Join Us for a wellness retreat just for HR and TA leaders

Dear Leader,
For a long time I thought a full calendar with projects overflowing or being available to my team and employees 24/7 was the flex. I was constantly on the verge of burnout and thought taking vacations between jobs to reset was the norm. I believed it was the only way to make it to the top where you experience success. These were my truths that I let myself believe.
I’ve spent years healing, learning and making space for me – only to realize the real flex is having space. It is having time. It is not being booked and busy but free and funded.

I’ve found that because of the work we do in human resources and talent acquisition, we are squarely focused on taking care of everyone but ourselves. That changes today with HRetreat. Focus on your wellness with a mix of rest, meditation, movement and healing just for HR and recruitment leaders. My co-retreat leader, Heidi Pancake and I are excited to support you in your personal and professional transformation October 10-13, 2024. Learn tools for you to manage your anxiety and stress and how to apply and teach these in your workplace.

About HRetreat: 
  • A 3-night, 4-day retreat just outside of Austin, Texas, October 10-13.
  • Focused on healing, changing old patterns of thinking and focusing on your growth.
  • Tap into the power of breath, mantra, and movement perfect for persons of all abilities.
  • Join us for a retreat exclusively for the HR and TA industry limited to a small intimate gathering.
  • Earn 12 HR recertification credits and PDCs with HRCI and SHRM.


Reserve your spot with a $300 non-refundable deposit with your remaining balanced collected on September 1, 2024.


BONUS: The first five attendees bookings receive a bonus private reiki or breath work session valued at $200. 

What You Can Expect at HRetreat

Join us for 4 days and 3 nights in the hill country south of Austin, Texas, October 10-13, 2024. 

Small group and private sessions focused on wellness tools for you

Connect with other HR and TA pros 

Learn how to use breath, movement, and meditation to reduce stress 

Explore the hills of Austin, Texas, at our private retreat location 

All inclusive with healthy meals snacks, and beverages included

Earn 12.0 HRCI and SHRM recertification credits 

about our location

Our exclusive retreat is located at the beautiful and secluded hill country 30 minutes south of Austin at the Samadhi Retreat. Explore the 30-acre nature preserve complete with cabins to fit up to 30 guests. Includes full kitchen, walking trails, meditation and yoga centers, and outdoor areas for star gazing and group activities. Wi-fi is available throughout the property. Cabins are available as private or shared options starting with early bird pricing of $1,500. 


Accommodation Options

Choose a private room option or a shared room option in one of our secluded cabins. All rooms include a twin bed. Private cabins include two twins or a full size bed. Both spaces have bathroom spaces that include a shower and toilet for every cabin. All cabins have modern amenities including heating, AC, electricity, and wifi. 

Shared Cabin

Rustic yet modern cabins available with private shower and toilet. Includes 3 days and 4 night stay including food and beverages. Shared cabins are 2-4 per room. Roommate preferences will be honored but not guaranteed. Prices start at $1,500 per person. 

private Cabin

Rustic yet modern cabins available with gorgeous views of the valley private shower and toilet. Includes 3 days and 4 night stay including food and beverages.  Prices start at $2,000 per person or $2,700 for two persons, securing your cabin for you and a roommate. 

Save Your Spot with a $300 deposit. The adventure starts now!

Your Retreat Hosts

Heidi Pancake, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Heidi Pancake is a certified breathwork and leadership coach specializing in energetic self awareness. A 20-year HR practitioner working for companies such as Crunchyroll, Universal Music Group, and Warner Brothers, Heidi supports clients with inspiration and coaching. Her work with Conscious Connected Breathing is the practice of continuously inhaling and exhaling without a break. 

Conscious Connected Breathing is safe and effective and can bring permanent healing that increases awareness, acceptance and love of one’s self.

Jessica Miller-Merrell, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Jessica Miller-Merrell is the Founder of Workology, a workplace resource for HR, recruiting professionals and business leaders. An experienced consultant and HR and TA practitioner with over 20 years of experience. She has worked with companies like Whole Foods, AT&T, OfficeMax, and Home Depot.

Jessica is a certified yoga alliance instructor, reiki master, and master NLP coach. She combines her love of HR with wellness as a certified yoga instructor, meditation practitioner, NLP master coach, and healthy workplace advocate. 

Download the HRetreat Agenda

HRetreat Agenda

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the retreat package?

Included in the rental package are access to a room (depending on your package), 3 meals per day, snacks, beverages and access to our over 10 hours of movement, meditation and breathwork sessions as well as opportunities for introspection and connection with other retreat guests. Stay at our fabulous retreat location for a 4 day, 3 night stay October 10-13, 2024.

HRetreat offers meditation, movement such as gentle yoga, breathwork, and journaling. Other types of activities include sound bowl healings, hiking, and ceremony opportunities to tap into wellness and relaxation. This retreat is pre-approved for 12.0 HRCI and SHRM recertification credits and PDCs.

Morning begins with an optional meditation session followed by breakfast. Attendees will attend a morning journaling session before lunch. Afternoon activities include gentle yoga, breath work and before breaking for dinner and evening activities.

Yes, meals are provided including breakfast, lunch and dinner. We offer vegetarian meals. If you have certain dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know upon registration so we can plan meals and snacks accordingly.

If you have certain dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know upon registration so we can plan meals and snacks accordingly.

We have four different retreat options including a shared room with twin beds with up to four guests, a private cabin option for just yourself, a private cabin for two guests option, and a commuter package for those who live in the Austin area but want to attend our retreat.

Yes, we will do our best to honor roommate requests, but it is not guaranteed. Look for communication from us as we get closer to the retreat date. If you want to ensure your roommate is secured, book a private cabin for 2. 

Yes! We have free time allowing you to hike, connect with nature and connect with other retreat guests. Retreat attendees are discouraged from leaving the retreat location as our schedule is organized focused on reducing stress and your wellness.

The Samadhi Retreat Center is located in secluded hill country 30 minutes south of Austin, Texas in beautiful San Marcos. The location’s 30-acre nature preserve is complete with cabins to fit up to 30 guests.

Retreat guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from the retreat center to the airport. We can provide you with a preferred transportation provider. Retreat attendees can opt to book private 1-on-1 reiki or breathwork sessions with our hosts for an additional amount. 

We require a $300 deposit for all reservations booked prior to September 1, 2024. All retreat attendees will be charged their remaining outstanding balances after September 1, 2024. Those who book on or after September 1, 2024 will be charged the full retreat amount.

Our wellness, breathwork and yoga instructors have worked in HR for over 40 years combined and are certified instructors in their various areas of expertise. See their bio information for more details on their specific certification and experiences. 


Retreat attendees should bring comfortable clothes for yoga, breathwork, meditation, and hiking. Close-toed shoes are recommended for hikes outside of the main retreat center. Cabins are air conditioned but we recommend bringing bug spray, sunblock and water bottles. You are welcome to bring your own meditation cushion or yoga mat but it is not required. Temperatures in Austin in October fluctuate from 69-85 degrees on average with rain happening 5 days out of the month on average.


Retreat guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from the retreat center to the airport. We can provide you with a preferred transportation provider.


We do not offer refunds, however, you can secure your spot with a $300 deposit. Your remaining balance will be charged on September 1, 2024. If you cancel prior to September 1, 2024, you will not be billed the full amount, just the $300 non-refundable deposit. Starting on September 1, 2024, we do offer the option to transfer your retreat ticket to another guest. Please connect with us at [email protected].