Renew Women’s Retreats provide you with the perfect combination of support, guidance, and skills, all designed to assist you in creating the vibrant, meaningful, joyful life you deserve!

A circle of women may be the most powerful force known to humanity. If you have one, embrace it. If you need one, seek it. If you find one, for the love of all that is good and holy, dive in, hold on, love it up, get naked. Let them see you; let them hold you. Let your reluctant tears fall. Let yourself rise fierce and love gentle. You will be changed. The very fabric of your Being will be altered by this, if you allow it. Please, please allow it.

— Jeanette LeBlanc

The Retreat

Mount Carmel Ministries 800 Mt Carmel Dr. NE, Alexandria, MN 56308 | April 5-7, 2024

“Whenever a circle of women gather, the world heals just a little bit more.”
– LuAnn B


Hang out with like-minded women in meaningful conversation


Women coming together to support one another


Relax into personal development sessions


Uncover your top 5 passions


Activities and crafts


Build a community of supportive friends


Learn from other women dealing with the same life challenges as you


Take advantage of group and individual coaching


Find relaxation, balance, and support

What our participants say!

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women, who have her back.”
– Gladstone News

“The beauty of experiencing/participating in the process of identifying one’s passions a year after my first experience allows me to see how much I have accomplished in just a year.”

Diane Gray

“The experience of finding what my true passions were was life changing. My direction and focus in life has been pointed in a direction that is clear.”
Lexie Tello

“If you want to discover your Journey to Joy in a safe, inclusive, fun environment then LuAnn is your next step!”

Lori Bergmann

“I enjoyed the presentation quite a bit. It was set in a relaxing and non-judgemental setting where I felt comfortable sharing with someone I did not know before.”
Darcy Tello

“The Passion Test & LuAnn’s coaching will help anyone determine what they are meant to do & how to get there! The Retreat was amazing & I am so grateful to have met so many courageous, lovely, sensitive, passionate, compassionate women! I am leaving with a happy heart!”
Nicole Czarnomski

“LuAnn is that lil spark to get your fire going to find your passion & purpose.”

Lisa Norton

“My life has changed in so many ways since the first time I took the Passion Test. This process is awesome and so helpful to live with joy, with the choices I make.”
Beverly Jackson

“The Passion Test is an incredible way to center in on what you love, value, and appreciate, AND to create actionable steps to live out those things.”

Megan Kunstman

“This retreat was just what I needed. I was able to step away from day-to-day life and with LuAnn’s guidance, gain perspective. I will live my life with intention.”

Susan Sharpe

“RENEW is a personal experience. The workshops & activities are fun, motivating and appropriate for any woman who is ready to find herself, her passions, and her place in the world. You will be supported, uplifted, rejuvenated and renewed.”

Denise Stegall

“The RENEW Retreat for Women is exceptional. It allows a safe place for self discovery, where women come together to help and support other women.”
Tracy Robertson

Our Sponsors

“Whenever a circle of women gather, the world heals just a little bit more.”
– LuAnn B

LuAnn Buechler

Passionate about everything she does. LuAnn uses her unique personality and experiences to relate to her audiences in delivering passionate presentations that inspire people to achieve the success they desire in business and in life.

Amy Cherished Events

Amy Theisen Walz is the owner of Amy’s Cherished Events, an event coordinator specializing in weddings, but soon to be planning and facilitating wellness workshops and events as well.

You're Not Alone

Amy Theisen Walz is an avid pup-lover, advocate for the underdog, vocalist and speaker. She brings her heart, hope and inspiration to people, and their loved ones struggling with mental illness through her new organization, You’re Not Alone; Amy is an aspiring author of her family’s story of hope through mental illness and dysfunction, as told through a sweet little pup’s voice, “Lilly’s Rae of Hope”.

The Dragonfly is the symbol of our event.

The Dragonfly Spirit brings acute awareness, gratitude for the small things, and balance. Dragonflies change direction swiftly and are comfortable in the air as well as in water. Your Spirit Dragonfly can help you find joy in the simplest things and feel the power of life.

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