Time & Location
06 Oct 2023, 16:30 – 09 Oct 2023, 10:00
Tenbury Wells, Tenbury Wells WR15, UK
About the event
Hi, we're Clare and Fran and we share the same man! They're probably not the first words you'd expect out of the mouths of women hosting a retreat called Empowered Women Rising now is it? However, our current situation has sent us on a journey of radical self-love and reprogramming of negative beliefs to come back to the truth of who we are.
We believe all that you are looking for outside of yourself can be found within and we want to share practical ways to transform your life; inviting in more connection, love, pleasure, and inner peace, empowering you to be the independent woman we already know you are.
Our journey has also encouraged us to dive deep into why we view other women as competition. Why do we feel fearful, intimidated, or even scornful of other women? What is it that sparks jealousy within us when we see another women thriving, happy and free? We help you understand and transform the layers of conditioning that have been placed upon us. We want to show you what women lifting up other women looks like and how it benefits us all.
When we work to remove those blocks, we can love, support, understand and connect with one another. Together, we can create a world that is more harmonious and peaceful, one that looks to community and collaboration over competition, one infused with compassion instead of comparison, one where each one of us is free and empowered to rise up and be the powerful woman we are meant to be. Mothers, sisters, daughters, all stand together as one, alive with love that is infused into every cell of their being.
Do you know what it feels like to be...
- An empowered woman rising up?
- A woman that is so accepting and loving of herself that she is a force to be reckoned with?
- A woman that knows she is here to love, to inspire, to step into her power and to have a positive impact on the world?
- A sensual woman who knows what true pleasure is?
- A woman that lifts other women up and embraces community and collaboration?
If you answered no to any of the above, Empowered Women Rising retreat is just the retreat for you. The hosts, Fran and Clare, create a safe and supportive space in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside to guide you on a journey of empowerment, love, inner peace and pleasure, all while connecting with a wonderful group of women.
The retreat begins with an array of workshops and activities specifically designed to help you reconnect with yourself and awaken your self-love. Clare and Fran help you to identify any blocks that are preventing you from loving yourself, bring light to what you may have been seeking outside of yourself, and help you see that all you are seeking can be found within. You will be empowered to be the independent woman we already know you are.
As the retreat progresses, the focus will be on igniting the feminine energy within. You will define what pleasure means to you and, through a special workshop involving dance and activities, you will reconnect with your body in an intimate way, allowing the sensual energy within you the freedom to come alive.
The second half of the retreat will focus on healing the sister wound. The sister wound is the consequence of women having to use unhealthy coping mechanisms to survive in a patriarchal society; these manifest themselves as feeling in competition with other women, comparing yourself to other women, jealousy, insecurity and lack of trust in other women.
We've all experienced comparison, betrayal, cattiness, competition, and gossip from other women, however sisterhood is on the rise, and we are here for it! We want to help women see the power in coming together to be supported, lifted up and cheered on. We crave deeper and more meaningful connection with one another. We are tired of being alone, hiding, living in shame and feeling disconnected. Through a special Sister Wound Healing Ceremony, Clare and Fran bring you back to a place of sisterhood, feeling at one with women again. There will also be fun activities where women support women, deepening connections around the fire, and not to mention the ongoing support as a community post-retreat!
Clare and Fran have been on their own unique journey of returning to love. Falling in love with the same man led to a rollercoaster of emotions, triggers, and limiting beliefs coming to the surface. They experienced a transformation of radical self-love to come back to the truth of who they are. Through coming together in sisterhood, they supported and held space for each other, and in so doing, transformed negative emotions and beliefs into love. Clare and Fran are now like soul sisters and are aligned in their passion for self-love. This journey inspired them to create a retreat where they can share what they have learned so that other women experience a similar radical self-love transformation and return to sisterhood.
What you can expect
On arrival you will be welcomed and accepted exactly as you are. You will be stepping into a safe and loving space held by Fran and Clare.
Once everyone has arrived and settled in, you will enjoy the first of many delicious vegetarian meals, followed by a sharing circle to get to know one another, and begin this beautiful, transformative weekend together. Dinner will be followed by a self-love meditation and then free time before bed.
After a restful night's sleep, you will begin your morning with Qigong outdoors in the beautiful countryside to connect with your body, awakening and nourishing it with energy from nature. A combination of gentle, expansive movements will encourage energy flow throughout your being, and you will relax into a meditative state as you are skilfully guided by Clare. The class will be followed by a healthy breakfast, setting you up for the rest of the day.
