Be Still and Know

Since 2008 I've been leading spiritual retreats for women just like you in the Hudson Valley and Adirondack region by sharing my own life experience and spiritual journey to empower and inspire women everywhere. Each retreat explores different aspects of our self and our lives in a sacred circle of women where we realize we are not alone on this journey and create support, love, acceptance and strength. The retreats begin with gentle movement to open the body and breath so we are more connected to our self as we begin the retreat process. Each program includes meditation, journaling, ceremony & ritual, sacred circle and sharing, music, a celebration of life, and refreshments.


02-18-2017 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Kathleen S McPhillips Studio
Kathleen S McPhillips Studio
3 Tulip Ln, Newburgh, NY 12550, USA

The Journey of the Soul series continues with the topic of Pain and Suffering. In Dr. Harry R. Moody's book The Five Stages of the Soul, this stage is entitled the Struggle. In his words, this is where our real work begins. Life is full of moments that transform us. When we view the pain & suffering in life through our human experience it can paralyze us...but what if there is something far greater to experience?


$65.00 9

03-18-2017 12:00 pm -4:00 pm
Earthshine Yoga Studio
Earthshine Yoga Studio
62 Dorsey Street

Postponed-new date to be announced. The Journey of the Soul series continues with the topic: Messages of Your Body & Soul. I had a light bulb, aha moment this morning and I will be sharing openly and honestly one of the greatest lessons of my lifetime: that my body and my soul love me enough to teach me the lessons I need to learn.


$65.00 14

04-22-2017 9:30 am -1:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church
57 Church Street

Do you ever feel like your body is trying to tell you something? Do you know you can "listen" to your body? Do you ever feel like your body has betrayed you with illness, disease, injury or aging? Perhaps I can help you by shedding light and new insight on the topic: Messages of Your Body & Soul. 


$65.00 23

04-29-2017 9:30 am -1:30 pm
Kathleen S McPhillips Studio
Kathleen S McPhillips Studio
3 Tulip Ln, Newburgh, NY 12550, USA

Do you ever feel like your body is trying to tell you something? Do you know you can "listen" to your body? Do you ever feel like your body has betrayed you with illness, disease, injury or aging? I can help you by shedding light and new insight on the topic: Messages of Your Body & Soul. 


$60.00 10

02-02-2018 4:00 pm - 02-04-2018 4:00 pm
Registration @ 845-795-0073
Women's Marvelous Mid-Life Retreat

Please join me for an extraordinary Marvelous Midlife Retreat for Women. The entire weekend is all for YOU! I've been leading retreats for twelve years and am delighted to be invited to offer this at Saint Huberts Lodge in the beautiful countryside of Marlboro, NY. The Adirondack style Lodge offers the warmth and comfort of toasty fires, beautiful accommodations and the peaceful serenity of this hidden gem. 

Midlife is a sacred time of a woman's life, a time of empowerment. A time to rise up into your own feminine power and dreams to bring the very best of YOU to Life. The program will include plenty of time for pampering yourself and enjoying the delicious farm to table food offered at the Lodge. Overnight accommodations are on a first come-first serve basis so make your reservations asap. See "details" for a full weekend schedule.

The only way to register for this event is by calling the Lodge at 845-795-0073. Discounted rates for overnight accommodations. The weekend schedule is below:



Kathleen S McPhillips
  • I really enjoyed being with like minded women, meditation and auto writing. I am inspired by Kathleen and the breath work. You are such an inspiration to me along with others. I am grateful for you in my life. Thank you.


  • I enjoyed being with other women who have similar concerns about themselves. I was most inspired by the deep listening portion and that I have many things to look forward to and much to be grateful for. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and spirit with us. You always leave me inspired.


  • I want to let people know about the yoga teacher training I attended this fall with Kathleen. Let me start by saying I am not a yoga instructor, I am a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. With that said; the class was nicely organized, very informative and easily understandable. As a student of yoga it was nice to further my insight into my own practice and be a part of conversation with so many accomplished instructors about their success and struggles while teaching others. As a therapist it was nice to get another lesson in the power of breath and the value of being present with another human being. If you are reading this I sincerely hope you take the opportunity to learn from the wealth of information and experience Kathleen has to offer you. Thank you for taking the time to read and be

    Tony C. LMT

  • I enjoyed the women's circle, Kathleen, and knowing the women in the circle are not alone and there are others with the like minded spiritual base.


