The Awakened Woman Conference

May 22 -24, 2020

A unique 3 day experience taking place in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada for spirited and purpose led women entrepreneurs and visionaries.

Purchase an early bird regular ticket before December 31, 2019 and you will be automatically placed in a draw for the chance to claim a VIP space for the conference which includes accommodation at the ranch, full mea (1).jpg

When we begin our journey to embark on building a business in connection to our purpose, we are met with a valley of challenges.

Our once initial spark of purpose often gets waylaid and overwhelmed by our fears and all of the pieces of business we have to master.

How do we hold our integrity in our service and operate a purpose led business without the sacrifice and depletion to ourselves?

The Awakened Woman Conference is an opportunity for rejuvenation and becoming reawakened to the potential and possibilities of the big vision you are working to create through your purpose.

It is a chance to come and gather with like-minded women and be inspired and empowered with an incredible line up of other women entrepreneurs like you, who have found their pathway to success without sacrifice.

As women, our visions are deeply integral to the transformation of our world.

Our well-being as holders and creators of our business and visions is essential.

This 3 day experience is about coming to a space of being reminded of your potential as a woman and being empowered in creating a path to the success of your vision of your business without sacrificing yourself.


Sometimes we need to be reminded of the soul of our work, and the knowing of our power to carry it out in the world.

Come and spend 3 days in the mountains of British Columbia to be reignited and reinspired in your vision and your capacity to hold big spaces for your work as well as navigating the journey of running a business as a woman and the trials and challenges faced along the way.

The uniqueness of this conference is in its setting and the experience.  It takes place in the beautiful retreat center, Epona Rise Retreat Center, which was created and birthed in connection to my own big vision of my uprise in the world.

Stunning views of the mountain, daily yoga sessions and time with the medicine of the land I call home and my herd of horses adds to making these 3 days a true embodied experience.

Powerful storytelling and facilitation with a line of fellow women entrepreneurs and visionaries that lead inspiring businesses, encouraging the real and transparent journey of birthing our purpose in the world and what is needed to sustain it.  

It is an opportunity to learn and grow, and soak in the wisdom of women who are up to big things in the world and who lead from a place of authenticity, purpose and following an unconventional path of success that is rooted in integrity and vision.

When I first purchased this land, my intention was to create a space where others could come to be in nature and be connected to the depth of their purpose and potential to hold it. 

In our journey to birth our purpose in the world, we understand the trials and journey we go through to hold and sustain us. It is one of the most transformative and challenging journeys we will take.

Sometimes in the craziness of our journey, we need to be reminded of our capacity to hold it, to be given a map to our own places of creation that align with our soul and is in integrity of who we wish to be in the world and knowing that we have what it takes.

There is magic in our soul, beauty in our purpose, power in our place of creation. 

This space of 3 days is created to remind you of that.

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How the 3 days unfold…

Each day, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow from one of our amazing speakers and facilitators of the weekend.  Depth and quality is the experience we are wanting to create giving opportunity for you to soak up the wisdom of each of the incredible women who are here to share and inspire you in your journey.  Their stories and their teachings will be facilitated in the backdrop of our mountain valley and stunning lodge to amplify the ability to soak in and receive the fullness of what they are here to give you.

Morning yoga sessions and daily horse medicine experiences are woven into the days to deepen the experience and to add a layer of embodiment and appreciation for the magic and medicine of the space of Epona Rise where the conference takes place.

You will be fed in heart, mind, body and spirit, inspired and fulfilled. Encouraged, empowered and brought back to the authentic power and knowing of your own spirit as you look to embark upon and grow your vision of purpose and leadership.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day to nourish your experience so you can simply be here in this place and receive what was created for you.

About the location:

The Awakened Woman Conference will take place at a stunning retreat facility in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada.

Epona Rise Retreat Center will be our home and gathering place for 3 days supporting your time here with the special energy of the mountains and breathtaking views.

Epona Rise is located 45 minutes north of Kamloops.  You can travel by air to Kamloops. There will be information for a shuttle to take you up the mountain upon your arrival.

For accommodations, Sun Peaks Ski resort is located 15 minutes from the facility.

