Your Full Expression as a Woman
For more than a century, we as women have actively worked on shattering the stereotypes, the rules, beliefs and thought patterns that kept us limited and small. Women have claimed their true power and space in the world… and we continue to carve it out, working hard to have our voices heard, our work valued, our worth recognized, from without and within.
We are powerful… but we are also busy. We are going, going, going, balancing all our tasks, our work, our goals, and dreams, giving to others, giving to the world. We have more roles than ever. We are leaders and business owners, creatives and healers, teachers and artists, advocates and visionaries, partners and mothers.
It’s easy to get caught in this cycle, constantly doing, unconsciously hustling all the time. It’s exhausting.
COR Woman is your chance to pause, to take a breath. It’s the space to step away from the doing, the multi-tasking, the need to take care of others. It’s the space to make yourself a priority for once. It’s the space to step back into who you are when you aren’t doing anything. In the space between, you’ll find the essence of yourself.
Connect to your greatest desires, to your inherent brilliance and worth: no striving required.
Sign up now and join us at the next COR Woman experience. Find a deeper sense of freedom within yourself and a deeper expression of who you are at your core.
“I am a huge personal development person and over the years I have been to many workshops and read many books and have had many therapy sessions. But let me tell you, you could wrap all those experiences together into one and triple them and they still wouldn’t have had the transformational impact that 4 days at the COR workshop had on me.”
“I’ve always found it easier to tap into my more masculine traits like high work intensity, competitiveness, and matter of fact communication. These traits have helped me become a successful leader and executive, but they’ve sometimes left me feeling unbalanced — in both personal and professional situations. After attending COR Woman I’ve become much more aligned with the ease and flow of my feminine power that had been there all along. I feel as if I’m a better manager and leader, as well as wife and friend because I’m able to show up fully in the world in an authentic and healthy way that encompasses all of who I am as a woman.”
“It had been decades since I last felt sexy or passionate. I had no idea I could rediscover that side of myself late in my sixties! I feel so alive now!”
“I was nervous about an all-women workshop because I had been hurt by women, had competed with women for attention, and I had betrayed and abandoned women before. I was scared to be seen, scared to cry, scared to open up because I didn’t want to admit I am imperfect and wounded. What I learned was that I need sisterhood like I need air and that we all go through this life together. Her pain is my pain, her joy is my joy, her breakthrough is my breakthrough. I have since opened my heart to women again in my life. COR Woman isn’t just a workshop where the goal is to make it to the other side and have a breakthrough – it’s a lifestyle and a path and I’m grateful to be a part of such an honest and revolutionary support network.”
where you are
COR Woman is for every woman who is ready for a big shift and a lasting change, who wants to discover, rediscover, or deepen her understanding of all parts of herself.
We will meet you where you are. This weekend is not a lecture. This weekend is an experience. You choose how deep you want to go.
Whether you’ve never done a workshop before or have done dozens, you’ll find new layers, new insights, new levels of joy, of connection within yourself, to your intuition, to your body, new levels of healing from anything that has happened in your life to make you forget who you truly are: a unique, amazing, wonderful human being, no striving required.
Every woman comes into COR Woman with her own history, thoughts, feelings, and issues she wants to address, but there are many common themes.
◇ Patterns of unhealthy relationships
◇ A feeling of being disconnected from your body, or shame about your body
◇ Wanting to heal from past trauma and abuse at a greater depth than you’ve been able to receive in traditional talk therapy modalities
◇ A sense of being stuck in life, or a particular area of life / Feelings of overwhelm in life and work
◇ An inability to ask for what you want, and to set healthy boundaries
◇ An inner voice that constantly criticizes, belittles and makes wrong
◇ Feeling like you aren’t enough or can’t be yourself authentically
◇ A lack of sex drive or passion for life
◇ A persistent inner voice that tells you there should be more to life
We are far more similar than we are different, and whatever it is you are facing, it’s likely another woman present is facing something similar. You are not alone.
OUR NEXT COR WOMAN WORKSHOP
– FLORIDA –
September 23 – 26, 2021
COR Woman is your opportunity to let your guard down, to stop trying to be perfect, to let your mind and body and heart do whatever they have been wanting to do, to breathe, to cry and scream and laugh and dance if you feel moved to do so. It is your opportunity to go into the heart of you, to be heard, to be seen, and to be loved and appreciated for the unique and amazing woman you naturally are at your core. What is on the other side of this? Freedom.
