How can one weekend change my life?

Give yourself the gift of a Woman Within Weekend.

Make choices about what you want to keep, what you want to deepen and what you want to release from your life.

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The Woman Within Weekend

The Woman Within Weekend is a powerful 48-hour immersion experience for women.  It is a series of exercises, guided imagery and intense individual and group work leading to new perspective and insight.  For some, it is the opportunity simply to be heard.  For others, it is having the space to experience profound emotions.  Still for others, it is the rare experience of compassion and strength created by women joining together to accept, empower and honor themselves and each other. We encourage you to attend the weekend to discover how your life can be different.

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More About the Women Within Weekend

The cost of the Woman Within Weekend sponsored by Circles of Women South Central is $685 and includes program materials and meals on Saturday and Sunday. The Weekend is centrally located between Austin/San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston. A $250 non-refundable deposit reserves your space with the balance due 30 days prior to the weekend. Please review our cancellation policy. Don’t miss out on the $50 early-registration discount. Please check the events page for both the early and regular registration deadlines. Also, we offer a $100 discount to all members or former members of the Armed Forces. A note about financial aid We recognize all women cannot afford the full cost of the Weekend. If that’s you, please apply for a scholarship. Many women in the community want to empower you to walk this journey and have provided a gift meant for you. Click here for detailed information and to apply for a scholarship.

FAQs

About Circles of Women:

How is Circles of Women South Central related to Woman Within International?
Circles of Women South Central is licensed to offer the Woman Within Training Weekend in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. Woman Within International maintains the program and supports the region. The program is the same no matter where you attend.

Are you connected to The Mankind Project?
While we are not officially affiliated with The Mankind Project, they do share a mission of offering people an opportunity to discover more about themselves. The Mankind Project is focused on men, and we are focused on women.
Is the Woman Within weekend like the Warrior weekend?
No. This is not a female version of a Warrior weekend. This weekend is by and about women. We do our work very differently from the way men do theirs.
Is the organization affiliated with a religion?
Our program is not based on any religion and does not promote any one belief over another. The sessions blend a number of experiences drawn from many cultures and practices, and we invite you to honor your own beliefs.

About the weekend:

What will I get from this experience?
We cannot say exactly what you will get because every woman receives something different for herself. However here are a few things that other women have shared:

 

  • Clarity around who you are and what you want out of life;
  • Trust in yourself;
  • Deeper connection to joy and living in the present moment;
  • The expression and release of painful emotions;
  • Strong connection to, and sense of trust in, other women;
  • Renewed energy in life.

How will I know if this is right for me?
We trust that each woman intuitively knows what is right for her. The training provides the tools to delve deeper into your own inner wisdom and to find the answers that are right for you. We are there to help you get where you want to go. Throughout the Weekend you will be presented with choices – you decide how much or how little you participate in the various sessions.
What exactly happens on the Woman Within Weekend?
We will not tell you exactly what will happen on the weekend, because, i​n our experience, when a woman is given too much information she may try to prepare for each experience and in this way not be fully present in the moment. At the same time, we know that you may have many questions and we are happy to answer them as best we can. The weekend takes place from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. There are typically 16-32 participants and 24-34 staff women. Some of these women will be staffing for the first time, while others will have had decades of experience and advanced training. The leadership team on a weekend consists of 5-10 women who have received extensive practical and theoretical training in women’s work. All staff women have completed their own weekend.
Is the weekend like therapy?
The weekend is about self-discovery. It is not a replacement for therapy. Whether they’ve done a lot of therapy or none, many women say the weekend meets them where they are and empowers them to get where they want to go.
Am I too young or too old to attend the weekend?
We welcome women of all ages. Women 18 to their 80s have attended and been blessed by the gifts they received from the weekend.
Is it possible to pay a reduced rate?

Yes. You have three options for paying a reduced rate. Women can request financial assistance from Circles of Women.  For more info > We also offer a military discount of $100 (about 15 percent) to all members or former members of the Armed Forces. Those receiving the military discount may also apply for financial aid.  Last (but chronologically first) is the Early Bird Discount, which cannot be taken with a scholarship or the military discount. $50 off - Early Bird Discount $100 off - Military Discount $300 off - Financial Aid Scholarship

 

 

What if I sign up and can’t go?
    We will refund fees (less a $250 non-refundable deposit) if we receive your cancellation notice (available on the cancellation policy page) at least 30 days before the first day of the training. See the full cancellation policy >

 

Can I arrive late, leave early or sleep off-site?
No, this is not recommended. All experiences build upon each other. Missing a session or leaving the site will reduce the value of the weekend for you.
What do I wear?
Most women wear very casual, comfortable clothes – jeans or yoga pants, t-shirts and sweatshirts are perfect.
What's the food like?
While the menu changes, nourishing meals and snacks will be provided from Saturday morning through the end of the weekend. Please arrive on Friday having eaten dinner. You may bring additional food if you want or make special dietary requests. You’ll get more information on food storage and procedures after you register for the weekend.
What about medications?
No alcohol or drugs are permitted on the weekend. Please bring and take your doctor-prescribed medications responsibly. We ask that you refrain from taking any over-the-counter medications.
What about insects?
Bugs and insects exist at the weekend location. If you have special allergies or concerns about being in nature, bring what you need to protect yourself.
Will I get enough sleep?
You will be given ample time for sleeping. We are aware that you need and deserve rest to experience the most benefit from the weekend. The mattresses may not be to your comfort level. Women often bring a mattress topper.
Will there be a circle near me after my weekend?
We have circles in many places in our region. It depends on where you live and whether there are women in the community in your area. On your weekend, you will be given information about circles in your area. If you want more information, contact the regional registration office or the international office at 281-460-3431.

Introductory Evenings (Open Circles)

Come and learn more in a casual introduction about the weekend and our community.  You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with women who have come together to share the transformational power of this work.

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After the Weekend

After your Woman Within Weekend, you have the opportunity to integrate and continue your journey.

One special opportunity you’ll have after your weekend is to attend a celebration in your honor. It’s a chance for you to reconnect with women you met on the weekend, share your experience with friends and family and celebrate the work you did.

Upcoming Celebrations

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Staffing

Witnessing and holding space for other women is an ancient and honored tradition.  As a staff member, you help to create and hold the container for other women.  Women who staff are rewarded through this powerful and sacred experience. Please review the Circles of Women Staffing policy.

Apply to Staff a Weekend

Applications for staffing are generally due around one month before the weekend. Contact staffing@circlesofwomen.com for more info. Click here to staff a weekend.

About the Staffing Fee

Staffing fees offset the costs associated with each staff member for the weekend.  While the actual cost per staff member is about $215, the Circles of Women subsidize this expense to honor and support the volunteers who donate their time and commitment to this community.  The current staffing fee is $125 per weekend.  If you wish to donate more than the required fee, it is greatly appreciated.  Upon notification of your acceptance to staff, you will receive a link to confirm and pay your staffing fee.  If you have been accepted, click on the Staff Confirmation Payment Form.

Staff Training

All staff members attend this training before staffing a weekend.  In the training, you’ll learn about the logistics for the weekend and how to support participants.  For more info contact events@circlesofwomen.com.