A Women’s Spiritual Retreat

Learning How to Love Ourselves

Joan Borysenko

Joan Borysenko, Karen Drucker

June 30-July 2, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$350 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Step into the radiance of your best self! Truly loving oneself is a psychological and spiritual journey—one most women need to experience. Our patterns of self-judgment, believing that something is wrong with us, and not feeling like we are enough can translate into anxiety, depression, addiction, burnout, or just a simple suspicion that there is more to life than we are experiencing.

Join mind-body expert Joan Borysenko and singer-songwriter Karen Drucker for a unique women’s retreat that combines experiential learning with inspiring music.

Over the course of the weekend, you will learn:

  • To overcome mental blocks that keep you from living fully into your potential
  • How to work with common negative emotions and limiting beliefs on a spiritual level
  • Body-based inquiry and present-centered awareness to become more integrated in mind, body, and spirit.

Come discover how to nurture a kind, loving relationship with yourself. If this is your first time attending a retreat with Joan and Karen, come by yourself and meet new soul friends, or bring friends and family with you. If you have been to this retreat before, you are invited to come again and reconnect. Each time, the retreat is as special as the participants who come.

Here you will reconnect with yourself, feel refreshed amidst the beauty of nature, engage with music that reprograms emotional DNA, enjoy nourishing food, sing, laugh, and return home with a “faith-lift!”

Faculty Bio

Joan Borysenko

Joan Borysenko is a distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine and a world-renowned expert in the mind-body connection. She has a doctorate in medical sciences from Harvard Medical School, is a licensed clinical psychologist, and is the cofounder and former director of the mind-body clinical programs at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

In settings that range from hospitals to hospices, theaters to conference venues, and boardrooms to houses of worship, Dr. Borysenko bridges faith and reason with the latest research, making her a compelling and inspiring speaker and writer. She is also the founding partner of Mind-Body Health Sciences in Boulder, Colorado and the director of the Claritas Institute Interspiritual Mentor Training Program.

The author of the recently updated New York Times bestseller Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, she is also the author or coauthor of 13 other books, including Inner Peace for Busy People (also a PBS special), It‰’s Not the End of the World, Fire in the Soul, Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive, and The PlantPlus Diet Solution. She hosts a weekly Internet radio show, Your Soul‰’s Compass, for Hay House.


Karen Drucker

Karen Drucker, a singer, songwriter, and producer, speaks and leads workshops at women‰’s retreats, mind-body and health conferences, and various Unity and New Thought churches throughout the country.

Called ‰”a master of communicating presence and spirituality through music,‰” Karen has recorded 15 CDs of original inspirational songs and been awarded an honorary doctorate of music for her work in the Religious Science Community and a Grace Note for her work in the Unity Movement.

She has worked with many inspirational authors, including Joan Borysenko, Alan Cohen, Oriah Mountain Dreamer, SARK, and many others. Karen‰’s book, Let Go of the Shore, relays touching, captivating, and humorous stories from her inspiring and inspired life.

Why Attend

  • Reignite the bright light within you in a fun, uplifting, and transformative retreat.

  • Observe your thoughts, and release self-judgment so you can feel less anxious, less stressed, and more empowered.

  • Allow the magic of music to move you to a new level of understanding your potential and the joy of being alive.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Details

    For women only.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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