Your personal takeaways and healings will be unique to you, but these are common breakthroughs that women experience after COR Woman, and what is possible for you:
◇ A deep love of your body without changing anything about it / A sense of being beautiful just as you are
◇ A connection to authenticity, and an internal sense of worthiness
◇ An understanding of your deeper patterns, reactions, and emotional triggers
◇ An ability to communicate clearly and in healthy, powerful ways with your friends and loved ones
◇ A sense of freedom in your body, and in your life
◇ A strong sense of confidence in yourself and your ability to speak your truth
◇ A reigniting of passion in your life, and a deep sense of being sexy and vibrantly alive
◇ Permission to feel all your feelings, and tools to do so in healthy, productive ways
◇ Deep long-lasting healing
◇ A sense of sisterhood and comfort with women, and deep friendships with other participants
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our workshops are experiential and participatory in nature. They are small groups of 15-27 participants, and have a high staff to participant ratio to allow for individualized support and facilitation throughout the weekend. There will be self-exploration through experience, not lecture.
SMALL GROUP FACILITATION & SUPPORT
PSYCHODRAMA / PARTS WORK
ACTIVE & SILENT MEDITATIONS
JOURNALING AND REFLECTION
FOUR WEEK FOLLOW UP PROGRAM
Weekly video calls with your participant group, led by a facilitator from your weekend
A private Facebook group for coaching and support
COR ALUMNI FACEBOOK SUPPORT GROUP
Coaching, sharing, connection, and fun for continuous support after your weekend
ALUMNI VIDEO CALLS
Monthly digital sharing circles with valuable teachings and insight, always free and accessible for alumni seeking connection and support
IN PERSON GATHERINGS MONTHLY
A network of low-cost evening gatherings and one-day workshops available in areas around the country
96% of participants report that they are grateful they said “Yes!” to attending this workshop, and 92% say this workshop was
COVID-19 Safety Requirements
In addition to halving the size of our workshops in Spring 2021, we are taking an aggressive approach to minimizing the spread of infection.
Responsibility to Minimize your Exposure:
To participate in our in-person workshops, our participants, facilitators, and staff will need to take certain precautions that will help minimize the risk of exposure and sickness prior to the workshop.
All participants, facilitators, and staff are required to take a COVID-19 test prior to arriving at the workshop venue and stay at home if test is positive.
Temperature & Symptom Checks:
Temperature checks and symptom checks are required for all our participants, facilitators, and staff during the workshop.
By implementing the other safety precautions above, you have choice about mask-wearing in the workshop, and are responsible for your own risk. You are welcome to wear a mask anytime during the workshop.
All participants and staff will be required to sign the Informed Consent Waiver, as COR cannot accept liability for any infection. If you'd like to review further details of our COVID-19 Protocol, inquire here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many people are at the workshop?
Our workshops are all small group format, generally running between 15 and 25 participants. For COR Woman, there are at least 3 facilitators for this size group, and anywhere from 6-14 additional staff women there to assist and provide support. Note: in 2021, our standard workshop sizes will be halved for health safety.
What are the food and accommodations like at the workshop?
We handpick our venue sites for comfort, accessibility, and a concentration on the natural beauty around us. Each site is different, but all feature stunning locations with comfortable accommodations for each participant. Most rooms are shared with one or two other participants. We put a lot of thought and effort into making sure each participant is comfortable and well-resourced, asking for sleeping preferences and checking on all dietary limitations before the workshop. An on-site event manager is there to see to any concerns that come up.
What is the diversity like at these workshops?
We celebrate every type of woman at this workshop, every age, ethnicity, size, religious background, sexual orientation, and ideological stance. There’s no “right” way to be a woman, there is only your way, and we honor all differences. We’ve had people of all religious backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and lifestyles attend COR Woman, and we work hard to make sure that it’s a safe and inclusive space.
IS THERE A RELIGIOUS ASPECT TO THIS RETREAT? WHAT IF I HAVE A SPECIFIC BELIEF SYSTEM OR NO BELIEF SYSTEM AT ALL?
