Mindful Retreat: Mindful Loving & Leading from Awareness

Dedicated Time and Space for Personal Growth and Professional Development

To mindfully love and mindfully lead is to fully know ourselves as individuals embedded within a system of ever-changing conditions and relationships. To be a leader is first and foremost to be a leader of ourselves… whether or not the roles in our lives have us leading others, it is essential that we all develop leadership aptitudes if we hope to be the hero or heroine of our own life.


Balancing learning and leisure, our time on retreat will be spent developing new ways of thinking and feeling about ourselves, our lives, and our work, all while forming new friendships centered around deep meaning and purpose. We’ve chosen a large family home to help support us in creating a warm environment for the chosen family we’ll become during our time together.



- Practice: Mindfulness, Self-Care, Body & Embodiment, Personal Development

- Authenticity & Honesty: Owning Our Strengths and Our Vulnerabilities

- Meaning & Purpose: Leadership, Compassion, Love, Developing Others

- Relationships: Communication, Teamwork, Psychological Safety, Belonging

- Ecology as a Lived Value: Caring for Self, Others, Life, and the Earth


When: September 23-27, 2024 (Arrive 9/22; Depart 9/28)
Where: Private Estate Home in St Nizier d’Azergues, Burgundy, France
Participants: Retreat is limited to 15 participants
Registration: 50% Non-Refundable Deposit Required Upon Registration

Fees:  10% processing/administration fee is added to all payment transactions
Cancellation Policy: No Cancellations
Cost: Includes training sessions, on-site meals, lodging, Lyon transfers

  • Shared Room: $1,950 USD/person (10 spots available; plus 10% processing fee)
  • Private Room: $2,750 USD/person (5 rooms available; plus 10% processing fee)
    • Couple in Private Room: $3,450 USD/couple (plus 10% processing fee)


7:00-7:30am: Morning Meditation

8:00-9:00am: Light Breakfast

9:30-11:30am: Morning Training Session

12:00-1:00pm: Mid-Day Meal

1:30-3:30pm: Afternoon Training Session

4:00-6:00pm: Afternoon Tea & Free Time

6:30-7:30pm: Evening Meal

8:00-9:00pm: Night Session or Free Time

Retreat Facilitators

Living and working in Paris, France as an executive coach and leadership development consultant for more than 20 years has enabled Hedy Caplan to develop the skills and sensitivity that lead to effectiveness in working with diverse populations, ages, national and corporate cultures. The key to performance resides in our ability to focus attention, appeal to intrinsic motivations and develop the confidence to make decisions and follow through.

Jonathan Reynolds is founder and CEO of Mindful Life, Mindful Work, Inc. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jonathan’s business and leadership coaching clarifies and leverages the value propositions and key relationships of his clients. Since 1997, Jonathan has trained extensively in the discipline of mindfulness, and his work with leaders emphasizes simple and practical ways to improve performance, efficiency, and workplace cultures by integrating mindfulness sensibilities.

This retreat will be ideal for learning more about ourselves, and how in turn to translate those learnings into practical actions in both our personal and professional lives. In addition to didactic and experiential learning, we’ll have ample time for leisure, exploring the region, and for connecting deeply with each other.


Join us for this week of mindful exploration… a week for us to practice self-awareness, to engage in deep and meaningful group discussions, and to practice connecting with each other in a relaxed and beautifully supportive family-style environment.

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