Healing U. Women's Wellness Weekend

Coming Soon

Life after health challenges can be an isolating and frustrating journey.   The anger and fatigue you feel when you just want to get it over and done with (isn’t my healing done yet?!), the anxiety of wondering if you are doing all you can to keep yourself healthy and well.

You might even convince yourself that being in anxiety, pain and fatigued is how you will live the rest of your life.  What if the truth was actually the opposite?  What if the truth was that the years after cancer could be the healthiest and fullest of your life?

At Healing U. we believe that health challenges are an open window to full healing, health and prosperity.

What if you could spend time talking and focusing on wellness instead of disease?

How would it feel to just focus on you, on resting and connecting with others that get it?

What if you got to take a break, if just for a weekend, to focus on healing you?

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Healing U. Women’s Weekend is for you and is all-inclusive.

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Who is this weekend for?

Healing U. Women’s Wellness Weekend is for women that have experienced the life changing health challenges.  Healing U. is for women that want to heal not just the physical pain, but the life changes that come after a diagnosis.  It is for women looking for community and full health.

The Weekend is for women who’ve ever asked: 

Why can’t I just make the changes to my diet, exercise and mindset that I know I need to?

How can I take time for me when I have so many others depending on me?

Why can’t I just be happy?

"I used to feel guilty for resting and I have realized now that resting and taking breaks....is a key part of my journey."

Dana P.

Healing U. Alumni

Benefits from attending Healing U. Women's Wellness Weekend:

  • Learn how to increase your energy & lower stress
  • Connect with others who are experiencing exactly what you are
  • Learn how to choose habits that support your health
  • Leave with tools to transform your life towards that which brings you joy
  • Take quiet time to love, nurture and focus on YOU
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"It was completely life changing."

Cherri S.

Healing U. Alumni

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What is included?

Accommodations:

  • Lodging for 3 nights/4 days
  • 8 organic/locally raised meals + snacks
  • Hiking
  • Scenic Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Access to all sessions:

  • Healthy Lifestyle Education
  • Community Time
  • Meditation + Mindfulness
  • Emotional Transformation
  • Creative Exploration

At Healing U. Women’s Wellness Weekend, we WILL talk about what comes with a health challenges: anxiety, depression, body image issues and the other challenges that come with being a survivor and how we can transform our lives from this experience.

You are invited to join women in community for a weekend of community, hope, learning and healing.

You don't have to do this alone anymore.

At Healing U. we...

...believe health challenges are an open window to full healing, freedom and joy if we are willing to accept the invitation.

...love creating the space for healing breakthroughs for women’s bodies, hearts, and minds.

We commit to guiding women who have experienced health challenges through full healing.

Through attending Healing U. Women’s Wellness Weekend, you will:

  • Develop the mindset, behavior, + relationships required to take charge of your health + wellbeing;
  • Gain the confidence + expertise you need to create a personalized healthcare experience; and
  • Cultivate a network of other women with similar life experiences to support health + life transformation
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Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains

In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Healing U. Wellness Weekend lodging is nestled among acres of expansive, wooded area.  The luxurious Lodge offers guests views of the magnificent Shenandoah mountain ranges along with miles of walking wooded trails.  The serene grounds invite you to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate. This central Virginia location is 90 minutes south of Washington D.C. and just over an hour from the Dulles International airport. 

 

  • Healthy Food

    Gourmet dining, with organic and locally sourced food.

  • Comfortable Facilities

    Spacious lodging with a cathedral style, group meeting space. 

  • Peaceful Setting

    Beautiful views of Blue Ridge Mountains.

What will I leave the Weekend with? 

  • A community of women that can walk with you saying “me too”
  • A feeling of rest and inspiration
  • Simple tools take great care of yourself
  • A refreshed spirit
  • A heart filled with hope
  • Accountability to meet your health goals
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"I feel like a  new person!"

Jill E.

Healing U. Alumni

SAMPLE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKEND

Thursday:

  • Welcome and Nestle in! (3PM)
  • Community Time & Yummy Organic Dinner
  • Opening Circle

Friday:

  • Wake up & Yummy Organic Breakfast
  • Morning Quiet Meditative Time
  • MINDFULNESS DAY
  • Morning Gathering
  • Mindful Awareness
  • What is stress & what is the impact on the body?
  • Community Time & Yummy Organic Lunch
  • Afternoon Gathering
  • Practicing Mindful Awareness & Movement
  • Journaling
  • Hike
  • Community Time & Yummy Organic Dinner
  • Evening Gathering
  • Sharing Circle
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Good night

Saturday:

  • Wake up & Yummy Organic Breakfast
  • Morning Quiet Meditative Time
  • BODY HEALTH DAY 
  • Morning Gathering:
  • How do I make healthy habits that stick?
  • Community Time & Yummy Organic Lunch
  • Afternoon Gathering
  • Afternoon Hike
  • Community Time & Yummy Organic Dinner
  • Evening Gathering
  • Evening Activity
  • Sharing Circle
  • Good Night

Sunday:

  • Wake up & Yummy Organic Breakfast
  • Morning Gathering
  • Integrating what we learned into everyday life
  • Sharing Circle
  • Survey/Check out
  • Gratitude and Farewell by 12 noon

This is not the actual schedule of the weekend, but an example schedule.

"You are absolutely right, you can’t afford it, you don’t have the time for it. You don’t have the space for it AND (you need to) prioritize it because it will absolutely give you the strength to get back to that life that will always be draining you and demanding from you and you’ll be better able to meet those demands while at the same time meeting your needs first." 

Tamera G.

Healing U. Alumni

How do I get to the retreat center?

Driving to the Lodge

Driving directions available upon request and will be distributed when registered.

The following airports are the closest to the Lodge:

Dulles International Airport

Charlottesville Airport

*Healing U. will connect those looking to carpool together from airports. We cannot guarantee connections, but we will initiate the process.

How is the lodging coordinated?

This is a community retreat where we grow and connect together in all ways.  There is wide open space for personal rest and reflection in the Lodge.  Guests will share bedrooms and the 5 bathrooms at the Lodge. Preferences for lodging bedroom assignments can be requested during registration, but cannot be guaranteed.

What is the cancellation policy?

Please note that cancellations must be received in writing.