Women’s Travel Wisdom, a Five-Day Wellness Retreat

Retreat Brings 13 Powerhouse Women Together in October 2022

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Hosted by JourneyWoman and Girls’ Guide to Paris, retreat taps into the wisdom of women, including Lola Akinmade Åkerström, Loung Ung and Debbie Phillips

Drawing on the wisdom of 13 best-selling authors, life coaches, activists, award-winning photographers, entrepreneurs and travel experts, Women’s Travel Wisdom takes place in California’s Mayacamas Mountains in October 2022.

At the symposium, speakers will share their wisdom and life experiences to help travelers see the world through a different lens. Keynote speakers include Lola Akinmade Åkerström, Doni Belau, Diana Eden, Brenda Holder, Caren Osten, Debbie Phillips, Carolyn Ray and Loung Ung. Workshop leaders, including Amanda Burgess, Robyn Griggs-Lawrence, Nora Livingstone, Shawna Robins and Krista Stanley, will provide practical tools to help women travel with intention, incorporating mindfulness, wabi-sabi, animal conservation and Indigenous wisdom.

“This is an invitation for women to share their wisdom, embrace different perspectives and help cultivate shared values to make the world a better place through travel,” said Carolyn Ray, CEO, JourneyWoman. “Empowerment leads to change, and I believe that women, as the world’s most influential travelers, must lead that change.”

“As guests of the world, we must make meaningful contributions when we travel,” said Doni Belau, CEO and Founder, Girls’ Guide to Paris and Beyond. “This is a unique opportunity to join a circle of powerful, wise women, be inspired by their courageous stories and become healthier, stronger, and more purposeful travelers.”

The Experience 

The five-day symposium is limited to 80 guests at the 200-acre Mandala Springs Wellness Center from October 20-24, 2022. In the spirit of healing and nature, it is a substance-free, vegetarian event, held outdoors.


Nestled high in the Mayacamas Mountains, Mandala Springs Wellness Retreat Center gives you room to breathe — and is the ideal setting to help you rejuvenate, relax and refresh. Mandala Springs is located in Cobb, California, less than forty miles north of Santa Rosa and 90 miles north of San Francisco.

Tranquil and inspiring, the breathtaking surroundings make Mandala Springs an ideal place to balance dedicated group focus with social connection and rejuvenation to inspire new ideas and ways of thinking.

Learn more: Women’s Travel Wisdom Brings Together 13 Powerhouse Women


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