Are you a woman lawyer who has had it

with burying your biggest priorities,

putting work and EVERYONE ELSE first? 

Are you hungry for fun, freedom and fulfillment?

If so…join Elena Deutsch, MPH, founder of WILL – Women Interested in Leaving (big) Law, for a revitalizing self-care retreat at Kripalu in the Berkshires
of Western Massachusetts from May 21 to 24, 2019.


In your heart, you…

  • Know life is too short for someone else to own your time.
  • Can wait NO LONGER to unlock your potential and dreams.
  • Aspire to put what you care most deeply about on the front burner.
  • Yearn to prioritize your desires, spirit and energy.
  • Long to escape the billable hour for meaning, clarity, and joy!

 Let’s put this definition of self-care into practice…

Self-care is an action you take NOW, that your future self will thank you for.

Are you ready?  Before, during and after this retreat, your future self will jump for joy!

Release fears, doubts and “shoulds” that keep your most vital self submerged.

Emerge from the retreat reconnected and ready to reshape your life.


Surrounded by more than 100 beautiful acres, Kripalu sits atop a hill with exquisite views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and the majestic Lake Mahkeenac.

Located 3 hours from New York City and Boston, and an hour from the closest airport in Albany, NY –  Kripalu  is one of the top 5 wellness escapes in New England.

In addition to our workshop, you will have time to…

  • dive into yoga classes at varying levels
  • enjoy the sprawling grounds
  • feed your body nourishing whole foods
  • immerse yourself in a good book
  • soak in the hot tub



Have been a lawyer for either a few years or a long time.  You work for a firm, in-house or for yourself.

  • Maybe you enjoy your work.  Maybe you don’t.
  • Are exhausted, trying to squeeze yourself into your life. 
  • You work out or take a yoga class when you can, try to eat well and get sleep. 

Yet the most important parts of yourself get pushed down. 

Everything else comes first – demanding co-workers, briefs and deals, your partner, spouse, kids or family.

You’ve had it with burying your spark… the fun, mischievous and daring parts of yourself!   

If you are ready to get back in touch with who you really are, join other like-minded women.
Individually and collectively, you will rediscover yourselves and release what no longer serves you.

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Kripalu is a world premier center for yoga and health.  People travel from across the globe to attend workshops.

Take this opportunity to put yourself first. 

Wait no longer.  Claim this week. 

  • Sit on a porch swing under blooming wisteria. 
  • Explode on the pages of your journal. 
  • Leave the “the good girl” behind and let your true self come out to play! 


I’m ready.


Imagine connecting with other women attorneys who “get it”,  who you can be yourself with, who have been there too.  Walk away refreshed and recommitted to what matters most to you, and a community for on-going support.  

In our time together you will:

  • Journal, visualize & talk with others.
  • Learn tools to calm and re-center yourself anywhere!  From home to office, and back. 
  • Enjoy free time to reflect, rest and integrate. 

Click each day below to reveal more!

Tuesday, May 21 – Drop your bags

Arrive on Tuesday anytime after 2 pm.  Check in is officially at 4 pm, but you are welcome to arrive early to drop your bags and explore! When your room is available, settle in and unpack. Open your welcome gift bag to discover some lovely surprises and delights!

Grab a cup of herbal tea and gaze at the lake. Unwind in the sun room. Browse the bookstore and giftshop.  

Join us in the dining hall for dinner.  Calm the jitters with some delicious food as you meet your peers.  Elena will greet you at our special table from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 

At 7:30 pm, we’ll kick off the program in our lake view meeting room.  Meet the other women more deeply and set your intention for this experience.

Linger and chat either in our room or in one of the many other beautiful Kripalu spaces. Get a cup of tea and hang out. Or if you need some quiet time, head back to your room.

When you’re ready, lights out for a good night’s sleep.

Wednesday, May 22 – Dive in

At 6:15 am either attend a yoga class of your choice, or sleep in.

After a hearty breakfast, we begin our workshop session at 9 am in our private room.

We can’t make change if we are plagued by fear, doubts and inner critics.  Today, lay the foundation with the 3 Ms = meditation, mindfulness and mindset.  Begin or deepen practices to use anywhere, anytime to…

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Boost and focus your energy
  • Kick the inner nay-sayers to the curb!

