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Virtual RetreatU 4.0 Leadership Training (DIY)

Step-by-step guide to create, market, and lead your first virtual retreat with ease

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A one-of-a-kind online virtual group leadership experience & mastermind to hold space and take you step-by-step to confidently create, message, and lead virtual your first virtual retreat with ease.

The body of work you've created for Virtual RetreatU is simply brilliant. It resonates with clarity, value and care. So many of the resources you provide, especially for tech timid entrepreneurs, erase any doubt that business owners can bring their visions into reality with practical online and offline steps that actually work for them. Thank you for sharing in easily digestible ways all the precious gifts that Virtual RetreatU offers.

Even if participants implement only 2-3 of the tools available to them, their businesses will shift into growth and prosperity.

~ Sylvia Warren, MBA, Wild Wisdom Journeys

Feeling ready to lead but don't know where to start?

Start with our unique, one-of-a-kind online and live group learning experience - created with the spirit of a mastermind - to nurture inner and outer leadership mastery.


A 12-week learning experience (online for DIY and live for Mastery-Platinum) to guide you step-by-step to create, market and lead passionate and profitable retreats. Complemented by 1 year of monthly group calls to provide enhanced learning and support for your entire retreat leadership experience.

Are you on a mission to share your gifts, grow your impact, and create more peace?

 

I don't want to sell you a course. I want to create a safe space and provide the rituals, resources and tools to inspire and guide you step-by-step to dream, vision, and implement your retreat plan with ease.


Does the business you are creating feel more like leading a movement?

A year-long program to nurture your inner & outer leader so you can model retreat for your tribe.

We inspire you to create a daily retreat practice and nurture your inner retreat leader.

We encourage you to start where you are, let go of the struggle, and move at a pace aligned with your heart, mind, spirit as you create your unique path to leadership mastery.


Blending ancient wisdom and modern practice.

We walk step-by-step in our yang-masculine skills to enhance our outer virtual retreat leader. Creating space and calling on our yin-feminine rituals, resources and practices of the seasons, 5 elements, and moon energy to inform our inner leadership mastery.


"If you are a coach, consultant, educator or any type of teacher wanting to add "virtual retreats" to your repertoire, look no further than my mastermind buddy and friend Karen McMillan's class. Karen is one of my go-to gals when I have questions about technology AND she is a master at holding and creating sacred space on the phone (which a lot of people think isn't possible but it IS!) Check out her class. you'll be glad you did!

- Elizabeth Barbour, M.Ed, Professional Speaker and Retreat Leader

 

When you complete this course (especially the live Mastery group masterminds) you will have the clarity and confidence to lead your first virtual retreat.

I left our meeting yesterday in such awe of your loving support and deep commitment to each one of our successes. This is so rare!

Your embodiment of "retreat energy" and resulting outflow of its expression is constantly informing me on all levels of my being. So I too am flowing within it...immersed and absorbing its energy within every cell of my being. I experience its spacious, receptive, peacefull energy within every aspect of the program, from the tone and pacing of the instructional materials to our weekly group calls.

My heart overflows with gratitude to you, Karen, for all you have given to me as a result of this program. And I am so gratefull that now I too can confidently facilitate and share in retreat with others.

