An invitation to nurture the soul of your business while resting and nourishing your spirit, too.
May 22 – 26, 2023
Our businesses are living breathing entities with a soul, a voice, and a message. We’ve specifically designed this exclusive retreat to not only nourish the soul of your business and its possibilities, but to also nourish YOU, the creative visionary, the woman who wears many hats, the brilliant leader behind her business.
I’ve partnered up with one of my dearest friends and collaborators, Beth Kempton, to host this luxurious all-inclusive retreat at one of Europe’s most beautiful retreat centers deep in the English countryside. We invite you to come nourish your connection to your business, rest and restore your spirit, and connect with fellow women entrepreneurs.
Hello, soul. Hello, business. Hello, self-care.
Our days will be a nurturing blend of deep dives into our businesses, inspiring workshops and activities, nature exploration, guided wellness activities, and meaningful conversation. We’ll also gather around for lovingly prepared meals, just for us.
“This is exactly what my soul needed on every level.
It was absolutely nourishing. Going on this retreat was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Seriously. I’m ready to go again.
-Jaime Komer, 2022 Soul Biz Retreat Participant.
Soul-driven entrepreneurs who want absolute clarity on their business soul mission, who they want to serve, and what innovative services/products they can offer them.
You want to experience an up-leveling in self-confidence and self-trust when it comes to your business direction, visibility, and how to expand your profits.
You’re feeling stuck, burnt out, or uninspired by your business. You’re seeking more JOY and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs that will propel you forward for years to come.
You want to invest in big picture AND laser-focused insight into what’s working, what’s not, and how to take your business to the next level.
You want answers to the burning questions you have about ANY aspect of your business – from pricing and marketing to managing your time, and so much more.
You’re ready to release non-stop hustle energy and discover a more sustainable way to grow and flourish without sacrificing your wellbeing.
“I don’t think I can begin to explain the experience to anyone who wasn’t there.
Any chance you can bottle and sell whatever wizardry you were using? “
-Miranda Waugh, 2022 Soul Biz Retreat Participant
Our days will be a nice blend of workshops diving deep into your business as well as ample time to rest, restore, and connect with other soul-driven entrepreneurs. This retreat is all-inclusive, so all you gotta do is show up. Hello, ease!
Gorgeous Retreat Center
Our gathering will take place at an award-winning luxury farmhouse retreat center, nestled deep in the Somerset, England countryside. Surrounded by 42 acres of ancient forest and wild meadows, this beautiful, expansive space is a perfect backdrop for transformation. There is no wi-fi –an intentional choice – so that you can truly retreat.
You’ll have your own luxurious bed, and depending on what you choose, either a private room + bath or a shared room + bath. There will be plenty of unstructured time to enjoy all that this gorgeous property has to offer.
More information on accommodations below.
Business Soul Sessions
Beth and I will co-lead several Business Soul Sessions where you’ll take a deep dive into the soul of your business. Through guided exercises and activities, you’ll do a 360° review of your business, with an intentional focus on reconnecting to its purpose, the people you want to serve, and how you can impact their lives with unique products/services – all while making more profits you can be proud of.
We’ll also explore all the hot topics, like creating a time management system that works for our lives as business women and mothers, self-care strategies to keep burnout at bay, keeping inspiration alive, and so much more.
You will leave the retreat with clarity, confidence, and a plan to grow your business in ways that are meaningful to the life you want to build.
Wellbeing + Nourishment
As entrepreneurs, we wear so many hats and our lives are full. This retreat has been specifically designed to help you recharge, nourish your spirit, and reconnect with yourself. Taking time to exit our daily business routines while being surrounded by nature and kindred entrepreneurial spirits is not only a beautiful act of self-care, but it’s an incredibly effective tool for generating new creative ideas for your business.
We invite you to step away from the pressures of your everyday life and seek refuge and restoration. There will be ample downtime to explore the exquisite 42-acre property. Throughout our time together, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in gentle yoga, pilates, meditation, and more.
