4th Annual
Wise Women’s Retreat
Be the change.

Living With Courage, Compassion, & Connection.

Saturday, May 13th
YogaLife Institute of New Hampshire
6 Chestnut Street, Exeter, NH

9:00 am – 4:45 pm
(Includes Lunch)

Womens conf 4-12-17 smallBuilding your reserves of happiness and love starts from the inside, with conscious self-care and attention. Now more than ever, we need to heal ourselves physically, emotionally and spiritually so that we can be the change we want to see in the world.  When we are happy, healthy, empowered and feel a sense of connection, the world becomes a better place.

We’ve created a day  to help you reflect on how to become an incredibly powerful source of love for yourself and others.  Join us as we share tools for self care, awareness, movement and expression.

This day will help you:

  • Be accountable for your health
  • Live more mindfully and consciously
  • Feel connected to your community
  • Express your authentic self
  • Let your hair down and dance!

Are you ready to slow down and live your life more mindfully?  We invite you to join us for a day of self- discovery, self-reflection and self-expression.

To register, click here.  The fee is $99.


tracey head shotShame, Blame & the Same: Hindrances to Vibrant Health: Tracey Miller, Integrative Nutrition Coach, and co-founder, Dig In: Real Food Solutions

Our health is our most precious commodity, but how many times have you put your health on hold or told yourself you didn’t have the time to take care of you or blamed it on circumstances. Tracey will unbundle the hindrances many women face to health and provide a new equation for empowered eating.

Pic-12Tap into Your Passion: Kath Gallant, Owner, Blue Moon Evolution

Kath Gallant will explore living each day to its fullest, fueled by our individual passion. She’ll share some tales from the trenches, explore what gives you energy and what depletes you, and create a mantra for living our best day.


costello_lorez-13-1downJourneyDance: Denise Costello, co-founder: Chrysalis Meditation Center, JourneyDance Guide

As a nurse, Air Force Veteran, entrepreneur, food blogger, yogi, and JourneyDance™ Guide, Denise is on the move! JourneyDance™ is a dynamic conscious dance form that combines freestyle and structured movement to inspire you to get out of your mind and into your body. Let your hair down and dance!



Stress & Self-Care: Alice Bentley, Yoga Therapist and Certified Yoga Instructor

When we’re stressed out, self-care often takes  a back seat.  Understanding how stress affects our body, and how we can manage our stress through difficult or hectic periods is critical to a balanced and fulfilling life.  It starts by looking inward.


farrellEmotional Freedom Techniques: Activating Your Health, Julie Farrell: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Usui Reiki Master.

By stimulating the body’s energy flow via gentle tapping on key meridian points on the face and upper body, emotional and physical issues can be released and resolved, sometimes in minutes.  Learn this tapping technique based on the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture so you can practice at home or with friends and family members.

kornhauser_eveExpress Spirit Through Sound & Song: Eve Kornhauser, Yoga Instructor, Professional singer and voice teacher.

Eve believes deeply that all of us CAN and SHOULD sing as a natural expression of our creative force within.  There is virtually no ancient culture that does not incorporate song and dance to express both joy and sadness.  In this workshop, we will have the opportunity to issue sound, vibration and spirit through our voice.

vanessa-gobes_1_origMindfulness & Meditation: Vanessa Gobes, Co-Founder, Chrysalis Meditation Center.

Mindfulness has a new voice, and that voice belongs to Vanessa Gobes. Through humor and humility, this upbeat meditation teacher and mother of several confirms to women everywhere that we are all crazy… and by harnessing our fiercely amazing crazy, we can heal the world.

To register, click here.  Registration is $99.  

The registration deadline is May 10th. 

Lunchtime includes networking, exhibits, mini-massages from Wendy Durham, Signature Bodywork, “hooping” with Angela Castrigno from Hoops for Humanity and featuring Emily Bacall from Vinton Jewelry Design wear.

Speaker Bios:

Denise Costello: Nurse, Air Force Veteran, entrepreneur, food blogger, yogi, JourneyDance Guide and dedicated mom Denise Costello co-founded Chrysalis Meditation Center in response to the ever-intensifying mental health needs of 21st-century families. Her enjoys sharing her practical whole-being approach to wellness and healing through nutritious food, movement, mindfulness and a fun, active lifestyle. She will lead you through Journey Dance a dynamic conscious dance form that combines freestyle and structured movement to inspire you to get out of your mind and into your body.

Julie Farrell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Portsmouth, N.H., where she works with families, couples, and individuals on a variety of emotional, psychological and behavioral issues.  She is an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner, a Usui Reiki Master and an ardent student of alternative healing practices.  She blends mind-body and energy psychology techniques with traditional psychotherapy to help clients achieve significant improvement in their lives.

Kath Gallant, owner of Blue Moon Evolution restaurant, has been committed to providing seasonal, organic fare since 1995 to the seacoast of New Hampshire. A pioneer in the local food movement, Kath has been connecting with farmers through food, community and education. She has won numerous awards and was named one of New Hampshire’s “remarkable women of cuisine” for all her great work to bring good food to the seacoast community in 2013! She also won the “Spirit of the Seacoast” award from the United Way for her commitment to the local teen center by inspiring teens and demonstrating the connection between the earth and their food with cooking classes and gardening. Kath also co-founded Dig In: Real Food Solutions.

Vanessa Gobes: Vanessa is a certified meditation teacher, Reiki therapist, and graduate of several meditation-based programs including: UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness MBSR Tools with Bob Stahl, Past Life Regression with Brian Weiss, Psychology of the Chakras with Anodeah Judith, and more. She is co-founder of Chrysalis Meditation Center in Winchester, Massachusetts.

Eve Kornhauser: A long time yoga practitioner, Eve has been teaching yoga since 2003.  She considers her background to be eclectic, from her interest in yoga, Buddhism and various bodywork techniques such as the Alexander Technique.  As a professional singer and voice teacher for over forty years, she has found her singing greatly enhanced through yoga – its principals of alignment, mindfulness, and philosophy.

Tracey Miller is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Co-Founder of Dig In: Real Food Solutions. She is also a freelance writer and has more than 25 years of experience promoting environmental, health and social issues, both globally and locally. She teaches cooking and wellness classes emphasizing seasonal foods and has worked with hundreds of moms to help them create healthier menus for their families.  She is also a certified yoga instructor and Raw Food Educator and earned her 200-hour yoga certification from YogaLife Institute of New Hampshire.

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