Courageous Truthtelling

A Workshop for Women to Embrace Our Stories and Voices

Sept 6–8, 2019

Kripalu Center
Stockbridge, MA

 

Courageous Truthtelling

A Workshop for Women to Embrace Our Stories and Voices

Sept 6–8, 2019

Kripalu Center
Stockbridge, MA

the journey of courageous truthtelling
starts with you

  • Are you a passionate, creative woman who wants to be a catalyst for change—by stepping into your unique voice and power?
  • Do you want to access your deepest truth to inspire others…but you’re not quite sure where to start?
  • Are you a soul seeker who’s ready to rewrite the story of your life so you’re the one in the driver’s seat?
  • And are you eager to create a sisterhood of lifelong connection and collaboration that pushes you to come out full force in your truth and power?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, our upcoming retreat was made for you! Women For One’s Courageous Truthtelling: A Workshop for Women to Embrace Our Stories and Voices takes place at the gorgeous and rejuvenating Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Stockbridge, MA! Click the button below to register.

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your story matters

This powerful workshop offers women a safe, brave, and supportive space for vulnerable truthtelling, which can create the deep connections we need in order to move beyond limiting beliefs, discover our voices, step into our power, and strengthen our connections with one another. For when we access the stories that make up who we are and share them with our communities, we tap into our deepest creativity and our unique genius.

Together, we will embrace one foundational truth: Each and every one of us has a powerful story to tell—and it’s often not the story we’ve been taught to put forward in the world. Rather, it’s the story of our wholeness, which contains the full spectrum of our good, our bad, our ugly, and our everything in between.

Courageous Truthtelling offers a safe space to like-hearted women who are ready to make life happen on our terms. You’ll be guided through an intimate, powerful process for sharing stories so you can experience healing, empowerment, and connection. You will also be supported in identifying and diving into your most authentic and heartfelt personal stories to build trust and confidence, and to take decisive action in your life.

From Friday evening to Sunday morning, we’ll engage in:

  • Spirited discussion in partners, small groups, and the larger group
  • Soulful movement sessions
  • Vulnerable writing and sharing exercises
  • Experiential activities that expand our creativity and joy
  • Trust-building exercises that prove that when we have each other’s back, everything is possible!

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the Details

september 6–8, 2019

KRIPALU CENTER FOR YOGA & HEALTH STOCKBRIDGE, MA

The retreat runs Friday, September 6, to Sunday, September 8. Tuition is $250, not including the cost of food and accommodations, which you will select on the Kripalu website when you register. Kripalu offers a variety of options for accommodations, all at different price points.

The Location:

  • The largest center for yoga, health, transformational learning, and professional training in North America, hosting nearly 40,000 guests a year
  • A state-of-the-art 160,000-square-foot facility that’s the largest center for holistic health and education in North America
  • In the heart of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, a popular vacation destination known for outdoor activities, fall foliage–viewing, a farm-to-table food scene, and thriving arts institutions
  • Simplicity, comfort, and elegance with retreat-style accommodations and healthy meals
  • Use of the massive facility during your stay—including meditation and yoga classes, sauna, fitness room, lakefront beach, hiking trails, and more!

get ready to step into your power…

Courageous Truthtelling emerges from close to a decade of Women For One empowering thousands of women across the globe to make life happen by sharing their stories in our popular global community. This workshop was designed for you—the messy, brilliant, kickass woman who longs to build trust in yourself and the universe. The best part? It’s all about learning to trust and connect with your inner voice—that part of you that already has all the answers. This is your time!

 

THIS workshop is for you if…

  • You yearn for a deeper connection to your own unique voice
  • You want to learn how to share your story to inspire others in a powerful way
  • You’re ready to step into your unique leadership and embrace your radiant authenticity 
  • You know that the connections you want to make—personally and professionally—are based on heartfelt honesty
  • You are ready to rewrite old stories of victimhood and start a fresh new chapter of truthtelling, purpose, passion, and joy

 

in this special sisterhood, you will…

  • Experience the power of community, collaboration, and being witnessed by other courageous individuals as you stand in your truth
  • Identify obstacles that keep you from expressing and living your truth, including shame and secret-keeping
  • Use personal stories to identify and harness your unique voice and genius, and assertively communicate and speak your truth
  • Learn how to confidently step into your stories and claim them as a path to personal growth and community building

as part of the experience, you will also receive…

  • A 10-minute call with Kelly McNelis to determine your needs and desires for the retreat prior to our time together
  • A beautiful binder with special worksheets and interactive exercises for the weekend
  • A PDF version of Kelly’s bestselling book, Your Messy Brilliance: 7 Tools for the Perfectly Imperfect Woman
  • A 25% discount on any one of Women For One’s popular online courses

Love from Wf1 retreat sisters

“I would like to thank Kelly and the entire group for giving me a chance to attend this important retreat in the U.S. all the way from Africa. Thank you once again for the love and respect you have given me during this event. I am proud of you and myself.”