You’ll leave feeling recharged, inspired, and ready to step back into your business life with a renewed vibrancy.
We’ll be fed delicious, locally-sourced food, all expertly prepared by our on-site private chef. Our gorgeous retreat center also acts as a working farm where high quality, sustainably sourced, organic food is grown and deeply valued. Fruits and vegetables are grown on the land using varying methods of farming techniques that help regenerate the soil and give back the nutrients to the land. This allows retreats guests (you!) to experience food at it’s finest and most nourishing.
Get ready to get pampered with amazing food.
Time + guidance with me, Kelly Rae, and Beth
Between us, we have created wildly successful online courses and membership sites, written bestselling books, mentored, taught and inspired thousands of students, licensed art for products worth tens of millions of dollars, won awards, built communities, and so much more.
We’ve done all of this while raising families and changing almost everything about our lives to find balance and a gentle, slow way of living in the middle of all of it all.
At this retreat, we will be 100% available to you, ready to share our personal experiences, what’s worked for us, what hasn’t worked for us, and support and guide YOU as you build a business you love and can’t live without.
We’re looking forward to spending this kind of rare quality time with you!!
Belonging + Connection
We know the nature of women is to gather, to nurture, to share, to build things together. And we also know that when women with passion and ideas and open hearts come together, magic happens.
At this retreat, we’ll create a nurturing environment for community to thrive so that you can connect with other women who intimately know and understand what it looks/feels like to run a heart-centered business with all sorts of competing demands. We’re certain that you’ll be surrounded by other women who also value things like community over competition, alignment over hustle, intuition over rigid business formulas.
Let the magic unfold!
“It was magical and transformational.
I have gained clarity about new projects that were in my heart all along, and new friends for life!”
-Laly Mille, 2022 Soul Biz Retreat Participant.
May 22 – 26, 2023
- From the moment you arrive, we will take care of everything, allowing you to truly exhale and feel 100% taken care of.
- 5-day all-inclusive business + wellbeing retreat with Kelly Rae + Beth Kempton. Transformation awaits!
- 4 nights of accommodations at a gorgeous, retreat center nestled within a secluded valley in the English countryside. This luxurious farmhouse retreat center is equipped to make your stay pure bliss
- Luxury linen and towels as well as handmade Somerset toiletries in all bathrooms – using only pure essential oils, natural ingredients and infusions.
- Expertly prepared (by our private chef!) plant-based meals + snacks, including 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners. All dietary requirements lovingly handled with care.
- All of the Business Soul Session workshops, activities, and materials
- Casual Q+A’s with Kelly Rae + Beth throughout the retreat
- Unprecedented access to Kelly Rae and Beth for mentoring, teaching and support
- Optional heart-centered movement classes, including yoga, pilates, meditation, mindful running, and mindful walking
- Fireside chats
- Many special, curated surprises
- Opening/closing ceremonies
- Ample downtime to rest and restore
- In addition to all we have planned, we are also curating your individual experience with small touches and delights that will bring you joy. For example, your favorite chocolates/snacks/refreshments will be stocked in the refrigerator.
What’s Not Included:
- Airfare and transportation to/from our retreat center
- Alcohol (The site is generally alcohol-free although we will be providing drinks on a couple of special occasions)
- Travel insurance (always recommended)
“I left feeling uplifted and re-energised, and more positive about myself and my business.
It taught me that people see things in me that I forget. I remembered that I am brave and committed to my soul work.”
-Debbie Howard, 2022 Soul Biz Retreat Participant.
Seven hundred acres of ancient forest encircle the main house of our stunning retreat center, which was originally built as a dairy farm in the 1800s. Today it’s a spacious farmhouse retreat sanctuary located on 42 acres of land nestled in the English countryside.
This award-winning venue is luxurious and peaceful all at once. The idyllic views and setting set the stage for tranquility and transformation. With a strong commitment toward sustainability, the gorgeous interiors were made from reclaimed materials produced locally by craftsmen (and the retreat center is solar-powered, too).
