Registration Opens on August 19th!

Deadline to Register Is Wednesday, October 9th!

What it is:  

A small group of no more than 18 women gathered at a beautiful lake house in the Texas Hill Country.  This weekend wellness retreat will be led by two licensed therapists who love to color outside the lines and believe that creativity and play are essential pieces of a wholehearted life.  Each therapist is certified in Brené Brown’s powerful Gifts of Imperfection™ curriculum which will guide the process throughout the weekend. Gifts of Imperfection™ is all about learning to lead a wholehearted life and step away from worrying about what other people think.

What is art journaling you ask? 

According to Dina Wakly; "Simply put, an art journal is a journal in which you combine art and words to express yourself. That’s it. It’s not complex, and there really aren’t any rules for art journaling. It’s all about self-expression."

This new modern lake house has it all: pool, hot tub, fire pit, decked out interior, and hill country views.  Get away from it all and enjoy a weekend full of meditation, journaling, self- exploration, and tons of creative exercises to allow even the most artistically fearful a chance to paint, color, and craft to her heart’s desire. 

This retreat is for you if: 

  • you are feeling stuck and need a supportive community to help you come unstuck

  • you are wanting to let go of the parts of your life that are no longer serving you

  • you are wanting to get in touch with your creative side in a safe judgement free zone

  • you are wanting to live a more wholehearted life

  • you need a break and time to unplug and recharge

  • you are wanting to learn to let go of what other people think about you

  • you are wanting to embrace the feeling of “I am enough”

Have more questions? E-Mail Vanessa at 

Your Retreat Facilitators

Vanessa flores, lcSW-S, cdwf

Vanessa flores, lcSW-S, cdwf

christie hays, lpc, CDWF

christie hays, lpc, CDWF

October 11, 2019 through October 13th, 2019

What's all Included? 

  • Lodging for 2 nights

  • Meals, Snacks & Drinks

  • Creative Supplies

  • Swag Bag with fun art supplies to get you through the weekend!

  • Small breakout sessions led by licensed therapists and Certified Daring Way Facilitators™

  • Yoga & Meditation throughout the weekend

What's the Cost?  

The total retreat cost per person is $549. Early Bird pricing is $449 until August 27th! Payment in full is due at the time of registration. Registration is limited to 18 women, so don’t miss the opportunity to join this healing experience. 

*Payment plans are available upon request.*

Where is It?

We'll be staying at a beautiful Lakehouse in the Texas Hill Country. This 2-story lakefront vacation rental, just completed in April 2019, designed and built by the owner with resort style luxury and comfort in mind. Take a peek for yourself.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, October 11th

Check-In (between 5pm and 6pm)

Opening Circle & Small Group Sessions


Reflection & Connection

Saturday, October 12th

Morning Yoga & Meditation


Small Group Sessions (throughout the day)


Self Guided Meditation & Exploration

Cocktail Hour & Catered Dinner

Reflection & Connection

Sunday, October 13th

Morning Meditation


Closing Circle

Pack Up & Say our Farewells (between 10:30am and 11am)

We understand unexpected things can happen that may cause the need to cancel your registration, so please read below and understand our cancellation policy before registering.

Have more questions? E-Mail Vanessa at 

Cancellation Policy

What happens if the retreat is cancelled?

Although rare, the retreat may be cancelled or rescheduled if it doesn't meet the minimum registration. In this event, you will be contacted as soon as this decision has been made and we will refund 100% of all paid tickets. We will also notify you as soon as we get it rescheduled.

Something’s come up, I can’t make it to the retreat!

Due to the demands of our offerings, our offerings are non-refundable or exchangeable for any reason.  We take a lot of time to prepare for these offerings in advance. 

Can someone else take my place if I can't attend? 

In the event you have someone who would like to take the retreat in your place, let us know within 48 hours and we will happily honor them joining the retreat in your place unless otherwise stated by the retreat leaders, Vanessa and Christie. We will put aside your personal retreat materials for you to pick up anytime during our business hours for the following 2 weeks if you are unable to attend and unable to find someone to join the retreat in your place.