To learn more about our facility visit:

To receive information about Sun Peaks and where to stay, visit:

There are many other places available for rent and you can find them on and by searching in this location: Sun Peaks, BC, Canada


Your Facilitators…

We have an incredible group of women who were chosen specifically for this experience and we are deeply honored and excited to have them share their wisdom with you during the conference.

They are…

Sara Best

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Sara Best is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Consistency Coach. Known to many as "the Nutritionist who never talks about food," Sara has worked with women around the world through her popular Change Your Brain - Change Your Body program to help them reprogram and rewire the way their brains think about food. Using techniques such as meditation, mindfulness, visualization, thought reframing and habit mapping she helps her clients master unique tools that allow them to stay consistent with healthy eating habits and self care, enabling them to properly fuel and nourish, not only their bodies but also the impact they want to have in the world. Sara is the author of the book, Turning Off the Tap: Overcoming the Real Reasons We Overeat and the founder of the Consistency Coach School.

Shari Teigman

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Shari is a mindset coach and creative business strategist. Shari helps her clients ditch their Groundhog Day living and find their unique path and voice to live a Maverick unleashed life in all areas.

Shari also works with entrepreneurs and business owners who are feeling stuck and unfulfilled in their work and projects, to find the unique blend of motivation, creative strategy and POP instead of a I-really-hate-my-job and/or-my-life type of deal. Shari hosts her podcasts Mavericks in Motion and The Shambles Show.

Shari’s unique zone of genius is helping people find their creative spark, their passion and their individuality to fuel success and fulfillment in life and business. She does the deep work right alongside of you to uncover where you went off track, where you want to be and how to build your own bridge to a creative business on your terms and a vibrantly colorful life.

Equipped with a selfless and nurturing side mixed with a crazy rebel spirit, she has turned her passion into the pursuit to help others find their deepest purpose and talents, which she turned into a business.

She believes that with the right sherpa, every person has the potential to uncover and rediscover whom they once were before they lost their individuality.

When Shari is not working with her clients and building her delightfully bold empire, she can often be found dancing on the kitchen table as her 2 teenage boys glance over at her with smirks and move on with their normal lives.

Megan Hale


Megan Hale is a business mentor & leadership coach for intuitive driven women entrepreneurs to help them increase their revenue & expand their impact by stepping into their fullest expression. She’s the founder of Wild & Holy® providing mindset and energetic wisdom mixed with business strategy that teaches women how to build a strong business foundation that reaches their revenue goals while honoring their energy & their integrity. Through grounded leadership, she guides her clients to hold exquisite space for themselves during times of deep expansion so they consistently show up braver.

With a sought-after spiritual perspective, Megan pulls together powerful groups of integrity-driven women entrepreneurs for masterminds, courses, and Wild & Holy Weekend retreats all tailored around the intersection of mindset, money, and business strategy while deepening into your own grounded leadership.

With a special interest in elevating women’s leadership & wealth, she regularly podcasts on the intersections of psychology, spirituality, money, & business on her much acclaimed weekly show, Wild & Holy Radio available on your favorite podcasting app.

Megan currently resides in Omaha, NE with her military spouse and two children.

Jocelyn Ring


Jocelyn Ring is a brand strategist, visual facilitator and coach and founder of The Ring Effect®. She’s worked with organizations in technology, healthcare, business services, consumer goods, hospitality and non-profits to develop brand strategies that help businesses expand into new markets, grow their revenues and connect with clients.

After several requests from fellow women business owners to “help me with my branding!” she began working with entrepreneurs to develop and elevate their brands. She especially enjoys working with introverted women business-owners to show them the power of their way of leading and how to create a brand that’s aligned with their quiet nature.

No matter the size of the business, her favorite part of her work is uncovering her clients’ unique brilliance and showing them how to connect and build relationships with their own clients.

She’s blended a lifetime of education & training, visual skills, experience with horses and work experience to develop The Legacy Effect®, a framework that guides clients through the process of building a brand and business for the long-term.

She lives in Charleston, SC with her husband and their wonderdog, Ollie.

