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Retreat planned for women hoping to find purpose


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RIRIE — If you’re a woman wanting to take a positive step forward but are unsure where to turn, a new retreat hosted by Idaho women can help you get rooted.

Amy Wood, Brianna Wheeler, and Rachael Hobley all had a dream to start retreats and last year their dreams came to life with Radiant and Rooted.

“My favorite part is watching the women that have been carrying emotional baggage around and watching it disappear,” Wheeler says.

They started the retreat as a way to help women take a step back from the demands of life and re-align their life goals and purpose.

“If I would have known how I feel now compared to how I felt like five years ago before I had all the tools, I would pay any amount of money to be where I’m at right now,” Wheeler says.

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Wood says women are taught about the power of the mind, accountability and how to be a conscious creator.

“We address fears and we talk about their limiting beliefs, subconscious thoughts,” Wood says. “We help them step into the subconscious and their limiting beliefs (and) turn them into affirmations.”

Wheeler leads the women in energy work where they focus on their physical, spiritual and emotional well-being.

“We can hold emotions in and it can make us sick, unhealthy and unhappy,” Wheeler says. “We do yoga and meditation, so it gets you in a place where you can release those things.”

This year’s retreat will be held in St. George, Utah. | Courtesy Image

Hobley says she’s taken away valuable experiences from retreats in the past and has been able to apply self-development tools that have sustained her through hardship.

“I was able to get through that whole (hard) year with joy and gratitude through all of it,” Hobley says. “I know without a doubt that the reason I was able to get through it with a strong mindset is because of everything I’ve learned.”

The March 2019 retreat is being held in St. George, Utah at a vacation spot in Snow Canyon State Park. It will go from March 22 to 24. Last year the event was so popular they added a second retreat.

“The house we are in is a dream. They walk out the back doors, it’s a big open space and you’re in the red rocks,” Wood says.

Island Park retreat 2018 | Courtesy Image

The spacious location has a swimming pool and hot tub along with spots for yoga and meditation. Organizers say the retreat will be jam-packed full of content with time for journaling and outdoor activities.

There’s also a workshop and professionals to facilitate activities. Women will receive a swag bag with gifts and gear from local sponsors. A professional photographer is attending the retreat to document and post photos of women’s experience.

“If this retreat is calling you at all, then invest in yourself. It’s going to be worth it,” Wood says. “The best investment that you’ll ever make is within yourself.”

Go to the Radiant and Rooted Instagram page for more information on how to sign up, or click here.