Women's Retreat 2017

The Gifts of Connection: Embracing Vulnerability

The Women’s Retreat is a rich and rewarding time for all of us to nurture our souls. We come together to re-commit ourselves to restoring balance in our lives, having more fun and adding greater meaning to our lives.  Our times together are empowering. There is such harmony and power in a group of women committed to personal transformation and living their best life. Together, we learn from each other and become more than any of us could be on our own. The weekend will be an interactive, creative, well-rounded experience that will include our keynote speakers, small groups, music, meditation, prayer, indoor and outdoor fun, and connecting with your sisters! It is a time for you!

Keynote Speakers

Our keynote speakers for the 2017 Women’s Retreat are Daring Way™ Facilitators Laura Swann and Dr. Abi Williams. On Saturday morning, they will present a workshop on “The Gifts of Connection: Embracing Vulnerability,” based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown, renowned researcher and author.

Dr. Brown states that we are hard-wired for connection. She  defines connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued. Giving and receiving without judgment creates strength in the relationship. Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience real connection. Yet, so often we find ways to avoid being vulnerable and presenting only parts of ourselves to others.

Join Abi and Laura as they help us to:

  • Learn how to practice empathy and self-compassion
  • Identify self-talk and how it affects our interactions with others
  • Explore the hustle of perfectionism—the belief that if we can do, act and be perfect, we’ll be worthy of love and belonging

Our Venue

This year, we are returning to the beautiful Summers Mill Retreat & Conference Center, approximately an hour’s drive north of Austin. Summers Mill is a beautiful setting with spectacular Hill Country scenery. It is the ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.


Registration for the weekend includes two night’s lodging, 5 meals, and all Retreat activities!

Make your reservation today with a down payment* of only $100!

Regular Registration (May 1 to August 15) —$275


Day Rate (Saturday’s program plus 2 meals) — $125

Women's Retreat Day Rate

* Balance is due and will be charged to your credit card on June 30 for Early Bird or August 15 for Regular Registration.