Hillary Schneider


Hillary is the host and creator of the Awakened Woman Conference and owner of Epona Rise Retreat Center.

Hillary is passionate about empowering other women in their quest and leadership of their purpose and being reminded of the possibility that life offers to us around our gifts. Hillary has been coaching and running retreats since 2012, building her business to a place where she was able to successfully purchase the incredible 80 acres retreat space that plays hosts not only to the conference but to yearly womens’ retreats, training and experiences that she runs throughout the year. Her belief is this, we have the capacity to do great things with our purpose and it is our responsibility to awaken to what that pathway is. 


What is included in your experience?

The conference includes:

Full day access to all of our facilitators and speakers

Daily yoga sessions

Daily guided horse medicine sessions

Lunch and refreshments


The Awakened Woman Conference takes place Friday, May 22-Sunday, May 24 2020.


This sounds incredible, how do I join and what are my next steps?

We would be honored to have you be part of our very first Awakened Woman Conference. Claim a space by registering below and we will be in touch with you about next steps.

Epona Rise is home to a herd of over 25 rescue horses. A portion of the investment will be going towards supporting the herd and the contribution of their purpose through our space.

Purchase an early bird regular ticket before December 31, 2019 and you will be automatically placed in a draw for the chance to claim a VIP space for the conference which includes accommodation at the ranch, full mea.png

Drawing will be held on January 3, 2020 at Epona Rise Retreat Center. The winner will be chosen randomly and will be notified by email.


Regular Ticket:

Includes: 3 days at the conference, full access to the facilitators and guides, daily yoga, horse medicine and lunch and refreshments.  

Early Bird: Good until February 1st, 2020

$731.85 CDN (includes TAX)

Or 4 payments of  $201.26 CDN (Includes Tax) 

Full Price After February 1st:

$941.85 CDN (Includes Tax)

Or 5 payments of $207.21 CDN (Includes Tax)

VIP Ticket:

Our VIP option includes accommodation of 4 nights at Epona Rise Retreat Center, 3 catered meals a day and an opportunity to gather with your facilitators and guides during your stay along with 3 days of facilitation and inclusion in the conference. 

Only 6 spaces available.  

Early Bird: Good until February 1st, 2020

 $1905 CDN (Includes Tax)  

Or 5 payments of $417.75 CDN (Includes Tax)

Full Price After February 1st:

$2325 CDN (Includes Tax)

Or 5 payments of $510.15 CDN (Includes Tax)

cancellation policy:

All sales on tickets are final and non-refundable. Should you have to cancel your attendance at anytime, you can forward the investment into other services, programs or retreats facilitated by Hillary Schneider.


Frequently Asked Questions…

Do I have to be a women entrepreneur to come? 

While the content of the conference will be focused towards women and the growth of their purpose, you can receive benefit from being here even if you are not currently an entrepreneur. If you are wondering what is next, or curious about stepping onto the path of entrepreneurship this space will be supportive of you.

Do I have to be a horse person or like horses to come?

No. The addition of the horse medicine piece is a share of our own medicine and space that we share our wisdom through. You do not need to be a horse person to come to this conference, nor participate in the horse experience if you do not wish.  All of the horse experiences will be done on the ground. No previous horse experience is required.

How do I get there?

Depending on where you are travelling from, you can get to our facility by plane or car.

For Flying: You will fly into Kamloops Airport.  We will be offering information on shuttling to Sun Peaks and to our facility once you have arrived.  

For Driving: We are a…

  • 4.5 hour drive from Vancouver

  • A 6.5 hour drive from Seattle

  • A 7.5 hour drive from Calgary

If you have further questions about travel and logistics, please contact us and we would be happy to help.

Can I stay at the retreat center?

We do have a VIP option for 6 people with the option of staying at our facility. You can see that above.  Otherwise Sun Peaks which is 15 minutes away has some beautiful options for accommodations. 

Is food included?

We will be including your lunch and snacks during the day portion of the conference. If you will not be staying at the facility, you will be responsible for your breakfast and dinner.

I still have some more questions….

Great. We would be happy to answer them. Please contact us below for further information. 


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