October 24-27, 2024 | Carlsbad, CA

Compassionate Women's Retreat

Beyond Deep Grief

A life-shifting, growth-inspiring weekend for everyday grievers who navigating loss, death and change.

This invitation is for compassionate women

Specifically, for the Compassionate Woman seeking authentic connection, personal growth, deep soul care, time to reflect + heal, space to unwind + relax in a gorgeous destination retreat location.

 And also, for women of all faiths and those who may be figuring out their spiritual beliefs, who are experiencing losses due to death, broken relationships, illness, injury, aging, or any grief-striking loss.

Many circumstances can trigger feelings of grief and sadness. We can be left feeling hollowed out, as though we are simply a shell of our former selves. 

Changes In: 

As women, we may struggle that much harder as our bodies take on a new shape, our career opportunities wane, our children leave the nest and our parents are getting older and require more care, even sometimes dying before we are ready to see them go.


Obstacles to Inner Peace…


What if we OPEN Pandora’s Box with our questions and discover a pit of darkness?


When would we have the TIME to really dive deep into these hard places?

Others' Expectations

UNDERSTANDING that we are still strong and capable, even while experiencing grief.


  • Lounging with a hot cup of coffee and a book in the beachside village, after an invigorating workout or sleeping in
  • Relaxing with kindred sisters in the hot tub or doing yoga beachside during sunrise or sunset, or both!
  • Finally getting the rest and inspiration you’ve been wanting
  • Receiving expert guidance and spiritual coaching to release what’s holding you back and renew yourself before the busy holiday season
  • Being TENDER about our pain and loss while also connecting with our true desires to create an inspired action plan.
  • We will use ART and MUSIC to get inspired for the next chapter.

Retreat Location: Carlsbad Beach Getaway. Originally purchased in 2015 by Deborah Lahman and our family to host retreats and rent to families for beautiful and cozy beach vacays. The location has become an oasis for many healing experiences. 3 bed/ 3 bath and community dinners for up to 15 on-site. We will also rent an adjacent neighbor’s house for the retreat so that guests can choose a solo experience or be willing to share a room for a discount.


I was undone...

When my mom passed away in November of 2022, I was undone. After a short 16 month encounter with terminal lung cancer, she left her earthly body and I was left to figure out what life looked like without my mentor, my business colleague and best friend. I clung to books and stories from the beloved community that surrounded me.  I cocooned myself with her clothes and remnants of her physical presence. I embraced the religious notions of life after death and pictured my mom reuniting with family who also had passed. I realized that until now, I had not known or understood grief quite so intimately and that  my toolbox required additional resources.

Imagine Removing the Obstacles

What if you could surround yourself with a community who gets you without having to put on a mask or pretend that you are “okay?”

What would it feel like to:

  • Honor your grief AND live in harmony with the present moment
  • Integrate soul care and sacred healing into your everyday life?
  • Live a full and balanced lifestyle, enjoying the activities you choose.
  • Release some of the stuck energy you have surrounding your current grieving.
  • Move with grace through this season, without having to sacrifice your memories and special moments that blessed your past.
  • Listen to your inner wisdom and take steps toward healing and growth without the noise of your current life and task list?

You're Invited To The

Compassionate Women's Retreat

Beyond Deep Grief

A life-shifting, growth-inspiring weekend for everyday grievers navigating loss, death and change.

At this retreat, every moment is carefully curated to empower you with tools and resources to do grief in real life, all while relaxing, having fun, finding community, and equipping you to return home with the tools to best care for your soul. You will also meet other women who will become your lifelines and keep you from feeling alone in these turbulent times. 

We can’t wait to serve and celebrate you!

Retreat Details:

October 24-27, 2024

4-day, 3-night retreat 

Gorgeous Carlsbad, CA Beach House

Your Trip Includes:

  • 4 Sessions with Angela Lahman, Aroma Freedom Practitioner and Soul Care Coach
  • 1 Insight Session with Aaron Lahman 
  • Comfy guest rooms for 3 nights in a beautifully cozy neighborhood, just blocks from the ocean and the village shops and restaurants
  • Optional beachside yoga, bike rides, hot tub, guided contemplative garden walk
  • 5 delicious, nutrition-focused meals and a plethora of “healthy” snacks and drinks in the fully-stocked fridge
  • Personalized swag bag

Your Investment

Shared Room – $897

Private  Room – $1197

Deposit To Hold Your Place Today – $300

Limited spots are available, reserve your place today!

We have two options for bedrooms.  Private Room or a Shared Room. 

Members of Our Soul Care Sanctuary need to contact Angela for a Discount Code.

