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Cultivating Our Sisterhood International Association, Inc. (COSIA)

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Our women-only retreat provides an opportunity for guests to relax, refresh, refocus, and renew with a diverse group of positive women without the distractions of television, cell phones, and computers.

Attend our leadership-centered workshops, network during our meet-and-greet sessions, and relax during our game night and other fun activities.



The COSIA Women's Leadership Retreat is sponsored by Cultivating Our Sisterhoood International Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on building sisterhood among diverse groups of women through networking events, goal-oriented workshops, and volunteering and fundraising activities for charitable causes.

We welcome women age 18 and older, from all backgrounds and levels of experience to join us.



Join us from Friday, August 2 to Sunday August 4, 2013. See details below.

Two-night stay, from Friday, August 2, 2013 through Sunday, August 4, 2013, includes:


  • Two-night stay in single or double occupancy guest room (double rooms generally include two twin beds);
  • Seven full meals from breakfast on Friday through breakfast on Sunday;
  • Registration bag, badges, and other materials;
  • Conference center parking;
  • All workshop and networking sessions on Friday and Saturday;
  • Yoga with Emrys Tetu;
  • One year of voting level COSIA membership; and
  • Cost is per person.



The 2013 Retreat and Annual Conference will take place at the Guest House Retreat and Conference Center ( in Chester, CT.

The Guest House Retreat and Conference Center offers a wonderful location for rest and relaxation. While you are at the Guest House Center, you will have access to the hiking trails, lakes, tennis courts and other amenities.

The town of Chester, CT is the place to experience old time New England and is just a short drive away from the Mystic Aquarium, the Connecticut waterfront, and the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets.


Getting There:

The Guest House is easily accessible by car for local participants, and directions can be found at the Guest House Web site at

While the facility is accessible via a combination of Amtrak and/or the Metro-North Railroad and a car service, we recommend driving and/or car rental to fully explore the Chester area.

For Long-Distance Guests: Guest House is conveniently located near three major airports. We do recommend car rental to fully explore the area. Get additional travel information via the Guest House site at


What to expect:

  • Meet an inspiring group of women;
  • Develop, enhance, and/or critically review your personal and professional life goals and objectives;
  • Network with a diverse group of professionals; and
  • Relax, refresh and renew with our fun networking activities;




Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This event is open to all women age 18 and older.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Get driving directions and other travel information via the Guest House site at

Parking is free for all of our guests.

What should I wear?

Comfortable and casual attire are encouraged. Leave the heels at home.

What type of activities are available at Guest House?

Please visit the Guest House Web site to learn more about amenities and available activities at

What can't I bring to the event?

In accordance with Guest House regulations, pets, candles, and other items may not be permitted at the non-smoking facility. To learn more, visit


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more information, contact us at or call (877) 947-3007. You may also visit

What is the refund policy? Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

To keep our events affordable for the greatest number of guests, we limit costs by offering non-refundable deeply discounted rates for the annual conference. However, your registration/ticket is transferrable to the eligible woman of your choice.


Is there anything else I should know?

By submitting your nonrefundable payment, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Cultivating Our Sisterhood International Association, Inc. d.b.a. COSIA, its officers, employees and agents for any and all injury, loss, cost, or expense arising out of your participation in COSIA events activities or travel to and from such activities, or otherwise resulting from your use of event facilities. COSIA assumes no responsibility for any loss, damage, or theft of any personal property brought onto the premises by any COSIA event guests, volunteers, and/or participants.

By submitting your payment, you also acknowledge that you have received, read, understood, and agreed to abide by the terms and conditions posted on the COSIA Website, COSIA membership guidelines, and the notice of photography, audio, and video recording. Fees are nonrefundable and registrants will receive confirmation of payment via e-mail. Capacity controls are in effect for all events and registrations will be confirmed on a first-come first-served basis. If you have any questions, e-mail us at or call 1.877.947.3007.


Have questions about 2013 COSIA Women's Leadership Retreat (Registration is now closed)? Contact Cultivating Our Sisterhood International Association, Inc. (COSIA)


Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
318 W Main St
Chester, CT 06412


Cultivating Our Sisterhood International Association, Inc. (COSIA)

COSIA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects women from diverse backgrounds, encourages their dreams, and inspires philanthropy.


At COSIA, we believe that: we can develop supportive networks for women that are not limited by age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and/or any other category of separation; we can utilize our networks as resources to produce affordable events and programs that promote team-building and the development, critical review, and active pursuit of personal and professional life goals and objectives; and we can support through fundraising and volunteer activities socially conscious initiatives and programs that benefit women and youth from underserved communities.

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