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Radiant Renewal Retreat: Girls Getaway Weekend
August 23-25, 2024


The details

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Come join us at the historical Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Just a short distance from Lawrence and Kansas City, The Elms Hotel & Spa is a historical hotel "nestled amid picturesque, tree-lined grounds" that has served its guests for more than 125 years.

Join us for Radiant Renewal Retreat, a girls getaway weekend and my first regional womens wellness retreat. Let’s take a few days for community, connection and camaraderie. As women, we often put ourselves last, so let’s put ourselves first. Time and energy is spent on family, work obligations, social events, day to day life. All of those things are wonderful, but sometimes can leave us feeling depleted. This is your weekend to re-center, rediscover and relax!


When you arrive, you are invited to settle in before we come together for a group dinner in our private dining room. Afterward, you will learn a little about our presenters/instructors and we will share the plans for the weekend. Each attendee will receive an agenda and a special welcome gift for joining us. 


Friday night dinner, Saturday lunch and another private dinner are included in your weekend. Breakfast options are many, and attendees can choose the option that best works for them. 

Let us focus on the details, so you can focus on you!


This weekend is designed to be a girls getaway, so invite your best girlfriends, your mom, your sister. Invite those close to you who also could benefit from a few days away from the grind.We will explore PIlates and meditation together but you do not have to be familiar with either of those practices to enjoy all they have to offer. Both presenters come with a wealth of knowledge and guidance to make the experience one you will never forget.


The purpose of my wellness retreats is simple: 

I want to enable women to put themselves first. I want them to experience the joy of movement, the tranquility of quiet mindfulness and a renewed sense of wellness. And I want these retreats to be accessible - close to home - bearing in mind that sometimes the best experiences can be had right next door. 


So join us this August! Come open to making new friends and experiencing something just for you! Prioritize your health among other women desiring the same thing. And bring those girlfriends! Because chances are, they need some time away too! 


Click on the link to read more about The Elms Hotel & Spa.


Cost for Radiant Renewal Retreat:

Double occupancy: $800/person 


**$150 non-refundable fee

Single occupancy: $1300/person


**$150 non-refundable fee


What’s included:

  • 2 nights lodging at The Elms Hotel & Spa

  • Private Pilates classes & workshop taught by Kristin Salmans

  • Private meditation sessions & at-home instructional wled by Molly Milligan

  • Private group dinners on Friday and Saturday

  • Saturday lunch buffet

  • Personal time for discounted spa services (Our group can enjoy 10% off all spa services. Enjoy access to The Grotto with any spa purchase.)

  • Poolside relaxation

  • Personal gifts from hosts


Registration deadline: June 1, 2024



Kristin Salmans, RN, BSN, MHSA, Master Pilates Teacher and owner, BrightStar Pilates Kristin began practicing and teaching Pilates matwork in 2003, shortly after the oldest of her three children was born. Prior to finding Pilates, exercise and fitness were things she incorporated because she “had” to. The practice of Pilates opened an entirely new love for movement and exercise. In 2016, Kristin completed the Comprehensive Instructor Training program through Balanced Body Education. She completed a Classical Master Teacher mentorship with Lesley Logan in January 2024, making her a third generation teacher of Joseph Pilates’ method. Kristin holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Baylor University as well as a Masters in Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University. She currently practices as a nurse with Douglas County Health Department and serves on the Board of Trustees at LMH. Kristin is also active in the community, passionate about voter rights and civic education, also serving on the Board of the League of Women Voters. This background and experience are a perfect complement to the teaching and practice of Pilates. She truly loves working with clients of all ages and abilities. The greatest reward to her is seeing the amazing transformations of her clients, not only physically, but in mind-body balance and confidence She also holds certifications through AFAA, Balanced Body Barre, TRX and indoor cycling certifications. Kristin teaches Pilates private lessons and small groups in her BrightStar studio as well as group reformer and equipment classes at Aligned Pilates Lawrence and Pilates Performance and Rehab in Topeka.


Molly Milligan Molly has had a fascination with holistic healing throughout her life. In her mid-20’s committed herself to the path of natural medicine, diet, and spiritual practice to support her health and the health of her loved ones. Molly is a certified Reiki master and operates her holistic healing practice Inner Alchemy in beautiful downtown Lawrence, KS. She enjoys providing the space and opportunity in her practice for her clients to connect with and remember their higher/divine self through the breath and being present with and for themselves during their healing session. She believes that this connection is a tool they can then take with them to use whenever needed. One of her goals with her practice is to support and empower the client into alignment toward healing by transforming their energy and their consciousness and learning to live from a place that is inherently more whole, joyful and fulfilling. She believes - to quote her favorite poet, Rumi: “The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.” In addition to offering traditional Reiki healing, she offers additional holistic healing options such as chelation therapy, CCT, meditation, pranayama/breath work, dreamwork, classes and collaborations with fellow holistic practitioners. She is currently pursuing a two-year intensive to become a certified herbalist through North Star Herbal Studies, as well as continuing studies in meditation, pranayama/breath work and holistic nutrition. Throughout her journey Molly says an important lesson in her path of healing has been learning how to listen: “Sometimes, we simply need to be seen and heard. I enjoy helping others and giving them a sense of helping themselves- teaching empowerment on some level. The ultimate goal is self-empowerment and self-love. I am just a tool to that purpose”. Molly is so grateful to be practicing what she loves to do as her profession. Learn more about Molly and Inner Alchemy at Certified Reiki Practitioner/Master for five years Certified Reiki Instructor Foundations of Meditation Certification Pranayama Certification Body Wisdom Energy Healing Certification Crystalline Consciousness Technique (CCT) Professional Level Certification Shamanic Healing Training Program with The Foundation for Shamanic Studies Certified Herbalist (in progress/2 year intensive) through North Star Herbal Studies Apprenticeship through Reiki Practitioner, Healer, Shaman and Author Eileen O’Donnell

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