Mary Akeyo Omollo, Kenya

“The way that you were able to create a space for women to come together and grow together was awesome. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have been part of this wonderful retreat.” 

Amy White, San Francisco, CA

“The safe container was beautiful, and the invitation for fun and ‘no rules’ was refreshing. I got to do some much-needed healing; I was also able to speak my truth about an old story and begin rewriting a new one! Being able to share with others who are not directly connected to my inner circle was wonderful. I was touched and in awe of the beautiful Wf1 staff. Each of you touched me with your kindness, and I will never forget how you all made me feel. Kelly and Nirmala….wow! Thank you both from the bottom of my heart.” 

Angela Caceres, Temecula, CA

“The Your Messy Brilliance® Retreat was extraordinary on many levels. I loved the practices and surprises, as well as the tenderness and opportunities for connection. I would love to continue and deepen the work through ongoing women’s circles and other events.” 

Jana Pallis, Kirkland, WA

“At first, I didn’t want to share my story with the group—and then knew I had to…because shame likes to be secret. Having women come up to me afterwards and share that it was their story too was healing and freeing. Huge revelations and healing happened. I felt emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically lighter at the end of the retreat on Sunday. I was surprised at how ‘held’ I felt in that space. Giving myself the permission to feel and process my own stuff and not someone else’s takes a sacred space. Thank you for providing that, as I was able to get through some resistance and feel peaceful.” 

Brenda Reiss, Redmond, WA

“I loved having the opportunity to work one on one with other women in the group. I loved the flow of all the sessions, as well as the willingness to allow what needed to happen at the time. There was so much space to allow masks and layers to fall away. I also loved meeting new friends, listening to each other, crying, feeling both pain and laughter, and releasing together.”

Jill Nichols Hicks, Founder of Illuminating Women, Issaquah, WA

“After this retreat, I feel more in touch with my own purpose and feel supported and legitimized in fulfilling that purpose.” 

Eileen Rossignol, Everett, WA

“Everything was so well planned and thought out. A memorable experience that I will remember for a lifetime. Kelly, you and your amazing tribe are making a difference in the world, one wonderful woman at a time. Thank you.” 

Shelley Hewins, BC, Canada

“I loved having permission right up front to do whatever I needed for my own self-care. Everything had a place and purpose for me, and everything fit together in the end. The mantra I created during one of the exercises, ‘I will own my brilliance,’ will serve me for the rest of my life. Without even consciously trying to transform, the steps/exercises from the retreat gently guided me into alignment with myself, and I feel it on a cellular level. It is now embodied for me.” 

Beth Halleck, Winona, MN

are you ready to dive in?

Join us in the picturesque Berkshire mountains of Western Massachusetts for a weekend of sisterhood and solidarity! Courageous Truthtelling will be an unforgettable experience in an unforgettable setting, so don’t miss out!

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about your facilitators

 

Kelly McNelis (Lead Facilitator) is the founder of Women For One, a global community that empowers women to embrace their voices and make life happen, on their own terms. With over 20 years of experience as a nonprofit and small-business consultant, Kelly empowers generations of women around the world to build the relationships, community, and confidence they need to achieve their wildest dreams. She travels the world as a speaker, teacher, and facilitator of workshops, helping others tap into lives powered by truth. Kelly’s dedication to truthtelling helps women and men share their powerful stories with the world. She is a bestselling author whose first book, Your Messy Brilliance: 7 Tools for the Perfectly Imperfect Woman, was released in Fall 2017 by Enrealment Press. Kelly has appeared in numerous national and international publications, as well as on radio and television; she will be featured in the April 2019 issues of Entrepreneur and O! magazines. She finds daily inspiration in spending time with her husband and children in her home outside of Seattle.

