Time to work on your business, not just in it.
When you’re full steam ahead running your business, it can be so hard to slow down & be proactive. To pause long enough to ask yourself the really important questions, or figure out better ways of managing your workload. It’s not easy, but it is important.
So if you’re craving a new way of living & working, this is your invitation to take a time-out from your business and figure out what the next chapter looks like. Do you need better systems to support you? Do you want to move in a whole new direction? Are you bogged down daily with annoying problems that need fixing? Together, let’s slow down, turn inwards, recalibrate and find the answers that are right for you.
The Slowpreneur Retreat is a perfect place for you to take a deep breath as you figure out what comes next. We don’t have a crystal ball (sorry!) but we do have personalized support, new friends, a peaceful place to work, and a whole lot of amazing food to nourish you body & soul as you rest and reset.
This retreat is small: just four entrepreneurs, plus Sonja & I. We’ve built in lots of time for connection, rest, and gentle structure to help you take those next steps, and we’ll do it together while surrounded by nature.
Our next retreat is happening Spring 2024. Want to join us?
The Slowpreneur Retreat
(And probably a bunch of new recipe ideas too, let’s be honest.)
This is where the magic happens.
When thoughtful, creative people gather, good things happen. Every element of this retreat has been designed to promote thoughtful connection: to yourself, to your business, and to others.
We’ll work, we’ll play, we’ll rest, we’ll eat. We’ll take tangible steps in our businesses while surrounded by good vibes and good people. Join us!
So, does this sound like you?
You want some peaceful downtime to work on your business instead of in it
You’re looking for guidance & inspiration as you figure out your next right steps
You’re ready to show up & be seen and share your gifts with the world
You want some dedicated time to set up better systems & processes
You want to make genuine connections with thoughtful entrepreneurs
You want to be nourished by delicious food designed to support your best work
RETREAT ATTENDEES SAY
My time at the Slowpreneur Retreat was invaluable! As a mom who has less time to pour into my work, it was an incredible opportunity to dive deep and spend uninterrupted TIME in my business and with my own being. Space to breathe, space to create, space to be with others. To dream, to work through the sticky bits, and to be cheered on in the most supportive of ways.
Steph has a brilliant mind that directly compliments my creative intuitive flow. Bringing calm structure to the chaos I was feeling in my mind and life. I went in with a vision of what I wanted out of this weekend, and I can safely say that came out with exactly that and so much more. I came back to my business refreshed, invigorated, and with tools and a potent clarity that I couldn’t have found on my own. Leaving this experience feeling SO FULL…. in all the ways (did I mention the food?!?). So incredibly nourishing, from start to finish.
Amber Ellis | Creating Light Studio
Hi, I’m Steph, and I’m a self-proclaimed slowpreneur.
Throughout the years that I’ve been running my business, I’ve gone through my fair share of chaotic seasons, chronic overwhelm and business burnout. It’s not easy to be an entrepreneur, because it’s not easy to be a human: there are always new challenges to overcome in both our personal & professional lives.
Recently, I’ve become fascinated with the idea of slowpreneurship: exploring how we can build a business that supports us as much as it supports others, and feels intentional both inside & out. I’ve started a podcast to document my evolving philosophies, which you can listen to right here.
This retreat incorporates everything I’ve learned on my journey so far. Contrary to most business retreats, this one leads with prioritizing human connection, practicing self-compassion, and creating a sustainable pace.
Where We’ll Gather
Group sessions designed to get you unstuck & get clear on your next right steps.
Ask Me Anything
I’m always nearby to give you a hand with anything you get stuck on or provide hands-on support.
We’ll pick one system that your business needs right now, and work together to set it up.
Gentle structure to get work done in a peaceful, beautiful, natural environment.
You’ll deeply connect through thoughtful conversation prompts & cozy candlelit meals.
You’re free to use your free time to read, explore, connect, play, or just be in a beautiful place.
It’s a retreat tradition that each attendee gets a hand-picked book & other assorted treats.
What We’ll Eat
For us, the food is as important to the retreat experience as the work itself. Every meal is custom-designed by Sonja of Nurture to accommodate your dietary needs, fuel your brain, and support your soul in doing your best work. The food throughout the retreat is thoughtful, intentional, and beautiful. It is one of the important elements of self-care that we build in to the retreat to remind you to slow down and eat well, even when you go back home.
All retreat packages include:
Accommodation for 4 days & 3 nights at a private lakefront cottage · All meals & snacks by Nurture · Pre-retreat group call & post-retreat follow-up call ·
Personalized group strategy sessions · 1:1 systems implementation support · Group Productivity Parties · Retreat welcome gift
The Lower Bedroom
Private room with Queen bed
Private bathroom & living room on walkout lower level with lake views
The Forest Bedroom
Private room with Queen bed
Shared bathroom on main level with forest views
The Primary Bedroom
Private room with Queen bed
Ensuite private bathroom on main level & forest views
The Deck Bedroom
Private room with King bed
Shared bathroom & private lakeview deck on main level
Join the Waitlist 💌
Our next retreat is happening Spring 2024. Sign up below to be the first to hear when registrations open.
How many spots are there at the retreat?
There are four spots available! You’ll each have your own private bedroom, two with a private ensuite and two with a shared bathroom.
I’m dairy/gluten/nut-free, can I still come?
Of course! Sonja is devoted to making food that everyone can eat and enjoy. Just tell us your dietary restrictions when you choose your room & we’ll take care of the rest.
What happens in the group strategy sessions?
Each attendee will get time in the “spotlight” to bring a topic to the group and get personalized feedback, ideas and suggestions.
How long is the retreat?
The retreat will run from mid-afternoon on Thursday to mid-afternoon on Sunday.
Is this venue accessible?
There are four steps up from the driveway to the main house (see photo). From there, three of the four bedrooms, the kitchen & dining rooms, and all other main retreat areas are all on the same level. There are steps down to the lake and firepit. If you have accessibility requirements, please email me to confirm details before registering.
RETREAT ATTENDEES SAY
A really productive weekend, but not in a hustle-y way.
It was nourishing in food and connection. We had free time to do what we wanted, like jump in the lake or go for a long walk, strategy sessions to get perspective on our business hurdles, and focused time to work on projects we never seem to have the time to do.
On top of it all I felt super rested, had leftovers to take home, and now, a handful of new friends. For a weekend that is all about slowing down, we sure did a lot…but I don’t feel exhausted, I feel calm, cool, and collected.