~ Sally Leathers, Heartland Energetics

Class Curriculum


  Module : Welcome to VirtualRetreatU™
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  Module: Post-Retreat Opportunities
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  Module: Celebration and Closure
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  Monthly Q&A Replays (as available)
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This is an ever-green course to which you have lifetime access. This is the fourth year of Virtual RetreatU™.  I have learned that mastering the tech & online leadership brings stress for some.  My intention is to remove the stress and create space and a program to support you wherever you are.  As such, VirtualRetreatU™ 4.0 offers: 1) DIY/Independent program.  Evergreen.  Join when you wish and work at your pace. Lifetime access to the core modules - updated to stay current with the tech market. 2) Mastery-Platinum: The 12-week live mastermind cohort is offered twice yearly (you can participate twice within the year of your active membership) + you can attend: monthly mastermind gatherings + Focus Friday virtual retreats and feel supported all year long - even between the live 12 weekly mastermind gatherings. * The next Mastery cohort begins again in January 2018.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am not techy?
Then this is the perfect course for you.  No tech experience needed.  We provide everything you need to create a safe space to learn, guides and video tutorials to help you get comfortable with the tech side of leading online.  In the mastery level you will enjoy live, interactive calls with screenshares to help you make the choices.  In the Focus Friday retreats hands-on support to setup and use the technology.   My mission is to give you the wisdom and the confidence to lead with ease. ♥
What (resources) will I need to take the course?
Meetings: Most of the time, we will meet using Zoom video conference (except when we choose a specific resource with which to practice during the Mastery tech module or Focus Friday). Zoom meetings allow for connection by land phone, smartphone, computer or tablet. In order to view any screenshares during our live gathering, you will need to be on a smartphone, computer or tablet. If you attend by land phone, you will be able to view the screenshare during video replay (uploaded to the online learning studio) Course access: I am all about ease and feeling like retreat as you work. The core modules and all related online studio content are available by way of smartphone, tablet or computer. Access the VirtualRetreatU™ & YINpreneur™ Village studios from wherever you are, when ever you desire.
What if I already lead virtual retreats or an online course? Will this course be worth it?
Great question. Actually, to my eyes and ears, it shows up as several questions. Let's see if I can answer them for you: (Q) What if I already lead virtual retreats? Here are some examples of replies (there are many more): Then you will bring your experience to the course and get more out of it - educated questions are the best. Imagine learning to maximize the features of the tech choice - students are surprised to learn about features of their chosen conference option that they did not know about, had never used or were afraid to use. If you are only connecting by phone, you can expand your confidence and your tech skills to include video conferencing. How about learning the nuances of leading so that your virtual retreats feel more like retreats than workshops? Want to receive ideas to blend tangible objects into your virtual retreats? Want to learn the nuances of leading groups online, from getting comfortable with silence to leading multi-hour, multi-day virtual retreats? Thought about leading larger groups and breakout options? Know how to use the tech features to keep your audience engaged when they enjoying the feeling of retreat and don't want to talk?
What if I miss a live Mastery call?
Mastery gatherings are recorded and uploaded to the learning studio within 24-48 hours of the live gatherings.  Mastery mastermind members can attend all live gatherings for the first year - the Mastery program is offered twice each year. You can take it each time it is shared live.
What if I want the benefits of Platinum Mastermind but don't want certification (certification optional)?
Great question. The Platinum level is created to allow for a more intimate and interactive learning experience with a mastermind approach and direct access to my guidance and support. Certification is an overlay option to the Platinum level. It is created for those who are dedicated to completing the program and receiving feedback on their retreats (from me and/or their platinum member mastermind) within a minimum of 6-12 months. Those who wish a plan and accountability on this journey will appreciate the requirements of certification.
If course access is for a lifetime, why do I need to renew annually?
The core course modules are available in our online studio and you have access for a lifetime. The live gatherings, e.g., Office Hours, Mastery masterminds and Focus Fridays are available with your active membership. You receive access to the live gatherings for the first year of your membership, with the option to renew annually.
How many times can I attend the 12-week Mastery Mastermind live gatherings?
I have taught this course for four years (as of 2017) and taken many courses myself. I have learned that life happens and I cannot always complete the course-program the first time around. Taking the course again also offers a new perspective on the information - especially if you have lead a virtual retreat or course. Mastery and Platinum circles can participate in the 12-week mastermind live gatherings every time they offered during their active (see renewal details) membership - usually twice each year.
Why do you offer lifetime access to the Private Facebook group?
Community and connection are key elements of YINpreneur™ success. Even if you choose to learn independently (DIY) questions come up. I don't want to sell you a course, I want to support and inspire you to lead more retreats. With lifetime access to our Private Facebook group, I can offer you lifetime support while you move at your pace to learn and lead - without stress.
How do I take advantage of my private mentoring sessions?
With your Mastery-Platinum membership you receive one mentoring session. With your Platinum membership you receive four mentoring sessions. Immediately after registering and login into the online studio you will see the link to the 24/7 online scheduling service to schedule our mentoring session. You will also receive a link to answer questions to prepare you to get the most out of our coaching conversations. You can schedule them as you wish. I suggest one when we get started, two during the year, and the last when you complete the course and want to create a plan for going forward. The mentoring session are scheduled for 30-45 minutes, yet we can extend that time if needed. During our call you have the option to ask questions, breathe, receive life and business coaching, or use screen share to see my screen or share yours and receive customized, interactive guidance on the question/topic of your choice.
What is YINpreneur™ Village and why do I receive it as a bonus?
I am passionate about sharing the gift of retreat. I love taking people on retreat and teaching others to lead retreat. YINpreneur™ Village is how I take people on (virtual) retreat. VirtualRetreatU™ is where we gather to learn to lead (virtual) retreat. I share YINpreneur™ Village as a bonus to provide rituals and resources to support your daily practice, and a way for you to experience leading and receiving virtual retreat.
What are the Focus Friday/Get It Done virtual retreats and who can attend?
The Focus Friday: Get It Done virtual retreats are the perfect blend of work and retreat. They are created to give you the time to focus on one intention and get it done or make significant forward movement. Over the years, I've learned that putting these days on our calendar helps us to be more accountable and stay the path. this also gives you access to me for the day to get your questions answered - and maybe receive support from the group. Some will be focused on a particular intention, e.g., tech setup and others will be the intention of your choice. Each will include time for nurturing and self-care. Mastery-Platinum levels can attend as part of their program. DIY/Independent members can attend for a small fee (individual registration is optional).

