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Women's Retreat for Deep Self-Care

November 3rd - 5th

Finally, time for YOU!


Save $100pp

(when you book by Sept 30th)

Relax  ✨  Reset ✨ Recharge

In a world fixated on doing, you need time to simply be.  To get away.  Invite space.  And see YOUR life from a new perspective.
When’s the last time you took a real-life “time out”?  Not a few minutes, but a few DAYS to learn something new about your journey and focus on YOUR well-being?  Time to breathe, clear your mind, nourish your body.  To l
et go of that inner critic and release what's holding you back.  And be inspired by other beautiful souls who needed a break,  just as much as you do!
On retreat you'll experience simple self-care techniques that can make a big difference.  We'll explore the secrets YOUR personal astrology holds (the energy of the cosmos that's in you and knows why you're here) And learn to elevate your energy and step into the personal power that's your birthright.
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Taking time for self-care is not a luxury.  

Self-care is essential to your physical, mental and emotional health.  Especially these days, with "burnout" being so common it's classified as an official medical diagnosis.  You deserve time.  To feel your best.  To remember what matters most.  And to shine bright, for you and everyone who counts on you.  

Ready for a care-free, expertly guided adventure inward?

Picture this.  A nourishing weekend away, entirely dedicated to YOUR well-being.  Intentionally infused with just the right yoga, insights and introspection to shake something loose.  To awaken your curiosity and creativity.  Gain a fresh perspective.   Discover what's holding you back.  And study YOUR personal astrology to reconnect to your inspiration.  To start habits that reduce stress, improve your focus and feel more joy and gratitude.  So you can return home, well-rested, refreshed, and confident that you can rise above it all and shine bright!

  • Arrive, check out your arrival gifts and settle in to your beautiful suite.  Explore the lake front, enjoy arrival snacks, then reconnect mind and body with Yoga to Unwind.

  • Ease into new possibilities with Fit & Flexible, the yoga tailored to your unique needs with the right props and expert advice for all the benefits, without the strain. Intentionally designed to help you connect to your authentic energy, to release stress and uncover the inspiration you need most.  

  • This retreat is a fantastic way to learn yoga (even for brand new beginners!)


Imagine how you'll feel after being pampered like this:


You know that fabulous "after-yoga" feeling?  Relaxed, recharged and ready for whatever comes?


  • ​Grow your yoga skills confidently, backed by friendly guidance from a certified Yoga Therapist in our optional hands-on Interactive Yoga Workshops 

  • Learn to adapt yoga poses and alignment in real-time to fit your unique needs, so your at-home practice gives you just the right challenge, without the strain

All practices & sessions are optional on retreat.  Do as much or as little as you need.



  • The afternoon is yours.  Read.  Relax. Hike. Bike.  Enjoy an amazing massage, right onsite.  Or take in a Yoga Workshop to get answers & advice about deepening your yoga practice

  • Enjoy a pre-dinner practice to invite the energy you need most and release the rest, little by little.  Yoga that literally calms your body, so it can benefit from the delicious nourishment ahead.

  • Experience the calming vibration of chanting and meditation to soothe your mind & spirit


  • In our discovery and self-care sessions, discover tools and techniques you can do everyday on your own to stay aligned and balanced in "real life".  


  • Discover what insights YOUR unique natal chart holds about who you are and why you're here. It is said that the planets and stars aligned at your birth to imprint the energy you need for your journey.  I'm fascinated by that energy.   Once you feel into your unique energy, it's AMAZING how with every lunar cycle, there's more to learn, understand and appreciate about who you are and why you're here.  And so beautiful how it opens love and compassion for all of you (especially the parts you've wanted to disown for so long!). 


  •  Learn how Ayurveda (lifestyle as medicine) suggests to balance your unique system.  How intentions and mantra can help you avoid the pitfalls of unrealistic expectations and negative self-talk.   How perfection gets in your way.  And the power your story holds in manifesting your best life.

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Brand new beginner?  Perfect!  Start off right, with in-person expert coaching to adapt the yoga to fit you.  

Ready to upgrade your practice?  Wonderful!  Deepen your practice and grow your skills with confidence.
What my students say

Leah Brown

My Mom & I took our first yoga retreat together! In the opening yoga practice Julie asked "What does it feel like to do less than you can?"  As someone who's spent most of my life trying to achieve the next thing, that really spoke to me.  


This retreat was a gift I gave myself.  It was so nurturing to be away from all the "To-Dos"at home, eat delicious food (made & cleaned up by someone else!) and take space to dream about the life I want for myself and my family. I left feeling more aligned with my own priorities.  And I'm learning things like how to do less. Quite an accomplishment for this overachiever!


Terry DeGroot

As a Type A it can be difficult for me to take time for myself.  But I decided to make that a priority, and signed up for my first retreat ever. There I met amazing women from all walks of life and was surrounded by positive energy. We ate amazing healthy food and went home with great recipes.  But even better, I learned to appreciate my body for what it is.  Julie taught me how focusing on my breathing can be so calming yet powerful when I'm stressed, anxious or can't sleep. In fact, yoga has been so calming for me that my sister recently asked me why I was so chill. My answer: “Yoga with Julie”.

We'll stay here, in spacious calm on Lake Tainter
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  • Our retreat will be held at this beautiful lakeside mansion on Lake Tainter, near Menomonee, WI.  

  • Imagine stepping out of your busy life to peaceful serenity and the spacious comfort, with plenty of room to relax, lots of natural light , eagles soaring (there were 15 last Spring!) and gorgeous views in all directions. 

  • A multi-day journey inward to see new possibility. To appreciate who you already are and how far you've come.