After our morning together, enjoy a sumptuous lunch.

During the afternoon recharge either alone or with others.  Your options are not limited to…

  • Join in a Kripalu-guided hike, just for us.
  • Curl up on a chair in the solarium and let yourself drift off into a nap.
  • Book yourself (ahead of time recommended) a massage, facial or other healing arts appointment.

After dinner, we reconvene at 7:30 for the evening program with a focus on forgiveness. 

  • What choices, interactions or memories plague you?
  • Tonight, forgive yourself and forgive others.
  • Cut the cords that have held you back!

Travelling lighter, you get a good night’s sleep.

Thursday, May 23 – Going deeper

At 6:00 am either sleep or greet the day from a variety of yoga classes.  Following breakfast, Thursday’s morning program begins at 9:00 am.

 Unhook from praise and criticism.

  • Do you care far too much about what other people think?
  • You got the good grades and the gold stars.
  • But this also means that what others think exerts a lot of power over your choices.

Expand your self-identity, beyond the good girl who checks all the boxes.  

After lunch we will have an short afternoon session and inspirational panel that ends mid-afternoon.

Then enjoy your free time before dinner.

  • Unwind in the Meditation Garden.
  • Explore the grounds with a new friend.
  • Soak in the hot tub and sweat it out in the sauna.

Enjoy Kripalu’s evening program and a special gathering of the group.

Friday, May 24 - Commit and release

Either sleep in or enjoy a last early morning yoga class.

After breakfast on Friday, lock in the transformation.

  • Weather permitting, we walk the labyrinth at Kripalu.
  • We seal our time together with a final ritual.
  • Consciously leave behind parts that no longer serve you. 

Plan your reentry with ease,  a smile on your face, and new connections to uplift you. 

Our program will end at 11:30 am.  Linger over lunch and plan to push off around 1:00 pm.

Imagine taking care of only you.

Wake up refreshed.  Find everything done for you.  All you have to do is show up… in your softest, most yummy clothes.

Sumptuous, abundant food awaits you at meal times.  Grab a tray and do not feel guilty about going back to the buffet for seconds. 😉

During our workshop, you will be guided to let go of the old.  Invite in new ideas and energy that leave you ablaze!

Treat yourself to a Healing Arts appointment of bodywork, massage, or a facial.  Choose from over 35 types of appointments.  Book ahead. As a retreat guest you receive a 10% discount.  Call 888-738-1822, seven days a week from 9 am – 5 pm ET. 

Take your afternoons to recharge

  • Yoga classes are offered every day at 4 pm. Take that into your planning.
  • Join other women from our group in a private Kripalu-led hike.
  • Sit in the sun room reading.

During the retreat, you will…

  • Rediscover what matters most to your mind, body and spirit.
  • Connect with nature and other unapologetic women.
  • Develop self-care skills to fuel your transformation after we say goodbye.
  • Unleash your inner rabble-rouser who is determined to bring more joy, fulfillment and delight into her life!

Sound good?

Your retreat leader, Elena Deutsch, MPH

Hello there!

I founded WILL – Women Interested in Leaving Law to help women lawyers who feel stuck and unhappy, transform their work lives to be filled with clarity, meaning and fulfillment.

My parents, both of whom have passed, influenced my career choices in different ways.

When I was a kid growing up, my dad was a criminal defense attorney in New York City.


I became acutely aware of the toll his work took on his health when he was diagnosed with brain cancer and couldn’t attend my college graduation.  I abandoned any ideas of law school and started a career in non-profits. This led me to public health, training, and coaching before starting WILL.

I use what I learned from my mother, who was a psychotherapist, to listen deeply to others.

I honor the work of both my parents by helping women lawyers get back in touch with what matters most.

We are all so hungry for real life connection. 

When a client requested a way for us to come together in person, the idea for this retreat was born!

My goal is to create a retreat where you deeply forgive and unleash yourself.   Return home with the CONVICTION that so much more is possible for you.

WILL has been featured in The American Lawyer, Bloomberg Big Law Business, Above the Law, and more. 

