The 21st Women’s Weekend is April 29- May 2, 2021 in Benton, Illinois and will require safety procedures including physical distancing and wearing masks while in close contact. 

Please use the Venmo link below for payment. 

After March 16th $425

Extra Day on Thursday is $45

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Full Registration is  $425.00 for April 30- May 2, 2021.

Like the Moon, you are here to make waves!

As women, the world is needing us to embody the living wisdom of the Goddess. To rise in our sacred activism, cultivate prosperity, nurture our creativity, speak our truth, and live a life of empowered leadership rooted in love.
When women gather together, we remember together.We remember our gifts.We remember our inner wisdom.We remember our power.Join us in a brand new location with new programming and facilitators.Camp Manitowa is in Benton IL (near Rend Lake)

Address: We are creating a safe space to gather in Benton IL where it all began! 

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Join us for the 21st edition of the Original Wise Women’s Weekend with Dianna Lucas and friends.
Safe distance, small group, with Covid precautions in effect.
Each retreat is unique in so many ways. This one will emphasize healing ancestral lines, and creating space to bring more joy and more fun into your life!
Spring is a beautiful time to reconnect with nature, yourself, and open-hearted, like minded, supportive women.
Camp Manitowa is where this offering originated 10 years ago.
The land offers a beautiful setting to relax, rejuvenate, and experience wonderful teachers and healing artists. The accommodations easily facilitate safe distancing while fostering connection and community. Movement can be life changing in so many ways, and something magical happens when women gather!
$425 includes comfortable lodging,
6 legendary, Ayurvedic, creative, vegan meals,
inspired small group sessions with seasoned facilitators including
Shamanic journeys, Sacred Sound Bath, Journaling, vision boarding, fire ceremony, water blessing, earth ceremony, breath-work, sacred cacao, canoeing/kayaking, nature hikes, & the Joy Factor.
You are encouraged to participate in all that calls to you as well as to take plenty of rest and down-time.
Space is very limited, reserve your yurt today!
Early Bird Rate (ends March 15th) $375
Payment plans are available, and so is the bonus day on Thursday to offer a deeper dive for an additional $45
Thursday & Friday April 29th & 30th, 2021
Afternoon/Evening Arrival and Check-in after 3pm
Welcoming and centering gentle Yoga 5:30pm
Ayurvedic Dinner 6:30 pm
Sacred Circle 7:30pm
Saturday May 1st
Morning Meditation and Yoga 7:30am
Or sleep in and relax
Breakfast 8:30am to 10am
Sacred journeys, Breathwork, sound vibrational meditation, yoga, workshops and private sessions are offered throughout the day.
Personal Deeper Dive Offerings by appointment with our facilitators Nancy Lewis, Susanne Jane Joie, Sheri Farrell Doe Gray, & Dianna Lucas
Sat Nam Rasayan sessions with Nancy Lewis
Soul Song Sessions, and Soul Blueprint Discovery Sessions (pre-registration is encouraged for preparing your personal chart) with Susanne Jane Joie
Wellness Coaching, Energy Work, Sound Therapy, and Tarot with Dianna Lucas
Sessions can be booked throughout the weekend.
If you choose to include personal services, payment can be accepted in advance or on-site.
Sunday, May 2nd
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
11:30-1:00pm (closing ceremony)
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00 pm Check Out
Covid 19 information:
We will be taking precautions in many ways to keep each other safe. Our space is spacious but also limited occupancy. We will be creating community and connection outdoors and sleeping arrangements will be private and semi private.
Connect with our wonderful Sponsors, or become one!Lafayette Square Chiropractic Centre, LLC and Dianna Lucas-Sacred Wisdom.


Gathering The Tribe:

Your host for these events is Dianna Lucas, Holistic Wellness Specialist, who brings to this community her knowledge and experiences in ancient traditions and rituals. Her desire is to open the pathways of self-love, self-fulfillment, creative change and wellness within each of us. She shares her knowledge with the intent of bringing a true sense of well-being to each individual. She brings gifted facilitators in the healing arts who share their talents, compassion, and skill during classes, workshops, and services held throughout the weekend.

Adventure Awaits

As a member of the Women’s Weekend Tribe, you will be presented an array of day and evening experiences like no other. Choose all or just a few.

Offerings  include:

  • Therapeutic and Kundalini yoga
  • meditation
  • Thai yoga massage
  • guided breathwork
  • tribal belly dance
  • drumming
  • cacao making workshop
  • kayaking, canoes, paddle boards
  • yoga hikes and healing herb walks

Our personal services include

  • massage
  • thai massage
  • Sat Nam Rasayan
  • wellness and life coaching
  • sound therapy
  • intuitive readings
  • chiropractic adjustments

As day turns to night, the camp brings new and enlightening experiences to your senses. The night brings with it an opportunity to share time and new experiences with new friends.

Healthful and delicious dining

You will enjoy community dining , located in the center of the camp and the meeting place for many activities.The acclaimed Chef Cory Marion and his talented staff prepare a delicious array of vegan and gluten free meals. Meals are served buffet style and are creative, delicious and plentiful. Dietary restrictions can be addressed with advance notice. Chef Cory has generously compiled a cookbook containing many favorite recipes from over the past 8 years. They will be available for purchase if desired.

