Hill Country Soul Purpose Retreat
Empowerment to Let Your
Authentic Light Shine
JULY 13-17th, 2023
New Ulm, Tx
If you are a student of the Universe and feel the call to shine your light, heal the past and fulfill your life's purpose, then join us for a heart-centered retreat where you'll free yourself from past trauma and limiting beliefs, develop a clear vision of your mission, and gain a tribe that supports the expression of your most authentic self.
As the sun sets over the rolling hills of the Texas countryside, you hear the crackle of the fire as your fellow seekers gather for the heart opening Cacao ceremony. You’ve spent a day releasing the past and connecting with your power. Now, feeling your feet grounded to this sacred space, a beautiful knowing arises deep within you. Life is now no longer what it has been, you have already taken inspired steps towards your truest calling.
With the fire burning brightly in front of you, you feel the breeze blowing old burdens away and you see your limitations rise into the night with the crackling embers. You inhale and feel your power center give you a familiar confirmation. Your compass is on point. This is where you are meant to be.
As you take your first sip, you experience the warmth, aroma, and richness of the sacred cacao. You pause. A deep gratitude swells in your heart as you look around this sacred circle, at your new tribe, acknowledging the vulnerability and love that has been shared. You know you will forever walk alongside these incredible beings.
You give yourself a gentle hug, thanking yourself for having listened to the nudge that brought you here as you make a promise to yourself to never turn your back on your inner light. You were meant to shine and shine you will!
By the end of this journey…
You will feel the freedom of the hamster wheel of your life being in the rearview mirror (and your true desires unfolding in front of you).
You will generate a magnetic force in your life to ignite your authentic self and align your inspired actions to your vision.
You will dismantle limiting beliefs, let go of negative self-talk and begin the inner healing so you can feel light, free and fearless.
You will know how to calm those fearful, over-analytical parts of your brain and return to who you are meant to be.
Your compass will be on point to your newfound expansion, and you experience the certainty of trusting your inner guidance.
As you turn off the highway, the noise and chaos of the city fade away. Your eyes find space to rest on the serene surroundings.
As you make your way through the pristine grounds of Sunny Sunset Suites, you feel a subtle energy, a tingle on your skin, and a smile on your heart. The vast expanse of the countryside before you, and you can feel the ancient wisdom of the land emanating from every blade of grass. You sense a gathering of our ancestors here, and the magic of this land fills you with reverence and awe.
The cozy luxury of your accommodations envelopes you, like a warm embrace, inviting you to sink into a deep exhale and release any lingering tension. You take in the loving details that make this place feel like home. You feel a profound sense of belonging and gratitude.
Beyond the accommodations, the hundred-year-old pecan orchard stretches out, with a charming treehouse beckoning you to relive your childhood memories. You slip off your shoes and feel the cool grass beneath your toes, connecting you to the earth and grounding you in the present moment.
The majestic barn takes you to another time. You can feel the wheels of time slow down. You know that this is the pause you've been waiting for, a chance to rejuvenate, reconnect, and heal. A flutter of anticipation stirs within you, and you smile, knowing that this retreat will be a life-changing experience. As you close your eyes, you feel a deep sense of gratitude for the nurturing gift you've given yourself, and you hear the first of many whispers, "life will never be the same.”
As you sit down at the table, a colorful array of nutrient-dense foods greets you with a rich aroma of fresh herbs and spices. Crafted with love and intention, each dish has been carefully adapted to meet all dietary needs, ensuring everyone feels included.
Designed to nourish your body and soul with vibrant energy, every bite invigorates you from the inside out, from the savory umami of roasted vegetables to the sweet tang of fresh fruit. One dish that stands out among the spread is the vegan curry, a mouthwatering explosion of flavor combinations that leave you gobsmacked.
Made with a blend of exotic spices, creamy coconut milk, and tender chunks of vegetables, the curry is a testament to the chef's culinary mastery. As you savor the dish, you can't help but feel the love and care that went into every ingredient and every step of the cooking process.
As you sip on the blessed water, infused with high-frequency mandalas, you are reminded to be grateful for the abundance of the earth and the nourishment it provides.
Every meal is an opportunity to celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature and to share that joy with others. You look around the table and see the best of humanity gathered together, sharing in the richness of the food and the joy of each other's company. Your heart swells with gratitude for this moment and this experience.
Activities & Descriptive Itinerary
You hear the song of the birds and feel the dewy grass between your toes. Waking up in the stillness of the country to journal after a day of deep release. Something is missing. It’s like a faded memory of an old photo. It's the heaviness of the past. It’s gone. Becky’s energy work, meditations and clearings have only begun, but the freedom you already experience is noteworthy. You grab your journal and listen to the whispers. “ You’ve done good, dear one. You are on your way.”
