Harness your feminine power and embrace your authentic self in this weekend retreat. Together we will explore healing interventions, self-discovery exercises, and develop personalized strategies for making actionable our feminine power, so that we may become women of positive change in all areas of life.

August 10–August 12, 2018
Lakeway, Texas

Join an intimate and dynamic group of women for a weekend retreat in Lakeway, Texas. Together we will break through the barriers that often hold us back.

Each morning will begin with a peaceful outdoor yoga session before we engage in an intense and empowering day of sharing, learning, and developing personal plans for living with authenticity and personal power. Sessions will include:

Building Peace Within

  • Healing old wounds
  • Accepting and embracing our true selves
  • Embracing vulnerability and courage
  • Embracing our spiritual selves
  • Exploring self compassion and self care

Developing the Tools of Peacemaker

  • Understanding and creating presence
  • Empowerment through enhanced communication skills
  • Becoming empowered in our families
  • Women in the workplace
  • Exploring community and our unique roles in it
  • Leadership development for women
  • Identifying and developing the skills to affect change

Why Attend?

The retreat is designed to give participants time and space for self-care, self-compassion, and the opportunity to build community with women who are seeking to become more authentic, powerful, and empowered to make a difference in our shared human experience.

Participants will have opportunities for self-reflection and group connection in a supportive, learning environment. Our vision is that each woman will leave the retreat with a renewed awareness of the areas of life she wants to focus her contributions and a strategy for doing so.


The retreat is designed for a small group of women so that we may work deeply, intensely, and develop the relationships and energy to truly rise together!

Accommodations are double occupancy. All meals are included except dinner Saturday night. We will go out to dinner as a group that evening to a local restaurant.


The cost of the retreat, which includes accommodations, all meals except Saturday evening, and training is $750. Space is limited! Register today.

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About Dr. Betty Snyder

Dr. Betty Snyder currently serves as director and associate clinical professor for the Center for Dispute Resolution at Southern Methodist University where she teaches psychology of conflict, communication, neuroscience, mediation and peacebuilding. She is also a lecturer at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and Lipscomb University. Dr. Snyder delivers training programs and speeches internationally in the areas of peace-building, communication, trauma, diversity, and conflict engagement. In addition, her facilitation, consulting and coaching work serves to transform communication patterns and provides productive ways for individuals and groups to overcome conflict. Dr. Snyder’s passion for bringing out the best in people led her to earn a doctorate and master’s degree in clinical psychology, focusing on healing individuals, communities, and organizations.

About Robyn Short

An international speaker, peace-building trainer, and mediator with expertise in restorative justice and transformative mediation models, Robyn Short works with individuals, corporations, and nonprofit organizations in discovering the root causes of their conflicts, so they may transform their relationships and create new and productive paths forward individually and as teams. In addition to her mediation and conflict training practice, Robyn is an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University in the Master of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution program, the Master of Leadership and Negotiation program at Bay Path University, and El Centro Conflict Management program. She has guest lectured at Pepperdine University and Creighton University. Robyn has authored three books on peace building and currently serves on Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s advisory board for the Women of the World for World Peace conference and the board of directors for Peacemakers, Inc.


Hilly Flora, ERYT, LMT, LD, PPD

Hilly Flora first came to the practice of yoga at the University of New Mexico while getting her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religion. What started as an intellectual pursuit quickly became integrated and balanced with the physical practice of asana in 2002. Her foundations are rooted in both Iyengar and Ashtanga which she continues to practice. She has been teaching yoga since 2006 and views her practice as a path of self inquiry. Both her practice and her teaching continue to evolve as she continues to gain insight and understanding in the discipline of yoga and functional movement.  She has studied with sadhakas in the Sates and abroad in India, but also learns daily from her clients and the brilliant women who give her the gift of attendance during their birth-work.