The Hero’s Journey Retreat

The Hero’s Journey Retreat

Inspired by Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening by Martha Beck

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Hey folks! We want to invite you to The Hero’s Journey Retreat!

Created by Martha Beck coaches, Nancy E. Kalina & Melissa Madill for an off the charts weekend of inspiration, adventure, connection and awakening! Simply put, we want to share Martha’s newest book Diana, Herself and all its tools with you!

Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love describes Diana, Herself in this way:

“This book is everything. It’s a romp, a fable, a myth, an inspiration, a teachable moment, a true hero’s journey, a cautionary tale, and a fairy tale for an entirely new (or rather, ANCIENT) species of fairies. It’s rare that so much wisdom can be found wrapped up in such comedy, such kindness, such lightness of touch. It’s a perfect book.”

Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening

Click here to purchase your copy and read Diana, Herself and then ask yourself if the lead character Diana’s circumstances sound familiar to you?

  • Are you stuck in your tracks by fear and self-doubt?
  • Do you feel drawn to a different life but are overwhelmed, so finding the steps to get there is a challenge?
  • If so, this is the ideal retreat for you! We will welcome you in to a safe space so that you can connect with your unique gifts, passions, and begin to create the life you know in your heart is possible.

We will look at the obstacles and maneuver around them.

We will look at fear and face it head on.

You will gain courage to live your own daring life.

With small shifts in your thinking you will be drawn into action!

You want this, right?

And you most certainly deserve this.

Come hang with us.

There will be magic!

Hot Bonus Offer!

Each person who registers for this adventure-packed weekend will also receive one 1:1 coaching session with Melissa or Nancy to help you get even deeper into your process and support you to begin your transformation.

Room reservations are not included!!  — See below for information about accomodations

Where:Creekside Retreat in Brown County, Indiana (5 minutes outside of downtown Nashville, IN)Map

When:Friday, Sept. 8th – Sunday, Sept. 10th, 2017

How Much?Because it just wouldn’t be a party without you, we’ve created a retreat vibe at workshop prices tomake it affordable for YOU to come.

$359 for the Retreat

Early Bird Discount: $329 for the retreat  — To receive an early bird discount, register by 8/1/2017

How Many?Due to space, we are only accepting 20 registrants! Grab your spot NOW before they’re gone!

Creekside Retreat

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The Creekside Retreat provides comfortable lodging in the hills of lovely Brown County.

Nestled in Brown County, The Creekside Retreat offers a warm and welcoming place for all of us to start our personal hero’s journey. The rooms and suites have been recently renovated with luxurious hardwoods, stone, and all the comforts of home. The courtyard and conference center are the perfect spots for us to dive in and chart a course for awakening to greater joy, adventure and purpose.

Accommodation Options

Option 1: Sharing a room with 2 queen beds, 2 full beds or 1 King bed. All at the same rate – $109/night total for room

Option 2: Single accommodations of any type – $109/night

It should be noted that there is no requirement to stay at Creekside Retreat. You can drive in daily.

Also, it should be noted that all reservations for rooms will be made directly with Creekside Retreat.
A block of rooms is being held under “The Hero’s Journey Retreat.”   —  (844) 473-8732

Schedule for the Weekend

Friday, March 31, 2017

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, April 1, 2017

8:30am – 9:00amBreakfast of bagels, fruit, coffee and tea

9:00am – 12:15pmMorning session

12:15pm – 1:45pmLunch (included)

1:45pm – 5:45pmAfternoon session

5:45pm – 7.45pmDinner on your own

7.45pm –Evening movie: The Legend of Bagger Vance and discussion (optional)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

8:30am – 9:00amBreakfast on your own

9:00am – 1:00pmFinal session

Nancy Kalina

Nancy E. Kalina

A Certified Life Coach and a self-described life enthusiast, Nancy loves helping her clients bust through the barriers of their limiting beliefs in order to enhance personal and professional confidence and to live authentic, exhilarating, and purposeful lives. Nancy truly creates a safe space for her clients, whether that be in person or on the phone. Nancy brings her perceptive and respectful listening to every session and compliments that with her joyful sense of humor. She is easy to talk to, insightful, open, loving, and challenges her clients in just the right ways. Nancy works with clients who want to live lives that are full of purpose, balance and gusto! It is with her gift for going straight to the heart of the matter and drawing it out into the light where her diverse clientele learn to embrace and transform their lives.

Nancy lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her partner, Kim.

Melissa Madill

Melissa Madill

After reading a book recommended by a friend, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck, Melissa Madill realized that moving back into her “essential self” – that part within each of us that exists without judgement, preconceived ideas and pain and only sees what is loving and true – was the way to find the peace she longed for. Her life took a turn when she decided to enroll in the eight-month Martha Beck Life Coach training where she was taught, coached and began using the tools that have transformed her life. After completing the industry’s most comprehensive and respected training regimen, she opened her own coaching business, Emem Life LLC, which focuses on supporting people to make significant changes and/or grow in their lives. Using Martha Beck’s time-tested coaching tools along with her own unique life experiences and remarkable intuition, Melissa offers a safe place, listening ear and open heart and mind as she helps clients explore their dreams, move beyond their pain, achieve their goals – and yes, even start living their dreams.

Melissa lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Patrick and their two dogs, Nellie and Newton.

Questions? Ask us anything. Please email

Cancellation Policy: Due to the limited number of participants and imminent date, registration fees are not refundable. You can, however, sell or gift your spot to another person.