In addition, we have payment plans available with Deposit down, please contact Angela directly for options that work for you.

A weekend intensive like this creates transformation:

Jumpstart an intention toward healing and growth.
Establish some foundational practices to guide your daily decisions.
Increase the depth of relationships with newfound friends.
Create a touchpoint in your memory bank of positive encounters with the Divine.

Starting In September

We’ll gather for a monthly online preparation where we can get to know each other better and start setting the stage for some deep transformational conversations. To join, please RSVP to Angela for the details to join Our Soul Care Sanctuary.

The end of summer is a time of harvest and like any crop, the yield nourishes us with abundance, beauty, and inspiration. We will use some amazing methods to help you uncover the voice of your inner knowing and inner wisdom, connect with your high-vibe self and unleash the voice of your wildest desires. PLUS we have the know-how and experience to create the feel-good action plan to bring your dreams to life.

During our time together, we’ll reflect on our own lives and consider how we might create daily practices and rhythms that will help us flourish as we move toward the last 90 days of the year!

Past Retreat Guest


Sohnja G.
Attending Angela Lahman’s women’s retreat in Carlsbad, CA brought insight, healing and empowerment to my soul. Knowing I’m not alone in stumbling blocks, trauma and losses brought comfort and allowed me to move forward through those things. Thank you Angela for the invite in 2018. I look forward to being part of future retreats.
Amy O.
The Woman’s retreat in Carlsbad, CA is absolutely life changing! I attended during a very difficult time in my life and after spending the weekend with the Lahman’s in their beautiful Carlsbad retreat! I came out at the end of the weekend feeling refreshed and truly changed! From the amazing food to the yoga, group sessions and long talks around a fire in the evening and everything in between. I felt equipped to once again take on the world! I will forever be grateful for this wonderful experience and would absolutely attend again!
Sheila J.
As a life coach, this will grant me listening skills from a deeper perspective. As someone walking with grief, I have a deeper understanding of how to comfort others and let them know they aren't alone."
Tonya C.
I will say that the retreat was a little like camp 🙂 - I made new friends - which hasn't always been easy for me  - but experiencing grief with those who understand made it much easier. We all learned to hold space for each other while in Carlsbad and that meant so much to me to have people truly listen.
Sherry S.
Grief experiences vary depending on each situation and each person but what was amazing was the beauty in coming together with other attendees and finding a common thread in the healing process. The group setting was amazing! It was no doubt spiritually inspired with the connection between all of the attendees, the facilitator and the hosts.
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⦿ Layers of clothing, including a light Rain jacket

⦿ Comfortable footwear like sandles or tennis shoes, bring what you need to keep your feet cozy and comfortable. October is cool near the ocean.

⦿ Swimwear (if you’d like to take a dip in the ocean or hot tub), (hint: you do)

⦿ A special piece of music or artwork (or both) to be used in one of our sharing circles.

⦿ Preferred snacks (for yourself or to share or both).

⦿ Water Bottle and Favorite Mug (We will have drinking water and warm beverages on site, but it is helpful if you bring along a water bottle or favorite mug. If you have preferred non-alcoholic beverages, please bring those as well).


Travel – by car + by air:

Exact location will be shared upon registration. We are located right off the I-5 on Tamarack Ave.

If you are traveling by air, your closest airport is:
San Diego International

If you fly, please arrive by 1 pm on Thursday so we can coordinate one pick up time ahead of rush hour traffic that day.

Wrap Up: Please schedule your departure flight for after 2 pm on Sunday to allow plenty of time for our closing ceremony and a shared ride to the airport.

Accommodations/ Check-in starts at 3 pm so you can ease into our first evening together. 

Rooms: We have two options for bedrooms.  Private Room or a Shared King-Sized Bed in a Large Room. 

For those women who are enrolled for 3 months in Our Soul Care Sanctuary membership group, your discount is $100 (Code will be provided upon verbal confirmation to Angela). If you’d like to apply for an additional scholarship (up to $200 per person), please consider the LWN Foundation application policy here

For cancellations made prior to September 21st, a full refund less a $50 processing fee.

Cancellations made after October 1st will be credited to a future event, program, or training with Angela Lahman (less a $50 processing fee).

Email Angela Lahman @ angela@angelalahman.com

The weather can be unpredictable, bring layers!

You’ll leave this weekend with:

  • A feeling of deep rest & soul-care renewal
  • A new, deeper self-compassion for your grief, disappointments, embarrassments, and even your “failures”
  • A true celebration of your Divine goodness and worth
  • A vision for the next chapter of your life
  • Relationships with women that will become lifelong friends and champions

There's room at the table for you.
Reserve your spot today!