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Resiliency & Growth

As we watch spring renew life in our forests, flowers, and wildlife, we’re reminded that resilience and new growth are what allow the natural world to flourish. The same goes for us.

We simply weren’t meant to stay stagnant. Each of us learns to adapt and accept change, with every season, circumstance, and stage of life. Immersed in our intimate redwoods haven, you can reflect on your purpose, reconnect with what matters most, and replenish your innate resources. Our Woodside experts are celebrating the spirit of renewal this spring with focused retreats. Spiritual wellness provider Laurel Kidd, MDiv, and wellness coach Gillian Hood, MS, take the lead with weekend workshops and meaningful discussions that help you look within, open new doors, and cultivate skills that help you foster resiliency and growth for life.

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Meet Laurel

Drawn to spiritual work by age 6, every step of her journey has led Laurel Kidd, MDiv, to her spiritual wellness role at Canyon Ranch Woodside. “The trick was finding the right setting, spiritually and physically,” she says, “and now I have.” Laurel earned her divinity degree at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, then founded and worked with spiritual groups of eclectic traditions. She designed and led rituals in sound and breathwork, guided meditation, inner journeys, rites of passage, grief, relationships, career change, and personal milestones. She creates sacred spaces where small groups and individuals can connect with what is truly important.

Meet Gillian

Wellness coach and exercise physiologist Gillian Hood, MS, ACSM, NBC-HWC, ACC, helps people cultivate self-compassion, confidence, healthy boundaries, resiliency through life transitions, and ways to restore or redefine relationships in life. She specializes in intuitive eating, guiding people to free themselves from disordered eating, body image issues, and a life that revolves around food. Gillian is an experienced fitness coach and personal trainer with outstanding motivation skills. Whatever your intentions for your experience, Gillian will share her wisdom and expertise to help you overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.


Canyon Ranch Woodside is a true wellness retreat with experts offering guided experiences and personal consultations every day. Check out our daily schedule for the many individual choices you can make to complement the Resiliency & Growth retreat.

Flourish, Naturally
In our secluded haven, you can leave all distractions behind, savor the moment, and reconnect with nature, with others, and with you. Let the centuries-old redwoods fill you with appreciation for your own resilience and capacity to grow.
Fireside Chats
These favorite Woodside events, held regularly, allow you to gather safely with others to share your thoughts and experiences. Expert wisdom and group support will enhance your quest for greater resilience and personal growth.
Seasonal Bounty
Enjoy meals bursting with the distinctive tastes and aromas of springtime. Executive Chef Isabelle Jackson Nunes works with the finest local farms, ranches, and vendors to create dishes as fresh and delightful as the season.
Daily Choices
This special retreat is the perfect complement to mind-body activities, guided outings, wellness consultations, therapeutic spa treatments, fitness classes, spiritual discovery, and more offered at Woodside daily. Check out the possibilities.

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