Saturday will be all about returning to love that already exists within you. The morning workshop will use a combination of self-love journal prompts and activities to help you drop the layers of conditioning that cause you to look outside of yourself for love, peace, and happiness, and it will encourage you to look within instead.
Many of us have blocks that prevent us from loving ourselves fully; these can include dense emotions such as guilt, fear or worry, or they can be limiting beliefs such "I am not worthy of love" or "I am not good enough". Clare and Fran will share the effective tools and techniques they have used, such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), to help you process emotions in a healthy way, and reprogram negative beliefs into positive ones such as "I AM worthy of love".
The afternoon will be spent in nature with some fun and interesting activities to further deepen your connection with yourself and invite even more love in. After this, you can expect a couple of hours of free time to enjoy the hot tub, reflect on your day, appreciate the surrounding area, or simply take a rest and freshen up for dinner.
Dinner will be another filling and tasty vegetarian dish to tickle your taste buds before moving into the evening activities. Saturday evening will take you on a journey. Beginning with a meditative story to awaken the heart, you will then flow into a candle ceremony, followed by a sound bath with crystal singing bowls and chimes that calm your mind and body and rebalance your energy system.
Sunday morning will begin in the same manner, with Qigong outside followed by breakfast. The day will begin with a workshop to ignite the feminine energy within. This workshop is all about connecting with your feminine power and defining what pleasure means to you.
After a lovingly prepared vegetarian/vegan lunch, the final workshop will explore being a woman in this world, and how we can choose collaboration and community over competition and comparison. Through fun activities and a beautiful Sister Wound Healing ceremony, you will return to sisterhood.
Gathering around a warm fire, the evening will bring delicious food, sharing of stories, love letters and deepening of connections.
On the final morning, a nourishing breakfast will be followed by a gratitude ceremony to give thanks, and a closing circle before heading home to put what you have learned into practice.
What Makes This Retreat Special
This retreat has been specifically created for women, by women. Having been on their own unique journey of radical self-love, the hosts, Fran and Clare, truly embody everything that they teach, and they show a unique example of what love can look like. They have experienced this journey for themselves which has inspired them to create a retreat where they can share what they have learned so that other women experience a similar radical self-love transformation and return to sisterhood.
This is not like any other self-love retreat; you will be guided on a journey to do the deep emotional work that is required to have the significant transformation you are looking for. A loving and accepting space will be held for you where it is safe to open up, be vulnerable and be honest with yourself. You will have the opportunity to transform not only your relationship with yourself, but also with other women.
Sisterhood is on the rise, and we are here for it! We want to help women see the power in coming together to be supported, lifted up and cheered on. We crave deeper and more meaningful connection with one another. We are tired of being alone, hiding, living in shame and feeling disconnected. Through a special Sister Wound Healing Ceremony, Clare and Fran bring you back to a place of sisterhood, feeling at one with women again.
Three delicious vegan/vegetarian Buddha bowl meals are provided each day to help you detox and feel good throughout the retreat. Many guests on our previous retreats have said that even our meals alone have been worth the trip to come to the retreat.
We do cater for most dietary requirements and allergies except for nut allergies.
Each guest will also have access to unlimited water, tea, herbal tea, and coffee throughout the day.
The cottage is set on a working farm in Worcestershire, close to the borders of Herefordshire and Shropshire, offering beautiful unspoilt countryside.The cottage is approximately 3.9 miles from Tenbury Wells. Tenbury Wells is a charming, ancient market town situated on the banks of the River Teme in Worcestershire. Exact location will be given closer to the time.
How To Get There
The easiest, cheapest, and most convenient way to get to the retreat is to drive there.The closest aipirt is Bristol (BRS).However, If traveling by public transport, it is best to make your way to Ludlow station which is 10 miles from the retreat (~16 minute car journey).
We try our best to arrange lift shares from the station to the retreat from another retreat guest while on their way to the retreat. We will create a retreat Whatsapp group with all guests and the hosts to arrange any lifts in the lead-up to the retreat.
The exact location of the retreat will be given to guests closer to the time.
Ludlow 10 miles; Worcester 17 miles; Hereford 22 miles.
- Ticket type
Single Bed in Shared Twin Room
This ticket entitles one person to stay in a single bed in a twin room (shared with another guest) with access to shared bathrooms. Our shared twin accommodation offers guests a tranquil, rejuvenating, home away from home experience. If you are booking with a friend and you would like to share a room with them, please let us know upon booking.Price£375.00Sale ended