powers

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Why I Lead Retreatshops

Because the Retreatshops, and the connection they bring, feed me.

Because I know it’s possible to have peace with our desires, at and away from the table.

Because I’m called to share what I’ve learned and to help other women be truly, deeply fed.

Because I’ve seen how powerful these teachings are in helping others to live lives that truly feed them.

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Imagine having an easeful relationship with your desires.

Imagine food–and all you hunger for–being a friend instead of foe.

Imagine spending a whole day tending to yourself, away from your busy life, and in the company of wonderful women.

If you can imagine, I invite you to join me on the 2013 Well-Fed Woman Retreatshop Tour!