Nurture Your Heart & Soul Retreats

“The self must know stillness before it can discover its true song.” ~ Ralph Brum

Registration Now Open for 2020 Retreats:

January 30th – February 2nd (7 spots left)

October 1st – 4th (3 spots left)

 

2019 Dates:

April 11th – 14th, 2019 (3 nights / 4 days) * SOLD OUT

September 12th – 15th, 2019 (3 nights / 4 days) * SOLD OUT

October 3rd – 6th, 2019 (3 nights / 4 days) * SOLD OUT

Relax, Restore, Reconnect & Retreat

Imagine stepping out of your everyday life to reconnect to peace, joy and relaxation.

No pressure, no stress, no responsibilities and no distractions. Just a small group of beautiful, like-minded women and the time and space to reconnect to your true self.

Imagine a beautiful location where you can relax and renew your spirit.

A place where every detail is in place and you don’t have to worry or work. Somewhere for you to just BE…and to let your mind quiet, your heart open and your body relax.  A place where you can explore your creativity.  A place where you can practice meditation, enjoy nature and eat delicious food.  A place where you can connect with amazing people.

A place that is warm, supportive and safe where you can be exactly who you are.

This is my dream for you.

This is why I am hosting these relaxing retreats at the beautiful Timber Creek House in Drexel, Missouri.  I’ve hosted many retreats here in the past, and I promise that you will absolutely love it here!  It is a house filled with love and for the people who’ve come on retreat here, it has been a life-changing, magical experience.

This wellness retreat is for women in all stages of life.  

The yoga and meditation will be accommodated to serve all the needs of our group, so previous experience in yoga or meditation is NOT necessary.

Retreat details:

When:

January 30th – February 2nd, 2020
Thursday evening – Sunday morning

Where:

32303 Timber Creek Road, Drexel, MO
(Drexel is 15 minutes SE of Louisburg, roughly 45 minutes from the Kansas City area.)
 

What:  

Join your guide, Shannon Kinney-Düh for:
  • gentle yoga
  • circle time
  • healthy meals (Food allergy and restrictions can be accommodated for.)
  • meditation
  • walking trails
  • nature
  • massage / Reiki energy work / mentoring
  • journaling
  • creative projects
  • and so much more….
 
There will be plenty of time for napping, downtime, exploring, reading, laughter and being together with new friends, too!

Information About the Retreat House

Timber Creek Retreat House in Drexel, Missouri is truly amazing.
 
Visit HERE to learn more and to see additional photos of the rooms and beautiful grounds. This place is magical.  It’s surrounded by nature and beauty.  We know you will not be disappointed.
 

Retreat Fees:

Private Room & Bath:    $190 per night (includes all meals)
Shared Room & Bath:    $280 per night (split $140 & $140 – includes all meals)
Facilitator Honorarium:  Early Bird: $350* per person (Please note: fee goes up to $450 per person after January 1st, 2020.)
 

Your Total Investment for 3 night / 4 days:

Your total for the retreat with a private room for 3 nights:  $920 ($1020 after early bird.)
Your total for the retreat with a shared room for 3 nights:  $770 ($870 after early bird.) 

Total Cost Includes:

All your meals and snacks, sessions with Shannon, guided meditations, yoga, creative journaling, walking trails, beautiful rooms for sleep and renewal, total relaxation…
 
ADD ONS:
Massage with Tom Jacobs:  $85
Reiki Energy Healing Session with Shannon (60 minutes):  $85
1:1 Life & Spiritual Coaching with Shannon (60 minutes):    $85

Space for each retreat is limited.

REGISTRATION FOR JANUARY, 2020 RETREAT IS NOW OPEN!

SECURE YOUR RESERVATION: You are required to pay $100 to secure your reservation.  Your $100 deposit will be refunded if someone from the waiting list can fill your spot or if you find someone to replace you. If there’s no one on the waiting list and you cannot find a replacement yourself, the $100 deposit will not be refundable.

After securing your $100 deposit on PayPal, the remaining retreat fee won’t be due until check out day at the retreat. 

*THIS AMOUNT IS DEDUCTED FROM YOUR TOTAL.  After paying the $100 to save your spot, $250 for the facilitator fee honorarium will be remaining. 

 

IF FLYING: we suggest a 1:30 – 3:30 airport arrival, allowing 2 hours for luggage, shuttle pick up, drive time, so you can arrive at Timber Creek Retreat House between 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (A  shuttle from the Kansas City International Airport is available.  See below for those details.)
 
