The last Women’s Retreat was in October 2017. Ten courageous, strong, amazing women came together from all over North America to share stories, support and encourage one another, and make sense of their pain through science and living well strategies in the majestic Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Here’s a recap.
The next Women’s Retreat is in the planning stages and will be announced soon. Please contact us if you want us to email you when we know the dates!
What is the EPIc Women’s Retreat all about?
The Women’s Retreat provides experiential learning in a safe, serene, supportive and natural environment. Guests are free to be themselves, are heard, understood, supported and encouraged in beautiful surroundings as we make sense of pain together.
The Women’s Retreat is set in the majestic Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Guests stay in a large, comfortably appointed cabin at Snow Mountain Ranch at an elevation of ~9000′ with views of mountains, meadows and the Continental Divide.
All sessions are held in the tranquility of the great room with endless views and comfortable seating options. The atmosphere itself is peaceful, relaxing, and healing.
Meals and lodging
All meals are provided in the large communal kitchen and dining spaces or in the on-site dining hall.
There are up to two guests per room. Rooms are large, comfortable and equipped with two queen beds or bunk beds.
There is plenty of time for sharing stories, getting to know one another and socializing as well as time solitude, relaxation and reflection. And of course there is time for the sessions as well!
Women’s Retreat Sessions
There will also be a bit of adventure for those who are up for it and want to participate. All activities will be modifiable and wheelchair accessible.
Please note that there is also no need to attend all sessions. The retreat is for you. If you want quiet time away from the group or need a few moments to lie down and rest, your room is always just steps away. Or you can venture out onto the endless acres of ranch property to just breathe and be, explore and discover.
Friday: Check in at Snow Mountain Ranch begins at 3:00pm on Friday. Our first, very informal session will start around 4:30 and dinner will be served by 6:30pm.
Saturday: A full day of sessions, strategies, socializing, family style meals, nature, rest and reflection.
Sunday: One last session after breakfast and checkout at 10:00am. There will be an optional hike (or other activity, weather dependent) at 10am followed by an optional brunch/lunch at Devil’s Thumb Ranch for anyone who wants to hang out a bit more before heading home.
Our participants receive grants to cover the cost of their tuition, lodging and meals ($750). At the end of the retreat participants are free to make a donation within their giving limits if they choose to do so, ensuring that other women can attend future retreats.
Donations can be made through our PayPal Giving Fund page or through this website (upper righthand corner!).
There are also fundraising opportunities that participants can choose to engage in and that help us out a great deal! Fundraisers can be set up through Facebook or our Crowdrise fundraising page. Setting up a fundraiser is easy and we can help with any questions you may have.
About Snow Mountain Ranch
Located in Colorado near Winter Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Lake, Snow Mountain Ranch offers a wholesome environment where groups enjoy a tranquil setting with more activities than anywhere else.
Situated on more than 5,000 acres at 9000′ elevation, the ranch’s on-site summer activities include horseback riding, hiking, biking, canoeing, a zip line and a variety of family programs. There is also easy access to nearby fishing, boating and rafting.
On-site winter activities include cross-country skiing on one of the finest, most expansive trail systems in the U.S.. Activities also include sledding, snowshoeing, winter family programs, and easy access to the Winter Park, Mary Jane and Sol Vista Downhill Ski Area.
Please contact of us for ride-sharing options with other participants.
What to Bring to the Women’s Retreat:
Colorado weather is unpredictable in the fall!
It can be sunny and warm one moment and snowy or rainy the next
Raincoat and warm jacket
An open mind and willingness to learn
Tennis shoes for activities and boots for inclement weather
Long johns, sweats, sweaters, flannels, yoga pants – we’re all about comfort!
Medical insurance information
Travel insurance information, if applicable
Any medications (note, we can not administer or take responsibility for any medications)
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!