There is an abundance of wildlife and walking trails and sit spots. Beauty + nature abounds.
Depending on which room you choose, your all-inclusive price will range from approximately $3695 to $5400 (USD).
A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to reserve your room. After we receive your deposit, we’ll email you confirmation with further details, including your option for how to pay for the remaining balance.
You can reserve your place with a 50% non-refundable deposit, or pay in full right away. If you choose to pay just the deposit now, you will need to pay the remaining balance by February 1st, 2023. All payments must be paid online via Paypal, credit card, or Stripe.
Your deposit is non-refundable. For the full cancellation policy, check out our Terms + Conditions here.
(You will be redirected to Beth’s site to reserve your room.)
“I learned more about my business and how I would like to
move forward in that one short week than I have learned in the last five years. ”
-Kimberli Warner, 2022 Soul Biz Retreat Participant.
I’m Kelly Rae
I’m an artist, author, entrepreneur, mother, and seeker. I’m also a social worker (MSW) and practiced as a clinical medical social worker for years before I began making art.
I’m the creator of several highly successful e-courses and e-books, and a licensing artist with products and gift collections sold worldwide. I’ve been running my business since 2006 and it just keeps getting better.
Creating a thriving business while staying deeply connected to my work, myself (hello, self-care and healthy boundaries!), and my family (hello, partnership and motherhood!) has come with challenges, AND it has always led to the kind of breakthroughs that lead to more joy, more freedom, and more connection in my work and life.
I’m grateful and deeply excited for the opportunity to support other entrepreneur sisters by sharing the hard-won lessons I’ve learned along the way. I’m also grateful to co-lead this retreat with one of my favorite people on the planet, Beth.
We know just the right constellation of women will join us to form a powerful, beautiful community of soul-driven entrepreneurs.
Meet Beth Kempton!
My co-creator and collaborator, Beth Kempton, is a UK-based author, entrepreneur, and Japanologist.
Beth is known for fiercely championing women to live free and happy lives, doing what they love. Her company, Do What You Love, has helped thousands of people find personal, professional and financial freedom through online courses and retreats.
She is also a bestselling author of three books which have been translated into 24 languages and recommended by the likes of TIME Magazine, Vogue, and Psychologies.
I have admired Beth for years. She is one of the smartest business women I know. And her ability to actualize her big ideas with integrity and harmony, while also managing motherhood, is awe-inspiring.
I met Beth almost a decade ago, before my business took off. And even though our business models and professional backgrounds were so very different (and still are!), something in our hearts told us to stay connected, so we decided to support one another, to witness and walk each other’s entrepreneurial journey together.
Through hundreds of phone calls, emails and text messages, we have traveled together through many big (and small) business decisions we’ve each faced. We’ve taught many courses together as well as a highly successful business retreat at the renowned 1440 retreat center in California.
We are SO excited to collaborate again for what we know is going to be a truly special, one-of-a-kind life changing retreat.
“This retreat made me realize how much I value
conversation and connection, and showed me that I’m on the right path.” ”
-Ali Foxon, 2022 Soul Biz Retreat Participant.
Where is the retreat center and how do I get there?
It’s in the gorgeous English Countryside, about two hours from London or under two hours direct from Heathrow Airport.
Full details will be sent ahead of the retreat, along with information for lift sharing and local taxi companies.
From London Heathrow you can also get a National Express coach to Frome, from where it is 19 minutes by car, or take the Heathrow Express train to London Paddington (in 15 minutes) and get the train to Westbury, from where it is 33 minutes by car/taxi.
If you travel by train, the nearest stations are Gillingham (17 mins by car), Frome (19 mins by car), Castle Cary (24 mins by car) or Westbury (33 mins by car). There are direct links to Westbury (from London Paddington) and to Gillingham and Frome (from London Waterloo).
When do I check in/check out?
