3rd Annual Women's Retreat
Women of POWER!
led by Rev. Jill Carey and Kit Holmes, ASL
October 5, 6, 7
A Retreat for Women of POWER!
No matter where we are on our spiritual journey, we all need time to rest, rejuvenate and recapture our sense of wonder. With ample opportunity for introspection and nurturing community activities, this is a weekend full of deeply healing music, meditation and empowering, inspiring workshops with Jill Carey and Kit Holmes.. Join in re-connecting with your divinely feminine spiritual adventurer!
Located at the Well Spring Center near Blanco, TX with a stunning 360° view of the Texas Hill Country, all events, lodging and five fresh, seasonal, organic and superbly delicious meals (with plenty of vegetarian options) are included in one amazing, low price! Reservations are limited to 35.
Give yourself the gift of reflection and connection with other wonder women of Spirit!
When: Friday evening, October 5 through Sunday morning, October 7
Cost: $247 for 2 nights' lodging, 5 meals and 4 group sessions with Jill & Kit
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Positively Powerful, Rev. Jill Carey
Jill Carey seemingly blew into our spiritual lives like the fresh breeze of a spring day when she became the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Wimberley this past April 1. Jill was ordained in 1992 when she graduated from Unity Ministerial School. After her ordination she served in a wide variety of Texas Unity churches ranging from start-ups to long-established holding many positions including senior minister. Over her 26 year ministerial career Jill has taken several breaks from being a full-time minister. We are so pleased that she is "back in the pulpit" with us and ready to lead this retreat with Kit Holmes.
Creator of Happiness, Kit Holmes
With a gleeful "welcome back" Kit Holmes became the Associate Spiritual Leader at Unity of Wimberley in partnership with Rev. Jill this spring. She is certified by the Center for Spiritual Living as a prayer practioner (RScP) and has been an integral leader at Unity of Wimberey through her superlative music and spirit for a number of years. She is an award-winning songwriter who has been performing, composing, arranging and producing music professionally since the age of 13. Kit is also a Certified Life Mastery Consultant (life coach) and an in-demand guest speaker and workshop presenter on songwriting, creativity, personal transformation and things of a spiritual nature. She and wife Cynthia Millonzi are renovating a riverside building in Manistee, Michigan, to create a listening room and condos. Kit served more than five years as music minister at Unity of Wimberley. She'll be co-leading the retreat as well as performing her great music.
What to Expect
We don’t do rustic!
The main building is the Hacienda, a three-story guest house where about half of us will stay. Others will be in surrounding cottages, all just steps away from our meeting house and dining hall.
Most bedrooms have two or three single beds with shared restrooms and showers. Visiting areas, large and small, are scattered through the buildings, some with gorgeous Hill Country views. Small kitchens are also provided in the buildings, with handy refrigerators for any snacks and drinks you care to bring.
PLEASE NOTE: Most of the bedrooms are upstairs, so pack light. These preferences may be indicated at registration:
First-floor lodging requests are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
ROOMMATES: If you really, really want to room with particular friends, email Cynthia for arrangements, but not guarantees!
We are women on retreat, and we will not be in the kitchen! Five delicious meals will be catered by [TBD], with attention paid to the wide variety of diets we follow. You will love the dining hall with its vaulted ceiling and heavy beams.
Hill Country Getaway
The Well Spring Center is reserved exclusively for church retreats and is supported by the Henderson-Wessendorf Foundation. The retreat area is nestled within 1,800 acres that still serve as a working ranch.
Prominent on the grounds is a 26-foot statue of Jesus created by Charles Umlauf, the 20th-century American sculptor whose pieces are featured at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum in Austin. Models and sketches Umlauf made as he designed the statue are displayed in the Hacienda.
What Will We Do?
This retreat will balance periods of deep inner work with relaxation and socializing.
After check-in and dinner.
Sunrise salutation and closing session with Jill and Kit & group photo.
Included with Your Registration:
- Two nights’ accommodation at Well Spring Center
- Five meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast
- Four group sessions with the best of Jill and Kit
- Kit's wonderful music
- Transportation to and from the retreat center
- Bedding, pillows and towels
- Snacks and drinks between meals
- Open mind and heart
Things to Know:
- Well Spring Center is about 45 minutes from Unity of Wimberley and about 15 minutes from Blanco. Directions will be emailed to those registered.
- No alcohol is allowed on the grounds at any time
- No bonfires, fireplaces or candles
- Accommodations include single beds, shared restrooms, kitchens with refrigerators, plates and cups. You are welcome to bring snacks or drinks.
- Dress is casual. Wear shoes sufficient to walk over gravel and grass.
- The optional field trip is outdoors. Cool clothes and stury shoes suggested.
- Bring your own bedding, pillows and towels
- DRIVING DIRECTIONS: click here
What If I Have to Cancel? How
Don’t! You’ll kick yourself if you miss this retreat. Everyone will be talking about it the rest of the year.
But life happens, so if you have paid your registration and have to cancel, you can get your money back until Friday, Sept. 28. No refunds after that because plans will be locked down with the retreat center and caterer by then. But your registration is transferrable, and if you have to cancel at the last minute, someone on the waiting list might be very happy.
We're happy to answer them. Email is probably best.
Event Manager, Cynthia Millonzi at email@example.com
Create a Life of Bounty
Your life is precious. The power that breathes you and causes your heart to beat each day is always seeking to bring you closer to a life of greater happiness, good health, prosperity and fulfillment.
If you have a sense that there's more to life than you've been experiencing, if you know that you'd like to be more, do more and give more, don’t miss this weekend with like-minded women in a beautiful and quiet Hill Country setting.