Registration Now Open!

Deadline to Register Is Friday, February 15th!

What it is:  

A small group of no more than 20 women will come together for a weekend of self-exploration and self-care. The group will be led by 2 licensed therapists in small breakout groups that focus on self-reflection, connection, and relaxation. Each therapist is certified in Brené Brown’s powerful Rising Strong™ curriculum which will guide the process throughout the weekend through activities including writing, creative exercises, yoga, meditation, and relaxation in order to help absorb all the new knowledge there is to be gained. 

Rising Strong™ is based on the simple physics of vulnerability: if we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This is a curriculum about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life. Participants will be asked to choose a “fall down” moment related to their lives at the beginning of the retreat. In the breakout groups, participants will go through a variety of lessons from the curriculum together that are full of hands-on exercises, strategies and process work. Each group will involve rich discussion in order to promote healing and aid in the rise after the "fall". 

This retreat is for you if: 

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

  • you are longing to connect with a group of compassionate women in a judgement free zone

  • you are wanting to learn how to rebuild trust with yourself

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

  • you are wanting to practice cultivating more stillness

  • you feel like you've lost sight of your values and are wanting to rediscover what those are

  • you need a breath of fresh air on the lake with delicious food and gentle movements that will awaken your body

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

February 22, 2019 through February 24, 2019

What's all Included? 

  • Lodging for 2 nights

  • Meals, Snacks & Drinks

  • Creative Supplies

  • Journal, Rising Strong™ workbooks and other fun writing tools

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

  • Morning Yoga Session led by a Certified Yoga Instructor

What's the Cost?  

The total retreat cost per person is $475. Early Bird pricing is $399 until January 9th! Payment in full is due at the time of registration. Registration is limited to 20 women, so don’t miss the opportunity to join this healing experience. 

Where is It?

We'll be staying at the historic Martindale Schoolhouse, built in 1921 and located in between San Antonio and Austin. The original schoolhouse has been renovated into a 5-room villa, has ample space for gathering, and is near the San Marcos River. Take a peek for yourself.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, February 22nd

Check-In (between 12pm and 1pm)

Opening Circle & Small Group Sessions


Reflection & Connection

Saturday, February 23rd

Morning Yoga & Meditation


Small Group Sessions (throughout the day)


Journaling & Creative Exercise

Cocktail Hour & Catered Dinner

Reflection & Connection

Sunday, February 24th

Morning Meditation


Closing Circle

Pack Up & Say our Farewells (between 1pm and 2pm)

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, Sarah 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.