If you ever thought healing had to be “hard work”, processing every traumatic moment, and going through the eye of the needle. Think again. Becky has spent over 20 years perfecting gentle techniques that can effectively clear and release stuck energy. You will experience a seamless and effortless process of healing and clearing stuck energy, both for yourself and others. Imagine bringing that tool back in your suitcase!
By choosing to prioritize your nourishment, you open yourself up to the experience of truly listening and embracing your authentic self.
This allows you to return to your work, home, and relationships with the confidence and strength to embody your true light, becoming your own champion in all aspects of your life.
Awaken each day with a powerful sense of purpose, ready to take inspired action that aligns with the deepest yearnings of your soul. By doing so, you tap into the limitless potential within yourself, unlocking the energy and drive to manifest your dreams and fulfill your destiny.
By taking the time to identify which activities drain your energy and which ones fill you up, you can gain a deeper understanding of what truly matters to you.
Armed with this knowledge, you can prioritize your tasks and transform your to-do list into an inspiration list that ignites your passion and fuels your motivation.
In a safe and welcoming environment, open your heart and express yourself without fear. Forge deep connections and form friendships that will last a lifetime.
Embrace vulnerability and authenticity to create a community of like-minded individuals who uplift and enrich your life with meaning and belonging.
This Retreat is for you if...
You are ready to give yourself as much love as you do others
You feel a nudge to evolve your gifts
You are ready to step boldly into your purpose
You want to release the heaviness and blocks to your full power
You are open to spiritual ceremonies and alternative healing
You know that life does get even better than this
This retreat is not for you if..
You consider yourself closed off to new possibilities and experiences
You frown upon energy work, spiritual ceremonies and alternative healing
You are not interested in a spiritual upgrade to see life more vibrantly
You’re more attached to your point of view then to what is possible
You are a taker not a giver
You aren’t open to inviting new people and experiences into your life
You are not willing to laugh, cry, hug or be vulnerable
You dislike being outdoors in nature
We provide a pre-trip coaching call to answer any questions, and highlight your intentions for the retreat, helping you align with the group's energy and manifest your goals.
Bonus #1: Pre-Trip Call
Access to a private Facebook group exclusively for retreat attendees allows you to connect with like-minded individuals in a safe space. Introduce yourself, share experiences, and receive continued guidance and inspiration from our community
Bonus #3:One-on-One Sessions
We offer personalized one-on-one sessions, including sound healing, Reiki, activations, energy healing, or channeled guidance, to help you overcome blockages and accelerate your transformational journey. Choose to have these sessions during or after the retreat for additional support and leave feeling renewed and ready for the next chapter of your life.
Bonus #2: Facebook Group Access
90 miles between Austin and Houston
Between La Grange and Brenham, Texas
5 days of workshops, interactive experiences, deep healing and downtime to integrate all the magic
Our dreamy accommodations in luxurious and unique cottages at Sunny Sunset Suites include double occupancy for 4 restful nights.
For those who prefer more privacy, a limited number of private rooms are available for an additional charge.
During your stay, you'll be treated to a total of 4 mouth watering dinners, 5 restorative lunches, and 4 energizing breakfasts, carefully crafted with your well-being in mind.
If you need a quick pick-me-up throughout the day, we've got you covered with plenty of fueling snacks and high vibin’ water to keep you hydrated
All cottages come equipped with coffee and tea for a cozy and refreshing start to your day, or a quiet time to journal and integrate your insights, as well as filtered water to keep you hydrated and feeling your best.
Sacred Cacao ceremony and land blessing to open the heart and connect with the land
A pre-trip call to connect and create your intention, setting the stage for a transformative and fulfilling experience.
Private Facebook group to create community prior to your experience
What's NOT Included
Your transportation (airfare or gas) to the venue
Personal, medical or trip cancellation/ travel insurance.
Meet the Team
Benjamin is a teacher, transformation coach, and healer passionate about creating spaces for conscious transformation. He designed The Purpose Lab as a program to help others get deeply in touch and aligned with an authentic sense of purpose in their own lives. With your compass set to a heartfelt purpose, you can set goals that infuse you with energy that will literally pull you out of bed in the morning, identify the limiting beliefs that stop you, and begin to truly harness the law of attraction to play in perfect synchronicity with the universe.
To support the larger scope of what Benjamin calls “purpose work” he employs tools of transformation, such as breathwork, meditation, visualization, sound healing, ceremony, and other ways of deepening intuition and accessing the subconscious mind to make it an ally for a life of deep meaning.
