Coming Into Your Own is a women’s personal development and leadership program that supports reflection, exploration, and regeneration. Over the past 20 years, CIYO has supported women around the world to access their reservoir of presence, and a fuller expression of themselves in their work, family, relationships and communities.
The program begins with one-on-one conversations with a faculty guide as well as suggested readings that provoke reflective preparation for the 3-day retreat. The workshop concludes with an individualized coaching session to reinforce insights gained and to support next steps in your personal and/or professional life.
The facilitators are CIYO graduates and faculty members, living into these methodologies and genuinely want to share them with you because they have experienced the value and depth that they reveal.
We welcome those who identify as a woman (some or all of the time), nonbinary, gender fluid, and genderqueer folks, transfolks and anyone else who feels inspired to join us.
Margaret Dresher co-director of Windhorse Farm, grandmother, 69, feminist since the 60’s, schooled in horticulture, steeped in the magic and medicine the land has taught. She has trained for 40 years in the Shambhala tradition and teaches a variety of leadership programs in Nova Scotia using the Art of Hosting and Land based skills.
Gabrielle Donnelly, Ph.D. is a writer, educator, and practitioner of social creativity and change. An Assistant Professor at Acadia University and collaborator at Brave Space, she works with personal and participatory leadership approaches for navigating contemporary challenges and opportunities. Gabrielle is also an Art of Hosting practitioner, Deep Democracy facilitator, meditator in the Shambhala tradition, and a student of wildcrafting and plant medicine.
Gabrielle Donnelly, Ph.D.
If you cannot afford the full fee, and you would like to explore creative options and scholarships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.