  • With delicious, healthy, from-scratch meals prepared onsite by Executive Chef Dwyer and his son James.

  • An afternoon to relax, or hike, bike and explore the beauty of nature.  With an optional workshops for expert personalized coaching to take your practice deeper

  • Hide away on the deck, private screened-in porch or curl up by a fireplace with a good book 

  • Or settle in for uplifting conversation with beautiful souls who need this time away as much as you do!

Finally, it's YOUR time
Relax  ✨  Reset ✨ Recharge

This nourishing retreat is your chance to truly pamper yourself and remember what deep self-care feels like. 

  • Learn yoga in a way that works for you

  • To recharge your batteries  

  • Have fun with supportive, like-minded souls 

  • Understand the power of YOUR personal astrology

  • Have an amazing massage  

  • Take an overdue nap

  • Or curl up with a fuzzy blanket and a good book 

What's included?

This two-night all-inclusive retreat experience is limited to 11 participants and includes:

  • Check-in:  Friday (4pm), check-out Sunday (11am)

  • A cozy Private or Shared Suite of your choice, all with a beautiful lake view.

    • Price & amenities vary by room.  Book early for best selection.​

  • Delicious healthy meals without lifting a finger - from an arrival snack through Sunday breakfast.  Prepared onsite by our Executive Chef Chris Dwyer and his son James who can't wait to spoil us!

  • Morning & pre-dinner yoga daily (yoga poses, breathing techniques, guided meditation, chanting)

  • BONUS afternoon workshop,  with Q&A and hands-on assists to refine your practice

  • Morning & late afternoon discovery & self-care sessions daily to guide your inward journey, including:

    • Learn to interpret YOUR Natal Chart (astrological map at your birth) & the secrets it holds 

    • Harness the power of the lunar cycle to simplify, worry less, find clarity & understand your purpose

    • Ayurveda (lifestyle as medicine)​ practices to help you find balance and better health, naturally

    • Hands-on workshops to take your yoga practice to the next level (beginner or advanced)

    • Take back the power you subconsciously hold to manifest the life you've always dreamed of

  • .Ample free-time and space to unwind and recharge:

    • Spacious deck with lake views

    • Beautiful hiking and biking trails nearby 

    • Onsite massage by everyone's favorite - the ahh-mazing Laddavanh (for an additional charge)

ALL practices & activities are optional on retreat.  Do as much or little as you like.  It's YOUR time!


Molly Fischer

Julie’s spring retreat was an amazing reprieve and gift to myself…an opportunity for total self-care and a much needed reminder that I am “enough” just as I am; worthy and deserving of abundance. I left that peaceful lakeside setting feeling cared for on a deep level, both physically and emotionally…and inspired to carry that feeling forward to the everyday business and demands of life. 

My students inspire me!

Book your room now!

You deserve a break...

Pro Tips:  
1) All pricing is per person.  Price & amenities vary by room.   Choose carefully.
2) Even if you treat yourself to a PRIVATE SUITE, you'll be with beautiful souls all weekend.
3) Booking a Shared Suite?  Be ready to provide your roommate's contact info.  
4) For Shared Suites, book at the same time as your roommate to avoid double booking.
5)  Past retreats sold out in just days.  Book early for best selection!
6) Retreat bookings are non-refundable but you can invite someone to attend in your place.

Need a roommate?  Let me know so you can be added to the waitlist. 

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Staying Healthy on Retreat

Your well-being is my TOP priority.  While life gives no guarantees, we'll take extra precautions to help keep each other healthy on retreat.  

  • If you are experiencing ANY Covid symptoms plan to TEST prior to arrival

  • All participants agree to follow the current CDC guideline for quarantine 

  • If you are unable to attend due you are welcome to send someone in your place

About your host

Julie Crossman is an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist and Certified Yoga Instructor offering the tools you need to feel your best.  She specializes in personalizing yoga for students of all ages, sizes and abilities.  


Yoga was never meant to be “one size fits all”.  Julie teaches you to harness the REAL POWER of yoga by adapting yoga poses and simple breath, movement and intention to support your unique anatomy and needs, so you enjoy more feel-good days and deep-sleep nights.  She makes learning yoga fun and easy for brand-new beginners, and helps you build confidence, flexibility, strength and balance.  

What my students say

Judith Anderson

No matter your age or yoga experience, taking time for a retreat rejuvenates the mind, body and spirit.  I'm in my late 70's wasn't the oldest one there.  I enjoyed the yoga, health topics and meditation for looking inward.   The meals were delicious and healthy.  This was a much needed get away to relax, meet new people and enjoy lively conversation. 


Jeanne Eggert

With the challenges of pandemic and a fast-paced, demanding career I was feeling stressed and a bit overwhelmed.  But until I came on this retreat I had no idea JUST HOW MUCH I needed this!  Time to decompress, really relax and let go of tension I didn't even realize I had. And it was SO FUN to make new friends who felt more like family by the time we left. In fact, we all wanted to stay longer!

Don't miss out!   Join the amazing women who carve out time from their busy lives to say YES to self-care.  Because your health matters too.
Nothing is more important than your health

Let’s face it.  You can only give what you’ve got.   Truly,  there's never been a better time to invest in your health.


The human system simply wasn't built to endure the on-going stressors of  living through pandemic.  Medical experts (like the Mayo Clinic) say that stress may be impacting your mind, body, mood and behaviors even more than you know.  And left unchecked, this can lead to health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Yet, it's completely manageable.  You just need the right tools, and time to use them.

You deserve time time away.  To relax.  To be inspired.  To receive the care you so readily give to others.  And to build your resilience.  For yourself, and for everyone who counts on you.

Space is limited.  Sign up today!

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