Imagine...

Getting away from the grind to rest in the arms of Mother Nature. No cell phones ringing. No emails pinging. Only the sound of your own breath, the birds, and wind in the trees.

Sharing your heart's truth about your deepest fears and deepest desires. You feel safe to speak your truth in this space where you are unconditionally seen and loved. 

Savoring a moment of solitude on the garden terrace as the sun kisses your skin. You have plenty of time to relax, reflect, and connect deeply with an inner quiet.

Being embraced and supported by a group of heart-led women on a shared journey of discovery... women who are now part of your sisterhood and support system for life.

Past participants of the Kaistara Life Reboot women's retreat share about their journey and their insights after having this experience. Life Reboot is a one-week transformational retreat experience for women who desire greater wholeness, purpose and ease.

Who Is This For?

The Life Reboot retreat experience is meant for you, if you are a woman and...

  • You have achieved some personal and professional success, but now you are seeking something more.
  • You feel discomfort where you are right now. Maybe you are burnt out, frustrated, or simply confused.
  • You want to live and work for a purpose. Because life is so busy, you're not sure if you have lost your way.
  • You are ready to make changes. You want to experience more freedom, more fulfillment, and more flow.
  • When it comes to making changes in your life, you feel a bit "stuck" or you are not sure where to start.

What is the Focus?

The Life Reboot retreat focuses on four main themes: connection with self, connection with creativity, connection with abundance, and connection with purpose. Our goal is to guide you in...

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IDENTITY

Identifying habits, patterns or beliefs that are in the way of you making meaningful changes in your life

ABUNDANCE

Merging the practical and purposeful to recognize and connect with resources to support your path

CREATIVITY

Embodying and nurturing the flow of your creative energy so you can tap directly into your inner fire

PURPOSE

Exploring your unique gifts and desires and the positive contribution you can make to the world

Who will lead this?

Wendy is an intuitive, integral coach working with successful women who are seeking more. She is a Harvard graduate with an MBA and former management consultant, who has redesigned her work and life according to a new definition of success. Wendy's mission is to help women experience more freedom and fulfillment in their work lives.

The idea that we must suffer for our work to be valuable is a masculine myth.
— Wendy May
 

You can read more about Wendy's story here or connect with her on LinkedIn.

How Does It Work?

We begin and end each day with guided meditation. Our mornings will be dedicated to a movement practice to shake off sleep and get our bodies warmed up.

During workshop sessions, we will engage in a variety of group processes, guided inquiry, and creativity exercises. We will share personal stories and insights, and engage in structured group and individual exploration. These sessions are highly participative and require everyone's commitment, trust and presence.

Our afternoons are unstructured to allow time for individual reflection and integration. You will have an optional "focus" activity each afternoon to build on the morning's workshop theme. You are invited to indulge in a spa treatment, read a book, take a nap, write in your journal, go for a swim, or connect with other participants. This is time for curiosity and spontaneity...  whatever moves you. 

We reconvene each evening for a sharing circle to integrate our discoveries and share reflections from the day's activities.

 

Sample Daily Schedule

8:30 - 9:15 Morning movement practice
9:15 - 10:00 Breakfast*
10:00 - 13:00 Group workshop session
13:00 - 17:00 Light lunch, free time, reflection
17:00 - 18:00 Yoga or movement class**
18:00 - 19:30 Dinner
19:30 - 21:00 Sharing circle, evening meditation

*Meal times may vary depending on the retreat center, and schedule will adjust accordingly. 

**Daily yoga class schedule varies. Classes led by other teachers at the retreat center.

Live it. Learn it.

Here we are in an increasingly digital world of on-demand learning, full of webinars and online courses. But there is no substitute for the power of face-to-face interaction and personal connection. Here you can move beyond grasping a concept on an intellectual level. In this space you will integrate true understanding through a lived experience

There are three huge benefits from attending a retreat like this as part of your personal development journey.

Commitment.

Taking yourself out of your day-to-day roles and routines has immense power. By allowing time for self-discovery, you make a commitment to yourself. Choosing to show up for this kind of experience marks the beginning of a change.

Community.

Change is hard to do on your own. To make change stick, you need the support of community... of sisterhood. Here you can connect with other women who are on a similar path: to share, to mirror, to challenge, to reflect and to celebrate.

CONTINUITY.

Meaningful change is not an event; it is a process. The retreat might be the "first domino" as one participant called it, or a "power booster" as another described it... but you will not complete your process here. To help you keep going after the retreat, you will have lifetime access to a participant-only online community for support in your onward journey.

 

Life Reboot is a one-week transformational retreat experience for women. It exists to help women live into their capacity to express, give and create value through meaningful work in the world. 

This unique retreat experience will provide plenty of structure in a safe, intimate, small group setting, while also allowing space for relaxation and integration. There is room for your own personal process. 

Big Island, Hawai'i

Kalani Honua is a nonprofit educational retreat center that has been hosting transformational workshops and events on the Big Island, Hawaii for more than 40 years.  Visitors enjoy delicious, organic meals with ingredients from the permaculture farm that is part of the volunteer-run, eco-village. With stunning beaches, hiking paths, waterfalls, and Volcanoes National Park surrounding the property, the possibilities are endless.

Past retreats: May 10-15, 2016 (view photo gallery)

Upcoming retreats: dates to be confirmed


Koh Phangan, Thailand

The Sanctuary Thailand is a detox and wellness resort on a beautiful remote beach in Koh Phangan, an island in southern Thailand. Perched on a rocky hillside in a quiet, bay on the southeast side of the island, with no paved roads, it is protected from the noise of car and motorbike traffic. The Sanctuary has long been a premier retreat destination in SE Asia for those looking to reconnect with nature and with themselves.

Past retreats: December 5-11, 2016

Upcoming retreats: dates to be confirmed


Andalucía, Spain

Molino del Rey is a yoga retreat center in Andalucía, along the Costa del Sol in southern Spain.  Nestled in the Sierra de las Nieves nature reserve in a typical little Spanish hamlet community, flanked by orange groves. The purest of waters from a spring of the river flow through the center, which is blessed with peaceful meditation caves, several terraces with hammocks and sun-kissed lounges and a salt water swimming pool. 

Past retreats: August 13-20, 2017

Upcoming retreats: dates to be confirmed

 
Do not ask yourself what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
— Howard Thurman