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In March 2021 we are coming out of winter, ending the cold season, welcoming spring and marking a year into the global pandemic. It’s time to step out of the perpetual deep-forest hibernation we put ourselves in last spring so we could cope. The pandemic is still in full swing, and it’s time to get to know ourselves in the context of this new world, and how to clear space for yourself in a world that’s expanded and contracted at the same time.

Instead of fleeing deeper into the woods, walk into the sunlight warmth of the Soul’s Renewal Retreat. Starting in late March, as winter changes to spring, we will spend three half-days together creating space for ourselves, the forest clearing we all seek where deep breaths are possible, and you can hear yourself clearly for the first time in a year.

Reconnect with yourself, discover how you’ve evolved over the last year, and learn techniques for taking space for yourself with our skilled facilitators:

Linda Rhoads, Purpose Coach

For Linda Rhoads, coaching is a natural extension of a long career as an executive advisor in higher ed. After working with exceptional leaders on bringing their vision to life and solving tough challenges,Linda wanted to apply her skills on a more personal level.

Driven by the core belief that everyone holds a spark of the extraordinary within themselves Soul Spot Coaching is a reflection of Linda’s fascination with the human experience. She focuses on first building a partnership with each client based on trust, warmth and humour. As a Wayfinder trained coach, Linda blends time-tested practices with scientific research to help clients unlock their deepest values and connect with their true nature. Linda’s coaching aims to guide the client to identify and support their unique purpose as it evolves over time. Having struggled at times with finding her own purpose, Linda approaches this process with openness and empathy that reflects the client’s values.

Linda is passionate about collaboration, with her clients, with other coaches, always aiming to build a sense of walking arm-in-arm together rather than pulling or pushing. It is no coincidence that clients describe their work with Linda in terms of a journey. Through collaboration, Linda aims to build not just a bridge toward purpose, but a solid foundation for clients to live their purpose deeply. That foundation is the Soul Spot.

Tese Mascari is an artist, mom and life coach for women. Many of her clients are moms whose kids struggle, a place she has been, and from which she learned and evolved. Her clients are women who are ready to transform some aspect of their life. They find themselves seeking change, or change has been thrust upon them. The common theme is they have lost touch with who they are, what they want, and where they wish to go because they've been tending to other people's needs.

As a mindfulness & somatic life coach she supports her client’s inner transformation by listening, reflecting back, and inviting them to explore just a little bit deeper, or from a different perspective. She shows up with compassion and curiosity for them, so that they may show up for themselves more fully present and connected to their inner resources - and in turn for those they love.

Creativity played a significant role in her own soulful evolution, and she invites her clients to explore through creativity (if they’re inclined) their own inner landscape. It’s a delightful process of getting to know and understand one’s self and it invites transformation from within.

Dani Kosmalski is a yoga instructor based out of Santa Cruz by way of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her hypnotically calming voice and demeanor make for a soothing, judgment-free yoga experience accessible to all. Dani not only teaches yoga, but lives it every day. Her yoga practice seeks to reframe self-criticism and learn to live in equilibrium with imperfections in the self and in exterior life. It’s not just asana, it’s an attitude.

Rounding out our team of facilitators is Julia Ferhenbacher, writer, poet, coach and artist, and Gwen Mayes, writer, life coach, patient advocate and recovering attorney.

Register for The Soul Clearing Retreat Here!


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