Celebrating Your Second Journey
May 2017

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Celebrating Your Second Journey

Rediscover the Woman You Are

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May 05, 2017 – May 07, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Joan Anderson, Karen Allen
Plus accommodations
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As a woman in the second part of your journey, it’s never too late to reclaim your life. It just takes a bit of risk and determination.

No one knows this better than Joan Anderson, who spent 10 years writing memoirs that ask the question most women ask themselves: Who am I beyond the roles I play? In this motivational retreat she offers you a chance to repair your spirit and rediscover the person you papered over while playing the myriad roles our culture expects from women.

In the company of other women at the same stage of life, you stretch toward the new you by accepting change, letting go of old ways, and breaking rules. As you become a student of self and soul, you learn to appreciate the innate strengths you possess from living through adversity and overcoming the pitfalls of counterfeit and accidental journeys.

The weekend includes a screening of the movie Year By the Sea, starring actress Karen Allen, who joins us for a reception and question-and-answer session after the film.

More Information

The Faculty recommends the following books in preparation for the course:

  • A Year By The Sea by Joan Anderson
  • The Second Journey: The Road Back to Yourself by Joan Anderson
Things to Bring:

Bring a journal.


Please note this course has a special schedule:

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Film Screening
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Q & A/Wine & Cheese Reception
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Joan Anderson is author of a number of children’s books and several best-selling memoirs, including A Year By the Sea and The Second Journey. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, and Good Morning America and is a frequent speaker and retreat facilitator nationwide. joanandersononline.com

Karen Allen is an actress known for her signature role as Marion Ravenwood, the feisty, hard-drinking ex-love of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. She has been in a number of films as well as live theater roles. She is also an avid knitter and owner of Karen Allen Fiber Arts in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. karenallen-fiberarts.com