Open Heart Women's Retreat

Create the life you love through intentional living
Coming April, 2019*

*Due to uncertainty in the region surrounding flooding from Hurricane Florence, we’ve rescheduled the Retreat from September 2018 to April 2019. More details coming soon.


Villa Cathedral owners & sisters Lucy and Lee Anne have created the Open Heart Women's Retreat to provide a nurturing and rejuvenating experience where women can hear their heart's call and begin to live from that call.

The Christian retreat will bring together an intimate group of women who will open our hearts together to Divine Inspiration and to each other. 


Limited Space Available

Registration for the rescheduled April retreat will be available soon. Price includes workshop, double occupancy lodging, and meals for the weekend.

Listen to WBTM’s interview with Lucy & Lee Anne to learn more about the Retreat. Great conversation!

Watch Lee Anne and Lucy's Facebook Live below, announcing the Open Heart Women's Retreat:

Note: Due to uncertainty in the region surrounding flooding from Hurricane Florence, the Retreat has been rescheduled from September 2018 to April 2019. Registration coming soon!

During this special weekend you'll experience Heart-Centered discovery with an intimate gathering of new friends.

  • Do you find yourself wanting more out of life? Lacking inspiration?

  • Are you lacking a sense of purpose?

  • Do you have difficulty making decisions?

  • Are you experiencing a transition in your life and feeling stuck?

  • Are you doing the work you really love or are you just maintaining the status quo?

  • Do you ever wonder why you can't seem to stick with an exercise or weight loss program no matter how well-intentioned you are?

  • Do you long for more meaningful, personal relationships in your life?

  • Do you have the "Someday" syndrome?  Someday you are going to take that dream vacation.  Someday you are going to fix up your house. Someday you are going to get a new job.  But someday never comes?

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, then you won't want to miss out on the inaugural Open Heart Women's Retreat at Villa Cathedral!

Note: Due to uncertainty in the region surrounding flooding from Hurricane Florence, the Retreat has been rescheduled from September 2018 to April 2019. Registration coming soon!

We have two fantastic Professional Life Coaches coming from the Richmond area to guide us on this journey! The Retreat includes a 2-night stay at Villa Cathedral Country Home Bed and Breakfast, all your meals (we are planning some delicious food!), and opportunities for yoga and massage.

A few of the benefits you'll experience from the Retreat:

  1. Learn how to create the life you love through intentional living.

  2. Discover your passion and purpose.

  3. Create a plan and strategy to use on a daily basis to create purposeful work, ideal health, deeper relationships and time for what is most meaningful in your life.

  4. Feel rested and rejuvenated, reinvigorated with purpose, passion and a plan.

  5. Identify what's holding you back and release it.

  6. Make new friends who can support and nurture your spiritual journey

The Open Heart Women's Retreat is available to a very limited number of women.

If you have questions, message us on Facebook or send us an email through our contact form.


Open Heart Women's Retreat Saturday Workshop Take-aways

Saturday Morning Session:

Why am I here? What is my purpose? What am I supposed to be doing?

These are ageless questions.  Some people don't believe there is a purpose but that doesn't mean they won't find their purpose, it only means it will take a little longer for them.

The Purpose, Vision, Goals and Authentic Journaling workshop includes very powerful exercises that have the ability to impact your life in a way you didn't know was possible.

In this Heart-Centered workshop you will:

  • Begin to define your life's purpose if you don't already know it

  • Learn the secret ingredient to achieving your goals

  • Find out how Vision Boards can bring clarity and create the life you love through intentional living

  • Design your very own vision board to keep the dream alive

Saturday Afternoon Session:

The Power of Intentionality

The law of control states that when you have control over your life, your level of happiness is higher than when you feel like you have no control. If you have lived your life driven by circumstances, situations and OPP (other people’s plans, problems and pain) it’s time to live intentionally—everyday seeking God’s will and purpose.

Learning how to be in the moment and create quiet spaces will keep you in peace as you move toward your life’s purpose and God’s plan for your life.

In this workshop you will:

  • Discover how intentionality keeps you moving toward the dream.

  • Find out about the barriers that keep you from achieving your goals and plans and how to overcome the obstacles.

  • Learn the spiritual practice of intentional living.

You will also participate in guided meditation to create the peace you need for the days ahead.

Space is limited!


Meet your Life Coaches


Donna Kunde


Donna Kunde is an international Christian facilitator, speaker, personal growth coach and small business consultant.

Drawing on her 20+ years’ experience in military leadership she presents workshops, keynotes and teleseminars on leadership, personal growth and mindset makeovers.

Donna earned a BMus Degree with a major in Music Therapy and Music Education K-12 from Immaculata University. She has professional certifications from the John Maxwell Team and Coach Approach Ministries and is a Certified Human Behavior Consultant with Personality Insights Institute (DISC method).

During the course of her career, Donna has held a wide range of leadership, educational and entrepreneurial positions in the US Army, non-profit organizations and Direct Sales companies.  She is well-regarded in the personal growth field for her ability to help her clients find clarity in their vision, allowing them to get to the heart of what is keeping them from achieving their goals and dreams. Donna's interest in personal growth and vision casting developed as a result of a debilitating battle with Lyme disease. This experience, combined with her experience as a Christian Cancer Support group facilitator and Music Therapist gives her a unique perspective on Vision Casting and Goal Achieving. It is Donna's hope that by sharing her knowledge that others will feel empowered to make changes in their own lives.

Donna lives in Colonial Heights, VA with her husband and their 2 children and cat Snowball. In her free time Donna enjoys reading, movies, and traveling.

Yolanda Gray


Yolanda Gray has been working with women for over 20 years taking them on the inside journey from living life by circumstance - stressed out, burnt out and overwhelmed - to taking back their life - a life of fulfillment and purpose. She shares her own personal experience from victim of OPP (other people’s plans, problems and pain) to victory and freedom from her past.

This fuels her passion to see all women healed and living authentically, healthy, and confidently in their God - ordained destiny.

Yolanda earned a B.S. in Human Development, an M.A. in Human Relations and certified as a holistic life coach. She works with women 1:1, in groups, as a speaker, workshop and retreat facilitator.

Don't miss this unique opportunity!


Opportunities for yoga and massage to make your weekend even more relaxing.