women's leadership retreat
For Purpose, Impact and Wellbeing
May 23rd-26th 2018, Northern California
“The retreat has opened me up in profound ways I didn’t think were possible. It helped me understand myself better and ultimately get in touch with my soul.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”
~ J. from Finland
WHO IS INVITED
ODE TO AN AWAKENING WOMAN
Life is knocking at your door.
Your heart is hungry.
You thirst for aliveness and freedom.
You know there’s more waiting for you.
More joy. More ease. More flow.
Greater authenticity. Deeper impact.
You are smart and capable,
Well connected and have influence.
You give a lot to others and ask much of yourself.
Deep down, you long to unleash the embodied,
creative and liberated goddess within.
The patriarchal system is wearing you out
as making things happen is never enough.
It’s extractive economy is pushing our planet
and humanity to the brink
and that’s breaking your heart.
You believe women embody the sensitivity
and agency needed to positively
shift the course of history
as the crises are real
and the opportunities significant.
You’ve arrived here by no accident.
You are ready for a reboot. A reset.
You want to get real. Replenish. Play.
By surrounding yourself with a strong community
and attuned guides you will turn an intense time of
transition into a remarkable evolutionary journey where
honoring your truth and being embodied yield power.
~ S & M
WHO IS INVITED
Women spearheading initiatives driven by the power of the feminine. They value the creative, intuitive and relational power women embody.
Women seeking to birth a more dynamic, compassionate, and sustainable future. They value justice, living-systems principles, and innovation.
CATALYSTS FOR TRANSFORMATION
Women seeking to unleash the highest potential not only in themselves, but also in those around them. They value spirituality and inner work.
BUILDERS & WEAVERS
Women building teams and communities driven by belonging, purpose, and resonance. They value the power of authentic relationships.
Women walking a path that strives to optimize the flow of life. They value building their capacity to live with resilience, ease, and balance.
Women who thrive by listening to the wisdom of nature and to that of their mind, body, and soul.
WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
THE ART AND SCIENCE OF FEMININE LEADERSHIP
Gain a new perspective on the conditions needed for organizational thrivability through an experiential exploration of key archetypes.
AN OPTIMIZED LIVING BLUEPRINT
By taking an in-depth look at your life, assess what you need to prioritize and let go of in order to live in a greater alignment with your purpose, vision, and values.
Through guided inquiries, enable a greater sense of freedom, wholeness, and sovereignty by uncovering nuanced aspects of yourself and your shadow.
Tune into the intelligence of the body and soul, nature, and community to access new levels of consciousness. Open pathways to achieve more with less effort.
Immerse yourself in an inspired natural setting where embodied and contemplative practices are offered. Enjoy delicious, artful and locally sourced meals.
Embody the power of ancient traditions by engaging in rituals which honor transition and renew your commitment to yourself.
Develop deep soul connections with kindred spirits dedicated to your highest evolution.
WHAT YOU WILL TAKE AWAY
A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF THRIVABILITY & FEMININE LEADERSHIP
Obtain a comprehensive holistic framework for thrivability within your life, your communities, and organizations to create deep and lasting change.
AN INNER OPERATING SYSTEM UPGRADE
Renew your commitment to yourself and regain your sense of clarity, sovereignty and freedom as you feel your innate well-being return.
A PERSONAL ROADMAP
A roadmap for living on your terms including a clear vision of your desired future.
MINDFULNESS & GROUNDING PRACTICES
Simple and effective practices designed to help clear your mind and energy, reduce stress, and allow you to feel more free.
GREATER EASE AND FLOW
A heightened capacity to access and trust your intuition and live in “flow”.
A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
New relationships with women engaged in redefining leadership from a feminine perspective. Evolve a greater capacity to weave authentic relationships.
THIS RETREAT IS FOR SOMEONE WHO...
Is not seeking a quick “fix”
Enjoys exploring new terrain
Is on the path to personal transformation
Will show up to scheduled events & activities
Takes personal responsibility for their experience
Embraces exploring spirituality & facing their shadow
WHAT TO EXPECT
We celebrate and honor uniqueness in all its forms – embracing diversity carries power and by doing so, we thrive.
We are well initiated guides who believe that the greatest power and wisdom are revealed within the unique groups we gather.
DEPTH, FUN & INTIMACY
We believe in the power of getting real and having a great time as medicine for the soul.
We love creating opportunities for amazing women to “collide” leading to transformative encounters.
Where we’re staying is a beautiful private estate. While it is not 5 Star luxurious, it is artful, cosy, radiates sacredness, and is designed to foster deep connection and rejuvenation.
We know that trust and privacy are critical to the integrity of your experience and personal transformation.