We welcome anyone from any or no religious or spiritual background and have had people from all walks of life participate in these workshops, including Christians, Muslims, Orthodox Jews, Buddhists, Taoists, Mystics, Agnostics, and Atheists. At COR, we do believe that inner work is done most holistically and effectively when we address all aspects of our humanity; including the physical, the emotional, the mental aspects of humanity, as well as a fourth dimension, the spiritual aspect. We use concepts such as meditation, prayer/invocation, and Higher Power/Grace, but we do this in as an inclusive way as possible, allowing you to define this for yourself. We don’t push any particular religion or dogma and allow for everyone’s unique beliefs.
HOW DO I GET THERE? WHAT ARE THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES?
We are unable to provide transportation to and from the airport for any of our events. Every event site does have parking, and we provide a carpooling forum for participants and comprehensive logistics information once registered. As the sites can be anywhere from one to three hours from a major airport, we highly suggest carpooling if possible if you are arriving from out of town. For every event, participants should plan to arrive for registration at 5pm on Thursday, and plan to not depart until the end of lunch at 2pm on Sunday.
ARE YOUR WORKSHOPS ONLY FOR STRAIGHT people?
We welcome women and men into our community from all walks of life, including those who are lesbian, gay, and bisexual. We have many alumni from these communities. We work hard to make the weekends safe and inclusive for people of all sexual orientations.
What are the facilitator’s qualifications, and what kind of training do they have?
Our facilitators are all trained coaches and professionals. They often come to us with years of experience. Even so, in order to facilitate a workshop for us, they are required to do extensive training with our organization, including two years of leadership and facilitation training as well as ongoing training and oversight assisting at workshops, before becoming fully certified to become a lead facilitator. For most facilitators, this process takes 4-6 years to full certification. You can read more about our facilitators and their unique qualifications on our team page.
Why is this workshop so expensive?
Our workshops include all food and accommodations, as well as a fully facilitated four week long follow up program. They require at least three highly trained facilitators and an on-site event manager, who all get paid for their time. We work hard to keep costs as low as possible, in order to keep our workshops accessible, but we know that they can still be cost-prohibitive for some. If finances are an issue, please see our information about financial aid.
I’m interested in financial aid options. What kind of assistance is available if I cannot afford the workshop?
We offer no fee payment plans for all our workshops so that you can spread the payment out over four monthly payments if you register at least 4.5 months in advance of the workshop. We also have financial aid available for every workshop, which can help subsidize the cost of the workshop by up to $500 dependent on need and availability. To learn more about our COR Community Foundation nonprofit and the scholarships that they provide, please go to the scholarship application and information page, found here.
We hope in the future to be able to offer more financial aid options. We can also highly recommend the one-day workshops and monthly evening programs as a way to engage with our work and receive support at a more accessible financial investment.
Will this workshop “fix” me?
No one is going to wave a magic wand and “fix” you at this workshop. Instead, it’s an opportunity for you to do real, deep inner work on yourself, in the company of similarly committed women, under the guidance of skilled facilitators who have all done this work before you. You will receive deep healing at the workshop, healing that can last decades, not a surface feeling that fades within days or weeks. However, we have found that for most of us, the journey is not in fixing anything, it’s in accepting all the parts of ourselves, understanding them, and then moving forward with compassion.
I’m not into group stuff. Is this still for me?
COR Woman is a different type of group experience. It’s not a lecture or a group experience where we tell our stories all weekend. Most of the processes are an internal journey of your own self. You are never required to share anything, and you are welcome to be exactly where you are the entire weekend. If you are open to trying a new way, it is incredibly powerful to move through processes as a group. You receive as much healing from watching others as you do from your own process and also develop a deep bond with the other participants.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS?
This work started in England in 1993. Thousands of people from all over Europe, the U.S. and Canada have participated. The workshops continue to be led in locations throughout the U.S. and, through a sister company, in England.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Email Us: Ask a Question or Schedule a Free Exploration Call to See if COR Woman is Right for YOU
REGISTER NOW FOR COR WOMAN
– FLORIDA –
September 23 – 26, 2021
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