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Mindfulness + Yoga Retreat at Elizabeth Lake

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In Her Shoes Foundation
Mindfulness + Yoga Retreat at Elizabeth Lake 

Date: Friday, April 26th – Sunday, April 28th Place: (1.5hr drive from Chicago)

Are you stressed at work? At home? At school? Need to clear your head and find a new perspective? Find inner peace and renew your energy? Connect with others who are looking for the same things as you? Need to escape from the city?


The goal of the Mindfulness + Yoga Retreat is to allow us to break free from our stressful days and learn to be more self-compassionate, understanding and mindful of our presence. Then apply these new elements back to our busy lives. Participants can freely explore the grounds, hike up in Elizabeth Lake Nature Preserve, relax by the lake/docks, gain new perspective from guest speakers or do whatever you please, this is your time. Evenings will wrap up with restorative yoga, guided meditation and a bonfire with s’mores. 



Will take place in a large house with a beautiful view of Lake Elizabeth in Richmond, IL. Sleeping preferences are dormitory style. Private rooms are available. Subject to change based on attendance. RSVP your requests to


Chris George - Mindfulness Meditation Program

Chris George is the owner of Mindful Leadership Education and has studied and practiced meditation and yoga for more than 10 years. He has been trained by Mindful Schools and UCLA and attended many meditation retreats.

To learn more about Chris George visit

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 Kiabeth Santos - Embracing the Person You Are

Kiabeth Santos was born and raised in the northwest side of the City of Chicago and has always been passionate about helping others. She is an advocate for empowering women to be their best and being proud of who they are.

Connect with Kiabeth Santos at

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Joanna Puciata - Take Responsibility for Your Life’s Trajectory & Alter Your Values, Alter Your Destiny

Joanna Puciata is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Licensed Teacher at Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, Certified Gluten Practitioner and Author. Dedicated to helping others create positive and mindful changes, remove obstacles and live best life possible in good health and joy!

Connect with Joanna Puciata at  

Tentative Schedule 


5:00pm – 7:00pm: Arrive at Mindfulness + Yoga Retreat in Richmond IL (Exact address given after registration), check-in, tour the grounds
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Welcome Ceremony + Dinner prepared
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Restorative Candlelight Yoga w/ Meghann Richko
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM: Bonfire + Smores & Self-reflection 


7:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Rise n’ Shine Yoga w/ Meghann Richko
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Breakfast prepared

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Guest Speaker - Chris George, “Mindfulness Meditation Program”

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Afternoon Yoga with Meghann Richko. Free time to explore lake house, hike Elizabeth Lake Nature Preserve

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch prepared
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Guest Speaker - Kiabeth Santos, “Embracing the Person You Are”
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Free time to explore lake house and reflect on new perspectives.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Joanna Puciata, “Take Responsibility for Your Life’s Trajectory & Alter Your Values, Alter Your Destiny

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner prepared
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM: Restorative Candlelight Yoga with Meghann Richko
9:00pm: Bonfire + Smores & Self-reflection 


6:00 AM - 7:00 AM:  Morning Meditation

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Rise n’ Shine Yoga with Meghann Richko

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Breakfast prepared

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Presentation - Minimalism: Having Less is So Much More + Teatime, Free to explore the lake house, hike Elizabeth Lake Nature Preservation

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Closing Ceremony

12:00 PM: Check-out of lake house

Cost per person for entire weekend Friday – Sunday is $300 
Includes book, food, wine, and welcome bag.
Attend the Saturday 9am-9pm One Day Special for $100
For more information email us at
Space is Limited; This retreat will Sell Out, Get your tickets today. 

We are grateful for our goodie bag partners!


Amborella Organics

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At Amborella Organics we’ve designed the worlds first seed-bearing lollipops. After eating the organic treat with edible herbs and flowers throughout, you can plant the biodegradable stick in soil horizontally, water, and a herb or flower will grow.


Good Day Chocolate

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We are supplement geeks with a chocolate obsession. After years of research and development, we chose chocolate instead of a pill or gummy because it’s a real, whole food with its own natural health benefits that our bodies metabolize effectively and efficiently.


Conure Life

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Shiwali Varshney is passionate about business, people and the planet.  As founder of Conure, Shiwali is on a mission to create products that encourage her customers to focus on live different - to take care of themselves, find balance and extend that balance to their interaction with environment.

Learn more about Shiwali and Conure Life at 


MOKA Origins


Our craft chocolate and coffee creates jobs, plants trees and helps communities grow. Whether grown on our own farm in Cameroon or ethically sourced from our partners around the world, we meticulously select only the best beans for our products.

Thetis Tea

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Our mission is to increase global energy efficiency by increasing the fluidity of seaweed.

Therefore we create Thetis TEA, it is a natural remedy for anxiety made with seaweed.

The funds we raise from all IHSF events go towards our IHSF operations, Ready Set Girls Academy, Ready Set Women Academy and our Giving Back Programs.

By attending this event, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed and give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials related to In Her Shoes Foundation. Please note we expect you to follow our Code of Conduct found on IHSF website.


Earlier Event: April 20
Group Volunteering Opportunity
Later Event: May 1
Happy Hour