March 18-21, 2021

Women's Wellness Retreat

with Cindy Pensoneau


Deep rest and rejuvenation are all the more valuable with modern life and the stresses of the pandemic.

Ladies who lawyer, lounge, launch and love the company of friends in wide open nature are welcomed for this three-day retreat at Gray Bear Lodge. Be fully immersed in the calm and sanctuary of 400 acres of pristine forest. Open air, fireside dining on organic, vegetarian cuisine grown on site and locally. Please NOTE: Open to all women: you need not be a lawyer to attend.

The daily rhythm includes morning meditation and yoga practice, plus afternoon hikes, wood-fired sauna, massage and restorative practices. Everything is optional. Choose how you enjoy your time. Watch the wildflowers budding and waterfall springs flowing as Spring warms up the land. The long weekend is intended to calm the soul and provide deep rest and rejuvenation.

Capacity is significantly limited to honor the most careful COVID-19 protocols. Sign up early for one of our cozy cabins. All meals, yoga, meditation, sauna, and natural hot tub included in lodging rates below.

Basic cabin with shared bath house: $625

Cabin with toilet: $900

Premium cabin with bathroom: $1,050

Massage available at additional charge.

Nestled in the foothills of Tennessee, Gray Bear Lodge is known for its simplicity and natural beauty. Featuring hiking trails and waterfalls, spring-fed hot tub, wood-fired sauna and gourmet vegetarian cuisine, Gray Bear has been a source of vibrant health for 26 years. It is a scenic 2-hour drive from Nashville and 3 hours from Memphis.

Who should attend: Open to all women (Note: Not just attorney’s : You need not be a lawyer to attend this retreat: All women are welcome)

Workshop Pricing:

  • Basic cabin with shared bath house: $625
  • Cabin with toilet: $900
  • Premium cabin with bathroom: $1,050

Space is limited. Price includes tuition, private lodging, meals and full use of facilities. Confirmation letter and additional information (including directions to Gray Bear) will be sent with enrollment

Workshop Sign-up Form

We'll begin with guests arriving Thursday March 18th between 1:00 to 4:00, 4 to 6 presentation. Dinner is served at 6:15. We finish our retreat on Sunday with brunch / checkout at 2:00.(*) Gray Bear is a two hour drive from the Nashville airport, 3.5 hours from Memphis so please plan arrival time/ departure time with this in mind.

Cindy Pensoneau, JD, YTT is an experienced facilitator and trainer, Cindy regularly leads events focused on professional development and personal effectiveness in legal, corporate and nature settings.

Gray Bear is home to 400 acres of rolling hills, thick forest, natural springs, and even a waterfall. You can experience the wonders of nature while sitting in a hand-built wood fire sauna; hear the silence of nature's symphony lying on a hammock while curled under a blanket; and revel in clear air and water while using shower outdoors.

With all of this nature we have some suggestions to consider when packing:

  • Working flashlight gets dark with only the light of the stars to guide you!
  • A bathing suit ... good for the hot tub, sauna, and Watsu massage pool
  • Water bottle ...Gray Bear does not use disposable cups. Purified water is available in the Main House and the Yoga Room
  • A bath robe/sarong
  • House slippers or socks to wear indoors shoes inside please
  • Comfortable walking shoes/sandals for an inspired nature hike
  • Warm clothing ...mornings & evenings can be cool
  • Comfortable clothes for exercising/yoga

Please do not bring any drugs, alcohol, or pets. Gray Bear is a non-smoking, pet-free and alcohol-free facility.

Read more about Gray Bear.