I am very grateful to Karen for not only providing the virtual heart and community experience, but also the tech part as well. As a result of moving through the process with Karen, I now feel empowered to move forward.

It is exciting to envision the possibilities – among them the

introduction of Laughter Yoga. The way she beautifully breaks down the

process step by step, walking her students through the technology as

actual participants, allowed me to see first- hand that it IS possible!

My passion is to lead retreats. Karen’s expertise helped me to see that I

can use some technology without taking on another full time job!



I so appreciate the gifts that Karen continues to offer to make leading

retreats easier as she marches ahead of us through whatever may appear

overwhelming to Retreat Leaders. Her commitment to growing professional

Retreat Leaders as well as women who access retreats for their own

spiritual practice is definitely a Gift!

- Caren Kolerski, Laughter Yoga

Ready to share your message with more people, power, and ease?

Hello Beautiful! So glad you are here!

Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world, as a coach or healer, finding the courage to transition from corporate to entrepreneurship, or maybe dreaming about what you will do when you find yourself with time after your grown children leave home.

The world awaits your gifts.

You are out there living life and dreaming about the next steps. You may be ready to bring your business online, keep your land retreat alive, connect more deeply with you tribe, or reach a global audience. You may already be aware of the power of webinars yet desire a more heart-centered, less salesy way of messaging and connecting.

When my now 22-year young daughter came into this world I committed to keeping her close to the light with which she was born. As she grew, I committed to never missing an event in which she participated (in her 22 years, I've missed only 1, when I received my Master Retreat Coach Certification). When my family was relocated from NYC to NC, I was moved to connect with a diverse and vibrant community. To realize both, I started leading virtual retreats.

My first virtual retreat was a circle of 12 women who wanted to celebrate Winter Solstice without leaving home. It was a beautiful sacred space of self-care and joy. We connected deeply. Eight years later and several still attend my seasonal retreats, and purchase other services. I want this connection, ease, and abundance for you too.

If any of this resonates, I feel you and would love to connect, learn more about your dreams and help you bring them to the world in a bigger, deeper, more affordable, way.

Namaste.

Peace of Mind Guarantee

Your membership is a monthly-plan or annual (full-payment) membership and active from the day of your payment. You may cancel your membership at any time. Canceling will cancel your renewal and stop any future monthly payments.

