Imagine yourself on a different kind retreat, where you take the retreat feeling home with you, for good! Somatics. Meditation. Yoga. Dance. Nature healing. Art.
Women leave this retreat with a renewed aliveness, sense of intimacy, and the power to make the shifts they want in leading their life.
You find connection and community among women, and a deeper presence, trust and resilience. All supported by the land, delicious nourishing organic vegan or vegetarian food, and two experienced coaches and teachers.
This is a life shaping experience that lasts.
We believe it is time to be together as women in a different way. If you’ve never been on a retreat with women before, it can be a daunting idea. You might ask yourself, ‘is anyone going to like me?’ ‘what if they are competitive about looks?’ ‘am I going to like anyone?’. And if you have been then we know you are nodding your head right now!
This retreat is not about being a superwoman, super mum, superpartner, super anything. It’s not about taking selfies looking hot on the beach, getting a spa manicure or making sure you’re totally hairless. This (re)spirited retreat is full of compassion, support, laughter, and union as women. We spend 7 days being in a different way together as women, a way where you feel free to be you.
In a deep community, we get to explore our aliveness in its fullest sense. We join together throughout the day in the 'rancho'.
The 'rancho' is a beautiful sacred space, where monkeys often join us, peacefully hanging out in the trees nearby, as we are impressed with stunning views for miles of jungle and the ocean.
You get to experience a range of somatic practices including meditation; different forms of movement including yoga and dancing freedom; a variety of ways to deeply connect with nature, and many opportunities to explore your own creativity, with art supplies set up to use whenever you like.
This is just some of what we offer you on this retreat. We know that you are unique and are working on different aspects of yourself and your life. And we know that if you come, you get transformational inspiration with a deeper sense of self-knowing, reconnected with the full wisdom of your body.
You will have space too! To rest, integrate, walk the beach, read in a hammock, and stay in your beautiful feminine flow.
You will gain lifelong friendships, complete personal work that deeply matters to you, and return to your life full of feminine power – heartful, resilient, and with access to the qualities you want to lead your life. “Come ready to find yourselves and to embrace the opportunity to meet some really neat people."
Lise is a skilled facilitator and coach, experienced in working with many different cultures, ages, backgrounds and organisations. People often find themselves telling Lise things they have not told anyone else without knowing why. She inspires immediate trust and openness with people, and can hold safe ground to support peoples self development and transformation.
Lise draws her ground, spirit and resilience from practicing Vedic meditation, centering in alignment with her purpose, and 5 rhythms dance, to name a few. She has studied the philosophy of yoga, some of the Vedas, compassionate communication, and done many a yoga and meditation retreat herself.
She is a certified Somatic Coach and a teacher in training with the Strozzi Institute. She does this alongside consulting work and guiding retreats. Lise has 15 years of experience as an enabler of cross-sector and cross-cultural dialogue. She has worked in agriculture, development, environmental campaigning, learning, with the private sector, the United Nations, NGOs and governments.
Lise served as the founding CEO of the Better Cotton Initiative. She has a Masters in Responsibility in Business Practice, and many years of international leadership experience in sustainable development.
She is the founder of (re)spirited.
“Lise’s loving and gracious spirit is undeniable. I appreciated her wisdom, insight and discernment AND obvious willingness to shift to meet the needs in the moment. Her courage to ‘invite’ new experiences was a blessing.”
LeeAnn Mallorie is the Founder & CEO of Leading in Motion. LeeAnn helps leaders and organizations bring their big visions forward by truly walking their talk. She has over 12 years of experience as an executive coach, speaker, and dynamic meeting facilitator.
LeeAnn is passionate about helping innovators - especially women - level up their leadership and steward initiatives that serve the greater good. Her women’s program “Be the Change” bridges the gap between leadership and resilience. LeeAnn now works with a wide range of companies from non-profits and NGOs to innovative start-ups and large, publicly traded organizations. Organizations impacted by her work include Nasa, Mattel, M&T Bank, Capital One, Zymergen, InstaMed, Navair, and the Clark Foundation.
LeeAnn is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program, and is a trainer for The Strozzi Institute and Thrive Global.
Outside the workplace, LeeAnn draws on a lifetime of study in dance, music, and somatics to create beauty and community. She is a collaborative voice improviser, solo dance performer, certified Sound Healer, Nia Technique Instructor and Dancing Freedom Facilitator.