Do you need heart and body restoration? Of course you do, we all do, and we don’t get it often enough.
You might also need vocation restoration, as in “I’m hungry for the next iteration of what I’m here to do, I’m hungry to do something for the world and I don’t want to wear hemp and be all uptight while doing it.”
“Jen is one of those special individuals who not only wears a cloak of many colors, but utilizes her colorful cloak to warm others. She is a gifted teacher and storyteller, two talents that shine brightly when she’s leading a women’s retreat. She is honest and vulnerable and real, characteristics she openly displays so that we can be more of those things, too.
Besides being a great storyteller and teacher, she is also a master retreat leader. Heck, she wrote the book on it! She knows what a woman needs when she goes on retreat. She knows we need community and solitude, rest and activity, laughter and silence, attention to body and mind. She understands that we need a safe container, comfortable surroundings, good nourishing food we don’t have to prepare, and permission to put outside commitments aside for awhile in order to dive deeper into our creative work. For as long as I am able and she is offering them, I will be giving myself the gift of Jen Louden retreats. Will you?” — Mary Montanye
My retreats have changed thousands of women’s lives. Women have launched new careers, written books, staged art shows, gotten pregnant, and all kinds of s-heroic missions because they rested and listened to themselves.
“Go on retreat with Jen. There is laughter and quiet, wonderful people, some dancing, great food to nourish you, deep rest, and moments of both clarity and extreme hope. It’s the best summer camp for grownups. There may be a craft project (collage anyone?) but the best take away will be the one pithy little idea to bring home and ferment until next time. Just go.” –Jennifer Spencer
“Your retreat was the most wonderful, needed, joyful, mindful and juicy ‘event’ I have been to in 5 years. I felt the most taken care of and supported then I ever came close to feeling at others’ retreats and events. I am so grateful to you, to your work and to your spirit. Just in the short time I have known you, you have impacted me in profound ways and I feel lucky to have crossed your path.” –Melani Ward
2013 Retreats More Info
- The Luscious, Nurturing Get Your Writing Done While Laughing Your Butt Off and Maybe Crying a Little Too Writer’s Retreat
Saturday, July 27 – Friday, August 2, 2013 | Taos, NM
- Creative Joy Retreat with Marianne Elliott & Tracey Clark
Thursday, October 24 – Monday, October 28, 2013 | Garrison, NY
“You (Jen) have an incredible gift and you are so generous in sharing it with the rest of us. My Kripalu retreat with you a few years back is with me nearly every day. I use what I discovered to fuel my work and to stay on my own side when i find myself beginning to stray. Please don’t doubt the incredible value of your retreats. They’re the gold standard.” –Amy Kessel, coach and retreat leader
Thinking about coming to one of Jen’s retreats, but not sure how to get there? Check out this info on making it a reality here!
“Jen, I wish that I could show you the places in my mind you have opened, the places in my heart you have healed, the places in my spirit you have enlivened. I wish I could show you, because they are real, not tangible, but real.” –Joanna Meriwether
“Going on your retreat was life altering; it was life saving. I had completely lost myself. I was overweight. I was an emotional eater. My energy was low. And very rarely was I ever actually ‘present.’ I always had this nagging feeling that I should be doing something else.
After just 1 year:
- I’ve lost 40 (yes FORTY) pounds.
- I’m doing the work I love.
- I’m seeing incredible success serving people I love.
- I’m fully in joy in every single area of my life.
- I LOVE the present moments in my life.
- The quality of time I spend with my daughter and family has improved dramatically.
- I can honestly say ‘I’m Happy.’
Up until the retreat, it had been YEARS since I had taken any real me time. Jen, I can’t thank you enough for putting your work out in the world.” –Jenn Givler
Self-Lead Retreat Resources
- Creative Joy Journal + Playbook
Write in, draw in, and dribble crumbs and paint and tears over! Download for free.
- The Woman’s Retreat Book
A guide to restoring, rediscovering, and reawakening your true self–in a moment, an hour, a day or a weekend! The only book of its kind.