ONLINE • Creating a Beautiful Life (in Hard Times): An Online Women’s Retreat

Sara Avant Stover

August 29–30, 2020

  • $75.00 – Subsidized tuition
  • $150.00 – Standard tuition
  • $200.00 – Supporter tuition

Designing a life of beauty and meaning—one in which you can radiate your deepest truth, regardless of external circumstances—is the grandest creative project you’ll ever take on. It’s also a tremendous dare when faced with times as hard as the ones we’re in.

But it’s so worth it. As feminine beings, the world needs our medicine of truth, goodness, and beauty now more than ever. Plus, one of the top five regrets of the dying is: “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself.”

During these pandemic times, let’s gather together to re-sort and re-fine your life vision. Within this sacred container, gift yourself with the space, inner and outer quiet, inspiration, supportive sisterhood, and guidance you need to reflect on your path anew.

Through inspiring talks, embodiment practices of women’s yin and slow flow yoga, Buddhist meditation, journaling, deep rest, group sharing, and sacred silence, you’ll leave with a revamped vision that can withstand whatever curveballs life may throw your way.

All self-identified women, with all levels of yoga and meditation experience, are warmly welcome. Please bring your journal, as well as whatever yoga and meditation props you may need.



There will be time during the retreat for you to attend to the needs of daily life. After you register, we will send some tips for how to create a space of stillness in your home, to support your retreat experience.

Note: Times below are provided in Mountain Time. You may join from any timezone.
Saturday, August 29: 10 am – 1 pm / 90 min. break / 2:30 pm – 5 pm
Sunday, August 30: 10 am – 1 pm / 90 min. break / 2:30 pm – 5 pm



Shambhala Mountain Center and Sara Avant Stover would like to make this program as accessible as possible and are partnering up to offer a limited number of scholarship opportunities. Click here to apply. Applications must be submitted by August 20.



Part or all of this program will be recorded. The recordings will be made available for viewing by participants for up to 30 days after the program has ended.



Sara Avant Stover

Sara Avant Stover is a pioneering teacher of feminine spirituality for over twenty years, a bestselling author, and a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Practitioner. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa cum Laude from Columbia University’s all-women’s Barnard College, she had a cancer scare, moved to Thailand, and embarked on a decade-long healing and spiritual odyssey throughout Asia. Since then, she’s gone on to uplift tens of thousands of women worldwide. She specializes in supporting women as they navigate challenging transitions, helping them to heal what feels unhealable and live with greater peace and fulfillment. Sara has been featured in Yoga Journal, the Huffington Post, Newsweek, Natural Health, and on ABC, NBC, and CBS. She lives in Boulder, CO and online at

Program Details

After registration, you will receive an email with simple instructions for downloading and using Zoom on your computer, laptop, or another device. At least 24 hours before the start time, you will receive an email with a link to join the retreat.