Learn more about WILL at

I’m ready! 

I’m coming to the retreat for a couple of reasons. The first is having three solid days of doing additional work on decisions I’ve made, and get support around that. I want to think about what’s coming up in the future and take time for myself. I have two kids and it’s very rare to be away… in fact I will have never been away from my kids for this long.
I’ve taken the big leap, I’ve left my job and started my own practice, but there’s still additional work to be done around ‘How do I fashion this next stage in a way that avoids some of the pitfalls in the big firm environment?’
I’ve gotten a lot of benefit from working virtually with Elena, and learning from other women in the same kind of situation. This is our career and figuring out a different path outside of large law firms is surprisingly emotionally fraught.
So there’s the community aspect, connecting with other people. The reality is, we all have a common slightly terrible experience, and we all have the common language. Plus, I’ve never met as good of a facilitator as Elena, and I’ve done a lot of leadership development programs and conferences. Elena facilitates this community element very skillfully.  
Ultimately, I think this experience will help me really actually integrate these parts of myself: the part of me that wants to run as far as humanly possible from a big firm and then the part of me that actually I does still enjoy being a lawyer. I’m looking forward to having the space to do that integration work, and it will be nice to connect with other people who are in the same boat.

San Francisco

I’m ready! 

The food at Kripalu is AMAZING! 

The goal of Kripalu’s Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith, a graduate of Culinary Institute of America, is to create crave-worthy, delicious, nourishing meals.

Savor each bite of dishes such as…

  • Apple jicama slaw
  • Caramelized butternut squash and kale pizza
  • Roasted pollock with coconut green curry
  • Quinoa avocado salad
  • Almond torta

Sustainable and Delicious

The food will appeal to those who care deeply about the health of the planet and their bodies.

  • Kripalu serves sustainable chicken and fish.
  • About 90 percent of the ingredients are organic.

Those with allergies or food sensitivities, can relax.  All the food is meticulously labeled for your peace of mind and body.

  • Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available.
  • Dairy and soy milks are offered.

Meals are served buffet style.

  • The breakfast bar offers eggs, assorted cereals plus a daily special, in addition to yogurts and fruit.
  • Fresh salad fixings, a sandwich bar and freshly baked breads are always available.
  • The Ayurvedic-influenced Buddha Bar offers simple preparations of legumes, grains, vegetables, dahls and chutneys.

You will NOT go hungry. Your body will be exceedingly well nourished!

Sounds awesome!

Some of you may feel resistance rising.  

“I’ll never be able to get away,” you think.

One of the biggest challenges that women lawyers face is setting boundaries around time. Especially vacations.

Let’s be clear, this is a midweek retreat.

  • It starts on a Tuesday.
  • Ends on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend. 

Consider this an opportunity  to prioritize YOUR  mental and physical health.

Put a stake in the ground for yourself.


Want help to protect this time and space for YOU?

Because setting boundaries is such a challenge, retreat leader, Elena Deutsch, will hold a special BONUS call so you can fend off demands that could derail you.  You’ll get more details once you register. 

Succeed at putting yourself first before you even arrive. 

Want More Info?

I’ve long been unhappy as a lawyer. I thought it was just my cross to bear, like I had no other options.

I have so many women friends who are lawyers, and we always joke when people say, there’s a lot you can do with a law degree. We would say like, ‘Yeah, you can be a lawyer. That’s it.’ I know that’s not true. But when you’re in this mindset it’s hard to shake.

About a year ago, I realized I needed to explore other options. I went to this event with my sister, and a woman stood up in the audience to ask a question, and said, my name is Elena Deutsch, and I have this company called Women Interested in Leaving Law. And I was like, ‘What!? This is specifically what I want.’

I started working with Elena in August of 2018, and it has been life changing. I feel like, ‘No, this horrible job is just temporary.’ That mindset shift alone has yielded me far bigger returns on my investment than I could have anticipated.

When Elena said she was planning a retreat, I was very excited because I love the group nature of our [virtual] program, you feel so much less alone in this challenge.