I envision a world where aliveness, purpose and resilience are at the center of our lives and relationships. I believe in our power to shape a thriving future by evolving cultural narratives that stifle the human spirit and by deepening our ability to tap the wisdom within our heart, soul, body, nature and community. The quality of our presence determine the quality of the culture we shape. I have dedicated my life to understanding and evolving how humans relate to themselves, one another, our environment and our evolutionary impulse.
I am the visionary behind Awaken Leaders and the Founder of Dancing Without Borders, a non-profit dedicated to “Dancing the World Awake”. With a background in leadership coaching, community building and creative facilitation, I have led leadership retreats, social innovation labs, and large-scale community art projects both in the U.S. and internationally. I work with private individuals and organizations committed to ushering in a regenerative paradigm.
How I serve my clients is informed by a 15 year journey of researching consciousness, optimizing relationships, as well as, pursuing an Olympic quest as a sailor. In 2005, I ranked amongst the top 2 olympic female solo sailors worldwide – a result I achieved as I deepened my capacity to access the “feminine intelligence” found in embodied presence. In the wake of my athletic career, I co-founded the PJ Phelan Sailing Foundation which sought to unlock top national athletes’ potential based on holistic and collaborative paradigms. During my tenure, the organization had one of the largest endowments for amateur sports in Canada.
I hold a BAA in Business from HEC Montreal and a Certification in Coaching from the Coaches Training Institute, as a Purpose Coach from the True Purpose Institute. I’ve also a certified in the Embodied Present Process as a Vision Quest Guide with Wilderness Reflection. I am a Filmmaker and a Dancing Freedom Facilitator. While I am originally from Quebec, I am currently living in California and identify as a global citizen.
“Magalie’s boldness is so profound that it is opening up a whole new universe.”
~ P.E. Entrepreneur, Sweden
Hi, I’m Sylvaine Hughson
An executive coach and former producer for NBC News. I have dedicated my life to seeking out the best teachers, masters, and mentors around Peak Performance and the energetics of human potential.
For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the field of human potential. Whether it be on the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual level – I have dedicated my life to seeking out the best teachers, masters, and mentors around Peak Performance and the energetics of human potential. My training spans the worlds of Eastern and Western wisdom teachings and modern science. As one of the primary facilitators for AwakenLeaders.com, I work closely with individuals and organizations to help them unlock their potential.
I am an Executive Health & Lifestyle Coach® and the Founder & Director of SNH International, LLC – The Art & Science of Optimized Living®. As the principle coach and consultant for SNH – I work closely with high-level professionals, performance-driven groups, and Fortune 500 companies. I help my clients unleash the power of optimized mindset, wellness & lifestyle to fuel their Peak Performance and accomplish their most important goals. To best serve my clients I became a certified Master Transformational Coach, Professional Life Coach, Yoga Instructor, Holistic Health Coach, Raw Living Foods Health Educator, FirstLine Therapy Lifestyle Educator, Corporate Wellness Consultant & Provider, and Traditional Reiki Master.
As a former producer and field producer in New York City for NBC News: Dateline NBC, The Today Show, Nightly News and MSNBC Specials, I understand the pressures and demands placed on individuals in the workplace and their need for exceptional performance. I originally pursued my various health trainings as a means to improve my own energy, endurance, wellbeing, and performance while under deadline.
” I have been able to fundamentally change how I live each day in a way that has made my life much more meaningful and exciting. I have been able to reconnect with a much healthier, happier and wiser version of myself […]
Thank you, Sylvaine, for all that you taught me.”
~ H. Finance Executive, London, UK
WHERE WILL YOU STAY?
Westerbeke Ranch is a gorgeous private estate located amongst the vineyards of Sonoma. It has been a hub for the Human Potential & Social Change Movement since its inception.
5-DAY RETREAT COST
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
* If you register and pay in full by March 31st.
WHAT IS INCLUDED*
- 4 nights of accommodation at Westerbeck Ranch in shared occupancy (2-4 beds per suite). (If you don’t currently have a friend to join you, we’ll be happy to partner you with a new friend)
- All meals while onsite at Westerbeck Ranch
- All workshops and programing
- All supporting workshop materials and gifts.
- A post-retreat group session with both Magalie Bonneau and Sylvaine Hughson to integrate and sustain the benefits of the retreat (value $250)
- A post-retreat individual coaching session with either Magalie Bonneau or Sylvaine Hughson to integrate and sustain the benefits of the retreat (value $550)
* Scheduled transportation from San Francisco on [date] and [date] is available at an additional cost of $50 (upon request).
WHAT IS EXCLUDED
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
- Optional massages and other healing services are available upon request.
PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS
You may pay in full and be gifted with a $100 discount or pay in 2 installments: 50% upon registration and the remaining 50% at least 90 days before the retreat. If you register less than 90 days prior to the retreat, the full payment is required. The quoted retreat price does not include airfare. Travel insurance is highly recommended. By registering for The Awaken Leaders Women’s Leadership Retreat, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions which will be sent to you via email as part of your application process.