Women rising

a Women’s empowerment retreat

Become your most empowered self… boldly and lovingly live the life you’ve imagined

The modern day woman too frequently becomes distracted from her Self, her life, and instead is consumed with taking care of others and anything else that comes her way. Falling into a state of compliance, routine and habit, she becomes forgetful, losing a sense of Self, what really matters and how she really wants to live. This power outage often leaves her feeling tired, fatigued and unmotivated.

In Jungian Psychology, symbols, images, animals and nature are gateways for discovering and awakening into our most authentic self. In this retreat, the animal archetype of the Mother Bear will serve as a metaphor for tapping into our wise self and feminine power. This is your opportunity to “get your power back” and live your most empowered life. 

"The characteristics of A Mother Bear are unflinching. Her raw energy is undeniable.  She rises up with strength, courage and power in the face of threat or danger.  With a sharp intellect, innate knowing and a keen sense of timing, she knows when and how to defend and protect herself.  Complementing her power and ability to take action, is her warm, caring and loving nature and ability to take refuge in stillness and restoration through hibernation."   

This retreat is your invitation to discover your qualities of strength, courage, perception, intuition, self-love and rightful action.  Discover your most empowered self through the use of story, mind-body practices, guided imagery exercises and intentional experiences.  And like mother bear's natural rhythm, it is essential to have time to relax, indulge in spa and self-care.

The journey towards a more empowered self is possible for you!


September 29 - october 1 2019

Sunday at 4 pm - Tuesday at 12 pm

Omni Bedford Springs Resort 

Nestled in beautiful, historic Bedford Springs, PA 

Enjoy luxurious accommodations, daily breakfast, one dinner and a welcoming happy hour!

Here's what You Can Expect: 


✓ Use of Story for Understanding & Cultivating our True Self

✓ Empowering Mind-Body Practices 

✓ Guided Visualizations &  Nourishing Meditations

✓ Energetic Exercises for Building Inner Strength

✓ Connection and Inspiration

✓ Mindful Nature Walks

✓ Intentional Conversations

✓ Revitalizing Spa Services

Facilitated by Dr. Suzanne Nixon, Expert in Holistic Psychology, Body-based Practices, the Mind-Body Connection, Meditation and Group Facilitation.

This is the ONLY retreat of it's kind in the area!

Here's why you need this:

  • Full Immersion experience... gain in 48 hours what your at home practices and reading can’t do for you within a season.

  • Cultivate positive traits already within you to gain a more felt-sense experience of healthy empowerment.

  • Mind-body practices to deepen your awareness and strengthen your core and energetic body centers.

  • Develop strong and flexible boundaries for safety and protection.

  • Experience full body presence and the awesomeness of inner empowerment.

  • Reconnect to your true essence and come home to you.

  • Nourish mind, body, soul with self-care practices and services

  • Indulge in healthy, chef inspired menus, inspiring nature walks, fresh country air, intentional conversations and fun.

  • Create a new narrative of the empowered you. 


  • Double room occupancy $1100.

  • Single room preference, add $250.


For more information and to register, contact Dr. Suzanne at dr.suzannenixon@gmail.com or 703.729.0505

When you immerse yourself in the practices taught by Dr. Suzanne, surrounded by the beautiful serenity of Omni Bedford Springs Resort, you will experience the deepest and most true way to connect to yourself and learn skills and practice to harness self-empowerment and live a more intentional, empowered life. This one weekend can leave you with the tools to impact your entire life.

The time to be empowered is Now!

mother bear rising

Ever wonder how you can boldly live your most fulfilling life?

Now’s the time to rise up!



Sometimes we long for a wellness experience where our inner journey experience is matched with the splendor of an outer journey experience.  Lodging in the lush accommodations of a top destination resort, indulging in spa treatments, exploring manicured gardens and forest walking trails and of course, simply relaxing poolside, can delightfully fill your body and soul. Afternoon free time allows for exploration in neighboring towns, communities and cultural activities.  Catch a bit to eat at the resort's coffee shop, or dine at a 4-star resort restaurant. And as night falls enjoy the whispers of nature or relaxing on a porch rocking chair as you star gaze in the brilliance of the open night sky. 

Our intention, always, is to select resorts where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and be comforted, uplifted and inspired. Our team of experts offer an array of wellness and mindfulness programs to target your needs, interests and desires. Develop a meditation or yoga practice, learn how to live more intentionally and mindfully, create a lifestyle wellness plan, learn skills for self-empowerment, enjoy a weekend of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation or journey inward to discover who you are, what you want or perhaps what the next chapter is in your life.