Retreat: Create A Life & Business You Love

Retreat: Create A Life & Business You Love

The Lifestle Edit x Six Degrees Society Present:

A retreat for creative, entrepreneurial women who want to increase their income and impact. 

June 22nd – June 24th

Woodstock, NY  

Price: $1,200 - includes accomodation, food and drink & the full itinerary of activities over the three days.

Our Mission

This three-day, all-inclusive experience designed to support you in building an authentic business filled with purpose that allows you to cultivate a life on your own terms.

Surrounded by a team of industry leaders and a handful of likeminded creatives, you will walk away with a blueprint on how to launch or scale your business, along with a renewed sense of purpose, genuine relationships and a fresh perspective on what success looks like for you and your business. 

This is your year. This is your opportunity to start your business or scale your existing business in a way that feels fulfilling and purposeful. This your opportunity to connect and share with a community of women on a similar journey. 

Our Approach

This isn’t like any other retreat. We take a unique approach to business building. For us, it’s not just about teaching your strategies to launch or scale. Instead, it’s about supporting you in creating a clear vision of the life you want your business to support and giving you the tools to make it happen. We do this through a mix of speaker-led educational workshops, breakout time for rest, goal setting, introspection and moments to rest and recharge. 

Think of this as an opportunity to step away from your busy life and return feeling refreshed, inspired and motivated to pursue your big goals. 

Click the button below to apply. No payment details or credit cards. We just want to hear more about you and will get in touch with successful applications soon. 

Meet Your Hosts 

The Lifestyle Edit CEO, Naomi Mdudu

Emily Merrell, founder of Six Degrees Society & Naomi Mdudu, founder of The Lifestyle Edit


Nestled in the leafy Hudson Valley in Upstate New York, we’ll trade the hustle and bustle of the city for the great outdoors. 

Surrounded by greenery and likeminded entrepreneurs, you’ll feel like your miles away from the pressures of running a business as you unplug for a few days of investing in yourself and truly switching off. 

What’s Included?

It’s our mission to create an all-inclusive experience allowing you to take advantage all that we have on offer.

Simply arrive at Hudson station and we take care of the rest. 

Here’s what’s included when you book your space:

- Three full days with five workshops led by industry leaders. Each session is carefully crafted to help you hone in on the skills and strategies you need to purposefully build your business. 

- Plenty of face to face time with Naomi and Emily and our impressive line-up of industry leaders throughout the retreat so you can ask questions, get support and immediately put in place the strategies you’ve learned. 

- Solitary time dedicated to give you the opportunity to absorb the day’s sessions, set goals and dig deeper into what you want for your life and your business 

- Two nights accommodation at beautiful mansion in Hudson Valley. Rooms are shared and we will use application form to pair you with the perfect roommate.

  - Beautifully styled breakfasts and dinners, as well as meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for the entirety of the retreat. We promise you won’t go hungry! 

- Thoughtfully curated gifts throughout the retreat. 

- A professional headshot to revamp your website, social media and marketing with.

 - Transportation to and from all retreat events. Please not that attendees are responsible for securing their own transport to and from Hudson Valley for arrival and departure. 

Launch or Scale Your Business 

In just over two years, I took my business from $0 to breaking six figures. 

I want to teach you the strategies I’ve used to make that happen in both in my business and in the businesses of my coaching clients too. 

Along with a group of experts, we’ll break down what you need to know to grow your audience, consistently grow your bottom line and make a real impact. 

Connect with Likeminded People 

The last time you hit a roadblock in your business, what happened? Who did you turn to? How did you manage to pick yourself up and get back on track? Did you have access to a strong network that helped you through it? Or did you push through on your own, turning to Google university to scrap together answers? Did you tumble into a downward spiral, full of self-doubt and feelings of isolation, questioning why you started your business in the first place? 

The truth is, we’ve all felt that way at some point. That’s the side of entrepreneurship that nobody talks about. But it doesn’t have to be like that. 

If you’re selected to be part of this weekend retreat, you’ll be part of a tribe of women who are serious about developing themselves and growing their businesses in the process. A tribe who are where you are or maybe a few steps ahead who truly want to cheer you on every step of the way.  

Cultivate A Life You Love 

This retreat won’t just teach you how to build a business and connect with a likeminded group of women. It will also focus on YOU, your ‘why’ and the vision you have for your life.

Often, we convince ourselves that the more we make or the more we have, the happier we’ll be. We run ourselves ragged trying to achieve more/do more and berate ourselves if we fall the tiniest bit short. 

The retreat will show you how to create a business that serves the life you want to live – not the other way round. We’ll meditate together, exercise together and work on exercises to create a definition of success on our own terms. 

Confirmed Speakers

Photographer & marketing expert, Tracy Dungo; Journalist and author of the Million Dollar One Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt and PR expert, Aggie Burnett

Rebecca Kronman, mindset expert for creatives & Sam vander Wielen, legal expert for creative entrepreneurs 


What are the retreat dates? 

This upcoming retreat starts on Friday June 22 and ends on Sunday June 24. 

What should I expect? 

Please expect to join us for a weekend of relationship building, reflection and relaxation and intentional business strategy sessions.

Throughout the retreat, you will be encouraged to talk to our industry leaders, ask questions and learn strategies you can start implementing into your business straight away. The five workshops are designed to equip you with practical skills to thoughtfully launch or grow your business.

Group exercise sessions, fireside chats and planned breakout time to relax and connect will be peppered between the workshops to make sure you have time to recharge and unwind.

Who is the retreat right for?

The retreat is perfect for creative entrepreneurs, whether you have a business idea and are ready to launch or if you’ve been in business 10 years. If you are interested in refining your business or idea, learning ways to grow in an authentic way and connect with a support group of likeminded women and industry leaders, then come and join us.

Where is the closest airport?

Albany airport is 45 minutes away by car. Alternatively, you can fly to any New York airport and grab an Amtrak train, which takes just over two hours. Most trains from New York to Hudson depart from Penn Station.

When should I arrive and depart?  

Please plan to arrive by noon ET on Friday June 22 in order to take part in an afternoon and evening of activities. Our early dinner will see us off on the afternoon of Sunday June 24. We recommend making arrangements to travel home for after 4.30pm on June 24th.  

Can I request my roommate?  

Of course! If you have a friend attending that you would like to share with please email Naomi at with the name of who you would like to share with.  

What’s the room set up?  

Since we’re trading in a traditional hotel experience for something more intimate, you’ll be cosied up in a beautiful mansion where the festivities will be taking place. We’ll match you with the perfect roommate and introduce you before the retreat.  

What’s the dress code?  

The retreat is all about allowing you to kick back and recharge so wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.  

Do I need to bring anything in particular?  

We’ll have everything you need at the retreat from notebooks to writing utensils. All you need to bring are workout clothes. You are more than welcome to bring laptops and the house will have wifi but in order to get the most out of the experience, we recommend taking as much time away from your work over the course of the retreat as possible.  

How many people are attending?  

To keep the experience as intimate as possible, registration is limited to 12 people. If you add in our hosts and speakers, the number is small enough to make sure that you get the most out of our speakers and have the opportunity to truly connect with other guests in safe, cosy environment.  

Are payment plans available?  

Absolutely. We understand that investing in yourself and your business can be costly and we don’t take your interest in this opportunity lightly. We would be happy to discuss payment plan options before you purchase your ticket so please contact Naomi at Refunds are not accepted.  


Applications are due by Friday April 13. Our team will reach out to sucessful applicants by Friday April 20 with payment due on Wednesday May 2.