We’re still tingling from the magical weekend spent surrounded by an incredible tribe of women; mothers, doers, thinkers and women with heart at The Great Jane. Heymama, Bash Please and Modern Nomad came together to bring together two key areas of a mother’s life that enabled her to pursue her dreams – wellness & entrepreneurship. Aptly called The Great Jane, it was truly an unheralded retreat for aspiring mamas looking to hit pause on their life for a moment, allowing them to connect with themselves and other like-minded women, ultimately inspiring their next chapter both professionally and creatively.
We all left feeling lighter, stronger freer. It’s hard to put your finger on just one piece of the weekend that sparked a fire in our hearts and allowed us to be real and open, and to connect to one another. We learned so quickly how some really successful women are doing it each their own way. Everyone at The Great Jane, from the speakers to the attendees, to the mentors, and panelist gave something special to the collective spirit and came away with something just as precious. It was the women that made the weekend, every Jane. A little peak into the magic, below….
Mama makers Fat & Moon, Rachel Craven and Juniper + Fir led creative workshops with the gorgeous backdrop of Ojai behind us.
FAT & MOON: DIY Plant Based Beauty Product
RACHEL CRAVEN: Block Printing Workshop
JUNIPER + FIR : Indigo Dying Shibori Workshop
Natalie Kuhn lead the mamas in mini chill session inspired by The Class, to get everyone to let go and really be present. Mamas mingled while enjoying a lovely dinner and cocktails as the sun set behind the hills.
To fuel up for a body opening and mind-stimulating rolling session with Carbon38 and Lauren Roxburgh, fitness expert and Goop contributor, mamas enjoyed a healthy and delicious spread from Renew Juices, Smari Yogurt, Fountain of Youth Water , Tori Awake, Coco Bakes, Moon Juice, and Mylk.
Mamas nourish their mind, body, and spirit with workshops from our much-loved group of healers, artists, and mind-body practitioners; Shiva Rose, Tamara Iglesias, Jules Blaine Davis, Michelle Kambolis, and Andrea Scher.
Co-founder of Spring, Ara Katz spoke about the stories we tell ourselves that may not be true and how we can reframe these stories to create a new more positive reality. The Second Shift Founders, Jenny Galluzzo and Gina Hadley created their platform to help women stay in the game and work on their own terms. Sharing their personal stories of entrepreneurship and motherhood they asked guests to identify a realistic bandwidth for work, creative projects, self-care and motherhood.
Guests were shuttled in style from from their hotels to the Thacher House, by Audi, through out the weekend. Mamas sipped delicious wine from David Family Wines all weekend and during an intimate candlelit dinner with our new friends. (Gorgeous florals by Moon Canyon)
We kicked day three off with a refreshing and invigorating yoga class from Jodi Guber Brufsky, the founder of Beyond Yoga.
Alli Webb in her super comfy Monrow sweats. Healthy lunch wraps from Kye’s Montana, provided a burt of energy before Above The Glass spoke on the how and whys of a business plan. Refreshments provided from Fountain of Truth Water, Torii Awake, David Family Wines and Solstice Canyon.
Our afternoon wrapped up with The Great Jane Panel, Drybar founder Alli Webb, artist and designer Beatrice Valenzuela, Co-Founder of State Bags, Jacq Tatleman, and Beyond Yoga Co-Founder Jodi Guber Brufsky candidly shared their challenges and successes as mothers and entrepreneurs.
Gift bags from State Bags were stocked with goodies from: Parachute, Thrive Market, Munchkin, Navitas Naturals, Simone Le Blanc , Ilia, Guess, Mini Maven, Carbon38, Beyond Yoga, Snowe Home , Monica + Andy, Elemental Bars, LunchBOX , Seedling, Josie Maran, Drybar , Native Shoes, Monrow, Tenoverten, Beyond Yoga, Simply Framed, and Snowe Home. Lessons were learned and recorded in sweet notebooks made just for us by Minted.
To close out the beautiful weekend Ashley Neese leads us in a few breathes at the closing circle.
Thanks for joining us!