We had a blast!
“Own Your Own Universe - the name says it all! This women’s retreat provides opportunities for personal growth. There are no words I can find that really would adequately describe it. The best way to learn more about the OYOU, is to dip your toe in as a participant and or supporter. Keep up the good work, OYOU. You’re changing lives one at a time, which is changing our world for the better!"
- Dana Jones
"The spirit that the OYOU brings to its participants creates an environment of growth and learning (about others and ourselves) that stays for a long time. I attended the Women's Retreat and am still feeling filled up with love and compassion. My cup runneth over! I learned so much about myself and am seeing other people through different eyes, and recognizing that we are all part of the same mold regardless of our economic or developmental or mobility differences. I left wanting to pay it forward as much as I possibly can. Thank you OYOU for making the world such a better place! I highly recommend supporting or participating in the OYOU in any way you can. Through giving, we receive so much!"
- Lisa Kay
"This year, my first OYOU Women's Retreat, was lovely and exactly as it should have been. Beautiful sharing from so many amazing, inspirational, courageous, insightful, caring, talented women. Thank you from the deepest, darkest depths of my heart! Keep on keepin' on! What a remarkable, giving example you shine on the world. Words fall short. Thank you and ALL who contribute to make so many possibilities for those you serve. Wow. Just wow."
- Leah Marie Kelly
"This was my fourth OYOU Women's Retreat, and it just gets better every year. It is literally sustenance for my soul. Terri Hendrix holds a safe and welcoming space for an inspiring, courageous, and talented commUNITY of women. The programs are excellent and provide an opportunity for creative self expression and growth. This retreat will be on my list of "must-dos" for years to come. Thank you OYOU!"
- Cindye Sablatura
"... Was the extra nudge I needed to fulfill a 20+ year long dream to finish writing a song! Can't thank Terri enough for taking the plunge, expanding OYOU and making her visions a reality!"
- Nicole Lozada
"We learned from, taught and inspired one another. We are strangers no more, we are family. I smile and am lifted whenever I think of this weekend, and these women. When I am moved by something, i have to share it with THEM now, that new family I have. It was the most soul-enriching weekend I've ever spent in my life and the tears of joy I shed were filled with wonder and magic."
- April Anschutz
2018 Creative Women’s Retreat
Calling all ladies ages 25 and up! Need a gal pal getaway? Pack your bags and join us for our 5th Annual Creative Women's Retreat in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Leave behind your chores, busy lives, and demands on your time. Take time for yourself instead, and embark on a journey of self discovery through a myriad of activities that leave one renewed and refreshed. Revived and restored. Sip wine or herbal teas, play and or listen to music, create, write, enjoy top-notch yoga tailored for all levels, rediscover yourself, learn an exciting new craft, and most important: Escape reality, recharge your battery, and get back to who you really are.
Juniper Hills Farm/Onion Creek Kitchen
Address: 5818 Farm to Market 165, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Juniper Hills Farm is located in the beautiful rolling hills just Southwest of Austin and just North of San Antonio, Texas. This 54-acre ranch is perched on one of the highest blue-green hills in the area. Vistas of rolling hills and rock outcroppings are studded with oaks and junipers under the big Texas sky. Thoughtfully xero-scaped with native Hill Country flora, the ranch is run entirely by captured rainwater. Special planning and care have been taken to develop and improve the property. The owners placed the property into Wildlife Management 20 years ago, thoughtfully trimming trees, nurturing and reviving their portion of Onion Creek; replanting native grasses and wildflowers and maintaining 30+ bird boxes. Sightings of white-tailed deer, grey fox, jackrabbits, armadillo and raccoons are everyday commonplace. Neighboring peacocks and goats can be sited on long, restful walks, not to mention the resident herd of miniature donkeys-all with "foodie" names.
We kick things off on Friday, with a happy hour and a meet and greet. It’s then time to kick our souls in gear with SoulCollage. We wrap things up with a music, poetry, and anything goes jam. Our craft table is stocked and ready for those that want to enjoy round the clock arts and crafts. For those that want to wake up early, Saturday morning is all about mind, body, and spirit. From yoga to relaxation excercises, women will learn how to tune into their bodies for optimum health benefits. Afternoon classes include sessions on motivation, creativity, and confidence. There’s also R&R time. Things conclude with a concert followed by an evening ceremony. After the ceremony its free time, music in the round, poetry, and arts and crafts.
Price includes supplies, workshops, activities, craft table chock-full of art supplies, anniversary t-shirt, swag bag, and mouth watering healthy gourmet meals.
Price does not include lodging, but there are a variety of economical places to stay. We recommend staying on site at Juniper Hills, The Outpost Hotel, Blanco River Resort, or local Airbnb’s.
San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship minister Marion (Scottie) Rose McIntyre Johnson, age 70, of San Marcos, passed away at 12:35 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, at St. David’s Medical Center Hospital in Austin.
At this year's OYOU Women's Retreat, we will be creating and finishing an art piece. This art piece will be a collective group effort. This piece will then be auctioned off and 100% of the proceeds will go to the SMUUF in honor of Scottie McIntyre Johnson. We will miss our beloved Scottie at our retreat. We will never forget her, her songs, or her sweet spirit.
Dan Monroe from San Antonio, Texas, was the winner of our 2015 OYOU Creative Women's Retreat group painting. 100% of the proceeds from this silent auction went to Hays County flood relief.