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The Gifts of Imperfection: A Women's Soul Retreat

  • Saint Andrew's House 7550 Washington 106 Union, WA, 98592 United States (map)
Wholehearted living is not a one-time choice. It is a process…the journey is a lifetime. Because we’re human and so beautifully imperfect, we get to practice using our tools on a daily basis. In this way, courage, compassion and connection become gifts – the gifts of imperfection.
— Brené Brown

Connect with your essence.
Contemplate and celebrate your gifts.
Commit to your resilience and wholeheartedness.

Drawing on the work of New Your Times best-selling author and research Dr. Brené Brown, facilitators Susan Mann and Sally Freed will help you explore the guideposts for wholehearted living, including how to cultivate:

  • Authenticity

  • Intuition and faith

  • Meaningful work

  • A resilient spirit

  • Creativity

  • Gratitude and joy

We will dig deep (“get deliberate; get inspired; get going”) and make commitments to integrate what we learn into our everyday lives.

Throughout the weekend there will be quiet time for personal reflection, small group dialogue and hands-on creative activities using SoulCollage® and art journaling. No experience or artistic talent is necessary: we’ll guide you and provide all the supplies. You’ll be surprised – and perhaps transformed – by the wisdom revealed in your creations.

Our setting for this retreat will be Saint Andrew’s House Retreat Center in Union, WA. This beautiful venue overlooks picturesque Hood Canal. Here you’ll enjoy great conversation, six delicious locally sourced chef-prepared meals, cozy rooms in a rustic, historic log lodge, majestic views of the water and Olympic Mountains (weather cooperating, of course) and free time to enjoy our inner and outer landscapes.

Includes 2 nights’ accommodation and all meals.

$925/person for a private room with shared bathroom
$875/person for a shared room with shared bathroom

Enjoy a $50 discount if you’ve attended a workshop led by Susan or Sally in the past OR if you register by August 15, 2019. A $200 non-refundable deposit will hold your place at the retreat. Full payment is due by Sept. 15, 2019. Limited private rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prior to registering for this retreat: please contact Sally Freed to confirm room availability and preference either by email ( or phone (509-630-6573)

(When you click the button you will be taken to an off-site PayPal payment link to process your deposit and complete registration.)

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