Please plan to arrive at the retreat centre on Monday May 22, 2023 between 3-5pm. Please plan to arrive no later than 5pm as to give you time to settle in. Our Opening Ceremony will begin promptly at 6pm. Our programme will finish in time for you to depart the retreat centre at 11am on Friday May 26.
What's the weather like?
May in England can be glorious, and depending on the year, it can be a bit cool and possibly misty/rainy. It’s always hard to tell, but the retreat center will provide cozy and warm home. In terms of packing, we will send a recommended packing list ahead of the retreat. Layers are ALWAYS a good idea.
Can you accommodate special diets?
Absolutely. A few weeks before arriving, we”ll send an email asking for your specific needs and if you have any special requests.
I have an established business and am doing pretty well – I just feel stressed and exhausted. Is this for me?
Absolutely, we designed this for YOU. The retreat will be an opportunity to reconnect with all that is good about your business, as well as take a step back and decide how to move forward and continue to flourish without sacrificing your wellbeing. It will also be an important opportunity for you to relax, catch up on rest and see your business with fresh eyes.
I don’t yet have a business, just an idea. Is this for me?
While the retreat is intended for people who already have a business, you would also get much from it if you have a strong idea, and a commitment to bringing it to life in the near future. Our teaching will help you build from day one in a heart-centered way. If this will be your first business, it would be particularly helpful if you have other relevant experience (such as within someone else’s business) so you can share that with the other participants, as learning from each other will be an important part of the retreat.
How many people will be at the retreat?
The maximum amount of attendees will be 21 people.
Will there be stairs/strenuous activity?
We will be making the most of the beautiful natural environment which includes some outdoor activities in the woods and on uneven ground. Of course, we will be as accommodating as possible to your needs so please advise in advance of any particular accessibility requirements.
Some rooms in the house are only accessible via stairs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any particular questions or concerns.
Payment plans? Cancellation policy? Covid Policy?
A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to reserve your room. After we receive your deposit, we’ll send you an email confirmation of your registration.
The second payment (equivalent to 35% of the full fee) will be due by Wednesday November 30, 2022.
The balance (equivalent to 35% of the full fee) will be due in full by Wednesday February 1, 2023. All payments must be paid online via credit card, Paypal or Stripe.
Your 30% deposit is non-refundable. For the full cancellation policy, check out our Terms and Conditions. We strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance.
Covid Safety & Security Measures
The venue complies with all UK government advisory actions related to COVID including regular cleaning and ventilation, and provision of hand sanitizer.
In the case of another national UK lockdown, you will be offered a refund or transfer to a new date for the retreat. Please note that due to the terms of our contract with the venue, we are unable to offer refunds if you test positive for COVID or the enforcement of other travel restrictions which prevent you from attending. Please make sure you take out appropriate travel insurance to cover this eventuality.
We ask that all attendees be mindful of the health and wellbeing of all who are attending this retreat. Prior to arriving, attendees will be asked to test to confirm their negative COVID status.
Can I sleep in the same room with my friend?
Some rooms are available for sharing but all rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis, so we cannot guarantee you can share with a friend unless you both book a bed in the same room before anyone else reserves it. For rooms with king/double beds intended for single occupancy, if you wish to join with a partner who would share that room, they may attend for a £2000 supplement subject to availability. Please email us at email@example.com make such a request. Please note that only retreat participants are allowed on site. Non-participating partners are not permitted to join. Thank you for your understanding!
Can I attend the retreat without staying at the house?
No, this is not an option for this kind of retreat.
Will you offer this kind of retreat again?
This is truly a one-of-a-kind exclusive retreat. We will not offer this kind of retreat again this year, but it’s possible in 2024 depending on how life unfolds! Be sure to sign up for the Interest List on the retreat page to stay informed!
I see that alcohol isn't available. Can I bring my own?
Sorry, no. The retreat center is usually an alcohol-free zone in line with its commitment to wellness, although we will be offering some alcohol on a couple of special moments during our gathering.
I have more questions. How can I reach you?
Feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and we will get right back to you.