Become A Certified Retreat Leader - For Women Only - Colorado Training

About us

Learn while on a retreat yourself in Colorado with the leader in the field of retreat training - Master Coach and Founder of Helene Van Manen.You are a professional Coach, Therapist, Social Worker, Yoga Teacher or woman who either dreams of leading retreats or is currently leading them but wants more training!

You love the idea of learning hands on with a Master Teacher that can show you how to grow a business of offering retreats.

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And you want to get a certification that will help you not only show up more confident but also get you noticed to colleagues and other around you. Then this Colorado Training is perfect for you!

Designed to pack a lot of learning into a few days and evenings, you can learn with me, Helene Van Manen, many more exercises and activities to facilitate on a retreat than you can by reading a book. I would love you to join me for this training - you will not only learn so much, you will also experience what it feels like to be on retreat.

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Coach Helene shares,

"my teaching style is such that you will get to experience first hand all the things I do to welcome , support and grow a person on retreat. I will then break that down into learning discussions so you can bring that skill set home with you and apply it right away. You will come away with a direct training experience that you can use with your next retreat group.The In-Person Training is a powerful way for Retreat Coaches to get hands-on experience, learning how to lead retreats and immerse themselves into their own personal retreat experience.

The training is designed for both the new or the already established retreat leader that wants to grow herself to the next level.

What you will get from the Training Intensive:

How to identify your niche Explore the skills and expertise you bring

How to name and market your retreat

What to do on your retreats

240-page Retreat Coach Manual

Resources galore! How to bring Nature activities into your retreat offerings

The Nuts and Bolts of pricing, deposits, service providers, & cancellation policies.

Techniques for adapting retreats to meet your market Custom Retreats - Virtual Retreats - Mini Retreats and more Connect and network with other Retreat Leaders In-Training A personal retreat experience where you will learn techniques for structuring a multi-day retreat experience as you go through each day.

Rest and reflection in the retreat setting of the Colorado Mountains Inspiration and support!

Plus a Bonus for You

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You'll receive the entire 8 Week Home Study Course included in your registration price (valued at $429) This will give you hours of prep to help you learn before you arrive.helene van manenAnd you'll leave the training with the designation of "Certified Retreat Leader", complete with a logo that you can use at your website and on your flyers to show to your clients your level of training and professionalism.certified retreat leader

Whether you have a background and formal training as a coach or not, this training includes immersion into the International Coaching Federation’s Coaching Competencies and will give you a comprehensive foundation on which to build your retreat leading skills.

Event Highlights

  • Learn how to lead retreats while being on retreat yourself.
  • Learn how to combine your skills and passion with making money.
  • Grow your leadership skills.
  • Learn how to make money leading retreats.
  • Learn how to market your retreats.

Venue Highlights

The Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast in Manitou Springs Colorado is easy to get to from the Colorado Springs, CO airport. You don't need to rent a car. You take an UBER and show up and bask in this delightful historic mineral springs village where you will sleep and learn at the foot of Pikes Peak. The small group learning atmosphere is designed to give you lots of value to grow yourself as a Certified Retreat Leader.


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea


The Retreat Leader Certification will give you many resources to go home and grow your retreat business right away. You will work with Master Coach Helene Van Manen on your business vision, brand, and marketing. You will leave feeling confident and ready to move forward with your retreat business. If you already have a retreat practice, you will likely take it to the next level of success upon completion.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Because you will be on retreat, you will have a private room with a healthy breakfast served each day. Other meals can be taken by a short walk from the front door of the hotel.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Have been spending this year getting healthy and a retreat to relax and focus would be wonderful. Crocker

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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