Retreats That Get Successful Results: Planning and Strategies with Lauren Donahue

PublishedSep 21, 2023

Welcome to Wellness Pro Podcast, the show that brings you expert insights, strategies, and inspiration for running a successful wellness business and today we have Lauren Donahue, who is here to share her wisdom on retreat launch strategies for wellness professionals. Lauren is the founder of Laleigh Coffee and Rise Wellness Retreats, with years of experience in planning, marketing, and hosting transformational retreats. In today’s episode, she’ll reveal her Retreat Launch Formula, providing you with valuable insights into creating, promoting, and profiting from wellness retreats.

What You’ll Get Out of Tuning In

  • Learn the essential steps to successfully plan and launch wellness retreats.
  • Discover strategies to overcome fatigue in messaging and keep your audience engaged.
  • Gain insights into offering all-inclusive retreat packages and pricing room and board.
  • Explore the benefits and challenges of collaborating with other wellness professionals for events.
  • Get inspired to unlock your profit potential and make your wellness retreats more successful.


  • Planning a Profitable Retreat: Lauren shares her Retreat Launch Formula, a step-by-step guide to planning, pricing, promoting, and selling out transformational retreats.
  • Effective Messaging: Learn how to maintain clarity and consistency in your retreat messaging to keep potential attendees engaged.
  • All-Inclusive Packages: Explore the pros and cons of offering all-inclusive retreat packages, including room and board, and how to price them effectively.
  • Collaboration Opportunities: Discover the potential benefits and challenges of collaborating with other wellness professionals for your retreats and events.
  • Last-Minute Sign-Ups: Understand the importance of not giving up, especially in the last 48 hours before your retreat, and why some people prefer signing up at the last minute.


“Don’t give up in the last 48 hours before your retreat. Keep talking about it, keep sharing, and stay energetic and abundant in your messaging.” – Lauren Donahue

“Leaving money on the table happens when you stop promoting your event in the last few days. Stay open to last-minute sign-ups.” – Lauren Donahue

“Collaboration can be challenging. Ensure clear communication and decision-making if you’re partnering with others for an event.” – Lauren Donahue


Thank you for joining us on this episode of the Wellness Pro Podcast. We hope you found valuable insights from Lauren Donahue on retreat launch strategies for wellness professionals. Whether you’re planning your first retreat or looking to enhance your existing ones, remember that persistence and clarity in your messaging can make all the difference in attracting participants and maximizing your profits.

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