Awakening Presence Retreat -long
Awakening Presence: A Root and Branch Body Wisdom Retreat
September 26-28, 2019
Rockaway Beach, Oregon
Join us for an intimate gathering of women for a restorative retreat weekend in a cozy, private beachfront home on the Oregon Coast. Experience abundance in your body, mind, heart, and life. Ground yourself deep in your roots to create the space you need to grow and flourish.
Reconnect with your body wisdom, examine your relationship with food, and leave with fresh, healthy recipes presented by Genét Friess, body wisdom coach. Enjoy soothing, strengthening, alignment-based yoga classes with Audrey Buchanan, yoga instructor. Enhance your ability to experience abundance in the present moment through guided meditations with Missy McConkie, meditation guide. Bask in beach walks just off the back deck. Connect with other women. Give yourself the gift of Awakening Presence this September!
  • 3 days & 2 nights
  • 5 homemade gourmet meals
  • body wisdom workshops
  • mindful eating experiences
  • yoga workshops
  • meditation workshops
  • beach walks
  • time to relax & reconnect with yourself
  • make new friends
Whole Group Outside 6

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I loved everything about the retreat! It has opened my mind to different ways of thinking about my body, food, outlook on the "diet" word. I have found new meal ideas and food not tried before that were delicious.  I am learning to enjoy the journey!

I have lost 20 pounds since the retreat and I don't feel like I am depriving myself, but feeding my body better and, in turn, I feel better about myself because I am more in control of what I am putting in my body.

-- Terry B.

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Group Eating Dinner - Looking
Abundance Body Wisdom Retreat


Thursday, Sept 26
Check-in -- 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Dinner provided

Friday, Sept 27
Workshops & meals included

Saturday, Sept 28
Breakfast, lunch & workshops included
Check-out -- 1:00 pm

Casual Yoga Clothing All Weekend

Suggested Packing List
Comfortable yoga clothes
Favorite pillow for sleeping (linens & towels provided)
Waterproof boots or crocs for walking on the beach
Yoga mat
Coat & hat for evenings on the beach
Cushion for meditation (optional)

Chickpea Omelette
This easy salad is a great way to try out delicious tempeh!
Lentil Soup 2

Retreat Accommodations:
Only six spots remaining!

Bunk Room (6 spots available): $390

Twin Room (0 spots available): $450

Private Queen Room (1 spot available): $495

"I truly enjoyed being with all three women (Genét, Audrey, & Missy) and the expertise they brought with them. I feel like I have a starting place to build in the three areas (body wisdom, yoga, and meditation). I loved Genét talking at the food counter and sharing her experience. I also loved seeing the way she incorporated simple foods into a lovely presentation. I loved the versatility of quinoa! I would definitely recommend a Root & Branch retreat to others!"

-- Lois W.

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"Amazing! [The retreat] exceeded my expectations. Everything was so rich. The location was fantastic and really helped create a conducive atmosphere and energy. I loved the classes and the synergistic experience from the trio of classes as well as the group of women and the closeness we all now have. I feel so enriched. Thank you!"

-- Courtney A.

"A fantastic experience! An amazing house. It met all my expectations and hopes... The food was sensational. The bonding [of the group] was so special and the classes were life changing. It wasn't all new to me, but it's so helpful to do it in this setting with great people."

-- Melody A.

Video of our January 2019 Body Wisdom Retreat at Scholls Ferry Lodge in Hillsboro, Oregon.

I thoroughly enjoyed the retreat at the beach recently.  I expected that it would be relaxing and enjoyable, but it really did exceed my expectations.  The healthy food was delicious, the yoga classes a reminder how much I love yoga and the meditation a new experience.  Each of the instructors were well informed, interesting and quite professional.  They made each class fun and informative. They put you at ease no matter your age, fitness or knowledge of that particular subject.  They were pros at getting the group to gel and feel comfortable.

The energy at the retreat was very positive and uplifting.  It was motivating to improve ourselves, to improve relationships and our lives. It was wonderful.

-- Kathy L.

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Root & Branch Body Wisdom Retreat Facilitators
Escape the winter blues and join us this January!

Why wait?

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Can't make it in September?

Our next retreat will be in January 2020 at Scholls Valley Lodge. This retreat will be focused on mothers and daughters of all ages. Contact Genét for more details...