 

Nirmala Nataraj (Co-Facilitator) is a New York–based writer, editor, book midwife, theater artist, and mythmaker. Her work lives at the crossroads of creativity, mythology, storytelling, and collective liberation. As a multi-genre collaborator and creative facilitator, she believes in generative solutions in the midst of chaos, the coexistence of messiness and magic, and breathtaking beauty as a natural consequence of this wild ride. She is trained in a variety of methods of narrative-based collective healing, including Family Constellations, Psychodrama, Playback Theatre, and Theatre of the Oppressed. Some of the passions she brings to facilitation include movement (especially 5 Rhythms), guided visualization, and creative writing from unexpected prompts. Nirmala is Women For One’s Director of Creative Content and Strategy, and she has co-created experiential courses and resources for our global community of Truthtellers to help them step into their wisdom. Find out more about Nirmala at nirmalanataraj.com

retreat schedule

EVENT DATES: September 6–8, 2019

We’ll be adding more details to our schedule in the coming weeks and months, but click on this link to get a sense of what your time at Kripalu and our Courageous Truthtelling retreat will look like.

Spots in this retreat are limited, so sign up now!

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FAQs

It’s for all women, ages 18 and up, who are ready to make life happen and connect to their most powerful stories in a safe and supportive environment.

It will be at the beautiful Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA.

No. Courageous Truthtelling is one of Kripalu’s residential retreats, meaning that signing up for the workshop requires staying on the premises.

The retreat fee, which you will pay through Kripalu’s website, includes the tuition for the weekend, as well as your meals and accommodations. You’ll also get: a binder with worksheets and exercises; a PDF version of Kelly McNelis’s bestselling book, Your Messy Brilliance: 7 Tools for the Perfectly Imperfect Woman; a generous discount on any one of our popular online courses; and a 10-minute call with Kelly prior to the retreat.

We are capping attendance at 60 women.

The retreat will be led by Wf1 Founder Kelly McNelis, and Wf1 Director of Creative Content and Strategy Nirmala Nataraj, who both developed the curriculum for the retreat over years of working with Wf1’s global community.

The retreat starts on Friday evening and ends Sunday at lunchtime. For more details on the schedule, go here. The schedule is subject to change, so stay tuned for updates on the Wf1 website.

Although we will be sending you a more detailed agenda closer to the retreat, we want you to allow our time together to unfold organically rather than stressing about what’s next. We want this to be an opportunity to sink deep into yourself and enjoy each moment as it comes—and to welcome surprises! Just know that the weekend will include group sessions and shares, journaling prompts, and exercises with partners and small groups. There will also be ample opportunities for you to enjoy the beautiful grounds of Kripalu, as well as daily yoga, meditation, and other classes. You can also opt for a healing arts session at the onsite spa.

You can expect a nurturing and peaceful getaway at one of North America’s largest sanctuaries for holistic education. For more information about registration and arrival (including information on what to bring, as well as Kripalu’s refund and cancellation policy), go here, and for information about accommodations, go here.

You can find out more about location, transportation options, and closest airports here.

You can find out more about Kripalu’s dining policies here.

No problem, that’s what we’re here for! Just shoot us an email at info@womenforone.com.

Wf1 + Kelly

Hi, I’m Kelly McNelis. I’m the founder of Women For One, a global community that supports women in sharing their stories, claiming their voices, and making life happen on their own terms. We advocate for women who are ready to step up, speak out, and shine—all while expressing themselves with vulnerable transparency.

I’m passionate about community, connection, collaboration, and creating the lives we want as women. I’m a mom, a wife, a friend, a mentor, and a businesswoman who is messy, genuine, and perfectly imperfect. And now that you’re here with me, I hope you’ll sign up for my retreat and share your own perfectly imperfect self with me.
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Wf1 + Kelly

Hi, I’m Kelly McNelis. I’m the founder of Women For One, a global community that supports women in sharing their stories, claiming their voices, and making life happen on their own terms. We advocate for women who are ready to step up, speak out, and shine—all while expressing themselves with vulnerable transparency.

I’m passionate about community, connection, collaboration, and creating the lives we want as women. I’m a mom, a wife, a friend, a mentor, and a businesswoman who is messy, genuine, and perfectly imperfect. And now that you’re here with me, I hope you’ll sign up for my retreat and share your own perfectly imperfect self with me.
LEARN ABOUT KELLY LEARN ABOUT WF1