the Leadership Retreat

October 19-21, 2018 in Nashville, TN


What is the Leadership Retreat?

First, the Leadership Retreat is a weekend for leaders who are open and willing to grow.

We are light + dark. We are students + teachers. We are strong + soft. We have fun + are challenged. We are hard workers + and masters of flow. We are both feminine + masculine. We are grounded + growing. We are courageous + doubtful. We are experts + beginners. We are givers + receivers. We are consistent + spontaneous. We are open + set clear boundaries. We are vulnerable + powerful beyond measure. We are love + fear.

We are not right or wrong. We are not pretty or ugly. We are not good or bad or better than.

Duality does not separate us, it makes us who we are. We are duality.

When we recognize this duality, we are able to powerfully hold space for each other with empathy + understanding.

When we see the whole picture, both the light and the dark, we’re able to meet each other exactly where we are - because, at the core, we are all of these things. We are all duality.

Guest Lecture: Rachel Elizabeth Cargle

Unpacking White Feminism

Rachel Cargle the Leadership Retreat + Unpacking White Feminism

Rachel Elizabeth Cargle is an Ohio born writer and lecturer. Her activist and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood. Her social media platforms boast a community of over 90k where Rachel guides conversations, encourages critical thinking and nurtures meaningful engagement with people all over the world. Her public lecture Unpacking White Feminism has been featured on campuses around the country such as American University, Tulane, and The Ohio State University. Along with a monthly column on HarpersBazaar.com her writing has been featured on PopSugar, Afropunk, Essence, HuffingtonPost, and Refinery29. Rachel is currently living in NYC and attending Columbia University where she is studying anthropology and women's studies.

Does this apply to me? 

The short answer is: yes.

The long answer is the Leadership Retreat applies to anyone who falls into the following categories:

  • Anyone who has ever experienced a Heartfelt Retreat

  • Fitness instructors, personal trainers, group fitness instructors, yoga instructors

  • Team leaders

  • Managers

  • Teachers

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Anyone willing to do the work

What should I expect?

  • Sweat -

    • Expect to move

    • Expect to breathe


  • Svadhyaya

    • Svadhyaya is the practice of understanding yourself

    • Expect to get honest

    • Expect journaling + sharing

    • Expect the uncomfortable

    • Expect discussions on race + body image

    • Expect time for yourself

    • Expect tools to take with you to continue this work

    • Expect to learn, again and again, that this work is never complete


  • Accommodations + Transportation

    • Transportation and accommodations are not included

    • Friday Sessions: 6pm - 9pm CST

    • Saturday Sessions: 8am - 11:30am, 1:30pm - 4pm, 5pm - 6:30pm, 7pm - 9pm CST

      • Featuring guest lecture and conversation with Rachel Cargle on Unpacking White Feminism

    • Sunday Session: 9am - 1pm CST


  • Cost: $539*

*Partial/full scholarships and payment plans are available by emailing connect@thedualityproject.com