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Fall Female Founders Yoga Retreat

  • Angel Arms Works 230 Avenue B Snohomish, WA USA (map)

An entire day to yourself to practice yoga, eat nourishing food, and surround yourself with art and wisdom—oh hell yeah.

Yoga is an essential part of my life and self care as a business owner. It chills me out, connects me to my body, and helps me focus on what's truly important in the moment. I’ve been attending retreats led by Fran Gallo for nearly 15 years and attribute my spiritual expansion to her. I’ve known Karen Guzak for as many years; she’s one of the women I want to be when I grow up. And MJ Conboy’s food amazes me, she pours her love for nature and healing into each meal she creates.

I know you'll enjoy your time in this beautiful space with incredible businesswomen. All of us participating are on a similar journey, each with wisdom to share.

All levels of yoginis are welcome.


  • Four hours of yoga instruction by seasoned Hatha yoga instructor Fran Gallo

  • Delicious organic lunch and snacks catered by MJ Conboy of MJ’s Plant Smart Kitchen

  • Inspiring studio and gardens at Angel Arms Works location in historic Snohomish (just 30 minutes from Seattle yet a psychic world away) 

  • Conversation and connection with other women business owners


8:30 Arrive, meet fellow retreat participants

9-10 Settle in, get to know each other

10-12 Hatha Yoga Session (all levels)

12-1 A homemade organic hearty lunch

Lunchtime discussion

1-2 Brisk walk around historic downtown Snohomish (in the event of heavy rain, we will do a Yin yoga session)

2:30-4:30 Yoga session: Hip releases, Yin yoga, and restorative session

4:30-5:00 Wrap up discussion and exchange contact info


  • Arrive before 9:00 a.m. to settle in

  • Stay for the duration of the retreat

  • Avoid the use of technology during the retreat to fully engage with others



Britt Stromberg is the founder of Underwire, a newsletter for female founders, and Brand Blocks, a brand marketing consultancy that helps organizations launch or expand into new markets. Britt is also a startup veteran and has worked with dozens of female-led companies developing their brands and helping them connect with customers. She is a writer, dancer, and yogini.


Fran Gallo devotes herself to teaching Hatha yoga to share its healing and empowering effects. She studied Hatha Yoga at Ananda Yoga Centre in Nepal and furthered her studies at Ved Niketan Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India. For Fran, yoga’s magic is in discovering how to go beyond what we perceive as our limits and in the profound sense of wholeness, peace, and balance one obtains from cultivating a yoga practice. Fran teaches Hatha yoga classes and workshops in Seattle and conducts local day retreats. She also hosts national and international yoga retreats.


Chef MJ Conboy has a passion for creating fun and nutritious cooking experiences that inspire people to easily incorporate more plant-based meals and desserts into their lives. Her clients include those with health challenges, athletes, yogis, and also families wanting to include healthier more nutrient-rich foods for themselves and those they love. MJ also teaches public cooking classes around the Seattle area including at PCC Community Markets. MJ has presented plant-based food sessions at Bastyr University and Swedish Cancer Institute. She is a graduate of the Kushi Institute in Massachusetts, as well as Cornell University's Plant-Based Nutrition Program.


Karen Guzak is an entrepreneur, artist, public servant and creator of event space Angel Arms Works. Karen lovingly renovated St Michael Catholic Church in the heart of historic Snohomish, Washington. Now home to music concerts, healing workshops and other community events, Angel Arms Works, and the surrounding gardens, will inspire you to think about space and communion in deeper, more meaningful ways. Karen is a long time yoga teacher and founder of Yoga Circle Studio in Snohomish. She also served on the Snohomish City Council for over 11 years, seven as the Mayor of the City of Snohomish. Karen is committed to a merging politics and spirituality as two sides of the same coin—opening up to serve the greater good.

Earlier Event: January 27
Female Founders Yoga Retreat