Come together with high impact women as we join forces to do good for others and empower ourselves.
Surrounded by Mother Nature and like-minded professional women, Together We Seek Retreats create an opportunity for women to come together to give explore, experience, and connect. Make time to invest in yourself with organized service projects, energy practices, and meaningful conversations.
The Fall 2019 Together We Seek Retreat was strategically organized to explore new areas, connect with new women, take in a new location, and enjoy wholesome meals from local culinary talents. Join us as we explore, discuss, and embark together.
We’ve organized a variety of activities to help you enjoy the property, connect with other women, and participate in service-based activities at the local food bank.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank | 1:30 PM - 4 PM
We start our time off together with gratitude. We’ll help fight hunger by volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank. During our time here, we’ll help sort donated food and non-food products, check products for quality and food safety, help sort products, weigh and box products and stack boxes on pallets in preparation for transfer to the warehouse.
Check-in to Your Property at Linwood Park | 4:15 PM - 5 PM
With access to two private cottages, you’ll be able to pick a room, unpack your belongings, and enjoy snacks while you get to know other attendees and settle in.
Cooking with Private Chef | 5 PM – 5:45 PM
Sit back and relax or get hands-on with our in-house private farm to table chef.
Dinner | 6 PM
Enjoy a beautifully prepared gourmet dinner.
Drumming Circle | 7:30 PM
Complete our day with drums and hopefully a bonfire if the weather allows. This grounding session will connect you to Mother Nature and help mentally prepare you for more mindfulness and alignment towards your goals and desires.
Lisa Marie Whitefeather is a Shamanic Practitioner who has been studying and teaching Core Shamanism for over 12 years. She is trained in numerous modalities or Shamanism such as; Soul Retrieval, Inner Child & Ancestral Healing.
Bonfire | 8:30 PM
Relax, unwind, and chat with other women by the fire. This activity is contingent upon the weather.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Gather | 7 AM
Start the day with coffee, teas, and breakfast bread.
Morning Yoga Session & Singing Bowls | 8:30 AM
Embrace the ultimate restorative for anyone recovering from an illness, injury or seriously stressful day. This class, led by Katie Carp, will include restorative poses (relaxing, mostly prone positions, supported by props), breath awareness (mindfulness of the pace and flow of your breathing), and meditation. Prepare to melt body and mind as you enjoy an energizing yoga session with a gorgeous backdrop of Lake Erie.
Breakfast Bar | 9:30 AM
Enjoy a delicious breakfast of fresh eggs, yogurt, homemade granola, and fruit.
Conversational Wrap-Up | 10:30 AM
Farewells | 11:30 AM
Pack up your belongings and say your goodbyes before heading home. You’ll leave the weekend feeling refreshed, renewed, and nourished from the inside out.
While we would love to have all women join us, this retreat will incorporate spiritual practices which may not align with traditional religious practices. This could include but isn't limited to, meditation, yoga, chanting, and mindfulness practices.
Enter the gates of Linwood Park to take a step back from everyday life and immerse yourself into a place of peace and relaxation. Enjoy Lake Erie sunsets, volleyball courts, sandy beaches, picnic areas, tennis courts, and so much more. Whether you’re looking to relax or are excited to explore, there’s something for everyone here.
Unwind from the demands of life and step away from your to-do list.
Meet professional women aspiring for more purpose and meaning.
Work together on service-based projects in the local community.
Build new relationships and enjoy the natural gifts of other women attending.
Do something for you.
To increase my impact, I realized that I had to change the way I showed up. It wasn’t just about reading a few books, going to yoga and learning to meditate. I needed to dive into what was holding me back from feeling comfortable in my own skin and believe that I have everything I need to make my impact. I call this: stepping into my light. JJ DiGeronimo, the President of Tech Savvy Women and author of two books, "Accelerate Your Impact” and “The Working Woman’s GPS”, is initiating Together We Seek Retreats to bring women seeking meaning and purpose together. JJ, an advocate for professional women, has been quoted in numerous publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Fox Business. Her strategies to accelerate women are shared through her articles, YouTube channel, books, and onsite keynotes with women's groups, engineering teams, sales teams and IT groups within many companies including Amazon, Ingram Micro, RIT, Sears Holding Company, IBM, Clemson University, Symantec, VMware, Rockwell Automation, KeyBank, and Cisco along with many other organizations. Her personal desire to create more self-love, acceptance, and impact fostered her excursion to seek, which has taken her from Florida to California to Sedona to New Zealand to Belize. With new levels of perspective and guidance, JJ is now sharing her experiences on ThriveGlobal which has cultivated a more spiritual conversation with professional women endorsing the aspiration of Together We Seek Retreats.
What time does the retreat start and end?
The Fall 2019 Together We Seek Retreat starts on Friday, October 11th at 1:30 and ends on Saturday, October 12th at 11:30 AM. We will be staying at two neighboring cottages in Linwood Park, a private residential community located in Vermilion, Ohio.
Is there internet access?
There is internet inside the houses, but I encourage you to disconnect for the 24 hours to give yourself some much-needed downtime. Your phone should work as all our guests to date have had no reception problems.
What should I bring and how should I prepare?
We suggest that you watch the weather so that you can pack appropriately, but plan on bringing your overnight bag, pajamas, socks, sweaters for the evening, comfortable clothes, a jacket for the beach, walking shoes, outdoor clothes with layers for the day, maybe your pillow (if you love yours), a book, an open heart, and appetite for a connecting! Minimal preparation is needed. I’m more interested that you drive into Linwood with an open mind and loving heart with an interest to connect and have fun.
Who else will be there?
We are expecting around 12-16 women to attend the Fall 2019 Together We Seek Retreat.
Do I have to participate in the practitioner events if I don’t want to?
You have been drawn to this gathering for a reason and although there is no participation required I hope that you are open to exploring your energy, your current barriers, and your future aspirations.
Can I bring something to share?
Sure, you can bring a story, a favorite book, a difficult hurdle you want to overcome and work that into your conversation while we are together or favorite food. I do not plan to ask what people brought but you are welcome you to share it as you see fit throughout the time we are together.
What if I have food allergies?
If you have food allergies, send us an email after you register so that the private chef can accommodate your dietary restricitons.
What if I don’t like the activities or conversation?
You are always welcome to take a walk, explore, or even go back to your room. This is a time for you to rejuvenate and if you feel that stepping away is best for you, please listen to your inner voice.