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Unleashing Your Inner Wise Woman:

A Writing & SoulCollage® Journey

Sept. 14-16, 2018
Mountain Valley Retreat Center,
Harrisonburg, VA


Just think . . .
  • A whole weekend away devoted to your relaxation & creativity
  • More than 10 hours of guided SoulCollage® and creative & reflective writing
  • A leisurely afternoon to make SoulCollage® cards, take a nap, take a walk--or whatever you like!
  • A private room/cabin & bath, with delicious meals and snacks included
  • The opportunity to unleash your Inner Wise Woman in good company !
Mulling over image options
Cabins, each with private porch
A few of the magnificent cards
Front porch of the retreat center
Details at a Glance

When: Friday, Sept. 14 (5 p.m.) - Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 (3 p.m.)


Where: Mountain Valley Retreat Center, 3091 Ragtown Rd. Harrisonburg, VA


Cost: $495 includes lodging (private room & bath), all meals, SoulCollage® & writing supplies, and program


To Register: Email for information on where to send your check or to arrange payment via PayPal (for an additional $20 charge).

In this cultural moment, it is more important than ever that women take the time to restore and renew ourselves, for our own benefit and for that of the world around us. We invite you to join us for a transformative weekend focused on using SoulCollage® and writing to facilitate the claiming and unleashing of the wise woman within you.

In this retreat you will learn how to engage in the intuitive and creative process of SoulCollage®. (To learn more about SoulCollage®, click here.) Led by Karen, we will gather images that resonate with us, create our SoulCollage® cards, and be provided with the opportunity to receive the messages they have for us. In addition, Lisa will lead you in some journaling and creative writing exercises that will complement our work with the cards. Karen and Lisa hold the intention that you will have a safe space to relax, create, and discover, feeling refreshed and renewed at weekend's end.


Will you join us? This retreat is open to all women, regardless of experience with SoulCollage® or writing. We can take up to 10 women with us on this retreat, so please reserve your spot now! Questions? Email


Here’s what some of our participants from previous years had to say:


“You work so well together and it made the entire weekend very special. The facility was fabulous, Rick [our host] was magnanimous, and the food spectacular.”


“Completely loved the place and all the activities. Can’t wait to do it again!”


“Thank you so much! Your gentle guidance and support help the flowers bloom in our gardens.”


“All was wonderful—the facilitators were perfect and I enjoyed being allowed some free time to be on my own. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

"I loved laughing and sharing, listening and learning from all the women. Thanks for your kindness, care, and instructions."




Retreat Schedule




3:30-5            Check In


5:30-6:30       Dinner


7-9                  Opening Circle




8-9                  Breakfast


9:30-12           Program


12:30-1:30      Lunch


1:30-5:30        Free Time/Card Making

3-5                  Optional Program


5:30-6:30       Dinner


7-9                  Program



8-9                   Breakfast


9:30-12            Program


12:30-1:30       Lunch


2-3                   Closing Circle


Your SoulCollage® Facilitator


Karen Godfrey is a certified massage therapist with a longstanding private practice in Stephenson, VA. She has been a curious student of the body / mind / spirit holistic approach to wellbeing for more than 40 years.

Three years ago Karen began the new adventure of facilitating SoulCollage® workshops in her home, and she is excited to bring it to you on this retreat! She has a deep honor and passion for bringing all of one’s authentic self fully present into the light of day, and of crafting a homemade life.

Your Writing Facilitator


Lisa Colburn is a certified Amherst Writers & Artists facilitator who leads creative writing workshops and retreats in the Washington, DC metro area. She is also a certified Journal to the Self® instructor, and she will be sharing some journaling techniques on the retreat. Lisa finds the process of SoulCollage® to be transformational, and she is excited to offer a retreat with multiple avenues to explore our creativity and inner wisdom. To learn more about Lisa, click here.

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