WINTER Workshops and Retreats, 2019, 2020

"INNER KNOWING: Women's Retreat for Mindfulness, Empowerment, and Enjoyment" 
Weekend Workshop on Whidbey Island, WA
Begins Friday Dec. 6, Dinner. 
Ends Sunday Dec. 8 at Noon
Welcome to our journey together. 

We invite you to join us, Judith and Kara-Lee, and this gathering of women, as we nurture our senses, create energy and balance, and enjoy our creativity. 
We bring women together to deepen our connection with ourselves and with others and to strengthen our ability to create change within and in the world at large: We care, we share, we learn, and we have fun. 
We are providing a time for reflection and growth, self-care, and self-knowing in order to enhance our ability to live with purpose and resilience.
Throughout our retreat we have opportunities to explore what gets in the way of having access to our own wisdom and how to move forward. We also have opportunities for relaxation and renewal: Being present, being true to ourselves, being Wise Women!

We hope you enjoy our own unique blend of processes that include Mindfulness Meditation and Movement, Gentle Yoga, Art, Music, Writing, and Playfulness.

From Judith and Kara-Lee:
"We love sharing our combined years of experience and practices with other women.
This retreat will be suffused with our caring, enthusiasm, and wisdom."

We will all be nurtured by a lush old growth forest, a serene sanctuary, lovely lodging, and fabulous food. Upon arriving, one can feel the sacredness of the space.

 Give yourself this gift of time and care and learning and it will flow on!

From a past retreat participant:
"My experience at the Women's Retreat with Judith was an absolute joy! Self care was at the heart of our daily agenda and Judith was a fabulous guide helping us reconnet with our true nature. Together, we laughed, we played, we danced, we sang, we dived deep connecting to ourselves and each other as a tribe of strong, healing women. My inner child loves, loves loves Judith's kind, gentle and playful spirit. I am so grateful for our time together and the connections and friendships made. The tools and strategies I learned throughout the weekend were easy to integrate into my busy life. They have already had a positive impact, decreasing my stress level and increasing my sense of well being. I look forward to learning more with Judith!"

The retreat will begin with dinner on the evening of Friday, Dec. 6 and conclude at noon, Sunday Dec. 8. 

$398, includes: lodging in a single room, all meals, and the workshop.
$358, includes: lodging in a shared double room, all meals, and the workshop.


Judith Waldman, MSW, Director of "Women's Journeys" and co-author of "Stand, Flow, Shine: Caring for the Woman Within" ( brings many wonderful years as a national workshop leader, and trainer for other leaders. “Leading workshops and retreats for groups of women is a great pleasure in my life – providing experiences that are nurturing, healing, empowering, and joyful.” 

Kara-Lee Ruotolo, MA.Ed. Kara-Lee began practicing and studying yoga in Seattle in 1995 and spreads her love of yoga and mindfulness wherever she can. She is wonderfully enthusiastic and full of enjoyable experiences to lead in workshops and retreat

Women's Wisdom Journey

Saturday, February 22, 2020
10am to 4pm
Columbia City, Seattle

Welcome to our journey - a retreat of nurturance and empowerment for women. We awaken our senses, create energy and balance, and enjoy our creativity. Bringing women together to share, to care, to learn, through mindfulness meditation and movement, art, music, and playfulness. Letting go, moving forward; all with deep inner knowing. Being present, being true to ourselves, being wise women!

See my bio above and some feedback from a former retreat participant.

This a gift for all of us: no fee.
Please bring a monetary donation for the Food Bank

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Please check back for more workshops this coming year