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The Art of Relating:
Pathways to Expression

A heart-centered retreat for women.

Breathe – Play – Connect – Remember – Connect


– Create Embodied Relationships –

Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21

(I encourage a gentle entry and exit on the edges of this retreat container)

Wiawaka Center for Women
Lake George, NY

Gift yourself or someone you love a life-changing weekend on beautiful Lake George.

Although a painting is an outcome and tool of this transformative retreat:  

No artistic ability is needed to enjoy and be changed by the experience.

Join with other like-minded women and Internationally Certified Coach Joëlle Lydon to support your personal and professional growth as: 

  • Guided art sessions reveal your personal path to relational mastery.

  • You explore how others’ expectations can both serve and sabotage the connection you deserve.

  • Dance and movement loosen your physical attachment to unhelpful past patterns.

  • Heart opening conversations reinforce that who you are truly matters.

  • You share bountiful, delicious meals and socialize around the fire. 

Intensive programming is balanced with quiet time. Enjoy hiking, swimming, kayaking, or just lazing in the sun. This a retreat and so honors reflection and the need to step outside routine, so you can return home refreshed and ready to express your gifts freely.

You will also return with:

  • A painting that is a physical reminder of your experience, this unique expression embodies your progress in mastering the important relationships in your life, personal and professional.


  • An Expanded capacity to see the possibilities that weren’t previously available.

  • A sisterhood forged in a safe, yet challenging environment.

AND you also get AWESOME bonuses:

  • I want the relational needs of our circle to be fully served long before we meet up at Wiawaka Center for Women.  Let’s gather the momentum and magic!  The moment you register, you’ll receive a brief survey to help me guide and tailor the weekend activities to meet your own UNIQUE needs


  • AND you’ll also receive a virtual group coaching salon one month after the retreat to lock in the connection and transformation.

  • Value: $500


The Early Bird investment level is officially OPEN (only available until April 30th, so don’t delay!).

(email me if you want to arrange a payment plan)

In aligned community, using Intentional Creativity, inquiry, and movement, you will create a painting that will be both a healing tool, evidence of the work you did during the weekend and a visual reminder of the way you wish to express yourself in your relationships, so you feel heard, seen, understood, and valued.

All inclusive rate includes: lodging, meals, morning movement, bonfire, all materials, and workshop.

Commuter rate includes: day pass, lunch/dinner, all materials and workshop.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I register?

AIt’s quick and easy to register through our online ticketing platform. Click button above to register.
Please note that you must register/buy tickets ahead of time for this event. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Ticketing/registration may close without notice at any time, or when all seats have filled. We recommend that you purchase tickets as soon as possible to guarantee the early bird price and your spot.

All inclusive rate includes: lodging, meals, morning movement, bonfire, all materials, and workshop.

Commuter rate includes: day pass, lunch/dinner, all materials and workshop. 

When does it start? When does it end?

The retreat starts on Friday evening, July 19 and concludes by noon on Sunday, July 21.

Do I need to be an artist to participate?

The process we use during this workshop is intended for all.  There is ABSOLUTELY no artistic experience or talent required.  Just a willingness to play.  The painting you leave the weekend with will be evidence of the healing work you did as well as a reminder for how you wish to express yourself in your relationships moving forward.

Something came up! What is the refund policy?

We understand that things can come up. Sorry to hear you can’t make it!

Tickets are fully refundable up until June 4th 2024 (45 days prior to the event.)  All refund requests must be received in writing no later than this date. Requests can be made via email. Refunds cannot be issued for late cancellations after June 4th due to unrecoverable event costs.

What is Early Bird pricing?

Take advantage of our exclusive SUPER Early Bird Pricing and secure your spot at a discounted rate!  Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer to save while securing your spot before April 30.

Who is leading the Retreat?

Joëlle Lydon is a dedicated Heart Coach empowering women who strive for excellence. A trusted guide in the untangling of relationships, she mentors
clients as they examine and reforge past patterns, moving them from self-defeating cycles into pathways for personal growth and healing.

Joëlle developed The Seven Sacred Steps, a unique and comprehensive
methodology for change combining her expertise in education, psychology, and Transformational Coaching, with a decade of meticulous personal and
scientific research. The Steps include trainings, exercises and concrete tools that support an individual’s path towards the relationships that support
personal fulfillment.

Joëlle understands firsthand the frustration of navigating mismatched partnerships and the limitations of traditional therapy.  So, she pioneered a holistic approach, addressing both internal and external factors that guides individuals to upgrade their relationship paradigms, while taking purposeful steps toward fulfilling connections..

With countless clients happily partnered as a testament to her methods, and a thriving marriage that reminds her to stay in the process(!) Joëlle empowers other high achievers to elevate their relationship experiences.

Through her year-long programs, transformative retreats, captivating keynotes, and engaging workshops, Joëlle facilities profound shift in perception and behavior, empowering her clients to cultivate authentic, harmonious and long-lasting relationships.

As a respected thought leader in the field, Joëlle’s innovative work has received acclaim and recognition, earning features in esteemed publications and media outlets. 

Wiawaka on Lake George Photos

I don’t think I would have made it through the pandemic mentally without the many tools Joëlle provides. Not only did I have support through this crazy year, I also learned how to rest more regularly and more often. This behavior helped me to be a much better leader & helped me realize my team needs of more consistent rest. And guess what, so do I! Thank you Joëlle for helping me bring the unconscious-conscious. Thank you for being a beacon of light through this year. If you work with Joelle you will come out a better leader & just that much nicer to yourself as well.”

Anna Smith

Mortgage Broker

Working with Joëlle, I felt completely held and handled.  She led with wisdom and love…There was a moment I doubted my ability to carry out the plan and she stood for me and showed me how possible my desires were.  From working with Joelle… I feel the benefits and magic working on my life already!

Brenda Fredrickson


In my work with Joëlle, I was reminded of the sacred element of my work. With her intuitive style, where she channels the guidance she is being given, Joëlle honed right in on my need to create a sacred space for my writing and to stay in the imaginal realm while putting words to paper. I now sit at my cleared off, serenely arranged desk, with my sacred objects all around me to inspire my writing, and really sense the depth that the entire structure will allow me to reach with my writing.

Elise Hebert

Couples & Family Therapist