Women For One Retreats
Self-Care & Sisterhood—with Soul
A personal invitation from Kelly
Welcome great women!
I created my retreats after reflecting on the kinds of personal-growth experiences I wanted for myself. I wasn’t interested in just showing up to a place where an expert would give me all the right answers. I didn’t want just another self-help template; I wanted the opportunity to be free, real, vulnerable, and infinitely creative. I wanted beautiful, brilliantly messy environments in which women could show up exactly as we are—with the freedom to laugh, cry, and share the most intimate aspects of our lives.
After connecting with so many women over the years, I realized that I wasn’t alone. Other women wanted the same thing: spaces as soothing as they are vitalizing, as inspiring as they are accepting—and above all, where women are given 100% permission to be real.
You can expect all of this and more at my retreats. Over the years, our participants have discovered unconditional support, lasting sisterhood, and an expanded sense of possibility that has allowed them to step up, speak out, and shine in their lives.
I invite you to accept your perfectly imperfect self and discover your genius. Step into the sisterhood and join me at one of my future retreats!
August 13—15, 2021
Laugh, cry, and expand your heart at this special retreat, which takes place at the beautiful and world-renowned Omega Institute in upstate New York. The Power of Sisterhood reveals that our stories as women can either separate or bring us together—and encourages us to move toward deeper intimacy and opportunities for truthtelling, which lead to lasting sisterhood.
We’ve developed a comprehensive curriculum with topics such as:
- Courageous truthtelling
- Creating sisterhood
- Identifying toxic stories in our lives and transforming them into empowered ones
- Stepping into feminine power and leadership
- Setting healthy boundaries
- Accessing our intuition and inner genius
- Exercising radical vulnerability in our lives for maximum intimacy
This is a place to share your stories and experiences, and to rewrite the tired old scripts that keep you feeling stuck and powerless.
Join us for a full-spectrum experience of relaxation, rejuvenation, and exquisite self-care—with a powerful dose of clarity and transformation! Ready to dive deep with us? Find out about our upcoming events below.
some of our past offerings
Below you’ll find a couple of our previous retreats. Although they are no longer open for registration, similar future events are in the works. Our retreats cover a vast range of topics, from the power of sisterhood to the transformative potential of sharing our voices and stories in bigger ways. One thing is for sure at a Wf1 retreat: You’ll be invited to step into your most authentic and brilliantly messy self in a safe, brave space for self-discovery, connection, and sisterhood.
Courageous truthtelling retreat
September 6-8, 2019
Your Messy Brilliance® retreat
April 26-28, 2019
Love from retreat participants
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“After this retreat, I feel more in touch with my own purpose and feel supported and legitimized in fulfilling that purpose.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Wow wow, I’m just going to say it one more time—WOW! First of all, Kelly and Nirmala are amazing at what they do! They are really gifted, and they’re great presenters. I didn’t know what to expect when I got there, but I was the fortunate recipient of so much healing! I really needed some further help with overcoming childhood issues. They had so many methods and activities that brought me terrific awareness. I’m a better person for having attended the Courageous Truthtelling retreat! Thank God for these women! Get over to one of their events—you’ll heal your ass off!”
“Thanks for an amazing retreat . I was finally able to put my story down on paper after so many years. It was so healing to write down a loose timeline that indirectly caused the events in my life to unfold the way they did (and to take responsibility for them). The three intentions I set were to be fearless with the truth, be authentic, and gain clarity. It was very empowering to face the truth head on and meet all my intentions. I really felt like it sunk in! Now I know that writing my story would expand my comfort zone, and perhaps it would help someone, too.”