Sometimes we are in a need of a space and time to breathe, to be open to new ideas and ways of doing things. Focusing on your goals and trying to make big things happen can become very task focused. You start leading from the brain bypassing nature’s natural intelligence to find happiness and abundance without trying too hard. Instead of only focusing on ‘doing’ we sometimes need to take a break and dedicate our time in simply ‘being‘.
Too many women keep struggling and are unable to leave the daily grind, lacking belief that a bigger life could actually unfold through a more organic and kind path. At DrivenWoman we embrace small steps to big goals but sometimes it’s time for a bigger leap. Joining a women’s retreat can create that breakthrough over just couple of days and save you efforts and money as you stop struggling with old thought patterns and beliefs that might be holding you back.
We compiled this list to help you choose a personal growth retreat best suited for women who are interested in both psychological and spiritual growth and mapping out a path to success. We have left out yoga, silence and detox retreats focusing solely destinations for self discovery, purposeful career development, leadership and entrepreneurship.
‘The Chopra Center Women’s Retreat’ in California
At DrivenWoman we are huge fans of the work of Deepak Chopra so of course we picked their women’s retreat to our top list for driven women.
“As women, our lives have evolved over the past decades in both wonderful and complicated ways. We seek for ourselves satisfying work, strong relationships, vibrant health, ways to make a unique and meaningful contribution to the world, and opportunities to creatively express ourselves and be authentically who we are.”
This 3-day women’s retreat promises to guide you every step of the way by some of the most brilliant female thinkers of our time and surrounded by a conscious community of women who truly get it, the retreat helps to shed the layers of who you think you’re supposed to be and step into who you really are.
‘A-fest’ by MindValley
A-Fest is an invite-only community of 2000+ extraordinary people from 50+ countries who come together to connect, grow, support each other, and learn from the world’s best teachers. These events gather an extraordinary community of change-makers and visionaries who are driven by epic ideas to impact the world – entrepreneurs, experts, artists, leaders, innovators, visionaries and more.
“A-Fest has this way of taking TED level talks and Burning Man level parties and Summit Series level entrepreneurs and making them have a baby… Everyone is so in flow and so present, that things start to manifest very quickly and connections happen.”
‘Purpose In Paris’ with Carin Rockind
Carin’s joyful retreat connects you to fully enjoying the journey, a big DrivenWoman value! She uses the inspiring spaces of this exceptional city to help you discover your purpose and be guided by excitement to reconnect to your dreams.
“Fall in love with yourself at the Louvre, Learn Meditation that will change your life in the Tuileries Gardens, Light your Spirit at the Eiffel Tower at night, Express your Soul’s Desires along the Seine. Throughout Paris, you will indulge all of your senses – smell, touch, sight, sound, and of course, taste, to ignite your TRUE JOY.”
Carin Rockind is a leading happiness expert, media personality, and the creator of PurposeGirl, a movement to empower purpose-driven living, and some of you may have met her at the Festival Of Doers in London.
‘1heart Journeys’ retreat in Costa Rica
This 7-day experience brings together the top conscious leaders at the world’s most innovative startups combining intense personal growth and exploration with workshops that will help participants deeply explore their purpose. The lives they live, companies they build and examples they set will transform the world. The retreat is held yearly at Rythmia, the first medically licensed Ayahuasca resort in the world.
“We started 1heart to help create new paths for entrepreneurs seeking more fulfilling and purpose driven lives. We believe that elevating the consciousness of powerful leaders will ultimately shift the planet towards infinite love and joy worldwide. We believe that we are all connected.”
‘Enrich Global’ in Mykonos with Darya Haitoglou
This 5-day luxury retreat gathers a global tribe of like-minded souls in a paradise location to reconnect and rejuvenate one of the most important areas of their lives — relationships. It’s organised by a team of experts in psychology, coaching, wellbeing, and fitness; who will be there to guide you towards building and maintaining love-rich, blame-free relationships.
“Enrich Global aims to create a global space and tribe to foster healthier relationships that will raise the human consciousness through neuro-positive psychology, systemic leadership, and effective alignment of mind, heart, body and soul.”
Created by the amazing Darya Haitoglou, this retreat’s effects will span all areas of life. After all, our relationship with ourselves and our close ones affects how we do business and live our everyday lives more than anything else.
‘Soul Of Leadership’ in Bali
A classic retreat destination for women, we struggled to find retreats beyond yoga and meditation in Bali. DrivenWoman loves the tools for self discovery but at the end we want also some results so including tools of master mind and leadership in this retreat spoke to us.
“Get clear on what your life to look like, and what kind of support and structures you need to have in place for things to flow. Sharpen your vision for the impact you want to make on the world through your work, your presence, and your daily actions. Gain crystal clarity on important decisions.”
The retreat is a journey to expand your freedom & leadership while living & working in alignment with your values and desires. This is an opportunity to explore your desires for your life and create the shifts necessary for you to move in alignment with your highest vision. We’ll blend intention with action, for clarity and focus.
Originally published in 2018, this post was updated in June 2021.