A Women's Spiritual Retreat

Conscious Living Workshop

A Women's Spiritual Retreat

Learning How to Love Ourselves

Saturday, Mar 9, 2013, 9:00 AM –
Sunday, Mar 10, 2013, 4:00 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Joan Borysenko, PhD, Karen Drucker
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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The root of human suffering is self-judgment, the belief that something is wrong with us, that we are not worthy of love. This fundamental lack of security translates into anxiety, depression, addiction, and burnout.

Learning to love ourselves is both a psychological and spiritual journey.

During our time together, we will cultivate self-acceptance through music, meditation, reflection, inquiry, sharing and laughter. In the compassionate shelter of one another we will have the opportunity to lay aside the "false self" and step into the radiance of who we really are.

In this retreat, you will:

  • Work with common mental habits at a spiritual level.
  • Participate with music that inspires, heals, and reprograms your emotional DNA.  
  • Gain insight into the patterns that keep you from experiencing your full potential—the vastness of your own true nature.
  • Learn techniques for transforming negative emotions and limiting beliefs into spiritual energy.
  • Practice body-based inquiry and present-centered awareness.
  • Enjoy the beauty of nature, nourishing food, and soul friends.
  • Sing, laugh, and return home with a “faith-lift!”


“The experience was so much greater than I expected. I was amazed at how deep of a connection that was created in such a short time. The music was very beautiful and inspiring. I always felt at ease and peaceful during every session.”

“Joan and Karen created a sacred space and cultivated a soul-opening and deeply revelatory experience. Keep having women’s retreats!“

"Karen and Joan: Thank you for the magical experience of sharing your presence...  You provided an engaging and creative opportunity for self exploration, guiding us through music and your wisdom."

Joan Borysenko, PhD, is a Harvard-trained biologist, licensed psychologist, and spiritual educator. A pioneer in mind-body medicine and psychoneuroimmunology, she is founder of Mind-Body Health Sciences, LLC in Boulder, Colorado, and a New York Times best-selling author of 14 books. She is director of the SoulCare in Healthcare training program and also a popular national speaker, radio talk show host, and blogger for the Huffington Post and other websites.

Karen Drucker has been called “a master of communicating presence and spirituality through music.” She has recorded 14 CDs of her original inspirational music and is author of the book, Let Go of the Shore. She sings, speaks, and leads workshops at women’s retreats, mind-body and health conferences, and New Thought churches throughout the country. She loves making music, making a difference, and touching hearts.

Registration fees include program and 4 freshly prepared meals Saturday thru Sunday lunch. Onsite lodging is extra, $75 per person per night for a shared room or $99 per night for a single room.

  • $269 Early Bird through February 11, 2013
  • $289 Standard through March 5, 2013
  • $319 Late Registration thereafter

Registration within 72 hours of the event incurs a $30 administrative fee, so please register early.

9:00—9:45 AM Check-in for on-site lodging participants
9:30—9:45 AM Check-in for commuters
10:00 AM—12:15 AM Session 1
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00—5:45 PM Session 2
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00—9:00 PM Session 3

8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM—12:15 PM Session 4
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00—4:00 PM Session 5
4:00 PM Departure

Arrival and Departure
Check-in and access to accommodations is on Saturday from 9:00—9:45 am. Guests are requested to be checked out of their rooms by lunchtime on Sunday. For more information on directions and transportation, see Plan Your Stay.

CE Credits
Continuing Education Credits (CECs) – will not be available for this workshop.

Further Information
Please email or call 707-779-8202.

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