Wholehearted Women’s Retreat August 11 – 13, 2023

Wiawaka Center for Women, Lake George, NY

To get a “feel” for our retreats, take a look at slide show from previous summers and click on last year’s link below. Our retreat size is limited to 16 participants. Wiawaka is a women only campus in August.

Registration will open in early April.

Courage Camp – the Daring Way™


Email me to be the first to gain access to registration catelabarre@gmail.com

Please note: This is a heart-centered retreat for women only. Our retreat/workshop venue is historic Wiawaka Center for Women on beautiful Lake George, in the Adirondack Park of Upstate New York. Photos above are from previous retreats.

We rarely give ourselves credit for our strength and resilience. If we reflect on our lives up to this precious moment, there are undoubtedly many obstacles we’ve navigated successfully, if imperfectly. Have we stopped to acknowledge them? Probably not. We are bombarded by cultural messages of not-enough-ness and comparison. It’s time to stop. Time to express who we truly are meant to be in the world. Own our strength. Time to practice self-care at the very deepest level. Time to cultivate the courage to be authentic and imperfect; to love ourselves not for what we do, but for who we are.

Come to Courage Camp and join with other wholehearted women as we get curious about:

  • Reality checking cultural expectations and the curse of comparison
  • Taming the inner critic
  • Exploring ideal and unwanted identities
  • Practicing self-compassion and self-forgiveness
  • Nurturing connection from a place of “I am enough”
  • Identifying healthy boundaries
  • Cultivating gratitude
  • Playfully create and explore

Cate* gently guides participants through creative exercises and inner exploration of The Daring Way™ curriculum and videos, based on Dr. Brené Brown’s bestselling books and offered exclusively by trained facilitators.

Our ALL-INCLUSIVE RETREAT location is Wiawaka Center for Women on beautiful Lake George in the Adirondack Park of Upstate New York. Please click on the highlighted link above to see photographs and learn more. Your investment includes lodging Friday and Saturday night, as well as dinner Friday, three meals Saturday, and breakfast Sunday. Rooms have been reserved for you in various buildings. We meet in our workshop space, House of Trix, on the lake. There is a dock to allow easy access for swimming and relaxing in your free time. The campus is spread out, so expect to be walking. This historic site, with Victorian Cottages, an Adirondack style lodge, and newer housing, has no air conditioning. Temperatures tend to cool off in the evenings and all rooms have fans. All rooms are private with shared bathrooms.

There is an option for WORKSHOP ONLY if you wish to stay off campus.

The Daring Way™ curriculum (The Gifts of Imperfection™, Daring Greatly™, Rising Strong™) is based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She is the author of New York Times #1 bestsellers:  The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, Dare to Lead and Atlas of the Heart.

*Cate LaBarre is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator – Life Coach (licensed to offer curriculum based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown) and a Certified Master Integrative Coach Professional (trained by Debbie Ford and The Ford Institute of Integrative Coaching at JFK University). Her wellness background includes NY State Licensing as a Massage Therapist and Certified Reiki Master. She brings the concept of healing the whole self to her private clients and groups. She is a contributing author to The Energy of Healing, published in May 2015. Web presence: http://catelabarre.com https://brenebrown.com/ (find a Daring Way™ facilitator) http://thefordinstitute.com/catelabarre Email: catelabarre@gmail.com Phone or text: 607-287-0658

Please read options carefully before making your selection and payment. Do NOT sign up for this workshop if you cannot attend all sessions: 1 – 5 PM Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM Saturday (with lunch break), 9 AM to Noon SundayNo late arrivals.

Lodging is on a first to register, first choice basis. A block of rooms are reserved at Wiawaka and cannot be changed. You are welcome to stay off campus and choose the workshop only option at the time of registration.


  • Your investment for early bird pricing, all inclusive retreat: $695 through June 30, 2023
  • Your investment for workshop only: $495
  • Your investment July 1, 2022 or later, all inclusive retreat: $725

Email me with your questions! catelabarre@gmail.com or text: 607-287-0658