Power of Self-Care June Retreat 2020

Time & Location:
June 5, 2020, 4:00 PM EST – June 7, 2020, 2:00 PM EST
Hope Springs Institute, 4988 Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles, OH 45660, USA

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Cost: 3 Days/2 Nights: Fee includes tuition, room, board, and supplies!
–  Shared room (one roommate) $395*
–  Guaranteed private room $465*

Early bird discount if you register by February 1st:
$365 – Shared room (one roommate)

Early bird discount if you register by February 1st:
$435 – Guaranteed private room

See description below.


The Power of Self-Care Retreat

Strengthen your spiritual core while exploring the power of self-care. This retreat invites you on a journey to a greater sense of purpose and self-worth. Using Women Writing for (a) Change® circle practices, we will focus on writing both as a means of discovery and affirmation of who we, as individuals, truly are. Join us as we learn to locate the sacred in all that life brings.

The art of self-care requires a balance of being and doing, and the ability to love and value ourselves enough to care for the person that we are.  Using the Wellness 360 wheel, you will identify what areas of your life that are out of balance and discover creative ways to cultivate a healthy, balanced, lifestyle.

Each morning will begin with flow yoga and end with a gentle restorative yoga session.  You will have the opportunity to experience chair yoga, a practice that can be woven into your daily life at work and at home. You will also have the opportunity to discover essential oils and the healing and restorative power that they hold.

There will be cooking demos with recipes designed to help you save time, save money, and save your life. You will discover fun easy ways to “add-in” health and wellness without taking away pleasure.

Experience the Power of Self-Care and allow yourself three-days of restoration and transformation.  Through writing, yoga, mindfulness practices, time in nature, and healthy delicious food– you will connect with your own deeper wisdom and transformative power.

Workshop Topics:

Learning to Love Ourselves
We begin the journey of learning to love ourselves.  We shift our focus from our imperfections to the gifts that we have, we make friends with our Inner Critic, and we explore the power of that positive affirmations hold when practiced.

Self Care – Is an Act of Love
We explore ways to create a daily self-care practice that supports our journey.  Learning to LOVE ourselves requires practice, and through the power of self-care, our gifts begin to emerge.

What Do Our Stories Have to Say
We looked at the stories we tell about ourselves. Are we allowing our wounds or our gifts to define who we are, and how might we reframe our narrative to best reflect the person we are learning to love…?

Living Into Our Dreams
What if our dreams were a journey and not a destination, what would we dream…? We explore how our dreams give meaning and purpose to our lives; and through learning to love ourselves, we allow ourselves to dream… as we carry our light into the world.

About the Facilitators:


Kelly Richey is not only an award-winning blues musician, poet/songwriter and guitar teacher; she is also a life coach, writing facilitator, spiritual director, and inspirational speaker. She has made and continues to make her mark on the world through the power of her voice – both figuratively and literally.

After a lifetime spent sharing the power of her musical artistry, Kelly’s journey and personal transformation, lead her to the healing arts. Now with over a decade of experience, she is committed to supporting groups and individuals on their path towards wholeness.

In 2009, Kelly began her journey as a life coach and gained certifications as a Dream Coach and True Purpose Coach.  In 2015, she graduated the WWf(a)C Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy and weaves writing practices into her coaching and teaching practice. Kelly founded Women Writing for (a) Change + Mobile, an affiliate school that takes the WWf(a)C circle practices on the road.

In 2019, Kelly completed her training in the Art of Spiritual Direction, at Wellstreams, through the Spirituality Network, in Columbus, OH.  Today Kelly is a Health and Wellness Professional and is a member of the International Association for Wellness Professionals, working with clients to take a 360 Wellness approach to a balanced holistic life.


Tamara White is a Board Certified Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (CNP/ANCC) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500 ). She is in practice at Sound Physicians in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a GAPNA Member, Past Chapter President, and a member of the Parish Nurse Committee and a Steven Minister at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Tamara holds an MSN in Nurse Practitioner from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY; a BS in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Cincinnati; and a diploma in Nursing from Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati.

Tamara began her yoga journey in 2003. After a lifetime of running marathons, she needed new ways to help her body rest and recover from the added stress she was putting on it. She discovered yoga as a way to both stretch and stay flexible as well as optimally recover from training, and she was hooked.

Tamara is trained in Healing Touch, Level 1 and Level 2, and THAI Yoga Massage. She enjoys bringing Chair Yoga and THAI Massage to Senior Centers throughout the Greater Cincinnati area and works with private clients in their homes.

Tamara is also trained in canine massage and healing touch for animal practitioners.  Tamara works with animals in the clients’ homes where the animal is most comfortable.

Contact: Kelly Richey – Kelly@kellyrichey.com or 513.404.1820