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It’s About Recharging

At the Women Over 50 Retreat: workshops, fresh air, fresh food, evening wine salons & community.
At the Women Writers Retreat: writing workshops, readings, critiques & insights into the publishing world.

2 Retreats for Women

2021 Dates:
Over-50 Retreat October 6-10 -&- Writers Retreat October 10-14

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Book

There’s a Place Here For you

Join us at the beautiful Lifebridge Sanctuary in the Hudson Valley,
Forge friendships, bend your mind, breathe in the fresh air, and re-center yourself.
We'll see you there.

A Collective of Writers

Some of us are published authors; some of us are just starting out. Some are old; some are young. All of us are writers – and we have stories to tell. We come together to share our work and receive thoughtful and respectful feedback; we are constantly amazed by our fellow writers as they share

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Where We Meet

We meet at Lifebridge Sanctuary, a magical, secluded, serene place in the midst of 95 pristine acres of forestland in the Catskills. A picture is worth a thousand words: a video is worth even more! Check out this video tour of the grounds, the buildings, the rooms; there’s no place like it! Join our online

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An Over-50 Gathering

We’ve lived a lot. We’ve learned a thing or two. And we’re not done yet; not nearly. We seek further knowledge, friendship, reflection, fun, fresh air. When we get together, we don’t care what we wear. We look forward to gathering in the fall with an intimate community of like-minded wise women, a group of

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Anne Flournoy
Anne Flournoy
Filmmaker

I’m not big on groups. And I’m terrible at small talk. But I LOVED spending a weekend with WAW. (more…)

Janet Riccobono
Janet Riccobono
Certified Life Coach

Women at Woodstock is more than an event, it’s a treasure. It’s powerful and empowering to be with women who love, want, share, think, do, care, motivate, inspire, hug, cry, write, read, and most importantly BE with and for each other. It’s worth being part of for any reason.

Angela Kaufman
Angela Kaufman
Holistic Coach

It was a phenomenal experience, hearing the stories of triumph, and seeing the many faces of success was so inspiring!

Becky Gjendem
Becky Kruse Gjendem
Editor, Copy Editor

Lisa Levart said in her workshop, “Let the photographer see you.” I think we all let everyone see us that weekend, and it was amazing.

Brenda Rush
Copy Editor & Writer

I’ve lived in my town of 200,000 people for over 30 years and have wonderful friends, yet I’ve not met anyone here quite like the women who have become my Woodstock friends. (more…)

Susan Diane Hynds
Professor

Nobody is more amazed than I at my being actually able to write a novel. And it all came down as per the goal that you transcribed for me a couple of years ago on that big piece of presentation paper at Women at Woodstock: “Write one word, then wait for the next.” (more…)

Veronica Stewart James
Veronica Stewart James
Author, Going Gypsy

I look at WAW as a group of wise women, women who have left behind the BS of false female competition. Instead we have learned to embrace each other by lifting each other up.

Jill Dodd
Jill Dodd
Author, The Currency of Love

I met some of the most brilliant and loving women at WAW. We’ve kept in touch, inspired, supported and loved each other ever since.

Price

What's included at Women At Woodstock Retreats:

over-50

Over-50 Retreat

$799 October 6-10, 2021
  • Pricing is all-inclusive - here's what you get:
  • first night welcome party & get-to-know-you
  • workshops guided by experts in their fields
  • memoir-writing intensive
  • 3 evening wine & cheese salons
  • third-day mastermind sessions
  • yoga space + the great outdoors
  • plus a gift bag!
writers

Writers Retreat

$799 October 10-14, 2021
  • Pricing is all-inclusive - here's what you get:
  • first night welcome party & get-to-know-you
  • Story Cottage: 4 writing workshops/day + closed-group readings
  • Writers Colony: manuscript review + 1 mega workshop/day + time to write
  • 3 evening reading salons
  • strategy session: goals & intent
  • yoga space + the great outdoors
  • plus a gift bag!

FACULTY

These were our workshop leaders and coaches at Women At Woodstock 2020.
Check back for 2021 updates!

Crystal Cobert
Crystal Cobert

Crystal Cobert Giddens is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, National Esthetic Educator, NYS Licensed Esthetician, Certified Oncology Esthetician, and award-winning author of the book, HealTHY Self Beauty.

Crystal Cobert
Kathy Vogt
Cathy Vogt

Cathy Vogt is bringing her wealth of knowledge and some delicious recipes to an online workshop at Women At Woodstock specifically focused on immunity-boosting foods in this time of Covid-19.

Cathy Vogt
Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein
Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein

Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein, AHC, C-IAYT is a Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Yoga Therapist. Ami has received teaching certifications as an Anusara Yoga and Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist.

Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein
Ginnah Howard
Ginnah Howard
Writers Colony

Ginnah will teach a daily morning workshop for the Writers Colony track of the Writers Retreat, and will individually critique a sample of your work.

Ginnah Howard
Colleen Geraghty
Colleen Geraghty
Story Cottage / Memoir

Colleen Geraghty will lead the Story Cottage at the Writers Retreat and also a 2-session Memoir Writing Workshop at the Over-50 Retreat.

Colleen Geraghty
Ann Voorhees Baker
Ann Voorhees Baker
Founder

The Founder of Women At Woodstock, Ann will lead the Mastermind Sessions, Evening Salons, and Evening Readings at the Over-50 and Writers Retreats.

Ann Voorhees Baker

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