Me Time: Women's Retreats Waitlist

Imagine a day just for YOU!


When was the last time you did something for YOU? Imagine... a day dedicated to finding your inner compass, reconnecting to that spark inside of you, and spending time with a group of women on the same path supporting each other.

Me Time: The 'New Normal' Women's Retreat is an opportunity to reconnect and invest time building your resilience with a group of like-minded, supportive women. We will make intentional space for personal restoration and create some rituals and practices for how we can ease back into the outside world.

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck or lacking clarity on what truly matters to you? Or just plain tired of COVID quarantine??!! You know what life you crave and relationships you desire, but are unsure what is holding you back from getting there? Is it possible that you aren’t clear on how to ask for what you want or the support you need? If any of this resonates with you, then it is time to make a decision for YOU and create the life YOU want.

This is a day FOR YOU.

(Imagine that!)

Why Our One Day Retreat

The Circle Up Experience offers customized learning and leadership programs. We partner people with horses to create a deeper understanding of relationship dynamics and leadership styles. Working with horses provides a unique source of honest and powerful feedback about how we communicate and relate with each other. The peaceful power and wordless messages of horses remind us of our authentic nature and restores our most important leadership instincts.

  • Gain a greater sense of purpose and direction

  • Become a stronger, more confident and aware woman

  • Connect with women on the same path

  • Deepen your understanding of self

  • Create more authenticity and consistency in communication styles

  • Build a stronger sense of presence and awareness

Join us for our next retreat!

$350 per person

At Take A Chance Ranch, 9:30am - 4:00pm. Parking available onsite (carpool if you can!). Lunch provided. Social distancing compliant.


“What an amazing day! I cannot say enough about my transformation into to stepping into my power as a women, a mom, a wife and a biz owner. This experience has offered me renewal, breath and strength to continue on my journey in the herds I run with on a daily.”

M. B.

“This was the best retreat I have been on. I felt safe and I loved the female connection. I learned so much and my only regret is that I did not journal my thoughts and feelings enough while I was there. I am so grateful to Beth and her herd--human and horse!”

C. A.

“My favorite experience with the horses was brushing Levi. He showed his appreciation immediately. ”

A. V.

“[The horses] are amazing at holding space, demanding truth, and showing how our inner world impacts our relationship with ourselves and others. ”

A. N.


Andy Robson

Core Facilitator, Natural Leadership School

Andy Robson is a mother to two young girls and three giant dogs. Before starting a family, she had a career managing global product operations for Dell, working extensively in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Andy has an Industrial Engineering degree from Purdue University and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. Before settling in Austin to start a family, Andy lived and worked in Taipei, Taiwan. Andy has a lifelong passion for horses and has been riding since the age of six. She is immensely excited to be converging that passion and energy with her love of helping others and connecting people. Andy hopes to help others reconnect with their inner selves and find their own true North Star.

Samantha Zorn


Born and raised in Texas, growing up with a love of riding horses, Samantha has 12+ years experience in building partnerships, driving sales effectiveness and establishing learning and enablement opportunities. Sam holds a B.B.A. from the University of Houston with a major in Marketing and minor in Sales and is a certified Insights Discovery client practitioner. As a Learning & Development Manager at Google, her passion is helping others through experiential learning using transparency, positivity and impact. Additionally, she seeks to provide an avenue and atmosphere for self-discovery and personal development for individuals, teams and organizations.

Beth Anstandig

Circle Up Head Cowgirl, Owner

Beth Anstandig is changing the way organizations, leaders, and individuals use their power. As a life-long cowgirl, writer, university faculty member, and licensed psychotherapist, Beth has 25 years of experience developing, implementing, and training people in Natural Leadership—a model she pioneered. Natural leadership helps people awaken their innate awareness so they can live and work with more authentic relationships and connection. Beth provides leadership, culture, and well-being programs through The Circle Up Experience. Together with an ever-growing menagerie of animals, Beth works with human herds onsite and online. She’s trained thousands of leaders and teams from some of the most renowned corporations, universities, and nonprofits. Beth’s fresh perspective and work integrating basic animal practices into everyday human life have been featured in global media, including BBC World Service, PBS, and Forbes. She is a frequent podcast guest, contributing writer for MomsRising, and an advisor and content creator for Kahilla: A Basecamp for Women on the Rise. Beth has an MA degree in Clinical Psychology from Santa Clara University and an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. Beth is the author of A Garden of Forking Paths (Pearson Longman, 2006) and The Human Herd: Awakening Our Natural Leadership (Morgan James, 2021). She lives in mid-coast Maine with an expanding community of animal herds.