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Creating Room to Breathe 

Retreat for Women Needing a little Room to Breathe

When: September 19 - 22, 2024

Where: Castleton, VA

Investment starting at $1234

Each September an eclectic group of women join me in the incredible Shenandoah Valley to create room to breathe. 

Join us for a needed break from the hustle of taking care of others and just take care of YOU!

We will be practicing Mindfulness, Mindful Self-Compassion, and Parts Work, but we will be curating the weekend to fit specific needs of helpers.

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Retreat Testimonials

"The time together was structured without being rigid. After some practice I felt a vulnerability and trueness that I haven’t felt in such a long, long time."

What's included...

  • Cozy accommodation in the Shenandoah Valley for three nights, four days

  • Retreat runs from 6pm on Thursday to 12pm on Sunday

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our on-site chef each day

  • Explore your Enneagram Type with included assessment

  • Daily meditations

  • Parts Work exercises 

  • Guided hikes 

  • Time to rest, relax, and reflect - utilize the easy access to nature, hot tub or kayaking in the pond

Please note, transportation to and from the Shenandoah Valley is not provided. 

Accommodation Details...

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Shared Double Room 

(Sold Out)

Private Queen Room

(1 spot remaining )

Shared Triple Room

Sold out

  • Each attendee will have their own bed, bathrooms are shared. 

  • The following room types are available for this retreat...

    • Private Room - a spacious room with queen or king bed for one attendee.​

    • Shared Double Room - a room with two queen beds, shared by two attendees.

    • Shared Triple Room - a room with three single beds, shared by three attendees. One spacious room has 6 single beds, but only 3 will be occupied to keep the retreat intimate.

Secure your spot for this self-care experience!

Only 8 spots available for this intimate Mindfulness and Parts Work Retreat.

Use the buttons below to select your room type and register!

Payment plans are available - click your preferred room choice above to see payment options. 

  • Are meals included?
    Yes, all meals are included. We do not cook with meat, but no one has ever complained or noticed. A cook comes on the retreat and does all the meal prep and cooking. Thursday supper, three meals on Friday and Saturday, plus Sunday breakfast are included. As well as snack foods, coffee, hot tea, and other beverages throughout the day and evening. We can accommodate vegan, gluten free, and any other dietary restrictions or allergies.
  • How many people are on each retreat?
    I like to keep the retreat groups small! You can expect a maximum of 10 people on the retreat.
  • Is this a silent retreat?
    Absolutely not. However, there are periods of silence – after 10 p.m and until breakfast is finished some mornings. This may feel strange to eat and do some other activities in silence. However, there will be lots of time to process feelings and learn from them.
  • What about COVID Protocols?
    Everyone attending the retreat must have proof of vaccination. If you have cold or flu symptoms at the time of the retreat, you will need proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of attending.
  • Do I need to be in good athletic shape?
    Absolutely not!! There will be some mindful walking that anyone can do, The hiking and other excursions are optional and accommodations can be made for moderate hikes as well.
  • Will I have to share a room with a stranger?
    This depends on what room type you reserved. If you reserved a double or a triple room, yes, however, no one shares beds. Also, on past retreats folks have found we are only strangers for about an hour. If you are attending one of the co-ed retreats and reserve a bed in a shared room, we will email you to confirm your rooming preferences. If you attend one of our retreats with a friend and would like to request sharing a room with them, simply email me after you make your purchase!
  • Is there alcohol provided?
    No! There are no intoxicants of any kind allowed on the retreat (Except for the INTOXICATION created by your own experience).
  • What kinds of activities are available?
    There is art and music and hot tubbing. We are staying on a working farm with a pond, alpacas, and hens to get our breakfast eggs from in the mornings
  • Do I need to know how to meditate?
    Absolutely not! This retreat is gentle, and the hope is you leave liking yourself (and others) a whole lot more!
  • Should I be nervous?
    Sure!! You are doing something that takes courage! Giving yourself the gift of a retreat often feels a bit unusual and we sometimes define that feeling as nervousness. Anytime we do something we haven’t done before; it brings up some sort of feelings. The best medicine for that is to KEEP AN OPEN MIND AND KEEP MOVING FORWARD!
  • What is your cancellation and refund policy?
    If I can fill your spot you will get 100% refund. Because I keep the retreats small and affordable, I am not able to offer a refund if I cannot fill your spot.
Meet Your Guide...

Jacqui is a IFS Level 2 graduate and continues learning and expanding her knowledge through 1:1 Consultations as well as being involved in IFS consultation groups.


She will always be a student as well as a teacher.  She likes to think of herself as a Sherpa – she doesn’t have all the answers but can help you stop walking in circles and find your correct path.


Jacqui has been a practitioner and teacher of Mindfulness concepts as well as a therapist for decades.  By founding The Both/And Way she is able to use her SELF more effectively by teaching and leading retreats.

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