Once cancelled you will no longer have access to the online studio or Private FB group. However, you may keep the resources you have already enjoyed and downloaded - as it is not possible to return digital content. At the time of cancellation, all future monthly payments will be stopped (within 14 days of notice). If for any reason you wish to dispute or discuss, my door is open. Please email me with {Virtual RetreatU} in the subject line.

 

Ready to share your message with more people, power, and ease?

Hello Beautiful! So glad you are here!

Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world, as a coach or healer, finding the courage to transition from corporate to entrepreneurship, or maybe dreaming about what you will do when you find yourself with time after your grown children leave home.

The world awaits your gifts.

You are out there living life and dreaming about the next steps. You may be ready to bring your business online, keep your land retreat alive, connect more deeply with you tribe, or reach a global audience. You may already be aware of the power of webinars yet desire a more heart-centered, less salesy way of messaging and connecting.

When my now 22-year young daughter came into this world I committed to keeping her close to the light with which she was born. As she grew, I committed to never missing an event in which she participated (in her 22 years, I've missed only 1, when I received my Master Retreat Coach Certification). When my family was relocated from NYC to NC, I was moved to connect with a diverse and vibrant community. To realize both, I started leading virtual retreats.

My first virtual retreat was a circle of 12 women who wanted to celebrate Winter Solstice without leaving home. It was a beautiful sacred space of self-care and joy. We connected deeply. Eight years later and several still attend my seasonal retreats, and purchase other services. I want this connection, ease, and abundance for you too.

If any of this resonates, I feel you and would love to connect, learn more about your dreams and help you bring them to the world in a bigger, deeper, more affordable, way.

Namaste.

I worked with Karen for many months mapping out my retreat by the sea. I had done many retreats in the past but they were more like workshops where I prepared a three ring binder with lots of work sheets, etc. This time I did not prepare a binder nor did I give out any work sheets. With Karen’s guidance it was all about the experience. The transformation. Being on retreat, relaxing, and truly enjoying the moments. This was also the first time I made a profit, with much less work. In the past, I broke even and many times lost money.

My biggest breakthrough was the transformation the women experienced at the retreat.I would venture to say that this was my best retreat.

- Cynthia Barnett, Ph.D, Refire Don't Retire

You receive with this course:

  • Lifetime access to all the core modules in the course (includes updates)
  • 24/7 access by computer, tablet, smartphone
  • Sample Worksheets and Resources
  • Access to monthly office hours (Q&A gatherings)
  • BONUS: Virtual RetreatU Private Facebook group (with FB Live Q&A/Updates)
  • BONUSES: Blueprints, interactive templates, archived Library (4 years)
 

Pay-What-You-Can (Seasonal Offering)

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Meet your coach-mentor, retreat guide for this journey

Work-at-home moms, you may appreciate the freedom virtual retreats offer. When my now 23-year young daughter came into this world I committed to keeping her close to the light with which she was born. As she grew, I committed to never missing an event in which she participated (in her 23 years, I've missed only 1 event - when I received my Master Retreat Coach Certification).

When my family was relocated from NYC to NC, I sought a group of like-hearted, like-minded women to share my vision for life and business. I longed to connect with a diverse, global, and vibrant community. To realize both, I started leading virtual retreats.

I lead my first virtual retreat in 2010. It was a circle of 12 women who, like you, wanted to celebrate the seasons in a circle of like-hearted women. It was a Winter Solstice retreat, without the stress of packing, making plans for my daughter or my home. It was a beautiful sacred space of self-care and joy. We connected deeply. Eight years later and several still attend my seasonal retreats and invest in other services with me. I want this connection, ease, and abundance for you too.

Being a YINpreneur™ is all about blending ancient wisdom with modern practice. Understanding that my desire to create a business looks and feels more like a woman on a mission to lead a movement. Virtual retreats are a perfect way to realize this practice. This is also a way for me to blend decades of corporate management, product development and non-profit leadership with my spiritual practices of yoga, Tai Chi and meditation.

If any of this resonates, I feel you and would love to connect, learn more about your dreams and help you bring them to the world in a bigger, deeper, more affordable, way- with ease.

Namaste.