The 2019 Women’s Retreat

Reclaiming the Mystery and Magic of Possibility

Reignite your Light!

“As long as a dream lives, so does a chance of its manifesting.” –Julia Cameron

Life–with its distractions and responsibilities–can often detour our deepest dreams and desires, and we may find ourselves wondering…

  • What happened to the mystery and magic of my life?
  • How can I reclaim (and maintain) what makes me come alive?

Through ceremony, creative expression, movement, music, meditation, sacred silence and sharing–plus a dash of something fun (and oh-so-easy!) called Laughter Yoga*–we will remember what matters most, gently release what may stand in the way, and joyously rediscover, reclaim, and give wings to the deepest dreams within our hearts.  

Reconnect with your inner spiritual sanctuary to embrace greater peace and infinite possibility

We will join together in community and also have individual time to…

  • Relax
  • Restore
  • Refocus
  • Reawaken
  • Reclaim
  • Renew
  • Reenergize

*Note: Laughter Yoga is VERY different from traditional yoga, you only need to bring your willingness to have fun!

Additional Quotes

The quieter we become, the more we hear. –Ram Dass

There is a laughter of God–let’s laugh it.

There is a song of the Universe–let’s sing it.

There is a hymn of praise–let’s praise it.

There is a joy, a beauty; there is a deep, abiding peace; let’s experience it.

–Ernest Holmes

Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. –Howard Thurman

Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau

2019 Women’s Retreat FAQ

St Benedict Lodge, McKenzie Bridge, OR This rustic, peace-inspiring facility is located 50 miles east of Eugene, nestled next to the “wild and scenic” McKenzie River.
Cost: $200, includes 2 nights lodging in your choice of private or shared rooms, shared restrooms, all meals and retreat activities.
  • A journal or notebook/pen/pencil
  • A small, special item for our ceremonial altar that represents a quality of yourself, your life, your essence, or your deepest dream(s) that you would like to reclaim or expand.
  • A flowing scarf (lightweight) or a piece of "flowy" fabric that will move gently.
  • Drums, noisemakers, finger cymbals. Does anyone play hand drums such as djembe? I love drums and invite anyone who plays to bring one!
  • Willingness to wander--and wonder--in the land of infinite possibility!
  • Online: Registration Form
  • Call: 541-485-0035
  • Email:
  • Write: 390 Vernal St Eugene OR 97401

Click here to read about our past retreats!

Reverend Donna Michael is a Nashville-based ordained Science of Mind minister, speaker, forgiveness coach, retreat facilitator, and recording artist/producer/songwriter. In her “Live Your Limitless Life!” Focus Ministry, she has served as a keynote speaker, workshop and retreat leader, music director and performer for spiritual conferences, groups, and events throughout the country. She has worked with Operation Smile and Hospice and is a certified Laughter Yoga leader. Her 10 CDs of music for inspiration, celebration, creativity and renewal have been described as “food for the soul” and “wonderfully healing.” Her song, “A Light In This World (I Am A Light)” has been a global catalyst for peace and personal transformation. Her mission is to offer “a message and music that unites all of us and divides none of us,” and her passion is helping others realize and actualize their innate potential to live a limitless life through the transformative power of spiritual growth and evolution.

Visit to learn more about her private coaching, speaking, and music.

NOTE: (NEW website will be live by the time of the Women’s Retreat)