A wellness retreat for women, led by women.

Yoga, meditation, The Daring Way™,
personal development and free time.

Cacapon Resort State ParkBerkeley Springs, West VirginiaFriday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7, 2019

Welcome yourself to the wild and wonderful mountains of West Virginia for a two-night, two-day exclusive weekend retreat in the Eastern Panhandle of the Almost Heaven state. Designed and led by wellness practitioners, Creative Being Women's Retreat will guide you to your fullest and most whole well-being. Your days are scheduled with balance and ease in mind, nurturing you through teachings and workshops, guided meditative nature walks, and spa treatments, each curated to support you in reflection and discovery.

During the weekend, you will renew yourself through physical, mental, emotional and spiritual guidance and practice, and leave renewed, empowered, and attuned to the rebirth and growth that the season brings.

Registration is limited to keep the retreat experience intimate as we grow together.

Designed to help you rediscover yourself through an all-encompassing weekend journey.

Come just as you are

The Creative Being Retreat is a weekend committed to renewing you through self-care, nature, community, facilitated teaching and practices, and creative play.

A beautiful, mountain getaway

Nestled in the mountains of West Virginia, the retreat a short drive away from DC, in the state's Eastern Panhandle. Enjoy the scenic drive prior to arrival.

Inclusivity for your stay

Price includes retreat overnight stays and food. Most supplies are provided for the weekend. Register before January 19, 2019, or bring a friend to receive a discount!

An intimate, revitalizing experience

20 person cap to ensure an intimate, personalized experience for you and your friends. Bring a friend and save on your tickets together.



Friday, 4pm-9:30pm

4pm Check-in
5pm Yoga
**6pm Dinner
7pm Welcoming
8pm Intentions
8:30pm Restorative yoga


Saturday, 8:00am-8:30pm

**8am Breakfast
9am Morning meditation
9:30am Values: The Daring Way™
10:45am Yoga
**12pm Lunch
1pm Vulnerability & Authenticity: The Daring Way™
2pm Optional services & open time (meditative walk/nature hike, or personal time)
**5:30pm Dinner
6:30pm Fire with burn (weather permitting)
7:30pm Sound bowl therapy with Cassidy Ponton


Sunday, 7:00am-1:00pm

7am Optional yoga 
**8am Breakfast
9-10am Pack & Checkout of Cabins
10am Creative Being: Integration

11am Creative Being: Express Yourself
**12pm Closing lunch

**Italics: Meals 
Bold: Signature program
Bold Italics: Checkout

Underline: Optional services/free time

*Schedule subject to change. 

Breakfast and Saturday's Fire Burn (weather permitting) will be at our cabin.  
All other meals programming will take place at the Morgan Daniel room inside of the main building. 

Co-Creators & Facilitators

Colleen Kradel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CDFW

Colleen Kradel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CDFWColleen is a Clinical Social Worker and founder of Be Well Counseling Services, a private practice in Martinsburg, WV. She is recently certified as a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (CDWF). This certification allows her to work with clients using Brené Brown’s curriculum on vulnerability, authenticity, and courage through group work and intensive retreats.

Colleen believes in a holistic approach to mental health and that the mind-body connection is vital to healing. She has seen personally and professionally how the integration of yoga, meditative practices, and connection with others can heal.

She is a runner and practicing yogi. Colleen is on the Board of Girls on the Run of the Shenandoah Valley, a non-profit focused on empowering young girls to show up as their authentic selves. She is passionate about helping girls, teens, and women to feel empowered and live their lives with more ease, joy, and love.

Laurel Webster, Designer, Coauthor of Path to Impact, RYT 200

Laurel Webster, Designer, Coauthor of Path to Impact, RYT 200Laurel Webster RYT 200, completed her yoga training with Create Karma Non-Profit Organization in Lancaster, PA. By day, she is a founding partner of Hersick+Webster Creative Partners, a marketing design studio that works with clients to inspire active, fulfilling and fun lives. She is a coauthor of Path to Impact, a strategic methodology that combines design strategy, sustainable design, systems thinking, and the theory of change to help others envision, plan, design, measure, and share their impact.

By all other hours, Laurel is an avid runner and yogi. In the past few years, as she has run half and full marathons, she's found that yoga has not only helped her ease tight muscles and maintain flexibility but has also improved her overall strength and provided balance to her busy lifestyle.

For Laurel, as a design industry leader, facilitator, and speaker, the techniques of yoga crossover, such as developing understanding from an authentic self and voice to defining core values and creating habits that enable all-encompassing intention. In her yoga classes, taught in Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin forms, are energy-giving, along with a little sweat, and mindfulness practices for on and off the mat.

For over four years, Colleen & Laurel have been close friends, running countless hours and miles together. When they're not running or attending a class at a local yoga studio, the two can be found volunteering for local initiatives and events in their local communities throughout Berkeley County.

Additional guests and services to be announced in early 2019. Stay tuned!

What to expect at Creative Being


With a community of women, a special connection occurs. We often experience challenges, traumas and stresses unique to women, and together, we'll be in healing environments and practices for the weekend. By simply being, opening and sharing our true-selves, we can help one another grow in the qualities that we want to see shine within and beyond us.

Clarity & Resiliency

Creative Being Retreat's teachings and workshops will integrate Brene Brown’s themes of authenticity and resiliency, the chakra system, how our body can teach us about what may be getting in our way, core values, and yoga. Other opportunities during the retreat include massage, nature walks and hikes, and more (to be announced in early-2019).


With dedicated downtime in a secluded environment, your weekend is carefully crafted to make sure your stay is balanced with open space for you to choose how you'd like to spend it. Opportunities during your downtime will be emailed in the weeks leading up to the Retreat.

What's included

  • Two-night stay at Cacapon Resort State Park in Berkeley Springs, WV.
  • Rooms are available in 3 and 5 person on-site cabins, as well as limited availability in the Lodge.*
  • Meals provided include Friday's Dinner; Saturday's Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; Sunday: Breakfast & Lunch.
  • Free time for yourself, as well as optional services provided by the Resort.**
  • Daily yoga classes and guided meditation.
  • Guided creative and personal development workshops and gatherings.
  • Time to focus on renewing yourself and tapping into your wholest being and creativity.

What's not included

  • Transportation to and from the Retreat
  • Yoga mat (please plan to bring your own)
  • Alcoholic beverages and specialty drinks
  • Spa services* provided by the Resort

*Please select which room type you prefer during checkout. If with a friend or multiple friends, we’ll group you together as room availability allows.
Room selection is first come first serve.

**Resort services not included in Retreat ticket purchase, and must be scheduled with the Resort in advance.

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