Retreat Schedule

WAW welcome partyWomen At Woodstock opens with a welcome party on our first evening, followed by dinner, introductions of our presenters and on-site experts, and a group activity, guided discussion, or entertainment. At our West Coast Women At Woodstock this year, our opening night will feature an engrossing dialog on risk-taking, led by renowned authors Anne Perry and Victoria Zackheim!

WAW workshopThen you’ll enter into two full days of workshops, with a great selection of thought-inspiring, information-packed workshops to choose from (see our workshops page for full descriptions). You’ll find yourself immersed in anything from personal problem-solving to your emotional relationship with money to writing workshops to business coaching to social media (and more). You can start each day with a walk, workout or yoga class (or sleeping in a little!), and a complimentary breakfast. During your day, you’ll also have time to rest and reflect, enjoy lunch, use the spa, and meet with experts – or new friends – one-on-one.

Angela MasonAt dinner after the first day of workshops, those who’ve participated in the Business Accelerator/Incubator workshops will share their exciting business ideas that came out of it, and they’ll present their business concepts in a (civilized and supportive) version of Shark Tank. We’ll vote on a winner – and if you’re it – you’ll receive a prize worth over $1,500 to help push your business farther and faster! And, of course, this evening will be a great opportunity for anyone who’s ever thought about crowdsourcing to plant the seeds for a campaign. The Women At Woodstock will be in your court – and can provide you with enthusiastic support to help you spread the word (and possibly add contributions) when you launch your campaign.

After dinner each night, we’ll head outside for a warm evening under the stars for a loose version of chi gong, and continue on with conversations and wine at the bar or in your room or casita, if you have the energy!

On our last night together after dinner, we’ll experience a reading by candlelight (with wine) by the women who’ve participated in the writing workshops – and anyone else who would like to share her work. This open mic night will set free an amazing flow of creativity!

WAW group get-togetherAll through our retreat, there will be plenty of opportunities to have private or small-group conversations with new friends, meet with experts by appointment for one-on-one complimentary consultations, enjoy the luxurious spa services and fitness center on site, or take time alone for a walk or a time-out for rest and contemplation.

You will be a different woman when you leave Women At Woodstock 2014 – full of ideas, energized, and supported by the encouragement and the tools you’ve received to pursue your dreams!

Sharon Riegie Maynard

Personal Insight Sessions

In our workshops you’ll learn practical and innovative ways to plan new and concrete action steps to reach for your goals; you’ll declare your major and receive immediate and real support for it; you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the power of friendships – and you’ll even find new power sources to help you release …

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REEL Executives Private Filming Studio at Women At Woodstock

Exclusively for the Women At Woodstock community during all four days of our retreats, both West and East: This is exciting for all attendees – and for members of the Women At Woodstock greater community who live in or near Berkeley or Woodstock, New York – an exclusive opportunity to have an experienced team create …

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Alice Barden

First-Night Performance: Alice & Elizabeth’s One Woman Show

On our first night together, after our welcome party and dinner, Alice Barden will perform her funny, witty, and very poignant play, “Alice and Elizabeth’s One Woman Show.”  It is indeed a moving event – just ask last year’s Women At Woodstock alums, who say that this play was an incredibly open and honest sharing, woman-to-woman, …

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At all of our retreats, we will have the workshops described below. Check back often for continuing updates about the workshop panelists and activities.  Exciting new developments are happening every week!  And, check out our Books & Resource Store to order our presenters’ most recently published books – read them ahead and bring them to …

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Suzanne Braun Levine

Keynote Speakers

West Coast Keynote The wonderful Suzanne Braun Levine will give our keynote presentation on Monday night! Suzanne is the original editor of Ms. Magazine, author of numerous books including Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood, and the just-released How We Love Now: Women Talk About Intimacy After 50, and a regular …

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“Declare Your New Major” Night

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Fitness Start-Ups

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Archives: Our 2012 Retreat

Interested in what happened at prior retreats? Here are the details from our past events.

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