A lot of why I’m coming to the retreat is because of Elena, I know what she offers and I know how helpful she is. She’s very nurturing, but in a motivating way and holding you accountable way, but in a non-critical way. She is really well attuned to the psyche and challenges and needs of women attorneys, which is a specific breed of person.

The things that Elena’s helped me do and change in myself… my husband,  children, friends, sister, everyone in my life really can feel it.

From this retreat I want to deepen that, I want to feel like this worked, like I feel transformed. I’m coming back with a really fresh perspective, focused on what’s important, not letting the world dictate for me what I should be doing.



Sounds awesome!

Here’s what’s included at the Rediscover You! Retreat

Reconnect with You! Group Sessions

  • Transformative exercises – let go and move forward
  • Confidentiality, kindness and privacy
  • A community of like-minded women and ways to connect afterwards
  • All program materials – all you need to bring is yourself, a favorite pen and a journal
  • Bonuses, surprises and delights!



  • Three night’s accommodations
  • Per person, double occupancy
  • Hall bath and lakeside views
  • Simple, clean and comfortable

Accommodations Upgrades:

  • Receive a 20% discount on upgrades.
  • Price range: $170 – $500 total for 3 nights.
  • The first step to upgrade accommodations is to register for the retreat.
  • Once your registration is received, and you are in their system, contact Kripalu to upgrade.
  • Please allow about 48-72 hours for this to transpire.
  • Call 866-200-5203 for pricing and availability.  SPACE is Limited – so act quickly. 

Kripalu Yoga Classes & Facilities

  • Access to yoga classes of various levels, held daily at 6 am and 4 pm
  • Kripalu Yoga Dance
  • Full access to the grounds
  • Lakefront beach
  • Gym
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • And more


  • Three luscious meals a day from the Kripalu kitchen
  • Mouth-watering dishes made of locally-sourced ingredients.
  • Vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options readily available
  • Tea, water and healthy snacks

What’s not included . . .

  • Healing arts appointments – use your 10% discount and book your own
        • Massage, facial or choose from over 35 restorative therapies
  • Upgrades to single or en suite rooms
  • Transportation to and from venue
  • Extra days – which you may purchase from Kripalu
  • Trip insurance


  • By March 31, 2019 – Early Bird  – $1497
  • April 1- May 5, 2019 – $1797

LIMITED availability.  Register early to secure your spot.  

I’m coming!

Ripple Benefits

Going on this retreat will replenish not only you!

Do this for the people you love most.

It can have huge ripple benefits in your whole life.

Be the kind of parent, friend, and partner you want to be.



This retreat is for women who are:

  • Ready to go deeper in their spiritual and personal development
  • Open and willing to share about themselves
  • Kind and supportive to others
  • Ready to take full responsibility for their growth, life and outcomes
  • Fun-loving and willing to be vulnerable




This retreat is NOT for women who are… 

  • Judgmental
  • Expecting everything to be perfect 
  • Not ready to venture out of their comfort zone


Want a BONUS to sweeten this experience?

The first 10 people who register, receive TWO BONUS sessions with WILL Founder Elena Deutsch.

Set pre-retreat intentions privately with Elena.  Put your take-aways into committed action! 

How to get to Kripalu

  • Fly: The nearest airport is Albany International Airport (ALB) in Albany, NY. 
  • Take a bus: Buses go from Boston and New York to Lenox, MA. Pickup from the center of Lenox can be arranged.
  • Take a train: Amtrak offers one train daily from Boston, Albany, and Springfield, arriving in Pittsfield, nine miles from Kripalu. 
  • Boston is 2.5 hours away. New York City is 3 hours away. Albany is 1.25 hours away.

Extend Your Trip 

People travel from all over the world to go to Kripalu.

Extend your time there.  Indulge and integrate. 

Explore the Berkshires – take in music at Tanglewood, dance at Jacob’s Pillow or head to MassMOCA for amazing contemporary art. 

Or reconnect with friends or family in Boston or New York for Memorial Day weekend.  



Wish you were there already? 

 Enjoy a preview from Kripalu.

Got questions?  Schedule a call with Elena

Ask yourself…

What will your future self thank YOU for? 

Staying in the office? 

Or saying, “Yes!” 

  I need this so badly.  

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