It has been one of the most powerful healing experiences I have had."

Making the connection

The Woman Within® Weekend provides a unique opportunity to look deep inside yourself, in a safe and nurturing environment.

This experiential weekend offers the opportunity to find answers to questions that you may have about yourself and the choices that you are currently making. During the weekend you will be given an opportunity to reclaim the lost or fragmented parts of yourself and to become aware of the unique gifts that you have, reconnecting yourself with the Woman Within you, and leaving you more in touch with your authentic self, to transform your life.

Woman Within Weekend

For some women, attending the Woman Within® Weekend is the opportunity to be heard as they discover their voice and speak their truth often for the first time. For others, it is having the space and time to experience intense emotions without judgement. Still for others it is the rare experience of compassion and strength created by women coming together to witness, accept, empower and honor themselves.

Since 1987, over 14 300 women from 20 countries have chosen to experience this powerful transformational weekend.

What happens on the Weekend?

This is a "guided" programme in that sessions are in sequence, leading the participants to descend into ones deep feminine self and retrieve a part that has been buried for one reason or another; then to ascend with that lost part reclaimed and to celebrate the wholeness that is felt.

The Weekend is not therapy. It offers a series of exercises, guided imagery, intense individual and group work so that you can see and transform what holds you back. The one-to-one staff ratio allows for personal attention and ensures that you are witnessed and supported as you reclaim your passion for life and belief in yourself.

Who staffs the Weekend?

The Woman Within® Weekend was created by women for women, and is staffed by women. Experienced facilitators from the USA and Europe lead the weekend together with the support of local staff members who have chosen to support Woman Within by volunteering their time and resources. Each member of the staff has walked the same Woman Within path by experiencing the Weekend herself. Participant to Staff ratio is 1:1.

How long is the Weekend?

The programme runs from Friday 6.00pm to Sunday at approximately 5.00pm. We ask that you arrive well rested.

Who should attend?

Women, aged 18 years or more, in all stages of their "journey" can and do gain from the Woman Within experience. It is designed in such a way that each woman will find her own path.

How will I know if this is the right time in my life to do the Woman Within® Weekend?

At Woman Within, we trust that each woman intuitively knows what is right for her. The Weekend provides the tools to delve deeper into your own inner wisdom and see which parts of yourself need further acknowledgement and integration, so that you can live your life to the fullest. We are there to support you — in all your potential and power, with all your shadows and challenges — to be who you want to be. The only requirement for attendance is an openness to experiencing yourself.

What happens after I have completed the Weekend?

While not an integral part of the Weekend itself, we strongly encourage participation in a "Woman Within Circle" after the weekend. This is a group of women who have completed the training and wish to come together to support, encourage, and challenge one another in the continuation of their journey which began on their training weekend. Again, this circle is not intended to replace therapy. This circle is intended for support and the sharing of a common bond. Each woman who completes the Woman Within® Weekend has the opportunity to continue her healing, growth and connection by participating in a Woman Within Circle (previously known as an E-Circle).

An investment in yourself

The investment per weekend is currently R 4900 with limited bursaries available in some cases. Payment plans are available and if you pay in full on registration you will receive a R200 discount. There are also payment options available to you. Your contribution goes towards covering the airfare, facilitator fees of the international staff as well as the royalties for the weekend Workshop. It also covers your accommodation and all meals as this is a residential programme. Staying on-site is an essential part of the weekend and is mandatory. The Weekend is held just outside Cape Town. Travel information is provided closer to the weekend. Register for the weekend

Links to the Mankind Project

The Mankind Project is designed for men and Woman Within is designed for women.

Although the two organisations are not "officially" affiliated, they do share a mission of offering women and men an opportunity to discover more about themselves.

ManKind Project Cape Town is a voluntary organisation of men who run rites-of-passage weekends for men. Please check their website to find out when their next weekends are.

If you know a man who may be interested in doing the MKP weekend, please consider asking him whether he'd like to attend our next open men's circle in Woodstock on Wednesday 29th March to start promptly at 19:00. For more information contact  their enrollment coordinator Stephen Heyns

The weekend helped peel away my layers to step into and honour who I truly was. No more being what other people wanted me to be. It allowed me to step into my vulnerability and feel held and honoured by amazing women.”