IF DRIVING: please arrange to arrive at the Timber Creek Retreat House between 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Going on retreat is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

The focus of this retreat will be letting go of what no longer is serving your life and getting really clear about the vision for your future and what you want to focus on for 2020.

Retreat Weekend Schedule:

CHECK-IN:
 
Arrive anytime between 3 – 5 p.m. on Thursday.  Please try to be there by 5 p.m.
We will give a brief tour of the retreat house at 5 p.m.
 
Thursday
 
5:15 p.m.  tower bell rings
5:30  meditation gathering 
6:00  dinner
7:30  circle time & yoga nidra for deep relaxation
9:00  free time
 
Friday
 
7:45 a.m.  tower bell rings
8:00  meditation gathering
8:30  breakfast
10:30  circle time and yoga for all levels
11:30  tower bell rings
11:45  meditation gathering
noon lunch
 
1:00 – 5:00  (free time)
 
This is a good time to enjoy quiet in your room or go walking on the beautiful trails.  You can have tea alone or chat with new friends in the heart room.  You will also have the option to schedule holistic life coaching or spiritual mentoring one-on-one sessions with Shannon or massage with Tom Jacobs (he’s amazing – it’s SO worth it).
 
5:15  tower bell rings
5:30  meditation gathering
6:00  dinner
7:30  circle time – group activity in the heart room
9:00  free time
 
Saturday
 
7:45 a.m.  tower bell rings
8:00  meditation gathering
8:30  breakfast
10:30  yoga for all levels
11:30  tower bell rings
11:45  meditation gathering
noon  lunch
 
1:00 – 5:00  free time
 
5:15 p.m.  tower bell rings
5:30  meditation gathering
6:00  dinner
7:30 circle time – group activity in the heart room
9:00  free time
 
Sunday
7:45  tower bell rings
8:00  meditation
8:30  breakfast
10:00  circle time (closing retreat ritual)
11:00  check out time.
 
Enjoy final walks on the beautiful wooded trails.
*Schedule subject to change slightly.
 

TO MAKE YOUR FULL RESERVATION: After paying your $100 deposit on PayPal (the button above) Shannon will email you instructions to choose your room at Timber Creek Retreat House.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you cancel your reservation after November 15th, 2019 and find another woman to replace you, or if someone on the waiting list will replace you, you will not be charged.

If you cancel after November 15th, 2019 and cannot find a replacement (and there’s no one on the waiting list either), you will be charged the full retreat fee.

Once you’ve reserved your spot, you will receive a personal email with details.  We can also help you coordinate ride share for the weekend.  (If you’re flying to KC, 5 Guys Shuttle service is a good option. Email Shannon with questions.)

I believe kismet led me to Shannon’s Free Spirit Retreat and I thank destiny for leading me exactly where I needed to be.   I stumbled upon Shannon’s website/retreat information while browsing the internet for ‘wellness retreats’.   I reviewed the information and just felt in my ‘spirit’ that this was something I needed to do for myself.   I am so happy I followed my heart’s lead, despite being a little apprehensive as a drove up to the retreat house.   All of those anxious feelings dissolved as I entered the door. Beth and Tom, the owners of Timber Creek Retreat House, were so warm and welcoming.   They immediately made me feel at home and at ease.  Later, when I met Shannon for the first time it felt like I was greeting an old friend.  She is the most loving, compassionate, genuine  and fun woman.  The rest of the retreat weekend followed the same feeling of an open embrace – from the other women attendees, to the ladies who helped in the kitchen, to the gentleman who tended the grounds – all were filled with love, kindness and a healing energy.   I left feeling safe, loved, and quiet in my heart and head.   If I could give all of my girlfriends a beautiful gift it would be this retreat!    
 
Thank you again Shannon for your gift of empathy and knowledge.  I hope our paths will cross again.   I will always hold you close in my heart.
Carol from St. Louis, MO

“I had the best time on this retreat!  I am so happy I joined all of you these last 4 days.  Not only was the retreat house, Tom, Beth and Patty absolutely over the top amazing, but every single one of the women you have brought together were so thoughtful, inspiring, warm and fun!  So many more things I could go on and on about the women that joined this weekend.

You are exactly as I imagined you to be and so, so, so much more.  I can’t even begin to explain what this weekend has been for me and what I have taken away from it.  I am still processing it all, but I can tell you that it was one of the best, if not the best, experiences I have ever given myself.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I left a piece of myself at the retreat house and with all of you.”

