Fall 2019 Women’s Weekend Retreat

Fall 2019 Women’s Weekend Retreat with Rev. Connie L. Habash

Nature, Presence, and Connection

October 18-20, 2019

Mount Madonna Center – Watsonville, CA

When we are deeply present, we feel connected and peaceful. Connection gives us a sense of belonging on this planet we call Earth. When there is connection, we feel love. And love is the great healing power of the Universe.

Explore meaningful connection and deep presence in a group of soul sisters dedicated to personal and spiritual growth. Immerse in yoga, meditation, deep nature connection practice, heartfelt sharing and group processes, and a sprinkling of sacred solitude. All intended to strengthen your connection to Nature, each other, the Divine, and your True Self.

Mount Madonna outside path down mountainside

The Fall Women’s Retreat includes:

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Moderate hiking and nature exploration
  • Daily meditation and breath work
  • Group exercises, discussion, and creative practices (including a drumming circle!)
  • Free time to relax
  • Accommodations for two nights
  • All meals (vegetarian): Friday dinner; Saturday brunch, snack, and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch
  • Full access to Mt. Madonna Center: over 355 acres of open meadows and redwood forests, including hiking trails,  a small lake for swimming, a hot tub, and a massage and wellness center.

Women's retreat floor exercise

Women's retreat nature hike

What people are saying about Rev. Connie’s retreats

Connie’s leadership is exceptional

Connie’s leadership is exceptional. Her seasoned experience as a group leader, therapist, minister/lover of life and attention to detail allowed me (a natural organizer and caretaker) to truly let go into “retreat” and receive the gifts of relaxation, rejuvenation, connection, and Nature’s Beauty.

Thank you for a wonderful retreat

Thank you for a wonderful retreat. The space you created helped me be vulnerable, joyous, free, brave, and accepted.

Magical and Inspiring Retreat

Thank you Connie Habash for an amazing day of connecting with amazing women! it was an absolutely magical and inspiring retreat. Thank you so much for all you do!

I feel so much love from your heart

Thank you, Connie, for holding the space for this beautiful weekend… the deep connection on so many levels with the group and myself…. I feel so much love from your heart.

Women's retreat group photo

Mount Madonna Center is a spiritual retreat and community, beautifully located in the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking Monterey bay.  Secluded among 355 private acres and redwood trees, it offers the perfect setting for yoga, meditation, healing, and renewal.

Mount Madonna Center outside back view

Travel & Transporation

Mount Madonna Center is located about 1 hour south of San Jose, CA.  The nearest airport is San Jose International Airport, but SFO and Oakland International airports are only another 30+ minutes farther.  For those local to the SF Bay Area who wish to carpool, contact Rev. Connie to be put on the carpool list.

Mount Madonna Center room interior

Partial Scholarship

Partial Scholarship may be available for a modest amount of work-trade, or if donations to the scholarship fund are sufficient.  Contact Rev. Connie to apply if you are interested.


Friday evening program begins at 4pm (registration at 3:30). Sunday program ends with lunch at 12:30pm

Experience a soulful, inspiring weekend – just for women!



Rev. Connie L. Habash, MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Rev. Connie L. Habash, MA, LMFT  is a spiritual mentor, interfaith minister, yoga & meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and seasoned group facilitator. She values authentic, inspiring, heart-centered, and nurturing community. Rev. Connie is committed to sharing simple and accessible spirituality, presence, and deep nature connection through her retreats, online courses, workshops, and individuals sessions.

For more information, email her: Connie (at) AwakeningSelf.com or call 650-996-2649



A selection of books, CDs, and websites that Connie recommends for your continued awakening.



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