What Now? Retreat

Experience “What Now?” 2021

Jan. 27-30, 2022

Experience “What Now?” 2021

Jan. 27-30, 2022

Experience “What Now?” 2021

Jan. 27-30, 2022

"Healing miracles happen when women gather together at The What Now Retreat— a beautiful place to discover connection, friendship, and your truest you."

-Kristine Carlson


Why “What Now?”

  • Do you crave connection, rejuvenation, and a renewed sense of self?
  • Are you ready to look into your soul to answer the questions lingering there?
  • Want to pursue courageous reflection with like-minded women?
  • Are you ready to honor, support, and connect with other women on the path of transformation? 
  • Want to celebrate the divine feminine strength and passion we all possess?
  • Are you seeking the healing that meditation, yoga, and sound therapy provide?
  • Want to relish the deeper joy and meaning that a short escape from everyday life brings?

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Retreat leader

Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson invites you to join her for a truly life changing magical weekend.  A transformational teacher who has been connecting women and leading retreats for over a decade; the What Now Retreat is most significant to her life’s work. Kristine helps each woman to pivot toward what’s true for them at any stage as they step into their next chapter fully awake to their deepest desires to live their best lives.


What you can expect


Outside adventures

Soak up the scenic glory of coastal Northern California through hikes, beach walks, and open-air meditation. In nature, we find our origin and our center.


Delicious food and drink

Enjoy the great organic food (and wine, too) that the North Coast offers. As we gather around the table with friends and nourish our bodies, we also deeply nurture our hearts and souls with laughter and great conversation.


Wisdom circles

Find transformation and growth through our beloved intimate “Wisdom Circles.” Led by Kristine and with the gentle listening and sharing of open-hearted peers, encounter peace-filled guidance for your soul’s current concerns. You’ll find awareness, discovery, and life-altering transformation together with a very special group of soul sisters.


Soul expressive art

Let your freedom and creativity flow through healing and expressive art. We embark upon a simple art project during the retreat, designed to awaken your heart in new ways and create space for healthy, soul-deep expression and whimsy. Most importantly, you’ll manifest art that reminds you of your experience, your purpose, and your vision for the future.


Meditation & yoga

Greet the sun each day with a powerful time of gentle yoga for beginners and novices, alike and morning meditation. These daily practices of breath and movement will cleanse your body, mind, and heart. Rediscover grounding and inner peace that you’ll carry back into normal life. The yoga will be led by esteemed instructor Janine Ellis.


Beautiful ocean-view rooms

Relax in beautiful guest rooms overlooking the ocean. In your own room, leave your chores and “to do” lists behind, simply to bask in the luxury of rest in this home away from home set on the coastal cliffs of the Sonoma Coast at Sea Ranch, California.


Sound healing

Encounter the powerful healing that sound provides. Our yoga instructor, certified sound healing expert, Janine Ellis, will use Chakra bowls to promote holistic healing processes. Rehabilitate those out-of-harmony places in your being, decrease stress and anxiety, and awaken your deepest truth.


A window into the What Now? Retreat


What's included?

For just $2,297, your investment in the “What Now” retreat comes with a private room at our beautiful Sea Ranch getaway homes. It’s a 3-night stay marked by luxury, solitude, and breathtaking oceanfront views.

Plus, you get FREE access to the online “What Now?” program ($297). When you sign up for the retreat, this beloved video/audio course and workbook is yours. The six-part course offers a framework to find the peace, clarity, and vibrancy hidden within every circumstance. (And the best part? All participants will have completed the first four sections of the course prior to the retreat. We come together on common ground and solid wisdom.)

If you are interested in hearing more details before signing up for the What Now Retreat, Kristine would be happy to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with you. Email assist@kristinecarlson.com for more information.  

Retreat Cost


Regular price: $2297
What you'll get daily
  • Three delicious meals per day (breakfast buffet, lunch-snack, and dinner), plus snacks, expertly prepared and suited to meet your dietary needs.
  • Complimentary wine (if you like) with dinner alongside new friends as we watch the sunset together.
  • Access to daily yoga classes and guided meditation experiences, sound healing and all on-site and led by certified instructors.
  • All art supplies are provided for your artistic expression.
  • Participation in group “wisdom circles,” led by Kristine, where we focus on the elements of the complimentary “What Now?” online course.
  • Coaching one on one time with Kristine

  • Plenty of free time to reflect, replenish and enjoy the coastal community

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Want to know more?
Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with Kristine Carlson assist@kristinecarlson.com

SPECIAL GUEST Yogini & Sound Healer

Janine Ellis

Janine Ellis is a yoga instructor and mindfulness expert who delights in providing students with mindfulness-based practices that cultivate a life of harmony, energy, and joy. With more than 30 years of experience as a college athletic trainer and corporate health educator, Janine carries extensive health and fitness background. By combining this wisdom with her training and certifications in yoga, sound healing, meditation, and shamanic practices, Janine is uniquely empowered to lead individuals through body-, mind-, and heart-based practices that enliven and balance.



Previous attendee testimonials

Ginnie Baskin
Ginnie Baskin
"The What Now Retreat gave me the opportunity to not only reflect and let go, but to also live fully in the present moment. While I was there, I was able to clearly define my life purpose statement and I have since found a new job doing exactly what I am meant to do in life. I left feeling recharged and renewed. It was a special treat to connect with Kristine and all of the other amazing women!"
Elizabeth Andrews
"Coming to the What Now Retreat was such an incredible experience. Kris is remarkable and so inspiring. It was a wonderful weekend meeting tremendous women and working together to effect change in our lives and to inspire us to walk out the next chapter."


Important attendee information

Special alumni discount

I have found that the most meaningful transformation takes place within women who have come to the “What Now?” retreat over and over. The consistent practice of retreat refines and matures our souls. For that reason, I am offering a special discount for all alumni. Your participation is extremely valued, so if you’ve been on the retreat before, you’re invited to come this year for the low price of $1,597. (That’s a savings of $700 off full price.)

Please email Carole at assist@kristinecarlson.com for your alumni code discount.

What’s included in your registration

Your registration includes all meals and all activities held as part of the “What Now?” retreat. Please note, your registration does not include airfare, transportation to/from Sea Ranch, supplementary snacks and additional beverages from the bar, etc. The What Now? Program is included in the price of the retreat. 

Note: *All participants are required to fulfill the first half of the online course and workbook prior to the retreat, enriching everyone’s group experience.

Payment and cancellation policy

Payment of $1,999 ($1,597 early bird pricing thru JUNE 15th) is due in full at the time of registration plus a $50 credit card processing fee. If you choose to do monthly payments by check or credit card you will pay the full PRICE of $2297. All fees must be paid in full one month in advance of the retreat. By entering your credit card number, you authorize Kristine Carlson to charge your credit card for the full amount of the retreat. There are no cancellations. You can transfer your retreat to another time and location if something comes up and you cannot attend.

COVID-19 health and safety policy

All attendees must present a negative COVID-19 test result prior to attending. Tests must be conducted 24 hours before the retreat begins. In lieu of a negative test result, attendees may present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, with the second dose having been completed no less than two weeks prior to the beginning of the retreat.  We will not be requiring masks once we gather together for the retreat because of these precautions.


Don’t miss this beautiful escape

We want you to be a part of this incredible journey to deeper connection, more meaningful community, and a profoundly spiritual bond with nature as you let go of what doesn’t serve you to manifest what does. Click below to save your place on the What Now? retreat. I can’t wait to see you there.

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