Registration & Amenities

Large, clean, and modern bunk houses with electricity, air conditioning, heat, indoor restrooms and shower facilities will provide your creature comforts. Bunk beds as well as a few free standing cots with mattresses are available, you are welcome to bring your own twin sized air mattress. Tea and hot water will be available in your bunk houses all weekend.

We host women’s weekend retreats in the spring and fall at Camp Manitowa-Cedar Point. Please email Dianna.Lucas@gmail.com to learn more

Camp Cedar Point map-1

Here are some links with me talking about what Women’s Weekends have to offer:

Friday, September 27, 2019
3:00-5:00pm   Arrive and Check-in
5:00-6:00pm   Welcome Gentle Yoga with Dianna Lucas
6:30-8:00pm   Dinner
8:30-10:00pm Welcome Circle & Fireside Cacao Ceremony

Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:30-8:30am    KundaliniYoga and Meditation
8:30-9:30am    Breakfast
10:00-11:30am Breakout Sessions:

12:00-1:30pm    Lunch

2:00-3:30pm     Breakout Sessions:

6:00-7:30pm     Dinner

Sunday, September 29, 2019
7:30-8:30am     Chakra Yoga & Mediation with Dianna Lucas
8:30-9:30am     Breakfast
10:00-11:00am  Breakout Sessions:

11:30-1:00pm     (closing ceremony)
1:00-2:30pm      Lunch
3:00pm               Check Out

Much goes into the planning and preparation for these special retreats inclusive of menu planning, food prep, t-shirt orders and ceremonial preparation. Things can change and often do come up, but since space is limited cancellations are only refundable for up to 7 days after purchase. You can transfer your weekend to another woman or you may defer it to the next retreat. That you for your continued support of these transformational events.

Past retreats were a little different! 

This is a past schedule;

Friday, September 9
3:00-5:00pm   Arrive and Check-in
5:00-6:00pm   Welcome Partner Yoga with Dianna Lucas
6:30-8:00pm   Dinner
8:30-10:00pm Welcome Circle & Fireside Cacao Ceremony

Saturday, September 10
7:00-8:00am    Yoga and Meditation with Dianna Lucas
8:00-9:30am    Breakfast
10:00-11:30am Breakout Sessions:
– NIA with Tracy Stamper
– Breathwork with Mary Hughes
– Yoga and Meditation with Dianna Lucas or Kat Saltarelli
12:00-1:30pm    Lunch
2:00-3:30pm     Breakout Sessions:
– Drumming with Mimi Eagleton
– Introduction to Acroyoga with Christine Kick (beginner friendly!)
– Sacred Body Journey with Michelle Edwards
4:00-5:30pm     Breakout Sessions:
– Tribal Belly Dance with Ami Amore
– Myofascial Foam Roller with Kasia Radecka
– Shamanic Dream Circle with Mimi Eagleton
6:00-7:30pm     Dinner
8:00-9:30pm     Sound Healing with Dianna Lucas, Willow Beseda, Kat Saltarelli, Christine Kick, Melissa Arnold

Sunday, September 11
7:30-8:30am     Chakra Yoga & Mediation with Dianna Lucas
8:30-9:30am     Breakfast
10:00-11:00am  Breakout Sessions:
– NIA with Tracy Stamper
– Breathwork with Mary Hughes
– Therapeutic Acroyoga with Christine Kick (beginner friendly!)
11:30-1:00pm     Labyrinth Walk (closing ceremony)
1:00-2:30pm      Lunch
3:00pm               Check Out

*High Ropes Course and Tie Dying will be available at certain times throughout the weekend, and you may hike/mountain bike/swim/kayak at your leisure.


labrynth-walk huts 

What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway…

pillow, sleeping bag, twin sheet set, blanket(s), ear plugs and eye masks (if necessary)

body wash, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, towel(s) and wash cloth(s), shower shoes, moisturizer, sunscreen, pony tail holders, hair brush, comb, face wash and wipes, toothpaste/brush, dental floss, bug repellant, sunscreen, tampons/pads

Most of us opt for exercise clothes all weekend.  With a 20 degree swing from day to night temperatures, bring layers… jackets, sweaters, wraps, close-toed shoes, shorts, shirts, long pants, low and high socks, flip flops, pajamas, cap or hat, rain poncho.

coffee/tea mug (byo-mug!), flashlight, swimwear and towel for the lake and pool, mountain and/or road bike, bike helmet, biking shoes, gloves, trail and road running shoes, hiking boots and socks, boots and jeans if you plan to hike, bug repellant of your choice, yoga/pilates mat, yoga strap/block/blanket (recommended) Journal/Sketchbook- A special rock to leave in the center of the labyrinth!


EXTRAS (optional ideas):
Snacks, binoculars, book, camera, musical instrument, fan for bunk, flashlight and batteries, headlamp flashlight, clip-on reading light, bungee cords and extra blankets.


All love and blessings,



Women’s Weekend  gift package

If you would like to give someone the gift of wellness, of sisterhood and adventure, this is it! Your gift will be wrapped and ready for holiday giving and will include a gift certificate for Women’s Weekend 18,  a trusty flashlight, and a few other necessities and surprises. This will be available for a limited time, so buy now for holiday gifts, birthday giving, anniversary gifts, or just because you are awesome and you treat your loved ones to life changing experiences.  Details of the retreat experience are listed above.