  • I enjoyed hearing your wisdom and others stories. What I'll take with me from this retreat is that our experiences both good and what we perceive to be bad all have a purpose.


  • Kathleen - thank you so much for teachings, practice and opportunity for community within The Purpose of Asana workshop on Sunday. In addition to the above, I loved the way that you communicate and teach with true Joy, and from the Heart. That's truly a gift. I look forward to your return to the Adirondacks in the future!


  • The continued self awareness and listening to my soul.


  • I loved the discussions led by Kathleen and left with more awareness of what my soul is telling me.


  • This has been a wonderful experience. Kathleen's spirit sets the tone of acceptance and safety. I love the listening exercise, "Everyday Grace", and the energy from the circle of women.


  • I enjoyed your honesty, your knowledge and the group "spirit" and was inspired by the end results of the writing and the listening and talking to your soul exercises. I will take with me mindfulness, breathing and being a better listener.


  • I love your retreats! There is something so powerful and inspiring to gather with a group of women all on the path to self discovery. Kathleen is a wonderful guide and moderator. Kathleen, you do have a light around you that shines very brightly, and it has a way of putting everyone at ease. I love the subject matter in your retreats. I think my "aha" moment was the realization that the pain we experience is a blessing, really. It has made us who we are....I'm really looking forward to the next retreat. Thank you for making the trip up here to share your gifts with us.


  • I enjoyed seeing women open up and accept themselves. I am inspired by every woman sharing her deepest thoughts and hopes and horrors. I'll take this with me: I am divine. I am a child of God.


  • I enjoyed the self exploration, listening and sharing activity. I am inspired by listening to information from Kathleen, from others and recognizing that others are where I am at. I will take this growth and self worth into my life, understanding I am not alone and others are there with em on this journey. Thank you so much for coming to us, our weekly yoga practices are wonderful but a retreat like this can be life-changing. I love the notes I take and the handouts as I have something to reflect upon when needed.


  • Kathleen McPhillips embodies the true meaning of yoga. She is a deep well of knowledge that only comes from sincere practice over a long period of time. Her teachings are simple, focused and profound. My own teaching moved to a whole new level after she showed me by example that it's not only ok, but vital, to teach fearlessly, from my heart. For that I am eternally grateful.


  • I was touched by the depth and simplicity of the practices Kathleen offered. This was an opportunity to be immersed in attentive awareness, allowing participants to discovery a sense of inherent completeness despite their individual external stories.


  • Attending Kathleen’s Retreat softens the heart and opens the mind to quiet reflection. Such a wonderful way to stop the clock and make space in our busy lives for gratitude and change to happen! Namaste


  • I am inspired to embrace this time of my life, to keep learning and listening deeply to others; being still, breathing and looking for answers within.


  • Kathleen’s teacher training workshop was inspiring. She led us with authenticity from ritual to practical. She infused the session with the wisdom of her years of yoga service and her personal yoga journey.

    This gave the participants, of diverse experience and ability, permission to meet the practices from where they were in their own path of yoga. I have been able to infuse much of what she offered us in my personal practice and as I teach others. I look forward to more opportunities to work with her.

    In gratitude, J.F.

  • Kathleen's ability to create an instant community and midlife is an empowering time of life and to embrace it.


  • I love the trust, the sharing, the midlife topic is great. Listening to others and that we all come from the same place. This is what I'll take with me: to love and be grateful for the life that has been given to me.Thank you Kathleen for coming back to the Adirondacks and sharing yourself and your teachings again.


  • Taking the time for myself and listening to other women and appreciating every day.


  • This retreat was life changing. I am inspired by the five stages of the soul and encouraged to continue my yoga practice and follow my path.


  • I enjoyed the community of women, the common thinking and reason for being here. I am inspired by the realization that the answers and Knowing are within me. I'll take the writing exercises and the revelations to come from it into my life.


  • I am going to do what I am guided to do even when it doesn't appear to make sense and I loved listening to every story...I love "seeing" their glow brighten.


  • I've been to many of Kathleen's retreats here in the Adirondacks where I live. Kathleen has inspired me through my own spiritual journey. She is my teacher, my mentor, my friend. I am truly blessed that she walked into my life. I believe we are all teachers and students. Many thanks for her knowledge that she passes along.


  • I enjoyed the burning ceremony and talking to my soul. I learned to accept where i am in life. The positive things Yoga can do and to honor this chapter of my journey.


  • I loved the self reflection, sharing, listening to your teachings and soul reflection. I learned to accept myself as I am and happy at this stage of my life.


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