Corinne from San Diego, CA

“I loved going on Retreat with Shannon so very much! It was the ultimate form of self-care for me. With more structured activities in the mornings — like yoga sessions and walks in the woods — and less structured, free time in the afternoons — which amounted to time for thinking, napping, journaling, and massage for me — the days were well-organized and flowed nicely for the ultimate in a relaxing and rejuvenating experience for my heart and soul. And meal times were spent chatting with new friends, eating delicious foods, in a relaxed, cozy setting. The meditations before each meal only added to the special character of both the setting and the Retreat. Timber Creek Retreat House is beautiful, each bedroom with its own spacious bathroom, and each outfitted with a king size bed fitted with the most comfortable sheets you can imagine on which to sleep.

Shannon is as beautiful, inside and out, in person, as she is online, and makes you feel welcome and included throughout the Retreat experience, as do all the women with whom you Retreat. Because the Retreat is limited in size, these women become your friends.

I highly recommend going on any Retreat with Shannon! In fact, I am already signed-up to attend another Retreat with Shannon next year because my first experience was so positive.”

Amy from Arizona

“This retreat was the best thing I have ever done for myself. It’s the “thing” I didn’t know I needed. Now, it’s the “thing” that keeps me going. That light at the end of the tunnel. I feel refreshed and renewed after retreat and Shannon is the absolute best!”

Katie from Wisconsin

Thank you Shannon, for crafting such a meaningful retreat.  The right questions asked and the time to be still and hear our answers.  Timber Creek was the perfect contemplative nature setting.  With such nourishing food for both the body and the soul.  Lots of laughter and freedom to express authentically and safely. I will be back to unplug and recharge again.  It was absolutely just what I needed.      
Deborah from Chesterfield, MO

My retreat with Shannon at Timber Creek was love and acceptance. It just was. The space and people wrapped me up in this big hug and entered into my heart: what I was feeling, what I had been carrying, and whatever I arrived at the doorstep to discover. They supported me the whole weekend long with lots of laughter, hugs, and delicious silence and nourishment, for both my soul and body. It was the perfect space to unwind and unwrap. Where else can we find that kind of connection (or the power of that many intuitive, loving women!) in our ordinary, busy lives?
 
Kim from Council Bluffs, Iowa

“Taking care of myself always comes second to caring for my family. After my kids came along, I began to forget how much better I felt when I took care of my body, mind and spirit.
 
And then I discovered retreating.   While I love traveling with my family, I usually just feel more exhausted afterward.  And while it’s a little hard to be away from them at a retreat for a few days,  I always come back more centered, relaxed, and a better wife and mom. 
 
My advice for any first time retreater is to not over-think, over-plan, or set too many expectations for the experience. I always come home with exactly what I needed.”  
Jennie from Newport Beach, CA

Shannon’s retreat was amazing and I’m taking away lessons that I will use every day in my life.  The silent time meditating calmed my spirit and my soul.  The friendships I made will never be forgotten.  The activities with the group were inspiring.  I also had time to read, journal, and get to know myself better.  I am so happy that I made the decision to go.  I will definitely do this again and tell others about it.  

Dayna

“If you dare to be scared, unsure, out of sort and at the end of the weekend come out a different person go and participate in Shannon’s retreat. What you learn, discover and grow from is an amazing experience. Trust me I know.
She is a beautiful soul, gentle, caring and present. It is a place of non-judgement, supportive and with a deep sense of acceptance. 
 
Shannon, thank you from the depth of my heart. Most words cannot explain what you took the time to give me. I felt safe, cared, loved and welcomed even in my moments of doubt. You are gifted and a beautiful gift to experience.”
Irene

“Retreat – the word alone conjures up images and emotions of renewing, relaxing and becoming…  From the decision to make retreating a priority to the preparation and time spent traveling to the actual retreat location, I experience and expectancy, excitement and some trepidation of what the experience will bring.

Personally, I have immersed myself into retreats twice in the past year.  Letting go and transformation begins for me as I leave my daily environment and enjoy the solitude of driving to the retreat destination.  The sensation of, “melting” I feel in the first 24 hours of a retreat is both amazing and mysterious.  This is when I fully surrender to the community of women gathered for a similar, yet unique experience and begin to find my true self again.  

My retreats with Shannon as the facilitator have been a blend of self exploration through art, yoga, group meetings, deep meditations and ample time allotted for solitude and reflection in a natural, peaceful setting removed from daily routines, busyness and expectations.  These periods of time have allowed deep spiritual and personal growth which have rippled through my life long after leaving retreats.  There are no words to truly express how grateful I am to be a part of this growing circle of women.”

Renee from Shawnee, KS

I am so excited to share this very special retreat weekend with you!