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Discovering What Is Retreat:

Tara Elliot
Carrie Culverhouse-5_edited

"This program has transformed my life in so many ways. Take the leap, start the process, the journey is work and raw and wonderful all at the same time. There are not enough words to describe how grateful I am for the work I have done in this program. So much love and gratitude for all I have experienced with you Caroline Culverhouse -L.R.

About the Retreat

Are you a woman ready to take the next step in her journey towards inner healing?


Join Caroline Culverhouse, MSS, LCSW, CGP, CTP, E-RYTTara Elliot, M.A, LPC, RYT for a mind-body-spirit holistic psychotherapy retreat for women.


The retreat will create a safe, nurturing space for you to connect with yourself. Any women seeking to grow and to transform her life will find herself at home.


The work at the retreat will be especially helpful for women who feel that they face challenges with relationships, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, anxiety, codependency, and/or emotional dysregulation. All traumas, heartbreaks, and struggles welcome!


The highly-qualified facilitators are experts in the field of trauma healing & alternative therapy. Women will feel safe & supported throughout the full 3.5-day retreat.



Participants receive a FREE consultation with head facilitator Caroline Culverhouse, MSS, LCSW, CGP, CTP, E-RYT before the retreat.


Retreat Components

  • Learn how trauma and unpredictable emotional connections in childhood impact your brain

  • Discover how your body stores emotional wounds

  • Identify the origin of behavioral and emotional struggles that impact relationships today

  • Release stress, trauma, & "stuck" feelings safely with movement, breath & yoga

  • Feel safe in your body & in the space 


Therapeutic & Holistic Methods

  • Trauma-Sensitive Yoga & Yin Yoga

  • Heart Rhythm Meditation & Heart Math

  • hOMe PYM Somatic Awareness & Release Method

  • Psychoeducation

  • Non-verbal & verbal experiential action methods

  • Journaling

  • Psychodynamic group process









Thursday 5:30-8:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 10:30am-5:30pm
Sunday 9:30am-1:30pm


Location at hOMePYM Retreat Center in Berks County, PA. Lodging recommendations available upon request.



Includes 26 hours of psychotherapy facilitation, twice-daily gentle trauma-sensitive yoga & meditation sessions. Lodging not included

$100 non-refundable deposit.

Early Bird, paid in full by 09/12/23 for 1A and by 02/21/24 for 1B: $599

Paid in full by Early Bird dates, thereafter: $685

***Email for payment plan options***















Caroline Culverhouse
Founder, hOMe PYM; expert facilitator; psychotherapist; meditation/yoga instructor

Tara Elliot
Trauma specialist counselor; yoga instructor



The Discovering What Is retreats are not a substitute for care provided in an inpatient setting. Participants must be minimum 6 months stable from self-harming and/or active addiction. Retreats do not require concurrent individual psychotherapy. Further participation in Women's Healing & Transformation Program requires individual work with a trusted adviser, preferably a licensed psychotherapist. Referrals available upon request.

1A: Oct 12-15, 2023

1B: Mar 21-24, 2024

$599 Early Registration by 09/12/23 for 1A

by 02/21/24 for 1B

"Carrie’s approach is both compassionate and challenging. She invites people to brush up against their boundaries creating new opening and insights. She is a master.” - CLB

"Carrie’s approach is both compassionate and challenging. She invites people to brush up against their boundaries creating new opening and insights. She is a master.” - CLB

"Words cannot even begin to truly express my respect and adoration, but I'll give it a go anyway. It's taken me over 10 years to find this healing home, having tried many other routes prior. I nearly gave up, realizing quite quickly that no one could apparently unlock what seemed to be an internal unsolvable puzzle. Well, now I've never felt so validated. I've never felt so understood. And more importantly, I've never felt so excited about my personal potential in understanding myself and finding my true path and strengths in life despite my past traumas and tribulations. Working with Carrie has been LIFE CHANGING. Aside from one-on-one therapy, I also recently attended my first Discovering What Is Retreat last weekend. I was nervous about how I might feel in a group environment, but I was quite amazed at how quickly I felt safe and how I still felt personally attended to and cared for. I also got to meet another wonderful healer, Tara. I feel like that weekend alone put me leaps and bounds ahead emotionally and spiritually from where I had been just days prior. This place, and their given opportunities, and their beautiful, knowledgeable staff, have made me feel like the strongest version of myself. I feel empowered. For the first time in a long time, rather than feeling scared about what the future may bring, rather than constantly wondering if I'll continue to fall down, to struggle, to hurt...instead I feel capable and exhilarated about "what's next!" Consistently. Happiest. (Realest). Me. Ever. Thank you hOMe" – A.S. 

"Some of my most essential healing has been done under the guidance and facilitation of Caroline Culverhouse . Her work has absolutely transformed how I look at and work with my own (and others') bodies and how trauma impacts it all. If you have trauma and are serious about healing and know the power of working in a group AND you like retreats, I highly recommend you check out the program, which mostly occurs a bit outside Philly. And Tara Lynn is co-faciliatting?!? Truly, you'd be so lucky to be with such compassionate, funny, wise women." – J.B

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