Becky Hendrickson is an Energy Intuitive and dedicated healing coach who is committed to empowering individuals to heal themselves and others. With over 18 years of experience, Becky shares her gentle yet powerful gifts of healing and empowerment through private sessions, regional workshops, and transformational retreats. As a spiritual medium, she specializes in Ancestral Healing, helping clients connect with their roots and understand their life's purpose. Becky's mission is to inspire others to tap into their inner wisdom and divine power, and to help them navigate life's challenges with grace and ease.
Katrina is a mom to three beautiful children that inspire and teach her daily. She is a yoga student and teacher, meditation practitioner and guide, Tai’Chi Gung facilitator, holistic health and life coach, lover of nature and water, and a passionate stand for women loving themselves inside and out. She is the creator of JalaWay, her coaching business that offers programs to support women in listening, trusting and following their own inner guidance and intuition above all else and living a life embodied and grounded in the NOW. You are the one you’ve been waiting for. XOXO
Kyrstie Schultz is a single mom of two boys who left her comfortable life in the US to follow her inner compass in Argentina. There, she pursued various healing modalities, including mandala workshops that sparked her creativity and deepened her connection to her inner voice.
Combining her intuitive gifts with over a decade of experience in teaching, coaching, and leadership development, Kyrstie created Mandala Whispers to offer unique and transformative retreat experiences. She is committed to helping others follow their inner compass, take inspired action, and watch their life purpose unfold beautifully.
Though not physically present at the upcoming Soul Purpose Retreat in July, Kyrstie's love and energy infuse every aspect of the experience. She will be virtually and energetically present to guide and support you on your journey.
I need a roommate – how do I arrange that?
To arrange a roommate for the retreat, you have a couple of options. If you already have someone in mind that you would like to room with, you can note their name on the registration page when you sign up for the retreat. Alternatively, if you do not have a preferred roommate, we will match you with another participant of the same gender to share a room with. Rest assured that we do our best in matching roommates to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all participants.
Can I bring my kids/partner?
We believe that this retreat is an opportunity for you to take some much-needed time for yourself and recharge. Therefore, we encourage you to leave the kids at home and fully immerse yourself in the retreat experience.
However, we do welcome partners to register for the retreat as well. If you and your partner plan to attend, you can choose to upgrade to a full, queen, or king-size room for an additional charge. Please note that only one of you will be charged the room upgrade fee.
Where do I fly into?
If you are flying in for the retreat, both Houston and Austin airports are equidistant from the retreat location, which is approximately 90 miles away. We recommend that you choose the airport that is most convenient for you in terms of flight options, pricing, and transportation to the retreat.
Please note that the retreat price does not include airfare, so you will need to make your own travel arrangements to and from the airport. We highly recommend booking your flights well in advance to ensure the best possible rates and availability.
Is there transportation from the airport to the retreat venue?
While transportation from the airport to the retreat venue is not included in the retreat package, there are several options available to you. We encourage you to join our Facebook group for the retreat to coordinate carpooling with other participants who may be arriving around the same time as you. This is a great way to save money on transportation, make eco-friendly choices, and connect with other like-minded individuals before the retreat even begins.
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
We want all of our participants to feel comfortable and nourished during the retreat, which is why we are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions. Our on-site chef prepares delicious meals that cater to a variety of dietary needs, including vegan, gluten-free, and other accommodations.
If you have any dietary restrictions or preferences, please let us know when you register for the retreat so that we can be fully prepared to meet your needs. We want to ensure that you have a wonderful and nourishing experience, both physically and spiritually, during your time with us.
What is the weather like?
New Ulm, Texas in July can be quite warm, with average high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s Fahrenheit (around 35-37 Celsius). However, each cottage at our retreat center is air-conditioned to keep you cool and comfortable during your stay. Additionally, the property is surrounded by a beautiful pecan grove and wide open pastures, which helps to provide a natural breeze and make the outdoor environment very comfortable.
We also provide filtered water to keep you hydrated and comfortable during your stay. Please keep in mind that while the indoor spaces are air-conditioned, we recommend bringing lightweight, breathable clothing and sunscreen.
What do I pack?
Hat to stay cool
Lightweight, breathable clothing
Closed-toe shoes for for the dewy morning grass
Comfortable shoes for walking around the 43 acres
Yoga mat if you have one
Insect Repellant ( natural if possible)
A unique totem to be added to the community altar to represent what you are calling
Open mind and heart to fully immerse yourself in the retreat experience
What is the cancellation policy:
A deposit of 25% is due at the time of booking to reserve your spot in the retreat.
Cancellations made less than two weeks before the retreat start date will not be eligible for a refund.
Cancellations made one month before the retreat start date will be eligible for a refund of 50% of the total retreat cost
Cancellations made 60 or more days before the retreat start date will be eligible for a refund of all fees paid, except for the deposit.
Still have a question?
Please reach out, we are happy to speak with you.