The Well-Fed Woman Mini-Retreatshop: Berkeley, CA
Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)
What are you TRULY hungry for? Do you know?
Perhaps you are hungry to express your creativity? Maybe you are hungry for the courage to follow a calling? Or turn down the volume on your inner critic? Or to know you are enough? Maybe you're simply hungry for carbs or, more generally, to feel at peace with food? Perhaps your hunger is for a job that pays you what you're worth? Or it may well be for intimacy the satisfies your body, mind, and spirit?
Join the soulful, warm, and wise Rachel Cole for this inspiring and transformative 3-hour Mini-Retreatshop to explore how you, as women, can feed your truest hungers and in turn live your fullest life.
Who are The Retreatshops for?
Women who want to say yes to themselves instead of no.
Women who sense that they have more greatness to birth.
Women who desire to know and trust their own hungers.
Women who want to trust their desires.
Women who crave the courage to step more deeply into their lives.
Women who want to explore their relationship to themselves.
Women who know the power of women sitting with other women.
You'll meet all types of women -- young and old, dread-locked and bow-tied, at war and at peace with food, religious and agnostic. There is no one type of woman for whom this experience is designed. If you want to know and feed your truest hungers, at and away from the table, The Retreatshop is for you. Each session retreatshop will bring together just 15 women.
For Rachel, the word hunger has several meanings. In general, however, food hungers are simply doorways into the disconnection so many women have with their deeper hungers in life in their careers, relationships, creativity, self-care, and spirituality.
We will explore food-related hungers, and how understanding them can help us understand the broader hungers we each experience. You'll gain important insights into your personal hungers from The Retreatshop whether you are at war or at peace with food.
Tell me more...
Rachel will share the inspiring story of her journey from starvation to being deliciously well-fed (at and away from the table); from living in isolated shame to living in authentic connection with others; from living at war with herself to living in peace; from living disconnected from her hungers to having a deep relationship with and reverence for them.
She'll guide you in exploring your true hungers, how you relate to yourself, how you connect (or disconnect) from that which feeds you, and how you grant or withhold permission to feast on your life.
Through powerful storytelling, guided meditation, reflective writing exercises, and intimate, honest, and enlightening conversation, the Retreatshop will leave you with an open heart and nourished spirit.
You'll take away:
-real-life tools, practices, and guidelines for being well-fed
-a deeper connection to yourself and reverence for your hungers
-grounding into the road map that is your hunger
-real connections to other incredible women committed to being well-fed
-a signed copy of The Porridge Manifesto from Rachel ($15 value)
This gathering of women will be as delicious as any meal. Come feast on your life!
Who is Rachel Cole?
Rachel Cole is a certified life coach, retreat hostess, instigator of ease, and hunger-satisfier. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she spent years steeped in the vibrant Bay Area food community while earning her MA in Holistic Health Education. Rachel is a mission to guide women towards understanding and feeding their truest hungers. She has nearly 10 years of experience planning and hosting meaningful events on a range of topics and for groups both big and small. Through all her varied endeavors, Rachel is an inimitable inspiration for each of us to feast on our lives.
What does it cost to attend a The Retreatshop?
The 3-hour Retreatshop costs $100 per person.
Retreatshop attendees may also schedule a one-on-one 90-minute consultation with Rachel for an additional $150 (regularly $250). Note: this session must be booked within 90 days of the event.
Have any questions about the Retreatshops? Email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Praise for Rachel
"At a Rachel Cole event you enter a space infused with intention, community and handcrafted style. The smallest details are given scrupulous attention so guests can ease into full participation. Rachel has the vision and organization to plan impeccable, original and inspiring events."
- Sadie Chanlett-Avery, Yoga Instructor and Holistic Fitness Expert
"Rachel is a matchmaker: she brings people together and creates a space for community, idea sharing, openness and camaraderie. Because of her diligence and creativity she never fails to host events that will leave you feeling full - full of inspiration, self awareness, new friends and maybe even a delicious treat. Her events are the perfect place to bring a friend or just bring yourself. I assure you that you will leave happy and wanting to come back for seconds." - Rachel Hannon, Yoga Instructor, Natural Chef, and Financial Analyst
"Rachel is a remarkably insightful person, like she has an X-ray into your deep thoughts. But really, it's because she's a good listener. She's intuitive. And she's done THE WORK, so she usually has a very good idea where you head and heart are. And best of all, she's a passionate visionary, and calls it like she sees it. She wants everyone to shine, and get out of their own ways, so listen to her wise words." - Marcia Gagliardi, the tablehopper
"Rachel Cole is a powerhouse. A burst of bright, wise and soulful energy that can help any individual or business blossom. She is just the right combination of energetic, whip smart and highly creative just the person you want as your ally."- Andrea Scher, Superhero Journal & Mondo Beyondo
"She is uber-sharp and has an inner strength rare in women of her generation. I have to constantly remind myself that Rachel is young enough to be my daughter, because she is wise beyond her years. Add to this her steady integrity, brilliant sense of humor, and her unfaltering perseverance, and you have one amazing coach. If you are looking for someone to hold you on course, champion the greatest you, brainstorm remarkable solutions and do it all with an unusual combination of seriousness and fun, Rachel is your woman. Buckle your seatbelt!"
- Rebecca Elia, M.D., Holistic Gynecologist, Life Transitions & Wellness Coach
"I am always struck by Rachel's wisdom and perspective, by how she is able to cut through clutter and make clear something I haven't been able to see properly. Our conversations leave me with insights that resonate weeks and months later. There is no judgement, no bad feelings, just the comfort that someone else knows my hopes and goals and wants to help me get where I'm going." - Tara Austen Weaver, Writer
"Rachel Cole is a kind, passionate human being full of wisdom beyond her years. When working with people, she has a special talent for listening, cutting through the clutter, and zeroing in on the absolute essence of what's most important about your unique situation. And she won't be afraid to lovingly and gently help you figure out what you need to do about it."
- Vanessa Barrington, Cookbook Author & Writer