CA$330 – CA$1,100

Autumn 2018 Women Who Cowork Leadership Retreat at Banff

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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive

Banff, AB T1L 1H5


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Women Who Cowork is excited to be partnering with GCUC Canada in offering a combined retreat and conference experience.

Fall 2018 Women Who Cowork Retreat details

You are purpose-led and passion driven. You are a leader. You believe in the power of collaboration and community. You are giving it everything you’ve got...every day.

And, so we are curious about one thing.

When was the last time you allowed yourself to slow down and reconnect to the inspiration that drives you?

In the midst of leading your community, juggling your work and life, and “doing it all”, how often do you stop and reflect on the dream that fuels your passion?

Do you remember the most recent moment that you were able to turn down all the noise of the outside world and turn inward to hear your own wise voice?

Now is the time to retreat into nature and rekindle the fire that drives your passion.

Give yourself the time, the stillness, the rest...the retreat….to really discern what is serving your highest self and purpose.

Experience the sweetness of pure silence in the midst of the forest or delight in the fresh mountain air in your lungs.

Retreat into nature and sense what you most need, right now.

Remember the dream that called you forward on this coworking path and shift your experience from overdoing to simply being.

Being in the moment

Being in your body

Being in the mountains

Being with a community of women who are walking similar paths,

Being with your breath

Being with your dream

Being with your essential self

To cultivate this supported “way of being", we are offering a custom-crafted nature retreat in the magical Banff National Park.

This retreat is for YOU if you are…

  • A Founder in the coworking space. You’re building community, cultivating a place of belonging, encouraging others and being the change you want to see in the world

  • A Leader and Visionary in the coworking movement. You're ambitious, juggling work, family, self-care and your passion for creating change, and you really need to "reclaim your time" - time for reflection, respite and rest.

  • A Community Manager of a coworking space. You're the connector, always bringing people together, sparking collaborations and inspiring those around you, yet you find yourself craving both a community of other people who “get you” and a sanctuary - reconnecting to your own inner muse and essential self

Weaving in and out of intentional solitude, purposeful connection, experiential learning and wellness, you will:

  • Slow down, unplug and experience the restorative benefits of nature

  • Laugh and maybe even shed some tears

  • Allow yourself to let go and release what is no longer serving you

  • Move your body to the rhythms of nature through yoga, rock climbing and hiking

  • Enjoy time with friends around a natural hot springs pool

  • Have the opportunity to wake for the sunrise, take in the sunset and gaze at the stars

  • Nourish yourself with mindful, healthy eating

  • Experience intentional solitude

  • Take time for self-reflection, journaling and sketching

  • Quiet the mind with guided meditation and mindfulness

  • Learn how to experience “yoga off the mat “, returning to work/life with mindful attention and allegiance to self.

  • Learn and share form coworking veterans and peers in an interactive and mutually supportive format

  • Share wisdom and best practices for both businesses and managing the busy life of a coworking entrepreneur

  • Develop connections with a global community of other female coworking founders

  • Take time to relax, pamper yourself and rejuvenate before returning to your community ready to try all your new ideas

Sound divine? We think so and we hope you will join us for this nourishing and transformative women's retreat, designed to provide restoration, reflection and deep rest, while being in connection with other women, from across the globe, who are creating places of belonging for their communities.

Retreat into nature and rekindle the fire that drives your passion.

Location Details:

Our retreat will be held at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in the breathtaking Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town and village, abundant wildlife and scenic drives come together in Canada's first national park. Banff brings us back to nature and ourselves gently and immediately.

Accommodations are NOT included in the price of your ticket and must be booked directly with Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Please visit their booking link to choose between a shared room ($120) or a private room ($60). All guests enjoy property-wide WiFi, parking, admission to The Banff Centre's Walter Philips Gallery, PLUS Membership at their extensive fitness and recreation facilities.

Cost & Registration (all prices listed are in Canadian currency):

$330 for Retreat Early Bird - (ends August 9 at midnight- International Coworking Day)

$350 for Retreat Full Price - (Sales end 10/1/2018)

$630 - Last Minute Ticket- (Sales end 10/19/2018)

Please note that the retreat ticket and accommodations do not cover your GCUC Canada experience. We hope you will stay on for the conference and join the global conversation about coworking. To do so you'll need to purchase a ticket to GCUC.

*Support a "Coworking Sister"!. At the time of purchase, you will be given the option to make a donation to our Women Who Cowork Ticket Scholarship Fund. This program has been designed to cultivate inclusivity and lower the financial barriers to access for women interested in attending. If you would like to become a scholarship recipient, please complete our application form.

*Tickets are not refundable but can be transferred to the balance of a future retreat ticket or to an alternate attendee.

There's more!

Remember that combined experience we mentioned? We highly encourage you to extend your stay in the magical Banff environs and combine this experience with participation in GCUC Canada, which will begin at 8am on Sunday, October 21st and continue until end of day on Tuesday, October 23rd.

After two days of intentional community and personal reflection and renewal, you will be primed and ready to move into deep business learning, sharing and connection with your global community of coworking enthusiasts, taking in all the collective wisdom, speakers, interactive workshops and in person coworking goodness that GCUC Canada offers. GCUC Canada Tickets can be purchased on GCUC Canada conference website.

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